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Nickname eRe4s3r
Email Concealed by request
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Description 3D-Modeller, Anime Geek, Internet Addict, Lurker
Homepage http://ere4s3r.deviantart.com
Signed On Jan 29, 2009, 14:16
Total Comments 8475 (Guru)
User ID 54727
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Jun 4, 2015, 20:54 eRe4s3r
 
The dude polishing the mirror was wearing short trousers and sandals.. in the dang JUNGLE.... why?  
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News Comments > Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy Launches
6. Re: Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy Launches Jun 4, 2015, 20:48 eRe4s3r
 
I only remember Combat Mission, and there the draw-backs were always that you couldn't ever predict where the enemy would BE after your turn, and hence your movement was always just a guess. I assume in space, this turns into a circular dance?

In Combat Mission enemy AI usually didn't move because of this. Which made that game even more annoying ;p
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 4, 2015, 20:37 eRe4s3r
 
As a graphics designer I am just not seeing it... things look different enough where it matters that you may call them "inspired" but not straight clones. And fyi, design ripoffs are not illegal. In a lawsuit all these things would be thrown out. Which is obviously why this is now on a site that apparently is run by blind people (how those fans and chassis are identical I don't know, both have CLEAR differences, not many but enough)

And it's not even stealing. This industry has been ripping each others designs for nearly 4 decades now. And why not. Only that many ways to design a fan that shovels air. Or a fan bay that sits below or on the side. Or ways to attach a hinged door to a chassis.

And Fractal Design asks 400$ for a case, they begged to be ripped off.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Jun 4, 2015, 19:17 eRe4s3r
 
The real question here should be.

Why do you want to meet the SWAT consultant who trained the cast in Battlefield Hardline?

I mean, good for him? But still a bad game.
 
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News Comments > Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy Launches
1. Re: Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy Launches Jun 4, 2015, 19:13 eRe4s3r
 
Could it be.. an actual fun space TB game?  
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News Comments > Överwatch Trailer
2. Re: Överwatch Trailer Jun 4, 2015, 19:00 eRe4s3r
 
It's an Umlaut

Also, this is how we Germans mock people in Saxony. Överwatch is how they'd pronounced things ^^ Överlörd etc

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News Comments > Steam Machine Preorders
17. Re: Steam Machine Preorders Jun 4, 2015, 15:45 eRe4s3r
 
Yeah, Intel Nuc needs a Wifi card, RAM and a SSD. Certain IntelNUC models have the space for a normal SSD and a mSSD others only for mSSD. It's not exactly the cheapest ever solution for HTPC and I only tested it for HTPC use, I am using the thing for family office PC where it works extremely well. And it is a full super low power desktop replacement, really. Assuming you don't want to play Crysis or BF ,p Also makes the PC very portable. As in, pack in the box and your peripherals and you can interlink to anything that has display port or HDMI (so any TV, really). And you have full blown windows on it. With all that entails (nice decoding etc.) And the iGPU in that thing is not half bad. It doesn't break a sweat on video decoding.

So you see, IntelNUC is a good HTPC, but it'd be bad for 1080p 60fps streaming imo, don't think the GPU is THAT good. Steam Link (the hardware, not the feature) would do streaming really well from the sound of it. So it's always a question of what you have, and what you want...


Mhh, this reminds me I never actually tested IntelNUC steam inhome streaming. Well, something for the weekend.

I'll say though, my TV already has HTPC elements included. So all I really want lately is to stream my games to it. And Steamlink is 50€.. Hdmi cable that gets me the same (but with no controller support) is 75€ ;p

Edit: Tested it

When using streaming via my IntelNUC I get constant 60fps (video) and a 7 ms latency so you can't even tell that you are streaming, this via Wifi at 300mbits. Really surprised this works this well. So steam box is even less useful than I thought, and Steamlink might really be VERY interesting. Latency is a non issue. IntelNUC can handle full 60fps 1080p video decoding just fine. ANd if steamlink does the same you get essentially an streaming hardware client for 50€.. that's superb value.

Ps.: I tested with Pillars of Eternity and Lords of the Fallen ;p

This in-home streaming works completely easy and flawlessly. Auto detection and all. Very cool (Yeah yeah, that's old feature, never tried it though)

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News Comments > Steam Machine Preorders
15. Re: Steam Machine Preorders Jun 4, 2015, 15:33 eRe4s3r
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jun 4, 2015, 15:09:
Is there a point to Steamlink if you can just hook up a video cable to your TV? Wouldn't there be more latency going through another device?

In that case you obviously don't need it. But when distance becomes an issue HDMI cables are actually more expensive than Steamlink (assuming the price remains that) ;p And HDMI does not give you controller support with longer distances involved either.

So the answer is. It always depends on your setup. Steamlink is basically a very narrow use case, that fits some, doesn't fit others. Considering it interlinks with steam controller and keyboard/mouse it can save you the HTPC and allows you to span large distances via already existing network. (And LAN cables are very cheap compared to HDMI cables)
 
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News Comments > Steam Machine Preorders
4. Re: Steam Machine Preorders Jun 4, 2015, 13:39 eRe4s3r
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 4, 2015, 13:29:
I am not going to be one of the early adopters for this, but somewhere down the line I will probably get one. I have so much stuff on Steam now, some of which is actually playable with a gamepad, (assuming you can't also hook up a keyboard/mouse to the device) that the Steam Machine would be a nice option, assuming it will also run:

Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc.


