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News Comments > Jade Raymond Leaving Ubisoft
17. Re: Jade Raymond Leaving Ubisoft Oct 20, 2014, 16:25 nutshell42
 
AC1 was flawed in many ways but also a great game in many ways.

I haven't heard anything of her in quite a while. I assume she got buried in bureaucracy as studio head so I look forward to her being more hands-on on whatever she's gonna do next.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
14. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 10, 2014, 02:39 nutshell42
 
Guy Fawkes was the only man to enter parliament with honest intentions, a clear agenda and the means to see them through. No wonder they hanged him.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
12. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 9, 2014, 13:30 nutshell42
 
Verno wrote on Oct 9, 2014, 10:18:
Those Windows Phone stats are kinda embarrassing.

Why? It's a badge of honor. If there are two groups of people you shouldn't use as a role model for anything it's Al Qaeda and US Congress.

Incidentally Congress actually gave Osama bin Laden a run for his money in terms of approval ratings.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
31. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 30, 2014, 16:01 nutshell42
 
Verno wrote on Sep 29, 2014, 16:01:
nutshell42 wrote on Sep 29, 2014, 14:56:
This attitude is the reason corporations have turned into Big Brother. People like think nothing about buying Intel E's with SLI but god forbid they have to shell out $100 every 6 years or so for an OS.

I don't know how you got that from his reply. I have no problem shelling out some money for a significant upgrade but when its questionable that's a different story.

From the part where he mindlessly cheers a "free" upgrade. The same way that Americans cheer their "free" smartphones. It's not free. MS will make you pay and it will be a lot worse than a upfront charge that amounts to less than 10 cents for every day of use.

And I really don't understand your (and the other repliers) non sequitur about the utility of the update. If you don't think it does all that much and don't need it then just don't buy it. If you don't mind Windows 7 or 8 then just keep using them until security patches run out in 20xx.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
30. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 30, 2014, 15:56 nutshell42
 
Julio wrote on Sep 29, 2014, 17:59:
nutshell42 wrote on Sep 29, 2014, 14:56:
People like think nothing about buying Intel E's with SLI but god forbid they have to shell out $100 every 6 years or so for an OS.

There are no features or functionality that Windows 8 brought above Windows 7 for me. So why pay for a downgrade to 8? I doubt Windows 9 contains anything more that I need either.


So you're not upgrading anyway. Then what's the advantage of a "free" upgrade?

Microsoft will force everyone to upgrade at some point but there's no need to think it's beneficial to pay the "Microsoft tax".

After ten years, when the support runs out. Boohoo. And it's certainly better than MS getting creative about raping us by selling us to advertisers or microtransacting us to death.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
13. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 29, 2014, 14:56 nutshell42
 
Creston wrote on Sep 29, 2014, 11:52:
Wow, free upgrade to Windows 9? What happened to Microsoft? It's almost as if they've started caring just a little bit about their customers...

So like Google or Facebook we're no longer MS's customers (shitty as they may have treated them) but the product they sell to their real customers.

This attitude is the reason corporations have turned into Big Brother. People like think nothing about buying Intel E's with SLI but god forbid they have to shell out $100 every 6 years or so for an OS.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
15. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 16, 2014, 16:22 nutshell42
 
Seems to be Xbox Marketing. Given that the Xbone was the biggest marketing clusterfuck in a long time they probably deserve it. Well, who am I kidding they'll fire anyone but those responsible.

On a related note, they should ax whoever did the industrial design, too. The PS4 looks so much better it's not even funny.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 12, 2014, 06:10 nutshell42
 
I didn't fully read that article, but I read one a few days ago that pretty much said what you said.

Then you read the wrong articles. This is all FUD by Google to bully Europe. See e.g. here (I'm sorry I linked to the Register. I'm gonna need a shower

 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2014, Part 6
12. Re: It Came from E3 2014, Part 6 Jun 13, 2014, 17:59 nutshell42
 
ViRGE wrote on Jun 13, 2014, 11:28:
Spencer explains why Microsoft didn't bring Windows games to E3.
Not to be snarky, but Microsoft makes more money off of Xbox games than PC games. PC gaming is still a profit center for them, but when it's not the most profitable gaming business it's not going to be the center of attention.

They make more money off Xbox games because they spent the last 13 years killing PC games. Microsoft used to have great studios, great gaming hardware, all of which now long dead and gone.

The MS Games head for Germany was on the record that they deliberately delay PC releases because otherwise people wouldn't buy the console versions...

MS could have created something like Steam, living proof that even without a forced tax like on consoles you can make a lot of profit off PC games; instead we got GFWL. MS can go and fuck themselves.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
22. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 6, 2014, 14:29 nutshell42
 
Long story short, he lost all credibility, but the question about him being a traitor or not cannot be simply hand-waved away without deeper analysis.

Let's ignore the question whether he's a hypocrite or not for a moment, in what way did he lose *credibility*? None of the stuff from his leaks has been wrong. In many cases we no have confirmation that what he said and made public was correct.

I really don't think "credibility" was the word you're looking for.


And while we're talking about people not knowing what you're talking about; the GP called him a coward which is just about the most ridiculous thing ever. The cowardly thing would have been to stay in the cushy job in Hawaii with a six figure salary and an unlimited job guarantee. You can argue whether he fled the country to escape jail or to make sure he wouldn't be silenced but he definitely threw away his comfortable life to protect the freedoms of you ungrateful "$%) and give proof that the government committed crimes against the constitution on a massive scale; whatever he is, he is not a coward.


