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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
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News Comments > On Sale
9. Re: On Sale Apr 9, 2014, 09:18 Quboid
 
Jerykk wrote on Apr 9, 2014, 04:39:
Each episode is between 1-2 hours long. Assuming the next two episodes maintain that trend, the total hours will end up being between 6-8 for most people and that's if you don't bother replaying anything. For $15, that's a pretty good deal these days, even if you choose to wait until all the episodes are out before starting.

You act like they're just half-assing the series but from what I've played thus far, that certainly isn't the case. I'm already enjoying it more than both seasons of TWD.

I don't have any problem with the quality. The length of each episode is a bit disappointing but not too bad and I'd rather they made good short episodes than dull long ones with filler.

The problem is the time between episodes. A new episode isn't a sequel, it's a continuation of the same story and it is frustrating to have to leave an interesting story for months at a time.

I presume Ep3 starts off seconds after Ep2's cliff-hanger and I expect the game will treat this like it's a matter of seconds later. But for me, it's been 6 weeks. I don't remember the exact choices I made or who I suspected of what. I don't remember the precise nature of my relationship with the various good-for-nothings. It's not going to feel quite the same like TV episodes a week apart do and I'm going to spend the first half hour (which will be a significant portion of the episode) trying to remember if I liked the person I'm talking to - and then go through it all again in a few months when Ep4 is out.

The game isn't half assed but the management is: they seemingly allocated the other half of their ass to work on TWD2. I have no particularly objection to the price but it's always nice to save a few bucks.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Apr 8, 2014, 19:39 Quboid
 
Prez wrote on Apr 8, 2014, 19:30:
And the series is $15! Hmmm...

I'd wait. It will probably be heavily discounted when it's complete and you won't have the ridiculous wait between episodes. I won't buy another Tell Tale game before it's complete again.

It's a very good game if you know the sort of game it is, I definitely recommend picking it up when the final episode is released.

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
85. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 8, 2014, 13:14 Quboid
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Apr 8, 2014, 11:15:
Angry little Beamer keeps screaming inside his echo chamber. Consider yourself the one and only person I put on ignore. An amusing hypocrite is only amusing for so long before he becomes a tiresome repetitious and joyless bore.

Now Cutter or nin or Beamer himself will so eloquently reply with "pot kettle black" or some other nonsensical thing that means absolutely nothing to me or anyone else with common sense.

I thought the pot calling the kettle black meant that in fact they were both sooty, i.e. both guilty of the charge. That would be nonsensical as Beamer is being as reasonable as he can and is perhaps calmer than he should be.

However, I've looked it up and apparently the phrase actually means that the pot sees it's own dirty reflection in the shiny, clean kettle, i.e. the kettle isn't guilty of the charge. So it turns out that the phrase is entirely appropriate.

Evidently I lack common sense, which you clearly define as "someone who agrees with me". (In fairness, the phrase "common sense" usually does mean this.)
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Requires Uplay
18. Re: Watch Dogs Requires Uplay Apr 8, 2014, 13:06 Quboid
 
Jerykk wrote on Apr 8, 2014, 12:26:
Quboid wrote on Apr 8, 2014, 11:00:
UPlay doesn't run when the game isn't running. Perhaps I'm misremembering but I don't remember seeing UPlay run except when playing Far Cry 3 and I didn't jump through many hoops to do this. That's a big plus IMHO. Although Origin's a decent client it expects to be running all the time and requires system-tray vigilance.

Steam's fine because most of the games I play are on there and there's value to having it run (background downloads, friend list/chat) but there's only one Origin title I regularly play and there's only a couple of patches a year.

Uplay is a client just like Steam. You have to launch it first before you can play games that use it. If you launch a game first, it will usually launch Uplay automatically. After you quit the game, you have to manually quit Uplay as well.

So you do. It closes completely when you close the window, unlike Origin which hides in the tray, but it would be nice if it didn't load at all.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 8, 2014, 13:04 Quboid
 
Steam has downloaded a 1GB patch for The Wolf Among Us. Presumably episode 3 is out.  
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Requires Uplay
8. Re: Watch Dogs Requires Uplay Apr 8, 2014, 11:00 Quboid
 
UPlay doesn't run when the game isn't running. Perhaps I'm misremembering but I don't remember seeing UPlay run except when playing Far Cry 3 and I didn't jump through many hoops to do this. That's a big plus IMHO. Although Origin's a decent client it expects to be running all the time and requires system-tray vigilance.

