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Ask Slashdot: Best Way to Learn C# For Game Programming?

The Cat Go Read the Steam Forums (254 comments)

Then understand those people are your customers.

After that you won't want to make a game any more.

about 3 months ago

FCC Website Hobbled By Comment Trolls Incited By Comedian John Oliver

The Cat Re:Wait a second (144 comments)

Is that what you tell yourself while you're working the astroglide puddle and calling your pillow a bitch?

I hope the FCC turns the Internet off. Watching you pasty-ass fatbodies wander outside in your pajamas will at least entertain the media for a few days.

about 3 months ago

Goodbye, Ctrl-S

The Cat You Are Controlled (521 comments)

You no longer control the computer. It controls you.

Your data also belongs to GoogleAppleFacebookTwitter

Hope auto-save is worth it. I'll stick with Emacs. It makes backups automatically if I configure it to. It does versioning too. Automatic backups are a better feature.

about 4 months ago

Adobe Creative Cloud Is Back

The Cat Re: Butthurt (74 comments)

Not as questionable as the no-evidence claims made in that article.

about 4 months ago

Adobe Creative Cloud Is Back

The Cat Butthurt (74 comments)

The only reason people are pissed off about Creative Cloud is because they can't pirate Photoshop any more.

Of course, those same people have no problem with Steam, even though it uses the same DRM.

Typical neckbeard hypocrites. Now mod it down you bunch of diaper wearing crybabies.

about 4 months ago

Are Glowing, Solar Smart Roads the Future?

The Cat Oh Don't Worry (193 comments)

Slashdot will be along any minute now to explain why it will never work and why China can build it cheaper.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Computer Science Freshman, Too Soon To Job Hunt?

The Cat Might as Well (309 comments)

Get started now. You're obsolete at 28 anyway.

about 4 months ago

How Free-To-Play Is Constricting Mobile Games

The Cat Re:Hearthstone (115 comments)

Translation: "Blizzard gave me a $20 million handjob and it felt good. All is well."

Second translation: As long as someone else pays for it, they'll happily consume it. Otherwise fuck you.

The pain is coming. Sell short.

about 4 months ago

How Free-To-Play Is Constricting Mobile Games

The Cat Gaming is Dead (115 comments)

The concept of "we want everything for free" sure as hell didn't originate with mobile games.

When the industry finally implodes (and the writing is on the wall) the "customers" will have only themselves to blame.

about 4 months ago

Valve Sponsors Work To Greatly Speed-Up Linux OpenGL Game Load Times

The Cat Re:Valve competing with Microsoft (202 comments)

Using one API is harder than using some other API? Bullllllllshit.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Joining a Startup As an Older Programmer?

The Cat Are they Grown-Ups? (274 comments)

If you are the adult, the question is not are you hip and irresponsible enough to fit in, but if they are grown-up enough to work with you.

This "pandering to the bros" shit is about half the reason most tech companies shit the bed. And if you're the only adult in the building, see if you can guess who gets to clean it up?

Make them pass the "I'm a big boy now" test or move on. In fact, find three other guys 35-45 and do your own start up. You'll probably stomp the shit out of them in six months.

about 4 months ago

Kids To Get the Best CS Teachers $15/Hr Can Buy

The Cat So Much Fail (157 comments)

One wonders if part of the curriculum will be that once they turn 28, no matter how much they've learned or accomplished, they'll be fired and relegated to permanent temp status in the American workplace.

And that all the talk of "automation" is a load of bullshit to hand-wave people's attention away from the chronic underpayment of working people.

That is assuming they can get hired at all without impersonating a Southeast Asian staffing company.

about 4 months ago

Places Where the Silicon Valley Bubble Could Pop

The Cat Games (107 comments)

It will happen to the game industry first. The entire AAA market is sequels, and anything new is trying to make money through bullshit micro-transactions everyone bitches about.

The Indie market is all Unity clones with shitty half-assed graphics that don't sell unless they're on a 75% discount on Steam, and even then, everyone bitches about them.

The Flash market was fine until Adobe and all the two-bit dumbfuck five-dollah arcades smothered it under a hairy bare ass.

There hasn't been a hit retail mobile game since Angry Birds. All HTML5 games are Gamemaker clones with no sound.

Game industry is fucked, folks. Sell short.

about 4 months ago

An MIT Dean's Defense of the Humanities

The Cat Re:I started with a Humanities Degree (264 comments)

People who study art history create things like Star Wars, Jazz, Bioshock, the Muppets and the Avengers.

Those things inspire other human beings to create things like spaceflight, Pro Audio, VR headsets, CG Animation and robotics.

about 4 months ago

Why Should Game Stories Make Sense?

The Cat They shouldn't (169 comments)

Nobody pays for games unless they're forced to, and there are only about six companies that can force people to pay for games, so the industry is fucked.

Writers don't work for free, and programmers can't write, so it doesn't matter if the story matters or not.

about 5 months ago

Microsoft/Nokia Deal Closes

The Cat Re:And Now (81 comments)

That should be ok. Quality people will find new work

After they uproot their families, leave their friends behind and start over, MAYBE they'll find new work... Home Depot.

this is going to be a very competitive work force, hungry to take on new challenges

Ironic use of the word "hungry." Not going to matter to you obviously until you feel the pain of losing a home and watch your kids say goodbye to all their friends and have to travel 1100 miles for a pay cut. The fuck do you care, right? You're a fucking hero of the free market, aren't you?

One thing these threads always do is bring out the cunts.

about 5 months ago

How Japan Plans To Build Orbital Solar Power Stations

The Cat Re:If you're just beaming it down to earth anyways (230 comments)

Hey look, everyone! Someone came up with a new idea that might advance science and Slashdot immediately claims it will never work!

How far up your ass did you reach to pull "half the energy is lost on the way down" out and try to sell it as fact?

These are the same people who get their underwear all in a wedge when other people criticize science or oppose scientific advances.

Scientism followers are self-congratulatory fundamentalist paranoid hypocrites.

about 5 months ago

Microsoft/Nokia Deal Closes

The Cat And Now (81 comments)

Let the layoffs begin.

I'm sure the middle managers are already sorting their lists by who most recently closed on a house or who has a pregnant wife.

They'll save a few for the week before Christmas too, of course.

about 5 months ago

iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling

The Cat BUT (386 comments)

I thought the iPad was going to replace the PC and usher in a new era of technological wonders?

Or maybe it was just a load of shit.

about 5 months ago


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