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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
9. Re: Game Reviews Mar 28, 2013, 14:01 Quboid
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 28, 2013, 13:37:
Quboid, were your comments intended to be positive? Because this is what I got out of your comments: "It is okay for the first 30-60 minutes."

That's pretty much it. It's excellent for the first 3-4 hours per city, but gets steadily worse thereafter.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews Mar 28, 2013, 12:58 Quboid
 
Creston wrote on Mar 28, 2013, 12:19:
And one who said that it was sorta okay when he could get on.

Creston

That was probably me. It's quite surprising how much I enjoy the game at times. Building a city up to a population of around 5000 (unfudged number) is excellent. The simulation holds up and the faÁade works. Things (appear to) connect up well, make sense and tick over beautifully. Then it starts to slip, after 10K population some things just stop making sense (you need an RCI ratio of about 10:2:1) and after 25K, the illusion is thoroughly destroyed.

If you have the game, load a large city with a recycling plant. Open the garbage menu, switch on the garbage data map and watch the recycling lorries. Watch them drive straight past buildings with recycling. Watch towers with masses of recycling get ignored. Watch trucks turn into clean, empty streets rather than into the street with mountains of recycling to pick up. Watch and weep.

They're the worst but all the vehicles are just terrible. They don't seem to consider other vehicles intentions, which I'd have thought would be the most basic consideration. I've seen 3 coal trucks drive to the same power plant, the first one drops its load and the other 2 turn around and drive off to deliver it somewhere else. Same with emergency vehicles. Probably the same with buses, which makes them play a game of follow the leader.

In a small town with quiet streets and not much for your single school's buses or your fire station's engines to get lost in, balancing a growing city's budget by micromanaging which classrooms are open, it's fun and I have lost hours enjoying this world.

I always stick to unfudged numbers in my comments but in-game, I've actually re-fudged the numbers as unfudged 2/3 of my population is workers which doesn't seem right. Assuming a worker works half their life and that 2/3 of people have a working life, that's 1/3 of the population is working at any one time. I doubled the number, that's probably a bit much but it's handy to be able to divide it in my head when thinking about the real figures.

Edit: I should clarify that reaching 5K population is more than it sounds; it takes more time and space than it did in previous editions. That 5K (or 10K as I have it re-fudged) involves as much game-time as a 20K city in SC4. It's not quite as pathetic as it sounds ... but it's still pretty pathetic.

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News Comments > Square Enix Reports "Extraordinary Loss" - President Resigns
44. Re: Square Enix Reports Mar 26, 2013, 15:02 Quboid
 
If they've lost $100M through write-offs and only $30M net loss, doesn't that suggest that they've been operating at a loss for the last few years and have been hiding that, the opposite of what's being suggested here? Perhaps now they've run out of ways to hide the loss so they're taking it off the books in one big hit, and kicking out the guy who has been making losses for years.

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News Comments > Game Reviews
21. Re: Game Reviews Mar 26, 2013, 12:41 Quboid
 
Darks wrote on Mar 26, 2013, 12:18:
wrlwnd wrote on Mar 26, 2013, 11:09:
Verno wrote on Mar 26, 2013, 09:46:
The game isn't perfect but after spending some time with it I have no problem recommending it to people for $60 or less.

Sorry, but 15 hours of gameplay isn't worth $60.

I'll wait until it hits about the $20 price point.

Iím sorry, but I have to laugh and shake my head when I read this kind of comments. So, 10 to 15 hours of game play is not worth 60 dollars. But many of the same people claiming that this game is not worth that price will go out and have gone out and spent just as much on a 5 hour game like COD.

How do you all justify that reasoning when this game is far superiour in all regards? Iím truly baffled at comments like this. Just because a game does not have MP does not make that game any less of a game especially when the game play and story are far better.

Are you sure about that? A great many people play CoD for multiplayer, which gives them hundreds of hours play. I doubt that many people who are claiming this isn't worth the price bought the latest CoD just for single player.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
8. Re: Game Reviews Mar 22, 2013, 14:41 Quboid
 
That Avatar's new? I wasn't sure. Very nice, but it doesn't beat a cat's head in silloette.

