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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. uBlock Origin knocked Oct 18, 2017, 15:56 Creston
 
So let me get this straight... We should weaken uBlock Origin so that my browser can be used to tell you YOUR website is shitty and vulnerable to attack?

No. Screw you. Fix your shitty website without me telling you about it.

 
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News Comments > Activision Patents Driving Microtransactions Through Matchmaking
41. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 18, 2017, 15:37 Creston
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 18, 2017, 15:22:
It's a good thing patents can't be bought, sold or licensed.

? Yes, they can. The latest thing for scum-sucking companies to do is to hand their patents off to a native american tribe, pay said tribe x amounts of dollars per year for "exclusive use of the patent", and then whenever an IPR comes up, they go "you can't IPR this, the tribe claims Sovereignty."

Just More Joy In The US Patent System

Edit : Just realized you might have been sarcastic.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 18, 2017, 15:20 Creston
 
The bad news is there is no good news.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Samsung Oct 18, 2017, 14:02 Creston
 
Imagine a Bixby-powered Samsung fridge, for example, or a Bixby-powered Samsung washing machine.

Oh BOY that sounds exciting! Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Dead Space 2 Selling 4M "Wasn't Enough"
16. Re: Dead Space 2 Selling 4M Oct 18, 2017, 13:58 Creston
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 18, 2017, 13:00:
Slightly offtopic: Bioware is no longer the old school Bioware obviously, but they'll probably make a metric shitload of money on Anthem, they aren't going anywhere.

I dunno. Bioware's name isn't good enough to drive sales by themselves anymore, especially after the Andromeda shitfest, and initial response to the Anthem trailer was predominantly negative. And you know EA has pumped BIG money into it, since they want it to be / replace Destiny (2). So if it doesn't sell 10 million copies at least, I can easily see EA whining that they didn't sell enough.
 
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News Comments > Activision Patents Driving Microtransactions Through Matchmaking
24. Re: Activision Patents Driving Microtransactions Through Matchmaking Oct 18, 2017, 13:54 Creston
 
Linksil wrote on Oct 18, 2017, 12:11:
I just wonder WHY they're allowed to patent this. Any person with 1/2 a brain would say this is just another way to match players online. Now they can basically claim ANY MM game is infringing on their patent and sue them.

Hello, and welcome to the United States Patent Office. Who Can We Help You Sue For Bullshit Reasons Today?
 
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News Comments > Dead Space 2 Selling 4M "Wasn't Enough"
4. Re: Dead Space 2 Selling 4M Oct 18, 2017, 11:11 Creston
 
Wallshadows wrote on Oct 18, 2017, 10:49:
It's pretty funny and sad how Jim Sterling was exactly right about this happening over two years ago. Which studio is next? BioWare? Place your bets an stay tuned!

If Anthem tanks, Bioware is dead.
 
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News Comments > Dead Space 2 Selling 4M "Wasn't Enough"
3. Re: Dead Space 2 Selling 4M Oct 18, 2017, 11:11 Creston
 
Verno wrote on Oct 18, 2017, 10:09:
With revenue of 240M and fixed costs of 60M, you only have to cover your variable unit costs and variable marketing.

All those director and above salaries at EA have to be paid, you know. I'm sure they've got half a billion dollars a year in parasitic hanger-ons that need their cut from every game's profits.
 
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News Comments > Activision Patents Driving Microtransactions Through Matchmaking
8. Re: Activision Patents Driving Microtransactions Through Matchmaking Oct 18, 2017, 11:00 Creston
 
As I said in the Op Ed thread last night

"Exploratory patent, my ass."

The Destiny guys already quickly had to come out and say "We're not using this!"

Fuck microtransactions/p2w/lootboxes and every publisher who endorses them.
 
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News Comments > Another Star Citizen: Squadron 42 Delay?
77. Re: Another Star Citizen: Squadron 42 Delay? Oct 17, 2017, 19:10 Creston
 
mr_toad wrote on Oct 17, 2017, 16:28:
My .02 about SC -- my brain thinks it's a giant ponzi scheme my heart hopes it not and that the faith of its backers would be well placed.

