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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
9. Re: Sunday Consolidation Mar 7, 2016, 13:34 HorrorScope
 
The numbers before and after were solid gains, my god what they have to put up with though for load times. I mean that right there is enough of a deal breaker for me. Yes immediately they need to have a Bone version 1.1 with a SSD installed.  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
4. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Mar 7, 2016, 12:00 HorrorScope
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 7, 2016, 11:42:
You guys already know what I think about crowdfunding and early access. Stories like these don't help change my mind.

Like anything see who's doing what and asking for what and look at your monetary position and decide.
 
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News Comments > Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die
105. Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die Mar 6, 2016, 00:11 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 5, 2016, 13:48:
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 5, 2016, 12:33:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 5, 2016, 00:48:
Most new games are coming out with Linux versions.

Are they? Is there an article that measures this? I know more have come out, but I don't see it as most or most that I play.

Actually, you're right, I don't have stats. It's probably not over 50% so most isn't the best word to use. I was just operating anecdotally, and it seems that a lot of games come out for all 3 platforms.

Yeah sorry I have to be a dick, it seems internet conversations go that way for some topics. Yes we'll all keep our eyes open to see what happens, but I'm not that overly excited to move to linux either.
 
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News Comments > Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die
101. Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die Mar 5, 2016, 12:33 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 5, 2016, 00:48:
Most new games are coming out with Linux versions.

Are they? Is there an article that measures this? I know more have come out, but I don't see it as most or most that I play.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
14. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 4, 2016, 21:58 HorrorScope
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 21:22:
So did any of you even read the article? Because we're now 12 comments into this thread and the word "obesity", which is what the demonstrative pronoun in the article title refers to, has yet to be mentioned...

I'm just happy I didn't respond to the article but to someones post instead, clears me.
 
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News Comments > Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die
80. Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die Mar 4, 2016, 19:32 HorrorScope
 
Here this thread needs this breaking news...

Knife reportedly found at OJ Simpson's former Brentwood estate is being tested by LAPD
 
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News Comments > Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die
78. Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die Mar 4, 2016, 19:08 HorrorScope
 
The lastest:


Phil Spencer Retweeted
Tim Sweeney &#8207;@TimSweeneyEpic 7h7 hours ago

Tim Sweeney Retweeted Phil Spencer

I like the sound of this, and look forward to thorough technical details on UWP's planned openness at //build.

Tim Sweeney added,
Phil Spencer @XboxP3
UWP is a fully open ecosystem, available to every developer, and can be supported by any store. Broad range of tools http://bit.ly/1QIHTf0
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Phil Spencer &#8207;@XboxP3 7h7 hours ago

We will discuss our next steps with the Universal Windows Platform at //build later this month.
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Phil Spencer &#8207;@XboxP3 7h7 hours ago

UWP is a fully open ecosystem, available to every developer, and can be supported by any store. Broad range of tools http://bit.ly/1QIHTf0
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Phil Spencer &#8207;@XboxP3 7h7 hours ago

Windows has always been an open ecosystem welcoming the contributions of hardware and software partners, and will always continue to be.
 
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News Comments > Black Desert Online Launches
31. Re: Black Desert Online Launches Mar 4, 2016, 17:59 HorrorScope
 
Jivaro wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 15:12:
I am glad I went all in on this game. I will get my moneys worth out of it. That said, I will say the damn thing I have said about the last 500 million MMOs that have come out...

If you don't like MMOs this game isn't going to change your opinion.

Does anyone have a MMO out there that could change our opinion? Is there a good survival based, structure building mmo? Does something like H1Z1 qualify as a mmo?

 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
10. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 4, 2016, 17:53 HorrorScope
 
descender wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 16:00:
I'm actually talking about never giving your child those things in the first place. I hate the entire concept of everyone sitting in their own room on their own screen doing their own thing and not interacting at all. That's not the kind of family life I was brought up in and I won't be allowing it for my children either.

Not that I'm having children any time soon... but it's good to have plans. :p


Rebuttals:

1. The family life I grew up in, isn't important that it has to be what I do with my future family. Times change, I wanted to be more adaptive than be a traditionalist. I have always guarded against doing generational things mankind does over and over.

