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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 > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Oct 2, 2014, 13:39 Quboid
 
That article is written on the assumption that Civ:BE is trying to be SMAC based on a quote that it's a serious setting and the author's other piece (linked to at start of article) goes as far as describing SMAC as Civ:BE's predecessor.

This seems unfair to Firaxis and Civ:BE. He says that Firaxis want the comparison when it suits them and not when it doesn't but I don't know what we can expect from Firaxis other than them to repeatedly say that it's not SMAC2. Are they banned from making a serious sci-fi game unless it is a sequel to SMAC?

If they had called it SMAC2 and then produced a simpler game with more mainstream appeal then they'd be trying to cash in on nostalgia while screwing nostalgic gamers and I'd agree but AFAIK this isn't like Thief.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
44. Re: Ships Ahoy - Watch Dogs; First Reviews Oct 2, 2014, 11:33 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 10:41:
But I don't have to understand the media, the media exists to serve the people, not the other way around. And Polygon is a prime example of what happens when media doesn't serve people, but ad payment click-rates. Otherwise even an OP-ED piece would not have a bullshit headline like that, quoting Pachter of all people. You might as well predict the future by reading tea leafs.

And the issue I have with this article is that you can not predict anything regarding VR. If what people who tried it say is true, then we are still at least an entire device generation away from breakthrough. And that is more or less the only thing we do know.

Your logic is circular. Polygon publishes click-bait, therefore this is click-bait, therefore Polygon publishes click-bait. But this isn't click-bait, it's an opinion piece about why this person thinks that present VR will fail so the headline is accurate and appropriate.

You don't have to understand the media to be served/exploited by it but you do need to understand it to offer suggestions on how to improve it - otherwise, you're essentially saying "I don't know what's going on, but here's what we should do ..."

Any prediction at this point will be a long shot and I agree with you in your criticisms of the article. "it won't be able to deliver the sort of holodeck experience the most mainstream of users might expect" is a strawman argument and the whole topic of physical movement is a joke IMHO. Maybe it's just me, but I don't want to move around and nothing will make me feel *LESS* like whatever steroid-ed up super-soldier I'm supposed to be than my sweaty ass pulling a muscle five minutes into a mission. This insurmountable obstacle is something I have no interest in mounting, so to speak, and is a concession to reality that I've long since made my peace with. (Edit: in purely financial terms, recouping $2.5B seems ambitious. Happily, that's Facebook's problem.)
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
40. Re: Ships Ahoy - Watch Dogs; First Reviews Oct 2, 2014, 09:32 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 05:40:
Quboid wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 12:32:
ELITE wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 10:31:
Click Bait - need some hits - get negative - that's how we do it these days...

So is any critical editorial is click-bait? Or does this only apply to editorials that you disagree with?

Everything on Polygon is unsubstantiated clickbait... a proper article would have asked "Does VR have a future?" With both sides of the argument given equal air time. What Polygon does here is agenda driven Op-ED drivel. Op-ED does give you the right to voice opinions I guess, but Polygon is a bullshit factory, so it might just as well be in their main news feed. Fits right in

It's an opinion piece, it is only supposed to be this author's opinion. Giving each side equal air time is false balance if he doesn't think it's a 50:50 issue and he evidently doesn't.

Click-bait exists but it is not an opinion you don't like, nor is it an article you didn't bother to read. Further more, if this genuinely was click-bait and you're taking a stand against it, you should not even be here. By commenting you are sending others to their site and by viewing these comments, you're telling Blue that click-bait is what we want and what gets him advertising revenue - and if you're so concerned about click-bait, you should be concerned that Blue is falling foul of this supposed disease too.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Ships Ahoy - Watch Dogs; First Reviews Oct 1, 2014, 12:32 Quboid
 
ELITE wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 10:31:
Click Bait - need some hits - get negative - that's how we do it these days...

So is any critical editorial is click-bait? Or does this only apply to editorials that you disagree with?
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
6. Re: Evening Mobilization Sep 30, 2014, 18:51 Quboid
 
I'm not sure the guy who thinks Apple will replace it is in luck but I don't know. Apart from him, I see their point. The numbers don't point to this being a particularly big issue (but I'm pretty sure it's more than 9, Apple) and the description this guy gives doesn't make it sound especially weak. Every phone bends if you have sufficient willpower.

The chances of me buying anything from Apple, including the iPhone 6+, are zero but this wouldn't put me off.

