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Valve gives up on Artifact setting it free with Artifact Classic and Artifact Foundry
5 March 2021 at 7:47 am UTC

Quoting: questioner9I don't really understand this. Hasn't Artifact 2 been in closed beta? How would they expect to get the player count up before they released it or made it an open beta?
I had the Artifact Beta 2 steam page on my wishlist and never saw anything about it becoming available.
Yeah, their reasoning is more than a little shady.

"We didn't get high player numbers with our opt-in beta that many didn't even know about."
No shit.
I, too, was just waiting for 2.0 to come out to give it a go. As I suspect the vast majority of others were.

IMO, it's probably just a pretext argument for them losing faith either that it will do good once out or losing faith that they can actually fix the problems.

The next AMD RDNA 2 card revealed with the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT
4 March 2021 at 6:49 am UTC

Another GPU you can buy at the low price of 400% of whatever it actually should be.

It's really crazy out there, just had a look at what a RX 6800 would cost. Easily 3x the official price...

Terraria for Google Stadia is surprisingly back on and going through certification
28 February 2021 at 9:19 am UTC

QuoteA new report went out from Jason Schreier on Bloomberg that mentions how Google ended up spending tens of millions of dollars to bring in the likes of Red Dead Redemption 2 amongst other issues like missing initial sales targets by "hundreds of thousands".
This really shows to me how clueless the people in charge of Stadia were/are.
Spending this amount of money for a port of the few high profile games Stadia had? That's just insanity.
EA, etc. really fleeced Google here - or rather, Google let itself be fleeced.
No pity from me.

Google, Bungie, id Software all under fire in a new Stadia lawsuit
23 February 2021 at 10:25 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: LibertyPaulMClass action is no action, the only ones who profit are the lawyers
If it goes through, the target loses, though.
Sometimes, that is the best you can hope for.

Linux Mint want to remind you to run updates
22 February 2021 at 7:05 pm UTC

Quoting: RoosterWhat if we will find out that most not up to date computers are actually run by tech-profound users who willingly choose not to run updates.
Whenever we find that out, I'm certain we will also find out the location of Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.

Quoting: CatKiller
Quoting: RoosterAt first we will be like.. Let's just force updates for non tech users.
It's only you that's talking about forcing updates. I'm just saying to enable automatic updates by default to help those that wouldn't be able to enable automatic updates by themselves.
I'm talking about forcing updates - it's not like there isn't precedence for this, OSX does it, most mobile OSs, Windows does it. There's very obviously merit to it or it wouldn't be done.
The question is really not if it is done, but how - obnoxious like Windows goes about it with stuff regularly breaking in updates. sudden restarts and the PC being practically unusable while the update is downloading/installing... or something better than that?

Anyway, a default of automatic updates would solve the problem almost as efficiently as forcing would.
Maybe with a message of "Don't worry, this isn't Windows. You can use your PC just fine while updates are installing."

Linux Mint want to remind you to run updates
22 February 2021 at 2:22 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: Whitewolfe80mmmm but that does kind of defeat one of the main features of linux choice.
I assume this was a reply to what I wrote?

In that case: How so?
The choice of the myriads of other distros not forcing updates would still be there ;)
But for a system aimed at users with very limited experience, I don't see any downside in taking that choice away.

After all, there is a very clear good and bad choice here. This would merely eliminate the terrible choice of not keeping your software up-to-date.
"But it's running fine!" is what got us ancient software on ancient servers and PCs coming apart at the seams all around the office world.
You can always make it so that someone who knows their way around the terminal and config files can disable the automatic updating of critical packages - but by doing so, that person would have proven they know what they are doing and thus eliminating the user not pressing update "just because".

Either way, before forcing anything, there should be days or weeks of clear notifications shown to the user about what should be updated and why.
At the moment - at least if it is anything like Manjaro - you just get a notification saying "There are updates available" and that's about it. Not exactly a lot of emphasis - which is fine for an Arch distro, but that's not the target audience for Mint I think.

Linux Mint want to remind you to run updates
22 February 2021 at 10:28 am UTC Likes: 3

Linux distros aimed at non-techies really need to step up their update game.
You don't have to go the Windows-route of being completely obnoxious about it (that's pretty much impossible anyway, as most updates don't require a restart in contrast to Windows), but some reminders with an eventual forced update of critical packages shouldn't be impossible.

Terraria for Stadia cancelled, due to Google locking the developer out
8 February 2021 at 7:14 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: F.UltraNot trying to defend Google here (I have no love for them) but the problem on Youtube is the DMCA itself and not Google/YouTube. As a provider you are not allowed to judge if a DMCA request is valid or fraudulent, you have to obey the request at all times.
Yes and no.
YouTube only has to enable such tools for the industry because they are reliant on ad revenue from the industry. Other services that function without ad revenue are much friendlier towards content creators and not so much towards others.

Of course, there are some legal concerns about copyright here, but those would not have to be ruled in favor of the plaintiff by default as is the case on Google. It is absurdly easy to file a DMCA request, but next to impossible to fight it, even if it is nonsense - every content creator can sing you a song about this.
It should be exactly the other way around.

That anyone can just file such a claim and the video gets taken down immediately is totally bonkers.

Terraria for Stadia cancelled, due to Google locking the developer out
8 February 2021 at 3:24 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: MalAlso, since the product is technically valid, I don't understand why they are killing it.
That's just Google for you...

Technically valid? Yes.
Can be fixed to be otherwise valid as well? Yes.
Is actually used by people? Yes.
Was an immediate great success and is on a trajectory to the moon? No - cancel it!

Stadia still has yet to be cancelled, of course, but I don't know many people who are very optimistic about it. Which might turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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