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4. Re: Sexualized avatars affect the real world, researchers find. Oct 11, 2013, 07:53 Kitkoan
 
Axis wrote on Oct 10, 2013, 18:37:
I know this based on the bazillions of game hours I've played making the most stupidest looking avatars possible, when possible cause it's WAY more funny and ultimately more cool...


Hehe, I've done this in Guild Wars 2, my guy walks around in a fully hot pink (I think that exact color) outfit.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
11. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 11, 2013, 07:49 Kitkoan
 
I personally use a Nexus 10 with a micro USB to usb connector to plug in my ps3 controller for emulators.

PSX, NDS, She's, etc... All work with the controller perfectly so no fighting onscreen controls unless I'm charging the tablet (can't plug in controller and charge since only one connector.) Xbox controller isn't as good as the emulators don't seem to ever see the back trigger buttons (L2/R2) though I think it's an Android driver issue for the Xbox controller.

And the Humble Bundles show up randomly with Android games.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: 5 ridiculous tech fees... Oct 10, 2013, 06:32 Kitkoan
 
My Internet company won't let me provide my own modem, I HAVE to rent theirs. They claim is to make sure that all modems are compatible and won't cause connection issues and whatever...  
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News Comments > SteamOS Announced
94. Re: SteamOS Announced Sep 23, 2013, 19:59 Kitkoan
 
wtf_man wrote on Sep 23, 2013, 19:05:
Someone on Ars Technica posted this:
Linux is the future of gaming, so long as it is no longer called Linux, is locked down from outside control, and will stream stuff from the Steam Store (but no word of streaming games purchased through GoG or other vendors?

Let me put it this way: if and when Steam allows other storefronts without SteamOS, then I will believe the cries of "open source" were anything but marketing material.

I pretty much agree. This looks like their own "Walled Garden" that they were bitching of MS doing, on an OS base that is supposed to be "Open". Talk about ironic... and potentially hippocratical.

That said... a PS4 will already be in my living room... which is a huge step for me since I mostly hate consoles... or to be more accurate... gaming pads.

From the Steam page itself:
"Users can alter or replace any part of the software or hardware they want."

Kinda goes in the opposite direction of what your suggesting.
 
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News Comments > SteamOS Announced
90. Re: SteamOS Announced Sep 23, 2013, 18:59 Kitkoan
 
goatman wrote on Sep 23, 2013, 17:50:
At the very least this should help the linux community with greater exposure to hardware issues and hopefully the continuation of better accelerated graphic improvements and driver adaptation.

I've got a spare box that should run this OS well and I will throw together a box to see how it performs.

When you buy a Linux machine, you don't get these issues. It's one of those really pro/con things of Linux.

People want to slap Linux on anything and expect it to work out of the box, but you don't get people expecting the same thing from other OS's. They fully expect to buy the OS with the system. In most cases, it does work but you get that rare kink.

You don't get reviews of people taking the new Linux laptop from System76, and using it to review either Windows or OSX because suddenly those systems wouldn't look so nice (really true for OSX) and thus not a fair review. But do a review of Linux like this and suddenly this is considered a fair review.
 
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78. Re: SteamOS Announced Sep 23, 2013, 17:40 Kitkoan
 
saluk wrote on Sep 23, 2013, 17:32:
I would imagine most of the improvements steamos can bring to the linux world will be applicable to whatever desktop linux you are using. This didn't happen with android (what linux benefits did that bring again?) but from what I gather, steamos is more linux than android is.

Android brought quite a few benefits to Linux.

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/09/linux/

When Google started giving back Android code to Linux it jumped in code donations. Must have been at least some good code and benefits.
 
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74. Re: SteamOS Announced Sep 23, 2013, 17:21 Kitkoan
 
DanteUK wrote on Sep 23, 2013, 17:00:
Irony: techies hate Windows 8 because it's dumbed down and designed for a touch screen that the vast majority don't have - but instead they like the idea of an OS dumbed down to basically only browse and play games on a TV with a controller!


I must have missed that part of SteamOS only running Stream.

