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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed May 7, 2016, 13:34 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on May 7, 2016, 12:37:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 7, 2016, 11:49:
Quboid wrote on May 7, 2016, 11:10:

These are just things you disagree with. It's politics when you don't like it. It's clickbait when you don't agree with it because you're so special, nobody could *actually* disagree with you. None of this is making an argument, it's just an excuse not to.

Gotcha. So when a reviewer give a game a low score because it disagrees with their identity politics because there's sexy women or has water or doesn't include xyz group or includes adult themes it's okay. Even though the game is a technical and artistic masterpiece and people agree that it's a really good game, and people should buy it. And that the game has received dozens if not hundreds of awards for being a really good game. But calling it for what it is, is bad.

Reviewers write what they think about the game. They do not parrot what everyone else says if that's not what they think. Do you really think any reviewer should give a high score to a game they didn't like just because everyone did? It's politics to you because you don't care, if it affects their experience then it should affect their score.

I don't care about game music, I wish reviewers would keep their audio-politics out of their ratings. Now metacritic isn't tailored specifically to me!

And, weirdly, it's always ok when people like Mashiki write bad reviews on Steam due to disliking the identity politics.

The argument is "but I'm not a journalist!" And yet you demand others hold up to standards you refuse to. Or, it's "but I don't influence Metacritic!" Well, actually, user reviews do, but any Metacritic issues are Metacritic's, not reviewers.

I mean, this group has extended now, fighting Ghostbusters, of all things. They claim they hate the new Ghostbusters because the trailer was bad (factual), and that it is ruining something they love. Yet, weirdly, it isn't changing Ghostbusters 1 at all, and looks better than Ghostbusters II. Weirdly, no one went on massive downvote campaigns against Robocop, which looked worse and was also based on a beloved movie, or Total Recall, which looked worse and was also based on a beloved movie.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
16. Re: Op Ed May 7, 2016, 12:29 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 7, 2016, 11:49:

Gotcha. So when a reviewer give a game a low score because it disagrees with their identity politics because there's sexy women or has water or doesn't include xyz group or includes adult themes it's okay. Even though the game is a technical and artistic masterpiece and people agree that it's a really good game, and people should buy it. And that the game has received dozens if not hundreds of awards for being a really good game. But calling it for what it is, is bad.

The best part is that you have no examples of this. You'll endlessly rage against Polygon for a Bayonetta review that got a 7.5, which isn't a low score. Or you'll complain about a sidebar mentioning women in a review about Mad Max that thoroughly destroys how boring it find the combat, and swear up and down the two sentence sidebar, not even in the full review, is why the score was low.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
41. Re: Out of the Blue May 6, 2016, 20:16 Beamer
 
bigspender wrote on May 6, 2016, 17:59:
Beamer wrote on May 6, 2016, 17:45:
bigspender wrote on May 6, 2016, 17:36:
rudra wrote on May 6, 2016, 11:39:
The eggs he ate have the equivalent cholesterol of two Burger King whoppers per egg, or measured in terms of lifespan reduction, he's just smoked 4 cigarettes per egg. This is what causes heart attack and stroke, the narrowing of arteries that supply blood to the brain and heart, eventually narrowing so much that blood doesn't flow to critical areas. Even when the arteries are slightly narrowed, a bit of blood flow can rip off the cholesterol plaque from the side of the artery, causing a blood clot which again would stop the blood flow to a critical area. Skinny or not, this process will happen, as long as the cholesterol laden foods keep being eaten.

completely and utterly retarded... so wrong on so many levels

im done

Oh really?

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/heartattack/causes
A heart attack happens if the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked and the heart can't get oxygen. Most heart attacks occur as a result of coronary heart disease (CHD). CHD is a condition in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside of the coronary arteries.


Do you ever wonder why Atkins (the guy that invented the no carbs, lots of meat and fat diet) had a history of cardiovascular disease, had a heart attack and died as a result of hitting his dead during the heart attack. This happens to everyone on this type of diet, eventually.

