No more... "you tell us what you're doing and we'll decide how much we want to charge you" bullshit. I want clean and clear commercial licensing costs written down, up front. Otherwise I'm not even going to consider the technology for the project.
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Oh then you're really missing out. The fan conversion of VC3 sets the bar for this kind of effort.
This is what qualifies for insightful these days? Really, this is just a spastic rant at Sony by someone who readily admits they buy no software for the system and use it as nothing more than a portable emulator for pirated 20+ year old console games.
The PSP had some amazing titles for it... some examples of just UMD releases to name just a few (and I'm not even counting several Mini's and other digital only titles, including PS1 games):
Patapon 1 & 2 (3 not so much)
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (3 excellent Casltevania games in one)
Little Big Planet
Phantasy Star Portable 1 & 2
Space Invaders Extreme
Ys series of games
As for the rant about the Vita memory cards. The idea is not to get people on a new standard. The idea is to completely lock the Vita down and put the breaks on the rampant piracy the PSP had regardless of the reasons for the piracy.
IDK, the 2-digit ID guy that posted elsewhere in this thread didn't like the new look either.
Good grief!?!? 2-digit! I didn't think they let people in the old-folks home have computers!
Yeah, we're here. Just keeping an eye on you guys... but clearly not well enough as apparently one of you brought your girlfriend in and she's putting photos all over the place instead of the news.
OH yeah, and I already e-mailed them my feedback saying as much.
I read Reddit and Hackernews for most of my tech news these days but have always fallen back to scanning Slashdot every day for the cream of the crop and to check the comments for interesting dialog because it was a lightweight, scan to get through the content.
I've gotta say, the Beta is pretty bad from a UX perspective and I would say that it is out of line with my perceptions of who a Slashdot user is.
It's like someone just said "this is trendy, make it happen" without any real consideration for the active user base. I can only hope that the feedback from the Beta supports my perception and they reverse on it, but I have to admit to myself that that's highly unlikely and I can say right now that it will very likely effect my visit frequency to the site.
Pretty bummed about it.
Seriously. Nothing has changed yet. Sure a couple of U.S. companies have lost high profile contracts. But nothings changed. The NSA is still hoovering up all our data. Nothing has been shut down. Nobody has been held accountable... and the constant announcements have become just a steady noise for most people who are all out of shock juice because they haven't seen their friends and neighbors hauled off to jail for trumped up offenses.
Seriously... the women in my life that stress eat know damn well what they are doing which only compounds the stress. I simply can't see how this isn't going to be offensive to women and come of as a product from a group of arrogant, jack-ass engineers.
If it's CAV format laserdisc then this is a real find!
Here is a response I wrote for Game Zero about the whole "Nintendo is gonna fail" stupidity... back in 2000... still relevant.
I know it's not fashionable these days, but I found many of the conferences in Second Life to be almost as productive as RL versions and way more productive than video chat, etc... It's too bad that that platform lost focus and didn't continue to evolve.
We used to use ViceVersa Pro to sync our team but eventually moved over to Plastic SCM which has been friggin' awesome. It not only supports code, but also art assets. Plus it has the best support for branching. One team can be working on a branch specific to one project, while another works on a second branch while the main trunk stays clean and build-able. You can even have developers run their own local repository on their desktop/laptop and have them replicate/merge either on a schedule or when they connect to the LAN (if they work offsite alot).
You only bring stuff back to the main trunk when you're ready to merge a branch back in. You can even merge branches separate from the trunk. We check everything into it, code, art, and our Doxygen output. It's been a time save on orders of magnitude.
Not trying to be a sales pitch, but you should check it out.
I would suspect that it's more a case of users at the front end of the purchase curve tailing off after too many cases of "oops, I can't download it again because the publisher pulled it", crap I can't easily share it with a friend (who probably also has a different brand reader, even if their own reader supports lending), or even the... loss of the fun of "gee let's stare at the shelf and stare at my books"... Let's not forget the fact that there's no discount that one would expect in an electronic book since all of the print material publishing cost has been removed from the picture.
I know I initially purchased a few e-books but the novelty soon wore off and the price simply hasn't come down to where I go "$20" for this printed copy or "$20" for this e-book... just give me the print version that I can throw on the shelf and anyone in my family can read anytime they want.