jdreyer wrote on Jun 24, 2021, 15:38:To me it reads more like he was saying that roughly every other Windows release is crap. And if you look at it in the order of 98, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 you could certainly make such a connection. Even so, the bad ones aren't usually as bad as their reputation makes them out to be.Foxtrot2Nov wrote on Jun 24, 2021, 15:32:Linux man?
Considering every other Windows OS is a complete failure and travesty, hard pass on Windows 11.
Simon Says wrote on Jun 24, 2021, 14:17:That's really nothing new.
I should've seen that scumbag move coming...
Windows 11 Will Be Required to Run the New DirectStorage API
Solemn-Philosopher wrote on Jun 24, 2021, 12:35:You should look into Open-Shell if you want more control over your start menu. You don't have to make it look like the WinXP (or Win7) version, you can still tweak the Win8/10 look quite a lot.theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jun 24, 2021, 12:16:Solemn-Philosopher wrote on Jun 24, 2021, 12:06:Goodness. It was emotionally manipulative tripe. That, and the livestream kept cutting out throughout.
The live stream was lacking info and overflowing in sentiment. I feel like I should invite Windows 11 to my next family picnic.
For what it's worth, Windows 11 looks pretty decent. I just think the presentation was rather superficial and didn't tell me what I really wanted to know about it.
Windows 11 does look interesting. My only slight complaint is the start menu. I've always had my lesser used programs in folders (Windows 7 and earlier) or in categorized tiles (Windows 8 & 10). The Windows 11 start menu appears to be just a blob of icons with no way to group or organize them.
Jivaro wrote on Jun 20, 2021, 12:49:And you're still lightyears ahead of the average user. The fact that you've ever been interested in programming languages or hardware is still far ahead of the average user, who is likely going to go blank if you even think of talking about the various internal components like memory or graphics cards. Even knowing that Blue's News is a site about gaming news (instead of being a site about music artists) marks you as someone who knows more about computers and gaming than most people.
Yes, if you haven't been using Linux before now you will have a learning curve...but GUYS...I am the village idiot technologically compared to most of you.
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 20, 2021, 09:45:The Average User is going to ask the salesman for a system that works out of the box, which means they're almost certainly getting a Windows installation unless they go to an Apple store. When they get home they don't want to bother figuring out how to install some other OS, even if it's super simple and free and available at this site where there's a bunch of friendly users willing to help them set it up. And they did pay for Windows when they bought a complete system, so why would they throw away that money.Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 19, 2021, 23:31:
You are right BoP I have seen you say that before. So, are all the gamers a bunch of idiots or brain-washed or what? Because I don't see a rush of gamers switching from Win10 to Linux. Hell, I worked in the IT industry for 25+ years and I haven't switched. Linux is a great OS for a ton of things, but AFAIK gaming isn't one of them.
I am well aware that gaming on Linux isn't on an equal footing with Windows. I 100%, freely admit that. I think it's getting much, much better with Proton but it isn't at equivalence.
But I think we can agree that, in terms of computer usage, it's a relatively small niche. The average PC user, worldwide, isn't going to be playing Call of Battlefield Halo Fantasy 9,147. The average user is going to do basic tasks just like my mother does. For them, there's no need to pay the Microsoft tax. There's no need to play the bullshit game of "We have six different SKUs for one OS because...reasons! We don't bother to do QA on anything we release anymore because automation solves everything!"
That's what I addressed. The average user. Because this is a gaming related board, we have the bias prejudice that all systems must be gaming machines first and foremost. Above everything else. Well, most of us. I know I am the weird one who builds his machines to be useful, functional tools that also happen to game as a second or tertiary objective.
Jivaro wrote on Jun 18, 2021, 13:04:You almost make it sound like you feel the LGBT+ community should keep supporting him financially by continuing to purchase his games, despite his personal support of politicians who are actively aggressive against LGBT+ people.
I think a private citizen should be able to donate their money to whomever they want without fear for their personal or economic safety. Yeah, even when they are Trump supporters. That's how freedom works, it's a two way street. If harassment for his political ideals is what is causing his retirement, I think that is a shame. I don't like the games and I don't like Trump politics....but I can't help but feel that it all is more destructive than constructive.
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 18, 2021, 14:23:I would expect there was some level of overconfidence involved, given that it was during practice for a world record attempt.
That daredevil had two young kids.. man why would you put yourself in that situation when you have two kids needing you. I get it was basically your career before but man.. your life changes when you have little ones looking up to you.
Cutter wrote on Jun 15, 2021, 13:09:Even if the fine stands, Valve might just keep geoblocking for non-EU nations.El Pit wrote on Jun 15, 2021, 11:53:That's a pretty apt assessment. It's so completely arbitrary. So in some countries where the dollar is less than the US they get deep discounts, but in others - like us and Aus - we have to pay more. Fuck that noise.
I hope they lose and will have to pay a few billion $$$. They need to learn that either they believe in their ONE WORLD idea or they don't. Believing in it only if it does not harm your profit is ridiculous and actually a blow to the whole idea. I love it when rich people say "WE ARE ONE PEOPLE" only to instantly change this opinion when it comes to selling their products.
