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News Comments > Morning Screenshots
27. Re: Morning Screenshots Nov 3, 2015, 18:29 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Nov 3, 2015, 18:08:
Anyone who plays a Bethesda game for its graphics really should know better.

Yup. Skyrim was ok if you didn't mod it, the rest were all well below average, even on consoles.

That didn't hinder my enjoyment the tiniest bit.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 2 Released
8. Re: Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 2 Released Oct 27, 2015, 19:05 Beamer
 
Raven wrote on Oct 27, 2015, 18:55:
There is pretty much no chance of this press release being true at this point. End of the day, and still not available to download on PC through Steam...

You sure about that?

I assume you mean Minecraft, not Minecraft: Story Mode. Regardless, it's on PC, just not on PC through Steam. Valve doesn't have to get 30% of the entire PC market.
 
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News Comments > Hideo Kojima's Konami Exit
11. Re: Hideo Kojima's Konami Exit Oct 20, 2015, 00:02 Beamer
 
edaciousx wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 20:58:
NegaDeath wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 18:41:
End of an era. And now Konami becomes a gambling machine/mobile developer. Yikes. Can't fault them for going where the money is but it's tough to watch such a longtime and high quality developer go this way.

my friend works at konami and i'm down the street from it. I hear the us hq is pretty jaded. a lot of people there just want to stay there for the great benefits and not much else. sad. and people get forced out, no one really gets fired. They get moved to a position they hate and hope that they will let themselves out, kind of like what happened with Kojima.

Interesting. My friends at Japanese companies usually dislike the benefits, as many Japanese companies give the minimum legally required.

This is when European companies are great
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
17. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 19, 2015, 07:31 Beamer
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 04:39:
He probably meant the pipboy edition... (?)

No, he's mocking the need to preorder something that isn't physical, as if there's a chance all your local stores would run out and the only option to get it the first week is ebay.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Open Beta Extended One Day
55. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Open Beta Extended One Day Oct 13, 2015, 08:41 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 13, 2015, 08:15:
Jaded? Im jaded because a game I would probably like, and buy (despite my aversion to EA and Origin) misses functionalities that were standard in first person shooters since the original Doom??? I don't even know how to respond to this, maybe youre trolling me 'cos of my views on StarCitizen or something...

Not saying you're wrong about whether they should include them, but Doom had neither a server browser nor a ping counter. That wasn't standard until Quake 2.

Remember how we all needed QSpy to find Quake servers? That wasn't standard, that was a third party app made to solve a problem id didn't.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda's BattleCry "Concerns"
17. Re: Bethesda's BattleCry Oct 9, 2015, 08:33 Beamer
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Oct 8, 2015, 11:50:
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 8, 2015, 10:57:
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Oct 8, 2015, 10:52:
Bethesda said something very similar before they screwed over Human Head Studios on Prey 2. This sounds very much like internal politics and someone at corporate trying to "send a message" to the developers.

How is canceling a piece of shit game "screwing over". Bethesda would be one of the last places to NOT want a return on their investment.
If they do cancel projects then it must really be massively shitty. If the developer can't do a better job then you cut the fuckers loose. Good riddance. Simple as that.

Look up Rogue Warrior if you want to see only one of the many horrible games that Bethesda has put their name on. Not to mention how virtually every one of their open world games has shipped with massive bugs, many of which take modders to fix. I wrote a thing about this back at the time. Pray 2 may have had issues (no one really knows) but Bethesda is not the world's most virtuous company.

Remember, Rogue Warrior went through two studios, too. Bethesda gave it to Zombie, didn't like what Zombie was doing, pulled it, and gave it to Rebellion.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
14. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 5, 2015, 19:51 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 15:18:
I rarely use adblockers, although lately on Blues the autoplay vids have been causing my browser to crash if I leave Blues open too long. So I was tempted. Interestingly, I see that the autoplay ads are gone today, replaced by static images. Hooray!

Yeah, yesterday it gave me that thing where the screen is about 10 letters behind the keyboard.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Employee Article Follow-up
74. Re: Star Citizen Employee Article Follow-up Oct 4, 2015, 23:05 Beamer
 
dsmart wrote on Oct 4, 2015, 13:58:
Beamer wrote on Oct 4, 2015, 12:12:
I'm less concerned about the sources and more irked (and that's the right word) that someone that fought for "ethics in journalism" didn't disclose all her tweets with Derek prior to this, considering that's 95% of what's on Deepfreeze.

Disclose their Tweets? Are you serious right now? Don't make me laugh.

Derek, you've been on DeepFreeze, you know this is 90% of what it takes issue with.

Me? I don't think it's a problem. Why? Because it's a small industry and everyone knows everyone. One GDC after party and you've met half the industry.

But you know as well as I do that Lizzy has been on a soapbox about undisclosed relationships, many of which equate solely to "they tweeted at each other a few times.

Clicking on a random journalist on DeepFreeze, sure enough there's bitching aboug a handful of tweets.

If these people can't follow their own "ethical guidelines," why are they so adamant about condemning others for not doing the same.


