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Comment: I have to agree with war4peace... (Score 1) 854

by cmdrwhitewolf (#34094810) Attached to: Are Games Getting Easier?

I like games with good replay ability. I find games that make you tunnel through their single path through storyline a pain-in-the-you-know-where, and quickly dump them with rapidity of poison. And goes for a lot of games.

For me, If I wanted to do something difficult, I'd just stay at work. And I'm not there to do that, I want to play and fun. And thats means do whatever the heck I want without having to deal with stupid annoying constraints - like puzzles, linear storylines if you don't do X right now your screwed or any such silliness.

Now, as for why the games seem to be getting easier?
1) Well, Maybe it's that your getting Jaded, and have the been there done that syndrome of game play. Meaning the developers are introducing anything new to the game, and you've got into the reflexive A happens, do B without thinking.
2) Perhaps companies push to get games out the door quickly is leading to less due diligence in writing good games. We've got box stores, box house, box-like clothing, why not games that cheaply regraphiced copies of cheap old code? (Oh wait a minute, We've already got that, it's Madden football.)
or my personal favorite reason ~
3) Maybe it's always been a crummy game and it's taken you this long to notice it!


School Children Are Now Too Fat to Fit In Class Chairs 84

Posted by samzenpus
from the we're-gonna-need-a-bigger-pizza-boat dept.
A recent survey of 750 Australian schools has revealed that on average children have grown too large for their chairs and desks. From the article: "The Education Department said schools were running healthy eating programs. 'The department takes the issue of childhood obesity seriously and works with a number of agencies to address the issue,' a spokesman said. 'We have a number of initiatives to support school communities as well as promote healthy eating.' He said parents needed to enforce the message about healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle at home."

Diablo 3 Hands-On 216

Posted by Soulskill
from the where-would-i-put-this dept.
At this year's Blizzcon, we got to try out a section of Diablo 3 that was pulled directly from the single-player storyline and playable with all classes. A large number of skills and abilities were playable, and the skill rune system has been implemented, a feature that was lacking for last year's demo build. We also got to spend some time trying out the newly announced PvP system — Battle Arenas. Read on for a walk-through of Diablo 3 as we've seen it so far. In short: it's shaping up to be an excellent game, and a worthy successor to Diablo 2. Read on for more.

Aussie Kids Foil Finger Scanner With Gummi Bears 303

Posted by samzenpus
from the gummi-security dept.
mask.of.sanity writes "An Australian high school has installed 'secure' fingerprint scanners for roll call for senior students, which savvy kids may be able to circumvent with sweets from their lunch box. The system replaces the school's traditional sign-in system with biometric readers that require senior students to have their fingerprints read to verify attendance. The school principal says the system is better than swipe cards because it stops truant kids getting their mates to sign-in for them. But using the Gummi Bear attack, students can make replicas of their own fingerprints from gelatin, the ingredient in Gummi Bears, to forge a replica finger. The attack worked against a bunch of scanners that detect electrical charges within the human body, since gelatin has virtually the same capacitance as a finger's skin."

Comment: Re:Censorship? (Score 1) 362

by cmdrwhitewolf (#33471574) Attached to: GameStop Pulls <em>Medal of Honor</em> From Military Bases

We trust those men and women with automatic rifles, artillery, tanks, fighter jets, and battleships. We trust them to shoot and kill people to (in theory anyway) protect our way of life. We trust them to literally take a bullet so that people back home don't have to (again in theory at least).

One very important correction - I don't trust them, the government trusts them. Which probably explains why a lot of people don't trust the government...

Comment: Re:Coupons (Score 1) 5

by cmdrwhitewolf (#33204392) Attached to: Strippers Protest Ohio Church Protesters

Nah... Most of them probably are already repeat customers anyhow. Trust me on this, coming from a bible thumping town, the one thing I learned is the total hypocrisy of church goers. The louder they yell about something, the more likely their doing that very thing when nobody is looking.

Our town was big on anti-alcoholism. And there were two things in high numbers in our town, churches and liquor stores. Of course, nobody thought it was odd that the highest traffic time for liquor sales occurred just before & after services.

But they got incredibly cheesed off when I started photographing the parking lots of both places and later printing the results in the local school paper! :)

Comment: Re:This is pretty much what I've been telling peop (Score 1) 973

by cmdrwhitewolf (#33189436) Attached to: Abandon Earth Or Die, Warns Hawking

The only job I ever /really wanted/ was one involving getting off this forsaken planet, and twit arsed people like you just keep mucking it up for me. I could care less about all your capitalistic corporate profit mongering evil smegging stuff your going on about. Now go back to kneeling before your symbol of torture and your imaginary friend called 'dog'. And if you get that, maybe you won't be here when another one of your kind decides it's more profitable to drop a planet buster behind them when they follow the rest of us off of here.

Comment: Re:Let's hope they hit 100% (Score 1) 251

by cmdrwhitewolf (#33189110) Attached to: ReCAPTCHA.net Now Vulnerable to Algorithmic Attack

Bravo! I haven't seen such a display of flaming stupidity in a while. So, you disagree with Drinkypoo's viewpoint and that he can express it before you can, so you decide the devolve into name calling. Did anyone ever tell you that you might just be a bloody slow reader?

Well, at least now we have proof that the mod point system is totally indiscriminate, because it's giving out points to individuals who probably don't deserve them in the first place...

Those who claim the dead never return to life haven't ever been around here at quitting time.