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Comment: Re:Wasn't that DirectX or XNA? (Score 1) 66 66

Personally I'd like to buy a game via my PC or mobile device and have it delivered to my XBox. Kind of like the method for buying music.

This functionality has been implemented for a while now with Xbox One if you have the Power Mode set to instant on. I've purchased games or selected demos via web browser on my PC or Smartglass on my phone and the games were downloaded automatically.

Comment: Re:Unless you change it (Score 2) 688 688

Not a UI/UX designer so I have to ask, why have designers hidden these basic menus in most browsers these days? Is it because they want their browser to be "cleaner" by default? For me the 20 or so pixels that are saved by hiding the menu bar isn't worth the inconvenience of always having to turn these menus back on. I can't recall anyone I know mentioning how they hate the file menu and wish it were hidden by default on a PC.

Comment: Re:Steam Linux (Score 1) 99 99

Steam Boxes will have to be out in the wild for a while to get a sizable user base before alot of devs would create Linux ports I would guess. The current SteamOS Linux user numbers are so low it wouldn't be financially viable for a big company to make a Linux version, unless they plan on supporting SteamOS and are willing eat the dev cost losses until the user numbers grow. Valve has the $ and incentive to do alot of devs don't have that luxury.

Comment: No PIN required for tapping. (Score 1) 731 731

You don't enter a pin using tap to pay here in Canada, since it slows down the process and the point of tapping is to speed up the payment process. Your card usually has a very small tap transaction limit. My credit card has a $50 max charge per tap transaction, thought I would like to get it bumped up to $100 or maybe even $200. I think the banks here are starting with low limits to to see how things work out since its still a fairly new technology.

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