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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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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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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue May 13, 2016, 17:33 Quboid
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 13, 2016, 13:48:
Quboid wrote on May 13, 2016, 09:31:
Blue talked about this in OotB a while back. Since then I've found Fahrenheit to be a bit easier to understand but all the same, 0 F and 100 F aren't that much use. That corresponds to -17C and 38C, either of which would be about 10 degrees Celsius past triggering a national emergency.
Where would 38C would be a national emergency, Greenland?

I don't actually know if there is a threshold for a national emergency but I'm in Northern Ireland, the highest temperature ever recorded here is 30.8 °C.

During a heatwave of about 27 °C a few years back, a nearby hospital sent a warning to parents of newborns to take the child to the local supermarket's chilled food section during the warmest part of the day. I'd be getting worried about my elderly neighbour at that point. Few people have air conditioning as we rarely get much over 20 degrees.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue May 13, 2016, 14:54 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on May 13, 2016, 14:47:
A child swallows a battery every 3 hours. This remarkable pill-sized origami robot could remove them.

The child they use as an example wouldn't have been helped by the technology described in the article.

For a moment, I thought this was incredibly unethical research ... until I realised that this wasn't one child being force fed watch batteries.

Those researchers would deserve to be charged with battery
 
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News Comments > DOOM Released
42. Re: DOOM Released May 13, 2016, 13:46 Quboid
 
Darks wrote on May 13, 2016, 12:56:
BobBob wrote on May 13, 2016, 12:52:
Is TB getting better? I remember reading he was ill. Good news if he's cured / recovered / surviving.

I havent heard and was wondering that myself. Most likely he's in remission. Hope he's doing better though.

Last I heard, a few months ago, he was in a pretty bad way. His initial cancer was in remission, but it reappeared in a more aggressive form which is very likely to be terminal. I presume this is why he's doing rough videos like this Doom one, rather than many of the more laborious "WTF Is" ones. Poor blighter.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue May 13, 2016, 09:31 Quboid
 
SunnyD wrote on May 12, 2016, 19:46:
Pigeon wrote on May 12, 2016, 17:01:
I remember hearing or reading somewhere that Fahrenheit is generally better for relating temperature in increments that align more with human comfort levels.

I remember reading the same thing http://cdn.webfail.com/upl/img/d3e1289c2ee/post2.jpg

Fahrenheit just seems warm and fuzzier.

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Blue talked about this in OotB a while back. Since then I've found Fahrenheit to be a bit easier to understand but all the same, 0 F and 100 F aren't that much use. That corresponds to -17C and 38C, either of which would be about 10 degrees Celsius past triggering a national emergency.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2016, 15:17 Quboid
 
jimnms wrote on May 12, 2016, 14:12:
Cutter wrote on May 12, 2016, 11:32:
America: The last holdout from the metric system.

Doesn't England still use miles and gallons?

All of the UK officially uses metric, although long distances uses miles so our speed limits are in MPH with signs along the Irish border warning drivers of the change from/to KPH limits. In practise we use a bit of both depending on our generation. My parents tend to use imperial but are pretty fluent in metric, I use metric but am pretty fluent in ye olde imperial. I'd guess previous and future generations are less bi-lingual in this regard.

Liberia and Myanmar are still holding out.

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News Comments > Civilization VI Announced
21. Re: Civilization VI Announced May 11, 2016, 15:21 Quboid
 
I've enjoyed each Civ more than the previous one. I like how 1UPT makes combat feel more tactical and less about who had the biggest number on their stack of doom. This sort of complexity adds more than per-city happiness, which is just busy-work IMHO.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews May 10, 2016, 20:29 Quboid
 
theglaze wrote on May 10, 2016, 17:45:
Quinn wrote on May 10, 2016, 17:27:
I can't see this come off the ground with the pricetag involved on both the VR and the PC hardware necessary to run games properly. I can't see publishers willing to invest in making VR games, if only a relative handful of rich elitists are your target group.

I'm tired of the 'it's too expensive' argument.

1) Technology always get's more capable and cheaper over time. Look at smart phones, models that went went for $300 plus a contract a couple years ago are being given away for free.

2) Gaming is a hobby, and like all hobbies, there are different levels of commitment and investment. If someone likes golf but can only afford miniature golf and plastic putters, that doesn't mean $800 drivers and 18 hole golf courses shouldn't exist.

It's called early adoption. Google it. This is all part of bigger movement. The impatience of "it needs to be better today" is ignorant consumerism.

Please don't take it personally, your perspective is very common.

Tech products that succeed start off expensive and get cheaper. Tech products that don't succeed start off expensive and die off.

The price is one reason why I'm not buying a VR headset yet. That other people are waiting because of the price is another reason why I'm not buying a headset. This is not healthy for the ecosystem.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
43. Re: Op Ed May 10, 2016, 19:50 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on May 10, 2016, 11:34:
Quboid wrote on May 10, 2016, 11:32:
Beamer wrote on May 10, 2016, 10:03:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 10, 2016, 09:41:
Beamer wrote on May 9, 2016, 09:05:
If this is factual, and supported by her own words, I'm sure you can throw in some easy citations.

What, you mean like this? Or do you want the one where she refuses to offer sources for the stuff she promotes even though she wants it used as an educational tool.


What do you think linking to that proves? It was her discussing her old business. As a 23 year old.

Also, you linked to Sargon, which I suppose makes sense. Similar to you, he's constantly outraged over things he blows out of proportion and does not understand.

I dunno Beamer, I'm starting to think that this charity of hers in engaged in fundraising.

Yeah, that's the main thing, right? "She's trying to get attention for her non-profit business!"

Which business, non-profit or otherwise, isn't trying to get attention?

