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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Feb 15, 2017, 10:52 Beamer
 
I agree with you. It's the same issue phone app stores have. An enormous amount of garbage gets funneled on, and people have no reliable way of filtering through it. So the big apps with large marketing budgets get seen, and things in the top game lists keep getting sales solely for being visible on that list, but anything else falls to the bottom.

And there's no real media to call attention to the games. Reviews of small indie games don't really generate many clicks, so anyone that's tried to go out and review all the new stuff gets overwhelmed with the quantity and ends up out of business.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed Feb 14, 2017, 19:14 Beamer
 
Every time I see topics like this, I wonder if you guys actually believe that someone can be hired for $15 an hour to be a customer service rep at Valve, but decide they'd rather be the lead designer on HL3 and just ignore the phones to start doing game design...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Playboy Feb 14, 2017, 10:59 Beamer
 
Bill Borre wrote on Feb 14, 2017, 10:07:
lol. "Maybe not having pictures of naked women is a bad idea."

I think it will be a very short term blip.

I mean, who buys porn? Who buys magazines? Who buys porn magazines? Playboy realized that their content was literally the only draw anymore, because the naked photos, well, they have literally no value due to the internet. So, by getting rid of them, you can expand your market to those that wouldn't be comfortable reading the magazine due to the stigma around the photos. Hell, I'd wager one of the biggest places magazines are still sold is airports, a place Playboy couldn't penetrate (hehe) due to the nudity.

It didn't really work, but I don't think the lack of nudity really accelerated their demise. And I don't think bringing it back will slow it, either. Yeah, the first 1-3 months may sell higher than in years, but those buying it for the nudity will quickly remember that the internet exists, is cheaper, is easier to get to, has more options, and is raunchier.
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Feb 13, 2017, 17:16 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 13, 2017, 16:51:
Shineyguy wrote on Feb 13, 2017, 15:16:
Prez wrote on Feb 13, 2017, 10:43:
I have a lot of negative things to say about Nintendo because of terrible business decisions but I have to say that this was a pretty awesome thing that they did.

Christ, these sort of stories make me so damn sad (and mad at how fragile life is) but then some random people prove that Humanity is still a thing in this world.

Never-the-less though, the world still is less without Gabe in it.

Ok, but what are you actually doing to make the world a better place? Everyday about a 1000 children die from starvation/malnutrition related issues. They're also used as literal slaves both sexually and for labor. Even as shitty a deal as this guy had he's lived the comparitive life of Reilly. And Nintendo gets kudos for what? Allowing him to play an hour long demo? Yeah, they're real heroes alright. Christ, get some fucking perspective.


They made one very unfortunate person extremely happy on their deathbed.

Sorry that you're too jaded to understand how someone born knowing they're going, and the family around them, could be made extremely happy for a brief time by this, and why that's important.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
52. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2017, 17:15 Beamer
 
While an exodus may have happened, there was no parting of seas. No coming down from the mountain with Ten Commandments.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: On Sale Feb 12, 2017, 09:45 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 12, 2017, 01:04:
Redmask wrote on Feb 12, 2017, 00:53:
You're a special little Christian snowflake, we get it. No one wants to do bible study with you here, leave us to discuss sports and politics in peace you're fucking boring.

This is not a bible study. I made a point using the Bible as a reference. I'm not responsible for your hatred of it. If I have to deal with political discussions in a thread called "Out of the Blue" then you will deal with the occasional religious message. If such a message causes you to foam at the mouth, I recommend 20 mg of valium or beer; whichever tickles your fancy.

I mean, but you don't have a PhD. I'd trust a PhD in quantum physics before I trusted a guy that home studied as a hobby.

Not to mention, religion is belief based, not fact based. You're coming in with the assumption that there's a big beardo in the sky and he made a virgin pregnant. I reject that, so can reject much of what else you say because it's based upon something I think is incorrect. Much like, if a guy comes to me and says I should listen to him on science because he's read a lot, and global warming isn't real, I'd cut him off there, thank him, and exit the discussion because nothing meaningful would come from it.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty Returning to its Roots
1. Re: Call of Duty Returning to its Roots Feb 11, 2017, 15:21 Beamer
 
The setting wasn't the problem. They beat the horse till it died, though all trends die eventually. Gamers want something different.

Lucky to catch that lightning in a bottle and keep it printing money for almost a decade.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
15. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 11, 2017, 14:26 Beamer
 
WaltC wrote on Feb 11, 2017, 13:59:
edaciousx wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 17:59:
Cutter wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 14:47:
Yeah, hold it in a muslim country and see how that works out for you. This liberal stupidity over this issue never ceases to amaze me. Yeah, fuck security, let's just open the borders entirely and let anyone do whatever they want. I'm sure that'll work out well.

This is probably the first time I 110% agree with you.

