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Nickname Spektr
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Description interested in level editing, texture editing modelling and some programming
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Signed On Jun 26, 2000, 20:57
Total Comments 383 (Amateur)
User ID 5900
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Geoengineering Oct 14, 2018, 17:12 Spektr
Wow Greg Stafford died... He's the man who made Runequest, the game that brought skill-based character creation to Role Playing Games.The Chaosium games were a big part of my youth, Runequest, Call of Cthulhu, Stormbringer.. RIP

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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
17. Re: Sunday Mobilization Oct 1, 2018, 04:01 Spektr
if bad driving is the whole point of smart cars, I am surprised that the powers that be consider that implementing self driving car is a cheaper approach to the problem that smart cameras that can detect offenders and sanction them accordingly. Easier to implement too.
Not that for mass transit and the problem it resolves, you still have to convince people to massively use public transports, good luck, they wont even with superbloated traffic.

Cutter wrote on Sep 30, 2018, 22:46:
Except when all vehicles are AI controlled. Than there won't be any more tailgating, insane lane changes, speeding, etc., think Minority Report. Eventually the government will mandate any new cars on the road will have to be AI network after critical mass is reached. Upside is that will allow for major mass transit expansion if cities aren't wasting money on staff, benefits, and ancillary costs associated with running said mass-transit.
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News Comments > DOOM Movie Reboot May Skip Theaters
5. Re: DOOM Movie Reboot May Skip Theaters Sep 6, 2018, 13:31 Spektr
Direct to dustbin, not via my dvd player.
I wonder what is pushing Bethesda to make a cheap game about their prized IP and by doing so making their fanbase feel insulted.
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News Comments > THQ Nordic Acquires Kingdoms of Amalur
7. Re: Amalur Sep 6, 2018, 13:27 Spektr
I was intrigued at first, I had read so many good things about it. But I quickly lost interest. I actually lost interest when I realized I had to sheath my sword to use my shield. for me it was as if the game talked to me and said "go do something more interesting, I have nothing to offer you".  
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News Comments > Witch Thief Announced
4. Re: Witch Thief Announced Sep 6, 2018, 04:25 Spektr
I know Witcher and Thief, but I have no idea about a PC franchise called Witch  
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News Comments > Tournament Shooting Lawsuit
18. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 1, 2018, 05:50 Spektr
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Sep 1, 2018, 04:11:
From the wording, this seems to be the person who got shot in the thumb, which is pretty terrible if your profession is gaming.

He should use a mouse and keyboard..
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News Comments > SCUM Removes Scummy Tattoos
11. Re: SCUM Removes Scummy Tattoos Sep 1, 2018, 05:07 Spektr
Asmodai wrote on Aug 31, 2018, 23:14:
following some inane law where you give up the ability to use your brain and instead follow the sheep.

Those who chose to follow the shepherd instead are still sheeps. I mean being called a sheep by someone who defends a politician that's priceless.
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News Comments > Bethesda Blocks Used Game Sale
56. Re: Bethesda Blocks Used Game Sale Aug 12, 2018, 12:21 Spektr
Well you can it's called an e-book. if I convert a book and make it an e-book I will obviously be frauding. Same if guy was making a copy of the game and selling it online. Which is not the case. So the point that games can be separated from their physical media is not relevant.

Wraith wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 16:15:
how do you feel about libraries

False equivalence. Libraries are bound by the fact that the value of a book is encapsulated in the media. You can't separate the two, whereas the digital download market has demonstrated that the media and the experience are two entirely different things.

This is why digital storefronts are so popular with publishers - because it annihilates the used games market.
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News Comments > Bethesda Blocks Used Game Sale
33. Re: Bethesda Blocks Used Game Sale Aug 11, 2018, 19:09 Spektr
Wraith wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 16:13:
I guess I am stupid. Please explain.

The media you buy a game on is just media and in the case of a CD, that media is worth less than a dollar.

When you buy a game you're paying for the experience. You can't then finish the game and turn around and sell that experience to someone else. That's copyright infringement and it's theft.
It's just corporate brainwashing. It wasn't like that back in the days before some lawyer found this idea to milk more cash out of customers.
I can see how those companies can circumvent the law by forcing users to accept conditions and claim this equals signing a contract but the guy didn't even open the game cd. I am pretty sure guy that this guy can argue that when he purchased the cd he couldn't possibly be aware that this particular item wasn't subjected to common law. Now who wants to face a big corporation at court and all the big hassle that comes with it? Actually, does Bethesda really wants to pay a lawyer for a guy who's selling a used copy? Guy will probably go sell it at local store instead.

