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Nickname eRe4s3r
Email Concealed by request
ICQ None given.
Description 3D-Modeller, Anime Geek, Internet Addict, Lurker
Homepage http://ere4s3r.deviantart.com
Signed On Jan 29, 2009, 14:16
Total Comments 11859 (Ninja)
User ID 54727
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 18, 2018, 11:54 eRe4s3r
 
3dfx + Unreal made me a gamer  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
6. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Feb 18, 2018, 10:20 eRe4s3r
 
Book stores still exist?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2018, 09:03 eRe4s3r
 
VaranDragon wrote on Feb 18, 2018, 05:04:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 12:44:
I want my alien life right now... maybe they'll accept a German refugee? Literally everything would be better than having to live with my fucked up government for another 50 years. But I am German enough not to want to move to any other nation, because I think in the grand scheme of things, Germany is the best place to live... but that's a downward facing scale ;p

And yes, I would even migrate to a Zerg Hive Cluster, don't care, can't be worse than dyslexic old as shit politicians doing things that ruin your life in the future just so they can win a popular vote.

Now that is the definition of first world problems, though I suspect (and hope) you were being a little sarcastic. At least you weren't born a poor dirt scrubbing poppy farmer in Afghanistan.

You know, the LUXURY that we filthy rich westerners (comparatively) have been given by birthright is that we CAN be sarcastic about this and our government isn't putting us in jail for posting anti-government lines on the intertubes

And yeah, also that we have gained free education that allows us to see where our government is barely keeping together, and where it has already institutionally failed.
 
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News Comments > Remastered System Shock on Hiatus
38. Re: Remastered System Shock on Hiatus Feb 17, 2018, 13:48 eRe4s3r
 
VaranDragon wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 04:51:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 19:52:
This must be a first.
I can't think of one other KickStarted game where too much money has hampered its development.

Are you serious? How about the huge fucking "Star" elephant in the room?

They sure as hell are not running out of money though
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 17, 2018, 12:44 eRe4s3r
 
I want my alien life right now... maybe they'll accept a German refugee? Literally everything would be better than having to live with my fucked up government for another 50 years. But I am German enough not to want to move to any other nation, because I think in the grand scheme of things, Germany is the best place to live... but that's a downward facing scale ;p

And yes, I would even migrate to a Zerg Hive Cluster, don't care, can't be worse than dyslexic old as shit politicians doing things that ruin your life in the future just so they can win a popular vote.
 
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News Comments > Steam Wishlist Changes and Lunar New Year Sale
16. Re: Re: Steam Wishlist Changes and Lunar New Year Sale Feb 17, 2018, 05:48 eRe4s3r
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 23:41:
Whoever is the lead dev on the Wishlist project is risking a lot by using CSS Grid! The recommendation for CSS Grid is in Draft mode with the latest published on February 6, 2018. The NUMBER ONE rule of web development is never use anything in draft status with the W3C! That's like developing a game with an early alpha game engine. CSS Grid is also competing against another serious W3C candidate called FlexBox. The support for FlexBox is slightly greater. The latest version of Twitter's Bootstrap responsive framework uses Flexbox as an alternate layout solution, not the primary. If W3C decides to go with FlexBox, browser developers will shift support away from CSS Grid.

Considering 1 person is responsible for this redesign, and likely only because it just so happened to be on their way to the payroll delivery.... well.... this does not surprise me the slightest.

That said, they are using their own shitty chromium variation already, no doubt they will hack together something if CSS Grid is dropped in favor of Flexbox
 
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News Comments > Remastered System Shock on Hiatus
30. Re: Remastered System Shock on Hiatus Feb 17, 2018, 05:41 eRe4s3r
 
And this is why I didn't back this, developer with ZERO previous actual made games, and a library that consisted 100% of publisher mandated and controlled smaller projects.

Promises after running with 1.3m seem kinda moot too. Deliver what you promised and then you can make more promises

Also, for a project that just wasted 1.3m there is sure not a lot of actual ingame things to be seen.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 16, 2018, 14:29 eRe4s3r
 
Pigeon wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 11:36:
Intel is introducing a new feature for its processors with integrated graphics, allowing games to be automatically optimized on systems.

So automatically setting everything to the lowest?

No

Intel Kabylake G chips with Radeon Vega graphics only

Which is not surprising, as Intel hasn't patched the non G line of drivers for nearly a year now.
 
