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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 3931 (Veteran)
User ID 10439
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 16, 2013, 20:27 Quboid
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 20:23:
Okay early returns are SteamOS Performance = Win 8.1 performance. Is this considered good or bad?

That's pretty good IMHO, for the first public beta. No miraculous frame rate improvement but that was never likely to happen.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Dec 16, 2013, 20:22 Quboid
 
Avatar, the first big 3D movie.

The plot was 1 dimensional, the characters were 1 dimensional and the dialogue was 1 dimensional. That makes it a 3D movie, right?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
8. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Dec 16, 2013, 19:35 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 15, 2013, 18:34:
Quboid wrote on Dec 15, 2013, 16:47:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 15, 2013, 13:33:
The First NVIDIA GeForce Benchmarks On The SteamOS Beta.

Those are interesting, but what I really want to see is performance from actual games, not just benchmark.

I want to see performance in SteamOS compared to Windows in otherwise identical situations.

Well, that would be ideal, but that is a lot of extra testing. I would settle to know that it plays Far Cry 3 on a 660Ti at 1080P at 80 frames per sec or whatever.

True, but without that testing these are useless to me.

"To me" being the key. They're not testing what I'm looking for and it's not that their benchmarks are flawed - just not what I was wanting to see.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
18. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 16, 2013, 19:32 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 18:36:
Quboid wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 15:32:
That's what they want you to think! Or are you one of them?!

I don't see what's in it for them. Use this as an excuse to demand more funding and more convenient laws? Incite revolution to create nice juicy contracts for the military industrial complex?

What do you mean create? The MIC is already a trillion dollar a year operation. It can't get any juicier. Hell, it's not even affordable as it is now.

I mean create new, additional contracts, not create the industry. It doesn't matter if it's affordable as long as the 1% bleed the rest as much as possible before the current crop die off.

I'm honestly not sure how much I'm joking any more
 
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News Comments > DayZ Early Access
30. Re: DayZ Early Access Dec 16, 2013, 19:29 Quboid
 
JayDeath wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 18:10:
I want the SA already. This game was supposed to be launched sometime in the beginning of the year and now they announce this early access shit? I'm taking that as the devs aren't anywhere near done with the game. That's why I'm annoyed. And no, as much as I love this game, I refuse to buy into this early access scheme.

That's exactly it, they aren't anywhere near done. If it wasn't this, it wouldn't be released much sooner. You're annoyed at the delay but that's got little to do with early access. I expect early access slows down development a bit as it's more to do and I suspect it's of limited use in terms of finding bugs but it won't slow them down much and the game wouldn't be ready anyway.

In many cases (probably not this) it wouldn't be released at all as the funding is needed to finance development. By-passing meddling publishers is a good thing but that can only be done if the developers have money before releasing the game.

I don't mind early access. I mind early access games being released as final products; Day One Garry's Incident and X Rebirth for example.
 
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News Comments > DayZ Early Access
1. Re: DayZ Early Access Dec 16, 2013, 15:35 Quboid
 
"We strongly advise you not to buy and play the game at this stage unless you clearly understand what Early Access means and are interested in participating in the ongoing development cycle"

What % of players understand not to bitch? What % of players report any issues?

50%/20% feels optimistic.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
14. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 16, 2013, 15:32 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 14:18:
Snowden was a small guy. There is no way he could have ever gotten that much insight as he did without some serious helping and pushing.

He did have major help, just not the conspiracy doodle stuff you're thinking of. He was very successful in using his personality to get others login information through social engineering and to obtain higher clearance levels for himself. The NSA went through an extensive internal review afterward and determined that civilian contractors had almost unfettered access to so much information that they decided to blow up all third party hires and start over.

That's what they want you to think! Or are you one of them?!

I don't see what's in it for them. Use this as an excuse to demand more funding and more convenient laws? Incite revolution to create nice juicy contracts for the military industrial complex?
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 16, 2013, 11:56 Quboid
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 10:28:
You might as well be trying to fix the weather. What a crock...

My hopes could barely be lower but this is better than nothing.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 15, 2013, 16:50 Quboid
 
1badmf wrote on Dec 15, 2013, 16:38:
Mordhaus wrote on Dec 15, 2013, 14:25:
Peter O'toole died yesterday. Sad weekend.

damn. watch The Lion In Winter if you haven't already - one of the great film performances of all time imo, from the whole cast including peter. i think i'll watch it again when i get home from work.

His performance in The Night of the Generals is one of the finest I've ever seen. I haven't seen The Lion In Winter yet.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Dec 15, 2013, 16:47 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 15, 2013, 13:33:
The First NVIDIA GeForce Benchmarks On The SteamOS Beta.

Those are interesting, but what I really want to see is performance from actual games, not just benchmark.

I want to see performance in SteamOS compared to Windows in otherwise identical situations.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
15. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 15, 2013, 16:41 Quboid
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Dec 15, 2013, 16:09:
It's not like that money is expanding Brian Fargo's fleet of private jets or renovating his mansion. The game is still in development and has a long way to go. They don't have a publisher around to provide milestone payments. Anything extra they get now means employees are paid for longer and the final game is that much better.

I was wondering about that. How much is Chris Roberts, as the most high profile case, earning? How much of that $35m+ is he taking home and how much is he entitled to take home?

I don't begrudge anyone a fair wage even if they have money (I've no idea if he does) and I wouldn't begrudge him making a few million if the game fulfils its potential, in addition to presumably owning a large chuck of a valuable company. However, making beyond a decent living wage before delivering seems rather against the spirit of crowd funding.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
19. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 13, 2013, 23:19 Quboid
 
Speaking of TotalBiscuit, there's something in this interview that he's alluded to:
it's not about making more money, it was actually about saving people's time when doing the grind

Grind. Saving people's time when doing the grind.

