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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
26. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 18, 2014, 09:36 nin
 
Prez wrote on Mar 18, 2014, 09:36:
The amount of horseshit that gets shoveled out by gaming companies and lapped up by game "journalists" has reached epic levels.

Have a Mt Dew, Prez!

 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 18, 2014, 09:01 nin
 
Pigeon wrote on Mar 18, 2014, 08:59:
Imagine how many customers they'd lose if they didn't have near monopolies in many areas. Its pretty bad when a good part of your customer base only has two options, us or nothing, and they choose nothing.

I think that's the real key. I was initially excited when I saw the link, but it basically shows people switched from cable to internet service, with money staying in the same pocket it was previously going into.

I hope google fiber gives everyone a kick in the ass...

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 18, 2014, 08:37 nin
 
Agrajag wrote on Mar 18, 2014, 06:49:
We need to require Congresscritters to wear patches of all their sponsors, like fucking NASCAR drivers... Then, we'd at least know who owns them all...

I like that idea...

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
33. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 17, 2014, 19:16 nin
 
Nighthawk wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 19:09:
Saboth wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 18:14:
Luke wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 06:10:
And yet another top 10 from the makers of scamware/spyware browser , and the crowd goes banana Book
Sounds like someone got banned for hacks!
Gabe kicked his dog

Luke is another poster who, when you look at their history, everything becomes clear.

 
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News Comments > EverQuest Turns 15
13. Re: EverQuest Turns 15 Mar 17, 2014, 16:26 nin
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 16:22:
TRAIN!!! TRAIN TO ZONE!!!1!1!!

Oh wow, I'd forgotten about that...

heh.

 
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News Comments > Gauntlet Remake This Summer
31. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 16:08 nin
 
Bundy wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 14:59:
Verno wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 11:57:
dj LiTh wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 11:17:
Cool, remember it being my favorite game i had on the old Apple IIGS

Yeah Gauntlet was pretty badass at the time, not sure how it will hold up though.

When I was a kid, and this was in the arcade. Oh man! The game, actually TALKED!!!! ***Mind blown*** So decades later I'm messing around with MAME and, "acquired" a few old arcade classic ROMS. I fired this one up, nostalgically thinking, "my kids are gonna LOVE this!" Man, did my childhood memory ever build this one up. It's still a fun little co-op hack and slash in it's own way. But, technology definitely wasn't as advanced as I thought it was in 1985.

I remember encountering a Sinistar machine for the first time as a kid, and it scaring the fuck out of me.

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
16. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 17, 2014, 15:40 nin
 
Creston wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 15:24:
Britain's mcvuk takes money from Microsoft to bleat stupid nonsense; also likes it up the ass.

Years ago (IE still wasn't popular then), I had a boss who, every time the sales rep passed along a link about how great and secure IE was, he'd pass it along to the rest of us. I finally started accusing him of propaganda.


Then there was another time (different boss, years earlier) who had a Roxio rep on the speaker phone. I walk in, and w/o me knowing who he's talking to, he says:

Boss: (to me) "Hey, whats the best cd burner software?"

Me: "Nero."

Boss:(into speaker, shit eating grin on face) "Did you catch that?"

Sales rep: "WHAT?! Nooooooooooooooo!"


 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
16. Re: Saturday Metaverse Mar 17, 2014, 15:22 nin
 
JediPunisher wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 14:43:
jimnms wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 20:35:
WTF then. The email I got says:
We are writing to provide you advance notice that the price of your Prime membership will be increasing. The annual rate will be $99 when your membership renews on June 4, 2014.

I'm guessing that this isn't your first year of Prime, and those of us who are new members get the lower renewal fee.
When I joined Prime last Fall, I was told when my $79 renewal would be... Increasing that now could break the contract.

This will be starting my 3rd year in July, I believe?
 
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News Comments > Gauntlet Remake This Summer
14. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 11:46 nin
 
Ozmodan wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 11:24:
What is with the age limit on the web site? Come on it was a kids arcade game. So they are making it too gory for kids? what a bunch of idiots.

Arrowhead has not exactly blessed the gaming community with solid games, they would not be my first choice.

Did they not let you in?! Huh!

