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  • Originally posted by Vim_User View Post
    Because it would be censoring him. That behavior is allowed by the licenses, it is just you not liking that behavior. I doubt that we should censor anyone just because he does things you don't appreciate. He does not tell lies about you, no slander, so a ban would simply be not legitimate.
    In fact, Phoronix is very lenient with that, on many other forums you would have been banned for calling him a fat ass, mental insane, parasitic, for disrespecting anyone you answer to with calling them son or junior (you can save yourself to the time to type son or junior if you answer me, I am most likely older than you), even if they ask you not to do that because it is in fact disrespectful, and clearly shows that you have to boost your ego to feel superior to anyone else here, which is quite funny, since you know no one here personally.
    You have to heighten yourself above people you don't even know, which is really sad and says much more about you than you think.
    It's not slander. It's libel. Or at least it would be if he were not a fat ass, insane parasite. So unless you have proof that he is not a fat ass, insane parasite maybe you should just STFU.


    • Originally posted by Sonadow View Post
      Yadda yadda yadda...

      I'll believe it for myself when I see a FOSS game with the same graphical quality and entertainment value of an AA-grade game (forget AAA-grade, not gonna happen) found on Windows, the PS3, the Wii, the Xbox or even the DSi / 3DS or PS Vita.

      If an analogue / comparison is desired, think Crysis 1-era graphics. The day I see a complete FOSS game that matches the gameplay value and graphical quality of Crysis 1 on 'Ultra' settings with the highest MSAA settings running on 60fps using open drivers is the day I'm convinced.
      That's not even the biggest issue. There's the Quake 3 engine available already, if you want decent enough graphics, 60fps and being able to run on many shitty linux PCs (though you'd be hard pressed to get 60fps with an open source driver on a 1.x GHz computer)

      But we only get boring ass multiplayer shooters that look like shit out of it (a.k.a. the Phoronix games benchmark suite). Even OpenArena, one of the better known of those and that has been around for a while, is greatly inferior to Quake 3, or Unreal Tournament, both 1999 games.
      These games are unplayable with a non-qwerty keyboard too, but I know to type "setxkbmap us". (just a little pain in the ass every time I want to "play". really it's just software that helps you see if your 3D acceleration works well, like glxgears 200 years ago)

      But I would like to play a nice and interesting single player game. A compelling campaign, even if there's no story and less production value than RTCW or MoHAA, but at least a nice set of maps that don't feel too disjointed, graphics that you can look at (not some dark shit you can't see through, nor Fischer-Price colors), nice sounding weapons and enemy AI on par with late 90s games.
      There's pretty much nothing at all (barring Cube single player maps, which are more of a tech demo if you can't/don't want to play deathmatch instead). Even FreeDoom doesn't have single player, the game drops you in an empty multiplayer map you can't escape ; I guess nobody could be arsed to draw the monsters.
      Last edited by grok; 04-28-2013, 03:10 AM.


      • Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
        No socialism here in Europe for sure. Just look at France who just taxed the rich 90% so that every rich guy ran from that country in a couple of months. Absolutely no socialism here in Europe.
        Nope, it was 75% above one million euro (for salary income, not capital gains) and was struck down by the Constitutional Council.

        Originally posted by duby229 View Post
        I have a little nest egg. If counting that nest egg, I would be considered rich by socialist standards. Trust me I'm not rich. I work for a living. I still live paycheck to paycheck. But a socialist would have me burn through my savings just because it exists.
        Well the US is a badly run socialist country. Has a pretty high income tax too, I think. It's just more inefficient than eurowimp "socialist" countries because the democracy is terribly weak and they like spending $1 trillion on the F35 fighter jet and other gobs of shit rather than on something useful.
        Your healthcare is terribly inefficient, it's basically held by gangsters and you have to piss away a small fortune at them. Protection racket and they might kick you out if you get too sick, rendering all of it useless. You need more "socialism" there so that funnily the healthcare gets cheaper, bureaucratic wastes down and efficiency up.
        Feel free spending your money to these private taxation schemes, on top of your real taxes. But the gas is cheaper.

        LOL I guess that all the shit an american pays for (healthcare bill + out of pocket expenses, 401K, credit card bills, cable bill, mortgage interest) would be enough to live on.
        Last edited by grok; 04-28-2013, 03:47 AM.


