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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 > Wasteland Kings Renamed Nuclear Throne
5. Re: Wasteland Kings Renamed Nuclear Throne Sep 30, 2013, 11:17 Quboid
 
Well, isn't that nice.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2013, 19:14 Quboid
 
Dmitri_M wrote on Sep 29, 2013, 19:07:
I just finished watching seasons 1 - 5 of Breaking bad the past 2 weeks. I am about as prepped as I can be for the finale.

Half way through season 2 ... I'm going to have to disconnect my internets and switch off my telephone.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2013, 17:52 Quboid
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 29, 2013, 10:59:
I'm about a third of the way through season 2 of a little show called Breaking Bad, you guys should check it out.

HOLY SHITBALLS THE TURTLE!
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
4. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 29, 2013, 15:00 Quboid
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Sep 29, 2013, 12:26:
I don't see the point of a gov't. shutdown.

National embarrassment?

The ultimate tantrum?

Rich people can't get their way?

A shutdown isn't the aim, no one wants that and no one thinks it does have a point AFAIK. The problem is that there are 2 distinct groups wanting 2 different things and if they don't come to an agreement then there's no money to continue doing stuff.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2013, 10:59 Quboid
 
I'm about a third of the way through season 2 of a little show called Breaking Bad, you guys should check it out.  
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
22. Re: Saturday Interviews Sep 29, 2013, 10:17 Quboid
 
If it's Dead Island with Day-Z influences, I'd be very interested. Everything wrong with Dead Island is when they did the opposite of what games like Day-Z do in terms of atmosphere, pacing and subtlety.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $20M
37. Re: Star Citizen Passes $20M Sep 27, 2013, 20:18 Quboid
 
That's quite something and I'm glad it's getting that sort of attention but that also illustrates my point - do these people know what they're getting into? I guess I do expect this industry to kick me in the balls but if this game is to be the saviour of PC gaming (which is a load of wank), if this is bringing a lot of people to PC gaming, what happens if a bunch of unsuspecting new gamers get kicked in the balls?

I don't mean to be so pessimistic. I'm thinking about worst-case what-if scenarios, not what I expect to happen (which is merely for it to be disappointing).
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 27, 2013, 20:05 Quboid
 

WARNING

That article about the 15yo who robbed a bank is by the Daily Mail. They do not care about the actual causes, they do not even care about fake causes, they only care about scaring people into buying their next edition.

They lie about anything and everything and trick people into thinking that everyone else is lying and they are the sane ones - so you'd better buy the next edition or the terrorists/sick/foreigners/students (they're all the same) win.

If this sounds familiar to US readers, yeah, it's like a certain news channel.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $20M
29. Re: Star Citizen Passes $20M Sep 27, 2013, 11:35 Quboid
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 27, 2013, 09:00:
Quboid wrote on Sep 27, 2013, 08:34:
Some people spending thousands of dollars on a game that isn't playable. This has all the hallmarks of a bubble and bubbles burst.

I don't mean that if this bombs it will be the end of crowd funding or even the end of big $10M+ projects but a lot of people will be older and wiser. Something shiny by someone well known will still get attention because we're essentially just magpies with wallets but even magpies learn. I guess. I don't know, I didn't think through that metaphor. But in general I think people would become more cautious. Such is the nature of new markets.

I have mixed feelings about this product, on the one hand I cant wait to get my hands on a gorgeous space simulation that has all the hallmarks of the best sandbox games and the best campaigns out there. On the other the whole MMO/persistent universe pitch feels like a horrible, terrible money grab of the worst fucking kind. Even if its nothing of the sort, it will still take away valuable resources, time and money from the story/single player experience and most importantly the design decisions regarding missions/quests/NPC interactions will have to be designed completely differently to acomodate that. You see if this had remained a single player sandbox type game, no one. And I mean NO ONE but the most hardcore fanatics would have bought into these 1000$+ ships bullshit....after all, what good is a virtual e-peen pissing contest if no one else can see your virtual cock?

