SirKnight wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 22:27:The apple sheep don't seem to mind that they are getting raped on a daily basis, so why should you care so much? I love the warriors of justice looking out for all of Apple's customers. Thanks guys.jdreyer wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 22:22:
Meanwhile, Apple continues to abuse it's monopoly position.Just hours after the reveal of Apple’s new services bundles, the tech giant has already taken criticism for evidently favoring its own apps over those with which it directly competes in its App Store.
Spotify, which has been feuding with the tech giant for years now over its hefty App Store fees, quickly seized on the opportunity to raise Apple antitrust concerns.
Yeah Apple is definitely not the good guys here. While Epic intentionally violated the rules it has known about since the beginning of iPhones and deserve to be taken down because of it, they are both guilty of BS business practices. F 'em both.
Dev wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 10:25:Not true at all. The supply chain is in Asia. You can't just circumvent the supply chain. We can't make memory here because we don't have the rare earth minerals and the processing needed. We don't even have the capacity to mine and forge steel in NA. There was an article a couple years ago that we can't even make screws anymore.Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 09:57:No they still would... just would be for a vastly increased price. Because if chinese manufacturing wasn't around, there'd be other countries like Japan. Or if we could only manufacture in USA, the infrastructure would have been created and used, however Iphones would be $5k instead of $1kmxmissile wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 09:48:Meaningless. If it wasn't for Chinese manufacturing most, if not all, major corporations in the US would be not be able to provide their products.
Funny thing is, apple is in the same boat. Without their chinese counterpart, they would be nothing. *all* their hardware comes from china.
Verno wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 12:18:I know it's not for everyone, but isn't Flight Sim 2020 going to be available at launch?
The prices are OK but I don't see any reason to buy one, they have no first party software at launch and what they showed at their previous event was mostly a bunch of title cards. A meh on both of their houses.
Undocumented Alien wrote on Sep 6, 2020, 12:29:I have about 1,000 hours in CK2 and I'm enjoying CKIII much more. This feels like a proper RPG now. I always play CK for longevity, not to conquer the map. The new game flow is so much more satisfying for this style.
Enjoying CKIII so far, doing better than I did with CKII, not sure why. I was able to unite Ireland with the tutorial for the first time which gave me some much needed confidence. I also found this YouTube-r helpful for how a person that's good at the game (not me!) plays it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlGqM9HCWJk
Another good CK3 YouTube'r that is helpful (shows how to conquer Ireland): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCc43BtQeYU
Kxmode wrote on Sep 5, 2020, 16:00:Apple does have a monopoly and it's a monopoly on sheep. This can no longer be tolerated... Tim is fed up and wants his fair shear of the sheep. What's a gaming company owned by a Chinese conglomerate to do when a fruit company owns all of the sheep?
You don't need to be a lawyer to understand the common-sense underpinnings of Epic's claims. Further, comparing IOS to a monopoly when the market share data shows it isn't
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 4, 2020, 11:19:I financed the bike because it was zero interest... I think I pay about $100/month for it with the sub. In the end my whole family uses it. I'm a developer and just want to get a cardio workout in 5-6 times a week. I can do that any time of day with the bike. A gym membership is more expensive than $100/month for the whole family where I live. In the end I get the exercise I need, I can do it on my schedule (usually after 11pm) and the whole family benefits. It's just a better deal than a gym where I'll probably end up getting COVID.
Ah yes, Peloton, with their $4-5,000 exercise devices with a flatscreen attached, and monthly subscriptions.
I mean, at least it helps people get in shape, but fuck yet another subscription service.
Undocumented Alien wrote on Aug 31, 2020, 15:43:I'm and idiot when it comes to these games and CK2 just clicked for me. I've mostly figured out Stellaris, but I struggle with EUIV. My 11 year old son has figured out Imperator Rome and HOI IV, so he helps me out.
I found CK2 tough to get into (wanted to enjoy it, steep learning curve) even after watching a lot of "Let's Play CK2" YouTube videos. Maybe I'll take another run at it with CK3 since it's on the XBOX Game Pass already. Worth a try at least, CK2 got a lot of good reviews, Very Positive on STEAM.
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 30, 2020, 12:03:So it's not OK to be for all of the things BLM professes it stands for, but not support BLM itself? Lets just brand all of those people white supremacists.Simon Says wrote on Aug 30, 2020, 11:59:Yep
*Reads the 3 comments so far*
Ah, it's that kind of thread, better gear up. https://imgur.com/hQQ7Ywp
The far white supremacist crowd and all their fragility is proudly on display.
JohnBirshire wrote on Aug 29, 2020, 21:44:The game will eventually be on steam. If things end up like Chivalry 1, the game will be $9 after 6 months.
Chivalry was one of my top 3 favorite games released in the last decade, was really looking forward to playing the sequel.
I refuse to support anti-consumer PC exclusives though so looks like I'm going to miss this one.
Screw Torn Banner Studios, hope you all choke on your bribe.