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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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User ID 10439
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 7, 2014, 18:35 Quboid
 
Sorry to hear that too Capella, pets are the best companions.  
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Dec 6, 2014, 14:50 Quboid
 
It's funny but Christianity had nothing to do with it. Somebody somewhere is going to take this the wrong way and we'll see "Gamers Are Against Christ" headlines.  
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News Comments > Deus Ex "Dawn" Engine Revealed; DX Universe Clarified
21. Re: Deus Ex Dec 4, 2014, 19:56 Quboid
 
Drayth wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 19:48:
CD's are a state of the art storage device that store lossless audio. Good alternative for when FLAC files aren't available online.

The MP3s are 128 Kbit
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex "Dawn" Engine Revealed; DX Universe Clarified
19. Re: Deus Ex Dec 4, 2014, 19:24 Quboid
 
A CD? What's a CD? Is that one of those old-timey things?

It is £6.49 as MP3 on Amazon UK. I'll bite.

Blue's UK affiliate link, for anyone else.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex "Dawn" Engine Revealed; DX Universe Clarified
9. Re: Deus Ex Dec 4, 2014, 16:54 Quboid
 
DX:HR had excellent music, one of the best examples of music adding to the atmosphere naturally. I own DX:HR and the Director's Cut on Steam, do I have legal access to the sound track? I don't see an obvious way to get it.

I don't mind the piss filter but I can see why others don't like it and I think they would be better off not making orange a Deus Ex hallmark.
 
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News Comments > Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under
55. Re: Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under Dec 3, 2014, 19:07 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 18:38:
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 18:31:
Good for them.

For all the clueless people who said it is just a game, I feel really sorry for you failure to grasp basic humanity.

Look who crawled out from under their bridge! You're running late today!


He's (unintentionally) interesting IMHO. I think that the word "game" puts these people (the sort who make this petition) in the mind that these are supposed to be fun and if it's fun and you can kill women to get money (which is perhaps the one technically correct point they make) then the game is about killing women for fun.

To state the hopefully obvious, *I* don't agree with this AT ALL. I think that this word helps people who don't understand the medium to consider it to be trivial.

Few people would say "movies are entertainment, therefore a movie about the Holocaust is to treat that as fun, therefore Schindler's List trivialises the Holocaust" but this happens with games regularly and is essentially what is happening here - that GTA satirises life's excesses is, I suspect, so far beyond these people that they could never grasp it (which applies to many of its players too, FWTW).

Six Days In Fallujah was supposedly to be a faithful recreation of the soldiers' experiences made not just with the help of people who fought there but at their request. This could have been what This War of Mine is, entertainment that isn't fun but is compelling and moving and useful. Maybe this was all bullshit but thanks to "War Is Not A Game" protests scaring off funding, we'll never know.

I've heard the phrase "interactive experience" used in place of "game" but obviously this will never catch on. Damned if I can think of anything better. I think the ultimate cure will be time, when so much of the population does understand the medium that those who don't at least understand that they don't. This has improved a lot already in my experience, not in terms of legislation but in terms of how video games are perceived in general. I expect there was a time when people said this sort of thing about movies equivalent to Schindler's List at that time who would never have treated a book like Schindler's Ark with such disdain.
 
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News Comments > Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under
50. Re: Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under Dec 3, 2014, 18:17 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 18:09:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 17:07:
Did they ban The Wire too? They kill prostitutes, women, cops, and women cops undercover as prostitutes in that show.

What about Game of Thrones? Is that banned in AUS-Land?

<snark>Those are TV shows intended for a mature audience, you can't compare them to children's toys like GTA!</snark>
 
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News Comments > Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under
4. Re: Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under Dec 3, 2014, 09:38 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 09:22:
citing the depiction of violence against women in the open world action game which depicts violence against everyone.

THANK YOU!

Seconded.

I'm guessing no one involved in that petition has played a computer game for any reason other than to be outraged.
 
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News Comments > Game of Thrones Launch Trailer
2. Re: Game of Thrones Launch Trailer Dec 1, 2014, 21:48 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 1, 2014, 21:20:
If fewer than 3 people die during the launch celebrations, it will not have been considered successful.

At the party to celebrate, the makers of that poorly received Game of Thrones RPG will slaughter half the production team. In years to come, people will refer to it having "Gone Red" after the producer bled out over the master disc.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $65M
13. Re: Star Citizen at $65M Nov 30, 2014, 16:04 Quboid
 
If I wanted to make up a joke feature to satirise Star Citizen's feature creep, I would rule out pets as being too unrealistic to be funny.

Star Citizen - Beyond Parody™
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
12. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Nov 29, 2014, 23:00 Quboid
 
Isn't the allegation that he intentionally helped criminal activity to get rich?

If you built a road or laid cable with the intention of getting rich from criminals using this road/cable - somehow - then I think you'd be shut down and probably face further legal action. I hope Dotcom wins simply because the US and NZ authorities have been even more odious and dishonest than him but he gets no sympathy from me.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
9. Re: On Sale Nov 29, 2014, 18:21 Quboid
 
It did nothing to turn me on to the Assassin's Creed series. The naval stuff was good but not worth it for rest of the game's tedious gameplay. If you don't like the Assassin's Creed formula either, I say avoid.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Nov 24, 2014, 12:39 Quboid
 
jomisab wrote on Nov 24, 2014, 10:04:
Loving Far Cry 4. Runs great, no crashes. Just a blast to play. Only thing I had to do was copy the SLI bits from FC3 using nVidia Inspector to fix the shadows/darkness issue.

