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Comment Quashing secondary markets will only backfire. (Score 1) 590

I really think trying to quash the secondary market for games is going to end up costing them more new sales than used games ever could have. If someone can buy a brand new AAA title and get at least a portion of that money back then they might be willing to take more of a chance on a given game and go ahead and buy it, knowing that if they end up not liking it they can recoup some of their money. Eliminate this "insurance policy" as it were, and gamers are going to be much more fickle when it comes to how they spend their money. It just ends up with people buying fewer and fewer new games than before. Do you really think half the shovelware that gets released would even be bought by one person if gamers were unable to foist such garbage onto some other sucker?

Comment Re:Because Gay People Make You Gay (Score 1) 1182

Your child may not be mature enough to understand sex. HOWEVER, by 9 a kid is going to understand through their own observation the relationship mom and dad have with each other. My mom and dad explained homosexuality to me as when 2 men or 2 women love each other the same way mom and dad love each other. They didn't go any further than that and they didn't need to go any further than that, I just shrugged it off and got on with my life. Really gay people are in relationships with other gay people for the same reasons (some of which aren't sex) that heterosexual men and women get in relationships.

Comment This is just the sort of thing.... (Score 1) 317

This is JUST the sort of thing that would make Lexus' target demographic drive STRAIGHT back to the dealership and either yell at the service department to make the car STFU, or toss the keys back in the sales person's face. I know I would. If the dealer wouldn't take it back I'd then probably pull the fuse from the stereo or whatever gadget was giving me the ads (assuming it didn't disable the engine, which actually would further provoke me.) Bottom line, unless the message is based upon a service interval and is EASILY disabled, nobody wants the vehicle they just paid 40k+ for giving them any sort of advertisements. Definitely suicide on Toyota's/Lexus' part.

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