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Comment: Re:THIS is the kind of thing that GamerGate is abo (Score 1) 474

Re:THIS is the kind of thing that GamerGate is about (Score:?)
by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 14, 2014 @10:07AM
Actually most game websites that publish reviews feel that embargoes are a GOOD thing.

They make money on traffic. Traffic is driven by reviews. Review traffic only lasts a day or two at best. Embargoes allow them to get games early and spend time to write a good review, rather than rushing through a game to try to get a crappy review up in the first hours after launch.

I think all the sites that I've read (Kotaku, Polygon, and Wired) agree that embargoes that last until after the game is launched are disingenuous (at best) on the part of the publishers, but all of them are philosophical about the system and seem to think it works well in most cases.

Savvy consumers can read the tea leaves. If there are lots of advance reviews the publisher is confident in the game. If there are NO reviews then most likely it's a dog.

Comment: Re:Monospaced or proportional (Score 1) 814

by nordee (#33141042) Attached to: Sentence Spacing — 1 Space or 2?

No, that's right. Because all the characters are the same width (including the small ones like "i" and "." using two spaces with a mono-spaced font makes the whitespace after a period more apparent, because there is more whitespace around the letters in general.

Of course, I'm in the 1-space camp, but there is a visual reason for having two spaces in a monospaced font.

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+ - Microsoft Affirms Kinect Can 'See' Sitting Players->

Submitted by AndrewGOO9
AndrewGOO9 (1251062) writes "After the controversy surrounding Microsoft's E3 Demonstration of Kinect, which included everything from camera lag to a lack of ability to detect players, the company decided it was best to come forward today and straighten things out as best as they could. While players may have to stand if a game is expressly designed for it from the ground up (Basically removing the ability to fool the game into thinking your doing something), experiences like the Xbox 360 Dashboard, ESPN, Video-enabled interface and Zune capabilties will all be accessible from the comfort of a couch."
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