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Comment Re: Thats a ruling to keep the lawyers happy... (Score 1) 263

Sure. Except in this case they weren't married.

From the featured article:

If someone maintains that their ex-partner was willing for the photos to be used after the end of the relationship, that consent would still have to be proven, according to the new ruling, Ms Weber argued.

Comment Re:Education... (Score 4, Informative) 276

Three reasons were called out in the article:

John Moody and his family moved from the islands to Springdale creating an existing community of Marshalese in the US
There's a Marshalese consulate in Springdale
There's an existing agreement that lets the Marshalese people live and work in the US

Comment Re:The movie's not out yet and I'm already tired (Score 1) 126

Day one patches are a thing, even on consoles. Should they be? No. But they are.

There does seem to be a reliance on day one patches, but I think you're making the problem out to be worse than it is. Plenty of games were shipped with game crippling bugs before the last few generations of consoles: from ET to Superman 64. And the complexity of games has only increased dramatically.

Additionally, just because a game company can update their game doesn't mean they can do it cheaply. Up until 2013, Microsoft charged thousands of dollars to certify a patch for a 360 game.

Comment Re:The movie's not out yet and I'm already tired (Score 1) 126

I don't know what the GP was talking about. I've played most of the triple-A games that have come out this year and haven't seen any in-game ads. As the AC pointed out, Burnout Paradise had in-game billboards for real businesses, but as long as it doesn't break the immersion, that's fine with me. It's not like we're talking about having to sit through a commercial while a level loads up.

Comment Re:Even though I got preview night tickets... (Score 2) 126

Just a minor correction: Activision Blizzard bought King. Blizzard make very few games and is not afraid to cancel a game that doesn't live up to their standards while Activision pumps out sequel after sequel and does its best to capitalize on whatever is popular at the moment. I'm not saying Blizzard is infallible, but the decision to overspend on King strikes me as more of an Activision decision.

Comment Re:The movie's not out yet and I'm already tired (Score 4, Informative) 126

Lacking robust content doesn't make it a turd; it just falls shy of my expectations of a $60 game. I purchased it despite knowing it had limited content because it serves as a nice change of pace from the other game I'm playing right now. Plus, the lack of gore makes it a nice shooter that I can play with my 12 and 8 year old niece and nephew.

Without some nice, free content, I doubt I'll still be playing it in three months. But I can say that about a lot of games I own.

Comment Re:Strange priorities around here.. (Score 1) 75

As a Massachusettsian, I agree that those of us who get regular snow and ice in the winter have some crazy potholes, but this isn't one of those topics were we need to compare who has it worse. Whether its a crack big enough to screw up your alignment or a pothole in which the entire front end of your car sinks, it sucks and it should be fixed before some of these other projects go live.

Comment Re:Maybe they're playing a different RPG than I am (Score 3, Insightful) 321

I've certainly had those types of campaigns. The simplest answer is that being a good Game Master can be a lot more work than people realize. Managing players with different concepts, playstyles, and expectations is a skill that a GM has to develop. But it's one that even a mediocre GM like myself can find useful, especially when dealing with office politics as an adult.

Comment Re:Our gov't is 100% clueless (Score 1) 136

What you have to remember here is that Her Majesty's Gov't especially Theresa May and David (Knob in a Pig) Cameron can't even spell "internet" let alone being able to draft any coherent legislation to control the Internet.

But isn't that the scary part? Here in the US, are legislators aren't tech people either. When they write bills, the CIA, NSA, and others that have tech people get to say what they're doing is legal because the legislators didn't know enough to say it should not be.

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