        • Sorry the thread was about a two-week-old Ouya's disappointing performance, and I wanted to make a point (that was already made in a post somewhere else in a well known news site full of hairy basement dwellers)

          So, the Ouya is 73rd in a long list full of nearly identical devices and it's beaten by $800 cell phones and the like. It's slipped to 95th, too.
          So what? It's about 40% the performance of that unaffordable, brand new hardware. It beats quite a lot of brand name hardware too : LG Optimus, Asus Transformer Prime, Galaxy SII, Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD. It leaves older stuff in the dust.

          Maybe that's good enough?, for a $99 console with an expensive controller that also doubles as a computer, no "hacking", no warranty void, no FBI knocking on your door etc. so it can run those open source emulators full of code stolen from other open source projects, too.
          It seems more powerful than a Wii, Gamecube, Xbox 1, has HD output and more memory than Xbox 360/PS3, which won't give you Crisys on its own but is always nice. Hundreds millions people don't actually own such a powerful computer other than their crappy desktop or laptop PC, including me. No, we don't have drawers full of tablets and smartphones. I don't even give a shit about those things. Not everyone has an expensive console either, especially when they got so boring and noisy.

          It's cost competitive with a Raspberry Pi, actually. Buy a Raspi and a case, powered hub, SD card, USB keyboard, Ouya controller, shipping : I guess that's quite near $99, but what are you going to run on that.. open source Tetris? The Ouya is vastly more powerful and will run more stuff (more crap, too).
          The garbage collector will ruin it.. dunno. Not everything is a SNES emulator. I had a J2ME phone with a few downloaded games a decade ago, before I went to dumbphones, it sort of worked even though the hardware was primitive. At least it's not Flash or Perl, Python, or QBASIC lol.

          The only thing that makes me wary of it is the "Free to play" requirement, i.e. pay-to-win racket games, "addictive" pieces of crap and so on. Hope there's a way to filter out these games. A demo mode/first levels would be fine, then pay $5-$20 to get a full game would be fine (REAL GAMES please, Contra III, Goldeneye N64, Street Fighter II, shoot'em'ups were games for instance, I don't want farmville and bejeweled clones nor a crappy cutscenes and achievements fest like Call of Duty : Trigger the Script And Take Cover 27th edition)
          Last edited by grok; 04-28-2013, 04:38 AM.


          • I don't regret my OUYA android console !!!


            I got my Ouya android couple days ago. First a little background from me, I am hard gamer from the beginning. I bought & played to Trs80, Commodore, Coleco, Atari, Sega & finally PC. I have been without a gaming console for a couple of years. I prefer play to PC games i got with PEER TO PEER. I had thought about buying a Xbox One or a Playstation 4 but I couldn?t bring my self to pay $400 to $500 on a console plus 60$ for every game...

            With my OUYA i already can play to all my favorite emulators on my TV , go on internet, watch Youtube and i can upload & try tons of android games & apps by USB side loading for free !!

            I think the future of emulation on a console like device is in Android. I picked up an OUYA, because I think the future is here. I picked up because I think it is a step in the right direction and I want to have experience in this space. I'm hoping enough people buy them to give it a bit of life because I think it has potential

            For $99, I'm really happy with the little bit I've played with it so far. There is s a decent community supporting the little box that is much easier to hack than an OG xBox.

            When I heard all the noise about the new gaming console that was a Kickstarter project called Ouya I became intrigued. So, at the beginning of April after the Kickstarter project had become successful I preordered one and i don't regret !

            Ouya is NOT a normal console!" "It claims to be a console, but not one that we're thinking of." "One of the big points of Ouya, is to shake up the gaming industry with something extremely different and accessable for users and developers alike.

            I would tell anyone who buys a Ouya to remember is that this console only cost you $99.00 and if you compare it to an Xbox One or a Playstation 4 you will be highly disappointed. However if you remember that it is a $99.00 console I think you will have a lot of fun playing the games that are available on it. You may even find some independent games that you really like. Overall despite the few problems, so far I am happy I purchased the Ouya. If you are looking for a gaming console you can play on your TV and it will not break the bank, then the Ouya is worth a look.

            If you want get OUYA console specifications or buy online a OUYA console can you suggest to go to THIS LINK
            Click on this picture :

            I only want encourage this nice open source idea.

            Big names of gaming industries try to discredit OUYA console & prevent any advertising of this free concept. I will don't let industries kill this open source paradise !!!

            New free games & apps appears every day on OUYA console!!!


            • Originally posted by Bookaroo View Post
              I only want encourage this nice open source idea.
              No, you only want referrer points on Amazon you selfish egoistic jerk.

              Ouya sucks, because it requires you to enter your credit card details to even download the free games.