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Description I can't make any car pop a wheelie.
Homepage http://bcmedia.biz/
Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Risen 3 Graphics Rise
20. Re: Risen 3 Graphics Rise Aug 24, 2015, 00:08 Quboid
 
Retired wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 14:54:
Quboid wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 13:47:
It's odd that they release this just after a massive discount. It had been 80% off, quite steep for a game that's only a year old. I might have bought it if I had known about this.

88% off right now at Amazon. making it $5.99.

That deal isn't valid in my country
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
3. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Aug 23, 2015, 11:29 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 05:23:
Also, what would Jesus' fav gun be? (Actual question by real GOP Teens Twitter feed).

Best Answer: a nail gun (Yes, GOP Teens actually banned this guy for this answer)

That's a joke feed, so I presume the nail gun answerer wasn't really blocked. Their website confirms that it is a parody, I couldn't tell for sure from their posts. There is plenty of laughable junk around which is meant seriously...
 
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News Comments > Risen 3 Graphics Rise
4. Re: Risen 3 Graphics Rise Aug 22, 2015, 14:12 Quboid
 
Is the combat any better than the previous Risen games? The only game of theirs that I enjoyed was Gothic 3 and that was after numerous community patches. I probably will pick it up eventually.  
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News Comments > Risen 3 Graphics Rise
1. Re: Risen 3 Graphics Rise Aug 22, 2015, 13:47 Quboid
 
It's odd that they release this just after a massive discount. It had been 80% off, quite steep for a game that's only a year old. I might have bought it if I had known about this.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
50. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 18, 2015, 16:35 Quboid
 
Sorry to hear that Creston, pets are the best.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 18, 2015, 15:34 Quboid
 
I wonder, is that Google Atlas headline supposed to invoke the "with pa's service revolver" vibe? I thought that they had killed the project off until I RTFA.

This comment was edited on Aug 18, 2015, 15:50.
 
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News Comments > Seven Announced
5. Re: Seven Announced Aug 17, 2015, 09:50 Quboid
 
Aren't you guys are thinking of Sesevenen?  
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Aug 15, 2015, 18:07 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 15:52:
Years after the Sandy Hook shooting, promised research on guns and games isn't happening…

Because any link, if it exists at all, is extremely weak. And there are much more concrete ways to address the issue first:

1. Require insurance companies cover mental health 100% for all plans. Currently most insurance companies only cover it partially, if at all.

2. Implement some common sense changes in gun laws, supported by 80-90% of Americans: back ground checks, closing the gun show loophole, etc.

3. Implement education reforms so that poor people have more economic opportunity. As well, gun violence is perpetrated disproportionately by the poor and less educated.

4. Implement economic reforms so that the decades long increase in income inequality is reversed.

That sounds like a dreadful lot of work. Finding a scapegoat that your voters are happy to demonise is so much handier.

Seriously, mass shootings make up a very small portion of gun violence but they're the low hanging fruit. There's something of a solution (via mental health care, which is far from enough) and getting public support is easier. Upper-class kids shouldn't be all who matter but the messed up fact of the matter is that in general, that is all that gets enough attention to bring about any change. Changes like better mental health coverage would help lower class kids from the wrong neighbourhood more than anyone, both for reducing gun violence and just in general.

Trying to make big changes in one go will surely hit a brick wall. I think the US should do what is politically viable, even if that isn't adequate for a long time. Gun advocates might say that this sounds suspiciously like the thin edge of the wedge ... yep. Precisely.
 
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News Comments > Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode
23. Re: Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode Aug 13, 2015, 02:04 Quboid
 
Krowen wrote on Aug 12, 2015, 20:46:
Quboid wrote on Aug 12, 2015, 16:30:
The general concept is soccer but it plays quite differently. The lack of ball control, any concept of having the ball at your feet, is the main thing. If you touch the ball, it will bounce of somewhere (hence, pinball) with no ability to keep the ball and dribble or slow the play. The accuracy of passing is also far lower - even if most of those passes were intended, they're a world away from what I do in football and I'm no pro.

It's probably more like ice hockey than football due to the faster pace and the absence of "out of bounds", although ice hockey also has ball at feet "puck at stick" control and accurate passing. I'm not particularly familiar with that sport so I don't suppose this comparison really holds up much better.

