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15.12.2013 @ 04:25
Sirnaq said:And that's that, on one hand we have microsoft with their metro ui (designed for smartphones/tablets) and malice toward pc gamers, on the other hand we have open "gaming" os for tv. For now it's best to stick with windows7. ›››
Well as you said it's an early beta. Their main goal is to power retail Steam Machines and separate from the Windows application store, by releasing a machine blending desktop and console gaming. So I can understand their first draft is controller oriented. M&K support should be trivial, as should be using a standard Gnome or any other desktop manager.
What I care about are Linux drivers and the use of open technologies in games, i.e. games running natively on Linux. I may not even use SteamOS ever, but stick with Debian. Especially now that we know SteamOS is Debian based.
If Sony released a Playstation outright using Linux, I don't see how that would hurt traditional PC gaming. It would, however, bring more games to Linux. Let's not forget the PC gaming scene is already diluted, most of what we get are console games with shoddy M&K controls anyway.
Anyway, let's make this slightly more on topic. CDPR, pay attention to what's going on in the Linux world Imagine that, a fully DRM-free gaming experience without the overhead and limitations of Windows.
14.12.2013 @ 21:26
GHOSTMD said:But as IT Systemadministrator i can say that there are many ways to make hardware/software only working with determined components... and games and even software... i really want this? /> ›››
You're late to the party. Microsoft has been doing this for decades.
If anything, Valve is helping *other* platforms get support.
14.12.2013 @ 06:04Why do you think all signs are good for is combat? Have you read the stories? Signs are useful for many things. Axii can be used to calm down animals (like our own horse) or, as seen on TW2, for mind tricks and coercion.
If anything, I'd like TW3 to have more social and character/personality related talents, instead of pure combat like in TW2. A key aspect of role-playing is alternate conflict resolution, and maybe some people would like to play a lore friendly Geralt who is as cunning and sardonic as he is skilled with a sword.
11.12.2013 @ 03:56It's impossible to judge a cRPG by a few combat animations. This is just meant to show they have been hard at work on the game.
More than uninspired, I'd say Pillars of Eternity is sticking to a known formula, that cRPG players grew to love and that proved to be effective and quite practical. But the real game lies beyond the combat and the graphics and animations, and that is what remains to be seen. I however expect Obsidian to do a great job. Look at what they did with Bethesda's shitty engine for Fallout New Vegas.
In any case, this doesn't reveal much about the game. About as much as an illustration and a cover can tell about a novel. So we'll have to wait. But you know what? I actually liked what I saw.
07.12.2013 @ 20:33hey there.
The issue I see with the proliferation of electronic media is isolation, instead of face to face human interaction. I don't have links at hand but an important part of human cognitive development happens early by the age of four, after which we finally surpass the cognitive abilities of a chimpanzee. One key aspect of our intellect is that, as social species, many of our abilities are functional is social environments and they relate to negotiation, expression, understanding other people's nuances in their looks and gestures, etc. During our evolutionary history these abilities were essential for survival. Now we can order food and negotiate online. But still, impaired cognitive social skills means impaired human beings.
I am all in favor of learning through several methods, but one thing elementary education hasn't yet understood is computers (or tablets) by themselves do not teach anything. Those kids should, for example, learn computational thinking and mathematical abstraction for problem solving, instead of using school computers just because. Tablets and computers are a vehicle for potentially new forms of education, but by themselves they mean nothing. Just like we don't need computers to study algorithms.
I was not familiar with "digital dementia", but it does seem like hogwash. On the other hand, sitting in front of a computer doing nothing when we could instead read a book, go outside or even play logic games ON the computer, might lead to other forms of impairment.
And thats my post of the day. See you around.