Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

User information for Quboid

Real Name Quboid   
Search for:
 
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
 
 
 
Nickname Quboid
Email Concealed by request
ICQ None given.
Description Ein BŁrgermeister
Homepage None given.
Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
Total Comments 5460 (Guru)
User ID 10439
 
User comment history
< Newer [ 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 ] Older >


News Comments > PC Rise of the Tomb Raider on January 28
20. Re: PC Rise of the Tomb Raider on January 28 Jan 5, 2016, 16:48 Quboid
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 5, 2016, 15:47:
The exclusivity bullshit should not be rewarded. If the platform holder (Microsoft) shows that little respect for their very own Windows-PC customers then they do not deserve to be rewarded with a preorder or anywhere near full price purchase for their sleazy, treacherous, backstabbing asshole ways.

But I know I'm preaching to the choir. Y'all rushed head over heels to buy GTA V when it finally became available for PC so go right ahead and preorder RotTR as fast as you can. It will really help PC gaming if you do so and we will be rewarded with more great console exclusivity deals in the future. It's going to be totally awesome!

Do you think not buying it will encourage them to focus more on the PC? Or is this like GTA5 where you said people should buy the console version to tell Rockstar that they should put more emphasis on the PC market, very much an outside-the-box suggestion.
 
Avatar 10439
 
- Quboid
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Oculus Rift Preorders Wednesday
28. Re: Oculus Rift Preorders Wednesday Jan 4, 2016, 19:39 Quboid
 
I have a Rift DK1 and in many ways it is the most incredible thing, but it's not actually suitable for gaming, mainly because of the low resolution. Of course 640x800 per eye wasn't going to be enough but it was much worse than I had expected so I'm not sure 1080◊1200 will cut it.

I'm somewhat prone to travel sickness and I get some motion sickness in games when the FOV is played with for speed effects. The Rift DK1 is almost perfect. I felt a bit dizzy after wearing it at first but I soon got used to it. The discomfort of wearing the headset is the only physical problem.

There's a lack of content, that's the biggest reason to avoid buying a Rift now. I'm not spending ~£350 in the hope that content will arrive later. I'll wait, but I intend to get 1.0 if reports are good.
 
Avatar 10439
 
- Quboid
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Steam Top 10
10. Re: JC3 second thoughts Jan 3, 2016, 18:14 Quboid
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 3, 2016, 17:42:
Oh no yet another fucktard at Abernathy Farm was kidnapped AGAIN?!?
I'm starting to miss the slavers from New Vegas.

There's no way Blake Abernathy isn't in on some scam. I think he's hoping the sole survivor gets fed up and just starts handing over the money each time he delivers a family member to some raiders.

In Just Cause 3, you can take down a statue with tethers but it takes several and perhaps needs the strength upgrade.
 
Avatar 10439
 
- Quboid
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 3, 2016, 16:26 Quboid
 
Good post Creston. When I reached the capital I thought I must be in the wrong place because it was so small. The upgrade system is a horrible idea, who thought that what Just Cause needed was strict rules?

Quinn wrote on Jan 3, 2016, 15:55:
Creston, the grapple delay is because you remapped it and he now first presses his detonator before he grapples. You can change this in the ini. Google it.

I didn't know that this was a bug either, thanks. Here's a guide.


Edit:
Bucky wrote on Jan 3, 2016, 16:24:
So, in terms of open world shennanigans, would the money be better spent on Metal Gear Solid V instead of Just Cause 3?

No, in my opinion MGS5 is even worse in terms of its open world, being even more repetitive and less alive. I don't remember even seeing a civilian. Fallout 4 isn't perfect but it's much more interesting than either MGS5 or JC3.
 
Avatar 10439
 
- Quboid
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Op Ed
51. Re: Op Ed Jan 3, 2016, 15:00 Quboid
 
Nucas wrote on Jan 3, 2016, 14:47:
Suppa7 wrote on Jan 3, 2016, 14:07:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 3, 2016, 13:15:
Games are better and cheaper today,

You're delusional if you believe this, graphics are better no doubt, but that is technologically inevitable. There are plenty of things that were better from that era. When's the last time a modern AAA game released its source code? When's the last time we got dedicated servers that weren't walled garden/steam controlled?

I'm sorry to tell you but things have gone in a much more locked down direction, anyone who denies it is just incapable of accepting that truth.

i don't really see how source code availability and dedicated servers equated to better games.

Dedicated servers made games better, particularly back in the days of dial-up when the LAN was king and centralised servers would have been an even worse idea. This is no guarantee of a good game, but a multiplayer game would be better with a dedicated server. Otherwise, I agree with you and HorrorScope, there was masses of shovelware shit on PC Zone's cover CD that I don't remember playing for 20 minutes while I do remember spending hundreds of hours playing Quake.

Even DRM is better now. Steam is much less of a pest than the CD-checks of the 90's and less unpleasant than Starforce and the other root-kits of the 00's.
 
