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Comment: Re:Yawn (Score 1) 656

by yli2008 (#43676725) Attached to: Printable Gun Downloads Top 100k In 2 Days, Thanks to Kim Dotcom
Cost is not the only factor. For a criminal, the prospect to creating guns without serial numbers is potentially very appealing. You are right that currently, the tech is very expensive and not practical, but it *will* be only a matter of time before it becomes cheap, reliable, and mass-producible, and when that happens, printed guns become more and more appealing. Depending on how much the Tech ramps up, those $100 Saturday Night specials will be replaced by $100 printed pieces. There will come a time when someone commits a murder with one of these guns, and then everyone will proceed to lose their shit and demand the lawmakers drop the regulation anvil on printed guns.

Comment: Re:This is what will kill WoW... (Score 1) 582

by yli2008 (#23467298) Attached to: Age of Conan's "Kinda" Launch and Massive Pre-Orders

The WoW killer won't be an MMORPG. That market's pretty much been saturated by WoW already, and unless Blizzard makes a string of ridiculous business decisions, there's just too much barrier to entry for any other MMO game to rival its status as big fish. WoW isn't perfect, but it's done enough things right that even *if* a perfect MMORPG game came along, WoW can probably coast on pure momentum alone and still make a profit for the foreseeable future.

I've heard the "dynamic/generated" content theory before, and my opinion is that it's just a fad. The number one theory of the Internet is that if something *can* be turned into porn, it will be. Add that to the "myspace" factor, and you can imagine countless user-created zones with blinking dancing neon trees, loud obnoxious soundtracks, and weapon and armor made to look like flaming penises and huge boobs. Sure it might be fun for about 15 minutes (okay maybe more), but definitely not grandma-approachable.

What will eventually overshadow (probably not kill) WoW are probably going to be wireless portable web-based games like Puzzle Pirates or Pokemon.

The major difference between bonds and bond traders is that the bonds will eventually mature.