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Jun 11, 2021, 20:07:But if you have private servers some people won't be playing on the official servers. If people don't play on the official servers they won't constantly see other players with rare skins that can only be gotten by spending thousands of dollars on loot boxes. And isn't the real reason to play a Live Service game to see other players with super rare skins so you can be jealous (and hopefully spend a couple of thousand $$ on gambling)?
I hope BF2042 has private servers and official ones.
Lord Tea wrote on Jun 11, 2021, 03:53:You should probably stay far away from Steam then, about 80% of their catalogue is exclusive to Steam.Jivaro wrote on Jun 10, 2021, 18:27:
Control is an OUTSTANDING game.
I don't know anything about Genshin Impact, but Control by itself is an nearly unskippable free offer. I know there are the hard core anti-Epic folks that won't get it at Epic's store, but you all should play this game eventually.
I’m not anti Epic, I’m anti “exclusive”.
WaltC wrote on Jun 9, 2021, 10:45:If they were shipping 10k units worldwide, sending 200 to reviewers would not change much in general availability. The remaining 9800 units would still be snatched up instantly with no chance of getting one at retail price without luck or using a bot.
It seems to be a fact that both AMD and nVidia have just enough stock on hand to send to reviewers, with scant left over for customers. I'm glad this tactic makes sense for them because it sure makes little sense to me for them to continuously keep announcing GPUs that aren't generally available.
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 8, 2021, 12:14:It takes something Dawn of War and Total War: Warhammer or reasonably accurate conversions of the GW board games. I've also heard fairly decent things about one of the Battlefleet Gothic games.
How hard is it for Warhammer/Warhammer 40k games to be good?
Acleacius wrote on Jun 7, 2021, 14:22:Unless they've changed things, Hades auto-saves every time you enter a room. There is no manual save due to the roguelite nature of the game.
I really want to play this, and while I loved Transistor (story and music are standouts) I hated the Save Game system.
It made me want to stop playing and now I hesitate every time they release a game.
jdreyer wrote on Jun 5, 2021, 17:24:The existence of the previous POTUS should be answer enough.
Justice Dept. says it'll no longer seize reporters' records
How this was even a thing to begin with is beyond me.
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 2, 2021, 11:02:It's not really that many units if they expect to ship 5k+ for launch.
That is a lot of freaking reviews for something most people couldn't find to buy even if they had the cash and wanted to.
Kxmode wrote on May 24, 2021, 01:12:Even if Epic is allowed by the court to circumvent Apple's payment system, they would still need to either be licensed as a payment processor or use the services of a third party payment processor. Given that EGS already accepts credit card payments, Epic either hold a license themselves (not likely) or they have a deal with a company that is licensed (much more likely). Getting such a license is not a simple process, especially when you want to do it on a global scale.BIGtrouble77 wrote on May 23, 2021, 09:56:I guess Apple could authorize Epic, but there's still the issue of Apple's cut. Taking people off their ecosystem to another unproven payment processor effectively cuts Apple out. However, Valve does allow Paypal, and I assume Paypal cuts into what Valve receives. There's a compromise to provide a more convenient payment option. But, in the states (at least), and excluding credit cards, Valve ONLY allows Paypal as a secondary payment method because they've earned a high level of trust online as an independent payment processor. Epic is on thin-ice with Apple after they sideloaded a payment system without informing Apple. That creates a trust issue that Epic might engage in other shenanigans out of Apple's control. Every platform always wants to control its revenue stream, and they can't if a company has a history of violated agreements. Apple can keep referring to that as the reason why they do not wish to compromise. Anyhow that's my unbiased assessment.Beamer wrote on May 23, 2021, 09:41:Definitely, I think this is the best Epic can hope for and likely all Apple willingly concedes. That said, I don't think this does much of anything for Epic.BIGtrouble77 wrote on May 23, 2021, 07:53:Reverse their anti-steering rulesKxmode wrote on May 22, 2021, 16:56:But she keeps saying she wants a compromise. I don't know where a compromise can exist. What Epic wants and what Apple wants are diametrically opposed. The crazy thing is that this is all over how v-bucks are sold... which is essentially gambling for children.
"Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers hasn’t demonstrated much interest in completely opening up iOS." source
Kxmode wrote on May 24, 2021, 01:19:Sounds like you don't understand why (pre-Activision) Blizzard got so big with StarCraft in Korea in the first place. While a lot of Japanese media are now legal (Japanese games didn't become legal until 2004), Korea still has laws against specific types of Japanese media being broadcast.
They will move their events to Japan, and Koreans can fly there.
Kxmode wrote on May 23, 2021, 01:23:The same way the EU is able to enforce their laws.
How exactly is law enforceable for a company that doesn't originate from South Korea. I understand business-related lawsuits, but laws? They only have jurisdiction in the country that passed them. If a corporation like Activision-Blizzard thinks for one minute they will allow South Korea to enforce their law upon them they will exit the region. The games will still be there, but ATVI's business presence will not.