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Comment: Re:Blizzard is not completely guilty (Score 1) 384

by Mechanist.tm (#32456170) Attached to: Blizzard vs. Glider Battle Resumes Next Week
Isn't it every game designers prerogative to decide what parts should be quick and easy? I would say no to this, it would be the people playing the game. Feedback from the community would be a good indication. If the majority dont like the bot who am i to argue, i just hope they dont like it for the right reasons. I myself think its quite a clever little tool/cheat/hack whatever you want to call it. The majority of the people here seem to side with blizzard which is fine. I just wonder if a court case is the right way to stop the Glider bot. I also wonder if the court case is about whats fair in the WoW and more about who can make money from it.

Comment: Re:Blizzard is not completely guilty (Score 1) 384

by Mechanist.tm (#32456102) Attached to: Blizzard vs. Glider Battle Resumes Next Week
Thats a good point. I dont play Wow so i dont know how much the bot actual influences/impacts other peoples games. If it is very little i dont have a problem with it but if ist alot than i would. I just see a bot walking around collecting gold and getting some xp by killing simple creatures. Is there a finite amount of gold and xp in the game? Can a person come along with that gold and buy something that you were going to buy from under your nose? Can he come up and kill you easily with the xp he has gathered? Can someone give me some indept into how it affacts your game?, thx

Comment: Re:Blizzard is not completely guilty (Score 1) 384

by Mechanist.tm (#32455676) Attached to: Blizzard vs. Glider Battle Resumes Next Week
I said the mundane parts. For example like any open world game long distance travel in games like fall out 3 could be skipped. Is that making the game too easy for ye? You dont have to use the Glider bot but its there for anyone that does. People use cheats for games all the time. Again its up to you to use them or not.
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EA Shuts Down Pandemic Studios, Cuts 200 Jobs 161

Posted by Soulskill
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lbalbalba writes "Electronic Arts is shutting down its Westwood-based game developer Pandemic Studios just two years after acquiring it, putting nearly 200 people out of work. 'The struggling video game publisher informed employees Tuesday morning that it was closing the studio as part of a recently announced plan to eliminate 1,500 jobs, or 16% of its global workforce. Pandemic has about 220 employees, but an EA spokesman said that a core team, estimated by two people close to the studio to be about 25, will be integrated into the publisher's other Los Angeles studio, in Playa Vista.' An ex-developer for Pandemic attributed the studio's struggles to poor decisions from the management."

+ - Len Horowitz files pandemic charges against Rockef->

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Mechanist.tm (1124543) writes "LOS ANGELES, CA — Drug-industry investigators have uncovered documents exposing an international drug ring, operating from New York City, is behind the H1N1 swine flu fright and vaccination preparations.

Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz and Sherri Kane, an investigative journalist, have released evidence in legal affidavits that leaders of a private global biotechnology "trust" are behind the pandemic flu, including its origin and alleged prevention via vaccinations. Their documents, being sent by attorneys to the FBI this week, evidence industrialists are operating a crime ring within the "Partnership for New York City" (PNYC), and are behind the pandemic's creation, media persuasions, vaccination preparations, and health official promotions."

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