Avatar 10439
 
- Quboid
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Op Ed
44. Re: Op Ed Jan 3, 2016, 10:55 Quboid
 
harlock wrote on Jan 3, 2016, 10:29:
You see, my "maths" are based on the ACTUAL REALITY of the economy, not just its subjectively percieved impact on my little personal wallet

Oh yes, that reminds me that you're the genius who stated that celebrities being over-paid is an example of you have the ability to understand how the real world actually works. As in, you said that actual reality is wrong, that your perception is more realistic than reality. You haven't changed.

BTW, Cliffski is paying for a school to be built in Cameroon. Greedy Asshole.
 
Avatar 10439
 
- Quboid
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Op Ed
41. Re: Op Ed Jan 3, 2016, 10:08 Quboid
 
harlock wrote on Jan 3, 2016, 08:51:
So if you think the current steam discounts are less generous thatís why. Donít blame us, its just economics and maths.

im talking about his current logic in the statement quoted above

He is stating that short, high discount sales don't happen because of refunds. Whether or not this is will increase piracy has got nothing to do with it and nothing he passes any judgement about. His income has got nothing to do with it either, why do you call him greedy, or who do you mean by "greedy assholes"?
 
Avatar 10439
 
- Quboid
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Op Ed
37. Re: Op Ed Jan 3, 2016, 08:29 Quboid
 
Jerykk wrote on Jan 3, 2016, 03:20:
NKD wrote on Jan 3, 2016, 00:14:
People on this site REALLY have a hard time keeping Cliffski and CliffyB separate. I swear half the hate Cliffski gets is because people are associating him with the asinine shit CliffyB has said over the years.

Surprised no one has accused him of being a know-it-all postal worker who spends all his evenings in a bar.

To be fair, Cliffski has said a lot of asinine shit over the years as well. He stopped posting in these threads because he kept getting called out over the nonsense he spewed. In many ways, he reminded me of Derek Smart in that he thought he knew everything about the business and took profound offense to anyone who questioned him.

I think he stopped posting here because he got fed up with the volume of unwarranted shit he got and this thread is a perfect example. Can you imagine reading the nonsense Cutter, harlock, and bigspender have posted if it was about you (or someone called JerykB)? All he really says is that deep sales happen less because of refunds ... we all know this! This is obvious and the only reason there is any controversy here is because of idiots, and I don't mean you or Cliffski. Even CliffyB is easier to communicate with and more rational than harlock.
 
Avatar 10439
 
- Quboid
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Op Ed
25. Re: Op Ed Jan 2, 2016, 21:44 Quboid
 
harlock wrote on Jan 2, 2016, 19:24:
Quboid wrote on Jan 2, 2016, 19:08:
I don't see any whining by Cliffski.

then you need to get your head examined - altho it may well be too late

So if you think the current steam discounts are less generous thatís why. Donít blame us, its just economics and maths.

If you think piracy is bad, thats why. Sorry, dont blame me. Go fuck yourself you greedy assholes.

Well, 8 years ago he said I've gone from being demoralized by pirates to actually inspired by them. That's the only thing Googling "cliffski piracy" comes up with.

You still think this is CliffyB, don't you? Even if you got the right person, his comment about piracy was also 8 years ago. Get over it.
 
Avatar 10439
 
- Quboid
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed Jan 2, 2016, 19:08 Quboid
 
Jerykk wrote on Jan 2, 2016, 18:10:
Except I don't think that's actually true. The customers that don't care enough to check the sales every day won't care enough to refund a game in order to save an extra 15-25%. They wouldn't even know about the flash sale or daily deal because, again, they wouldn't care enough to check the sales daily. The only customers who would do this are the ones who were already waiting for daily deals and flash sales. These customers would never buy anything until it was a daily deal, a flash sale or the last day of the sale because they're the ones that care about maximum savings.

They still do this, 20% - 40% discounts are the norm in the winter sale. It's the deep discounts of 75% that have mostly gone. I can understand that, if I paid £30 for a game and it was £7.50 soon after, I'd happily take £22.50 back.

I don't see any whining by Cliffski. I think he's wrong about people blaming developers for the lack of deep discounts - I thought the reason was pretty obvious - but that's a minor issue. The rest of it is a straight forward and also obvious so I'm not sure why anyone has a problem with this other than because his name is similar to CliffyB's.

I'd guess that he's never had a game for sale for $60 or $80 and a search of his blog shows just 1 other blog post discussing sales. Cutter, I don't even know what you think you're disagreeing with but it bears no relation to this blog post.

This comment was edited on Jan 2, 2016, 19:14.
 
Avatar 10439
 
- Quboid
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Jan 2, 2016, 14:10 Quboid
 
That seems pretty fair and logical to me, however I feel like this is completely worth it. I am more than happy to lose deep discounts if it means developers actually have to make a sellable product. I'm not sure deep discounts are particularly sustainable anyway, although I haven't done the research.

