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Comment Re:Never heard of them (Score 3, Informative) 65

Disclaimer up front: I am a IRC moderator and web volunteer for the Geek Group.

Remember the shrunken quarters that you used to be able to get over at thinkgeek? Yeah, The Geek Group made them. you can still buy them over at

I'll be the first to admit that a lot of people don't like Chris Boden, but really, what large organization DOESN'T have a personality conflict or two?

Yeah, Chris can be kind of a dick at times, but this whole thing started as his dream, and still is. You'd be a dick too, if people were fucking with or fucking up YOUR dreams.

Please keep in mind, tho, that every story has more than one viewpoint, and there's more than one person that has been asked to leave and never come back, and some of them stir up shit as often as they can.

As for the clutter in the room, the area has been used to store a lot of spare parts, both new and used, like high voltage power supplies, actuators, and parts for various future projects.

So Yeah, lessons have been learned, the cleanup has already started and plans for rebuilding are being made and executed. Maybe they'll even be able to find a smoke detector that can handle being next to a 100KW arc.

If you're interested in helping out, chatting, or just seeing what the Geek Group is all about, I suggest you watch their videos on youtube, visit their web page, and/or come join us in IRC @ irc://

Submission + - Wild Games Studio take down YouTube review of Garry's Incident (

msclrhd writes: The makers of Garry's Incident (Wild Games Studio) have issued a copyright infringement claim against Total Biscuit's "WTF is... Garry's Incident" video reviewing and criticising the game, alleging this is due to the video making ad revenue. The studio gave consent to make the review and allow YouTube videos to be made — indeed, various "Let's Plays" of Garry's Incident that generate ad revenue are still available on YouTube.

Total Biscuit goes into this more on the linked video, critiquing Wild Games Studio for the copyright infringement claim and takedown of the review video.


Submission + - Steam Sells Games with Broken Activations ( 2

logistic writes: Yet another collision of digital delivery, DRM and multiple vendors in every transaction. Steam puts game on sale but serves a bunch of CD keys that don't work. EA and Valve point the finger at each other when you contact support. According to the forums this happens on steam occasionally but the blogosphere is a bit quiet about it. If it were MS we'd be reading about this in the NY times. After you pay for digital content how long should you have to wait to access it without compensation? If you'd stolen the game you'd be playing by now.

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