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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 > Steam Top 10
26. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 17, 2014, 06:21 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 19:10:
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 18:35:
Nice to see Wargame Red Dragon on that list.
Also Banished is doing really well, it's on the top 10 list every single week since it came out.

Yeah, I think there's a hunger for proper city-builder games.

And it's most definitely not sated by Banished.... kinda sad the genre is so dead though. I want a proper futuristic city builder, or maybe a real medieval one. Sort of like Tropico, just with a more dynamic element and much more challenge. Banished bored me to tears past 2 hour mark (played 1 game, year 30, seen everything) no idea what people find challenging about this game. It's only "difficult" because it doesn't tell you anything. And the only challenge would be to somehow max out how many citizens you can have...

The game developer says
Surviving the winters will be among your greatest challenges

And that's simply not true. Winter is easy... and boring. Which is pretty dang odd, you'd think Winter could be made to be really fierce... but here it's just a texture swap and some buildings not working.. whoooohoooo the challenge... ;p

And the economy is a joke, no product chain longer than 2 steps... challenging? For children maybe

** then again, I can see the allure.. but I want MORE Banished doesn't do it for me.. sigh, back to Anno

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
24. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 17, 2014, 05:58 eRe4s3r
 
Slashman wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 00:17:
Axis wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 16:31:
Planet Explorers is well worth it if you like those sort of games. We just got steam keys but the community and dev support has been strong for a long time.

I was looking at it, but wanted to hear from someone on Blues who has actually played it. What's it actually like?

It's basically a better looking minecraft with actual quests (npc's) and a massive exploration element. Laser guns, whacking monsters with swords, and the usual resource hunting by mining, though you get a proper scanner that tells you where to mine.

You can build your own vehicle designs, and I do mean literally. Which is a pretty neat fluff feature And aside that, crafting, farming, hunting and so on.

As Axis said, if you like that sort of game you will like this (once it's done) currently lots of things are not complete (obviously)
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
4. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Mar 16, 2014, 15:05 eRe4s3r
 
Ozmodan wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 10:25:
Linux bigots really crack me up. I guess they don't consider games to be important.

Of course they don't. Why you think they are on Windows XP ^^
 
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News Comments > Galactic Command Echo Squad SE Demo
3. Re: Galactic Command Echo Squad SE Demo Mar 16, 2014, 14:48 eRe4s3r
 
No.. just... no

That video on the steam page (Space Exploration) ... what's exploration about that, all I hear is a computer voice for the entire video.
 
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News Comments > BAFTA Winners
27. Re: BAFTA Winners Mar 13, 2014, 02:37 eRe4s3r
 
PropheT wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 23:45:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 22:19:
But that point is exactly why these games are so great, to some/many. Last of us has you connect to a character while Papers Please makes you realize that if you sat there, doing that exact job in that situation, you'd become corrupt faster than you can scream "decency" and "never".

All of these games, require you to connect to the situation on a psychological level. And I can fully understand if some people don't like that. I do love it though Maybe you will be converted once full VR is realized, with good "Presence"

The Last of Us, in my mind at least, did the equivalent of showing you a puppy. See how cute that is? Of course you do, it's a puppy. Now I'm going to do bad things with it, because everyone loves puppies and that's guaranteed to get a response. It's like a click-bait article, you lure them in with a guaranteed emotion grabber and then rattle it around to stir them up... it just never holds up later, or if you recognize it and feel scammed in the first place. The intro sequence to the game with Joel's daughter is powerful, but it's cheapened because you know exactly where it's going. The rest of the game isn't any different to me, it's been done before.

I completely understand that that's what they were going for, but my problem is that they feel like that's what they were going for. I have a teenage daughter, I know what it's like to deal with it every day; I didn't like Ellie. I didn't like Joel. It sort of made it impossible to empathize when them or reach the conclusion that the game wanted you to where you were ok with everything because you saw it from their perspective.


Papers, Please does a good job of what it's intending to do. It just isn't a fun game to me, unfortunately. It makes its point, and it's a good one, but it's not much of a game so once you've accepted what that point is there's no real pull to continue.

