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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 > Evening Mobilization
5. Re: Evening Mobilization Feb 22, 2017, 21:05 eRe4s3r
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 11:58:
They need to show they aren't falling behind tech wise to Amazon. The thing is UPS and Fedex have had these now for years in testing. Amazon gets so much pub over this "stunt", the carriers need to rekindle "us to!"

I wonder what the drones gonna do when it rains though...
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 22, 2017, 21:01 eRe4s3r
 
Solution: Bogus DMCA = fine of $5k to whoever received that DMCA and fine of $5k to the state. Problem solved.  
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News Comments > Steam Adding 10% GST in AU
14. Re: Steam Adding 10% GST in AU Feb 22, 2017, 13:45 eRe4s3r
 
On that note I am for the first time testing the refund system on steam (Berserk) ^^  
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Feb 22, 2017, 06:13 eRe4s3r
 
Dev wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 23:19:
Blue,
What's that blank 5th item? Inquiring minds want to know

It's the Berserk game you forgot released today
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Feb 22, 2017, 04:41 eRe4s3r
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 21:17:
wonder how many people/cars/objects are gonna get hit by falling boxes and shit

Probably less than are killed every day in car accidents.
 
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News Comments > Total War: WARHAMMER Free Expansion Next Week
4. Re: Total War: WARHAMMER Free Expansion Next Week Feb 22, 2017, 03:42 eRe4s3r
 
All I want is properly done Skaven clans.. give them to me ;p  
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News Comments > Halo Wars 2 Released
11. Re: Halo Wars 2 Released Feb 21, 2017, 11:33 eRe4s3r
 
sauron wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 11:16:
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 11:11:
Good point guys, thanks for the feedback
I totally forgot about DoW3

Also, if you're into RPGs, don't forget that Torment comes out next Tuesday...

Woah, completely forgot that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
14. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 21, 2017, 00:04 eRe4s3r
 
Can we just look in awe at the non political news? MS had 6 months to fix a bug in gdi32.dll and.. didn't manage it.

Wow. Wtf is going on at MS lately? No patches in February already leaves Windows 10 "the most secure windows ever" with 3 unpatched 0-day exploits.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
1. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Feb 19, 2017, 23:52 eRe4s3r
 
"We’ve reached out to Valve for further response"

Hahahahahhaaaa
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
10. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Feb 19, 2017, 23:20 eRe4s3r
 
Simon Says wrote on Feb 19, 2017, 13:25:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 19, 2017, 00:30:
The big problem with universal income is imo that, if you don't implement it globally, it by default necessitates total border closures and a token system (ie, you can't use a universal wage tokens from your nation in another nation, or there'd be at the very least permission zones for tokens). Otherwise you'd create a huge pull factor for immigrants from the deepest shit-holes of the planet into the developed nations.

Not necessarily, you can add provisions to get access to the UBI which could prevent that, like being a citizen of the country in question or having lived in the country in question for at least "x years", already having a steady job for "x years", and on and on, whatever works to prevent this kind of "gold rush".

And anyway, in most countries, immigration conditions are very stringent, you should see the list of requirements for being accepted in Canada that came up when Trump got elected for example, most Amerians, even those who had a steady job for decades, millionaires, who have no debt, etc, wouldn't be accepted. Taking advantage of a UBI is a lot harder than you think and putting in place additional safeguards is easy and a no-brainer.

It makes your whole argument pretty moot.

You are not wrong, but let me tell you the requirement to be a refugee, "Get into the country, ask for asylum" and believe me, this is exploited like hell. Of 35k Chechens who asked only 4.5% were granted refugee status, that leaves 95% illegal immigrants that you can't deport, because there are a ton of loopholes to prevent deportation even to non-war nations in our broken legal system. To ask for refugee status you gotta *be* in the country. Hence why Germany to this day has huge problems with refugees that are NOT granted refugee status but refuse the leave the country. Because what you really wanna do against that? Death squads? Massive police hunts?

If you don't handle creeping into citizenship in some way an UBI can not work. Although I guess you could make stipulations that exclude refugees and non-citizens. But what you gonna pay them then? And how far would you go to restrict UBI? Would marrying a citizen grant the husband citizenship? Would a child being born here give that child citizenship? Would you reduce social protections outside UBI to zero?

You are saying it is in most cases possible to implement, I am telling you, if you implement it, you gotta think about the pull factors. If there is any way to gain citizenship (or social benefits) in your country it WILL be exploited. And while it doesn't matter if your own citizens do this, the money stays in the country after all, it matters if refugees send social benefits back to their 3rd world countries. (as an example)

In my view, as a German, I see UBI with some reservations because I would not ever trust my government to actually think it through. As long as we have no own border control we can not ever implement UBI
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
15. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 19, 2017, 22:59 eRe4s3r
 
Quinn wrote on Feb 19, 2017, 17:50:
J wrote on Feb 19, 2017, 14:06:
Four Honor. You're welcome!

