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Comment: Re:EvE Online? (Score 1) 480 480

Nonsense. I started Eve in November 2009. I joined a piracy corp and was immediately doing roams finding other ships in my crappy little Rifter. That wasn't exactly for me, so I joined a blob and was immediately included in some huge battles. I also have a trader who I spend a lot of time just making a lot of ISK in the markets.

Sure, you can't be some uber soloer very quickly in the game, but to act like you can't do anything without having played for a year is an outright misrepresentation. . .you just can't be a loner and you have to know how to work in a group.

Comment: I think it is incredibly short-sighted (Score 1) 251 251

to not only not see the end of button controllers coming soon, but to see that as a bad thing.

Unless something drastic happens that makes us believe that we can't control games well with natural human movements, the controller is going to die.

Games are just so much more fun for so many more people when the input is intuitive rather than requiring you to learn what every buttons does. For those of us who grew up doing so AND kept practicing, it is not so hard, but for most people that is not true. And even for those of us who can do it, I wouldn't believe you if you said that you didn't find picking up the Wii controller "refreshing" the first time you did so.

Comment: Re:Here's an idea... (Score 5, Insightful) 240 240

It does not necessarily have to do with stealing. It is a privacy concern. Do you want someone being able to watch you without you knowing and getting a ton of information about you by doing so? Whether or not I am stealing, I do not want that. I suspect you do not want that either.

Comment: Re:No sense of history (Score 2, Insightful) 254 254

I don't mean to be a jerk but. . . I have been a serious gamer since the early 80s. If you can't see how influential Guitar Hero has been, from a gaming standpoint, and if you think it is a "button masher" you are quite possibly the most clueless gamer of all time.

Have you ever even played it?

People who go to conferences are the ones who shouldn't.

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