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Nickname eRe4s3r
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Description 3D-Modeller, Anime Geek, Internet Addict, Lurker
Homepage http://ere4s3r.deviantart.com
Signed On Jan 29, 2009, 14:16
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User ID 54727
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Op Ed Jun 18, 2014, 11:26 eRe4s3r
 
Slashman wrote on Jun 18, 2014, 10:15:
So she references Witcher 2 and Mass Effect 2?

Mentioning Mass Effect 2 is especially hilarious given that you can play a female character.. but to know this this troll would have needed to actually play the game

Why you even reading these things..... do you expect well rounded and grounded in reality opinions from a blog that's called feministfrequency? Because I don't.. Whenever I see a link to these sites I get my popcorn and browse the comments
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 17, 2014, 04:12 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 16, 2014, 20:10:
Why documenting testing Updating every Android version has become a logistical nightmare.

Fixed.

Fixed twice...
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jun 14, 2014, 23:10 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 14, 2014, 17:26:
I kind of miss Topware's Earth 2150-60 franchise.

It's actually the Earth 2140 to 2160 franchise
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2014, Part 8
4. Re: It Came from E3 2014, Part 8 Jun 14, 2014, 20:10 eRe4s3r
 
JaguarUSF wrote on Jun 14, 2014, 18:00:
After playing the beta, Battlefield Hardline felt like a $60 mod to me.

Same here, and netcode is just as shit as it was in BF4 pre-latest-patch
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 13, 2014, 21:28 eRe4s3r
 
NewMaxx wrote on Jun 13, 2014, 20:12:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 13, 2014, 17:27:
Geh, I hope Nvidia doesn't buy AMD. That would be worse than Comcast buying TWC.

Nvidia has gotten out of the motherboard game, yet their future generation of GPUs (the one after Maxwell) points to the possibility of proprietary tech. Not saying it's going to happen (they already changed their minds once) but...it would work out a lot better for them if they had AMD in their corner. The main roadblock is Intel, who has avoided the discrete GPU game in a tactical move. They fear AMD and Nvidia together a lot more than they fear them separately, which is why they buoy AMD up and avoid Nvidia wherever possible.

You forget the tiny detail that Intel produces VASTLY superior CPU's and with 74% market share nothing AMD does is a danger to Intel...

And Nvidia and AMD together.. I would highly doubt that is even remotely possible. AMD doesn't even have enough cash for RnD and so is not a candidate for buying at all. What'd Nvidia gain from buying ATI? Overheating issues, even worse drivers?

And CPU wise amd can't compete against Intel, so Nvidia would gain nothing.
 
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News Comments > Stronghold Crusader 2 in Beta; New Trailer
4. Re: Stronghold Crusader 2 in Beta; New Trailer Jun 13, 2014, 20:36 eRe4s3r
 
Xero wrote on Jun 13, 2014, 19:58:
Stronghold was awesome when it was sprite based. Unfortunately Firefly Studios has not gotten the 3D graphics department down yet and it lacks just about everywhere. Honestly, Age of Empires 3 still looks better than this with animations and physics.
It's like Firefly Studios has yet to acquire a "modern" graphics engine to build their games off of.

I think after they made their f2p game they completely forgot how to even make proper games anymore. Lets look at the thumbnail above... what do we see... same old Castle gate system that is a single point of a failure (Destroy it, huge hole...), same old tower system that creates completely illogical tower constructions atop walls (no door on wall level, no cover, no wooden elements to protect archers and troops, no roof on the gate tower....), still no control where the tower fins are on (which side) so you can not create multi level wall defenses without severely gimping yourself if the outer wall falls. Still same old "military building" integration in walls and the same resource storage system that does not sit in a proper building with proper management and logistic systems. And still a single granary....

Seriously, look at the video and tell me, what is different to previous Stronghold game? Everything looks identical except for the textures... and the walls even have the same glitches for gods sake (huge clipping issue in the THUMBNAIL ,p)

Sigh... so much hope I had for Firefly Studios, but this.. this is just so lazy.
 
