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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
25. Re: Morning Metaverse May 22, 2016, 08:33 Quboid
 
He can't review a movie because he had an opinion of the trailer? That's an utter load of nonsense. Again, you don't have a clue what concepts like bias or objectivity mean.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 21, 2016, 11:11 Quboid
 
There's a lot more to it than a monitor but not trying to get universal support could be the death of VR at this time. I'm not buying 2 headsets and I'm not buying 1 if it might lose the race and be abandoned by developers. I'm sure I'm far from the only one.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
23. Re: Morning Metaverse May 21, 2016, 09:49 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 21, 2016, 06:30:
Beamer wrote on May 21, 2016, 00:59:
Ok, MA. Let's ignore that few of what you linked to there says anything about sexism.

Let's look at your history on Blues. Anything that involves women tends to get you, well, angrily posting. Anything at all. If women are mentioned, particularly in a "women get the lesser end of this" context, you get angry.

Do you ever consider that maybe, just maybe, you're a bit sexist in what you care about and how you react?

Honest question. You are extremely involved in gender issues, and always take the "women need to shut up" angle.

Assumptions are always a good way to make you look like an ass, doing a pretty bang up job at it so far. Especially the suggestion that I get angry, if I was actually angry you'd know. If anything, I find that more amusing then anything. Perhaps you're so invested in this you find "anger in it" because someone holds a contrary viewpoint. But it's always good to see that someone brings out the "you're a sexist, because reasons" angle.

But no, I'm not extremely involved in gender issues and don't take the "women need to shut up" angle. Rather I take a "you want equality, you can play by the same rules as everyone else" angle. That means merit rules the day, but sadly in this day and age the usual response to that is meritocracy is sexist/racist/homophobic because reasons. Unfortunately or fortunately you seem to take the "WAW effect" to the extremes, and that is a fine example of sexism. Then again, I did too...~15 years or so ago, then I figured out that all that really matters is results.

But let's roll back to all of those articles floating around shall we? How do you reconcile 22+ articles all attacking a reviewer and fans of the movies as sexist because they believe that the trailer is a steaming pile of garbage. Why do you support such blatant sexism?

Meritocracy? He wasn't going to review it. Reviewing bad stuff is literally the AVGN characters's entire reason to exist yet this - a movie he hasn't even seen - is going too far. Where's the equality? Even by your argument, James Rolfe was being sexist, you just didn't notice because you are sexist too - something you have repeatedly demonstrated.

I commented that "Ghostbusters looks rubbish therefore criticism is never sexist" is moronic with exactly this in mind. Sometimes, people are just sexist and *not* calling them out is ridiculous.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Far Harbor Released
36. Re: Fallout 4 Far Harbor Released May 20, 2016, 18:53 Quboid
 
Rigs wrote on May 20, 2016, 05:14:
Quboid wrote on May 19, 2016, 23:00:
Rigs wrote on May 19, 2016, 22:55:
Holy fucking christ on a stick, are we REALLY having this discussion?!


=-Rigs-=

... yes?

Why not, because it's obvious?

Ya think?


=-Rigs-=

I was a bit surprised that there was any doubt, I didn't really notice who was saying what.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
18. Re: Morning Metaverse May 20, 2016, 17:51 Quboid
 
Pigeon wrote on May 20, 2016, 17:17:
People are just reacting/overreacting to the usage of sabotage in the title, which has insidious connotations. The data presented in the article doesn't really address why, only what is. I'd suggest the large disparity in (n) between genders warrants a more robust statistical method than simply comparing averages if they want to come to any conclusion that has weight.

It is a rather dumb title. Quite a dumb article too as it doesn't really have that much to say. I feel it's part of the moronic "Ghostbusters stars women therefore criticism is all sexist / Ghostbusters looks rubbish therefore criticism is never sexist" discussion that is going on in some corners of the Internet.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: Morning Metaverse May 20, 2016, 14:26 Quboid
 
Pigeon wrote on May 20, 2016, 10:53:
Maybe it's in the article and I didn't see it, but I get the feeling there are a lot more men raters in general, which could heavily skew the results.

They do specify exactly this:
Seventy percent of IMDb TV show raters are men, according to my analysis, and that results in shows with predominantly female audiences getting screwed.

Absolutely nothing in the article accuses men of being inherently sexist or compares giving a bad review to rape, despite what the poor little victims in this thread are saying. It's not saying that a man leaving a bad review on film he didn't like is sabotage.

