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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 3, 2014, 10:03 Verno
 
I'm glad that corporations are still scared of something. Municipal internet is usually a success if well managed, the municipality often doesn't have to pay hideous trench/pole fees which lets the cost be recouped much faster than a corporation doing the same.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
43. Re: Op Ed Sep 3, 2014, 09:59 Verno
 
Squirmer wrote on Sep 1, 2014, 03:02:
Okay, now you're arriving at the problem. Game companies should have to hire another person just to ensure their developers aren't being sexist assholes. Spreading awareness of these issues will help to address that problem.

Haha what? Do women hire male script doctors at great expense to ensure that Greys Anatomy and Say Yes to the Dress is more relatable to me, even if it means changing the core programs?
 
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News Comments > The Sims 4 and Patch Released
14. Re: The Sims 4 and Patch Released Sep 3, 2014, 09:49 Verno
 
Ranger55 wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 17:43:
My wife is playing it. They've REALLY scaled it all back. Even basic features that were part of the base versions of 2 and 3 have been removed to make it more console friendly. Pretty much the same "simplifying" treatment that Sim City got.

It's not the consoles, they just want to sell everything as DLC.
 
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News Comments > EA Taps Starbucks Vet as CMO
3. Re: EA's Taps Starbucks Vet as CMO Sep 3, 2014, 09:48 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 09:44:
Creston wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 09:33:
Only EA would pretend that a fucking marketing officer actually brings any kind of meaning to a game.

Yep, that's the problem in a nutshell. They believe that marketing is more important than the product itself.

Agreed. Marketing is important but many games are carried on word of mouth alone, when I see marketing budgets for video games my eyes just boggle. It is pretty rare to find a great game thats passed over by people and unmarketed.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
7. Re: Into the Black Sep 3, 2014, 09:45 Verno
 
Trust me, people get shot in Russia too.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 3, 2014, 09:41 Verno
 
Awesome joined both leagues.

Cracked is really milking the native advertising teat for all its worth, 2 pages for 4 reasons about a Netflix show.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
313. Re: Op Ed Sep 3, 2014, 09:30 Verno
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 09:06:
So anyway, since I miss my daily links.. turns out IGF was rigged?

Indie-fensible! - The Maya "Legobutts" Kramer Story!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgW5NRUfs44

Fun!

Can you sum it up? Youtube is crappy while I'm on the train.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Season One Begins; So Does Complaining
41. Re: Diablo III Season One Begins; So Does Complaining Sep 3, 2014, 09:06 Verno
 
Krovven wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 20:59:
Because the way the game is now, it is far better without full on trading. I'd be open to them making trading within Clans members but only if those that were in the clan at the time the item dropped. Even with this method, items should be bind to account after they've been traded once.

It would be too easy for people (particularly streamers) that have a community following them to just feed them gear nullifying the Grift rankings. Some people don't care about that but others do.

I get items from people I play with all the time (generally for my other classes I don't play as much). With how readily legendary and set items drop now, I simply don't see open trading would benefit the game in any way. People aren't entitled to get the best gear or to get hard to find drops. You don't "need" them either to be able T6 and keep up.

I don't know, that feels like a real stretch. They could implement trading with friends lists or clans, limit it to regular play instead of seasonal and so on. It ultimately doesn't really affect anyone in a negative way and exists on consoles already. The only real reason I can see for not doing it is some concern of duping but given the nature of the game now I don't think that's a big concern.

The feature disparity of the console and PC versions is a bit puzzling too.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
56. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 3, 2014, 08:58 Verno
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 03:38:
I dont get what all the fucking fuss is about. This is just free publicity for all involved.

Did you stop to think that maybe they didn't want this kind of publicity? Female performers make a lot of money to do nude scenes, this is literally a loss of income for some involved. Others like Jennifer Lawrence have been carefully building an image and brand that they might not want associated with this.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
22. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 2, 2014, 13:46 Verno
 
Shok wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 13:31:
Verno, from what I understand they didn't upload them, their idevice automatically saves photos to Apple's cloud - even pictures deleted on the phone could still be kept in Apple's servers and hackers get it there.

I heard the same thing, that's why I mentioned the IT staff and iCloud thing. Some of the pics came from Samsung phones though according to reddit so the speculation is that its just the combined images from a large trading ring which makes sense.
 
