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[–] chronicdiscord 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Says the guy whose company does exclusives with Microsoft.

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[–] Troll [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Maybe devs are finally getting their heads out of their asses?

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[–] ChillyHellion 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The "no repost" rule is probably the one I'm most lax on. I usually just apply it when there's a complaint, as opposed to things like the "game name in the title" rule, which I'll try to catch early and help the submitter to repost successfully. Usually when there's a double-up it's not too terrible a thing, and if five or six posts cover the same story someone will usually speak up about it.

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[–] Troll [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Feel free to report any duplicate submissions to the mods. I usually rely on Voat to redirect me when I'm submitting a link that's already posted.

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[–] ChillyHellion 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

As someone who posts a lot, I think this is one of Voat's best features. It doesn't catch reposted stories if they're from different URLs, but the amount of times I've posted something and been redirected to the existing post makes the feature very useful.

Hey /u/Troll, you're one of /v/gaming's regulars; you should consider requesting a user flair if you're interested in having a gaming related icon show up next to your name.

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[–] Ghetto_Shitlord 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

Tim needs to do some research before saying things like this. UWP apps can be sideloaded, so his entire fictional scenario comes crashing down over that fact.

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[–] SCphotog 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

He says... in one of these articles... that they 'can' be sideloaded but the function of doing so is obtuse and obfuscated, to which I agree.

It's near to the same with the Google Play store... you CAN sideload applications, but if it were obvious and apparent and easy... we wouldn't call it "sideloading".

This is an obvious play by Microsoft to lock down the Windows store/UWP ecosystem, and while it might be able to be seen as "good business" it's not terribly good for the consumer, the gamer. The minutae of benefits this offers is far outweighed by the detriment.

We need more open environments not ANOTHER closed one. Right now we have multiple closed environments competing with each other... when it is totally unnecessary.

Remember when you could buy (license) a program and it would just work out of the box... no midddle-man needed ?

The 'store' is not needed... it's just a retail front between us and the content.

In the case of Valve/Steam... there are some benefits.... the social aspect being the most obvious, but even Steam with what we get out of it... is still monopolistic in effect.

I personally would prefer a simple server browser for my gaming, and the social aspect, can be left up to me and my friends... the options for communication are endless.

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[–] Ghetto_Shitlord 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

So make it unobtuse, during steam install, invoke where the setting is, prompt the user to change it, done.