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News Comments > PS4 Games Coming to PCs via PS Now
24. Re: PS4 Games Coming to PCs via PS Now Mar 15, 2017, 01:48 Razumen
 
YourNick wrote on Mar 15, 2017, 01:43:
It's not just latency like in say multiplayer games that can be sort of be "smoothed over" using client-side prediction. Everything is lagged. Panning the screen in RTSs is lagged, moving a cursor is lagged, you name it, it is lagged. Even in single player games!

What you're talking about is exactly latency. Like I said, it depends on your distance from their servers; if you're close enough the latency is bearable. But beyond a certain point there's nothing they can did to get that information to you you faster without breaking the laws of physics.
 
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News Comments > PS4 Games Coming to PCs via PS Now
22. Re: PS4 Games Coming to PCs via PS Now Mar 14, 2017, 21:53 Razumen
 
Creston wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 20:44:
Ignoring the fact that it's still GaiKai, and still terrible technology, it's cool that they're expanding it to PS4 games.

It's not terrible technology, it works well enough IF you're close enough to a server location to not notice the latency, that said some people are luckier than others.

Unfortunately this is a hard truth about streaming, no matter the bandwidth you have, there will ALWAYS be noticeable latency at distant clients. You just can't go faster than the speed of light. Local gaming will always trump it.
 
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News Comments > John Carmack Sues ZeniMax
12. Re: John Carmack Sues ZeniMax Mar 10, 2017, 00:26 Razumen
 
Slick wrote on Mar 9, 2017, 22:51:
Agent-Zero wrote on Mar 9, 2017, 22:19:
Slick wrote on Mar 9, 2017, 21:52:
Wow, lots of Zenimax hate up in hurr.

Remember this sentiment when the next Elder Scrolls game is launched, next Fallout, or that new Quake game.

It's strange how people are able to divorce their feelings from a shitty mega-corp and the studios they own who make the games people love in some instances, but not in others.

it's socially intriguing.

artists and writers and engineers are great... corps are shit - its always been that way as far as im concerned.. probly always will

Well, you're generalizing to the point of ridiculousness, but I see your point. My observation is more along the lines of:

"I would like to play BF1, but I'm never installing Origin, because fuck EA"

In some instances there's no division between the "games and their developers" and "the publisher". As I've said 1000 times, you never hear people say: "I would go see La La Land, but fuck Lionsgate films"

If a corporation is being shitty, then heap the scorn, I'm all for that. But it's when that trickles down to developers making the great games that we love, then that's a bit of a stretch.

People seem to be able to make the rational distinction that Zenimax can suck a dick, but Skyrim is still great. There's no grassroots movement to boycott the next Fallout game because Zenimax are douchenozzles.

I think that Steam's business practises are worthy of scorn, but I'll be the first in line to play the next Portal, L4D, or HL game. I can balance these 2 thoughts in my head at the same time.

Who here is saying they're boycotting Zenimax games?

If Zenimax still owes Carmack money they should pay up, period. That's not hate at all, it's decent business.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
15. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 8, 2017, 21:40 Razumen
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Mar 6, 2017, 18:03:
UWP as a Walled Garden

Microsoft would be fucking retarded to let UWP become the basis of building a walled garden. Likewise, they would be committing suicide if they dropped Win32: there's simply too much software, both legacy and current, running on it. Microsoft has been acting smarter as of late, so there's reason to hope that UWP simply becomes a better end-user applications level API that makes Windows software development more palatable to the engineers tasked with doing it. On the other hand, Microsoft's history gives plenty of precedent for assuming that they'll do the stupid, shoot-self-in-the-foot thing.

UWP already functions as a basis for a walled garden, blocking off program data EVEN FROM THE SYSTEM ADMIN. Granted, this is a default behaviour and can be changed on a per basis by developer, but the precedent is already there that MS wants to lock its own paying users out of the programs they paid for.
 
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News Comments > Game Developers Choice Awards
20. Re: Game Developers Choice Awards Mar 2, 2017, 21:10 Razumen
 
jimnms wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 19:56:
Razumen wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 19:25:
Guys, these are game DEVELOPER's awards. Innovation can mean things other than gameplay, and in this case, although NMS is itself a bad GAME, the underlying technology IS still actually pretty innovative.