The page does mention "Users can alter or replace any part of the software or hardware they want." which gives me the opposite impression though. I might default load Steam in Big Picture mode but most likely be able to turn that off all together and use it as a full blown Linux OS.
 
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64. Re: SteamOS Announced Sep 23, 2013, 16:48 Kitkoan
 
Flo wrote on Sep 23, 2013, 16:40:
Will Steam Big Picture still crash randomly on it? I've put my alienware laptop next to my TV running big picture on it. I like playing games with the xbox controller on it but it's still not as smooth as a console (I'm looking at YOU ubisoft with your stupid U play interruptions). Anyway, it has to be 100% hassle free to succeed and I just can't imagine this with Linux. Prove me wrong!

The crashing could be your video card, but not sure.

As for you can't imagine this with Linux, why not?
 
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60. Re: SteamOS Announced Sep 23, 2013, 16:26 Kitkoan
 
DangerDog wrote on Sep 23, 2013, 16:16:
It would have to be streamed, there's no way MS would just sit back and let them emulate DirectX 11.x on Linux

More likely they will push for OpenGL, and since it's more compatible with Android, OSX/iOS this shouldn't be too hard a push.

And unlike OSX, they will be able to make sure that their OS is running the newest stable versions of OpenGL to make sure games can fully utilize OpenGL.
 
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News Comments > SteamOS Announced
59. Re: SteamOS Announced Sep 23, 2013, 16:22 Kitkoan
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Sep 23, 2013, 16:15:
The potential of this really depends on what else Valve is announcing. I imagine that the SteamBox will be one of the other announcements, undoubtedly running SteamOS, and that game sharing will be the last one.

If Valve can get hardware partners onboard then that means that Steam could pose a serious threat to the XB1 and PS4, as they'll be stuck on outdated hardware for the next eight years. It won't take long for SteamBox to support 4K gaming, which is something Microsoft and Sony can't compete with.

PS - It would be nice if Valve really pushed SteamOS as an alternative to Windows, as Microsoft has become far too complacent. Gaming is one of the biggest obstacles to overthrowing Windows and Valve has the potential to change that.

With Valve controlling the entire OS, this could be very impressive depending on what they do with it.

From what I saw on the Steam page, there isn't much information of the final product but the customizing part was an interesting note.

If this is a Linux OS with Steam built in and API's to help push it towards gaming, this could really help with gaming. And if it is still a full blown Linux OS, it would help itself even more as it would help to sell itself as more then just games.

As this could help Valve make more money with Steam games sold, they will have the money to invest in this, and are more likely to be able to work closely with companies like NVidia and Intel for better driver support in newer products.

It will be interesting to see if they plan to make this a Linux Distro or another console, albet open console.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 23, 2013, 16:15 Kitkoan
 
Creston wrote on Sep 23, 2013, 13:42:
Acersus!

Why not merge them to be "Asces?
 
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News Comments > SteamOS Announced
56. Re: SteamOS Announced Sep 23, 2013, 16:13 Kitkoan
 
Creston wrote on Sep 23, 2013, 15:26:
There are around 3500 games on Steam. If what he says is true, that several hundred of them are already running on SteamOS natively

There are 300 Linux native games on Steam, this is why he says hundreds.
 
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News Comments > WoW Revenue Drops 54% - Analyst
27. Re: WoW Revenue Drops 54% - Analyst Sep 12, 2013, 16:30 Kitkoan
 
BobBob wrote on Sep 12, 2013, 14:56:
People burn out on an MMOs. This is a surprise? I burn out on MMOs within 10 minutes. The only MMO that kept my attention for a longer period was City of Heroes (RIP). You know it's true, psychologically, economically, and physiologically, MMOs will have a negative impact on your life. Avoid any kind of game that keeps you staring at a screen or sitting down for more than an hour out of each day; same advice goes toward using social media.

I have to agree, people burn out of MMO's.

And it doesn't help they are quite similar so one feels like the next (even when WoW re-did it's opening world in the previous expansion, it didn't feel that different).

