Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Will Kickstarter Launch a Gaming Renaissance?

flowwolf Re:Let's wait (170 comments)

Okay then "Big Publisher Damage Control Consultant", doing his job auspiciously as possible. The accountability is there. The reputation of those who asked for funding is already there. If studios don't follow through on their development promises, you'll be damned sure that people won't forget about it. They won't be seeing any more of that sweet KickStarter nectar if they try that monkey business. You screw your investors/customers over and they'll take their money elsewhere. That's how reputation works. Too long has the publishing industry forgotten that earning a bad reputation can build up to massive repercussions.

I think that this amount of money pouring into independent direct funding has completely blind sided publishing studios. I guarantee you that they are taking it seriously. When your business model is built entirely around being the middle man, the last thing you want your customers to do is to learn how to remove the middle man. Publishers have always been at war with the direct funding model and will usually just use the acquisition strategy to counter that movement. KickStarter revealed something different. KickStarter is a means to a market movement they never anticipated. Even if KickStarter gets bought and dismantled, the training wheels are on and the direct funding model is rolling. We have the technology.

more than 2 years ago
top

Minecraft Creator's New Game Called 0x10c

flowwolf Re:Towns (206 comments)

Popular definition doesn't mean what you and your cohorts decided to make up one day. Independent absolutely means the producer of the media also funds their own distribution of the media. Whatever twisted logic you have come up with is absolutely wrong.

more than 2 years ago
top

Minecraft Creator's New Game Called 0x10c

flowwolf Re:Towns (206 comments)

There are subsets of infinity. All the numbers between 1 and 2 is one subset. All of the numbers between 1 and 3 is a greater subset. Infinity doesn't behave like regular numbers.

more than 2 years ago
top

Minecraft Creator's New Game Called 0x10c

flowwolf Re:Towns (206 comments)

So because /. isn't reporting about a game that you like, that means 0x10c is trash? Honestly i've looked at towns and it IS just trying to be Dwarf Fortress, albeit with much less complexity. Dwarf Fortress is one of the most amazing tycoon game's I've played to date. The interface isn't bubble gum and candy wrapped for you, but honestly; I don't mind that. Get past that and you'll find game play far far richer than anything town's tries to hawk up.

0x10c has a programmable virtual CPU as an integral part of the gameplay. This is something new. This is something engineer type people would love. Towns only has the same thing done over again. Nothing original about it. This is why town's isn't reported on front page of /.

more than 2 years ago
top

Minecraft Creator's New Game Called 0x10c

flowwolf Re:Why not just create a scripting language? (206 comments)

Notch already has a BASIC interpreter running on the DCPU. I imagine still that many people will write their programs using assembly. Just look at the redstone crowd for Minecraft. Dont underestimate how much these people love to make it hard on themselves.

more than 2 years ago
top

Slashdot Asks: How To Best Record Remote Video Interviews?

flowwolf Re:"Open-source, High-quality, Cross-platform" (96 comments)

Since when was this a thing? Sounds like something an uneducated bar star would say about finding a partner. "You have to pick any two : Rich Smart or Good Looking". Those are stupid compromises made by pessimists and defeatists.

I could name a few dozen open source projects that are all 3 but I won't. You've interacted with at least a dozen just by posting here.

more than 2 years ago
top

UK Man Jailed For 'Offensive Tweets'

flowwolf Re:WTF? (922 comments)

That's not what hate speech is though. Criticising a political candidate's actions isn't the same as telling him he can't use the same bathrooms as you. Freedom of speech doesn't give you the right to tread over anybody else's.

more than 2 years ago
top

UK Man Jailed For 'Offensive Tweets'

flowwolf Re:WTF? (922 comments)

Freedom of speech is and always has been in the face of the government. You are not free to infringe on the rights of others. In the UK, they consider racism to be exactly that. To cite a common example; One that has to be told entirely too often in my opinion; Freedom of speech doesn't grant you the freedom to scream fire in a crowded room or to claim there's a bomb where there isn't. It has and always will be the freedom to criticise your government. When will people get it through their head? It seems that those who would lay down the freedom of speech claim find it far to convenient of a justification. They can't see what it really means because they don't take the idea of freedom seriously in the first place.

more than 2 years ago
top

Stolen iPad's Reported Location Not Enough To Warrant Search, Say Dutch Police

flowwolf Re:Happened to a friend of mine. (619 comments)

It's not the reliability of the technology I'm concerned about. The reliability of the data coming from those devices are. As far as law enforcement officials are concerned, and rightfully so, any device that hasn't been documented in detail for their department should be considered a magical black box that could do any number of things.