The article basically says that more reviewers are men than women and that some reviewers are sexist. Are either of those incorrect?

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News Comments > Fallout 4 Far Harbor Released
26. Re: Fallout 4 Far Harbor Released May 19, 2016, 23:00 Quboid
 
Rigs wrote on May 19, 2016, 22:55:
Holy fucking christ on a stick, are we REALLY having this discussion?!


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... yes?

Why not, because it's obvious?
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Far Harbor Released
24. Re: Fallout 4 Far Harbor Released May 19, 2016, 22:46 Quboid
 
ItBurn wrote on May 19, 2016, 15:06:
I'm Canadian. Is this really a US centric site? Like a lot of things, the US were first in the world at some point, but things change... In my opinion, Montreal is the real mecca of video games these days and that's in Canada.

I'm British, although I've been known to be Irish. I'd say it's slightly US centric. Blue is American, the time-zone is American (although may also be Canadian). If I say football, I expect people to think American Football rather than soccer or any other version.

I would assume a price that isn't labelled or is just labelled dollars to be USD because chances are, I don't know where the hell you're from. You guys all exist on the Internet. If it's not USD, you're just telling say "this game costs 492 money" and that means nothing.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
14. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 19, 2016, 17:52 Quboid
 
saluk wrote on May 19, 2016, 17:08:
How is it better than a mouse? Several ways, but the most concrete is that when you have a sense of where an enemy is, even if he is off screen, you can aim at him, and shoot him, using your proprioceptive sense of where your hand is pointed, and hit him, while looking elsewhere and tracking another target. (A little more useful in something like Space Pirate Trainer where you get a gun in each hand)

See, this is why videos of VR never have the wow factor that many advocates seem to think they do. It doesn't look immersive, it feels immersive in a way that you have to experience. The sense of physical space and distance isn't there in videos.

Being able to look around in a flight simulator and still control my aircraft has been a problem for me, I would never be able to feel where my aircraft is flying. I've struggled with this for decades; joystick hat, mouse, TrackIR; I would always lose my sense of flight direction and risk crashing into a hillside. 99.9% of the time, I'd be locked to forward view.

I tried a flight sim with a Rift DK1 and immediately this was perfect. I flew past a tank to ID it, watching it go past my wing with the hedgerows and in that moment I felt like a holy grail of gaming had been achieved. It was so, so easy. Everything was subconscious, I just knew where the plane was facing even when I was looking over my shoulder. There were a lot of problems, many that still exist in newer headsets, but that moment, god damn, literally decades of trying and suddenly yes. Yes yes yes.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 19, 2016, 17:03 Quboid
 
The Half Elf wrote on May 19, 2016, 16:39:
Slick wrote on May 19, 2016, 13:02:
So 180-190 FPS @ 1440p with 4x AA in BF4. Means that 140ish FPS @ 1440p in other games without 4x AA should definitely be attainable.

Why the fuck doesn't every game use Frostbite? It's just so ridiculously optimized.

Optimized? Really? Is that why Dragon Age Inq was a cluster fuck until the 5th or 6th patch?

To be fair it has powered several excellent looking, excellent performing games. One bad egg means the blame is probably with the DA:I team.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation May 18, 2016, 12:43 Quboid
 
TheEmissary wrote on May 18, 2016, 10:08:
If you read the article you would know that this isn't about the content of the review but how Metacritic assigned the 40/100 score. It scanned the review looking for certain words and weighted it as a 40/100 review for what ever reason. The actual review never gave a score at all. This is where the outrage is coming from.

Yes it is about the content of the review, the score issue is an additional point (and this has been Metacritic's policy for as long as I can remember).

He is "okay with the guy expressing his opinion", but as it's not within 20% of the petition author's opinion, it's unprofessional and not objective. Because "a review is not about what you think a game is", naturally. A few of us were just talking about this a week ago...

There's also a suggestion that this is a parody review, apparently because WaPo filed it under "comic riffs" - despite this evidently being where they file geek culture stuff in general.
 
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News Comments > Acer Partners for StarVR
39. Re: Acer Partners for StarVR May 16, 2016, 20:22 Quboid
 
Is it really thick skinned to need a defense mechanism for when someone criticises your monitor brand?

I was agreeing with you on that SimCity stuff (and I said that you're not a shill) but I didn't get those sorts of comments thrown at me. Why? Because I talked about facts and hoped for the best, you talked about facts and aggressively insisted it will be the best. Those shill accusations were, as usual, unfair and arrogant but otherwise you gave as good as you got.