Steam's fine because most of the games I play are on there and there's value to having it run (background downloads, friend list/chat) but there's only one Origin title I regularly play and there's only a couple of patches a year.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
8. Re: On Sale Apr 8, 2014, 09:00 Quboid
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Apr 8, 2014, 07:45:
Cutter wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 19:48:
I'd try that Bus sim if it was something reasonable like $5. $30? Smoke some more crack.
My thoughts exactly.
As for driving ETS2 with mouse and keyboard, yeah that is not easy.
You need at least a 360 controller or a steering wheel for that game.

I've picked ETS2 up for $10 or so a while back and put about 16 hrs into it so far. Way more time than I play a lot more expensive games I own.

The Steam tags are interesting. I haven't played it but I'm not sure this is really representative:
Horror
Hardcore
Gore
Simulation
Masterpiece
bus
Post-apocalyptic
Kawaii
Nudity

You play as an adorable, naked bus driver who realistically drives around the charred remains of a city, smashing your way through terrifying mutants?
 
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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Apr 7, 2014, 20:26 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 18:35:
Kosumo wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 18:02:
ETS2 for teh WINS

Something oddly relaxing about that game. Bizarre...


I don't understand it either but damn is it soothing. I always liked driving in traffic in GTA, Midnight Club, even that old Italian Job game that no one else played. ETS2 properly makes a game of just this aspect by making it challenging. That's part of it but I don't know why this is so relaxing.

I've been too busy to use my Oculus Rift in the last few days but ETS2 is one title I intend to try. I gave it a go and my initial impressions are very good but the resolution is a big problem.
 
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News Comments > DayZ Plans
9. Re: DayZ Plans Apr 6, 2014, 08:53 Quboid
 
MajorD wrote on Apr 5, 2014, 18:27:
They need to address the X-Axis mouse issue is what they need to address.

Anyone else have that issue, and if so, do you know of a fix? The issue renders the game pretty much unplayable.


Arma 2 has some sort of mouse deceleration which stopped me from enjoying it. Arma 3 improves this greatly but AFAIK Day Z is based entirely on Arma 2.

I tried fixing it through the config files with no luck, qsto will Day Z add anything that Arma 2 didn't have?
 
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News Comments > 75 More Steam Greenlights
12. Re: 75 More Steam Greenlights Apr 5, 2014, 10:36 Quboid
 
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 5, 2014, 10:10:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 23:57:
NKD wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 21:25:
Quboid wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 20:16:
Steam really does have serious volumes of junk on it. A game being on Steam used to mean a certain level of quality.

One man's junk is another man's treasure. I'd rather be able to buy games I like, than be restricted to only games you (or some random Valve overlords) like.
I agree. More selection is better. It's easy enough to filter.

+3. No different than wading through things here. Bada Bing!

It used to be different, that's what I miss.

Steam could sort this out via interface changes. Take early access games off the front page and don't list as "new release" games which got released a decade ago.

I'd rather these weren't on Steam just to reduce their influence. It's not healthy having Steam do everything and there's precious little they don't have their finger in.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 5, 2014, 09:14 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 20:54:
Well, DUH.

If they allowed this, next thing you know some game maker would trademark Candy or Saga. Madness!

To be fair to Google, them trademarking Glass in these circumstances makes much, much more sense than what King got away with - very much intended to be damning with faint praise.
 
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News Comments > 75 More Steam Greenlights
7. Re: 75 More Steam Greenlights Apr 4, 2014, 21:56 Quboid
 
NKD wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 21:25:
Quboid wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 20:16:
Steam really does have serious volumes of junk on it. A game being on Steam used to mean a certain level of quality.

One man's junk is another man's treasure. I'd rather be able to buy games I like, than be restricted to only games you (or some random Valve overlords) like.

It's good that many games that have been greenlit, are on early access or are part of back catalogues uploaded en masse are available somewhere (although some simply aren't fit for sale). IMHO it's a shame that Steam has become the place for them, I liked being able to look at Steam's front page and maybe see something interesting.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 4, 2014, 20:23 Quboid
 
"You’ve bought Minecraft for Xbox 12m times. Thanks."

