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Comment: Expressing Yourself To Your Friends? (Score 1) 42

by JustSomeGuyNamedWolf (#35618784) Attached to: Zynga Aiming To Conquer Mobile Next

"Social games are about expressing myself in front of my friends and part of the value of investing in the play is the fact that I know my friends are going to see my farm and I'm going to help them and all my friends are going to be there." - Brian Reynolds, Zynga's Chief Game Designer

This man is out of touch with reality. I know people who play Farmville, Cafe World, Mafia Wars and the like and their friends lists are full of people they don't know by any other means except they also play these games. The only reason these total strangers are on their friends list is because they want to exploit them for more cows, crop circles or what ever you get in Farmville.

Social gaming is about expressing yourself to your friends as much as playing Halo is about basic training in the Army.

Comment: Re:Rapists. (Score 1) 207

by JustSomeGuyNamedWolf (#34819522) Attached to: Scientists Find Tears Are the Anti-Viagra
The motivation behind rape usually is not sexual in nature; it's about power. In raping someone, and it isn't always a woman, the attacker fulfills that need for power and control. I'm sure there are others who could explain this in far more depth than I am capable of but you get the general idea.

How many QA engineers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? 3: 1 to screw it in and 2 to say "I told you so" when it doesn't work.