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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > FIFA 16 Demo
7. Re: FIFA 16 Demo Sep 9, 2015, 22:49 Quboid
 
The PC port of FIFA 15 is pretty good and AFAIK is a direct port of the PS4/Xbone versions. Better than those versions, as it runs at 1440p with 4x MSAA at a steady 60 FPS.

It is designed to be played with a gamepad but that's inherent to the game style, rather than a porting issue. The interface could be more mouse friendly but really, if you can't use a gamepad, don't bother with FIFA.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 8, 2015, 17:59 Quboid
 
He hasn't been jailed for stealing so I'm not sure what the relevance of that is. Putting the lost revenue at 10% of the calculation is still too high but this guy did straight up break the law with the intention of getting rich, and I do believe that there are some lost sales. Serves him right.

It does slightly annoy me that Ars can't get the name of the city right. I know that this is a controversial issue but it is called Londonderry even if many residents don't want it to be. I guess they got their info from The Derry Journal but the fact that they've got one of the names in their name shows that they aren't exactly neutral. I wouldn't trust The Londonderry Sentinel to be neutral either.
 
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News Comments > Mad Max Game Released; Movies on Steam
65. Re: Mad Max Game Released; Movies on Steam Sep 1, 2015, 21:04 Quboid
 
Retired wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 18:52:
My problem with that stance is that as a consumer, you are telling me that I shouldn't shop at the cheapest stores. G2A has region locked games, you have to be careful what you buy. SOMEONE bought the key, and are now reselling. Leave it alone, it is a free market.

I can get everything cheaper at Amazon - should I not buy my things from there? Am I going to be told where I can buy stuff now?

*rollseyes

I wouldn't say don't buy there but as jacobvandy says, be aware of the risks. Keys bought with stolen credit cards shouldn't be in the free market. I'm not aware of any publisher calling customers of these sites thieves.
 
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News Comments > Mad Max Game Released; Movies on Steam
62. Re: Mad Max Game Released; Movies on Steam Sep 1, 2015, 18:46 Quboid
 
Krovven wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 17:44:
Quboid wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 17:11:
Do they call us thieves? I've never seen that.

Do you pay $65 CAD for an AAA game when the CAD is strong and $65 when it's weak? If so, then you're not the one being affected by the currency's strength.

No. Regular price is $60 for a AAA game. Dollar has been slipping in the last year, so yes the prices have adjusted. I wouldn't call this a AAA game though. There is no consistency in pricing. MGS is $75. Blops3 is $80. That's not really what I was pointing out though. I was pointing out that it was $60 in a region where the dollar is weaker, while being more expensive in a region the dollar is stronger. It doesn't make logical sense.

And yes they call people thieves for using third party sites to get cheaper games. Several companies have taken away games from customers that purchased on sites like G2A claiming they weren't legit keys. Or how about CDPR initially squabbling with GMG over selling Witcher 2 claiming they weren't selling valid keys.

I don't care though. I haven't lost a game I purchased on G2A yet (only a few) and I always pay the insurance. $2 for Watch Dogs (that I haven't played yet), can't beat that.

Unless prices have gone up globally then yes, you're bearing the brunt it. The Australia pricing doesn't seems to make sense at all. I don't begrudge them getting a cheap game for once but that's not the point

I think that publishers get an unfair reputation with some of those keys and AFAIK they have never said anything like that people using these sites are thieves. I don't know the ins-and-outs of all of these controversies but in the case of Far Cry 4 keys from G2A, those keys were bought using stolen credit cards. People who bought the keys weren't called thieves, they were treated as what they were: people who bought illegitimate produce. The victims of the crime shouldn't have had to give people who took a risk to save a few bucks a free copy of their product. Really, if you buy from a site that offers insurance to guard against what they're listing being a scam, you should really expect that sometimes you're going to buy into a scam.
 
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News Comments > Mad Max Game Released; Movies on Steam
52. Re: Mad Max Game Released; Movies on Steam Sep 1, 2015, 17:15 Quboid
 
Desalus wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 15:12:
Marvin T. Martian wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 14:47:
That one line is enough to make it a no buy. M/KB should always be the main and equal to or better than adding console controller.(as well as the console save system).

