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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Eugen Systems Strike
4. Re: Eugen Systems Strike Feb 17, 2018, 12:34 Quboid
 
El Pit wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 02:01:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 23:16:
When I saw the headline, I thought "Strike" was the name of their new game.


Yes, I thought "What? Eugen Systems working on a baseball game? Oh, those Frenchies!"

I thought it was a new Sudden Strike game. That's not so much of a stretch.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
21. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 17, 2018, 10:15 Quboid
 
Oh look, the literal Nazi sympathiser who links to extremist content is complaining about people being concerned about extremists again.  
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News Comments > Senator Presses FTC and ESRB on Loot Boxes
15. Re: Senator Presses FTC and ESRB on Loot Boxes Feb 15, 2018, 14:09 Quboid
 
It's basically the ESRB's job to ignore problems until the government threatens to do something isn't it? Then they step in and implement the softest regulations they can that will get the government to back off. That's probably what will happen to lootboxes if the US leads the way - the ESRB will reconsider their position and implement something weak like more warning labels and hope the controversy goes away.  
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News Comments > Steam Drops Developer Over Self-Reviews
5. Re: Steam Drops Developer Over Self-Reviews Feb 14, 2018, 23:24 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 14, 2018, 22:58:
Cutter wrote on Feb 14, 2018, 20:30:
The only difference here is these guys got caught. Devs/pubs giving away copies for positive reviews is zero different.

It's plenty different, employees are banned by TOS from reviewing (including freelancers), non employers are not. Any Indy dev working on Steam knows this, because they read the TOS before signing on.

I know I did And you'd be surprised how much more relevant review score is nowadays, Steams entire algo uses review score primarily. So a good youtube channel promoing your game might not actually do anything for you if that doesn't translate to (positive) reviews. It has become super important to pick the right youtubers and streamers to give games too.

Also, any "product given for free" review gets flagged and easily visible.

Employees can still make topics in forums or boards or whatever. But reality is that this was a shitty low quality MMO

It's all about the score, and products given for free don't count towards that. Only products purchased on Steam count, to reduce abuse. I thought he'd specifically tell employees to buy it on Steam; he didn't go that far but he offered to reimburse employees so at least he wanted to avoid the "free" label.
 
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News Comments > Kingdom Come: Deliverance Delivered
25. Re: Kingdom Come: Deliverance Delivered Feb 14, 2018, 20:40 Quboid
 
Quinn wrote on Feb 14, 2018, 18:40:
Quboid wrote on Feb 14, 2018, 18:14:
shiho wrote on Feb 14, 2018, 16:39:
Retired wrote on Feb 14, 2018, 13:53:
Been watching some Twitch vids - anyone know if this is Skyrim level epic amount of game? Not to happy about he 59.99 price tag - will be looking for a sale or a key store.

You are why we can't have nice things.

I also like value for money, sorry.

The problem with the stereotypical consumers in the gaming market, is that hype is what they consider value. With enough money behind their PR campaign, this game would've convinced you it'd be even better than The Witcher 3, having you biased during release and much more forgiving of any bug or performance issue.

If it made any real sense, I would dare you to play the first hour of this game and tell me to my face that this game isn't worth a few pathetic hours of a day's work.

I'd take you up on that. It could be something I would really enjoy, and be prepared to spend £40 on, but I'm not sure and the reaction has been mixed (but quite good for a niche game, to be fair). I'm with Kxmode, I'd buy it on Steam if it wasn't so buggy. I want to spend 2 hours figuring out if I like the game, not fighting bugs and re-playing parts because something went wrong and the save system is apparently bad (which IMHO is a major pest).

I'm going by the reaction, BTW. I've largely removed myself from hype; I don't look at previews or pre-release footage and frequently only hear about games (including this one) at around their release. I recommend this, there's little worth knowing about a game until it's independently played. Just bullshit and inflated expectations.
 
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News Comments > Kingdom Come: Deliverance Delivered
20. Re: Kingdom Come: Deliverance Delivered Feb 14, 2018, 18:14 Quboid
 
shiho wrote on Feb 14, 2018, 16:39:
Retired wrote on Feb 14, 2018, 13:53:
Been watching some Twitch vids - anyone know if this is Skyrim level epic amount of game? Not to happy about he 59.99 price tag - will be looking for a sale or a key store.

You are why we can't have nice things.

I also like value for money, sorry.
 
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News Comments > Surviving Mars Pre-Purchases
2. Re: Surviving Mars Pre-Purchases Feb 14, 2018, 08:23 Quboid
 
I like Paradox. Their DLC tends to be expensive but I'd rather pay more for good games with good business models.

