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Nickname Quboid
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Description I can't make any car pop a wheelie.
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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
Total Comments 5052 (Guru)
User ID 10439
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Multi-Crew Shown
82. Re: Star Citizen Multi-Crew Shown Aug 8, 2015, 21:03 Quboid
 
Fugazi wrote on Aug 8, 2015, 20:18:
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Really? How much have you spent and what exactly have you received? Also, why did you have to choose between Star Citizen, Assassin's Creed or COD?

I have diverted monies that may have gone to AC XXX or to COD N+1 to Star Citizen - which is my prerogative. My pledge amount is really none of your business, but I give more to charity than I do to SC if that helps allay your concerns about my money.

It's your money to do with what you want, that's not what I'm getting at. It's the idea that you have already got your money's worth, whatever you spent, that simply confuses me. There is no product, only tech demos and sales pitches. What videos have been made that are worth $0.01?

You weren't forced to choose between CoD, AC and SC, that's a false comparison. All that means is that Star Citizen isn't literally the biggest waste of money you know of.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Multi-Crew Shown
61. Re: Star Citizen Multi-Crew Shown Aug 8, 2015, 14:19 Quboid
 
Fugazi wrote on Aug 8, 2015, 13:13:
From my perspective, throwing money at a vision is a better use of my funds than buying another iteration of Assassin's Creed and COD. I have also enjoyed the community videos etc. and already feel I have received significant value for my pledge to date.

Really? How much have you spent and what exactly have you received? Also, why did you have to choose between Star Citizen, Assassin's Creed or COD?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Multi-Crew Shown
31. Re: Star Citizen Multi-Crew Shown Aug 7, 2015, 23:04 Quboid
 
Why would anyone trust CIG to keep an honest balance with those modules being for sale? As DangerDog says, there will be loads of grinding to make paying to win look more appealing. I wouldn't trust any developer and I'd trust CIG less than most.

I'm really surprised at how blatant and shameless those modules appear to be. That people defend this doesn't surprise me but if I had previously defended Star Citizen, I would now be embarrassed (like many, I've long since dumped all expectations and while I honestly would like to eat my words, this is a train wreak).
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Aug 6, 2015, 23:41 Quboid
 
If I went into his store at 5 minutes before closing time, I'd probably decline his help because he would either want rid of me as fast as possible or he'd be trying to sell me stuff and neither of those appeal. I also wouldn't feel at all bad about ruffling up some neatly stacked products (to some extent of course) or *gasp* using a changing room because that's how shops work and should I decide not to buy any products, again, that's how shops work, even 30 seconds before closing time. Your plan to knock off early doesn't concern me.

That said, it's my responsibility as a customer to get the hell out by closing time because that's also how shops work.
 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
5. Re: Quote of the Day Aug 5, 2015, 15:29 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 15:19:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 15:17:
I didn't play Destiny but after people complained about his work I went and watched a bunch of vids. I thought his voice work was fine.

His performance wasn't great, but I blame it more on the awkward dialogue than him personally. Some of it was almost George Lucas-worthy...

I'm not sure anyone could make "that wizard came from the moon" sound good.

He sounded like a robot trying to simulate emotions, which AFAIK he basically was.
 
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News Comments > Mad Max Trailer
17. Re: Mad Max Trailer Aug 4, 2015, 17:08 Quboid
 
SlimRam wrote on Aug 4, 2015, 12:54:
Before taking on Scrotus, reportedly, you have to defeat 'One-Nut-Hangs-Lower-Than-The-Other Larry'. They say the action gets pretty hairy.

I wonder if they'll send in Hung Well, Long Wang and Enormous Genitals!

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News Comments > Toy Soldiers: War Chest Next Month
4. Re: Toy Soldiers: War Chest Next Month Jul 29, 2015, 22:39 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 22:30:
Linthat22 wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 20:54:
Cutter wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 19:57:
And we all fall down, like toy soldiers....

Step by step, heart to heart..... Something something something...

Lol, nice one. Didn't think anyone would recognize that.

Eminem sampled it (lifted the whole chorus I think) so it's mainstream now.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
65. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 29, 2015, 21:08 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 13:11:
Quboid wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 12:36:
TangledThorns wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 11:43:
The outrage over a guy killing a lion versus Planned Parenthood killing and selling baby parts is truly outrageous.

But how does it compare to climate change, GamerGate, gay rights, attempting to derail a discussion, gun control, or public health care? They're as bad as the Nazis, whoever it is we're disagreeing with.


Well done! I give that 5 out of 5 Hitler mustaches.


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In trying to highlight how awkward and inflammatory the original comparison was, I've actually gone and started a discussion. That was naive of me!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 29, 2015, 12:36 Quboid
 
TangledThorns wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 11:43:
The outrage over a guy killing a lion versus Planned Parenthood killing and selling baby parts is truly outrageous.

But how does it compare to climate change, GamerGate, gay rights, attempting to derail a discussion, gun control, or public health care? They're as bad as the Nazis, whoever it is we're disagreeing with.
 
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News Comments > Mafia 3 Confirmed: Full Reveal Next Week
21. Re: Mafia 3 Confirmed: Full Reveal Next Week Jul 28, 2015, 16:02 Quboid
 
Mafia is to Grand Theft Auto what The Witcher is to The Elder Scrolls, a mature take on the same basic premise. I'll keep an eye on this one.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
46. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 23, 2015, 22:29 Quboid
 
I turned ABP off for Bluesnews but Ghostery promptly blocked everything and looking through, there was a lot of trackers and third party stuff so I left most of that blocked. I have enabled the Amazon ads as they don't appear to tie in any extra stuff but it's likely that Blue doesn't get paid for showing those ads; only if we actually buy something.