2. Now if you play video games yourself (Assume you do), you frequent a Video Game site and reply (You do). My first guess, which could be incorrect I surrender, is that you do put a lot of screen time in on your life. Now if you don't have a family and in the future you feel you will and you will do a 180 and raise a 1950's family, I would suggest you hedge that thought, not a bad ideal, but may want to consider something more realistic and be true to yourself. Chances are you'll be the same person before or after kids. Sure you will put more time towards them doing other things, but you'll still hear the calling and that part they'll love the shit out of you for.

3. I've raised two boys now and they were smack dab into gaming early on and all the way through to today. Are they the best kids ever? No. But one is 22 and has been out and on his own for years now, responsible, all that, didn't get into drugs, however socially apt to have a drink with friends today. Parent win in my mind with him. The second is 18 and has been holding a great starter job down for almost a year now and part time schooling, not into drugs at all. So far, looking promising there to, has plans to leave home next fall, we'll see.

Both have their own lives, neither are assholes, both are fond gamers. I assume they'll look back on their upbringing and won't have the belief gaming is the work of the devil for kids. Sure you have to monitor everything. If grades drop and you feel they are too much into games, phone, staying up late chatting or whatever, you have to be a crack head parent not to address it. What that meant in my world was at worst take those things away until grades came up, which they always did. But I never thought, there will be none of that in my house now or ever... that causes a whole new set of other issues we could find an article for and point to.

Right if you don't care about your kids at all and just live for yourself still and they just run rampant, yeah that's not good parenting at all. Perhaps inner-city drugged crazed parents may be that way, but I honestly never saw parents that didn't care where I live, all gave it a fair enough effort and really it doesn't take all that much. Now if you get a devils child all bets are off...
 
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News Comments > Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die
66. Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die Mar 4, 2016, 17:33 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 17:01:
Again, I don't think MS is creating a walled garden, I think they're just trying to get a piece of the pie that Steam and others are now dividing between themselves. This is just their GFWL 2.0 attempt.

But I do think that if both Sweeney and Gabe are worried enough about it to openly speak out against the possibility, it probably goes a bit farther than just some average rumor.

I think it is great for them to make mention so it keeps everyone on their toe and in tune.

And I agree with GFWL 2.0. They should be entitled to have their own store, they won't want to have to pay someone like Steam a 30% cut, so even having a store tells me they at least are wanting to put their stuff on the PC.

If it is on a course towards something really bad, A. They'll have to weather a severe backlash like perhaps they haven't seen in the past. B. We'll have time then to make our change to another O/S. I don't have to run out and get a Steam Machine today, it's not oxygen, I can react late. (Not that you are arguing that, but some here think I have to best prepare TODAY!)

I'm confident there a some at MS that want the worst case scenario for us. I just don't think they can make it happen internally or externally at this point.
 
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News Comments > Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die
63. Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die Mar 4, 2016, 16:57 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 16:23:
So that's the second major PC player that's now called out MS on their (potentially) anti-PC bullshit.

Queue Spencer Whatshisfuckingface "recommitting MS to PC gaming" again sometime soon, and all the MS defenders quickly bleating that Tim Sweeney is a moron and that MS is a benevolent entity that should be fully trusted at all times.

I don't know whether MS plans to go the Apple way. It does appear to be so, but Gabe cried the same thing several years ago, and the Windows Store doesn't appear to be a walled garden as far as I can tell (I literally never use it, so I genuinely don't know), so who knows how true this is. But if the head of the PC's #1 engine and the #1 distribution platform are both getting concerned enough to take public action, it is probably something to be wary of.

So I googled it myself (I was only 99% certain), when some are talking Apple they are talking Apple phones walled garden. Apple Computers does in fact have places like Steam. So if MS was trying to do this to PC's, they would actually be blazing their own trail, if they tried that around year 2000 it could have happened and it wouldn't have been alarming, now it's alarming.

All these overlays Steam, Origin, Uplay, Galaxy are their own walled gardens. The question is can one rule solely and stop the other from existing? I doubt it. We have time on our side before it happens.
 
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News Comments > Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die
56. Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die Mar 4, 2016, 16:10 HorrorScope
 
wtf_man wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 15:53:
While I don't think the sky is falling, yet... the more MS tries to force Windows 10, their "no-way-to-opt-out datamining", and their store / modern apps... the more turned off to the windows platform I get (as a home user, I'll still support it for business)

/shrug

Reasonable conclusion today.
 