Haemimont Games aren't great. Their past titles have always felt a bit empty, short on content and imagination. Tropico 4 is probably their best, and that was just Tropico 3 fleshed out.
 
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News Comments > Kingdom Come: Deliverance Launch Trailer
5. Re: Kingdom Come: Deliverance Launch Trailer Feb 13, 2018, 12:44 Quboid
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Feb 13, 2018, 10:59:
The reviews are all middle based, I'll link some hilarious tidbits:

I can fly
Morrowwind Stealth lol
Spinny Stab moves
HUNTING REIMAGINED LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT
Moonwalk

All that aside, a bunch of people are saying it's better than skyrims release for bugs.

Oh dear. One to consider when it's out of figurative Early Access by the looks of it. I like the sound of what they're going for but it's pretty niche and £40 is a lot for something I might not like, never mind something that doesn't even work.

That's not moon walking - or is that the bug, that they're supposed to be?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2018, 15:04 Quboid
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Feb 6, 2018, 14:05:
Pigeon wrote on Feb 6, 2018, 13:30:

Hughes estimated he will need to raise about $2m to bankroll his adventure.

Oh okay he just wants idiots to fund his ridiculous hobby. I get it now.

Golfclap

Exactly.

An article from a previous OotB was quite telling:
The project received the backing of the flat-earth community in America after Hughes became a flat-Earth supporter. "We were kind of looking for new sponsors for this. And I'm a believer in the flat Earth," Hughes told the host of a flat-earth web show, the Post reported. "I researched it for several months."

"after"
 
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News Comments > Jess Cliffe Arrest Details
53. Re: Jess Cliffe Arrest Details Feb 4, 2018, 18:28 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 4, 2018, 15:36:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Feb 4, 2018, 12:44:
Beamer wrote on Feb 4, 2018, 10:44:
She was 15. She did not consent because she was too young. If you disagree, where do you personally draw the line?
She did consent, it's just that the law doesn't recognise that consent because of her age. Really the determination should be made on an individual basis, rather than applying blanket age restrictions. A girl who goes out of her way to conceal her age and prostitute herself should be deemed to have granted consent. We're not talking about someone pressured into prostitution here - it's a website that she registered for and she went into it knowing the consequences of her actions.

Let's be realistic here. Fourteen and fifteen years olds commonly engage in sex and in many cultures the age of consent is much lower. I don't have an issue with consensual sex where both parties are considered to be able to offer consent. The issue I have is psychological manipulation and coersion, which should not be tolerated. I find the idea repugnant of ruining this man's livelihood and reputation because he engaged in consensual sex with a girl who sought out sex and went to lengths to conceal her age.

So do you think a 10 year old can ever consent to sex with a 38 year old? Hypothetically do you think a case exists where it's possible?

If there is a genuine reason why the adult would have reason to believe the child was of age, I don't think the adult is at fault. The child doesn't legally give consent, but the adult isn't to blame either.

What constitutes 'reason to believe' ultimately comes down to a case-by-case basis. It's tough to imagine a 10 year old could genuinely be mistaken for an adult but a 15 year old on a prostitution site is very possible. I could go to PornHub and see loads of supposedly 18 year old women, are they 18? I'd assume they are at least 18 - probably older - but I only have their appearance and the adult-only context to base that on.

There's precedent for this. Two soccer players got caught with an under-age prostitute and successfully argued that they couldn't have known. This one is pretty clear-cut (she was over the age of consent but under France's minimum age for prostitution, she agreed that she misled them), so this doesn't necessary apply to Jess Cliffe's case. Still, my initial, woefully under-informed impression is that he's not at fault regarding her age.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2018, 18:23 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 23, 2018, 13:15:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 23, 2018, 13:09:
Blue, it is a good thing you love that woman -- otherwise you'd probably have to kill her.

Better to decide now than immediately after moving.

This obviously isn't ideal, but it can be nice to have a good clean-out. Fix up things that have been slowly getting worse, throw out stuff that will never actually be used again. Kinda liberating.
 
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News Comments > PUBG Cheaters and Not Cheaters Identified
4. Re: PUBG Cheaters and Not Cheaters Identified Jan 19, 2018, 12:42 Quboid
 
Listen Betty, don't start up with your blue zone shit again.  
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News Comments > Chinese PUBG Cheat Creators Arrested
44. Re: Chinese PUBG Cheat Creators Arrested Jan 17, 2018, 16:45 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 16:38:
Or, as I call it, capitalism for the rich, communism for the poor.

I'm stealing this.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
9. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jan 14, 2018, 20:15 Quboid
 
NKD wrote on Jan 14, 2018, 18:52:
Or maybe everyone would have started hurling nukes and we'd all be fucked!

