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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partners onboard then that means that Steam could pose a serious threat to the XB1 and PS4, as they'll be stuck on outdated hardware for the next eight years.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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News Comments > Steam Hardware Survey & Linux
17. Re: Steam Hardware Survey & Linux Sep 4, 2013, 20:06 Kitkoan
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 4, 2013, 19:57:
Kitkoan wrote on Sep 4, 2013, 19:26:
Primalchrome wrote on Sep 4, 2013, 17:12:
Beelzebud wrote on Sep 4, 2013, 16:07:
That's a neat trick being able to talk out of your ass like that.
Man, how I wish I were. Linux has served me well in a server capacity for very basic file server, web server, PHP app server, FTP server, automated scripting server....but beyond that it's a mess of bandit kingdoms. If the community and one distro would deflate their geek peens we could see real traction. Ubuntu has tried going there....Dell tried going there.... And what do they get? The hardcore RMS fanbois howling like rabid children from Lord of the Flies. Hell, I thought OSX was finally going to bring *NIX to the desktop in a meaningful way....but forgot about Apple's 'style over substance' business model. I've been hearing about the year of Linux on the desktop since around '98....and nothing so far.

It's great for devs. It's great for geeks. It's great if you lock it down and give it to grandma who only knows to click on the pretty icon to surf the interwebs for her email and cross stich... But for Joe Average? For the most part you need a non-production desktop UI to simplify it to almost a device, tablet, or Win8 interface (shudder).

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.

I really don't think that's what he meant by "bandit kingdoms." I thought he meant distros/tools, not users.

No, but in his first post he stated "Every Linux-primary desktop user I know feels like he's entitled to pirate all software. It's a personal affront if they have to pay for it." kinda gave that impression.
 
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News Comments > Steam Hardware Survey & Linux
15. Re: Steam Hardware Survey & Linux Sep 4, 2013, 19:30 Kitkoan
 
I think one of the biggest problems is (and why I still use Windows for Steam much more then Linux) is there are too many crappy Windows ports still.

To many games are just quick and dirty ports that perform poorly on Linux because the developers just wrapped it in a WINE front end and didn't bother trying to make it work well on Linux.

The same reason people don't buy a lot of games that are on console, because they are horrible ports that take a LOT more power to do anything decent. Except with this, people can see the difference since the hardware is the exact same (and its easy to tell it's a WINE port when you leave DirectX comments/options in the game).
 
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News Comments > Steam Hardware Survey & Linux
13. Re: Steam Hardware Survey & Linux Sep 4, 2013, 19:26 Kitkoan
 
Primalchrome wrote on Sep 4, 2013, 17:12:
Beelzebud wrote on Sep 4, 2013, 16:07:
That's a neat trick being able to talk out of your ass like that.
Man, how I wish I were. Linux has served me well in a server capacity for very basic file server, web server, PHP app server, FTP server, automated scripting server....but beyond that it's a mess of bandit kingdoms. If the community and one distro would deflate their geek peens we could see real traction. Ubuntu has tried going there....Dell tried going there.... And what do they get? The hardcore RMS fanbois howling like rabid children from Lord of the Flies. Hell, I thought OSX was finally going to bring *NIX to the desktop in a meaningful way....but forgot about Apple's 'style over substance' business model. I've been hearing about the year of Linux on the desktop since around '98....and nothing so far.

It's great for devs. It's great for geeks. It's great if you lock it down and give it to grandma who only knows to click on the pretty icon to surf the interwebs for her email and cross stich... But for Joe Average? For the most part you need a non-production desktop UI to simplify it to almost a device, tablet, or Win8 interface (shudder).

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.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
10. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 28, 2013, 17:30 Kitkoan
 
RollinThundr wrote on Aug 28, 2013, 17:22:
ahh Islam,the religion of peace, tolerance and basic human rights.

Read them all, and you'll find they all are. It's not limited to one.

Now please let's drop this before it turns into a flame war.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 25, 2013, 16:41 Kitkoan
 
I love my single serve machine, so I seem a little out of the normal here... Granted I use a reusable metal cup, so I don't have all that extra waste (and a lot cheaper. Those cups at their cheapest I can find are. $0.50 each cup, not worth it since they don't taste as good from those plastic tubs)
The French press gives a better taste but in the morning, it's not as fast since I'm not a morning person.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 19, 2013, 22:13 Kitkoan
 
ViRGE wrote on Aug 19, 2013, 20:25:
Julio wrote on Aug 19, 2013, 09:59:
Vita definitely needs more decent games. Technically I'd love one, but there's really not much point with nothing to play.
Kitkoan wrote on Aug 19, 2013, 17:16:
The ps vita is still going to be a hard sell at that price. For just $30 more, you could buy the new Nexus 7 with 16 gigs, and has a lot more games for a lot less (and this doesn't consider emulators, including that new DS emulator that works pretty much perfectly). And the Nexus 7 does a hell of a lot more too.
The N7 definitely does more. But are we seriously going to argue that the Android game catalog is anything but trash? The entire Android gaming environment is based on crappy little games that can be played on a touchscreen in 2 minutes, the whole time trying to nickle & dime the user. You simply don't see games comparable to traditional full price titles on Android; the prevailing consumer environment is all wrong for it.

Since you missed it the first time, I'll make sure to repeat it. In bold so you might see it now.

EMULATORS ON THE N7. Everyone I know always takes full interest in my phone and tablet when they find out they can play things from Mario Cart on the Snes to the newest Pokemon Black/White 2. And many are aware of these and more keep learning. Suddenly, it's not just crappy little games, but an entire library of loved games people played and want to play again.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
18. Re: Mozilla Aug 19, 2013, 22:07 Kitkoan
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 19, 2013, 20:47:
Kitkoan wrote on Aug 19, 2013, 17:09:
So... You want a browser that grinds your system to a halt by spending all its time and power on encrypting and decrypting everything and anything?


What bullshit is this? Even at 512/4096 encryption, only half of a core is busy doing encryption and decryption. Maybe upgrading from a single core Celeron or Pentium D is something you should consider.

Yes, but he's asking for many things to be encrypted and decrypted at the same time. One job is easy on your system, but many takes their toll on the system. Encoding cut and paste, ram, comments on a message board, checking for keys, encrypting and decrypting on the fly with multiple different ones, checking for keys, hiding your browsers id. That's not a light load anymore.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 19, 2013, 17:25 Kitkoan
 
Verno wrote on Aug 19, 2013, 14:45:
Microsoft DMCAing OpenOffice is just ridiculous, how could they think that one would fly?

Most likely because it was a spider program like that MPAA/RIAA uses to find and send take down notices. It's technically a digital drag net that no one monitors or cares to monitor since with the dmca your guilty until proven innocent. It most likely just locked onto the keywords of "office 2010" and just demanded it be taken down. And since the dmca makes sure it's OK to send as many false notices as you want, it's the small fish that suffer and the big ones will continue to abuse the hell out of the dmca. Because they can.

This kind of things have been happening for years and years. The major companies don't want it to stop either because it makes their lives easier since they can't be punished and it leaves the people they threaten to spend the time, money and effort to produce facts, and not themselves to show a crime has happened.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 19, 2013, 17:16 Kitkoan
 
The ps vita is still going to be a hard sell at that price. For just $30 more, you could buy the new Nexus 7 with 16 gigs, and has a lot more games for a lot less (and this doesn't consider emulators, including that new DS emulator that works pretty much perfectly). And the Nexus 7 does a hell of a lot more too.  
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