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kryotech

Member Since 04 Jul 2009
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In Topic: Best coding music?

22 September 2014 - 11:35 AM

I listen to fast music. Usually Bollywood, Punjabi rap, stuff like that.


In Topic: Bungie's Destiny

16 September 2014 - 06:25 AM

 


A lot of reviewers have criticized the game as being repetitive, not living up to expectations, etc.
Yup.

 

Lots of games are that repetitive. That doesn't make them bad games.

 

How many hours did you play games like Team Fortress 2 or Call Of Duty or similar games? They are incredibly repetitive. You have the same map, the same equipment, often the same human players over and over and over and over and over again.

 

Yet the games sell a bajillion copies and some people will play it 26 hours per day with the same group of friends. 

 

You've also got Tetris and Bejeweled and so many other games that are fun yet repetitive. You matched three. You matched three. You matched three. Guess what, you matched three again!

 

Repetition does not mean it is a bad entertainment option.

 

The deeper question is if the game is something you enjoy for entertainment, and if the amount of fun is worth it relative to the time and money involved.

 

 

I agree that Destiny is not any more repetitive than the other games. Plus there's the fact that Bungie will be adding more to the game as we go on.


In Topic: ps4 sales

15 August 2014 - 07:34 AM

I have both consoles, and here's the issue in my opinion:

 

1): Sony's console does have a clear advantage in terms of raw computing power.

 

-There's no question about this. There are those who would argue that the cloud gives Xbox One an advantage, but Sony does have limited cloud computing available. Barring that, the advantage of the cloud will only show in exclusives. Multiplatforms aren't gonna use it much. It's like the PS3 Xbox 360 situation, only in reverse. In theory, the PS3 was much more powerful than the 360. In practice, the edge didn't really show up in multi plats.

 

2): Microsoft's exclusives currently just aren't there

 

-So far there's Titanfall, Ryse, Forza, Dead Rising, but there isn't too much. That's not to say that Sony's exclusives are there yet either, but they do have a slight edge (again, I do suppose that's up for debate), but that leads me to my next point

 

3): Higher price point (initially)

 

-They started at a higher price point for what seems to be very little gain. Sure there's cloud computing, the Kinect, and all, but not everyone wants the Kinect, and the cloud computing wasn't really advertised. Nor are there many exclusives out there to buy.

 

4): The backflipping

 

-Microsoft has flipped policies so many times that people have been put off.

 

I really liked Forza on Xbox One. The Drivatar thing is really cool. But that sort of feature is going to be rare for most games on the Xbox One.


In Topic: Alien Invasion

03 August 2014 - 07:23 AM

 

As for robots, all bets are off here. That really depends on how survivable they are. Most likely humanity would be forced into negotiating/surrendering should these robots prove to take a hell of a lot of punishment. That partly also depends on how able these aliens are on manufacturing more of these super robots, should the initial wave be destroyed. Extremely heavily armored robots probably can't move too fast, meaning they have one vulnerability right there at the bare minimum. Extremely agile robots won't be too heavily armored/armed either. Again, there could be some substantial amount of tech that they have that enables them to have other capabilities.


These aliens bent on global domination just crossed inter-stellar space to reach us at sub-FTL speeds. their material science is likely hundreds of years ahead of ours, and is very likely that w/e armor they are using is not only able to easily stand-up to w/e we can muster in conventional weaponry, but also is very likely extremely light-weight(think about the fact that they would need to have light armor on their ships capable of withstanding micro-meteorite impacts that far exceed modern weaponry in terms of destructibility.)

 

 

Would such armor be able to withstand a nuke? Or a space based kinetic strike weapon?


In Topic: Alien Invasion

02 August 2014 - 08:37 PM

 


attacking back with what?

 

Blackworld weapons.

 

The Cold War may be over, and there may have been a great downsizing in armed forces across the planet, but stuff like space based nuke platforms, lasers, directed energy weapons, and the national aerospace plane (military version) probably do exist - even if they are totally unknown.  At any given time, blackworld weapons are sufficiently advanced compared to conventional arms as to seem like something straight out of a sci-fi movie.

 

unfortunately, such systems would probably not turn the tide in our favor.  this planet isn't even prepared for threats from asteroids, much less alien invasion.

 

 

Space based nukes would be a decent defensive strategy. Even just pointing ICBMs at incoming asteroids might work. Hard to say how much though.

 

 

If the aliens want to colonize the planet, I don't think that bombarding it is necessarily ruining this goal. Chances are great that their ecosystem is too different anyway and maybe it would be better to completely wipe out any lifeforms from the planet just to be biologically safe. If they have the technology to colonize/terraform a planet, it shouldn't be hard to do this with a bombarded planet which still has atmosphere and such, just need to wait a few years for the dust to settle (I'd think that more small meteors that only scratch the surface is a better that a few more devastating ones. Harder to detect, harder to hit and doesn't totally fuck up the planet).

 

But maybe they don't even need to bombard the planed. They may be so advanced that they only need to send a few robots that are practically impossible for us to stop quickly enough to have a chance to recover from the shock  (like in Nausicää)

 

Or just drop a few neutron bombs on the few cities that hold the biggest part of the human population.

 

Neutron bombs are great at area denial, but they'd be pretty useless against sealed bunkers (in particular like Cheyenne mountain), and vehicles designed to withstand NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical) attacks. Then there's also fallout shelters. So any aliens that use neutron bombs would have to still use pretty substantial conventional/non conventional means to knock out the major militaries (in particular Cold War powers). Again, assuming that they cannot cloak themselves too well (to the degree that at least there'd be a fair amount of warning to the militaries).

 

As for robots, all bets are off here. That really depends on how survivable they are. Most likely humanity would be forced into negotiating/surrendering should these robots prove to take a hell of a lot of punishment. That partly also depends on how able these aliens are on manufacturing more of these super robots, should the initial wave be destroyed. Extremely heavily armored robots probably can't move too fast, meaning they have one vulnerability right there at the bare minimum. Extremely agile robots won't be too heavily armored/armed either. Again, there could be some substantial amount of tech that they have that enables them to have other capabilities.


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