Does that do anything else? I'd been using bits I found on Ubi's forum which fixed the darkness issue but has caused some shadow flickering (and doesn't fix the stuttering, which probably needs Ubi or Nvidia to fix).
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
16. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 23, 2014, 22:24 Quboid
 
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 23, 2014, 22:06:
Quboid wrote on Nov 23, 2014, 19:46:
I'm a little disappointed with FC4 so far. I knew it was going to be Far Cry 3.1 and I'm OK with sequels being iterative improvements but I think FC4 is worse in a few ways. Every character is a tiresome Vaas-wannabe who drags out their unskippable cutscenes and the mountainous landscape isn't as much fun to navigate. It's fun, but it's probably not as good as Far Cry 3.

Exactly how many of these "Vaas-wannabe" characters have you come across?

It's early in the game (south area only) but all the named characters seem to be trying way too hard to be memorable and interesting through some combination of wackiness and intensity - it feels a bit like a committee looked at how Vaas scored in key demographics and wanted more of that. In fairness he wasn't the only over-the-top character in FC3 so perhaps I'm reading more into that but regardless, the characters seem even more forced this time around.

The minister/gun-runner and the Kyrat TV lady in particular are annoying. I've only dealt with the TV lady once and don't really want to see her again, thankfully I'm not very interested in her missions.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 23, 2014, 19:46 Quboid
 
I'm a little disappointed with FC4 so far. I knew it was going to be Far Cry 3.1 and I'm OK with sequels being iterative improvements but I think FC4 is worse in a few ways. Every character is a tiresome Vaas-wannabe who drags out their unskippable cutscenes and the mountainous landscape isn't as much fun to navigate. It's fun, but it's probably not as good as Far Cry 3.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen FPS Health Detailed
20. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 2014's Nov 23, 2014, 17:49 Quboid
 
Dacron wrote on Nov 23, 2014, 17:21:
Squirmer wrote on Nov 23, 2014, 15:37:
It's pretty funny comparing the reactions to this game and Elite.

Elite killed a feature to focus on the core game and people are outraged.

With Star Citizen, people are outraged that the devs won't kill features to focus on the core game.

Well, to be fair ED has a core game, SC can 'work' on anything it still isn't a game shy of a few dog fighting matches. Elite screwed the pooch on one thing, SC is out researching what pooch to buy atm...

As I see it, they are different stages of the same process. People are angry at ED because the devs promised more than they could deliver. People are concerned about SC because the devs are promising a hell of a lot - which IMHO makes similar feature cuts/delays almost inevitable.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
6. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 23, 2014, 12:28 Quboid
 
Is This War of Mine open ended or is it the same series of missions/objectives every time you play?

By the sounds of it, Extra Credits are going to be all over it.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refunds Reconsidered
26. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refunds Reconsidered Nov 22, 2014, 09:49 Quboid
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Nov 22, 2014, 09:32:
Ventura wrote on Nov 22, 2014, 07:17:
Wrong. They said specifically that it would when asked about it, and more than once, too. Here's one such example for you, taken from the Kickstarter's comments section, but there are others out there from reddit and the like.
Fair enough. I hadn't read all the comments - I was going based on what the actual KS page said.

It does seem clear that they are explicitly going back on their word. I don't think they intended to mislead when they said this and they're being decent with their refunds so I don't hold it against them but it is disappointing and it brings this game down a bit from being an almost inevitable purchase.

They must have known that they couldn't do offline only play earlier. Why did they hold back; fear, dishonesty, or delusion? If they were scared of the backlash, waiting was the worst thing to do. If they wanted to get as many preorders as possible then screw them, but their refund policy suggests this isn't the case. If they were clinging on to hope that something would come up to solve their problem then they should have known better. I understand the temptation to hope for a silver bullet to fix everything but this is an amateur's error.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Optimization Plans
2. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Optimization Plans Nov 19, 2014, 10:23 Quboid
 
we have detected a distinct discrepancy between what we observed in the pre-launch versus post-launch environment

That's the fanciest way of saying "we didn't test in enough detail" I've ever seen. Someone in PR has earned their money today!
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Far Cry 4
45. Re: Ships Ahoy - Far Cry 4 Nov 18, 2014, 22:46 Quboid
 
Loopy wrote on Nov 18, 2014, 22:40:
siapnar wrote on Nov 18, 2014, 13:02:
Creston wrote on Nov 18, 2014, 12:50:
Surprising that they're still going with the "skin an animal, and just pull a chunk of top sirloin out of it" routine.
I was also surprised by the hunk of meat you gain from "skinning" an animal.
A simple fur texture with a colour change would make a hell of a lot more sense.

Doesn't the hunk of meat actually serve a gameplay purpose this time? Like you can throw it at enemies to attract wild animals, kind of like the bugbait from Half-Life 2? Haven't played it yet, so just speculating based on trailers.

You get two items, the skin and 'bait'. Bait is a throwable item that conjures an animal to attack your enemies. I haven't met a hunter yet but they are presumably to counteract this at more difficult bases. It feels a bit like using a spell, the animal seems to just appear as if you had waved a wand.
 
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