Cardiovascular disease is completely optional. Read: Preventing Heart Disease by Dr. Cadwell Esselstyn.

You went from "eggs are like smoking 4 cigarettes" to "CHD is caused by plaque" and "lots of meat and fat are bad for you."

Increasingly, science is proving that "eggs cause heart attacks" is incorrect and bad science. Nothing you've said contradicts this, even if absolutely, positively correct.


I mentioned eggs, meat, and fat because they are all sources of cholesterol. Smoking also causes atherosclerosis, so eggs and cigarettes can be roughly compared in terms of how much they coat the arteries.

Why do you think it is illegal for the US egg board to advertise eggs using the words "healthy" and "nutritious"

Like I said, read the books, because no matter what I seem to say someone will pick it apart, I'd rather you guys get the information first hand, where it's explained in more than two sentences by a professional. I'm mearly trying to generate interest in actual science that hasn't been influenced by the sponsor.

Except the Egg Board calls eggs these things non-stop on their site.

Sorry, your science is bunk. The rest of the books may be good, but your campaign against eggs here is just ill-advised. It's based off of 1980s understanding of nutrition, back in the days when we had a food pyramid and feared fat.

Your Dr. Greger cites a 2001 study that eggs are bad. [Here's a 2006 study contradicting it.](http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16340654)

Dr. Greger likes to point out all the ad money paying for pro-egg studies. But Dr. Greger is very anti anything from animals. Hmm, let's look at who pays his salary... The Humane Society. Interesting. Seems like some of the arguments he makes could apply to him, no?


Usually fad diets, and your advocacy here comes across as fad-ish as most other diets, work not because the nutrition is perfect but because people are finally paying attention to what they're eating and doing something to keep most of the processed garbage out, as well as going more balanced and moderating most ingredients. To say eating one egg is the equivalent of smoking 4 cigarettes is... really, really strange. Eating the occasional steak won't kill you. Eating an egg breakfast when out for brunch on Sunday won't shorten your lifespan. Avoiding this stuff like the plague is insanity - life is too short, anyway. Lentils are great, and are the primary source of protein in many of my meals, but swapping every time you'd eat eggs for lentils 100% of the time isn't going to make you live to 100.
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Financials
23. Re: Activision Blizzard Financials May 6, 2016, 17:50 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on May 6, 2016, 15:29:
On top of ALL of this vanilla team lead Mark Kern has given his support and voice to help us. All this work has finally paid off because Blizzard is separately meeting with Nostalrius and Mark Kern very soon.

You've got to stop citing Mark Kern. "Team Lead" is a vague title, and all the others I see from Blizzard on LinkedIn came from Customer Service, not development.

The only people that claim Mark Kern is responsible for WoW being WoW are Mark Kern.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue May 6, 2016, 17:45 Beamer
 
bigspender wrote on May 6, 2016, 17:36:
rudra wrote on May 6, 2016, 11:39:
The eggs he ate have the equivalent cholesterol of two Burger King whoppers per egg, or measured in terms of lifespan reduction, he's just smoked 4 cigarettes per egg. This is what causes heart attack and stroke, the narrowing of arteries that supply blood to the brain and heart, eventually narrowing so much that blood doesn't flow to critical areas. Even when the arteries are slightly narrowed, a bit of blood flow can rip off the cholesterol plaque from the side of the artery, causing a blood clot which again would stop the blood flow to a critical area. Skinny or not, this process will happen, as long as the cholesterol laden foods keep being eaten.

completely and utterly retarded... so wrong on so many levels

im done

Oh really?

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/heartattack/causes
A heart attack happens if the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked and the heart can't get oxygen. Most heart attacks occur as a result of coronary heart disease (CHD). CHD is a condition in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside of the coronary arteries.


