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Nickname Quboid
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Description Ein Bürgermeister
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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 22, 2016, 16:49 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 14:07:
It did not take long before the usual suspects injected bizarre conspiracies in the thread.

I'm investing in foil. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin_foil_hat

Oh by the way I've cracked the code,
I've figured out these shadow organisations,
And the Illuminati know,
That they're finally primed for world domination


With a Deus Ex avatar ... I wonder how realistic he thinks that series is. I was idly wondering about this sort of thing while playing Mankind Divided.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 20, 2016, 22:16 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 20, 2016, 11:47:
Thanks to everyone that recommended "The Night Manager", it's good.

Right, I'm going to have to watch this. If it's not amazing, I'm blaming nin!
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
19. Re: removed Sep 19, 2016, 20:25 Quboid
 
Luke wrote on Sep 19, 2016, 19:27:
Mann you guys defends uber , even tho they STEAL jobs says alot of ya Clown 's

Are you accusing people of not being biased against Uber? That's the closest I can find to a meaning in that "sentence". That's the dumbest thing I've read since ... well, actually the previous post in this thread.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
16. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 19, 2016, 18:22 Quboid
 
Strange, I wouldn't associate The Sun with publishing ill-informed, sensationalist garbage with no regard for how those affected by their coverage would feel.

I hope plenty of people share you guys' relative lack of concern. It baffles me how many people who have lived in Northern Ireland for over 30 years think the world is ending these days. Granted, the scale of each attack during The Troubles was much smaller but we've all lost count of how many bombs and bursts of gunfire we've heard.

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
26. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 18, 2016, 20:39 Quboid
 
I've been enjoying Mad Max too, after just a few hours. I'm playing it only with a controller because I feel like my inability to play many games with one is increasingly holding me back.

I've been a gamer for over 20 years, it's time I figured out if I prefer inverted Y axis or not on a gamepad.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
23. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Sep 18, 2016, 18:08 Quboid
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Sep 18, 2016, 15:55:
good read by Glenn Greenwald:

On WAPO garbage calling for prosecution of Snowden

Wow, that's absolutely awful by WaPo. I don't suppose they'll respond to that article.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
13. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Sep 18, 2016, 00:13 Quboid
 
Jeez, I agree that laws aren't morality and so on, but maybe lay off on the fascism accusations? That seems wildly out of proportion for a vague half-sentence after mentioning a pardon (which I don't associate with Dachau but I dunno).  
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News Comments > Digital Homicide Sues Steam Users; Gets Dropped by Valve
26. Re: Digital Homicide Sues Steam Users; Gets Dropped by Valve Sep 17, 2016, 15:57 Quboid
 
Wallshadows wrote on Sep 17, 2016, 15:01:
Quboid wrote on Sep 17, 2016, 14:58:
Yep. You shouldn't be able to just post whatever crap you want about other people with no regard for the truth and assume there'll be no consequences. Even when the other people are assholes. This is a pretty awful way to deal with the problem but it's not like they have any respect to lose.

So they have the right to sue anyone who say bad things about them even though most of it is, in fact, the truth? Does Blizzard have the right to sue me when I say something bad about Diablo 3?

Especially for hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars?

Yes, although I don't know the specifics of this particular case enough to determine if they have a chance of winning.

If they can prove the thing you said was incorrect and harmful. It doesn't even needs to be intentionally incorrect, anything incorrect which could reasonably have been researched properly can be liable (although as Saboth describes it this was intentional). Being harmful is essentially the entire point of a negative review so that would be easily proven (and again, as Saboth describes being harmful was the point).

The figure they're suing for is ridiculous but that's how it works. You start big because 99% of the time, the actual payout will be much much less.

It is terrible PR (which is why Blizzard wouldn't sue, they still have respect to lose) and in this case, proving that the harm went beyond a handful of lost sales would be tricky because their products are pathetic jokes anyway. I would imagine the case against Jim Fucking Sterling Son is much weaker as he's careful not to go overboard.
 
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News Comments > Digital Homicide Sues Steam Users; Gets Dropped by Valve
19. Re: Digital Homicide Sues Steam Users; Gets Dropped by Valve Sep 17, 2016, 14:58 Quboid
 
deqer wrote on Sep 17, 2016, 14:33:
If there is evidence that the negative reviews were for reasons of spite and not for reasons of the game actually being bad, then they have a case.

Yep. You shouldn't be able to just post whatever crap you want about other people with no regard for the truth and assume there'll be no consequences. Even when the other people are assholes. This is a pretty awful way to deal with the problem but it's not like they have any respect to lose.
 
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News Comments > Digital Homicide Sues Steam Users; Gets Dropped by Valve
9. Re: Digital Homicide Sues Steam Users; Gets Dropped by Valve Sep 17, 2016, 14:09 Quboid
 
MajorD wrote on Sep 17, 2016, 13:17:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 17, 2016, 13:12:
What the hell, suing the users for $18 million? Is that a joke?

For negative reviews? I swear Congress just passed a law relating to retribution against negative reviews on Yelp or something, like a week or two ago. (in the US)

Yeah, I heard a snippet of that too, but can't remember the details. It's absurd!

That law is to stop companies from banning all negative reviews. These lawsuits are alleging comments in these reviews are libellous (specifically, accusing DH of stealing artwork).
 
