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Nickname Quboid
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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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User ID 10439
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Asset Leak
18. Re: Star Citizen Asset Leak May 25, 2015, 17:19 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on May 25, 2015, 15:47:
SlimRam wrote on May 25, 2015, 11:15:
There are people fapping to this, right now.

You say that like it's a bad thing.


Yet his sig "Back from a stroke and feeling much better!" makes it sound like he's just finished.

(Seriously, all the best SlimRam)
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
28. Re: Game Reviews May 24, 2015, 10:08 Quboid
 
I trust his opinion as being his own and isn't bought and his criticisms are things he believes are issues, but he lays it on too thick at times. He needs to be more open minded, some people don't mind the movement because it simply doesn't bother them that much and that doesn't make them liars.  
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Patched
3. Re: The Witcher 3 Patched May 21, 2015, 11:59 Quboid
 
Improves Nvidia Hairworks performance

By how much, I wonder. Nvidia's own performance guide makes Hairworks seems like an awful feature with about a 20% performance drop.
 
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News Comments > CDPR on Witcher 3 Graphics Downgrades
43. Re: CDPR on Witcher 3 Graphics Downgrades May 21, 2015, 11:51 Quboid
 
Flatline wrote on May 21, 2015, 11:39:
Lord Tea wrote on May 21, 2015, 09:45:

Nope. Wrong. I don't understand. Plenty of games out there that are PC only and do/did extremely well. Wasteland 2 for example. And tons of other indie games.

Seriously? Wasteland 2's entire gross sales probably couldn't fund Witcher 3's development. We're talking entirely different game scales.

The only indie game that is PC only and raised enough cash is Star Citizen, and that's a really, really weird anomaly in the indie scene.

Apparently The Witcher 3 only cost $15M to develop (and another $25M spent on marketing). I'm surprised it's so low, I would have guessed $30M at least based on the hyped scale. GTA V is an outlier but it cost $137M to develop (plus ~$100M for marketing). Still, I think Wasteland 2 would be doing well to have broken $10M including crowd funding.
 
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News Comments > Take-Two Suing BBC Over GTA Movie
7. Re: Take-Two Suing BBC Over GTA Movie May 21, 2015, 11:35 Quboid
 
The BBC isn't some little guy to be SLAPPed around. There isn't much Take-Two can do unless the BBC are unfairly representing them and even then they could just make a film about Popstar's development of Car Theft Simulator.  
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News Comments > CDPR on Witcher 3 Graphics Downgrades
23. Re: CDPR on Witcher 3 Graphics Downgrades May 21, 2015, 10:06 Quboid
 
Kajetan wrote on May 21, 2015, 09:41:
InBlack wrote on May 21, 2015, 09:34:
Yeah, some people need to get over their entitled bullshit egos.
Where is entitlement? The game was announced using a specific look, which they couldnt deliver on the PC simultaneously with the console releases. But instead of informing their customers they said nothing and advertised with the old media. Where is this entitlement you speak of?

It's not like the bait and swtich of Aliens: Colonial Marines, far from it.
No, its not. And its not the point.

One bitten, twice shy. Or counting Watch Dogs and Total War: Rome 2, thrice bitten forever shy, and there have been others. Bullshots and now the video equivalent (which we need a clever name for) is a practise that needs to die. I accept that this is a minor thing from a developer with a great reputation so this doesn't feel like a marketing ploy in the way A:CM and others did but I wouldn't call concerns about it entitled bullshit either.

I wonder if any of the people voicing concerns have played the game. I haven't, so to me the comparison shots make the actual game look much worse but then the point of a comparison shot is to highlight the difference. From what I hear from people who have played the game, the actual in-game differences are insignificant. Is this fair?
 
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News Comments > CDPR on Witcher 3 Graphics Downgrades
5. Re: CDPR on Witcher 3 Graphics Downgrades May 21, 2015, 09:23 Quboid
 
Kajetan wrote on May 21, 2015, 09:13:
... but note that without the console editions, the game wouldn't exist at all.
This everyone does understand. Higher production costs make it necessary to widen the audience.