I don't like games I can't connect to on a psychological level (or emotional, at least). I don't like games, movies, or books with characters I can't empathize with. I'm just not fond of the heavy handed approach to storytelling, and being told what to feel doesn't work for me.

Yeah you make some great points... but unless massive advances in AI happen the characters will never be more than puppies. Gaming is still trying to fumble about with story-telling, it can be done infinitely better than "the last of us".... but the game required to support such a thing would be huge.

Also let me just say, but the portrait of children, emotions and ethics in gaming is still laughable at best, even The walking dead goes too far with the "Puppy Eyes", Clementine is after all, an 11 year old. They could explore infinitely the depths of the human psyche, create an abstracted, yet real feeling character that doesn't just suffer day in and out. But they don't. So while I like these games, I completely understand your point as well. Walking Dead would be infinitely better (imo) if all the daily chores and stuff that HAVE to exist inbetween, were shown and acted and scripted out. Because that is the only way a character becomes real in such a situation.

I didn't like Joel nor Ellie either, I merely liked the story and well, the movie (watched it as Let's play)

Believe me, once VR achieves break-through and you experience true presence in a virtual world, a character in front of you WILL feel human (or whatever) to you. And you will connect to them if they are properly acted out. But that is still in the future. An Ellie that you could interact with, as Avatar that is "you", may respond and act different. That's really the problem with Last of Us in a way, Joel is an unlikeable asshole (imo) and Ellie doesn't seem like a real person. She is too, I don't even know how to put, categorized. It's like someone made a checklist "how to write a teenage girl" and went through it. Ehm... tropeified?

I still think story telling can be done so much better than TLOU. The game might even have profited from MUCH less combat and over-the-top situations. Situations, in which no character could act realistically. Or at least, not in a way we except it.
 
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News Comments > BAFTA Winners
15. Re: BAFTA Winners Mar 12, 2014, 22:19 eRe4s3r
 
PropheT wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 21:26:
The only game on that entire list that I kind of enjoyed was Bioshock Infinite (I haven't played GTA V or FIFA).

The Last of Us is easily the most overrated game I've ever seen. I'm just not sure what people see in it... the gameplay wasn't particularly good and has been done better by other stealth games like Splinter Cell, Dishonored, or Deus Ex. The story is cliche and not all that interesting, using ham-fisted tropes to show just how much you're supposed to care at any given time and hammer into you each moment that you're supposed to be upset instead of trusting you enough to let you feel it on your own. I know people love it, for whatever reason, but goddamn I hated it and that it's being held up as example of what other games should be like.

Papers, Please seems overrated to me as well. Like the Stanley Parable, it's interesting for about half an hour and then it's forgettable since it's made its point and isn't particularly fun to play once that's over.

But that point is exactly why these games are so great, to some/many. Last of us has you connect to a character while Papers Please makes you realize that if you sat there, doing that exact job in that situation, you'd become corrupt faster than you can scream "decency" and "never".

All of these games, require you to connect to the situation on a psychological level. And I can fully understand if some people don't like that. I do love it though Maybe you will be converted once full VR is realized, with good "Presence"

 
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News Comments > BAFTA Winners
13. Re: BAFTA Winners Mar 12, 2014, 22:11 eRe4s3r
 
Acleacius wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 20:07:
The Last of Us sounds like a great game, but what I will NEVER get is how in the hell a 30 year old woman is convincing/plausible actress as a 12 year old girl. It's effing ridiculous. Even in the video clips I've seen, it was horribly obvious.

Until we have synthetic voices and AI actors that can do emotions this'll always be a problem. But that said, I have no idea how young girls would sound like in the apocalypse... I do know that 99% of the ones I see walking outside would be dead on day 0 ... nobody here has a tree-house, I think you'd even break some kind of nature protection law or some shit
 
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News Comments > Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio
71. Re: Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio Mar 12, 2014, 20:09 eRe4s3r
 
Quinn wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 18:37:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 18:09:
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 12:51:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 11:23:
The HDD is of course a bottleneck for those old PC's just as much as it is for newer ones... SSD is where it's at. And nobody has an excuse only running 128gb of SSD, when 250 or 500gb are offered for good price nowadays.

Thanks for making buying decisions for me.

