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Comment: Goodbye, Nintendo. (Score 1, Interesting) 86

by uCallHimDrJ0NES (#49278929) Attached to: Nintendo Finally Working On Games for Smartphones

It's been over for a while now. The first Wii was promising, but I don't think they've had an idea since then. Their decisions have seemed poor and unfriendly for years. Their user agreement is one of the worst I've seen, and possibly even illegal given the child's role in interacting with it. Seems like it's time to make money by cannibalizing the brand. People comparing this to what happened to Sega are right on. If you think Sega is still intact, please try getting some Chaos Emeralds on Sonic 2 on your Android, and tell us how the support story goes when it crashes.

Comment: Plays Fruit Ninja as well as the Kinect (Score 5, Funny) 129

by uCallHimDrJ0NES (#48330401) Attached to: Amazon's Echo: a $200, Multi-Function, Audio-Centric Device

You just shout "SLICE! CHOP! SLICE!" at it and it makes fruit slicing noises and tells you afterwards how well you did. When you're not using it, it quietly keeps a compressed log of human presence information and keyword flags that get sent to Amazon's supercustomers. Just like the Kinect, but no Xbox required. Awesome innovation.

Comment: Gadget users who think they are nerds... (Score 1) 47

...are gradually replacing computer operators, even on communities like Slashdot, because time and aging and dying and stuff. Those gadget users who don't understand GPOS's and don't want to...they want stuff like this. To me, it looks like a waste of time, but maybe they'll make some money. Not with my help, though.

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