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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Op Ed Oct 16, 2017, 12:00 Quboid
 
chickenboo wrote on Oct 16, 2017, 11:09:
You can try spinning it all you like, but it is a dangerous precedent to see titles like Shadows of War and Battlefront 2 messing with loot boxes. If a game can't be profitable without using loot boxes, then it was never going to be profitable to begin with."

What would we prefer, collectively: loot boxes (which start by being purely cosmetics but will inevitably move towards P2W to entice people to buy them) or simply higher game prices? Costs to make games are on the rise, as ever, and they're only going to get more costly. To expect games to remain $60 at launch is ridiculous. Either prices rise, loot boxes happen, or the scope of games reduces drastically to make them profitable on a smaller budget with a smaller team. It's just the economics of the situation.

Read this article on gamesindustry.biz. I'm not entirely on board with the author's claims that loot boxes aren't gambling, but it's a proven method for increasing revenue from a title. Gamers are price sensitive though and we will have to adjust to higher game prices at launch... or see smaller games and smaller launches.

Higher prices, or less ambitious games. Extra content via DLC is fine as long as the game provides value for money without it. P2W gives them an incentive to not make their game as good as possible and there's no publisher I trust to resist that temptation - and I trust ones that put P2W features in a paid title less than most.

I've no time for their argument that this is required. Even if there wasn't plenty of money to be made (even if they paid their taxes) I don't care. Your business model doesn't work? That sucks. For you.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Oct 16, 2017, 11:02 Quboid
 
It's tough to say for sure. On one hand, it's obviously gambling but on the other hand, people who gain financially from it not being treated as gambling say it's not gambling.

Like the supposed dangers of smoking, we just cannot be sure.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 12, 2017, 15:56 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 14:46:
Quboid wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 14:42:
Not for the first time, you seem annoyed at your own assumptions about me.

Quite the contrary, you're one of my favorite posters on this site. I was just explaining myself since you said I didn't do it adequately the first time.

Well I didn't expect that. Sorry for my assumption. Way to disarm me

I do wonder if I come across as more extreme than I am on here in general. When I get into foolish arguments I usually come down on the more liberal side, and on the internet nuance like "I dislike Sarkeesian too, but the fact is..." can almost seem to become "I <3 Brianna Wu!" which really, really couldn't be further from the truth. I'm not far-left, I'm opinionated-centre-left.

I don't think I'm the only person on this board - or even this thread - who this could apply to.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 12, 2017, 14:42 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 14:29:
Quboid wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 14:20:
She's not in the news for her lifetime of comments, she's in the news for standing up to sexual assault and she's getting a hell of a lot of stick for that - so without any further context, it looked like you joined the many people criticising her for speaking up. I didn't say it makes her a good person, I said that your comment looked bad without knowing your reasons.

"You want to play? Lets play #ROSEARMY"

Be careful where you hitch your wagon, she is not Ashley Judd.

It is possible to separate her being an asshole and her being a victim of a horrible act. One is not necessarily because of the other, nor does it mean I am unsympathetic but that only goes so far in explaining her actions over the years.

Yeah, fair enough.

I'm not hitching my wagon to anyone or accusing you of supporting rape and I haven't said anything to that effect. Not for the first time, you seem annoyed at your own assumptions about me.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 12, 2017, 14:20 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 13:44:
No one won this. She posted someone's personal details, all the shit that she's facing doesn't make that OK. Twitter suspended someone who's speaking out against sexual assault, that doesn't look good.

Neither does describing a victim of assault as a fucking psycho, but I'm sure there's a reason for that...

Sorry I forgot that automatically makes her a good person and her lifetime of idiotic comments are automatically wiped clean. Just off the top of my head twice she's gone after the gay and trans communities for no reason, had numerous public meltdowns and her extreme brand of feminism is not to my taste.

