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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 4790 (Master)
User ID 10439
 
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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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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Far Cry 4
41. Re: Ships Ahoy - Far Cry 4 Nov 18, 2014, 20:14 Quboid
 
Thanks Rigs, good write-up.

I bought it and I've spent about 2 hours in it so far so I've seen little after the prologue. It feels like Far Cry 3.1, which has advantages and disadvantages but so far I'm happy enough with this aspect.

Performance is very poor, with a stutter that makes it feel like I'm getting about half the 70 FPS that Fraps reports, at 1080p with most settings at high (including God Rays, which are the beautiful sun rays filtered past hills and through trees). I have an Intel i7 3.5Ghz and two GeForce 660s. The fix for the stutter might be just a setting (I'll check Post Effects) and if that's sorted, it should run well with great graphics. But no 1440p for me I fear.

The fur effect is awful. It looks great when you and the animal are stationary and a few metres apart (i.e. pretty in screenshots) but in motion or close up it's terrible. The bait system as shown in the tutorial/prologue seems terrible, I hope there's more to that than conjuring an animal at will.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Far Cry 4
29. Re: Ships Ahoy - Far Cry 4 Nov 18, 2014, 16:34 Quboid
 
The respawning was my biggest problem with FC2 too, I think FC3 hit the balance pretty well. There was technically infinitely respawning enemies but once you took control of that area of the map (the map had about 30 zones, each with an outpost control-point) then no patrols or guards would spawn in that zone. The respawn time was pretty good, I don't remember being bothered by an outpost that I had attacked but not taken being re-populated distractingly quickly.  
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Season Pass Trailer
44. Re: Far Cry 4 Season Pass Trailer Nov 18, 2014, 13:04 Quboid
 
There's a difference between slinging insults and accurately describing someone's actions. You're claiming to be guilty and "I don't feel like waiting" is entitlement distilled. Given that you are guilty and you are entitled, describing your behaviour as scummy isn't unreasonable.  
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: GTA 5 PC's expanded soundtrack revealedů Nov 18, 2014, 12:10 Quboid
 
I'm still appalled that they removed Runnin' Down A Dream from San Andreas. That's not a song, that's, like, a state of mind man.

I can understand no longer being able to sell copies of a game with some songs but removing the songs from existing customers is the sort of abuse that makes the whole idea of renting, not owning software so objectionable.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 18, 2014, 12:05 Quboid
 
I'm waiting for the PC release of GTA V. Far Cry 4 is most interesting right now but I'm waiting to hear reports on how the PC version is and if there are microtransactions.

Cutter wrote on Nov 18, 2014, 10:36:
Transmission? You mean the tranny? Real men Old people say tranny.

FTFY.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Far Cry 4
7. Re: Ships Ahoy - Far Cry 4 Nov 18, 2014, 10:22 Quboid
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Nov 18, 2014, 10:09:
nofb wrote on Nov 18, 2014, 10:06:
Quboid wrote on Nov 18, 2014, 10:04:
Are there microtransactions?
Not sure, but there are bugs and day-one patch, as usual
I wouldn't expect anything less from the AC Unity devs

I've just read that reviewers didn't get PC access until today. That's worrying, I'd like to know about how the PC version handles especially after the reaction to AC:Unity.

Thanks theyarecomingforyou for your feedback here and on the Nvidia drivers thread.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Far Cry 4
3. Re: Ships Ahoy - Far Cry 4 Nov 18, 2014, 10:04 Quboid
 
Are there microtransactions?  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
35. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 15, 2014, 15:34 Quboid
 
Edit: Oh WTF am I doing? SJW just means "I'm so closed minded, my mind's even closed to the idea that others may be open minded" and it's a waste of time engaging with that.

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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
31. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 15, 2014, 12:04 Quboid
 
You're describing ink on a page as "him", that's anthropomorphising.

Do you think that GamerGate is the answer to "censorship, institutional discouragement"? It's not, it's just the opposite extreme doing the same things. It saddens me that there are reasonable, sensible people who are standing under this banner and not realising that they're implicitly endorsing the sort of thing they think they're crusading against - and that their genuine concerns are being tainted by association.

Since you bring it up, it's not just a shirt. That no one had a word in his ear - even when he was about to be interviewed on camera - is institutional discouragement.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 15, 2014, 09:47 Quboid
 
personman145 wrote on Nov 15, 2014, 03:04:
Do you really call them trolls when most of them are right? Oprah Winfrey certified!

I've noticed the word "troll" pop up in non-tech circles over the last couple of years and it's nearly always used in a slightly jarring way. I don't think this or talk of prison sentences for trolls (in the UK) are technically using the word incorrectly because there's no real definition beyond being mean to someone online but these responses and the comments on social media that can get people into legal trouble are worlds apart.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
29. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 15, 2014, 08:50 Quboid
 
Anthropomorphizing isn't a mistake, fiction is essentially pointless without it. Is Atticus Finch just ink on a page to you?

I don't see why games should be labelled if other media isn't - which does not mean that I think all media should be labelled, quite the opposite. This is what I thought Beamer and Verno were saying too.

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