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Nickname eRe4s3r
Email Concealed by request
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Description 3D-Modeller, Anime Geek, Internet Addict, Lurker
Homepage http://ere4s3r.deviantart.com
Signed On Jan 29, 2009, 14:16
Total Comments 11617 (Ninja)
User ID 54727
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 8, 2017, 01:39 eRe4s3r
 
LiTh wrote on Jul 7, 2017, 17:21:
I'm not one for Government control, but when it comes to Nuclear Power plants, I dont think it benefits the public (especially in the surrounding area) to have private companies running these things. Nuclear power can absolutely be safe, it just needs a lot more eyes on it. We dont need a knee jerk reaction like Germany did (which was the dumbest thing ever considering their neighbor France is the biggest producer of Nuclear power on the planet).

Unless you don't look at it this way, the energy strategy was probably implemented to push coal out of the mix without the remaining 20k employees or so able to stop it. Since only GAS/Solar/Wind is part of the energy mix you don't really need coal mines anymore... which is a good thing. And once we actually have an actual energy STORAGE strategy the teething problems will go away. Now if only the insane energy price would also go away.

Nuclear power has literally no place in a renewable energy mix anymore. Fusion power on the other hand would have...
 
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News Comments > Firefall Falls
5. Re: Firefall Falls Jul 7, 2017, 13:29 eRe4s3r
 
Maybe the game wouldn't have flopped nearly so much if the series had some actual writers and actors, and maybe some better CGI dudes employed.. because by the gods that was atrocious acting and writing.. still have nightmares of it!  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Jul 7, 2017, 06:03 eRe4s3r
 
Dacote wrote on Jul 6, 2017, 22:05:
Skype, face time for people that don't know better.

You mean the people that buy Apple products? ;p
 
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News Comments > Independence Day Tech Bits
8. Re: Independence Day Tech Bits Jul 4, 2017, 23:29 eRe4s3r
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 4, 2017, 23:27:
I don't even remember why I dropped Winamp. It's probably in that article but I'm too lazy to click the link. Wasn't there some huge controversy about privacy or them adding intrusive ads or something like that?

Anyway, I switched to MediaMonkey back then and never looked back.
It's a great and very feature-rich (more than I'll ever need) music player.
After trying the free version, I bought a gold lifetime license back in the day and they still provide updates on a regular basis. Good shit.

Yeah, for a while the front facing winamp installer (not the PRO installer, which is the same thing without all the crap) tried to install malware and adware, including a browser tracking "browser bar" (I have no idea who the hell even uses such things, but clearly some people do)

This was for me the time where I backed my v5.63 pro installer (from 2012) and never downloaded anything with AOL attached ever again. I don't even update the thing ^^

IN 2014 AOL dumped Winamp/Shoutcast and it's now run by Radionomy but they haven't released anything that's on par with 5.6 .. yet
 
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News Comments > The Eldritch Zookeeper Announced
8. Re: The Eldritch Zookeeper Announced Jul 4, 2017, 23:24 eRe4s3r
 
bigspender wrote on Jul 4, 2017, 17:15:
Thought this was going to be more like Slime Rancher but with a fantasy theme.

Which by the way is such an obvious conceptual improvement over slime rancher I am surprised nothing of the kind has even been announced.
 
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News Comments > Independence Day Safety Dance
2. Re: Independence Day Safety Dance Jul 4, 2017, 21:42 eRe4s3r
 
Blues has upgraded his wit level to 73

Especially considering this came from a UK-post-brexit think-tank and not actual relevant science ^^

Btw, do you know what they consider a mental health issue?
anxiety
 
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News Comments > Independence Day Tech Bits
6. Re: Independence Day Tech Bits Jul 4, 2017, 20:55 eRe4s3r
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 4, 2017, 13:24:
It was great when it was whipping the llama's ass but with VLC these days no one needs anything beyond that.

