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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 > Steam Top 10
26. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 8, 2015, 21:39 Quboid
 
Zombies are a good enemy type because their AI is about as advanced as we can reliably manage. When they get stuck on the scenery it actually makes a bit of sense.  
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News Comments > 3GB Evolve Day One Patch Detailed
16. Re: 3GB Evolve Day One Patch Detailed Feb 8, 2015, 20:01 Quboid
 
dizave wrote on Feb 8, 2015, 19:04:
Remember back in the day when we used to see on Bluesnews "x game has gone GOLD!" Devs used to work on games until they were finished to their standards.

There's always been buggy, unfinished crap. Even "when it's done" greats like Doom and Quake had numerous patches.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
17. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 8, 2015, 16:06 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Feb 8, 2015, 12:39:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 8, 2015, 12:09:
PS. If you have yet to buy Wolfenstein the New Order, or the Evil Within, due so at the next sale opportunity... both are pretty damned amazing in my opinion.

+1 for wolf. Woot woot!


Roomba Simulator 2014

I enjoyed it, good old fashioned FPS fun.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
86. Re: etc., etc. Feb 8, 2015, 10:43 Quboid
 
Prez wrote on Feb 7, 2015, 22:16:
Hey if the shoe fits... She is an attention whore, I really can't see any way to debate that fact. And the fact that she deliberately spins her data to make it look like men are the victimizers and women are the perpetual victims makes her a man-hater in my book.

Isn't her principle point is that tropes like the damsel in distress are too frequently used? She uses examples of that, as anyone would, but I'm not aware her having ever said that this is always the case and IMHO that's a big distinction. I don't know of anything she has done in terms attention-seeking, finance, or one-sidedness which virtually any other campaigner for any campaign doesn't also do.

I couldn't bear to watch all of her stuff which I find just tedious, so if I have missed anything stupid please let me know. I don't like her either but she has my sympathy due to the behaviour of some of her detractors (not you).
 
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News Comments > Dying Light Mod Tool Plans
24. Re: Dying Light Mod Tool Plans Feb 8, 2015, 08:50 Quboid
 
QTEs are "cinematic", which is a word that publishers use when they forget that games are games, not films. If your plot is more important than your gameplay, QTEs are for you - but developing games isn't.

They don't annoy me to the point where they detract from the entire experience so I don't expect this to ruin what has been a very enjoyable game for me. I'd still much rather they had used gameplay for their game but hey...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
3. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Feb 7, 2015, 12:12 Quboid
 
This is unlawful under the European convention on human rights - which the UK government wants to get rid of, because terrorism. I don't think this is the sort of "fighting terrorism" that they want people to know they'd be legalising.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2015, 23:33 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 6, 2015, 18:09:
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Feb 6, 2015, 17:00:
re:serial TV article
Kind of interesting. Posits a backlash to all the things that the book "Everything Bad is Good For You" suggested were enriching the culture. The question is do we have anywhere to go now once TV hits film quality. As mentioned in the article, I actually think there's a lot of room for quick short serial shows that hasn't been explored. Even 23 minutes can drag quite a bit.

I'm watching The Fall on Netflix right now. Really good, and is one of those short serial type of deals. Love that it's set in Belfast, and they've got all these great acronyms and slang that we don't use in the US. It's familiar and understandable, yet foreign. And Gillian Anderson (Scully!) is perfect in her role, even if I'm not quite buying the guy playing the serial killer. The actor is good, but he doesn't quite convey the insanity of someone who would do something like that. Maybe it's the script and directing that needs to be a bit better in that regard. Still I can totally recommend it.

It's unusual for a programme set in Northern Ireland to be worth watching so I'll check that out. Some of the countryside scenes in Game of Thrones are filmed here (Stannis Baratheon and his army on a rainy beach, for example) but that's obviously not set here. Although Dunnamanagh does resemble Winterfell ... *crickets*
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 6, 2015, 21:10 Quboid
 
They only got the previous 2 years refunded, the extra 2 years free was incorrectly reported.

Still definitely worth it. I'd happily let companies call me whatever they wanted for half that!
 