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News Comments > Marvel: Ultimate Alliances Disband?
3. Re: Marvel: Ultimate Alliances Disband? Jul 28, 2018, 04:33 Spektr
After gazillion's Marvel Heroes, who wants to invest time or money any more in a Marvel game that will be taken down eventually?  
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News Comments > ZKILLER Early Access
2. Re: ZKILLER Early Access Jul 26, 2018, 17:39 Spektr
And here I thought I had to find an original idea for my videogame project...  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
13. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 13, 2018, 13:03 Spektr
PC as a platform or PC as a Gaming Platform.
Good luck filling reading and filling huge spread sheets on a tablet at work.

About PC Gaming last thing I read is that it was winning ground on consoles. Some new players are realizing that PC is a more powerful platform and it's the place where all the innovation takes place.
All the new fads come from PC, Console games are more polished but less adventurous. For teenagers they are more affotdable but a lot switch to PC when they become young adults.
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
6. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Jul 1, 2018, 08:42 Spektr
Isn't Bethesda turning into a patent troll? Warner Bros, Oculus Rift, Mojang? What about they invest money on making decent games? Seriously Elder Scrolls quality's been going downhill since Morrowind. Fallout 4 is just a FPS with dialogue (barely). The only tradition the new Bethesda didn't abandon is releasing buggy games. And to hear from that news piece, there is a good reason for that.. They use bugs to bust code thievery. That tradition is not going to die any time soon.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 15, 2018, 13:50 Spektr
I don't know.. those movies would have had at least the merit of actually bringing something new to the Star Wars universe, which is not the case in the Disney movie, but they can only cash in on someone's ideas for so long. How long till they recycle this story into Ant-man?

El Pit wrote on Jun 15, 2018, 11:50:
George, Star Wars has never been and should never be Kubrick's 2001. Never. It should be Buck Rogers meets Flash Gordon meets Prince Valiant meets The Hidden Fortress. The original trilogy was all about fun! This is why his prequel trilogy failed. Disney's trilogy is a fail because they did not have any plan on where to go with the story. They should have listened to me in 2013: Leave the Skywalkers alone and tell a story that takes place 100 years after the Endor battle. But Disney wanted to have Solo and the Skywalkers as "money guarantees" in the movies and will now see NuWars circling the drain (after it made lots of money with episode VII and much less but still good money with episode VIII when Star Wars drove into a brick wall). Thanks for Rogue One, though, that was a good Star Wars movie.
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News Comments > MS on PC Gaming
14. Re: MS on PC Gaming Jun 14, 2018, 12:52 Spektr
Meanwhile, on Steam...  
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News Comments > Fallout Tease?
29. Re: Fallout Tease? May 30, 2018, 15:57 Spektr
CJ_Parker wrote on May 30, 2018, 13:41:
fawker wrote on May 30, 2018, 09:19:
Obsidian kinda has some bad blood with Beth, do they not?

I'd be surprised if Beth ever gives them any business again after the way Obsidian has shat all over Bethesda (and other "evil" publishers they held responsible for their own mismanagement fuckups).

One of many Chris Avellone posts on this subject right here.

Too bad because New Vegas is more engaging that any Fallout game ever released by Bethesda.
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions May 29, 2018, 05:14 Spektr
I think nothing is up next, as Joe Strummer's been dead for a while already.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
22. Re: Op Ed Apr 22, 2018, 18:48 Spektr
Fantaz wrote on Apr 21, 2018, 20:17:
Maybe if singleplayer games were made more interesting, stood out, or did unique and better things then I feel it could easily draw in that generation player base and the trend would shift away

Currently getting a kick out of Kingdom Come Deliverance. This game kicks ass, like Witcher 3 kicked ass before it. Also been playing Conan Exiles not bad. Another game with gameplay adapted from Ark, had played Dark and Light in the past. I know survival games don't repreesent all multiplayer games but it's a big trend right now, after the trend of mmorpg has dried down. Of course the fad of the moment is Battle Royale games.... Well, I can't really say I associate originality and uniqueness with multiplayer games so I am not sure why single players would need to be more unique or original, quite the opposite I think multiplayer games are only good at following fads to make the next cash cow whereas single player games stand as games that do their own thing. And they usually end being fairly successful but it takes a labour of love to make them. I will take an eastern europe role playing game anytime over another Ark clone...
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News Comments > This Is the Police 2 Trailer
5. Re: This Is the Police 2 Trailer Apr 14, 2018, 06:09 Spektr
Cutter wrote on Apr 13, 2018, 21:08:
Take up advantageous positions and don't forget: the police are supposed to arrest suspects, not kill them.

Ahh, so this is a fantasy game.

Partly, apparently you still have to deal with alcoholism in the ranks of the police. Racism will be introduced as a DLC
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News Comments > Civilization VI: Rise and Fall Scotland Trailer
3. Re: Civilization VI: Rise and Fall Scotland Trailer Jan 25, 2018, 16:04 Spektr
special ability : undecryptable accent and booze drinking :p  
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