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News Comments > 4A Games Sci-Fi Tease?
5. Re: 4A Games Sci-Fi Tease? Sep 17, 2016, 11:08 Quboid
 
Jerykk wrote on Sep 17, 2016, 04:59:
Wallshadows wrote on Sep 17, 2016, 01:45:
If VR had a FPS then Metro would be an amazing thing. I tremble at the thought of the system requirements though.

VR doesn't work well with any game that requires navigation. So if it is a VR shooter, it's probably going to be a shooting gallery/rail shooter rather than a proper FPS.

I was going to ask, have any games got movement sorted? The teleport/blink system doesn't look suitable for a serious FPS. I don't see a roomspace system that would work, which is good for me as I hope VR doesn't become dependant on that.

Does gamepad/KB&M for body movement and VR for head (and maybe arm) movement cause motion sickness?
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 16, 2016, 19:35 Quboid
 
Retired wrote on Sep 16, 2016, 19:05:
Quboid wrote on Sep 16, 2016, 15:08:
Retired wrote on Sep 16, 2016, 11:11:
Hackers are already shaping U.S. election coverage with data leaks.

Can't shape it more than the media does!

These aren't different things. The media wants the quick and catchy headline, hackers decide what that headline will be by leaking information accordingly.

The founder of Wikileaks talked about this several years ago, now they release info that helps his favoured candidate. That's creepy as hell.

Not any different than what CNN does....

CNN aren't deliberately trying to weaken the USA as much as possible. Russian hackers are.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 16, 2016, 15:08 Quboid
 
Retired wrote on Sep 16, 2016, 11:11:
Hackers are already shaping U.S. election coverage with data leaks.

Can't shape it more than the media does!

These aren't different things. The media wants the quick and catchy headline, hackers decide what that headline will be by leaking information accordingly.

The founder of Wikileaks talked about this several years ago, now they release info that helps his favoured candidate. That's creepy as hell.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
48. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 15, 2016, 01:16 Quboid
 
Vall Forran wrote on Sep 15, 2016, 00:16:
So, what'd I miss?

Not sure but I feel like I'm missing a post where Verno was actually adversarial
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
50. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2016, 16:04 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 14, 2016, 14:25:
Indiana Fertility Doctor Who Allegedly Used Own Sperm Faces Felony Charges.

Glad this douchebag is being nailed, but he committed this crime back in the 70s. Isn't there a statute of limitations?

Yeah, the judge should toss it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 14, 2016, 15:59 Quboid
 
We give up the right for our telecoms companies to sue local municipalities who think they work for the people.  
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News Comments > Steam Review Changes to Fight Fraud
57. Re: Steam Review Changes to Fight Fraud Sep 14, 2016, 15:48 Quboid
 
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 14, 2016, 09:48:
bhcompy wrote on Sep 13, 2016, 18:15:
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This has nothing to do with monopolies and everything to do with the same thing that Amazon struggles with, fake/joke/bullshit reviews.

Except that its nothing like what you are saying it is like. This is basically limiting the meta score to users who purchased their games THROUGH Steam. If you purchased your game through GOG for example, your review wont count. I don't see how this has anything to do with fake reviews, beacuse you still need to purchase and play the game just like anyone else except now it has to be done exclusively through Steam.

There shouldn't be the word 'still' there - now you have to purchase the game, you didn't necessarily have to before. It doesn't do anything about fake reviews directly but by excluding fake reviews (among many others) from the score, the incentive to do fake reviews is greatly reduced. Someone could write a fake review and get it voted up as helpful but it would still need to be a well written review to influence buyers and that takes time.

The problem with a 10 point scale is that using scores other than 0 or 10 just makes your opinion worth less. You can give whatever score you want in your review and that doesn't break the aggregate score.
 
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News Comments > Vive la RIVE
1. Re: Vive la RIVE Sep 13, 2016, 21:02 Quboid
 
So, er, this is not for the Vive? This headline confuses my brain.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
26. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 13, 2016, 20:00 Quboid
 
You missed the point, hence "Regardless of whether the base accusation is true". I don't support people just because I think your lot are idiots.

That site is a bad joke, as are people who trust it. And as you know, that's not remotely what triggered means.
 
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News Comments > Mafia III System Specifications
9. Re: Mafia III System Specifications Sep 13, 2016, 11:25 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Sep 13, 2016, 08:37:
DangerDog wrote on Sep 13, 2016, 04:13:
That gameplay mechanic where an NPC always runs to a phone looks really annoying.


Yeah, just watching those videos makes it look like it's going to get old real quick...


There's potential in a witness-silencing mechanic but this looks quite shallow. It might work better in more private setting than in nin's first video, if it's a viable way to recover from a messed up hit. I hope you can turn off the "Witness is calling the police" banner, making it easy to ignore and slightly more realistic than the cops just turning up. (Although the protagonist using an ear-piece undoes that; probably possible then but it feels out of place.)

"Why Mafia III is the Next GTA V" (nin's second video) is pretty much why my expectations are low. Mafia has previously been more mature (and not in the swears & boobs meaning) than GTA, like what The Witcher 3 is compared to TES Skyrim. Also, yeah, that's rather washed out, is that an overzealous time-of-day filter on everything? Not the first game to go overboard with a JJ Abrams flair for camera effects.

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