We're been testing these things with primative apes for years,
Though this is our first non-human tester.
104 posts • joined 15 Jun 2009
We're been testing these things with primative apes for years,
Though this is our first non-human tester.
I'm on the Steam forum every day and I read sbout it here.
Mind you on VALVe 's 100 thing to do list, customer service is somewhere in the low thousands.
I'm rather shocked, that firstly you've not reported on this while it was happening and secondly that no effort had gone into detailing the almighty multi-level cluster fuck of a mistake this was.
The fact the modder only got 25%, while exploitive and underhand, is in fact rather secondary to the other issues raised.
The EULA of most games gives ownership of any User Generated Content to the publishing company, thus if a mod is sold is it the publishers responsiblity? Do the modder have any claim to their creations, if not how can they protect themselves from someone copying their work.
Further more mods are not a commercial product, the modders behind them are not in the position to ensure a reasonable life span of the product.
The refund system of 24 hours fails to account for mods conflicting further down the line.
All in all this is much bigger issue than VALVe and Zenimax getting money for other peoples work.
A system like this should never exist in a normal commercial setting, since each party will have it rights and responsibility clearly laid out. Here it was completely ignored for a fast buck.
There needs to be a serious look at how Consumer software and media is licensed, because consumers are tied to vague onesided agreements that no commercial entity would agree to.
The majority of computers are used for office productivity or basic internet/facebook. And an intel chipo can handle those tasks.
However the article is about intel trying to make a gaming orientated graphics chipset. They've made this claim before, yet produced a chip that struggles to play an 8 year old game on minimum settings.
Last year I bought a low end laptop from PC World (£350). Remembering a previous vow by intel to improve their onboard graphics and the vehement assurance of the PC World Drone that the laptop will indeed play the 8 year old game of WoW, I bought an i5 based laptop.
20 fps on the lowest settings.
Took it back, demanded a refund (mis-sold by drone) and a got an AMD based laptop
40 fps, on high graphics settings.
intel make the worst on board graphics
I'm sorry you can't render that tea pot because you are rendering a car on a completely different computer.
Agreed with other posters, AMD and nVidia need to be behind this too. AMD linux drivers are still patchy.
If you ever intend to share your life with anyone, Get it on gog.
With gog you own your games
With steam you may own the game but VALVe can choose if you get to play it.
Not so much the westen way or die, there are pleanty of crimes the western states need to address. However public torture is not one of them.
Remember, your sarcastic use of a religious figure would leave you jailed and beaten elsewhere.
The may have popular domestic support, because those that do not support the system are publically beaten and incarserated for decades for not supporting the system.
There is no way to knowing with out a great amount of blood shed.
I was thinking more of severe sanctions, with out the money from oil these countries will have to be more mindful of international opinion.
I am aware of the civil wars that ravished europe, which effectively split state, church and monarchy apart. It is unfortunate these countries will have to go through similar bloodshed.
The sooner the western world removes our reliance on oil, the sooner we could stop pussyfooting around and do something concrete about these dictatorships.
I hope they'll be able to detect those mutated neutinros before they overheat the earths core creating a global catastrophe.
Yes, in the same way killer bought to justice is news
Now if only valve will comply with EU law my children will be able to play my games
I'm being sarcastic.
Valve are not being reasonable.
When you lend a eBook all other eBooks should be unreadable.
If your wife is reading an ebook from your library, and you start reading a book, her kindle should lock her out.
if you have 3 kindles in the house only 1 can be used to read books, the others are for decoration only.
VALVe have gone to great lengths to redefine sharing, and amazon come along with their liberal hippy version of sharing.
maybe they'll fix the ships computer with a iPhone from outside the ships hull , while a solar storm ravages the hapless astronaut..
This shows your misunderstanding of Virgin Galactic's craft.
Firstly it does use more traditional and energy efficient aeronautics to get the spaceship up the first part of the journey.
Secondly SS2's rocket is different to those used in normal rockets
The plot revolves around a veteran script writer tasked with making Tetris into a movie.
After months of writing crap after crap drafts his mind starts to crack, the tetris blocks start super imposing themselves into his life. His apartment becomes full of badly stacked objects.
From this point you've got two directions.
Torture Porn, where he starts using humans as the shapes.
or descent into madness, where more and more of his life is ruled by stacking blocks of objects.
