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  • Pre-order 'Resident Evil 4' for iPhone, iPad, or Mac today, pay $60 at launch for full unl...

    Soo... shareware. We are back at shareware ; )
  • Cook justifies Apple's advertising on X as a 'town square' for the Internet

    I really don’t know why AI opens comments on articles like this, like we don’t all know what each other’s opinions are — or don’t have other outlets. Yet many technical or tip articles have no open comments, where we could share practical things. Can’t even say “good job!” on most of them.

    Anyway, back to eviscerating one another. 

    Every once in a while we let one loose that we know will be a little iffy to see if things have improved. This one has been fine so far, we don't moderate stupid as a rule, but we do moderate hate speech, personal attacks, etc. None of that in here yet

    The reason we disable them on tips is because because comments fall into one of two categories: 
    1) I now need support with other things and or have questions
    2) Why is this a "tip" I've known how to do this since I was in preschool 

    #1 we don't have the time to answer everybody's questions and we do a disservice by letting them post into the void, and #2 is like "Yo, this isn't for you. There are users at all skill levels. iPhone is still for Grandmas and Teens" 

    Also, fwiw I live in TX, and I have lived in CA. There are ups and downs to each. I do not agree with MANY of this state's policies, and I certainly wouldn't raise a child here... but also the majority of my family lives here. Does that mean I'll stay here forever? No. But there's something to be said for trying to improve your conditions rather than just running for the hills (though i don't begrudge anyone being actively discriminated against for doing so.) I vote alongside my beliefs and values, especially when they don't align with the area at large. If more people did that, then we'd have a much better world overall.

    All that said, I think Cook's response was toothless and disappointing. Obviously it would be irresponsible to the company for him to bring up the Uyghur genocide or something during the interview, but that doesn't mean he's ignorant towards it or doesn't care. I do wish he had come down harder on some of Texas' more draconian policies though. Likewise with Twitter, if he didn't want to slam the platform, he could have been a bit harsher on Musk's personal tweets. 

    Just my 2 cents 🤷‍♂️
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  • 'Baldur's Gate 3' lands on Mac September 21

    Ofer said:
    Regarding F-Zero: just watched the Nintendo direct announcement. That was really disappointing. I was hoping for a modern remake of the game. Instead it’s the original and only available as an online option for people who subscribe to Nintendo’s subscription service. Boo!!!!!

    It's cool, but yeah ... i was hoping for them to remake it. Even acknowledging that it exists (outside of Smash) is a huge step up though. 

    mpantone said:

    BD3 has serious GOTY competition from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. They are neck-and-neck atop this year's leaderboards at Metacritic and Opencritic. My money is on the Nintendo title. Remember that there are 125+ million Switch units. And Nintendo titles have a different sales curve than PC or other console platforms. Nintendo sales are spread out over a longer duration.

    That said, I applaud Larian for bringing BD3 to macOS. This game has two very distinct playing styles: solo and multiplayer. Watching solo play is generally a snoozefest, great for the one whose is playing. Multiplayer is totally different, more like genuine old-school tabletop D&D with so many moments of hilarity just from party interaction.

    But for sure, BG3 is not the runaway GOTY winner with three months left in 2023. Not by a longshot.

    ToTK was fantastic, but it's also just kinda BotW+ and I think that's going to really hurt it come awards time. BG3 easy winner for me : )

  • Inexplicably, there are two indistinguishable models of second generation AirPods Pro

    Whatever they did, all we can really say about all this is, if you have the 2022 AirPods Pro and the 2023 AirPods Pro, don't put them in a bowl and hope you get the right pair out. 

    I thought you were going to make a joke about not swallowing them, because apparently that's a thing that happens. A lot. 😬
  • 'Baldur's Gate 3' lands on Mac September 21

    Japhey said:
    Can’t wait for Phantom Liberty either. Did you see they are having the Night City Wire Event tomorrow?
    Tomorrow has a bunch of goodies. Got a Night City Wire sandwiched between a Nintendo Direct and a Sony State of Play. I don't expect a lot from the State of Play (third-party and indie focused), but the Nintendo Direct is supposed to have one banger.

    BG3 is easily GOTY, so it's really cool to finally see it come to Mac after the delay (which all things considered wasn't too terrible.)