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News Comments > Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die
55. Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die Mar 4, 2016, 16:08 HorrorScope
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 15:12:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 14:47:
I can guarantee you if this happens publishers and the gaming public is going to bring a tidal wave of class action lawsuits against Microsoft. They can't lock people out of their own games on other platforms. They can't prevent people from modding games.

They would lose, because Microsoft has every right to control what runs on its OS,

Actually they have lost fights like that in the past. Tightening it up to what people here may want to think... well there will be a lot of lawsuits and a repeating of history. The only thing MS can bank on if that was their true intentions, is that they feel Judges/Congress don't care about these things anymore. Now that could be correct.

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News Comments > Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die
54. Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die Mar 4, 2016, 16:06 HorrorScope
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 14:45:
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 14:05:

Apple is used here as an example of a walled garden here. So all the games sold on that platform are in total control of Apple's whims? That is news to me.

Well, then you've been living under a rock, because actually yes. Yes they are. And not only are games affected by this, but every single iOS App there is. You can't even publish freeware for iOS without Apple's say so, not even a flimsy little patch.

I'm talking about Apple Computers hello, Steam doesn't exist for Apple? All games that will start on Apple Computers is only from Apple controlling it? Yes/No? I don't have an Apple Computer, I didn't think it was like that there.
 
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News Comments > Black Desert Online Launches
29. Re: Black Desert Online Launches Mar 4, 2016, 14:33 HorrorScope
 
A Korean mmo will not be the one leading us forward into something different.  
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News Comments > Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die
39. Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die Mar 4, 2016, 14:05 HorrorScope
 
Wallshadows wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 14:02:
It affects way too many high profile businesses to be a threat so I'm really not that worried.

Correct, this would step on so many toes.
 
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News Comments > Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die
38. Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die Mar 4, 2016, 14:05 HorrorScope
 
noman wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 13:29:
MS could, tomorrow, push an update that makes win32 unusuable in Win10.

That's an idiotic assumption. In fact, it's beyond idiotic.

Fact of the matter is, Win32 is what we call Windows. It's not going anywhere. There are millions of applications, spanning two decades, and it's the one thing that a Windows OS has supported so many years.

Windows store apps are just specific apps that can be shared between Windows and Windows Phone environments. Don't buy those store apps, if you don't like Windows Store. Epic should also cry about Steamworks integrated into PC games, which then means that any such game bought from anywhere needs to be activated under a Steam account and then forever bound to it.

Not updating to Windows10 because of Windows store applications, is also quite an idiotic notion. I actually have no problems running free Windows Store apps such as Weather, Sports (which is actually very nice), or News. When I buy a game, it's almost always from DRM-free sources like GoG, or HumbleBundle, and I back Kickstarter games primarily to support DRM-free copies.

Right, this is something to monitor but not live in fear of or just slipery slope it to its worst possible conclusion, like the internet likes to do. There is time to access and react if needed.

Apple is used here as an example of a walled garden here. So all the games sold on that platform are in total control of Apple's whims? That is news to me.
 
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News Comments > Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die
36. Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die Mar 4, 2016, 13:56 HorrorScope
 
NKD wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 11:13:
Can we go back to MS forgetting that PC gaming exists?

LOL. Be careful what you ask for, right?

For anyone in fear, remember this is MS we are talking about. Assume Windows Live had the same aspirations and yeah look how that turned out. If it is as bad as we can think it, it won't happen imo, even if they try really hard, the backlash will be too great. The industry articles will be non stop attacking, they'd cave. AND this is Tim taking it to nearly its possible worst case. Same thing Gabe used when selling Steam OS. Then there are courts if it became worst case.
 
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News Comments > Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die
35. Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die Mar 4, 2016, 13:53 HorrorScope
 
Well Epic/industry just needs to get unified and then take this to MS. As for me switching, I'll do it only when I find I need to. Even if something is brewing, it still isn't affecting me today, when the time comes that it does and it is something I can't be a part of, I'll make the change, simple enough. Right now it is early to say where this all ends up.

This was their move to make 10-15 years ago and they blew it completely. It still makes sense for them, but it is probably too late and yes it will piss off a lot of people at this juncture. Files under, will keep an eye on.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 3, 2016, 17:14 HorrorScope
 
I say make it legal for anyone to shot a drone down for any reason. Aat first you think boy the drone people are going to be pissed about that. But then you come to see it becomes America's newest craze, where both sides compete against each other.  
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