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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 > etc.
61. Re: etc. Oct 15, 2014, 17:47 Quboid
 
Redmask wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 17:36:
Someone the other day asked about drowning out others, this is exactly what I meant.

I think that was me; although I asked about directly controlling the conversation it was referring to the same post of yours. I still don't see the problem, did you mean he makes his point and responding to people who respond to him? You meant not surrendering or hiding when challenged? Why is ASeven any different to Beamer in this regard?
 
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59. Re: etc. Oct 15, 2014, 17:36 Quboid
 
ASeven wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 15:00:
Also, you don't get to say I focus on a few to paint a large picture because that's all you lot, not you specifically mind, have been doing, calling all gamers misogynists, and far worse, and painting all of us under a very large brush. Before you accuse me of generalization, look at your own camp first.

I did, hence the bit about "what the rest of GamerGate seems to think of that". You have repeatedly generalised, even in this very post and in posts on this thread since.

They're not my camp and the line "you lot, not you specifically mind" is very telling. Why did you exclude me? I think it was because you realised you were generalising and you caught on enough to not include me (on this particular occasion, you lump me in with them throughout the rest of this post). However, you still generalised and tarred all but one of this imaginary camp with this brush.

I haven't commented on TFYC because I don't know much about it and it's nothing to do with me. It's your own misunderstanding that people who disagree with you are in some camp and pointing out inconsistencies is not pointing out hypocrisy, it's disproving your own stupid assumption.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
20. Re: Game Reviews Oct 15, 2014, 16:31 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 13:29:
Quboid wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 13:06:
That's not quite what he was saying, it was more like "someone regularly has a different opinion than quite a few people, they must be doing it for attention". I disagree with him, but it wasn't as alternate-opinion-adverse as you imply.

My greasemonkey script is snipping a bunch of this but what I meant was that he literally flipflops on things, probably to drive attention/clicks. I was speaking about this one specific person, not in general about anyone with an alternate opinion. I've seen him do this stuff many times, not giving a shit with one company or game then making it a big issue in another. It's a tiresome schtick but sadly hes definitely a lifer in the industry.


I was referring to another comment in another thread that Beamer mentioned. I didn't even know who Arthur Gies was until I Googled the name.
 
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47. Re: etc. Oct 15, 2014, 16:26 Quboid
 
Who of any relevance has said that all gamers are misogynists?

By "any relevance" I mean either in a position of importance within the industry (such as a developer or journalist who is active and is respected by at least some, a gaming news site editor, a prominent YouTuber) or who has been given relevance by some means (such as a guest editorial on a respected gaming website).

(edit: I don't mean to imply no one has, this isn't meant as a challenge like that. I don't expect many have but I honestly don't know.)

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26. Re: etc. Oct 15, 2014, 14:51 Quboid
 
Are you honestly stupid enough to think that ISIS trying to hijack hashtags is an endorsement? Evidently yes. They're also keen on the BBC's "The Price Of Football" report, the trouble in the Serbia - Albania football match and the scorer of Ireland's late, late equaliser against Germany. Or they post their propaganda under the trending tags.

I was going to point out how ridiculous it is for someone using the label SJW to talk about bias, and how you're focusing on the actions of the extreme few to paint a large group and what the rest of GamerGate seems to think of that but what's the point. Come on, ISIS propaganda?!

Uuuuuuuuuuugh, Jesus wept. Way to prove my point about idiots tainting the discussion.
 
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17. Re: etc. Oct 15, 2014, 14:16 Quboid
 
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 13:55:
Quboid wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 12:55:
GamerGate is basically a protest and like every protest ever, the media pays attention to the extremists. Look at any G8 protest or whatever, when violence kicks off where are the cameras pointed?

This isn't just a case of a detached media going for the juicier bits of the story. This is a case of journalists with a variety of agendas, most of them self-serving, intentionally trying to slam what is in this case their own critics.

In mainstream media, that is exactly what it is. I doubt someone at Reuters feels that a writer at Polygon is "one of their own" and is more likely than most to understand the ethical concerns that (again IMHO) constitute a reasonable gripe against some games journalists.

However we have a situation whereby I could say "games journalists shouldn't tweet about an up coming game to try to win a console, that's not ethical" and the reaction of "oh right, ethics from the people who threaten women for joining a boys' club, give me a break" is horribly understandable, albeit not correct or fair. This isn't because any gaming journalists have twisted anything (although I believe some have, probably both intentionally and unintentionally), this is because generalising is human nature and the ship has long since sailed on GamerGate being anything other than shorthand for the extreme in the wider public eye - a confirmation of the stereotype that this whole thing started over misguided attempts to put to bed.

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News Comments > Game Reviews
10. Re: Game Reviews Oct 15, 2014, 13:06 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 12:45:
Verno wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 12:43:
Arthur Gies is a path of least resistance douchebag, as in he takes the shortest path to pissing people off that he can in virtually every circumstance. He doesn't really have personal opinions, he just flipflops around on whatever he thinks will drive the most attention.

