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Comment: Re:They're not free (Score 1) 123

by shione (#49600277) Attached to: Should Developers Still Pay For Game Engines?

Yea, that is right. They're free at the start but developers have to pay 5% after they make a certain amount of sales.

There's also another big name engine which is coming and will be free. Valves Source 2 engine has no royalities, the only cleveat being that games made in Source 2 must have a version for sale on steam.

The timeframe for Source 2 is unknown but don't expect Half Life 3 until Source 2 is out.

Comment: Re:Very PC (Score 1) 60

by shione (#49591039) Attached to: NASA Probe Spies Possible Polar Ice Cap On Pluto

Obviously, when I wrote "we've" I was referring to the post 1930s generation who were taught that theres 9 planets not 8. Same as I am not referring to the currently generation when I wrote "we've" because they being taught that theres 8 again.

If you go back even further there were even less than 8 planets. OMG!

Comment: Re:*Badly (Score 1) 223

by shione (#49583413) Attached to: Windows 10 Can Run Reworked Android and iOS Apps

It would also need to be reworked so the app isn't tied to your itunes/google play account anymore but to ms's app store. If people still need a itunes/google play account to make the app work then ms still has that problem where people have a itunes/google play account already... why wouldnt they just stay there and buy apps off itunes/google play to run on the windows phone.

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 223

by shione (#49583299) Attached to: Windows 10 Can Run Reworked Android and iOS Apps

The problem ms still has with this is nobody wants to buy their android/ios apps AGAIN. So ms might be able to get new people who have never had a android or iphone before (how many of these people would there be?) the windows phone will still have a lack of incentive for people to swap phones because nobody wants to buy their entire library of apps again. ms may as well throw the towel in. they came in too late to the phone market even after steering nokia to its death for the ms cause.

A android/ios app running on a windows phone will likely be slower, suck more power off the phone and be at the mercy of a buggy translation layer or apple/google doing what ms did to wordperfect and os/2 and changing the api.

Why anyone would want to buy a windows phone to help ms become a monopoly in that market to fuck over corporations and consumers again is beyond me.

Comment: fuck off facebook (Score 5, Insightful) 74

by shione (#49508423) Attached to: Facebook Working To Weed Out Fake Likes

They are not going to get very far weeding out fake likes when their system is set up to bribe people for likes.

What facebook needs to do is add a dislike button like youtube has.

If I want to comment on my local government's facebook page to complain about something why the fuck do I have to LIKE them first.

Secondly facebook should crack down on companies asking for likes to enter competitions or get discount coupons at their shop.

Comment: Re:convicted monopolist shuts down open source dep (Score 1) 110

You say accelerating yet the FA is about microsoft doing the opposite.

Had microsft open sourced something useful then maybe people might care like open sourcing skype or ntfs or windows or office or outlook or uefi signing, the kinect etc. Instead they open source rubbish which is only good to leverage their own products and is nothing good for for porting to other platforms for interoperability.

Comment: Re:The future of console games (Score 1) 249

by shione (#49403251) Attached to: Sony Buys, Shuts Down OnLive

I guess what I was trying to do was to give an example of a different situation where an innocent party is wronged by losing something that they thought they had purchased legitimately. Same as your point 1. The buyer hasn't committed a crime but they still lose what they have purchased. Maybe a better example would have been counterfeit keys. The rights owner doesn't have to recognize them.

To point 2, in the case of the kindle book, amazon refunded the buyers, so they had the option of rebuying the books elsewhere and hopefully sending the revenue correctly this time to the rightful owner.

Comment: Re:The future of console games (Score 2) 249

by shione (#49396795) Attached to: Sony Buys, Shuts Down OnLive

That book youre are talking about was sold by somebody on Amazon who never had the rights to it to you in the first place so you never had a legit license to have that book. Thats why Amazon could remove from existing buyers. The same way as if you bought stolen goods from a second hand store, the police can remove it.

Games that have been take off steam have never been removed from a users library when the license was fine when it was sold.

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