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Real Name Colonel Bastard   
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Nickname Spektr
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Description interested in level editing, texture editing modelling and some programming
Homepage http://
Signed On Jun 26, 2000, 20:57
Total Comments 338 (Amateur)
User ID 5900
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Week
44. Re: Star Citizen Free Week Apr 18, 2016, 19:08 Spektr
 
Howling with the wolves heh?

I haven't been followed this case closely but I have heard the uproar that it's been creating. I don't know the guy but I thought his Wing commander series was respected.

I have mixed feelings about this because on one side he's surfing on the trend of releasing/selling unfinished versions of games, - whether they are early access or pre-release sales - both I find a tad problematic already, and on top of that keeps selling exclusive stuff. Which I find very very problematic already when it's in a game that has already been released.

At the same time that ranting and whining about an unreleased game is starting to get old. Thing is when you crowdfund your game you have people to answer to but generally speaking i would hate to be told how to do my job by folks who have no clue about game development.
It's bit like obeying a manager that has no clue about computer stuff.
This said, it seems that the more vocal people were not involved in funding that game so my guess is that the guy doesn't get a shit.

At the same he puts himself in this situation by using crowdfunding...

Can't really decide what to think of this. Truth is I probably don't give a fick.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
35. Re: Op Ed Apr 18, 2016, 04:09 Spektr
 
I tried to figure out what you're trying to say. That doesnt seem to make much sense.

Eirikrautha wrote on Apr 17, 2016, 12:19:
So, after Alex St. John attempts to restore some sanity to this argument, GamesBeat puts a rebuttal of St. John from the founder of Vambleer right underneath. Ismail is the author of quite a bit of shovelware from a two-man studio. Basically, Ismail works at exactly the sort of indie creative company that St. John says is the most "healthy" for the complainers (and experiences none of the industry issues that come from working at a large firm), and yet he wants to attack St. John for the message!

I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Vambleer is at the forefront of the "I'm a victim, you're a victim" parade. So it makes sense they would be all up in the "this industry isn't fair!" whining. You're right it isn't fair! Try getting press or work and not being a part of the indie in-crowd, Rami. Oh, wait, that hits a little too close to home...
 
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News Comments > Democracy 3: Africa Released
3. Re: Democracy 3: Africa Released Apr 13, 2016, 06:42 Spektr
 
that's called an oxymoron :p  
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Mar 8, 2016, 13:45 Spektr
 
I don't really see the point of wanting to play console games on the PC. You can do that on console for cheaper. This said console type games on PC is not really the issue if PC gamers are not getting deprived of the games they enjoy.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
26. Re: Op Ed Mar 8, 2016, 13:40 Spektr
 
Never realized computer noobs had a voice on Ars technica :p  
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News Comments > Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die
98. Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die Mar 5, 2016, 06:44 Spektr
 
Bah who installed Windows 10 anyway? Isn't that ridiculous OS a failure already?  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 2, 2016, 16:59 Spektr
 
Nah don't worry.. he was probably downloading his own songs anyway...  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY
16. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 12:58 Spektr
 
my vote would go for W3 too.
But the guys who vote are mostly American so it's better to support the local economy...
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY
4. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 10:53 Spektr
 
I am actually not enjoying Fallout so much. My mistake for playing new Vegas just months before Fallout 4 came out I guess. Hard to say how uninterested I was in the story of the game.. I spend a lot of time playing games with no story but it doesn't bother me. I guess my expectations are more important with games that are meant to be role playing games.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Feb 6, 2016, 06:48 Spektr
 
How cruel.. didn't Blue know he was dead already?  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 3, 2016, 12:47 Spektr
 
Genesis heh.. I wonder what they will do to prevent the players from feeling like they have played this game ten times already.  
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News Comments > PC Killer Instinct a Windows 10 Exclusive
13. Re: PC Killer Instinct a Windows 10 Exclusive Jan 3, 2016, 18:33 Spektr
 