C'mon...you're meaning to tell me you prefer to play racing and platforming games with a M/KB over a controller? I find that very hard to believe. Some games are easier to control with a M/KB and some are easier to control with a controller. There's no need to be a "PC Master Race" elitist.

I play racing/driving games with a gamepad, but I play on-foot games with KB&M even if they're 3rd person. For games like GTA, I switch control scheme on the fly.

Is this suitable for Mad Max? I don't think I would enjoy it if using KB&M while on-foot isn't well implemented (responsive, no acceleration).
 
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News Comments > Mad Max Game Released; Movies on Steam
51. Re: Mad Max Game Released; Movies on Steam Sep 1, 2015, 17:11 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 16:48:
ItBurn wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 16:43:
That's not really how things work. Canadian salaries didn't change even if the value of the dollar changed, so 66.49 CAD is not a discount, it's just the normal price we've always paid. If we would buy games in US dollars, we would pay more, but Steam charges us in Canadian dollars. So that means that right now, Steam makes less profit from Canadian buyers because the canadian dollar is so low. That also means that Canadian devs that have their game on Steam make more money from US sales, and probably most sales in general. I've always found that this system was f-ed up.

Of course it is. This has always been the problem with regional pricing. The corps always and only use it to their advantage. Yet, when we do the same through reseller sites like G2A, Kinguin, et al. they call us thieves. Fuck them and the horse they rode in on.

Do they call us thieves? I've never seen that.

Do you pay $65 CAD for an AAA game when the CAD is strong and $65 when it's weak? If so, then you're not the one being affected by the currency's strength.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Social Module Released
35. Re: Star Citizen Social Module Released Aug 30, 2015, 20:59 Quboid
 
* Derek Smart slaps Chris Roberts around a bit with a large trout  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
8. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Aug 30, 2015, 14:28 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 30, 2015, 14:07:
Like the word manspreading does.... ?
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/manspreading

Read that and explain to me how that is in any way not sexist against ALL men by implying that only men do this.

But, I will concede my mistake. This isn't SJW newspeak. This is 3rd gen feminism newspeak. Ash on me for my fault, but to me the 2 terms are nearly interchangeable. SJW (the term) is an invention of 3rd gen radical feminists. To me these 2 are basically the same thing.

Someone who actually wants equality on a social scale is called a humanist

I thought you were referring to the definition of SJW, sorry. Yes, manspreading is a sexist word that should never be used.

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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
6. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Aug 30, 2015, 13:49 Quboid
 
El Pit wrote on Aug 30, 2015, 13:15:
mag wrote on Aug 30, 2015, 09:25:
SJW means "someone that cares about social issues I don't care about."

Sometimes it means this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFBOQzSk14c

And Monty Python's uncovered the nonsense of SJWs decades ago...

"Sometimes" is one reason why I dislike the label. It is used to generalise and demonise a large group of people based on the actions of a few (or in this case, the fictional), which just makes it a mindless insult and it is especially stupid when typically used by people who think that they are in a movement protesting against generalising and demonising a large group of people based on the actions of a few.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
3. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Aug 30, 2015, 08:51 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 30, 2015, 03:25:
Not to mention that oxford actually put in SJW newspeak .. shame on them, in fact the editor of Oxford definitely deserves the walk of shame from GoT

Shamewalking, that is.

It struck me that this is the first definition of the phrase SJW which doesn't equally apply to the people who use it. The previous definition I've seen is that SJW means someone who impotently argue social issues online, which is exactly the sort of person who uses the phrase in the first place.

What newspeak is used? The word "progressive"?
 
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News Comments > Risen 3 Graphics Rise
20. Re: Risen 3 Graphics Rise Aug 24, 2015, 00:08 Quboid
 
Retired wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 14:54:
Quboid wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 13:47:
It's odd that they release this just after a massive discount. It had been 80% off, quite steep for a game that's only a year old. I might have bought it if I had known about this.

88% off right now at Amazon. making it $5.99.

That deal isn't valid in my country
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
3. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Aug 23, 2015, 11:29 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 05:23:
Also, what would Jesus' fav gun be? (Actual question by real GOP Teens Twitter feed).

