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10. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 1, 2012, 17:31 Bet
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Aug 1, 2012, 16:31:
Bet wrote on Aug 1, 2012, 14:49:
Monopolization is bad...monopolization is bad...where did I hear that before...oh yeah, middle & high school. Do they even bother teaching that anymore, or are we just resigned to the monopolization of everything eventually, now?

However, in college they teach you to forget all that other bull-shit. Money is the only thing that matters. Now pay your tuition or get lost.
Hahah! Too true.
 
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9. Re: NBC's coverage Aug 1, 2012, 17:17 jdreyer
 
NKD wrote on Aug 1, 2012, 14:15:
Olympics coverage is now just Nancy Grace except the pretty white girls aren't missing or dead. Find the prettiest white girl and check out her fascinating human interest story.

It's worse than that. Not only are they emphasizing the white women, but they're actually cutting out the black ones.
 
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8. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 1, 2012, 16:31 SimplyMonk
 
Bet wrote on Aug 1, 2012, 14:49:
Monopolization is bad...monopolization is bad...where did I hear that before...oh yeah, middle & high school. Do they even bother teaching that anymore, or are we just resigned to the monopolization of everything eventually, now?

However, in college they teach you to forget all that other bull-shit. Money is the only thing that matters. Now pay your tuition or get lost.
 
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7. Re: NBC's coverage Aug 1, 2012, 14:53 Flatline
 
Stolen shamelessly from my friend's facebook status:

Me: "Man, the Olympics coverage couldn't get any worse."
NBC: "And now joining us down at the pool is Ryan Seacrest!"
Me: "FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUU"
 
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6. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 1, 2012, 14:49 Bet
 
Monopolization is bad...monopolization is bad...where did I hear that before...oh yeah, middle & high school. Do they even bother teaching that anymore, or are we just resigned to the monopolization of everything eventually, now?

Monopolizing the Olympic coverage is just lol though, completely flies in the face of the logic of 'friendly competition' between nations. At least we know who the real power is in America.
 
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5. Re: NBC's coverage Aug 1, 2012, 14:15 NKD
 
Olympics coverage is now just Nancy Grace except the pretty white girls aren't missing or dead. Find the prettiest white girl and check out her fascinating human interest story.  
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If you don't like where gaming is heading, stop giving your money to the people who are taking it in that direction.
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4. NBC's coverage Aug 1, 2012, 13:19 Creston
 
The whole "we're pretending it's live" thing really doesn't bother me, but what does bother me is that NBC is apparently fucking UNABLE to give you a score.

Athlete so and so performed jump so and so. Cool. What did they score? Oh, wait, we're just going to go to the next athlete. Great...

And then they are also seemingly incapable of actually managing volume levels. Trying to hear the commentators last night during gymnastics was basically impossible, and they had the exact same fucking issue during the cycling contests. It must be really hard to figure out how to dial up one sound stream and dial down the other one.

I miss the old Dutch coverage of the Olympics.

Creston
 
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3. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 1, 2012, 12:51 SimplyMonk
 
The whole relationship between Zynga and Facebook is interesting. FB generates 10% of its revenue from Zynga, but yet they are constantly implementing new restrictions on "game spam" which directly hurts Zynga's sales which has some pretty solid numbers supporting the more "spammy" a game is, the higher its install base and the more revenue it tends to generate.

FB might just be trying to get ahead of the bubble burst though. Why annoy a large number of your users, to the point of deactivating their accounts, just to help boost a fad in Zynga's titles? Better to sacrifice a little revenue now in order to cut back on account deactivation and build a better relationship with the user and more stable revenue down the road.

As it has been shown by the failure of their own website service, Zynga needs FB. FB doesn't need Zynga. Zynga's main goal is to shake that platform dependence now, but it only seems to know how to make games that rely on the FB model as its iPhone titles have been fairly weak in comparison.
 
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2. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 1, 2012, 12:41 Beamer
 
Social gaming is absolutely a bubble.
We'll see plenty of those companies survive, but the ones that focus on making fun games people want to be addicted to, rather than getting as much money out of you and addicting you by withholding.
 
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1. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 1, 2012, 12:33 avianflu
 
Genuinely major crash and burn for Zynga.

Perhaps a prophetic sign for the "social gaming" bubble.
 
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