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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Description IT Professional
Intel 3570K Core i5 @3.6 GHz
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Activision Patents Driving Microtransactions Through Matchmaking
42. Re: Activision Patents Driving Microtransactions Through Matchmaking Oct 18, 2017, 15:54 jdreyer
 
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 18, 2017, 15:04:
How is this even patentable? The yahoos at the patent office must be drinking la la juice.

If only congress would fix our broken patent system.

That would require the government to properly fund the USPTO.
 
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News Comments > Activision Patents Driving Microtransactions Through Matchmaking
27. Re: Activision Patents Driving Microtransactions Through Matchmaking Oct 18, 2017, 14:09 jdreyer
 
Angrius Maximis wrote on Oct 18, 2017, 14:01:
I love everyone that cries FREE GAMES FREE ONLINE MMO'S ! I HATE SUB FEES! and then you all cry like little bitches when the the gaming companies try to recoup that money

You brought this on yourselves

Please show me the post where people complain about sub fees.

People might balk if the fee doesn't match the game scope or quality, but otherwise I never see it.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Oct 18, 2017, 14:03 jdreyer
 
Wow, from months down to mere hours.

I'd be interested to see a study on the effect on sales with and without Denuvo (or other DRM for that matter).
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 18, 2017, 13:34 jdreyer
 
NKD wrote on Oct 18, 2017, 12:52:
Man I would have loved to bag a teacher in high school. As long as she wasn't trying to blackmail me with bad grades or some shit. Then I'd have to report the bitch.

Dude, ew.

My GF in HS was so much hotter than any teacher I knew. Most of the girls were. And that's not even getting into the power dynamic/teacher mental state/interest difference/life stage, etc.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 18, 2017, 13:25 jdreyer
 
Jedi.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 18, 2017, 13:15 jdreyer
 
The good news: minor stability updates

The bad news: all your privacy settings are reset to maximum data collection.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 18, 2017, 13:05 jdreyer
 
Social Media Marathon Cheating: Con or Victimless Crime?

ďI think itís sad thereís this crackdown,Ē Garnick says. ďI remember after finishing the marathon then that I was beaming. You canít take your car on the Indy 500 track and you canít just walk on a PGA course. But the Boston Marathon is world-famous, and you could be a part of it. I donít remember marathon bandits being considered a threat or a freeloader or a cockroach then.Ē

No asshole, crashing the event is a dick move, and dangerous to the other runners. The course is designed for a certain number of runners running a specific pace. Unauthorized runners could crowd the course causing injuries and use resources intended for those runners. In the past, some people would run the last mile and try to "win." And it's not like you'd be recognized: today all the races are chipped, so even if you have a fake bib, you won't have a chip.

And as you can see from the bib stealing, hurtful to people. I guess don't put a pic of your bib on Instagram. Or Facebook. Or Twitter. Fuck, I hate social media.
 
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News Comments > Rogue Trooper Redux Released
1. Re: Rogue Trooper Redux Released Oct 18, 2017, 12:57 jdreyer
 
I keep thinking this is a Star Wars game...  
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News Comments > Activision Patents Driving Microtransactions Through Matchmaking
19. Re: Activision Patents Driving Microtransactions Through Matchmaking Oct 18, 2017, 12:55 jdreyer
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Oct 18, 2017, 11:03:
You can patent marketing strategies? I mean, if I was evil, it seems like designing your matchmaking to push micro-transactions is obvious.

Yeah, I'm going to patent a way to advertise my product by displaying a color image on 3' x 2' paper stock, then display them in prominent locations. I'm going to call it a "poster."
 
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News Comments > Activision Patents Driving Microtransactions Through Matchmaking
17. Re: Activision Patents Driving Microtransactions Through Matchmaking Oct 18, 2017, 12:49 jdreyer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Oct 18, 2017, 10:14:
Good to see Activision is hard at work perfecting the ways to nickle and dime the shit out of gamers.
Want to win? Enter your credit card number and push the win button

Yes, but the graphics while you are winning will blow you away.

Oh, wait. Nevermind, this is going to be in CoD.
 
