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Real Name Lazarus Long   
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Nickname Burrito of Peace
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Signed On Jul 8, 2004, 17:03
Total Comments 1692 (Pro)
User ID 21247
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
94. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 17:26 Burrito of Peace
 
Suppa7 wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 17:05:
...steam has single handedly ruined things like level editing and game modification...

Not quite:

Rome II: Total War has over 2000 mods available for it.
Banished has over 400.
Skyrim has close to 30000(!)mods available for it.

If anything, portals like Steam have made it easier to create mods (as developers can now release the toolkits in one location), easier to disseminate mods to a wider range of players and allowed for easier collaboration on mods that have become games in their own right.

I grew up playing PC games starting in the late 80s, through the 90s and all the way through to today. You either have a deep personal grudge against Steam for whatever reason, are looking back in to history with rose colored glasses (WAD files were gigantic pains in the ass to work with until someone reverse engineered them and released the WAD unpacker) or you're just full of shit.


As for ED, meh, I'm not a backer and I didn't trust Braben to deliver on anything that was promised.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
7. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 15, 2014, 20:29 Burrito of Peace
 
Pigeon wrote on Nov 15, 2014, 15:10:
There are rumors 10 will be a free upgrade to 8.1...

That's not a rumor, that's actual fact.
 
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News Comments > Defenders of Time Demo
4. Re: Into the Black Nov 15, 2014, 11:22 Burrito of Peace
 
NegaDeath wrote on Nov 15, 2014, 03:28:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 15, 2014, 01:06:
Cutter wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 20:07:
If I could turn back time....
If that gets stuck in my head tonight, I WILL come back here and kill you.

But could you find a way?

He'd take back those words that hurt you and you'd stay.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
18. Things IT people never say Nov 14, 2014, 15:07 Burrito of Peace
 
"Yes of course your iWhatever is the greatest thing ever. You're right, we should completely throw away these racks and racks of RHEL servers and just install iMacs with OSX Server on them."  
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Nov 13, 2014, 11:31 Burrito of Peace
 
PsychoMoggieBagpuss wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 11:04:
Every blu-ray I've bought recently has forced me to watch some cunting trailer for a movie that I'm never going to watch.
You used to be able to skip them via using the menu or top menu buttons but not anymore.

Rips, man. Rips. Put the disc on a shelf after ripping it and never be bothered by physical media or fluff crap ever again.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Nov 13, 2014, 10:30 Burrito of Peace
 
This from the same company that completely fucked over their backers of Spacebase DF-9 and even the backers of Broken Age aren't overly thrilled? That company?

What's next, Justin, complaining that user reviews on Steam are also "all but obsolete" because they expose just how fucking shady your company's practices and ethics are?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $61M
2. Re: Star Citizen Passes $61M Nov 12, 2014, 21:09 Burrito of Peace
 
You know what we should do?

Combine the Star Citizen and Gamergate threads in to one.

I want to watch the Internet burn.
 
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News Comments > Making History: The Great War Scenario & Demo
5. Re: Making History: The Great War Scenario & Demo Nov 10, 2014, 08:26 Burrito of Peace
 
Prez wrote on Nov 9, 2014, 17:58:
WW1 is a criminally under-studied period in gaming. Glad to see more studios approaching it now.

I feel the same way about the Vietnam era. The survivors of that shitfest are still living, as they are the parents of many of us, and would be a great resource to mine to get the feeling of the conflict right.
 
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News Comments > Transistor Released for OS X & Linux
6. Re: Transistor Released for OS X & Linux Nov 9, 2014, 23:09 Burrito of Peace
 
Given how Microsoft is absolutely insistent on shoving a bad UI down the throats of everyone who buys a new PC in an effort to force a consistent ecology across multiple areas they are utterly failing in, Linux became a very attractive experience to me.

I'd been using CentOS for years as a server OS as it beat the pants off of everything that Microsoft offered with the exception of AD and, maybe, Exchange. However, I'd not really considered Linux as a viable desktop OS until...Linux Mint.

