Recent content by wizdum

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    Switch From Windows to Linux

    No one that uses this site is an "average PC User", this is a hardware enthusiast forum... The reason Linux proper hasn't taken off on the desktop is simple, Karen can't go to Wal-Mart and pick up a PC running Linux. Thats it. It has nothing to do with games, or missing applications, or annoying...
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    Google issues EOL for Cloud Print

    PaperCut just made their Mobility version free. It enables many of the same features as Google Cloud Print. I think it lacks some of the ACL features though.
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    Epic paid $10.5 million upfront for Control exclusivity

    They don't segregate multiplayer to my knowledge, but they do segregate friends lists. A good example of this is Rainbow Six Siege. I bought the game from Steam, where all my friends are. When I launch Siege it launches the UPlay launcher, which takes a while to open and also requires a separate...
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    Senator to Introduce Bill to Ban Loot Boxes and Microtransactions Aimed at Children

    My guess would be because its too close to gambling. You need licenses and certain regulations need to be met to run a gambling operation. Loot boxes would be banned outside of those licensed operations.
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    Senator to Introduce Bill to Ban Loot Boxes and Microtransactions Aimed at Children

    The same reason we ban kids from casinos, and prevent them from buying cigarettes or alcohol.
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    Senator to Introduce Bill to Ban Loot Boxes and Microtransactions Aimed at Children

    Like many have said, I'm not a fan of government intervention...but.... Its getting pretty obvious that these "game" companies are targeting kids and using the same tactics as casinos. We don't let kids gamble in casinos, and we shouldn't let game companies make online casinos for them.
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    An Apple lobbyist just sneakily pushed California to postpone its right-to-repair bill

    Why is Apple allowed to sell these death-traps then!? Better pull them all off the shelves and homes, and issue a full refund!
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    FCC Wants To Cap Spending on Broadband for Poor and Rural Areas

    As a WISP, we don't ever touch this money. The big cell carriers eat it all up before we are even considered. The vast majority of the time (i'd almost argue 100% of the time), the money goes towards upgrading cell towers in rural-ish areas, which does not really help anyone. These towers also...
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    Parents Blame Elementary School's Cell Tower after 4th Student Diagnosed with Cancer

    My concern (at least as much as it can be, since I live on the other side of the country) is that all this energy is being directed at something that isn't helpful. They're getting news coverage, and probably having town/county/school board meetings about a stupid cell tower, meanwhile the kids...
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    "World War Z" Studio: Epic Exclusivity Is "the Best Deal for Players and Developers"

    Yes. I'd rather not go back to having to use a third party program to connect with my friends, and install 30 different game launchers on my PC, all of which need to be launched at random times, or constantly running in the background, to keep games updated.
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    "World War Z" Studio: Epic Exclusivity Is "the Best Deal for Players and Developers"

    They could have simply made the game $5 cheaper on their store, and then had it at the normal price on Steam.
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    "World War Z" Studio: Epic Exclusivity Is "the Best Deal for Players and Developers"

    Fortnite is a free game, of course it has a large install base. I wonder what percentage of that fanbase is old enough to have a credit card. I still can't believe people are actually arguing that exclusivity is a good thing.
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    EA Denies That It Demanded Takedown of Negative "Anthem" Review

    There were some reviewers saying that they were disappointed with the 50hr campaign, on Monday. So they put 50+ hours into the game between Friday and Monday. Also, all these people that preordered and were able to play the game early are still playing a prerelease version of the game.
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    EA Denies That It Demanded Takedown of Negative "Anthem" Review

    My boyfriend and I have been enjoying the game since it released. We havn't run into all the bugs and server issues that the reviewers mentioned, and there have been two small patches so far. I wonder if the bugs and server issues could have been caused by the reviewers playing the game before...
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