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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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53. Re: etc. Feb 26, 2015, 09:42 Quboid
 
Redmask wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 07:17:
A defense for everything and for everything a defense, I shouldn't be surprised.

Well, what do you want? These accusations are bullshit, they are the reason why we can't have a proper debate. There's always a defence because they're always nonsense and MA is at it again.

You're so keen on proving that Feminist Frequency isn't perfect that you haven't noticed that no one is saying that they are.
 
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Modding Diary
2. Re: Cities: Skylines Modding Diary Feb 25, 2015, 22:56 Quboid
 
NKD wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 22:14:
I want to be excited for this but it's really hard.

That's what she said...

*ahem*

They're taking the opposite route to Simcity 2013 at every opportunity (map size, offline, mods) which is great so I hope that the underlying simulation holds up. I quite liked Cities in Motion and the city simulation was the best part of them.

Please be good, I'd love a decent city builder.
 
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50. Re: etc. Feb 25, 2015, 21:22 Quboid
 
Redmask wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 20:09:
NKD wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 17:21:
All you need to know about Sarkeesian is this picture.

She's nothing but a mouthpiece for her "producer" Jonathan McIntosh. It even looks like he does all her Tweeting for her as well.

There aren't even words. This is the bullshit artist people have been defending here for months? At least now I can stop wasting time on this shit, 100% discredited.

Feminist Frequency is an organisation, that's not just her account. This isn't a secret.

Thank you jdreyer. You seem to get it and your criticism is interesting.

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4. Re: etc., etc. Feb 25, 2015, 09:17 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 18:50:
How Video Game Breasts Are Made (And Why They Can Go Wrong)

Uhhhhhhh...

Heh. I guess this needs implemented and I don't think many people actually know this stuff. I've been an enthusiastic breast observer for decades now but I couldn't map out their movement while running.
 
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43. Re: etc. Feb 25, 2015, 08:29 Quboid
 
Redmask wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 07:01:
You seem to acknowledge that these tropes do exist so she has a point, no?

No, she doesn't have a point here, that IS the point. 'this is a trope' is meaningless shit without examining the context of whatever it is you're criticizing. You people just go in circles, its like pounding my head against a wall. 'ok well she was wrong but its ok because...', no its not ok, she was just plain wrong no if ands or buts. You want people to consider the times where shes right well you have to consider the times where shes wrong and stop trying to save face on her behalf or whatever weird shit is going on here.

I repeatedly said that this was dumb of her. I have criticised her and did so in the post you quoted. I don't like her and I have no interest in saving face on her behalf. I do consider when she is wrong. Do you consider when she is right?
 
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34. Re: etc. Feb 24, 2015, 23:00 Quboid
 
I agree with you about Dying Light, Redmask. I think she tweeted based on a second hand information and she shouldn't have done that. As I said, this was dumb, but it doesn't invalidate her message any more than repeating the word tropes does.

You seem to acknowledge that these tropes do exist so she has a point, no? Whereas NewMaxx has demonstrated a lack of understanding and a brickwall as regards sensible debate, no?

I hate the amount of bullshit that surrounds her but she's not really the source.
 
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27. Re: etc. Feb 24, 2015, 17:41 Quboid
 
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 13:36:
Quboid wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 13:04:
ASeven wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 12:48:
The idiots that harassed Quinn, and they are fucking idiots of the worst, are just that, idiots, that belong to no group and that always show up anywhere there's a debate on the internet.

I think that this is the crux of the problem. There are plenty of sexist gamers who belong to GamerGate and you can't disown them just because you don't like them. That's the problem with leaderless, aimless movements like this.

Actually, yes we can disown them. That's the real problem - we can say 'Fuck those guys, they're idiots'. But no matter who in GG says that, no matter how often it's denounced, it's always treated as a foul. 'No, you can't say you denounce them, that doesn't count, we're going to say you're all sexists and racists and harassers. Denouncing those things doesn't count. The only thing that counts is giving up completely.'

Funny how that works.

