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Signed On May 24, 2003, 03:25
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 14, 2014, 11:02 Prez
 
Verno wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 10:54:
Prez wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 10:24:
Taylor swift has made "Less than $500,000 across hundreds of millions of plays."

The poor thing. She's probably starving. Maybe we should start a fundraiser.

If shes that poorly compensated, how well can anyone else be doing? I don't know shit about Taylor Swift other than she seems to mega popular but it seems like these companies aren't being fair about how revenue is split.

If what I've heard about the streaming audio business is true if they paid anybody any more than what they are currently they would basically be paying to stay in business. It doesn't seem to be a very sustainable business model unless Spotify is somehow different.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen 8GB Requirement Won't Change "Any Time Soon"; DX10 Support Unlikely
7. Re: Star Citizen 8GB Requirement Won't Change Nov 14, 2014, 10:51 Prez
 
Xero wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 10:45:
"We are creating this game with the PC gamer in mind."

Not a bad idea considering they are funding your entire development.

They probably meant to say "We are creating this game with God's own PC in mind."
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 14, 2014, 10:48 Prez
 
I see her point from a business standpoint. But seriously, a 'campaign'? Does she feel that the lack of proper compensation for her music really something I should feel bad about when considering that if she never made another dime in her life she would still have more money than her childresn's children can spend? just take your music off Spotify and be done with it. That was my point.  
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News Comments > Warlords of Draenor DDoSed
4. Re: Warlords of Draenor DDoSed Nov 14, 2014, 10:31 Prez
 
Maybe it's just a case of them shrinking their bandwidth for the game faster than their player base is shrinking.  
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News Comments > Grass Simulator Early Access
5. Re: Grass Simulator Early Access Nov 14, 2014, 10:29 Prez
 
Is this supposed to be clever or something?  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 14, 2014, 10:24 Prez
 
Taylor swift has made "Less than $500,000 across hundreds of millions of plays."

The poor thing. She's probably starving. Maybe we should start a fundraiser.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
22. Re: Op Ed Nov 13, 2014, 20:56 Prez
 
Buggy releases are inexcusable but I still think Ubi is due some credit for releasing the PC version of games concurrently with the console versions.  
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Dead Bug Live Blog
33. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Dead Bug Live Blog Nov 13, 2014, 18:19 Prez
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 13, 2014:

Dude, that's definitely taking the bait.
I typed that about two seconds after waking up and kind of immediately regretted it (I hadn't fully waken up, thanks smartphones for letting me go to Blues immediately after turning off the alarm), but TotalBiscuit's endless waffling over whether he's a journalist that needs ethics or everyone else needs ethics and he doesn't (why else would he start claiming he isn't a journalist when he always said he was) kind of bugs me.


I took your bait so I guess that makes you a good troll!

Seriously though, I am a big fan of his. I think his waffling stems from the fact that his youtube channel is supported by a large gaming media entity, so he feels the need to tell people that he isn't a truly independent reviewer in the interest of full disclosure, but he still wants us to know that is far from being a true gaming journalist i.e. one who goes on trips paid for by big game publishers and gets invited to lavish trade show parties and the like.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Dead Bug Live Blog
28. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Dead Bug Live Blog Nov 13, 2014, 17:39 Prez
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 11:10:
How can TB review a game if he has begun adamantly arguing he isn't a journalist?
Where is his code of ethics so we know he wasn't paid by EA to badmouth Ubi?

/s

I didn't miss your qualifier, and I normally don't presume to speak for an entire community, but I feel compelled to respond regardless. Total Biscuit/Total Halibut (same guy) is so respected BECAUSE he isn't considered a journalist. He and Mac (of "Worth-a-buy" fame/infamy) are, by and large, viewed by gamers as their peers, and as such their reviews are taken more as "User Reviews". Taking into account that TB is part of larger journalistic entity on YouTube his videos are still unapologetically independent and beholden to no one. Even when we disagree with him we pretty much feel it's because of differences in tastes, standards, tolerance, etc and not because he was paid off by someone. The same with Mac's reviews but he is more comedic value for some because of his epic meltdowns and rants. :-)

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 12, 2014, 21:09 Prez
 
I wonder if by "pausing" ATT is actually just taking its toys and going home because of what Obama said yesterday.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2014, 20:34 Prez
 
20k is nothing. And that's only the very old and very young.

I am dreading another one like the 1918 Spanish Influenza that effectively ended WW1. It killed healthy and strong young men the most. Oh wait, no I'm not - I'm totally unhealthy and old so I would be safe. Never mind.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2014, 19:59 Prez
 
Verno wrote on Nov 12, 2014, 13:30:
There are no known Ebola cases in the U.S.

