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Nickname Quboid
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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
13. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 18, 2016, 19:55 Quboid
 
Orogogus wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 19:29:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 16:44:
I have no issue with call people. The work should be either legal and regulated or at the least decriminalized. But it's not right that Nintendo is getting lambasted over this when it seems pretty obvious that a company trying to maintain a wholesome image wouldn't want their publicists secretly moonlighting as prostitutes.

Put that way, it doesn't make much sense to me. Employees who aren't moonlighting as call girls are probably having sex, too. What can you really prevent, or protect kids from? Becoming call girls, or having erections? It would be like firing someone if you found a picture of them smoking, drinking or not wearing their seat belt, except those would actually be setting bad examples.

Consensual sex can be much more of a scandal than 'only' putting lives at risk. It's messed up IMHO but Nintendo have to deal with public perception and employing someone who is also a sex worker looks bad.

I wonder who will be first to imply any woman working in the gaming industry is also a sex worker. I know who my money's on!

(Curious to know why Beamer thinks that's creepy. I agree.)
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Week
23. Re: Star Citizen Free Week Apr 18, 2016, 15:29 Quboid
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 15:19:
if CIG manages the funds in a reasonable way, then even with very low interest rates, they should have made a couple extra million just from storing the cash

I'll not get my hopes up
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed Apr 17, 2016, 16:03 Quboid
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Apr 17, 2016, 15:00:
Finally, someone with some reading comprehension skills!

Reading more than the blurb; it's like a cheat code for the Internet.


hauled out by security, apparently.

Can't fault the guy for going out in style.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Apr 17, 2016, 14:53 Quboid
 
Stormsinger wrote on Apr 17, 2016, 13:00:
Oh goodie...another rich, entitled prick telling those who actually -do- the work to stop bitching about long hours, poor pay and bad management.

HoSpanky wrote on Apr 17, 2016, 14:03:
So, the article is St. John saying "you should totally stop complaining that you're working insane hours, and not getting paid overtime for it, or anything at all, for that matter."

No, he's saying that if you don't like working for somebody else in bad conditions for little reward, you should do something about it other than whinge impotently - "I tell these people; quit, go make great games on your own, pursue your passion".

I don't agree with what he says (no, St. John, getting "rich accidentally" isn't an adequate comparison) it's very different from him telling people to shut up and making him more money. Pretty much the direct opposite, in fact.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 17, 2016, 00:01 Quboid
 
A record store is where the Guinness World Records people keep their master copy. Each year, the stored records are printed off for the next edition of the book.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
9. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Apr 16, 2016, 22:44 Quboid
 
I'm not going to get my hopes up for a victory for free speech but I'm glad they're doing this. I can understand cynicism when it comes to Microsoft but it seems like a good thing.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Apr 14, 2016, 19:33 Quboid
 
The 3D gimmick won't sell tickets, I wonder what he's going for next. VR? After all, cinemas are dead. DEAD!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 13, 2016, 14:36 Quboid
 
Congrats on the STD test results, Blue!

RedEye9, he got 2 years for violating probation. Killing 4 people got him 0 years.
 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
2. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Apr 11, 2016, 20:43 Quboid
 
I'm glad if Dirt Rally is doing well, it does away with the annoying X Games racing stuff and concentrates on being a good, fairly realistic rally game.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
23. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 11, 2016, 18:25 Quboid
 
Sepharo wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 17:24:
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 12:53:
That he put "gamers" in quotation marks means he's discussing a certain subset of gamers, and one anyone that's been in nearly any multiplayer game with voice capabilities knows.

No this is the same crap the gaming media did back during the height of the #gg crap. "We didn't mean all gamers just "gamers"." It's just as insulting and wrong.

"mexicans" are rapists
"muslims" are terrorists
"black people" are thieves

Don't call me a racist! Clearly some / a lot of people in those groups do act like that! That's why I put it in quotes.

The only way the quotes work like that is if you're criticizing the claim or people who make those claims, it's not the same if you're also one of the people making the claim.

I think Tachikoma is criticising these people's claim that they are the true gamers, that they speak for all of us. Those who treat gaming like an exclusive club and who harass perceived threats to this club and who will only accept criticism of games from other club members - so only people who like games are allowed to dislike games.

If that's the case, I can see where he's coming from but it is at best a clumsy, unhelpful and inconsiderate description.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Apr 11, 2016, 15:08 Quboid
 
Seventyfive wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 13:40:
The dev's comment on it is basically trying to say "this is how it works in real life, you're just born one way and you don't get to pick what you identify with"... except we have a huge correlation issue. IRL my guess is that 99+% of people identify with their own gender. I have gay male friends who want to still be men, they just prefer other men. I have gay female friends who still want to be female, they just prefer females. It's very very very rare for someone to want to physically be the opposite sex. But for this new rust thing, you have a 50% chance of being the wrong gender.

This is both why I wouldn't implement this in a game I was making and why I find this interesting. I tend to pick or design characters to be my own race, gender and sexuality because although playing as anything else doesn't bother me, the self-insert fantasy is more convincing the more identifiable my avatar is.

(I don't see you comment on the design decision at all.)

I don't expect a few Internet forum posts to be a representative sample of the community, that just looks like shoddy journalism. There are a few people who appear very upset in an amusing and depressing sort of way but I wouldn't assume the Rust community is any worse than others.

