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Worrying Aspects of Linux Gaming

Beamboom Re:Linux (265 comments)

Sure - most AAA games are not on Linux today. That goes without saying. Most mainstream engines are just now starting to support Linux. SteamOS is not yet released for the general public. Linux users on the Steam network is less than 2% of the total user base. I mean, come on - what do you expect. But the race has barely begun yett

about a month ago
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Worrying Aspects of Linux Gaming

Beamboom Re:Linux (265 comments)

Valve is indeed doing something about it, and we should be happy it's exactly Valve who has picked up the task to do this. They got a track record for keeping a steady course with a long perspective on things.

The world is a restless place - and the internet world particularly so. But one should now remember that it's not more than a year ago the Steam client arrived on Linux, and from then until now it's become an *amazing* catalogue of games available for Linux.

The next chapter, and the grand test, is when SteamOS goes out of beta and into production. That's when we all got a reason to bite our nails and hope for the best. But until then there are every reason to celebrate where we have gotten so far.

about a month ago
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Europol Predicts First Online Murder By End of This Year

Beamboom Re:No, lying headline (155 comments)

Please /., gimme a handful of points to share. I need to throw some at this guy. More often than not, what's found behind a fantastic headlines are usually so much more sober that it becomes almost the opposite of what the headliner claims.

about 2 months ago
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Original 11' Star Trek Enterprise Model Being Restored Again

Beamboom Re:optimistic vision of a future (99 comments)

whose "optimistic vision of a future" includes women wearing mini skirts and gogo boots.

To be fair, for a good many that's close to the very definition of an "optimistic vision".

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

Beamboom Re:Not sure why Asus is out (294 comments)

This. I've *always* used ASUS motherboards on my Linux desktop computers since what feels like the dawn of time, and never had problems with any of them except for one, but that was not due to OS but the CPU and was later fixed with bios update.

about 4 months ago
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BioWare Announces Dragon Age Inquisition For October 7th

Beamboom Re:Wow (79 comments)

Aha - but then the topic here is the Origin service and not DRM per se. Still, there *are* many out there who express the opinion of the above posters in this thread - and I genuinely wonder why.

about 8 months ago
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BioWare Announces Dragon Age Inquisition For October 7th

Beamboom Re:Wow (79 comments)

Dare I ask why "DRM is intolerable to anyone with a brain"? It's a popular opinion, but I have always failed to see why. As a legal gamer who pay for my games I experience no problems with services like Steam whatsoever. In fact I find the service to be of great value. I never have to worry about keeping/maintaining physical discs for later install, no worries about media format changing or anything like that. I got my Steam account, and thus all my games available for all my PCs I've ever bought and ever will buy. Period. How can this be a bad thing?

about 8 months ago
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NVIDIA Unveils Next Gen Pascal GPU With Stacked 3D DRAM and GeForce GTX Titan Z

Beamboom Isn't this very similar to the PS4? (110 comments)

"[...] it allows for unified memory architectures and eventually cache coherency"

Isn't this more or less precisely how the PS4 is designed? If my memory(!) servers me correctly I'd call this a pretty good design move by Sony, something that should potentially bode well for the longevity of that console, once the games are designed for this type of architecture.

about 9 months ago
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Microsoft Closes Xbox.com PC Marketplace

Beamboom Re:How to make windows great for gaming (158 comments)

I was trying to be funny. To "install Ubuntu" is just not an answer to the question "how to make WINDOWS great for gaming", just like "enter a plane" is not the answer to the questions "how to make a car fly". I am a Linux user myself and the day Steam came to Linux was a fantastic day. A majority of the games I currently own on Steam today runs on Linux.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Closes Xbox.com PC Marketplace

Beamboom Re:How to make windows great for gaming (158 comments)

Dude, that made as much sense as saying, "How to make a car fly: Exit the car and enter a plane". :D

about a year ago
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Why PBS Won't Do Android

Beamboom Legit, but part of the trade (331 comments)

Their arguments are legit, but rooted in the old-fashioned way of designing/thinking user interfaces. In todays world professional designers *must* learn to build dynamic interfaces. There's simply no way around it any more. It comes with the trade. To say "we skip this platform cause we don't have fixed pixel measurements to design within" is another way of saying "we have got designers who simply refuse to learn modern design work." In a few years time we need to design interfaces that works both on tablets, car stereos, fridges and friggin' GLASSES, ffs. Tell the world then that you don't want to relate to dynamic interfaces in your work... :D

about a year ago
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Are You a Geek or a Nerd?

Beamboom Re:News for nerds? (267 comments)

I loved that tagline.

about a year and a half ago
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Security Expert Says Java Vulnerability Could Take Years To Fix, Despite Patch

Beamboom Re:OpenJDK (320 comments)

Bump for this - anyone know? Cause OpenJDK w/Icedtea plugin has really become very good - I myself use OpenJDK instead of Oracles JDK on all my machines nowadays, both in development and as end user.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Make a DVD-Rental Store More Relevant?

Beamboom Re:Stop renting DVD's (547 comments)

As unfortunate as it is for your friend there Timothy, Hawks is right. I seriously do not see one single thing a DVD store owner can do to make his store more relevant for me. Here in Norway DVD stores along with record stores have practically vanished completely. Those who are still in business has turned more into regular candy stores than DVD stores.

more than 2 years ago
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Nvidia Doubles Linux Driver Performance, Slips Steam Release Date

Beamboom Re:Ubuntu 32-bit? (363 comments)

... But on their download page they recommend the 32 bit: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop See, "choose your flavour", 32 bit is default selected, with a "recommended" in parenthesis.

more than 2 years ago

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