This is another weird sentiment. nin said it about me yesterday.
"Someone has a different opinion than I do, they must be trying to get attention!"

That's not quite what he was saying, it was more like "someone regularly has a different opinion than quite a few people, they must be doing it for attention". I disagree with him, but it wasn't as alternate-opinion-adverse as you imply.

The one that amuses me is "someone likes something I don't, they must have been tricked into thinking they like it by marketing!".

I've never seen anyone suggest that they themselves have been tricked into thinking they like something, or that anyone else has ever been tricked into liking something they like. It's always other people with other opinions who only think they like CoD/Transformers/etc.
 
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14. Re: etc. Oct 15, 2014, 12:55 Quboid
 
GamerGate is basically a protest and like every protest ever, the media pays attention to the extremists. Look at any G8 protest or whatever, when violence kicks off where are the cameras pointed?

The legitimate points (IMHO) in GamerGate are being drowned out or even tainted by a large volume of nonsense and I think GamerGate is bad for gamers as a result. This will always be seen as the protest group who are closed minded, who exert pressure on advertisers to shut down and censor opinions they don't like, who threaten women in gaming.

It shouldn't be like this? Well, I agree it shouldn't, but it is. The world doesn't stop and look at issues in detail and I'm not generalising when I say that everyone generalises.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
6. Re: Game Reviews Oct 15, 2014, 12:28 Quboid
 
Elf Shot The Food wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 09:26:
"How dare he put his own world-view and issues in the way of the review? But thatís exactly what he should be doing."

No, it isn't.

Too many reviewers are using reviews as soapboxes instead of just presenting the facts and letting readers make up their own minds: http://tinyurl.com/l8puses

Reviews should be opinions, for a list of facts you can go to Wikipedia. Both the MCV article and the Dual Shockers article (what's with the tinyurl?) acknowledge this but the DS article goes on to talk about going from opinions to preaching, from reviewing to editorialising.

It is a mistake to have someone who thinks that Bayonetta 2 is overly sexualised write the review for it in the first place. Their opinion is clearly going to be different to that of virtually everyone who is interested in it so their perspective is largely irrelevant. Was this a surprise to them? Did they think it claims otherwise and that the people had a right to know the horrible truth? No chance.

How much value is there in someone who doesn't like RTS games reviewing Stronghold Crusaders 2? Some, certainly, there will be non-RTS fans wondering if maybe this will be the exception. But not a lot, because the vast majority of people looking for a review will be RTS fans and probably Stronghold fans. "Highly sexualised" isn't really a genre but in this regard I think it is comparable.

I mostly agree with that Dual Shockers article but this really undermines their point:
When you see games with extremely high production values like Destiny being slapped with a 4 or a 5, itís obvious that the reviewer is completely ignoring the objectively positive aspects of the title, and is replacing them with spite and misinformation in order to punish the developer for having released something that didnít match his personal expectations.

A highly polished turd is still a turd. I don't know about Destiny but I think it is silly to dismiss negative reviews because this author thinks that things like nice graphics can make an awful game good. I agree to some extent but to criticise reviewers for not thinking this way is to punish reviewers for having written something that didn't match his personal expectations.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
16. Re: Game Reviews Oct 14, 2014, 16:38 Quboid
 
The average game probably is shallow entertainment, but then so is the average film, book or T.V. series. I think the only thing that will truly cause games to be seen in the same light is time. I think games are seen as much more "normal" now than in 1997 and it will get better.

Not all websites keep advertising and editorial divisions separate. This is clearly not representative of these sites but I wonder how much less explicit pressure is applied. I suspect a lot, but I don't imagine things were much different in 1997 or are any better amongst YouTubers.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
35. Re: Saturday Interviews Oct 12, 2014, 20:24 Quboid
 
Sarcasm is a stupid way to make a point and he should know better but that's not representative of his posts. If it was, contrarian wouldn't be anyone's choice of word.  
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
33. Re: Saturday Interviews Oct 12, 2014, 14:40 Quboid
 
What do you mean by "directly control the conversation"?

I say he's usually right because he argues an objective point with reasoned logic and cites sources proving his point, typically against people who think game publishers are like Bond villains - people so biased, they see anything other than absolutely condemnation of publishers as a sign of bias.

He'd be doing us all a discredit if he half-assed complicated issues with short answers, or if he abandoned a discussion because he didn't quickly change his mind.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
31. Re: Saturday Interviews Oct 12, 2014, 12:33 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Oct 12, 2014, 12:09:
Quboid wrote on Oct 12, 2014, 09:07:
nin, I thought you were smarter. Beamer doesn't pick the opposite, Beamer points out when people get lost in their own circle-jerk and 95% of the people who moan at him fail to understand his point.

Beamer's point ("goal" actually) is for everyone to talk to Beamer. He is a classic example of a contrarian, begging for your attention.