Winamp is a music library management tool and player in one, including streaming, ripping, burning. VLC does nothing of that, aside from playing music. I guess if that's what you want VLC is good enough, but for me it's Winamp and MPC-HC combo that reigns supreme and always will ^^
 
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News Comments > Independence Day Tech Bits
1. Re: Independence Day Tech Bits Jul 4, 2017, 10:39 eRe4s3r
 
I still use Winamp for reasons... flimsy reason but reasons ^^
 
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News Comments > Unannounced Five Nights at Freddy's Game Cancelled
18. Re: Unannounced Five Nights at Freddy's Game Cancelled Jul 4, 2017, 07:53 eRe4s3r
 
Rigs wrote on Jul 3, 2017, 22:37:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 3, 2017, 22:01:
Task wrote on Jul 3, 2017, 12:10:
Pizza Tycoon sounds like fun.

Any decently made Tycoon game can be fun, if some actual production quality and/or love for the topic is involved. Sadly most of the time that just is not the case.

Meh...Microprose did it right way back when...that and the Zepplin Tycoon they did around the same time...ah, memories...

=-Rigs-=

Microprose? Zeppelin Tycoon is from Ikarion Software
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGl2foIsJr0

Good ol times that
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 4, 2017, 07:51 eRe4s3r
 
Jerykk wrote on Jul 4, 2017, 06:39:
What a world we live in when games like GTAV, CS:GO, Dishonored 2, Dark Souls 3, FO4 and Shadow of Mordor aren't even considered decent...

It would be better if we could call more than 2 games on that list art. And in case of W3 that's only half-true imo, as a whole package (expansion and game) it's definitely exceptionally good, but art? Nier:A is the only game in that list where you walk away after completing the primary 3 endings with a new collection of thoughts and emotions you never thought about before. And that is the very definition of art.

Aside that the use of hyperbole is a valid tool to make a point ^^ I don't consider (except the battle royale games) any game on that list bad.

Ps.: GTA 5 is not on that list because I hated every single one of these characters. I hated the story, I hated the glorification of crime and the moral the game basically endorsed by half-assing everything that could have maybe brought a different point across or bring us to think about some things.

At the end of GTA 5 I wanted to drone strike each one of these MF's and whoever wrote them too, that's not an emotional feeling a game should incite in me when it comes to main characters....

The only other games that managed this feat are Watch Dogs 1 and Watch Dogs 2, games where terrorism is LITERALLY glorified. Maybe fun to some who can blend out reality of the world we live in, but I can't do that anymore ;/ In fact I found it exceptional how tone deaf especially Watch Dogs 2 was, where a terrorist basically rebelled against being (correctly) identified as a terrorist. Yeah, THAT is a main character I wanna play and identify as.. not.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 3, 2017, 22:23 eRe4s3r
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 3, 2017, 22:21:
You should all be playing Factorio instead anyway!

Played way too much of that to be honest
 
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News Comments > Unannounced Five Nights at Freddy's Game Cancelled
15. Re: Unannounced Five Nights at Freddy's Game Cancelled Jul 3, 2017, 22:01 eRe4s3r
 
Task wrote on Jul 3, 2017, 12:10:
Pizza Tycoon sounds like fun.

Any decently made Tycoon game can be fun, if some actual production quality and/or love for the topic is involved. Sadly most of the time that just is not the case.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 3, 2017, 21:20 eRe4s3r
 
Nier ftw The only decent game on that list.. well, except maybe Witcher 3...  
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News Comments > Project Space Sector Renamed; Preorders Soon
4. Re: Project Space Sector Renamed; Preorders Soon Jul 3, 2017, 00:15 eRe4s3r
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jul 2, 2017, 23:29:
"Random tech trees"? Pass. That all but insures that ship designs will be useless from game to game. Also, that UI is fuuuuuuuuugly. It looks like it crawled out of an alpha 4X from 1993.

I admit that Stellaris has spoiled me. It's the only 4X game that hits everything right for my tastes. I really have no interest in looking at anything else unless it significantly tops Stellaris.

