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Comment: Re:It's all bullshit (Score 1) 157

by geminidomino (#48459269) Attached to: Greenwald Advises Market-Based Solution To Mass Surveillance

Except you're not. You're responding to someone who has begged off of voting to elect (but still vainly tries to keep shit like Florida's 2008 "Amendment 2" out, for some reason) because there are exactly zero options that don't equate to fucking himself over.

So you're preaching to the choir.

Comment: Re:Ads (Score 1) 309

by geminidomino (#48435831) Attached to: Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

Another obvious difference is that buying a legal copy of a creative work does not in itself subject me to severely degraded system performance, wasting arbitrary amounts of bandwidth I'm already paying for on things I didn't ask for, or assorted security and privacy risks.

Unless the "creative work" is a computer game, of course.

Comment: Re:It's all bullshit (Score 1) 157

by geminidomino (#48433507) Attached to: Greenwald Advises Market-Based Solution To Mass Surveillance

Because the actual choices are evil, evil, I-don't-know-you, never-heard-of-you, who-are-you and I-don't-care-enough-to-actually-check-who-the-choices-are.

And it's naive to assume that I-don't-know-you, never-heard-of-you, and who-are-you aren't just as evil, or at least as enthusiastically corruptible, as the scumbags we keep getting stuck with.

Comment: Re:It's all bullshit (Score 1) 157

by geminidomino (#48433487) Attached to: Greenwald Advises Market-Based Solution To Mass Surveillance

Saying you won't because there's little chance they'll win is a self-fulfilling prophecy

What about saying you won't because, in the end, you're not likely to see any appreciable difference anyway?

When the game board is made of toxic waste, going out and buying a new set of plastic tokens doesn't fix the whole "getting deathly sick" thing.

Comment: Re:So close, so far (Score 1) 555

by geminidomino (#48430151) Attached to: "Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

Though back in my day we didn't have the Internet or easymode, and I was much too sane to call a $3.99/minute ($294,829,482/second in today's money) "tip" line.

Back in the day before the day, the tipline was free, except for LD charges.

Other than that, I have pretty much the same history, I just couldn't pass up the "get off my lawn" moment. ;)

Comment: Re:Games are getting to be like TV shows (Score 1) 33

Just how much control is given to the players? Creating our own quest lines and NPCs, etc is kind of obviously intended, but just how far down the rabbit hole can we go?

Can players define their own weapon/armor stats? What about models?
Can players modify their rulesets to add, for example, new loot drop tables? How about new crafting professions?

And, actually a really important question: Is the digital release going to be available without Steam?

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