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About EldritchMoose

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  • Birthday 1983-09-29

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  • Gender
  • Location
    the Netherworl...I mean lands
  • Interests
    Consumer of Coffee, Connaisseur of Cats, Biased towards Bunnies, Fanatic of Films, Hound of Horror, Afictionado of Art, Devotee of DIY, Purveyor of Puns, Admirer of Alliteration
  • Biography
    I'm Dutch. I've always had an affinity for technology and media, which resulted in my obtaining a degree in communication. I've only recently gotten into the hardware side of things and have to actively restrain myself from just going and trying to build every case mod I've come up with in the past couple of months...
  • Occupation
    Service and tech support


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    Team Group Vulcan 16GB 3000 MHz
  • GPU
    Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 580 8GB
  • Case
    Corsair Crystal 280X RGB
  • Storage
    Crucial MX500 1TB SATA SSD
  • PSU
    Corsair RM550x
  • Display(s)
    Iiyama Prolite B2783QSU-B1
  • Cooling
    Wraith plus 4 Corsair LL 120 RGB fans
  • Keyboard
    Random Dell one
  • Mouse
    Random Trust one
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit

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  1. EldritchMoose

    Steam vs. Epic

    I'd love Steam if it would give me the ability to download offline launchers for their games. I'd buy everything on GOG if I could, because if my internet is down, my entire Steam and Uplay libraries go with it. Ditto if Valve and Ubisoft were to go bankrupt overnight. Call me old-fashioned, but I'd like to be able to actually buy games rather than just pay a fee to be allowed to play games by the grace of company shareholders. It's the same problem I had with DVDs a decade and a half ago: I went to a store to buy a legal copy of a film only to be rewarded with 2 or more unskippable anti-piracy ads (because surely my not pirating their movie is the best situation to remind me that I should not pirate) as well as two or more equally-unskippable trailers for unrelated films that I already ignored in the store. It's like the distributor is working from the assumption that I'm just waiting for a chance to steal their stuff, and in so doing, are undermining their own case against piracy. The last thing I need now is another, more restrictive (from my perspective) to add to the ones that I already use through gritted teeth. Steam may have its issues, but it at least lets me know when a game I've been hoping to pick up some day is on sale so I can buy it at a discount. If I'm going to download another launcher, it sure as hell won't be the one that's currently operating with an unsustainable business model just so they can undercut the competition.
  2. I can foresee a shift towards the model that Blizzard is using in China for Hearthstone - you don't buy a pack of cards there, but rather some dust (crafting material that can be used for cards) and get an amount of free packs with the purchase.
  3. EldritchMoose

    Creative Labs (Sound Blaster) Logo Stolen?

    I, for one, will be very disappointed if I cannot hook speakers up to my fingers after a visit to this studio!
  4. EldritchMoose

    Paint is getting an update!

    good news for that girl who applied for my job two years ago that listed MS Paint among the relevant software she had experience with! \o/
  5. EldritchMoose

    Does this bother you?

    It's interesting that seeing this bothers me more than knowng that the Dukes of Hazzard had several dozen General Lee's on hand during the filming of any given episode because those weren't built for stunt work. It's a good thing this is happening, though. We're moving towards a society where more mundane tasks are being automated and it's important for these machines to learn to deal with unexpected circumstances. Having them perform admirably under ideal circumstances is like the pre-rendered "gameplay" trailer of the robotics world - eventually the unhappy flow comes up, and it's important to not have your machinery lock up when that happens.
  6. EldritchMoose

    Steam vs. Epic

    In addition to what's been said, a number of crowdfunded games have suddenly made an exclusivity deal with Epic not long before release, which has rubbed a good number of people who funded said games the wrong way since suddenly the game that was once marketed to them as "a passion project that just needs you to fork over a couple of bucks so we can complete it" is now a cash cow of unspecified size for the developer. It doesn't help that in some cases, the devs in question literally put out a message stating that they made the deal despite knowing there would be a backlash, as if the people they were "so thankful for helping us realize this project" can just be brushed aside as collateral damage the moment corporate money gets involved.
  7. EldritchMoose

    When does "Click Bait" become libel?

