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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
8. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 25, 2014, 19:35 Beamer
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Nov 25, 2014, 19:11:
Who cares about a mobile game? This is why I still play GTA 4. I wrote my own mod for the game that gives me cash every time I beat a fag to death with the baseball bat. LOL!!! (I still get money for shooting them, but not as much, unless it's a head shot.) The baseball bat is so much more satisfying anyway...

You're a charming individual that's a boon to any community you join.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 25, 2014, 18:29 Beamer
 
It amazes me how often I find people whining about "nepotism."

I mean, yes, it does happen. But most of what people whine about isn't nepotism. What Cutter said may be. That's rare in true private industry, though. Usually you hire someone that knows someone, this is true. But that isn't nepotism. Nepotism is hiring someone underqualified due to their relations. What usually happens is hiring someone that is perfectly qualified because they know someone. Hiring is hard. Of course they tend to move forward with someone personally vouched for by a good employee. A good amount of the due diligence of hiring is already done.

I've never seen it complained about here, and Cutter's example is pretty bad. But if you ever talk to people from bad law schools unable to find legal work, they all whine about nepotism and cronyism. They blame that for not getting jobs while someone just got his friend hired at his firm. No, that's just how the world works. Of course you'd rather hire an entity known to be qualified than spend time and resources looking for someone that is probably going to be no more qualified.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 25, 2014, 11:25 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Nov 25, 2014, 11:17:
SpectralMeat wrote on Nov 25, 2014, 11:15:
It's not like this is their first Halo game they release.
I don't understand how an established dev studio like this can be so incompetent.

A lot of shit got pushed out to meet release dates. AC, Driveclub, Halo. I would expect similar issues with Teh Crew as well...


It doesn't sound like that was the issue with AC. The complaints about AC seem less about bugs, though they're there (and look hysterical), and more about the gameplay just being dull. In other words, design decisions. Sure, that is a function of release date, but not of being pushed out the door. They intentionally had a reduced feature set in order to make a game for an entirely new platform/engine in a shortened window. All the polish in the world couldn't save it.

Halo, Driveclub, FC4, all have polish errors that are just due to not having another 6 weeks of dev time.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Patch
9. Re: Far Cry 4 Patch Nov 25, 2014, 01:36 Beamer
 
Slick wrote on Nov 24, 2014, 23:39:
i liked this game better when it was called FarCry 3


Sounds like someone hasn't experienced the joys of hunting rhino from a gyrocopter. The first sign is overturned cars. You follow that path of destruction to the rhinos. You'll throw some grenades at them, but not take them out, so you'll try to get low to finish them off with your sidearm. Rookie mistake. The gyrocopter isn't the most precise mode of transportation, so after smacking into a tree you bounce low enough for the rhino to knock you out of the air.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Patch
7. Re: Far Cry 4 Patch Nov 24, 2014, 23:32 Beamer
 
Helpful thing I learned today - if you hit a mask with a mortar, it counts as collecting it.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
30. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Nov 24, 2014, 18:35 Beamer
 
I haven't seen an single person "demand" they kick him out.

But it's really nice that some jackass is defending the right to tell people you're going to rape them without being kicked out of Starcraft games.

This guy has the most insane, juvenile, privileged, and dumb priorities.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
23. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Nov 24, 2014, 17:14 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 24, 2014, 17:11:
Beamer wrote on Nov 24, 2014, 16:15:
kind of like grapefruit and peanut butter.

You say that like it's a bad thing.


I almost went steak and peanut butter, but I've had that (sort of) and it wasn't half bad (also sort of.)
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
20. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Nov 24, 2014, 17:02 Beamer
 
And I apologize, I know it's over the line, it's just amazing to me that someone is using "principled stand," "speech police," and making slippery slope and misguided freedom of speech arguments over a Starcraft tournament kicking a guy out for sending a Tweet to a female competitor that he was going to rape her.

