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An Early Look At Next-Gen Shooter Bodycount

daranz Re:The only question that counts: (238 comments)

Off the top of my head, ArmA with TrackIR already implements a control scheme like this.

Operation Flashpoint already featured a control scheme that allowed the player to detach look control from gun-pointing and walking-direction control, and that carried over to ArmA. Of course, without an additional input device, it's somewhat useless, as you have to give up control of your gun to gain control of your character's head. So that's where a bunch of markers attached to the player's head come in. Even without that, it's still useful to be able to quickly glance around while in full sprint - something possible in real life, but impossible in most FPSes, where your camera/character's head is fixed rigidly to his body at all times.

more than 4 years ago

Firefox Search In Ubuntu 10.04 Changed To Google

daranz The only solution (224 comments)

I recommend that at install time, the user is presented with a window containing randomly ordered buttons for 6 of the top web search engines on the market today. By selecting one of the buttons, the user makes that search engine the default. This should keep everything fair and everyone happy.

(now we just need to find 6 search engines that people actually use)

more than 4 years ago

Sci-Fi Writer Peter Watts Convicted of Assault

daranz Re:yey (381 comments)

He was told to get in his car because he was never supposed to exit it. In the US (and I presume, Canada too) it is common practice for the driver to remain in the vehicle if stopped by the police.

more than 4 years ago

Yahoo Pulls the Plug On GeoCities

daranz Re:It hurts me inside (427 comments)

It'll probably be more like Google, Google and Google 10 years from now.

more than 5 years ago

ICQ Starts Blocking Alternative Clients

daranz Re:for those with problems (347 comments)

Meebo uses libpurple, which is the same thing that Pidgin uses. So, if you upgrade to the latest version of Pidgin, it should work just as well.

more than 6 years ago


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