To me it showed just how fucking BROKEN the current review system is, as reviewers rushed to trip over themselves giving perfect 10 scores when if you were to truly look at it as a GAME, and not just the story? it was honestly maybe a 5, I personally would have given it a 4. It just wasn't fun, it was all scripted, all linear, and it was painfully obvious the entire game was designed for you to use the hook and the hook alone, as they made sure damned near every guy rushed you...yawn.
Bioshock I,II, and Minerva had good stories but they were presented in what felt like a living breathing WORLD, whereas Infinite felt like set pieces. And I agree with others once you start throwing in time travel you can give it up as you can hand wave any plot holes away with paradoxes...so even the story frankly wasn't that good. I would even argue to jam in their "twist" they had to throw out the entire arc and make more than half of what you learned (such as the fact Booker wasn't racist and felt guilty over Wounded Knee) to make their lame M. Night twist fit!
So I still say it was average at best, again not completely broken like F3AR but strictly a 1 and done.
Citation please? because I thought we were all given the reason for MSFT pushing the POS Kinect when the patent came out showing they had filed a patent on charging by the head for PPV movies. Of course we have all seen how well it works with gameplay and its pretty much universally hated for anything other than dancing games.
To me the Kinect is the perfect example of why Ballmer should have been axed half a decade ago, come up with a DUMB idea to make money, refuse to accept its a dumb idea, and spend a shitload of money trying to push said dumb idea even when everyone has told you how fucking dumb it is.
Ever hear of the boy who cried wolf? Might want to look up "map of US CIA involvement 1952-present" to see why nobody trusts the USA anymore. Remember those are JUST the ones we know about, where high muckety mucks decided to spill the beans for a book deal or the like while in reality the numbers are undoubtedly MUCH higher.
So don't bitch about people wondering if its a USA led fake coup when that is pretty much all the CIA has been doing for over half a century.
The only thing that amazed me about Infinite was...how lame it was.
I'm sorry but as a die hard Bioshock fan (I even bought the Minerva DLC on release day even though frankly Bioshock II wasn't as good story wise as 1 and the protagonist of 2 was the definition of irritating) I could not believe how bad they fucked up the core combat, it was terrible! The guns not only had the lame Halo 2 gun rule but honestly they were not only not fun to use but the muscle bound "hero" could carry less bullets than my out of shape behind! But the plasmids...err vigors, OMFG WTF were they thinking? Not only was the range so underwhelming that you might as well just shoot the bad guy but they just weren't fun to use. I ended up sticking to just two (seduction and electric) because the rest just weren't fun. And the gears were just a waste and it made it even more painfully obvious that ALL the designers wanted you to do was use the fucking hook, I mean something like 70%+ of the gears revolved around the damned hook! I could hear Jeff Goldblum doing an Ian Malcom "Uhh there is going to be shooting in your first person shooter...yes?" the whole time because it felt like the designers fell in love with the hook (that was fun for a little bit but quickly became annoying) and the forgot to do anything else. Don't get me wrong, the story was decent (with the exception of a super lame face heel turn, you know the one) but a story without a decent game to back it up just isn't very good.
So while Bioshock I and II (along with the excellent Minerva, better story than II had IMHO) will always have a place on my drive as soon as I play Burial At Sea II I'll be uninstalling Infinite, most likely never to play again. Its not as broken as F3AR was but it really wasn't enjoyable, I ended up just slogging through to get to the next story bit, strictly a 1 and done for me and considering the low sales and studio closing I can only hope the next game under new management will wrap a decent story with enjoyable gameplay again.
Working at the shop I talk to a LOT of college aged kids, know what I've found? Frankly TV is The Lawrence Welk Show, something old folks liked that the kids honestly don't understand and don't want. They are used to having the net and "shows by appointment" is just something they really "don't get" and if they can't watch a show on THEIR schedule? Then they just don't care, they really don't.
Honestly the only young folks I found with TVs were the really poor, those without net use TV as a form of cheap entertainment. Even my fiance who swore "I'm not gonna be able to stand going without TV" when she moved in has been TV free for almost a year and the USB cap card I gave her for her lappy sits unused. Once I showed her the wealth of instant entertainment? She never went back.
So the broadcasters can bribe the government all they want, like the *.A.A they can't change the fact that their model has gone the way of the 8-track. The future is crowd funding and instant gratification, the days of "tune in, same bat time, same bat channel" as as dated as Adam West's Batman.
I don't become "cranky" I become the most cold blooded vicious son of a bitch you ever met, more than happy to tell you why your very existence is a waste and the world would be better of without you in it...what do you think happened to my last long term relationship? She begged and begged me to quit..well she got her wish, she left in tears after just 3 weeks of attempting to be around me.
Thanks to nicotine my senses stay a little dulled and that is a good thing, trust me. Even my own mother, who has COPD and begged me to quit when she did? Left a carton of smokes on my doorstep after being around me for 2 weeks without. Some people get cranky, you get cranky, I become bloodthirsy, vindictive, and will happily tear you a new asshole, BIG difference.
Really? In my head I heard " we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender"
Followed of course by the first bars of Iron Maiden's "Aces High".
