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Comment Re: Microtransactions that modify gameplay is bad (Score 1) 303

^ Disagree. Hardcore gamers will just play the game as usual. As long as they don't make us pay to *finish* the game, then go for it. That said, I do take issue with Online play microtransactions. In those cases you're forced to suck forever or buy into the culture.

Comment Licensing Disconnect (Score 3, Interesting) 290

From the website:

We don't use DRM. When you buy these games, they are yours. Feel free to play them without an internet connection, back them up, and install them on all of your Macs and PCs freely.

Now, from the EULA:

1.1 License Grant. 2D BOY hereby grants to you a non-exclusive license to use a single copy of the object code version of the Game for your personal, non-commercial home entertainment use on one personal computer or other compatible electronic device. You may sell or transfer your copy of the Game to another person along with, and subject to, your rights under this EULA, only if you do not retain any copies.

Emphasis is mine. It looks like Marketing might want to talk to Legal here...

Comment Re:You Have No Clue About Lala, Do You? (Score 1) 438

You really think Apple won't incorporate any of Lala's streaming services into a cloud based version of iTunes? Really?

Might, might not. Did they need to buy Lala to do that? Not likely.

Using your argument from above (essentially, buy out a competitor before it presents itself as a real opponent in the market), this makes a lot of sense. If--and this is a big 'if'--Apple plan(s/ned) to integrate paid music streaming into its business model, then why not take out one of the up-and-coming competitors while picking up some of their IP and maybe their most talented staff?

That's what I'd do, anyway.

Comment Uhh... (Score 2, Insightful) 39

found Howard Dean, 64, of Locke, bilked the state Treasury of about $230,000 by skipping work at the state's Food Production Center in Rome every Friday for 17 years but claiming the hours on his time cards

Maybe they should look at the management during his time there as well? Just a friendly suggestion...

365 Days of drinking Lo-Cal beer. = 1 Lite-year