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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
Total Comments 4173 (Master)
User ID 10439
 
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News Comments > Civilization V Free Weekend & Sale
7. Re: Civilization V Free Weekend & Sale Jun 7, 2013, 08:00 Quboid
 
That 2.50 upgrade appears to include G+K - that's a bargain.

BNW isn't available in the UK from GMG. The user review on GMG is, erm, interesting. It's a glowing, 99/100 review for something which "is virtually unplayable". Wut? So an expansion - which isn't actually available yet - is nearly perfect, yet almost unplayable. Right-o.
 
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News Comments > Civilization V Free Weekend & Sale
2. Brave New World Jun 6, 2013, 21:16 Quboid
 
Brave New World expansion pack has just become available to pre-order, which is presumably why they're having the free weekend, much like Saints Row is doing.

It's 10% off, down from 20 to 18. Seems expensive, although the same as I paid for Gods + Kings which was worth it if you're a Civ V fan.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 6, 2013, 21:12 Quboid
 
Don't be silly guys, people don't lie on the Internet.  
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News Comments > Saints Row 3 Free Weekend & Sale
3. Re: Saints Row 3 Free Weekend & Sale Jun 6, 2013, 17:11 Quboid
 
steve bicknell wrote on Jun 6, 2013, 14:27:
Not here in the UK yet, just says this game is not ready to be played in offline mode.. GGGrrrr

I had to restart Steam to get the download to start; the "click to play or install" link just loaded SR3's Community Hub before that. Also from the UK.
 
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News Comments > EVE Online: Odyssey Launches
1. Re: EVE Online: Odyssey Launches Jun 4, 2013, 20:05 Quboid
 
I admire this game so much. Some of the stories of intrigue are brilliant.

But I could never play it.
 
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News Comments > Stronghold Crusader 2 Announced
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2013, 19:52 Quboid
 
Rigs wrote on Jun 4, 2013, 19:05:
If I was joking, you'd know it. I wasn't. Have you played Crusader? You said you played the second one, how about the first? You're basing your opinion on something contrary to what I was talking about (the first game, in particular). If that wasn't clear in my post, my apologies. I meant the first game in the series.


=-Rigs-=

Er, me? I meant I presume Slashman is joking. I've played Stronghold 2 only, not Stronghold nor Stronghold Crusader. I didn't really have a point beyond that Stronghold 2 was beautiful but crap, and as a result it's soured me on the series.
 
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News Comments > Stronghold Crusader 2 Announced
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2013, 16:15 Quboid
 
Slashman wrote on Jun 4, 2013, 15:42:
Rigs wrote on Jun 4, 2013, 14:44:
Yeah, unless they somehow turn everything back to the way it used to be, which is seriously doubtful, this isn't going to work. And since they're calling it a sequel to the worst one in the series, I'm thinking that's not their plan. I mean, why does every game now have to be about the twitch mentality? Everything is now, now, now. Aside from nearly everything Paradox and MATRIX puts out (which are hardcore for the most part), everything has turned into more of a 'I don't want to wait, show me now' kind of thing. It sucks. I was reading some of the OLD issues of CGW yesterday (think early-90's, DOS-era, before Win95) and there are so many games that made you actually put TIME and EFFORT into using them.It wasn't instant gratification...and I think gaming has lost that and Crusader, as it is right now, is a perfect example...


=-Rigs-=

Yeah but all the experts are calling it 'progress' and 'accessibility'. Why should some level of skill or competence mean that you can progress further in a game than I can? Can't I just click things and mash buttons while obtaining all the rewards you're getting ?

I presume you're joking. There are some on here who I wouldn't be sure at all.

I bought Stronghold 2, my God was that bad. I'd heard how great Stronghold was and SH2 looked so beautiful so I snapped it up. Sure enough, it was beautiful. By far the best looking RTS I'd played. Shame about the actual game!
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 4, 2013, 15:09 Quboid
 
Individually, I don't think these prove anything beyond reasonable doubt; a competent legal team could cast enough doubt on them. That interview could refer to legal things (if ebook publishers like Apple's extra money so much they could legally demand at least that much from Amazon, forcing their hand without Apple's direct involvement). That the heads of Apple and Harper Collins talked doesn't necessarily mean much. The contents of that email is pretty damning but it wouldn't surprise me if they could spin it away.

All 3, however, and it becomes pretty tough to convince a judge to take you seriously.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 4, 2013, 11:54 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Jun 4, 2013, 11:21:
literally admits to doing so in an interview

And that email that made the rounds.


Sources for these?

Edit: I RTFA, that helps. Not much detail and I don't think the interview (at least as presented in this article) is that big an admission.

This comment was edited on Jun 4, 2013, 12:38.
 
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News Comments > Halo: Spartan Assault Announced for Windows 8
14. Re: Halo: Spartan Assault Announced for Windows 8 Jun 4, 2013, 11:53 Quboid
 
Omni wrote on Jun 4, 2013, 10:37:
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This is just enough.

That sums it up pretty well. I like Windows 8; once you remove all the new stuff it's just Windows 7 with minor improvements. But if this is some sort of Windows 8 Metro Modern UI app then, weeeeeell, no. No thanks, MS.
 
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News Comments > Halo: Spartan Assault Announced for Windows 8
13. Re: Halo: Spartan Assault Announced for Windows 8 Jun 4, 2013, 11:51 Quboid
 
Redmask wrote on Jun 4, 2013, 11:40:
InBlack wrote on Jun 4, 2013, 10:23:
Please dont lynch me, but Im thinking about getting a windows8 smartphone. They are dirt cheap, and look pretty & functional. (The OS makes sense on a mobile phone, who would have thought...) Should I rather go Android? This is my first smartphone and I dont really look forward to it but my old phone is dying as we speak.

