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Signed On Aug 16, 2005, 21:56
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News Comments > PC Rocksmith Plans
1. Re: PC Rocksmith Plans Mar 17, 2011, 13:21 ldonyo
 
It sounds really good, but I'll wait to see what shows up on store shelves this fall.  
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News Comments > NPD Plans Monthly Digital Sales Reports
2. Re: NPD Plans Monthly Digital Sales Reports Mar 17, 2011, 00:45 ldonyo
 
They'll provide a monthly report based on the digital sales data they're given, which won't be a lot since they aren't getting it now. None of the companies that do not provide digital sales data currently aren't going to change their minds about providing it now.  
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News Comments > Violent Game Restriction Debate
5. Re: Violent Game Restriction Debate Mar 15, 2011, 21:41 ldonyo
 
It has already been shown, time and again, that video game violence does not lead to real world violence. Yes, there are nut-jobs out there that perpetrate horrible acts of violence, but that is because they have several screws missing or loose, not because they may play video games.

And you can be damn sure that suicide bombers are not among the video game set. They are typically raised to hate anyone not like them. They are also told that being exploded into pieces while taking out numerous innocents, whose only crime was being there, is somehow worthy of reward. The ironic part is that they are told this by men who would rather find and brainwash others to blow themselves up so they do not have to do that themselves.

The porn comparison is specious, at best, especially in light of porn being at least as old, if not older, than civilization.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: 2 hours gaming=line of cocaine Mar 10, 2011, 10:23 ldonyo
 
I see the school of "make shit up to get media attention" has another graduate. Maybe they'll find a way to blame solar flares on video games, too.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed Mar 7, 2011, 10:59 ldonyo
 
I call this the "EA Effect".  
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News Comments > Hardcore: Romero's Not Done With You
15. Re: Hardcore: Romero's Not Done With You Mar 3, 2011, 20:51 ldonyo
 
Verno wrote on Mar 3, 2011, 18:21:
You were done a long time ago, Romero.

Amen to that!
 
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News Comments > PCGA on PC Gaming Growth
12. Re: PCGA on PC Gaming Growth Mar 1, 2011, 09:46 ldonyo
 
CommunistHamster wrote on Mar 1, 2011, 09:06:
"digital point cards"

That is not PC gaming. That should have its own group distinct from PC gaming and consoles.

Then you would be missing "point card" sales for some of EA's PC games, such as Dragon Age and Mass Effect, and all of the money spent on Games For Windows LIVE. All of this is revenue generated by PC gaming, which is why they counted it and all of the subscription-generated funds for MMOs.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 1, 2011, 09:33 ldonyo
 
If you enter online and win you will have to prove you already own an Nvidia product by sending them a picture of yourself with said product. I wonder if the TNT2-based card I still have qualifies?  
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News Comments > Valve Looks to Steam Power Your TV
10. Re: Valve Looks to Steam Power Your TV Feb 28, 2011, 13:53 ldonyo
 
My PC is already connected to my TV and I can play every game I own on it, Steam-based or not. I don't see how anything Valve chooses to do with Steam short of killing it off entirely is going to change that.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2011, 19:13 ldonyo
 
I can't stand any of the pat-ourselves-on-the-back awards. The garbage they telecast to the world is even worse than the awards themselves.  
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Xoom Feb 27, 2011, 19:07 ldonyo
 
There is a small chain of smoothie shops named Xoom here in Arizona. Are these money-transfer clowns going to claim that they are trying to use the "goodwill" that the money laundering transfer business has "built", too? This ought to be laughed loudly out of court.  
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
4. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Feb 27, 2011, 19:03 ldonyo
 
AnointedSword wrote on Feb 27, 2011, 17:39:
I can see you are trying to twist this into a foxnews thing, Blue. Maybe foxnews is the only channel that lets everyone get heard? Like it or not there are parents out there that do not want their children seeing garbage like that. Let us paint a truthful picture...

No, Faux News is turning this into a Faux News thing, as always. They intentionally mis-report, you quickly mis-decide. You must be one of their favorite viewers...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Feb 26, 2011, 16:43 ldonyo
 
IT Graduates articled linked just fine for me. I never believed Apple ever thought differently, just more expensively.

Too bad the IT Grads article didn't list the companies that hired unprepared graduates and then complained about said graduates unpreparedness. I think that says more about hiring practices than applicants.

No one newly hired into IT by an organization will be "ready to go" the moment all of the HR paperwork is finished unless said organization is also starting on the same day. Everywhere I've working over the last three decades has had its share of tools, policies and practices that needed to be learned before you could start being productive. From help desk ticketing systems to source code management applications, new hires need to learn the ropes before they can be turned loose on an unsuspecting user base.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Op Ed Feb 26, 2011, 16:33 ldonyo
 
Stardock and CDProjekt RED have proven that the piracy argument is crap. Most DRM is nothing more than a publisher trying to keep stockholders from selling off their shares at the expense of gamers needing to register their game online and keep the media in a drive during play.

Yes, EA and Ubisoft are doing their level best to make playing one of their PC releases nigh-impossible for non-masochists, that's why I am very picky about which PC titles of theirs I buy and I do not buy them for at least a month after release because of the QA fiascoes that are bound to arise. These same publishers are also responsible for many of the truly craptastic console ports.

The whining about GFWL is just that, whining. There are several other digital download sites, each with their own tools and interface to deal with. Crying about one or more of them not being like Steam is pretty sad.

Same thing goes for whining about other gamers. If you don't like it, don't play online. Or, better yet, learn how to use the various options available to limit random chatter and block particular gamers' comments altogether.

Buying games based on a single "big site's" reviews is just asking to be disappointed. Complaining about your own poor purchasing practices by trying to blame a c-n-p review does not make you look terribly credible or intelligent.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Feb 20, 2011, 18:52 ldonyo
 
The only thing reaching a fever pitch at Faux News is the level of mis- and disinformation they provide to their viewers. This is especially when video games are involved.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Feb 19, 2011, 16:50 ldonyo
 
The article on video games makes one good point, that parents should participate in deciding what media they allow their children to view. It also makes one point that could have been handled more tactfully, that people offended by the subject matter of a video game should not be allowed to decide if said video game is banned for all.  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
1. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Feb 19, 2011, 16:43 ldonyo
 
Why Intel chose to build a factory in a state that does not value education, but wants everyone to carry a gun, is beyond me. I live in Tucson and I would not wish our state legislature on North Korea or China, they are that far out of touch with reality. If your aim in life is to be able to hunt coyotes at night, though, Arizona is the place to be!  
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News Comments > Dead Island & Call of Juarez Film Plans
1. Re: Dead Island & Call of Juarez Film Plans Feb 19, 2011, 16:39 ldonyo
 
Only so long as Uwe is not let on the same continent where these films are being developed do they have a hope in Hell of not sucking donkey balls.  
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News Comments > Medal of Honor Sequel Announced
4. Re: Medal of Honor Sequel Announced Feb 19, 2011, 16:36 ldonyo
 
Why? If EA wants to take the lead in shooters they should start with a franchise they haven't already run into the ground. Not that they have many of those left...  
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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Faux News Feb 18, 2011, 11:42 ldonyo
 
Faux News panders to their conservative (and generally older) viewer base by airing intentionally misleading pieces on video games whose sole purpose is to cause anger and outrage in their viewers and in gamers. They seem to truly believe that there is no such thing as bad publicity. If gamers were to give this drivel the attention it actually merits, none, perhaps Faux News would find themselves a new whipping boy.  
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