jacobvandy wrote on Jun 12, 2021, 05:02:Or, as is more likely, those companies recognize some government action is inevitable (due to public sentiment) and want someone they own to be "spearheading" the effort. That's the way regulatory capture works...jdreyer wrote on Jun 11, 2021, 20:24:
They forgot to add Disney (and about a dozen others I can think of off the top of my head). I guess these guys didn't donate to enough congressional campaigns.
Alphabet ranked #18 in contributions, #19 in lobbying
Amazon ranked #51 in contributions, #9 in lobbying
Facebook ranked #72 in contributions, #10 in lobbying
Apple ranked #64 in contributions, #54 in lobbying
Microsoft ranked #24 in contributions, #32 in lobbying
Disney ranked #28 in contributions, #111 in lobbying
AT&T ranked #27 in contributions, #17 in lobbying
Comcast ranked #36 in contributions, #15 in lobbying
Verizon ranked #126 in contributions, #24 in lobbying
Intel ranked #174 in contributions, #91 in lobbying
Sony ranked #377 in contributions, #248 in lobbying
Samsung ranked #970 in contributions, #159 in lobbying
NVIDIA ranked #639 in contributions, $0 in lobbying
Valve ranked #1,251 in contributions, $0 in lobbying
Nintendo ranked #7,158 in contributions, $0 in lobbying
Check more at: https://www.opensecrets.org/search
Kudos to Rep. Jayapal from WA, sponsoring the "Ending Platform Monopolies Act" when her top 5 contributors include Microsoft, Valve, and Amazon. That's chutzpah!
Task wrote on Dec 31, 2020, 11:58:
They have 3d radar and targeting computers so the whole cockpits in star wars is a moot point.
Anyways the game is fun, but I wish they wouldn't have adopted the slow speed for everything but interceptors.
In the old games everything felt slow then too but that was a limitation of the perspective/engine (might have made it harder to hit things). Unfortunately you can't live out the fantasy of flying fast in other ships like the Y-Wing aces in RoTJ that you see literally bouncing and destroying tie interceptors. And enemy player ships including your self feel lake laser sponges to compensate for the slow evasion and overall speed.
Imagine if they implemented speed in the way Ace Combat 7 feels for a example, dog fights would be real knuckle clenchers.
Kxmode wrote on Dec 30, 2020, 18:20:Apparently he was quite charming. As evidenced by the fact that he nailed so many of his female grad students that he could have been a carpenter...Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 30, 2020, 16:23:You never know. I'm sure he had a jocular side. A center of attention of soir�es and other gatherings.Kxmode wrote on Dec 30, 2020, 16:13:I don't think Carl would say anything quite that silly.Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 30, 2020, 16:09:Did Carl Sagan say that?
He who dies with the most points, wins.
Saboth wrote on Dec 25, 2020, 16:09:Cutter wrote on Dec 25, 2020, 13:59:
I found this game to be just too brutal and depressing as well as too RNG.
Same. I played it until the point where it was time to go into the final dungeon and then I just stopped. I didn't want to lose all my characters and gear I'd worked so hard to obtain. In my game world, the heroes surrounded the darkest dungeon and prevented it from spreading, boarded it up and put up signs warning people not to go in.
GinRummy wrote on Dec 18, 2020, 10:45:OK, that's funny right there!
NEW MISSIONS! Deliver refunds to Playstation gamers across the map! Avoid angry XBoxers trolling in random areas! Display the new SMUG emote on the PC version! Something for everyone.
Dev wrote on Dec 18, 2020, 11:40:Bill Borre wrote on Dec 17, 2020, 20:38:Sounds to me more like the judge said that epic asked for him because epic claims he's higher level, and they should get him, and if they chose wrong, too bad for epic, they need to stew in their own juices a while more. While apple was just trying to swap him out for someone else for an unknown reason.Court rules for Plaintiffs...Plaintiffs have shown that Federighi is a higher-level decision maker
That's interesting. I didn't know that judges had the power to determine the corporate pecking order of a boardroom.
MattyC wrote on Dec 14, 2020, 22:04:the next time someone wishes to sue Youtube for viewpoint discrimination
It will be thrown out of court because viewpoint discrimination is a first amendment issue and Alphabet is not a government entity...
Websites were never common carriers and they do not magically accept responsibility for all user generated content just because they take down something that they do not want to host.
Just, the next time someone wishes to sue Youtube for viewpoint discrimination or other issue, depending on the laws involved, the courts simply won't absolve Youtube based on the fact that they are feigning viewpoint neutrality and claiming whatever legal protections come from it, if any.
Suppose a private entity does not want to broadcast a view it finds objectionable. The state, by means of the law and its penalties, says that the private entity must broadcast it. The private entity broadcasts the view. Why, under your framework, has the private entity not been compelled?
Obviously, private entities are not compelling anyone to post on their platform. I am asking why you feel they must broadcast views they don't want to broadcast under threat of being treated as a publisher. See below.
I understand that you believe platforms have gone too far in moderation. How does classifying them as publishers lead to less moderation? If, under your asserted legal regime, platforms are now liable for their content, won't that lead to more aggressive moderation and banning, not less? Legacy publishers all place substantial editorial boundaries on what will or will not be published. How would classifying social media as a publisher lead to a different result?
Who do you propose should enforce this demand?
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 14, 2020, 18:33:Which is interesting, since DuckDuckGo partly uses Google on the backend (at least the last time I checked) and just anonymizes the request. More to the point, the owner of youtube doesn't show the result, but a non-aligned engine does? Color me suspicious...RedEye9 wrote on Dec 14, 2020, 18:21:Duck Duck Go does return it.JohnBirshire wrote on Dec 14, 2020, 18:16:WAB's location is the United Kingdom.RedEye9 wrote on Dec 14, 2020, 18:02:I just tried this out of curiosity...you're right, doesn't come up in search results. North America.
Neither google nor youtube return the video if i search for the name of the video "Cyberpunk 2077 Review - A gamers perspective, not a corporate one"
I'm guessing it ain't location based.
thestryker wrote on Dec 14, 2020, 14:15:Dude, quit while you are behind. The idea that this is supposed to be a managerial award and not directed at the artistic, creative, and gameplay innovations (whatever you think of TLoU2) is so risible that I can't believe anyone other than a knee-jerk attention-seeking contrarian (so, basically a Kotaku employee) could even suggest it with a straight face. Just... no...
Seeing as a director is the one in control of a team delivering a product on a set timeline they very much are a part of the crunch problem. They allowed the scope to exceed the timeframe they had to deliver it, and the rest employees paid the price. This means they failed to do part of their job well, and thus shouldn't be winning an award for it.
Steele Johnson wrote on Dec 14, 2020, 13:16:
Here's something really crazy. The only truly honest review of the current state of the game is Worth A Buy, and his video is now being censored. It will not come up on a Google search. You have to go directly to his channel on youtube to watch it. He recently released a follow-up video about the situation. The Internet is really turning into a big pile of fake news. It favors fake over facts. Ugh
Here's Mack's (pc) review (which is actually quite funny, particularly the rating segment at the end. He does it that way to try not to butt-hurt the fanboys lol):
WaB Cyberpunk 2077 Review
Here's his follow-up vid:
WaB Cyberpunk 2077 Follow-up
JTW wrote on Dec 14, 2020, 09:13:Why not? We already have only four media companies, three retail outlets, one online marketplace. The main thrust of the modern world is corporate conglomeration, apparently. Seems Cyberpunk 2077 is being used as an instruction manual (as is 1984)...
Eventually we'll only have three game companies left.