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News Comments > Op Ed
33. Re: Op Ed Oct 24, 2017, 15:58 Beamer
 
MajorD wrote on Oct 24, 2017, 15:26:
Rigs wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 17:15:
........No, we needed to see just how bad it could get if we just don't give a shit about what our government does and let it do it's own thing without repercussions. =-Rigs-=

We did that with Obama for two terms, and look where it got us: ACA / Obama Care shoved down our throats/higher health insurance cost, more entitlement programs / higher taxes, weakened military, increase in opiate deaths, reduced manufacturing / increased imports, insanely increased national debt, etc. Should I go on?



How was it "shoved down our throats?" It was passed by both Houses. It was a Phase 1 neutered version, with Phase 2 having lots of improvement we never saw.

Are entitlement programs really harming you? What is taking more from your paycheck, CEO pay or entitlement programs? Which is adding more to the economy, CEO pay or entitlement programs? CEO pay is limiting your pay, whereas entitlement programs hardly impact you, and CEO pay is leading to money stagnating, whereas entitlement programs not only give people the means to, y'know, live, but also puts a lot of money back into the economy, which strengthens it.

Historically speaking, taxes are ludicrously low, which is also why there's less money in your pocket.

Not sure if we can blame the opioid problem on Obama, though he certainly didn't help it. Manufacturing is hard to blame on him, though, as Trump is kind of proving as he fails to do anything to bring manufacturing back despite giving lots of tax breaks, reducing regulations, and putting tons of political pressure out there. The bottom line is people aren't willing to pay more for goods in order to buy American (though, if taxes went up on the top 0.01%, that may change.)

The debt implosion was a response to 2008, and started before Obama came into office. Again, not something he did a lot to stem, but something happening long before him and still happening now. Percentagewise, Obama increased the debt less than Bush did, and much less than Reagan did (another president facing a huge economic downturn.)
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 PC Keeping Controller Aim Assist
17. Re: Destiny 2 PC Keeping Controller Aim Assist Oct 24, 2017, 14:45 Beamer
 
Jagacademy wrote on Oct 24, 2017, 14:28:
Frijoles wrote on Oct 24, 2017, 11:28:

Do you know how hard it is to hit a motorcycle while driving at 100+mph WITHOUT aim assist?? Sheesh.

It is incredibly easy to do in PUBG.

PUBG has aim assist, confirmed!

PUBG has controller support and this is easy, or are you ignoring that the support here is strictly controller support?

Looking through your post history, all you do here is whine angrily about console ports. Endless posts about console ports and how terrible they are. Why don't you just stop paying attention to them and focus on what you enjoy? You must enjoy something, other than whining, but it's hard to tell when all your effort is focused on what you hate (and hating people that enjoy it), and so little effort focused on what you like.
 
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News Comments > Newegg in Hot Water
17. Re: Newegg Accused of Ponzi Scheme Oct 24, 2017, 13:58 Beamer
 
Newegg was partially sold last year, right, with that 55% stake becoming a 97% stake this year?

Do you guys really think Newegg turned terrible in the last 14 months? For me, it's more like last decade.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 24, 2017, 12:37 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 24, 2017, 12:30:
I hope more city's ban e-cigs.

How big can this market possibly be? In NYC, one out of every three shops is a vape shop. On some streets you'll have 4 within 100 yards of each other. Who is buying this junk?

Of course, they're modern headshops, so also selling vaporizers and the like, but again, isn't Amazon likely much cheaper? You can argue maybe the people buying them don't have credit cards, but this is in every neighborhood, even the West Village. Each week a new vape shop is open, making them as plentiful as porn shops used to be in Times Square.

They're eyesores.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 24, 2017, 12:32 Beamer
 
TheGenk wrote on Oct 24, 2017, 12:18:
"NeoGaf mods thought it might be a Gamergate MRA plot"
Well naturally^^
After GG successfully removed all women from gaming by way of higher ethical standards in games journalism,
gave millions of russian Dollars to Peter Thiel so that he could finance Hulk Hogan to take down Gawker,
and single handedly put Trump into office..
only one thing was left to do: Take down NeoGaf(*)(**)!

(* by instigating Harvey Weinstein to sexually assault women for over 40 years in an effort to create a witch hunt for sexual predators in 2017, wherein NeoGafs owner will be caught)
(** GG is also responsible for every time someone stubbs their toe)

Gamergate really has become the boogeyman for some people, it's silly.

