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News Comments > EA Ending Three Social Games
24. Re: EA Ending Three Social Games Apr 15, 2013, 13:32 Funkinator
 
Ars Technica article:

"Despite these declines, it's a bit surprising to learn that EA doesn't consider it worthwhile to continue operating servers for games that still have millions of players. The decision is easier to understand, though, when you consider that only one to three percent of social game players actually spend any money on those titles. When 97 percent (or more) of your players are free-to-play moochers, you need an extremely large player base (along with a few "whales") to keep the revenue machine rolling, which explains why social games are so eager for you to spam your friends."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2012, 11:54 Funkinator
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 18, 2012, 11:35:
Yeah, I agree, not matching this is a smart move, but allowing Lin to get this far is outright idiotic. Which is why Lin is probably smart to get the hell out of the Knicks organization. Maybe Dolan is going to learn from the Rangers how to breed success, but Dolan was always very hands on with the Knicks and very hands off with the Rangers, and it's only been since he's stopped doing anything with the Rangers at all that they've become successful (no coincidence there, I'm sure.) Of course, now that they are successful he'll probably get involved again and make them sign Mark Messier to a 14 year contract.

Knicks should have matched cause they don't have money problems. They are not Milwaukee. Its NYC. If he is somewhere between the Lakers game where he had 38 points and the Miami game where Wade and Lebron abused him. Its worth it.

Felton? That's the solve?
 
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News Comments > Curt Schilling on 38 Studios' Demise
24. Re: Curt Schilling on 38 Studios' Demise Jun 22, 2012, 18:01 Funkinator
 
Look, tired talking points can be dished somewhere else.

Berkshire Hathaway - They are being audited. Most major companies in America is or will be under audit. Berkshire IRS

GM - they couldn't get private financing and that is why the government loaned them the money. GM

The increase in debt is because of the economic crash. Two ways a debt increases. More spending or Less Revenue. The economy tanked and the tax revenues that were coming from the real estate market evaporated revealing the cost of 2 wars, new medicare spending and tax cuts. Tax




RollinThundr wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 14:35:
Cutter wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 13:53:
Typical conservative hypocrite. Talks a good game about personal responsibility but when it comes down to it it's as always, 'do as I say, not as I do'. I love how these clowns are screaming about less government and picking oneself up by ones bootstraps untill the moment they get to stick their nose into the public trough and have that same government bail their asses out - meanwhile making certain the real working people remain screwed over. There are only two kinds of conservatives, the rich and the stupid.

Hold on a second. What most conservatives, at least fiscal conservatives complain about is rewarding those that refuse to work when they're capable of it.

I don't think anyone is against helping out small businesses (not that 38 Studios really fits into that category) or having a safety net for veterans or people who are truly disabled that can't work.

You're using the usual liberal stereotype that only Republicans are rich. Or only Republicans get corporate lobbying etc. Which is total bs. Oprah's pretty rich, Bill Cosby and most of liberal hollywood are pretty rich, Obama's certainly not a poor man. Warren Buffet, who's company owes billions in back taxes is a liberal last I checked.

Obama didn't need to bail GM out with tax payer money, they could and SHOULD have filed for bankruptcy and refinanced/restructured themselves. GM still owes the taxpayers millions, and guess what we'll never see it. The only entity that won out in that deal was the auto workers union, surprise surprise. Same thing with Crysler, the kicker there? Crysler is now owned by a European car maker.

The man added 5 trillion to the debt in 3 and half years. Has yet to pass a single budget since coming into office, has wasted tons on a failed stimulus, failed green energy companies, all on the tax payer's dime.

This whole liberal myth that only republican's or big "republican" companies get bailouts is exactly that, a myth.

No doubt Schilling didn't know wtf he was doing and had the wrong people handling 38 studio's finances, however, if I'm an employee of a company that says they're going to "take care of" selling my house, I would certainly be more involved in the process than just blindly trusting they did so or were making on time payments.
 
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News Comments > "38 Studios Spouse" Speaks
18. Re: Jun 13, 2012, 16:19 Funkinator
 
Too the extent that a company is a person, or its an entity. If an individual misused funds in a way not approved by the ownership group they could be charged with embezzling funds.

That's most likely what the investigation is about. Was this just ineptness or did someone or someones drain the money illegally.

For instance Phar-Mor.

 
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News Comments > Arma 3 Specs; Mod Details
5. Re: Arma 3 Specs; Mod Details Jun 4, 2012, 10:06 Funkinator
 
Not a long interview and it looks like the creator of Day Z already works for them:

GON: The success of the Day Z mod recently can't have escaped your attention at Bohemia - especially considering it's been developed by Dean Hall who works for you! How does Bohemia feel about seeing ArmA II skyrocket again in popularity?

