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Real Name Lazarus Long   
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Signed On Jul 8, 2004, 17:03
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News Comments > Who Controls Star Control?
37. Re: Who Controls Star Control? Dec 4, 2017, 19:05 Burrito of Peace
 
He who controls the Kor-Ah controls the universe!  
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News Comments > Who Controls Star Control?
2. Re: Who Controls Star Control? Dec 3, 2017, 17:02 Burrito of Peace
 
...and now we'll probably never see Ghosts of the Precursors hit the light of day in a commercially available, finished state that is equal to, or better than, SC2.  
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News Comments > Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Adds Australian Forces
4. Re: Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Adds Australian Forces Nov 28, 2017, 18:54 Burrito of Peace
 
I wish someone would make a solid, no punches pulled Vietnam era singleplayer FPS.  
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News Comments > Square Enix on the Future of Deus Ex
13. Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Nov 28, 2017, 15:17 Burrito of Peace
 
Kajetan wrote on Nov 28, 2017, 14:46:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 28, 2017, 14:12:
Perhaps it is for the best that SE/EM are letting those two titles lie fallow for a bit. Perhaps in the future, a different team can do both titles justice and create enjoyable games.
A different team will still have to answer to the board of Square-Enix. How will that improve anything?

Pretty simply, actually. Your standard board is so far removed that the only thing they'll see or care about is the FYI statement. The actual creative direction is up to the studio head, usually. If you have a sound pitch with enough storyboarding and a semi-functional prototype then you have a good chance of a greenlight. Especially if you do it during the wind-down phase of a project when the studio/company is looking for the next project. If the studio head likes it, they'll go to the VP of Finance and say "We need X dollars for Project Y which I have estimated will take Z manhours and be shippable by Qn." I have never been in a large studio where a CEO/CFO/etc have made the go/nogo call on a project. The only time where that did occur was on a small team at a startup where the "head" was also a working member of the team.
 
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News Comments > Square Enix on the Future of Deus Ex
9. Re: Square Enix on the Future of Deus Ex Nov 28, 2017, 14:12 Burrito of Peace
 
I guess I'm the odd man out here. I hated Mankind Divided. As others have said the plot and characters were weaker than a malnourished two year old. Moreover, I hated the level design and it was so fucking lazy to me. Back and forth over the same ground. Over and over and over. Jensen was even less likable to me in Mankind Divided than he was in Human Revolution. I finished MD but only in the sense that it was more of a hatefuck than an enjoyable desire.

Thief should have been a slam dunk. Go back and play 1 and 2. Modernize the mechanics but don't reinvent them. Create a compelling story. Ship it. Sell like gothcakes on Halloween. Shalebridge Cradle is one of the pinnacles of atmosphere and level design. It should have been an easy inspiration.

Perhaps it is for the best that SE/EM are letting those two titles lie fallow for a bit. Perhaps in the future, a different team can do both titles justice and create enjoyable games.
 
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News Comments > etc.
14. Re: etc. Nov 21, 2017, 16:19 Burrito of Peace
 
HoSpanky wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 15:38:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 15:07:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 13:15:
I mean, name me something else that you get 100+ hours of enjoyment out of that's 60$.

I can pick up a lot of books for $60 at a second hand bookstore that will provide me with 100+ hours of enjoyment easily.

$60 is the introductory price for most games. The books youíre talking about sell for $15 or more brand new. Letís not compare used, older titles to brand new.

Now you're moving the goal posts. You said "...name me something else that you get 100+ hours of enjoyment out of that's 60$". So I did.

Moreover, I can pick up several used console titles (but not from Gamestop) for that $60 that will deliver more hours than most new single titles will.
 
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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: etc. Nov 21, 2017, 15:07 Burrito of Peace
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 13:15:
I mean, name me something else that you get 100+ hours of enjoyment out of that's 60$.

I can pick up a lot of books for $60 at a second hand bookstore that will provide me with 100+ hours of enjoyment easily.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Previews
5. Re: Sunday Previews Nov 20, 2017, 09:35 Burrito of Peace
 
This just became a day one purchase...on GOG.  
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News Comments > ESA Seeking Final Disabilities Access Waiver Extension
21. Re: ESA Seeking Final Disabilities Access Waiver Extension Nov 19, 2017, 05:43 Burrito of Peace
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Nov 18, 2017, 21:00:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 18, 2017, 18:29:
dubfanatic wrote on Nov 18, 2017, 17:43:
hahahah rethugliKKKans are stupid!

Well, let's see:

They fronted Trump
They're defending Moore
They've fucked anyone NOT in the 1% with their tax plan
They desperately tried to fuck over people who need health insurance
They're doing their damnedest to kill net neutrality
They're gutting the EPA
They've gone specifically out of their way to deny actual, data driven science so they can appoint their political cronie buddies

...and the list goes on.

So, yeah, they are pretty fucking stupid.

Hillary Clinton will NEVER be president of the United States.