Your punctuation leads me to believe you're the first Russian bot I've seen online, because no human being types like this.

But yes, anyone blaming GamerGate is as much a lunatic desperate to be a victim as the members of GamerGate.
 
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News Comments > Newegg in Hot Water
6. Re: Newegg Accused of Ponzi Scheme Oct 24, 2017, 11:37 Beamer
 
Frijoles wrote on Oct 24, 2017, 11:31:
They've fallen so far since being bought out. It's very sad. I don't even bother pricing computer builds there anymore.

I think the amount of people building PCs in general has fallen drastically.
Mine was built via MicroCenter, Amazon, and Jet.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 PC Keeping Controller Aim Assist
7. Re: Destiny 2 PC Keeping Controller Aim Assist Oct 24, 2017, 11:16 Beamer
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 24, 2017, 11:14:
You mean like how GTA 4 and 5 have it on PC and somehow everything is still ok in the universe?

But yet a game like Overwatch has magic hit detection based per weapon and Hanzo is still in the game?

Shhhhh. People like Rockstar because it hasn't done anything in the last 20 years for them to hold a ridiculous grudge over. Bungie allowed itself to be purchased by Microsoft, and therefore when they do the same thing they're evil and anyone buying the game is stupid!
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
8. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 24, 2017, 11:03 Beamer
 
ViRGE wrote on Oct 24, 2017, 05:03:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 20:26:
I doubt "The Odyssey Orville" will see another season.
Prepare to be surprised. First run ratings are solid at 1.0, and the +7s are very good. I'm sure Fox is looking to make sure the ratings continue to hold, but if they do it's going to make for one of their most successful freshman dramas.

Most recent Orville was a 0.6. That's marginally above Arrow, about half of Scandal, and a third of Will & Grace. It's losing a third of its Gotham lead-in. It's below The Mick. It's half of Bob's Burgers.

The +7 is good, and it's near guaranteed to not get cut, but it's not a sure thing for next season.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 24, 2017, 09:40 Beamer
 
Dev wrote on Oct 24, 2017, 08:57:
Lowest I've seen steam link in the Icey bundle, so picked it up.

Same here.
I'd been considering building a MAME box, now thinking I can probably use the Link, plus two 360 controllers, to do the same but with more power.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 24, 2017, 07:15 Beamer
 
Rigs wrote on Oct 24, 2017, 01:37:
Caslon wrote on Oct 24, 2017, 00:04:
Can Bluesnews kindly stop linking stories to sites that demand you pay to read the article or have to bother with whitelisting them???!!!

It's mainly just the Washington Post and I agree, it's aggravating but news is news. I just put the headline into Google and read it somewhere I don't have to pay to read words on the internet.

=-Rigs-=

Incognito/private tabs.
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus System Specs
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 24, 2017, 07:02 Beamer
 
A thread with both Luke and CJ is way too much mindlessly/needlessly angry negativity to take.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 23, 2017, 21:17 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 19:35:
Beamer wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 15:50:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 14:52:
Beamer wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 07:43:
heroin wrote on Oct 22, 2017, 23:19:
#1 thing the sheeple should ask themselves when horrific things occur: Who benefits?


When you use "sheeple," you already sound like a lunatic. Plus, you've offered no evidence, just claimed it exists, and there's plenty of evidence none existed at all. It's clear that the North Tower starts collapsing at the point of impact from the planes. Do you think they had bombs on those floors, too?

Your theory is lunacy and an insult to all who died there. You have no evidence, and just want some big evil involved. Worse, your theory seems to still support that terrorists flew the planes, so you think EVERYONE is involved and evil.

When people are talking about controlled demolition of the WTC, they're often talking about building 7, which was not struck by a plane. Rather it sustained structural damage from falling debris and caught fire, collapsing hours later. Interestingly no steel frame structure had ever collapsed from a fire up to that point, further fueling conspiracy theories.

Building 7 had a very tall, gaping wound, followed by hundreds of thousands of tons of concrete falling right next to it, creating quite the localized earthquake on its foundation.

The proof so many cling to is the fire department saying "pull it," which they think meant the demolition, but to anyone sane and rational meant the fire suppression operation. Plus, why would the fire teams know about the explosives, why would they be making the call, and why would they be silent as so many of them die of cancer without getting the insurance and care they all so desperately need?