The other issue is, MMO's are built to be just that, Massively Multiplayer. And if you can't get enough people in the area's then it's not as fun. WoW has a lot of player... in the main cities looking for groups for dungeons.

And this is one of those reasons I haven't played GW2 in months. It was great when it first came out. I loved it. But as time went on, more people started getting higher level, and that meant that each area had less players and it just wasn't as fun anymore. No more major events with 25+ people. It became down to 15'ish players, then 10'ish, with the last time I tried I couldn't find more then 2 others to join in a major event which isn't enough. It has a lot of people, but they are spread out on different servers to prevent lag but that also means that there are less people in a map in total. 10,000 players (I don't know exactly how many, work with me) all around the level of 20 or less and the 10'ish beginning area's are packed and it's a blast because everyone can help everyone. Those same 10,000 players spread out amoung 100 area's.... not so packed, so less people to meet and work with. Not as much fun, more so when your in area's that are less prefered.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 12, 2013, 15:37 Kitkoan
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 12, 2013, 14:10:
Verno wrote on Sep 12, 2013, 10:14:
Microsoft: developers love 'consistent' Kinect in Xbox One.

More meaningless PR and platitudes, Microsoft seems incapable of relating to actual human beings. I'm not even opposed to motion tech itself, they just really need to stop trying to shoehorn it everywhere with no logic or reason. When you do that you end up with Ryse and the developers ended up gutting it.

How MS would respond: That's a great point and we're glad you brought it up. We're so excited that you and everyone else is so excited for all the upcoming Kinect games. It's going to revolutionize gaming and home entertainment. You'll wonder how you ever did anything without it!

Its possible quite a few developers are really excited about it. But it would also be more likely because they will have one thing in their head and find out it just doesn't work causing the Kinect to be worthless. It wasn't as used on XBox 360 because it wasn't always there.

Just like how so many were excited about the touch screen on the DS (that in the end, wasn't used most of the time because it wasn't what was imagined), the 3DS 3d function, the WiiMote which didn't work as well as hoped and wasn't well utilized well in most games, etc... (not to pick on Nintendo...
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Sep 11, 2013, 22:05 Kitkoan
 
It's so into the black that is gone into a black hole.  
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News Comments > Wizardry on Steam
16. Re: Wizardry on Steam Sep 11, 2013, 17:14 Kitkoan
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 11, 2013, 09:49:
Kitkoan wrote on Sep 10, 2013, 22:34:
JohnBirshire wrote on Sep 10, 2013, 22:31:
Whenever I want to buy an older game, I check GoG first, then Steam. I like to support GoG because without them, a lot of older games wouldn't be available for purchase.

To each their own. I prefer to look at Steam first because I'm more likely to support gaming on Linux.

Now you only need to convince Linux to support gaming on Linux.

*sigh* Just... Yeah...
 
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News Comments > Wizardry on Steam
7. Re: Wizardry on Steam Sep 10, 2013, 22:34 Kitkoan
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Sep 10, 2013, 22:31:
Whenever I want to buy an older game, I check GoG first, then Steam. I like to support GoG because without them, a lot of older games wouldn't be available for purchase.

To each their own. I prefer to look at Steam first because I'm more likely to support gaming on Linux.
 
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News Comments > Wizardry on Steam
2. Re: Wizardry on Steam Sep 10, 2013, 21:08 Kitkoan
 
Interesting and kind of odd that Wizardry 6 and 7 are on Linux and OSX but 8 is Windows only  
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News Comments > Steam Hardware Survey & Linux
21. Re: Steam Hardware Survey & Linux Sep 4, 2013, 20:59 Kitkoan
 
Primalchrome wrote on Sep 4, 2013, 20:37:
Kitkoan wrote on Sep 4, 2013, 20:27:
Wow, the nerd rage I can feel just pouring out of you.

You still are ignoring your comments though. You claimed about Linux users being pirates, yada yada yada. Now you're trying to re-write what you said claiming that they want software to be free. Again with the subject change. So... any chance you'll stay on one subject? (looks back at your posts) Doubt it...

Free software and software piracy are completely different subject, but it seems to be a confusing concept for you.