What's so innovative about it? It's basically a shitty knockoff of Space Engine with a story tacked on.

Why don't you do some research and actually inform yourself? The way it procedurally generates, textures and animates its creations is quite impressive, if you actually took the time to look into it.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
8. Re: etc., etc. Mar 2, 2017, 21:08 Razumen
 
But will we still only have one skill per player?

Knowing Gearbox, probably.
 
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News Comments > Game Developers Choice Awards
17. Re: Game Developers Choice Awards Mar 2, 2017, 19:25 Razumen
 
Guys, these are game DEVELOPER's awards. Innovation can mean things other than gameplay, and in this case, although NMS is itself a bad GAME, the underlying technology IS still actually pretty innovative.  
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News Comments > MINECRAFT Exploration Update Plans
4. Re: MINECRAFT Exploration Update Plans Oct 20, 2016, 02:43 Razumen
 
However easy you claim it to be, any extra step from vanilla is still a lot more than most people are willing to bother with.

Besides, arguing against improvements to the base game because there might be a mod that does the same thing or better is just idiotic.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
285. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Aug 7, 2016, 00:52 Razumen
 
shiho wrote on Aug 7, 2016, 00:45:
Razumen wrote on Aug 6, 2016, 23:03:
Lol, it's funny that you accuse me of lacking content, because everything you've said so far about Classic Shell is complete hearsay. And yet with some googling, I've found nothing to back up what you're claiming about Classic Shell, other than there was a hacked installer that compromised people's machines when they installed the W10 Anniversary Release: http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=6434

I'm well aware of the hack, and it has nothing to do with the issue. Win10's compatibility framework doesn't detect malware installers.

So, what makes it hearsay is that only this person posted about this problem?

http://www.osnews.com/story/29332/Anniversary_Update_hides_programs_forces_Skype_on_users

Well, here's another one for you:
http://betanews.com/2016/08/02/windows-10-anniversary-update-start-menu-2/#comment-2819702402

I bet for most people it's a minor issue, they don't yet understand what this kind of control really means, so they don't bother reporting it.

But I fully expect to hear more complaints about MS disabling people's software as Win10 continues to bulldoze user trust.

Enjoy the ride. I'm done wasting time on this thread.

So MS disabling a program that doesn't work with their update is an attack? sounds like they're actually doing their job, instead of just, you know, letting it crash or causing other unwanted problems.

Oh, I weep for the poor uninformed masses.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
283. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Aug 6, 2016, 23:03 Razumen
 
shiho wrote on Aug 6, 2016, 22:40:
Razumen wrote on Aug 6, 2016, 21:23:
MS doesn't and quite literally CAN'T prevent every application from having problems when they update something. Saying that they "attacked" Classic Shell when it most likely was a victim of unintended consequences is quite literally a tinfoil hat conspiracy.

We don't know if that version of Classic Shell had "problems" with the Anniversary Update, and what their actual severity was, because someone at Microsoft manually entered it into an "incompatibility database" which disabled it and made it unsearchable in Start Menu.

Maybe the only problem would've been that you can't swap the taskbar icons, or that the systray icons are in the wrong order.

Now all that agency is taken away from the user, because Microsoft DECIDES and ENFORCES what's compatible and what's not.

So regardless of their motives toward Classic Shell specifically, regardless of even the program that's being affected, it is an attack, and it's not an innocent software conflict that happened without human intervention.

If such displays of Microsoft's totalitarian control over your system do not make you wary, then, well, how do I put it without insulting your intellectual capacity... I really can't.

For this, and most of your other claims, Occam's Razor gives a much better idea of what's going on.

Lazy content-free retort. As to be expected.

Lol, it's funny that you accuse me of lacking content, because everything you've said so far about Classic Shell is complete hearsay. And yet with some googling, I've found nothing to back up what you're claiming about Classic Shell, other than there was a hacked installer that compromised people's machines when they installed the W10 Anniversary Release: http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=6434

 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
280. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Aug 6, 2016, 21:23 Razumen
 
shiho wrote on Aug 6, 2016, 20:31:
The tinfoil hat expression is about conspiracy theories. Conspiracy theories have a distinct quality of being unproveable. Yet there is clear factual, ongoing, documented evidence of the disaster that is unfolding with Win10's every step.