In any case, Derek has been picking battles with Roberts for decades.

Not false. You've never had nice things to say about him.

And I'm not saying you're wrong for this. And I'm not saying you have an agenda and are lying. But people sometimes see what they want to see. Nothing you've shown is an absolute smoking gun, so for now it's all with a grain of salt.

I won't give a dime to Roberts, but I won't join in to the character assassination. Let him do what he'll do. It has no bearing on me, no bearing on you now that you've gotten your refund, and no bearing on most people here. All this drama just distracts him and makes him even more likely to fail.

I say just keep letting him work, with asterisks. If he fails, so be it. If he succeeds, hooray, he did something you've been trying to do, with mixed results, for 25 years. You were ahead of your time. As times have changed, so have the targets, and I think he's in over his head more than you ever were, but at least he has funding for a large team. With these funding, I can't help but wonder what BC3000 would have been.

In any case, Derek has been picking battles with Roberts for decades.

False. Nice try. No cigar. Unless you can prove it, hearsay is inadmissible and bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Employee Article Follow-up
69. Re: Star Citizen Employee Article Follow-up Oct 4, 2015, 12:12 Beamer
 
I'm less concerned about the sources and more irked (and that's the right word) that someone that fought for "ethics in journalism" didn't disclose all her tweets with Derek prior to this, considering that's 95% of what's on Deepfreeze.

In any case, Derek has been picking battles with Roberts for decades. I see no reason to believe him here. No reason to believe Roberts, either. I've invested no money, I will invest no money, I simply don't give a shit about all this drama.

But man, do people like inserting themselves into it.
 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
32. Re: Quote of the Day Sep 29, 2015, 19:04 Beamer
 
Also, at this point, it baffles me that we still have "PC gamers" and "Xbox gamers" and whatever.

I understand making a choice for financial reasons, but many here make them for personal. Great games come out for all systems, I'll never get restricting yourself to one for anything other than cost reasons.
 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
31. Re: Quote of the Day Sep 29, 2015, 19:01 Beamer
 
Desalus wrote on Sep 29, 2015, 10:05:
descender wrote on Sep 29, 2015, 09:57:
RDR was a nightmare to control, it wasn't just your gamepad.

The gameplay was also really tedious and the story was crap. No idea why people are/were so obsessed with it.

Hmmm...I had the exact opposite experience. I found the game to be easy to control, the gameplay was fun, and the story was a lot more interesting than GTA IV. Perhaps westerns are just not your thing?

Westerns aren't mine yet I found it superior to gtav in every way other than the random weirdness of the open world online.

The atmosphere just worked so well.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2015, 19:02 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 13:35:
nin wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 11:17:
Task wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 11:00:
Well apparently he visited Congress and the Prez and he totally embarrassed them by saying to their faces, straight up, to stop arming conflicts. That made me smile.

I'm not catholic myself, but he seems like a very reasonable, down to earth guy. With his more "modernized" stance on current issues, he comes off as really cool...


He's still socially conservative, but his stance is:

- Help the poor and fight income inequality: Government needs to address this

- Don't be gay and don't have abortions: This is a personal issue for people to struggle with, and government shouldn't be involved.

Since this is the opposite of what the GOP wants, they hate him. Even though they are the supposed "Christian" party.

He's also a man interested in science. He believes in climate change, evolution, and the big bang.

Meanwhile, Ben Carlson, a top republican candidate, believes in none of those, saying that evolution and the big bang are ideas put in man's head by "the adversary" (holy hell he uses that term) and that the Earth is 6,000 years old. The leader of the free world may be more opposed to science than the leader of Catholicism.

And, of course, with climate change, Jeb Bush has asked the Pope to leave the discussion to scientists (which, of course, Jeb isn't one, but he keeps discussing it) and calls it a "moral issue." How is science a "moral issue?" Is gravity going to be a moral issue next?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
51. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2015, 19:17 Beamer
 
BobBob wrote on Sep 18, 2015, 16:21:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 18, 2015, 12:45:
BobBob wrote on Sep 18, 2015, 11:10:
My favorite food is peanut butter. If aliens abducted me and said, "We only have the ability to replicate one food item for you.", I'd ask for peanut butter!

Skippy? Or Jif?

Whole Foods 365 'Organic' brand. No added salt or sugar.

Other brands do the same, but yes, unless I'm using it to bake my peanut butter had better have peanuts be the first ingredient, and have neither sugar nor partially hydrogenated oils anywhere in it.

Additional salt, in some cases, isn't awful. From a guy that dislikes salt...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 8, 2015, 19:35 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Sep 8, 2015, 18:31:
The real reasons are DRM and information about what you're watching when and how.

1) Amazon has found a way around that DRM, albeit in a limited manner, so clearly that's not the whole reason

2) And derp, it's easy enough to record that and upload the information when a connection is available, so that isn't even a glimmer of a reason

Do you want the main reason? Studios don't want to give it. Netflix is willing to listen to the studios in order to get more content. Amazon is interested in fighting for this to have differentiation, but it's also holding them back from some content. They know they'd be behind, anyway, so they're trying for it. Netflix needs to be the content leader, so this isn't a hill they're willing to die on - so long as they have the most content they're content, as they don't think too many people would really use this. In their opinion, airlines will offer wifi fast enough for streaming before Amazon convinces enough people to allow this that it makes a difference.
 
