So my trusty Logitech G19 keyboard decided to give up the ghost and now I am using a $5 keyboard from Kmart. *Shudders*.
Just wondering what keyboards are other people are using? Pro's and Con's of it?
So many choices on the market.
Sorry for your loss.
I've been using a Logitech G710+ for a few years with dampened brown switches and I wouldn't want to go back to membrane Kboards.
There are a few contests that include a keyboard among the products so, if you can wait a month or so, you could try to win one of them instead.
So, I've been trying to play Quake on PC, and being used to twin-stick controls in FPS games, I must say that I am having a bit of difficulty getting used to WASD and mouselook. Do you guys have good suggestions for me to adapt to the controls?
Yes, stop playing FPS with a controller
Honestly, I stopped buying those kinds of games on consoles because I can't stand using the right analog for aiming. Mouse is soooo superior.
Rhonin the wizard said:
*lots of useful info*
Thanks for sharing!
Sadly, rising the fee to $250 wouldn't solve it. Many of those garbage games exist for the sole reason of achivements and cards, which people use to earn more money from the market.
If they want to keep things under control, Valve should use a scale system. Something like publish a game, pay $100. From game 2 to 10, pay $500. After all, if you come back with more games it means that you've had success so you can pay that higher fee. From game 10 to 25 pay $1,000, and so on.
Of course, there needs to be some balance to that scale, and it can be something as simple as time. If you only publish one game or less per year, then the fee could be kept at $100, but if you publish more than 10 games per year (imho, a clear sign that something smells fishy), then rise that fee to something like x2 or more.
At the end of the day, what Valve should try to do is, if not reinforcing their system to try to keep the garbage out of the store, at least make it harder for those publishers to make money from their "games".
The problem with scaling the price upwards is: it could create a level of uncertainty with legitimate developers.
When designing a system to choke problematic developers, you need to be careful to avoid harming desirable ones.
Having a flat fee, helps to create trust, reliability and predictability.
As a developer you can, with ease, say: "I know exactly how much it will cost to put this software on Steam".
Remember: Valve has been making steps towards movies, TV shows and general purpose software on Steam; Valve needs to keep that in mind when dictating prices.
You don't want to encourage developer to place their asset flips under software to avoid monstrous fees; you don't want to punish developers who can legitimately produce content quickly.
A balance must be found.
A flexible payment scheme sounds beautiful, but: if you look at the real world implications and complications it starts to fall apart.
Valve offer a way for developers to recoup the cost the gate fee when they have made enough money on Steam; a flexible payment structure could result in too many moving parts.
The system should aim to be uncomplicated yet highly effective; efficient systems are things worth admiring.
Most respectable publishers and indie devs/publishers only launch a few games every year, usually less than half a dozen, so that scaling fee wouldn't be much of a problem for them. But the important part here is that those shady publishers that flood Steam with garbage launch dozens of games every year (some of them even every month!), so it's them who would get punished the most because that has to be the ultimate goal, to make it impossible for those kind of games and its publihsers to make money from them, thus making them end their actual business scheme.
Also, in my example of a scale, I already said that Valve could implement some ways to balance the fee so it doesn't become a problem. And I'm sure Valve wouldn't want to make big publishers angry, so I doubt they'll be forced to pay any extra fee (if at all).
Please excuse my bad English.
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