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News Comments > Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition Patch and Steam Beta
4. Re: Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition Patch and Steam Beta Feb 16, 2018, 11:22 eRe4s3r
 
Darks wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 08:17:
Jivaro wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 06:07:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 04:40:
Only thing I want to know, will old modules work with this, especially the CEP ? If not, bust.

Seems that it does...

https://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/67596/nwn-ee-and-the-cep

Everything works. I own this and got it just to test out if my mods work and they do. So non issue. cant say that its looking better, but they have made nicer changes and compatibility changes that are good. And a nice UI scalling added.

That's really nice to hear ^^
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 16, 2018, 04:55 eRe4s3r
 
NKD wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 22:21:
I thought Trump was all about lowering taxes? Oh right, only for the rich, and apparently, Australians, since they seem to be big Trump fans.

Don't be absurd, politicians never do what they say, they are only skilled at lying, otherwise they wouldn't become elected.
 
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News Comments > Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition Patch and Steam Beta
1. Re: Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition Patch and Steam Beta Feb 16, 2018, 04:40 eRe4s3r
 
Only thing I want to know, will old modules work with this, especially the CEP ? If not, bust.  
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News Comments > Steam Wishlist Changes and Lunar New Year Sale
10. Re: Steam Wishlist Changes and Lunar New Year Sale Feb 16, 2018, 03:32 eRe4s3r
 
Kajetan wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 01:31:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 23:33:
Also my god are the sales bad this time
Sales are never bad. If sales seem bad, than its you, not the sales. Its you already having most of the games you want

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News Comments > Steam Wishlist Changes and Lunar New Year Sale
4. Re: Steam Wishlist Changes and Lunar New Year Sale Feb 15, 2018, 23:33 eRe4s3r
 
Sorting is nice, but the redesign is not.

Also my god are the sales bad this time
 
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News Comments > Morality Group Targets Steam
13. Re: Morality Group Targets Steam Feb 15, 2018, 12:56 eRe4s3r
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 07:57:
Jivaro wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 07:18:
Beamer wrote on Feb 14, 2018, 12:55:
Though it would probably behove Steam to call out when games have nudity.

Nudity, Mature, Adult, Sexual Content....these are all current tags for game descriptions on Steam that are currently used. Do you mean something on top of that or am I misunderstanding?

More blatant. I'm not looking for those tags, but I've never seen them.

Then again, I don't read steam pages. I find discovery impossible there, so I figure out what I want then find it on steam.

Fact is the feature you want already exists and if you used steam store pages for even 2 minutes you'd know they are not only there, but a great tool for discovery, especially niche user tags
 
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News Comments > Senator Presses FTC and ESRB on Loot Boxes
11. Re: Senator Presses FTC and ESRB on Loot Boxes Feb 15, 2018, 12:52 eRe4s3r
 
theglaze wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 11:51:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 11:07:
Turd Ferguson wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 10:46:
If more ppl would vote with their wallet, we would not have this kind of issue, however, having a label "loot box alert" attached to the game would be a small step in recognizing that this mechanic is a problem.


The crux of the problem is this entire scummy fake currency system big publishers (but really, mainly EA, Activision and Ubisoft) have setup. There is a reason lootboxes are considered gambling, since you often can't even pay for them with direct money transfer, there is always 1 more step involved which detaches you from the payment, and especially for younger people this is a huge problem. And just like casinos give you chips for money, EA gives you fake money for real money that THEN lets you buy loot boxes. Why are casinos gambling if loot boxes aren't?

The gaming industry's argument is that the player never "loses" when opening a loot box; a reward is always provided, even if undesirable.

It's hard to argue against that, because the risk of "losing your bet" is critical function of gambling.

But in some ways, loot boxes are worse than casino gambling:
  • Most publishers provide NO WAY of exchanging your loot (ie casino chips) into real cash.
  • Most publishers provide NO WAY of exchanging your loot into other games, including sequels (ie: chips can't even be played on other tables or leave the casino).
  • Most publishers provide loot that boosts the players ability to win/earn/achieve results in the video game, so there is a more complex psychological connection than just winning money. (ie: chip value is more than just a direct relationship with money)


  • Then toss in the element of selling to kids, and we've got ourselves an industry that has gone too far without regulation... IMO...

    Technically you could still be losing your "bet" if you don't get anything you wanted out of your purchase and with no way to recoup any losses (like say, on Valves lootbox platform) the only way publishers could argue themselves out of that, is if they would not allow duplicates, so the chances would increase the more you got and there'd be a fixed amount of money needed to get all. But either way it would remain a game of chance. And that is the definition of gambling....