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News Comments > Dying Light Mod Tool Plans
2. Re: Dying Light Mod Tool Plans Feb 6, 2015, 20:49 Quboid
 
beremot wrote on Feb 6, 2015, 20:28:
The modding community has already been taking off without them, but this is still good news. What IS up with the "reversal" though. Who was sending the modders take down notices?

The ESA are taking the blame, by which I mean shifting the blame to "a third-party vendor". I don't know if it was a mistake or a hastily reversed decision but I'm glad they're doing the right thing now. I was beginning to regret buying it when the DMCA stuff started.
 
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News Comments > D.I.C.E. Award Winners
26. Re: D.I.C.E. Award Winners Feb 6, 2015, 19:45 Quboid
 
Flatline wrote on Feb 6, 2015, 18:42:
Rhino wrote on Feb 6, 2015, 12:51:
Verno wrote on Feb 6, 2015, 12:48:
Mordor had a dreadful story that was was poorly strung together and made little sense. Outstanding Achievement my ass haha.

Yeah, I was caught off guard by that one, too. I know of NOBODY that felt that story was anything more than serviceable. Yes, fine, opinions may vary, blah blag and so forth.
Destiny as Action Game of the Year also caught me off guard. Even Wolfenstein: The New Order was, to me, a vastly superior offering; and not even I would claim that it was perfect. Great, yes. Perfect, no.


Wolfenstein might have been the biggest surprise of the year for me. I was expecting shit. I got a surprisingly compelling story and a fun shoot em up game.

Let's put it this way. I got it on steam sale for something stupid like 9 dollars. Not only did I feel I got my money's worth, I felt that I could have spent 30 or 40 dollars and felt like I got my money's worth.

I bought Wolf (aka Roomba Simulator 2014) based on recommendations here - mainly from nin - and enjoyed it a lot. My expectations had been lifted as its reputation grew but it did not disappoint.
 
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News Comments > D.I.C.E. Award Winners
21. Re: D.I.C.E. Award Winners Feb 6, 2015, 16:17 Quboid
 
Rhino wrote on Feb 6, 2015, 12:51:
Verno wrote on Feb 6, 2015, 12:48:
Mordor had a dreadful story that was was poorly strung together and made little sense. Outstanding Achievement my ass haha.

Yeah, I was caught off guard by that one, too. I know of NOBODY that felt that story was anything more than serviceable. Yes, fine, opinions may vary, blah blag and so forth.

The nemesis system received a lot of acclaim. That's not a conventional story but if they rewarded it for being an outstanding achievement in how to tell stories, that would actually be a good thing. Gaming award shows shouldn't limit themselves to other media's definitions of such things. TBH I'm not sure they put this much thought into it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
6. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 5, 2015, 20:13 Quboid
 
The headline is misleading and the article is nonsense:
The publisher says that 16 million players have registered in the game. On average, Destiny players are spending three hours in the game.

I assume that last sentence means 3 hours per day but it implies that this average is over all 16 million players. Activision's actual statement is at least intentionally uninformative:
To date, Destiny has more than 16 million registered users and active players are playing the game an average of over three hours per day.

"Active players" goes undefined so all this really means is that it has sold well, not that many people like it or play it.

Does anyone know how much Activision make out of each sale?
 
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News Comments > Ship Ahoy - Cities XXL
11. Re: Ship Ahoy - Cities XXL Feb 5, 2015, 14:19 Quboid
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 5, 2015, 14:06:
ASeven wrote on Feb 5, 2015, 13:57:
From reviews, this is the same as the last CitiesXL, they didn't even fix the fact the game runs only on one core. Apparently this is a big avoid.
Good to know. Thanks

There's a Steam review that says it uses one core - but links to a screenshot showing several cores in use. It looks to me like it is multicore but that it's not particularly well optimised so the load isn't spread very well.

Maybe Skylines will be good...
 
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News Comments > Ship Ahoy - Cities XXL
3. Re: Ship Ahoy - Cities XXL Feb 5, 2015, 10:54 Quboid
 
It looks like there are no reviews ahead of launch. That's worrying. 50% off is a good deal but if it's only for preorders then I'd only consider it if there was plenty of independent information but I can't even find hands-on previews. Worrying.

