802 posts • joined Friday 11th May 2007 12:08 GMT
Re: Mono junk.
shit code is language agnostic.
Re: "it's probably even further out of date in terms of hardware than the Wii was at launch"
Greg, you sound like you just want another 360/ps3 style console. Nintendo Wii is different to those two and wii U will be different to ps4/720. That's a good thing, not a big problem. Why should Nintendo fret about trying to get the "hardcore" market back when they can make money from the family friendly market and offer an alternative? And why do you sound so angry that there's an alternative product rather than 3 very similar ones in different branded boxes?
Re: Wii U
Nintendo are talking a lot about "asymetric gaming". The player with the tablet has a different role in the game to the players with wii motes. The hands on preview on here
has an example of this in the Animal Crossing Sweet Day game. The tablet user controls two chasing characters, one with each joystick, with the map they're using on the tablet, while the other users use wiimotes and play on the telly.
For single player the ability to keep playing a game on the tablet if someone else wants to watch the telly is quite cool, but that will presumably only be available on games that don't already dedicate the tablet for a specific in game function...
Yeah, mine still gets used, currently playing "Pandora's Tower" and "Rhythm Paradise" (which is very good though not as awesome as the gba original) having completed "The last story" (which was ok) and "Xenoblade" (which was great, put in 100+ hours on that, excellent use of the hardware too). And of course it's a much more reliable iPlayer than the ps3 (though neither is bulletproof, at least the wii has the good grace to crash properly rather than still running the audio with a big box over a black screen saying "No connection" like the ps3 reliably does after 5 minutes of any watching anything).
Re: The browser from hell
is that the one that sends all your personal data to Google?
OTOH, who's more likely to know exactly how Windows is expecting a device driver to behave, a tiny usb device manufacturer or Microsoft? How many windows crashes are caused by "badly" written device drivers?
I find it's normally better to let windows have a go first, but that's just based on my past experience with hideous crapware installs that came bundled with various devices...
Re:@sabroni - another reading comprehension failure
You're totally entitled to believe that. I think you're wrong, I believe Apple went after Samsung because it's a successful competitor not because of some features in touchwiz. Apple would have used different patents and registered designs but the case would still have happened. Job's threat to go thermonuclear on Android would seem to back this up, he didn't declare war on touchwiz.
Notice how I typed that without dissing your reading ability?
Re: In a nutshell it was about TouchWiz
In a nutshell, no it wasn't. It's was about Apple using lots of money to shut down competition.
And of course we know exactly when you registered, mr. Anonymous pussy. Talk about double standards.
But thanks for pointing out an MS shill, we'd never have guessed from the content of the post!
Re: What's the point?
It makes you look popular.
Couldn't be arsed to finish reading the fucking article? Here, try this:
"It is possible for anyone to buy followers for other Twitter users ... Romney’s newest followers could have been paid for by himself, his associates or by his opponents. So far, there is not a feasible way to confirm who is responsible."
Get an account you anonymous pussy.
Re: Apple's lawyers are cheaper than Samsung's
Ah, no wonder the judge is frightened Samsung are gonna win...
can't you alt-f4 it till everything closes then once more to bring up the "shut down" prompt? I thought that prompt had disappeared from win7 till I discovered this method...
Re: WhatsApp works
WhatsApp came bundled on my Android phone and it doesn't work. I've tried to get it running a couple of times because my daughter suggested it but got nowhere with it. That's not what I call good enough...
BBM just works.
....sounds like someone's been avoiding paying tax....
Here's another question, how many commenters here would seriously claim they're based in Luxembourg via a contracting company based in Ireland to avoid paying tax on work done in the UK?
Yeah, of course, all of us do. With great big houses made of gold.
To my mind one of the most important things for Android games is how they control. The article would've been a lot more useful if it'd explained that for each of the games. Comments like "The control layout is carried over from Shadowgun, which is no bad thing" don't help if you don't know the control layout of Shadowgun...
Re: not many at all.
You are so right, they spend all their money sending teenage muggers on holidays and filling prisons with playstations and drugs. And those fucking teachers who are too lazy to spend their free time running after school sports clubs. And all the 13 year old mums that have all that fake tan and watch celebrity big brother and the jeremy kyle show. And no one's allowed to go to church anymore and all the women have to wear burkas. And you're not even allowed to do a comedy "sieg heil" at a black athlete without the police arresting you, humourless bastards.
Sorry, what were we talking about again?
Winblows?! Ha! That is well funny. Maybe they run Spewnix, or something from Crapple. Oh, my sides have just ruptured from all the wordplay hilarity.
Excuse me, Mr. Sensible argument....
This is MICROSOFT we're talking about!!
