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Comment Valve made Steam machines useless (Score 1) 170 170

Originally they would specify three different configurations of hardware, giving software devs a target to test for. Now the specs are up to third parties, negating the advantage of being sure a Steam game would work upon release.

They could have consoleized PCs, giving people a plug and play experience with games that were tuned with default settings giving a guaranteed level of performance for the three teirs of boxes people could choose. Not only that, it could give developers a specific testing environment for their native Linux/SteamOS versions, and could have simplified things by providing a similar base of hardware for devs which could then more easily resolve issues.

Comment Dedicated app = buggy bloatware (Score 5, Insightful) 258 258

I *never* want the App. Native client = buggy memory hog that can introduce vulnerabilities and violate my privacy in even bigger ways.

Besides that, I don't want a separate app for each site or forum I visit, that's overkill. I'll get too many notifications and have to download a ton of client updates constantly. I'd rather just visit a site when I choose to (and not be bugged by notifications) and have it work properly and be working with the most up to date version right away.,

These useless apps are what people wish weren't included with their desktops, why would they want them on mobile?

Comment We already have these (Score 1, Informative) 112 112

We pretty much already have special purpose robots, it's just nobody refers to them as such. Is "robot" going to become the new buzzword used to sell us on these devices? I already have a "robot" that opens my garage door when I'm near, a "robot" that chews up the food in my sink, I use a "robot" to deposit/withdraw money at the bank, my neighbor has a "robot" that brings him up in his wheelchair to his landing...

Comment Admits it, as if it's not clearly noted? (Score 2) 107 107

Wouldn't it be covered in the law for anyone to read if this were the case? Or are there some secret laws, or non-obvious interpretations of the law?

Anyway, it's pretty ballsy of them to say they're legally entitled to do so in all foreign nations!

Comment Konami auditioning for project leader on next MGS (Score 1) 42 42

Konami's saying that they still intend to develop future titles, but a press release states that they are auditioning for project leaders, casting doubt on Kojima's future involvement and lending creedence to the allegations from GameSpot's unnamed source.

Comment No they're not. (Score 2) 68 68

This is just some clickbait headline, the entire thing is speculation, apart from the fact that Nintendo announced a codename NX for their next hardware. You seriously think Nintendo would follow up with something called the "Virtual Boy 2" with the bad impression the first one left? The "Virtual Boy" name is worth nothing right now. They won't even bring its games to Virtual Console on 3DS even though that makes so much sense it's crazy.

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