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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
Total Comments 4846 (Master)
User ID 10439
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 17, 2015, 18:46 Quboid
 
Competition is important and net neutrality would be less important if there was sufficient competition. I'm sure LittleMe would consider me to be a socialist but I agree with him on this point. If ditching an ISP who tries to influence what you access was a realistic option, ISPs would have to respect their customers a bit more.

However, there are a few issues with this - most notably the lack of competition, but even if there was more there will always be those in a position to abuse their market position. I believe regulation would be required in any case (as I was taught in one of my Marxist classes) and classifying the Internet as a utility seems like the logical way to approach it - and one that would surely result in less bloated legislation that trying to create a new definition.
 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
3. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Feb 16, 2015, 15:26 Quboid
 
Me

It's the best simulation of football, and probably of any sport, that I know of. That said, it is too busy for me and I don't enjoy things like press conferences and so on, while the Classic mode cuts too many features for my taste. One of these years I might not buy it.

Can you recommend any alternatives? I've tried Top Eleven but it's as shallow as a puddle and designed to extract microtransactions.
 
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News Comments > The Crew DLC & Patch
3. Re: The Crew DLC & Patch Feb 16, 2015, 15:20 Quboid
 
I don't like it, despite enjoying TDU. The writing is ghastly and the rest of it is pretty forgettable. I don't find driving around exploring the open world interesting in the way I did with TDU.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 15, 2015, 18:49 Quboid
 
I can't update my profile because my _existing_ email address is considered invalid.

I'd buy that dog saving man a beer. Or maybe a hot drink.
 
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News Comments > etc.
24. Re: etc. Feb 14, 2015, 08:26 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 07:37:
Quboid wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 10:01:
Are these articles the same two articles that MA posted? The ones which don't say what you're claiming?
Except the articles are exactly saying and whining about the fact that gamers and their media are being portrayed that way.


"Polygon, however, says the stuff that happened in the episode happened in real life, "

That is simply delusional by ASeven, as is thinking that lousy portrayals of gaming is new.

Kotaku doesn't even blame you, which I suspect is what really annoys you.

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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence
4. Re: Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence Feb 13, 2015, 19:43 Quboid
 
RPS wasn't exactly delicate but he deserved to be called out. He made promises about not speaking to the press because of broken promises and promptly broke that promise. I don't know if he is sufficiently in touch with reality to be a liar but he's a hopeless case and the possibility of him successfully launching a Kickstarter project was always approximately 3,720,000 to 1. Yes that's a mangled Star Wars reference and no there's no link.

Flatline wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 19:27:
I called it. He's pulling a Shia LaBoeuf. Or however the fuck you spell that asshat's name.

LaBoeuf has redeemed himself somewhat in my eyes, although he is still one of those actors who I simply don't enjoy watching. He ruined Lawless for me
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Trailer
17. Re: Just Cause 3 Trailer Feb 13, 2015, 15:47 Quboid
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 15:04:
The screenshots look really nice on the pcgamer article too.
LOL!
Not sure if this is pre render or in game, but if it is in game hopefully you won't need a quad SLI 980Ti rig to run this at 20fps

Pre-rendered footage means little to me but it does imply that it is something that they want people to focus on, so perhaps that shot is true and damn is it pretty! I enjoyed Far Cry 2's fire implementation and another step up would be nice, although there is more to this than nice screenshots - believable spreading and destruction are important too.

Just Cause 2 made me a little motion sick because of the frequent FOV changes so I hope they reduce that or make it optional. Red Faction Guerilla is unplayable because of this.
 
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News Comments > etc.
22. Re: etc. Feb 13, 2015, 11:41 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 11:06:
I feel you're oblivious about Gamergate. Like many, you ignore that horrible treatment

That's not fair. They don't ignore it, they complain about it being reported as "creating a narrative" which has just now caused gaming to be badly represented on TV and which has just now caused gaming journalists to be unhappy about it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
6. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 13, 2015, 10:39 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 00:45:
So people will just claim it wasn't an act of revenge, but of love. Sharing an intimate moment of beauty with the world. Or call it art or something. I'm sure they'll find a work around in short order. Don't pose naked for people if you're uncomfortable with the prospect of other people seeing it someday. It's really that simple.