What the press--most of it, anyway--deliberately keeps forgetting is that Trump has never opposed legal immigration. It's only the illegal kind that he opposes. We have legal immigration laws and procedures for 101 good reasons, at least--to restrict disease carriers, criminals, and terrorists, etc. The legal immigration process gives us time to properly vet immigrants and ensure that they have something of value to contribute to America--so that unlike what we've seen from Cuba and Mexico in the past--countries aren't cleaning out their jails and essentially deporting their felons to the US where these people then become our very big problem. Every other nation (with the exception of the foolish EU atm) has very strict anti-illegal immigration law--just try illegally immigrating into Mexico, for instance...;)

Pushing for illegal immigration makes not even an angstrom of sense--it's ridiculous, illogical, and completely irresponsible and unmindful of American citizens and their rights to be safe in their own country. In the oath of office the President takes, he pledges to protect America from "all enemies, foreign and domestic." The concept of "open borders" seems to me a clear violation of that oath--Trump is the first President in a long while who is taking that part of his job seriously.

BTW, the 9th circuit should be abolished...;)

Patently untrue. His ban impacted legal residents.
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs
27. Re: On Sale Feb 11, 2017, 13:02 Beamer
 
He has one share.


Which, to go on a tangential rant which doesn't specifically have anything to do with him, I do adore when middle class people act as if companies doing things for shareholders is good for them, because they hold $5,000 to $50,000 in that company, when in reality they're usually better off if the company does what's best for its employees and not its shareholders.

Being a shareholder only matters when you hold a tangible percentage of a company. If you don't, you're better off with that company giving its profits to its employees. Basically, if you aren't super rich, the company doing what's best for its shareholders usually means screwing you over and leaving you in a lesser place, even if you made $3,000 on the stock that year.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 10, 2017, 16:02 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 15:55:
Man, we need to pre-order our vaccines now? This Gamestop bs has to stop!

Make sure you preorder, otherwise they'll claim they don't have it and try to get you to buy a Preowned Vaccine.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 10, 2017, 15:26 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 15:25:
nin wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 10:04:

Be careful dude, and take it easy. The topic has come up here before, but this seems like a great reminder about snow shoveling and heart attacks.

LOL, came here to post the same.

It would suck if Blue had a heart attack. Where would we go?

Maybe Blue has left the site to you in his will. You could just literally get out of the van, walk up to the house, ring the doorbell, and have Mrs. Blue let you in every morning.

I'm convinced he has an automation script set up in the event of his untimely passing, that will just automatically publish the links nin and/or ant send in.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
9. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 10, 2017, 15:17 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 10:12:
Immigration difficulties aside, Some countries are known for hockey and others for soccer. Since dota is an online multiplayer game I wonder if there is one region that is home to the majority of professional dota players.

It's all based on circumstances, right? Hockey requires cold weather and disposable income to spend on expensive equipment and time carting kids around to rinks, so it's found in wealthier northern countries. Soccer requires literally something to kick around and a spot of dirt to kick it, so it's found everywhere, but most commonly in regions that have good outdoor weather year-round and a population too poor for their children to have much to do beyond kick anything laying around around.

For DOTA? I'm guessing a place with the infrastructure supporting visibility in this. Korea and China and their still common plethora of internet cafes.
 
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Feb 8, 2017, 23:47 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 8, 2017, 19:40:
Squirmer wrote on Feb 8, 2017, 17:41:
Yeah what the hell man, he's not a child. He admits in the chat that he's a pedophile.

No shit you both, "retarded child" isn't talking about children, it is a compound insult meaning "Slow of mind, unintelligent, mentally distorted, confused, stupified, numb-in-the-head" (pick one). ^^ The child insinuating they are on top of that mentally underdeveloped and that insult can imo be used as compound just fine. In fact that is how the insult goes in German, only it'd be far more insulting to call a 25 year old a "Bescheuertes Zurückgebliebenes Kind" ^^ Which does not mean he is a "Kind".. duh.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=retarded&defid=316451


Still, it doesn't feel appropriate using "child" as an insult when it can be then turned into a defense. He was an intellectually retarded adult, fine.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Feb 8, 2017, 16:03 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 8, 2017, 12:09:
Summed up it could be said that 2 retarded children found themselves. I had more elevating chats with my cat than these 2 had with each other....

Not sure how you blame her. Or call a 25 year old man a "child."
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
13. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 8, 2017, 13:48 Beamer
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Feb 8, 2017, 13:32:
And why did those women's naked and/or sex photos get taken in the first place? Oh right, because they're sluts and whores. 18 years is obscenely excessive and the judge should have his fucking head examined. Murderers and rapists get off with far less.

My sarcasm meter isn't functioning. Did you really say any woman who has naked photos taken of her is a slut and or a whore? So literally every woman who has a phone and a boyfriend is a slut and a whore?

You spend a lot of time thinking about what a "nice guy" you are, eh?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
11. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 8, 2017, 12:10 Beamer
 
Retired wrote on Feb 8, 2017, 11:38:
Beamer wrote on Feb 8, 2017, 11:34:
Retired wrote on Feb 8, 2017, 10:54:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 8, 2017, 10:45:
All set to rake in a possible $30 dollars, but the dvd settlement ain't available in Texas.