I'm pretty sure that's a criminal act, but never mind. It was research.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 28, 2014, 15:51 Quboid
 
Alamar wrote on Sep 28, 2014, 14:35:
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 28, 2014, 14:27:
The people are speaking and it's pretty clear what they are wanting.

Incomplete buggy messes? : )

The promise of a perfect game, over the inevitable reality of an imperfect one.
 
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Sep 27, 2014, 19:27 Quboid
 
Slick wrote on Sep 27, 2014, 16:30:
no twist rudder = no thanks

If you're spending this much, you probably have pedals.

If I was to get a high end joystick now, I'd probably get the X-55 Rhino. I'd rather use a twist rudder than deal with yet more cables around my feet but then I'm not interested in building a virtual cockpit.

The X-55 Rhino looks rather nice. As does Elite Dangerous. Hmmmmmmmmmmm.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: FIFA 15 Sep 27, 2014, 16:26 Quboid
 
NKD wrote on Sep 26, 2014, 22:11:
What the fuck that's such a bizarre bug.

I imagine they were using computer name as a seed for some PRNG routine and a short name would somehow generate an invalid seed.

That's infinitely better than any theory I could come up with.

After all these years, EA can still surprise. Kudos.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Sep 27, 2014, 16:21 Quboid
 
I had a Thrustmaster HOTAS Cougar which cost around 250 a few years ago. I didn't like it, it felt like I owned a classic sports car - beautiful when everything was running smoothly but I spent more time having to tweak things and get the calibration spot on than I did using it. It was a heavy brute too, not suited for long flights in Flight Simulator.

I sold it and I've stuck to mid-range single sticks since. I presently have a Mad Catz/Saitek FLY5 which cost a sixth of the Cougar and just works (in fact it's the best joystick I've ever owned, largely because it has a trim wheel).

Edit: The Cougar used potentiometers, not hall-effect sensors, which probably deals with my biggest gripe.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. FIFA 15 Sep 26, 2014, 20:45 Quboid
 
There was a FIFA 15 bug mentioned a couple of days ago where players would run to the middle of the pitch. It turns out, this happens if your computer's name is short.

How in the hell did EA manage that?! The length of your computer's name affecting the AI. I'm actually impressed that they're so, so bad. This is like getting a flat tire because your TV is in stand-by mode ... just WTF?!
 
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News Comments > Frontline - The Longest Day Announced
5. Re: Frontline - The Longest Day Announced Sep 25, 2014, 22:17 Quboid
 
Seems I am getting my wires crossed. I thought it was David Niven who was horribly miscast and phoning it in as an action hero fighting behind enemy lines in Force 10 From Navarone but in this sequel his character is played by Edward Fox. I haven't seen the original Guns Of Navarone recently enough to remember David Niven's performance in that.

I've never had a problem with him playing a gentleman, like in The Pink Panther or as James Bond in the rubbish 1967 version of Casino Royale. He's not as suited to action roles but I had been confusing him with Fox, who is even more gentlemanly and even less suited to action (with the exception of The Day of the Jackal, where his reserve is perfect).
 
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News Comments > Frontline - The Longest Day Announced
3. Re: Frontline - The Longest Day Announced Sep 25, 2014, 16:36 Quboid
 
There does seem to have been something of a golden age then. Kelly's Heroes and Bridge Over The River Kwai are more greats from that era.

A few don't hold up so well, inevitably. Where Eagles Dare goes a bit far IMHO, with Clint Eastwood gunning down soldiers like he's playing Call of Duty, and anything with David Niven in probably won't be a favourite of mine but each to their own. I think From Russia With Love is one of the best Bond films so clearly I have awful, awful taste
 
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News Comments > Frontline - The Longest Day Announced
1. Re: Frontline - The Longest Day Announced Sep 25, 2014, 16:07 Quboid
 
I must watch that film. No spoilers, don't tell me who won

It's one of quite a few that it was effectively a family tradition to gather around and watch so long ago that I barely understood it and remember less now. It's always interesting to rewatch these and see how different they are to how I comprehended them when I was only starting school.

Mind you, rewatching The Great Escape gave me quite a shock at the end. I think my parents must have switched the TV off 5 minutes before the end!
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA Drivers
6. Re: New NVIDIA Drivers Sep 25, 2014, 15:58 Quboid
 
jimnms wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 15:09:
C I Systems wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 14:44:
These drivers are for 900 series cards only. They wont even show up for you for anything else.
I bet they'll still work on other cards, the size is about the same size as the 344.11. I've never bothered to select my specific card, I just go with the newest card listed (which is usually selected by default) and download the latest WHQL driver.

