There are games that want to push the limits of PC hardware and have all the fancy bells and whistles and if that's what you want, then those are the games you should get, but why do you expect every game to be that way? Why is it wrong to optimize for the lowest common denominator to, say, reach a wider audience? Not everything needs to be at the cutting edge. Just making the game fun is a worthwhile goal in itself.
Generally speaking, all instances of a given product from a manufacturer should not be significantly different in quality. Otherwise the value is not consistent and it would be unfair to price it all the same.
Well, the list price is the same no matter what platform. I think console gamers might get butthurt if they spent the same amount of money and on another platform the game looks a lot better. There is something to be said about delivering a somewhat consistent experience across different platforms. Getting that extra quality through a DLC doesn't seem all that unreasonable.
I think you mean this thread is filled with experienced software developers that, all the time, thoroughly go through multiple case scenarios and determine which ones are necessary. This is shit you intuitively know if you work with any kind of software (game or not).
Of all the companies that I've applied to (and I've applied to a lot), none really seemed to care about any work I've done. I have an application that has a couple hundred regular users (which I'd like to think is pretty damn good as far as obscure open source projects go) that I've been maintaining for the past year but this has not improved my prospects at all. I've also learned various technologies and started projects around them but all of it seems like an exercise in futility. The gross generalization that all you need is to have decent code samples to get a job seems like complete bullshit to me.
Many studies suggest that the better players don't typically "see" the bad moves. If you ask a good player who's analyzed a position for a few minutes about a bad move, they will require more time to answer questions about the bad move.
This happens everywhere. Not just games. If you get so used to doing things in a certain way, thinking outside that box becomes more difficult.
I have to agree. No matter how much of an asshole view a person has, they should be able to act on their belief within the law without being condemned for it. The thing that really gets me is that they took it to his employer. If you have a political problem, fight that problem on the political stage. Don't bring that crap to the workplace!
Some things are bigger than ourselves. Actually, pretty much everything is.
Obviously, it does affect the score. However, I was not talking about score. It is neutral in the sense that it does not convey an opinion.
A "redundant" comment will get a pass because that mod is a waste of mod points. A person would more likely save mod points for an approval/disapproval rather than use them for something neutral like "redundant".
I'm trying to think of where education went wrong such that it produces people like you that think effort should be rewarded.
Students should not expect a grade of A on a test just because they tried hard. They should expect it because they produced a sufficient amount of correct answers. Likewise, an amateur carpenter should not expect to be paid more for a birdhouse he constructed just because it required more effort than would have been exerted by a skilled carpenter. The worth should represent the results and not the effort it took to produce them.
It is a shame that it is common practice to add the weight of effort into the value of a product and nobody stops to think twice about it.
In a professional context, you should behave professionally or you're not very professional. This doesn't mean you should take everything lying down, but acting like a total ass is definitely not something you should do.
Apparently, you CAN recover if your device is bricked by this issue: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-cdimage/+bug/1040557/comments/23
I think you are blowing it out of proportion. Just because a person was tracked as a child doesn't mean they won't know how to think for themselves. Have you never questioned the decisions your parents made when they raised you? I have on many occasions. In fact, I feel some of those methods were wrong and I'm set on NOT using them. Maybe you should give people more credit?
Even if a kid is tracked, they'll still be exposed to different ideas simply by going to school and interacting with other people. As they get older, go to college, etc., they will still be able to form their own opinions and determine for themselves what is right and wrong regardless of what their parents thought.
WhatEVER kids eat at an early age, that's why they'll enjoy for the rest of their lives.
Not true. I used to be fed fish when I was a kid, but I practically hate it now. Putting any in my mouth makes me feel like vomitting.