Jay: It’s fantastic to work with Dean, and it's a vindication of the efforts made internally to support modding, even when sometimes it can make life a little more complex! It's also a massive validation of what open worlds can achieve, and what players can do if provided with a simple set of elegantly designed rules.

Ivan: It is certainly big proof that our approach towards community may eventually pay off. I am particularly happy with the new people being attracted to our game, and appreciate the depth of the simulation and effort we keep investing to create unique games environments.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse May 9, 2012, 14:27 Funkinator
 
Bodolza wrote on May 9, 2012, 13:24:
Funkinator wrote on May 9, 2012, 08:39:
Microsoft, Google, Apple, etc... don't want it to go away. Sure they use it to launch costly lawyer wars against each other, but more importantly for them they can crush potential competition.

[url=http://googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com/2009/03/patent-reform-needed-more-than-ever.html]Google begs to differ.
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At one time I believed they believed their motto "Don't be evil". So yes, they have said they are for patent reform. So has Oracle.


http://www.patentfairness.org/




 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse May 9, 2012, 08:39 Funkinator
 
Creston wrote on May 9, 2012, 00:36:
Google's just doing back what MS did to them first, so eh. By now all the big players are suing each other for utterly meaningless patents, and yet there's not a single fucking toolbag in government that goes "You know, maybe we should just abolish software patents and method patents?"

So this insane circus will continue for quite awhile, and the only ones getting better off are the fucking lawyers.

Creston


Microsoft, Google, Apple, etc... don't want it to go away. Sure they use it to launch costly lawyer wars against each other, but more importantly for them they can crush potential competition.
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy: Notch Knocks "Indie" EA
18. Re: Quoteworthy: Notch Knocks May 3, 2012, 15:34 Funkinator
 
Teddy wrote on May 3, 2012, 12:49:
Yet Valve still could have refused to title it an indie bundle. It is their store, after all.

Why would they refuse? EA wants to name it bundle "EA Indie Bundle" they can. It is dumb of them.

This is how I head it went down:
Valve was like "Yo guys, people don't like you. Lets not mention 'EA'."
EA was like "Nah, people love us."
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy: Notch Knocks "Indie" EA
8. Re: Quoteworthy: Notch Knocks May 3, 2012, 11:58 Funkinator
 
netnerd85 wrote on May 3, 2012, 10:51:
Um, Valve are the one's that put it up... they didn't have to name it the indie bundle.

Really? You are going with this line of reasoning? EA has not input? All Valve? Valve can put things on sale without developer and/or Publisher input?

 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. MCV Awards Apr 20, 2012, 11:40 Funkinator
 
EA’s Battlefield 3 took the Game Campaign award and the firm overall won the Games Publisher prize.

So what did EA pay for this award? A few days after reports leak that BF3 undersold for the amount of money they spent on the Game Campaign they wiw an award for that campaign?

 
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News Comments > Jane Jensen's Moebius Revealed
1. Re: Jane Jensen's Moebius Revealed Apr 16, 2012, 20:36 Funkinator
 
Not really a fan, but I got $30 to help someone do what they love.  
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News Comments > ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut
108. Re: ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Apr 5, 2012, 17:48 Funkinator
 
That you're defending an ending (because really they're all the same) that makes zero sense, creates plot holes and destroys a bunch of the universe lore in a mere 10 minutes makes me wonder if you're one of those paid corporate shills since most of your BN history is exactly that shilling for publishers.

I like this one...

Shilling

Yifes wrote on Aug 24, 2009, 22:39:
I have a feeling i really missed something in not playing Mass Effect and KOTOR.

What other people say about mass effect pretty much sums it up. Yeah it can be repetitive, yeah the story is obvious and kinda lame, but it's a very solid game with one of THE best production values ever put into a RPG. Game looks gorgeous and the fully voice acted dialogue is just wow. Get it cheap and you won't regret it!
 
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News Comments > ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut
103. Re: ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Apr 5, 2012, 17:35 Funkinator
 
Yifes wrote on Apr 5, 2012, 17:00:

Well, you know the status of your remaining companions, at least the ones on the Normandy. They live, seeing as Joker and the crew are alive. You know the status of the different races: Geth/Quarians working together, a Krogan renaissance etc, that was resolved before the end. The galaxy is not fucked, as they still have FTL technology. Just relatively isolated.

http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Mass_relay

Mass Relays are mass transit devices scattered throughout the galaxy, usually located within star systems. They form an enormous network allowing interstellar travel. Hailed as one of the greatest achievements of the extinct Protheans, a mass relay can transport starships instantaneously to another relay within the network, allowing for journeys that would otherwise take years or even decades with only FTL drives.

Pretty sure they all starve in the years to decades it takes them to get somewhere.


 
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter
26. Re: Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter Apr 4, 2012, 14:53 Funkinator
 
NKD wrote on Apr 4, 2012, 13:41:
Funkinator wrote on Apr 4, 2012, 13:30:
Anybody got concrete info on what 2d means?

