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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Description IT Professional
Intel Core i5 @3.6 GHz
Gigabyte Windforce GTX 670 2GB
8 GB PC2100 RAM
Windows 7
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 1, 2014, 15:57 jdreyer
 
A client's energy bill tripled for two months with no apparent cause.

For a couple of decades I've kept my laser printer on it's own circuit with a switch right on my desk that I just turn off and on when I need to print.
 
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News Comments > etc.
12. Re: etc. Oct 1, 2014, 15:47 jdreyer
 
BANDAI NAMCO Games Launches Ms. PAC-MAN Pink Ribbon Campaign to Benefit National Breast Cancer FoundationÖ

Glad that they're not partnering with Susan G. Komen Foundation...
 
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10. Re: etc. Oct 1, 2014, 15:41 jdreyer
 
Iíd now group Mordor in with Wolfenstein: The New Order as a pair of 2014 games that ended up exceeding most peopleís expectations, as opposed to the yearís trio of big-name releases to date, Titanfall, Watch Dogs and Destiny.

It's funny that while I don't own any of these, I've got the first two on my wishlist, but have no interest in the last three. At all. Concentrate on making a great game, or concentrate on marketing? I think we're seeing how that works out.
 
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. Oct 1, 2014, 15:37 jdreyer
 
It sounds like no one actually read Dan's statement:

Why? I simply received a great opportunity and offer, and it made me realize that this is as good a time as any in my life to make such a big change. Iíve been doing gaming journalism for 18-and-a-half years now, and Iíve been hovering around the same position (editor-in-chief or editorial director) for 13 of them. So I hope you donít blame me for seeking new challenges. I want to grow and learn new things in the industry that I love, and this new company is offering me a chance to experience ďthe other side.Ē I canít, however, reveal what Iím doing at this point ó the company for whom Iíll be working has its own plans for announcing my hire.

(Now, before this gets turned into something completely stupid, this has nothing to do with the anti-journalist movement known as #GamerGate. Even though I havenít been dragged into that drama in a negative way, it is certainly at the top of the list of ďThings I Canít Wait to Leave Behind.Ē)
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 1, 2014, 15:02 jdreyer
 
You can always have more kids.

And it can be a hell of a lot of fun making them.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 1, 2014, 15:00 jdreyer
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 13:57:

Makes you wonder what they spent that half a billion on. (Actually no it doesnt, they spent it on marketing)

Still, they spent $150M actually making the game. It's been years in development. You wouldn't think the writer leaving would have had such a huge impact only months before release. You would have thought all that would be in the can by then.

My own take is that things took longer than they expected. They would have had to push another year to make the game they wanted, or cut a bunch of stuff and refactor the story to fit what they had completed. The writer probably wanted to push the release, but the suits decided to shove it out the door, so he left disgusted. Also, what with the way they unceremoniously dumped their composer, it sounds like things have taken a turn for the worse over at Bungie.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
2. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 1, 2014, 14:51 jdreyer
 
That Doom Lego diorama is pretty awesome. Skip right to the photo steam and check it out.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed Oct 1, 2014, 14:45 jdreyer
 
Fion wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 13:12:
Saying it will never see the market potential of the Iphone is short sighted. 20 years ago the mobile phone was the size of a brick. If someone showed that off to you, it was pretty cool but 'obviously' without any mass market appeal. 20 years of technological advancement we have the smartphone of today. Similarly the Rift is in it's technological infancy with a future a decade or two from now we cannot truly fathom. It's market potential right now is low but with additional competition driving innovation it lead to a product used by billions.

RE:iPhone. Yeah, I was just thinking the next five years. Wasn't going to speculate about 20 years from now. You could be right, hard to say what VR will be like then.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's $55M Sets Crowdfunding Record
29. Re: Star Citizen's $55M Sets Crowdfunding Record Oct 1, 2014, 14:33 jdreyer
 
BadIronTree wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 12:20:
Minecraft , KSP , Natural selection 2 and more were crow-funded before kick-starter just by word of mouth :D

Those crows are pretty prescient. Makes me think "The Birds" was not a work of fiction, but actually a documentary. They probably secretly run the world.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
13. Re: Op Ed Oct 1, 2014, 12:53 jdreyer
 
Haters gonna hate.

Clickbaiters gonna 'bate.

Will this be the next iPhone? No. Will this be a successful niche product for a certain kind of enthusiast? Yup.

You can't really compare this to 3D. 3D is an enhancement to an existing experience. It doesn't really affect the way you do things.

VR headsets are a new experience that provides not only an unparalleled immersion, but also opens up entire entirely new ways of gaming and consuming media.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 & Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel SteamOS Support
1. Re: Borderlands 2 & Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel SteamOS Support Sep 30, 2014, 22:39 jdreyer
 
I wonder if Valve helps fund these conversions.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
14. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 30, 2014, 22:36 jdreyer
 
RE: Windows 9. From my acquaintance at MS, he said they were going back to their roots with Windows 9: a desktop-centric, mouse-driven O/S designed to take full advantage of the power of the modern PC.

However, once the smart-watch got released, they scrapped it and started from scratch, deciding they needed to get desktop users used to the vagaries of the smart-watch O/S. Thus Windows 10 was born.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Sep 30, 2014, 17:34 jdreyer
 
It will make $100M, and we'll see a Pong movie next.

On the other hand, if they ask Lord and Miller to direct, it has a chance of being good. Those guys are geniuses. Both the Lego Movie and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs are excellent, and both are based on very basic original IP you wouldn't expect to make good movies.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Sep 30, 2014, 17:32 jdreyer
 
That John Cleese bit was genius.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 30, 2014, 17:29 jdreyer
 
Threaten someone that specifically, and expect to go to jail. Am I missing something here? Not sure the first amendment would apply if this were in the USA.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Sep 30, 2014, 17:27 jdreyer
 
It bends, but does it break?  
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Sep 30, 2014, 14:40 jdreyer
 
A lot of the design issues with D3 he owns, but does he own stupid things like the RMAH? I always assumed that was a mandate from corporate.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 30, 2014, 14:35 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Sep 30, 2014, 13:15:

Porn. Oh, I misread, I thought you wondered what the guy was looking at. Not that it matters, it was porn in both cases.


So he was walking around bent over? No wonder the security people didn't see him!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 30, 2014, 14:31 jdreyer
 
Half the world's wildlife gone over last 40 years. Oops.

On the plus side, the human population has tripled in that time, so at least all that space isn't going to waste.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 30, 2014, 13:03 jdreyer
 
Man staring at iPad causes airport evacuation.

Walking through security checkpoints without noticing he was doing so. Makes you wonder what the hell the security people were doing.

Also, walking and looking at your phone or tablet is generally a bad idea, as this woman found out. Google Glass save us all.
 
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