In isolation, it's funny. All this fuss and even if it wasn't nonsense (and also, isn't she just reading prepared cue cards?), the central complaint is that a charity does fundraising.

It's when people refer to harassment as imaginary that it stops being funny. GamerGate claims to condemn harassment yet when some of you talk about imaginary harassment, no one says a thing - except to complain about a charity continuing to operate normally. Which is it? Or is threatening to massacre people at a speech one of those bits of criticism that they take ever so badly, because you know what women are like.

Sigh. I don't even like Anita Sarkeesian. She's incredibly annoying.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 10, 2016, 17:15 Quboid
 
I suspect visitors to Perez Hilton's website are well used to picking up infections from dodgy sources.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue May 10, 2016, 16:47 Quboid
 
nin wrote on May 10, 2016, 10:29:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 10, 2016, 10:28:
He actually makes pretty informative and interesting videos, if you can overcome your aversion to his mug.

But it's so punchworthy!!!!!!!


This guy has a "presenting a TV show about old houses in County Devon that is broadcast on BBC2 at 11:30am on a Tuesday" kind of look about him.

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News Comments > Op Ed
40. Re: Op Ed May 10, 2016, 11:32 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on May 10, 2016, 10:03:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 10, 2016, 09:41:
Beamer wrote on May 9, 2016, 09:05:
If this is factual, and supported by her own words, I'm sure you can throw in some easy citations.

What, you mean like this? Or do you want the one where she refuses to offer sources for the stuff she promotes even though she wants it used as an educational tool.


What do you think linking to that proves? It was her discussing her old business. As a 23 year old.

Also, you linked to Sargon, which I suppose makes sense. Similar to you, he's constantly outraged over things he blows out of proportion and does not understand.

I dunno Beamer, I'm starting to think that this charity of hers is engaged in fundraising.

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News Comments > Stellaris Launches
18. Re: Stellaris Launches May 9, 2016, 18:51 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on May 9, 2016, 17:09:
Enh, I'm going to wait a bit. Whilst most of the reviews are positive some are not - obviously. My major concern however is that everyone seems to agree it stalls somewhere mid to late game and this will be addressed by comminity mods as well as the usual slew of DLC Paradox likes to release. I'm getting vibes of Civ 5 again where its an "ok" base game but you really needed several years and DLC to make it a really good game. Guess I'll wait for a cheaper key on G2A as there's no way I'm spending $45 if I'm just going to end up parking it for a year or two anyway.


That's interesting to see. I mentioned Civ earlier as what Paradox's grand strategy games are *not* like; in my experience past games have been rough around the edges but still have plenty of content. Maybe that's just me, or maybe Stellaris is different.

In EU4, even with all the main expansion DLCs, there are some lulls in gameplay. At times in my game, my colonies are steadily growing, my ruler is a bit rubbish so development is slow and the Moroccans have allied with the Mamluks so my conquest of Marrakesh will have to wait. It's all part of what keeps the game interesting for many hours. Hopefully after release hype dies down, Stellaris will prove to be the same. I'm still in no hurry to buy, but there are few developers who I would give the benefit of the doubt to more than Paradox Development Studio.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
32. Re: Morning Mobilization May 9, 2016, 15:22 Quboid
 
Every society bans things. If you think that this is always wrong so be it, but surely you must acknowledge that every society bans some things (drugs, child porn, shouting "fire" in crowded space) and that you are in a very small fringe who feel this way - which absolutely does not mean that you are wrong.

He wanted to give devs the power to remove reviews on their products or to have Valve do it for them.

Not the developers, Valve. Which is something they must already do, presumably links to pirate torrents aren't going to stay up for long.

The Half Elf: Here's the link. Beamer, you're gonna love this
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
29. Re: Op Ed May 9, 2016, 15:07 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 9, 2016, 02:40:
You know all those neat studies out there, especially the ones that show women take criticism as harassment, instead of critiques?

Do you realise you just said that literally every woman in existence takes criticism as harassment? You definitely meant all women, right? That's how language works, right?

The only time I've seen you care about women was when rape porn was being criticised and you were ever so keen to point to how it provides employment for women. Just one reason why I think it is likely that you are the sort of gamer that those articles were talking about and your reaction isn't a persecution complex but guilt. (edit: ninja'd by SMA...)
 
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News Comments > Stellaris Launches
8. Re: Stellaris Launches May 9, 2016, 14:14 Quboid
 
Peter M. Smith wrote on May 9, 2016, 13:14:
Thanks for the Mal link. As for Quill18 I'll add my recommendation as well.

I started watching Quill when I was considering Cities Skylines and he had a pre-release copy, he's an excellent 'Tuber. His Europa Universalis 4 tutorials have got me back into that at present and his Stellaris stuff looks promising.

Paradox's grand strategy games often need a patch or three so I'm not in a hurry to buy Stellaris right now. Happily, it's not like Civilisation which typically needs us to get our wallets out again for DLC before it feels complete; it's a lack of polish rather than a lack of content.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
22. Re: Morning Mobilization May 9, 2016, 09:23 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 9, 2016, 09:10:
Beamer wrote on May 9, 2016, 09:05:
The Half Elf wrote on May 9, 2016, 01:09:
Anita Sarkinson (think that's how it's spelled) is in fact a professional victim. She is an evagilist that will do or say anything for money and/or attention. This is not opinion it is fact by her own words and how she has and will promote anything that will gain her fame and/or fortune.

If this is factual, and supported by her own words, I'm sure you can throw in some easy citations.

By the looks of how evangelist was spelled I would not hold your breath on those non-existent citations.

She did some business course, and at the end she was asked to do a quick video recommendation in which she said it is a good course and she wants to be good at her job. That's literally it, that she wants to be good at her job, whatever that might be (this was before Fem Freq). The complaint now is nothing more than she is good at a job that some people don't like.
 
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