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Comment: Re:Mouse vs controller (Score 1) 168

by mnewcomb (#37231610) Attached to: PS3 <em>Counter-Strike</em> To Support Keyboard and Mouse

Not including mouse/keyboard support on console games is just stupid. They are cutting out an entire segment of games from their console. Worst business decision ever... If it is a multiplayer game, allow them to restrict based upon controller type.

On a further note, game console developers are just a bunch of fools. They have the perfect machine to take over EVERYTHING having to do with the t.v. They could take cable input directly and handle the shows. They could run every type of game out there. They could run it all, but they are too stupid, and it all starts with them not allowing keyboard and mouse for their game consoles...

Rant over...

Comment: Latency is too high for FPS games... (Score 1) 146

by mnewcomb (#35079140) Attached to: OnLive Aiming To Become Netflix of Games

I tried it and it is noticeably slow to your reactions. The video quality is a little low but that didn't really bother me. It was the slight delay when I moved the mouse to when the screen actually responded.

I think some games are perfectly suited to this type of play style, just not FPS games.

The Almighty Buck

When DLC Goes Wrong 261

Posted by Soulskill
from the horse-armor dept.
kube00 writes "Poorly done downloadable content is one of a gamer's worst nightmares right now. Where a publisher stands to make some money, gamers get screwed. Whether it's the overpriced extra maps/costumes DLC, on-the-disc-at-launch DLC, or DLC that is nothing more than a remake of other content, no game is safe from bad DLC. That includes Modern Warfare 2, Bioshock 2, Uncharted 2 and a host of many other popular games. Is there a chance to fix this system?"

Wine 1.2 Released 427

Posted by Soulskill
from the pop-the-cork dept.
David Gerard writes "Stuck with that one Windows app you can't get rid of? Rejoice — Wine 1.2 is officially released! Apart from running pretty much any Windows application on Unix better than 1.0 (from 2008), major new features include 64-bit support, bi-directional text, and translation into thirty languages. And, of course, DirectX 9 is well-supported and DirectX 10 is getting better. Packages should hit the distros over the weekend, or you can get the source now."

Prince Says Internet Is Over 450

Posted by samzenpus
from the it-was-fun-while-it-lasted dept.
the_arrow writes "According to the artist currently known as Prince, 'The internet's completely over.' At least that what he says in an interview with the British newspaper Mirror. Quoting Prince: 'The internet's like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated. Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can't be good for you.'"

Valve Delays Portal 2, Squashes Duke Nukem Rumors 135

Posted by Soulskill
from the duke-is-not-still-alive-still-alive dept.
SKYMTL writes "In a tongue-in-cheek commentary, Valve has announced the delay of Portal 2 and thrown water on the rumor fires regarding its E3 'surprise.' This surprise was rumored to be either Half-Life 3 or the revival of Duke Nukem, and it looks like neither will happen anytime soon."

Comment: Re:No problem. We'll just put it on the credit car (Score 1) 391

by mnewcomb (#30493054) Attached to: Obama Backs New Launcher and Bigger NASA Budget
Part of the problem is that people think we actually can *get* credit from someone. See, there has been a successful campaign to paint China as our creditor. You need to check out the Federal Reserve. They are the ones that create those things called Federal Reserve Notes... That's right, they *create* them with the push of a button. Guess who is buying our debt right now so that we can continue to spend freely? That's right, the Federal Reserve. Where do they get all that money you ask? They create it from thin air. When you or I create money (counterfeiting) we go to jail, when the Federal Reserve does it, it is called saving the economy.

You don't have to know how the computer works, just how to work the computer.