And Windows games... for me there isn't even really a point to these machines. Get Steamlink + controller, and you can play anything your gaming RIG can play on your TV (assuming you have some kind of NIC or HTPC). For 100€ that's a superb offer imo. And it streams windows games just fine

But as you say, such a box needs to support everything else a media center can do. Steamlink+controller is only 100€, and that's imo a great offer and gives you some neat abilities.

Essentially, this competes directly with Intel NUC, which is imo far superior if you use it as stream client, it uses Windows and is cheaper. Bit baffled what the point of this box is...

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News Comments > Big Pharma Beta Access for Preorders
3. Re: Big Pharma Beta Access for Preorders Jun 4, 2015, 13:26 eRe4s3r
 
Task wrote on Jun 4, 2015, 13:16:
Regarding the related videos, that's pretty poignant. This game is basically a semi-simulator of the state of the horrid Health/Pharma Industry.

Exactly, I wonder if they tagged it this way intentionally?

But it's really not that good of a simulator for Big Pharma, no bribing doctors to only supply YOUR medication. No licensing deals, no cheating on studies... no way to bribe law maker to put you above the law for human trials in 3rd world countries.. etc. etc. Maybe the biggest missing thing, addiction factor of medication. ADHD medicating specifically is HUGELY addicting and thus often has far more severe side-effects than just what the medication itself has.

Really, if this is about Big Pharma, the game needs to boost it's asshole factor by several 100% From the looks of it though, it looks like a mix of Infinifactor and Theme Hospital.. but it ain't on Steam.. so whatever.
 
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News Comments > Steam Machine Preorders
2. Re: Steam Machine Preorders Jun 4, 2015, 13:21 eRe4s3r
 
Steampowered.com/hardware doesn't actually exist. Marking fail?

Proper link is http://store.steampowered.com/hardware/
 
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News Comments > Big Pharma Beta Access for Preorders
1. Re: Big Pharma Beta Access for Preorders Jun 4, 2015, 12:54 eRe4s3r
 
Related videos for this are a riot  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
1. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 4, 2015, 10:00 eRe4s3r
 
And yet you can count the decent MS games on PC on 1 hand.  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Jun 3, 2015, 19:54 eRe4s3r
 
"You know nothing, John Snow"  
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News Comments > 3D Mini Golf Released
6. Re: 3D Mini Golf Released Jun 3, 2015, 13:16 eRe4s3r
 
In this case? Yes.. no reason to save on polygons in a game like this.  
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News Comments > 3D Mini Golf Released
4. Re: 3D Mini Golf Released Jun 3, 2015, 11:35 eRe4s3r
 
prolly 2 people will get that reference  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Trailer
17. Re: Fallout 4 Trailer Jun 3, 2015, 11:31 eRe4s3r
 
Game still looks like GameBryo.. at this point probably heavily modified. Hopefully it's going to be a 64bit engine though....  
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News Comments > Final Fantasy Type-0 HD for PC Revealed
8. Re: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD for PC Revealed Jun 2, 2015, 20:46 eRe4s3r
 
Hah, yeah I do remember.. and believe it or not. Your posts and our talks back before xmas in 2014 made me get the game after all. And I am glad I jumped over my shadow on that one.

And yeah, FF13-2 oozed atmosphere and pure love for the game by the developers.

few Screenshots to remind ourselves what western developers can never achieve.

-> http://imgur.com/X7dbaTo
-> http://imgur.com/kkng5p9
-> http://imgur.com/zEnPiT7
-> http://imgur.com/e7BFcwB
-> http://imgur.com/5AKwKn6

This game is raw pure WEIRD japanese fantasy, and it never once forgets it. And I loved it for it.

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News Comments > Final Fantasy Type-0 HD for PC Revealed
6. Re: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD for PC Revealed Jun 2, 2015, 20:14 eRe4s3r
 
FF13-2 was actually one of the first Final Fantasy games in nearly a decade that I adored to hell and back too, I completed it (nearly) 100% so all the time mysteries and the side-stories etc. and that's saying something. Especially because I absolutely hated FF13 and I could write a few page long rants as to why. I absolutely LOVED exploring this weird world. And the start of the game is imo one of the better ones in Final Fantasy.

Guess part of the reason is that in FF13-2, you play Serah and Noel nearly entirely in all fights. And as silly as it sounds, but I *really* liked them. Noel and Serah were a great combo, both had great abilities and the leveling wasn't as annoying as it was in FF13 and the game was visually extremely diverse, and in parts, typically japanese absurdly, impressive (rain drops running down bodies, wet clothing, freezing in snowy weather...). Not to mention that characters I absolutely hated in FF13, were no longer total dickheads in FF13-2.


Game was also a superbly nice game with the various PC related "fixes" ;p
 
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News Comments > Final Fantasy Type-0 HD for PC Revealed
3. Re: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD for PC Revealed Jun 2, 2015, 19:51 eRe4s3r
 
So I am the 3rd person here that... actually is interested in this?

I actually, and I am nearly ashamed to say this... really liked FF13-2 ;/ I also want Lightning Returns
 
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