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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 > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 28, 2015, 17:27 Quboid
 
Matthew Mcconaughey? A couple of years ago I would have been appalled at that suggestion but he has really pulled it together for True Detective and Dallas Buyers Club. He's a better age than Pratt if Indy is to be a professor.

Doing Sahara during his phoning-it-in phase probably hurts his chances.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Key Revocation Follow-ups
19. Re: Far Cry 4 Key Revocation Follow-ups Jan 28, 2015, 11:59 Quboid
 
Kajetan wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 11:45:
nin wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 11:28:
It (UBI replacing keys) also starts down the slippery slope of what happens next time. Are they obligated to do it every time, then? Wouldn't that just cause fraudulent keys to flourish?
No. It wouldnt. Because fraudulent keys are the exception, not the norm. And ... the publisher might want to tighten the security of the whole ordering process, reducing the probality that such things happen again. But this costs money. More money they are loosing with fraud. So ... nothing happens.

I dont dispute the right the publishers have to "defend" themselves. They have it. Fully. But sometimes it is WISER to NOT swing the banhammer. Be friendly to those customers, gift them legit keys. Which cost the publishers nothing. Be merciful. Gain positive press, gain more customers, be the good guy once in a while.

To me, its a nobrainer.

Stopping credit card fraud is beyond Ubisoft but as this wasn't their shop, the best way for them to reduce this is to only allow people to buy their games from Uplay and I'm pretty sure that's not what any of us want.

I'd give everyone affected a free season pass and watch everyone splutter, but then there's no PR in Quboid.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 28, 2015, 11:49 Quboid
 
I can't see Chris Pratt without seeing Andy from Parks & Rec. Zero Dark Thirty didn't really work for me because of this, it doesn't matter how much muscle that loveable oaf puts on. My own hang up aside, I think he'd be decent - certainly better than Shia LaBeouf.

I'm utterly jaded with this sort of reboot. It doesn't matter who they cast in Indiana Jones or Ghostbusters 3 or whatever, without the original people together at the right time in their careers, there is no reason to expect these films to be any better or worse than any other release - and in comparison to whatever nostalgia is being exploited, they're therefore unlikely to match up.

It can work. Die Another Day pretty much jumped the shark and Bond has been better for the reboot - although of the recent 3, only Casino Royale has been special IMHO so it's now the exception not the rule, but the other 2 are decent. These reboots can't even be relied upon to suck, dammit!
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Key Revocation Follow-ups
14. Re: Far Cry 4 Key Revocation Follow-ups Jan 28, 2015, 11:17 Quboid
 
Creston wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 10:45:
Kajetan wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 10:42:
2. Because it WISE to not hurt your customers. As i remember Adobe once contacted several hundred customers with "counterfeit" serials and offered them legit ones for free. Adobe came out as the good guy, it was perfect PR story, costing them nearly nothing.

This. 100000 times this.

They're not Ubisoft's customers, and they never will be if Ubisoft just give them games every time they buy illegitimate ones. I'm not sure I'd ever be Ubisoft's customer either, if I could pay someone half the amount for some key and get a legit copy of Far Cry 5 if it's ever revoked.

It would be nice if Ubisoft went with a softer approach but IMHO what they're doing now isn't unreasonable and anything more would be a bonus.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 28, 2015, 11:10 Quboid
 
That plea deal doesn't seem unreasonable to me either. I think he would have been fired if he hadn't resigned first but I don't know. He certainly would have deserved it, he has no place in law enforcement.  
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Key Revocation Follow-ups
7. Re: Far Cry 4 Key Revocation Follow-ups Jan 28, 2015, 10:33 Quboid
 
Why would the victim of fraud be expected to reimburse those who tried to take advantage? Even if they did so unknowingly (and really, what do people expect?) they don't get a pay-out of any sort from the victim. If nothing else, it's unreasonable to expect Ubisoft or anyone else to encourage the buying of fraudulent keys.

I wouldn't buy game keys from any site that needs to offer a guarantee.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
28. Re: Into the Black Jan 28, 2015, 10:01 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 09:36:
Lorcin wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 01:12:
Can I just go out on a limb here and say female comedians aren't funny?

Just to qualify that statement I should probably point out that my wife of 16 years agrees with me even though she has a masters degree in Feminist Literature from Cambridge.

#Ghostbrastures?

Why does a persons gender determine if they're funny or not?


Are you saying that George Carlin and Dane Cook *aren't* basically the same? I didn't enjoy a Jamie Kennedy stand-up routine, so I'm pretty sure I wouldn't enjoy any of Louis CK's stuff. I mean, they both have penises, if one isn't funny then the other can't be. (Sarcasm!)
 
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News Comments > Dying Light Dawns
28. Re: Dying Light Dawns Jan 27, 2015, 18:26 Quboid
 
AVG Free says Dying Light's executable is a virus of an unknown type. It wouldn't be its first false positive.  
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News Comments > Dying Light Dawns
26. Re: Dying Light Dawns Jan 27, 2015, 17:38 Quboid
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 27, 2015, 15:54:
HYEHZ0-GNKD1A-GFNGMQ

25% off code for GMG, only works on Dying Light


*yoink*

Thank you!
 
