As long as they can keep the speed, I’m down for barrel rolls and other nifty avenues.
This article is, like, tailored to my taste.
I feel they should be given full control (Simulator).
I would like the password reset to appear as a latent function while playing Resogun. And you get points.
Heh. Did something really bad happen?
War Thunder now possible if you are in the Europe.
It’s a really good game. There are just not enough pilots :(
I feel the following statement is being glossed over (probably because we’re so caught up with the audacity of the idea): “Through these efforts, we hope to contribute tools for developers building new experiences on Linux, compel hardware manufacturers to prioritize support for Linux, and ultimately deliver an elegant and open platform for Linux users.”
When you look at those three efforts being outlined there, it doesn’t seem as outlandish as it may at first. Those are reasons a lot of people embrace Linux (or other open source platforms). They want to come out with their own elegant platform, and they are outlining the way they will be doing it.
They have developer mindshare in their gamedev tech (basically DirectX). But that is rapidly changing. Devs are moving to more multiplatform avenues, so they can deploy everywhere.
Not sure that MS can lure them back from that shift with their coffers.
Bourne Again Shells for 20 pence? ;)
Your point 1) indicates a lack of understanding about how the Linux ecosystem works and how contributions are shared within the community. Not sure what point 2) really questions? That people can contribute to a company’s solutions?
Well, they could always contribute. This simply denotes a larger dedication to working with Linux, and open source general.
One more step toward not having to reboot just for games for me.
You know all these parents are going to end up anchored behind some short little kid who keeps winning the games and not letting anyone else have any turns!
" It’s an excuse for developers to not strive for the level of polish expected of AAA titles. "
That one line makes you sound like a type of person that would not ever play anything if it didn’t have the sheen or production quality of an AAA title, and I think it’s fine because that is in essence, your general position here.
I shudder to imagine your face when games are released iteratively based upon quick deployment strategies rather than notions of “perfect completed games” as development risk gets greater.
I don’t think Polygon is particularly more piquant when it comes to indie game supporting than most others—there are a few other places where the flag is flown much louder. It’s nice to see the whole question being brought up, however.
By and large you seem to advocate the “long haul” of polishing something till end on, when in fact, it could be more valuable to do some things really quickly to get an idea across—which is what I see indie games as being.
Yeah, not really expecting any new IP to be thrown around, or even ‘New Metroid’ type stuff. Just hoping something nice, like X game release date or something on that level.
Contrarily, I think it’s great to have more mature and worldly articles such as these on the site. I’m not clear on the politics here specifically, and this particular example may be ‘over its head’, but it’s a good step, and we should see more of this kind of stuff.
We increasingly live in a very distributed world, and such articles/viewpoints can play a part in helping those of us who care about who creates our games, how they are created, and under what circumstances they come to be, understand the different perspectives involved.
In short, I’d rather have an article that potentially opens up such questions as those you’ve posed in your second paragraph, rather than stay away from it altogether, leaving the site a sterile area with limited context.
Note that it is likely that he is referring to pre-Obama, or non-subsidized, healthcare in this instance.
Been trying out War Thunder (off the EU store), and they actually bothered to integrate the touchpad for in game menus and such. Works pretty smoothly. Hope more people start making use of this—could come in handy esp. for some RTS games, etc.
Hoping for good stuff from the Wii U announcement.
I want to recreate that feeling from 2008 of being totally buzzed and playing Luminez on my PS3, not giving a shit about anything else.
Read that first as “Bought my girlfriend on a 3DS…” ;)