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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
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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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News Comments > Star Citizen Executive Producer Departs [Updated]
114. Re: Star Citizen Executive Producer Departs [Updated] Jul 7, 2015, 09:58 Quboid
 
grudgebearer wrote on Jul 7, 2015, 08:09:
dsmart wrote on Jul 7, 2015, 07:08:
ps: I get the "steam forums" reference, but you have to understand the difference. My house. My rules. There is no democracy where anti-social behavior is concerned. In this RSI instance, backers have every right to express dissatisfaction since this is PUBLIC money we're talking about. Do you disagree?

They could use the same argument that you employ to silence rational negative opinions, "their house, their rules." As with many kickstarters, backers invested in the development of a piece of software, not in the company itself. In any legal scenario, what has transpired is more akin to commodities speculation than a property transaction.

I may be missing something but in that example, DS explains himself and makes a perfectly good case IMHO.
 
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News Comments > Witcher 3 Inventory Patch This Week
2. Re: Witcher 3 Inventory Patch This Week Jul 6, 2015, 17:48 Quboid
 
A new, alternative (optional) movement response mode for Geralt.

Ooooh, interesting. I find normal movement to be rather clunky and I'd really like this to be tighter, without an extra step when you stop. It is realistic as Geralt is running but I guess I've been spoilt by less realistic titles.
 
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News Comments > AMD Ceasing Mantle Optimizations
1. Re: AMD Ceasing Mantle Optimizations Jul 6, 2015, 17:42 Quboid
 
Oh dear, so much for this source of competition. It probably spurred Microsoft to (apparently) get a good performance increase from DX12 but I had hoped Mantle would be more influential than that.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2015, 16:56 Quboid
 
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.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship
83. Re: Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship Jul 6, 2015, 10:38 Quboid
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 10:23:
nobody was forced to pledge money

Nobody has been literally forced, but do you mean that everybody knew what they were getting into? If I had pledged for the initial vision, I would feel ripped off. An in-development game turning bad is the inherent risk but there have been intentional decisions to change the nature of the project and to increase the scope of the project which has led to delays, and which IMHO have significantly increased the risk of it turning bad.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2015, 21:15 Quboid
 
USA! USA!! USA!!! have just won the football (soccer) Women's World Cup, congratulations to them.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
75. Re: Op Ed Jul 5, 2015, 20:33 Quboid
 
Kosumo wrote on Jul 5, 2015, 19:39:
Wow, This post on the forums sums up some big questons.

Some of the defenders on that thread sound like cult members:
Chris Roberts is too self conscious to do something that embarrasses himself and he's basically Star Citizen so no way he will let it fail so I'm not worried.

Don't worry folks, the Chairman won't let it fail.

At this rate they'll be offering virtual kool-aid, yours for a $250 donation.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed Jul 4, 2015, 17:42 Quboid
 
Spaceherpes wrote on Jul 4, 2015, 17:29:
El Pit wrote on Jul 4, 2015, 16:18:
If Derek and Chris ever met in a room, the time space continuum would collapse under the weight of two egos and a black hole would open and suck in all the donations people could ever make to close it.

To be fair, though, Chris at least has delivered games worth playing. Derek doesn't know how to deliver a fun game. He keeps ranting about how technology isn't up to par with his vision. Devs all over the world have been creating imaginative, amazing and fun games within the tech limits that they have. Derek thinks he's a genius because he can't do that.

A bad workman blames his tools. Working within the limits of available technology is among the most basic requirements for any project and if your game sucks because the technology isn't available, you've made a game that sucks.

That said, it is an interesting article and it's good to see some semi-technical discussion. He tends to be worth listening to when he isn't talking about himself or his work. I agree with him that RSI can't deliver Star Citizen as they're promising and I'm not sure they can deliver a good game at all. It could get ugly if there's a case to be made that they intentionally or negligently mislead buyers with promises that they knew or should have known they couldn't fulfil.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta Announced
11. Re: Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta Announced Jul 4, 2015, 16:21 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 4, 2015, 15:28:
But technically Mojang is MS ;)

They really need to be reminded of this. A little indie dev can use a whimsical tone like this, a studio bought by an unpopular behemoth for billions can not. Like it or not guys, you're now the people who brought us Metro UI so no, you do not spoil us. You take us for granted, you try to force things that we don't want and you're doing it again *right here*!

I mean, I get why a new version of DirectX or something highly technical and integrated might need a new version of Windows, but not a game. Not Minecraft, it's not using DX12 unless someone specifically decided to to lock it to Windows 10.
 
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News Comments > ELEX Announced
16. Re: ELEX Announced Jul 4, 2015, 13:41 Quboid
 
Sepharo wrote on Jul 3, 2015, 18:15:
Cutter is actually a bit right here. Historically "acronym" only referred to abbreviations by initials that were pronounceable... but that's been changing.

