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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 4386 (Master)
User ID 10439
 
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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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News Comments > Dishonored II at E3?
15. Re: Dishonored II at E3? Mar 3, 2014, 21:58 Quboid
 
Dishonored and Thief (I think others were referring to the new one but either way) are both sneak/grab/stab games. They're not identical but they're in the same genre and sub-genre.

I tried Dishonored twice too. The first time I didn't get into it but the second time I got hooked and very much enjoyed it so Dishonored II is one to look out for. How good are Dishonored's expansion packs?
 
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News Comments > DICE Addressing BF "Netcode"
19. Re: DICE Addressing BF Mar 3, 2014, 21:52 Quboid
 
netcode*

*carrier pigeon

This shouldn't have been a problem at launch of course but these things happen. This blog reads like it was posted a few days after release and if it was I could maybe have forgiven them but it's been over 4 months! How much of a community is left? How many haven't moved on?

With CoD showing that it may be giving up the Ghost, this was a big opportunity for Dice. Whoops.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
75. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 3, 2014, 21:29 Quboid
 
Ray Marden wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 18:11:
I'll take some flak for the word I used, but it's such an infuriating game at a lot of times and I don't understand those that blindly defend it or dismiss the issues present in the game.

I think the nature of reboots is that there will be partisan views. By definition a reboot will change things but also by definition there will be people who have been fans for years or decades. Some of them will be delighted to get a new game, some of them will feel angry and betrayed that the formula is being messed with.

I suppose those who stick to their initial feelings (be it pessimism or optimism) because they've convinced themselves and lost sight of reality or who think they're saving face can be described as apologists. The word can have merit but it's insulting and it typically seems to mean "someone who isn't worth listening to because I disagree with them" - which is very closed minded.

"Apologist" is insulting and dismissive but I don't know what discussions you've had. Maybe that's warranted.
 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
5. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Mar 3, 2014, 16:30 Quboid
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 09:28:
Great Britain. Where mediocre games do incredibly well!

And Football Manager.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
70. Re: Ignored Mar 3, 2014, 15:10 Quboid
 
MajorD wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 12:52:
To view this user's posts click on the username.

What did this idiot say now, anything interesting? You can't actually quote people you've (momentarily) blocked, hope you guys appreciate the amount of hard work that went into this joke.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
59. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 3, 2014, 11:49 Quboid
 
I once blocked someone because they only seemed interested in causing a fight - probably the same guy as Beamer as IIRC this guy was a bit obsessed with him. I quickly unblocked him because I found I could dismiss his guff easier by just glancing at it and moving on rather than wonder what he'd come out with and besides, much of his nonsense was appearing in quotes.

Blocking someone because you disagree with them is very lame. If a series of rows over years has left you fed up with them then I can understand simply not wanting that atmosphere any more - but if it's because you can't back up your case then you've really got to ask yourself if it's not you who's being stubborn and if/why you're unable to accept that you've got it wrong.

Blocking someone because they used to pirate games is your call but if you do this, technically you should block me and I suspect you should block 80% of people at least. I doubt I was alone in thinking nothing of borrowing floppy discs or a CD from my brothers or friends at school.

If only I'd heard the good word sooner, my soul could have been saved.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
52. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 3, 2014, 09:17 Quboid
 
harlock wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 01:55:
of course he does.. hes a chickenshit that cant handle anyone challenging him, so he just talks a bunch of shit and then hides behind the ignore function

You consistently respond to any slight, real or imagined, with this sort of unwarranted, grammatically dubious and barely coherent rant. It's all rather
harlock wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 01:55:
childish and pitiful
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
29. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 2, 2014, 19:43 Quboid
 
Thanks for the reviews MajorD and again Quinn (I saw your review before but threads can very quickly die off on here and I'm not sure the first outing got the audience it deserved either).

I'll probably pick Thief up when it's heavily discounted. I'm not sure why we'd deserve it except that, as a whole, the market does seem to favour games that are, to put it nicely, streamlined. I wouldn't say that means people on here deserve it.