I thought we were on Slashdot. Isn't this the entire primary concern for FOSS being such a big deal? Binaries are essentially magical black boxes that could report anything.

more than 2 years ago
top

Battleheart Developer Drops Android As 'Unsustainable'

flowwolf Re:Who can blame them? (649 comments)

IOS is too restrictive to allow direct ports from open platforms. This is what was being talked about by the OSS pioneers that said walled gardens were a bad thing. Remember that ?

more than 2 years ago
top

Battleheart Developer Drops Android As 'Unsustainable'

flowwolf Re:Sounds fair enough (649 comments)

This game is a 2d tile based game. Doesn't take incredible rendering power to blit sprites.

more than 2 years ago
top

Battleheart Developer Drops Android As 'Unsustainable'

flowwolf Re:What is (649 comments)

The problem is shitty port's don't sell.

more than 2 years ago
top

Battleheart Developer Drops Android As 'Unsustainable'

flowwolf Re:Wah wah wah (649 comments)

It's not that iphone is less work. They started with a focus on IOS. It's more work to port a highly focused piece of software and they just couldn't handle multiple platforms being a 2 person team. What they ended up porting to Android was such a bug ridden POS that it didn't sell at all. That doesn't mean App's dont sell on the Android. Developers just have to make decent software for it. It's just as easy to make software for Android as it is IOS, given that you plan your project to include both. They obviously relied heavily on IOS frameworks. There is nobody to blame but themselves.

more than 2 years ago
top

Battleheart Developer Drops Android As 'Unsustainable'

flowwolf Re:Who can blame them? (649 comments)

Oh please. This game is nothing to be impressed about. Not jealous at all. I'm only resentful of smear campaigns. All they're saying here is we couldn't release a quality product that sold, so we're blaming the entire Android platform instead of ourselves.

more than 2 years ago
top

Battleheart Developer Drops Android As 'Unsustainable'

flowwolf Re:Horrible Code (649 comments)

Sale's would be better if they didn't release a shitty port.

more than 2 years ago
top

'Of Course We Are In a Post-PC World,' Says Ray Ozzie

flowwolf Re:A Brave New World (399 comments)

It isn't about sanitation. Touch screen devices are just as poo smeared as the average mouse or keyboard is. Touch screen's are just a gimmicky fad. I give them another 2, maybe 3 years tops. They defiantly won't have the longevity that a mouse and keyboard did. Writing UI's that are constantly hidden under fingers is a PITA, end of story. The only good thing coming from the touch screen paradigm is all the multitouch enabled app's. Multi touch is very impressive and there are many more ways to implement it other than a crappy "put your fingers all over your display" solution. A shining example that i'm absolutely ecstatic about is the Playstation Vita. More solutions need to be explored. Greasy grimey display's are getting tiresome.

more than 2 years ago
top

Battleheart Developer Drops Android As 'Unsustainable'

flowwolf Re:Who can blame them? (649 comments)

Their product would sell just as well on the Google Play Store if it wasn't shitty code. The great thing about IOS is anyone who isn't running the newest version is SOL. The android market base is far hotter and developers continue to blame android for not making much money on it, rather than write a decent app that doesn't rely on the IOShit framework.

more than 2 years ago
top

Battleheart Developer Drops Android As 'Unsustainable'

flowwolf Horrible Code (649 comments)

My guess is they wrote their game on top of the IOShit frameworks and the shitty port job they did wasn't compatible with anything except the cheap obscure android model's they bought to use in house. I am looking at their game, with it's incredibly complex 2d tile based engine, and wondering how shitty their code had to be that they couldn't support anything except 1 platform. This article would be less FUD if it actually went into the reasons why the Android platform is unsustainable. I suspect they just want to point fingers and absolve themselves of horrible coding practices.

more than 2 years ago
top

The Tech Behind James Cameron's Trench-Bound Submarine

flowwolf Re:Cameron (111 comments)

He is actually quite the philanthropist and oceanographer. Much more than just making movies. I don't believe he think's he's king of the world. I've never read of him or hear him saying this once. From my recollection, he's actually very humble. As for Ballard, him and Cameron work very closely together. They are both accomplished oceanographers. It was Ballard who loaned the equipment to Cameron to film the Abyss and Titanic. I'm fairly certain he is involved with this submersible project as well.

I don't understand your apprehension with this project. Exploring the ocean is a true 21st century frontier. Cameron will be bringing all the world shots of the deepest parts of the big blue, in glorious 3D IMAX. What a fucking ego whore huh?

more than 2 years ago
top

The Tech Behind James Cameron's Trench-Bound Submarine

flowwolf Re:Avatar (111 comments)

If Avatar is Pocahontas, then 2001 Space Odyssey is a western about a lonestar cowboy and his unfaithful companion. Oh and Star Wars is just some Russian opera.

Old stories get retold in new ways every time a story is told. They're all ripoffs of each other. Besides, Avatar never ripped off Pocahontas. It was obviously a Dances with Wolves space adaptation.

more than 2 years ago

Submissions

flowwolf hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

flowwolf has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?