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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
110. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 18, 2012, 05:02 Mashiki Amiketo
 
vrok wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 05:00:
Hot corners... Worst design for a desktop OS ever.
You know, we survived Win 3.0, 3.1 and all the way up to XP with hot corners.
 
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
108. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 18, 2012, 04:58 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 04:43:
I've been running Win8 since it was released - It certainly seems like the superior OS to Win7 in just about every way (and Win7 was just fine).
It is better, but finding your way around the OS itself is a pain in the ass. But to be honest, it's a bit easier when you're drugged(go tramadol go) up a bit. Maybe because you're not thinking as clearly. Hah.

The UI does make it harder to get around especially after what? Almost 20 years of having a start menu, big change for a lot of people. Hell it took me nearly a month to figure my way around my smart phone.

Oh and superior? Speedwise? Yes. Other misc stuff? Yes. Some of the nitty gritty stuff, even better. Not so grindy at doing maintenance either. Hell, it said I needed to reinstall the language packs for japanese on my machine, but it did it for me. Oh and I said maintenance stuff? Yeah, maintenance stuff is much better than XP, Vista or even 7. I just got a notification that my "I:" drive(logical device 4) had corrupted blocks in it's file structure and needed to be repaired and that I should do a scan now to prevent data loss.

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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
105. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 18, 2012, 04:30 Mashiki Amiketo
 
NegaDeath wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 03:18:
Want to know whats really grinding my gears with 8? Aero glass is gone. Every other moronic decision they made is fixable with programs except that. What they have instead is bland, boring and flat. It shouldn't bother me as much as it does since its purely visual but every time I look at the screen it just looks wrong. "Leave the option in? Nah, we don't do the "options" thing anymore."

Edit: This makes me feel better
Yep I gotta agree, I like areo. I like it quite a bit, I just finished upgrading my gaming machine to Win8(since I got a copy for free from work). So far, so good. Everything works, including stuff that "isn't supposed to be compatible" like warcraft 3 and WC3TFT. No 3rd party software required.

Still deciding on whether or not I'll use start8 or not, or try working around on this. We've got half a dozen machines at work that have win8 on them now so I need to get used to them, but they're all for development and for people to screw around on. Well as long as the company keeps the KMS server up, I don't really care.

Verno wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 03:46:
I suspect its related to tablets and power consumption though which again brings up the whole point of why do desktop users have to keep making concessions for tablets. I get that tablets are an emerging market but there are billions of PCs and laptops in the world, make that shit an option.
No man you're probably spot on with that. Areo sucks up a good chunk of GPU power, around 10-25% depending. Which makes it stupidly power hungry on tablets and phones. They should have left it as an option, but I expect someone will figure out a way to hack n'slash it in, in a few months that is if someone already hasn't done it. The other side is, it's also detrimental to gaming performance. You know that whole bit with the driver restart? So the driver would be a force-restart instead of a BSOD 99/100 times for the OS. From what I understand one of the reasons why that was done was because of areo and games.

But that's simply a driver issue, and effects both nvidia and ati. If they ever got their heads out of their asses, maybe they could write something that wouldn't crash when you alt-tab and the card ran out of memory while thrashing against the disk.


Oh and anyone looking for a sc2 spectre razer mouse? You can grab one cheaply from ncix's pre-blackfriday sale. linky here for $29(reg. $79)

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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
91. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 18, 2012, 02:14 Mashiki Amiketo
 
ChandlerL wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 02:05:
So I'm supposed to side with Croteam's chest-beating while they release games on the closed systems of Xbox 360, Apple iOS, and Sony PS3? Seems to me they're talking out of both sides of their mouth.

Yeah but...consoles aren't "closed" according to that mindset, it's DRM and that's okay.

*flying leap of logic into the abyss*
 
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
85. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 18, 2012, 02:02 Mashiki Amiketo
 
FloodAnxiety wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 01:36:
Average users never discover those places. Developers want exposure to non-techy folks to grow their market.
Wow. I hope you're joking, cnet, and other places like tucows and softpedia grew because of the non-techy folks. That's their bread and butter, us 'techy folks' have always been on places like sourceforge, github and codeplex.
 
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
69. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 17, 2012, 22:40 Mashiki Amiketo
 
nin wrote on Nov 17, 2012, 22:12:
How do these people find us?

It's sure not the cookies. They're dangerous to eat.
 
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
61. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 17, 2012, 21:32 Mashiki Amiketo
 
MS could try and 'forbid' anything they want. And it would work about as well as them flushing their heads in a bucket of water.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
1. Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 17, 2012, 21:28 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Charlotte huh? I pay $51/mo for 10/512 at my winter place in Zephyrhills, FL. I pay $42.25@300GB for 25/1 in Ontario, lack of competition is what is going on. Soon as there was competition here in Ontario and the rest of Canada caps started dying, and speeds started going through the roof. It wasn't all that long ago that cable was at a max speed of 3/256 or 5/512 at $50/mo here, with a 60GB cap.  
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
41. Re: More Big Picture Details Nov 17, 2012, 19:17 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Dev wrote on Nov 17, 2012, 18:32:
No, it will not be viewed as a failure,
You misunderstand what I describe as a failure, and that will be their app store. The OS itself won't be, the store itself will be. I'll hazard a guess because apple is entrenched, but android is heavily eroding it with the whole "open concept" stuff.
 