This is what our society is now - men desperately afraid that their "right" to tell women they're going to rape them without fear of being kicked out of a video game tournament will disappear.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
19. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Nov 24, 2014, 16:56 Beamer
 
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Nov 24, 2014, 16:40:
Maybe I would, and maybe I wouldn't. Maybe I'd take a principled stand.

Principled stand?
Jesus. Jesus. Seriously. A principled stand against someone threatening to rape. This isn't someone being asked to sit in the back of the bus, this is someone making a rape comment.

If you ran a business, would you pull down posters celebrating feminism or decrying sexism if some of your customers said they felt uncomfortable?

So promoting equality is the same as threatening to rape.
Principled stand, dude.

Maybe you should look it up, since you apparently are unaware of what a fallacy is.

Uh... que?
If 'X is going to destroy you' in the context of an FPS game makes you shudder and cry, I'm likely going to tell you to relax.

That is NOT what it said. Now you're making nice strawmen. Yet somehow I'm the one that doesn't know what a fallacy is.

Do you remember the part where I said that just because I disagree doesn't mean I'd force them to change?

I never said you were forcing them to change, I said you didn't like what they did. You dislike it. No one is asking this guy to not play Starcraft, they're telling him he can't in their tournament. No one is asking you to leave BluesNews, they're putting you on ignore.

Like I said, Beamer - you seem to have a problem telling the difference between 'I disagree' and 'I want to force you to change'.

Sounds like Gamergate.


Yes, it is speech policing. It doesn't magically become something else just because you like the instance of it. Some speech policing is good. Sometimes it's not. Sometimes it's grey area.

Wait, didn't you say you're against speech policing? But sometimes it's good?

Keep on truckin', True Believer.

I don't even understand what pronoun "True Believer" is supposed to mean, but fuck, it's coming from a guy that says he wants to take a "principled stand" to defend some guy's right to stay in a Starcraft tournament despite telling a female competitor he was going to rape her.
Your own words, "principled stand" sounds like some kind of "True Believer" bullshit.

It's nice, though, that I know I can call you a complete moron without you hitting that "report" button, because that would be speech policing.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
14. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Nov 24, 2014, 16:15 Beamer
 
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Nov 24, 2014, 15:12:

See, I don't see my dislike or disapproval of something as a mandate in and of itself to force others to change how they behave. Outrageous, yes?

But I'm sure you'd have no problem not associating yourself with people, or if you ran a business, asking people to leave if they said things that made you or your patrons uncomfortable.

There is always a concern about the intellectual balance between freely sharing one's thoughts, and freely having various thoughts, and having a reasonably restrictive code of conduct. There's likewise a balance to be struck between 'Your speech should adhere to these certain standards' and 'You should accept speech you find distasteful'.

Because "I'm going to rape you" is an intellectual thought.
Jesus. Look up "slippery slope fallacy." Christ.

I find value in freedom of such actions, often even if I disagree with them. Perhaps this is alien to you.

The tournament had the freedom to kick him out.
Apparently you dislike that freedom.


It isn't speech policing. Jesus. You're so concerned with someone telling you what you can or can't do that you never stop to wonder why some people don't like things.

You're so wrapped up in yourself it's amazing.
"It's my freedom to say whatever I want without repercussions due to intellectual exchange of ideas!"

Sorry, buddy. You and "intellectual" don't really go well together, kind of like grapefruit and peanut butter.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
10. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Nov 24, 2014, 14:07 Beamer
 
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Nov 24, 2014, 12:54:
It was a shitty thing for him to say, but I get leery about any punishments over speech. Did anyone seriously take this as a rape threat? Would 'destroy' have been better?

What if it was a guy? Different result? Different feeling?

Why are you leery about punishments over speech? It was a private tournament. And speech isn't a compulsion, it's an action you choose to make. He could have chosen to have said anything else, or nothing at all.

