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News Comments > EA Montreal Layoffs
4. Layoffs Feb 7, 2015, 07:24 Ant
 
Fantaz wrote on Feb 6, 2015, 22:27:
it seems as if game companies are slowly pulling out of both Montreal and Vancouver lately?
It seems like every American companies are laying off? Others (even a pesticide company as a bug sprayer!) and I got let go last month.
 
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News Comments > The Sims 4 Get to Work Announced
8. Re: The Sims 4 Get to Work Announced Feb 5, 2015, 03:51 Ant
 
How about being an EA employee?  
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General Discussion > Elite: Dangerous Thread
9. Re: SC Feb 2, 2015, 13:46 Ant
 
Blue wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 13:09:
Ant wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 14:16:
Blue wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 13:59:
Ant wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 13:02:
IIRC, /. had the most comments for 9/11 too. I don't think any gaming events can beat that horrible day.

Well that sentiment is certainly true, but 9/11 is not the largest thread ever here, it was one about the Obamacare website (879 comments). This is followed by the Elite: Dangerous thread, my mom's death, 9/11, and the release of Half-Life 2, which are all the threads with over 500 comments.

When you perform a search, the list under popular threads changes to most comments all-time, rather than the past week.
Thanks Blue! How is your server handling from these top discussions?

Haha, I know... watch out Digg!
Digg? That's old news (thanks v4). Reddit!
 
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News Comments > DOOM Mythbusters
35. Re: MB's VGs Episode Feb 1, 2015, 21:12 Ant
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Feb 1, 2015, 12:56:
Ant wrote on Feb 1, 2015, 12:39:
Mad Max RW wrote on Feb 1, 2015, 12:26:
This is exact same concept was done on some obscure G4 show years ago.
Is this online somewhere for us to watch?

I couldn't say for sure, they were all alike to me, so finding a particular episode is proving difficult. The episode was staged in a garbage dump or a scrap yard. Bill Sindelar could have been the host. He was running through an obstacle course carrying a shotgun, a rocket launcher, a plasma rifle, full body armor like the Doom marine, and some other Doom stuff. The goal was to see if was possible for one guy to carry so much crap while battling demons. I'm trying and failing to find the show online. After G4 went off the air most of their content was purged from the internet.

I did see a few old G4 episodes like very old Icons episodes, but not its newer episodes that I wanted to see. Those were cool. I didn't have cable/satellite TV back then. Thanks to the Internet, I was able to see them a decade later online. Haha.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Turns Five
23. Re: Star Trek Online Turns Five Feb 1, 2015, 18:09 Ant
 
Endo wrote on Feb 1, 2015, 18:04:
Yet another grind event. Used to be you just had to run a special mission to get event stuff. Not any more. Now every single one is just another grind, as if there weren't enough grind already. Hope you like running the same crappy mission 15 times for one lousy ship!

I think it's finally time to uninstall.
So, no missions to skip grinding? I like the action missions in its open beta. I just don't have time to grind like in WoW. Ugh! Speaking of WoW. I need to check it changes since I only played its original WoW.
 
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News Comments > SEGA Layoffs
7. Re: SEGA Layoffs Feb 1, 2015, 13:01 Ant
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 1, 2015, 12:51:
Ant wrote on Feb 1, 2015, 02:35:
So many layoffs these days.

There are a bunch, but is it a down market? I don't think so, there are more games/developers than ever. It is just the bigger boys have a lot more competition to compete, good. They needed the wake up call, it seems many leave with their ideas, execute and make games suits would not consider.
It is not just gaming too.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Mythbusters
33. Re: MB's VGs Episode Feb 1, 2015, 12:39 Ant
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Feb 1, 2015, 12:26:
This is exact same concept was done on some obscure G4 show years ago.
Is this online somewhere for us to watch?
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Turns Five
19. Re: Star Trek Online Turns Five Feb 1, 2015, 12:26 Ant
 
Sleeeeepy wrote on Feb 1, 2015, 12:15:
The main thing I took away from this is that apparently starships use keys.
LOL.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Turns Five
17. Re: Star Trek Online Turns Five Feb 1, 2015, 11:17 Ant
 
ViRGE wrote on Feb 1, 2015, 06:26:
Creston wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 15:49:
This is only five years old?? I would have sworn it would be fast approaching its tenth birthday.
And conversely, I still remember when this game was in development hell over at Interplay. We never thought we'd see the day where it actually shipped, let alone run for 5 years.
Eh? Interplayed made ST:O? I didn't even know. I remember their cancel(led) Vulcan game decades ago though!
 