And yes, it is understandable, that a studio can be overwhelmed with the task to release specialised versions of the game for three different platforms at once. And therefore cuts have to be made. That is OK!

NOT OK is it to lie to your customers. To withhold this information, hoping that no one will notice, pretend that everything goes smoothly as planned and STILL ADVERTISE the game with media showing the old build. This is not ok!


That's where they messed up in my opinion too. Things will change during development, even if it was a PC exclusive footage from 2 years ago will be outdated and could be too flattering. However, it is bad that it took other people to point this out at release time when they should have made this public earlier, ideally before accepting preorders.

I wonder if The Witcher 3: Enhanced Edition will be DX12.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed May 20, 2015, 21:23 Quboid
 
It's not a great article but I agree with the point about Steam almost being a monopoly, and that this is a bad thing. There's no aspect of PC gaming that they're not in: sales, mods, achievements, trading, reviews, forums, screenshot sharing, streaming, Linux, Mac, big screen gaming, controllers, and undoubtedly more. They're holding a hell of a lot of cards and we might not like how they play them.

The paid mods situation is the sort of thing I have feared so it was interesting to see that play out and for our reaction to get a good (IMHO) result. Paid mods will be back but that doesn't have to be bad thing and I hope Valve have and will learn a lot before doing this again.

I bought a game a while back via IsThereAnyDeal.com and was annoyed to discover that it wasn't a Steam key as I had assumed. That was messed up and I realised then that I was too dependent on one platform and one company's whims, even if I do find it very convenient.
 
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Free Content
3. Re: Cities: Skylines Free Content May 19, 2015, 18:36 Quboid
 
Excellent! I've been considering starting a new city too.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue May 19, 2015, 18:34 Quboid
 
Heh, "almost" Smug  
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News Comments > etc.
36. Re: etc. May 19, 2015, 15:22 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on May 19, 2015, 13:34:
By the "wider context of GG", I mean all reasonable people already know GG is a harassment campaign perpetrated by manchildren who feel threatened by things they don't like or don't understand. After all, that's why GG was even mentioned in the report to begin with, because it was such a prominent source of abuse.

"All reasonable people" like yourself of course I assume? In other words the reports don't matter unless they're favorable to something you care about and negative to something you don't.

Almost like a man child who feels threatened by things he doesn't understand or like? This kind of nonsense is just as bad as the dude on twitter calling women names.

No, no it isn't just as bad. You don't mean that, please for the love of God tell me you don't mean that.

He's been told that he is a single issue poster not worth listening to and a troll basically for having an opinion that many people here don't like - people who are complaining about others wanting a safe space away from dissenting opinion, which rather proves his point. At the very least, he's no worse than anyone else in this thread.
 
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News Comments > Take-Two Results: GTA5 Sells 52M Units
8. Re: Take-Two Results: GTA5 Sells 52M Units May 18, 2015, 23:12 Quboid
 
nin wrote on May 18, 2015, 22:42:
NetHead wrote on May 18, 2015, 22:15:
HorrorScope wrote on May 18, 2015, 21:54:
Comment embargo at Blues for Witcher Release thread.

What's with that?

Huh! I emailed Blue...I'm assuming it's an accident.


The HTML is a bit borked. I managed to post by fiddling with the code but my comment is invisible due to the same bug. I've emailed Blue too, it's an easy fix.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Released
1. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Released May 18, 2015, 23:09 Quboid
 
So what do people think as their first impressions?

It's quiet in here...
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Drivers for The Witcher 3
36. Re: NVIDIA Drivers for The Witcher 3 May 18, 2015, 20:07 Quboid
 
Is it out?  
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Rising Tide Announced
12. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Rising Tide Announced May 18, 2015, 18:38 Quboid
 
How does Galactic Civilization 3 compare to Beyond Earth and Endless Legend?

I've seen it criticised for lack of innovation but as I'm effectively new to that series, an iteratively improved sequel suits me.
 
