My understanding is that Sinofsky was a divisive figure, and he left either on his own or forcefully to ease tension and build a better working environment. His successor, Julie Larson-Green, was the driving force behind the whole Metro concept, so if you're hoping for some kind of backing off don't hold your breath. Microsoft wants their pound of flesh and is going all-in on Metro.
Just when I think April 1st on Slashdot couldn't possibly get any gayer, they up the ante again. If it wasn't so terribly fucking retarded I would be impressed.
From the link, to make it work you need the same footage from 25 to 30 angles. Might be doable in a few specific scenarios, but it's not practical in general.
I just got a U2412M a few weeks ago. This is the absolute best monitor for the price. I would get another one if I had the room for it; they are shockingly large compared to my previous 19" 5:4 monitor.
Convenience. I rarely use my cell phone, but it's one of those deals where you'd rather have one and not need it than need one and not have it. Of course I only have a dumb phone and a pay-as-you-go plan; I use it so rarely that it probably costs less than $20 per year. I think people who pay $70 per month are insane, but if it's worth it to them then what do I care?
Yes, I could just use some 3rd party utility to make it more useful to me as a desktop operating system. However, my problem with Windows 8 is more philosophical than practical.
The problem is not that it's difficult to learn (though it is a bit of a shock at first); the problem is that some people just don't like it. You might be perfectly content with a touch-first tablet interface on your desktop, but Windows 8 will never touch any of my personal machines. That being said, I am still interested to try it out on a tablet device where many of the design decisions might actually make sense.
...tits or gtfo.
It's 2012 and we're talking about problems running games full screen? I would be laughing my ass off if it wasn't so fucking sad.
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups or GTFO.
If that's your stance that's fine, but Windows ARM is just as locked down as iOS; if you're going to boycott Windows x86 due to Windows ARM why would you not also boycott OS X due to iOS?
But I am a virgin with a neckbeard; don't live in my parents' basement, though. Hmmm...
What happened to personal responsibility? We are a nation (world?) full of people looking to shift culpability anywhere and everywhere except the one place it belongs.
All of that may be true, but perception is reality; it just feels like a ripoff to a lot of people. I mean, how did the industry work before the advent of DLC?
But my issue with DLC is not specific to day 1. With DLC you are ultimately paying more for less. Typical game goes for $60; let's say you get 20 hours out of it. Now some DLC comes out for $10 and you get 2 hours out of it. You pay 1/6 the cost of the game but only get 1/10 the gameplay.