Quboid wrote on Nov 15, 2023, 12:31:Slightly. It is true that he doesn't come right out and say that plainly, but if you re-read the quote posted by jacobvandy from the perspective of a corporate CEO, you're naive if you don't believe he's implying that that's how he thinks game media should be priced as well.PHJF wrote on Nov 15, 2023, 12:22:
The article does not quote him as saying that. It quotes him as saying that per hour relative to other entertainment games are very cheap.
This! The headline is completely unrepresentative of the actual quotes.
MrDevinoch wrote on Nov 9, 2023, 17:11:Taylor Swift is the biggest and most popular musician in the world, but I don't like that type of music nor do I get excited when she releases a new album.
My point was that if the game that has sold the most copies in the world can't even get a little enthusiasm among a group of passionate gaming enthusiasts, maybe we've become too cynical for our own good.
Hanneth wrote on Nov 8, 2023, 13:37:Aside from completely re-engineering and rewriting their entire networking infrastructure and multiplayer codebase (which isn't going to happen), there's nothing they can do about it. Everything is client side, which is literally #1 on the list of "things you should never do" when writing a multiplayer game. There's been plenty of other articles and leaks over the years outlining how Rockstar...well...doesn't have the best programmers - to keep it civil. Which should have already been painfully clear to anyone who's ever played GTA Online (not even talking about the cheating).
Rockstar actually has been really cool for the most part, but they are making tons of money from online play, and yet they don't seem to do much about rampant cheating! This cheating includes players getting tons of free in game money, which Rockstar gets a lot of money by selling in game money. It almost seems like they don't care about people wanting to play their game. Other people getting free money doesn't exactly affect me, but when they constantly blow everyone up in the server, not allow them to get into any vehicle, not allow them to do missions, not allow them in their houses, or other anoying cheats, it just doesn't make playing fun anymore.
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 28, 2023, 10:36:Not on mobile, unfortunately. There, you either need a different browser as suggested, or set up something like a pi-hole which can block all ads on all devices on your network, which I highly recommend. You can even include a VPN server so that you can get the benefits of the pi-hole while away from home.
uBlock Origin will work with Chrome also. I also recommend it.
Beamer wrote on Oct 27, 2023, 14:57:A couple years ago I installed the MS Outlook app on my personal Android phone with the intent of connecting it to my work exchange server. After inputting the config info, it prompted me to allow permissions, one of which was also the ability to remotely wipe my phone. Without hesitation, I noped right onto the Cancel button, uninstalled Outlook, and instead made a home screen shortcut to the web app (PWA, I believe). I'll never give such high-level permissions to my personal devices which are out of my own control.
I know we have quite a few sysadmins here, can any of you settle a debate raging in corners of my company?
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Anyone have any experience?
The Flying Penguin wrote on Oct 27, 2023, 10:55:Only if one don't use their brain. Someone spray-painted some QR code graffiti on the side of a run-down building? Yeah, best keep walking. You go to a nice restaurant that has a handy QR code on the table to view their menu? I think you're safe.
I have never scanned a QR code. It's just asking for trouble.
The UK’s Controversial Online Safety Act Is Now LawThis is terrifying. And still sticking with that "think of the children" bullshit excuse.
roguebanshee wrote on Oct 24, 2023, 13:32:This. They literally just packaged the old disk ISO with a shitty emulator. If you were to purchase this, extract the ISO image, then run that on a community-made emulator like Duckstation or RetroArch, it would run and look better, with more features and setting options.Xero wrote on Oct 24, 2023, 13:14:Early reviews: Locked 720/1080p @ 30/60 fps (depending on the game), no graphics settings.
Wouldn't mind having the collection in the library though... Maybe even just to revisit MGS again.
Basically a zero effort rush job hoping to prey on nostalgia. Don't buy this unless you like rewarding greedy corporations for being greedy.
Sigwolf wrote on Oct 20, 2023, 10:04:You don't have to use the client or even have it installed. You can grab the freebies from epicgames.com.ZeroPike1 wrote on Oct 20, 2023, 02:37:Start it, store partially loads, no freebies, close it. Repeat 2-3 times until it actually loads correctly, select free game(s), checkout hangs, click 'x', try checkout a few more times. Success! Close client again.
And my weekly reminder to start my EGS client. Thank you.
See you next week, EGS.
RogueSix wrote on Oct 17, 2023, 15:31:Yeah, no. At 4k, the CPU doesn't matter much, which is shown by your own link.
I'm a 4K gamer with a RTX 4090, and in 4K with a capable graphics card, the Intel CPUs RULEZ SUPREME. No contest .
RogueSix wrote on Oct 17, 2023, 15:31:I'm invoking Poe's Law. It's sad these days at the frequency of being unable to tell if a post is satire or not.
Finally, Intel users, like me, are much more mature and simply content with our PCs. Unlike AMD users, who constantly act like an obnoxious elitist cult that need to rub it in people's faces that they are a superior species because they are using AMD, us humble Intel users simply enjoy our stable, trouble-free high performance systems. We are a relaxed, easy-going and pleasant bunch. No missionaries.
Them's the facts, boys, and since I do not want to join an elitist cult of obnoxious missionaries, my next system will be an Arrow Lake Intel system cuz Intel RULEZ SUPREME at 4K gaming . And if the leap from Intel 7 to 20A will be as huge as expected then Intel will also RULEZ SUPREME in every single other benchmark next year.
Time to stock up on tissues in the AMD elitist camp! Looots of tissues. Very soaky ones. For all them bittersweet little tears when the AMDumbs take the arrow to the knee and to the throat at the same time (*giggle*)...