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The Underhollow, a Battle Royale-like mode for Dota 2 is live and it's damn fun
18 June 2018 at 8:02 am UTC

Guppy
Comandante ÑoñardoWhat means "Battle Royale-like mode?

Is like when you say "Rogue-like"... I don't understand the meaning.

Near as I kan tell "Battle Royal" refers to the game modes from quake era games that were called "Last man standing" or "King of the Hill"

"Rogue" - refers to games with randomly generated play levels/dungeons and permadeath
"Rogue-like" - as above but some or levels are hand crafted ( and permadeath may be optional )
"Rogue-lite" - permadeath is not a thing or optional
Battle Royale seems to require at least the basic elements of the older game modes you described plus the addition of an initially large but shrinking play area. I'm no expert though.

This is Rogue and popular Rogue-likes are games like Ancient Domains of Mystery, Tales of Maj'Eyal and Dungeon Crawl: Stone Soup. It's really easy to see how they qualify for the term. Rogue-lite should probably mean that the game draws some inspiration or features from these classic dungeon crawlers, but the "genre" is stretched to oblivion by being generously applied to anything with generated levels, random loot or permadeath.

And of course all genres have been made up by reviewers or game devs. In the end religiously adhering to genre definitions can only limit a developer's creativity anyway, so I wouldn't worry about their application too much. Genres are useful in describing and categorizing games but arguing about them is a bit pointless.

Valve have released a new Steam Beta Client with a richer Discord-like chat interface
17 June 2018 at 11:58 am UTC

noxThing is, valve likely wants to make sure that they aren't the reason why IP addresses are being leaked, regardless of how dumb users are.
Oh yes, the Apple / lowest common denominator school of software design: Every user is an idiot, and if they aren't, they probably didn't want to do anything "advanced" anyway.

The hypothetical problem you describe could be solved with a single disclaimer and a safe default.

Valve have released a new Steam Beta Client with a richer Discord-like chat interface
16 June 2018 at 6:23 am UTC

nox
tuubi
Doc Angelo
devnullIndeed. p2p should always be an option though. The issues with voice and trading are signaling, requiring an active connection to steam is silly.

You can't have p2p without giving away your IP to those chatting with you.
That's okay though if you trust the people you chat with. So I guess it could work as an option.
Yes, and then the whole point of protecting the users IP is gone. It's easy to imagine someone turning on p2p, forgetting about it, accepting an invite from someone, accepting or joining a call...
That particular problem would be one of UI design. The user should not be allowed to "forget about" something important. But Valve isn't likely to consider this worth their time, so this is getting a bit academic.

Valve have released a new Steam Beta Client with a richer Discord-like chat interface
15 June 2018 at 7:10 pm UTC

Doc Angelo
devnullIndeed. p2p should always be an option though. The issues with voice and trading are signaling, requiring an active connection to steam is silly.

You can't have p2p without giving away your IP to those chatting with you.
That's okay though if you trust the people you chat with. So I guess it could work as an option.

Intel has confirmed their plans for a discrete GPU to release in 2020
14 June 2018 at 6:34 pm UTC

jayceeIt's not their first. They released the i740 in 1998 which was standalone - and dreadful.
Oh yeah, you're absolutely right. Twenty years though...

Intel has confirmed their plans for a discrete GPU to release in 2020
14 June 2018 at 1:30 pm UTC

jayceeHonestly Intel's track record in the discrete GPU game is not a good one.
Isn't the point of this announcement that they're actually releasing their first proper discrete chip? Surely there's no track record to speak of. Not that I expect their first offering to truly compete with the best of AMD or Nvidia. Competition even at the lower end of the spectrum can only be a good thing.

Little Bug, a really interesting adventure platformer to release this summer with Linux support
14 June 2018 at 8:09 am UTC Likes: 1

I love the first screenie. Such a fun style. Let's hope this turns out well.

Valve have released a new Steam Beta Client with a richer Discord-like chat interface
13 June 2018 at 8:22 am UTC

devnullFor Valve to copy their interface is ... insane.
I share your distrust of Discord and most other proprietary chat providers, but their interface design is clearly not the reason. It's not even that unique.

Valve are easing up on what content is allowed on Steam
7 June 2018 at 12:17 pm UTC Likes: 2

nox
tuubi
Seegras
tuubiI don't think fraud attempts, hate mongering and racism need a legitimate platform, and neither does extremism of any sort.

Your extremism is somebody elses mainstream. And "not giving extremism a platform" is thus nothing else but an extremist position in itself.
Extremism isn't the same as having an unpopular opinion and it should never be allowed to be mainstream. You can be a staunch supporter of anarchist ideology for example. That's perfectly fine, regardless of how you feel about their opinions, and they should be allow to argue their stance. Or you can be an extremist advocating violent protests or let's say terror attacks on state infrastructure. The latter does not deserve a platform nor should it be tolerated.

I might be misunderstanding here, but "Advocating terror attacks" would very likely end up in the "illegal" part of the blog post.
True. Just trying to give an example of extremism. And saying that we definitely should not tolerate everything. I guess this is getting off topic though.

Valve are easing up on what content is allowed on Steam
7 June 2018 at 12:11 pm UTC Likes: 4

Seegras
tuubiI don't think fraud attempts, hate mongering and racism need a legitimate platform, and neither does extremism of any sort.

Your extremism is somebody elses mainstream. And "not giving extremism a platform" is thus nothing else but an extremist position in itself.
Extremism isn't the same as having an unpopular opinion and it should never be allowed to be mainstream. You can be a staunch supporter of anarchist ideology for example. That's perfectly fine, regardless of how you feel about their opinions, and they should be allowed to argue their stance. Or you can be an extremist advocating violent protests or let's say terror attacks on state infrastructure. The latter does not deserve a platform nor should it be tolerated.

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