Right, I'm not defending it, just explaining the origin. I'm sure all the destruction was caused by the two aircraft alone.

The thing is that if there had been some kind of conspiracy, it would have involved 100s of people and it would have leaked by now.

I know you're not, I'm just getting ahead of anyone coming in who is.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
20. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 23, 2017, 17:59 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 17:40:
Beamer wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 15:53:
I think reddit took so much of what NeoGaf offered.

Other than Blue's, the only places I talk about gaming are reddit, and various Discord servers I'm in. This site has its niche for me, in that its a bunch of old crusty fucks and the discussion strays a little bit beyond gaming.

Reddit really did poach a lot of the discussion on the Internet, in much the same way as Discord is taking over simultaneously for IRC and voice chats. This includes leaks. All the interesting leaks about TV, movies, and games I've read in recent history have popped up on reddit, or sometimes YouTube.

Old school forums are just too static for the modern Internet. On reddit if some subreddit gets caught up in some controversy, say, its head moderator being outed as a sexual predator. The guy can step down without having to actually do anything. The moderators below him will simply move up the list. No one has to take over paying the bills or get access to server accounts etc. If he decides to be a dick, you can just go to another subreddit using your same name and account.

Some ancient ass forum goes tits up and all the discussion gets lost and the userbase scattered.

Yeah, I had a few old school forums very specialized and very insular, but they were dying in that some people would move on and no new people were replacing them. One moved to reddit and just died. It's hard to keep that community in the wide space of reddit.

Also, if you're on discord you're not that crusty. Screw finding decent places to type, and screw chatting, I prefer the somewhat static nature or BBS. And screw YouTube, I don't want to watch some guy play a game when I could be playing it. I don't want to see some guy pad his video to 10 minutes with inane babbling so he can hit the point that ad revenue drastically increases. I can read 5 text reviews in a fraction the time of one video, and get 5 different viewpoints. CRUSTY!
 
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News Comments > PUBG as a Service: No Sequel Plans
26. Re: PUBG as a Service: No Sequel Plans Oct 23, 2017, 17:32 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 17:28:
ForgedReality wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 16:35:
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 10:43:
Until the udders run dry and only then will they launch a sequel. Think CSGO or TF2 something like that. Those have been going for years and years as well while only getting patched and DLC'ed with no sequels in sight.

CSGO is brand-fucking-new compared to TF2. TF2: 1997. CSGO: 2012 (I'm actually surprised it's that old).
The original TF came out in 97. TF2 came out in 2007.

Or the alternate reality where it came out in 2007
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 23, 2017, 15:55 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 15:10:
Looking at cooler and wetter than average up here in the northwest apparently.

Yeah. When I lived there it was abnormally warm and dry. Now it's cool and wet. I think I got out at the right time - though frankly I loved the NW and can't imagine living anywhere other than either NYC or the west coast.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
18. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 23, 2017, 15:53 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 15:19:
Beamer wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 12:09:

I think the industry leaks stopped nearly a decade ago, right?
Back around 2007-2010 they seemed to be the originators of so much information, but it's been at least 5 years since I've heard them mentioned in a positive way.

I haven't heard of any big news coming out of NeoGAF in a long time. Gaming is a high turnover industry, so their insiders probably eventually ended up at companies where they had little information of value. That or they got tired of the NeoGAF circlejerk.

I think reddit took so much of what NeoGaf offered. If you want to talk games in general, or in depth, reddit offers more options. Particularly in depth. What remained were the ones that still found something there they couldn't find elsewhere -the circlejerk, which made it even more circlejerky.

Kind of like how Blues has probably lost views to reddit, but what remains is cranky old guys interested in the views of similarly cranky old guys because who gives a crap what stupid game the teenagers of /r/games are circlejerking over and who can be bothered to care about their nostalgia when it's nostalgia for 2008. Instead, we circlejerk over how Microsoft ruined Bungie when they bought Bungie, which is the weirdest thing to be angry about (and, honestly, like 2 people were, and got called out for it, but it's the funniest retrohistory of late.)

Man, we're the old guys.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 23, 2017, 15:50 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 14:52:
Beamer wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 07:43:
heroin wrote on Oct 22, 2017, 23:19:
#1 thing the sheeple should ask themselves when horrific things occur: Who benefits?


