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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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User ID 10439
 
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News Comments > Steam Screenshot Policy Change?
11. Re: Steam Screenshot Policy Change? Nov 1, 2016, 22:24 Quboid
 
Bullshots aren't covered by this - they typically claim to be in-game, just not in-the-shipped-game.  
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News Comments > Skyrim Special Edition Audio Fix Coming
11. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 31, 2016, 12:39 Quboid
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Oct 31, 2016, 11:20:
nin wrote on Oct 31, 2016, 11:07:
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 31, 2016, 11:03:
Beyond the upgraded graphics fx and 64 bit exe, there is NO REASON at all to play this.

Besides it being an awesome game, with so much content that it encourages replays.



It's still a good game, but you have to admit that the utter lack of new features and content makes it less interesting of a refresh than it could have been. While the graphic upgrades can look good, the game is also entirely capable of being indistinguishable from the original, particularly when in-doors. All they had to do was add another Dawnguard style DLC to it, i.e. new quests without a new land-mass, and it would have been a major release. But with just inconsistent graphics upgrades? I already have 300 hours in that game, and I'm not sure how many more I want to invest.

Agreed, I don't see any reason to play this because of the Special Edition. I'll give it a go at some point because it is an awesome game with so much content (including DLCs, which are new to me) but I'll wait 6 months until mods are ported and updated if they can take advantage of 64-bit. The SkyUI dev has moved on so I'll wait until either someone else picks up that project or another UI overhaul comes along.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
4. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Oct 29, 2016, 16:17 Quboid
 
If a Western government wanted to carry out a false flag event, having conspiracy theorists cry false flag all the time would make it much easier to get away with. Maybe Western governments are getting people to post these precisely for that reason, false 'false flag' flags.

I'm on to you, LittleMe. You're probably a socialist too
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 29, 2016, 10:42 Quboid
 
The free upgrade for Skyrim + DLC owners isn't available any more, it expired yesterday.  
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News Comments > Uwe Boll Ending Film Career
7. Re: Uwe Boll Ending Film Career Oct 26, 2016, 11:54 Quboid
 
To be fair, his relatively meagre box office returns don't mean much if DVD/Blu-Ray sales were the money-makers. Were his films even in many cinemas?  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 25, 2016, 23:57 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 25, 2016, 21:50:
Yeah, and VW will actually pay how much of that? Nothing. It was like the Exxon Valdez. Those fuckers still haven't paid one nickel of the billion they owe and they're the most profitable company on the planet! Criminal behavior on am unparalleled scale here on not one single fucker goes to jail. Unreal!

With just one anecdotal claim, it's fair to say you should take the whole "going around" claim with a grain of sal

Rolleyes

Exxon did pay $900M.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Holding Back Review Copies
10. Re: Bethesda Holding Back Review Copies Oct 25, 2016, 23:05 Quboid
 
Graham wrote on Oct 25, 2016, 22:48:
sdgundamx wrote on Oct 25, 2016, 21:09:
TRANSLATION:

"We know there are a lot of suckers who buy into the hype and pre-order our games or buy them on Day 1. But bad reviews cut the rails off our gravy train when they come out before release because people read them and cancel their pre-orders or decide not to buy on Day 1. So, from now on we will make sure there are no reviews until after we have milked our cash cows dry."

They literally say wait for the reviews in their fucking response. How on earth are you coming to this conclusion?

Because sdgundamx and Bethesda both know that plenty of gamers aren't going to wait. It's nice that they're saying the responsible thing here but they're still offering preorder bonuses, still offering preorders and still going to hype their games up as much as they can.

At least companies doing this need to have their servers working at launch.
 
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News Comments > Farming Simulator 17 Sprouts
11. Re: Farming Simulator 17 Sprouts Oct 25, 2016, 11:50 Quboid
 
I laughed at these games until I played Euro Truck Simulator 2 for many hours. That was relaxing to play while watching something on TV and I imagine this could be the same.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
14. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 24, 2016, 18:05 Quboid
 
VaranDragon wrote on Oct 24, 2016, 17:22:
Beamer wrote on Oct 24, 2016, 16:35:
VaranDragon wrote on Oct 24, 2016, 15:45:
Cutter wrote on Oct 24, 2016, 14:36:
They're great tools for B&E artists to scope out and see if anyone is home, see where everything is.