Hopefully this will finally put an end to discussions about unnecessary and economically damaging mass quarantines. The media fear mongering of this whole situation was absurd.

I liked Stephen Colbert's coining it "EbolaPalooza".
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
13. Re: Game Reviews Nov 12, 2014, 19:51 Prez
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 12, 2014, 11:09:
Only two kinds of embargoes bother me:

1) This one, which goes beyond launch. They should absolutely end when the game is on sale

2) Worse, the "can't publish until the day before unless the score is an 85." That not only spams with reviews of people that like games (and no game should be liked by everyone), but it gives someone that was thinking of giving, say, an 80 incentive to just give it 5 more points so that his review gets traffic

Agreed. I'd actually like to see all of the major game publications agreed to hold their reviews back until they bought the game themselves and played through it. That would be journalist collusion I could get behind. Other than that, beyond decrying the practice the game publications really have no recourse here.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale Nov 11, 2014, 23:28 Prez
 
Elf Shot The Food wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 20:36:
I was just about to buy Rogue Legacy on Humble Bundle at 75% off, but I believe I'll go for the higher discount on Steam instead.

I said "Oh - Rogue Legacy! Been meaning to buy that! Well, no better time than on a sale. What? I already own it? What is happening to me?!?"
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Announced (Not F2P)
11. Re: Just Cause 3 Announced (Not F2P) Nov 11, 2014, 22:36 Prez
 

YAY! \o/
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 11, 2014, 18:51 Prez
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 13:53:
Wow, I didn't even know of those allegations against Cosby.

I remember the rape case and kind of thought the woman making the allegations might be lying, but I never heard of the dozen or so other women who were supposedly going to testify that the same thing happened to them if the case ever went to trial. Now I don't know - she may have been telling the truth.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
14. Re: Game Reviews Nov 11, 2014, 18:17 Prez
 

PC Gamer review is also up. They gave it an 87, but they were of course burdened by the fact they shilled DA2 into a 94, and have been paying for it ever since.

Yeah. I forgave them for their Crysis review that was in the 90's since I enjoyed it more than most others did (it would have been a respectable 80's-ish score in my mind), but they lost me with that execrable DA2 review. Taken by itself the game was a 65, maybe a 70 to my mind. Considered as a sequel to Origins it was about a 45 or 50 for me. I don't give Destructoid and Polygon the hits anymore - I'll see their numbers as an agregate score on Metacritic. If the reviews are generally positive I'll buy it at some point. Of course I would prefer it to be on Steam but Origin isn't too bad; certainly not bad enough to avoid playing a good game because of it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
45. Re: tougher Internet regulation. Nov 11, 2014, 03:38 Prez
 
I'm confused by your opposition to this LittleMe. It's clear you are against how corporate interests in government have led to anti-consumer monopolies - "Corporatism" as you are calling it. If the FCC does what the POTUS is advocating it would eliminate that from how the internet is run at least. I could see you being opposed to that if you held the view that as businesses internet providers have the right to charge those who use the most bandwidth more, but I'm not hearing that as your stance. Net Neutrality would essentially remove the ability for corporations to be the final arbiter of information on the internet, which based on what you have written seems it would be something you would support.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
41. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 11, 2014, 02:55 Prez
 
beremot wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 02:44:
Breitbart has a proven pattern of deceit--documented, by, among others, Media Matters. No one can say the reverse, because it simply isn't true.

I don't really keep score honestly - I just have learned to fact-check everything nine ways to Sunday (that is a strange idiom isn't it?). Media Matters does its own spin to be sure, but I don't mind them.

What I find curious is how someone like my wife (a hardcore conservative) and myself (a moderate libertarian with the occasional right-leaning view) determine what is "bias". She will swear that Fox News and Newsmaxx "only report the news, no spin!" while USA Today and CNN are heavily biased to the left. I'm like 'WTF?!?!'

Of course I just nod politely and deftly change the subject because this woman can easily kill me in my sleep and make it look like an accident...
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
38. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 11, 2014, 02:30 Prez
 
beremot wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 02:02:
Prez wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 01:41:
You should look it up. The Republicans have gotten so good at it, that there were elections where the Democratic candidate actually got more votes overall ... and still lost.

Can I get a link or three on that? I hadn't heard that before now. And I thought re-districting only benefitted the party in power (which in the Senate was the Democrats)?

I'm not the most knowledgeable guy on this issue either, but here are some numbers compiled by daily kos, which is a left wing website, meaning some will immediately dismiss the data out of hand, but whatever ...


I get what you are saying now. Here's a link that describes it well. As far as sources go, I'll read anything from Breibart to Media Matters and anything in between. I have a finely-honed BS detector that serves me pretty well.
 
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