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Sony Announces Virtual Reality Headset For PS4

del_diablo Re:Watch It Succeed (112 comments)

You sacrifice shaders that has too many passes or other things that has become the standard.

about a month ago
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Judge Tells Feds To Be More Specific About Email Search Warrants

del_diablo Re:anonymous coward (41 comments)

This.

about a month ago
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Steam Controller Drops Touchscreen

del_diablo Re:D pad (84 comments)

Because the controller by design does not need a dpad. It only needs extra buttons in case you run out of practical mapping.
You have a left analog zone and haptic feedback on it. And a right analog zone with haptic feedback. Each zone notices the difference between push down and just swiping on the surface. Each zone also has 3 parts, where you can do stuff like map things to the outer and inner edges.
So for a lot of 3D games, you would do something like
-Left analog is left zone. Outer edge is used as dpad(since dpad is only used for rare commands.)
-Right analog is mapped to right zone, but so is the face buttons. Swipe = Move camera, push down = use button. Outer circle is still not used for anything, but can be.
-Map bumpers and analogs to the back, just like on the original gamepad setup
-Start/menu is start/menu, and select/back is select/back.

For 2D games, you already got a nice primary surface. Just map the "dpad" to the left touch surface, and use push down. And face buttons to the right surface. Its not magic.
Its not hard to map the controller to work for a game like Starcraft either, since you can do left zone for panning and right for mouse control. You also have 8 buttons free for control groups.

about a month ago
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WikiLeaks Cables Foreshadow Russian Instigation of Ukrainian Military Action

del_diablo Re:Well ... what do you expect (479 comments)

"Forbidden to speak X on official purposes" is very normal in all countries.
Just like any merchant inside their border have to accept the national currency. Usually enforced by law.

about a month and a half ago
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Behind the Scenes of Wii U Software Development

del_diablo Re:There are different opinions (92 comments)

What tipped you off?

Code optimised for the PowerPC processors found in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3

Having worked on other hardware consoles, I suppose that we were rather spoilt by having mature toolchains that integrated nicely with our development environment. ----... ---- This doesn't sound bad, but when you are debugging and making lots of changes, these additional times add up. If you made 10 changes to a file in a morning, you could be spending over 50 minutes waiting for the linker to complete, which is a lot of wasted time.

Alarm bells *rings for the wrong reason

Look at it, read it trough. There is several hints that the writer is not a competent developer in quite a few meanings of the word. There is also backtracking of several of the statements.
I guess that is what happens when development turns into setting a bunch of third party tools in chain, including the compiler and Visual Studio.

about 3 months ago
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How One Man Fought His ISP's Bad Behavior and Won

del_diablo Re:Not wireless (181 comments)

Its sort of obvious. Wireless one could be 2G with extensions. You know what? Browsing internet on that would be slow, but it works if it where not for one major problem: Packet drops. With a guaranteed 20% packet drop(if not more), its painful to use. And with such a low speed, its even worse. It would be unable to even browse slashdot properly.

about 3 months ago
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Protesters Block Apple and Google Buses In California

del_diablo Re:more likely they've been able to live in SF (653 comments)

Remember, in US versus THEM: You are living somewhere, and the prices escalate from others presence, why the fuck would you move for others fault?

about 4 months ago
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Protesters Block Apple and Google Buses In California

del_diablo Re: Hmm. (653 comments)

Is this because not having a job forces the people out, or some other reason? That statement is meaningless.

about 4 months ago
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The Quietest Place On Earth Will Cause You To Hallucinate In 45 Minutes

del_diablo Re:Sensory deprivation tanks (332 comments)

Being tired, and so needing to sleep is one thing.
Being awake, and becoming overtired, and then passing the sleep period, is entirely different thing.

about 4 months ago
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Why You Shouldn't Buy a UHD 4K TV This Year

del_diablo Re:Also Linux friendly (271 comments)

Woulnd't it be very obvious to spot due no perspective change? Just a few hundred meters and 2D should be quite easy to spot. I think its a actor commercial.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Stop a Debt Collection Scam From Targeting You?

del_diablo Re:Change your number (497 comments)

Why not blacklist all calls from that country if its third world?

about 5 months ago
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Game Review: Path of Exile (Video)

del_diablo Re:I play this game (177 comments)

Its not the lack of respec that is Path of Exiles problem: Its the lack of any tools to map your path inside the game. The website sure is nice, for mapping out skills (http://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/), but you can not use "shortest path" or "search" in the client sadly. And that is a large problem.

about 5 months ago
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Facebook Comment Prompts Arrests In Cyberbullying Suicide Case

del_diablo Re:the meaning of the word bully (734 comments)

You are right. Being a bitch, once takes up to a level, is worse. Bullying once taken to a high level by buys, also include being a bitch. Girls usually skip that step, but not everybody takes it up to the level where they cripple people.

about 6 months ago
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The Game Controllers That Shaped the Way We Play

del_diablo Re:Wii or a Kinect? (103 comments)

I guess it depends on game design. Force stance to stance, where there is.... 5-6 stances, and each can go into each, and the attack varies depending on which transition it is.
Or other more clever solutions.

about 6 months ago
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The Game Controllers That Shaped the Way We Play

del_diablo Re:Wii or a Kinect? (103 comments)

Why would the character model not have any sort of swing delay, animation model, or anything?
I don't think you understand game design.

about 6 months ago
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The Game Controllers That Shaped the Way We Play

del_diablo Re:Wii or a Kinect? (103 comments)

Depends on if you want 1 on 1 tracking, or 1 on 1 movement.
1 on 1 tracking means you have a problem if you have a sword game, and you hit something: You either need for the character to get a cooldown why moving the object to the correct position, or find a clever solution.
1 on 1 movement is more simple. Slashing or stabbing in all directions just works.

about 6 months ago
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Slashdot Asks: How Does the US Gov't Budget Crunch Affect You?

del_diablo Re:Delaying start of new job. (1144 comments)

Why would they listen to a random peasant?

about 6 months ago
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Slashdot Asks: How Does the US Gov't Budget Crunch Affect You?

del_diablo Re:Speaking as a non-American... (1144 comments)

This looks a bit like Chile. First infiltration. Then parties start abusing the laws and ignoring the social norms that usually restrain them. They will arrest and slowly suspend the other parties candidates from participating, until they get house control. But it all ended in a military coup for some reason.

about 6 months ago
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Japan's L-Zero Maglev Train Reaches 310 mph In Trials

del_diablo Re:A me too case? (174 comments)

We Norwegians claims the same about when NSB got turned into a private company, as did the railroad company as a separate entity. At the least the worst has clogged up around the capital, instead of around the countryside.

about 7 months ago
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PayPal Freezes MailPile's Account

del_diablo Re:I use it because I have to (443 comments)

Nobody cares about you. There are too many other fishes in the sea.
Unless you are a large corporation, to the point where you could force other corporations to do a embargo/trade block on PayPal.

about 7 months ago

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