" Apple is trying to promote its new Family Sharing feature in iTunes but I’ve got a family and it’s terrible. The Family Sharing feature, that is, not my family.
When I exchange a CD with my wife, for example, we don’t ask each other to read and accept a terms and conditions document lengthier than War and Peace before insisting that a binding legal transaction has just taken effect. Nor do either of us have to configure settings and permissions and user groups and IDs and such arse."
At least when you've done that you and your wife can listen to your music at the same time.
On Steam family sharing you go through similar hoops, but if I'm playing 1 of my 100 games, the other 99 games are locked out and unplayable.
As a Gamer and a father to 5 children (3 of gaming age) who tried to use Steam Family Sharing only to be shat on from a great height, I'm very happy I can get divinity on GoG.
Almost none of the gaming market needs a discrete GPU. "Hard core" gamers are a tiny tiny fraction.
Really? If you consider farmville most of the gaming community and playing something like TombRaider hardcore you would be correct.
But most people playing a normal AAA game on a PC would like it to look a little bit like the console at a playable frame rate. That is never going to happen on an imbedded intel graphics solition.
Yes there are hardcore that want 4K at 200FPS, but most are happy with default graphics at 720 or 1080.
I thought copyright was for creative works. So the guys kicking the ball are over paid actors and the entire event is scripted?
I believe it was the nimbus 2000 broom the vibrated.
[quote]It's akin to saying if you bought an Xbox One you'd have to rebuy all the games you have on Playstation 3, it's only to be expected since it's a different platform.
Its more like the Xbox one having backward compatibility with 400+ games, but when you play one of those games the games on your original xbox will not play.
My comments are regarding valve entering the consumer market with a system that actively punishes families that will have more than 1 steam capable machine.
I'm suprised that you have not properly analysed VALVes attempt to conquer the living room. All articles tend to gloss over how an average consumer will use a Steam Machine.
If Apple used the same logic as VALVe, then I'd have to rebuy all my music if I got my wife an iPod.
It seems even el Reg has been blinded by VALVes Holy light.
Windows 8 was an attempt to unify the xbox, win phone and PC experience. Oddly enough the guy that suggested putting mice on the winphone and xbox got laughed at.
I needed to look up our son Autism consultants contact details. We just used his name and the third returned result was a 7 year old newspaper article regard his affair, over 1/2 the first page results were regarding this affair.
While I like to believe peoples opinion of the Doctors medical ability would not be skewed by such information, I know this is not the case.
These results should only be shown when search for doctors name and the year or the keyword affair.
A filter on results older than 5 years would protect most people with the right to be forgotten, and still return pertinent information
My first comment had got more thumbs down.
Ok its not the most eloquent of arguments, and easily misread.
However HinD continues to get thumbs up even though he is completely amd utterly wrong with his assumptions.
Please if you think I'm wrong, go look at the official SFS FAQ.
Agreed poor little Por Ridge needs a good slapping. Doesn't know how good he's got it.
When I was a Lad we used to huddle around the power brick of a zx81 for heat.
We didn't have a tape deck, we used a microphone. I took months of practice, but we could load games by squealing.
When the rubber from the keys perished we cut up bike tyres and nailed them to the keyboard.
Because the controller is an important part of the steam machine, in the same way the wii-mote was to the wii.
The steam controller needs to be right to allow mouse/keyboard games to be playable on the big screen.
Using offline mode is a work around, not intended practise.
You could use offline mode to have any number of computers playing the same game. This is posible with or without SFS.
Yes steam games are £20 cheaper, but if I have to buy another copy so my daughter can play watchdogs while I play Civ5 that advantage is lost.
Is it because you think my understanding of Steam Family Sharing is wrong.
Givej HinD's 4 thumbs up this could be the case.
Please go to the VALVe own SFS page and read the FAQ, ypu will find my understanding is accurate.
Maybe you think VALVe are doing the right thing, Imagine your next budget meeting.
Our ERP supplier have gone a VALVe style licensing.
Last year we brought 5 ledger, 10 enquiry and 1 admin licenses.
This year we need 10 ledger, 10 enquiry and 10 admin licenses.
Please, those that gave thumbs down, explain yourselves.
It is not THAT game it is ANY game.
If I'm playing portal you can not play ANY of the other 49 games.
This is the massive misconception with SFS.