Its failure as OS-as-a-service is shown in above article I linked, with Anniversary Update being a trainwreck. Its filesystem-spying EULA and undoing user settings have all been well-documented. So is Microsoft's incredible arrogance as of late in its attitude toward the user.

Perhaps you don't understand the radical policy shift that happened with Win10, but that is your burden to bear.

When all you offer in response is evasion and ridicule, one has to ask who is really wearing the tinfoil in this thread. You sir are a shill. And a mediocre one at that.

MS doesn't and quite literally CAN'T prevent every application from having problems when they update something. Saying that they "attacked" Classic Shell when it most likely was a victim of unintended consequences is quite literally a tinfoil hat conspiracy.

For this, and most of your other claims, Occam's Razor gives a much better idea of what's going on.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
276. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Aug 6, 2016, 15:29 Razumen
 
There's so many tinfoil hats here I could cook my own popcorn lol  
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
268. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Aug 4, 2016, 15:40 Razumen
 
nin wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 09:40:
I'm going to throw the popcorn on, should be ready shortly...


Hey, any of that left?
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
220. Re: bring on the Store Fronts and easy downloads Jul 31, 2016, 11:43 Razumen
 
shiho wrote on Jul 30, 2016, 23:09:
Razumen wrote on Jul 30, 2016, 22:57:
I have Galaxy, Steam and Origin running right now, combined they're using no more than 650MB of ram, and their CPU use is minimal, if anything. One instance of Firefox is more memory consuming than all of them combined.

THIS is the actual working reality.

Are you running your 2GB instance of Firefox in background when running your average AAA title? If you are, that would not make you too bright.

Neither does implying that running multiple heavy clients in background with 200+mb of memory a piece has negligible impact on system performance. Some of us prefer not to throw away 650mb for shits and giggles.

And what are we arguing about, again? That smaller memory footprint is not better than larger memory footprint? I don't even.

Performance isn't hindered if you don't run out of memory. Anyone with a basic understanding of computers understands this. And with 16GB, I don't have to be a miser about what's running. If that's your jam, fine whatever, but do go around spreading malformed opinions about it and pretending like your a computing wiz.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
215. Re: bring on the Store Fronts and easy downloads Jul 30, 2016, 22:57 Razumen
 
shiho wrote on Jul 30, 2016, 20:55:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 20:12:
16 gb of ram, cool thing i noticed is that they can be turned off.
Everything requires a login or payment method, that's the world we live in today. I'm not too old that i can't navigate a different program yet, and you can put a shortcut to the game you want on your desktop, when you click on it the client opens and then you can play the game.
Never had a problem. Of course I'm not running a celeron laptop.

The storefronts cannot be "turned off" without consequences. You turn them off, you subject yourself to the auto-updating process (of the store and/or game itself) next time you want to quickly run a game.

The two biggest ones - Steam and Origin, have no option to auto-exit once they've launched a game, either. That's because any big-name, serious storefront will double as the DRM provider, so you will have them running in background while their game runs.

Blizzard's Battle.net allows auto-exit only because they sell their own games, so they can spread their DRM framework thinly across the store and game itself, making the latter semi-independent of the store once it has launched.

But you will still pay for not running it in background, because patches.

Defending the CPU and memory hogging of multiple arbitrarily-updating storefronts which have whole ecosystems built-in, is pretty absurd as well.

You can trivialize the issue, but that doesn't make your presentation of it resemble the actual working reality.

I have Galaxy, Steam and Origin running right now, combined they're using no more than 650MB of ram, and their CPU use is minimal, if anything. One instance of Firefox is more memory consuming than all of them combined.

THIS is the actual working reality.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
209. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 29, 2016, 20:25 Razumen
 
Slick wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 16:07:
Razumen wrote on Jul 28, 2016, 11:21:
Slick wrote on Jul 28, 2016, 02:35:
Razumen wrote on Jul 27, 2016, 18:51:
Slick wrote on Jul 27, 2016, 13:25:
People bitch and moan about having to install 3 maybe 4 different games store platforms to buy games. There's literally tens of thousands of virtual stores to get random applications on Windows. You can't tell me that there isn't a better solution out there. Isn't that the reason why everyone loves Steam?

