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Re: Into the Black
Mar 1, 2021, 09:45
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Re: Into the Black Mar 1, 2021, 09:45
Mar 1, 2021, 09:45
 
afka Rossini wrote on Feb 27, 2021, 11:47:
What would he reboot after Superman? Alien? Fifth Element? Rick and Morty?
No one would dare touch the perfection that is The Fifth Element. Oh who am I kidding, someone in Hollywood ruins everything eventually.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Feb 26, 2021, 12:55
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Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 26, 2021, 12:55
Feb 26, 2021, 12:55
 
Facebook says Apple is attempting to push free apps, which often sweep data up and feed it to advertisers, to move to subscription models. Apple, through its App Store, collects a 30% cut of in-app purchases, which critics dub "the Apple tax."
That's incorrect. The "Apple tax" is in reference to the fact that Apple products often cost much (sometimes shockingly so) more than other comparable hardware.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Feb 26, 2021, 12:48
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Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 26, 2021, 12:48
Feb 26, 2021, 12:48
 
Microsoft is launching a free website builder.
Hopefully it's better than FrontPage used to be. I'd rather ask Clippy to write a web page for me than use that horrific nightmare (I never actually had to use it, but I played with it a couple times just for shits and giggles). And given Microsoft's track record, I doubt they can do better than some of the other popular modern site builder services that already exist.
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Re: Blacksmith Legends Demo
Feb 26, 2021, 12:34
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Re: Blacksmith Legends Demo Feb 26, 2021, 12:34
Feb 26, 2021, 12:34
 
...legendary blacksmiths, like old what's-his-name.
Hephaestus? Vulcan? Svarog? (Those are the only ones I know offhand.)

EDIT: I'm not usually into these types of sims, but I may check this one out.
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Re: Evening Safety Dance
Feb 26, 2021, 09:13
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Re: Evening Safety Dance Feb 26, 2021, 09:13
Feb 26, 2021, 09:13
 
1Password has none, KeePass has none... So why are there seven embedded trackers in the LastPass Android app?
Because LogMeIn. I'm glad they borked their policy, forcing me to move to another (better) product/service.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Feb 25, 2021, 13:43
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Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 25, 2021, 13:43
Feb 25, 2021, 13:43
 
You can now embed Pinterest Pins in Microsoft Word and OneNote.
Finally, MS Word added the feature I've been waiting for the most. I'll be switching my word processing software immediately!
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Feb 19, 2021, 13:09
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Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 19, 2021, 13:09
Feb 19, 2021, 13:09
 
Leaving LastPass? Here's how to get your passwords out.
As soon as I get some free time, I'll be moving to Bitwarden, hopefully sometime this weekend.

Everything I've been reading makes it seem like this change to LastPass has spectacularly backfired, and is causing the vast majority of free users to move to another service (Bitwarden being a popular one) instead of upgrading to a paid account. In many cases, people are moving from free LastPass to paid Bitwarden, as it's much cheaper.
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Re: Epic Files EU Antitrust Complaint Against Apple
Feb 18, 2021, 10:57
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Re: Epic Files EU Antitrust Complaint Against Apple Feb 18, 2021, 10:57
Feb 18, 2021, 10:57
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 18, 2021, 10:03:
What would you prefer Epic do to get customers? What levers would you have them pull?
Provide a superior product/experience. To be fair, Steam has been around much longer, so "superior" might be a bit unfair at this point. How about just "competent" and not a minimum viable product? However, "experience" isn't confined to just the launcher/website features/interaction, they can provide incentives for customer acquisition. For example, they already have the "buy a game, get a coupon for $10 on the next purchase" dealie (though I think it's only available during sales?). I'm not going to do Epic's job for them to come up with this stuff, I believe you get the idea. They should concentrate on providing a product/service that is attractive to users. Buying their way into a market by brute-force with exclusives may be a viable business strategy, but it's shady and turns a lot of people off.