Via wiktionary:
1. An abbreviation formed by (usually initial) letters taken from a word or series of words, that is itself pronounced as a word, such as RAM, radar, or scuba; sometimes contrasted with initialism.
2. A pronounceable word formed from the beginnings (letter or syllable) of other words and thus representing the phrase so formed, e.g. Benelux = the countries Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg considered as a political or economic whole.
3. Any abbreviation so formed, regardless of pronunciation, such as TNT, BBC, IBM, or XML.

#3 was the only one I was familiar with.

Pronounceable as a word is different to "predicated on an actual word". I've never heard of the later. Definitions can change from country to country or even within countries. Summer starts on the 1st of June for me regardless of when Blue welcomes it in OotB, so it's technically possible that Cutter is right from his point of view. Technically.
 
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News Comments > Independent Consolidation
3. Re: Independent Consolidation Jul 4, 2015, 11:53 Quboid
 
My Mad Catz Cyborg FLY5 joystick is excellent and I'd be sorry to seem them go, which presumably they will if Rock Band 4 isn't a hit. It's a Saitek design, unlike most of their peripherals. Maybe Saitek, if it exists at all, would be sold off and they could get back to making decent PC gear.  
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News Comments > Minecraft PC Sells > 20M
11. Re: Minecraft PC Sells > 20M Jun 30, 2015, 19:48 Quboid
 
Well done Mojang, 20 million copies is very impressive.

And well done to Microsoft, it's great that their dedication to PC gaming has led to this ... no?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship
15. Re: Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship Jun 30, 2015, 19:31 Quboid
 
"Potential owners and operators can rest easy: the Starliner is a ship designed to pay for itself!"

"the Starliner is a ship designed to pay for itself!"

"pay for itself"

Are they saying that it will take so much tedious grinding to get a ship like this in-game that it is worth $400 to avoid having to play? That's the only meaning that I can think of, although it very probably didn't have an intended meaning.

How much can people even do with these ships now? When do they expect to actually be able to fully use these ships? How naively high are their expectations? This is just bonkers now.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
29. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 26, 2015, 18:35 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 09:03:
The little kid in this case was 26 years old and had a long criminal history. He did it intentionally to two different helicopter pilots. Not sure what other intent there can be when you shine a high powered laser at a cockpit, it's not like (most) people don't know its dangerous.

I think the intention is to annoy the pilot and make the aircraft serve. Like an idiot dropping bricks from an overpass, I don't think that they even think of the possible consequences, and should an aircraft crash they would be as shocked as anyone. I.e. they are utter, utter morons. I don't think that shining a laser pointer at an aircraft is a deliberate attempt to cause a crash, and as the judge points out, that the laser-shining law exists suggests that US law thinks the same.

I think 14 years is harsh and although the aircraft-destruction law does appear to be technically applicable (the "reckless disregard" clause), this goes against the spirit of that law. However, given that there were 2 targets hit several times, this guy's criminal record and his age, I see no reason why he shouldn't face the maximum sentence of the lesser crime. Five years in prison is a hell of a long time, or 10 years if he gets 2 consecutive maximum sentences.

He certainly deserves to go away for quite some time. The probation and community service given to the man in New Zealand seems crazy.
 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight PC Sales Suspended
28. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight PC Sales Suspended Jun 25, 2015, 20:05 Quboid
 
ViRGE wrote on Jun 25, 2015, 17:26:
Drazula wrote on Jun 25, 2015, 10:50:
Wow! Will they piss off PC gamers by never re-releasing it?!
No, of course they'll re-release it. There's tens of millions of dollars in sales at stake here, plus contractual relationships with NVIDIA and the like. Fixing it will be much cheaper than losing out on all of those sales.

Agreed, but what about games at the planning stage now? Will they look at those and think "we need to do a proper PC version" or "screw PC"? I'd prefer the former, but either beats shitting out unfit products.
 
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News Comments > GMG Arkham Knight Refunds
28. Re: GMG Arkham Knight Refunds Jun 25, 2015, 19:55 Quboid
 
It remains to be seen how strict Valve will be with refunds, what they consider to be abuse, but anyone would has a pattern of buying, negatively reviewing and refunding games to punish publishers will surely find themselves refused refunds pretty darn quick.

I agree with you about refunds, Rattlehead, but you should check your attitude to other posters.
 
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News Comments > Blade & Soul Business Model Outlined
1. Re: Blade & Soul Business Model Outlined Jun 23, 2015, 11:45 Quboid
 
cosmetics, convenience, and consumables not power, not gear, not permanent stat increases

So temporary increases are in? Sounds like these consumables will make it pay to win.
 
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News Comments > Planet Coaster Beta Access for $75
3. Re: Planet Coaster Beta Access for $75 Jun 23, 2015, 10:16 Quboid
 
RollerCoaster Tycoon was an economic game which would appeal to plenty of the Elite crowd. They did the same thing with Elite Dangerous, limiting their beta to those who are exploitable have nostalgia and disposable income.  
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