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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
2. Re: Evening Interviews Mar 19, 2014, 19:49 Pigeon
 
It really was Auction House the Game for these guys.

Also QFT:
The auction house’s clunky interface didn’t help players looking to buy items for personal use, according to Antoni, but it did unwittingly help the item traders. “The problem with the auction house was the interface,” he said. “The nature of Diablo III is that of a ridiculous number of worthless items and a small percentage of valuable ones. People couldn’t use the auction house properly to find the really good items.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 19, 2014, 19:32 Pigeon
 
Hopefully they'll also improve the way the share button works, as it can be a bit of a bother capturing the footage you want. The editing feature and send to usb bit will be nice though.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
26. Re: etc., etc. Mar 19, 2014, 09:01 Pigeon
 
Creston wrote on Mar 19, 2014, 01:42:
Honestly, I think EA's probably got it in the bag again, though maybe people are pissed enough at Comcast over this retarded merger with TWC.

Really, though, Monsanto should win this hands down. How is everyone with the title director or higher from that piece of shit fuckhole not in JAIL?

EA sucks, and they've ruined more than their fair share of beloved titles, but Comcast is in a much stronger position to effect actual (negative) change, and since they have little competition in many areas people are stuck with them. EA despite being one of the dominate publishers, still has a lot of competition and they can't lock their competition out of specific regions.

Monsanto has ascended to a whole other plane of evil, I'm surprised they weren't a plot point in Deus Ex, except that they would have sued, or sent GM Man-Eating Plants to kill everyone in the development team, and then sued families' of the dead because the corpses were seeded by the GM Man-Eating Plants.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: 5c Mar 18, 2014, 16:46 Pigeon
 
Only $710, what a steal!

EDIT: Apparently an unlocked no contract 16gb one in the US is $550. Still too expensive, but dang Brits are paying a premium.

This comment was edited on Mar 18, 2014, 17:06.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 18, 2014, 11:15 Pigeon
 
nin wrote on Mar 18, 2014, 10:02:
"Stability update" - that's not overly exciting...


That article was pretty useless. The only part that had to do with the topic was the first sentence.
 
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News Comments > Early Steamships Ahoy - Deus Ex: The Fall
2. Re: Early Steamships Ahoy - Deus Ex: The Fall Mar 18, 2014, 10:11 Pigeon
 
I've actually just gotten to playing Human revolution and really enjoying it. I picked it up in a summer sale probably two years ago, started playing it and something frustrated me and I stopped, but I have no clue what that could have been since I'm having a grand ole time with it now.

I know its a port from a mobile game, but I hope it's fun.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 18, 2014, 08:59 Pigeon
 
Imagine how many customers they'd lose if they didn't have near monopolies in many areas. Its pretty bad when a good part of your customer base only has two options, us or nothing, and they choose nothing.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 17, 2014, 16:48 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 16:20:
Pigeon wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 14:36:
Another electronics accessory they'll want you to upgrade every 9 months. I've still got my Timex Ironman watch I got in 1991. Some how I don't think iWatches are going to have a 23 year life span. Also, most of those concepts look hideous.

but that invisible strap is an interesting idea. Please don’t let it be plastic.

So glass? Water held in place by a iForce-field, transparent aluminum maybe?

okay they probably mean rubber, but I like my ideas better.

I had an Ironman watch which I used training for a marathon. The strap broke after a couple of years. It was custom to the watch, and they didn't sell replacements. So, I've sworn off Ironman watches. I probably still have it around somewhere. I really liked it.

Odd it had a custom strap, they do tend to wear out after awhile. That's kind of a dick move on their part, don't blame you for not buying another. Mine has been through several straps, but they're easily found at any big store like walmart or target.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 17, 2014, 14:36 Pigeon
 
Another electronics accessory they'll want you to upgrade every 9 months. I've still got my Timex Ironman watch I got in 1991. Some how I don't think iWatches are going to have a 23 year life span. Also, most of those concepts look hideous.

but that invisible strap is an interesting idea. Please don’t let it be plastic.

So glass? Water held in place by a iForce-field, transparent aluminum maybe?

okay they probably mean rubber, but I like my ideas better.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 17, 2014, 14:22 Pigeon
 
The release of Titanfall boosted Xbox One sales by a whopping 96 per cent in the UK compared to the console's sales the previous week.

So instead of the 50 units they sold last week they've sold 98 this week

Its really not that shocking given this was supposed to be THE xbone game to get. Actually I'd imagine that's a bit disappointing for Microsoft assuming their sales for a week where they didn't have a big game launching were lackluster.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 17, 2014, 10:22 Pigeon
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 10:13:
Odd, I remember there being a drought in Brazil a decade ago. The price of coffee jumped by 25% and never went back down when there was a glut of beans on the market.

