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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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User ID 10439
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. FFS! Dec 14, 2014, 15:00 Quboid
 
I'll be getting a choice of the PC games in that "Naughty or Nice" list this Christmas  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Dec 13, 2014, 09:53 Quboid
 
That was marketing, not game design (assuming you mean the pre-release footage?). That could be another list, Watch Dogs can join it there.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
9. Re: Into the Black Dec 11, 2014, 23:08 Quboid
 
Redmask wrote on Dec 10, 2014, 22:35:
Is it PG13?

I don't know but at least one recent film was neutered to get more people into the cinema, I think it was the Robocop remake.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Dec 11, 2014, 16:12 Quboid
 
Can you use a trainer to make you invulnerable until you get to land? I presume people still make those.  
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News Comments > The Crew Stats Issue
16. Re: The Crew Stats Issue Dec 11, 2014, 15:59 Quboid
 
Thanks guys. I didn't know it was the same people as did TDU, that explains a lot - those games were both rather underwhelming aside from satisfying an exploration bug.  
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News Comments > The Crew Stats Issue
8. Re: The Crew Stats Issue Dec 11, 2014, 11:50 Quboid
 
I'm probably going to get a Geforce 970 for Christmas which means a free copy of this or Assassin's Creed: Unity (the other option, Far Cry 4, I already own).

This doesn't sound like much of a choice now that these are out. I don't even like the good Ass Creed games so it is encouraging that you compare this to TDU as I quite liked those games.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Dec 10, 2014, 21:37 Quboid
 
Tom Hardy has been excellent every time I've seen him.

As long as it's not PG-13...
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 9, 2014, 23:29 Quboid
 
It's not a device, it's a standard that allows different programs to use different devices (dongle, fingerprint reader, etc). As far as I know, there is basically no way at present for a web site to enable sign-in via finger-print as there's a hundred different systems on a hundred different OSes - and a remote web page can't access that stuff any way.

I'd be nervous about signing in to Facebook with my fingerprint. Even if they don't actually receive any biometric data (I think, I'm not sure!) that is a little creepy.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 9, 2014, 10:26 Quboid
 
I associate balaclavas with nefarious activities so much, I'd do a double-take if I ever actually saw someone wearing one outside. I blame the IRA, and our cool temperate climate.  
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News Comments > H1Z1 Early Access Next Month
7. Re: H1Z1 Early Access Next Month Dec 8, 2014, 22:34 Quboid
 
There's a really great game concept here and Day Z doesn't look like it is going to deliver. Maybe this will be it. The Forest is the survival game that looks most promising but it's single player only so not the same.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 8, 2014, 19:32 Quboid
 
A Far Cry 4 patch, version 1.5, is downloading via Uplay. 1.35GB. No changelog that I can find but apparently it has performance improvements.

Edit - Changelog:
http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/969552-PC-Patch-1-5-0-December-8th-2014

This comment was edited on Dec 8, 2014, 19:42.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
14. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 8, 2014, 19:25 Quboid
 
It was a speech at a conference, not a court ruling. I don't know anything about him and maybe he has made unconstitutional rulings but he is entitled to his opinion, no?

I don't know what, if any, restrictions there are on judges speaking publicly. It would be difficult for a judge to stay in their position if they were too critical of the law; they could become a political pawn.
 
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News Comments > Game Awards 2014 Winners
53. Re: Game Awards 2014 Winners Dec 8, 2014, 13:12 Quboid
 
Slick wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 10:08:
sigh... it's nice to see that i'm not the one being picked on in this particular thread for enjoying a videogame. (on a videogame forum, whodathunk?!)

just because bullying happens often on this board, still know that it's mocked by the quiet masses who read but don't post. you prove to everyone that you're petty when you can't engage on the issue, and instead revert to personal shit.

calling people shills, PR-monkeys, or just insinuating that they're disingenuous because they enjoy something instead of panning it, just makes you look all more the fool.

just sayin. continue to prove me right. or surprize everyone by growing a conscience.

Like when you told me to kill myself because I compared the effect of people demanding a PC game be on Steam to the fees that developers have to pay MS and Sony for console versions?

I don't disagree with this post and I find the arrogance of shill accusations to be rather irksome (do they really find it hard to believe that someone might actually honestly disagree with them?!) but you should really ask yourself if you are ever part of the problem. I wasn't traumatised and I know you weren't making death threats but if that's not bullying, it is at least dragging a conversation down there.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 7, 2014, 18:48 Quboid
 
Rossini wrote on Dec 7, 2014, 18:30:
Genesys wrote on Dec 7, 2014, 12:36:
Welcome back, Skyrim!
3+ years after it's release. My question is, who are all these people who haven't bought it until now?

Console gamers who re-buy it when they happen to get a decent PC, to play with mods? That's just a theory.

The engine feels clunky. The same awkward moving issues, particularly when trying to jump around scenery, have existed since Oblivion if not earlier. Separate indoor and outdoor areas is quite dated and unmodded it has poor detail at distance. It's far from a write-off, but I'd like to see a lot more progress for The Elder Scrolls 6 - but presumably it will be next-gen so non-visual stuff won't be a priority.
 
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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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