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The Vive wireless adapter’s 60GHz tech could be the weak link in the VR chainThe Vive wireless adapter’s 60GHz tech could be the weak link in the VR chain
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5GHz isn't THAT fragile, I have a router that I connect to from the opposite corner of my apartment, *two rooms over* and I still have a full strength signal. Something like your arms or body isn't going to affect the signal enough to make a difference.Reply
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It kinda depends on building materials, in my old stone house my otherwise excellent Asus router struggles to get 5GHz through the walls, and never at full strength.

So while your arms and body might not affect a 5GHz signal, the 60GHz connections are reportedly far more fragile, and your meat might make it drop connection as it loses line-of-sight.

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Are any developers actually receiving Valve's "pre-paid Steam revenue" VR funding?Are any developers actually receiving Valve's "pre-paid Steam revenue" VR funding?
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This is Gabe Newell, isn't it? He's one of my personal heroes. I mean, he called the toxicity of the Windows Store back around Windows 8, saying that Microsoft would lock games into exclusivity deals to spite other PC storefronts. What's happening now? Games like ReCore, Scalebound, We Happy Few, and quite a few others are ... locked into exclusivity deals so that they can only appear on the Windows Store! Which is kind of a death sentence on the PC, since I haven't heard of even Windows 10 users actually bothering with it.

And it's doubly a death sentence because, quite frankly, Microsoft has a history of promising PC users everything in the world and then abandoning them. Look at Games for Windows Live. So these poor bastards are buying into Microsoft's silken lies only to see barely any sales before Microsoft shuts down their own Store in a big hissy fit again. Again again.

Newell called that.

And he understands why exclusivity is bad. Steam is a pretty equal opportunity platform. Want to publish a game outside of Steam? Go ahead, feel free to upload your game anywhere. Want some of Steam's delicious bandwidth? Okay, so long as your game can be bought on Steam, just crank out however many keys you like to sell the game on other storefronts, allowing them to take advantage of our bandwidth.

So of course this is the attitude he has. It fits perfectly with his attitude since forever. He hates exclusivity. He always has. Valve will even go so far as to fund things to not be exclusive, because that's what Newell is like.

Why does he do this?

It's the long game. He plays it. He plays it so damn well that I actually think he's able to see the future. He's called so many things. Even SteamOS is there in preparation for Vulkan, for when everyone decides they've had just about enough of Microsoft's anti-competitive, spying, manipulative crap.

So... Yay Gabe Newell!
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Actual MS has said they're interested in selling games on Steam again, and Dead Rising 4 will only be exclusive to W10 for 90 days.

So, they're making some good announcements, but we'll still have to see if they follow through.

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