THIS IS HOW I FIND OUT!

I'm going to need to contact my credit card company

Edit: Nevermind, I didn't RTFA.

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News Comments > 75 More Steam Greenlights
4. Re: 75 More Steam Greenlights Apr 4, 2014, 20:16 Quboid
 
Task wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 19:46:
I thought steam greenlights was being discontinued?

I think this is that process; the remaining games are being released in batches like this.

Steam really does have serious volumes of junk on it. A game being on Steam used to mean a certain level of quality.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
72. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 4, 2014, 19:38 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 14:56:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 14:43:
Mad Max RW wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 10:16:
Look how easily upset you get, Beamer. Gay marriage is not your problem.

Hey Max, I read your article. This is what it says at the bottom:

This post originally wrongly claimed in error that Eich’s tax return became public after a leak from the Internal Revenue Service. We apologize for the error.

The question I've always wondered is, if you're not supposed to feed the mogwai after midnight, when is it safe to feed the mogwai again?????


This is the real issue. It's downright irresponsible to sell a mogwai without making this clear. I assume it is sunrise but it would make more sense if you couldn't feed them after sunset. Is it exactly midnight? Do they read clocks? How do they operate in the wild, is eating after midnight a rite of passage to prove you're ready for adulthood*?

* I don't mean to rip off Cracked.com but they made pretty much the same point in one of their After Hours videos.
 
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News Comments > The Wolf Among Us Episode 3 Next Week
3. Re: The Wolf Among Us Episode 3 Next Week Apr 4, 2014, 17:14 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 16:14:
Wish I had waited for the bargain bin on this. Will never pre-buy from TT again.

I won't buy another TT game until a whole season is out. Months between episodes is too long and I can't help feeling that by waiting, I'll both avoid this delay and probably get it cheaper.

It's a really good game. For some reason I enjoy it a lot more than The Walking Dead Season 1. I wasn't familiar with either setting's lore but zombies are rather tired. Understanding what sort of game it was probably helped, TWD wasn't what I expected. I should finish it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
64. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 4, 2014, 12:58 Quboid
 
Orogogus wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 12:25:
InBlack wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 06:27:
Orogogus wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 05:59:
What does "compulsory contraception" even mean? Like, a chastity belt? You use words like "compulsory" when a more accurate term would seem to be "wildly unenforceable."

If there were a better way to enact something like this than forced abortions, China would be doing it.

You are being obtuse on purpose. There are chemical contraceptives which are fairly efficient and they have been in use since the 50s. A number of surgical reversible methods also exist. Also what China is doing is also something vastly different then what Im suggesting since their interest is in controlling population growth.

I'm really not. Whatever method you use to limit potential parents is going to work for controlling population growth.

Those chemical methods -- I assume you're referring to the hormonal treatments -- have potentially fatal side effects and contraindications, and they put all the burden on women. The surgical treatments damage your chances of having a child after you get them reversed, on top of the risks inherent in surgery. On top of which, "civilized" countries don't really have procedures to compel every adult man and woman to submit to medicine (especially the daily pill) or surgery. Without that, people are going to end up having children accidentally -- never mind the people doing it on purpose -- and then the question is what this system is going to do about it.

I can't imagine there's any way to legislate this without it being incredibly creepy, but it would be nice if sex was a bit more complicated. Enough so if you're drunk, it would be too complicated to actually conceive even if you wanted to at that moment. This is pretty much the opposite of how evolution works so don't get your hopes up.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
58. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 4, 2014, 10:40 Quboid
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 10:38:
A liberal resorting to flailing his arms around and screaming? I am shocked!

Every thing you have put forward has been disproved. There's nothing left for us to disprove so there's really nothing else for us to say. If you neither put forward an argument nor concede, that's really all that's left.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
55. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 4, 2014, 10:38 Quboid
 
I was wondering how to respond to that. Beamer, that was pretty much my internal monologue.

Mad Max, how dare you try to suppress OK Cupid's freedom of speech!
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
51. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 4, 2014, 10:27 Quboid
 
Unless he donated or voted for Prop 8, or any equivalent, he's done nothing remotely hypocritical.  
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