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Nickname Jonjonz
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Description yadda yadda, woof woof
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Signed On Mar 23, 2012, 12:13
Total Comments 130 (Novice)
User ID 57379
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 19, 2017, 07:46 Jonjonz
 
New Products coming soon from ISPs.

Internet Gold package - access most popular big name sites and a monthly cap on all others.

Internet Blue package - access to three popular sites, and a very small monthly cap/throttle on all others.

Internet Basic - access to the ISP's portal and uncapped access to one other site a month, and no access to any other sites.

Hint, Basic will run you about what your current monthly bills is. Blue and Gold will be high end tickets for the 1%.

So this is where 20 years of corporations funding the rabble rousing knuckle dragging alt right radio and FoxTV, a rabble rouser President who talks the talk, but walks the corporate line while distracting the daily news cycle while the Republican Congress dismantles democracy and infrastructure and whatever else the robber Barons want.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
21. Re: Op Ed May 17, 2017, 07:22 Jonjonz
 
Who gives a dam what some third rate close to failing website op ed has to say? Polygon looks to me like all they do is publish straight to web any game PR sent thier way.

Steam is not perfect, but...

It allows me to own a large growing collection of games, that I can install and play anytime, without having to devote a walkin closet to storing the roach house retail boxes.

When I choose a game to play from my collection, Steam patches it with the latest version without annoying me.

It also offers me access to a community that includes Steam Workshops where I can contribute user generated game content (mods, skins, maps etc.) and get the user generated content created by other fans.

They have the same problems any large successful enterprise has these days, but at least 99% it works, it has the games I want, and it often sells them to me at a great price.
 
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News Comments > NY Times on Star Citizen
14. Re: NY Times on Star Citizen May 11, 2017, 08:00 Jonjonz
 
You really know that the NYT is no longer the gold standard for USA journalism, when they basically just reprint press releases from con man Roberts.  
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News Comments > PC VANQUISH This Month
3. Re: PC VANQUISH This Month May 11, 2017, 07:43 Jonjonz
 

Whoop De Do, another mediocre 3rd person console rail twitch shooter that did not sell well, and now the owners try to eke out a few bucks by porting it to Windoz.

I'll pass.
 
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News Comments > Secret World Legends Next Month
5. Re: Secret World Legends Next Month May 10, 2017, 07:56 Jonjonz
 
Funcom burned me bad with Anarchy Online, a wonderful MMO at first, that sucked me in and kept me playing for a number of years, until I realized how little effort the company was putting into maintaining and developing it with the subscription dollars I sent them. I left for newer, shinyer MMO type games and never once have been foolish enough to buy into any of thier 'new' games.

They seem to love starting new games, but quickly get bored with them and instead of improving them, they just start another new game, while still ekking out what ever game subs and microtransactions they can from the still running but neglected games. This of course spreads thier workforce ever thinner, resulting in really crappy quality.
 
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News Comments > Valve Outlines Steam Inner Workings and Future Plans
18. Re: Valve Outlines Steam Inner Workings and Future Plans May 10, 2017, 07:46 Jonjonz
 
If Valve was really serious about this and not just doing a vanity PR BS routine, they would add a box to the home page that would include any games on my wishlist that are on sale. I have a long wishlist and I don't have time to scan the whole thing every day to see what is on sale, and I don't have time to wade through email spam notifications either. They should take a que from "Is there any deal" and Razor and leverage their customers wishlists better.

I often like to browse the under $10 list on Steam, but it requires me to set the filters every single time. Why can't it remember my filter preferences? Duh.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation May 9, 2017, 07:22 Jonjonz
 
Yea lets de-regulate the internet, we see how well that turned out for air travel.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 21, 2016, 07:32 Jonjonz
 

Game DVR is a joke.

Biggest flaw is it will only capture the contents of one window.

If you want to capture the desktop and one or more windows, it fails.
PIP fails as well. Try running a full screen border-less window with two PIPs in the corners. DVR captures the full screen window, but leaves holes where the PIPs were.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 7, 2016, 08:04 Jonjonz
 
Hopefully more states and the feds will pounce on all online gaming gambling in its many forms much like they have chose to fight pot instead of narcotics.

The sellers are not as dangerous as narcotics mobs, and are easy to arrest and put in jail, while the agencies can rack up their yearly stats.

The only question is will the big players like Valve fight back in the courts or kowtow.

From two days ago...

Case Dismissed

This comment was edited on Oct 7, 2016, 09:14.
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy: Geoff Keighley on No Man's Sky's Pricing
17. Re: Quoteworthy: Geoff Keighley on No Man's Sky's Pricing Oct 7, 2016, 07:43 Jonjonz
 
Gamers are so gullible. The industry media have them conditioned to salivate for months based only on hype, and CGI such that large numbers of them buy in long before the actual product is available.

