Hmmm, I will carry a pH meter this Sunday to check if the Belgian ale they serve in Amsterdam is acidic or not... XD
Most free games suck massive balls. Dungeon Keepr is not the first, just recall Ultima Forever which recently announced bankruptcy.
I think that many gamers will still favour quality... mate, it's not that you crack a game every few days, a good game keeps you hooked for at least a few weeks in solo mode and maybe years if it's an online one. Freeemium will either be so easy that it sucks or impossible without purchases and thus not attractive in any of both modes.
but we may be wrong; giving price liberty may be a good move, because it doesn't necessarily mean that developers will do freemium.
Also recall that the best and most valued games on the mobiles plaforms such as Infinity Blade aren't free !
Count me in, I went to Google to search for it. no joke.
Remember, Internet is for porn, porn-porn-porn!
BUT: Bitcoins aim was to be used INSIDE the system
Or putting it into more realistic terms:
Bitcoin is/was a virtual trade item in the same way a tier 11 armour set is in World of Warcraft or a very rare Pokemon in the Pokemon world... it just happens that instead of prentending to be a deadly set of weapons and unbreakable armour this virtual gaming item pretends to be a currency with Awes0me Hackz0r Pawahz.
But it happens that this is the real world. It is not Shadowrun Returns or some other cool Cyberpunk game and the rules are different.
And you can't unfortunately use your awesome Tier 11 armour set in the real world, no matter how cool your sword and how many trinkets and gems you have forged into your helmet: It won't keep you safe if you are hit by a car.
So, while you are crying by Big Bad Government sending Ninja Androids to steal your World of Minecraft currency the real world continues turning... sadly
Yes... and then: Why don't they just squash Craiglist were people offer services for services, no taxes involved? That's a real free market.
You want a free market? Trade. Forget currency.
You want to acquire a PC? trade it in for some stuff. Want a new HD TV? the same.
Why does there have to be a currency in the first place?
Why not trading work in terms of time ? Establish the rewards you want for so many hours of work (a new PC, a crate of Belgian beer)?
And BTW, it seems as of you were talking about the US government. What about the rest of the governments on the planet? We are here too, you know?
Yeah, it has a lot of momentum, that is true: It's accelerating at 9.8m/s^ -1 downwards and they forgot to fix the brakes
The government does not care about the Chinese gold traders in World of Warcraft. Not even the Chinese government.
They do not care about people exchanging Pokemons, not a single bit.
They don't give a fuck about people trading Magic the Gathering cards...
Why in hell's name would the care about another collector's item? Why would any government in the world care about the new hobby of a bunch of guys?
Just because you have read too much bad cyberpunk?
Bitcoin would have been a thread if it ever had been a real currency, one used to trade stuff, real stuff and services not just a trade item. Yes, yes, there are a few sites that allow payments in Bitcoin... but besides the gimmick I really wonder if somebody has ever paid for some real stuff (besides drugs and weapons). And it doesn't matter how cool you are: nobody in his/her senses would pay with an item that he/she believes will increase in value in short time... you don't do this because you think that you may be able to buy twice as much stuff tomorrow...
You want free market? trade stuff and services for stuff and services, forget a "free market currency".
Well, there is a very good reason:
Because governments don't give a shit about a bunch of amateurs exchaning some funny virtual stuff. The are as afraid of Bitcoin as they are of the Chinese gold farmers in World of Warcraft: Not a single millimetre of a fuck.
So, why would they care about setting up an operation to scam a few nerds for a few bucks? Sure, 165K USD is a lot of money for you and me, but for any government it's just plain bullshit.
Nope. Because you do not put any money into Paypal.
The money that you use in Paypal is held be either a normal bank (in the case of a linked account) or in the case of paying with a credit card it is first deposited in a so called Acquiring Bank who acts as an intermediary.
The money in your Paypal balance is not "in Paypal" itself (e.g held in some sort of safe) but it's paid out from a normal account in a normal bank that's in the name of Paypal.
Other forms of payment (Direct Debit) involve accounts set up as foundations, because the accounts belonging to foundations do not earn any benefits from interest.
Paypal acts as a platform for initiating and negotiating a transaction from your bank to somebody else's bank. It's a PSP and acquirer but not a bank.
No X in Italy?
And how do you know when a flick is pr0n?
Awesome! Me wantz!!!
I have seen a similar thing but for tea in Korea.
It is not only hard...
It is simply BETTER, in any aspect.
Your beans are fresh and containing all the oils that add the smell and create the foam. And the aftertaste!!! I have yet to try a pod coffee (or any other for that matter) that produces any aftertaste at all.
For people not familiar with that: A well brewed coffee (not to hot water, ground from beans brewed in a french press) leaves a certain taste behind that lasts for hours , curiously enough this also gives a very strong sense of "satisfaction" so that this feeling of just having had a god cup of joe lasts a lot... which doesn't stop me from taking mug after mug anyway...
I would like to use it too, but what is that Bing ding for?
I tried googling it but didn't find any useful informantion.
Shit! I ruined my moderation points by posting a stupid reply.
I like the creationism bit, +1 insightfull