Steam provides a LOT of value over just having one place to buy games; friends lists that let you easily chat, talk, invite and join friends games, workshop support, community hubs and discussion boards, etc.

If all Steam was simply a storefront and nothing more it wouldn't have gotten nearly as successful as it is now.

I don't need a friends list to be able to easily purchase apps for windows. Plus Steam has been released for 12 years, they have a bit of a head start.

Most people seem to forget that Steam had a rough first couple of years, people were mad that HL2, an offline SP game needed this bloated piece of DRM just to be able to play it. What made people actually come around is when they started listing other publisher's catalogs, and people saw it as a "one-stop-shop" for PC gaming. That's always been it's strength.

Do you really care about having a web browser embedded into your DRM? I'm gaming on a PC, I can alt-tab and open chrome. And they have extensive forums, but again, that isn't something that you can't get anywhere else on the web. Steamworks is a proper implementation of mods, they get an A+ for that, and their work on SteamVR is very impressive. Other than that, no, I don't think that all the "features" embedded into a bloated piece of DRM is why people shop there, they shop there because all of their games are on there.

I also don't really give a fuck about the quality of the Walmart greeter vs the Target greeter, as long as they have what I want to buy, that's the only reason I walked into the store.

Windows needs a store like that for everything except gaming. IMO Steam could have expanded their Apps section (it does exist, you can even buy some limited music soft on there) and just taken over the market, but I think that most serious app developers (Say $699 for Ableton) aren't interested in giving away %30 of gross (probably closer to 50% of their profit) to a storefront that had nothing to do with the development of their product. So they keep the rinky-dink dime-a-dozen payment portals, and I have to make an account for every one that I want to use. You can't say there isn't room for improvement there. Have you ever tried buying something other than a game on a PC online? It's a nightmare.

The Windows ecosystem could badly use a universal app store where the developers aren't gauged, say under 5% should be more than enough to swallow. MS might do it, someone else might, but whoever does, and does it right, will make a lot of people happy, and make billions.

Forums are everywhere on the web, but you can't dismiss the community that Steam has created by having a unified system of discussion boards and shared community content.

Alt tabbing is an option yes, but some games don't like that, and a lot of the time it's easier and faster to just do it in the steam overlay (which also lets you talk to other friends quickly as well)

None of this is part of Steam's DRM, so you're just talking BS there.

As for buying apps on Windows, Lol no, buying anything on PC (Games, Apps, etc) is dead simple these days, either with Amazon Payments, Paypal, or just straight credit cards, and finding what you want is as simple as googling it. Only a complete idiot needs a closed wall market to hold their hand.

Will MS make an app store? Of course they will, but it's not nearly as important as you're making it out to be (well, it'll be nice for MS, that's for sure)

Dead simple? Are you kidding me?

Every product has their own store. For every different product I want to buy I need to register an account on a new store. Then remember them all for each and every purchase. Can you imagine if every game title had their own store? Or at least every studio has their own store? People would riot.

People bitch about using more than 1 store for gaming (Steam). How many times have you read on here that people will never install Origin or uPlay because fuck them, they didn't release on Steam?

So I don't really know how your argument is based on objective reality, so I'll move onto your next logical fallacy:

"None of this is part of Steam's DRM, so you're just talking BS there."

Buddy, Steam IS DRM. if you think that it's just a free message forum and integrated web browser... I have a "download accelerator" to sell you.


Steam is a platform you dolt, there are tons of games on it that do not use its DRM at all, which I could copy onto a USB stick and play whereever and whenever I want to.

What are all these other storefronts? Do they have names? No, of course not, because they don't exist and you're just making up hyperbolic BS. Entering in payment information is not the same at all, and in the case you do have to make an account, it's as simple as using your email and a password you trust, oh my god that's so complex and hard to remember!
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
208. Re: bring on the Store Fronts and easy downloads Jul 29, 2016, 20:17 Razumen
 
shiho wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 19:48:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 19:31:
I could care less how I get my games. The more store fronts the merrier I say. As long as i don't have to keep track of patches, cds and dvds the world is a better place.

Yeah, good luck running 10 different Steam-type clients which will eat 2gb of your RAM, countless CPU cycles, interfere with each other with all their visual overlays, require different payment methods and memorizing different UIs, and are unable to detect when another client is running an online game so they should STOP the autoupdating process.

Fuck that shit.