When Blue bans Space Captain, are you leery of that? What about when we used to get spambots on the site, were you leery of their speech about how to make your p3n1s larger while earning an Audi working from home resulting in them being banned?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
4. Re: Sunday Metaverse Nov 24, 2014, 12:54 Beamer
 
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Nov 24, 2014, 12:11:
You can just as well say that every business wants a big government and socialism, because then they can be the recipients of government payments and the industry, my friends, that was a revolution

I feel like there's a Billy Madison clip that could be posted here.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
26. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 24, 2014, 11:31 Beamer
 
The two funniest moments I've had in FC4 so far:

1) Not funny, but amusing - watched a rhino take out some bad guys. Stopped laughing as it turned and charged uphill at me. I started running backwards while unloading into its face with the heavy machine gun, killing it about a foot from me and having its corpse slide on the momentum right into me, pushing me backwards, like a movie cliche

2) Saw my first tiger, and promptly hit it with my car, throwing it off a cliff. Sadly, it was in one of the hatchbacks that spin like crazy, so my attempt to get back on the road went awry and I went over the cliff, too. As I crawl out of my now upside-down flaming wreckage of a car, I find myself nose to nose with the now extra pissed off tiger I'd just pushed down that same hill. Oops


What saddens me a bit is I feel I've already locked in on the weapon combo I am unlikely to change (I probably used the same combo in FC3.) I have a very accurate semi-automatic silenced smg (seriously, I can do red-dot or laser sight, what's the difference?), I have a machine gun for when I screw up the stealth with the primary weapon and just need to kill things fast while running around like a maniac shooting from the hip hoping to find some cover to either bandage myself or reload the damn hmg or both, I have the Robocop side arm and I have a sniper rifle I haven't really used because it isn't silenced.
Shotguns are fun, but not as useful as anything I'm carrying. Same with grenade launchers, RPGs, and bow-and-arrows. And flare guns. And how come I don't have the harpoon yet?
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
25. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 24, 2014, 11:19 Beamer
 
siapnar wrote on Nov 23, 2014, 23:53:
jimnms wrote on Nov 23, 2014, 22:43:
those bird things were annoying as shit. I was minding my own business scouting an outpost thing to try and take out silently when I hear something behind me. I turn around and it's some of those bird things charging at me. They nearly killed me and blew my stealth. After that I went out of my way to run over or kill every one I saw.
In this one you've got eagles that come out of nowhere and sink their talons into your face.
While playing on my buddy's system for maybe an hour there were 4 bird attacks and 2 snake attacks... along with a rhino, leopards, a bear, wolves, etc

Was a tad excessive.

Game sure is fun, though.

It's absolutely FC3.5, but I'm loving it. Everything is improved, outside of those eagles which aren't much fun. That fauxhawk guy on Forbes had a good point - Ubi can probably only get away with making the same game once, but like that guy and his hair, I don't much care at the moment - it's a blast.

The animals are definitely more lively this time. In the first, I rarely saw two animal types together. Here? I've at times been overwhelmed with the amount of animals around. And the damn eagle - leave me alone, I'm hunting monkeys for a wallet.

The game also has more random events, which I first remember seeing in RDR (but may have come from one of the GTAs and I just don't remember.) Some of these are annoying, as you're in the middle of a mission buzzing by on a gyrocopter (they gyrocopter!) and suddenly someone is yelling to save them from a crazy murderous honey badger (ok, that line makes it somewhat worthwhile.) Too often I'm too busy and moving too quickly to intervene.

Killing in this game still just feels fun. I like sneaking through an outpost and trying to take it out undetected or at least with no alarms. I like that I once did that riding an elephant with a heavy machine gun in one hand, then redefended the outpost with a mortar. I even don't mind that I spent "Ubi points" or whatever to unlock the Robocop gun.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Piracy Perspective
96. Re: Far Cry 4 Piracy Perspective Nov 23, 2014, 02:27 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Nov 23, 2014, 00:39:
PS4 controller is fine for FPS games, at least as fine as consoles get for playing FPS games and 14 million people found a reason to buy one for $400 so far.