From what I've seen, which in actual terms of how good the games actually are isn't much, Star Citizen without the MMO/persistent stuff is just an inferior X Rebirth. There's plenty of room for 2 space sims on the PC (ironically Egosoft don't feel the need to bang on about being a PC developer) but the online stuff might be good and make the game more interesting. Or it may indeed be a horrible cash grab.
 
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News Comments > Morning Patches
2. Re: Re:ARMA 3 Sep 27, 2013, 11:19 Quboid
 
Techie714 wrote on Sep 27, 2013, 11:13:
That is a HUGE update those patch notes go on & on. With that said I've been really enjoying the game & now it will be even better. So many great SP scenarios to play too.

You call that a huge update? This is a huge update.

The most interesting Arma 3 updates are in the Engine section at the bottom. Nothing about better player controls (e.g. proper votes so griefers can actually get kicked).
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $20M
24. Re: Star Citizen Passes $20M Sep 27, 2013, 08:34 Quboid
 
Some people spending thousands of dollars on a game that isn't playable. This has all the hallmarks of a bubble and bubbles burst.

I don't mean that if this bombs it will be the end of crowd funding or even the end of big $10M+ projects but a lot of people will be older and wiser. Something shiny by someone well known will still get attention because we're essentially just magpies with wallets but even magpies learn. I guess. I don't know, I didn't think through that metaphor. But in general I think people would become more cautious. Such is the nature of new markets.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $20M
9. Re: Star Citizen Passes $20M Sep 26, 2013, 22:15 Quboid
 
I'm starting to get a rather uneasy feeling about this game. They're promising the stars and there's the reputation of more than just Star Citizen at stake. This is a big deal for crowd funding (ugh, now I'm using that phrase) and it could all end in tears.

Thankfully, I know nothing and my predictions frequently suck, so it'll probably all be OK.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
29. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 26, 2013, 22:06 Quboid
 
Warskull wrote on Sep 26, 2013, 21:01:
Morga wrote on Sep 26, 2013, 20:38:
Kotaku is a corrupt feminist gamer website, owned by Gawker Media which also operates the feminist Jezebel.

Or perhaps Gawker is just a lazy site that hires low quality writers and has their sites churn out crappy click bait.

All of gawkers sites are shitty in unique ways. Kotaku dedicates way too much effort and article space to sexy cosplay to be feminist. They are only "feminist" when stirring up controversy might get them some clicks.

Gawker just write what gets clicks and they don't appear to care about anything else. Didn't they post that ridiculous date-with-gamer article on their gaming site? It wasn't fit to be on any site but they have more appropriate ones. They troll for money, which pretty much makes them whores in the classic meaning of the word.
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth Trading Trailer
24. Re: X Rebirth Trading Trailer Sep 26, 2013, 18:48 Quboid
 
Parias wrote on Sep 26, 2013, 18:43:
Quboid wrote on Sep 26, 2013, 17:46:
I think the community is worried about it being watered down by multiplayer - it's a big game and Egosoft's attention is needed in many places. Going by their previous games, the last thing they need is even more scope and while some sort of multiplayer would be cool, I'm glad they're not stretching themselves any further.

It doesn't necessarily have to be watered down though - just give us the same experience we already have, but with the ability to do it with a friend co-operatively. I know a couple of people where that would make this an instant sale.

Instead, they'll end up waiting for Star Citizen.

But then either they spend less time on other parts of the game, or throw more people at it which can cause more problems.
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth Trading Trailer
20. Re: X Rebirth Trading Trailer Sep 26, 2013, 17:46 Quboid
 
This interface looks better than the previous X games and supposedly making it easier to get into for newbies is something they're aiming for. We'll see. It could be a hell of a game but I'll wait for reviews ... I've told myself that before but I mean it this time!