I was delighted when I heard that a good indie city builder had been released but I'm not impressed by the footage I've seen of Banished. It doesn't appear to have the sort of creative freedom that I want from a city builder, just a full time chore. I've put a lot of hours into Simcity 4 recently, that'll probably do me.

I'm surprised that you've had problems with Metro: Last Light, Batman. It's certainly something that will tax your system but as IMHO it still looks great at low settings, that's a sign that it's built to last rather than that it's not optimised. Aside from this, I thought it was the best pure FPS in years and a great engine. Tweaking settings and running benchmarks reminded me of squeezing every last frame out of Quake. Once I got a second Geforce 660 and could turn on higher settings, a scene in (yet another) underground hall with a big waterwheel just took my breath away. The mist playing through the wheel's spokes, lit with perfect rays shining through the gaps - I haven't been impressed by graphics like I was then for quite some time.

Disappointed to see Ray, usually so balanced, use a cheap loaded word like apologist,
Q

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News Comments > Star Citizen Hangar Adds Oculus Rift Support
42. Re: Star Citizen Hangar Adds Oculus Rift Support Mar 2, 2014, 09:44 Quboid
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 28, 2014, 21:47:
Quboid wrote on Feb 28, 2014, 19:13:
4K is 3840x2160, so 1920x2160 per eye - twice as many pixels as a 1080p screen per eye would have.

How do you expect to get a frame rate at 4K, or even 1440p (1280x1440 per eye)?

Dude. That's why I said "in a few years" . I'm hoping not too long though. I mean with the fast growing popularity of 4K I'd imagine that nVidia and AMD will hopefully try extra hard to crank out VGA cards capable of producing playable FPS at 4K resolution. They've been slacking off long enough.

Also, if you think that I am a little extreme with my 4K requirement then think again and read this article at Ars Technica where the OR head honcho says that in an ideal world he'd like 8K+ *per eye*(!) for a pixel-free experience.

I took "in a few years" to be a short enough time period that my system would still be relevant as a perfectly usable gaming rig, i.e. 2 or 3 years. In 5 to 10 years we should see big improvements so I agree with you there. They need to release a good, solid product at a price that allows people like me to splash out (i.e. 200-300). I would guess that 1080p is the best option for them to actually ship a product - they mustn't lose sight of that! I can easily understand why some people would be looking to sit this version out especially as, inevitably, the resolution won't be the only problem.

I think desktop monitors are on the verge of judged on PPI a lot more than they have been. With higher resolution TVs being common place and smartphones giving the general public a better understanding of the relevance of screen density. Apple have done a lot in this regard so *gritted teeth* credit to them for pushing "Retina". This will create a market for more GPU power, we'll get there.

I may be in the market for a monitor soon. I'd like a 30" 4K OLED monitor but by the looks of things that will be my subsequent primary monitor purchase in quite a few years. I'm looking at 27" 1440p monitors with full LED back-lighting but it's hard to determine how good their LED back-lights are. The cheap LED TV in my bedroom only has LEDs around the edge and has horribly uneven blacks, I want one with a full grid behind the pixel layer.


I don't think there's anything much in that article that we didn't know. I've heard that 10K would be needed but might have referred to a slightly wider field of view, or just have been an approximation. I don't see this as really relevant. If I didn't want anything to do with a technology until it's so refined that my own senses are the limiting factor, there'd be nothing on Bluesnews that would interest me. The resolution is a concern and will for the foreseeable future be something I will want to improve but, for me, 1080p will be worth buying.

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News Comments > THIEF Reviews
138. Re: THIEF Reviews Mar 2, 2014, 09:02 Quboid
 
Thanks Quinn. By the sounds of it, it's not a classic but nothing like as bad as some had predicted and probably better than I'd thought. One for a decent sale, methinks.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
19. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 1, 2014, 21:43 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 1, 2014, 11:57:
Its oddly loved by those that also demand the gold standard.

That's an ideological point of view that the government should not be in complete control of currency. I don't agree, but I don't think it's inconsistent (which I'm taking "oddly" to mean).
 
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