Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 29, 2020, 10:25:
Linux users on Steam: .91%
VR headsets on Steam: 1.92%
A total difference of 1.01%
Until VR hits 40% of the market, it is a niche product that is slowly withering on the vine. Just like the last time...and the time before that.
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 28, 2020, 22:32:Orogogus wrote on Jun 28, 2020, 22:12:
Why is the bar set so low? It seems to me that most of the big publishers have games with minimum specifications higher than "$600 Walmart laptop with integrated graphics."
As RedEye correctly attributed, hyperbole. The point is that the barrier to entry needs to be low enough for mass adoption. It needs to be plug and go.
WaltC wrote on Jun 26, 2020, 17:10:
If you say, "You look nice today, Pam," or you ask a female "Would you maybe like to go for a beer after work?"--neither of those is sexual harassment. It's certainly not being "unprofessional." It's called "being social." I don't really care how a female might "interpret" something like that--it doesn't matter to me. Why? Because no man is a mind reader...;) I not only don't know what she is thinking, I can't know what she's thinking--unless, of course, I ask her a question or engage her in polite conversation. If she says, "Get lost buster, ya' bother me!" it's easy enough to take the hint.
WaltC wrote on Jun 26, 2020, 11:24:
Any game devs who are smart these days will employ security cameras in the work areas as a means of self-defense and as a means of getting to the facts. It's crazy--these days, in some places if you compliment a female or ask her out for coffee or a beer it sometimes brings on complaints of sexual harassment--it's not, of course. Visible cameras would chill most randy employees I would think...;) Also, they'd chill any female employees pondering making a mountain out of a molehill in search of $$$.
Not a false equivalency at all. If he was drunk, he was unable to consent to sex with her. That's the standard, right? Her charge against him is not that he raped her (in fact, she confirms there was no sex). Her charge is that he wanted to have sex with her while she was drunk. Unless wanting to have sex with someone who doesn't want to have sex with you is sexual assault, the crime he committed was to attempt to have sex with a drunk person (because her drunkenness prevented her from being able to consent). Well, he wasn't able to consent, either, right? He was drunk, correct? I find it very interesting that you would hold him to a different standard than you do her. Must be misogyny... obviously she can't be held to the same standard because she is a woman, right?
jdreyer wrote on Jun 22, 2020, 21:46:
The reason Mixer failed is because everyone hates paid exclusives. If they had just let Ninja and Shroud stream on both platforms so viewers could choose which platform they wanted to watch streams on, it would have been fine.
HoSpanky wrote on Jun 20, 2020, 21:52:
Every time I've tried Linux, it's been nothing but frustration. I will admit, ZERO of those times was I installing Linux for anything other than a singular purpose, and "checking out a new OS" wasn't that purpose. Every issue wasn't seen as a learning experience, it was seen as an unnecessary roadblock to my goal. Each miserable experience only cemented my opinion that the OS was designed by people who didn't REALLY want their elitist OS to become mainstream. Has that changed? Maybe. How many times do YOU try something that blatantly wasted your time? I'm not really willing to give Linux another shot until there's something that I want VERY badly that only it does. And that that point I'll want to install the OS and beeline for that specific thing, and I'll bet I'll be held up by things hidden behind command lines yet again.
Cutter wrote on Jun 20, 2020, 16:24:
So Tasi, Forbes, and Metacritic are all pro-censorship? They're consumers expressing their displeasure with a product.
You actually said rather little on the topic to me. In fact, I find you engaged with others a lot and say the same stuff I say.
Quinn wrote on Jun 18, 2020, 01:59:Verno wrote on Jun 17, 2020, 12:10:I truly get what you're saying. I just don't agree with the idea behind the decision making, and I think I made myself properly clear why that is.
That's OK, no one is asking you to apply for the fund nor give any of your own money as a donation toward it. You've failed to respond to any of the points here and instead offer a vague rebuttal from a third party that has no relation to this discussion. I listened to that podcast as I'm a longtime fan of Sam's but Sam himself acknowledges that the post-racial future is not here yet and probably won't be for quite some time.
After 40 years of existence we have very little minority representation of this specific demographic. A corporation is establishing a fund to attempt to help that. It's entirely harmless and does not affect you, it is only a good thing. Even the exclusion argument doesn't apply because they also have a general fund.
Great that it's a private fund but that doesn't mean everything is automatically fine. It's like a fund for red heads because they are under-represented. It's that obsession with race Sam talks about. No matter the fact the post-racial culture "isn't there yet", this certainly won't help it get there.
I truly get what you're saying. I just don't agree with the idea behind the decision making, and I think I made myself properly clear why that is.