I read the IGN review before reading these comments, I shouldn't have given them the hit. If anyone's wondering, surprisingly enough they really like it! Who'd have thunk!

9.4 AMAZING

In total, BioShock Infinite is a brilliant shooter that nudges the entire genre forward with innovations in both storytelling and gameplay. It trips over itself in a couple of spots, but not in any way that should keep you from embracing it with your utmost enthusiasm.

I'm off to barf.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
140. Re: Op Ed Mar 21, 2013, 17:42 Quboid
 
Just a hunch, but I'm guessing effort isn't the problem with low income voters, more the cost.

having voter ID wouldn't hurt the GOP anyway just the democrats

Exactly.

I bet it's not just her too, I'd be amazed if it was. It's sure to be quite a few others, from both parties. Fighting voter fraud, be it individuals voting several times or one of the two parties trying to fix whole states should be cracked down on, but if you put a price on voting, you exclude the poor. That's useful to the party of the rich, but it's not democratic.

(PS: I changed my previous comment when I realised I might not have answered your point, sorry to confuse things.)
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
137. Re: Op Ed Mar 21, 2013, 17:18 Quboid
 
RollinThundr wrote on Mar 21, 2013, 17:02:
Quboid wrote on Mar 21, 2013, 16:30:
Weasel wording is wording that's true, but leaves a false impression. Saying there was voting fraud in the 2 elections he won is true, but it implies that there wasn't voting fraud in other elections and that the voting fraud had the slightest jot of relevance.

The left is generally against it? Perhaps because it's totalitarian, more likely, as GOP officials have admitted, because it's designed to stop legitimate voters who have difficulty getting photo ID from voting - voters with low education and who don't speak English as a first language. Voters who overwhelmingly vote Democrat. That's voter fraud which could actually make a difference. Why haven't they been made accountable?

Edit: I see you've now moved the goal posts from photo ID to absentee ballots. Handy.

LOL you need a picture ID for a ton of day to day shit as is. Don't give me the flimsy it's "too hard to get one" excuse. That's the biggest bowl of bullshit. If you can't make the effort to stand in line at the DMV for an hour or less, then you don't fucking deserve the right to vote.

Voting law opponents contend these laws disproportionately affect elderly, minority and low-income groups that tend to vote Democratic. Obtaining photo ID can be costly and burdensome, with even free state ID requiring documents like a birth certificate that can cost up to $25 in some places. According to a study from NYU's Brennan Center, 11 percent of voting-age citizens lack necessary photo ID while many people in rural areas have trouble accessing ID offices. (source)
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
133. Re: Op Ed Mar 21, 2013, 16:30 Quboid
 
Weasel wording is wording that's true, but leaves a false impression. Saying there was voting fraud in the 2 elections he won is true, but it implies that there wasn't voting fraud in other elections and that the voting fraud had the slightest jot of relevance.

The left is generally against it? Perhaps because it's totalitarian, more likely, as GOP officials have admitted, because it's designed to stop legitimate voters who have difficulty getting photo ID from voting - voters with low education and who don't speak English as a first language. Voters who overwhelmingly vote Democrat. That's voter fraud which could actually make a difference. Why haven't they been made accountable?

Edit: I see you've now moved the goal posts from photo ID to absentee ballots. Handy.

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News Comments > Op Ed
129. Re: Op Ed Mar 21, 2013, 15:42 Quboid
 
Why do lawmakers on the left want to reduce the availability of high power weapons? Gee, I don't know, maybe because people are being killed by them, in elementary schools, cimenas, amongst other places. What threat to them in the long run? Not much. Do you have a problem with politicians not acting out of self interest?