Now into the realm of opinion instead of fact: I don't think he's a hypocrite; and the only reason he's in Russia is because the US bullied every other option into refusing him.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Mar 19, 2013, 02:37 nutshell42
 
wow, you didn't even read the fucking headline of the article you're replying to.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 17, 2012, 05:34 nutshell42
 
so it's impossible to determine whether Fedora's dead or not?  
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News Comments > Revised Windows Store Policy Allows PEGI-18 Games
8. Re: Revised Windows Store Policy Allows PEGI-18 Games Oct 26, 2012, 06:50 nutshell42
 
October 1942
Somewhere in the North Atlantic

"Pegi-18, Pegi-18, please respond. Pegi-18 do you copy?"



I always thought it sounded like straight out of a war movie.
 
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News Comments > Nexus 2 Kickstarter
14. Re: Nexus 2 Kickstarter Sep 28, 2012, 16:22 nutshell42
 
Stanly Manly wrote on Sep 28, 2012, 15:55:
If you do, it's because your abilities are sub par, and you obviously don't understand the genre, duh.

But he is right (now I have to shower, thanks Stan).

All your complaints about the gameplay itself instead of interface shortcomings read like the whining of a guy who doesn't like the genre.

(hey, IGN reduced the score of Ground Control due to lack of base building. Why don't you head over there? Sounds like your kind of site.)
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 25, 2012, 18:19 nutshell42
 
Sony's easily got the best first party titles of this generation (Last Guardian's demise notwithstanding). Can't say I'd be inconsolable (badadush) if they went multi-platform.  
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News Comments > Steam EU Legal Conflict
17. Re: Steam EU Legal Conflict Sep 21, 2012, 12:59 nutshell42
 
"required declaration of failure"

A better, as in not harebrained, translation would be [b]declaration of cessation[/b] (the translation includes the stilted legalese tone).

Basically as a response to a cease and desist order you promise to cease and desist. This generally allows the ceased and desisted party to escape further legal trouble while the ceasing and desisting one can truly fuck you up good if you break said promise later on.


Valve of course won't do it because being able to rape you in the ass is part of their business model. They sell access to your asshole to publishers. Hell, this whole business started because they want to take away your right to sue them if they rape you too hard. (not that I don't have a steam library but at least I'm not in love with my pimp)
 
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News Comments > Chris Roberts Game Countdown?
29. Re: Chris Roberts Game Countdown? Sep 10, 2012, 18:29 nutshell42
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Sep 10, 2012, 18:21:
Freelancer sucked hard [...]
Also I dont want another Privateer 2 fail.

What the fuck is *wrong* with you?

Somebody call a doctor! He's delusional.


On a related note: Privateer 2 was by Chris Roberts brother, not him iirc, and they shouldn't have tacked on the Privateer name. But what do you expect of EA.
 
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News Comments > The International 2012 Begins
4. Re: The International 2012 Begins Sep 1, 2012, 23:26 nutshell42
 
Imho Dota makes for a pretty terrible spectator sport.

Your girlfriend can watch a Starcraft match and get the gist of it and it generally ends with a cataclysmic battle. In Dota you're watching 20 min of farming with slowly accumulating advantages (please no counter-examples. This is a about the general situation not exceptions) and now and then there's a small skirmish that's incomprehensible without knowledge of 108 heroes and a gazillion items.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
60. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 24, 2012, 07:54 nutshell42
 
Dades wrote on Aug 24, 2012, 07:20:
Why can't I toggle metro if I don't want their phone interface?

There's an easy toggle: Just don't use Metro apps.


And there's no reason it should have different start menus. The current one doesn't really work like anything else in Windows either. A resizable split menu with inline scrolling.

Not to mention its bullshit inconsistency. Click "all programs" and the button turns into a back button. Search for someting then that button becomes an "open in explorer" button, while the back button is the little cross in the search bar. It's a fucking disaster.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
59. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 24, 2012, 07:42 nutshell42
 
Verno wrote on Aug 24, 2012, 06:49:
No one said the start menu in previous versions of Windows was more useful necessarily, that's a different argument.

But apart from it the only Metro fragment you're likely going to see with any regularity is the Wifi config (if you have a notebook and often switch wifi networks), how's that ramming Metro down our throats? =)

Correction, there's the search; I never used the start menu search for anything but apps and settings, but if you used some of the more advanced features it might be annoying. No idea.


I don't agree with your conclusion about context switching

Why? My rationale:

1. You open the start menu to start a new program
2. Hence the program you used before opening the start menu and after are different (even if you later switch back to the first)
3. Compared to switching from one program to another the question whether you use a menu or a screen is a minor difference.



I really don't like to sound like the Windows evangelist but I just don't get how the question of the size of the start menu can justify the vitriol that's heaped on Windows 8.
Hell, I'd understand if people complained that they didn't add enough stuff for desktop users since 7; but I guess ppl can't say that because it'd undermine the story of 7 being the embodiment of perfection and 8 the spawn of Satan.

Oh and my 2 favorite bullshit complaints:
1. "I searched for hours for the shutdown button" -- your PC's got a power button
2. "My grandma'll never find the start screen hot corner" -- Every keyboard has a windows key; most have 2.


There's so much legitimate stuff you could complain about. The store is Jobsian fascist wonderland, the cloud integration everywhere is annoying and the uselessness of Metro with a mouse is completely unnecessary. A more elegant integration of Metro and Desktop would go a long way. The Office 2013 beta with the collapsible window chrome shows how it could've been done.

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