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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 > Morning Legal Briefs
14. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 15, 2013, 11:25 eRe4s3r
 
Creston wrote on Dec 13, 2013, 12:54:
No idea how German law works in this regard, but I think here in the US they wouldn't have a leg to stand on. There is no indication on redtube or any of these porn streaming sites that the content is illegal, so how are you as a viewer supposed to know?

Issue a DMCA takedown request to Redtube, sure. Fine the user $250? Yeah, good luck with that. Even here with our screwed up copyright system that won't hold. (The MPAA and RIAA wish it did though. They'd never issue another takedown request to youtube. Instead they'd just fine 30 million people a day.)

They don't have a leg to stand on in Germany either

1) The Porn company illegally obtained access to the IP ownership Info with misleading information given to the court (Court was mislead)
2) The Porn Company and the Company that supposedly owns the "Tool" with which they gather the IP addresses in question is owned by the same person and hosted on the same website
3) The Company that supposedly made the tool does *not* exist physically
4) Only the Telekom was stupid enough to give out Info based on illegal claims
5) How to tool works was kept secret, and the only study about the tool is dated the same date as the registration of the website of that pseudo company.

Or essentially, this is a scam that started by misleading a fucking retarded judge in a lowly court. Anyone getting this letter can laugh, send them a nicely lettered "no, fuck off" back and threaten to sue their asses. You will never hear from them again. Sidenote: If you do plan on suing, you better have law insurance.... reason is you need to hire a professional dude to dismantle the tool as malware/scamware or a Man in the Middle attack, which would fall under hacker crimes. But you need to hire the professional yourself, and that can be quite expensive. Although with the press coverage, you might gain support from the CCC.

I am guessing that's why it's only 250Ä they hope idiots fall for it and pay.

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News Comments > MechWarrior Online's $500 Gold Mechs
54. Re: MechWarrior Online's $500 Gold Mechs Dec 15, 2013, 08:26 eRe4s3r
 
Kosumo wrote on Dec 14, 2013, 15:07:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 14, 2013, 14:33:
warmbluelasers wrote on Dec 14, 2013, 13:56:
Gold plated clan mech preorders and the "limited edition" StarCitizen capital ships are very concerning. I thought EA, Activision, Ubisoft, etc were supposed to be the wallet raiders, not the "independent" studios.

As for MWO, I guess it's true there's a sucker born every minute or that scam would have died by now.

At least with SC you can buy everything in game if you play enough. Not so with MWO.

But what if the game (SC) is a total snoozefest with shitty combat, a 'fake' economy and bits that are still 'works in progress'.

Roberts should have kickstarted Squad42 and finished it, then done another kickstarter for the Star Citizen after he had delivied on the first project. To me it looks like it's out of his control now, so many promise and faith based ship sales that I doubt everyone is gonna get what they want. (also totally open to taking many years to get done)

Just my 2cents (anyone got change for a dollar?)

That's why I pledged the bare minimum and not a single cent more. I want this to be good, but if it fails.. well there is still dat Elite remake
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
2. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 15, 2013, 08:23 eRe4s3r
 
I wonder what Bethesda's stance is....  
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online's $500 Gold Mechs
42. Re: MechWarrior Online's $500 Gold Mechs Dec 15, 2013, 00:09 eRe4s3r
 
jacobvandy wrote on Dec 14, 2013, 21:29:
Bitcoins are not infinite, the most that will ever exist is 21 million.

They can be infinitely fractured... it's already happened with the high 1 bitcoin price, at this point most transactions are 0.01 or 0.001
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online's $500 Gold Mechs
10. Re: MechWarrior Online's $500 Gold Mechs Dec 14, 2013, 12:40 eRe4s3r
 
Still laughing at all the nutjobs talking my face years ago that this shit isn't pay to win.... this is literally how you define pay to win. Coolant flush, premium ammo, whatever it is, that shit is horrendous and pay to win.

This is what's going to ruin gaming in 2014. You think always on was bad? Wait till every game, SP or MP, competitive or not, has micro payments that give you diverse advantages. Look at the games on Android or iTunes if you want to see where the travel goes, grindfest shit that's not even worth to be called a game. Same applies to MWO and slowly this crap infests PC gaming... Mass Effect 3, Dead Space 3 was just the peak
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Raises Another $75M
79. Re: Oculus Rift Raises Another $75M Dec 14, 2013, 00:54 eRe4s3r
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Dec 13, 2013, 14:48:
DangerDog wrote on Dec 13, 2013, 14:31:
I'm more concerned about the negative effects on your vision than motion sickness. Having your eyesight bug out for half an hour after taking them off doesn't sound healthy.
True on that, but the brain is pretty adaptable at things like that. Including reversing your vision, it'll quickly figure out what's wrong and correct it. Even to the point of reorienting the images so it makes sense again. Not so much in those under 18 apparently but adults? No problem. What makes me curious is how well it would work on those of us with brain injuries especially in the occipital lobe. I like the idea, the premise, and all the rest. But things like 3d TV, glasses, and so on don't work properly for me. Either I get blinding headaches, or giant splotches where the image should be but there's nothing.

