There will never be a language in which it is the least bit difficult to write bad programs.


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if you haven't played Walking Dead yet.. $10,- is a steal, buy it.

1880d ago 15 agree3 disagreeView comment

Though I don't think I found it the way I was meant to.. It was listed in their "Latest" sidebar lol.

1881d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

"For one, no developer and publisher would ever allow a world reveal of a game in unoptmized stage."

Euhm yes they would. They do it all the time - the game only reaches beta close to release. What they show when they announce the game is generally alpha footage, and a game in alpha-stage is never optimised because it would get in the way of the development pipeline. (e.g. optimisation isn't pretty, and doing it early means finding bugs takes a painfully long ti...

1882d ago 0 agree2 disagreeView comment

Yes, but the box isn't geared or marketed towards the functionality. Users are not expected to install Windows in order to play their games, and therefore any game built or ported for the Steam Box must at the very least run on Linux.

1882d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

There's a flaw in the argument. They state that games are ported to PC, and are often optimised for a certain graphics card (or manufacturer), and they appear to assume that the games on Steam will automatically also be on the Steambox.

This is false and not thought through properly.

1) It is beneficial for developers to optimise their games for the Steam Box, and as such the games will be optimised for any graphics card that it has.

2) ...

1882d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

It's a tech demo. It's not gameplay and it's not meant to represent a game, it's built to show off the technical power of the engine that it's running on, which it does effectively.

It is however all real-time footage.

1883d ago 6 agree0 disagreeView comment

Wouldn't be so sure. The slide refers to the current situation, which forecasts have nothing to do with. Then again, the wording may imply that the units are targets rather than what they expect to have achieved (e.g. they're never a 100% sure on the exact numbers).

The slide is ambiguous and I wouldn't pick either side of this argument.

1886d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

It's not that I don't understand where you're coming from, but I also see the benefit of the patent system.

Patenting the idea means that the company makes the information publicly accessible. Additionally, it gives credit to the person or the company that came up with the idea, which itself also pushes innovation and invention.

Whilst there's certainly downsides to the system, as you mentioned, I feel that the ability to protect an idea in ...

1891d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

It's a step by step process that they patented. Innovation could come from other companies attempting to do the same thing using different steps.

They came up with the idea so I think it's fair if they are allowed to reap the benefits of it for a while.

PS. in terms of your comment to Minato - a patent is always on an idea, never on the code or technology behind it.

1891d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

"something like this shouldn't be able to have a patent."

Why not?

"It [A Patent] consists of a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or their assignee for a limited period of time, in exchange for the public disclosure of the invention. An invention is a solution to a specific technological problem, and may be a product or a process."

I'd say this process of awarding trophies by disk ...

1891d ago 3 agree2 disagreeView comment

"at least experience operating a successful business of this size? "

That's an interesting statement, since John Riocitiello and Bobby Kotick have both been very successful at running their respective companies. Whilst both of them get a lot of crap from a very vocal minority, Bobby is the only reason that Activision is still around, and John has been very successful at keeping the business profitable in a very tough environment.

THQ could'v...

1891d ago 2 agree3 disagreeView comment

The issue appears to be that contact is incorrectly assumed to be a chargeback, which could really be an issue with either Amazon or EA.

It's only logical that EA would disable your game key once you get a refund. This sounds much more like miss communication than a deliberate act of evil.

1892d ago 3 agree2 disagreeView comment

Ray tracing can currently only be faked or done in a very limited environment. The same used to be true for Radiosity, but the engine highlighted in the video shows Radiosity being achieved in real-time, as well as a large set of other lighting effects to make the final result significantly more realistic than other engines are able to achieve.

1893d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

" meaning that they will be outdated the moment they get out."

I recall that when Playstation 3 released, Nvidia had just released the 8800 GTX, which in turn means that the Ps3 was already outdated when it came out.

I also recall a little game called Crysis that still looks better than anything on PS3, so not sure why this generation was expected to be different

1895d ago 5 agree4 disagreeView comment

I don't get it.. Where's all the trash talk for Bungie's always-on DRM on Destiny?

1895d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

Yeah, we'd never see a male character dress similarly in a game. Never.

1898d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

Wouldn't expect too much from this. The guy running this, Michael, isn't very nice to work with. Organisation of the team is terrible, and he doesn't appear to have any previous experience in Game Development.

1899d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

I feel another wave of 599 US Dollars coming.

I doubt Microsoft would be stupid enough to price their console at 599. Then again, they always manage to surprise me.

1900d ago 8 agree2 disagreeView comment

You do realize the trophy is in relation to the son saving Kratos instead of his mother right?

1902d ago 14 agree0 disagreeView comment

Maxis has been property of EA for 16 years, so they hardly began to trip and stumble as soon as EA acquired them.

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