Glad to help Maybe you weren't aware, but games are getting bigger.... just saying.

A few years ago I had decided only to have an SSD as a boot-up device aka OS device and not as storage for games. This because I read that SSD's don't handle file deletion and reinstallation well. I want my gaming storage device to be able to handle me deleting games and installing games on basically a daily basis. Has technology improved in these few years or am I expected to buy a new SSD every year?

Well that changed with the newer gen SSD's indeed. SSD's handle deletion perfectly fine now, only few things you are not supposed to run on SSD's, internet browsers for example, or torrent downloads. And the things that can break because of this you have INSANE buffers on a 512GB SSD for example, like.. it could last 50 years before wear-leveling would make it a brick.

Am I really that much of an off-shoot with a 512GB SSD (830 from Samsung) and a 3TB HDD ? Granted I waited a while before jumping on that bandwagon, and I read a lot about it before deciding. To me it's System and games I often play (online, and some larger SP games, Fallout 3/NV) for example. I don't often move new games on there or delete some.... it's still a decision to put a game there or not. But things like Diablo 3 benefit HUGELY from a SSD for some reason.

I am just saying that games benefit from SSD's... some of them, anyway.
 
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News Comments > GameRanger Passes 5M Users
8. Re: GameRanger Passes 5M Users Mar 12, 2014, 20:02 eRe4s3r
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 19:38:
Cutter wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 19:29:
Really? Never heard of them.

I've never heard of this either and I'm not sure what it does. Dedicated servers? Store? There's a decent list of games there, Anno 1404 for example, but what you can do with it I don't know.

It basically gives you a browser of available games in games that no longer support that by themselves. Pretty useful if you want to play old games online where the internet function ran over gamespy, for example.
 
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News Comments > BAFTA Winners
3. Re: BAFTA Winners Mar 12, 2014, 20:00 eRe4s3r
 
Alamar wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 19:55:
Cutter wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 19:28:
If it's not available on all platforms it should be a contender to begin with. How is everyone else to judge otherwise?

Indeed, only games on PC, PS3, 360, Wii-U, iOS and Android should be allowed... That's what, like three games?

-Alamar

Well if it's on android or iOS then it isn't a game to begin with *ducks*
 
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News Comments > Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio
69. Re: Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio Mar 12, 2014, 18:09 eRe4s3r
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 12:51:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 11:23:
The HDD is of course a bottleneck for those old PC's just as much as it is for newer ones... SSD is where it's at. And nobody has an excuse only running 128gb of SSD, when 250 or 500gb are offered for good price nowadays.

Thanks for making buying decisions for me.

Glad to help Maybe you weren't aware, but games are getting bigger.... just saying.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 12, 2014, 11:35 eRe4s3r
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 10:29:
As I mentioned not too long ago, time to order some Win7 OED disks.

Or just download the images? ;p Is there a slipstream thing like there is for Windows XP for Windows 7 ? I honestly don't know. I'd really like to pack a latest-update Windows 7 image that installs all properly authed and everything for home...

Sigh.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio
63. Re: Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio Mar 12, 2014, 11:26 eRe4s3r
 
Ant wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 09:03:
Cabezone wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 03:22:
Fast storage is also cheap, .50 usd per GB.
For SSDs?

Yeah.... I got the Samsung 830 500gb for 180 and I am super happy with it.

SSD's cost 0.50$ in median price, but HDD's are like 0.05$

So it depends what you define as "cheap" ;)for the insane benefit an SSD adds to a computer not having one... I think the price is more than good already. If you have a slow computer for work stuff, an SSD will make that baby run like it's on drugs. The (felt) difference is massive.

If you didn't get an SSD yet do NOT buy anything smaller than 250gb if you ever consider it

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News Comments > Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio
62. Re: Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio Mar 12, 2014, 11:23 eRe4s3r
 
Boston wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 20:50:
Doesn't seem right. 35GB of uncompressed audio? Assuming 44khz, 16bit, mono (mono is typically used for in-game effects because the mixer is responsible for positional sound), that's over 110 hours of audio data! Why is there so much sound in this game??

