Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

User information for Cyanotetyphas

Real Name Cyanotetyphas   
Search for:
 
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
 
 
 
Nickname None given.
Email Concealed by request - Send Mail
ICQ None given.
Description Grad student + ps3 = antimatter
Homepage http://syntheticerror.wordpress.com/
Signed On May 12, 2008, 03:03
Total Comments 306 (Amateur)
User ID 49609
 
User comment history
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 ] Older >


News Comments > StarCraft II Patched
6. Re: StarCraft II Patched Jul 30, 2013, 16:36 Cyanotetyphas
 
MattyC wrote on Jul 30, 2013, 09:42:
I would assume the zoom out is for spectators and viewing replays. The game is balanced around the currently allowed zoom levels when actually playing.

This is correct, the patch notes describe this is for observers only. Blizzard hasn't really been balancing this as frequently as WoL, could be they feel they are "done," although personally I think they just moved more people off the team.
 
Avatar 49609
 
Synthetic Error - Entertainment bloggin http://syntheticerror.wordpress.com/
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 27, 2013, 21:08 Cyanotetyphas
 
I read the memory implant paper.

Right now it's more of a short circuit. They stimulate certain nerves (with a gene modifying viral system) which are associated with one event while providing external pain stimulus to make them associate the two. So the mice ended up fearing something they hadn't seen in a fear context before.

It's not really a memory implant, although you can see how the basis for that kind of thing might exist one day. So far sci-fi predictions have been rather grim on the subject.
 
Avatar 49609
 
Synthetic Error - Entertainment bloggin http://syntheticerror.wordpress.com/
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > F.E.A.R. Online Announced
18. Re: F.E.A.R. Online Announced Jul 25, 2013, 17:43 Cyanotetyphas
 
Pretty obvious this is just Monolith skimming some cash off the license of a mostly dead franchise. Like all games, it could be good but why bother saddling it with a franchise known for SP?

Other great ideas:
-Dear Esther F2P capture the flag
-New Kingdom Hearts type game - Enjoy playing as Mario and all his friends in the rich setting of Brokeback Mountain
-Silent Hill as an isometric Diablo clone (actually they already did this!)
 
Avatar 49609
 
Synthetic Error - Entertainment bloggin http://syntheticerror.wordpress.com/
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 25, 2013, 17:25 Cyanotetyphas
 
46% democrats against isn't all sunshine and rainbows either.

Amazing these guys can never tell which way the wind is blowing
 
Avatar 49609
 
Synthetic Error - Entertainment bloggin http://syntheticerror.wordpress.com/
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Vivendi Raiding Activision's Piggy Bank
26. Re: Vivendi Raiding Activision's Piggy Bank Jul 24, 2013, 16:34 Cyanotetyphas
 
DG wrote on Jul 24, 2013, 13:29:
It is not very clear why V taking $3b from AB, who has $4b, will result in AB needing to take on $1.5b debt. A few possibilities occur to me:

Companies do this all the time. It's much better to have a debt and cash on hand then to have nothing. In Queen of Versailles, they talk about how he would even pay for his own house with cash and then take out a mortgage and dump that cash back into the company. It "doubles" your available cash for a nominal fee.

At that kind of level of business its not about doing things effectively or what's cheapest, its about cash flow rates.
 
Avatar 49609
 
Synthetic Error - Entertainment bloggin http://syntheticerror.wordpress.com/
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > StarCraft II Birthday Party
21. Re: StarCraft II Birthday Party Jul 23, 2013, 16:16 Cyanotetyphas
 
HOTS was a good change up after 30 missions of building marines.

I still think it was a big mistake they did it like this though. The strength of an RTS is the race asymmetry. If they had all three races playable in one game it would stand out much better. The Protoss interlude in WoL was very refreshing, in HOTS you just get the battle cruiser segment (though that was fun). Blizzard did a great job with mission variety, but regardless of that grinding with one set of units for 20+ missions will always get repetitive. This goes double for the tone of the story.

The multiplayer is dope though, no complaints.
 
Avatar 49609
 
Synthetic Error - Entertainment bloggin http://syntheticerror.wordpress.com/
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Ultra Street Fighter 4 Footage
3. Re: Ultra Street Fighter 4 Footage Jul 22, 2013, 14:30 Cyanotetyphas
 
ahh, no tease on the new character  
Avatar 49609
 
Synthetic Error - Entertainment bloggin http://syntheticerror.wordpress.com/
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Homeworld HD and Homeworld 2 HD Announced
7. Re: Homeworld HD and Homeworld 2 HD Announced Jul 20, 2013, 15:55 Cyanotetyphas
 
Well this is good for me, never got a chance to play these.

At some point games age too much and its a pain to go back. Recently trying to play through psychonauts and even though its reasonably contemporary its still a pain to play through.
 