This is actually some pretty scary shit right there.

Has this been done even once?

Just once.

I don't know. Has it?

Apparently yes and we're never going to know about more successful ones.

I don't think it would be practical very often. It's a bit like Google Glass, I can see the privacy concerns but they're too obvious for spying. The cameras we don't see or hear are the real problem IMHO.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 24, 2016, 14:03 Quboid
 
The actual Edge features are useless gimmicks but it gives the phone an excellent screen:physical size ratio, which is why I got one. I have less trouble with my palm touching the screen than I had expected.

It's not that fragile, I dropped mine about two feet and the glass on the back shattered, not the front. I was delighted, as you can imagine
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 23, 2016, 16:09 Quboid
 
I'm surprised Civ 6 isn't on here.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Released
5. Re: Battlefield 1 Released Oct 21, 2016, 11:53 Quboid
 
TotalBiscuit's comments on the single player have put me off, they seem to have completely missed the style of WW1.  
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization VI Released
3. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization VI Released Oct 21, 2016, 11:39 Quboid
 
First impressions after 90 minutes:
The UI is really small. Strangely so. There's a UI scaling option but it's disabled at 1440p (at a guess it is for 4K users to scale the UI 2:1 to 1080p size).

I'm not keen on the fog-of-war graphics, the contrast between visible and out-of-sight is too much. It's a minor issue and I'll probably get used to it - if not I'll get over it.

You can't choose how many city states you want when starting a game.

This needs more investigation but there seems to be more information available. Civ (like many games) has had a trend of reducing the amount of info that's shown which I'm not keen on (simplifying a UI is good, dumbing down game mechanics isn't) so this is nice.
 
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News Comments > SAG-AFTRA Statement
8. Re: SAG-AFTRA Statement Oct 20, 2016, 22:15 Quboid
 
It seems better for the publishers if there's a modest up-front fee and a bonus if the game hits a sales target. If voice actors were just paid a larger fee up-front publishers would be on the hook even if the game flops or gets canned. I guess the fight is over the fees/targets because the principle seems good for publishers.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 19, 2016, 16:20 Quboid
 
Making a product that *can* be used for illegal means is not the same as making a product that almost exclusively *will* be used for illegal means. If MS Office had a program for tracking illicit drug shipments, I think the Justice Department would want a word, no pun intended.  
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News Comments > Accounting VR Game for Free
9. Re: Accounting VR Game for Free Oct 19, 2016, 15:58 Quboid
 
Acleacius wrote on Oct 19, 2016, 11:34:
Doesn't it just give the perception of 3D.

Combined with responsive motion tracking, it creates a sense of presence which feels much more real than just 3D. Tracking conscious movement is great but I think it's subconscious movement being tracked that makes it seem so real.

They shouldn't be headset specific. I can see that it's a little easier to develop for one but most VR games supporting both the Rift and the Vive would make me a lot more confident in buying either. More similar controllers should help.
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Oct 15, 2016, 11:21 Quboid
 
Pigeon wrote on Oct 14, 2016, 13:04:
The motion capture for that took forever, and trying to act against a green screen is just the worst.

Kidding aside it looks like it could be a great game, and should coincide with my plans to get a new video card quiet nicely.

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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 14, 2016, 11:17 Quboid
 
I can see the logic, this is basically what I'm programmed to do as well. I hope it doesn't go too far, I'd readily take a bruised arm rather than run over children.

This will be fought out in the courts after the first few controversial fatalities. Ethics will be decided by compensation claims.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2016, 11:45 Quboid
 
She made it weird by mentioning having a hard time meeting romantic partners, going by the awkward laugh he said what most people were thinking.  
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News Comments > etc.
16. Re: etc. Oct 12, 2016, 21:48 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 20:13:
My family is Irish as well as a lot of my friends. My point was that the IRA would never have existed if not for England and the Unionists and how they treated Irish Catholics to begin with - and were not even talking real history with William of Orange, Walter Raleigh, et al. And I don't know how anyone can claim the IRA was worse given the atrocities committed by the UDF and British military. Fucking internment, Long Kesh, etc. Even Paul McCartney wrote a song about it.

Give Ireland Back to the Irish

I said they killed more, because they did. Is there any reason to care about Paul McCartney's opinion?
 
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