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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 > BAFTA Winners
16. Re: BAFTA Winners Mar 12, 2014, 22:25 Quboid
 
This is currently the third biggest story on BBC News after the missing airline and protests in Venezuela. My reaction to the story is largely zzzzzzzzzzz but it's good to see this being taken seriously by a major outlet.

There's surely better than Papers, Please for strategy and simulation. Wargame: Airland Battle or Europa Universalis 4 come to mind. Still, it's nice for projects like that to get credit. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons deserves the Innovation award, I've never had my gamepad kick me in the nuts before.
 
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News Comments > BAFTA Winners
14. Re: BAFTA Winners Mar 12, 2014, 22:17 Quboid
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 21:01:
Acleacius wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 20:07:
The Last of Us sounds like a great game, but what I will NEVER get is how in the hell a 30 year old woman is convincing/plausible actress as a 12 year old girl. It's effing ridiculous. Even in the video clips I've seen, it was horribly obvious.

Well I actually played the game and it wasn't obvious to me. Ellie seemed fine to me, but then again I don't hang around with tween girls so what do I know.

You should, it's a great way to meet new friends.

Those parents, that security guard, the 2 cops who gave me a lift to the station and a few more there, some really interesting people in the holding cell, a barrister and I got to say hello to a judge - although to be honest, I didn't get a "let's be friends" vibe from him. One of the women in the cell who was brought in for walking the street - can you believe people are arrested for that?! - said we could be really good friends for 50 when we got out. How bizarre!



Did I labour that joke? I feel that maybe I should have stopped after the judge bit.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
38. Re: Game Reviews Mar 12, 2014, 22:07 Quboid
 
Creston wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 23:32:
Prez wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 18:33:
Cutter wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 16:35:
Creston wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 13:39:
Kythlyn wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 12:15:
I think their morality score is kind of interesting. It's like, yes, it's a fun game, and yes, if you're sensitive to sexual content/violence you should stay far, far away. Not sure where the hypocrisy is there. They're just acknowledging multiple demographics in their review.

Ssshhh, Christianity bashing is a firmly established belief on Bluesnews.

Don't think of it so much as bashing Xtianity as it is bashing stupidity. Religion is for the weak and the stupid. Period. And the worst part is that this brainwashing is perfectly legal and non-taxable.

I'm sure Creston appreciates you perfectly illustrating your point for him.

I wasn't even going to bother saying it, but yep.

I was tempted to point this out but I'd made a cheap shot of my own. It wasn't anything like as harsh as this, at least I hope it didn't look that way, and was aimed at extremists. The irony of Cutter's post was striking.


Goat Simulator is surely goat porn in some manner and that'll be the greatest game of all time.

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News Comments > GameRanger Passes 5M Users
4. Re: GameRanger Passes 5M Users Mar 12, 2014, 19:38 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 19:29:
Really? Never heard of them.

I've never heard of this either and I'm not sure what it does. Dedicated servers? Store? There's a decent list of games there, Anno 1404 for example, but what you can do with it I don't know.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
23. Re: Game Reviews Mar 11, 2014, 14:54 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 14:39:
What I DO find hypocritical is that a game like Hitman 2 can get a C- for Appropriateness (the scale they used before Morality) while South Park gets a 0. The former is a game WHERE A MAN IS PAID MONEY TO MURDER PEOPLE, and even if he has a "good" overarching motive (finding his priest) he is still being paid to kill dozens of people.

I don't see what's hypocritical about that: isn't killing people for profit while telling yourself it's for a good cause what religion is all about?
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
12. Re: Game Reviews Mar 11, 2014, 12:36 Quboid
 
Kythlyn wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 12:15:
I think their morality score is kind of interesting. It's like, yes, it's a fun game, and yes, if you're sensitive to sexual content/violence you should stay far, far away. Not sure where the hypocrisy is there. They're just acknowledging multiple demographics in their review.