Why use the app?
I have a YouTube app on my android phone but I never use it, I just go to the mobile site.
What does the app give you that the mobile site doesn't? It's a streaming video app, if you don't have an internet connection it won't work so why not just use the site? Plus the mobile site should work on all standards compliant devices. I don't get it...
Re: substandard experience
I disagree, the experience isn't substandard. Just like a good musician can make a low quality instrument sound good and a crap musician can make a top of the range instrument sound shit. Nintendo are all about the games, not the resolution. A crappy game at high resolution is a high def crappy game.
re: It came from Groklaw, btw.
To be honest it feels like a waste of time reading the articles on here, groklaw is just so much more detailed and thorough.... (bit heavy going though! Who'd've thought law was so complex!)
God damn communists!
In our wonderful capitalist system there's no way booth babes would persist unless there was clear profit to be made from them! These Chinese communists are just trying to impose their socialist dogma on the rest of the world! It's an attack on free speech I tell you!!!
Re: "Cue fanboys."
Zelda skyward sword is "just" zelda (i mean "just one of the best games ever made"), but the controls aren't worse than ocarina on an n64, both are perfectly tuned to their control mechanisms. And the idea that the 3d marios play like the 2d ones is misguided. 2d mario has a special momentum that i've never managed to get the hang of, 3d mario I can control fine, even in 2d style sections. Super Mario 3d land is structurally similar to the 2d ones (in terms of worlds and levels within them) but the gameplay is markedly different. If it wasn't I'd be as shit at it as I am at the SNES mario games.
I totally appreciate that some people don't "get" nintendo but to claim that they don't innovate is bizarre, of the 3 big console manufacturers they're far and away the most inventive. Admittedly when they find something that works they iterate it but compared to the yearly fifas, cods etc. they're very restrained. It's one smash bros per platform not one per year...
There are no doubt a load of interesting cheap games on pc, but you buy a console (well, nintendo one) to get simple quick access to games that work. I've just spent too much time fucking around with pcs trying to get games working in the past, just can't be arsed anymore....
Don't understand the logic?
Don't understand why they didn't include a second analogue? It's pretty straightforward. They don't want to splinter the 3ds games market by having games the won't work on older handsets because the only have one.
To my mind, the real problem with the 3ds is a lack of killer software. While the console itself comes with some fun games and stuff built in, finding a full price game worth buying is tricky. I've been playing wario land 4 on mine recently, that's a gameboy game... If they don't get themselves a killer app soon the phones will win!!!
Re: Get back over that line...
Or, alternatively, try reading the whole article before you comment....
Re: Seems a bit pointless
It's not really about a lightweight implementation in terms of code, but Enyo does have some interesting aspects. You deal with enyo controls not html controls, you lay components out horizontally and vertically with ratios not percents or pixels and it does some clever stuff with lists that means a list can have hundreds of entries but only a screenful and a bit are in the dom at any point, which can make it pretty snappy on lower end hardware.
I'm not sure where they think the framework is going in terms of support in the industry but I can understand why they didn't want to just chuck it away, there's obviously been a lot of thought put into it by some clever and sensible engineers...
Re: Indeed and it works both ways...
They copied it by putting RAM inside!! The bastards! Don't they know Apple have a patent on "mechanism to remember stuff while device is powered up"?!
Re: Re: re: hexx @ 10:46
miss words confuse meaning twat...
Re: AC 22:38
Right, I see, if you make a decent wage you're not allowed to be concerned about those that don't. No wonder you post anonymously, that makes fuck all sense!
@ The Axe
So when you say "Unlikely, no one would do what you said you did for free." you mean "Unlikely, I wouldn't do what you said you did for free."
There are some people in the world who aren't totally selfish.
Re: ah, Mr Serwotka
That is a fair bit of money, but I'm not sure what point you're actually making. It's not like the ballot is about striking to give him more money. Besides, you have to pay that sort of money to get the best people.
Oh, sorry, that bullshit argument only works for the managers of large companies and bankers...
Not really, as the text of the article states this is the first piece of malware to make it onto Apples' App Store. Google play, on the other hand, is full of the stuff....
Re: OK, Labour, fair point
That banking policies that the Tories thought were too restrictive?
I feel so dirty...
>> Isn't it just common sense to not realise that Rooney is doing this as part of the marketing for Nike? <<
But you're right, it's out of order that "one lousy person" should be able to stop "a major company's ad campaign"! It's a major company for fucks sake! How can it be wrong?
Re: Calm down..
>> The problem is that whatever the LEA did, they were onto a hiding. <<
Whatever they did? They could serve decent meals, not sure that would have reflected that badly on them...
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