RPS say that it will have multicore support at least.

There are a few first impressions videos popping up from places where it has unlocked already. My first impression based on their first impression: it's not looking good...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 4, 2015, 19:06 Quboid
 
Lovely pups. They'll give you years of company and begging stares  
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News Comments > Valve on the Future of High Performance Graphics
15. Re: Valve on the Future of High Performance Graphics Feb 4, 2015, 11:14 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 11:08:
Quboid wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 11:07:
WaltC wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 10:29:
InBlack wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 10:03:
AAhhhh there it is. I was wondering when this was coming, since SteamOS (or any other Linux variant) can't possibly compete with Windows without a platform independent graphics API to rival DirectX. Still I wonder what it will take to convince developers to program games with an alternative API (and hardware manfacturers to support it)? We all know what happened with OpenGL, most developers left it in the dust. It was simpy not cost effective to develop for two APIs. Will definitely be following this with interest.

I hope you understand that Valve isn't speaking of anything "new" here..;) Valve is talking about OpenGL:

https://www.khronos.org/opengl/

I assumed glNext isn't just a new version of OpenGL, but a new API with people behind it that can get things done using OpenGL has a starting point. Perhaps not, perhaps it's (lack of) business as usual.

They're bringing back glide!!!!!!!!!


Ahhh shit, I just sold my 3dfx Voodoo
 
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News Comments > Valve on the Future of High Performance Graphics
13. Re: Valve on the Future of High Performance Graphics Feb 4, 2015, 11:07 Quboid
 
WaltC wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 10:29:
InBlack wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 10:03:
AAhhhh there it is. I was wondering when this was coming, since SteamOS (or any other Linux variant) can't possibly compete with Windows without a platform independent graphics API to rival DirectX. Still I wonder what it will take to convince developers to program games with an alternative API (and hardware manfacturers to support it)? We all know what happened with OpenGL, most developers left it in the dust. It was simpy not cost effective to develop for two APIs. Will definitely be following this with interest.

I hope you understand that Valve isn't speaking of anything "new" here..;) Valve is talking about OpenGL:

https://www.khronos.org/opengl/

I assumed glNext isn't just a new version of OpenGL, but a new API with people behind it that can get things done using OpenGL has a starting point. Perhaps not, perhaps it's (lack of) business as usual.
 
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News Comments > Valve on the Future of High Performance Graphics
9. Re: Valve on the Future of High Performance Graphics Feb 4, 2015, 10:24 Quboid
 
If this works across Windows, Linux/SteamOS, and OSX (and potentially Android, iOS and Playstation) then DirectX could quickly become "the other API for 3D which no one bothers with", since using DirectX will force a developer to use another API on other platforms anyway.

Linux needs games to be good for gaming and it needs to be good for gaming for the games to come. Multiplatform (for desktop OSes) seems to be more common recently so perhaps it is maturing, and a modern API is a logic step. I don't know if anything is wrong with OpenGL as such, but I don't associate it with cutting edge anything and the consortium behind it are incredibly slow.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2015, 09:58 Quboid
 
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Reinstates Far Cry 4 Keys
9. Re: Ubisoft Reinstates Far Cry 4 Keys Feb 2, 2015, 20:58 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 20:47:
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 20:30:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 19:09:
Good for them. Seems like the right thing to do. You don't really expect fraud buying from EA (queue joke about EA ripoffs here).

You obviously didn't get the story. Cheapskates bought the game from cheap key portals like Kinguin and G2A. The keys that were offered there, were originally acquired via a stolen credit card from Origin. No one whose key was nuked bought the game directly from Origin. Everyone bought keys that were stolen from Origin and resold via the key traders.
As far as I am concerned, this is solely a problem of the key shops. The legality of transactions via their service is their problem since they advertise "100% safety guaranteed" (G2A) and "buyer protection" (Kinguin).
Seems pretty generous of Ubi to reinstate the stolen keys.

Except these keys were sold by ORIGIN.. a tiny detail you forgot And if a store sells keys they are legit keys, fraudulent CC should have been detected by any decent payment provider.

So? The criminals probably should have been detected faster, true, but they weren't. That doesn't make their haul legitimate.
 
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