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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Oct 6, 2016, 11:16 Quboid
 
Has anyone finished SpeedIN’ USB 3.0 S600 256GB Flash Drive? The last boss is hard  
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Op Ed Oct 4, 2016, 11:53 Quboid
 
I doubt most developers could give many refunds as the E.A. money would have been spent. Valve wouldn't be thrilled to make up the shortfall.

Perhaps a partial refund. You (the customer) gets the usual 14 days / 2 hours for a full refund, after that you can get 50% back until 14 days after the full release. If Valve refund their 30%, the developer is only on the hook for 20% of the E.A. retail price.

Under this system, maybe the 20% could go into a holding account, paid to the developer only 14 days after launch. This would ensure the money is there to be refunded and give the developer a reason to finish version 1.0 of a game, rather than make unobtainable promises.

Defining a release version isn't easy but there needs to be some point at which the developer says "this is our implementation of what we promised; we might patch it, we might expand it, but this, now, is what we are putting our reputation on as a product we think is worth your time and money".
 
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News Comments > Serious Sam VR Early Access This Month
2. Movement Oct 3, 2016, 22:37 Quboid
 
The trailer on Steam doesn't show the player moving at all. I wonder how they'll handle this, a teleport system perhaps.  
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Oct 2, 2016, 18:32 Quboid
 
It's not as scummy (and, at least in the UK, illegal) as raising the price before the sale but it still seems like they're trying to pull a fast one. Do they really think $50 is a fair market price? I doubt it, more like they keep it high to make sales look better: 90% off $50 sounds better than 50% off $10.

I presume they sell basically zero copies when it's not heavily discounted.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
10. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Oct 2, 2016, 16:24 Quboid
 
Retired wrote on Oct 2, 2016, 15:21:
Quboid wrote on Oct 2, 2016, 10:07:
Retired wrote on Oct 2, 2016, 09:43:
Criticize Donald Trump, get your site smashed offline from Russia.

I don't feel bad for any of them. I don't think the media has been so one sided on a candidate EVER. I don't really care either way, no matter who wins Americans lose. It is all to obvious though when the media acts the way they do. I guess I am not surprised, they have gotten pretty bad over the last 10 years "reporting news".

It says a lot about this election that I have no idea who you think the media is one-sided in favour of. In favour of Trump (don't call out most of his lies, don't make enough fuss of alleged crimes; because they like his tax plan) or Hillary (do call out more lies by Trump, don't make enough fuss of alleged crimes; because they want business as usual).

? Any media outlet you go to has negative Trump news front page, 2/3 page coverage for the last 4 weeks......not sure what you are seeing.

Well to be fair, I'm not seeing any US newspapers or TV channels.

From what I see, Trump gets away with a hell of a lot. He gets lots of negative headlines because he does lots of negative things and it would be hugely biased if he didn't get more negative coverage. He wouldn't have had an article written about him allegedly breaking the Cuban embargo if there wasn't serious accusations that he broke the Cuban embargo.

How should the media cover it? 50/50 coverage for each major candidate?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
8. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Oct 2, 2016, 10:41 Quboid
 
Slick wrote on Oct 1, 2016, 23:45:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CtUkeCpWgAA69bE.jpg

If the monogram is supposed to hint something, those initials are the wrong way around.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
7. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Oct 2, 2016, 10:07 Quboid
 
Retired wrote on Oct 2, 2016, 09:43:
Criticize Donald Trump, get your site smashed offline from Russia.

I don't feel bad for any of them. I don't think the media has been so one sided on a candidate EVER. I don't really care either way, no matter who wins Americans lose. It is all to obvious though when the media acts the way they do. I guess I am not surprised, they have gotten pretty bad over the last 10 years "reporting news".

It says a lot about this election that I have no idea who you think the media is one-sided in favour of. In favour of Trump (don't call out most of his lies, don't make enough fuss of alleged crimes; because they like his tax plan) or Hillary (do call out more lies by Trump, don't make enough fuss of alleged crimes; because they want business as usual).
 
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News Comments > Defunct Digital Homicide Drops Lawsuit
10. Re: Defunct Digital Homicide Drops Lawsuit Oct 1, 2016, 14:53 Quboid
 
Saboth wrote on Oct 1, 2016, 14:13:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 1, 2016, 13:21:
This whole situation is terrible. Not that these guys should have succeeded in any lawsuit, but when a company makes a shitty game, it's not a free license to threaten their lives or the lives of their families, etc. even if it is "just on the internet."

The immediate dog pile on 'public' figures has gotten way out of hand the past 5-10 years, it seems.

Let a company making shitty games fail because they make shitty games and no one buys them. End of story. Don't take it upon yourself to harass them off the planet.

I agree. So they made junk games. They got in a tiff with a minor Youtube celebrity, then his fans harassed these guys for years in retaliation, and in return were subject to a frivolous lawsuit doomed to fail. There's no good guys in this story. Simply aholes dogpiling on aholes.

I have to wonder about those people. Not Sterling, who at least sticks to actual facts, but the mob. Who looks at Digital Homicide and thinks "those guys are assholes ... I'd better be even worse!".
 
