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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 15, 2014, 20:01 jdreyer
 
Hello. Here's my picture if you need it for the DB.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
3. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 15, 2014, 19:59 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 19:15:
I must be getting old because I don't who he is or what any of this means, much less why I would care.

Some youtuber the kidz watch.
 
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
96. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 19:41 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 17:46:
Cutter wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 17:43:

It's true. At least with shit like Google Glass and Occulus there are plenty of real world uses for them even if they never catch on as mainstream entertainment. So FB's purchase of OR - while stupidly overvalued - is still a pretty sane investment.

This is really - for all intents and purposes - a one man company with zero track record and one massively successful fluke. The game is about saturated as its going to get and is most likely starting a long slow downward slide. It will be remembered fondly as we remember Super Mario. But there is nothing that makes this worth even a 100 mil at this point - unless they have some very lucrative licensing deals going on for MC merch that we don't know about. So even at the outside of say 200 mil, it would be dumb but understandable as dumb things corporations do. But 2.5 billion? They won't even make the 500 million back on that. Their stock closed down today so lets see if that continues and their investors also think Nutella has gone nuts.

Yes, Cutter, there's nothing that makes it worth even $100 million, except the fact that it made over that much in profit last year.


You call me stupid, but fuck, man. Seriously, fuck. Minecraft brought in $330 million in revenue and $130 million in profit.

I'm the stupid one, but you just said $130 isn't even worth $100.
Between this and your "let's judge companies based on stock price," it's amazing that you ever open your mouth on financial decisions.

Not that he'll hear you.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Sep 15, 2014, 19:16 jdreyer
 
What I was drinking just came out my nose.

A waste of good whiskey.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Sep 15, 2014, 19:15 jdreyer
 
Wishful thinking by Pachter? That's definitely what MS should do, but will they? I'm not convinced, not with the arrogance with which they announced the XB1 last year.  
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Sep 15, 2014, 19:12 jdreyer
 
Haven't Europeans been on KS in droves since it launched?  
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Elephants Trailer
3. Re: Far Cry 4 Elephants Trailer Sep 15, 2014, 19:10 jdreyer
 
FC4 coming out already? I still have to finish 2 and haven't even started 3 yet.  
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News Comments > Collider Released
1. Re: Collider Released Sep 15, 2014, 19:06 jdreyer
 
"put your reflexes to the test."

Nope.
 
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News Comments > Minimum Launches
1. Re: Minimum Launches Sep 15, 2014, 18:56 jdreyer
 
NewMaxx or someone said yesterday they were having fun with this. I'd like to hear more, b/c I'm having a hard time getting passed the graphics, which to me are just fugly.  
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
66. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 14:41 jdreyer
 
TangledThorns wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 14:16:
Minecraft is for kids and adult hipsters. Both groups fall into the category of not being able to afford a PC that can run Battlefield 4 at 1080p.

Way to paint with a broad brush. Have you ever even played it?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2014, 14:32 jdreyer
 
Was out in the sun all day yesterday. Had on a hat and long sleeved shirt, and put on sunscreen in the morning, but forgot to reapply at lunch. Tops of hands are a bit seared today.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2014, 14:31 jdreyer
 
mag wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 12:59:

I don't see how anyone can blame him. That is a ridiculous, ludicrous, inconceivable amount of money. That is do-literally-anything-you-want money. That is enough money to build and launch and support another Curiosity rover. He could fund one hundred Psychonauts sequels.

He could build a Psychonauts seqeul that RUNS on a new Curiosity rover!

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Samsung Gear VR 'superior to first-gen Oculus', Climax claims Sep 15, 2014, 14:27 jdreyer
 
NamecaF wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 10:40:
Edit: The Sad, Inevitable Oculus Rift Boob-Grabbing Game Is Here.

Is it racist that I immediately *knew* it would be a Japanese game? Or just one of those cases where stereotypes are completely valid?

I don't think it's racist, just that you know something about Japanese culture:
- One of the few countries to have almost no anti-sex morality.
- A country that's one of the largest pr0n producers in the world.
- This leads to many fetishes being open and public.
- A country obsessed with gadgets and technology

This game is the obvious conclusion of all of that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 15, 2014, 14:16 jdreyer
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 12:08:
Proper competition would solve net neutrality issues in a cleaner, more capitalist way than any legislation. If your ISP is slowing Netflix down, or if Netflix charges you more because they have to pay the AT&T Tax, you should be able to drop AT&T or whoever else has the nerve to sell you Internet access and then decide to dictate what that access entails. AT&T's effective monopoly in many markets is deliberately strangling any free market.
I agree. A customer should have a choice between many ISPs, so ISPs compete for customers and customers have a reasonable power in defining price/performance/features by voting with their wallets. Barring that, there should be some ISP regulation and a public option. Barring a public option, there should be heavy regulation. Barring that, it should be a public utility.

Any of these options is better than what we currently have: monopolies and duopolies with little regulation.
 
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
54. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 13:35 jdreyer
 
I could see MS taking the base game and expanding it pretty easily: DungeonCraft, SpaceCraft, HaloCraft, SimCraft, etc. I know it's nothing modders haven't done already, but you get more stability and polish by having a crew of paid professionals develop stuff like this. Junior would be bugging Dad for all of these. Well, okay, maybe not SimCraft.

And Dads all over the world will pay hard cash to make Junior happy so he can go back to surfing teh pr0n on the internet.
 
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
51. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 13:23 jdreyer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 12:40:
I'd like to know if they had to sign a non-compete clause and how long until it expires. Minecraft never hooked me, but they are very talented guys. With that amount of money there is no limit to what they can do next.

They probably have a no compete for a "block based building game" or something, but it sounds like they're not even interested in doing that.
 
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
50. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 13:21 jdreyer
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 11:53:
I didn't see the sense in this from MS's point of view... but that was mainly because I forgot that MS makes upwards of $2.5B a month.

With that in perspective, why the hell not buy them? Kids love Minecraft. Kids now love Microsoft. Let the good times roll. Buy that Windows 9 Phone and Tablet, kids! Free Minecraft included!

I feel this is on the money. Although, I'm sure Dad doesn't mind paying the $8 MC PE for his kid's Android tablet. But yeah, MC for Win Mobile is one of the first things they'll do.
 
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News Comments > MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow?
65. Re: MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow? Sep 14, 2014, 23:52 jdreyer
 
Ludomancer wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 17:14:
If this turns out to be true, and I doubt it's false with so many reports in the last week, this is one of the harshest betrayals I've felt by someone I respected. He walked the walk, but... only half-way?

Hey, who knows, maybe he'll use the money to start some anti-corporate political action committee, or use the money to eliminate malaria in Africa. I'd say wait and see.
 
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News Comments > MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow?
63. Re: MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow? Sep 14, 2014, 23:26 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 14:00:
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 10:26:
Nice knowing you Minecraft.

Pretty much that. They'll fuck it up, try and make it an exclusive (with updates only going to where they want), and then when it bombs, abandon it completely, while having a deathgrip on the IP, so no one else can use it.

Outside of maybe EA, this is the worst group to sell out to.

Worse than Facebook?
 
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News Comments > MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow?
62. Re: MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow? Sep 14, 2014, 23:23 jdreyer
 
El Pit wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 12:45:
$2.5B???!!!!

Oy, Microsoft, I got a business opportunity for you! I know some wonderful bridges around here, I could offer them dirt cheap to you? $10M per bridge! What do you say?

Microsoft will only pay for those bridges IF THEY'RE MADE OF MINECRAFT BLOCKS. Obviously.
 
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