I am simply stunned by how incredibly NOT FUN this fucking game is. I hate the fact that I find it so incredibly hard to believe some people somehow like the game. XD

Elaborate? Did they somehow fuck up the combat balance / cheesy/exploitable moves? Mount and Blade is immensely fun, but from videos, this For Honor thing looks a lot slower and lumbering with dedicated combos that are always going to be optimal if you get a stun in etc. (which would make combat always the same).

Anyway, it's Ubisoft, so no surprise it's a good idea with horrible execution. ^^
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Feb 19, 2017, 11:57 eRe4s3r
 
It baffles me that a tech blog does not have lawsuit insurance, how fucking crazy you gotta be to be boss at Techdirt of all places and not have one. After the whole news with Hogan and assorted? But people apparently don't learn.. sigh.  
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News Comments > MS Promises Windows Exclusive Games
39. Re: MS Promises Windows Exclusive Games Feb 19, 2017, 11:45 eRe4s3r
 
Slick wrote on Feb 19, 2017, 02:10:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 18, 2017, 22:16:
Is it April first? Because if not, this reads like a threat and not a promise. MS in gaming was never a good thing, which you can already see from Halo Wars 2, a console RTS, which is inferior to ANY rts on PC, being put on Windows as an Windows 10 exclusive. Ah, there is no saying "FUCK YOU" quite like MS can do it.

Really, can we collectively stop caring so much about the platform? I mean exclusives are divisive enough, can we just focus on MS actually trying to make a PC game? And weather that game will be any good? Do they have any solid studios left that they haven't bankrupted who can pull off a real PC game?

The answer is no, but I watched a Halo Wars 2 "preview" stream and.. that looked laughable. Good CGI, bad performance in DX12, bad gameplay... and that from a MS dev team

Would probably be worth to watch in a let's play though, but only if you skip all the gameplay. I mean broken path-finding, in this day and age? And I nearly got a laughing attack when I saw the prompts when you wanna destroy a building you own. They cover the WHOLE FUCKING SCREEN, blacking everything out.. lmao
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
7. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Feb 19, 2017, 00:30 eRe4s3r
 
Slick wrote on Feb 18, 2017, 19:31:
couple things about this:

1) Robots aren't cheap as it is, although this will certainly change in the future. There's a reason why China employs people to literally attach individual LEDs to circuit boards, as it's cheaper than a robot. That particular example I think exemplifies how ridiculous Chinese labour is, there's 10,000 LEDs on a "wafer" the size of a large postage stamp, and humans have to individually snip them, and solder them for cheaper electronics.

2) Tax would be a good way to help all the people who will eventually be displaced form their jobs due to robotics, if that tax could be insured to actually go to the people being displaced, and not earmarked for porc barrel spending or military projects etc. If we're talking mid/long term, robotics and AI/machine learning will replace most of the world's workforce. So it's not too early to stat thinking about how that would actually work without throwing the planet into chaos.

I think that the endgame is to get nobody working, no dumb ass jobs at least. No one wants to spend 12 hours doing 1 thing on an assembly line, nor do they want to do a bunch of monotonous tax code scanning as an accountant... a machine could do all of that better.

The big problem with universal income is imo that, if you don't implement it globally, it by default necessitates total border closures and a token system (ie, you can't use a universal wage tokens from your nation in another nation, or there'd be at the very least permission zones for tokens). Otherwise you'd create a huge pull factor for immigrants from the deepest shit-holes of the planet into the developed nations. And this would lead, inevitably, to a collapse of the nations. Immigrants in such a system would be literally nothing but a drain on limited resources. Hence why I think it is not helpful when people say universal income, you would never, ever, get actual money in such a system, but rather digital currency tied to your nation or an economic alliance of nations. And that token income would be tied to you personally, you couldn't ever "gift" tokens.

So the end-game is a total collapse of capitalism when we are realistic. Capitalism in itself was already flawed deeply when it first occurred, and with robotic workforces you remove the final reason of existence for capitalism. I think this is the real reason it's either gonna be anarchy and world war 3, or massive cataclysmic changes in how nations and "economies" are functioning. It's gonna have to refocus on cultural and social efforts but with enough of an incentive there to maybe still do research and development, to do maintenance on robots.. etc.
 
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News Comments > MS Promises Windows Exclusive Games
32. Re: MS Promises Windows Exclusive Games Feb 18, 2017, 22:16 eRe4s3r
 
Is it April first? Because if not, this reads like a threat and not a promise. MS in gaming was never a good thing, which you can already see from Halo Wars 2, a console RTS, which is inferior to ANY rts on PC, being put on Windows as an Windows 10 exclusive. Ah, there is no saying "FUCK YOU" quite like MS can do it.  
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
2. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Feb 18, 2017, 22:07 eRe4s3r
 
That doll story is hilarious, the maker actually fell foul of an decades old anti-espionage law, and has shipped an actual absolutely ILLEGAL device, mere possession of which is an actual crime with penalty of 25000€

Hahah
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 18, 2017, 08:43 eRe4s3r
 
NetHead wrote on Feb 18, 2017, 08:29:
Youtube has ads?

