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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 4877 (Master)
User ID 10439
 
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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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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
21. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 14, 2014, 17:43 Quboid
 
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 16:24:
Quboid wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 16:13:
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 14:48:
I just was alluding to the habit of treating criticism of a woman's choice of dress as off-limits or an extremely fake-touchy issue normally... but for female characters in video games it's all bets are off.

The key is "a woman's choice". A female character in a video game designed predominantly by men for men isn't an actual woman's choice and is more open to accusations of objectification - which isn't to say that the accusations are true.

I objectify absolutely every character in every game I play. I assume all sane people do, since those characters are literally objects - not people.

And if that's abstracted away - if the response is 'well, okay, it's not a REAL person, but that sort of attire still indicates such and such about whoever chose it' - then there's an implicit real-world judgment about real-world female attire that comes with that abstraction.

I should have said sexually objectify. Although I think I get into most games enough to see the character beyond the object but that's beside the point.

I don't much care about this stuff to be honest. Nipple armour looks stupid and detracts from my enjoyment of a game but I don't have a problem with a lot of the supposedly sexist stuff. Sexuality, even in a character written by the other sex, is not inherently sexist. The main reason why I felt I should point out that these accusations aren't necessarily true is because I didn't want to imply that a game designed by men for men is automatically sexist - that assertion would be sexist.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
25. Re: Op Ed Nov 14, 2014, 16:43 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 23:34:
Quboid wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 22:36:
In Civilization V, the United Nations wonder and diplomatic victory were really shallow and stood out as step back over Civ IV (although some would say they weren't alone). Sure enough it was revamped in DLC and it's really tough to believe that Civ V vanilla would have been so weak in this regard if they hadn't planned to rework it.

Then again, it probably wouldn't have been as deep as Brave New World's implementation, which goes well beyond Civ IV. It makes sense to not re-implement something like Civ IV's system only to gut it later but the basic product suffered for it. I hope they spent the resources that would have gone to the temporary diplomacy victory system on other things that have lasted.

I don't see why it's tough to believe. It's an entirely new game on an entirely new engine. As mentioned elsewhere, new games with new engines often miss on features. Usually it's another new game that adds the polish.

It was out of place. All the other victory conditions had depth and while the rest of the game wasn't perfect and didn't have every other feature from Civ IV, in my opinion it felt complete. (In fact I've used Civ V as an example of why simplified doesn't mean dumbed-down.) The diplomatic victory through the U.N. wonder felt rushed, like they did the bare minimum to check that off the feature list, and I was far from the only person to comment at the time that it looked like future DLC.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
17. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 14, 2014, 16:13 Quboid
 
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 14:48:
I just was alluding to the habit of treating criticism of a woman's choice of dress as off-limits or an extremely fake-touchy issue normally... but for female characters in video games it's all bets are off.

The key is "a woman's choice". A female character in a video game designed predominantly by men for men isn't an actual woman's choice and is more open to accusations of objectification - which isn't to say that the accusations are true.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Nov 13, 2014, 22:42 Quboid
 
From Strike Suit Zero's page:

Developed exclusively for Tegra K1 devices, such as NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet.

Google says the Nexus 9 uses this as well.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
23. Re: Op Ed Nov 13, 2014, 22:36 Quboid
 
In Civilization V, the United Nations wonder and diplomatic victory were really shallow and stood out as step back over Civ IV (although some would say they weren't alone). Sure enough it was revamped in DLC and it's really tough to believe that Civ V vanilla would have been so weak in this regard if they hadn't planned to rework it.

Then again, it probably wouldn't have been as deep as Brave New World's implementation, which goes well beyond Civ IV. It makes sense to not re-implement something like Civ IV's system only to gut it later but the basic product suffered for it. I hope they spent the resources that would have gone to the temporary diplomacy victory system on other things that have lasted.
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Announced (Not F2P)
6. Re: Just Cause 3 Announced (Not F2P) Nov 11, 2014, 20:06 Quboid
 
I hate that it's come to this but:
"It is not a Free To Play game. It does not feature in-game micro transactions."

Thank you!

That screenshot a few days ago had me worried because the "Buy More" button appeared to refer to buying currency. I'm glad this won't be the case.

Just Cause 2 wasn't quite as good as Far Cry 3 IMHO, but it did many of the same things first and surpassed FC3 in some ways.
 
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News Comments > etc.
30. Re: etc. Nov 11, 2014, 18:39 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 14:24:
I'm done engaging in it.

I think that would be good for your sake, you seem totally fed up with this horrible nonsense. You're not alone.

Redmask are you joking?

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News Comments > Saturday Patches
32. Re: Saturday Patches Nov 9, 2014, 21:59 Quboid
 
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Nov 9, 2014, 19:27:
ahhh they deleted Tom Petty and Rage Against the Machine. Normally this sort of thing wouldn't bother me but 17 songs is quite a bit.

They removed Runnin' Down A Dream?!

BASTARDS!
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
3. Re: Sunday Metaverse Nov 9, 2014, 21:55 Quboid
 
This looks like a negotiating ploy.

I doubt she's in a great deal of need but the money paid to artists for streaming does seem unfair. 0.009 cents per stream (Pandora) is 11,111 listens per dollar. Surely the people who make the music deserve a much bigger slice of the pie, apart from the listeners they're the only essential part of the system.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 9, 2014, 12:39 Quboid
 
I haven't played the first 14 Farming Simulators, will I be able to follow the plot? Can I at least grow fresh jokes?

ETS2 is niche but it is a good game properly fleshed out, reasonably deep and well polished. It had novelty value certainly, and I probably wouldn't have tried it if it didn't, but there's an actual game there IMHO. From what I've seen of Farming Simulator, there's no game once the novelty wears off but perhaps I'm wrong.

I bought Wolf on sale months ago largely on your recommendation, nin. I haven't got around to playing it yet Blush

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Sylvester Stallone's On-Screen Arsenal of Guns Through the Years Nov 9, 2014, 12:24 Quboid
 
Why would Twitter? Of course *they* have heard of *you*.

A more informative list of Sly Stallone's on-screen arsenal.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Patches
17. Re: Saturday Patches Nov 8, 2014, 21:21 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Nov 8, 2014, 20:21:
Quboid wrote on Nov 8, 2014, 19:37:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 8, 2014, 19:20:
Ladron3dfx wrote on Nov 8, 2014, 18:41:
Steam has removed the users ability to disable updates.

Not true. Go away troll.

I just checked - having also exclaimed bullshit - but it's true. The update options are "always", "high-priority", and "when it launches". There's no "never" option. I don't know when this change happened.

It shouldn't be legal to remove content from a game that people have bought. I'm sure they're covered by some small print but this seems wrong.

I'm not sure which is accurate here: Some are saying the option was just reworded, and that previously, you couldn't launch the game w/o getting the update anyway. Not sure I agree with that, but I never used the feature, either.


I see, thank you. It used to be that we could disable automatic updates, not that we could disable updates completely. Obviously I haven't used this much either.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
5. Re: If Twitter Won’t Handle Its Massive Harassment Problem, These Women Will. Nov 8, 2014, 21:11 Quboid
 
It's natural to look at a specific issue that you or people you know are facing, sort of like "Charity begins at home". It's also their area of expertise. Trying to pseudo-moderate all of Twitter is doomed to fail ... but then so is this.

Eventually some scandal will force Twitter to police things. Someone famous will get loads of hate, they then get attacked in real life, the media will put two and two together and ignore the result, focusing instead on the scary new thing that the kids are using that will doom society. If that flack hits the share price, Twitter will act - probably by doing the bare minimum they can get away with.
 
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