Sadly, I remember seeing 3D(via polarized glasses) stuff at Disneyland as a kid, and thought it was neat as shit. When I went to Disneyworld last year while I was in FL, I could only see parts of the 3D.

That's because that ain't 3D what they've been selling... it's still a technological scam. Or fake or however you want to call it. Any 3d effect where YOU need to wear glasses is fake and can cause the problems you describe (for most it's just headaches though, and of course, strained eyes.).

There are a few 3D screens that should give you no problem, the nintendo 3ds for example. As that displays real 3D images. The evolution of that is a dynamic parallax barrier that adapts to the position of your eyes so that the 3D effect works from all angles and distances.

This is why I hate 3D in cinemas..... it's not 3D, it's 2 flat images. And 2 flat images does not make something 3D if it isn't adapted to my PERSONAL perspective.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Raises Another $75M
78. Re: Oculus Rift Raises Another $75M Dec 14, 2013, 00:44 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 13, 2013, 12:48:
Wildone wrote on Dec 13, 2013, 10:32:
It already was delivering the low res head tracking and they have HD screens already, it was already amazing before so I cant even imagine the finished version. 100% immersion this thing is the BALLZ

This is one hardware application where 4K will truly make a difference.

And where pray tell do you find a GPU that runs any modern game at 100+ fps with dual views (needed for 2 eyes) on 4k resolution? Because that's what you need for the rift.

I dunno about you, but if anything the Rift will severely benefit from GPU evolution first and foremost. Currently there doesn't even exist hardware that could run a modern game at 2k resolution above 100fps with 2 views. Ie, actually you need to render 200fps.... If you display 2 viewpoints, the render cost is not negligible

And yes, I know the rift uses 1 screen = ie you render 2 views side-by-side in 1 window, but this does not change anything, the render cost is 2x as all the modern GPU shaders are camera position dependent. 2 camera positions = twice the render cost.

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News Comments > Oculus Rift Raises Another $75M
29. Re: Oculus Rift Raises Another $75M Dec 13, 2013, 12:06 eRe4s3r
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Dec 13, 2013, 11:05:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 13, 2013, 10:40:
siapnar wrote on Dec 13, 2013, 10:28:
I'm pretty pumped for the Oculus Rift.
This is a step towards having fully VR environments where you can walk around inside a video game.

Think about being equipped with a VR headset and mock weapon, put in a warehouse with padded boxes/shapes that represent objects in the game level that you view in the headset. The warehouse is identically mapped out to that of the level you play, and your movement is tracked by a plethora of tracking cameras.

I can dream, can't I?


If the technology involved is affordable and sturdy enough you can expect local entertainment places to spring up offering such a thing. Though it remains to be seen whether the motion sickness problem is fixed or not. There must be some trick and method that can be applied to an image or the motion in a game to prevent it, but nobody ever did real research in that direction.

Unfortunately, there is no way to "fix" the motion sickness. Once you try it, you'll see that it's just something that you gotta get used to rather than being something that can be fixed. When you move your head or body and the screen doesn't match up with what your brain is expecting from your physical senses, it causes the sickness, dizziness, and can even make you reach out to stop yourself from falling at times. It's also dangerous for people with high blood pressure because for some reason it stresses your heart. It might be something that we can learn to overcome, but there is no technical fix. There's also the problem where it messes up your real world vision after you take them off. I experience balance issues as well as having trouble focusing on objects at different distances and it took me about a half hour to feel normal again. I sure hope that there will be a way to test them out before buying them because many people are going to find that they can't use them.

I know that some of you will reject what I am saying because you want these things so badly, but you'll find out what I mean once you use them. It really does make you feel sick and it starts almost immediately. I can only go 10-15 minutes before it becomes too stressful. Very disappointing. It might not affect everyone the same way either so that's why I hope people have a way to test drive them first.

