Hi! Do you remember blogs? Well, this used to be one. Now it just serves as an archive for my multiple Twitter accounts.
That’s the one use case for which I enjoy the 13-inch screen.
“What do you do with cinder?”
Hey, game: you know exactly when was the last time I played you. So just pop up a diagram of the damn control scheme when it’s been a while.
Can you give me a reason why someone setting their Watch to DND would want their iPhone to start buzzing instead? I’m taking a nap!
Every. Single. Space movie. Should start with an establishing CG shot panning and zooming away from Earth all the way to the film’s setting.
If you’ve ever listened to a Bitcoin aficionado and wondered how a distributed currency could realistically handle the traffic involved in actually becoming the global player they thought it would, well…
The problem was that, early on, Satoshi established a limit on the number of transactions that could be processed by the network every 10 minutes. The cap was meant to ensure that the computers supporting the network, and processing the transactions, would not be overwhelmed by an enormous quantity of data. But Satoshi had suggested that the limit should be temporary, and as the number of transactions coursing through the network inched closer to the cap, delays started to occur and transactions were not going through.
When Mr. Hearn began pushing for changes to the core Bitcoin software to allow for larger blocks of transaction data, he faced immediate resistance. Gregory Maxwell, a largely self-taught programmer who had worked on Wikipedia and the Mozilla web browser, both open-source projects, said that larger blocks of transaction data would be harder for ordinary computers to process. The result, Mr. Maxwell warned, would be to hand control over the network to big companies that could afford powerful computers. […]
Mr. Hearn retorted that the technical issue wasn’t such a big deal; ordinary computers could mostly process the larger blocks of transaction data. More important, he argued, was that Bitcoin needed to succeed first as a cheaper, faster payment network, like PayPal or Visa. If Bitcoin wanted to ever compete with mainstream payment systems, which could process tens of thousands of transactions a second, it would have to do away with Bitcoin’s existing limit of fewer than seven transactions a second.
Yeah, that’s a big jump.
Cars just look a little too much like hovercrafts in Dirt Rally — again, only in external videos… so maybe it’s just an issue with replays?
Première fois depuis des semaines que je sors marcher avec la musique à fond dans mon gros casque. Je me demandais depuis quelques jours pourquoi je manquais d’énergie en ce moment, et j’avais complètement oublié que c’était ça qui me manquait, dans mon hibernation.
Fuck Forza Motorsport, once and for all. I just tried the trick of lowering all gear ratios in order to fool the gamepad-steering algorithm into making my car turn into corners, but of course the car’s too slow now.
I suppose if you want to be competitive in Forza you “just” have to fine-tune the balance, and find the highest gear ratios that will let you handle a hairpin turn without losing too much performance in the straights, but WHY IS THIS A THING I SHOULD HAVE TO DO.
Or, hey, I could buy a $400 wheel and get rid of the problem entirely. But, you know what, Microsoft, you haven’t earned it. And since I can’t buy a steering wheel that would work with both the Xbox One and PS4 (at a reasonable price) I’ll definitely get the one I can use with VR driving games.
And it’s all the more infuriating as I don’t have this issue with Forza Horizon, whose developers must have agreed with me and removed the offending code. So all it would take in Motorsport is a setting to enable Horizon’s steering controls, but Turn 10 has ignored the complaints for years so, you know, like I said — fuck Forza Motorsport.
If you ever feel like OS X is running great and all is fine, spend a few minutes watching Console to clear your head of that feeling.
Parti attraper dans la pénombre un vêtement noir dans mon sac de voyage noir, j’ai failli étrangler le chat noir qui dormait dedans.
The Transmission snafu is the best argument Apple could make in favor of the Mac App Store if the Mac App Store weren’t a shitshow.
So if you lost your data to that ransomware you could argue it’s Apple’s fault in a quite tangible way.
Je passe devant la porte d’entrée de l’Apple Store Opéra et je n’entre pas “comme ça pour voir.” Apple is dooooooomed.
C’est fun, le tilt-shift, mais c’est pas facile de faire la mise au point manuelle sur le petit écran de mon appareil photo.
(I’m only speculating that’s the reason.)
Déçu par Leviathan Wakes qui, après une première moitié de SF minutieuse et efficace, sombre d’un coup dans le roman d’aventure idiot.
What we have here is a failure of imagination.
I wouldn’t count on Valve to design a great UI but, come on, you can do better than just projecting Big Picture in the middle of the space.