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
26. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 17, 2012, 17:01 Mashiki Amiketo
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Nov 17, 2012, 16:53:
]See above. Just because they haven't come under much scrutiny yet that doesn't mean they shouldn't. The EU was in the process of investigating Apple with regards to iTunes' DRM restrictions, unless Apple dropped it altogether.
And yet they haven't, and in turn other companies are emulating said behavior because regulators aren't regulating. Apples DRM restrictions though aren't the same thing as the app store that Apple runs, Google runs, or now that MS runs either. Though there appears to be more competition in terms of apps, and 'who can run what and where'.
 
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
21. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 17, 2012, 16:12 Mashiki Amiketo
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Nov 17, 2012, 15:52:
I'd be incredibly surprised if Microsoft didn't come under regulatory scrutiny, as the requirement to use the Windows Store to distribute WinRT apps is fundamentally anti-competitive. I honestly don't understand why Microsoft thinks it can get away with it.
So, has apple come under regulatory scrutiny yet?
 
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
12. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 17, 2012, 14:38 Mashiki Amiketo
 
I wonder if they've ever written any apps for which go into apples "walled garden" and if they feel the same way. Or if it's only MS that they have this problem with. Personally I have no problem with certification as long as it's either free, or comes out of the cost of the product sold(3% should be more than enough). But MS seems to be taking the DLsite.com(nsfw) approach which is 40-50%. With friends that publish their games on dlsite, that margin is steep.

Though MS is going to realize that this is a failure, even Google is implementing a check system for their app store. But at least you can sideload without going through them if you want.
 
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News Comments > Tropico 4 DLC Released
2. Re: Tropico 4 DLC Released Nov 15, 2012, 20:07 Mashiki Amiketo
 
I'll probably get their last two DLC once it hits 75% off. I got the entire pack on sale for $9.99 so it really doesn't owe me anything and I've had a blast playing them. And since I didn't own tropico 3, this is fun enough.  
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News Comments > Origin Accounts Hijacked?
29. Re: Origin Accounts Hijacked? Nov 14, 2012, 15:39 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Prez wrote on Nov 14, 2012, 11:00:
I am going to get Blue to ban "IN SOVIET RUSSIA..." jokes if it's the last thing I do goddamit!!!!! Shakefist
Sorry man...

In Soviet Russia, joke gets Prez!
 
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News Comments > AMD for Sale?
18. Re: AMD for Sale? Nov 14, 2012, 06:25 Mashiki Amiketo
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Nov 14, 2012, 02:17:
. It would be great to go back to AMD processors but they just don't cut it for top-tier gaming any more.
You should look at the piledriver(especially the 8350 vishera's) benches especially with some of the new optimizations around. They're at, equal or beat the I7, in other cases under perform by just abit and you're paying $150 less for the chip.

My previous rig before my 965x4BE was a dualcore intel, I'm looking at building a new rig soonish and I'll probably be sticking with AMD. Though even with that, I'm still arguing as to whether or not to upgrade at all, this current rig is still chugging along fine nearly 3 years later and I'm still not seeing serious problems with gaming. I might just wait 9mo for the prices to bottom out and pick up some of the stuff cheap.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2012, 22:58 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Hyatus wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 15:50:
I understand pennies and can sympathize with getting rid of nickels and dimes. Do you want to live in a world where you tip your stripper in 5s or higher? No thanks, says I. She can work her way up(down?) piece by piece...of clothing like she's supposed to.
Yeah in Canada, you just toss the loonies($1) and toonies($2) coins within the first 24" of the stage and those goto her. We haven't had a bill smaller than a $5 here for almost 15 years.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 4 Uses Frostbite 2
15. Re: Mass Effect 4 Uses Frostbite 2 Nov 12, 2012, 22:30 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Quboid wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 22:20:
What ever happened to them patching the ending?

Before I played it I thought the reaction was ridiculous but wow, they really did stuff that up so badly.
They patched it, it's better. But it's still in fuck you territory.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
7. Re: Sunday Mobilization Nov 12, 2012, 00:20 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Look on the bright side, they weren't throwing samsung products.  
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
11. Re: Sunday Consolidation Nov 11, 2012, 21:57 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Nov 11, 2012, 18:51:
CNN is dying. Netcraft confirmed it.
Hah. So do their nielsen ratings.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
4. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Nov 11, 2012, 16:41 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Ozmodan wrote on Nov 11, 2012, 15:39:
I am happy that ARM based chips are doing well and providing a competitive marketplace. On the other hand, the chance that ARMS will be in gaming computers any time soon is a pipe dream. Intel has pushed AMD almost out of the marketplace and is also making strides in energy efficiency. I am not a big Intel fan, but it has to be obvious to anyone the huge lead they have in processing power.
Really, Intel is more energy efficient per watt than ARM chips are at workload. The only place where ARM beats Intel is at idle, where both Intel and AMD are catching up very quickly. Some stuff here and here on it.

I don't see ARM for a gaming based PC anytime soon, it's kind of like cyrix chips back in the 90's, they were for everyone who wanted a simple PC on the cheap.
 
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