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News Comments > Five Nights at Freddy's 3 Announced
7. Re: Five Nights at Freddy's 3 Announced Jan 26, 2015, 21:55 Quboid
 
It looks like PewDieBait, designed to have someone overact into a camera in one corner. The developer is right to milk this cheap tat for all it's worth.

I heard someone say that jump scares are to horror what fart jokes are to comedy. I disagree, fart jokes are funny.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 26, 2015, 21:30 Quboid
 
The technical stuff is rather beyond me; I don't really know what a ROP is but I guess a miracle firmware update isn't going to happen. Thanks for the link, it has helped.

I'm not too worried about 4K either. I've just got a 1440p monitor and I expect the Rift to be similar so that's my target for the next few years. A few games already bring my 970 to its knees at high settings but I don't know if the VRAM is to do with it. I don't really expect something like Far Cry 4 to run at ultra high settings, 1440p, 4x AA, high AO and get 80+ FPS any way.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 26, 2015, 19:36 Quboid
 
Fantaz wrote on Jan 26, 2015, 18:46:
not buying a pair of GTX 970's until Nvidia corrects the issues...

It feels like a storm in a teacup at present. I got a 970 for Christmas and I've been pleased with performance. This line sums it up pretty well (emphasis mine, typo theirs):
if this information had been properly presented in the first place it would have been a footnote in an article extoling the virtues of the GTX 970, rather than the centerpiece of a full-on front page exposť.

It seems like a fine card. If there was a firmware update released, I'd get it. If there was a recall, I might not bother. If Nvidia do nothing, as it stands, I won't care - although if the problem is worse than presently understood, or there was deliberate deception, I would care rather more.

If this knocks ten bucks off the price, I might go SLI
 
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News Comments > Frontier Announces Coaster Park Tycoon & Layoffs
7. Re: Frontier Announces Coaster Park Tycoon & Layoffs Jan 26, 2015, 19:22 Quboid
 
Elite Dangerous is selling well. It makes sense for a studio of any size to work on multiple projects at once so everyone's skill sets are always needed. Perhaps ED's success has prompted a major reorganisation and they have consolidated from a start-up into more mature, multiple project studio which in turn has led to work being moved to their HQ.

It seems like it has been a long time since there was a decent tycoon game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 23, 2015, 09:47 Quboid
 
He's speaking from experience...  
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News Comments > RONIN Announced
6. Re: RONIN Announced Jan 22, 2015, 20:23 Quboid
 
Technically, Ronin is one of my favourite films.  
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Jan 22, 2015, 19:41 Quboid
 
I got The Crew for free and I feel ripped off. It's so uninteresting, even compared to their earlier Test Drive Unlimited games.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2015, 12:02 Quboid
 
beremot wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 10:49:
The suffix "Gate" makes no sense, period.

Watergate was just the name of the hotel that President Nixon's operatives attempted to break into in one small part of a much wider web of political corruption.

It became shorthand for that ONE scandal but that doesn't mean it works for everything.

It's like if Nixon's men had broken into the Hilton instead, and then we had "GamerHilton" and "DeflateHilton."

It's just a stupid name that people slap onto whatever faddish cause they're into, and it's born of historical and/or political ignorance.

I think plenty of people know that but it's become well known shorthand. It does work for everything* because whether we like it or not, we immediately knew that this meant some scandal.

* Well, nearly everything (from That Mitchell & Webb Show).
 
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News Comments > Roberts: Star Citizen Will "Probably" Pass $100M; Release Schedule Expanded
30. Re: Roberts: Star Citizen Will Jan 22, 2015, 11:42 Quboid
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 11:21:
Creston wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 11:17:
Has any "space game" ever done multiplayer crews before? (I'm not sure if EVE has them). It's always seemed cool in theory, but when you start thinking about what people would actually be doing, it kind of falls apart quickly, I'd think.

It'll be interesting to see how that shakes out, gameplay-wise.
Not MP as in 2 person flies the same ship but groups of players in a group with different ships jumping from system to system or fighting in a coordinated attack has been done before.
Eve and before eve Earth and Beyond was another space game like that, which I've spent countless hours playing.
This multi crew stuff sounds interesting but not sure how well it will work in practice.

It's neat to picture the bridge on the Enterprise but in practice, I don't think it will get used much. I'm not sure how they're going to make it interesting enough for anybody but the captain for it to be worth the hassle of getting people together for a mission, and attempting to do it with public randoms would be agony.
 
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News Comments > Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans
46. Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans Jan 21, 2015, 19:11 Quboid
 
How good is the mouse handling with XIM4 and things like that? Console games ported to Windows frequently have poor mouse handling and that's with proper mouse support throughout the OS and player base.

I can't think of a better way to play an FPS from a couch than with a controller, although I'm too used to KB&M to play this way. There are some fold-out things that make using KB&M more practical, I don't know if these are much good.
 
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News Comments > Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans
24. Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans Jan 21, 2015, 16:29 Quboid
 
A subscription service could work IMHO if it was entirely optional. Things like easy consumer support, cloud storage, additional security controls (something like MSE would still be free, so they look like security is a priority), extra email space, Skype credit, maybe Office and Xbox Live membership too.

Something that inexperienced users who just want their computer to work will be happy to pay for, while more experienced users can ignore while still using Windows for things like work, development, gaming, and the other things that drive future inexperienced, paying customers.
 
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