a glass of scotch.
I already know C++ and like it quite a bit but if you want to use C# for games you might as well give Unity a try. I've only worked on small projects (and as a one man team that's all I really can do) but it's fun and powerful enough for everything I want it to do.
I first want to say that I agree with much of what you've said, especially about starting small.
Notch has shown us (yet again) that #3 is really the only one that matters.
Early Minecraft was not well coded. It still doesn't have great graphics or sound (though I do like the music) and there really isn't much of a story.
You don't even have to play the story part of the game to have hours and hours of fun and Mojang is doing quite well for themselves.
It's free. It's fun and there is a large community of people doing tutorials and videos and answering questions.
Just dive in.
On one hand you want Google Play store and Google apps but on the other you don't want Nonstop monitoring.
" also can't the bitcoin protocol just be tweaked by the developers or something?"
Not if they want to be taken seriously as a real currency. You might be tempted to think "The Federal Reserve does that with the $". Sure, but the developers behind bitcoin (if they can even do this, I don't know) are not the Federal Reserve.
I guess I don't see how this was even considered improbable. The amount of coin you dig is based on the amount of power ($$$) you put into it. What was ever in place to keep a very rich person or group of less rich people from stepping in and doing this?
I bought the version from Steam a year ago to play it again. It runs in DOSbox and they seem to have worked out all the issues because it worked great on modern hardware. It was five bucks. More power to them but I hope they do something make the game better because I don't see the point otherwise since the steam version is just like playing back in the day.
"The people that this is aimed at don't even know what you're talking about when you say 'FTP'. They just want to move their files around easily and transparently. Now they can."
Now they can? There are already several solutions to this problem and I'm sure the consumers who need it are already using one or more of them. I think it's entirely fair to say that people were expecting more from Apple.
Most of the complaints are about issues with Win8 that were fixed by Win8.1 update which was free. For example, shutting down is now a two click operation.
Sure it runs more apps. There will always be a gap in app count but the usefulness and quality gap is really narrow.
I also really like the live tiles. I often don't even need to open an app to get the info I want because it's right there (weather, appointments etc).
I agree. I think a lot of people tried 8 (or read about it) early on and have made up their mind much like happened with Vista. The latest release of win8.1 is really quite good.
To be fair, the wacom pen in the SP2 doesn't support tilt either. To get that you need to go with their pro line of pens like the Intuos or Cintiq.
I think you're wrong. Table top computers are not new. They have been around for years and you can get one from several different vendors (including Microsoft). When is the last time you saw someone really using one in a consumer space? If there was such a market as you suggest we would see them more.