I don't "support rape" or something equally ridiculous because I dislike Rose McGowan, don't even go there. I haven't liked her for a long time now, long before knowing who Harvey Weinstein is.

She's not in the news for her lifetime of comments, she's in the news for standing up to sexual assault and she's getting a hell of a lot of stick for that - so without any further context, it looked like you joined the many people criticising her for speaking up. I didn't say it makes her a good person, I said that your comment looked bad without knowing your reasons.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 12, 2017, 13:29 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 11:55:
Yet twitter allows the twitterer in chief to spread his lies.
Rose won this round.

No one won this. She posted someone's personal details, all the shit that she's facing doesn't make that OK. Twitter suspended someone who's speaking out against sexual assault, that doesn't look good.

Neither does describing a victim of assault as a fucking psycho, but I'm sure there's a reason for that... Worried
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
12. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Oct 12, 2017, 11:18 Quboid
 
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 08:39:
theglaze wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 02:12:
“While there’s an element of chance in these mechanics, the player is always guaranteed to receive in-game content (even if the player unfortunately receives something they don’t want). We think of it as a similar principle to collectible card games: Sometimes you’ll open a pack and get a brand new holographic card you’ve had your eye on for a while. But other times you’ll end up with a pack of cards you already have.”

I hate to say it, but that makes sense to me..

Oh come on, it is clearly GAMBLING. Giving voice to their lame excuse just makes you as bad as them. It has been and always will be gambling.

I've always felt collectable card games were a scam, so the comparison doesn't make loot boxes sound any better to me. Paying money to have a random chance of winning prizes is gambling and no, "winning" "prizes" worth less than the cost of entry isn't winning. Is that different to a lottery where matching 0 numbers wins you $0.01?

If anyone will crack down on this, it'll probably be the EU. Although China tried, and apparently they couldn't even get a law to stick.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Oct 11, 2017, 22:18 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 11, 2017, 21:22:
https://www.hardocp.com/article/2017/10/11/overclocking_intel_8600k_delidded_on_air_water/

jdreyer
If you get an intel cpu and you're going to overclock it, seriously think about spending the extra and delid that puppy.

Is there a CPU discussion that I've missed? I'm considering an upgrade (maybe i5-8600k or i7-8700k) but I'm out of the loop. Is this a good time for CPU/Mobo/RAM prices? The pound is as strong as it's likely to be for a while.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 11, 2017, 17:04 Quboid
 
NKD wrote on Oct 11, 2017, 16:30:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 11, 2017, 16:19:
DangerDog wrote on Oct 11, 2017, 16:16:
Can we get a view count on their videos?
“thousands” of views
lol
You're the last person anyone would turn to when looking for a "fake" news filter.

lol

Give him a break he's been busy searching pizza joints for child molestation cartels.

It's got to be tough, counting all these people in these pictures. Hey DangerDog, have you managed to confirm whether or not Trump was telling the truth about having the largest crowd?
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. IrfanView version 4.50 Oct 10, 2017, 22:31 Quboid
 
"IrfanView will NOT run on Win9x anymore"

Ah shit...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
100. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 8, 2017, 00:12 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Oct 7, 2017, 20:49:
The irony is that all of the non-stop attacks from the late night hosts, CNN and etc just galvanize his supporters.

Who do you mean by his supporters? Anyone who voted Republican, or the die-hard lot? I wouldn't really mind if the second lot are marginalised, like they should be in a functioning democracy.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
56. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 3, 2017, 17:16 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 3, 2017, 15:43:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 3, 2017, 15:04:
Verno wrote on Oct 3, 2017, 14:48:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 3, 2017, 13:54:
But you're wrong, it will change and it has to change.

I don't hold gun legislation in any high regard but sorry you're incorrect, it will not change in any meaningful way in our lifetime.

You can cite some polls or link youtube videos or parrot others all you want. Ain't happenin.
You're free to make your own choice.
I choose to be part of the solution and that solution is change.

