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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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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Jun 10, 2015, 12:19 Quboid
 
I can't tell from the review but perhaps Homeworld is specifically referring to the Abrahamic God, therefore (as they see it) misrepresenting Christianity? They generally object to *ahem* fictional religions in other games so perhaps they just ran out of room to list their moral objections to The Witcher 3.

I quite like their reviews. They've always done a pretty good job of separating their views from the game and presenting both and their moral perspective is interesting even if my own priorities are very different.
 
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News Comments > Indie Developers on Steam Refunds
39. Re: Indie Developers on Steam Refunds Jun 8, 2015, 14:41 Quboid
 
bhcompy wrote on Jun 8, 2015, 12:03:
You people act as if this is going to be something that people are just going to do over and over again. Valve has already stated that abusers will be addressed, and I imagine if it becomes a widespread problem everyone will have a certain number of refunds per year available to them.

If games are good, they will make money.

Good point. Thinking about this and reading this thread, this just seems like a good thing. It will be open to some abuse but even in purely business terms the value of the trust gained will far outweigh it.
 
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News Comments > Indie Developers on Steam Refunds
5. Re: Indie Developers on Steam Refunds Jun 8, 2015, 09:55 Quboid
 
I'd much rather play a brilliant 2 hour game than a 10 hour one with 8 hours of tedious padding. Such a short game would need to be priced accordingly but I do see that this could be a problem.

Perhaps the refund window should scale with price so maybe you get 1 hour per $10: 6 hours for a AAA $60 game but only 1 hour for a $8.99 indie title.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 7, 2015, 18:42 Quboid
 
Yeah, putting out chocolate *is* putting out poisoned food. "John" is an asshole.  
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News Comments > RONIN Early Access
2. Re: RONIN Early Access May 27, 2015, 19:26 Quboid
 
sadly includes neither Robert De Niro nor Sean Bean

Someone should make an original Rainbow Six style game based on that Ronin universe. Rainbow Six with car chases. I'm not sure how car chases would work with the whole planning, slow paced thing but as long as it wasn't just some generic on-rails rubbish it could be interesting.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue May 27, 2015, 17:58 Quboid
 
Spot on 1badmf, literally the only sane reason to pick Qatar is bribery. It is so obviously an unsuitable place that I can not fathom any other reason why a single person would have voted for them.

I hope this is just the start and FIFA as it exists is ripped up. It probably won't be, Don Sepp is probably untouchable. Their reaction to this, announcing that their election and the next 2 World Cups will be unaffected, speaks volumes as to how lowly they regard this legal process.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher III Patched
77. Re: The Witcher III Patched May 27, 2015, 12:13 Quboid
 
Quinn wrote on May 27, 2015, 12:03:
I'm on a greek island right now and let me tell you not to go on holiday right before you're about to have sex with Triss. Blue balls, I tell you! I want to ask my wife to dye her hair red but I don't want to ruin our stay... xP

As for Redmask's reply to me: I know nobody expects me for my approval on their opinion, but we all bitch about something here so at least give me that freedom too. People bitch about the game, I bitch about them bitching about the game, you bitch about me bitching about them bitching about the game.

The circle is complete that way, and me and my ouzo get all happy about that *less-than sign + three*




I'm off to a Greek island tomorrow and I've only played a few hours. Should I avoid playing this evening in case I meet her?!
 
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News Comments > Fraudulent ESO Keys Banned
25. Re: Fraudulent ESO Keys Banned May 27, 2015, 09:45 Quboid
 
These weren't simply purchased in bulk somewhere cheap and then resold, these were purchased using stolen credit card info. That's completely illegal and nobody should expect to keep such goods.

Also these players are not Bethesda's customers. Bethesda would be screwing their actual customers if they let someone else's customers (a CC thief and some resellers) pay half as much. Many would hold ill-will towards Bethesda and me thinking that that is stupid doesn't change anything but it's worth remembering that Bethesda aren't doing anything to their customers.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher III Patched
62. Re: The Witcher III Patched May 26, 2015, 21:56 Quboid
 
Krovven wrote on May 26, 2015, 18:54:
Quboid wrote on May 26, 2015, 16:56:
The game I have heard people pine for the combat from is Chivalry Medieval Warfare, which I think is a lot deeper than Skyrim.

Every Witcher game he does extra moves while attacking. This is because when you level and skill up you can start to hit multiple targets around you. those extra moves you complain about now, hit mobs later.

That sounds like a problem. Why are you doing extra moves to hit targets that you can't actually hit? How come you're doing these moves before you have that skill?

So the player can learn how to fight with the animations they are going to use for the majority of the game. When you get the skill, that back swing will hit targets to the side and behind you. Fully upgraded, just like the previous games, Geralt is dancing with the blade, slicing and dicing everything around him. It's a beautiful sight. And no I don't want that ruined by people that are annoyed they have to wait a quarter of a second for the animation early on in the game.

This is not generic hack and slash game like Skyrim or Kingdoms of Amalur. Some people don't get it, sucks for them.


I've now played it for about 4 hours and I'm enjoying it very much.

I have been in some combat, which I hadn't earlier. My first impressions are that the combat is pretty good, nice and fluid and I haven't yet been bothered by any superfluous pirouettes or uninterruptible animation. The sword fighting feels quiet weighty, which I like, and being able to stop a swing of your blade would diminish that.

The general movement is a bit awkward because of the extra step Geralt takes when stopping. Struggling to aim at a door breaks immersion and while perhaps this momentum helps with the feeling of weight and substance I would like it to be a bit sharper.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher III Patched
49. Re: The Witcher III Patched May 26, 2015, 16:56 Quboid
 
The game I have heard people pine for the combat from is Chivalry Medieval Warfare, which I think is a lot deeper than Skyrim.

Every Witcher game he does extra moves while attacking. This is because when you level and skill up you can start to hit multiple targets around you. those extra moves you complain about now, hit mobs later.

That sounds like a problem. Why are you doing extra moves to hit targets that you can't actually hit? How come you're doing these moves before you have that skill?
 
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News Comments > Mad Max Savage Road Trailer
7. Re: Mad Max Savage Road Trailer May 26, 2015, 14:04 Quboid
 
ItBurn wrote on May 26, 2015, 13:14:
I dunno. As far as I can tell, it's a linear third person brawler with driving? It looked a bit amateurish, but story and voice acting looked ok. Can't say I'm too excited for yet another of those games...

Mad Max could be a really great setting for an open world game but nothing in this trailer is particularly encouraging to me either. It could almost be Ride to Hell: Retribution and that's one of the lowest regarded games in recent years.
 
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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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