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News Comments > Stronghold Crusader 2 in Beta; New Trailer
2. Re: Stronghold Crusader 2 in Beta; New Trailer Jun 13, 2014, 17:24 eRe4s3r
 
All I see is the same gameplay from all other Stronghold games... to put it in kind words... this game seems incredibly boring.

To be more frank
1) Horrible animations (AGAIN?)
2) Still build 5 of one kind buildings instead of 1 large one with upgrades and modular structure
3) Still grid based and still everything in orderly 90 rotation steps aligned (which destroys immersion imo ,p)
4) Fights lack any kind of impact or oomph, same for catapults and wall collapses. You want to see how to do it right? Total War: Medieval 2 . If a piece of wall collapses it's an event you can not overlook or not notice, if thousands of tons of stone crumble the earth should quake, dust should form.. everything should be in chaos.

Or basically, yeah, it's stronghold crusader 2... and it does nothing better or worse than Crusader 1.. and that's not enough to get my money anymore. And I was a HUGE stronghold fan once
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Female Lead Follow-up
19. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Female Lead Follow-up Jun 12, 2014, 20:16 eRe4s3r
 
Razumen wrote on Jun 12, 2014, 17:31:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 12, 2014, 12:51:
Numinar wrote on Jun 12, 2014, 08:45:
For Newt I always assumed the smartass aliens were using her as bait to get a spaceship to come pick them up. Worked!

Heh that's true.... but are Aliens that intelligent? I doubt it, otherwise they'd not have infected Ripley in Aliens 3 with a queen, knowing fully well that's the host who was the most likely to prevent hatching any way possible

Who knows, I doubt facehuggers have much more of an inclination towards anything besides finding a host, and whatever type of alien is born is more likely determined biologically by the need of the alien group at the moment. They needed a new queen so perhaps they're biologically hardwired to create one regardless of the situation.

It still also begs the question how ripley even got infected and the 2 others killed... was another fully grown alien aboard the Sulaco? Because a face hugger alone couldn't possibly have caused an internal fire on a space-ship.... and then how did an alien even know what to do there without a queen? In Alien 1 it seemed like without a queen and clear targets Aliens are quite docile unless attacked or disturbed.

And would they even have noticed humans in stasis pods? How? Aren't these things supposed to keep you in stasis, so how would aliens even know that the thing they are seeing is a human? ;/
So much stuff that was confusing in the later movies...
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 12, 2014, 19:46 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 12, 2014, 15:53:
Warrantless cell phone tracking ruled unconstitutional in federal court

But how will we catch the terrorists then?

By ignoring the court ruling... since it only requires court approval.. which means the secret rubber stamp court can continue to rubber stamp
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 12, 2014, 19:45 eRe4s3r
 
So where is Broken Age part 2?  
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Female Lead Follow-up
16. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Female Lead Follow-up Jun 12, 2014, 12:51 eRe4s3r
 
Numinar wrote on Jun 12, 2014, 08:45:
For Newt I always assumed the smartass aliens were using her as bait to get a spaceship to come pick them up. Worked!

Heh that's true.... but are Aliens that intelligent? I doubt it, otherwise they'd not have infected Ripley in Aliens 3 with a queen, knowing fully well that's the host who was the most likely to prevent hatching any way possible
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Female Lead Follow-up
10. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Female Lead Follow-up Jun 12, 2014, 08:30 eRe4s3r
 
Task wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 23:03:
Ellen Ripley man, now there is an badass Alien destroyer.

But hey we can have both male and female centric characters in this day and age. Its off the slate for AC - I imagine next time there will be a female lead in an AC game besides that one New Orleans one with the African American woman.

Some, but not all of my games I've started just female characters, but I don't liken it to "I'm imagining I am them" and make them Bootylicious - I imagine it as I am reading a visual novel about a female character and I am guiding their story.