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News Comments > Defunct Digital Homicide Drops Lawsuit
4. Re: Defunct Digital Homicide Drops Lawsuit Oct 1, 2016, 13:04 Quboid
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Oct 1, 2016, 12:33:
They should Kickstart a new game and fund the lawsuit.

We all knew DH wouldn't succeed.

They're crowd funding their legal action. It's not going well.

https://www.gofundme.com/47uexn9c
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Sep 29, 2016, 23:42 Quboid
 
Rhialto wrote on Sep 29, 2016, 21:29:
Why the link to Videosift instead of original post on Vimeo?

The videos are found via Videosift so they get credit.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda.net Mod Comment Moderation
3. Re: Bethesda.net Mod Comment Moderation Sep 28, 2016, 21:45 Quboid
 
This is one way to stop accusations of plagiarism.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 28, 2016, 16:22 Quboid
 
I take it plenty of people have sent this in?
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/09/28/asa-investigating-no-mans-skys-steam-advertising/

Popcorn
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
86. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 27, 2016, 18:25 Quboid
 
descender wrote on Sep 27, 2016, 17:57:
Wow, a reddit post with 6 whole upvotes! This exemplifies your anti-SC brigade in a nutshell.

Reality isn't a popularity contest, Reddit points mean nothing. Is there anything in that post you disagree with?
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 27, 2016, 12:13 Quboid
 
They are referring to online cheating and were making the connection between using hacking software to break the rules and using hacking software to break the law. They worded it badly but not as badly as Motherboard worded their headline.

This comment was edited on Sep 27, 2016, 14:46.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 27, 2016, 11:56 Quboid
 
I watched The Night Manager. In-depth review: it's very good.  
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
187. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Sep 26, 2016, 23:04 Quboid
 
Initial reaction is that the candidate I like absolutely slaughtered the candidate you like but of course you'll refuse to admit it.

Actual reaction: Trump either doesn't know or doesn't care that the internet never forgets. His tax comment could hurt him and he looked ridiculous about the birther stuff. Clinton was boring, which is probably best for her. She managed to not pass out or have a seizure or whatever. Verdict: nothing will change.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
184. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 26, 2016, 21:54 Quboid
 
I'm following the BBC live blog, they're doing fact checking too.  
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
182. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Sep 26, 2016, 21:48 Quboid
 
Did he admit to not paying any federal tax? Clinton claimed this and he said "that makes me smart".

"Bad people shouldn't have guns"
He is really aiming for the idiot vote, even talking to them like they're 5.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
179. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 26, 2016, 21:27 Quboid
 
Clinton calls out Trump for saying that "climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese".

Trump fires back, "I did not, I do not say that.”

Here's a 2012 tweet where he does in fact say that.
"The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive."
 
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
175. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 26, 2016, 20:47 Quboid
 
Orogogus wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 19:49:
Quboid wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 19:18:
Orogogus wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 19:09:
Free speech and tolerance are two different things. You brought up free speech. Porn and I said tolerance, which is a liberal byword.

Free speech is the issue at hand. You brought up something irrelevant.

I don't think it's irrelevant, in or out this thread. I think free speech is a non-issue, since as people have pointed out, everything is free speech. There's nothing to argue about there.

But when people throughout the thread have been talking about the hypocrisy of the left, it's been about the tolerance issue. If someone supports an opinion that you don't believe in, are you able to say, that's his right, and move on? Do we want employers to employ litmus tests before hiring to make sure new hires believe the right things and wear the right hats before they're allowed to work there?

Slick and the Infinitely Prolonged can use free speech as a defense, but what's the virtue in going after Oculus? You can argue he's a public face, but I think the thing about "public faces" is that basically anyone can become a public face once the Internet bites down. Yesterday it was Mozilla's CEO. Today's it's a cofounder with extremely vague responsibilities. A few months ago it was some PR employee at Nintendo. Anyone can come under the Internet's scrutiny, which makes them all public faces.

And anyway, that whole argument is kind of saying that you'll use the power of the mob responsibly, only when it's really warranted. Free speech means you have the right to act this way, but it doesn't explain why. The underlying question is, what's good about basing your opinion of a company or its products on the things its employees do? Liberals recognize that as a lousy way to judge a religion or a country, isn't this a similar issue?

Back when this was Luckey's Kickstarter, or before Oculus was bought by Facebook, I could see this as a pragmatic issue. If you donate to his Kickstarter, it might succeed and then he might get rich and donate a tiny percentage of his wealth to Trump. But that ship has sailed.

OK, I think I see what you mean regarding tolerance and why it is relevant. But what you describe ("that's his right, and move on") isn't tolerance, it's more like apathy. I can't be tolerant and inclusive if I see racism and "move on". If I tolerate Muslims and Islamophobes, tolerate LGBT people and homophobes, tolerate black people and the KKK ... well then I just don't stand for anything.

A public face is someone who tries to be public and is supposed to be publicly associated with the company. Random employees happen to work at a company; public faces represent the company.

Also, there is no mob.

I don't intend to avoid Oculus products BTW, I think it's childish and pointless. But I tolerate people's right to.
 
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