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In Topic: Apple CPUs to Replace Intel in Macs?

31 July 2018 - 04:34 AM


Long delayed Intel processors. Well, who knew?

In Topic: Steam Link coming to iOS and tvOS

30 May 2018 - 01:45 AM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 29 May 2018 - 08:18 PM, said:

Side A: "Streaming works okay for us and we like it."
Side B: "Nobody wants it" or "It's a niche market"

I'm not seeing the point of this argument, frankly. Unless I missed something, the first group of people didn't claim much other than that they personally are interested in streaming options. So what is the second group of people trying to convince them of? That they are wrong to want it because it's a niche market? Or that they don't know their own minds?

Yeah, you did miss something. There was peace in the valley until Apple revoked the app approval. This thread was about streaming games on Apple hardware originally. Some discussion ensued about Apple canning it. I detailed my own experience with streaming in general and Steam in particular. I suggested getting a console since it just works.

At this point I'm the one who started getting schooled on how great streaming is. Let's get the order of events right here.

What were they trying to convince me of, that I am wrong to reject it after buying the hardware, using it and being dissatisfied for good reason or that I don't know my own mind? You'd have to ask them about that. Am I not allowed to have an experience based opinion and share it?

Then this took off into Frost's Nvidia business being the authority here, etc. My comment there was simply that I'm glad that works well for some and his business is good.

I'm sorry but I am not going to say what the crew wants to hear all the time just to fit in with the cool kids. I'm going to say what I honestly think. I said that stuff working for some folks is all well and good but it's not a mainstream thing for a variety of reasons which I have already mentioned.

Trying to return this to topic, I posted this:

On topic here, about Steam on Apple hardware, not PCs, Nvidia Shield or Xbox for that matter my entire point has been that streaming PC games to a television sucks because in most cases it does. One more time, if it was great everybody would be all over it. They aren't. That right there says it all. My suggestion in light of this and therefore also on topic is just get a fraking console if you want to play games on your TV.  They are made for this and excel at it.

The idea here was to offer information based on personal experience using Valve's hardware to people who haven't tried this yet. I don't recommend it. For those who do want to try this, Frost is selling a solution I assume he guarantees you will be happy with so message him about that would be my advice.

I am not on an Xbox crusade Frost. Sure, I talk about stuff I like. So do you with nvidia. So what? I suggested  an alternative that I know to work well. So did you. The difference is I don't make remarks about you being on a crusade just because your ideas and mine are not in agreement.

You must also consider me to be an idiot. As if crusading for some game console would ever change anyone's mind around here and why would I care other  than to share my thoughts on something I have fun with.

By the way, idiot here did his homework on your assertions regarding PC and Console revenue. In terms of money the order goes mobile (by far), console and PC gaming is heading up the rear by a substantial margin. Since I reside in an alternate universe I'll let you research that for yourself if you want facts instead of fiction. My source provides data to the major publishers in the industry. According to them, revenues for PC gaming are projected to decline in the coming years as console and mobile are projected to increase. I'm not surprised personally.

In Topic: Steam Link coming to iOS and tvOS

29 May 2018 - 03:21 PM

The large font was a mistake on my part due to using a mobile device on the old forum which for some reason made it tiny. So I selected everything and guessed incorrectly at the size. I noticed afterward but didn't feel like fixing it.

Frost, there are plenty of niche markets that are profitable. High end audio comes to mind. Recognizing reality does not mean I am ten years behind in my thinking. It simply means I am a realist.

I'd like to see some data from a reputable business source about relative game sales market share for PC, consoles and mobile games worldwide. Last I knew the order was: Mobile, Consoles, PC. Feel free to correct me with data covering all three from a recent reputable source with a link to it if you like. I am not above being corrected but I need proof.

I agree with Sneaky that everything we see today is just work being done for the future he describes. However, the Internet itself is the biggest problem and it will take the longest time to solve in all likelihood.

In home streaming will never be mainstream. It's a niche market. I'm glad business is good for those serving it but it is what it is. That's not being mired in yesterday. It's a realistic assessment of today and future prospects where the real end game of gaming Netflix is a long way off. For now, the next best things are Microsoft Game Pass and EA Access which both eschew streaming over the Internet because it isn't feasible yet in no small part thanks to the current state of internet service at least in the US.

In Topic: Steam Link coming to iOS and tvOS

28 May 2018 - 11:36 PM

View PostCougar, on 27 May 2018 - 03:02 PM, said:

So if the apps are separate, it's fine, but together, suddenly you have a problem? I don't get it.

Apple needs to lighten up. This app does not threaten native iOS apps in any way. You need to be on a good LAN and you need a controller (for a decent experience, anyway).

No, it isn't fine. Valve isn't getting a free ride into iOS. Everybody else pays a percentage per game, app or subscription. Valve is not going to be selling games that can be played on iOS for free. That seems reasonable enough to me. Windows is the only operating system aside of the irrelevant Linux where this kind of free ride happens and Microsoft is working on their App Store and hardware to end this party too but a conversation about this last point can happen in off topic if anyone wants to have it.

In Topic: What games are people playing these days!?

28 May 2018 - 06:05 PM

Started Dark Souls Remastered.