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Comment Not exactly true (Score 1) 235

"Even game consoles are starting to see their market eroded by boxes like the Steam Link, which acts as a pipe for a game being played elsewhere on a PC."

Unless you can provide some very surprising evidence backing this claim, I'm going to have to call bullshit. Sales of console and handheld games and hardware have been steadily, reliably increasing since the 1990s, and the industry's rate of growth has started to increase exponentially over the past few years (source here).

Not only that, but Steam Link was only released earlier this month. Even assuming it will take a chunk out of console sales, there hasn't been enough time to see evidence of that eventuality. If Steam Link was just used as an example of devices that allow PC games to be played through the television, you run into the same problem. That tech has only been available/known to mainstream consumers for about a year and a half. Still not enough time to prove this point, even if it wasn't based on false assumptions.

Comment Re:Pathetic. (Score 1) 151

I support your comment as a kneejerk reaction, but let's be clear: This is a PR stunt. The OED may be a staid reference book, but it won't print itself and its editors won't work for free. You have to drum up public interest to maintain mindshare and thus sales, and given the OED's limited appeal in a world saturated by digital entertainment choosing an emoji and declaring it a word is a clever move.

By choosing an emoji, the OED has made millions of people actively think about the OED, and when the hell was the last time you had ANY reason to think about the OED?
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Submission + - Jack Thompson:Games Industry Colluding With DOD ( 1

mytrip writes: "In a press release sent out yesterday, controversial attorney Jack Thompson claims he has found a correlation between the gaming industry and the US Department of Defense, who, he adds, are using videogames to teach "an entire generation of kids that war is glamorous, cool, desirable, and consequence-free."

The aim of the release is to notify the media of Thompson's new goal: proving the existence of collusion between the gaming industry and the Department of Defense in an effort to train more efficient killers."

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