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#1 Edited by djames216 (481 posts) -

So it looks like the awesome guys (and by awesome, I mean the exact opposite) at BermanBraun (now known as Whalerock) have decided to shut down AnimeVice.com. There's a forum post here announcing it. The community will apparently be transferring as much content as they can to a new wikia site AnimeVice.wikia.com. It's sad to see this happening again. I hope the community stays reasonably intact. They shut Screened down about a year ago. A small group of us transfered as much as we could and do the the best we can at to-hollywood-and-beyond.wikia.com.

#3 Posted by djames216 (481 posts) -

@deaddprophet: Hi. Sent you a friend request. I am Kikuchiyo#2289. I mostly play on Euro but also try play on U.S. too. Although my U.S. collection is weaker than my Euro one.

#4 Posted by djames216 (481 posts) -

@selbie: I've just come across the archive on Youtube and was going to post here about it but you beat me to it. I watched the previous stream they did on Thief: The Dark Project but I missed watching this one live unfortunately. Something to bear in mind is that the mic audio quality of each person varies a lot but you can hear what they're saying. The Thief stream was fairly informal. It was just some devs talking about the game and answering questions from chat. This one seems more formal as it is hosted by Adam Sessler. He introduces everyone and asks questions. I'm watching it right now but I'm only twelve minutes in so I don't yet know if they answer questions from chat this time around.

#5 Posted by djames216 (481 posts) -

Update

I'm watching the stream right now and they have just said that they will be archiving it.

#6 Edited by djames216 (481 posts) -

Otherside Entertainment are currently kickstarting Underworld Ascendant. Some of them used to work at Looking Glass which produced Thief 1 & 2, System Shock 1 & 2, and Ultima Underworld 2.

So fans of the classic Thief games may be interested to know that they will be playing Thief 1 on Twitch today, Wednesday 18th Feb 2015, 3pm to 6 pm EST.

http://www.twitch.tv/otherside_entertainment

Hopefully, we will get some interesting commentary about Thief 1's development. It doesn't seem like they archive their Twitch streams to YouTube or anything, so watch it while you can!

#7 Edited by djames216 (481 posts) -

Is there some reason why this thread has 137,000 views?

Well, I just did a google search for turn-based RPGs for the PC and this was the second result shown. That may explain why this thread has so many views.

#8 Edited by djames216 (481 posts) -

Humble have announced (link below) that Steam have removed support for the 0Auth system that automated the process of redeeming Steam keys. So Humble are going back to the old way of manually redeeming keys. They do not say why support for 0Auth has been removed in their announcement. Does anyone else know why this has happened? I thought one of the reasons they stopped using the old manual method was because of people selling on the Steam keys at a profit. So it seems odd that they are going back to this method.

http://blog.humblebundle.com/post/107906804069/changes-in-steam-key-redemption

#9 Posted by djames216 (481 posts) -

@nasher27 said:

@djames216 said:

@hassun said:
I do wonder if this is another case of MS threading a fine line of illegal practices (certainly in Europe) by packing in stuff that connects to their other stuff. They have been charged for packaging Internet Explorer before.

I hadn't thought of that. Microsoft were forced to include a "Browser choice" shortcut for European copies of Windows. It was deemed unfair from a market standpoint for them to include Internet Explorer in Windows without any mention of other browser competitors. So would you say that this Xbox app is a competitor to Steam for example?

Maybe i'm missing more information, but they really think it's illegal that Microsoft packages it's own browser in it's OS? That sounds odd. Almost like villainizing Google for not allowing another browser on ChromeOS.

Anyway, a new Xbox App would be neat on Windows 10. Their current integration isn't really that great, and I would guess that Xbox One having a more robust system probably allowed them to have the room for this on the new OS.

The European powers-that-be basically thought that Microsoft was monopolising the browser market by including IE in the Windows install. They also thought that this gave Microsoft an unfair advantage over their competitors. Not everyone who uses a PC is tech savvy and will just use whatever they are presented with without shopping around. I kind of understand where they are coming from but it's a complicated subject when you start digging.

#10 Posted by djames216 (481 posts) -

@hassun said:
I do wonder if this is another case of MS threading a fine line of illegal practices (certainly in Europe) by packing in stuff that connects to their other stuff. They have been charged for packaging Internet Explorer before.

I hadn't thought of that. Microsoft were forced to include a "Browser choice" shortcut for European copies of Windows. It was deemed unfair from a market standpoint for them to include Internet Explorer in Windows without any mention of other browser competitors. So would you say that this Xbox app is a competitor to Steam for example?