I think the community is worried about it being watered down by multiplayer - it's a big game and Egosoft's attention is needed in many places. Going by their previous games, the last thing they need is even more scope and while some sort of multiplayer would be cool, I'm glad they're not stretching themselves any further.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - FIFA 14
1. Re: Ships Ahoy - FIFA 14 Sep 25, 2013, 09:07 Quboid
 
Not available in the rest of the world, AKA where the sport is actually played, for another 3 days. Way to go EA!

 
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News Comments > NVIDIA: "No Longer Possible" for Consoles to Better PC Graphics
45. Re: NVIDIA: Sep 24, 2013, 16:22 Quboid
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Sep 24, 2013, 15:39:
Artists assets? do you not understand how GFX cards work? assets are only half the picture. What we see on the screen is run through a gauntlet of built in filters that work to completely transform the look of assets within a video game. MSAA, SSAO, HDR, AF, depth of field, blending, tessellation ect ect ect. All these things improve the look of a game regardless of the artists assets.

You can't polish a turd.

I see your point, there's a lot more to graphics than the texture quality, but textures and polygons are the bases for everything; if they're not good then the game can only achieve so much.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA: "No Longer Possible" for Consoles to Better PC Graphics
27. Re: NVIDIA: Sep 24, 2013, 12:54 Quboid
 
Some people do use iPads in their work, although it might just be for show.

Gaming on phones or tablets is growing, but is it growing at the cost of PC gaming? Is less being spent on PC gaming now than 5 or 10 years ago? All the people I know who game on their mobile device either sill do as much PC gaming as ever or wouldn't do PC gaming regardless of what their mobile device offers.

There's bound to be some who have replaced (partially or wholly) PC gaming. There are probably a few who have taken up PC gaming after being introduced to video games on their phone. My guess is that mobile gaming is essentially a whole new market and the effect it has on the PC gaming market is negative, but fairly insignificant compared to the general evolution of PC gaming and will continue be so.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
28. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 23, 2013, 19:03 Quboid
 
Creston wrote on Sep 23, 2013, 18:32:
Yosemite Sam wrote on Sep 23, 2013, 15:46:
Well finally got to the end game on F:NV then tried out Dead Money, ewww, fuck that its GTA time! Thought I'd get some play time last night but my data transfer from my old FAT to my new Slim took over ten hours so only managed to get to a save point before it was time to crash.

Good to know not to upgrade any cars for now, course I'm not gonna upgrade much with $250 to my name I kinda just want to sandbox for a bit but would like to get all 3 characters available to play with... do I have to get very far into the story before that happens?

I thought Dead Money was terrible. Old World Blues is pretty good, and I quite liked Lonely Road if only for its setting.

You need to do about 12-15 missions before Trevor unlocks. It's a few hours in.

The DLCs are disappointing IMHO. Dead Money was just a chore and isn't worth your time. Old World Blues some nice stuff as does Lonesome Road. Honest Hearts was my favourite, because of the setting and because it's the only one that isn't completely focused on combat. That's their main problem, they're just semi-linear combat based quests.

Are the Fallout 3 expansions the same, or is there more trade and politics? I've never finished FO3 and I'd be tempted to get a load of mods and the DLC and check it out.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 23, 2013, 14:56 Quboid
 
Sleep wrote on Sep 23, 2013, 13:01:
Quboid wrote on Sep 23, 2013, 11:30:
Cutter wrote on Sep 23, 2013, 11:24:
Wow, that was a rough day for football yesterday. Yikes!

Yeah, 4-1. I did not see that coming, even without RVP I thought Man Utd would put up a fight. Too early for Moyes' position to be under real threat but that's a blow for him.

As no Manc myself, i think the game would have been different with Van Persie and Rooney on from the get-go. Nevermind that though, how jammy were Spurs? And Di Canio getting his red card today - dont get me wrong I have little sympathy for self professed fascists, but 5 games? That sounds like an excuse. Cant say i blame them on reflection.

Rooney's good spurts seem to be getting less frequent and shorter. I think the Sunderland board are the only people who didn't see this coming with Di Canio, apparently the senior players got fed up and went over his head with their concerns. Spurs deserved it but David Marshall didn't.
 
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