/thread

The sky is blue, water is wet, and the wind blows. So? What's your point? Do you have one outside of threadbare Fox Newsesque "quips"?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 18, 2017, 18:46 Burrito of Peace
 
Sounds like he was Thunderstruck. Hopefully he's not hearing Hell's Bells. Maybe his last day was spent Giving the Dog a Bone. He sure did have a great ride on the Highway to Hell though.  
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News Comments > ESA Seeking Final Disabilities Access Waiver Extension
13. Re: ESA Seeking Final Disabilities Access Waiver Extension Nov 18, 2017, 18:29 Burrito of Peace
 
dubfanatic wrote on Nov 18, 2017, 17:43:
hahahah rethugliKKKans are stupid!

Well, let's see:

They fronted Trump
They're defending Moore
They've fucked anyone NOT in the 1% with their tax plan
They desperately tried to fuck over people who need health insurance
They're doing their damnedest to kill net neutrality
They're gutting the EPA
They've gone specifically out of their way to deny actual, data driven science so they can appoint their political cronie buddies

...and the list goes on.

So, yeah, they are pretty fucking stupid.
 
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News Comments > Star Control: Origins - Fleet Battles Beta
1. Re: Star Control: Origins - Fleet Battles Beta Nov 16, 2017, 22:21 Burrito of Peace
 
That...looks like total ass.  
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News Comments > Deep Sky Derelicts Early Access
2. Re: Deep Sky Derelicts Early Access Nov 15, 2017, 19:21 Burrito of Peace
 
"roguelike"...DRINK!  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Linux totally dominates supercomputers. Nov 15, 2017, 10:11 Burrito of Peace
 
Well...no shit. Linux's modular design makes it a no-brainer for custom OS deployments for limited, hyperscale tasks. In general, Linux is a better server OS because, outside of Active Directory (and even there Samba Directory Services are making inroads), Windows Server sucks shit.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
12. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 15, 2017, 10:03 Burrito of Peace
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 09:25:
Upgrading mobo/cpu/ram seems less and less appealing with these prices. My i5-2600k OC to 4.3 is still chugging along just fine.
I'll probably get a new video card next year though the 970 is showing it's age in some games.
Not planning to jump on the 4k bandwagon just yet. I think we still have a bit of time before games catch up to that resolution in terms of optimization.

I am upgrading in February (maybe, depending on if any information about Ryzen 2 is forthcoming) solely because I want more cores at a non-Intel-anally-rapes-you price. I',m just flatout running out of cores for heavy VM use with my Xeon. It was a solid system five years ago but it is starting to show its age.

The 970 I have in it is also struggling a bit now, too. I noticed this when playing AC:O and even Stellaris in large battles is starting to chug at 1080p. I don't want to pull the trigger on a 1080Ti if Volta is soon to be released either. Like Beamer, I bought the 970 two years ago at the end of its life cycle (but paid less than he did) thinking it would last three years.

As an aside, does anybody have any recommendations for a good VGA manufacturer? I bought EVGA for my 970 as I had always had a good experience with them prior to the 970 but I had to fix the mounting on the thermal solution as it was way the hell off base. I would prefer not to go through that again. I had an MSI 480 once a long time ago and that was a pretty solid card. Are they still a solid brand?
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
11. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 15, 2017, 09:55 Burrito of Peace
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 08:38:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 07:59:
Prices are going up but the days of needing to be on the bleeding edge every year is all but gone except in niche cases. A well built system will now easily last you five years. Amortize the cost over five years, and that system will cost less overall than the money most people spend on eating out over the course of those five years.

Or, if you live in NYC, it costs less overall than eating out does in a month.
I'm not kidding. I haven't counted, but I'm spending at least a grand a month here to eat each month.

Dude, do you not have a kitchen in your place?
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Shows off Virtual Montana
7. Re: Far Cry 5 Shows off Virtual Montana Nov 15, 2017, 09:52 Burrito of Peace
 
Rigs wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 02:06:
I didn't get around to Primal but I don't think I missed much. I'm in for the story for the most part and from what I've seen and gathered, there isn't much of one in Primal and the mechanics are mostly FC4.5.

=-Rigs-=

I may be the odd man out, but I liked Primal far, far more than I did FC4 which I felt was just stupid and cartoonish. It could also be that I really dig ancient history so the setting was right up my alley. In my opinion, it felt like a more pure storyline. No crazy bullshit other than the shamanistic overtones which are pretty believable in ancient cultures that far back.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 15, 2017, 07:59 Burrito of Peace
 
Prices are going up but the days of needing to be on the bleeding edge every year is all but gone except in niche cases. A well built system will now easily last you five years. Amortize the cost over five years, and that system will cost less overall than the money most people spend on eating out over the course of those five years.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 15, 2017, 07:54 Burrito of Peace
 
I wish Mozilla had ditched Yahoo and Google and made DuckDuckGo their default. In as much as Mozilla has been going to some lengths to tout their privacy efforts in Firefox, it seems like that would have been a smarter way to go in that vein.  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
3. Re: Evening Interviews Nov 15, 2017, 07:52 Burrito of Peace
 
I have to say that I feel pretty satisfied with the DLC for Stellaris so far with the exception of the Planetoid pack which was purely cosmetic. Everything else has had content that in some way add more interesting aspects to the game.  
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