Do you ever wonder why Atkins (the guy that invented the no carbs, lots of meat and fat diet) had a history of cardiovascular disease, had a heart attack and died as a result of hitting his dead during the heart attack. This happens to everyone on this type of diet, eventually.

Cardiovascular disease is completely optional. Read: Preventing Heart Disease by Dr. Cadwell Esselstyn.

You went from "eggs are like smoking 4 cigarettes" to "CHD is caused by plaque" and "lots of meat and fat are bad for you."

Increasingly, science is proving that "eggs cause heart attacks" is incorrect and bad science. Nothing you've said contradicts this, even if absolutely, positively correct.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 5, 2016, 16:24 Beamer
 
Pigeon wrote on May 5, 2016, 15:25:
El Pit wrote on May 5, 2016, 13:41:
I do not want to troll (really), but that VR hype died off extremely quickly, right?

I was thinking along the same lines. Its a new market with a lot of people feeling it's just a fad that won't get any traction. They really needed to hit it out of the park at launch and they completely fucked it up. And it really seems like a business 101 problem; they should have known early on how long it would take to manufacture units and the likely demand. Instead they just kept taking pre-orders and they can't fulfill in a timely manner. Not a good way to induce confidence in new customers.

On one hand, your early adopters are your best advocates and you need to keep them happy.
On the other hand, your retailers are your most important customer in many ways. Piss them off and your doomed. Fail to meet a promise to them and you're doomed. Don't have the product for their buyers, who should be greater in number than preorderers, and you're doomed (with exceptions of hugely in demand products whose scarcity makes them even more in demand.)
Back to the first hand, this product seems like a weird mix where nearly all interested in spending the amount of money for this luxury are the same who early adopt and preorder, so...

It is a business problem, but not a 101 problem. You've got a company that's never done manufacturing making a product that's really never been mass produced.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 in November
35. Re: Dishonored 2 in November May 4, 2016, 18:16 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on May 4, 2016, 17:58:
I liked the setting but I couldn't get into the gameplay.
I don't really enjoy games that make you an untouchable god and that's how the combat felt.

So then you're against my Call of Duty: Advanced WWI idea, where you're a futuristic supersoldier going back in time and defeating the Germans using blasters and port-a-nukes against people with semi-auto Mausers.

The only level I can't decide on is the flight level. Is it more fun to have fire-and-forget and blast apart Fokkers from 50 miles out without ever seeing them (or them seeing you), or more fun to just fly Mach 10 through them, disintegrating them upon contact? The latter is probably much harder.
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein: The Old Blood with DOOM Pre-Purchases
18. Re: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood with DOOM Pre-Purchases May 4, 2016, 17:54 Beamer
 
deqer wrote on May 4, 2016, 17:49:
2) You guys added a story to DOOM 4, something you said (and all of us agree) that is a bad thing. See John Carmack's comment about porn w/ a story.


Carmack said this over 20 years ago. I think things have changed a bit since then.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 in November
31. Re: Dishonored 2 in November May 4, 2016, 15:43 Beamer
 
Tachikoma wrote on May 4, 2016, 14:02:
Beamer wrote on May 4, 2016, 09:04:
I found it significantly better than Thief, but that's because combat was an option. Screw up and you can fight your way out, or you can zip into the shadows and try again. Thief was much, much more unforgivingly stealth based. That, of course, is the point to some, but as someone that hates stealth as a primary mechanic yet loves it as a secondary (in other words, I love being able to, and being heavily encouraged to, sneak around, but I hate if success in the game depends on success in stealth), this game was about perfect.

Heretic! Nothing is better than Thief.

I get what you`re saying though, but that for me was the problem with Dishonored - the stealth was undercooked, so I kind of gravitated towards fighting.

I also loved Arkham Asylum. Screw up stealth? Whoops, either fight, or just zipline up to a convenient indoor gargoyle, swing to the next one, and wait 5 seconds for the guard to start thinking the Batman that just clumsily fell from the sky and landed in front of him was just a shadow.
 
