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Comment: KS terms are not relevant (Score 1) 473

by LabRatty (#48409745) Attached to: Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

A difference here is that Frontiers Developments are Europe based and bound by the consumer protections there. Things that cannot be signed away or over ridden by what KS saying in their terms.

They made a number of unambiguous statements that the mode would be available and these are almost certainly binding. Such as this 1 week before the KS closed.
https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/...

That is strong grounds for a refund and they really do not want to get the consumer protection regulators involved, or generate bad will for release day reviews. The KS may have funded development, but additional sales are needed to keep the servers running and review score will decide if that happens since it is not planned to be a subscription game.
The game looks great but I will still be surprised if they are in the very small % of server based games that still have their servers online a couple of years later.

+ - The two winners of the Gamergate->

Submitted by Taco Cowboy
Taco Cowboy writes: The saga of Gamergate has ended up with a whole lot of lowers, but two entities may be potentially BIG WINNERS

Digitimes has an interesting commentary on the Gamergate, something that at least, to me, toe the neutral line, with arguments that are at least logical

According to the commentary, the two potential big winners are

Google and Amazon


Link to Original Source

Comment: Re:It is what it is (Score 1) 67

Yes, display port is much better, and if it was widespread enough and not a niche feature then they would be supporting it. They don't currently, so it must not be worth the investment effort. Perhaps it will make it to CV1 but there is not even the smallest mention of that yet while other targetted features have been. By CV2 HDMI2 will be established so the window where it may happen is very small.

Comment: Re:Hesitant about Kickstarter and hardware (Score 3, Informative) 107

OR delivered exactly what they said they would, and only a couple of months late which is good going for something 10x oversubscribed. These muppets are still failing to deliver items to many backers 2 years later. Not really in the same category. Additionally, if you think any hardware startup capabable of a global market is not going to get bought out soon after early development that is somewhat naive. On top of that OR had already pulled in 75-90 million or so of VC and would have needed to get 2-3 times more for a full budget to compete with the number of competitors who started popping up. How much of the orginal stock do you think they would have still held by then anyway? not much.

Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1) 412

by LabRatty (#42270469) Attached to: Atheist Blogger Sentenced To 3 Years in Prison For Insulting Islam

Giving some part of of your income due to fear or guilt (in the hope of personal gain, or at least lack of personal punishment at some point in the future), or giving out of unthinking obligation are very questionably moral acts.

Giving because of a reasoned choice that it advances a greater good is.

Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming. -- J. P. McEvoy

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