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News Comments > Dead Space 2 Selling 4M "Wasn't Enough"
11. Re: Dead Space 2 Selling 4M Oct 18, 2017, 12:43 jdreyer
 
Dead Space 2 would have made more money if they'd done DLC, microtransactions, in-game ads, and loot boxes.  
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News Comments > Activision Patents Driving Microtransactions Through Matchmaking
15. Re: Activision Patents Driving Microtransactions Through Matchmaking Oct 18, 2017, 12:12 jdreyer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Oct 18, 2017, 10:14:
Good to see Activision is hard at work perfecting the ways to nickle and dime the shit out of gamers.
Want to win? Enter your credit card number and push the win button
Yeah yet another reason not to play multi player games.
 
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News Comments > Activision Patents Driving Microtransactions Through Matchmaking
13. Re: Activision Patents Driving Microtransactions Through Matchmaking Oct 18, 2017, 12:10 jdreyer
 
I'm at a loss as to why this would be patentable. It's just an algorithm.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
36. Re: Op Ed Oct 18, 2017, 02:17 jdreyer
 
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.

On a side note, does anyone know the history of loot boxes, like what was the first game of any kind, in the world, to implement this kind of logic/con.


I know. But I don't want to be complicit in their deaths, so I'm not going to tell you.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 18, 2017, 02:13 jdreyer
 
Firefighting strike grp respond to Sonoma wildfire to find...

Jesus fuck.

That video was like a post apocalyptic movie set or something. I wonder what took them so long to call those engines up from Berkeley. By the time they arrived so much was already gone.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 18, 2017, 02:08 jdreyer
 
NKD wrote on Oct 18, 2017, 01:17:
Oh speaking of Trump, one of Mashiki's homeboys over at T_D and KotakuInAction lost his shit and called his father a "leftist pedophile" before murdering him in cold blood.

Went by the username /u/seattle4truth and was also on staff the alt reich/MRA/Gamergate website Ralph Retort.

Well, I heard the victim was wearing a short skirt/went to the wrong neighborhood/said the word "socialist"/had a couple of beers/forgot to lock the door. He was totally asking for it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 17, 2017, 22:24 jdreyer
 
NKD wrote on Oct 17, 2017, 18:11:
Beamer wrote on Oct 17, 2017, 17:48:

Rant over.

I've done similar rants. It puzzles me how anyone other than the very wealthy can get behind what passes for right wing economics in this country.

I guess it's simply a matter of distracting people by pointing to the people below them on the economic ladder. If you tell some conservative making $50,000 a year that people making $20,000 a year are going to be getting benefits paid for by his taxes, he's going to get upset.

"I don't want my money going to people who didn't earn it!"

So he supports lowering taxes on the rich because he thinks "Well I sure don't want my money going to the poors, I can't blame them for not wanting to do it either." Of course he says this not realizing he is one of the poors to them, and his quality of life is largely possible due to the tax burden that the wealthy carry.

All Americans think they'll be rich someday. It's the same reason lots of Americans support killing the estate tax. They think they'll have more than $5M that they'll need to pass on to their kids.

This comment was edited on Oct 17, 2017, 22:41.
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Launch Trailer
4. Re: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Launch Trailer Oct 17, 2017, 22:06 jdreyer
 
NKD wrote on Oct 17, 2017, 20:54:
I hope the final boss is Mecha-Trump.
#NaziLivesMatter
 
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News Comments > Another Star Citizen: Squadron 42 Delay?
82. Re: Another Star Citizen: Squadron 42 Delay? Oct 17, 2017, 22:03 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 17, 2017, 21:11:
Next thing you'll say is that the moon is not made of cheese. You Blasphemer!
I'm crackers about cheese!
 
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News Comments > Another Star Citizen: Squadron 42 Delay?
71. Re: Another Star Citizen: Squadron 42 Delay? Oct 17, 2017, 13:51 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Oct 17, 2017, 10:04:
Squirmer wrote on Oct 16, 2017, 17:13:
Like it or not, Star Citizen is newsworthy. The biggest crowd-funded game, with the potential to be one of the biggest scandals in the game industry. Makes sense for Blue to keep track of these delays and controversies.

I think we can safely say that if SC goes tits up, it will be THE biggest scandal in the history of gaming. I can't see anything else that even comes close.

(Not saying that it will go tits up, btw.)

Not that I want it to go tits up either. I want this to be a thing. I just don't see how given their current pace. A few years ago on this forum, I said we'd be lucky to get 10 complete systems upon release, not the original planned 100. I'm going to have to revise that:

We'll get one complete system upon release.
 
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