Plus I don't buy their explanation one bit. Streaming massive amount of data from the slowest thing on a PC (HDD) is likely to cause more stalls than decoding audio on the fly (especially on an old machine that's not likely to have an SSD). Most likely they didn't have the time to build a streaming decoder into their game engine.

They use the source engine, yes, that Source engine, it doesn't have a very good sound decoder, and that's putting it VERY KINDLY. The HDD is of course a bottleneck for those old PC's just as much as it is for newer ones... SSD is where it's at. And nobody has an excuse only running 128gb of SSD, when 250 or 500gb are offered for good price nowadays.

110 hours of audio date is not unlikely

game languages voiced: French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Japanese

Add to that, music, effects

There are certainly a lot of voice overs in the game too, at least in the campaign.

Just saying, the size is insane and so is the excuse, but I am sure the 5 people running this ancient hardware will be happy.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Minimum PC Specs
4. Re: Watch Dogs Minimum PC Specs Mar 12, 2014, 11:07 eRe4s3r
 
Kiro wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 10:33:
Looks like it really is time to upgrade my QX6700, but damn that chip has done me proud. Might look into getting a second 680 GTX as well. Really excited for this game.

I had an Q6600 until I upgraded to an Phenom II x6.. what an insanely bad decision that was in retro-perspective... still it serves me well right now (the Q6600 is still on my secondary PC, all that needs right now, direly that is, is a SSD), but the CPU and platform as a whole (mobo/chipset) is showing it's age. Next upgrade is gonna be Nvidia and Intel all the way. But I am waiting till dx12 hits now.... if I upgrade my GPU (670GTX) it's going to be to make VR fluid and smooth. And we'll see what's required for that.

I can't even put into words how sad it makes me that AMD has NOTHING to compete against the I7
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Cities in Motion 2: European Cities
3. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Cities in Motion 2: European Cities Mar 12, 2014, 00:39 eRe4s3r
 
Mikus_Aurelius wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 23:29:
Cutter wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 20:34:
Someone get this and tell me how it is.

Yes please.

I couldn't get into CiM2 because the cities felt so generic (a real step backwards from the first one). This seems like something that might fix that problem.

This doesn't change anything related to those complaints All you get is new graphics, game is otherwise the same.
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Leaves Beta
7. Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Leaves Beta Mar 11, 2014, 22:05 eRe4s3r
 
jacobvandy wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 21:42:
Meh, if you're wanting to get on Hearthstone and nothing else, you're opting in to B.net. Now forcing WoW and Diablo players to use B.net, THAT is more like what happened with Steam and CS. At least you can have it act as a plain old launcher like I do, and it's admittedly a bit more convenient because you can save your login info and it automatically puts that in for whatever game you start up, rather than type in your password every time.

Back when D3 launched, you couldn't even copy and paste a password into the field.. increasing the security of... no one.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 11, 2014, 20:49 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 13:37:
Boston wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 13:13:
Yeah - it's basically like cable companies owning the highways, and you get to choose between walking and using a car.
But don't say we should regulate them, because you'd be a communist then. This is the free market at work, man. Why do you hate capitalism?

Because those cable providers are not in fact, part of a free market... Infrastructure, like power cables, roads, rails, rivers, cables of any kind, need to be state owned or strictly regulated, or there is absolutely 0 free market possible. The one who lays the cables is ALREADY THE BIGGEST, competitors can't even ENTER a competition unless they got insanely huge in some other way first.

Free market is not that first one to enter a market can dead-lock an entire country for eternity. There is no capitalism in that, capitalism wants competition.

So in fact, cable monopolies are communist. Especially since large amounts of these cables were laid by state or gov money in some way or another.
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Leaves Beta
4. Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Leaves Beta Mar 11, 2014, 20:45 eRe4s3r
 
I admit.. android support for this would be neat  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 11, 2014, 12:41 eRe4s3r
 
Cable is usually owned by a specific company. Here I got choice between DSL (limited by max line speed) and Cable (1 company)

So I have free choice, but really I only have choice between slow-as-shit internet for cheap (360), or paying 500 a year for cable Internet that's slightly faster (and that's the cheapest cable offering, faster internet costs 700 a year )

Or basically, there is choice, but it sure as hell ain't priced competitively when there isn't any competition. And cable particularly has this problem.
 
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