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News Comments > etc.
28. Re: etc. May 18, 2015, 14:45 Quboid
 
Julio wrote on May 18, 2015, 12:44:
Quboid wrote on May 18, 2015, 11:28:
If Kotaku or Polygon "forgot" to mention something like how this was just over 3 weeks, GamerGate would be all over them for unethical journalism - and they'd be right. This is a pattern with OneAngryGamer.

You need to read the notes at the bottom of the pictures for the article. OneAngryGamer is being ethical again (unlike Kotaku/Polygon). The "Nov 6-26, 2014" sourcing seems to pretty clearly indicate the length of time, doesn't it?

So they do, I thought it was just in a URL that few will bother to type out but it is specified. The conclusions reached, and OneAngryGamer's article, ignore this.

Did any of the people in the ignore list know that they were being blocked by someone that they might potentially want to harass?


Edit:
By the way, one thing in that blog stands out: "GamerGate is not a social media movement to harass women out of the tech industry." I personally would not describe GamerGate like this. A tiny minority yes, but fewer than the amount of attention they receive would imply. I realise there probably are people out there who would describe GamerGate as such a movement so I'm not saying that this is a strawman argument.

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News Comments > etc.
24. Re: etc. May 18, 2015, 11:28 Quboid
 
Hang on. The ignore list was public knowledge then so the most of the people on the list knew that they were being ignored by potential targets, right? So if they were to do some harassing, they knew they couldn't use that account. I don't see the point of the study at all but perhaps I'm missing something. (Edit: Also, they had a special reporting form - sure no one knew about this?)

If Kotaku or Polygon "forgot" to mention something like how this was just over 3 weeks, GamerGate would be all over them for unethical journalism - and they'd be right. This is a pattern with OneAngryGamer.

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News Comments > etc.
21. Re: etc. May 18, 2015, 10:02 Quboid
 
NKD wrote on May 18, 2015, 09:55:
Quboid wrote on May 18, 2015, 09:43:
Does that blog acknowledge in any way the fact that the report only covered a three week period? It doesn't appear to be mentioned on the site or in the infographics.

I don't know if it's mentioned. But unless that 3 week period is somehow an extreme outlier where everyone in Gamergate decided to give not harassing people a try... it seems likely that any 3 week period would yield similar results.

Right, but what about the whole time? That an account didn't get reported for harassment in a 3 week period tells us effectively nothing about whether or not they have been involved in harassment at any time.
 
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News Comments > etc.
18. Re: etc. May 18, 2015, 09:43 Quboid
 
Does that blog acknowledge in any way the fact that the report only covered a three week period? It doesn't appear to be mentioned on the site or in the infographics.  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
8. Re: Saturday Tech Bits May 16, 2015, 18:56 Quboid
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 16, 2015, 17:44:
When we canít verify that Windows is properly installed, licensed, and not tampered with, we create a desktop watermark to notify the user. If you ever encounter this watermark on a new machine, I encourage you to return the device immediately to the retailer from whom you purchased it and request a Genuine Windows device. Non-Genuine Windows has a high risk of malware, fraud, public exposure of your personal information, and a higher risk for poor performance or feature malfunctions. Non-Genuine Windows is not supported by Microsoft or a trusted partner.

Why? Or is it just trying to sell fear. Why would a Non-Genuine be more at risk with Malware, exposure and poor performance? Are they drop settings to make that so? Not that I worry, but I just found it strange, you get a watermark, ok, but it's like a Pirate Lite Version of 10, if it really is more susceptible.

It could be compromised before you touch it - the people who cracked Windows or who uploaded it could insert whatever code they want to. This goes for all pirated software but I would think that an operating system is easiest to hide this code from virus scanners with rootkits and access during the OS's installation.

Most of these crackers do it for the prestige but probably not all and I'd worry that my keystrokes were being analysed for credit card info.

(BTW, have you seen the thread addressed to you on the left menu, below the popular threads?)
 
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