Beamer wrote on Feb 18, 2021, 10:03:
And ask yourself, honestly, if you'd switch from the ecosystem you've been using for 17 years, with all your games, all your contacts, etc., with the options you're suggesting.
I have no particular loyalty to a specific store/ecosystem, and I have no issues purchasing games from and using most of them. I suspect that most others who don't agree with these practices feel the same. If Epic would actually compete by putting in even the slightest effort instead of behaving like a spoiled rich kid who needs to throw their money around to get everything everyone else has right now, I would have no issue giving them my money.
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Re: Epic Files EU Antitrust Complaint Against Apple
Feb 18, 2021, 09:45
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Re: Epic Files EU Antitrust Complaint Against Apple Feb 18, 2021, 09:45
Feb 18, 2021, 09:45
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 18, 2021, 01:59:
You can buy a "game" from any retailer, just like you can buy a "car" from any dealership. You can buy "L4D2" from Steam only, just like you can buy a "Corvette" from Chevy only. And you can get "Chivalry 2" by Tripwire from EGS, just like you can get a "Stealth" by Mitsubishi from Chrysler/Dodge. You can't get "Chivalry 2" from Steam just like you can't get a "Corvette" from a Ford dealership.
You keep comparing 3rd party exclusivity to 1st party exclusivity. They're not the same thing and it's a bad analogy.

jdreyer wrote on Feb 18, 2021, 03:08:
This is a common practice across many retail industries. It's called "differentiation" and lets retailers offer something unique that can draw customers. It's such a long standing and important practice that it's enshrined in the US Constitution in Article I Section 8 Clause 8. That defines copyrights and patents, and lets the holder of said rights determine whether their goods and works can be sold by a single retailer or many. It's the opposite of "anti-competition." It's pro-competition.
Ok? No one is claiming what EGS is doing illegal or "anti-competition". They (and by extension the publishers) are, however, being anti-consumer/customer and it's a shitty thing to do, especially considering the sorry state of the EGS.

It seems that most who are against this are in favor of competition, but disagree with EGS's methods. Calling what they're doing as "competition" is a bit of a stretch.
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Re: Magic: Legends Open Beta Next Month
Feb 18, 2021, 08:52
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Re: Magic: Legends Open Beta Next Month Feb 18, 2021, 08:52
Feb 18, 2021, 08:52
 
I was mildly interested in this when it was first announced, but I didn't follow it very closely. But now I know that it's free to play, it's a hard pass. The EGS exclusive doesn't help either, though I would have just waited.
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Re: US PC Gaming Hardware and Accessory Sales Jumped in 2020
Feb 17, 2021, 08:51
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Re: US PC Gaming Hardware and Accessory Sales Jumped in 2020 Feb 17, 2021, 08:51
Feb 17, 2021, 08:51
 
Dev wrote on Feb 17, 2021, 08:46:
Nullity wrote on Feb 17, 2021, 08:44:
Sepharo wrote on Feb 17, 2021, 07:24:
drloser wrote on Feb 17, 2021, 02:16:
Crypto miners.

Gotta have those gamer keyboads, headsets, and monitors for crypto mining of course.
I've been trying to purchase a Corsair K70 MK.2 with MX Silent switches for over a month now and they just haven't been in stock. Every day, I check the Corsair site, as well as their only two listed resellers, Amazon and Newegg. I'm beginning to think that they've discontinued it or something.
What does amazon's page say? They have a line for discontinued by manufacture on a product page.
I was being a bit hyperbolic. Amazon doesn't actually say that it's been discontinued, nor does Corsair, I just never expected it to take so long to be restocked. Amazon does have it available from a reseller for a whopping $340, and they're currently going for like $250 on Ebay, so I think I'll just wait impatiently.
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Re: US PC Gaming Hardware and Accessory Sales Jumped in 2020
Feb 17, 2021, 08:44
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Re: US PC Gaming Hardware and Accessory Sales Jumped in 2020 Feb 17, 2021, 08:44
Feb 17, 2021, 08:44
 
Sepharo wrote on Feb 17, 2021, 07:24:
drloser wrote on Feb 17, 2021, 02:16:
Crypto miners.

