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Comment Re:It's too bad... (Score 1) 93

I think you're exaggerating the severity of shortcomings Steam currently has. While you may have trouble finding specific games and disagree with their approach to bubbling suggestions to the top, I'm still overwhelmingly satisfied with what they do provide. -On-demand game -Support for a plethora of indie titles -Emphasis on multiplayer/friends and communities -Novel monetization approaches (DOTA) -Strong push for cross-platform support with Valve heading the charge -Investment in bridging the PC/console divide I understand where you're coming from but while you may have a strong aversion to the direction they're going with some of the console-related adjustments, I really don't see the extent of detractions from their core product you vehemently push.

Comment Re:Not True (Score 1) 245

Settle down captain cynicism. Maybe we did have an era where games rested mostly on their reputation and that of the studio that produced them, but I think we've far from lost that. Sure the market may be flooded with the F2Ps for the masses but I think that's expected to come along with the the accessibility of digital distribution. I stepped away from PC gaming for about years, and came back feeling just as at home as I ever have. The difference nowadays is that those small indie games have earned an opportunity to become the behemoths that their predecessors were. The games I get drawn into now still include the platformers but now those platformers have to stand among the smaller titles that have earned their keep solely on enjoyment and playability. I still play games like Half-Life and Civilization, they just happened to be mixed into Minecraft, FTL, and Plants vs. Zombies - games that may have never seen the light of day if conceived 10 years ago.

Submission + - Comcast PAC gave money to every senator examining Time Warner Cable merger (

An anonymous reader writes: It's no surprise that Comcast donates money to members of Congress. Political connections come in handy for a company seeking government approval of mergers, like Comcast's 2011 purchase of NBCUniversal and its proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable (TWC).

But just how many politicians have accepted money from Comcast's political arm? In the case of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which held the first congressional hearing on the Comcast/TWC merger yesterday, the answer is all of them.

Submission + - Slashdot BETA Discussion ( 60

mugnyte writes: With Slashdot's recent restyled "BETA" slowly rolled to most users, there's been a lot of griping about the changes. This is nothing new, as past style changes have had similar effects. However, this pass there are significant usability changes: A narrower read pane, limited moderation filtering, and several color/size/font adjustments. BETA implies not yet complete, so taking that cue — please list your specific, detailed opinoins, one per comment, and let's use the best part of slashdot (the moderation system) to raise the attention to these. Change can be jarring, but let's focus on the true usability differences with the new style.

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