In ME, DA:O, I only had female characters. In pretty much every Elder Scrolls game my character is an old evil elf hag, and boy is she not pretty on the eyes. Other games like Diablo or KoTR 1/2 I played first as the male character, then a second time as female character.

Alien game where we play as Newt would also be pretty kick-ass... still don't get how she survived that long.. and still angry at director for killing her THAT cheaply in Aliens 3
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Beta Nears
14. Re: Pillars of Eternity Beta Nears Jun 12, 2014, 08:11 eRe4s3r
 
VxChemical wrote on Jun 12, 2014, 03:11:
Cutter wrote on Jun 12, 2014, 00:02:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 22:13:
jimnms wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 21:33:
PoE's Beta is included at $110 tiers and up. Originally Divinity: Original Sin's Alpha access was going to be limited to the $135+ tiers, and they too sell early access on Steam. So what is your point?

D:OS alpha and beta was available to lower tier digital only backers as well.. not just $110 and up

They were made available to all original KS backers.


I backed Original Sin but haven't recieved any key for steam.

You need to go to LarianVault
https://www.larianvault.com/

And do your thingy there... it should have told you via email to finalize your pledge...
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Beta Nears
6. Re: Pillars of Eternity Beta Nears Jun 11, 2014, 22:13 eRe4s3r
 
jimnms wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 21:33:
PoE's Beta is included at $110 tiers and up. Originally Divinity: Original Sin's Alpha access was going to be limited to the $135+ tiers, and they too sell early access on Steam. So what is your point?

D:OS alpha and beta was available to lower tier digital only backers as well.. not just $110 and up
 
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News Comments > More Games to Support AMD's Mantle
24. Re: More Games to Support AMD's Mantle Jun 11, 2014, 22:00 eRe4s3r
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 18:29:
Trevellian wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 11:19:
Is this where Nvidia gets to cry foul about their competitor getting to have an edge in certain games now like AMD did?
They can try, the difference is the SDK is open to anyone who wants to implement it, that includes nvidia.

This is FUD in every way possible.... Seriously, where the hell do people get that this is an open API? When you can not download the SDK publicly and you can not read the API specs then it's not a open API.

AMD said they will make it open early 2014, but until now 12 June 2014, fuck all has happened. Access is stricly limited to AMD selected developers. The api itself is locked behind a NDA and is not part of any open standards body. (Like Khronos Group)

So no, nobody can support mantle except choice developers selected by AMD ONLY (Currently)

And dx12, which will do what Mantle does but platform agnostic, will come in late 2015...

I truly wish AMD would open the API and put it into OpenGL.. so it's not that I am hating on them here, I just think it should be clear that this isn't an open API.

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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
12. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 11, 2014, 16:18 eRe4s3r
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 13:50:
Hiking pro tip - GET OFF OF THE FARKING PHONE!

Don't be silly, how else would I read my emails and other messages while being *gasp* outdoors.
 
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News Comments > More Games to Support AMD's Mantle
14. Re: More Games to Support AMD's Mantle Jun 11, 2014, 15:53 eRe4s3r
 
KilrathiAce wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 14:52:
NewMaxx wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 14:23:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 12:44:
But didn't mantle become a bust? They were claiming improvements of 30%, but all I ever saw in real-world testing was 5-10%.

Mantle is probably worth if it you have a weaker system otherwise (CPU), especially with how far AMD CPUs are behind Intel's these days. Still, I think we'll see more universal results with DX12. I'm not bashing Mantle per se but...getting closer to the metal has been around since before Glide FX (a fact I've stated before in Mantle threads). I think a lot of people (and fanboys) over-hyped the concept since, as usual, they don't know what the hell they're talking about. I think it's a step in the right direction but it's evolutionary not revolutionary.

Unless there is another OS thats popular for PC gaming of course dx12 is gonna win....

I would say that DX12 will be what MS uses to push it's next OS to the core and gamer audience.... since 8 was such a huge failure in that area. I would consider a new OS if DX12 could give my aging system another few years of staying power....
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
12. Re: Op Ed Jun 11, 2014, 12:26 eRe4s3r
 
descender wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 11:48:
I find the romantic aspects of some of these games to be dis-engaging, as if there is time for this dating crap while the world is about to end!

