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Comment: We already have these (Score 1, Informative) 112 112

We pretty much already have special purpose robots, it's just nobody refers to them as such. Is "robot" going to become the new buzzword used to sell us on these devices? I already have a "robot" that opens my garage door when I'm near, a "robot" that chews up the food in my sink, I use a "robot" to deposit/withdraw money at the bank, my neighbor has a "robot" that brings him up in his wheelchair to his landing...

Comment: Admits it, as if it's not clearly noted? (Score 2) 107 107

Wouldn't it be covered in the law for anyone to read if this were the case? Or are there some secret laws, or non-obvious interpretations of the law?

Anyway, it's pretty ballsy of them to say they're legally entitled to do so in all foreign nations!

Comment: Konami auditioning for project leader on next MGS (Score 1) 42 42

Konami's saying that they still intend to develop future titles, but a press release states that they are auditioning for project leaders, casting doubt on Kojima's future involvement and lending creedence to the allegations from GameSpot's unnamed source.

Comment: No they're not. (Score 2) 68 68

This is just some clickbait headline, the entire thing is speculation, apart from the fact that Nintendo announced a codename NX for their next hardware. You seriously think Nintendo would follow up with something called the "Virtual Boy 2" with the bad impression the first one left? The "Virtual Boy" name is worth nothing right now. They won't even bring its games to Virtual Console on 3DS even though that makes so much sense it's crazy.

Comment: Alarmists quick with the trigger finger (Score 0) 79 79

This is ridiculous, they'll get flooded with requests, unable to handle them all. Every idiot that's willing to call 911 because the PlayStation Network is down is going to have a field day with this. Is there any accountability for those who use the tool?

Comment: Not everyone wants to play mobile games... (Score 1) 86 86

...but a ton of people do, so they're just expanding their reach. It doesn't mean Nintendo's traditional console/portable games will go away by any means, especially if they are able to offer unique experiences through specialized hardware. Even then, the experience they offer with traditional game controllers is enough to draw a dedicated following.

Gosh that takes me back... or is it forward? That's the trouble with time travel, you never can tell." -- Doctor Who, "Androids of Tara"