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Comment Re:They could have at least handed it off to someb (Score 1) 290

The problem is that they closed City of Heroes, which had free-to-play and monthly subscription options... to what... make us play Guild Wars 2, which is free-to-play (after you buy the game), and has no monthly subscription fees?

That doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

Comment Re:Surely none (Score 1) 372

The thing is, he's not entirely wrong.

Look, back in the Golden Age of Comics (okay, back right after the Comics Code Authority was first put in place) you could find heroes upholding good honest American values (I am being mildly sarcastic here, trust me). Heroes always won, villains always lost, authority figures were respected, and so on.

But that's not the way comics are now. Look at the last few years of DC, for example. You have legions of super-zombies killing anyone and everyone around them (Blackest Night), entire cities being destroyed or severely messed up by the forces of evil (Final Crisis, and Infinite Crisis), and so on. Heck, lately DC has seemed to play by a "Anyone can die" rule, which included killing off the non-super-powered kid of Arsenal (along with thousand of other people in Star City at the time).

Marvel isn't much better, when it comes to apocalyptic mayhem, but they tend to confine it to the mutant books more often then not.

Throw in the standard art style of drawing every female character with the most common super-power (mega-boobs), and costumes that consist of two hankies and a piece of string.... and it's not horribly kid-friendly.

Comment And? (Score 2) 268

Is anyone really surprised by this? (Well, any /. readers?)

Their "we don't your site around here" legislation got kicked to the curb, and because this doesn't give them the power to shut off whatever websites they feel like, "it's too weak".


Deal with it, RIAA. Deal with the fact that you might actually have to prove your case before hammering someone with punitive fines/jail time/freezing in carbonite. (Sorry, been playing a lot of SWTOR)

Comment Re:Need more dangerous animals (Score 5, Informative) 274

Let's see. The gestation period of an elephant is 21-23 months. The interval between calves is as much as five years. And female elephants generally don't even begin reproducing until they are 12-14 years old.

I somehow doubt there will be a plague of elephants. What I imagine would happen is a lot of poached elephants.

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