But I suppose we can say: you can't disown Wu, and you certainly can't disown this idiot who quite literally faked a threat, just as Wu can't disown her faking her own harassment. Lying about death threats, sexual harassment, and more is now, apparently, the sexist legacy of anti-GG.

That's how this works, right?

You've hit the nail on the head, GG is always treated as a foul. Its legacy, how it will be remembered, is for sexism and harassment. Calling out unethical behaviour under a toxic label just makes the accusation easier to deflect.

Anti-GG, whatever that is, has no legacy. I honestly don't know what you mean by anti-GG, is this a specific campaign or hashtag, or is it anyone who criticises GG?
 
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21. Re: etc. Feb 24, 2015, 13:04 Quboid
 
ASeven wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 12:48:
The idiots that harassed Quinn, and they are fucking idiots of the worst, are just that, idiots, that belong to no group and that always show up anywhere there's a debate on the internet.

I think that this is the crux of the problem. There are plenty of sexist gamers who belong to GamerGate and you can't disown them just because you don't like them. That's the problem with leaderless, aimless movements like this.
 
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19. Re: etc. Feb 24, 2015, 12:42 Quboid
 
ASeven wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 12:34:
Quboid wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 12:21:
Tell me more about how Polygon thinks Sarkeesian got kidnapped, you disingenuous pathological lying agenda-driven idiot.

This coming from someone who believes GG is about sexism, you should look at a mirror and repeat to yourself "Tell me more about how GG is about sexism, you disingenuous pathological lying agenda-driven idiot." time and time again until you realize that you are what you say.

That five guys / burger and fries shit. If it was about ethics, the journalist would have been the target of the criticism.

ASeven wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 12:34:
Also, what's this about someone kidnapping Sarkesian? Been day dreaming SJW dreams again?

Listen and believe, listen and believe.

"Polygon, however, says the stuff that happened in the episode happened in real life, showing Polygon is out of touch with anything close to reality."

Remember now?

 
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17. Re: etc. Feb 24, 2015, 12:21 Quboid
 
Verno: I'm sorry, I thought you meant an arbitrarily self-identified gamer and that no one else can have a valid opinion.

ASeven: you're a hypocrite. Please tell me more about how Polygon thinks Sarkeesian got kidnapped when you discuss disingenuous pathological lying agenda-driven idiots.

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12. Re: etc. Feb 24, 2015, 12:10 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 11:54:
I'm not even convinced she actually plays the games herself.

Who cares, except those who find her opinion inconvenient? (Edit: she should do her research, but she needn't be a self-identified "gamer" to have an opinion.)

Verno wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 11:54:
I watched one of her videos about Dying Light

Link? I can only find videos critical of a tweet of hers on the subject. A dumb tweet, yes, but nothing more.

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News Comments > GTA5 PC Delay
9. Re: GTA5 PC Delay Feb 24, 2015, 11:51 Quboid
 
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 11:44:
Well, everyone who's complained about GTA IV being a bad port has apparently gotten what they wanted.

Agreed, GTA4 was very poor IMHO so I'm happy for them to delay this for however long they think that it takes to get it right. I wish more developers would do this.

(Were you being sardonic? I read that was if you don't actually think we'd be happy.)
 
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6. Re: etc. Feb 24, 2015, 11:41 Quboid
 
ForgedReality wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 10:44:
What the fuck is this "GamerGate" nonsense and why the hell should I give a fuck about any of these people?

Some people said that there is too much sexism in gaming. Taking offense, some other people (GamerGate) have set about proving them _right_ time after time after time.

GamerGate claims that they're interested in journalism ethics because this was the best excuse for when they first got caught being sexist. Sadly, some people believed the ethics argument and joined in and for the last few months GamerGate has been desperately looking for unethical behaviour to justify their own unethical behaviour, meaning that anything that they do find is tainted by association.

The cherry-picking accusation is unfair. "How do you show examples of something without picking examples of it? If I want to show a bunch of cubist paintings and I show only cubist paintings am I cherry picking because I'm not also showing other paintings?" - exactly.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit
67. Re: NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit Feb 24, 2015, 09:18 Quboid
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 08:26:
Stop being apologists and stand up for your rights. Why defend a corporation when they wouldn't do the same for you?

