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#482

Supringly I have found gamea via streamers in the last,they key being that the streamer plays a variety of games. As of late this is getting to be more of a hassle since twitch is pushing you to play the hot games via bounties. If you want a great example of how to do this look up awesome video games.

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#483

The irony in that statement is that video games already run on FreeBSD (it’s the basis of the PS4’s OS). :stuck_out_tongue:

Okay, realistically Sony probably chose FreeBSD because they could hack it up with whatever proprietary stuff they wanted for the PS4 without having to make it public and provide a solid base OS that people would be somewhat familiar with programming for, at least at the API level.

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#484

This looks fucking terrible.

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#485

Yep. It’s not a bad idea, but a bad implementation. The way it is now, it’s basically entirely impossible for 3/4ths of the world to use it, which limits your market severely, and even in those markets, your consumer base is limited - things like 20gb an hour bandwidth usage puts it out of reach for a lot of people in those markets, for example, having a service where you don’t need to buy a powerful PC, console, or other device doesn’t matter shit if those people also can’t afford to buy a pretty beefy connection, and also has no actual or “good faith”(ie, unlimited if you don’t go overboard) download limits.

I can definitely see a service like this being incredibly viable in the future - but I’m not sure how they have a path to success here.

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#486

One thing I’m curious about is if they might be trying to force an upgrade of internet. Like, the reason this sucks for certain demographics bus because the internet they’re forced to contend with. Specifically data caps. Microsoft buckled immediately under this. But I’d thought if they got enough people to make a stink about it they’d turn the tides. Remote access internet is a different story.

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#487

Stadia could end in one of two ways: 1) Forces ISPs to upgrade their networks including a 5G rollout. 2) Modern video gaming becomes the exclusive purview of the super rich, with the rest of the 99.9% peasantry entertain themselves with games like Food Rioting and Purges.

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#490

Hell yeah, let game developers enter the Guilded Age.

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#492

I bought Dragon Warrior Monsters the day it came out, and played it a ton, although I never beat it. This article really brings me back to exactly 19 years ago. Wow.

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