"I can assure you, your honour, this was purely an act of love. As was scratching the word whore on her car."

The prosecution would have to prove that revenge was the motivation but in the majority of cases, I don't think that this would be hard. A collapsed relationship would be enough, good luck telling a jury that you uploaded that intimate video you took as a romantic gesture to win them back. You might as well plead insanity.
 
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News Comments > etc.
17. Re: etc. Feb 13, 2015, 10:01 Quboid
 
ASeven wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 06:19:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 03:51:
Actually, she hasn't realized that she's sleeping in the bed she created. Much like Kotaku and Polygon didn't until they both got dragged in and smeared by their own narrative.

What's absolutely funny and a case of truly reaping the storm that you sowed, Kotaku wrote a very brutal piece against the SVU episode. Polygon, however, says the stuff that happened in the episode happened in real life, showing Polygon is out of touch with anything close to reality.

Kotaku is now tasting the narrative they helped build and they're hating it.

Are these articles the same two articles that MA posted? The ones which don't say what you're claiming?
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 12, 2015, 23:31 Quboid
 
It was a grey area, I think the route victims had to take was that they didn't give their permission for their image to be distributed - signing release forms isn't foremost in people's minds when they film this stuff. If it was a stolen sex tape or spy cam footage then illegal content is illegal, but where the law had been left behind was with explicit footage filmed with consent but distributed without consent to cause harm. I don't know if the nature of the content (and therefore the harm it causes) was even considered because drunk people have never had such easy access to cameras.

I presume blackmail was already covered (I am not an expert!) but this also reduces the impact of a threat of distribution.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
17. Re: Game Reviews Feb 12, 2015, 18:16 Quboid
 
He's funny in short bursts so when he isn't off on a tangent, which he does seem to have reined in somewhat, he's worth a watch even if I don't always agree with his rants. I'd also say he's much more of a comedian than a reviewer, even compared to Angry Joe or Yahtzee. A contrarian is just the other side of the same coin as fanboys so I'm glad that he does do some positive reviews and he doesn't always complain, even with big budget titles.

He'd be an intensely annoying person in real life. Imagine being stuck in a room with the characters Jim Sterling and Mack play for 2 hours. Your ears would ache.
 
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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: etc. Feb 12, 2015, 17:24 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 12, 2015, 14:29:
Beamer wrote on Feb 12, 2015, 11:27:
I've read this four times and I'm still not certain it's English.
It's english. Something you might have missed though was the "law and order" episode where they placed blame on redchanit and the darknet. And of course one can't forget the wailing and whining by sites like polygon, kotaku, and various flappy headed sjw's about how it completely misrepresents gaming and gamers in general. Though they were the ones who created that narrative. They've suddenly come to the realization that the media outside of their cliques really isn't on their side, and are going apeshit trying to run damage control.

Some reading material And some more reading material. That salt.

These both look like reviews of a TV episode that neither of them liked with Kotaku pointing out that this nonsense isn't even new. Where is the wailing, whining, apeshit or damage control? Do you think that computing was represented well on television before GamerGate?

Well said, Beamer. Sadly that distinction was never grasped by many.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
17. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 12, 2015, 14:12 Quboid
 
There are quite a few schools banning unvaccinated children (New Mexico, for example) at least in some circumstances. I wonder if this will lead to segregated schools in some areas, and what the result of that would be in terms of which children get what illnesses.

jdreyer wrote on Feb 12, 2015, 13:48:
many of those deaths were self-reported

I know what you mean but ... haha!
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Feb 12, 2015, 12:31 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 12, 2015, 12:20:
Quboid wrote on Feb 12, 2015, 12:06:
From everything I have heard the episode was a load of rubbish, surprise surprise, but was it critical of gamers or of GamerGate? Those tweets seem to think the former but it looks like the later to me.