Uh, did you ever play the Shadowrun game on SNES or Genesis? That's my guess.

Nope.

This? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5mg5EFK00k
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter
20. Re: Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter Apr 4, 2012, 13:30 Funkinator
 
Anybody got concrete info on what 2d means?  
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Ending Changes Planned
77. Re: Mass Effect 3 Ending Changes Planned Mar 21, 2012, 17:56 Funkinator
 
Forbes Review of Dr. Ray Muzyka

"But the plethora of positive professional reviews are less helpful by far than much of the ‘destructive’ commentary BioWare faces. Truth rarely lies in what we want to hear. Dozens of fawning reviewers tripping over one another to offer up their perfect scores hardly encourages BioWare to improve their product. “Look how exceptional our game is! We appreciate your concern and we are listening, but by the way did you notice all these perfect scores we just received? You’re delusional, but we care.”
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Kickstarted; OS X and Linux Thresholds Near
3. Re: Wasteland 2 Kickstarted; OS X and Linux Thresholds Near Mar 16, 2012, 10:51 Funkinator
 
You can find Wasteland on abandon ware sites. Not that it translate well 20+ years later.

For me it was the first game where I was all in. I had played bard's tale, wizardry, Might and Magic. I knew the fantasy schtick.

Then I played Wasteland. It was gritty. It was dirty. Not dirty as in swearing (it had that too) but it wasn't fantasy. It was post apocalypse. Burned out towns. Raiders. Bums. Gambling. Weird stuff to do. I got wasteland herpes for a three legged hooker. It was smart, funny and edgy for its time.

Did you play Fallout 1 or Fallout 2? Fallout 1 had similar elements and felt like a reboot or retooling Wasteland.
 
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News Comments > Origin Auto-Adds Steam EA Games
71. Re: Origin Auto-Adds Steam EA Games Feb 28, 2012, 15:41 Funkinator
 
I dislike EA.

I wasn’t thrilled with the idea of Steam. I adopted it slowly. I came to the opinion the Steam really was about making a better distribution service for PC games. It is better than Gamestop or Best Buy. And bonus Valve made money because of their prescience.

Next Valve makes good games. Certainly they make them to make money, but they also make games that are meant to be good games. There is pride and care in the games they provide.

Finally Valve has lifted up the PC gaming community. They have provided new avenues for Independents and a given life to PC gaming.

EA has the reverse image. EA seems to drain the soul of things it touches. The latest to succumb is Bioware. EA’s philosophy is to make money. Is the game good or not? meh.

And Valve is run by a fat nerd. And EA is run by this guy.
 
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News Comments > New BioWare Franchise Reveal Next Month
31. Re: scott@lampert.org Nov 8, 2011, 11:43 Funkinator
 
Creston wrote on Nov 8, 2011, 10:35:
Jerykk wrote on Nov 8, 2011, 02:28:
When you can take something like Mass Effect and turn it into Deer Hunter over a couple of sequels and still make your sales figures, that about says it all.

That's a bit of an exaggeration. Mass Effect was never much of an RPG to begin with. You couldn't sneak or talk your way through the game and the game as a whole was pretty linear. It was, above all else, a shooter.

I'd like to point out that from the very first day they announced Mass Effect, all the way back in 2005, IIRC, they have always SAID it would BE a shooter. A shooter with RPG elements, but they never claimed it would be a hardcore CRPG. I'm not sure why people keep lambasting them for it.

Creston


Welcome to the internet.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: Amazon Tax Dispute Oct 10, 2011, 17:32 Funkinator
 
You are wrong. Each state is a little different, but here is my state.

http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/taxes/sales_tax.html
-If you buy a taxable item in Florida and didn't pay sales tax, you owe use tax.
-If you buy an item tax-exempt intending to resell it and then use the item in your business or for personal use, you owe use tax.
-If you buy a taxable item outside Florida and bring or have it delivered into this state and you didn't pay sales tax on the item, you owe use tax.

zirik wrote on Oct 10, 2011, 17:20:
Creston wrote on Oct 10, 2011, 17:13:
You're supposed to file sales taxes on stuff over which you didn't pay sales tax when you purchased it,

it is not the responsibility of the consumer because businesses are supposed to file/pay sales tax based on their estimated income per quarter. if consumers end up with the burden then everyone will be eligible to file an itemized tax return. the abuses that would result from that practice will make the IRS shit their pants with a huge backlog of audits up their ass.

my problem with forcing amazon to collect sales tax in a state they do not operate locally is the fact that they do not benefit from the revenue generated by the local govt. one of the main reason sales tax are collected is to maintain and provide infrastructure for businesses. since UPS and other shipping companies already collect sales tax on their services that is where the govt should stop. in essence what connecticut et al wants is to double tax the same purchase by the consumer.
 
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