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News Comments > Steam Customer Review Changes
22. Re: Steam Customer Review Changes May 4, 2016, 10:57 Beamer
 
PHJF wrote on May 4, 2016, 09:55:
I'm not looking to send a message with my game purchases - I have too little time to game. I'm looking for something I'd enjoy.

And I'm not looking to spend money on a game that doesn't work.

Neither am I, but I am willing to spend money on a game that does, and Day 1 purchases are a thing of the past for me. So, if Arkham Knight works now, and is a fun game, then that's information that's quite useful for me. That they released something botched at first isn't useful for me, because I was never planning to buy it then.

We're different consumers, and I understand why some would handle reviews differently for us. Amazon does this, too. Reviews are also weighted for recency.

Keep in mind, this also helps with the other way around. Release a great game, then have something break 18 months out that's never patched? Then why should all the reviews from when the game worked fine carry as much or more weight than the current state reviews?

 
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 in November
23. Re: Dishonored 2 in November May 4, 2016, 09:04 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on May 4, 2016, 04:03:
Pineapple Ferguson wrote on May 4, 2016, 01:35:
Cutter wrote on May 3, 2016, 22:55:
Enh, I was pretty meh about the first one. Just didn't grab me at all. If I get this it'll be on a deep discount.

You lead a miserable, joyless life. What do you like?

Some people just don't like Steampunk. Not that Cutter likes anything, but that was the problem in my case. A single player FPS Steam-punk game ala Thief, but not as good as Thief, was not really something that attracted me too much. I skipped it as a result, despite a lot of my friends playing and loving the game. Not my cup of Tea. Peace out.

I found it significantly better than Thief, but that's because combat was an option. Screw up and you can fight your way out, or you can zip into the shadows and try again. Thief was much, much more unforgivingly stealth based. That, of course, is the point to some, but as someone that hates stealth as a primary mechanic yet loves it as a secondary (in other words, I love being able to, and being heavily encouraged to, sneak around, but I hate if success in the game depends on success in stealth), this game was about perfect.
 
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News Comments > Steam Customer Review Changes
19. Re: Steam Customer Review Changes May 4, 2016, 09:02 Beamer
 
PHJF wrote on May 3, 2016, 20:26:
Right, give people more of a reason to sell shit, bug-ridden games that barely qualify as beta... Shit like Arkham Knight doesn't deserve a clean slate. You want to release an unfinished game, do it under Early Access like all the other shit "survival mmo" game devs do.

Other people pointed it out already, but what does someone being unwilling to hold off on Arkham Knight reviews at launch have to do with whether or not I'd enjoy the game today?

I'm not looking to send a message with my game purchases - I have too little time to game. I'm looking for something I'd enjoy.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 in November
22. Re: Dishonored 2 in November May 4, 2016, 09:01 Beamer
 
rudra wrote on May 4, 2016, 06:11:
Flak wrote on May 4, 2016, 00:51:
Jerykk wrote on May 3, 2016, 22:58:
Hyped. Kind of disappointing that they went with two protagonists instead of just Emily when she's clearly the focus. Most likely a marketing decision, as Bethesda probably didn't think a game with only a female lead would sell.

I'd hate to think this would be the case, but you're probably right.

One of my favorite games of all time, Perfect Dark, has a female lead and I couldn't care what gender she was, she's just a bad ass character regardless. It's sad that people still can't get past that stuff.

you know video games are mostly marketed to children and young people, right? you expect children and young people to "get past that stuff"?

Aside from the fact that the sets "children" and "young people" include women, I don't see The Hunger Games having much issue with this problem.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
14. Re: Morning Interviews May 3, 2016, 18:11 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on May 3, 2016, 17:46:
JediPunisher wrote on May 3, 2016, 17:13:
Beamer wrote on May 3, 2016, 16:21:
JediPunisher wrote on May 3, 2016, 15:58:
I wouldn't mind another WWII CoD.
Even better, a time traveling CoD. One minute we're playing with muskets, pistols and sabers... the next with WWII rifles and SMGs... modern assault rifles... even blasters and plasma-sabers.