Go hit a massive soccer ball with a car then let us know how realistic the footwork is. People don't literally mean its soccer with cars, they are drawing a comparison to make it easier for outsiders to understand. All of those things you're complaining about are possible but you need to play more. It's a game that requires a time investment to get the most out of if you want to play it in a finesse manner.

I just picked up the game last week but I'm already doing air knocks and dribbling fine. You will get better at it but you have to stop wanting it to be british football and instead accept it for what it is.

Yes, exactly. I don't think that the things I want are possible but otherwise, that's what I mean. I want something that is more like soccer so when I see Rocket League compared to soccer, I naturally think "if only...".
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Dogfighting Module Access
3. Re: Star Citizen Dogfighting Module Access Aug 12, 2015, 18:28 Quboid
 
Do you need to have pledged for a ship or do we get a free one?  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 12, 2015, 18:13 Quboid
 
The weird thing about Windows 10 is how hard it is to tell which window is the active one. You'd think that they'd have this nailed down by now.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 12, 2015, 18:00 Quboid
 
Does anyone want a copy of Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons? Contact me here or on Steam (same name). You need a controller with 2 analog sticks.  
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News Comments > Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode
18. Re: Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode Aug 12, 2015, 17:40 Quboid
 
I would probably prefer that, Jacobvandy. I did mean "for better or for worse" and while I think that they are objectively quite different, I realise that my personal disappointment is purely subjective. For me, a player maintaining possession (ball at feet) is a fundamental aspect of football, but evidently one that is of a lot more importance to me than to most others.

Perhaps this could be improved (from my perspective) by added a suction cup on the front of vehicles that can keep a loose grip on the ball. If you turn too sharply, you break suddenly, you're hit hard or the ball is hit at all, you lose grip. I think that this would enable players to be more delicate and increase the depth quite a bit with another easy to use, hard to master mechanic.

BTW, by pinball I didn't mean that there was no skill involved; rather that everything involved calculated bouncing. In football, "pinball" usually does refer to aimless bouncing but this wasn't my intention. Sorry if this wasn't clear.
 
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News Comments > Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode
16. Re: Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode Aug 12, 2015, 16:30 Quboid
 
Tom wrote on Aug 12, 2015, 15:24:
What the...? Vehicular pinball? No. It's soccer. How is it not soccer? There's so much opportunity for skill and teamwork in this game. Sure, if you just naively boost into (or past) the ball at every opportunity it may seem like pinball I guess. If you stick with it and get further along the learning curve, I think you'll find it to be vehicular soccer.

Of course, it helps a lot to play it together with some friends on voice. If you only ever play with randoms then I can understand the disillusionment.

The general concept is soccer but it plays quite differently. The lack of ball control, any concept of having the ball at your feet, is the main thing. If you touch the ball, it will bounce of somewhere (hence, pinball) with no ability to keep the ball and dribble or slow the play. The accuracy of passing is also far lower - even if most of those passes were intended, they're a world away from what I do in football and I'm no pro.

It's probably more like ice hockey than football due to the faster pace and the absence of "out of bounds", although ice hockey also has ball at feet "puck at stick" control and accurate passing. I'm not particularly familiar with that sport so I don't suppose this comparison really holds up much better.
 
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News Comments > Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode
12. Re: Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode Aug 12, 2015, 14:48 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Aug 12, 2015, 14:06:
Sigh. I feel like you're just interested in debunking any comparisons to soccer for some odd reason rather than Rocket League itself. I suggest you pick it up cheap in a Steam sale and decide for yourself on its merits.

People setup plays, pass and "control" the ball (as much as can be expected from an RC car) all the time. I'm not even terribly good at the game and its a lot of fun, I don't feel uncoordinated or any lack of control after getting through the learning phase either.

I own Rocket League and I'm disappointed with it because I wanted and expected vehicular soccer when I got vehicular pinball. The comparison didn't seem appropriate and I wanted to know if it was just my lack of skill or the nature of the game. It appears to be at least partially the later.
 
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News Comments > Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode
9. Re: Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode Aug 12, 2015, 14:02 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Aug 12, 2015, 13:08:
Also if you just randomly watch pubs in almost any game you're going to get chaotic nonsense. If you play with people you know on voice chat its night and day, much like any other game.

There were a bunch of setups in that video, some obvious (FF to 2:35) and others not so depending on familiarity with the game.

