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Description Ein Bürgermeister
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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
Total Comments 5466 (Guru)
User ID 10439
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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
 
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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?
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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News Comments > Mafia 3 Footage
16. Re: Mafia 3 Footage Dec 19, 2015, 17:49 Quboid
 
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.
 
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News Comments > Mafia 3 Footage
9. Re: Mafia 3 Footage Dec 19, 2015, 16:54 Quboid
 
I think I've seen the footage at the end before and as that's the weakest point, this video is quite encouraging IMHO. The combat looks fairly generic but there looks to be plenty of other content and an interesting world.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Procedurally Generated Planets
43. Re: Star Citizen Procedurally Generated Planets Dec 17, 2015, 16:27 Quboid
 
CJ_Parker (emphasis Quboid) wrote on Dec 17, 2015, 16:13:
We are literally lightyears away from the game they pitched

I presume 1 light-year corresponds to 10,000 years (approximately the amount of time it takes Earth to travel 1ly), so if we're literally light-years away, you think that this won't be finished for at least 20,000 years?

Sounds about right!
I'm fun at parties!
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Procedurally Generated Planets
12. Re: Star Citizen Procedurally Generated Planets Dec 17, 2015, 11:17 Quboid
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 17, 2015, 11:10:
Maniac wrote on Dec 17, 2015, 11:02:

Still feels good to see Mr.Smart dream being fulfilled

Well a techdemo is not a dream fulfilled. Wake me up when they have something playable. Ill even settle for a simple single player game (without the procedurally generated bullshit) like Squadron42.

Exactly. 1 player, 1 planet. This is definitely not the time for Derek Smart to admit that he was wrong.
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Patch Friday
7. Re: Just Cause 3 Patch Friday Dec 16, 2015, 22:16 Quboid
 
Loading times do seem faster, otherwise performance is the same for me.

It's not a great game to be honest, only the physics stand out. There's plenty of potential for messing about with tethers and explosions but little else. I think the world is too big, they should have made it a quarter of the size and focused more on making it feel alive. After a few hours, it's already feeling repetitive.
 
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News Comments > The Climb Announced
23. Re: The Climb Announced Dec 15, 2015, 17:39 Quboid
 
It could be an interesting little puzzle game. It's not going to sell any headsets but compared to the stuff that was around a year ago, this is promising.

Drinking games and VR sound like a baaaaad mix, probably a mix that ends up over your keyboard, desk, and carpet.

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Agent.X7 wrote on Dec 15, 2015, 11:44:
Just watching it again though. God, can you imagine in a few years UNcharted, AC, Tomb Raider in VR? Doing the Eagle dives from AC would make your heart jump up into your throat, lol.

You seem to be willfully forgetting that the raison d'etre of Tomb Raider is 3rd person.

You mean raison derrière?
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
8. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 14, 2015, 14:44 Quboid
 
There's a town called Green Bank in West Virginia which bans most wireless devices to avoid interference with radio telescopes:
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/21/the-town-that-banned-wi-fi

There's anecdotal evidence there that people pass blind tests but it's hardly a thorough scientific test.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
10. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 13, 2015, 19:26 Quboid
 
Rigs wrote on Dec 13, 2015, 18:31:
Everything about Fallout4 and nothing about Just Cause 3?! Surprise, surprise...This place practically had a group orgasm at the announcement of it, now not a peep...hmmmm....


=-Rigs-=

It's next on my todo list but the reception has rather dampened my excitement. Maybe lots of repetitive capturing is suited to sound-off-YouTube-on gameplay.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 13, 2015, 16:36 Quboid
 
Quinn wrote on Dec 13, 2015, 16:14:
I have like 120 hours into Fallout 4. Shockingly. Even more shocking is that I actually think of it as a forgettable experience and forgettable game. Still... 120 hours... It basically sums up Bethesda's games. Must be the horrible storytelling.

A Bethesda game will never leave a mark like Vampire - The Masquerade: Redemption or Deus Ex, or The Witcher. Still you waste your life on it completely.

Same, over a hundred hours and not much has been particularly memorable. Most of it has been base building with the sound off while watching YouTube. I think the world's context makes up for it being as shallow as a puddle. Using mods and cheats for larger settlement caps and unlimited wood & steel, I've turned Sanctuary into a fortress.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
14. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 12, 2015, 09:06 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Dec 11, 2015, 21:32:
Quboid wrote on Dec 11, 2015, 09:24:
Are there specific examples of her treating criticism as abuse?
Watch her UN speech, she specifically states that people using criticism against her is abuse. That's why she's become a walking lulz factory like Jack Thompson.

I can't find her saying anything like that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
12. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 11, 2015, 09:24 Quboid
 
Are there specific examples of her treating criticism as abuse?  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 10, 2015, 17:30 Quboid
 
Julio wrote on Dec 10, 2015, 16:08:
I'm going to bet this cost a lot of money to produce, have to justify where that crowdfunded money went after all. Her 15 minutes are up.

Isn't spending crowdfunding money on this exactly what they should be doing? What exactly is your complaint, why do you use the word "justify"?
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 10, 2015, 15:50 Quboid
 
Flatline wrote on Dec 10, 2015, 14:51:
Wait a minute. If Sarkeesian is constantly being harassed, it's kind of counter-intuitive for her to put out a "how not to be harassed" guide right?

That's like the dude who has been struck by lightning the most times in history publishing "how not to be struck by lightning" unironically.

It's a guide to minimizing the impact of online abuse, not a guide to giving in to it. Being constantly harassed is why she's experienced.
 
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News Comments > DiRT Rally Released
12. Re: DiRT Rally Released Dec 8, 2015, 11:49 Quboid
 
Aero wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 23:54:
You can definitely be competitive with a gamepad in racing sims (not sure about a joystick because you'll want separate analog brake and throttle inputs, but I know it's a done thing). It's better to think of a wheel as an immersion thing than a competitive advantage. It's a bigger advantage when the FFB is done really well, but Codemasters has always been pretty mediocre in that department.

That's a good point. My stick (Saitek FLY5) has dual throttles but using them as 2 pedals isn't very intuitive. I appreciated the extra control this gave me (over 1-throttle input) in ETS2 but I'm not sure I want to faff about with this while racing. It seems wheels are increasingly niche but maybe I'm not the only one considering eyes-off controllers for VR and there'll be a resurgence.
 
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