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Comment: Re:Comfortable, were we? (Score 1) 113

by firex726 (#47787843) Attached to: Japanese Publishers Lash Out At Amazon's Policies

Well that's it, I guess once someone large exists there will be no stopping them and we should not even try. Even if we have access to capital that would rival them. Amazon is listed for around $30b net worth, while the publishing industry does billions a year, and has multiple billionaires owning publishing companies.

Comment: Re:First legitimate monopoly complaint I've seen (Score 1) 113

by firex726 (#47787795) Attached to: Japanese Publishers Lash Out At Amazon's Policies

Or could be that they offer better pricing when dealing in bulk.

Most businesses will give a discount when ordering in large quantities. Someone needs 10 shirts, the get to pay $20 each, someone else orders 10,000 then they pay only $12 for each; is that somehow unfair to first person?

Wither larger quantities there can be less man power required, and less estimation on the part of everyone so economies of scale come into play.

Comment: Re:*Dons asbestos suit* (Score 3, Insightful) 1262

Actually she has a history of lying.

Remember her Bayonetta video? She took it down after being called out by people becuase she had never even played the game before analyzing it; she went off the trailer and box art.

And then there was the whole calling herself a gamer when right before that she said she had no interest in games and would not want to play them.

And of course her common tactic of misrepresenting quotes from game industry people if it'll further her agenda.

Comment: Re:Seems more reasonable once you read the article (Score 1) 286

Hell, I am surprise it does not happen more often.

How far does it have to go before it's false advertising. You have companies shopping in-game screenshots and using them as advertising of the final product. Or using special render/graphics settings not available to users for in-game trailer footage.

Comment: Re:You go girl (Score 2) 286

The monitor is 22", the viewable area is 21.5"; the monitor's actual screen extends and is covered by the bezel on the sides.

It's actually an area with a good amount of research being done, minimizing the bezel and getting as much viewable area from a display as possible.

Comment: Re:"With Nothing Better To Do"? (Score 5, Insightful) 286

Exactly... What was with the opening?

If they claimed X and did not deliver it, it's a legitimate claim to be made. Should game companies be immune to false advertising claims just becuase they make "video games".

Would the writer also say that the Aliens:CM false trailer was also frivolous?

Comment: Re:So how is that going to work (Score 1) 188

by firex726 (#47278859) Attached to: Chinese Vendor Could Pay $34.9M FCC Fine In Signal-Jammer Sting

Yea, this situation is what contributed to the end of pirate radio boats off the coast of Britain.

The boats would broadcast and interfere with the emergency signals from commercial boating traffic; so when an accident happened and people needed rescue, no one could hear them over the pirate radio broadcasts.

Comment: Re:Poor experience for those that do have kinect (Score 1) 174

Of course that would run afoul of many of the guidelines from the manufacturers. In which they expect a game to run and behave a certain way on each console generation.

Otherwise you're going to have to qualify game expectations on the specific hardware configuration of your own setup; same as happens with PC gaming.

1st Gen X model + Kinect = 20 FPS
1st Gen X model - Kinect = 30 FPS
1st Gen Y model + Kinect = 24 FPS
1st Gen Y model - Kinect = 32 FPS

The tree of research must from time to time be refreshed with the blood of bean counters. -- Alan Kay