My stance isn't born of some misguided loyalty to Nvidia, it is my own opinion. I'm defending them because this is what I think is correct; whether or not they would do the same doesn't change that.
 
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41. Re: NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit Feb 23, 2015, 14:53 Quboid
 
Creston wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 13:33:
NegaDeath wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 13:29:
I'm all for holding companies accountable but there's zero evidence of intentional false advertising here.

I don't think whether it was intentional has anything to do with it, it's still false advertising. And while everyone and sundry keeps going "Who the hell buys a card based on # of ROP?" that's beside the point. If you say your card has 64 ROP, it needs to have 64 ROP, not 56. If you say your card has 2MB of L2 cache, it needs to have 2MB of L2 cache, not 1.75.

They got it wrong, that's clear. I don't think it's intentional because they've gained nothing but this doesn't doesn't change the fact that the card objectively isn't what they said. Still, to me it is relevant because the act of intentionally ripping me off would be much worse than a performance hit that seems insignificant.

Verno wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 13:41:
if Nvidia was smart they would've pulled a Ubisoft and offered a free game but said "in order to accept this title you must not sue us" in legalese.

I'd bite their hand off.
 
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19. Re: NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit Feb 23, 2015, 11:20 Quboid
 
Wait, people are getting money?

Actually, having given it some thought, I AM APPALLED! I'm at least $85 angry about this!

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 23, 2015, 10:45 Quboid
 
Boyhood didn't win best film? But it was filmed over 12 years! It's a classic because it was filmed over 12 years and having been filmed over 12 years it is the best movie ever, being, as it was, filmed over 12 years.

I've no idea if it's any good, all I hear about it is that it was filmed over a certain period of time. That's a red flag.
 
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9. Re: NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit Feb 23, 2015, 10:20 Quboid
 
Cards live or die by benchmarks and real world performance and not obscure technical specifications, no one thought "damn, 64 ROPs, that's the card for me!". If it turns out that the cards sent to reviewers did have the claimed hardware configuration or some other deception comes to light, then this would be an issue but as it is, it's just a mistake that embarrasses Nvidia more than it affects me.

Nvidia claim that performance in high VRAM games is fine with framerate drop-off over lower VRAM being only slightly more than the 980, and I would expect any lower end card to drop off faster. I'd like independent benchmarks like this.
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 21, 2015, 12:47 Quboid
 
RoboNerd wrote on Feb 21, 2015, 12:34:
Looks like the Octopus attacking crab video has been pulled.

It's been replaced on Videosift now.
 
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28. Re: etc. Feb 20, 2015, 20:17 Quboid
 
Orogogus wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 19:18:
mellis wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 18:45:
it's impossible for an actor to convey those subtle cues that humans pick-up on because it's not really happening to them and on some deeper level we, the audience, can tell.

In days gone by, those hints were conveyed because some set designer had actually built a life-size replica of the monster and when the scene was filmed, the actor / actress was actually facing it down. I mean, take Signory Weaver in Aliens 2 at the end where she's facing down the queen in the nest. That was a real model, and it must have been pretty frightening when the animatronics crews were operating it, even thought it wasn't real.

How frightening can it be after multiple takes and several hours? If we can intuitively tell they're working off a green screen, shouldn't we also be able to tell that they're just acting in the first place?

I read about how directors hide information from the actors about how there's going to be cold water coming out of the shower in Psycho or holy crap chestburster in Alien, and to be honest I can't recall the end results being any more convincing to me than any other movie.

The actors and director can make it work, Moon is an example of this considering who Sam Rockwell interacts with ... and it probably wasn't filmed on location either.

Then again, George Lucas.

DJ addresses the Alien scene and the actors reaction (which IMHO is superb) by saying that the alien could have been done as a practical effect but also enhanced with CGI. That's fine, but now the budget needs to cover both.
 
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