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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 4187 (Master)
User ID 10439
 
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News Comments > John Carmack Leaves id Software
63. Re: John Carmack Leaves id Software Nov 23, 2013, 10:47 Quboid
 
Carmack and id Software haven't really been relevant for a decade but they'll always have a place in my childhood and my heart.

I haven't tried it so make of this what you will. The Oculus Rift has a horizontal view angle of about 90 for each eye. Not full field of vision (which is about 155) but the missing area is hard to distinguish anything specific in. The wide areas aren't useless but your graphics card is probably better utilized on the central area.

This is different from in-game FOV which I prefer around 80-90 although my monitor probably only takes up about 50 of my view (it's surprisingly hard to estimate that!). I took it that you didn't mean this sort of FOV, InBlack, but I'm not sure. At a guess playing a game with the Oculus Rift which is locked to 60 would be awful.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
8. Re: Evening Consolidation Nov 23, 2013, 10:15 Quboid
 
I hadn't hear of him until he did one of those bullshit copyright blocks that are such a pest to YouTubers. Now, all I know of him is that he's an asshole. Way to go, kid. I guess he's too young to have heard of the Streisand effect.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Nov 22, 2013, 16:07 Quboid
 
It's good to hear him call them out on it. He's a bit crazy about frame rates (does anyone really benefit from above about 80 FPS?) but I'm with him on this, and tying the game tick to the framerate is just pathetic.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Spice Road
4. Re: Ships Ahoy - Spice Road Nov 21, 2013, 15:19 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 21, 2013, 13:34:
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 21, 2013, 10:57:
Still not the Spice Girls selling illegal goods for bitcoins game I was looking for...

So tell me what you want. What you really, really want!

Anyone try the demo yet?

I thought it was pretty awful. Bland gameplay and really poor graphics. A bit like the Spice Girls, come to think of it.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews Nov 21, 2013, 15:11 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 21, 2013, 14:05:
nin wrote on Nov 21, 2013, 10:40:
Yeah, I'm glad I didn't get it, but still disappointed how it's doing, out of the gate.


Yeah, sounds like they needed at least another 6 months. Jesus, you'd think companies would have learned by now. How much does a bad release cost in lost sales versus the overhead of putting several more months work to make sure it's a good launch. Boggles the mind.

But yeah, let's see where this is at in 6 months.

Maybe they couldn't wait. They could have had an ironclad contract or simply not had anything left in the bank. You'd think it would be beneficial to everyone involved if they'd at least been allowed to run an early access scheme to shore up the accounts for another 6 months but it's possible that they had no option.

The morality of releasing a product that's not fit for purpose (if indeed that is the case for X Rebirth) is another question. It's hard to say that's legit but it's also hard to say I wouldn't do it if I had ~20 employees.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
17. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 20, 2013, 16:15 Quboid
 
LesCaster wrote on Nov 20, 2013, 14:10:
Dagnamit wrote on Nov 20, 2013, 12:38:
Change of subject somewhat, but I can't shake the feeling that these consoles are ridiculously underpowered.

Underutilized, perhaps, but not underpowered, at least not when comparing to last gen. For example, the PS4's GPU is (reportedly) 4.5x more powerful than PS3's and has 5x the previous memory. It's just going to take a while, as usual, before we see game devs starting to take advantage.

If it's 4.5x the power after 8 years, then it is considerably lower power than the PS3 was relative to the hardware of the time. What's the power difference between these?
GeForce GTX 780 versus GeForce 6800 XT
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Nov 20, 2013, 10:58 Quboid
 
I have learned a lot of things, like Western-world values

Not sure that's the healthiest thing to take from any game that features Iraq. We're not all jingoistic psychopaths and we don't actually consider killing people to be a real life high score!
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
7. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 20, 2013, 08:24 Quboid
 
I'm generalising here, but bad guys tend think they're going to get away with it. If they see someone else receive a tasty ransom but then get caught, they're going to try the same thing but with a different escape plan. If there's no payout in the first place, it's a lot less enticing to even try.

I think "crime is going to occur regardless" is a logical fallacy. Yes, of course crime is still going to occur. Not negotiating with terrorists/kidnappers/whatever isn't going to stop crime, or stop those specific crimes. The idea is to reduce the number of these crimes, not stop them all together.

Not paying a ransom is gambling one citizen's life. Paying a ransom is gambling _all_ your citizens' lives.

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News Comments > X Rebirth Apology & Patch Plans
50. Re: X Rebirth Apology & Patch Plans Nov 18, 2013, 21:43 Quboid
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Nov 18, 2013, 21:36:
Quboid wrote on Nov 18, 2013, 20:11:
What's the latest X3, is it Albion Prelude? (Edit: seems AP is the newest but it needs TC; 20 for the pack - nope.)
It comes up as $10CDN for me for the pack, not sure how much it shows if you are in EU
http://www.impulsedriven.com/products/ESD-IMP-W4942

Also be sure to check out some guide vids before you buy it, much different from Rebirth.
I am watching this guide right now: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBBF0B9059849696

"Sorry, this item is not available in your region."
 
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News Comments > No Wheel Support for NFS Rivals
6. Re: No Wheel Support for NFS Rivals Nov 18, 2013, 21:34 Quboid
 
Hahahahaha.

Deary me.
 