Gotta have those gamer keyboads, headsets, and monitors for crypto mining of course.
I've been trying to purchase a Corsair K70 MK.2 with MX Silent switches for over a month now and they just haven't been in stock. Every day, I check the Corsair site, as well as their only two listed resellers, Amazon and Newegg. I'm beginning to think that they've discontinued it or something.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Feb 16, 2021, 18:27
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 16, 2021, 18:27
Feb 16, 2021, 18:27
 
Sluggabed wrote on Feb 15, 2021, 23:52:
Intel 14nm++++++++1, then
Intel 14nm++++++++1A
14nm+∞
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Re: Get Halcyon 6 for Free
Feb 12, 2021, 12:41
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Re: Get Halcyon 6 for Free Feb 12, 2021, 12:41
Feb 12, 2021, 12:41
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 12, 2021, 12:12:
Nullity wrote on Feb 12, 2021, 09:27:
So serious question... what's the point of the "Remember Me" checkbox on the login screen if I still have to log in again every single time?
Just "Exit" EGS, don't "Sign Out". As far as I can tell it doesn't leave anything running on your system, but you automatically get in when you launch the next time.
I don't use the launcher, I always claim them using my browser (Chrome), and when finished, I just close the browser/tab. Every time, I check "Remember Me", and every time, I have to sign in again. I do use LastPass, which makes it quicker, but that's besides the point.
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Re: Get Halcyon 6 for Free
Feb 12, 2021, 09:27
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Re: Get Halcyon 6 for Free Feb 12, 2021, 09:27
Feb 12, 2021, 09:27
 
So serious question... what's the point of the "Remember Me" checkbox on the login screen if I still have to log in again every single time?
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Re: Evening Interviews
Feb 12, 2021, 09:13
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Re: Evening Interviews Feb 12, 2021, 09:13
Feb 12, 2021, 09:13
 
WaltC wrote on Feb 10, 2021, 22:11:
Poor CNN...Epic is risking next to nothing and the payoff could be huge to lots of developers aside from Epic. I wish Sweeney all the luck. Trying to break open established monopolies and glorified hegemonies is never easy.
No surprise that you fell for the Kool-Aid. Sweeney keeps framing this as a fight for the little guys, so everyone can eventually pay a smaller share. But make no mistake, he doesn't give a shit about anything but lining his own pockets. Any benefit to others is purely a side-effect, one that he's been happy to appropriate and abuse as a rallying banner to his greedy cause. It should be painfully obvious to anyone who's followed this industry and/or Sweeney for long enough.

That said, I do still hope he succeeds in this particular endeavor (ignoring the shitty EGS and its exclusive mess), since the outcome will benefit everyone. It's just that every time he opens his mouth, my bullshit detector almost explodes. Perhaps yours is broken.
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Re: Epic Games Store Plans Many More Exclusives
Feb 9, 2021, 09:51
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Re: Epic Games Store Plans Many More Exclusives Feb 9, 2021, 09:51
Feb 9, 2021, 09:51
 
fawker wrote on Feb 7, 2021, 13:42:
I don't care what color my store is.
*** Anyone else making a similar argument. ***
And most people who are against EGS (myself included) don't care either. The launcher/store isn't this issue (other than the fact that EGS is still woefully lacking), it's Epic's shitty exclusive practices. But I'm sure you know that already, as this is an over-played red herring in this discussion.

That said, yes, taking a smaller cut off the top is a good thing in theory, but they're going about it the wrong way. And, who's to say the extra money goes back to the devs? In reality it goes to the publishers, and the contract between publishers and devs is a different story. The fact is, Epic and publishers frame this arrangement as good for developers, but it's highly probable that not much/none of the savings makes it back to the devs. The music industry has been pushing that same BS lie for decades.

Also, given Epic/Sweeney's behavior, I wouldn't put it past them to pull a bait and switch and increase their cut as soon as they feel their store is in a good place and they slow down with the exclusives/freebies, especially once Fortnite isn't as popular.
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Re: Parler Offered Trump Organization A Stake If He Joined
Feb 7, 2021, 15:03
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Re: Parler Offered Trump Organization A Stake If He Joined Feb 7, 2021, 15:03
Feb 7, 2021, 15:03
 
Jivaro wrote on Feb 7, 2021, 08:29:
Trump only has a steak with ketchup.
Well done with ketchup. That tells me all I need to know about a person.
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Re: Morning Patches
Feb 2, 2021, 09:18
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Re: Morning Patches Feb 2, 2021, 09:18
Feb 2, 2021, 09:18
 
I was looking forward to this Resident Evil cross-over event, but then I find out it's basically cosmetic-only, and now I'm really disappointed. It could have been so much more/better.
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Re: etc.
Jan 29, 2021, 12:47
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Jan 29, 2021, 12:47
 
Who should be PC gaming's mascot? I suggest the Intel Bunny Suit.…
I vote for the PCMR avatar.

"May our framerates be high, and our temperatures low."
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