If it worked like you think I would be very happy and there would ne no issue, but it doesn't.
Can two users share a library and both play at the same time?
No, a shared library may only be accessed by one user at a time.
From this page
To go into more detail.
Mr Ave Ridge buys a SteamMachine, creates an account and fills it with 50 games.
He sets up an Account for his Kid "Por" and shares the games to it.
All is fine, up until his Kid says "I want my own Steam Machine"
So Mr Ridge buys a second Machine and sets it up.
Por is playing Portal in his room, so Ave fires up Half Life 2.
5 minutes later Por comes down stairs crying he's been kicked out of his game and it won't let him back in.
Thank you midnight, some times I feel I'm the only one that sees this issue.
None such, please look at the numbers in my statement.
50 games, 49 playable on the other device
Steam Machines are marketed to Mr and Mrs A.V. Ridge and their 1.8 children. They are going to expect the same basic functions and flexibility as all other consumer electronics. Currently Steam falls very short on a basic expectation all consumers will have.
If they already have 1 steam machine and 50 games, and purchase a second machine they will believe that when the first machine is in use the 49 other games will be accessable on the second machine.
Steam does not offer this functionality, and without it VALVe will fail in the consumer electronics market. VALVe must sort out the Steam Family Sharing before the release of the Steam Machine.
I don't think the study's main point is the loose morals of the social "Elite", but rather the use of lables and percieved morality as a method of control of social mobility and exclusion.
It is interesting that counter-shaming did not work, I'd be interested to know which factors led to this protection.
It would be interesting to see a similar study in the old world where universities do not have a fraternity/soriety structure.
Yeh, you say all that, but its not exactly rocket science is it.......
I'm suprised no-one mentioned this before.
It most likely priced by res.
Given he's looking 10 years forward.
small screen = 1080p = $2
Big TV = 4K = $4
Cinema screen = 8K = $15
Tell you what, I think thats fair. At $4 i'd be buying a lot more films.
But iId want to OWN them, be able to have them downloaded not just streamed from some cloud.
It erks me when people complain that things like this are a waste of tax payers money.
The same happened when downing street retorted to Jeremy Clarkson for PM.
The cost of these little PR stunts are so far bellow minimal is laughable to complain. More Money is wasted from bad policies that have to be backtracked and redone.
Now you mention it she does look a little like a minecraft avatar.
I just remembered killing 32 people after a playing Tomb Raider:Angel of Darkness.
Yes, but there really only 2 things you can upgrade on a laptop. HDD and RAM, both of which can only give a small performance increase and requires screw drivers and some knowledge.
If you can swap Graphics, CPU and so on as easily as you would a fridge magnet then its a big difference.
I disagree, there is a lot of hardware. A lot of specialist hardware, it most definitely is not a dumb screen. Yes there is software to make sense of data, but that can be replicated in an open source system.
Agreed, I wouldn't use a Facebook operated service to talk to my doctor.
But I would use an Oculus Rift, using an independent self-contained service to talk to my doctor.
Though how my doctor is going to examine my swollen knee via VR I'm not sure.
I've given this some thought.
Zuck is never going to get his 2billion back via Oculus directly. Its only ever going to be indirect, via services thst use VR, any VR.
The Rift is hardware, and while posible (but highly unlikely) to have facebook data slurping firmware that data has to be collected via its driver. The will be open source drivers.
Zuck is not going to be getting much usable data from me playing HL2 with an oculus, or from any of the first or second gen VR software.
Its the generations after that he's got his eyes on. The software that majority of people might use VR for, virtual shoping, movies and events.
If you don't want to feed zuck, then don't use those services.
The money and resources Oculus have just got are good for VR, the unpleasent VR facebook stuff was going to happen anyway. The only real change is the Rift will come sooner and better.
Its not April the 1st.
This is wrong on so many levels.
The idea of a VR Facebook fills me with a re-hydrated sick feeling.
[Quote]"We have a history of cumulative losses, and we do not expect to be profitable for the foreseeable future," Box noted in its SEC filing. [/quote]
I admire their candour, but if they succeed in floating it just goes to show how fundimentally screwed up the whole system is.
For a long time Amazon opperated at a loss, but I don't think they thought they wouldn't make profit in the foreseeable future.
Mutant neutrinos are going to boil the earth and bring about the end of the world.
John cussak is holding my coat.