Best Answer: a nail gun (Yes, GOP Teens actually banned this guy for this answer)

That's a joke feed, so I presume the nail gun answerer wasn't really blocked. Their website confirms that it is a parody, I couldn't tell for sure from their posts. There is plenty of laughable junk around which is meant seriously...
 
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News Comments > Risen 3 Graphics Rise
4. Re: Risen 3 Graphics Rise Aug 22, 2015, 14:12 Quboid
 
Is the combat any better than the previous Risen games? The only game of theirs that I enjoyed was Gothic 3 and that was after numerous community patches. I probably will pick it up eventually.  
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News Comments > Risen 3 Graphics Rise
1. Re: Risen 3 Graphics Rise Aug 22, 2015, 13:47 Quboid
 
It's odd that they release this just after a massive discount. It had been 80% off, quite steep for a game that's only a year old. I might have bought it if I had known about this.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
50. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 18, 2015, 16:35 Quboid
 
Sorry to hear that Creston, pets are the best.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 18, 2015, 15:34 Quboid
 
I wonder, is that Google Atlas headline supposed to invoke the "with pa's service revolver" vibe? I thought that they had killed the project off until I RTFA.

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News Comments > Seven Announced
5. Re: Seven Announced Aug 17, 2015, 09:50 Quboid
 
Aren't you guys are thinking of Sesevenen?  
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Aug 15, 2015, 18:07 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 15:52:
Years after the Sandy Hook shooting, promised research on guns and games isn't happening…

Because any link, if it exists at all, is extremely weak. And there are much more concrete ways to address the issue first:

1. Require insurance companies cover mental health 100% for all plans. Currently most insurance companies only cover it partially, if at all.

2. Implement some common sense changes in gun laws, supported by 80-90% of Americans: back ground checks, closing the gun show loophole, etc.

3. Implement education reforms so that poor people have more economic opportunity. As well, gun violence is perpetrated disproportionately by the poor and less educated.

4. Implement economic reforms so that the decades long increase in income inequality is reversed.

That sounds like a dreadful lot of work. Finding a scapegoat that your voters are happy to demonise is so much handier.

Seriously, mass shootings make up a very small portion of gun violence but they're the low hanging fruit. There's something of a solution (via mental health care, which is far from enough) and getting public support is easier. Upper-class kids shouldn't be all who matter but the messed up fact of the matter is that in general, that is all that gets enough attention to bring about any change. Changes like better mental health coverage would help lower class kids from the wrong neighbourhood more than anyone, both for reducing gun violence and just in general.

Trying to make big changes in one go will surely hit a brick wall. I think the US should do what is politically viable, even if that isn't adequate for a long time. Gun advocates might say that this sounds suspiciously like the thin edge of the wedge ... yep. Precisely.
 
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News Comments > Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode
23. Re: Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode Aug 13, 2015, 02:04 Quboid
 
Krowen wrote on Aug 12, 2015, 20:46:
Quboid wrote on Aug 12, 2015, 16:30:
The general concept is soccer but it plays quite differently. The lack of ball control, any concept of having the ball at your feet, is the main thing. If you touch the ball, it will bounce of somewhere (hence, pinball) with no ability to keep the ball and dribble or slow the play. The accuracy of passing is also far lower - even if most of those passes were intended, they're a world away from what I do in football and I'm no pro.

It's probably more like ice hockey than football due to the faster pace and the absence of "out of bounds", although ice hockey also has ball at feet "puck at stick" control and accurate passing. I'm not particularly familiar with that sport so I don't suppose this comparison really holds up much better.

Go hit a massive soccer ball with a car then let us know how realistic the footwork is. People don't literally mean its soccer with cars, they are drawing a comparison to make it easier for outsiders to understand. All of those things you're complaining about are possible but you need to play more. It's a game that requires a time investment to get the most out of if you want to play it in a finesse manner.

I just picked up the game last week but I'm already doing air knocks and dribbling fine. You will get better at it but you have to stop wanting it to be british football and instead accept it for what it is.

Yes, exactly. I don't think that the things I want are possible but otherwise, that's what I mean. I want something that is more like soccer so when I see Rocket League compared to soccer, I naturally think "if only...".
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Dogfighting Module Access
3. Re: Star Citizen Dogfighting Module Access Aug 12, 2015, 18:28 Quboid
 
Do you need to have pledged for a ship or do we get a free one?  
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