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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > etc.
17. Re: etc. Jan 8, 2016, 19:24 Quboid
 
Flatline wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 18:31:
descender wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 14:59:
I'm sure he was posting completely reasonable and researched things and not just piling on the trollwagon and blaming CIG for spending the money on hookers and blow. God knows those threads here are always so rational and mild-mannered.

Unless we can see what he actually posted and was banned for... I don't believe a word of this crap. He probably deserved to be banned... and they still let him play the game. He just can't be part of a community he didn't want to be a part of anyway.

Let me guess, you're active on the SC forums and don't want to be banned...

The off-site "espionage" stuff is nonsense but people who get banned tend to complain about it being unfair and I really don't buy it. Particularly given how much nonsense Star Citizen gets slung its way, and I say that as someone who thinks SC is a train-wreak and who wouldn't put his money anywhere near it.

I can easily believe that their moderators are overly partisan given how passionate some people get about Star Citizen but it's a commercial operation and if you walk into a shop and endlessly complain loudly (or insult other customers, CJ) you should probably expect security to ask you to leave even if you're a customer.
 
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News Comments > Crusader Kings II: Conclave Announced
11. Re: Crusader Kings II: Conclave Announced Jan 7, 2016, 14:49 Quboid
 
I'd say start with no DLC. The vanilla game is excellent and adding DLC will only make it more difficult to pick up. It's not like Civ 5 which was a bit lacking at first.  
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News Comments > EVE: Valkyrie Testing This Month
8. Re: EVE: Valkyrie Testing This Month Jan 6, 2016, 22:31 Quboid
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 21:11:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iM31NDkbM8

The VR look seems to control the direction your ship is heading.

yeah, scratched this one off my list as well.

The VR look is for homing-missile tracking, you have to keep the target in view after you fire them. They talk about this half way through. They're using gamepads so I assume the ship control is pretty conventional.

EVE: Valkyrie looks very arcade, but it could be fun.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Preorders Won't Sell Out, No Charge Until Release
40. Re: Oculus Rift Preorders Won't Sell Out, No Charge Until Release Jan 6, 2016, 20:38 Quboid
 
clint wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 20:32:
People line up around the block for a slightly better phone than their current phone every year and pay more than this for it. People definitely have the money.

This is a very big change and new experience which I think is worth more than updating your phone. And most similar specced phones cost more than this.

People who buy new phones outright (not on contract) are used to spending that much on new phones and know they're going to get plenty of use out of it. This is a whole new thing that will get people to stop and think, particularly if they have to justify it to their partner.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Preorders Won't Sell Out, No Charge Until Release
36. Re: Oculus Rift Preorders Won't Sell Out, No Charge Until Release Jan 6, 2016, 18:12 Quboid
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 16:03:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 15:23:
The HTC Vive is looking much better. The new version now has a camera on the front and allows you to see the environment around you, which is the killer feature. The updated controllers look dramatically better as well.

I really hope the HTC Vive comes in at a sensible price, as I'd much rather support HTC than a company like Facebook.

Didn't HTC say that they'll be released initially in limited quantity, I would expect prices to be $1000 for the full-meal-deal.

A full metal headset, that sounds terri ... oh, *meal*

I hope the Vive and the Rift are compatible. I believed Oculus wanted to encourage compatibility when they were independent and needed a VR ecosystem quickly. Now that Facebook can operate Oculus at a loss for as long as it might take to build up its own market, I don't know if they'll be so interested. Being associated with Steam should help the Vive, a rare case in which I don't see Steam as a threat to closed systems.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift $599
62. Re: Oculus Rift $599 Jan 6, 2016, 17:22 Quboid
 
IAMLIT_REFLEX wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 17:05:
We need this kind of brainpower to tackle the hard issue of latency. It is extremely important to us that we minimize all latency so as to provide an amazing seamless experience that provides a level of immersion truly unprecedented in videogame history (and beyond!)!

Oh, and here's a wireless controller. 'Cause we're on it with this latency thing.

The latency of input devices doesn't matter much more with VR than with other gaming. It's the latency of 1:1 motion tracking, head tracking in particular, that is important.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift $599
41. Re: Oculus Rift $599 Jan 6, 2016, 15:26 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 13:45:
Oh and TotalBiscuit nails this one:

Well, the Oculus is up for preorder and some people are surprised by the $600 pricetag. I'm not exactly sure where people got the impression that the first piece of true consumer-ready VR was actually going to be cheap tech. [snip]

Well put. I had hoped this would be in the $350 - $400 range that had been mentioned but that would have needed Oculus to sell at a loss if the hardware is of a decent standard - and even if it was just a Samsung phone and cheap headphones, the R&D wouldn't have been cheap. The required frame-rates have already made this a niche product and not an impulse buy.

I wish it didn't include an Xbone controller, that's only going to encourage developers to support nothing else.
 
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News Comments > Free Retail Unit for Oculus Rift Backers
14. Re: Free Retail Unit for Oculus Rift Backers Jan 6, 2016, 10:09 Quboid
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 09:09:
Do you think "Suckerjerk" or "Shitbox" are actually clever or funny?

What I think of when I read "Shitbox".
 
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News Comments > Free Retail Unit for Oculus Rift Backers
4. Re: Free Retail Unit for Oculus Rift Backers Jan 5, 2016, 23:00 Quboid
 
Overon wrote on Jan 5, 2016, 22:56:
Did they mitigate the simulation sickness problem somehow?

Also how much did you have to donate to be eligible for this thing?

I presume "pledged for a Rift DK" means enough to have received a DK1 or DK2.

It's obviously good for the Rift's adoption but still, this is generous. I bought mine on eBay so I'm outta luck.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.


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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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"?
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.

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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.
 
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