    I dunno, you'd have to be an amazing lawyer to prove that this video title is the thing that made the difference for that one lost sale, which I'd say is a stretch considering that the hypothetical commenter appears to already have a list of reasons not to buy.
  8. EldritchMoose

    [SPOILERS] Avenger: Endgame discussion

    I'd pay a lot to see this fight.
  9. EldritchMoose

    [SPOILERS] Avenger: Endgame discussion

    IIRC the official reasoning is that Thanos and Ebony Maw managed to reverse engineer Pym particles (and the accompanying tech) and would have had about 9 years to make the necessary adjustments to the ship / fleet so they could survive the trip.
  10. This is why I think we as a society should not keep attempting to politicize sexual assault allegations. Society likes to run with the easy narrative because the Facebook audience receives its news in bite-sized chunks and soundbites. There's no room for nuance, which is exactly what cases like these need. Some cases will be genuine misunderstandings due to bad communication, others are completely genuine and yet others are the result of someone lying for some profit. There are many factors to consider and unfortunately they all take time to analyze, weigh, etc. even for trained professionals. Your average person on Facebook is not a trained professional and will jump to conclusions, which adds nothing to the facts surrounding the actual case, regardless of whether the aforementioned conclusion is that the allegation is true or false. How often does this actually end up happening, though? Because in high-profile cases it doesn't seem to be the case. Chris Brown is still making music, Roman Polanski is still making films and in those cases there was an actual conviction rather than just an allegation. Michael Vick is coaching football, Michael Jackson made music up until the moment he died, history seems to forgive entertainers for doing a lot of things. The ability to entertain seems to come with a lot of goodwill from audiences, so I'm not yet convinced that Metoo will have any lasting effect on the careers of those accused if they keep their heads down for a couple of years. While you're not wrong that people often have more options, it's reductive reasoning that the employees can just easily find a better job, particularly in the gaming industry which has had its fair share of negative publicity recently when it comes to the treatment of employees.
  11. I never said they weren't. I'm just saying that there's a difference between celebrity worship and lawmaking. I also kind of wish I could still believe that political parties could be reasonably expected to have morals.
  12. EldritchMoose

    Building my own custom Pc case out of aluminum

    The Abstergo logo (Assassins' Creed) is triangular, would make for a great "no, this is definitely not an illuminati pc, why do you ask?" vibe. I really like the idea.
  13. It's a bit of a mixed bag for me. On one hand, I steer away from big games that I know are produced by way of massive pressure from the company execs who are just angling for good boy points from their shareholders. Shitty practices at companies like Activision/Blizzard, Bioware, Rockstar, Take 2, Epic (not to mention my personal dislike of Tim Sweeney, Bobby Kotick and Randy Pitchford in particular) mean I won't be buying any of their games any time soon. That said, there is a point where that ends, because I don't have the time nor the inclination to do a background check on everyone involved before I purchase a game, just so I feel like I'm allowed to enjoy it. It's a myth that it's possible to somehow live a cruelty-free life. I eat meat, drive gasoline and buy consumer electronics. But whenever I do find out about shitty business practices that I don't like, I will gladly opt out. And I am absolutely, completely sure that somewhere out there, Randy Pitchford is going to feel so very sad about that one less copy of Borderlands that will be sold. (that last part was sarcasm, I know that usually doesn't carry well through a text-based medium)
  14. The Kavanaugh thing was a bit of a different issue because it involved a lifelong appointment to the Supreme Court. I don't really feel the need to do a background check on anyone involved with the making of a movie before I watch it, but I'd like one of the top 10 most powerful judges in the country to be someone who doesn't break the law. Besides, it doesn't appear that manufactured outrage is ever a good career move in the end. Just ask Jussie Smollett how well it's working out for him. I don't really give a flying crap whether or not my actors, actresses, directors, etc. have always been goody two-shoes. I'll make an exception for one of the people who actually gets to influence laws.
  15. EldritchMoose

    [SPOILERS] Avenger: Endgame discussion

    True, and as dalekphalm said, it's because actual well-rounded female characters is still not the norm in the film industry. A lot of movies still seem to have trouble passing the Bechdel test and it's sad that they cannot even pass a bar that low.* It's also kind of a Hollywood flaw that they still haven't fully learned that there's more to writing a "strong independent woman" than to just have her keep insisting on how strong and independent she is. Part of the feeling that it's being shoved in our faces comes from the fact that they haven't yet mastered subtlety when integrating these elements, in much the same way that it took years for someone to realise that you don't need to have a telepathic character press their fingers to their temples as if the audience needs to be literally pointed to the organ he's using. This kinda stuff takes time to perfect. It was my least favourite scene as well, but judging by how much my wife and female friends loved to see it, I can't be too mad about it. It's a fanservice scene in "Fanservice: the Motion Picture" and as far as I'm concerned, that's also perfectly okay if I'm not the fan being serviced.