I'm sorry but that is EXACTLY what those of us who were beta testers for Windows 8 were told, what did we get? "Sure we hear you" (we just don't give a fuck what you have to say).
The big difference here is until Alt is up and running we can't just "stick with the old one" or "use a different one" like we did with windows 8, because frankly there ISN'T ONE, there isn't any comment heavy site like
You say awareness has been brought...citation please? A single article by Soulskill or Timothy don't mean jack shit, they are tier 3 at best. show me a single thing, just one, from somebody in a high position at DH and I'll take your word for it and helpfully post right beside you that the #Fuckbeta needs to stop.
But you'd better provide it quick, because I won't be here from the 10th-17th.
And you think there is gonna be ANY on-topic comments to read when they switch to a "ZOMFG look at this Vlog yo! "Comments by Disqus" layout? Really?
You have better odds of getting decent comments during "OMG Ponies!" day than you do with that trash UI. I know that after spending a couple hours trying to deal with that eyesore i just went to other tech sites and didn't bother commenting on shit since it was too much of a PITA to follow a conversation but if all you want is channers? Well you'll be in luck, as I have a feeling most of the old guard will just give their UIDs to the 4Chan just for LULZ and walk away.
As for EA? What is sad is from the mid 80s to the mid to late 90s? They were actually a good company that cared about the games they put out, but then it became this big bloated monster that only cared about how much blood they could milk out of a property. You know a company sucks when they trade places back and forth with Activision in the "this company must be run by Satan" contest.
Uhhh...you didn't actually READ my post before you ran full speed to that soapbox, did you? Gotta give you credit it WAS an epic rant. Except...I quit 3 months ago, so all the "Don't give up!" crap? Kinda pointless.
And its not being "negative" to face reality, unless you consider somebody with 2 broken legs as being "negative" when they point out they can't walk. anybody who tells you that your body "will magically heal itself" after years of abuse? Blowing smoke up the wrong end, and I don't care WHAT you were abusing, be it drugs or booze or smokes. the body is capable of fixing a lot of things but its not invulnerable and its been proven repeatedly that as little as 3 years of smoking is enough to do permanent damage that all the "you can do it!" lectures in the world won't fix.
Still props on an epic rant, I'll be sure to blow some smoke rings with this ecig in your honor. Oh and yes I know I've just switched from one to the other but without my nicotine I'm a right bastard and would rather not throw away my current relationship, thanks.
One of the other posters answered your question, I'll highlight it for you "anyone who distributes GPLv3 code *must* give the recipients a royalty free license to any patents they own that are required to be able to use that particular product."
Sorry but no legal dept with a brain is gonna agree to that, you'd be wiping out the patent portfolio by linking in any way with GCC. This is why Apple made Clang, why companies are supporting LLVM, and why Google has a strict "No GPL V3" policy in place for ChromeOS and Android.
Between that and RMS himself saying the GPL is viral and pushing for GPL libraries over LGPL has made GPL verbotten in many places that previously were fine with it. We'll see if I'm right as we should have enough evidence in the next 24 months (to give time for enough to switch to GPL V3 to make most of Linux off limits) but I predict a lot of the money being spent on Linux dev will dry right up. You'll only have the "pure FOSS" companies like RH and Debian supporting it while the rest follow Google and Apple and switch to other licenses.
Oh please do you REALLY think that is the cause of Windows infections?
I got news for ya pal, I fix the systems that get pwned 6 days a week and I can tell ya that hasn't been even a major, much less main, source of infections since 2004 or so. How do Windows systems get infected? The same way this page shows you how to infect a Linux system in just 5 steps through good old fashioned social engineering. Here are the top sources of infections I see at the shop, I see these constantly..
1.- "You want to see teh hot lesbos? Just run 'Iz_Not_Viruz_Iz_Codex' to see teh hot lesbos today!" 2.- Hi, this is your (insert name of person they know whose system has been pwned) and I found something really cool! Just click this link (which goes to a page full of drive bys) to check it out!" 3.-ZOMFG u got teh viruz! Just run 'Iz_Not_Viruz_Iz_Cleanerz' to get rid of it ZOMFG!" 4.- "You are teh winrar of our contest! Just give us all your info on this page (so we can pull an ID theft while infecting you with drivebys) so you can get your prize u lucky dog!"
These work on ANY system because they target the weakest point, THE USER. As a matter of fact I've been seeing a sharp rise in infected Android smartphones and ID thefts from that last one. It seems that folks just can't equate one system to another so all those scams that haven't worked on a PC in a decade? Work great on a smartphone. Its endless September all over again. BTW please note that in NONE of those, nor in the Linux example does the OS matter because the weak spot hasn't been the OS in ages, the easy target has been and always will be the users.
Because man is fallible? There has never been an OS that is bug free and by placing the OS in ROM not only do you insure that no bugs will EVER be patched but that any improvements that would help make things run better/faster/smoother will likewise never happen.
Oh and even if you had the OS boot from a ROM its gonna have to have core files placed in memory sooner or later so an attacker could simply patch in RAM and still take control.