Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 30, 2020, 08:18:yuastnav wrote on Nov 30, 2020, 05:14:
I buy my games on Steam because it is incredibly easy to play Windows games on Linux.
This is true for me as well. CDPR gives less than zero fucks about any platform not Windows. Moreover, Steam has the Workshop where it is easy to source mods from whereas GOG does not. I expect a ton of CP2077 mods in the future.
ForgedReality wrote on Nov 29, 2020, 15:34:
I don't understand how the hell anyone could buy the Steam version over the GOG version. Like, what's the point? I bet if it's #1 on Steam, it has to have sold WAY more on GOG.
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 18, 2020, 23:32:
Talked to some engineering friends that are still at Intel and it isn't pretty. Some think Intel will become an IP based company, like AMD, others believe that Intel will make a node transfer faster than advertised, and one believes Intel is going to use ARM as a basis and build out from there. I disbelieve the latter entirely.
Were I a betting man, I would bet that if Intel fumbles a node transition again, they'll swap over to being an IP based company and "lease" their existing fabs to TSMC. I say this because of the fact that component level manufacturing has become just as commodotized as PCs themselves. Nearly everyone uses Realtek for on-board audio solutions. On-board NICs? Intel has the largest market share there and it's on all but the cheapest MB (barring Dell who has a hard-on for Broadcom) including servers. Wifi? Intel again unless you're buying cheap laptops. In the wlan and lan space there is Realtek and Atheros but those are much smaller players than Intel. I could go on and talk about hard drive controllers and memory but I am sure people get the point.
So why wouldn't the commodotization continue and go down to the actual manufacturing layer? If it's cheaper, and it presumably is given how many people are farming things out to TSMC and Samsung, why maintain your own fabs at billions of dollars per year? Especially when you lack the engineering skill and agility to compete with those that do?
I think the downfall of Intel, like IBM before them, is when they placed Craig Barrett, a marketing drone, in the CEO slot. Someone who had zero engineering experience and therefore knew nothing about leading an engineering company. Then they continued by either buying or "creating" technologies outside of their core business. Intel owned McAfee, for example. What the fuck does a CPU manufacturer know about AV? Then they got hammered by vulnerability after vulnerability and had to rely on software mitigations which created a massive performance hit. Why? Because they stopped innovating and let marketing take over.
I firmly believe Intel is in a death spiral and I do not believe they can pull out of it as their corporation is currently structured and operated. Let's see if they learned from IBM's mistake and pull out in time. I wouldn't bet on it, however.
Beamer wrote on Nov 10, 2020, 15:18:
I played a LOT of the Quarantine demo, and considered it a favorite game, but did not buy it. Never played the full version, oh, well.
Another game where technical limitations created an emptiness, and that emptiness created an atmosphere.
MeanJim wrote on Oct 19, 2020, 02:12:J wrote on Oct 18, 2020, 10:01:
Okay, could someone clarify?
wtf_man replied stating that there's privacy apps and regedit.
Then, later on, MeanJim talks of settings which can turn it off, which jacobvandy and Zanderat1 confirm.
Are the options clear in the settings? Why do privacy apps need to alter something that's in the settings?
Go to the Settings, Update & Security, Windows Update, Advanced options. Turn off "Receive updates for other Microsoft products when you update Windows" and "Restart this device as soon as possible when a restart is required to install an update."Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 18, 2020, 12:43:MeanJim wrote on Oct 18, 2020, 00:23:
I just both Windows and Linux (since '94), and to be fair, dumping hundreds of config files in /etc isn't any less clunky than the Windows registry. It's basically the way Windows 3 did things.
What distro are you running that has "hundreds" of .conf files in /etc? I just checked and the distro on my desktop has 19 (Manjaro). Compare that to a Windows registry entry count. Pretty much everything not Gentoo or Devuan (or some other anachronistic, throwback distro like Devuan) are using systemd which has replaced much of what /etc used to contain. Even so, the amount of systemd unit files is exponentially less than the entries in Windows' registry while also being easy to read and quick to modify if necessary. Then all I have to is restart the service. I don't have to reboot the whole machine.
I'm running Linux Mint 20, and it has over 2000 files in /etc and its sub directories. Not all files that contain settings are .conf files. Then you have the config files in your home directory (.local/, .config/, .whatever). And before you say something like "every file in /etc doesn't need to be edited by the user," neither does every entry in the registry. And you don't have to reboot a Windows machine after editing the registry, just like Linux you can restart system services or restart the program.
I'm not bashing Linux, I'm just being honest. Windows has it's problems, and so does Linux. When software plays by the rules/standards, it's just as easy to find settings in the Windows registry as it is on Linux. When software doesn't play by the rules, then on either system you have to play the "where's that config file" game.
jdreyer wrote on Oct 16, 2020, 22:31:RedEye9 wrote on Oct 16, 2020, 19:28:jdreyer wrote on Oct 16, 2020, 19:20:If you like a million and one ways to die.
As tired as I am of developers defaulting to pixel art in order to avoid the expense of having actual graphics, I must say that looks quite nice. And the gameplay looks pretty amazing.
Yeah, I'm not sure how much of this I'd play, a few hours for sure. But this kind of "pixel physics sandbox" has been among Dreyerson's most played games over the years: things like People Playground and Powdertoy. So I'd probably spend more time watching him play.
GothicWizard wrote on Oct 15, 2020, 14:45:
Infamous tech quotes?
This year Linux will take over as the main PC OS and be the primary gaming OS too!
-Every Linux fanboi, every yr. since ~1996
Linux on desktops in 1996 <1%
Any day now I am sure.
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 13, 2020, 03:16:MattyC wrote on Oct 13, 2020, 00:46:eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 12, 2020, 22:30:
The first Outer Worlds was abysmally average, bad writing, horrible faction systems, and on-the-nose gamexplaining whenever you did anything, and best of all, if you then DID that something it had zero consequences. And oh yeah, the shooting wasn't horrible. Why this gets a sequel is beyond me...
And if someone is confused and hasn't played it.. check this
I would be more hyped about news of a Tetris remake than this.
I actually replayed Fallout 2 after recently and my god is Outer Worlds bad if you start to look back.
Oh, no worries, everyone is wrong sometime. I mean not as wrong as you, obviously. You are a special kind of super wrong. A wrongness that is palpable, one that causes every babe to weep at your approach, every woman to cry out, "Dear God!! What is that wrong thing?!?" etc, but I mean no one is perfect...
Snarky reply aside, did you forget the 2nd half of your post where you explain why you think any decision in the game has consequences beyond vending machine prices and why the writing is supposed to be good when the corporations and companions in this game are portrayed so absolutely stupidly that no sane living being would ever join them or want to be near them?
Nah mate, I am glad to be wrong in your point of view. To me this is the 2nd worst RPG Obsidian has made. ^^
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 9, 2020, 16:18:
Looks pretty cool, also looks like what I would have unsuccessfully tried to get all my multiplayer FPS/TPS peeps to play about 15 years ago. Aesthetically, I wish they had gone with weapons more atttached to the suit instead of a borderline illogical handheld gun, but it still looks pretty sweet.
As it is now, I probably won't ever play this.