    Meh, in the end this absolutely needs regulation. Casinos are heavily regulated, and publishers managed to convince me that they too are as criminally greedy and disgusting as mafia run casinos of yonder. Good job they did with that. Now, maybe because I have gotten ever older, I find this disgusting and especially because companies like Activision EA and Ubisoft to some extend push it ever beyond the limits of good taste, as usual.
     
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    News Comments > Steam Drops Developer Over Self-Reviews
    11. Re: Steam Drops Developer Over Self-Reviews Feb 15, 2018, 11:18 eRe4s3r
     
    Cutter wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 09:53:
    It is ZERO different from any other type of payola. Remember that shit from a few years back with sites like PC Lamer getting static because of their giving good reviews to big advertisers and shitty ones to those who weren't? All in the pretense of maintaining the appearance of being professional and unbiased when nothing could be further from the truth. It's STILL the same. There are no free lunches. Someone gives you something they expect something in return.

    Nonsense, the integrity of your ethics starts and stops with you and only with you. And if I had been in such a situation (thankfully none of my employees are nor were stupid enough to try that) I would have leaked this shit instantly. I absolutely despise such scummy behaviors in this industry.

    And no amount of money or threat would let me forget that principle. I never reviewed any game I worked on. Especially before Steam made public who got games for free (Although that system is HUGELY flawed)
     
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    News Comments > Senator Presses FTC and ESRB on Loot Boxes
    6. Re: Senator Presses FTC and ESRB on Loot Boxes Feb 15, 2018, 11:07 eRe4s3r
     
    Turd Ferguson wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 10:46:
    If more ppl would vote with their wallet, we would not have this kind of issue, however, having a label "loot box alert" attached to the game would be a small step in recognizing that this mechanic is a problem.


    The crux of the problem is this entire scummy fake currency system big publishers (but really, mainly EA, Activision and Ubisoft) have setup. There is a reason lootboxes are considered gambling, since you often can't even pay for them with direct money transfer, there is always 1 more step involved which detaches you from the payment, and especially for younger people this is a huge problem. And just like casinos give you chips for money, EA gives you fake money for real money that THEN lets you buy loot boxes. Why are casinos gambling if loot boxes aren't?
     
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    News Comments > THQ Nordic Buying Koch Media
    19. Re: THQ Nordic Buying Koch Media Feb 15, 2018, 09:03 eRe4s3r
     
    yuastnav wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 08:01:
    eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 01:14:
    Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 00:05:
    Does anyone know if they bought the Nexus IP?

    I'd love to see another Nexus: The Jupiter Incident.

    They own the IP yea, but I doubt they wanna do anything with it.

    Wasn't there a Kickstarter or something for Nexus 2, many many years ago? I may be mistaken but it was probably one of the first kickstarters for a video game. They wanted half a million or something and didn't reach the goal. They also said that this was probably the only chance of bringing that title back.

    I remember when Koch Media published the first Gothic. Then JoWood published the second and the third one. Both went bankrupt. I'm rather happy that Piranha Bytes have a different publisher now.

    They had permission to do that But it failed utterly and the studio went down. IP reverted to THQ, then to THQ Nordic. Not sure if that really means IP or just distribution agreements though.

    And PB has THQ Nordic as publisher FYI ;p
     
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    News Comments > THQ Nordic Buying Koch Media
    15. Re: THQ Nordic Buying Koch Media Feb 15, 2018, 01:14 eRe4s3r
     
    Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 00:05:
    Does anyone know if they bought the Nexus IP?

    I'd love to see another Nexus: The Jupiter Incident.

    They own the IP yea, but I doubt they wanna do anything with it.
     
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    News Comments > Evening Metaverse
    3. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 15, 2018, 01:13 eRe4s3r
     
    jdreyer wrote on Feb 14, 2018, 22:36:
    HomePods are staining wooden tables with a white ring.

    Testing. It's a thing you should do.

    Not even testing, I avoid silicone bases like the plague exactly because of this crap. Oils with high acidic levels leak out and that's never a good thing to anything you place it on and you don't need testing to know that, look up how silicone is made and it hits you like a white ring on a wooden surface. Just get normal natural hard rubber feet like every other pleb! When it works on my fat Teufel subwoofer on carpet it works for these dinky speakers.

    Apple - Where the only thing of high quality is the price.

    That said, for a flawed speaker design like this it makes perfect sense, without soft dampener underneath you'd hear it vibrating like hell ;p
     
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