 
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News Comments > EverQuest Turns 15
6. Re: EverQuest Turns 15 Mar 17, 2014, 11:44 nin
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 11:25:
nin wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 10:26:
I never got very far into EQ...I remember I fell down this hole into a dungeon, and trying to find my way out, kept falling deeper and deeper. Finally gave up and never went back...
I never played EQ after hearing so many stories like this and the infamous "rat grinding". I'm sure it was better later, but I never got the taste for it. WoW would end up being my first MMO.

Yeah, to be fair, I think it was early on (think it was Ruins of Kunark, which wiki says was 2000), before too many expansions were released. It could have gotten better with time.
 
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Mar 17, 2014, 11:42 nin
 
panbient wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 11:03:
nin wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 17:31:
ForgedReality wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 16:43:
I challenge anyone to show me a single example of a videogame movie that didn't suck.

People seemed to like the first Mortal Kombat, though I never saw it. I liked Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.


I'll vouch for the first MK movie. Don't go in there expecting high-brow cinema but as far as rainy Saturday afternoon action flicks go, it's great.

I think it's all about managed expectations. I went in with rock bottom expectations for the first Thor movie, and really enjoyed it (much to my surprise).

 
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News Comments > EverQuest Turns 15
2. Re: EverQuest Turns 15 Mar 17, 2014, 10:26 nin
 

I never got very far into EQ...I remember I fell down this hole into a dungeon, and trying to find my way out, kept falling deeper and deeper. Finally gave up and never went back...

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 17, 2014, 09:58 nin
 
Titanfall boosts Xbox One sales by 96 per cent in the UK.

When you're at the bottom, there's only one way to go.

 
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News Comments > Gauntlet Remake This Summer
1. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 09:57 nin
 

Hmmm...something seems off? Is it the camera?

 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
6. Re: Sunday Metaverse Mar 17, 2014, 09:15 nin
 
I love the "it just wasn't possible" line.

Not unlike some of the people who backed the project, but couldn't watch the movie - "it just wasn't possible"!

 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Mar 16, 2014, 21:29 nin
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 21:21:
One last GTA firesale before announcing 5 for pc? =P

One can only hope! Finishing up my 100%, but already looking forward to a higher screen rez, a better framerate, and a further draw distance.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
12. Re: Saturday Metaverse Mar 16, 2014, 20:42 nin
 
jimnms wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 20:35:
Agent.X7 wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 13:09:
Not according to Amazon
Dear Jeremy Star,

We are writing to provide you advance notice that the price of your Prime membership will be increasing in 2015. Your 2014 annual renewal will remain at the original price of $79. On June 9, 2015, your membership will renew at $99/year.

Even as fuel and transportation costs have increased, the price of Prime has remained the same for nine years. Since 2005, the number of items eligible for unlimited free Two-Day Shipping has grown from one million to over 20 million. We also added unlimited access to over 40,000 movies and TV episodes with Prime Instant Video and a selection of over 500,000 books to borrow from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.

For more information about your Prime membership, visit our Prime membership page.

Sincerely,

The Amazon Prime Team

WTF then. The email I got says:
We are writing to provide you advance notice that the price of your Prime membership will be increasing. The annual rate will be $99 when your membership renews on June 4, 2014.

Even on my Amazon manage Prime account page says "On June 04, 2014, you will be charged $99 for another year of Prime."

Your subscription renews after mine and you're getting the lower rate?

I've not gotten anything after the $99 notice, either. I did initially cancel when the email came out, but resubbed, hoping they might offer a discount. If nothing else, I'll gift a membership to myself.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 16, 2014, 20:09 nin
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 19:54:
nin wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 15:48:
Rare Albino Blue Marlin.

I don't suppose they let it go afterwords? That would be neat...


From the article subtitle:

The Spanish Fly catches and releases a rare sight that the IGFA confirms is leucistic, not albino.

Woot! I skimmed it but didn't see that.

 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Mar 16, 2014, 17:31 nin
 
ForgedReality wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 16:43:
I challenge anyone to show me a single example of a videogame movie that didn't suck.

People seemed to like the first Mortal Kombat, though I never saw it. I liked Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 16, 2014, 16:25 nin
 
El Pit wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 16:24:
Kosumo wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 15:37:
Hey Rockstar, where is my GTA 5 for PC? I'm waiting.

They're still busy working on the Red Dead Redemption port. GTA V will come out right after that port.

It would be a riot if R* announced RDR for the pc on April 1st, just to fuck with people.

 
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