Valve has lost a major court battle regarding reselling Steam games in France. The results of this ruling have essentially invalidated several clauses in the terms of service, including those that assert that you are buying a subscription to a game and not the game itself.A Quick Primer on the First Sale Doctrine The First Sale Doctrine is a principle in American law. Obviously, this doesn’t apply to France, but the concept is recognized in some fashion in many countries. Suppose that I were to buy a book. That book is a copy of someone else’s work, but the book itself is mine. If I wished to sell my copy to someone else, I would totally be within my rights to do so in America (and many other countries). I could not, however, walk over to a Xerox machine, crank out a bunch of copies, and try to sell them for a profit. Valve (and really most modern software retailers) got around this issue by asserting that they were not selling you a copy of a game; rather, they were … [Read more...] about Court Victory Means Reselling Steam Games May Be Legal in France
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If I set linearDamping on a body, it's velocity will be decreased slowly, until it stops. The documentation says, that the units are 1/time, which is unclear for me. If the velocity of a body is 10 m/s, and the linearDamping is 0.5, then how can I calculate that when will the velocity be decreased to 1 m/s ? … [Read more...] about What does linearDamping mean in Box2D?
The hardware news just keeps coming from GDC this week, with today’s big headline courtesy of Oculus. They’ve just announced the Rift S, a new VR headset for PC that has a higher resolution display and built-in tracking to make it even easier to jump into your favourite VR games – and they’ve partnered with Lenovo to build it. Priced at $399 and arriving sometime this spring, the Rift S is a bit like what the Vive Pro is to the regular Vive – a better version of the same headset that still works with all the same games and the same Rift platform as before. So it’s not really Rift 2.0, per se, but more of a refinement of the existing technology. Still, what a refinement it looks to be. With five built-in sensors packed with Oculus’ Insight tracking tech, the Rift S means you can now chuck your external sensors in the bin, as its new little front-facing eyeballs (d’aww) have everything they need to do room-scale VR right off the bat. Or … [Read more...] about Oculus Rift S isn’t the Rift 2, but no external sensors is a big thumbs up
report this adWhether it be World of Light, the online modes, or the wealth of other content included in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there’s no doubt that myriad fans the world over are diving deep into the latest entry in Nintendo’s crossover fighting game series as we speak. Naturally, the Switch title may be the very first game in the franchise that some have played, which would mean that they aren’t as well-versed as veterans are on the history of the titles. Should this be the case, the director Masahiro Sakurai recently revealed the series logo’s meaning for those not in the know. As seen below in the latest episode of the Yoiko x Super Smash Bros. Ultimate video series, the Japanese comedy duo Yoiko sits down with Sakurai to play the Switch title, asking him what the franchise’s iconic logo is supposed to represent. According to the Smash director, the intersecting lines are meant to show the crossover nature of the series, and the circle is divided … [Read more...] about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Director Reveals the Logo’s Meaning
During a stage event from Tokyo Game Show in Chiba, Japan, Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii revealed the title and official logo of the Nintendo Switch version of the game, which will be titled Dragon Quest XI S. Horii-san and Producer Hokuto Okamoto mentioned that “S” means a lot of things, including “Switch” and “Shaberu” (which means “Speaking”) and “Seiyuu-san” (which means “Voice Actor”), hinting that the voice overs may be added to the game. That being said, we also heard that it doesn’t mean “small.” Almost predictably, nothing else was shared, and we didn’t get a single image of the game, or a release date or window. You can see the animated logo below. If you want to learn more about the game (which is currently available for PS4 and can be purchased on Amazon) you can read my review. … [Read more...] about Dragon Quest XI S for Nintendo Switch Logo Revealed by Square Enix, but No Images or Dates Yet