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News Comments > Open Letter to the Gaming Community
18. Re: Open Letter to the Gaming Community Sep 2, 2014, 13:44 Verno
 
Prez wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 13:33:
Jesus tap-dancing Christ do they ever stop whining?

Stop harassing them Prez, you're practically threatening their lives. They have a right to make you think and say whatever they want!
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
14. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 2, 2014, 12:38 Verno
 
Jerykk wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 12:29:
I'll never understand the logic of people who takes pictures and/or videos of themselves nude or during sex. Sure, you're allowed to do that and you're entitled to your own privacy but what's the point of making those pictures/videos in the first place? Especially if you're a celebrity whose public image is very important. Just seems like a completely unnecessary risk.

Celebrity culture is very vain and almost has to be considering what appeals to the audience. So it doesn't surprise me they're taking pictures with their phones, I'm just more surprised that they uploaded them. You would think their agent or publicist would have an IT guy on staff to turn that shit off or at least have phone encryption on in case they're stolen. I know iCloud has some encryption but that doesn't help when someone steals your auth token.

Reading about it on reddit is pretty funny though. The chick from Big Bang Theory took a giant shot of her butt hole. Why a person would do that is anyones guess. Whatever floats your boat? Haha.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Season One Begins; So Does Complaining
39. Re: Diablo III Season One Begins; So Does Complaining Sep 2, 2014, 11:34 Verno
 
The argument against trading is kind of silly given its existence in console versions of the game. If you don't want to trade you don't have to but other people might not have the same free time to grind out a particular item and want to trade for it. I wouldn't personally ever use trading at this point but if someone else wants to then it doesn't really affect me so why care if its in the game or not?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 2, 2014, 11:27 Verno
 
Always picking the Jets worked out real well for me last year

Edge of Tomorrow was a good movie and it's sad that it didn't do that great at the BO. I guess it did look like a generic Tom Cruise sci-fi movie to most people

I think the articles point that it resembled Oblivion too much for the casual viewer was probably spot on.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 2, 2014, 11:24 Verno
 
1badmf wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 11:08:
love how the bulldogs in that article look so much healthier than today's versions. also, would be nice if they did some basic fact checking. 'f-15 mustang' heh.

45 peeps in the pickem league wow. do you guys always pick the favorite or do you try to guess an upset now and then?

To get ahead you need to pick upsets, of course this has risk because it can really drop you back when you screw up. We had a three way tie for first much of the season last year until one week with a few upsets and that really shifted things around. It's just for fun though, a 50/50 pick em thing so don't sweat it too much. A few people last year did all of their picks for the season in week 1 even.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
11. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 2, 2014, 11:15 Verno
 
harlock wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 11:03:
apparently its not just jen lawrence but dozens of celebrities nudie pics were hacked and released.. and now the feds are coming on strong. heh

The only celeb to take it with any sense of humor so far was Kirsten Dunst.
 
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News Comments > Open Letter to the Gaming Community
6. Re: Open Letter to the Gaming Community Sep 2, 2014, 11:10 Verno
 
After all we did such a good job eliminating it from narrower sources, let alone the internet.

Take a stand everyone, take a stand on taking a stand too while you're at it Bulb
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 2, 2014, 10:11 Verno
 
Edge of Tomorrow was actually pretty good so its a shame it underperformed at the box office, just reinforces studios attitude of producing more cookie cutter fare. I think part of the downturn is just the natural course of more people staying at home, movies being released to streaming platforms sooner and so many different forms of entertainment vying for attention.  
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News Comments > Open Letter to the Gaming Community
3. Re: Open Letter to the Gaming Community Sep 2, 2014, 10:06 Verno
 
PHJF wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 09:55:
Stop your fucking bitching, this is the fucking internet. Politically Correct exists on an admin-by-admin basis, and you've no right or reason to expect succor from ANYONE.

Yep. I suspect harassment will constitute anything negative that the other party doesn't like.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 28, 2014, 22:00 Verno
 
Stormsinger wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 19:06:
I quit nearly eight years ago, and I'm still waiting to experience thse benefits. So far the only noticeable change is the 60 pounds I gained and have not been able to lose.

Well at least your appetite came back?
 
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