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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 4797 (Master)
User ID 10439
 
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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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News Comments > John Romero Plays DOOM; Spills Beans
7. Re: John Romero Plays DOOM; Spills Beans Jan 21, 2015, 15:11 Quboid
 
Suckage wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 13:48:
It's a fun ride... but the verbal tics are driving me insane. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yep. Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yep yeah they sure are yep yeah yeah.

It really shows that interviewing isn't his day job. Please shut up and let the subject talk!

Still, it's very interesting and I'd like to see the same for Quake.
 
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News Comments > Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans
12. Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans Jan 21, 2015, 15:03 Quboid
 
I presume that there aren't subscription fees or anything else after the first year; this just means that it won't be free for people upgrading later. I think there could be a subscription service for Windows which may be a better option for them than upfront sales, but it would absolutely have to be completely optional.

If so, this is a good idea IMHO. While I quite like Windows 8, it deserved to have low uptake with their "you WILL want this" philosophy to the abominable Modern UI, and with challenges from iOS and Android they can take less for granted than ever.
 
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News Comments > Theme Hospital Free on Origin
12. Re: Theme Hospital Free on Origin Jan 21, 2015, 09:49 Quboid
 
ItBurn wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 03:37:
DangerDog wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 03:28:
ForgedReality wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 19:01:
Shame it's on Origin.

They should change their slogan (do they have one?) to "Origin. Not Even Once."

Aside from it not being Steam what's wrong with Origin?


Nothing. It's not as good as Steam, but who can be? Steam has had a lot more time to better itself. People need to realize that we need Steam competitors if we want to keep seeing good prices.

Agreed, any annoyance I feel at a game not being on Steam is immediately countered by remembering that no service should be so indispensable. If I'm annoyed, it's only because I'm too reliant on Steam and that's not good for me or for PC gaming in general.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 20, 2015, 22:09 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 21:27:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 21:20:
wtf Chrome....One tab = 3 processes? Really?

Had one at work the other day where, upon login, chrome.exe ran like 8-10 times...no idea what it was doing.


There's a task manager built in, press Shift+Esc (or right-click on a blank part of the tab bar and click on it).

Each extension and plugin appears to get its own process, I presume so that it can't crash or compromise the rest of Chrome.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
27. Re: Into the Black Jan 20, 2015, 17:21 Quboid
 
Creston wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 00:58:
And obviously I refuse to log my Steam credentials into some unknown website (And I pity the poor suckers who do.)

It uses Steam's open ID system so it should be as secure as the rest of Steam.

From steamcommunity.com (Valve's site, not SteamLeft's):
By signing in through Steam, steamleft.com will be able to identify you within the Steam Community and retrieve your public gameplay information (such as stats and achievements).
Steam will not reveal your username or password to this site, rather a unique numeric identifier will be shared. You should never enter your Steam login credentials into a third party website!
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
4. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 19, 2015, 22:17 Quboid
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 19, 2015, 20:17:
Insecure like image issues? Daddy issues? Depression? Identity issues? I am confused....

Maybe their dongles are smaller than their competitors'.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
10. Re: Into the Black Jan 19, 2015, 19:22 Quboid
 
Quboid
It would take you...
3740 continuous hours
155 days,20 hours,5 minutes
of gameplay to complete your Steam library

I'd better get cracking!
 
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Starships Announced
18. Re: Sid Meier's Starships Announced Jan 19, 2015, 14:50 Quboid
 
grudgebearer wrote on Jan 19, 2015, 13:01:
Cutter wrote on Jan 19, 2015, 12:40:
grudgebearer wrote on Jan 19, 2015, 12:27:
Not buying any Firaxis game until after first real patch. I learned my lesson with Beyond Earth.

More like a few years and a couple of expansions.

May end up that way, but at least by the first patch there will be enough hands on reviews and such to know if there's any initial worth there.

I wouldn't apply the usual Firaxis rules here, the tablet release means it is unlikely to be anything like as deep as Civilization (and that's hardly particularly deep). This hopefully means it will be in better condition upon release, but also that it may never get any additional depth through expansion packs like Civ has so it remains mobile friendly.
 
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Starships Announced
8. Re: Sid Meier's Starships Announced Jan 19, 2015, 12:11 Quboid
 
It looks quite like GalCiv in this screenshot although the crew indicator at the bottom-left along with the name implies that you control a ship rather than a civilisation, or perhaps control a civilisation with your ship being a hero unit. It probably is Pirates! in space.  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders
98. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders Jan 18, 2015, 21:31 Quboid
 
Thanks Verno, although I'm not standing up for anything. It's a shame but I don't think this warrants a boycott and I will buy GTA5 once it plays well - i.e. hopefully a few hours after release.

The reaction to this is really rather unexpected. I didn't think anybody would make the argument that removing content is fine because we can just pay for it again so I assumed "download" meant piracy. I was wrong to assume that because "and you pay for them too!" is actually being said as if it is a good thing and I did not see that coming.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders
85. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders Jan 18, 2015, 10:46 Quboid
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 18, 2015, 10:17:
Quboid wrote on Jan 18, 2015, 09:25:
How have I moved the goal posts? The principle is that they sold me something and then took it away. That has always been my objection, my mysterious sense of entitlement to something that I am entitled to.

"If you think you understand license agreements" - read the part of my post which you removed from the quote which specifically addresses this.

There's nothing wrong with your complaint or attitude to be honest, I wouldn't give his post much thought. Being told to pirate some music to satisfy an unauthorized content removal in a video game is fucking hilarious.

My mild disapproval of Rockstar's handling of this seems to be terribly upsetting to some people.

"I'm surprised Blue hasn't been deleting posts advocating piracy, as he used to."
Literally 5 minutes later:
"As I've already stated...download the song"

OK buddy...
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders
81. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders Jan 18, 2015, 09:25 Quboid
 
How have I moved the goal posts? The principle is that they sold me something and then took it away. That has always been my objection, my mysterious sense of entitlement to something that I am entitled to.

"If you think you understand license agreements" - read the part of my post which you removed from the quote which specifically addresses this.
 
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