Hyperbole, thy name is Shiho.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
180. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 28, 2016, 16:49 Razumen
 
Verno wrote on Jul 28, 2016, 15:16:
Can't disable Cortana and other forced policies in Windows 10 anniversary Update

I thought Microsoft was going to quit it with this heavy handed shit but apparently not. Maybe Tim isn't so crazy after all.

Microsoft stopping being heavyhanded?? I've have whatever you're smoking brotha!
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
176. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 28, 2016, 11:21 Razumen
 
Slick wrote on Jul 28, 2016, 02:35:
Razumen wrote on Jul 27, 2016, 18:51:
Slick wrote on Jul 27, 2016, 13:25:
People bitch and moan about having to install 3 maybe 4 different games store platforms to buy games. There's literally tens of thousands of virtual stores to get random applications on Windows. You can't tell me that there isn't a better solution out there. Isn't that the reason why everyone loves Steam?

Steam provides a LOT of value over just having one place to buy games; friends lists that let you easily chat, talk, invite and join friends games, workshop support, community hubs and discussion boards, etc.

If all Steam was simply a storefront and nothing more it wouldn't have gotten nearly as successful as it is now.

I don't need a friends list to be able to easily purchase apps for windows. Plus Steam has been released for 12 years, they have a bit of a head start.

Most people seem to forget that Steam had a rough first couple of years, people were mad that HL2, an offline SP game needed this bloated piece of DRM just to be able to play it. What made people actually come around is when they started listing other publisher's catalogs, and people saw it as a "one-stop-shop" for PC gaming. That's always been it's strength.

Do you really care about having a web browser embedded into your DRM? I'm gaming on a PC, I can alt-tab and open chrome. And they have extensive forums, but again, that isn't something that you can't get anywhere else on the web. Steamworks is a proper implementation of mods, they get an A+ for that, and their work on SteamVR is very impressive. Other than that, no, I don't think that all the "features" embedded into a bloated piece of DRM is why people shop there, they shop there because all of their games are on there.

I also don't really give a fuck about the quality of the Walmart greeter vs the Target greeter, as long as they have what I want to buy, that's the only reason I walked into the store.

Windows needs a store like that for everything except gaming. IMO Steam could have expanded their Apps section (it does exist, you can even buy some limited music soft on there) and just taken over the market, but I think that most serious app developers (Say $699 for Ableton) aren't interested in giving away %30 of gross (probably closer to 50% of their profit) to a storefront that had nothing to do with the development of their product. So they keep the rinky-dink dime-a-dozen payment portals, and I have to make an account for every one that I want to use. You can't say there isn't room for improvement there. Have you ever tried buying something other than a game on a PC online? It's a nightmare.

The Windows ecosystem could badly use a universal app store where the developers aren't gauged, say under 5% should be more than enough to swallow. MS might do it, someone else might, but whoever does, and does it right, will make a lot of people happy, and make billions.

Forums are everywhere on the web, but you can't dismiss the community that Steam has created by having a unified system of discussion boards and shared community content.

Alt tabbing is an option yes, but some games don't like that, and a lot of the time it's easier and faster to just do it in the steam overlay (which also lets you talk to other friends quickly as well)

None of this is part of Steam's DRM, so you're just talking BS there.

As for buying apps on Windows, Lol no, buying anything on PC (Games, Apps, etc) is dead simple these days, either with Amazon Payments, Paypal, or just straight credit cards, and finding what you want is as simple as googling it. Only a complete idiot needs a closed wall market to hold their hand.

Will MS make an app store? Of course they will, but it's not nearly as important as you're making it out to be (well, it'll be nice for MS, that's for sure)
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
173. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 27, 2016, 18:51 Razumen
 
Slick wrote on Jul 27, 2016, 13:25:
People bitch and moan about having to install 3 maybe 4 different games store platforms to buy games. There's literally tens of thousands of virtual stores to get random applications on Windows. You can't tell me that there isn't a better solution out there. Isn't that the reason why everyone loves Steam?

Steam provides a LOT of value over just having one place to buy games; friends lists that let you easily chat, talk, invite and join friends games, workshop support, community hubs and discussion boards, etc.

If all Steam was simply a storefront and nothing more it wouldn't have gotten nearly as successful as it is now.
 
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