The movie industry I am sure is quite jealous of this, imagine hyping up movies with CGI trailers that show nothing that actually appears in the movie, with plenty of suckers buying tickets months in advance.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Riaa is braindead Sep 28, 2016, 07:34 Jonjonz
 
What a clueless move.
It is Google that is raking in the money on this, not the mp3 rip plugin maker.

Anyone can copy digital media and upload it to Google and then Google slaps adds on it, and rewards the uploader, while the copyright holder gets zip.

You can find most recent blockbuster movies on Google along with "lyric" videos of most popular music. My understanding is Google pays nothing to the copyright holders or a token few pennies.

The RIAA either does not think they can take on money bags Google, or they are just plain ignorant, like they were when they totally missed the boat when digital media became common.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 27, 2016, 07:50 Jonjonz
 
Just like other businesses, NOT

1. Depends on Government, ie. taxpayers to give them a mostly free ride on/in stringing cable through public infrastructure (sewers and utility lines.

2. Depends on Government, ie. taxpayers to grant them monopoly to the use of public infrastructure for profit and a monopoly on ISP service in that area.

ISPs are not an industry, they are a racket.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
7. Re: Evening Interviews - CR PR Nov 10, 2015, 06:36 Jonjonz
 

"All of the money is going into development of this all encompassing open world space MMORPG, but after all this time, we think we are close to releasing a stripped down alpha of just arena space combat maybe."

Spot lights go off, make up artist cleans off CR's face, hair stylist leaves the room, cameramen leave the room, post-production guys go to work, and upload to YouTube. Scriptwriters heave a sigh of relief and go to work on the next one as well as daily, weekly and monthly cheer-leading reports.

Still bleeding money into PR.

So when is the next ship JPEG sale slated?
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Re Microsoft's Minecraft in Schools Jul 4, 2015, 08:26 Jonjonz
 
Way to go Redmond. Destroy you market by making what was once improvisational fun into a required course. Can't think of a better way to turn kids off a game.

So what is the catch? They school has to buy into Office backend or ?
 
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News Comments > On Star Citizen FPS Delays
71. Re: On Star Citizen FPS Delays Jun 30, 2015, 07:37 Jonjonz
 
Great case study of how to make 10s of millions through creative writing.  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jun 24, 2015, 08:07 Jonjonz
 
2D??

Space Engineers for people with really old computers I guess.

 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
3. Re: Evening Interviews Jun 19, 2015, 07:22 Jonjonz
 
Another Korporation where the PR department has a bigger budget and more say in what gets done, than the R&D and content writers do.

Ten pounds of your usual PR flak/speak.

Never a good sign.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Preorders
18. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of the Storm Preorders Jun 18, 2015, 09:07 Jonjonz
 
I started playing GW2 during beta and played through the first year and a half before quitting it after they established a track record of what that promised regular content updates would be: tons of jumping puzzles, cash shop funny hats, and the most offensively cloying and hack job writing called "the living story." Their trailers have always been about glorious action and flashy finishing moves, but 90% of each content update is fluff and mini-games that do not appeal to me.

Coming to it from previously playing Perfect World, there is so much they copied from that game, "legendary gear", guild halls, large scale PVP, endless randomly generated dungeons with infinite difficulty levels, the list of copied features goes on and on. While half as grindy as PW, GW2 brings nothing original to the table.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 17, 2015, 19:26 Jonjonz
 
Microsoft is trying to pull an Apple move concerning media.

In 10 they are pulling anything that will play media that is not encrypted with DRM. They are doing away with Microsoft media center.
Say hello to some typically Microsoft named pay to play music rental store.

Bill and Co. saw how the locked down ipad environment was and said "gotta have that in the next Windows version."

I would not be surprised if access to files and file managers are also in their targeting scope.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
18. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 17, 2015, 19:13 Jonjonz
 
These articles try to paint a picture of this being a fairly limited phenomena, but from my viewpoint it is indicative of almost all online games now. They almost all have cash shops of one type or another, and various ways to exchange real money for value in the game.

I see it simply as an extension of lifestyle consumption. Up until the 90s, people could still afford to define their lifestyles with purchases of the items and accouterments of their chosen focus. Between the destruction of jobs and the middle class income, they can no longer afford to buy real things to define their lifestyle but now purchase digital goods and services to define their digital lifestyle.

Almost every online game I have played in the last 5 years has been filled with people who freely speed upwards of $250 a month on in game purchases. That amount won't buy much in real world lifestyle gear, but it does quite nicely in the virtual world.

There is a digital gold rush going on right now.
 
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