This comment was edited on Apr 11, 2016, 15:16.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Apr 11, 2016, 11:49 Quboid
 
I like Rust's system of assigning physical traits to players, it's interesting to see something different and to see how players react.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
16. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 10, 2016, 21:17 Quboid
 
Sepharo wrote on Apr 10, 2016, 19:57:
The dude he replied to said,"The only reason it`s expected is because "gamers" are a bunch of misogynistic, bigoted assholes."

I don't really care what Redmask has said in previous posts, he's right on calling out that crap here and now.

He tried to call that out, but the whole "speaking for others" thing doesn't actually seem relevant and the Saudi Arabia nonsense is silly. Anyway, calling that out is understandable (what does "gamers", including quotes, mean?) but not by Redmask talking about nuance, not when he's part of the problem.
 
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Apr 10, 2016, 19:38 Quboid
 
killer_roach wrote on Apr 10, 2016, 19:29:
rudra wrote on Apr 10, 2016, 16:49:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 10, 2016, 16:34:
Given Molyneux's many post-Bullfrog failures, it's amazing the company was as good as it was back then.

not really. you've got a team of like 10 people, so its much MUCH easier to reign in the 1 crazy guy

Or, conversely, there's less damage for the one crazy guy to do, and less friction involved with simply humoring the crazy guy.

He kinda reminds me of George Lucas. He made good films when he didn't have a huge reputation and ego and the people around him could tell him when he was making a mistake. Creative types need freedom but they also need to be criticise-able.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
14. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 10, 2016, 19:34 Quboid
 
Redmask wrote on Apr 10, 2016, 17:05:
I defeated your childish shit in a single sentence, you're the one playing defense. My views tend to be a bit more nuanced and I don't try to force others to agree with me by painting them all with the same brush.


Complaining that people disagree with you is about 90% of your posts in these topics.

You never did explain why a man writing some of Feminist Frequency's tweets means their founder is 100% discredited, you just complained that this was questioned - "A defense for everything and for everything a defense, I shouldn't be surprised." was your response, yet "people just don't want to listen" was your complaint a couple of days ago. If you had any appreciation of nuance, you wouldn't have consistently misrepresented others views.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
10. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Apr 9, 2016, 13:05 Quboid
 
Redmask wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 23:32:
It's been explained countless times why Sarkeesian's arguments are so flawed, people just don't want to listen. They want to pick sides and have a little fight on the internet instead of listening to reason about these things.

You did perhaps the most egregious example of this. You started off quoting part of a post in which I criticised Sarkeesian and in that very post you complained that people who defend Sarkeesian being unable to criticise her and that we're like talking to a wall. You then described Sarkeesian as 100% discredited because some Feminist Frequency tweets had previous appeared elsewhere. When I pointed out that the "elsewhere" was a Fem Freq employee's personal account, you moaned about people defending her without actually giving any reason why the defence was wrong - in other words, you were like talking to a wall, because you were wedded to your viewpoint in the exact way you incorrectly accused me of.

"people just don't want to listen" indeed.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 8, 2016, 23:11 Quboid
 
What streaming services are best for movies? Netflix seems to be more about TV style shows. I'm in the UK, although that doesn't have to matter.  
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News Comments > Quantum Break PC Issues
38. Re: Quantum Break PC Issues Apr 8, 2016, 22:50 Quboid
 
maddog wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 17:42:
It's on the taskbar.

After installing Windows 10, the little white and black icon that looks like a paper bag with the MS logo on it is the app store.

http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-windows-store-task-bar-icon

Beamer wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 14:45:

I actually like it a ton, really only having two minor complaints.

But I've had it for two months and don't even know where the Windows Store is, let alone have any interest in finding it and finding things on it. I've never seen anything in W10 advertising it or pushing me to it or even linking to it. I literally wouldn't know it exists if not for everyone discussing what a failure it is (those could also be connected.)

I have absolutely no memory of that. I must have deleted it as soon as Win 10 was installed and it has never been a problem. I don't even know how to get to the app store, such is my apathy and its unobtrusiveness. I don't expect it's hard to find but it hasn't gotten in my way.

I expect DirectX 12 implementations will improve. UMP probably will too, but I have zero faith in Microsoft being either willing or able to make a palatable retail service.
 
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News Comments > Beamdog on Siege of Dragonspear Complaints
85. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 8, 2016, 22:42 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 09:55:
Isn't it amazing how stupid he is? On the one hand you're feeding him, but on the other the responses are so comical I can actually see the appeal of stringing him along...

Him using the phase "the weak-minded males out there including all those coming out of the woodwork on this site" is especially humorous/ironic...that part made me laugh out loud. What an idiot.


He's quite something, isn't he? I don't want to feed him but it's good to see nonsense like his, MA's and Wraith's get called out by a number of people occasionally. To remind and reassure myself that the lunatics haven't taken over the asylum as much as anything.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
7. Re: Feminist Frequency's next video series hits crowdfunding goal. Apr 8, 2016, 17:50 Quboid
 
Tachikoma wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 07:09:
Even if this theory - that AS and others are in it for the money - was true, and not another lame -chan born narrative, it is irrelevant. The issue at hand - combating the extreme gaming misogyny - is bigger than that.

Thank you. Even if the criticism of Sarkeesian was valid (and I'm not aware of her doing anything more than be good at her job), it does nothing but avoid discussing the actual issue.
 
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