...until the paychecks from the Patent Trolls' lobby clears.
Eve online did it first, and paid a price for doing it incorrectly...they've since apologized and said they will roll it out right.
Meanwhile, WoW is hemorrhaging users...this can only further accelerate their departure, as people find a game with more meaning...Should provide some tasty n00bs to pod...
LOVE IT....and 300mil is only one plex. You heard about the other one, right?
Oh, what the hell, I'll go for the obvious joke here:
"Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!"
Pebble Bed Reactor
You sir, owe me one(1) keyboard.
In exchange, you win one(1) internets.
Did you come up with that? 'cause I invented that for my facebook status update...
Seee...that's part of the suck-fest. In this one, you play a prototype Big Daddy (only done so they can explain how you can upgrade your gun/drill/use plasmids), who has to protect the little sisters from a little sister who grew up, returned to Rapture, and spliced herself into an ultra-agile big-daddy style suit (think "ninja" big-daddy).
Bioshock 2 is not going to be as good a sequel as System Shock 2 was to System Shock.
Virtually no RPG elements, and a tired re-tread of Bioshock with vaguely new elements (I.E. taking the one "protect the little sister" element from the first one and repeat it several times in this game). It's going to be, at most, a "meh" experience.
And Gun control. I want her out (icanhzfiftycal?).
The only issue that has ever come up is:
1) When a customer comes in, and we have to come in on our day off
2) Because of the increased rest on a three-day weekend, people use less vacation time, resulting in the office being virtually deserted in December.
It turns out this person is a Senior VP in charge of Rights and Title Administration for Sony Pictures. (Translation: She is in charge of preventing piracy).
Over the course of a half hour, we had a conversation discussing the best way to combat online piracy. This person has obviously been seeing things from the point of view of the movie industry. (I.E. the movie industry exists on a 4-5% profit margin, Canada is to blame for most of the movie piracy, etc.)
They were surprised to learn about some of the indiscriminate lawyering practices of the RI- and MP-AA., but then quickly rallied with, "Well, if the ISPs have the logs, doesn't that prove they were downloading?" They also had no clue as to what DRM is, or its implications (I.E. they are not very geek-oriented).
While I could have argued with them for a good long time, the particulars of the evening did not allow for me to hash it out.
What I am asking for is a concise, non-trollish, "Joe Six-Pack-friendly" explanation of DRM, piracy, with plenty of numbers to back up the claims (No brown numbers please). This is our chance to educate someone in the upper ranks of Sony Pictures with our concerns regarding DRM, why we think its a bad idea, and, most importantly, propose an alternate solution.
Any geek references will have to be explained thoroughly. We are talking to someone of a more upper-management point of view. However, knowing their personally, this person does listen.
Once again, this is for someone who is willing to hear us out. Please do not troll, grief, etc."