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by Oskuro
2016-01-20 03:17pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)
Replies: 1204
Views: 116358

Re: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)

Are the new movies going to ignore the existence of the prequel trilogy, as well as the EU? It's very brief, but we do get this detail from www.independent.co.uk During a flashback scene brought about by Rey touching Luke’s old lightsaber, a voice is heard whispering the name ‘Rey’. It was original...
by Oskuro
2015-12-21 12:25pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)
Replies: 1204
Views: 116358

Re: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)

Regarding the lightsaber fight.... Firstly, I never understood the assumption that anyone without specific lightsaber training would instantly amputate all their limbs upon trying to use one. To me it'd be like holding a flashlight like a sword and trying to mock-fight without the light beam ever to...
by Oskuro
2015-04-28 05:50pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Skyrim Mods: now with paid option
Replies: 91
Views: 9594

Re: Skyrim Mods: now with paid option

Note how they don't mention some of the biggest problems with the model in their retraction message, namely: - The ease with which unscrupulous uploaders could claim and monetize content not originally created by them - The "gold rush" resulting in overpricing of mods, or release of subpar mods for ...
by Oskuro
2015-04-27 06:49pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Skyrim Mods: now with paid option
Replies: 91
Views: 9594

Re: Skyrim Mods: now with paid option

I agree that quality mod creators deserve compensation, I was referring more to publishers abusing the system to offload the cost of DLC creation to the community, while receiving most of the profits. And, right on cue, I just watched this week's Jimquisition on this very subject, which I quite agre...
by Oskuro
2015-04-27 06:18pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Skyrim Mods: now with paid option
Replies: 91
Views: 9594

Re: Skyrim Mods: now with paid option

To me this just seem like them testing the waters for a future attempt to shift creation of DLC from developers to the community. I've personally been certain for a long time that publisher's attitude towards mods has been increasingly hostile due to the difficulty in monetizing them (not to mention...
by Oskuro
2015-04-27 05:54pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Replies: 1584
Views: 166084

Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

The Death Star was for planetary mining, blow up the planet to get to its gooey caramel center without having to dig to it. Wasn't it implied by the conversation between the Geonosian leader and Count Dooku that the death star prototype was being developed as a weapon? "They can't find out what we'...
by Oskuro
2015-02-27 05:16pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Confirmed: Blomkamp to direct Alien sequel.
Replies: 40
Views: 4681

Re: Confirmed: Blomkamp to direct Alien sequel.

I for one didn't hate Alien 3, and like Resurrection (I mean... Ron Perlman! ), and would've liked that the clone-hybrid Ripley be explored better, her new powers and abilities that make her a badass action hero lady, as well as her strange motherly-like relationship with the monsters she once loath...
by Oskuro
2015-02-27 05:04pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Interstellar (movie)
Replies: 57
Views: 7832

Re: Interstellar (movie)

Sorry if this counts as a Necro, but since the thread is still in the first page of Science Fiction I thought I'd take the chance. Firstly, I really liked the movie despite its flaws. I like to jokingly define it as "Man takes giant iPads surfing to outer space" I find it interesting though how a lo...
by Oskuro
2015-02-27 04:32pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 6049

Re: Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

As I've read somewhere online: "I wish I was Vulcan so I could suppress my feelings about the passing of Leonard Nimoy" :(
by Oskuro
2014-03-24 07:47pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Why would a post-human robotic race want humans back?
Replies: 29
Views: 3247

Re: Why would a post-human robotic race want humans back?

You haven't even begun to consider this problem; you don't have the concepts to even start understanding how hard it is. I know, just tossing around ideas in my head. Heck, even in my lack of understanding I began to turn on that last post of mine on my own. I was thinking, if individual machines (...
by Oskuro
2014-03-24 07:40pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Titanfall: I don't get the hype
Replies: 45
Views: 7006

Re: Titanfall: I don't get the hype

Losonti Tokash wrote:Man, what a dumb game. COD with robots.
And people on this thread have said Tintanfall is a bad game.... where exactly?
by Oskuro
2014-03-24 07:34pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: "Rape Culture": The discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 7513

Re: "Rape Culture": The discussion

One thing about "intent" though is that, no matter what your intent is, what you say can hurt others. Giving a fuck about not hurting others isn't that bad a thing, I think. And yes, some people take it to extremes, I'm just pointing out that intent or even context won't help if you make a rape joke...
by Oskuro
2014-03-24 07:29pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Have any "anti gamer" or "video game ignorant" stories?
Replies: 29
Views: 2807

Re: Have any "anti gamer" or "video game ignorant" stories?

