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GNOME 41 released with performance enhanced, new power modes, store improvements
23 September 2021 at 12:08 am UTC

Quoting: scaineYeah, Dash to Panel is amazing
Harrumph. If I'm going to use a panel I want it to already be there when I need it--I don't want to have to dash to it first!

See the new showcase of AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) on PS3 emulator RPCS3
22 September 2021 at 4:32 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: dpanterFSR's first pass is of course Edge-Adaptive Spatial Upsampling (EASU).
Oh, of course! Yes, I totally knew that all along. And what it means, too.

Bud Spencer & Terence Hill - Slaps And Beans 2 will be coming to Linux
22 September 2021 at 4:28 pm UTC Likes: 2

Good lord, they did a "technical evaluation" before deciding to go for a release on Linux! What won't people think of next?! What if this bizarre innovation were to spread to other game developers? It could overturn the whole "Write the thing for Windows and realize later that that made other platforms a massive hassle" paradigm!

Take down a resurrected Maggie Thatcher in this upcoming Doom II campaign
22 September 2021 at 12:12 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: redneckdrow
Spoiler, click me

That allows for more civil discussion than satire. Believe me, being a moderate in my neck of the woods depends on listening to everyone, otherwise I'd get run out of town on a rail. I really wish us in the USA had a third political party for those willing to cooperate with both sides rather than fight the others. Yes, there are independent parties, but most of them are even further right or left than Democrats or Republicans. There's no large enough party dedicated to compromise to make much difference.

People are dying because neither side is willing to compromise on the smallest things. I'm sick of that. I can't even watch the news without crying anymore. I find myself asking "Please people, can we love each other like we're supposed to?" in my daily life nearly every day.
One thing I've always found strange about US politics is their notion that the Democratic party is a thing that's somehow "on the left", so that for instance someone can be amazed at something being "even further . . . left than Democrats".
By the standards of most countries with multi-party politics, the US Democrats would be equivalent to about the second furthest right party they've got, with like four significant parties further to the left.
Bottom line: Corporate neoliberals who don't even mostly believe in public health care are not left wing.

Take down a resurrected Maggie Thatcher in this upcoming Doom II campaign
22 September 2021 at 12:02 am UTC

Quoting: Geppeto35
Quoting: TheSHEEEPInstead, the point is that developers should keep their personal opinions and views where they belong (various discussion platforms exist for that purpose) and not taint an entertainment product in order to try and shove their views down the audience's throat via (usually very thinly veiled) pandering, preaching and self-insertions.
Stuff like that is insidious and disgusting.

This writing is so cute of naivety and philosophical, political and ethical ignorance that I wonder if you were trolling considering your pseudo or making second degree humor?

People that claims to not communicate on personal opinions about politics, world state(economic, ecological,...) were already said by Plato as "very political" (so old problem, no new ideas): in fact, they agree and are fine with the current system. And by saying to other to not tell their political opinions in their daily life and products, they ask them to shut up and join their "every thing is fine in our current system view". This is a corner-stone of consequentialism.

Claiming/requesting people to not talk about politics in arts, culture, etc. is thus ultra-political.
I agree with much of the substance of this but I thought it was said rather more rudely than it needed to be.

New patent from Valve appears for "instant play" of games and more
21 September 2021 at 6:07 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: Developer12IANAL.
Why are so many people on the internet so ANAL?

Call of Saregnar is a nod to 90s party-based RPGs and it's on the way to Linux
21 September 2021 at 5:40 am UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: kaimanI assume that's meant as a compliment :-). If I think back on the series, its one of the aspects I remember fondly. Traveling the wilderness or entering a dungeon required a bit of preparation, lest you run out of arrows or, god forbid, your boots fell apart. You also wanted some blankets and camping gear or resting wouldn't restore much health / astral energy. It mostly came down to a one-time investment and some blocked inventory space, but it helped reinforce the feeling of leaving the safety of civilization behind and going out on an adventure.
For sure it was. If I recall it is one where you could get disease and freeze to death.
Still wasn't as bad as Robinson's Requiem / Deus, in which if you tumbled down a hill, you would break your ankles and have to bandage and heal them. 'Survival' games these days are weak sauce compared to those.
Good lord! So what happened if you took an arrow to the knee?

Open source dungeon builder KeeperRL adds a Dwarves faction in the latest big release
20 September 2021 at 5:59 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: TheSHEEEPI am a Dwarf and I'm digging a hole...
Diggy diggy hole . . .

Take-Two filed a lawsuit against the reverse-engineered GTA III and Vice City developers
19 September 2021 at 8:04 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: Cybolic
Quoting: areamanplaysgame
QuoteIn the notice it complains how the code now runs on platforms it was never released for

Am I missing something? I thought there was an exception in the DMCA for exactly this - making software more useful to end users.

I don't know about DMCA, but that exception is definitely valid in the EU. That's how it's legal to "circumvent" DVD and Blu-ray encryption on Linux - if a product cannot be used in the advertised manner on your system, you're allowed to make it work.
Bringing up the decryption for DVD reminds me of all the old shenanigans... like when Debian used to have a non-US repository because it wasn't allowed to install encryption software in the USA... anyone else remember that?

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