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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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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Mozilla Aug 19, 2013, 17:09 Kitkoan
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 19, 2013, 11:03:
I want a browser not made by anything with physical ties to the US. That supports encryption natively, has proper PGP key management. Supports encryption of text entered in text boxes and decryption of encrypted text assuming keys are present, fakes browser footprint to look in ways that don't make you trackable. And protects the copy/paste memory properly. (Unlike Chrome and Firefox).

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?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
12. Re: Op Ed Aug 15, 2013, 23:41 Kitkoan
 
Panickd wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 23:34:
Kitkoan wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 23:18:
While death threats aren't needed

None of what you just mentioned, and I mean zero percent of it, warrants death threats against anyone let alone threats to rape and kill their wives or kill their children as they walk home from school. Trying to defend it by saying, "Yeah but they made a game in a fashion I didn't like so vitriolic hate should be expected" is asinine bullshit. There are constructive ways to express your displeasure. If you wouldn't stand face to face with someone and say it, it probably doesn't need to be said. Online or anywhere else.

Sure, if you ignored those first five words, then your post would mean something, anything... But since you did ignore the first five words, your post is meaningless.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Aug 15, 2013, 23:18 Kitkoan
 
While death threats aren't needed, this article obviously avoided one glaring fact...

Sometimes these people are asking for shit.

They keep mentioning Phil Fish, like he was some saint that never caused a single problem. Problem is, Phil is an asshole that no one was ever really surprised had so many problems come to him as he was the cause of them. No surprise he got problems.

Another issue they address was about SimCity getting lots of hate for its launch. Again, your surprised? You forced always online DRM down everyones throat and tried to claim it was for their best interest, it would help enhance the game, blah blah blah... and what happened? People shelled money out for something that didn't work because they didn't expect as many people to use it (even though many were pre-orders so they should have had a starting idea as to the amount and how many servers would be needed.)

Then there are others they don't mention. The makers of Rage should have known they were asking for problems when they publicly declared "Mac users donít buy video games. They buy Angry Birds" Yeah, insult a bunch of people with comments like that, thats not asking for problems, not one bit.

Another incident is when Dead Trigger went free to play on Android, they declared its because Android has too much piracy so they had to go free to play. Pretty much an insult to Android users. They didn't declare this exact same issue when they quickly made the iOS version free to play as well.

While not every developer deserves crap, many do because they cause BS but then don't want to have to deal with the results of their actions.
 
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News Comments > Strife Announced
33. Re: Strife Announced Aug 9, 2013, 19:42 Kitkoan
 
Orogogus wrote on Aug 9, 2013, 16:59:
Kitkoan wrote on Aug 9, 2013, 15:42:
flechett3 wrote on Aug 9, 2013, 09:56:
There was STRIFE and there was another game that was much more of an RPG that was set in a fantasy setting. I don't think the fantasy RPG one used the doom engine (or anything based off of it) but it WAS a 2.5d doom-like engine. Wish I could remember the name of it. Had to be before '98 the last time I saw or played the game.

They all ran on the Doom engine, even Strife. Strife was the last game made on the Doom engine but was released after Quake came out so it looked really dated by the time it was released which really hurt it.

Strife was really ahead of its time too. A real story, killing everything was a Bad thing, multiple endings, could buy supplies. Nothing remotely like it before then.

System Shock, Ultima Underworld I & II, Pathways into Darkness, Terminator: Future Shock and Marathon I & II were all pre-Strife and more advanced in many ways. None of them had multiple endings, though.

Most of those aren't FPS games, and the ones that are still followed along the lines of "everything must die".
 
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News Comments > Strife Announced
30. Re: Strife Announced Aug 9, 2013, 15:42 Kitkoan
 
flechett3 wrote on Aug 9, 2013, 09:56:
There was STRIFE and there was another game that was much more of an RPG that was set in a fantasy setting. I don't think the fantasy RPG one used the doom engine (or anything based off of it) but it WAS a 2.5d doom-like engine. Wish I could remember the name of it. Had to be before '98 the last time I saw or played the game.

They all ran on the Doom engine, even Strife. Strife was the last game made on the Doom engine but was released after Quake came out so it looked really dated by the time it was released which really hurt it.

Strife was really ahead of its time too. A real story, killing everything was a Bad thing, multiple endings, could buy supplies. Nothing remotely like it before then.
 
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News Comments > Strife Announced
17. Re: Strife Announced Aug 9, 2013, 09:24 Kitkoan
 
El Pit wrote on Aug 9, 2013, 03:57:
After WW2 FPS and zombie centered games, there is MOBAs.

What next? Call of Duty MOBA? Half-Life 3: The MOBA?

At least give me a single player MOBA to find out what that MOBA craziness is all about.

Pretty much pick up any MOBA then, they all have offline/bot matches. Its like deathmatch FPS games, you can play the bots but its the online that has the challenge.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
11. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 8, 2013, 21:36 Kitkoan
 
Not everyone is posting in the same thread, why I mentioned that it was one of many.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4900606?start=0&tstart=0
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4804054?start=0&tstart=0
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4569807?start=0&tstart=0
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4103220?start=0&tstart=0
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5136321?start=0&tstart=0
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4609736?start=0&tstart=0
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4441333?start=0&tstart=0
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4103220?start=0&tstart=0

Its been a huge problem, with way too many effected units to just call it a rare lemon.

A quick search on Google shows its not a rare incident, but a common issue for something that has been out for less then a year.
https://www.google.com/search?btnG=1&pws=0&q=mbpr+dead+pixel
 
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News Comments > Strife Announced
6. Re: Strife Announced Aug 8, 2013, 21:05 Kitkoan
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 8, 2013, 20:07:
Aero wrote on Aug 8, 2013, 20:06:
Wasn't their an FPS in development way back when (mid nineties) that was going to be called "Strife?" Not that this has anything to do with anything here, but the name triggered that memory and I can't place it.

Doom engine based. It was released. It may or may not have had RPG elements. No one bought it.

My physical cd copy says otherwise.
 
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