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Real Name Lazarus Long   
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Signed On Jul 8, 2004, 17:03
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
15. Re: Saturday Interviews Jun 7, 2015, 00:27 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 6, 2015, 14:25:
@Burrito: Enemy Unknown didn't suck (despite having its flaws) even while also being developed for consoles. I often notice the consoleness of games developed for both, but didn't really for EU.

You are quite correct about EU not really being terrible and, in fact, I am doing a playthrough of EW right now. I was being snarky in my initial post.

However, the UI for EU/EW layout is very clearly done from the perspective of a controller. Is it usable with a mouse? Sure. Is it as effective as it could be? No. Moreover, increasing the resolution in game never gave you a lot of additional visual room, it just made the interface bigger. Yeah...that was helpful.

Build in to the fact that there was no overt mod support (Yes, I know about Long War), the base building part was a two axis affair because of console limitations and other little niggling things and it adds up. Was XCOM EU/EW good? Yes. Do I enjoy it? Yes. Could it be much, much better if it wasn't shackled to craptastic, two-generations-behind-consoles? Absolutely.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
1. Re: Saturday Interviews Jun 6, 2015, 13:57 Burrito of Peace
 
Because just saying "We didn't want it to suck" would have made for a very short article.  
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Free Powerplay Update
15. Re: Elite: Dangerous Free Powerplay Update Jun 6, 2015, 10:02 Burrito of Peace
 
I genuinely wish they had a demo.  
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News Comments > Desura & Indie Royale Parent Bankrupt
13. Re: Desura & Indie Royale Parent Bankrupt Jun 6, 2015, 09:13 Burrito of Peace
 
TheLeech wrote on Jun 6, 2015, 07:59:
Esoteric wrote on Jun 6, 2015, 02:05:
Nucas wrote on Jun 6, 2015, 01:31:
NamecaF wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 22:13:
Kythlyn wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 19:29:
I wonder what's going to happen to Desura. If the digital distribution platform is taken offline, and everyone loses their libraries, it won't be pretty. This might turn into a small preview of the Steampocalypse.

I've been saying this for years. People prefer ignorance and "convenience" though

some latent part of me still feels this way but, really, this is like not using gmail because you're just anticipating google goes under and takes all your email with it. how likely do we think this is going to be after 11 years of the platform being the center of the pc universe?

just as soon worry about the inevitability of resource depletion and electricity failure preventing you from playing games, too.

Haha, you suckers, playing your "video games" that need electricity. Once the power goes out, I'll still have my table top games I can play. You guys are a bunch of suckers!

Haha, you suckers, playing your "table top games" that need tables. Once you burn your tables for your cook fires and heating, I'll still have my rocks I can play with in the dirt. Suckers...

Haha, you suckers, playing with your "rocks" that need dirt. Once we all lose our jobs because they're being done by robots and you've built your hovel out of those rocks, I'll still have my imaginary friends to play with. Crazy
 
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News Comments > Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy Launches
10. Re: Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy Launches Jun 5, 2015, 14:02 Burrito of Peace
 
So I am two hours in and this is my first off the cuff opinion:

Pros
  • It's fairly easy to understand and uncomplicated.

  • Tactics actually matter.

  • The music is decent.

  • True 3D, multiplane movement and range of motion.

  • You can create your fleet formation before starting combat.

  • Multiple ship classes enable you to create true fleets of complimentary roles instead of just a collection of ships.


  • Cons
  • The writing is terrible, like the sci fi story you wrote in Grade 6 terrible. Awful and painful.

  • The graphics are definitely outdated and lagging. Very fuzzy and a lack of definition.

  • The weapons don't really have a lot of punch to them. In this I mean it doesn't feel like you're firing off heavy ship based weapons. Missiles, in ratio to your ship, are hilariously huge while beam weapons are almost comically small.

  • Standard mission fare; blow these ships up, rescue that ship, etc.
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    News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
    1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 5, 2015, 09:15 Burrito of Peace
     
    Bell Media president is about to get a lesson in market forces.

    Also, this was hilarious: "It has to become socially unacceptable to admit to another human being that you are VPNing into U.S. Netflix..."

    "Oh, wait, you're serious. Let me laugh even harder."

    There is zero social stigma around bypassing bullshit, artificial restrictions setup by myopic retards to deny choice in favor of their own profit.

     
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    News Comments > Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy Launches
    8. Re: Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy Launches Jun 4, 2015, 23:48 Burrito of Peace
     
    I'll be trying it tomorrow morning. It's going to take me all night to download.  
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    14. Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2015, 19:35 Burrito of Peace
     
    I know Kosinski wanted to do a Black Hole remake based on the success of Tron.

    I doubt that will ever see the light of day, now.
     
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    News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
    13. Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 25, 2015, 00:47 Burrito of Peace
     
    AMD won't go under for a very specific reason, one that happened before when Intel was facing down a monstrosity of monopoly lawsuits.

    Intel.