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News Comments > SEGA Layoffs
5. Re: SEGA Layoffs Feb 1, 2015, 02:35 Ant
 
So many layoffs these days.  
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News Comments > DOOM Mythbusters
31. MB's VGs Episode Feb 1, 2015, 01:54 Ant
 
Fun episode. It had all DOOM games. Also, Fruit Ninja!  
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Turns Five
15. Re: Star Trek Online Turns Five Jan 31, 2015, 23:29 Ant
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 23:14:
Ant wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 21:43:
When I feel like buying something I almost always buy keys and take my chances on the different crates to see what I get. I got a temporal science vessel that way once.

Well, to save yourself some money buy keys from the exchange. It's stupidly easy to grind EC, and quickly. When I was playing a lot my biggest money makers were coming from cornering markets with a couple of people. At one time I had Jevonite and Ferasan Nepeta Leaves markets all to myself. I'd simply buy them up when they were dirt cheap, then start chipping away at the market. Building up my EC's and then controlling the market price.
Crap, I posted incorrectly and quoted the wrong places earlier.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Turns Five
13. Re: Star Trek Online Turns Five Jan 31, 2015, 21:43 Ant
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 21:14:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 19:00:
Ant wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 14:03:
Is F2P very limited or has a lot to do as a freebie? I didn't get far in its free open beta. I wonder if I will be able to use my old beta account or did it get wiped?
It has plenty to do. You can get ships at top tier, do all the content, and never drop a dime. Some of it is grindy but it's not bad.
Ah OK. I just don't have a lot of time to grind. I am already grinding in real life.

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News Comments > Star Trek Online Turns Five
11. Re: Star Trek Online Turns Five Jan 31, 2015, 20:21 Ant
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 20:11:
Ant wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 19:37:
Thanks. Weird, your quoting failed.

Yep. And weird that the quoting failed especially since I simply hit the quote button. Oh well, shit happens. Enjoy it though if you go to play, there's enough to keep you occupied for a bit.
Yep, hopefully ST:O will be around for a while while I catch up with other stuff beside gaming.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
20. Dang job economy again! Jan 31, 2015, 19:49 Ant
 
Everywhere is downsizing with layoffs. Others and I got laid off last week after I have working for about 12.83333333333333333333... years.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
13. Re: Andrew Yoon Jan 31, 2015, 19:46 Ant
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 18:55:
RIP Andrew, only met him once at a mixer but seemed like a great guy.
I have seen that name before. That sucks.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Turns Five
9. Re: Star Trek Online Turns Five Jan 31, 2015, 19:37 Ant
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 19:00:
Ant wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 14:03:
Is F2P very limited or has a lot to do as a freebie? I didn't get far in its free open beta. I wonder if I will be able to use my old beta account or did it get wiped?
It has plenty to do. You can get ships at top tier, do all the content, and never drop a dime. Some of it is grindy but it's not bad. Thanks. Weird, your quoting failed.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Turns Five
6. Re: Star Trek Online Turns Five Jan 31, 2015, 15:55 Ant
 
Creston wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 15:49:
This is only five years old?? I would have sworn it would be fast approaching its tenth birthday.
Ditto. Isn't time supposed to go warp speed?
 
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General Discussion > Elite: Dangerous Thread
7. Re: SC Jan 31, 2015, 14:16 Ant
 
Blue wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 13:59:
Ant wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 13:02:
IIRC, /. had the most comments for 9/11 too. I don't think any gaming events can beat that horrible day.

Well that sentiment is certainly true, but 9/11 is not the largest thread ever here, it was one about the Obamacare website (879 comments). This is followed by the Elite: Dangerous thread, my mom's death, 9/11, and the release of Half-Life 2, which are all the threads with over 500 comments.

When you perform a search, the list under popular threads changes to most comments all-time, rather than the past week.
Thanks Blue! How is your server handling from these top discussions?
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Turns Five
3. Re: Star Trek Online Turns Five Jan 31, 2015, 14:03 Ant
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 13:44:
Yes, it's improved tons since beta. There are a lot of episodic missions - i.e. missions designed to be more like actual ST episodes. It's not great, but it's good, and you could do worse as an F2P time waster.

Is F2P very limited or has a lot to do as a freebie? I didn't get far in its free open beta. I wonder if I will be able to use my old beta account or did it get wiped?
 
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