Avatar 49609
 
Synthetic Error - Entertainment bloggin http://syntheticerror.wordpress.com/
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jul 19, 2013, 23:23 Cyanotetyphas
 
I think he means that it was a huge mistake not to have some way to stop this from leaking, and also a huge mistake not to have those huge NSA server clusters mining bitcoins.  
Avatar 49609
 
Synthetic Error - Entertainment bloggin http://syntheticerror.wordpress.com/
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Evening Consolidation
6. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 19, 2013, 22:08 Cyanotetyphas
 
Capcom actually has a great stable of IPs, so its weird they always go off in bizarre directions.

Hello Capcom, can Megaman come to the phone? No? Your most iconic and veteran brand is busy right now? Okay, bye.
 
Avatar 49609
 
Synthetic Error - Entertainment bloggin http://syntheticerror.wordpress.com/
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 19, 2013, 15:36 Cyanotetyphas
 
At least you'll have a use for your vita finally (remote play)


I'm not sure why people pre-order big tickets items like this other than to flip. Seems like first gen always has a lot of problems.
 
Avatar 49609
 
Synthetic Error - Entertainment bloggin http://syntheticerror.wordpress.com/
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. ATLAS Jul 19, 2013, 15:30 Cyanotetyphas
 
For that DARPA robot, I'm especially impressed by the balancing act after being hit by a weight. Seems like we're getting close to a bipedal robot getting common usage.  
Avatar 49609
 
Synthetic Error - Entertainment bloggin http://syntheticerror.wordpress.com/
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Jul 19, 2013, 14:54 Cyanotetyphas
 
I saw my friend playing a little of it.

It looks hard as balls, like they forgot to put the monetization scheme in. Cool idea though with the descendants picking up after you left off.

Hopefully Castlevania will steal this idea!
 
Avatar 49609
 
Synthetic Error - Entertainment bloggin http://syntheticerror.wordpress.com/
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 18, 2013, 02:16 Cyanotetyphas
 
The Romans, they go to the houses?  
Avatar 49609
 
Synthetic Error - Entertainment bloggin http://syntheticerror.wordpress.com/
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - R.I.P.D.: The Game
11. Re: Steamships Ahoy - R.I.P.D.: The Game Jul 18, 2013, 02:14 Cyanotetyphas
 
Do dev studios actually work on games like this or is there just some kind of horrible machine that eats orphans and shits out a gold master?  
Avatar 49609
 
Synthetic Error - Entertainment bloggin http://syntheticerror.wordpress.com/
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 17, 2013, 16:36 Cyanotetyphas
 
How could Thom Yorke pass up on the $20 a month Spotify probably sends him for allowing his ten years of music to be put up online for free?

Especially during the steam sale, seems like bad timing from him.
 
Avatar 49609
 
Synthetic Error - Entertainment bloggin http://syntheticerror.wordpress.com/
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Jul 16, 2013, 15:05 Cyanotetyphas
 
On the other hand it currently has one of the most expensive trading card sets, so there's that. $4 off!  
Avatar 49609
 
Synthetic Error - Entertainment bloggin http://syntheticerror.wordpress.com/
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > New Super Street Fighter 4 Characters Next Year
8. Re: New Super Street Fighter 4 Characters Next Year Jul 15, 2013, 16:04 Cyanotetyphas
 
Smellfinger wrote on Jul 14, 2013, 18:36:

3S had a universal system mechanic (quick rise roll) in place that prevented the kind of knockdown loops that I just explained. I'm not the biggest fan of the series, but unlike SF4 the focus was almost entirely on the neutral game, as flawed as it was.

This year at evo the mixups weren't getting much traction, but sure mostly it's a knock down game. The game is a little slower paced and the normals don't move foreward so its one of the few ways to guarantee combos on hit. I wouldn't say it's flawed though, its just the way the game is played.

It's like how blocking isn't very useful in MVC3 so everyone has to jump all over the place. Those hard knockdowns allows the better player to punish a downed opponent. In Injustice there is no mixup game and when someone gets knocked down everyone just floats back and hangs around for a few seconds.
 
Avatar 49609
 
Synthetic Error - Entertainment bloggin http://syntheticerror.wordpress.com/
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jul 13, 2013, 19:03 Cyanotetyphas
 
Anyone watching Evo this year?

The SF4 matches have been pretty great. Persona and Injustice are both cool to watch. Both MK9 and Smash Melee looked really dull to me though.

Watching some of the spammy stuff in MVC3 makes my blood boil but watching someone dismantle a Morrigan Doom team is bliss.

 
Avatar 49609
 
Synthetic Error - Entertainment bloggin http://syntheticerror.wordpress.com/
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
8. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Jul 13, 2013, 19:01 Cyanotetyphas
 
I always thought most of you were bots  
Avatar 49609
 
Synthetic Error - Entertainment bloggin http://syntheticerror.wordpress.com/
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
306 Comments. 16 pages. Viewing page 5.
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 ] Older >


footer

.. .. ..

Blue's News logo