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About blitzburns4

  • Birthday 01/01/2000

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  1. My sleeping schedule as a college student is ass. I'm one of those fellows who can become more tired from sleeping too much. Which I just think is unfair, and probably will not bode well for me once I have to get a job. But oh well I'll cross that bridge when I get there.
  2. Hey @Kavawuvi, as you know I don't mod but I just read over most of your dev history and just find this entire idea that you are creating this program to drastically reduce "clutter" of modding Halo CE Maps interesting. Like, I didn't realize that modders were able to modify a game or game engine to be more efficient. From what I understand, this new format is most beneficial in potential to those who have reached the upper limit of modification "pliability", as we can call it? Where users can no longer push increasing amounts of mods into the map file because of stability issues? And from your latest updates with AI, it seems to me like your work here would be very useful for single player scenarios.
  3. I'm a student but have been using the same shitbox Macbook (that's cracked, dented, and has a penny stuck in the diskdrive) Pro Labtop since 2011 when I was in high school like eight years ago. Surprisingly, it's held up pretty well. All I use it for is typing out word docs, and to stream anime, hulu, amazon, netflix, etc. If there's a more serious program I need; these days you can "stream" programs you need to use online. (Powerpoint) And of course I'm using it right now to stalk you guys on the discord.
  4. Yo @ShikuTeshi just wanted to say thanks for the head's up about these deals.
  5. One of my absolute favorite songs. The combined groove of the bass and guitar are just majestic.
  6. I just visited my older brother and my sister-in-law's new house in its finished form. It really was inspiring to see where hard work in life can take you and it was fulfilling to see my older brother happier than he's ever been in his entire life. I've been out of touch with my family because I was far away geographically studying at university and crawling towards graduating undergrad. It was a good memorial day with my family. Salutations to the vets for making days like this possible.
  7. This is very interesting to me. I took a peek at those Dark Circlet and TiaraCE links; while it doesn't surprise me that a community premised on modding halo pc has such talented individuals, it is indeed incredible the scale and commitment some people take on doing this stuff for free, despite it being relatively small community nowadays. Compliments to @Kavawuvi best of luck with your development. Edit: I wonder how long it took to develop these projects. And good luck to @ST34MF0X with your development as well.
  8. I just wanted to drop in and add this sounds like a really funny premise for a game-type / playlist; where everyone runs around with flags and tags each other.
  9. Never would I ever Tucker...How could anyone possibly conceive of such a heinous betrayal!! This community is like heaven; a perfect utopia which satisfies all gaming/modding/friendship needs.
  10. Finished it. I ironically learned about a lot of new modding communities through this lol.
  11. Go on.... ;D
  12. I love any hard rock with a melodic, almost peaceful, or beautiful sound.
  13. I must admit that Black Sails pleasantly surprised me. A lot. I will say however that I forced myself to read the classic adventure novel, Treasure Island, prior to watching it because this 4-season Starz series acts as a prequel. Having nearly finished this series I can safely say that I highly recommend reading (or re-reading) that book if you plan to watch this show. Even if you have to force yourself a little bit. Knowing which characters are fictional (Israel Hands, Billy Bones, Long Jon Silver, or Captain Flint) and which ones are historical (Captain Rackham, Captain Vane, Captain Edward Teach) and how they interact with each other and become the characters we know in Treasure Island makes the story so much more meaningful. In particular, the performance by Captain Flint was ridiculous in how great it was executed. You can watch the entire thing on Hulu or Starz. I'd give this show a solid 8/10. Edit: Just a quick update now that I've actually finished the damned thing. I thought the ending was a little rushed/weak. But the journey is still worth it in my opinion. My rating has not changed.
  14. Hey Kavawuvi, I think you have a very balanced perspective, which I think makes more sense if you don't have a particular favoritism or predisposition to Steam. I'm not a consistent gamer anymore, and mostly stick to single-player experiences; so the fact that these single-player games can't be purchased or experienced through my main gaming platform of choice (Steam) feels more frustrating than it maybe should. For example, what is the incentive to accomplish achievements if its on a platform that I don't otherwise use? Glad we agree on Epic being a deceitful company, borderline as bad as EA (or worse) because of how they are flagrantly trying to steal personal information from our computers. I think a good new name for Epic's platform is Epic Fail. - Blitzbunrns4
  15. Sup Opencarnage, For those out of the loop, Epic Games announced (rather surprisingly) that they obtained the exclusive rights release Quantic Dream's three hit games Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroid: Become Human on pc via their Epic Store. Going beyond the discussion of how frustrating a further fracturing of this already-fractured pc market is, or how sketchy Epic Games has been with Digital Rights Management issues, I personally feel frustrated that these titles are exclusively hogged on a, let us say, niche platform. My personal pc platform of choice is Steam, where I have the bulk of my game collection and network of online friends. So this news really bugs me after the Metro Exodus fiasco. I can't help but wonder if this announcement by Epic/Quantam coincided with Microsoft partnering with Steam to release their Halo titles on PC. I know that Quantic's founder has mentioned bringing titles to other platforms before, but this feels a lot less like competition and more like undercutting core PC gamers' wishes behind closed doors. There's something altogether tasteless here by Epic, considering their history with us and it just doesn't sit right with me. I'm wondering if anyone else feels the same or if I'm just being petty. Sincerely, blitzburns4 Sources for latest Epic Store news: https://venturebeat.com/2019/03/20/quantic-dream-will-take-its-titles-to-the-pc-with-launch-on-epic-games-store/ Source Quantic Dreams Founder wanting to bring titles to new platforms: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/01/detroit-maker-quantic-dream-looks-beyond-playstation/ Metro Exodus backlash: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-02-04-4a-games-embroiled-in-controversy-over-metro-exodus-epic-games-store-exclusivity