I could answer with a trite "story of my life". The big problem I see are not people vocal about how games are "for children", but rather people who do not vocalize the prejudice, but still have it . I can see it in people's eyes, I can see their opinion of me shifting whenever I list videogames as ...
by Oskuro
2014-03-24 07:23pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Wyoming blocks science standards
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: Wyoming blocks science standards

Can't help it, a very satirical comedian in Spain goes by the name "The Great Wyoming", and it seems the name does imply his intended level of absurdity. :D
by Oskuro
2014-03-24 07:18pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Adolfo Suarez (1st Spanish democratic president) dies
Replies: 32
Views: 1476

Re: Adolfo Suarez (1st Spanish democratic president) dies

Pretty much what Murazor said. The whole separatism issue is extremely complicated by how it has been used for decades as an easy electoral lure for pro-catalanists parties. Catalan politicians, particularly CiU, have been very transparent in their bid for power, and have no qualms, for example, abo...
by Oskuro
2014-03-21 06:24am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Why would a post-human robotic race want humans back?
Replies: 29
Views: 3247

Re: Why would a post-human robotic race want humans back?

I've been thinking a lot about this and... Really I don't see why a robot society would be so alien... In the long run. After all, we could argue that, to an extent, we are robots. What separates our organic machinery from a purpose built robot nowadays is how complex (and thus unpredictable) the pr...
by Oskuro
2014-03-21 06:15am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Titanfall: I don't get the hype
Replies: 45
Views: 7006

Re: Titanfall: I don't get the hype

When Battlefield 1942 was released, CS was already a giant in online games played. 1942 is lacking in anything you're talking about. We saw a start of this in BF2 [snip] What you're talking about really didn't start till BF3. Exactly the reason why I still love BF1942 but don't really like the sequ...
by Oskuro
2014-03-21 06:04am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Sarah Palin: Mr President, Nuke Russia
Replies: 85
Views: 5349

Re: Sarah Palin: Mr President, Nuke Russia

OK, I can't help it - is this a "rape culture" joke or is it harmless ribbing :) Considering Sarah Palin is already an insult to all women, I'm having trouble deciding myself. :roll: I'm personally really bothered by how often people claim that political leaders should be "tough". It's all callback...
by Oskuro
2014-03-20 07:23am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Titanfall: I don't get the hype
Replies: 45
Views: 7006

Re: Titanfall: I don't get the hype

I think CS had more of an impact on the PC military shooters. For example the battlefield series seemed to do a shift towards infantry combat that, to me, felt like an attempt to steal CS's semi-realistic close-combat thunder. Another example would be the Enemy Territory series evolving from Return ...
by Oskuro
2014-03-19 10:26am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Titanfall: I don't get the hype
Replies: 45
Views: 7006

Re: Titanfall: I don't get the hype

@TheFenix : We're pretty much agreeing here. Only thing I'd point out is that, even though Counter Strike is holed up in its niche, its massive popularity has, in my opinion, affected FPS games in general, by pulling them from the run-and-gun style prevalent back then into a more "realistic" feel. ...
by Oskuro
2014-03-19 10:17am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Godzilla trailer
Replies: 160
Views: 17050

Re: Godzilla trailer

What MrBean says, pretty much all of Godzilla's legacy is presented through costumes and miniatures. Pacific Rim, on the other hand, is probably one of the first movies to successfully pull off the giant monster/mecha fight thing (Robot Jox notwithstanding). And if you (TithonusSyndrome) are already...
by Oskuro
2014-03-19 10:12am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Push for Australians' web browsing histories to be stored
Replies: 5
Views: 1022

Re: Push for Australians' web browsing histories to be store

I suspected as much. Which of course begs the question, if the data gathering is in private hands, how reliable can it truly be? Probably defeats the purpose of it all (Example: If said data presents evidence that hurts the ISP or its affiliates)
by Oskuro
2014-03-18 07:30am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: She Only LOOKS Harmless...
Replies: 287
Views: 91762

Re: She Only LOOKS Harmless...

Broomstick wrote:Apparently, after the shouting died down, she had to look up some of the profanity she hadn't heard before.
Well, there's the upside for her: Broader education.
by Oskuro
2014-03-18 07:18am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Titanfall: I don't get the hype
Replies: 45
Views: 7006

Re: Titanfall: I don't get the hype

In what world is Counter-strike even comparable to the modern shooter? Same with Quake. You might, in some form, compare Titanfall to the Unreal Tournament series, but it's a stretch and then some. But the game seems to cram enough concepts together to make it hard to compare to anything, which is ...
by Oskuro
2014-03-18 06:58am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Push for Australians' web browsing histories to be stored
Replies: 5
Views: 1022

Re: Push for Australians' web browsing histories to be store

Privacy issues aside.... Wouldn't doing such a thing be cost prohibitive? Not only is storage space an issue, but also bandwidth to store the data in real time, and software/people to sort and manage it. If telecoms do not want this sort of interference, they could lobby to have the bill be payed by...