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Comment Re:Mouse vs controller (Score 1) 168

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

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

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

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

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 At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.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

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

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.

The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable. -- John Kenneth Galbraith