Gotta agree, but if we ever get something that tops Stellaris it's probably gonna be Stellaris 2.... doesn't seem like any other developer is even trying.

Imo only way random tech tree could ever work is if it meant random tech templates. Aka, hand crafted tech trees of which there are a few randomly chosen which allow ye to have species with proper flavor. It's one of these things that bugs me about Stellaris extremely, Hive mind, building capitals and factories... organic ship built from... minerals????

I think they said they wanna extend the race unique stuff at some point, so we'll see
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 2, 2017, 21:46 eRe4s3r
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 2, 2017, 10:42:
So you're saying Mars does not have a Chuck E. Cheese?
strange news indeed

Also, Alex Jones alert


This headline made me wonder whether we have April 1st to be honest, there exist people who believe anything Infowars and all those scam news sites post? Seriously?
 
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News Comments > Project Space Sector Renamed; Preorders Soon
2. Re: Project Space Sector Renamed; Preorders Soon Jul 2, 2017, 18:27 eRe4s3r
 
Ozmodan wrote on Jul 2, 2017, 11:21:
After so many failures in the category, it will be interesting if they can achieve their goal.

You know they won't. It's another cookie cutter moo clone with nothing unique to it. Probably a 1:1 duplicate of the gameplay loop as well.

Well, this genre is dead, and 1 more fail won't change that.

After Stellaris, it's also pretty clear that you need to change the 4x formula fundamentally, we now have Distant Worlds and Stellaris, 2 extremes of the genre, in-between we have Moo clones and mediocrity.

If a dev really wants to have a chance now, he/she has to go beyond either of these extremes trying to carve a new unique gameplay loop out of it. If they just replicate gameplay loops, specifically the MOO2 loop, they will fail, utterly. Because every failed 4x has this loop.

Ps.: And also, exploration events need a god damn top notch sci-fi writer. Stellaris farmed the low hanging fruits so completely that any attempt to recreate this without writing strength will feel like a "Been there, done that" ;/
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
10. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jul 2, 2017, 04:37 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 2, 2017, 03:20:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 2, 2017, 00:41:
DangerDog wrote on Jul 1, 2017, 23:01:
Sounds like the new attack vector will be the "white listed" programs, just attack ones that are common for most people to have installed like Adobe Reader.

We are heading into the eventual day when it won't be optional to install programs unless they're from the MS Store.

Not in the EU. If MS pulled this you can count the days till their next billion penalty.

Just the cost of doing business for a $94B company.

That is true
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
7. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jul 2, 2017, 02:44 eRe4s3r
 
TheVocalMinority wrote on Jul 2, 2017, 01:34:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 2, 2017, 00:41:
DangerDog wrote on Jul 1, 2017, 23:01:
Sounds like the new attack vector will be the "white listed" programs, just attack ones that are common for most people to have installed like Adobe Reader.

We are heading into the eventual day when it won't be optional to install programs unless they're from the MS Store.

Not in the EU. If MS pulled this you can count the days till their next billion penalty.

So iPhones aren't sold in Europe?

iPhones aren't even close to a relevant monopoly in the EU And it's not about "being sold" it's about anti-monopoly laws applying or not. And MS has already violated them once and paid a pretty hefty fine. MS would be pretty daft to even attempt to pull such a stunt. If market share would fall (Linux 50%? hah) then that would not be an issue though.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
5. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jul 2, 2017, 00:41 eRe4s3r
 
DangerDog wrote on Jul 1, 2017, 23:01:
Sounds like the new attack vector will be the "white listed" programs, just attack ones that are common for most people to have installed like Adobe Reader.

We are heading into the eventual day when it won't be optional to install programs unless they're from the MS Store.

Not in the EU. If MS pulled this you can count the days till their next billion penalty.
 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
1. Re: Evening Patches Jun 30, 2017, 21:25 eRe4s3r
 
Yes, a Portal 2 security update.  
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