The goal by Sadjunior? That looks like it was just knocked goalwards by the recording player with the voice-chat implying that it was a shot ("there you go, finish" as the ball came to the recorder) and Sadjunior was just in the right place to knock it in. The pass up the wall right on 2:35 is nice but didn't seem deliberate. I can't make out the voicechat 100% but it sounds like the recorder asked his teammate to wait, not drive ahead.

The opening seconds is worse. The shot is a fluke, which is fine, but the 2 defenders are all over the place and the last guy (Maddawg) manages to inadvertently drive around the ball.

There's a "knock down" pass at 4:12 which would have been great if intentional but again, the voicechat indicates that this was just knocked down randomly with the "there you go" call happening after the pass is complete (which defeats the purpose of communicating).

There's a complete absence of ball control as a concept. There's no taking or keeping possession of the ball and no dribbling except for knocking the ball ahead of you a bit and going fast.

Speaking of communicating, this is of course far above what I have experienced in this game and it is clearly a big improvement. It's not perfect (the screw-up at 4:44 was harmless but it I would have been livid if those were my team mates in football) but that's to be expected. After all, everyone is somewhat new to Rocket League.

I think that this only has a passing resemblance to soccer but which game is better is a matter of opinion. However, that video has lowered my opinion of Rocket League because I would want people who know what they're doing to look a lot more coherent than that. I can't see RL being a keeper, no pun intended.
 
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News Comments > Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode
5. Re: Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode Aug 12, 2015, 12:26 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Aug 12, 2015, 11:35:
gravity wrote on Aug 12, 2015, 11:12:
SpectralMeat wrote on Aug 12, 2015, 09:11:
I've ended up buying this game and it is a blast playing with the kids in local coop vs the Ai.
Last night I've tried a 1vs1 against the Ai and had my ass handed to me.
Needs more practice. Love the game though. Takes a bit to get a hang of the controls.
It really shows how much I suck when playing in 1 vs 1

I guess I'm curious if the entertainment value 'lasts.' So many recommendations, but will people still play it 6 months from now, ala like how I did with L4D/L4D2 (years later, I still play it with friends).

It's basically soccer with RC cars and a beachball so yeah it will hold up. The gameplay looks pretty simple on the surface but the skill ceiling is insanely high. My brother has gotten really good at aerials and is doing some insane shit that I didn't even know was possible.

Can good players actually pass the ball to a team mate and deliberately build up to a goal? I don't think I've seen anyone neatly play the ball to set up a team mate for another pass or a shot.

It has only a passing resemblance to football, for better or for worse. There clearly is plenty of skill involved but I'm not convinced that there is enough depth to keep it interesting. Even novice football players can control the ball and send it in an approximate direction most of the time. The novice Rocket League that I've seen has just been a disorganised mob trying to knock the ball in the direction of their opponent's goal.
 
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News Comments > Rainbow Six: Siege Beta Keys?
8. Re: Rainbow Six: Siege Beta Keys? Aug 10, 2015, 21:53 Quboid
 
Total-Khaos wrote on Aug 10, 2015, 13:12:
Quboid wrote on Aug 10, 2015, 12:30:
It says "Out of keys, Sorry!" now.

You can be added to the waiting list by going here:

http://rainbow6.ubi.com/siege/en-US/beta/index.aspx

Thanks. It's not something I've been keeping an eye on but it's worth a go.
 
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News Comments > Rainbow Six: Siege Beta Keys?
3. Re: Rainbow Six: Siege Beta Keys? Aug 10, 2015, 12:30 Quboid
 
It says "Out of keys, Sorry!" now.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Multi-Crew Shown
82. Re: Star Citizen Multi-Crew Shown Aug 8, 2015, 21:03 Quboid
 
Fugazi wrote on Aug 8, 2015, 20:18:
Quboid
Really? How much have you spent and what exactly have you received? Also, why did you have to choose between Star Citizen, Assassin's Creed or COD?

I have diverted monies that may have gone to AC XXX or to COD N+1 to Star Citizen - which is my prerogative. My pledge amount is really none of your business, but I give more to charity than I do to SC if that helps allay your concerns about my money.

It's your money to do with what you want, that's not what I'm getting at. It's the idea that you have already got your money's worth, whatever you spent, that simply confuses me. There is no product, only tech demos and sales pitches. What videos have been made that are worth $0.01?

You weren't forced to choose between CoD, AC and SC, that's a false comparison. All that means is that Star Citizen isn't literally the biggest waste of money you know of.
 
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