EricFate, I think you're thinking of CliffyB, formerly of Epic? Cliffski is a well respected indie developer.
 
Avatar 10439
 
- Quboid
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Lucky's Tale Bundled with Oculus Rift
11. Re: Lucky's Tale Bundled with Oculus Rift Jan 1, 2016, 17:48 Quboid
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 1, 2016, 17:33:
The resolution on the first gen Riffts aren't that great from what I remember reading, 1080 or something. I think everyone was expecting 1440.

2160◊1200 (1080◊1200 per eye)

I had hoped for 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 so yes, that's a bit of a shame.
 
Avatar 10439
 
- Quboid
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Game Reviews
7. Re: Game Reviews Dec 29, 2015, 11:53 Quboid
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 29, 2015, 06:53:
I was actually thinking of buying this game, since everyone and their mother apparently loves it

I don't like it that much, it is very repetitive. Blowing shit up is very cool but that's pretty much all you'll be doing. I haven't checked, but my mother would probably hate it.
 
Avatar 10439
 
- Quboid
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Dec 28, 2015, 15:05 Quboid
 
I have it in my firewall list and it works fine once I installed a no intro mod. Without this, there's a delay of at least a minute before it complains that it can not connect. There's no menu/map delay for me.

Also, I have to manually re-authorize after each patch but this is just copy & pasting a code from a webpage.
 
Avatar 10439
 
- Quboid
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 25, 2015, 17:03 Quboid
 
The Steam store is down for me, hopefully they've pulled the plug.

If it was a caching bug, you couldn't modify anything and presumably only what had recently been viewed before the bug occurred will be shown - so if you haven't looked at your account details today, yours wouldn't be in the cache.
 
Avatar 10439
 
- Quboid
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 22, 2015, 13:20 Quboid
 
Happy first day of the Steam winter sale!

In unrelated news, the Steam Store is unresponsive today.
 
Avatar 10439
 
- Quboid
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > New GeForce Drivers
5. Re: New GeForce Drivers Dec 21, 2015, 23:01 Quboid
 
effbee wrote on Dec 21, 2015, 22:09:
These seem to have fixed my crash on exits in Just Cause 3.

There was a JC3 patch for this released today, perhaps Steam grabbed it?
http://steamcommunity.com/games/225540/announcements/detail/101693877205350293
 
Avatar 10439
 
- Quboid
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Dec 20, 2015, 11:42 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 19, 2015, 22:41:
The smart thing to do is the same thing like that town in Ireland. If I was making enough I'd look into setting myself up as a offshore entity too.

What town do you mean, or what are they doing?
 
Avatar 10439
 
- Quboid
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Mafia 3 Footage
25. Re: Mafia 3 Footage Dec 19, 2015, 22:28 Quboid
 
harlock wrote on Dec 19, 2015, 17:54:
Quboid wrote on Dec 19, 2015, 17:49:
He's supposed to be a trained soldier with designs on actually gaining power. He should be professionally dispatching enemies and not acting like a low level goon. He should know that sneaking into an enemy establishment isn't the time for shock value.

he should also poop often and die forever - but he wont because HES A VIDEO GAME

I realise this is a video game; my idea was for it to be a *better* video game.
 
Avatar 10439
 
- Quboid
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Mafia 3 Footage
24. Re: Mafia 3 Footage Dec 19, 2015, 22:14 Quboid
 
NKD wrote on Dec 19, 2015, 17:57:
Quboid wrote on Dec 19, 2015, 17:49:
NKD wrote on Dec 19, 2015, 17:39:
siapnar wrote on Dec 19, 2015, 17:18:
They made him stab the guy in the face 3 times for shock value.

Yeah man organized crime never does anything for shock value.

He's supposed to be a trained soldier with designs on actually gaining power. He should be professionally dispatching enemies and not acting like a low level goon. He should know that sneaking into an enemy establishment isn't the time for shock value.

He's not supposed to be that if they don't want him to be that. You should look at what organized crime has done over the years. It's not always subtle, not always in the shadows, and certainly not always violence free.

These are criminals we're talking about, not a 75,000 year old organization of Assassins.

They specifically spell out that he is supposed to be that, starting at 2:55.

If they throw around glorified violence for every take down, the impact gets diluted and both the take-downs and actual important plot points just become noise. Maybe you track down someone who murdered your sister and you brutally execute them - meh, you did the same to the random dude who was guarding the back entrance to a drug den.

That's GTA, that's Saint's Row, but unlike Retired, I expect a game called Mafia to be more like the previous games called Mafia and not be quite so mindless.
 
Avatar 10439
 
- Quboid
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
5460 Comments. 273 pages. Viewing page 24.
< Newer [ 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 ] Older >


footer

Blue's News logo