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Signed On Feb 11, 2000, 18:02
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2010, 23:25 Atomic
 
Well Blue, is it the Jets now, or will you stick with the NFC East and root for the 'Boys?  
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News Comments > On Star Trek Online's Klingons
14. Re: On Star Trek Online's Klingons Dec 18, 2009, 16:32 Atomic
 
Agreed. Very clever, sirs!  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 16, 2009, 14:36 Atomic
 
If you have a chance to go, go. I suspect it will be a once in a lifetime experience, good or bad.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 16, 2009, 12:50 Atomic
 
I'm a Cowboys fan, but even I have to admit that the new Cowboys stadium is a direct manifestation of Jerry Jones' ego. And never have I felt such a dichotomy over something; on one hand, I'm extremely impressed with the engineering and architecture. On the other, sickened by the ostentatious spectacle. It is at the same time everything that is good and bad about the modern NFL.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 4, 2009, 16:16 Atomic
 
If what Atomic is seeing is what I'd been seeing at times, it's one of those "stay-at-home mom makes $77/hr!" type ads kinda like the one explained about here: http://www.prosperly.com/2009/make-money-posting-links-on-google-is-a-scam/

Dan's right, that's the one. I'll try to screen grab it if I see it again.

Blue, yes, Ohio US.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 4, 2009, 12:40 Atomic
 
Blue, I white-listed your site in AdBlocker in an effort of support, but if I continue to see scam ads like the ones I am seeing from pulse360, I'll probably start blocking again.

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News Comments > Mass Effect 2 on Two DVDs
19. Re: Mass Effect 2 on Two DVDs Dec 4, 2009, 12:34 Atomic
 
How can it just be one swap? Is the game no longer open-ended exploration? I can't go back to content on disk 1? If I do, why does it not require a swap back?

Doesn't make sense.
 
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 2 DLC Tease?
4. Re: Left 4 Dead 2 DLC Tease? Nov 19, 2009, 11:08 Atomic
 
How about a special "Versus" mode, Characters vs. Midnight Riders, with the Zombies attacking both factions? Why would the humans fight? Could be a fight for resources.  
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News Comments > WoW Microtransactions Begin
2. Re: WoW Microtransactions Begin Nov 4, 2009, 16:44 Atomic
 
Why don't the greedy bastards donate the whole ten bucks to the charity? How does it cost them anything to provide that?  
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News Comments > Scivelation Announced
4. Re: Scivelation Announced Oct 9, 2009, 13:36 Atomic
 
Originality is dead. Heck, I don't even think interesting derivation is possible anymore.  
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Ship List
8. Re: Star Trek Online Ship List Oct 5, 2009, 14:15 Atomic
 
I haven't heard anyone say 'what gives' in 5 to 6 years either, so maybe this is right up your alley.

I kid, I kid!
 
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News Comments > Safety Dance
6. Re: Microsoft Security Essentials Sep 30, 2009, 12:39 Atomic
 
In the same boat. Haven't used AV in years, and haven't had a problem either.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2009, 12:13 Atomic
 
How about tables for the on sale section? Grouped into sections by seller, column one Title, column 2 price or offer.  
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News Comments > Trades Я Us
5. Re: Trades &#1071; Us Sep 10, 2009, 11:54 Atomic
 
I'm interested to see how this goes over with all those folks that claimed to be against GameStop's "monopoly" and not used games in general.  
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News Comments > PC Mass Effect Pinnacle Station
14. Re: PC Mass Effect Pinnacle Station Aug 25, 2009, 19:52 Atomic
 
How does this work if you already finished the game?  
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News Comments > Livingstone: Used Games "No Benefit"
33. Re: Livingstone: Used Games Aug 20, 2009, 13:16 Atomic
 
That gamestop is making most of its money off used game sales, well, good for gamestop. Who cares? That's called a free market economy. Gamestop saw that people felt games were overpriced, they started offering them 5 to 10 bucks cheaper for a used copy, and people bought them in droves. That's smart business.

That's the point I've been trying to make about lower prices for new games. People just want a lower price.

There is not a single instance in the entire known universe where used sales somehow financially benefit the original creator of the product that's being sold. The game industry somehow feels that new rules should apply for it. It is wrong.

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News Comments > Livingstone: Used Games "No Benefit"
24. Re: Livingstone: Used Games Aug 20, 2009, 12:58 Atomic
 
Beamer, I'm not convinced.

1) Many people cannot afford new games. Used games, then, are often sold to people that are not in the market for new games and sales are not really hurt. I'm in that camp; I'll never pay full retail for a game. Ever. So when I buy used, they are not losing a sale from me. By your very statement, I was never in their demographic anyway.

2) This is just an argument against GameStop, not used game sales in general. What about a local mom and pop store that can't afford to stock new games because publisher's require minimum orders?

3) Pawn shops are an absolute necessity. Pawn shops exist for the very reasons you state; people need to sell something quickly, and only an established dealer has the necessary capital and space to buy quickly. Nothing sold at a pawn shop, nothing, sends a dime back to the original manufacturer of the item. Why should games by any different?

Ultimately, used games is not the issue. The developers and publishers are just sore over supposed lost revenue, which as I stated before, could be easily recouped by lowering prices.
 
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News Comments > Livingstone: Used Games "No Benefit"
14. Re: Livingstone: Used Games Aug 20, 2009, 12:32 Atomic
 
Well I mean technically he's right, they do see basically no money for it

Not true. They got their money from the original purchaser. A good analogy is a used car; car manufacturers do not get money from a used car, the dealerships do.

This is greed and short sightedness, plain and simple. The solution is to lower the price of new games; you'll sell more up front, and you'll diminish the demand for used games.
 
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News Comments > Video Games = "Play-Like Activities"
1. Re: Video Games = Aug 17, 2009, 10:20 Atomic
 
"How do we simultaneously help the public steer away from imitation play-like activities, harness the potentially positive aspects of video games, and keep in perspective the overall place of video games in our society?"

This one is easy; get rid of hamster wheel styles of play.
 
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News Comments > Over Flanders Fields Patches
1. Re: Over Flanders Fields Patches Aug 13, 2009, 08:09 Atomic
 
Hidily Ho Neighbor!  
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