If you don't like the negativity, don't contribute to it. This is not a one time thing with you. Virtually none of the posts towards me are insulting, yet I'm quite capable of disagreeing with people. In fact, I was voted Most Disagreeable in my class!
 
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News Comments > Acer Partners for StarVR
35. Re: Acer Partners for StarVR May 16, 2016, 17:33 Quboid
 
I don't doubt that you're correct and I have no issue with your second paragraph where you explain the facts. You corrected someone and in doing so, you informed me as I had considered Acer to be a cheap brand. I don't presume that this matters to you, but you'd have my respect for that.

It's just ... why you gotta be so mean? Someone on the Internet is wrong, it happens. A lot. So much even my delicate sensibilities are numb to it.

I wonder if Blue agrees that "this is BN" justifies being pointlessly rude.
 
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News Comments > Acer Partners for StarVR
30. Re: Acer Partners for StarVR May 16, 2016, 15:58 Quboid
 
Slick wrote on May 16, 2016, 10:17:
fuck that guy who was bitching about how Acer is garbage, he set the tone, I only reciprocated.

You personally insulted somebody who you disagree with, that's a very different to describing a company's products as garbage. Your tone looks more like CJ_Parker's than Parallax Abstraction's.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Dates Leaked?
6. Re: Steam Summer Sale Dates Leaked? May 16, 2016, 11:30 Quboid
 
Between refunds making short, deep discounts uncommon and most of us having a Steam library with plenty of barely (or completely un-) touched games, these don't have the appeal that they used to.  
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News Comments > Acer Partners for StarVR
19. Re: Acer Partners for StarVR May 15, 2016, 23:14 Quboid
 
Slick wrote on May 15, 2016, 23:07:
You must be painfully uninformed, or just retarded.

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But you know, who needs facts when you can just check your gut from 1998 and assume that nothing has changed since. There's not enough eyeroll emoticons for this thread.

You know you can correct people without insulting them? You should try doing that.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Released
132. Re: DOOM Released May 14, 2016, 22:36 Quboid
 
Dr donkles wrote on May 14, 2016, 22:28:
I was wondering that. "Kites"? Is that trying to be racist and failing? I don't even know what to say there.

I'm pretty sure that was just a flippant suggestion for a new hobby and not a scene from Porky's.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Released
106. Re: DOOM Released May 14, 2016, 08:34 Quboid
 
Bumpy wrote on May 14, 2016, 08:03:
bigspender wrote on May 14, 2016, 07:58:
http://s32.postimg.org/hottvgxth/Doo_M4.png

Pretty much this. It's fairly fun to play, but it's not the Doom I was after, and it wears thin very fast.

I don't get it. I don't have the game yet but all seems to point that Doom 2016 is classic Doom updated on modern hardware.

What is Doom 2016 missing?

Nostalgia just isn't what it used to be?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black May 13, 2016, 22:42 Quboid
 
Sepharo wrote on May 13, 2016, 21:35:
Well mission accomplished huh?
That's what they were going for right?

I can't see what the hell else they were going for. I mean, there isn't even room to drive away ... not that that would be a good idea, but it is technically an idea. That would be an improvement.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Released
83. Re: DOOM Released May 13, 2016, 21:11 Quboid
 
headkase wrote on May 13, 2016, 19:45:
Reading comments in the vein of "should not buy from resellers so that the dev gets good money." I bought from Green Man Gaming, a pre-order, with a 25% off coupon. I paid CDN$20 or so less than if I had bought it directly off Steam. Here's the thing: I would have bought it off Steam if I could. I only have a VISA Debit card, no real credit card and getting one of those is not possible, and for some stupid reason Steam does not accept VISA Debit cards. GoG does, GMG does, lots of places do - just not Steam. So, literally, Valve will not take my money so I have to buy on GMG and redeem the product key on Steam. And GMG does not have nearly the selection Steam does so not being able to buy directly, the full catalog, from Steam still does piss me off.

Edit: And Origin and UPlay also accept my VISA Debit card.

GMG is a reputable reseller, that's no problem. They buy the keys legitimately and money flows back to Valve (if it's a Steam game) and the developer.

Less reputable resellers get their keys from goodness knows where, but when a game is being sold well below the price on Steam or GMG, it's a fair bet that something is up. It's probably a legit key for another part of the world but it might well be illegally gained, such as with stolen credit card numbers.

BTW, I pay for games on Steam with a debit card by using Paypal.
 
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