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Comment: Re:Moo (Score 1) 469

"If that were the case, then you'd expect them to think the older, more valuable one sounded better right away, not the newer, less special one; so this seems to be a statement against confirmation bias."

Nahhhh. after spending a million bucks and being underwhelmed they do what anyone with buyers remorse does...they start imagining things.

Comment: yeahhhh... (Score 1) 742

by yodleboy (#46316719) Attached to: "Microsoft Killed My Pappy"
Yes... get over it, please. Will we have another 20 years of this crap on /.? The only difference between MS and Apple is that MS took the 800lb gorilla approach. Apple is just as much of a litigious, strongarmed, asshole of a company. They just manage to be smarter about it, and to hide behind the 'we're so cool, trust us' image they've cultivated.

Not that it matters on /.. MS will be vilified for all eternity, while the flavor of the month companies will always get a pass because they take the time to lube up first.

Comment: Re:Change (Score 2) 742

by yodleboy (#46316637) Attached to: "Microsoft Killed My Pappy"
"The thing I hate the most about their products they do not have a monopoly on: selling managers framework systems whose major purpose seems to be to coax the customer into a situation where buying more stuff is the easiest solution. "

Are you talking about Microsoft? or IBM? or Oracle? or Cisco? or everyone?

Comment: Re:2nd amendment means military weapons (Score 1) 934

"Overthrowing an oppressive government (what the second amendment is about) requires modern military hardware. In this age, that means tanks, RPGs and military aircraft."

You mean like those guys in Afghanistan that have basically fought with limited means against 2 major superpowers until said superpowers had enough and left?

Personally, I don't think it would ever go as far as armed uprising. The federal government would rather see secession right and left rather than face the reality of another Civil War with modern weapons. The limp noodle backbone of Washington DC may come home to roost one day...

Comment: Re:People Actually Pirated The Hobbit??? (Score 2) 193

what would have made you happy? Michael Bay directing The Hobbit as a two hour explosion fest? You want to see shitting all over a beloved short novel? Try the Starship Troopers movie. Now, maybe 3 movies is a bit long, but at least it's being done by someone that cares about the source material. Did you ever think that sometimes the only way to sell this stuff to those sleazy execs is to give them a way to milk it?

It's incredible that people will sit around and bitch about getting too much entertainment at a time when most studios would be happy to give you a 90 min stinker like the latest Conan remake for the same price.

Comment: Thanks UBISOFT! (Score 1) 270

by yodleboy (#40841053) Attached to: Valve Removes Right For Class Action Claims From EULA
You can probably lay this one at the feet of crap companies like UBISOFT. An actual Valve game will likely never be cause for a class action suit. What this is, is an attempt to protect themselves from being the scapegoat for OTHER publishers' stupidity. I'm pointing to the recent announcement that UBIPLAY or whatever it's called has been installing rootkits on users computers. It's not Valve's fault that Ubisoft slipped some crap like this into their installer and they are rightly concerned about being sued for it, even though they are just the delivery boy in this case. With this move, greedy class action lawyers will just bypass Valve and go after Ubi, which is the correct thing to do anyway.

Comment: Re:Are people still playing this? (Score 2) 135

This is a good point. These new MMO's seem to be so dead set on being NOT WOW that they end up making mistakes Blizzard made years ago. If nothing else, WoW can show them what NOT to do, ever. No one expects 7 years of content like WoW at release. What's disappointing with most other MMO's is you've got 7 years of WoW to study, 7 years of failed WoW killers to study and they STILL can't get mechanics, interfaces and quality of life items right.

It's not like they are being tasked with inventing the MMO genre from scratch. It's really a pretty well defined game type. Imagine if someone said they were building the latest wonder car and then proceeded to ignore the last 30 years or so of automotive history. Recipe for failure.

Comment: Re:Are people still playing this? (Score 1) 135

i wanted to play. Didn't get in the beta, and when it was released, there was no free trial. Even a couple of days would have been enough. I've got room in my schedule for ONE MMO, and I will not pay full retail on the unlikely chance it's going to replace WoW. Later on I believe they had trials, first where you could get invited by a friend, and now I THINK they have a free trial. Too bad. At this point after reading complaints and all the missed opportunities I think I'll pass.

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