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Re: Design choices you will never forgive

My biggest pet peeve and from what I understand there are actual studies that show a loss of productivity due to this: Flat Design. flat.png Once you have multiple overlapping and open windows or elements on a screen it becomes tricky to distinguish one window from another particularly when …

Re: Design choices you will never forgive

I stuck retro on my original post...but since we're going modern.....I will only expound if replied because I have a lot to say on all of these....and a lot of gripes with modern tech due to poor implementation..... - Microsoft Windows Update - Microsoft Edge - Windows 11 - SaaS - Web 2.0/3.0 - …

Re: What game are you playing now?

I really miss Computer Gaming World of yor. It's best to stay away from the twitter feeds of it's diaspora staff writers. I would argue it's best to stay off Twitter and most other social media sites. IMO, echo chambers and the constant negativity have been a net negative to society. Even if they …

Re: Design choices you will never forgive

Would it have been that costly to have gone with something like Tandy sound instead? Note that Tandy cloned the IBM PCjr - which indeed *was* costly. The Covox was a really simple device. While it used up CPU resources, PCs could have had way better sound if something like it had more widespread …

Re: Design choices you will never forgive

Even though IBM's focus was on the business side, PCs could have been a lot better for gaming during the 80s. PC speaker sound and CGA graphics (especially the palette) were a big setback. Would it have been that costly to have gone with something like Tandy sound instead? The Covox was a really …

Re: What game are you playing now?

Started to replay Half Life 2 recently. Could swear I've never played most of the game (although I have, I know it!), because most places and scenes didn't trigger any neural responses. So, either I'm just getting old or the game wasn't that remarkable back then. Considering many annoying …

Re: What game are you playing now?

The objective best among those is Doom 2016, but knowing your tastes and inclinations you will probably like Stalker best. Now I think we should rank these, and these are my objective ratings, though there's no such thing as an objective best game: 1 - Prey 2017 2 - Doom 2016 3 - Control 4 - …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

For many classic games, I prefer to play modern ports or mods on a modern computer. For example, if I feel like playing X-COM, I'll play OpenXcom instead. That one's mainly quality of life features. However, I'll play Brutal Doom instead of the origin Doom. For text adventure games, I'll use an auto …

Re: Bought these games today

BetaC wrote on 2024-06-24, 21:09: Today I picked up this nice little wooden box. I can't really complain, as it even has the rebate card. IMG_3584.jpg Brace yourself for that dysentery!

Re: What game are you playing now?

I like to go on "period correct" gaming journeys using old books and magazines. I find it fun to start with a blank hard drive and install/play games in the order that they come up in old magazines. Same goes for the old books that came with a CD full of shareware games. I do have a couple of the …

Re: Video games are too heavily monetized these days

I've never view AAA as a quality rating. I've always viewed it as a reflection of budget and/or publisher. AAA = big budget title from major publisher Same and I think that most people agree here. That's why do many of us complain about AAA games here. It's not that we're against quality games. …

Re: Video games are too heavily monetized these days

Today's AAA titles seem to be keen on hyper realistic graphics with real-time ray tracing, perfect physics simulation for hair and clothes, motion capture performances of high profile actors, cinematic in-game cutscenes, orchestral music scores and so on. These things tend to blow up the budget. …

Re: What game are you playing now?

It's been a long time since I got some good old DOS gaming done! A couple days ago I finally cleaned up the area around my dedicated DOS machine, and now that I'm not forced to see a disgusting sea of wires, I was finally in the mood to start the computer up and play some games. Ripley's Believe It …

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