Must be hard to convince a developer to shoot themselves in the knee by working on releasing a game that they will have to restrict to only one Windows OS while they could make it available to all. Fortunately they have Microsoft Studios to pull this kind of stupid stunt. Now if only Microsoft Studio could come up with a game people give a shit about that would be a change. Even an average freemium game can manage to get more attention than what they produce.
And when I call it a stupid stunt, that's basically saying to people to try their new OS while at the same time announcing to the people who bought their previous software, basically their own customers, that they can $@# their d@*s. I mean it's not like a new console where there is new hardware to take into account. Limiting game compability to their latest software is a major finger pointed at their customer base who's been buying Windows OS all their life.
With a marketing strategy like that, how can they expect anything but an invitation to go shove their product deep where it hurts.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2016, 19:15 Spektr
 
Star wars episode 9 will air on tv before book six is finished.  
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News Comments > Batman: A Telltale Games Series Announced
7. Re: Batman: A Telltale Games Series Announced Dec 4, 2015, 12:13 Spektr
 
I can't believe they are actually making an "interactive [...] game series" :p how amazing!!  
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News Comments > Afro Samurai 2 Refunds; Additional Volumes Cancelled
9. Re: Afro Samurai 2 Refunds; Additional Volumes Cancelled Nov 21, 2015, 10:48 Spektr
 
Creston wrote on Nov 20, 2015, 11:27:
So what are they refunding? The purchase price of people who bought it? Or the preorders for the additional volumes?

Preordering is a bad practise.
 
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News Comments > Obsidian Game Announcement Coming
21. Re: Obsidian Game Announcement Coming Nov 16, 2015, 11:46 Spektr
 
I have started F4 and so far.. it's felt a bit like an id software game to be honest.. Sometimes advancing through the ruins it felt a bit like being in Rage lol. Don't get me wrong it makes some of the indoor levels more interesting than what Bethesda had created in the past.
But what I want is getting carried by all those stories from the post apocalyptic world. It's getting interesting with those stories related to the institute. The whole base building and management thing hasn't proved very exciting so far.
Kinda miss the Sunset Salsaparilla so far..
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Popular
20. Re: Fallout 4 Popular Nov 11, 2015, 05:03 Spektr
 
jacobvandy wrote on What difference does it make to be rid of the extraneous 1-100 values, when all that mattered before was the 4-5 breakpoints we're left with now anyway? [/quote:

I totally agree... Fallout 3 lockpicking allowed you to open a harder lock at a certain breakpoint, Until you reached that point all the extra skill point spent into it were useless. that would allow for investing in several skills at once. I don't know about weapon skills though, did they have breakpoints or bonuses per extra skill level?

My only pet peeves is that it reduces freedom a bit ( "Build the player that you want!" says the ad) In the previous games you could develop the skills without getting the perks linked to them. The positive point is that sometimes the skills and the points would sometimes collide, like for instance a stealth bonus that would make raising the stealth skill useless so it should be more streamlined now, more coherent.

Think about Skyrim.. that's the worse case, you could develop your skill in picking locks but unless you would get the perks your new skill levels wouldn't allow you to pick harder locks.

With this system I know you get a perk point every level, I just hope they are more generous this time around.
Another advantage of this system, a perk like haggling doesn't take as much point as a skill more vital to your survival like weapon skills
 
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News Comments > Quake Live No Longer Free-to-Play
23. Re: Quake Live No Longer Free-to-Play Oct 29, 2015, 09:18 Spektr
 
It should be free for those who own quake 3 arena!  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Ready to Roll
15. Re: Fallout 4 Ready to Roll Oct 23, 2015, 21:10 Spektr
 
Carlberg is a bit too mundane for a post-apocalyptic setting.. I would love to drink a real life nuka-cola.. without the radiations of course.  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Rebel Galaxy
4. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Rebel Galaxy Oct 21, 2015, 07:57 Spektr
 
it seems Disney is less protective with its franchises than Lucas used to be. Hard to believe a sci-fi video game with Rebel or Empire in its name not being sued!  
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