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Comment Re:For $6 a month (Score 1) 210

Really? We use it EXTENSIVELY between SQL Server and Access backends feeding Excel workbooks, gathering data from our production floor and feeding it back to other systems. Reporting, ad-hoc queries for troubleshooting. Just about everyone I know in the industry personally uses VBA for a ton of stuff.

Comment Sooo (Score 1) 124

Is this going to include the new patent that allows me the consumer to PAY to skip commercials? Will Sony figure out a way to keep DVR's from skipping commercials so the GOOG gets its cut? If so this should be tagged DoNotWant!

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Role Playing (Games)

A History of Rogue 240

blacklily8 writes "Gamasutra has published "The History of Rogue: Have @ You, You Deadly Zs." Despite only the most 'primitive' audiovisuals, Rogue has continued to excite gamers and programmers worldwide, and has been ported, enhanced, and forked now for over two decades. What is it about Wichman and Toy's old UNIX RPG that has sent so many gamers to their deaths in the Dungeons of Doom, desperately seeking the fabled Amulet of Yendor? This article covers the history of the game, including the Epyx failure to make a ton of cash selling it in 1983. It also goes into rogue-like culture and development."
First Person Shooters (Games)

Activision On Iterating, Innovating Call Of Duty Series 66

Activision's Noah Heller sat down with Gamasutra to discuss the refinements made in Call of Duty: World at War to keep the popular FPS franchise moving forward. He points to cosmetic things, like realistic burning and the ability to set just about everything in the environment on fire, as well as bigger gameplay improvements, such as making the AI more difficult to beat without having it "cheat." "... the main thing we tried to do is honestly make the placement just more brutal. You've always got an advantage on the enemy; you've been through the level before, you know where they're going to be, but in Veteran mode you're going to find that they're not going to cheat. You're really going to have to be going for headshots using the most effective weaponry. You're going to have to use that bolt-action rifle and aim for the head if you want to take an enemy out at a distance. It's a different sort of gameplay. We heard those concerns and we tried to address them."

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