I honestly don't think it started out that way. I think CR and his group of devs genuinely wanted to make a great game, sell it, then see how far they could go.

But once they saw that 300+ of them could draw healthy salaries and benefits because there are enough people who will pay for pictures of pretty starships, they all went "Wait a second... If we finish this game, people will stop giving us money for pretty pictures of starships, but if we just keep on developing it, and keep drawing more pretty pictures of pretty starships, people will keep giving us money almost indefinitely!"

If people keep giving them money for five more years, there will be no game for five more years, but once the money stops coming in, the game is going to be out in a few months time.


 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 17, 2017, 16:42 Creston
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 17, 2017, 12:04:
I can't blame them. Going from my old Amazon building to the brand new biggest sort center ever, it's night and day the level of tech and engineering that goes into a place. Once they get driver-less vehicles, and robots that can load and unload trucks, Amazon will be vastly automated.

Well, you CAN blame them, it's just that they don't give a shit. Once their revenue streams dry up, I'm sure corporations will blame all those "damn unemployed people who don't buy anything!" too.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 17, 2017, 11:55 Creston
 
Yep. Corporations apparently feel that if the middle class completely vanishes, there will still be plenty of customers to sell their products to.

I'm not quite sure there will be, but hey, at least they saved $12 a year.
 
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News Comments > South Park: The Fractured But Whole Released
3. Re: South Park: The Fractured But Whole Released Oct 17, 2017, 11:51 Creston
 
Acleacius wrote on Oct 17, 2017, 10:31:
maybe this will be the South Park version of Far Cry, with spears and prehistoric animals?

No, funny enough, Ubisoft actually said that this game would "make fun of the worst parts of far cry and watch dogs."

Apparently by "make fun of" they meant "have exactly the same grindy shit" as those two series.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Boasts 35 Million Players
12. Re: Overwatch Boasts 35 Million Players Oct 17, 2017, 11:24 Creston
 
35 million players, 34 million of which are toxic assholes.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
34. Re: Op Ed Oct 17, 2017, 11:17 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 17, 2017, 10:36:
Creston wrote on Oct 17, 2017, 10:34:
Jonjonz wrote on Oct 17, 2017, 07:52:
If lootboxes gains enough tracktion with Korparate Amerka, expect to see this applied to all consumer goods, from groceries to gasoline.


Soon the first corporation will announce that its staff is getting paid in loot boxes. It may have part of your salary in it! Or a roast beef sandwich! Or an old shoebox filled with sand! You never know, but you ALWAYS WIN SOMETHING!

Fuck publishers and their loot boxes.


It could be anything in that box, even a boat!

You never know! The sky is the limit! (*)







(*) The sky is not actually the limit. Limit is roughly equivalent to $0.50.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
31. Re: Op Ed Oct 17, 2017, 10:34 Creston
 
Jonjonz wrote on Oct 17, 2017, 07:52:
If lootboxes gains enough tracktion with Korparate Amerka, expect to see this applied to all consumer goods, from groceries to gasoline.


Soon the first corporation will announce that its staff is getting paid in loot boxes. It may have part of your salary in it! Or a roast beef sandwich! Or an old shoebox filled with sand! You never know, but you ALWAYS WIN SOMETHING!

Fuck publishers and their loot boxes.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 17, 2017, 10:08 Creston
 
I'm fairly sure that's not just an American thing. I doubt people in Europe go "Yeah, a robot took my job, it's fucking AWESOME!"

In any case, automation is going to WRECK the amount of jobs available, especially low-mid level blue collar jobs. Anyone who sits there tut-tutting it is a moron.

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News Comments > ELEX Released
1. Re: ELEX Released Oct 17, 2017, 10:07 Creston
 
That's an unfortunate marketing slogan, you know...

"Elex! Don't do it!"

 
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