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Comment Minimum Wage Laws?? (Score 1) 1103

The laws say the company has to pay you minimum wages, it doesn't say that is how much you will actually receive. Next step is for the company that is paying you to get part of the money you are being charged as a kick-back. Or just issuing their own cards then charging outrageous fees to recoup some of what they are paying you.
But of course that will never happen here in the good old USA because all of our companies are honest and follow the highest moral standards.

Comment Greed. (Score 1) 379

"this would unquestionably boost revenue for game publishers, giving the smart ones an opportunity to step away from the $60 business model and adopt pricing practices seen on Steam and iTunes"
They will accept the boost in revenue but ignore the "opportunity" to step away from the $60 business model. More likely they will take a cut of the used games and keep their prices as high as they are now.
Plus since the used game market wont be as attractive to consumers they can now raise their prices instead of lowering them.

Comment Who the hell does he think he is? (Score 1) 208

'Many continue to claim the Always-On function in SimCity is a DRM scheme. It’s not. People still want to argue about it. We can’t be any clearer – it’s not. Period"
We gamers, Your customers, are telling you WE DO NOT WANT the Always-On function in Sim-City or ANY GAME. You can say its not a DRM scheme all day long.We dont care if you call it a DRM Scheme or a function or a bonus or whatever. WE DO NOT WANT ALWAYS-ON CRAP.
You want our money? Remove the always-on crap. If you don't remove it you will NEVER get a penny from us PERIOD.
How thickheaded can you possible be. People are telling you you don't want it and you are arguing with your customers about what it is.
Who in the hell do you think you are?

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