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News Comments > Roberts: "Star Citizen is a PC Game"
60. Re: Roberts: Nov 18, 2013, 21:06 Quboid
 
KS wrote on Nov 18, 2013, 20:26:
I don't think they're saying it needs a powerful computer to run -- that's a stupid management decision if so.

You want to run on not just average but below average, but with a design that scales up graphics accordingly, so the high-end people are drooling all over it online.

Exactly. They're talking about 2 computers, out of probably hundreds. Of course they're going to have some high end machines, they're not Egosoft
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth Apology & Patch Plans
47. Re: X Rebirth Apology & Patch Plans Nov 18, 2013, 20:11 Quboid
 
What's the latest X3, is it Albion Prelude? (Edit: seems AP is the newest but it needs TC; 20 for the pack - nope.) Is there an all-in-one mod for that which you guys recommend?

The mod list (thanks SpectralMeat, Taskeen) is interesting. It's encouraging that there's already these fixes, even if many of them should have been in the game from the start.

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News Comments > Roberts: "Star Citizen is a PC Game"
44. Re: Roberts: Nov 18, 2013, 16:17 Quboid
 
Scheherazade wrote on Nov 18, 2013, 13:50:
Not sure if you know, but CR's post was in response to a bunch of crying on the forums.

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So yeah, this is basically him responding to all the console flames.

-scheherazade

I didn't know that, fair enough.
 
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News Comments > Roberts: "Star Citizen is a PC Game"
3. Re: Roberts: Nov 18, 2013, 10:24 Quboid
 
I thought X Rebirth had more potential than Star Citizen. SC still has it all to prove IMHO but I can't see XR living up to my hopes even with patches and mods.

There's a rumour that there's Xbox references in the X Rebirth data files. It may be a reference to the controller, or be a complete myth, but perhaps this is why it has so many flaws and seems rushed after 7 years.

Chris Roberts is banging the "PC Game" drum a bit much for my taste, but ultimate it's the game that matters. He can bang whatever drum he wants if he delivers.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2013, 12:18 Quboid
 
Rigs wrote on Nov 17, 2013, 12:10:
Nice to see, yes, but take a screen-shot 'cause I don't think it'll stay there for very long...


=-Rigs-=

I was sorely tempted to preorder it but I held out. I'm rather glad I did.

I'll certainly keep an eye on it and if it gets patched up, then I'll buy it. However, I'm not likely to pay full price.
 
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News Comments > DayZ Gameplay Trailer
38. Re: DayZ Gameplay Trailer Nov 17, 2013, 11:40 Quboid
 
Whiskers wrote on Nov 17, 2013, 10:42:
It would also be nice to have some kind of end game or way to encourage teamwork. Building a village or a settlement or something, protecting it from zombies, going on supply runs, etc. Probably hard to do when random people hop on and off of a server, but otherwise there isnt' much of a point to playing for me. I had the random scavenging experience in the original DayZ, don't need it again with a few added features.

This is why I'm more interested in a single player survival game.

The Forest looks good, although it seems to have the same plot as Day One Garry's Incident. Let's hope they do a better job.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - X Rebirth
105. Re: Ships Ahoy - X Rebirth Nov 16, 2013, 17:13 Quboid
 
The traffic lanes look good IMHO, except where it appears to intersect the green highway thing. Having loads of ships helps the game's atmosphere but letting them roam as freely as the player would be a mess, tax the route finding AI even more, and I don't think it would be realistic. Flight routes of that density would be controlled very heavily.

It annoys me in that video that you can hear the police sirens go past. Are there other sounds in X's space?
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - X Rebirth
103. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 16, 2013, 16:55 Quboid
 
Creston wrote on Nov 16, 2013, 16:36:
Quboid wrote on Nov 16, 2013, 16:29:
Does the indoor/NPC system have any redeeming aspects, or is it a waste of time for both the developers and the players?

It's 100% waste. There's no purpose to it whatsoever. Literally ZERO. Unless you count "Aggravate the living shit out of players who are trying to find a fucking defense officer," as a purpose.

Thanks, I was getting that impression.

Why did this take 7 years, and why are design flaws so apparent now not picked up upon earlier? Hindsight is 20:20 and all that but even if I hadn't watched any gameplay, the indoor system's apparent flaws are so utterly predictable. From what I've seen, it's got repetitive interiors, badly made NPCs, lacklustre conversations with UI problems, and apparently no redeeming features. Does it even help the sense of scale in space?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
6. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Nov 16, 2013, 16:37 Quboid
 
WoodroweBones19 wrote on Nov 16, 2013, 15:04:
Confused about the "Better plan on more doors to hit asses on the way out" comment. Why would the addition of an optional feature cause people to leave? You have to turn on discovery for your profile and have a verified phone number. Currently Android does this already for those you are friends with on G+. its actually kind of nice

Using a separate YouTube account was optional too, back in the day.
 
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News Comments > DayZ Gameplay Trailer
14. Re: DayZ Gameplay Trailer Nov 16, 2013, 16:35 Quboid
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Nov 16, 2013, 15:54:
I can't believe that they are wasting time on things like an in hand compass. I've/we've been waiting since the summer of 2012 for an in hand compass and zombies who all look exactly the same? I've tried to be patient but I'm beginning to lose interest. Sad. I remember being excited last freakin November about a possibly impending Alpha version. Screw this! So disappointed.

They spent the first 30 seconds explaining most of this...
 
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