That's usually how it works prices tend to go up fast, but down slowly. Gas is a prime example, the price can go up 20 cents in a weeks time because the president scratched his butt wrong, but it'll take months for that price to go back down despite plenty of supply and dropping oil prices.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 17, 2014, 10:07 Pigeon
 
After the announcement that they would be bringing the power, Comcast explained major consumer electronic and appliance manufacturers should have to pay for consumer bought devices using electricity over their grid.

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said companies like GE and Frigidaire are congesting the electrical grid as their air-conditioners, and refrigerators consume valuable electricity without the companies having to pay for it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 17, 2014, 09:30 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 19:21:
Hoop wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 18:58:
Cutter wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 17:56:
Well they have to be careful about attacking all the right-wing Jesus freaks
That's funny you should mention that because it's the first reason to pop into my head. Is creationism that big of a problem in the states?

Oh hells yeah! Look at all those midwestern and southern states that not only promote creationism as official curriculum, but have banned or are working to ban teaching evolution. You don't see anything like this in any other first world country on the planet. It's far more akin to what you see in the Middle-Eastern theocracies. And that's exactly what they're trying to establish....Jesusland. In fact, go google Jesusland.



There are already articles out there attacking it's "Darwinist" agenda. So misguided, they really should be worrying about the Newtonist agenda.

I see the series as a science 101 course, which is sadly needed for the large majority of the country.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
5. Re: Sunday Metaverse Mar 17, 2014, 09:11 Pigeon
 
killer_roach wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 23:28:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 19:22:
"Veronica Mars" Film Backers Get Refunds.

...Aaaaaand that's the last time a movie property owned by a major studio gets kickstarted.

At the very least, not without asking more questions on how fulfillment will occur, and even then it might be difficult for the majors that don't have experience with smaller sorts of productions (i.e. I could see more trust for a project handled by Sony Pictures Classics or Fox Searchlight than, say, Warner Brothers or Disney).

Show creator and film director Rob Thomas says in an update that while they hoped to arrange options that would include more VOD services, ultimately "it just wasn't possible" which left Flixster as the best option.

Because the MPAA loves the customers' money, but hates the actual customers. Or I suppose in this case investors. If they failed to live up to their promises to a more traditional investor rather than a bunch crowd-funders, you can bet the investor's lawyers would be going after a whole lot more than a simple refund.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
16. Re: Sunday Consolidation Mar 17, 2014, 08:51 Pigeon
 
The 'issues' survey article would be more useful if it also gave the percent of people not reporting issues. 35% out of 50 that report a problem isn't nearly as telling as 35% out of 200,000.

SO far the only issues I've had with my PS4 was an update getting stuck, but not freezing the whole system, and a sticky R1, which is apparently pretty common but easily fixed.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
10. Re: Sunday Consolidation Mar 16, 2014, 18:46 Pigeon
 
It's shady, but this kind of thing happens a lot. Maybe its just more glaring in this instance. I think they'll only be in trouble if they labeled something as an official PS3 or 360 screen shot when it was from the PC or something from the in development phase.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 14, 2014, 13:15 Pigeon
 
Creston wrote on Mar 14, 2014, 11:22:
Go Go Google Fiber, Go!

They need to go go down 290 faster. I'm looking to move soon, and so far Comcast looks like its going to be my only option for internet. I hate Comcast
 
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News Comments > SimCity Offline Mode "Almost There"
2. Re: SimCity Offline Mode Mar 14, 2014, 09:20 Pigeon
 
Just over 1 year and they release the feature they should have never even contemplated not having.

I wouldn't be surprised if they threw in some artificial restrictions in offline mode. 'You can't build trains cause um, they need the power of the internet to run O_O'
 
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News Comments > PopCap Layoffs
18. Re: PopCap Layoffs Mar 14, 2014, 08:35 Pigeon
 
Isn't this standard for EA? After any game releases they layoff a good portion of the staff, because god forbid they pay their people a few weeks till they start the next project.

Well typical for the gaming industry in general.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
5. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 13, 2014, 14:01 Pigeon
 
Creston wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 11:30:
Damn, buddy... It's just a game, or if you want to get technical about it, just a job. No need to kill yourself over it...
Cutter wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 13:15:
Talk about having your priorities bass-ackward. I would have tracked down the manager scumbag and killed him instead.

There article does mention there were other personal problems, though nothing specific. Probably felt everything in his life had gone to shit, and felt this was his best option.
 
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