Pretty much everyone I know who has bought a Windows Phone has shortly gone back to iOS or Android shortly after, it's a platform going nowhere and several of its hardware backers are in deep financial doodoo and likely won't be able to continue with it much longer. I think you would be better off with Android, it has far more customization options than Windows Phone or iOS and there are some very cheap hardware options these days.

I wonder what sort of future Windows Phone has. I'm sure MS will keep pushing it but the hardware makers don't seem to like it. If/when Nokia give up on it, it's in trouble.

If you're comfortable rooting your Android phone, you can get newer versions of the OS. I put Cyanogen Mod (an open-source version of Android for most common phones) on my old HTC Desire, it wasn't too taxing and both updated to the then-latest version of Android and added many cool toys if you love to tinker.

If you want to keep your phone under warranty and use it for 3 years, then your Android phone will become out of date. That said, virtually all apps will still be compatible and the hardware in a good phone now will still be just about able to keep up; of course this problem is the same for all phones.
 
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News Comments > Metro: Last Light Selling Well
11. Re: Metro: Last Light Selling Well Jun 3, 2013, 12:44 Quboid
 
NeOCidE wrote on Jun 3, 2013, 11:08:
Quboid wrote on Jun 3, 2013, 10:51:
One of the best corridor shooters I've played, and very beautiful. This is what Doom 4 should have been.

Should have been? I missed something? Since when was Doom 4 released?

No, but it probably should have been - they had to completely restart it in 2011. If it had gone according to plan it would probably have been released by now, or be due soon - so it would have similar hardware targets and ambitions as M:LL.
 
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News Comments > Metro: Last Light Selling Well
4. Re: Metro: Last Light Selling Well Jun 3, 2013, 10:51 Quboid
 
One of the best corridor shooters I've played, and very beautiful. This is what Doom 4 should have been.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 2, 2013, 16:38 Quboid
 
Thanks nin.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 2, 2013, 16:00 Quboid
 
Was there no episode of Game of Thrones last Sunday in the US?  
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News Comments > On Sale
31. Re: On Sale Jun 2, 2013, 13:14 Quboid
 
LittleMe wrote on Jun 2, 2013, 12:53:
Quboid wrote on Jun 2, 2013, 11:34:
The perk trees in games like Skyrim and Civilization V (promotions) replace much of the detail which has been removed and add much more depth than a series of numbers steadily increasing. These add abilities which enhance your character(s) and develop the character in a direction you want better than incrementing skill values.

People look at what's removed but don't consider what's been added.

Well that would be great, except the skill trees in Skyrim are broken. Look at what the author of Skyrim Redone says about them on the mod description page. IMO the game needed a lot more polish before release.


That's quite a list of changes. I was happy enough with Skyrim's perk set (unlike the UI for choosing perks, which was horrible) but it seems that with a little thought, it could indeed be even better.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
28. Re: On Sale Jun 2, 2013, 11:35 Quboid
 
Ladron3dfx wrote on Jun 2, 2013, 07:27:
I paid $20 for this on Steam, worth every penny. Thumbsup

You don't really need to graphically overhaul the game. It's best meant to be played vanilla. I only changed the water since it looks like pea soup in most areas.

You use Steam?
 
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News Comments > On Sale
27. Re: On Sale Jun 2, 2013, 11:34 Quboid
 
I don't agree with many of the dumbing-down accusations. It is simplified in many ways, but that's not the same - simplification, or stream-lining, is about removing unnecessary complexity and presenting the information in a more intuitive way.

The perk trees in games like Skyrim and Civilization V (promotions) replace much of the detail which has been removed and add much more depth than a series of numbers steadily increasing. These add abilities which enhance your character(s) and develop the character in a direction you want better than incrementing skill values.

People look at what's removed but don't consider what's been added. I see this a lot with Civilization, complaints about dumbing-down without a mention of how the promotions system results in strategic and tactical considerations that, in my opinion, far outweigh the formulaic 'who's got the bigger number' combat of old.

In my opinion, Skyrim's character system is better than Morrowind's, and more complicated. That it's better while also being simpler to use and 'less numbery' is a credit to Bethesda.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
5. Re: Saturday Metaverse Jun 2, 2013, 11:16 Quboid
 
RoboNerd wrote on Jun 2, 2013, 11:02:
Another Google Fiber experiment... How much of a tree can you cut and not kill it?

http://www.kctv5.com/video?clipId=8934293&autostart=true

I find it amusing who is sponsoring the video stream...

That's a weird story. It's hardly big news, but you'd think the fibre could be put somewhere better. I'm surprised they don't have it underground.
 
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News Comments > Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Box Not Empty
5. Re: Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Box Not Empty May 31, 2013, 13:53 Quboid
 
Darks wrote on May 31, 2013, 13:46:
dj LiTh wrote on May 31, 2013, 10:54:
finga wrote on May 31, 2013, 10:47:
No idea what a cloth map in this would have. It's not exactly Ultima.

Thats what i was thinking...maybe one popular map? Still seems like a waste of cloth.

Exactly, all the maps are random or self generated. but a map of what they think the know Sins Universe looks like would be kind of cool.

I'm pretty sure Blue was just throwing in a reference to the good old days when boxes would have more than a disc and a leaflet.
 
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