This is how I see it too. They appear to recognise that not everyone feels the same way about this stuff as they do, which is something I welcome in particular from the religious. No hypocrisy there.

I could see it being useful for parents checking if games are suitable for their children; break-downs of this stuff isn't in most reviews and ratings on boxes or store pages don't tell you very much either. I don't think playing Doom in my early teens scarred me for life but there are games out there which I wouldn't want my child playing for a number of reasons and South Park SSoT is one.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Mar 11, 2014, 09:49 Quboid
 
LgFriess wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 09:19:
I hate myself for giving the Christ Centered Gamer a click but I just had to see that one. "Morality Score" of 0%! Love it!

I always get a smile out of their Morality Score. Their reviews are pretty much as good as anyone's - which isn't a huge compliment - but the morality score is something different.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 10, 2014, 12:14 Quboid
 
MindStalker3 wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 11:50:
Archival Disc? What a stupid name. Great if your talking about a storage medium, stupid for a consumer level disc you might buy a movie on. You know they will add DRM technologies to this.

"Don't copy that Archival" doesn't make any sense.

I think that's the point, it's a storage medium for archived backups and such like. They're not really going for the consumer market bar any more. Blu-Ray is effectively the last time consumer media was the driving force behind physical media adoption, the Internet owns that now.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Archer! Mar 8, 2014, 12:00 Quboid
 
How good is Archer season 5? The new setting sounded it could be a shark jump.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: National Day of Unplugging Mar 8, 2014, 11:12 Quboid
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Mar 8, 2014, 10:22:
Quboid wrote on Mar 8, 2014, 09:57:
Why is being engaged in a conversation with someone physically beside you so much better than being engaged in a conversation with someone who isn't?

Because your behavior is showing to the person you are physically with that you'd rather be hanging out and talking with someone else, an act which is hurtful and rude? Look, I don't give a shit, and people can do what they want in this regard, but your question was far less rhetorical than you thought.

That was a general point, referring to people like Cutter's family. I then went on to talk about when out with your significant other but even still, that's a glass-half-empty point of view. It could also be showing my S.O. that although I need to talk to someone else, I'd rather be hanging out with you.

There's any number of legitimate reasons for one person to use a phone for some of the time; perhaps they're writing a text message that the other person has just spent most of the meal persuading them to send or perhaps they're checking what films are on at the nearest cinema for them to go to next. You alluded to this in a reply to Agent.X7 so I'm not entirely clear where you stand on this issue.

If one person in a couple spends much of the meal staring at their phone then it is probable that they're being rude. However, if you're keeping an eye on them enough to know that then it's definite that you're being rude both to them and to whoever you're with.

If both people are doing it ("at dinner sitting across from each other staring at their phones" - MajorD) then this is clearly something that works for them. Or they've had a massive row, in which case the distraction might be the only thing keeping them civil.

In either case, it's no one else's business and those who do let it get under their skin are, in my view, being very foolish and quite rude. Unless you get clear evidence that one person at another table is being rude without unduly examining them, then passing judgement on them is as rude as anything they could be doing.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: National Day of Unplugging Mar 8, 2014, 09:57 Quboid
 
Why is being engaged in a conversation with someone physically beside you so much better than being engaged in a conversation with someone who isn't?

When you're getting grumpy at people in restaurants looking at their phones, ask yourself: who's the idiot here? Is it:

a) The person who is doing what they want and communicating with who they want, because they're not having the meal-time experience that you would want?

b) The person who is so focussed on the irrelevant actions of other diners, they seemingly get annoyed and so don't have the meal-time experience that they would want.

In my book, the people moaning about people using their phones are the fools and are often the rude ones. Some prick taking a phone call in a nice restaurant is definitely the rudest, but when it's a choice between someone quietly checking the weather forecast on their phone and Judgey McJudgerson then McJudgerson is both rude and foolish.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Mar 8, 2014, 09:47 Quboid
 
Hoop wrote on Mar 8, 2014, 04:39:
Commiserations to those with family & friends on Malaysia Airlines flight 227.