Mass Effect 3: “Humans First”
The ending was so bad I’d forgotten the rest of the game already rubbed me the wrong way.
I mean I’ve played it for two minutes and I don’t think I like it, but even the quasi-Newtonian flight model is pretty close to what I wanted.
And the flight model was the main reason I wanted to make a game like this, because I dislike Elite’s so much.
On s’adresse où pour demander son interdiction volontaire d’Amazon ? Parce que c’est plus possible, là.
John Oliver s’enlise, prenez de l’avance sur le buzz et mettez-vous dès maintenant à Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
The Futurama game has funny / badass quotes for all characters but Leela goes “That’s so sweeeet” on big combos ಠ_ಠ
Oxenfree’s dialogue is fantastic but I’ve had to restart chapters twice in an hour because Jonas got stuck, so… make it a visual novel, ok?
I can understand bugs, but refusing to load the next scene because an NPC hasn’t caught up with me is a choice, and it breaks the game.
That’s both terribly creepy and exciting.
Until Dawn tricked me with a metronome into answering the ‘worst fears’ questions honestly and I’m gonna be sorry when it plays out.
At 960x1080 pixels per eye I can’t imagine that you’ll want to use the virtual theater mode all that much?
I can understand Sony not including the price of 2 Moves with the PSVR, but if you really need the camera too, that should be factored in.
Un lévrier afghan qui mâche un bâton dans la rue. Vision d’un squelette de cheval, le destrier de la Mort rongeant son frein.
Cette météo d’hiver est super propice au tilt-shift, en fait. J’entends la B.O. de Giorgino dans ma tête.
A weird contrast with the whole “NYC felled by its consumerism” premise.
Modular phones won’t happen because the smaller the better, but it’s time for consoles to have an interchangeable CPU/GPU module.
Mais c’est horrible, depuis le début je regarde la VR comme un truc qui va me tomber dessus, pas quelque chose sur quoi je peux bosser.
Impossible de trouver un bracelet nylon pour Apple Watch sur Amazon France, mais que fait la mondialisation ?
I wish Apple would release a VR headset so I could make stuff for it without having to learn a whole new platform from scratch.
But then they’d half-ass it, and wouldn’t allow games to require controllers, because they intrinsically don’t and can’t understand gaming.
(Video’s annoying but worth watching for the applications.)
As someone using colored Hue lights in my room I’m not sure I want my iPad’s screen to reflect ambient color temperature.
Apple’s jumping through crazy hardware hoops to try and ‘fix’ the bleached white iOS 7 UI style 😜
Trying to decide if I’m selling my 12” iPad Pro to buy a 9” that I’ll sell again when they finally release an iPad mini with Pencil support.
I’m back to Safari on the Mac and I’d forgotten about the magical translucent title bar and ughhhhh.
You’d think Sony would have kept Evolution on life support until it had released the VR edition of Driveclub?
Not sure what it is about the visual design, but watching Dark Souls 3 on Twitch makes me want to play it much more than any previous D.S.
Les monstres des voisins beuglent du Lara Fabian dans leur bain. J’irai me couper les cheveux un autre jour.
I hate just about every aspect of the game design in Crimes and Punishments but I really want to see the other investigations.
Checking out Mad Max: I can’t stand the laggy, floaty camera of recent third-person games with their cinematic ambitions. Hello, migraine.
Similarly I haven’t gone back to Rise of the Tomb Raider for weeks because I don’t look forward to the headache.
Do real-life cops and robbers say, “this isn’t the movies, this is real life”? Or does it only happen in the movies?
200 personnes dans un club prévu pour 2000 mais tu te fais quand même bousculer toutes les 30 secondes par un blaireau de 100kg qui ne connaît pas le mot autrui.
Two hours in a phone call and the battery level hardly changed. Guess it took 9.3 OSes for the iPhone to handle weak cell signal properly?
I’ve decided to wait until I’ve finished my app before getting a PC and VR headset but arghhh so much buzz around the Rift’s release.
I absolutely love that we’re coming back in 2016 to text-based chatbots as the new frontier #build2016
The Mass Effect: Andromeda leak sounds to me like we’re disturbing the fragile equilibrium between two local races, rather than “invading.”
The Twitch app for PS4 won’t launch if you’ve disabled HDCP to use an external video capture box. Well done, team!
That external capture box is necessary in order to stream from PS4 without the stream metadata being completely wrong. Yes, that’s a $200 bout of OCD.
The Apple Store app’s self-checkout still looks for the barcode off-center so the camera is free to focus on the floor instead.