I am hoping there can be some physical training done to better cope with full VR at least.... or maybe there is a way of sitting or laying down to ease the effect, or maybe even medication or certain procedure to follow after taking them off. Because like you, I believe people will be very unpleasantly surprised when they experience "Simulator Sickness" for the first time. What you describe is actually not the worst symptoms If you got away without needing a bucket you made it through relatively well ;p

Like you I am well aware of how bad Simulator Sickness can kick people, so I sure hope "getting used to it" is not the needed procedure.... that would certainly be very very unpleasant.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Raises Another $75M
7. Re: Oculus Rift Raises Another $75M Dec 13, 2013, 10:40 eRe4s3r
 
siapnar wrote on Dec 13, 2013, 10:28:
I'm pretty pumped for the Oculus Rift.
This is a step towards having fully VR environments where you can walk around inside a video game.

Think about being equipped with a VR headset and mock weapon, put in a warehouse with padded boxes/shapes that represent objects in the game level that you view in the headset. The warehouse is identically mapped out to that of the level you play, and your movement is tracked by a plethora of tracking cameras.

I can dream, can't I?


If the technology involved is affordable and sturdy enough you can expect local entertainment places to spring up offering such a thing. Though it remains to be seen whether the motion sickness problem is fixed or not. There must be some trick and method that can be applied to an image or the motion in a game to prevent it, but nobody ever did real research in that direction.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Raises Another $75M
2. Re: Oculus Rift Raises Another $75M Dec 13, 2013, 09:44 eRe4s3r
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 13, 2013, 09:42:
*beams*

Indeed, good for them and hopefully will allow to push the technology even further.

Ps.: Is it me or does Steam no longer work? (Connection failed) What the hell?.. on friday afternoon no less. Mhhh, fixed .. it downloaded update and now it works again

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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
20. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 13, 2013, 00:06 eRe4s3r
 
Blue wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 12:03:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 11:51:
El Pit wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 11:43:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 11:25:
Who buys from Zavvi when you can buy from Amazon? Honest question here, is it a UK only thing? Why would you choose them over Amazon?

Because Amazon would let you keep the accidentially sent PS Vita. Sure.

I doubt they'd let you keep it for free, but Amazon would probably be smart and offer a rebate to those who got one by accident ^^

In the U.S. you are legally entitled to keep goods sent to you by mistake as a "free gift," according to the FTC.

Q. Am I obligated to return or pay for merchandise I never ordered?
A. No. If you receive merchandise that you didnít order, you have a legal right to keep it as a free gift.

Q. Must I notify the seller if I keep unordered merchandise without paying for it?
A. You have no legal obligation to notify the seller. However, it is a good idea to write a letter to the company stating that you didnít order the item and, therefore, you have a legal right to keep it for free. This may discourage the seller from sending you bills or dunning notices, or it may help clear up an honest error. Send your letter by certified mail. Keep the return receipt and a copy of the letter for your records. You may need it later.

Source

Interesting... but in the EU you are only entitled to whatever you bought. If it says you bought a vita for 1Ä and they ship it and you hold it in hands with recipe and all that, the sale is final. But a store error where you order a game for 20Ä and you get something entirely different while the recipe says GAME 20Ä is a different case and you are not entitled to keep it. But neither are you entitled to go beyond the call of duty to return it. If the company wants it back, they have to literally grovel at your door basically.

This is why I am saying, Amazon has (for me, anyway) always been very friendly. If they send something twice by accident I always notified them and they always said "just keep it" But I admit, I dunno where they draw the line when it comes to worth of the item.
 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
2. Re: Evening Patches Dec 12, 2013, 23:44 eRe4s3r
 
Creston wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 22:37:
So, any word on whether that new loot system is actually good in Diablo 3?


Waiting for some word as well before I reinstall ;p PTR means you loose all progress once it goes live though, so don't think I will play D3 until the AH closes, the patch goes live and the expansion is out proper...

That said, I played Hearthstone now for a few days and gotta admit it is damn addictive. Seems a good deck decides who wins and dies most of the time, with luck only playing a part in the packs and the start cards (which can be incredibly hilarious if you started for example, with 6 cards in the 5 to 7 range.....) But that's random so yay

Though with the restrictive quests now you can barely get 2 unlock packs a day. Still, that's a nice method to prevent people from playing TOO MUCH so I don't mind it
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 12, 2013, 11:51 eRe4s3r
 
El Pit wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 11:43:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 11:25:
Who buys from Zavvi when you can buy from Amazon? Honest question here, is it a UK only thing? Why would you choose them over Amazon?

Because Amazon would let you keep the accidentially sent PS Vita. Sure.