I really don't think he is. He calls out things that he thinks are wrong and then backs up his assertions. What's wrong with that? Should people not respond when counter-challenged? I certainly don't want this board to be people wallowing in ignorance and that does happen quite often. It helps that, in objective matters at least, he tends to be right.

I've seen people being incredibly contrarian to him, is this why? Do people assume he's being contrarian and therefore automatically disagree with him without seeing the irony?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
29. Re: Saturday Interviews Oct 12, 2014, 09:07 Quboid
 
William Usher wrote on Oct 11, 2014, 15:00:
Beamer wrote on Oct 11, 2014, 14:40:
And, its worth pointing out, that list of devs interviewed was culled from 4chan and includes a guy that wrote an article defending rape and a fit that was in chat rooms encouraging ways to get Zoe Quinn to commit suicide.

But it's about ethics!

Why are you always bringing her up?

Are you kidding me?!

This whole bullshit was called Quinnspiracy. Now mentioning her is deflecting from the subject?

NKD, parts of every side of every debate ever has done this. It is human nature and it is wrong to suggest that these developers are the first to do this or they do this more than anyone else. It is impossible for these developers to have a debate with any of us because some fool will start throwing labels like "SJW" around and the whole debate is ruined.

nin, I thought you were smarter. Beamer doesn't pick the opposite, Beamer points out when people get lost in their own circle-jerk and 95% of the people who moan at him fail to understand his point.

Two groups of overly sensitive crusaders, and gaming's low point.

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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
11. Re: Saturday Mobilization Oct 11, 2014, 23:59 Quboid
 
I check mine quite often. Mostly to look at the time, and I'll do a quick scan of the notification bar to see if I've missed anything. I also use my phone a fair bit to read columns, catch up on Twitter or play a quick game of Sudoku or something. This could add up to 40 times a day easily and this is without counting any prolonged call/text/etc communication - which varies hugely from day to day but can result in a hundred checks in a day.

Wonderful inventions, smartphones, or rather a series of wonderful inventions. A genuinely life changing, life improving technology. They're clearly not for everybody but I feel naked without mine.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age - Origins Free on Origin
36. Re: Dragon Age - Origins Free on Origin Oct 9, 2014, 09:25 Quboid
 
I've never played this before so I don't own any of the DLC anywhere - and they all cost me Bioware Points. Return to Ostagar costs 400 points, which in turn costs £3.00.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday
50. Re: Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday Oct 8, 2014, 14:53 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 14:42:
Bundy wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 14:37:
SpectralMeat wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 14:25:
Bundy wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 14:21:
seriously, the audio for warping in ED.... it'll give you the chills, especially when you come out.
Yep, it kicks ass
So is the gameplay, I don't think youtube videos give it justice.

I'm getting better, but I still suck pretty hard at combat in ED. For people who've never played ED, you're in for a big change if your only comparison is Freespace and the old Tie Fighter games. Yaw and Pitch speeds are slow, especially Yaw. Pitch has a sweet spot at 50% thrust speed, so in a dogfight u wanna slow down to that to do a quick turn, not down to 0% like the old space sims. So you'll want to roll and pitch, not yaw. And even then the pitch speed is pretty sluggish. It takes some getting used to, and I'm far from being proficient at combat in ED.

Yeah, I was watching that dogfighting video someone posted the other day and my first through was "I wish I could fly like that."

I'm relatively poor at space combat because I think like an aeroplane pilot - roll and pitch, not yaw. Is this how ED works, like flying a fixed wing aircraft? What video are you referring to, the 30 minute one ("Some bounty hunting" was SpectralMeat's link text 4 days ago)?

That £15 Arithon mentioned, that is to convert a pre-order to early access? I first read that as the whole purchase for £15 and was about to go scrambling to their website.

It used to be that Star Citizen discussion would overflow into ED threads on hype. Now ED overflows into Star Citizen on merit. I prefer this way
 
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News Comments > Space Rogue Announced
6. Re: Space Rogue Announced Oct 7, 2014, 21:23 Quboid
 
Planet landing Ė you'll be able to land on mysterious uncharted worlds.

I conquer.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale Oct 7, 2014, 14:08 Quboid
 
J wrote on Oct 7, 2014, 05:51:
Too much content? I'm looking for more I'm loving Prison Architect.

It's not often a problem!

Loads of content is fine, I'm a bit worried that it might become a mess of micromanaging if they don't handle it correctly. Having to deal with power and water and guard areas and tunnels and schedules and research and so on - it could become too fiddly to keep on top of everything.
 
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3. Re: On Sale Oct 6, 2014, 20:47 Quboid
 
That's a good price for Prison Architect if you're into the whole E.A. thing. It's shaping up well but my concern is that it's got too much content - it seems a bit overwhelming right now. Better this than too shallow of course, but I hope they can keep it tight.  
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