    Intel has, previously, very quietly floated AMD loans and, in some cases, outright grants. It is in Intel's best interest to keep AMD alive as a shield, as it is cheaper than combating a litany of global anti-trust, monopoly and anti-competition lawsuits globally. Remember, Intel is a company that has 10 billion dollars in liquid assets in a "war chest".

    I also do not believe that Intel is going to let the x86 business dwindle and die. If they were, they would not be pouring a nearly obscene amount of cash and resources in to Skylake. Remember that Skylake is intended to scale from massive enterprise compute clusters all the way down to phones and tablets. I was recently able to test drive some Skylake based laptops and tablets. I was incredibly amazed. Battery life measured in days, not hours. 4K graphics from embedded GPUs that were more than serviceable for the average consumer and QPI...QPI everywhere.
     
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    News Comments > Need for Speed Reboot This Autumn
    14. Re: Need for Speed Reboot This Autumn May 21, 2015, 17:46 Burrito of Peace
     
    The last really good arcade racer that I played the Hell out of Midnight Club: LA on the 360. My friends and I played that for thousands of hours on Live.

    If this is like that experience, where the drifting was goddamned near perfect with a balance between weight shift, traction loss, and torque, then I can definitely see myself picking this up.

    There are plenty of sim racers already out there that do a fine job. Arcade racers, not so much. The last decent, but not great, was the original Forza Horizon. Horizon Two was a massive step back.
     
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    News Comments > Evening Consolidation
    2. Re: Evening Consolidation May 21, 2015, 08:19 Burrito of Peace
     
    Cutter wrote on May 20, 2015, 18:22:
    And MS can get away with this where Aero couldn't because...?

    Money. Lots of it.
     
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    News Comments > Blade & Soul Coming West This Winter
    9. Re: Blade & Soul Coming West This Winter May 20, 2015, 23:22 Burrito of Peace
     
    When I worked at NCsoft, we saw this about 8 years ago at a company meeting that was held in a church not far from the offices, I think. Their promo video for it was incredibly creepy to say the least, even internally. It spent an uncomfortably inordinate amount of time focusing on the legs and back ends of the female characters.

    Internally, we dubbed it "Ass and Thighs".
     
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    News Comments > Oculus Rift Specs
    29. Re: Oculus Rift Specs May 16, 2015, 00:35 Burrito of Peace
     
    eRe4s3r wrote on May 15, 2015, 20:45:
    That it's Windows only is not surprising considering linux GPU drivers suck...

    The do? Maybe for AMD. The last three Nvidia driver blobs for Linux have run like their hair is on fire. If someone is using Noveau, they're goddamned idiots.

     
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    News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
    1. MTG has reportedly acquired ESL. May 12, 2015, 12:23 Burrito of Peace
     
    Adrian Cronauer: Excuse me, sir. Seeing as how the V.P. is such a V.I.P., shouldn't we keep the P.C. on the Q.T.? 'Cause if it leaks to the V.C. he could end up M.I.A., and then we'd all be put out in K.P.  
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    News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Car Mechanic Simulator 2015
    4. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 Apr 24, 2015, 22:44 Burrito of Peace
     
    NKD wrote on Apr 24, 2015, 22:35:
    Simulator games are incredibly popular amongst Germans and insufferable autists.

    Ja wol!
     
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    News Comments > Mad Max Trailer
    19. Re: Mad Max Trailer Apr 23, 2015, 13:27 Burrito of Peace
     
    My body is ready!  
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    News Comments > Overlord: Fellowship of Evil Announced
    3. Re: Overlord: Fellowship of Evil Announced Apr 23, 2015, 12:10 Burrito of Peace
     
    Quinn wrote on Apr 23, 2015, 11:45:
    Dat gameplay! Not one Overlord fan wants this, I can safely assume?

    I am...uninspired. I would have preferred a more traditional Overlord game. This seems to take the series away from what made it fun and interesting.
     
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    News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III in May
    4. Re: Galactic Civilizations III in May Apr 22, 2015, 22:33 Burrito of Peace
     
    Ozmodan wrote on Apr 22, 2015, 21:27:
    Just wish someone would look at MOO 2 and improve on that. I did not really like gal civ 2 so I doubt this one will fix the problems I had with it.

    Check out Star Drive 2. While Zero, the dev, is still tweaking and balancing based on community feedback, it is very much the spiritual remake of MOO2 including GNN.
     
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    News Comments > Convoy Rolls Out
    8. Re: Convoy Rolls Out Apr 22, 2015, 10:30 Burrito of Peace
     
    It looks interesting. Bummer that it's only on Windows and Mac.  
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    News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
    7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 21, 2015, 15:00 Burrito of Peace
     
    Both Axis and Silicon Avatar have valid points:

    Open Source has been one of the greatest things to ever happen to computing. The Internet, for example, would not be as it is today without it. Mobile products would not be where they are today. Hell, Apple would be a barely remembered company now were it not for FreeBSD.

    Likewise, there is a certain segment of the FOSS and OSS communities that need to grow the Hell up and comport themselves with professionalism. You wouldn't catch Red Hat, for example, acting like some devs do.
     
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