The three app stores that are baked into devices (excluding Amazon)
Apple: The exclusive club that allows business transactions on its premises but don't piss off the owners or you're out on your ear.
Google Play: The we accept anyone club where people come to hang out and do a bit of business. Pick pockets and thieves go unnoticed but are thrown out upon discovery.
Windows store: The wild west, lawless, don't trust anyone. A marshall/law bringer comes to town every-so-often, throws out a few trouble makers, doesn't finish cleaning up the place before leaving again.
I'm not a gamer at all so bear with me. Do all games get loaded in to RAM where it doesn't matter that these machines don't have SSDs? In the CAD world, it made machines 30% faster to put a SSD in them.
No but portions do. SSD will reduce load time between scenes but not affect gameplay.
I considered getting Civ V pack for the $13, but meh.... is it worth it...?
I have an embarrassingly large number of hours logged. I'm not sure how it compares to my Civ IV hours since I played that mostly pre-Steam. The game itself is good, but where it really shines is with mods.
To really shake up the market Nintendo needs to look at putting their backlog to mobile and PC. That would take Nintendo from a distant fourth in the hardware business to a serious competitor in the software business.
Problem is... tons of their games are actually terrible and only sold because there was no competition. Of those that were okay, the majority rely on hardware gimmicks not available on phones or PCs. So porting the games is very, very hard. Anything since the Wii or DS era and you are seriously hampered in getting those games to another platform. Older stuff like GBA and GameCube you can port pretty easily.
So even series that people liked, it would be a struggle to get the full series ported. And everything would need to be totally revamped or it would showcase how poor the graphics were in the originals.
I never quite gleaned from the article whether it was you could only pass 1 VM per GPU, or if you could do GPU sharing and let multiple VMs use the same GPU?
I haven't read the entire thing, so I may be mistaken. They were talking about two different modes of GPU pass through. One mode where you have 1GPU to 1VM, and another one where you can share 1GPU with many VM.
@scottalanmiller I was laid off a couple weeks ago so no new games until I get a new source of income. I hope you got some good ones that I can play with you later in co-op, maybe Portal 2, for example?
I do have Portal 2 but have never played it. Without a mouse I can't finish Portal 1
I have a couple of games that I can play on an old Lappy running Xubuntu.
With my growing distaste for the way that Windows and Microsoft work, it is good to know that if at any stage it all gets too much, I can still play games that others play.