I've been using it as my main OS now for close to 4 years and I will never, ever go back. The ability to do exactly what I want, exactly how I want, without compromise, is mind blowing once you get settled in to the idea that your OS can behave in any way you see fit and have as much, or as little, as you want. All for free.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous VR Impressions
24. Re: Elite: Dangerous VR Impressions Nov 7, 2014, 19:13 Burrito of Peace
 
Thank you both, jdreyer and Creston.  
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous VR Impressions
21. Re: Elite: Dangerous VR Impressions Nov 7, 2014, 09:25 Burrito of Peace
 
Question for those of you with the OR:

How does it work with glasses? I'm not ashamed to admit that, in my old age, my eyesight has gotten worse and my lenses have gotten a bit thicker. If it's like other VR headgear that I've tried, they mash my glasses in to my face which isn't just uncomfortable but gives me a raging headache in a short amount of time.
 
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News Comments > The Talos Principle Tech Demo
4. Re: The Talos Principle Tech Demo Nov 7, 2014, 09:09 Burrito of Peace
 
I think I'd be more impressed if they did Sumerian mythology.  
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Requires 64-bit OS
15. Re: Far Cry 4 Requires 64-bit OS Nov 6, 2014, 14:37 Burrito of Peace
 
Verno wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 13:52:
I'm waiting for someone to cry about Windows XP not being supported


WHAT? NO LINUX SUPPORT????

THIS IS FUCKING BULLSHIT! M$ BOOTLICKING THUGS!
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Requires 64-bit OS
5. Re: Far Cry 4 Requires 64-bit OS Nov 6, 2014, 13:33 Burrito of Peace
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 13:24:
I only have 2 gigs of ram this is bull shit, fucks sake

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
<Takes a deep breath>
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 6, 2014, 10:03 Burrito of Peace
 
I have seen the pics that he posted on 4chan.

Jesus Christ. You really can't unsee some things.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Polish Plans
21. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Polish Plans Nov 6, 2014, 08:32 Burrito of Peace
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 01:38:
But who the hell thought it a good idea to implement PRONE in a fast paced mobility based game like this.... sigh

It was on the checklist of "must have" features, whether it made sense or not.

I think this is the last FPS purchase for me until another TES or FO shows up. All of the FPSes I have tried as of late are uninspired crap that regurgitate the same mechanics over and over again without being engaging in any way that is interesting or charming. I was watching some twentysomething kid on Twitch jizz his pants and squee over the double jump mechanic in AW. I said aloud "Dude, didn't you ever play Tribes?" and then realized his parents probably hadn't even grown pubic hair yet when that game was released.

I guess I'm just getting older and I expect...more. The story in the CoD series has never been what you would consider even pulp grade material but now it's about as deep and complex as a freshman philosophy major's midterm paper. Blech.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 6, 2014, 06:17 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 21:30:
Zalman Filing Bankruptcy Amidst Fraud Allegations

Oh, bummer. Hope they come out of it. They make some cool products.

I had one of their original GS1000 cases for a long time. It was the first case I'd ever seen for home use that had hot swappable, front loaded bays. They unintentionally created an awesome platform for a file server.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Op Ed Nov 5, 2014, 14:45 Burrito of Peace
 
Here's a funny idea...allow the USG to spend not one penny more than they collect in tax revenue. No debt ceilings. No debt bonds or futures sold to foreign nations, nada.  
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News Comments > Fallout: Shadow of Boston German TM [Updated]
32. Re: Fallout: Shadow of Boston German TM Nov 5, 2014, 14:29 Burrito of Peace
 
Creston wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 12:52:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 12:12:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 11:30:
Shadow of Boston? That's the best subtitle they could come up with? Jesus.

Well, they couldn't get away with "That Shithole Boston" so they had to go with something more advertising friendly.

Fallout : Theah Search Forah New Caaaah!

Ah Pahked Mah Cah in Haaavaad Yaaad!

Or, to quote "Ted":

HAAADAH! HAAADAH!
 
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