No. "This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware. [Close]"
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA Drivers
4. GeForce 900 series only Sep 25, 2014, 14:45 Quboid
 
These are for the 900 series only. The previous 344.11 drivers were the usual unified driver architecture but this release only has the 970 and 980 as compatible devices and wouldn't install on my system (I have two 660s). GeForce Experience also thinks that 344.11 are the latest for me.

(Damn these ninjas and their avoidance of extraneous obfuscation!)
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Earns $1.5M
47. Re: Wasteland 2 Earns $1.5M Sep 24, 2014, 18:10 Quboid
 
Task wrote on Sep 24, 2014, 17:17:
PropheT wrote on Sep 24, 2014, 17:13:
Considering how good Fallout 3 was I don't really mind the switch anyway.

"Good" being subjective. I could list several things that aren't that great, but this list covers it.

But I guess for me I just could not get over how it just looked like an Oblivion (Gamebryo engine) Fallout mod.

Fallout 3 and New Vegas felt like Elder Scrolls games and I am entirely happy about this. New Vegas might just be my favourite RPG ever and TES is definitely my favourite RPG series - which I know makes me a casual RPG n00b.

If Fallout 3 had been a turn based RPG, we probably wouldn't have got Wasteland 2. I'm pleased that we appear to have 2 subjectively excellent series, IMHO we're all winners.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Earns $1.5M
39. Re: Wasteland 2 Earns $1.5M Sep 24, 2014, 16:09 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 24, 2014, 14:40:
What game-stopping bugs? Only problem I get is a few graphical artifacts here and there with Vsync off at 120Hz, but I've yet to run into any crashes or major bugs. Kinda' surprised actually.

Most of my complaints fall into the stuff already mentioned here with shallow combat. I epxected to be much darker and grittier. It just seems a bit fluffy for a post-apoc CRPG. And yeah, at least some vatiation in maps and mobs for random encounters would be nice? Where are the rad scorpions and crazy shit like that?

I'm waiting to see. I don't know of any - perhaps Optional Nickname! does - and game-stopping bugs aren't specifically stopping me from playing it but the possibility is always there with this sort of complicatedly scripted game. I'd hate to have the game fail near the end because something got messed up early on - this happened to me with Fallout 3, although I suspect that was because of a mod.

Are balance changes likely to be in patches? It's hard to imagine that they've learnt much in the last few days that they weren't being told during the beta. I'm enjoying the combat so far but I'm a newbie to this sort of sub-genre so perhaps that proves your point. Perhaps the balance is skewed to help newbies like me and I wouldn't like what others would consider balanced (although the difficulty settings should really deal with this).
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Earns $1.5M
32. Re: Wasteland 2 Earns $1.5M Sep 24, 2014, 14:12 Quboid
 
Optional Nickname! wrote on Sep 24, 2014, 12:09:
I just started playing but I just might wait for the early patches in case of game-stopping bugs

Same. I don't actually know if patches are expected or particularly required given the length and openness of the beta but as I need to restart (character build was awful as I didn't know what anything meant), I figure it's worth waiting.

I'd like to see a bit more content, the biggest disappointment is that each random encounter against raiders takes place in the same map - as Creston pointed out to me previously, this is understandable given the budget but if they're planning to add content then that's where I'd like to see it.
 
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1. Re: etc. Sep 24, 2014, 10:45 Quboid
 
As observed by someone in CVG's comments, that FIFA 15 bug looks like school yard football where everyone just chases after the ball. If the goalies stayed back because they were the fat kids who never ran, it would be perfect.

Ah memories. The one bit of school I enjoyed, even if I was usually in nets for some reason
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 23, 2014, 16:51 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Sep 23, 2014, 14:46:
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Sep 23, 2014, 14:34:
This sudden surge of the "Because it's random and it's awesome because random!" genre of game is baffling to me. I never understood how something being presented nonsensically automatically makes it great.

I would call it more "goofy fun" as opposed to random...


It looks like YouTube fodder. I can imagine PewDiePie playing this sort of thing and it selling loads off the back of that. The joke died for me the moment I saw them describing bugs as part of the joke, once you ask for my money that doesn't fly.

I could probably enjoy it for an hour but no more. It's a more serious world that I can find timeless ridiculous fun in, not when it's so forced.
 
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