I'll let you continue trolling out your ass though, it's ok. Let out that nerd rage.
Laugh. I'm trolling/raging? Not in the least. You asked me to explain and I did. I'll TLDR it for you...
"Oh sure, they spout the whole 'free as in beer' and 'piracy isn't stealing' mantras very well.... But at the end of the day, just about every single one felt they deserved it for free." IE, they were entitled to it...and so they felt their piracy was justified.

I apologize that I can't really make it much simpler than that. >shrug<

As you said, it's all anecdotal, just you talking out your ass.

Many Linux projects have been very profitable. Red Hat comes to mind as they also give away Fedora which never killed them. Humble Bundle has shown time and time and time again that Linux users have no problems with paying or not having source code. Also, piracy is a problem on ALL OS's so to claim it on one group shows your talking out your ass. You want to talk out your ass and claim its somehow fact, even though facts like the Humble Bundle, Red Hat, and even SUSE (before Novell bought them).

And trying to claim to ignore support options for money is a crap excuse. You seriously don't think any business doesn't get/expect help from Microsoft or Apple when they buy their products? Support is a part of the price. If so, you have never been in any real computer company (and you're talking out your ass on that one too).

But wait, Primalchrome, continue your NERD RAGE TROLLING!!!!
 
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News Comments > Steam Hardware Survey & Linux
19. Re: Steam Hardware Survey & Linux Sep 4, 2013, 20:27 Kitkoan
 
Primalchrome wrote on Sep 4, 2013, 20:19:
Kitkoan wrote on Sep 4, 2013, 19:26:
That really is a neat trick how you talk out your ass.

First it's mostly about claiming that Linux users are pirates and when you responded, you mentioned nothing about it.

I wonder, what's next out your ass? Aside from the obvious subject change.
Oh, it wasn't an intentional subject change....I simply didn't address the one item that apparently made you defensive. Sure, would be happy to address the sense of entitlement that pervades Linux fanbois. It's anecdotal, I agree. But I've been working in IT since the same time Torvalds released the first kernel. I've worked in admin jobs and in development companies. I've known a lot of geeks and a fair percentage of those that used Linux....so with real live, BBSes, newsgroups, and such it's not a bad cross section. With the exception of only a couple....most of them think they're entitled to software for free and that it's a moral outrage if the source is not made available.

Oh sure, they spout the whole 'free as in beer' and 'piracy isn't stealing' mantras very well.... But at the end of the day, just about every single one felt they deserved it for free. Oh...and without ads. Oh, and you'd better not share my information or browsing habits. Oh, and why the fuck can't you fix this bug that causes an artifact on level 23 of the game...if you really cared, you'd share the source adn I would have already fixed it for you!

That being said, every single one of those guys were very intelligent. Most of them were really good guys all around....and probably half involved in an OSS project on a semi-regular basis. Just because there was an overwhelming mindset doesn't mean I'm bagging on them. I still hang with some of them for social occasions. But that mindset causes repercussions, whether you want to recognize them or not.

Like I said...it's purely anecdotal. But at the end of the day, the proof is in the pudding. Just about every successful commercial venture on Linux that is not niche is driven by a group of brilliant individuals that found a real need that could be serviced....and just about every one of those groups co-oped open source to make that happen. Many of those companies have to make their profits off service or support agreements because of the pervading 'free as in beer' or 'geek elite' mindset of their target userbase.

And for that reason, there is no Exchange analog for Linux. Linux isn't on a significant number of end user desktops. ...and gaming on Linux is only being pushed by visionaries like Carmack or Newell. One is a true believer. One sees a way to cut costs on R&D for a console.

Wow, the nerd rage I can feel just pouring out of you.

You still are ignoring your comments though. You claimed about Linux users being pirates, yada yada yada. Now you're trying to re-write what you said claiming that they want software to be free. Again with the subject change. So... any chance you'll stay on one subject? (looks back at your posts) Doubt it...

Free software and software piracy are completely different subject, but it seems to be a confusing concept for you.

I'll let you continue trolling out your ass though, it's ok. Let out that nerd rage.
 
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