This is arguably the best time so far to get a next gen console, lots of third party and first party stuff available, bundles are well priced and black friday is coming up. Last gen ports are getting second citizen treatment now too.

PS4 controller is garbage for most games, in my opinion, and tens of millions of people found a reason to watch Justin Bieber videos on YouTube, so I don't see what that has to do with anything.

This is arguably a fine time to buy an XBone, as it's unlikely to get any lower than it will be on Black Friday next Black Friday, given that it will already be $70 off plus a pack-in game, but the PS4 will absolutely be cheaper this time next year, so if nothing worthwhile is coming out for it between now and then, why bother?
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Piracy Perspective
94. Re: Far Cry 4 Piracy Perspective Nov 22, 2014, 20:45 Beamer
 
Fantaz wrote on Nov 22, 2014, 20:38:
Beamer wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 10:55:
This comes on 3 discs and took about 45 minutes to install yesterday. My SSD is only 128GB, and this was 28GB, so I had to free up some space for it.

The sound was kind of in and out in the menu, which was odd, but worked great in the intro cut scene. The intro cut scene moves immediately to a scene at a table. No sound. No way to pause the cutscene to get to options to play and see why there's no sound. No way to skip the cutscene.

When I got control I played with the sound options but couldn't get it back. Played for about 10 minutes, very quick to turn off the motion blue because seeing everything be crystal clear when you're standing still then get water-colorish when you turn 5 degrees just seems sloppy to me.

Sound never came back.



Should have bought for the 360...

why 360 when you can at least get it for next-gen consoles? (PS4)

Because the PS4 controller still sucks for FPS relative to the Xbox controllers, and because there's still no good reason to pay $400 for a PS4.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Nov 21, 2014, 11:31 Beamer
 
ASeven wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 11:28:
Beamer wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 10:56:
"You have to have thicker skin!" says a few thousand gamers who went on a three month long bender over an op-ed piece they think insulted them.

Because having thought police as law is always a damn fine idea, right?

Aren't you telling people what to think, too? Aren't you out there "white-knighting" developers as if they can't think for themselves and make their own choices on which criticism matters to them?

Are we really at the point in society where we think any criticism is an attack and any criticism must be shut-down immediately because it's "thought police," even though the people using that terminology are the ones screaming about what people are and are not allowed to think?

And isn't it funny that people claiming it's about ethics in journalism tried to get ad money pulled by a publisher over a negative review when part of the biggest issue in games journalism is good reviews in exchange for continued ad money?


No, forget all this, I'm done engaging. Don't respond. I won't read it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 21, 2014, 11:01 Beamer
 
garrywong wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 10:59:
Donating money directly to a website is not the same as paying not to see ads. I used to subscribe to RPS back when I read them. If Blues had a subscription I would sign up in a heartbeat as well.

You indirectly bring up an interesting point - what happens when a subscriber is banned? Who will be the first to start sending endless angry emails saying he'll sue for the $1/month he paid for 8 months? Who will be the first weirdo Canadian that endlessly mocks the US to think he has a right to be here?
 
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2. Re: etc. Nov 21, 2014, 10:56 Beamer
 
"You have to have thicker skin!" says a few thousand gamers who went on a three month long bender over an op-ed piece they think insulted them.  
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Piracy Perspective
92. Re: Far Cry 4 Piracy Perspective Nov 21, 2014, 10:55 Beamer
 
This comes on 3 discs and took about 45 minutes to install yesterday. My SSD is only 128GB, and this was 28GB, so I had to free up some space for it.

The sound was kind of in and out in the menu, which was odd, but worked great in the intro cut scene. The intro cut scene moves immediately to a scene at a table. No sound. No way to pause the cutscene to get to options to play and see why there's no sound. No way to skip the cutscene.

When I got control I played with the sound options but couldn't get it back. Played for about 10 minutes, very quick to turn off the motion blue because seeing everything be crystal clear when you're standing still then get water-colorish when you turn 5 degrees just seems sloppy to me.

Sound never came back.



Should have bought for the 360...
 
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