A PC is much more interesting and has a much more interesting user base than a hackable 99 dollar box.
I must say my whole point again is not that I want something that indeed will never exist... it's that game developers in general won't feel attracted by this console (unless for promoting stuff with ad full apps).
To see my games are being indeed downloaded for free just click on statistics on the video below to see how many hits the video got from cracked app pages. There is a few thousands already (the game currently is on the 100 - 150 downloads on google play). This is obviously only the people who cared to play the video and only from sites that put the video link... (could be that people played and not downloaded too... but even if you consider only 50% of the people downloading it is still a much higher number than the people who bought the game)
Because in my opinion it's the easiest start point for an indie developer. There is a 25 dollars fee and it is easy to publish and sell stuff. I admit I had this idea that people would mostly get cracked games because they were expensive. This fell to the ground since my games cost only 1 dollar and were cracked anyway. The only thing keeping me making these games today is because I really like making them... If I depended on it to buy food I would have starved a long time ago.
I would love to... but there is a lot of complications for a small developer to work on those platforms. My main point though, is I don't feel attracted by a hackable console as a developer. A mix of freedom to port to any device (like Steam has) and a closed controlled environment (like a Playstatino 3... sort of) would be ideal for me.
That's my current situation. I'm THIS close to quitting so I will be able to sleep 8 hours per day again. I have to work on the job that pay my bills at day.
I obviously agree with that... but achieving it is harder than it sounds. I was just moaning and ranting on my first post anyway.
I posted the game link on another reply
Well... you cna get it and judge for yourself
There is a free demo version with you don't have a dollar
I posted as AC by mistake... but yes I am an independent game developer (not hard to find these days with mobile devices).
And I am not trolling or stupid... I just need to Google my games to know they are available for free and being copied. I have data from my transactions and number of what countries buy or download my games. I can tell that although Americans buy a lot but this is not true for other countries. For instance, one of my games has sold almost less copies than there are download sites with cracked versions of it. The fact some people don't do it don't mean it won't be the main attractive for most people (specially outside us)
Google+ is not about friends. It's about following people. You can add people and pages and follow their posts (the other guy doesn't need to accept). In the poster side, you can post public posts that people who follow you can read or posts directed to members of specific circles (allowing you to post in privacy). It's a whole different paradigm... it's perfect to follow interesting stuff and filter (or not... your call) the lame posts like those most people post on Facebook.
Video can be handled by the gpu if the gpu has video player acceleration (nvidia chipsets usually do have that) and it has usually a lot of cores too (tegra 2 has 8 cores).
It's been a while since video decompression can be split into many cores... a lot of desktop players do that already (using the appropriate decoders).
Smartphones are computers with mobile network ability. I can't wait for them to evolve and give me the ability to plug it into a monitor and keyboard and do the work I currently still need my desktop for.
I totally agree. I am very happy with the current user base. I find Facebook a bit stupid (and by Facebook a mean the content created by my friends) while in g+ plus I have much more useful information (since I'm an android game developer). I love the way it introduced better control of the content you have with the circles.
Instead of bashing G+ people should be happy about being able to have an alternative choice, with alternative type of content (G+ is a better geek world in my opinion).
Are you aware that the android OS runs on a modified Linux kernel? Android multitasks all the time. The fact that it simplifies the UI and gives the impression of a single task being executed does not mean it does not take advantage of multiple cores. Do you really think that the app needs to be smart to use a second core? It's as simple as creating a thread or drawing a graphic component.
Also, video is a great example of a situation where multiple cores are very welcome and would immediately prove 4 cores is better. It's funny you mentioned since tablet users watch video all the time.
I don't get people saying that core count is an obsession... stop saying that tablets and smart phones don't need more than 512k of ram.