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Comment: Re:My own review (Score 2, Interesting) 203

by vjmurphy (#29428327) Attached to: Review: <em>Champions Online</em>

To me, the game feels like City of Heroes 1.5: not a big change, really.

The costume choices for male characters seems much more expansive than those for female characters, unlike City of Heroes, which seems to have similar numbers of costumes for both sexes.

In City of Heroes, ranged attackers were usually balanced by having less defense/hitpoints. They could hit from afar, but depended on others for protection. In Champions Online, I've got a ranged character who is much better in a fight than an unarmed Martial Artist type. It's the equivalent of having Batman being outdone by Halo: it just isn't right. :)

Comment: Yay, Community College! (Score 0) 648

by vjmurphy (#28252075) Attached to: 11-Year-Old Graduates With Degree In Astrophysics

"At a time when his peers are finishing 6th grade, this only child of a Taiwanese mother and an Israeli father is trying on a cap and gown preparing to graduate with a 4.0 from community college." The article continues with a quotation by the boy, hinting at his modesty, "I don't consider myself a genius because there are 6.5 billion people in this world and each one is smart in his or her own way and it is, after all, only community college."

Fixed that for him.

Comment: Heh... (Score 5, Insightful) 264

by vjmurphy (#28227007) Attached to: Apple To Face Challenge At WWDC

"Palm, Google, Microsoft, Nokia and Research in Motion, maker of the BlackBerry, are all at varying stages of developing and introducing their own iPhone-like devices."

So Apple, as a newcomer to the industry, is now making others in the same space play catch up to them. Real competition is a good thing. Definitely Palm, MS, Nokia and RIM had more than enough time and expertise to make a iPhone like device before Apple did, yet they didn't. So now they get to play catch up. I hope they do create real iPhone killers, because it then puts Apple on the spot to improve.

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