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Notch on 0x10c Subscriptions

There's a new interview on PC Gamer talking with Markus "Notch" Persson of Mojang about 0x10c, their upcoming space game. He discusses the current state of the game, how alpha testing will commence "as soon as it's fun," how the art is shaping up, and more. He also talks business, saying it is likely they will attempt a subscription model while allowing for the possibility they might change this if players want a free-to-play system. He also answers a question about how the PC will do alongside next generation consoles:

Itís very interesting to try and think about that. The console manufacturers need to focus on things that are just entertainment. Because if you want to watch Netflix and play games then you can do that more efficiently on a PC, especially if you hook it up to a TV. Now we have the Steam Big Picture stuff, we can actually get the TV experience in an easy way. Before it was all special cable and weird nonsense but now itís definitely doable. And so I think [console manufacturers] need to focusÖ I mean the 3DS for example has custom hardware and itís built to be in your pocket. Instead of just being this is a way to play games on your TV, it has to be more than that somehow.

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7. Re: Notch on 0x10c Subscriptions Nov 29, 2012, 21:28 noman
 
PHJF wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 20:32:
Before it was all special cable and weird nonsense but now itís definitely doable.

Yes, s-video cables were special and weird and complete nonsense.

Yes, I didn't understand that comment either. I have been running a gaming HTPC with HDMI out for a while. What has Steam got to do with which cable I may or may not need?

Most games support a DirectInput or XInput controller perfectly fine, and 10-foot interface is common both in games and media applications (WMC, XBMC) The only new thing I found with Steam's 10-foot interface was the ability to use a controller to navigate through the steam app. But then, an MCE remote has worked fine for years and the directional keys support works out much better than holding a controller. Also using a remote has a much better WAF.
 
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