AFAIK it's not clear where they are, but has there ever been a large (50+ people) flight disappear and it not end badly?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2014, 22:05 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 7, 2014, 20:43:
My brother and mom are on their phones all the time. All...the...fucking...time. And it's all bullshit. They're just talking shit with people. Wasting a $100 to yammer with people about nothing all day long.

They do, I presume, have free will? They are doing this by choice? Just because it seems like a waste of time to you doesn't mean that they're not gaining some value from it.

If you don't want a cell phone that's your business but complaining about what other people are choosing to do because you wouldn't choose to do it is old man yelling at kids to get off his lawn territory.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 7, 2014, 21:10 Quboid
 
Reads like an embedded ad.

So why link to it?

The article has gone, perhaps Betanews weren't too impressed either.
 
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News Comments > Qvadriga and Demo Released
6. Re: Qvadriga and Demo Released Mar 5, 2014, 18:17 Quboid
 
Going by this screenshot, I'd better wait for driver SLI support.
http://matrixgames.com/files/games/514/20140107025050.jpg

Good lane discipline, there's some things drivers around here could learn. Going by the rider at the inside of the corner with the black horses, it looks like Creston's spot on; it's a picture of a chariot team on a rectangle.

It could be fun but it's not a horse physics simulator. Goat Simulator should be more than enough for that anyway, it's brilliance more than makes up for the minor species error.
 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Revealed
11. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Revealed Mar 4, 2014, 12:30 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 12:12:
Quboid wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 11:56:
Is there a recent show called Cadfael that I'm unaware of or are you watching a 1970s (at a guess) British show about a murder-solving monk in medieval England?

Yeah that's the show I love murder mystery type stuff and this one is set in medieval england with a rather unique protagonist.

I'm surprised to see it mentioned on here, you're clearly a man of taste. Cadfael is very good if you like the Agatha Christie style of slow paced detective show, which I do, and both Brother Cadfael and the setting stand out. Ellis Peters' original books are very good too, although I haven't read as many as I should.
 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Revealed
9. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Revealed Mar 4, 2014, 11:56 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 11:52:
I guess I should give Arkham City another shot sometime but damn, so many games to play

Yep, so many games, so little time. Yet I've got time to comment on Bluesnews.

Is there a recent show called Cadfael that I'm unaware of or are you watching a 1970s (at a guess) [edit: 1990's actually] British show about a murder-solving monk in medieval England?

If Mark Hamill doesn't want to return, they should get the actor who played ... too easy. Too soon?

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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Revealed
6. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Revealed Mar 4, 2014, 11:49 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 11:18:
Woot - Rocksteady is back!


This is what I immediately scanned the post for. It's not a guarantee but it's promising if this is your sort of thing.

I enjoyed Arkham Asylum but it didn't really make a lasting impression. I own the others but didn't get far in Arkham City and only ran Arkham Origins for the benchmarks, trying out the new graphics card which the game had been a freebie with.

I'm possibly the only person on Bluesnews who's only familiar with Batman from the Nolan trilogy so the lore is lost on me. I'm even less familiar with other comic book characters, just a handful of movies about Steel Man and Man Of Iron. I haven't even seen The Avengers!
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Mar 3, 2014, 22:43 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 22:27:
Quboid wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 22:04:
It's just past 03:00 GMT. No word yet, but World War 3 might have just started in the Crimea. It's been fun guys.

Yeah! And everyone was like "We'll just wait and play GTA 5 on the pc, it'll be better!". Well guess what?! I played the whole game, and now you all don't get squat!


My biggest regret.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Mar 3, 2014, 22:04 Quboid
 
It's just past 03:00 GMT. No word yet, but World War 3 might have just started in the Crimea. It's been fun guys.  
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