How about where you're fighting WW2 with blasters and plasma sabers. Not like in recent Wolfensteins with alt-history, but you have those weapons and no one else does.



And in MP, for every prestige you could pick a modern or future weapon to keep throughout history.
Sorry newb, your single shot musket is no match for my blaster rifle.

At least it would make some sense with the whole "I killed hundreds of guys but never died once" game play.

You're pretty much the ultimate lazy butcher. You should also be riding around on a Rascal (tm!)
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
8. Re: Morning Interviews May 3, 2016, 16:21 Beamer
 
JediPunisher wrote on May 3, 2016, 15:58:
I wouldn't mind another WWII CoD.
Even better, a time traveling CoD. One minute we're playing with muskets, pistols and sabers... the next with WWII rifles and SMGs... modern assault rifles... even blasters and plasma-sabers.

How about where you're fighting WW2 with blasters and plasma sabers. Not like in recent Wolfensteins with alt-history, but you have those weapons and no one else does.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Announced; CoD4 Remaster Confirmed
27. Re: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Announced; CoD4 Remaster Confirmed May 2, 2016, 15:27 Beamer
 
The Half Elf wrote on May 2, 2016, 14:30:
Creston wrote on May 2, 2016, 13:10:
Raven Software?!! o_O

They're still around!

I know right?

Still praying for a Jedi Outcast 3 or Jedi Academy 2 by them.
Any of the people you'd want making that left and formed Human Head, and possibly then left again.

Raven, by now, is mostly map making.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
8. Re: Saturday Mobilization May 2, 2016, 10:52 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 1, 2016, 12:25:
Right they aren't giving up, they can't give up. Basically that market is the mobile device market. Their CEO would get canned if they just gave the future up. Yes, we're throwing in the towel here at Intel.

It's less "giving up" and more "giving up now."

They're acknowledging being very far behind the competition and waiting it out until there's another big breakthrough. Much like Microsoft is doing. Kind of throwing their hands in the air and saying "there's no point now, but there will be some new device/use, and we plan to be ready to jump in when that disruption comes."

We've been on modern smartphones for 8 years now. It isn't unrealistic to expect some form of major evolution/revolution coming some time, some where. I just have no clue what.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Announced; CoD4 Remaster Confirmed
3. Re: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Announced; CoD4 Remaster Confirmed May 2, 2016, 10:11 Beamer
 
Task wrote on May 2, 2016, 09:51:
Perhaps, but a 2142 sequel would have better MP mayhem with huge maps and vehicles. CoD 2142 would obviously have the single player campaign edge however, since DICEs SPs are very Poo.

SP is the weak point of CoD.
For the Infinity Ward ones, at least through MW3, I'd easily take them over the BF games. Yes, those had vehicles and much larger levels, but everything was much less satisfying for me.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
32. Re: Steam Top 10 May 2, 2016, 07:45 Beamer
 
CJ_Parker wrote on May 1, 2016, 23:53:

Well, sorry about your Alzheimer troubled memory but I actually remember shit from back in the day. CS beta 0.7 (which, as a mod, was very much available to regular plebs by the way - WTF are you talking about "available to the public"?) was awesome, 1.0 was OK and shit started flowing downhill real fast with 1.1 when the bugs, the cheating and the retarded "features" (dumb unrealistic bunny strafe jumps, unbalanced AWP etc.) took over.

There was no "beta 0.7." You mean Beta 7.0. That was the one that added vehicles (which were mostly only on experimental maps.) I'd say that was the point where CS got more dull. It was the last major beta release, followed by a bug-fixing 7.1.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 29, 2016, 17:05 Beamer
 
Anyone know if Prez is ok? Did we just get boring?  
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