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skwee

Member Since 15 Jan 2007
Offline Last Active Apr 22 2014 01:41 PM

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In Topic: Facebook to buy Oculus Rift?

26 March 2014 - 05:13 AM

I'm lucky I had the chance to play with DK1. It was amazing experience, a breakthrough technology that worth a lot more than 2B in the long run.

 

IMHO oculus rift is doomed from now. Even if a scenario where Oculus remain a completely independent entity (i.e. FB sees nothing from this investment), Oculus already lost a lot of its community, especially those who dont like facebook (http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/03/25/notch-minecraft-on-oculus-canceled-facebook-creeps-me-out)


In Topic: C++ IDEs for Linux

24 February 2014 - 03:01 AM

Another vote here for QtCreator. Its by far the best IDE I've used for Linux. And don't be confused, "Qt" in the name does not mean it only works with Qt. You can write raw C/C++ with QtCreator as well.


In Topic: What do you do to develop your creativity?

05 February 2014 - 03:27 AM

Well about childhood. Yea I do believe it comes from there, I also still believe that if one was not raised as a creative person, one can still can become such person.

I'm not sure I was raised as a creative person, dont remember my childhood too much.

 

I do have those moments of "Gosh! This is such a great idea! I totally should do it!" but as times goes, I start feeling "This is so stupid shit, why am I doing it?" Its probably because of the lack of self esteem and the need of external validation (i.e. "I'm not sure that what am I doing is good enough and that people will like it").

 

Music does not help. Most of the music I listen to is "good", some of songs I think are masterpiece (I have that feeling in my whole body when I hear such song). But thats just music, it give me power, but not inspiration or new ideas. However I do recall thinking "Oh this is such a great song, it will be 100% fit in this particular game I want to do". But most of the ideas are just bigger than I can conquer.

 

And thanks everyone for the replies! It really helps to understand what is going on with me and how to fix this.


In Topic: What do you do to develop your creativity?

02 February 2014 - 07:13 AM

Thanks everyone! Ill try to do some of the suggestions you gave here, especially to find something that Im passionate about.


In Topic: Best Laptop for Game Development

26 January 2014 - 07:54 AM

Game development is no different that general programming. Make sure to get a GPU that satisfies your need (i.e. if you develop AAA titles or similar, make sure to get a GPU that can run your games). If you are just a hobby developer in 2D and basic 3D, you can get the integrated GPU (i.e. Intel Core I{3,5,7} or AMD with ATI in it), but again make sure the needed DirectX/OpenGL is supported, shader models an etc.

 

Apart for the GPU, I highly recommend you to a get a desktop PC and not a laptop.

Laptops have smaller screen, and they are not very comfort to sit in-front of for a long time. You will get pain in the back and neck for sitting very long in-front of laptop unless you have very optimized environment (a good chair and a desktop).

Also having a big screen or even dual monitor setups, have proven to boost your productivity by 20%-30%.

The keyboard on laptops is very generic, its not a full keyboard and not that convenient for typing a lot (today you can get ergonomic, mechanical and split keyboard that boosts productivity).

 

So I suggest you reconsider the decision to a get a laptop unless YOU MUST HAVE mobility.

 

Of course you can get a laptop and connect monitor, keyboard and mouse to it, but usually you can get a better desktop PC for the same price (thus however loosing the mobility).

 

Other than this, guys here wrote a lot of useful information.


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