This from the game's creative director.

GAMES SHOULD NOT HAVE GRIND. GRIND IS NOT A GOOD THING.

Grind in a single player game is EXACTLY WHY these microtransactions SUCK.

Grind is never a good thing but this is disgraceful. This is a design decision that reduced the enjoyment of the game in an attempt to get more money out of the player. Even if he didn't intend it this way (and I don't believe him), plenty of people in the decision chain intended it.

How ridiculous is that, really? "Here's the game for $60 and for another $5 you get to not play the deliberately not enjoyable bit that we put in solely to inconvenience you. Thank you for shopping from Microsoft, fuck you."
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
19. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 12, 2013, 20:56 Quboid
 
The legal blurb on that article doesn't clear much up for me. So it's no unsolicited, that doesn't apply. Great, but what does apply?

I thought the item had to be returned, but it becomes yours after 6 months if the sender doesn't ask for it back or in 1 month if you contact the sender. Maybe this is out of date.

I can understand them wanting the Vitas back but they didn't have to be dicks about it. Offer a 25 gift card or something and only break out the lawyers if anyone resists.
 
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News Comments > Cliff Bleszinski's PC Shooter Plans
45. Re: Cliff Bleszinski's PC Shooter Plans Dec 12, 2013, 09:19 Quboid
 
NetHead wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 09:02:
Qbex . wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 08:23:
"dumbed down"? we talking full lobotomy here.....


Now you've left with this...
maps


That map on the left is Doom, isn't it.

E1M6, I think. Maybe E1M7.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
26. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 10, 2013, 18:24 Quboid
 
Simon Says wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 18:11:
Quboid wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 18:05:
Simon, what do you think would happen if, say, CoD players on the PS4 could play with proper KB&M support?

Here's what I think would happen:
1) A few PS4 CoD players use a desk or whatever and get KB&M. I'd guess 5%, max.
2) These players get 10:1 K/D ratios, at least
3) The 95% of players get annoyed. Do they:
a) Rearrange their console and their living space and buy a KB&M?
b) Play Battlefield instead?
c) Play on the Xbone instead?

I think options B and C would be chosen about 10x as often option A. Why would the makers of Call of Duty want this? Why would the makers of the PS4 want this? Of course I can only guess how many would use KB&M and how others would react. Maybe you think I'm way out?

We already have separate servers for people who want KB&M, or any of numerous other advantages. That's what the PC does.

Real gamers use whatever the fuck they want; PC, console, mac, smartphone, any combination.

You either adapt or you get killed. I prefer to adapt, you prefer to whine, I respect your choice...

You adapt by satisfying as many customers as you can. You die if you piss them off. Microsoft and Sony are still here, your console would have bombed.

I'm trying to explain what I think are your errors and I have little interest in what console players use. My choice is KB&M so I honestly don't know what you're talking about but claiming anyone who disagrees with you is whining is, well, it's whining.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
23. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 10, 2013, 18:05 Quboid
 
Simon, what do you think would happen if, say, CoD players on the PS4 could play with proper KB&M support?

Here's what I think would happen:
1) A few PS4 CoD players use a desk or whatever and get KB&M. I'd guess 5%, max.
2) These players get 10:1 K/D ratios, at least
3) The 95% of players get annoyed. Do they:
a) Rearrange their console and their living space and buy a KB&M?
b) Play Battlefield instead?
c) Play on the Xbone instead?

I think options B and C would be chosen about 10x as often option A. Why would the makers of Call of Duty want this? Why would the makers of the PS4 want this? Of course I can only guess how many would use KB&M and how others would react. Maybe you think I'm way out?

We already have separate servers for people who want KB&M, or any of numerous other advantages. That's what the PC does.

Real gamers use whatever the fuck they want; PC, console, mac, smartphone, any combination.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 10, 2013, 12:17 Quboid
 
1badmf wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 12:07:
man jupiter ascending looks tight as hell. i just hope tatum doesn't ruin it by bro-ing out too much, but it looks like he did a good job. and the effects - wow. good hardcore scifi has always turned me into a sighing goo of fangirl adoration, and man someone needs to mop me up after that.

Casting Sean Bean feels like a spoiler. I notice he's only in the first half of the trailer.
 
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News Comments > NSA's Game Spying
209. Re: NSA's Game Spying Dec 10, 2013, 12:10 Quboid
 
Slashman wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 11:29:
You know what I find most scary?

You Americans at least have a constitution to fall back on.

I'm not an American citizen. It's open season for spying on anywhere/anyone that isn't America. Sweatdrop

My Government will protect me, I've got nothing to fear.

*sobs*
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Creston's Doom Deathmatch Guide Dec 10, 2013, 11:33 Quboid
 
Creston wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 10:58:
10) Run around until you find another player
20) Shoot at other player
30) If otherplayer=dead goto 10
else
40) Respawn
50) Goto 10

That won't work, you'll only fire one shot at an enemy before attempting to respawn, and going and finding another player. If the respawn fails (since you might not be dead), the "run around until you find another player" may immediately find the same opponent and shoot again but it's a sloppy implementation.

10: Spawn
20: Run around until you find another player
30: Shoot at other player
40: If (player = dead) Goto 10
50: If (otherplayer = dead) Goto 20
60: Goto 30
70: Profit

Fancy pants players will dodge and such like but this will get you started. Just hit Ctrl+C when you've finished pwning.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
55. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 7, 2013, 16:56 Quboid
 
Laughing at the English football team is something that brings all British people together. The same can be said about laughing at the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish teams too, but the bigger they are the harder they fall.

Sadly, after about 80 years of delusion, English football fans seem to be coming to terms with their place in the world: hovering at around 10th in the ratings isn't actually that bad. This dramatically reduces the fun to be had at their expense.
 
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