zedz

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  1. Extremely impressive games

    Recently, killzone2/3 and the last of us
  2. KISS   Dont over complicate stuff by making generic solutions eg do this if ( actor == tank ) {  do this & that }   and not this if ( actor == has tracks ) {  do this }   if ( actor == has a turrent ) {  do this }
  3. Billionaires vs Millionaires

    I FOLLOW SPOrt & today was the first time Ive heard about it, apparently its been going on since sep, obviously big news
  4. OK, say you're in a room with this copy of you, its a perfect copy of you. And they say only one of you can leave (for obvious reasons) would you have no qualms about putting the gun to your head & pulling the trigger & be happy knowing that a copy of you would walk out of the room
  5. video game addiction?

    when I was younger yes ~12-15 yrs old the last game I brought was halo 1 back in the early 2000s. I cant think of the last game I played for more than 5 minutes, I think it might of been angry birds when it came out I tried it for 10 minutes but couldnt see the interest at all
  6. Laptops?

    http://browser.primatelabs.com/ will give a rough idea
  7. Too Much DLC?

    [quote]Looking at credits for Black Ops, I'd estimate around 100-150 developers for roughly the same duration.[/quote] I betcha lots of those werent working on the core game but filler polish eg cgi films, voice work, soundtrack etc
  8. I always have difficulties with things like this, words perhaps? earners
  9. Great Games Under 10MB In Size ?

    I just uploaded one a couple of days ago to the apple app store 6.4 mb it was the reason games are so big today is media eg in the old days u have sprites of 16x16 or 32x32 pixels in 8 bit color or less aka less than 1 kb, imagine that today having the main character come in at under 1kb
  10. Elite IV on Kickstart

    Neither were the first true 3d game (played both when they first came out) eg heres a similar game from the year before [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_(1983_video_game)"]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_(1983_video_game)[/url] or from 1979 [url="http://www.retrocpu.com/mame/roms/t/tailgunner"]http://www.retrocpu.com/mame/roms/t/tailgunner[/url] never really saw the fun in elite (mates liked it though) I liked his other game more, virus
  11. Microsoft under fire

    [quote]One question, what are the totals? The percentage is lowering but are the numbers declining?[/quote] donno I think pc sales have been stagnant or slight growth (very low single digit) a year. Mac desktop IIRC has been growing an order of magnitude faster heres the most recent figures I can find [url="http://www.engadget.com/2012/07/12/idc-and-gartner-pc-market-flattened-out-in-q2-2012/"]http://www.engadget.com/2012/07/12/idc-and-gartner-pc-market-flattened-out-in-q2-2012/[/url] -0.1% decline in growth, though mac numbers (which grew 12% are included in that) so PC numbers prolly shrunk by ~1% year on year, so yes windows PC numbers are shrinking #3 well for indie game developers (like most ppl on this site), theres far more money in the android/IOS side of things than in the PC indie scene. US numbers (in just under 4 years) jan 2009 - windows (XP/vista/win7) 90.69%, apple (OSX,ios) 6.73% nov 2012 - windows (XP/vista/win7) 76.87% apple (OSX,ios) 19.8% (OSX = 14.89%(*)) Yes MS (whom I think make the best desktop OS) are still king on the desk/lap/top, but the world is changing rapidly now, tablets,phones are ubiquitous. Perhaps the MS surface can change that, but I have my doubts. like the BBC website said so far reviews have been mixed the buzz so far is not there. (*) i.e. the number of laptop/desktop mac's in the US has more than doubled in less than 4 years! OK the numbers in china/india are like ~99% windows ~1% other, mainly due to piracy, but MS doesnt see much money from these pirated systemOS software
  12. Microsoft under fire

    [quote]I'm not sure that you and I have the same standards of proof.[/quote] youre not seeing the whole picture look under mobile vs desktop jan 2009 - mobile 0.6% desktop 99.4% nov 2012 - mobile 13.38% desktop 86.62% considering windows phone is prolly ~1-2% of mobile that is a massive loss for windows relatively quickly, if it keeps up like this desktops will be smaller within a couple of decades (no wonder MS is doing everything to get into mobile) look at your numbers at the top of the page 2003 - windows 95.2% -mac/linux 4.8% 2012 - windows 86.3% - mac/linux 13.7% you were saying?
  13. Microsoft under fire

    [quote]And this, precisely, is why Linux has failed to date[/quote] you dont realize android et al are based on linux, andriod activations each day = 1.3 million. you add up windows & mac OS (& possibly IOS etc) and its prolly less than that [quote]Any notion that Microsoft [Windows] is losing popularity however does not seem to me to be well founded[/quote] well founded? Its proven! check statcounter.com for data, esp western countries. Personally though I think windows is the best OS, I only use a mac cause Im developing for IOS
  14. What if games were uncrackable?

    [quote]but what is clear is that in the past 12 months or so I have spent significantly more on games than on films.[/quote]how much per how of watching/playing? i.e. Im guessing Total $338 = 100s of hours vs Total $84 ~20 hours OP question - price of games maybe go down ~5-10% (not much) everyone will make a lot more money. Game sales would at least double
  15. Microsoft Surface RT costs $499

    [quote]But even if we set aside competition from the iPad for the moment, what reason does the average consumer have to buy a $500 ARM Surface over a $300 laptop? The laptop is significantly faster, runs x86 applications right off the bat, and doesn't have a confusing new interface.[/quote] not to mention the laptop comes with a keyboard. pricing it at the same price as the most likely technically 'superior' ipad3 is suicide. they had two options to succeed 1. release what they have cheaper < $400 2. release at 500 but make it technically superior Its like MS still hasnt realized nowadays theyre not as big as apple, thus cant act like apple & expect the rest to fall into line