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Andrew Haining's Comments

Comment In: [News - 12/13/2017 - 08:15]

Games have exactly the same ...

Games have exactly the same protections as any other form of media. r n r nIf you can 't implement the best implementation of your idea, what makes you entitled to cripple consumers right to choose another Ideas are cheap, implementing them is the hard part.

Comment In: [News - 11/06/2017 - 06:38]

Dedicated servers are the perfect ...

Dedicated servers are the perfect solution to almost all of the woes of the modern multiplayer game, with one important exception, it impacts the publishers bottom line. r nDedicated servers give players the tools to control who plays the game without infringing consumer rights with blanket bans. r nIf you ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/26/2017 - 11:24]

POD data sometimes make sense ...

POD data sometimes make sense but it 's important to recognise that C is designed to allow you to strongly assert invalid state with the type system and it is the language default and recommended practice to do so, say with std::optional for example. The optional paradigm being one common ...

Comment In: [News - 06/27/2017 - 03:17]

Sad news. I hope Arkane ...

Sad news. I hope Arkane can continue to make the best immersive sims in the industry without him, either way he will be missed.

Comment In: [News - 05/08/2017 - 07:17]

Valve continue to see their ...

Valve continue to see their relevance eroded as they refuse to provide a worthwhile service to players or developers. If these companies had any faith in their automation whatsoever they would provide an option to turn it off. r n r nRather than struggle with how to accurately guess what ...

Comment In: [News - 04/24/2017 - 04:11]

And guess what They 're ...

And guess what They 're still underestimating it because 1. They have absolutely no information to base their numbers on and 2. They still have a monumental conflict. r n r nI don 't think anyone is surprised by this. They will continue to revise their historical numbers as they ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/19/2017 - 10:30]

I 've rarely heard such ...

I 've rarely heard such a bad idea in my entire career. I could write a 10,000 word essay on all the things wrong with this idea, but for now I 'll stick with, using C as an object interface language means you have to marshall data between compilation units ...

Comment In: [News - 04/03/2017 - 07:19]

That would be a corruption ...

That would be a corruption of the market, unlike computers which are, of course, famously incorruptible.

Comment In: [News - 02/15/2017 - 06:38]

The scarce commodity here is ...

The scarce commodity here is not money - The words of someone who neither understands the meaning of the word commodity, nor the word money. r n r n This way of running a game company seems intriguing, and worth studying if you 're a game maker. r nIt absolutely ...

Comment In: [News - 02/10/2017 - 01:03]

30 of your revenue. Or ...

30 of your revenue. Or you could distribute it elsewhere.

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