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  • (updated!) Authorities looking at regulating RNG as gambling

    sayuu said:
    By law in Belgium for a game to be considered gambling one must be able to lose one's money ( the wager)

    so  online casinos and more recently CS:GO item wagering is considered gambling in belgium because one can lose what they wager and walk away with nothing


    in loot boxes one never walks away with nothing, one can get something undesirable, but one will always get something.



    so by current  law in belgium loot boxes are not gambling. . .
    If it were that simple, lottery wouldn't be gambling because you'll get the lottery ticket (physical item) in exchange for your money.
    sayuuRexKushmanshalissarMrMelGibson
  • CitizenCon 2017: Greatest game ever in creation

    Witness also the greatest ship ever leaving on her maiden voyage:


    SolturnoFrodoFraginsTalonsinJamesGoblinlaxiekikoodutroa8JemAs666MightyUncleanCoatedOdeezeeand 3 others.
  • Citizencon 2017: Procedural Cities & other highlights

    Erillion said:
    It was my understanding that the 2 GB mentioned above was an abitrary number by @MaxBacon

    The art itself could be much less. And you only need the first part for "arrival". You can load in the rest in the background while you are on planet. That reduces the 40 Mbit/s net connection requirement you mentioned.
    You've likely already seen in demos how hard it's for RSI to make it so that object don't seem to pop into existence too late when you approach the planet from space.

    Imagine how hard it would be if the game would also need to stream art for those objects real-time through net.
    Odeezee
  • Star Citizen - Squadron 42 Update

    So, did RSI make this decision because
     a) They've got so much other exciting stuff they want to show at CitizenCon, or
     b) They can't show anything exciting about SQ42 during CitizenCon?

    I can't bring myself to believe into the first alternative.
    OdeezeeZandog
  • Time to upgrade

    Quizzical said:
    Getting an SSD strikes me as most of the point of this upgrade.  Replacing an eight year old hard drive is also a good idea, as by now it's living on borrowed time and should not be relied upon.  If you continue to use the old hard drive, make sure it's only for things where it wouldn't be terribly bothersome if it abruptly died and the data was unrecoverable.
    If you buy a SSD, then it's easy enough to store most important information on that SSD and keep the old disk for storing less important stuff.

    I'd suggest keeping your old HDD and getting 500GB SSD.
    SedrynTyrosOzmodan