When I say romance sections, I mean sex scenes and anything related to that not necessarily something YOU initiate Romance as you mean it imo only fits specific story setups, certainly NOT "The blight is coming, we are all doomed" or "The reapers are coming, we are all REALLY doomed" kind of stories. But then, it's not like Mass Effect took itself serious, I mean, 99% of the stuff we are doing in that game trilogy has nothing to do with the actual story, so why not romance too.... seemed to me like that was very optional and sidequesty too.

But these games do not shine with great writing to begin with. It would fit stories where you are just traveling without a specific goal at first and where substantial time passes (ie, many days) where characters have time to interact and grow to love or hate each other. I never got why RPG's always put us in a primary position to the plot either. It'd be neat to make a rpg where all you do is make choices, but none of the choices YOU make influence the plot, rather they influence people that influence the plot, say you play Bandit or Merc and are pulled in some greater workings, but you are never the one that turns the tide or anything.

Would probably sell really badly. ^^
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed Jun 11, 2014, 11:39 eRe4s3r
 
Pigeon wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 10:14:
I can't speak for the rest of the western world outside of the US, but this one of the weirdest things about our society. Some pretty extreme violence is okay, but sex in media is the worst thing ever. We can watch hours of football players bash the crap out of each other and call it wholesome family entertainment, but half a second of Janet Jackson's nipple and the whole country loses its shit.

Or in the case of Mass Effect whole planets can get horrifically murdered and mutilated by a race of malevolent techno-organic beings, but you have a short scene where two of the characters make alien love and you've got pundits on FOX frothing at the mouth because the youth is being poisoned with immoral filth.

I sometimes think its because it's easier for governments and religions to use violence to their own gains than it is for them to use sex.

It's even more hilarious than that. Because you know, these people that are offended and frothing, are not gamers, are not the target group of the game, and will never even play the game to begin with.

Imo, a story should always be borderline offensive, should always push beyond boundaries of "feel good" territory.. if your intro hook in a story doesn't alienate at least 1 fringe group or mainstream opinion, you failed making your story interesting.

And I don't say you should strife to piss of people, I am saying you shouldn't give a flying fuck about anyone but yourself when writing a story. Do it like Game of Thrones, you are god as writer, and you can do whatever the fuck you want. If someone is offended, I'd say you did your job well. And if they complain, bath in their frothing.

This absurd taboo on sex in games is really pissing me off too by the way. AAA games skirt the issue and end up having HORRIBLE romance sections in them because of it. I mean Mass Effect and Dragon Age may actually be the only games where romance choices have any impact on character and story. But in those it's still so incredibly shallow.... to only be able to point to these shallow examples as high marks, that literally says everything there is about the state of gaming. Gaming is not yet mature. Lot's of games do not even touch mature topics... everything gotta be fucking family friendly, as if families are the core audience of AAA or INDY games!!

So yes, the real problem is that gaming and story telling is still following the mainstream. We need to have stories in the prime time that break conventions, stuff like Game of Thrones has to become the norm, and not the exception.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 10, 2014, 21:25 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 21:12:
Actually watching 1080P content on a 4K screen is the equiv of watching DVD (480P) content on a 1080P screen, not 320P. And while DVDs run from my BRD look like crap on my 1080P TV, the same DVD run from my PC on the same TV looks pretty good since the PC is doing a lot of interpolation to remove jaggies and such.

Streaming DVD's with interpolation settings worth a damn? Share your configuration please (apps involved, settings) I was testing a lot of things and NOTHING made me happy. My DVD's look like crap on 1080p.. I assume you have them ripped?

(Or maybe my definition of "pretty good" is just different ,p) I watched Aliens remastered DVD on my 1080p tv and found it to be a sub-par experience all around. But I was doing a straight stream ie.. just played the mpeg2 via dlna
 
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