Edit: I didn't notice that those are all from one person. His whole feed is some sort of mental breakdown but he seems to believe that this show is what anti-GGers actually believe. Presumably he also thinks they believe NCIS.


When you interact with people that care about GG, you learn that they really do think that's what people believe.

Even here, in the etc, etc thread last week, it was full of people repeating arguments no one has ever made (and usually attributing them to Anita Sarkeesian.)

Oh I know. They also seem to think that they represent gamers, so I suppose to them a show criticising GamerGate is a show criticising gamers.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Feb 12, 2015, 12:06 Quboid
 
From everything I have heard the episode was a load of rubbish, surprise surprise, but was it critical of gamers or of GamerGate? Those tweets seem to think the former but it looks like the later to me.

Edit: I didn't notice that those are all from one person. His whole feed is some sort of mental breakdown but he seems to believe that this show is what anti-GGers actually believe. Presumably he also thinks they believe NCIS.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Hogan's Heroes, for no particular reason Feb 12, 2015, 10:54 Quboid
 
You know that episode of The Simpsons where Homer's conscience is a guy named Colonel Klink? It turns out, they gave that guy his own show!

Hogan's Heroes has been getting a run on British TV. It's not particularly well known here and without that Simpsons appearance I probably wouldn't have heard of it. It holds up well IMHO, better than most comedy of that era. Better than The Phil Silvers Show, which it feels like it draws heavily from. Laughing at Nazis is timeless.
 
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News Comments > EFF Seeks DMCA Game Exception
3. Re: EFF Seeks DMCA Game Exception Feb 12, 2015, 09:42 Quboid
 
Suppa7 wrote on Feb 12, 2015, 09:26:
They'll just rebrand games with these and all new games as "persistent worlds". God the EFF is stupid. They don't realize they are in a war. The corporate world wants it all. They've constantly stripped consumers of their rights and corrupted the law to kingdom come.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_Term_Extension_Act

Wars like this is exactly why the EFF exists, I'm sure that they are aware of it. Who do you think is going to try to stop the corporate world from stripping consumers of rights, politicians?
 
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News Comments > Medieval Engineers Early Early Access
19. Re: Medieval Engineers Early Early Access Feb 11, 2015, 20:29 Quboid
 
Space Engineers is shaping up well but this leaves a really sour taste. I can understand them beginning another game but they should finish SE before announcing anything else. Now when SE is released they will be accused of slapping a release label on a beta to get rid of the project.

Flatline wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 18:33:
Incidentally, Keen is full of shit. They can totally send owners of Space Engineers a coupon for 25% off in Steam for another game. I get them all the f*cking time.

The problem isn't in Steam, it is when someone buys the extra-early access version through their own web store, which doesn't know anything about anyone's Steam account.
 
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News Comments > Vietnam '65 Next Month
11. Re: Vietnam '65 Next Month Feb 11, 2015, 15:06 Quboid
 
Trainwreck wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 13:10:
Better idea for a game: take America and its other non-Vietnamese allies and make them tangents to the story at best. Focus on Vietnamese protagonists from both sides and show how fucked up a civil war really can be.

When there was a poll circulating about future Far Cry settings and Vietnam was mentioned, this is what came to mind for me. I don't think Far Cry's fairly whimsical presentation (even if the content can be dark) is suitable for a real conflict but regardless of the name there could be a fascinating game.

Don't make the U.S., the Russians, the South Vietnamese Army, the North Vietnamese Army, the Vietcong or any of half a dozen other factions the main ones or the good guys. You play as a villager, or you control a village in an RTS, and your allies and enemies are for you to choose.

One problem with this - speaking of real conflicts - is village massacres like My Lai. Portraying this in game could easily be tasteless but ignoring it isn't a whole lot better. Handle with care ... or exploit for cheap publicity. Get kicked off Steam for 24 hours, that should get people listening.
 
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