Was gonna ask the same (sarcastic) question, but ever since I have a tablet to access it I know better... even if you got adblock on the tablet, youtube ads go through the actual youtube app, and you can't block em. And nothing like listening to some DJ stream live and get a 30s no-skip car advertisement. EVERY 10 MINUTES. (Yes, really ;/)
 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf Early Access
8. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf Early Access Feb 18, 2017, 08:27 eRe4s3r
 
VaranDragon wrote on Feb 18, 2017, 04:11:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 17, 2017, 21:54:
I actually don't think this setting is suited to a FPS at all. Too much shooting, not enough plot and lore. And sticking to the 40k lore is what makes you buy these games, no?

Dude do you even Warhammer40K??? GTAV 40k, Skyrim 40k, Mass Effect 40k?? And you're complaining I want a L4D clone.

In the future there is only WAR. Shooting is what WH40k is all about. Deathwing was on the right track, but they dropped the ball and released the game way too early. I wouldn't mind a WH40k RPG, but there is no way that anyone can do it justice. Mass Effect 40K, lol...

Shooting is what space marines and imperial guards are about and that not even most of the time, the actual empire population is mostly not at war, no xenos would even get into the core worlds, but rather slowly corrupting from within (hence inquisitors doing ACTUAL inquisition jobs, like detectives, and not running around slaughtering entire tomb worlds), and there are paradise worlds, entire untouched ancient colonies cut off from the empire, Eldar splinter groups on planets that trade with human colonies, fringe worlds where the empire isn't even relevant anymore, there are sub-factions within the TAU that never seen combat in their life etc.

So the real question would be do you really want Warhammer 40k, or do you just want shooty stab parts of WH40k. There is a lot more going on in WH40k than war against xenos. Empire of Man has a hugely decadent political and clerical class, and that entails literally everything you can imagine.

So yeah, Deathwing sold a meager 130k copies, it was a total flop. And that is really sad considering out of all WH40k games released the past few years this one was by far the best. But it was also a shallow game, with nothing special aside from lore correct vessels.

Btw, I think cloning GTA5 style of gameplay that lets you play as Tau or Inquisitor would work just fine, same for Skyrim or Mass Effect style clones

And why you ask these games? Because UNLIKE anything WH40k ever made, these actually sold a shit ton of copies. And that is pretty important if you don't want this IP to slowly die.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Trailer
8. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Trailer Feb 18, 2017, 01:31 eRe4s3r
 
Drayth wrote on Feb 18, 2017, 00:22:
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 17, 2017, 23:24:
WHEN WILL THE REMOVE THE FUCKING SMILE OFF FEM-SHEP'S FACE? It's like she went to the Joan River Botox treatment center.

"Do you want to know how I got these scars?"

Lol, yeah that was my first thought as well, what is with that smile? I mean these are professional trained explorers, they are not some farm girls first exploration of space. (nevermind, been playing Stardew)

Aside that it's a must-buy for me, new Mass Effect universe, better combat, and a properly driving rover. Even if everything else sucks, just driving around in the Frostbite engine on a sci-fi planet would make me happy And jump-jets.. but that is a given with Frostbite. I wonder if we can also do terrain damage?

Also jump-jet + charge attack is a win, yeah And instantly back to jump-jet, finally fixes the problem that you could kill yourself easily if you rushed an enemy and overlooked the 5 guys ducking in cover on Insanity dif (me2..)
 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf Early Access
6. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf Early Access Feb 17, 2017, 21:54 eRe4s3r
 
VaranDragon wrote on Feb 17, 2017, 08:15:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 17, 2017, 06:30:
Pay Creative Assembly or Bioware to make a WH40k game each, 1 RTS, 1 RPG to rule them all.

To each his own, but please no Bioware as a wishlist developer. WH40K is better suited to a FPS anyway, and the RPGs that Bioware makes are hardly even deserving of the title anymore.

If I had my way I would give a WHK40k license to the guys who made Vermintide. Include some PvP in addition to PvE and you have an instawin.

Your solution to the IP stagnation is to make ANOTHER L4D clone? Vermintide is pretty good, but it only covers 1 thing of Warhammer (Skaven) and that with questionable lore truthiness and with no chaos influence whatsoever.

That 1 3rd person RPG we had showed the potential (but it failed at so many other things) and what this IP needs is either GTAV 40k, Skyrim 40k or Mass Effect 40k. And obviously that means the game formula to some extend, adaptions would have to be made. And you could do so much with this IP, place it in 31K, have us play Eldar or TAU (but then obviously not 31K)

I actually don't think this setting is suited to a FPS at all. Too much shooting, not enough plot and lore. And sticking to the 40k lore is what makes you buy these games, no?
 
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