I doubt they'd let you keep it for free, but Amazon would probably be smart and offer a rebate to those who got one by accident ^^
 
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News Comments > Project Eternity Renamed; Trailered
35. Re: Project Eternity Renamed; Trailered Dec 12, 2013, 11:48 eRe4s3r
 
Jerykk wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 03:14:
Cutter wrote on Dec 11, 2013, 16:22:
Jerykk wrote on Dec 11, 2013, 12:32:
This isn't a contract at all. You never signed anything. Your pledge amounts to nothing more than a donation made in good faith. There are no guarantees or legal obligations involved whatsoever.

It never ceases to amaze me when people think of Kickstarters as investments with some sort of guaranteed return.

Clearly you don't understand what constitutes a contract. A contract has nothing to do with money changing hands. What is a contract?

http://definitions.uslegal.com/c/contract-law/

So, yes, this is very much a contract. We already have the terms of the agreement established. Now they're talking about altering those terms. They can't do that without permission. And yes, we can expect a return. Because if they had no intent in fulfilling the agreement in the first place than that constitutes fraud. You really need to learn some legal fundamentals before commenting on this sort of thing.

Good luck winning your case in court. When you support a Kickstarter, you are donating money to support a goal (the goal being the creation of a product). You are not purchasing said product. If the product is offered, it is offered as a reward for your donation and not as a formal purchase. There's a reason why Kickstarter uses the term "pledge." Hell, even if you were officially pre-ordering a game, you'd be laughed out of the courts if you tried to sue a publisher or developer for "altering terms." Games are delayed, altered and canceled all the time. Welcome to the games industry.

So, again, if you think of Kickstarter as a site that lets you pre-order games, you're thinking about it incorrectly. There are no guarantees and you should only donate money with that being fully understood.

BTW, Kickstarters explicitly say "Estimated Delivery," if the lack of guarantees wasn't already obvious.

I fully agree, but it was not tested in courts whether this is actually how a court would see it So IANAL applies. Imo there shouldn't even be a delivery date listed because of stretch goals throwing that idea of the water.... but KS probably fears that people would realize that a KS pledge is a high risk thing then....
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 12, 2013, 11:25 eRe4s3r
 
Who buys from Zavvi when you can buy from Amazon? Honest question here, is it a UK only thing? Why would you choose them over Amazon?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 12, 2013, 10:26 eRe4s3r
 
It's groundhog day just with a sci-fi war... nothing can go wrong with that In fact, I wondered for a while after Groundhog day why there weren't mere "alikes" released. The idea fits perfectly in a slightly longer more spread out time loop where something is actually at stake...

Not gonna go into a cinema for it, but I'll watch it at some point...
 
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News Comments > Project Eternity Renamed; Trailered
34. Re: Project Eternity Renamed; Trailered Dec 12, 2013, 08:18 eRe4s3r
 
Creston wrote on Dec 11, 2013, 15:19:
RPS did a cool article about the 15 level mega-dungeon, or the "dungeoniest dungeon of all time" right here.

It sounds SOO AAAWWEEESOOMMMEEE!!!!!

Damn that does indeed sound awesome A fully hand-crafted 15 level mega dungeon is something no game ever did before.... and if they put mechanics in that allow for proper progression and not enter-finish style dungeon experience this would be much appreciated....

Though I do wonder how they wanna make sure we don't grind our way down and then out level all the main-quest challenges by a huge margin.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 12, 2013, 08:06 eRe4s3r
 
Julio wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 04:51:
Youtube can die a slow death, someone else should step and grab the business.

Indeed, the attitude youtube has towards it's MAIN USERBASE is fucking hilarious. It's nothing but a lame ass push to make managed channels stand above affiliates. So that the upper 1% youtube channels are exempt from content ID, but the affiliates are not.

This, together with the upcoming monetization review process is going to kill youtube for it's intended use. That's sharing videos.


 
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News Comments > Bedlam Game Announced
2. Re: Bedlam Game Announced Dec 11, 2013, 09:54 eRe4s3r
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 11, 2013, 09:25:
18 critically acclaimed novels and won numerous awards for his works

And yet no one has heard of him.

But that in itself doesn't really mean anything ;p Could be good or could be bad...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 11, 2013, 09:48 eRe4s3r
 
nin wrote on Dec 11, 2013, 09:26:
YouTube copyright strike barrage discussed, game publishers not the source.

From what I've read, they seem to be music based takedowns.


I think it's great. Automated takedown system that youtube uses (Content ID) is broken as hell. And any large mishap brings attention to that.

Only this time, they flagged stuff so extremely hard that most will think twice about going back to youtube. And that's good, more competition wouldn't hurt, and may get google to give a shit about youtube again.
 
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