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Janichsan

Member Since 23 Aug 2005
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In Topic: Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch News

21 May 2018 - 12:53 AM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 20 May 2018 - 09:18 PM, said:

Probably more accurate to say you 50% agree. Or was there a console Starcraft I'm not aware of?
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In Topic: John Carmack on Steve Jobs

16 May 2018 - 09:22 AM

View PostCougar, on 15 May 2018 - 01:29 PM, said:

Janichsan boldly ventures in to the hostile wasteland known as "Facebook" to bring back the increasingly-rare Interesting Content back to civilization. You're doing God's Work.
Well, to be honest, I let others venture in the desolation of Facebook and bring us back that story, and boldly claimed their success for my own. ;)

In Topic: Apple CPUs to Replace Intel in Macs?

15 May 2018 - 04:46 AM

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 09 May 2018 - 12:30 AM, said:

Well, I didn't quote Tim Cook verbatim and I didn't mean to leave anything out. However, I don't read anything extra into what he said either. I got the not wanting to merge and water down part. I take that to mean the traditional Mac remains what it is basically and the new ARM systems are just that, new. They aren't watered down Macs. They are more capable iOS devices.
…which equates to "watering down one (i.e. the Mac) for the other (i.e. iOS devices). But okay.

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As for the mouse and track pad issue, how does tapping and swiping a trackpad differ from doing the same thing on the surface of an iOS device?
And what about tilt controls, which admittedly aren't used that often?

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Both the Apple Trackpad and Smart mouse have the ability to serve up swipes and taps along with moving to points they occur at.
This pretty much sums up the whole range of available input devices which support swipes, taps, and gestures to the extent that would be necessary to make iOS apps fully usuable. So the wall around that proverbial garden gets even higher by requiring Apple input devices to use Apple approved apps on Apple gadgets.

Anyway, my point was less that you require a fitting input device to use these apps, but rather that a mouse or keyboard driven computer requires a completely different interface design than a heldheld touch-driven gadget. I'm sure you remember the criticism Microsoft got when they forced an interface primarily designed for touch input on desktop PCs with Windows 8.

In Topic: Free Mac games

10 May 2018 - 02:36 PM

View PostCamper-Hunter, on 10 May 2018 - 02:28 PM, said:

Thanks.
Hmm I don't see GOG here, only Steam.
I think Thain meant the Humble Store, where his link leads to… ;)

In Topic: Feral's upcoming project?

10 May 2018 - 02:33 PM

View PostMr Pink, on 10 May 2018 - 02:27 PM, said:

'LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2' has Steam Depots now.
Maybe that's the Mac only 'Save Poor Bob If You Please' blip, either that or it's 'LEGO Ninjago'.
I was already wondering why there still is no Mac version of LMSH2.