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  • Ha! Check out Q's profile

    Instead of "Senior Member" he is described as "The Conspiracy Leader". I think Michael's the only one who can edit that, or another site admin.

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    • Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post
      Instead of "Senior Member" he is described as "The Conspiracy Leader". I think Michael's the only one who can edit that, or another site admin.
      It's me...
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • I still think Q is Michael's alter ego. Or evil twin. Or something like that.
        It is his purpose to un-balance the equation.

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        • Originally posted by Vax456 View Post
          Mmm, no, I'm not suggesting to relocate because you can't play a game. I'm suggesting that the user should be well aware that he needs a good internet connection. If the user moves to a place with a crappy internet connection, that's the user's problem. When the user asks for help, what else can anyone do besides tell the user to get a better internet connection?
          Absolutely; a smart consumer will check the requirements. However in most countries internet infrastructure is a Government responsibility. I don't think the average user will build an exchange because their neighbourhood has a poor connection. And what of the stores who sell boxed copies of games that still insist on downloading from Steam. They will have to deal with lost sales when the (smart) consumer reads the requirements and foregoes a purchase. A store owner won't know what areas of their city have good or bad internet infrastructure and adjust stock to suit. "Get a better internet connection," is not constructive advice. Consumers will get the best available internet they can afford and are physically able. Perhaps services like Steam should not assume that because the internet is fantastic where they are, the same is true for the rest of the world.

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          • Originally posted by not.sure View Post
            I still think Q is Michael's alter ego. Or evil twin. Or something like that.
            It is his purpose to un-balance the equation.
            Your conspiracy isn't so exquisite i will show you how this works:

            I think Michael's plan is to beat all the censorship Nazis just by tolerance my person in his forum and
            who is more evil: the man who do the hit or the man who permit the hit?
            And by permitting the hit he do provoke the hit! This means he wants that! he likes it! he love it! He loves the body's screaming when they are wounded!

            And you call me evil? LOL

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            • Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
              Your conspiracy isn't so exquisite i will show you how this works:

              I think Michael's plan is to beat all the censorship Nazis just by tolerance my person in his forum and
              who is more evil: the man who do the hit or the man who permit the hit?
              And by permitting the hit he do provoke the hit! This means he wants that! he likes it! he love it! He loves the body's screaming when they are wounded!

              And you call me evil? LOL
              I think that is actually one of the big positives of this site. There is virtually no censorship on the forums. Want to tell Michael you think he's a big stinky green turd? OK. Want to talk about nazis and promote drug usage? That's OK too! Want to be bat$%!t insane like Q? More power to ya!

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              • Originally posted by psycho_driver View Post
                I think that is actually one of the big positives of this site. There is virtually no censorship on the forums. Want to tell Michael you think he's a big stinky green turd? OK. Want to talk about nazis and promote drug usage? That's OK too! Want to be bat$%!t insane like Q? More power to ya!
                i just make conspiracy fun

                yes i like phoronix because of the "no censorship"

                " bat$%!t insane like Q?"

                you mean me the awesome crazy bat shit insane ingenious genius Conspiracy Leader LOL

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                • So is Steam out yet?

                  I just checked the Ubuntu Software Center and it's not there.

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                  • http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1902

                    Stumbled across this post at the Steam forums:

                    I asked Gabe in an email will they have some announcements about Linux client on E3 and he said
                    that they will make a blog to keep people up to date about where they are with Linux development,
                    which is a much better solution.
                    Let's assume this information is valid, then this is the next big thing I didn't expect from Valve.

                    Very appreciated!

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                    • Has anyone seen this: http://www.valvesoftware.com/job-SenSoftEngineer.html ?

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                      • Originally posted by Figueiredo View Post
                        Well, that's enough confirmation I need. Not that I'm claiming they will necessarily be a success....

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                        • Originally posted by johnc View Post
                          So is Steam out yet?

                          I just checked the Ubuntu Software Center and it's not there.
                          Maybe you should check again in the next few months. Or years.

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                          • Originally posted by M1kkko View Post
                            Maybe you should check again in the next few months. Or years.
                            Or even more than that. It took Valve from 1998 to late 2007 to release TF2. Even if Valve truly intends to come to Linux, that company does not do anything fast... and I'm assuming that their intentions to come to Linux are a recent-ish thing, because that executive for Valve last year said they have "no plans" to bring Steam or Source to Linux.

                            I'm thinking the 2018 - 2024 timeframe is realistic. Of course, they may change their minds and decide not to come to Linux after all by then; a lot can change in the market in 6 to 12 years. And they'll probably have a completely new, redesigned engine by then, one that was yet again designed specifically for Windows, and they'll have to start over porting it from scratch. I'm not making this shit up; this company is sloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow. We're talking, like, Duke: Nuclear Bomb Them Forever slow.
                            Last edited by allquixotic; 05-08-2012, 07:38 AM.

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                            • Originally posted by allquixotic View Post
                              Or even more than that. It took Valve from 1998 to late 2007 to release TF2. Even if Valve truly intends to come to Linux, that company does not do anything fast... and I'm assuming that their intentions to come to Linux are a recent-ish thing, because that executive for Valve last year said they have "no plans" to bring Steam or Source to Linux.
                              What the Valve executive (Doug Lombardi) said was this: "There's no Linux version that we're working on right now." (Emphasis mine.) What you attributed to Mr. Lombardi was NOT what he said. What he said would've been the same sort of non-commital answer I would've gave had I been in his position (And I have...just not in the game industry...).

                              Keep reminding yourselves this... :-D

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                              • Nice to see you posting Svartalf, what have you been up to?

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