Patreon plus guilt free ad blocking would be ideal IMHO. I'm sure a few bucks a month would be worth more than my potential ad views.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Patch & Free DLC
41. Re: The Witcher 3 Patch & Free DLC Jul 20, 2015, 10:13 Quboid
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Jul 20, 2015, 09:16:
Redmask wrote on Jul 20, 2015, 07:15:
ForgedReality wrote on Jul 19, 2015, 22:05:

Yeah I was fine with the way it was before. I enabled the alternate mode and didn't notice anything different. Can someone point it out for me? Maybe I just play differently than everyone else or something, somehow.

It's very noticeable with a gamepad, he previously moved in an absurd manner. Full acceleration, no real jog into it and spun around on a dime. The alternate move system is a big improvement.
Something like this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4SX-vdTgMM

Thanks, I was hoping to see a comparison. That looks better.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Trailer
3. Re: Fallout 4 Trailer Jul 17, 2015, 19:47 Quboid
 
The city at the end is interesting, I hope that is seamless and isn't blocked up like Fallout 3 or tiny like Fallout New Vegas.

This is presumably the Xbox version so I'm not surprised to see or worried by console stuff like the interaction prompts.
 
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News Comments > Brothers In Arms Rearming
2. Re: Brothers In Arms Rearming Jul 17, 2015, 09:18 Quboid
 
The last Brothers in Arms was so long ago, I thought it was a great series from a great developer. I even quite liked Randy Pitchford. Damn, that was a long, long time ago.

I've now been annoyed by how bad BiA: Hell's Highway was for longer than World War 2 lasted.
 
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News Comments > Cloud Imperium on Star Citizen Refunds
28. Re: Cloud Imperium on Star Citizen Refunds Jul 14, 2015, 21:16 Quboid
 
It would be nice if Derek Smart (who's probably reading this, hi Derek!) learned from this and tried to separate his work from these discussions. I think he's right to criticise Star Citizen and he knows a lot more about the technical stuff than most people but by mentioning his work, he's distracting everyone from the point he wants to make.

This is not an endorsement to buy it. Donít buy it, donít play it, I donít care. This is not what thatís about. Iím trying to make a point. If you missed it, thatís on you.

Then DON'T MENTION IT. If you need a comparison, talk about Elite Dangerous or something else that you don't have a major stake in. If I miss your point, that's on me but if lots of people miss your point, you've wasted your damn time. Focus on your point, don't draw bulls-eyes for your critics to attack.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
17. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jul 14, 2015, 11:18 Quboid
 
Kxmode wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 11:10:
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 10:42:
Kxmode wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 10:40:
I sent CIG a very carefully crafted message containing plenty of video and written proof showing most (like 95%) of my $930 was made under false claims made by Chris himself. I can't imagine CIG denying such a claim; that would be completely unethical.

If serious, tell us how that works out for ya.

It's serious. I have all my snippets and notes organized in Evernote. This is how I was able to find the videos and whatnot. I also archived the videos just in case CIG goes to the authors and ask them to take them down. I have those videos so there's undeniable proof. I'm not going to hate on CIG anymore, I just want my money back.

Popcorn

I thought Star Citizen would really start to fall over when funding slowed down to the point where it affected confidence, affecting further funding. If their funding actually goes negative through refunds (whether or not CIG have a choice) then confidence will bomb and only a few deluded fans will buy anything.

If refunds become widely available, my advice to anyone who pledged would be to get a refund fast while there's anybody left to issue it.

I would like Star Citizen to succeed and if I get the chance to eat my words I will gladly do it but in my judgement SC will fail hard and we might as well enjoy watching the drama.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
1. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jul 12, 2015, 12:54 Quboid
 
Samsung Starts Work on an 11K Screen for Phones VR

Fixed.

That's got to be pointlessly high PPI for handsets. I'm not sure how you'd get a decent framerate but at least it should look sharp in a headset.
 
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News Comments > ARK: Survival Evolved Sells 1M; Adds Mod Support
12. Re: ARK: Survival Evolved Sells 1M; Adds Mod Support Jul 7, 2015, 23:27 Quboid
 
Thanks HoSpanky and Deepjay.

Do you work as part of a group or is it everyone-for-themselves with co-operation breaking out when it's convenient?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 7, 2015, 17:27 Quboid
 
BicycleRepairMan wrote on Jul 7, 2015, 16:18:
Uh 7/7 lucky day?? you do know that UK people remember that date a bit like the date 9/11 is remembered in the US, right? as in "The seven-seven bombings in London"

IAW, not considered a "reverse Friday the 13th" exactly here in Europe..

The tone of this struck me as rather odd after reading UK-based general news sites. "Remembrance services for" ... "minute's silence" ... "happy 7/7" ... erm. I don't think Blue is being insensitive or anything as something shitty has happened on pretty much any day of the year and while the comparison with 9/11 makes sense to Brits, it wasn't as significant an event globally. (Ugh, comparing tragedies makes me feel grubby.)

Edit: Ninja'd by Blue. I'm surprised it doesn't feature on the BBC's World page. It is the main article on the UK one, one of the sites I had been previous to reading this.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 7, 2015, 14:16 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 18:38:
Quboid wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 16:56:
How much media coverage does women's soccer in the US typically get? Do the professional leagues get mentioned in sports news? The final was the most watched soccer match in US history (by far!), but this was very much exceptional.

Women pro soccer doesn't get any coverage at all in the US. The players only make $6-38K per year, not even enough to make a life out of it. Maybe this world championship will change that.

Ouch. I'd heard that the majority of the money comes from sponsorship but I hadn't realised that the actual pay was that low.
 
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