When you use "sheeple," you already sound like a lunatic. Plus, you've offered no evidence, just claimed it exists, and there's plenty of evidence none existed at all. It's clear that the North Tower starts collapsing at the point of impact from the planes. Do you think they had bombs on those floors, too?

Your theory is lunacy and an insult to all who died there. You have no evidence, and just want some big evil involved. Worse, your theory seems to still support that terrorists flew the planes, so you think EVERYONE is involved and evil.

When people are talking about controlled demolition of the WTC, they're often talking about building 7, which was not struck by a plane. Rather it sustained structural damage from falling debris and caught fire, collapsing hours later. Interestingly no steel frame structure had ever collapsed from a fire up to that point, further fueling conspiracy theories.

Building 7 had a very tall, gaping wound, followed by hundreds of thousands of tons of concrete falling right next to it, creating quite the localized earthquake on its foundation.

The proof so many cling to is the fire department saying "pull it," which they think meant the demolition, but to anyone sane and rational meant the fire suppression operation. Plus, why would the fire teams know about the explosives, why would they be making the call, and why would they be silent as so many of them die of cancer without getting the insurance and care they all so desperately need?
 
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News Comments > PUBG as a Service: No Sequel Plans
13. Re: PUBG as a Service: No Sequel Plans Oct 23, 2017, 14:09 Beamer
 
Wesp5 wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 14:02:
Beamer wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 10:48:
Every day there are probably hundreds of kids turning 6-8 and discovering Minecraft for the first time, and for whom graphics aren't a huge deal.

Is this really the audience of Minecraft? Remembering some of the worlds I saw on YouTube I would guess it's rather the ultimate Nerd's dream...

It's the entry-level to the audience. And probably the most dedicated. I remember being on a flight and the person in front of me was building the most incredible, detailed structure I'd ever seen. Lots of logic added, too, the type of stuff I never learned in Minecraft (I also never played it in god mode, which he was in.) Was shocked to see it was like a 9 year old, building basic circuits.

Minecraft is huge huge huge amongst grade school kids. Big with everyone, but has basically taken marketshare and mindshare from both video games and Legos with the rugrat demographic. Still played by, and fun for, millions of adults, though.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
15. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 23, 2017, 12:09 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 11:52:
NKD wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 09:51:
I had forgotten about that guy. TrollinBlunder.

I remember someone calling him RollinDunder and it just sort of stuck in my head. I'm sure he's got a parachute account though.

NeoGAF had a ton of cool industry leaks so I will miss that aspect of it. It's ridiculous far-left proselytizing on the other hand I will not.

I think the industry leaks stopped nearly a decade ago, right?
Back around 2007-2010 they seemed to be the originators of so much information, but it's been at least 5 years since I've heard them mentioned in a positive way.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 23, 2017, 11:23 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 10:55:
On Last Action Hero. The reason Arnie gives is really dumb. The movie bombed because it opened against Jurrasic Park. End. Of. Story.

In any case, it still made money overseas, and True Lies came out later and was a big hit.

I kind of like that movie, it's a guilty pleasure despite the annoying kid.

It's still way better than anything Michael Bay ever made.

His reason isn't entirely wrong, and yours isn't entirely right. It was a large combination of things, and the whole "the 80s action movie/hero is dead" narrative was pretty common then, and still is about that time now. It wasn't what consumers were looking for anymore, as times had changed. I'd put Die Hard as a real first nail in that coffin.

It didn't help that the plot seemed unappealing (appealing to kids usually works poorly for adults), that a billion writers worked on it despite the it being a complicated plot that really required one dominant hand, and it was parodying Arnold despite Arnold movies bordering on self-parody by then, anyway, as he was doing almost everything with a tongue-in-cheek knowing grin.

The top action movie that year featured no action stars. The second biggest action movie was mostly Harrison Ford yelling about the one-armed man. Both were big on plot and worked hard to be intelligent. Both were up for a huge amount of Academy Awards, with The Fugitive up for Best Picture.

Last Action Hero was just the wrong movie at the wrong time handled by the wrong people. Interests changed. Dumb action movies were being replaced by smart action movies, and it was a film with a leg firmly in each of those sides. Time has actually been kind of kind to it, though.

Crazy thing is it was Arnold's first real flop. First of many. I kind of love Arnold from this period, though, he was very much like The Rock in that he was a huge ball of charisma and an inhuman body but kept picking poor movie choices. True Lies doesn't hold up well for me, but man, is Arnold pretty much amazing in it.
 
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