Until then you can enjoy your choice which is tens of thousands of innocent Americans getting gunned down every year.
I would counsel working to fix the root cause: interest group money in politics. Working on a narrow issue like gun control in the current system is going to be more difficult.

I feel like Sandy Hook, and the lack of reaction, was telling. Verno's right, nothing's going to change for the foreseeable future.

People should keep pushing and fix whatever they can, but a national crackdown like has happened in other nations won't happen there until such a time that there isn't a huge portion of the population that views guns as a symbol of freedom against excessive government.

The NRA paid your ruling party $36,600,000. That might be a bit of a problem...

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 27, 2017, 18:39 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 27, 2017, 16:37:
Verno wrote on Sep 27, 2017, 15:53:
Oh hey did you Dems pick someone to run in 2020 yet?
Last I heard it was Michelle Obama. source

It'll be Trump. Those deals he did with them, his criticism of the GOP, he's going to jump ship.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
10. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 26, 2017, 13:07 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 12:50:
Quboid wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 12:16:
You are actually correct Timmeh, this specific case is different - and not as bad - as what Clinton did. No one actually says that it is, but I can see why you'd assume that.

Nowhere near as bad. But still hypocritical. But definitely not comparable, and outside of the "LOCK HER UP" chants, something of a non-issue.

Yep, it's not that this is awful. It's that it's funny.

I don't know anything about any Howard Stern stuff, is this going to be A Thing for a while?
 
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News Comments > Cities Skylines Green Cities Next Month
3. Re: Cities Skylines Green Cities Next Month Sep 26, 2017, 13:01 Quboid
 
I'm really not impressed with this expansion, as someone who uses the Workshop a lot. It looks like the weakest yet, and I've uninstalled a couple of the others to try to improve performance.

The extra content makes it more worthwhile if you don't use the workshop. The free patch interests me more, I wonder what road modding will entail - a road design wizard might be possible, so we could choose how many lanes each way, tram/monorail tracks, parking, speed limits, etc. Or it might just be under-the-hood stuff, to make mods like Network Extensions eat less RAM.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 26, 2017, 12:47 Quboid
 
If he does it again they should throw the book at him but it sounds like he's been sorting himself out. It's the guilty verdict that matters most, these punks aren't planning on getting caught and this sows doubt. Most of them probably wouldn't even dare do it if they thought their mothers would find out...  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 26, 2017, 12:16 Quboid
 
You are actually correct Timmeh, this specific case is different - and not as bad - as what Clinton did. No one actually says that it is, but I can see why you'd assume that.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 26, 2017, 11:44 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 11:15:
Creston wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 10:50:
#crookedwhitehouse.

LOCK THEM UP.
to drain the swamp you gotta start at the top, lolz

On a side note it looks like Equifax is hiring. lololol

There's going to be another Godwin's Law in a decade or two; anyone who compares their opponent to Trump will lose the argument because they lost perspective. Quboid's Law, except named after the person who both coined it *and* who will abuse it time after time after time.

Related, when Trump's out of office, the people who have been defending him will hear "but you accepted Trump" any time they try to criticise any politician. Sometimes used to deflect criticism, no doubt, but expect a lot of false equivalency between that and "but Hillary/Obama".
 
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News Comments > Intel's "Best Gaming Processor Ever"
40. Re: Intel's Sep 25, 2017, 20:16 Quboid
 
Can I get a consistent double-digit framerate in Cities Skylines? That's the biggest reason why I'd upgrade my Intel i7 3750K 3.5Ghz.

Running 100 mods and about 1000 additional assets might have a little bit to do with the performance problems but I'd much rather blame something else
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 24, 2017, 16:43 Quboid
 
DangerDog wrote on Sep 24, 2017, 16:05:
Has anybody looked into this medical ailment that's affecting NFL players, they're all too weak to stand.

They're protesting the mainstream media's lies about the biggest ever crowd at Trump's inauguration.
 
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