That's the scary thing. What if when North Korea heard about the alert, they decided was the US engineering an excuse to attack them, so they decide to strike while they can. Goodbye Seoul.
 
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 14, 2018, 16:24 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 14, 2018, 15:44:
Kxmode wrote on Jan 14, 2018, 14:05:
Derp.
Judging like a good christian hypocrite.
The whole family are Jehovah Witnesses, are you sure you don't know them?

Geez man, let it go. Leave the mocking for when he brings his religion up, if you must.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
8. Re: Saturday Metaverse Jan 14, 2018, 10:27 Quboid
 
NewMaxx wrote on Jan 14, 2018, 07:43:
If you honestly don't think there's a double standard in social media then you're more lost than I thought.

If Twitter has such a liberal bias, why did it take some wildly offensive conservatroll like Milo so long to get banned?
 
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News Comments > ESA Rebukes President Trump
196. Re: ESA Rebukes President Trump Jan 14, 2018, 01:09 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Jan 12, 2018, 13:44:
"truth weather" is the new catchphrase of this thread

I don't think this can be stressed enough BTW. This is truth weather you millennial morons get it or not. Really makes you think.
 
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News Comments > ESA Rebukes President Trump
194. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 14, 2018, 00:15 Quboid
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Jan 13, 2018, 23:09:
Quboid - Isn't it funny how Nazi is (rightly) a despised ideology, yet the far left (communism), which killed far more than Hitler, never is used as a pejorative? Maybe because it hits lefties to close to home. The funny thing is, if most of the whack-job left ever got the society they wanted, they'd be the first people up against the wall. I guess they don't imagine their utopia starting with them in a mass grave...

'Maybe because it hits lefties to close to home' - do you think the alt-right and suchlike are going to hold back? "Hey guys, let's not call the libtards communists. That's mean. They'd get offended, and that's just not what we're about."

Nonsense. Obviously 'commie' and the like are used pejoratively. But again, the taboo was about *your* feelings. Like calling someone a Nazi for no good reason, calling someone a communist just makes you look stupid - which is what you're doing right here; trying to associate Beamer's position with mass killings under Communist regimes and looking stupid in the process.

However, unlike calling right-wingers Nazis, calling left-wingers commies is an ineffective insult because those snowflake lefties typically don't become too emotional to continue a discussion. Honestly, I'm not sure I could have picked a more stark example, and that you have to pretend to yourself that 4chan is worried about liberals' feelings is ludicrous.

Edit: To be clear, I don't think left-wingers are particularly thick skinned. Probably slightly more than right-wing equivalents, as your example actually shows, but there's not much thick skin to be found anywhere.

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News Comments > ESA Rebukes President Trump
192. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 13, 2018, 21:45 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 13, 2018, 19:39:
Eirikrautha wrote on Jan 13, 2018, 18:49:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jan 13, 2018, 12:08:
Eirikrautha wrote on Jan 13, 2018, 10:48:

Funny you pick coal towns as your example. I've been to Chicago and Detroit (and Philly and Baltimore). You're more likely to encounter a shithole area in a city than in the country. But it's not like you have your own biases...

Wait, I thought the charitable explanation for why people support Trump is that it had nothing to do with race and solely to do with economics: that rural, ex-industrial areas are economically depressed, and that their residents feel left behind and looked down upon by the thriving urban areas. If you contend that in fact rural America is better off than urban America -- laughable but lets run with it -- then why exactly do you support Trump? Because he'll call predominantly black and brown countries shitholes and can can sexually assault women and get away with it?

Who says I support Trump? I just dislike leftist ideologues more (they've led to the death of way more people, especially in the 20th century). Secondly, having lived and worked in suburbs, small Appalachian towns, and in large, urban cities (including teaching in majority minority schools), the sheer danger to the resident of any small town is nothing compared with the slums of Baltimore, Shitcago, or Detroit. The primary difference is the arrogance of the urban elites. Somehow they feel they can look down from their upper middle-class enclaves (I guarantee neither you nor Beamer have ever lived in a place like Anacostia, DC... but I don't bother challenging him about this because he'll just make shit up, as usual) and moralize about the rural U.S. It's a little like being lectured on morality by Hollywood and all it's sexual predators. Physician, heal thyself...

I lived in Newark, NJ. Nice try. Now tell me who "left being ideagogues" have killed.

You're left-leaning, therefore you're basically Stalin. Remember, calling your opponent a Nazi is taboo. Calling your opponent worse than a Nazi is A-OK.
 
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News Comments > ESA Rebukes President Trump
184. Re: ESA Rebukes President Trump Jan 13, 2018, 10:35 Quboid
 
Thanks eRe4s3r, that's an interesting read. Thumbsup  
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