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News Comments > etc.
21. Re: etc. Sep 2, 2015, 08:33 Beamer
 
Stormsinger wrote on Sep 2, 2015, 03:06:
Cutter wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 23:25:
Stormsinger wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 17:10:
A little cranky, are we? Maybe you should take a nap, like any bad-tempered three year old.

Anyone who feels that justice is a bad thing is an ass, at best. Evil, at worst. I feel terribly sorry for anyone who thinks it's not worth striving for...and even worse for those who think it's worth fighting against, as you seem to do.

TLDR: fuck off, twit.

Jesus, you're even dumber than I thought. Justice? A bunch of whiny maggots like yourself think being politically correct is about what's just? Is there a name for this little fantasy world of yours? You assholes are completely out of touch with reality. No wonder you're such cranky little bitches incessantly whining about everything. Fuck you and your authoritarian dream of a world run by Big Brother where everything is doublethink and doublespeak. You remind me of those assholes in 1984 working to eliminate sex and the orgasm. You're a blight on the gene pool, do the rest of us a favour and cull yourself and your pals from it.

It's really a shame that you can't read, and just make shit up.

Find -one- example in this thread that puts me on -either- side of this Gamergate bullshit.

I object to the butchery of the language, and the people that are doing -this- particular bit are a particularly nasty breed who get incredibly upset with the slightest disagreement. As you've proven so nicely. It really does make it hard to accept that you have any valid complaints about Sarkeesian, and aren't just having another temper tantrum because she doesn't agree with you.

Welcome to the ultra-right wing segment of BN. It used to be mocked, very often, for its weird views on basically everything, then GG came around and suddenly these people felt empowered because some of the regulars agreed with them.

With GG mostly wound down by now, they've somewhat been pushed back to the fringe, but whenever a social issue pops up they'll still try to win back some fans so that maybe they don't get laughed at too hard next time they deny climate change or evolution or gay marriage or whatever less popular ideas they have.

They also tend to be the "every game sucks except for the games I like!" segment, so basically, they make everything no fun.
 
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News Comments > Mad Max Game Released; Movies on Steam
72. Re: Mad Max Game Released; Movies on Steam Sep 2, 2015, 08:31 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 23:28:
They have no problem charging a lot less money in Russia, China, Mexico, et al. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. We deserve the same break or fuck them.

I don't know how many times people have told you this is wrong, because the average salary is much, much higher here (and this is what the devs get paid in!)

So either they charge so little that people in Russian, China, etc., can afford it, and then they do not make enough money to pay their employees, or they charge so much that people in those countries cannot afford it, and then they get pirated there.

It isn't a hard concept, you're just one of many Westerners obsessed with areas you feel like you're disadvantaged while gleefully ignoring all the more important ones you're advantaged. You can afford a gallon of milk easier than the Russian people? So fucking what, Mad Max costs twice as much, this is a travesty!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 30, 2015, 19:31 Beamer
 
PHJF wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 21:52:
Old Logitech sets are the best, z5500 was the best PC speaker set ever produced.

I'm throwing my 560s out. Work fine, but no place to put the subwoofer. When I need sound out of my PC, which is rare, I just connect it to one of the billion of Bluetooth enabled speakers in the apartment.
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2 Delayed
6. Re: XCOM 2 Delayed Aug 28, 2015, 18:47 Beamer
 
harlock wrote on Aug 28, 2015, 18:33:
wont be any good until they put out a Long War mod for it anyways

It will be good, just not as good as you personally want it.
For others, it'll be better because it'll lack some of the depth but not require you to have regular rifles for the first 6 hours.
 
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News Comments > etc.
37. Re: etc. Aug 18, 2015, 19:49 Beamer
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Aug 18, 2015, 19:25:

THousands of people polled across the USis statistcally meaningless. Extrapolating that 90% of over 330 million people want something by asking even 10,000 people has asuch a high margin of error it's statistically worthless.

You need to Google "sample size." If you'd like, you can even Google "Sample Size United States" to see how many you need to have a statistically representative group.

In general, in the US, they use a sample of 1000-1500. Your 330 million isn't accurate, it's more like 190 million adults. In that case, you get about a 3% error margin with 1000 people polled, assuming it's a true random poll.
To get that to 2%, you need to triple it. To get it to 1%, you need to then quadruple that. Which is why they never bother - 3% margin of error is pretty good.

So yeah, you're really far off on your criticism of how statistics work. I'm not saying you couldn't make an argument, but "statistically meaningless" is factually inaccurate.
 
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News Comments > SafeDisc Broken Under Windows 10
26. Re: SafeDisc Broken Under Windows 10 Aug 18, 2015, 07:19 Beamer
 
I feel like every few months there's sheer panic over something in someone's EULA, but what's in the EULA has never actually become reality.  
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