You're getting off topic there, but it's interesting that you consider being against requiring picture ID to be totalitarian. I'm sure the voter fraud (weasel wording again, not just his 2 wins but every election ever) made a big difference. Hilariously, that guy's almost definitely a Republican and certainly anti-gun control.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Face Rendering Demoed
21. Re: NVIDIA Face Rendering Demoed Mar 21, 2013, 15:30 Quboid
 
Good points Xero and JeffD, LOD stuff and/or cutscene only will reduce the load a lot.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
11. Re: Game Reviews Mar 21, 2013, 13:31 Quboid
 
From the Techday article:
causing a ripple of annoyance from various journalists on Twitter, including Spike TVís Geoff Keighley

That's Geoff Keighley, of Doritos and Mountain Dew fame, annoyed that game reviewers might be selling out? Cry me a fucking river you epic douche.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Teaser Trailer
3. Re: Battlefield 4 Teaser Trailer Mar 21, 2013, 13:28 Quboid
 
So this is a trailer for a trailer, and not even the first trailer for this trailer? How much more can they saturate the market before these aren't newsworthy?  
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News Comments > Op Ed
127. Re: Op Ed Mar 21, 2013, 13:03 Quboid
 
I wasn't joking about the rape, I was joking about your inconsistencies and endless logical fallacies.

Also, I don't see what's hypocritical about someone who owns a handgun wanting to ban automatic rifles, if that's what that hearing was about. Even if she wanted to ban handguns, it would only be hypocritical if the bill was worded so she could keep hers.

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News Comments > NVIDIA Face Rendering Demoed
18. Re: NVIDIA Face Rendering Demoed Mar 21, 2013, 12:59 Quboid
 
The sheer amount of development that must go into this, in terms of modelling and texturing, it makes me wonder if we'll ever see this very often. I suppose the day will come when Hollywood's latest star gets scanned and high definition models/textures created from them and then we'll get games starring Ryan Gosling or whoever.

If this took half the card's processing power, it's a long way off anyway. How much gameplay are you going to get when a single person's head is taking half the graphics card's resources.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Google Glass Mar 21, 2013, 10:48 Quboid
 
DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION WAS RIGHT! THE WAR IS STARTING NOW!  
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News Comments > Fantasy Village TMed
1. Re: Fantasy Village TMed Mar 21, 2013, 10:46 Quboid
 
Oh Blue, you are a card  
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News Comments > Op Ed
118. Re: Op Ed Mar 21, 2013, 10:35 Quboid
 
RollinThundr wrote on Mar 21, 2013, 08:29:
Funny how statistics don't matter unless it's to back your agenda. http://tinyurl.com/cmg4872 You democrats should be ashamed at yourselves.

Is that Beamer? I thought you said he was a black man, now he's a white woman? He must be Michael Jackson.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 20, 2013, 22:39 Quboid
 
I didn't know they existed, that's horrible. You get automatically scanned when driving throughout cities in the US, in case you are a criminal?

I'm surprised this exists, but I'm very surprised that people aren't furious about this (AFAIK) especially in the US of all places.

Since when was checking if a random person is a criminal acceptable behaviour in a free society? If the authorities have reason to suspect you have committed a crime then I can understand it but to just check everyone all the time is ghastly.

I really hope I'm misunderstanding this.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
111. Re: Op Ed Mar 20, 2013, 16:39 Quboid
 
I brought developed/developing nations into the discussion, but whether a country is developed or not isn't the point - whether the country is comparable to the US is the point. That's not the same thing.

It's not a question of "is this country developed", it's a question of "is this country about as developed as the USA".
 
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News Comments > Steam Opens Early Access
20. Re: Steam Opens Early Access Mar 20, 2013, 16:33 Quboid
 
Dev wrote on Mar 20, 2013, 16:22:
jacobvandy wrote on Mar 20, 2013, 16:18:
If the full version doesn't come out for whatever reason, I imagine Valve will have to refund you.
Unlikely, that would basically put them into position of financially guaranteeing the final finished release of every single game they have. They only refund pre-orders (which for AAA games are typically already finished and gone gold, or nearly so), and they could make the case that this is termed early access, not pre-order and that you get to play the game in advance so you got your money's worth.

Actually, thats probably yet another reason why they are doing this early access program.

It wouldn't be Valve, it would be the developer - but if the full game doesn't come out, the chances of them still existing would be minimal. I suspect that money would be gone, which is why I'm not keen on spending £20 on Prison Architect. I doubt the finished game will cost more.

Kickstarter appears cheaper, but here you get early access. These probably have a higher chance of being completed as Valve are going to be careful who they let on.
 
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