Star Citizen Keeps Getting Bigger. Literally.

Subject: General Tech | March 14, 2015 - 08:00 AM |
Tagged: star citizen, rsi

When the game is finished, Robert Space Industries is expecting the Star Citizen game client to be 100GB in size. The company was given $75 million USD from fans over the last two and a half years, and they seem to be using it for content. Individual patches are expected to be in the 2 to 6GB range, but could extend to 20GB if an architecture change requires updating old assets to some new system.

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I guess this is a case of “be careful what you wish for”. When you praise a developer for producing a gigantic experience with tonnes of content, it will need to be stored somewhere. At the same time, I wonder when games from typical publishers will match this bar. Say what you like about crowd-funding, but Star Citizen seems to be an example of the business model done right (although their budget is astronomical and that probably helped).

Star Citizen is slowly being released, piece by piece, with a 2016 shipping date.

Source: PC Gamer

HeMouse and the masters of the RSI

Subject: General Tech | January 3, 2013 - 05:36 PM |
Tagged: mouse, rsi, vertical mouse, input, HE Mouse

There are a variety of devices out there meant to improve the mouse by allowing your hand to sit in a more natural position while you are using your computer. From trackballs to joystick-like devices with a sensor on the bottom, they have seen only limited acceptance but perhaps the HE Mouse might gain more fans as it does very much resemble a mouse flipped on its side.  That allows a familiar look while still putting your wrist in a much more natural position and comes in both wired and wireless versions.  You still get gaming features such as settings between 800 and 3400 dpi and a total of 5 buttons so gaming will not be a problem.  Check out Hardware.Info if you think your wrists could use a break.

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"We reviewed the HE Mouse. Ergonomic input devices are rare these days, so it was great to test a product that tried something different. The vertical orientation of the HE Mouse does indeed reduce the strain on your hand, wrist and forearm, so if you’re susceptible to RSI then this could be a good alternative. It falls short of perfection, however, since the lack of an accurate sensor limits the applications for this mouse."

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