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How on earth do you figure this is a "blow" in the console war? Are you suggest that Microsoft was somehow behind this? Or is everything that gets reported on and is related to Playstation\Xbox now some sort of insidious plot to discredit one or the other console?
In reality it sounds like pure incompetence at Sony (and the same in the story you link about Microsoft) and I think when many people are affected by this sort of thing it's fair enough that it's covered on tech sites. It doesn't have to be part of some 'console war' that you parenthesize with apparent disdain while at the same time perpetuating the idea.
Or, it could have been that I was making a terrible joke.
Looks like Sony's playing catchup with Microsoft. Honestly, this is one of the lamest blows in the so-called 'console war' to date.
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So it has come to this, a six! digit uid is considered a low uid now?
Well, lets see here. In addition to that, I've noticed:
I can't alter my relationship with other posters (fan, friend, foe, freak) any more, so posters I like won't get that auto karma-boost as I'm reading.
I can't find any way to customize the layout of Slashdot at all. So, no more hiding stories/subjects/authors I don't like for whatever reason. Or adding custom slashboxes.
There's an astronaut next to the 'comment' field that I don't know what it does.
Metamoderation appears dead (and it no longer made any sense, anyway)
I used to have the option of adding a sweet +1 to all my posts for having good karma that apparently went away.
There's no option to post anonymously if I'm logged in.
The 'reply' function doesn't fill in my subject with Re: Parent
Links in posts no longer show the real url so this can happen again: http://slashdot.org
Fonts are a disaster
I was going to make this a snazzy bulleted list, but I have no idea what HTML is allowed
And so on, and on, and on.
Many of the games that come out now have really amazing visuals/graphics/etc, but they all lack something the old classics had. What that something is, I'm not sure. I miss Sierra games with things like Police Quest, Kings Quest, The Island of Dr. Brain. Then you had other games like Hugo: House of horrors and Hugo 2: Who done it? Dune and Dune 2. Their graphics where horrid, but those games were a blast to play. I don't know why, but those older games just seem to have more character and spirit then the games that come out now. Don't get me wrong, there are good games that come out every year, but it seems like a majority of the games coming out now are just the same things rehashed over and over with better graphics and slight variations in the story line. It's almost like the gaming industry has homogenized somewhat. Want to make a FPS, just remake Halo or CoD. Want to make an open world game, just remake GTA,. What to make an RPG, remake Final Fantasy, Kings Quest or Elder Scrolls. Again, don't misunderstand, there are games that come out that do not follow this form such as Dear Esther or Portals and are awesome. I am simply talking the gaming industry as a whole, it way different then what it used to be. The indie game scene, however, seems to be pumping out some pretty awesome stuff these days.
A lot of modern games (especially the so-called 'AAA' games) are missing a soul. They're paint-by-numbers rehashes of what's worked before (shameless plug).
Scroll all the way to the top? Why not just use your keyboard's "Home" key?
Why would you want to read part of a lengthy discussion, maybe even participate, and then come back to the discussion a few minutes or hours later and easily be able to check new comments or even replies to your comments? That's crazy talk.
No, no. When you get to a busy discussion, clicking "Load more comments" and praying that it loaded the comment you replied to, or your own comments. That feels right. Slashdot should feel like work, since we're all browsing it from work anyway.
2. I'd like to see a category for "already said above" and if modded thus it a down-vote (would stop ppl endlessly saying the same thing without bothering to read comments already made).
It's been a while since I had mod points. Has the 'redundant' mod option been removed?
More than you would think, and that's frightening.
I've been using ALT + F4 to close Metro Apps. Seems to be working well so far.
LTE = Incoming Samsung Lawsuit.
Wow, I totally had that initialism wrong.