Lets not forget the disproportionate crack cocaine penalties.
While a person found with five grams of crack cocaine faced a five-year mandatory minimum prison sentence, a person holding powder cocaine could receive the same sentence only if he or she held five hundred grams. Similarly, those carrying ten grams of crack cocaine faced a ten-year mandatory sentence, while possession of one thousand grams of powder cocaine was required for the same sentence to be imposed.

Eh, Obama let all of those people out - hope someone keeps track, they have already found that a lot of them lied about their "story" as well as the O admin lied about what each of them had done. A lot of them had previous weapons charges and were running drugs with guns. Federal law states drugs+guns during an arrest is 20 years.....

Been listening to Alex Jones again? "Lied about what each of them had done." "A lot of them lied about their 'story.'"

You get that this reads like conspiracy theory, not fact, right? Also, your "federal law states drugs+guns during an arrest is 20 years" isn't even accurate. Look up 18 U.S. Code § 924.

Sorry, Bats, lately you've been batting .000 when it comes to your legal arguments.

Oh no 10! gasp! So they get 2.

Actually it is anywhere from 3-99 years, gun with drugs. Depends on prior convictions and in some cases amount. Sorry beamer if I offended you that I didn't list out the whole chart and just stamped a 20 on it. Wow - obsess much?

Isn't hard to find lists of people let out and find their cases online.

You can't just average together. "Federal law states drugs+guns is 20 years" is factually incorrect. But, I mean, if you ever get arrested, we'll just average it together, since 3 and 20 seem to be the same thing to you, no?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 8, 2017, 11:34 Beamer
 
Retired wrote on Feb 8, 2017, 10:54:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 8, 2017, 10:45:
All set to rake in a possible $30 dollars, but the dvd settlement ain't available in Texas.

Lets not forget the disproportionate crack cocaine penalties.
While a person found with five grams of crack cocaine faced a five-year mandatory minimum prison sentence, a person holding powder cocaine could receive the same sentence only if he or she held five hundred grams. Similarly, those carrying ten grams of crack cocaine faced a ten-year mandatory sentence, while possession of one thousand grams of powder cocaine was required for the same sentence to be imposed.

Eh, Obama let all of those people out - hope someone keeps track, they have already found that a lot of them lied about their "story" as well as the O admin lied about what each of them had done. A lot of them had previous weapons charges and were running drugs with guns. Federal law states drugs+guns during an arrest is 20 years.....

Been listening to Alex Jones again? "Lied about what each of them had done." "A lot of them lied about their 'story.'"

You get that this reads like conspiracy theory, not fact, right? Also, your "federal law states drugs+guns during an arrest is 20 years" isn't even accurate. Look up 18 U.S. Code § 924.

Sorry, Bats, lately you've been batting .000 when it comes to your legal arguments.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
14. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 7, 2017, 18:53 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 7, 2017, 18:24:
Jesus, the trolls are out in force around here today. Come on, Blue, it's way past time to clean up this site and get rid of those loser clowns.

"I'm the most tremendous poster BluesNews has ever seen. No one posts as well as I do, bigly. These 'so-called' posters that think I need to read the article are haters and losers."
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 High-Resolution Textures
11. Re: Fallout 4 High-Resolution Textures Feb 7, 2017, 00:32 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 6, 2017, 21:55:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 6, 2017, 21:29:
Cutter wrote on Feb 6, 2017, 21:23:
Min reqs:

OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
Processor: Intel Core i7-5820K or better
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: GTX 1080 8GB
Storage: 58 GB available space

Seriously? Wtf is even the point of releasing these with those sorts of reqs as a minimum?

If you got 4gb vram and a SSD (though 120gb (Yes, 120gb!)... that is hard to swallow) you can use this. The reqs are total BS, as usual. Before they edited them they even showed a yet unreleased ATI card. ^^
If someone takes the time to download this graphics upgrade, the developers figure you want the best experience so they don't bother recommending a minimum spec.
People being what they are will still try to play it on their 15 year old laptop and complain miserably when it does not work, because people...

I played 80% of FarCry 3 on my AMD A6APU equipped laptop with all graphical options turned off and lowered resolution (it was mildy painful) The last 20% I played on my desktop with everything mostly maxed, it was like 2 different games.

One persons "use" and another persons "enjoyment" are two different things.


Ha!
I did FC4 on a 5 year old desktop. I ended up watching a YouTube video of someone with either a high end system or a console. Was shocked it was the same game.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
12. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Feb 5, 2017, 15:03 Beamer
 
DavidM wrote on Feb 5, 2017, 14:39:
I guess he shouldn't have used the list of countries given him by the Obama administration huh?

I suppose all those rapes reported by refugees are made up right?

Wow. just wow what a piece of work you are.

And speaking of rectal matters, you know where you can stick your insults.

Mmm, yet Obama had no intention of blanket bans, which is the primary concern.
 
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