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Comment Re:What's in a Name (Score 1) 278

Or is it a question of "Global Warming/Climate Change" being blamed for every "odd" thing that happens in the world's weather?

No, it's not. At least, not in this comment thread it isn't. The question was why the shift from the trend of calling it global warming to calling it climate change.

Please, adjust your knickers and find another place to Diggify.

Comment Re:Action Points? Oh no. (Score 1) 76

What I've always liked about games that run out of actions that fast is that they give a set time limit. I can play the game daily and get hooked in bits and pieces, with a clear endpoint for my play session.

I used to play Kingdom of Loathing, I loved it for much the same reason.

Comment Re:Privacy???? (Score 2, Insightful) 629

I share the sentiment of your first paragraph. I've never been one to be too upset about government surveillance, because I realize it helps keep me safe, and such.

I wouldn't jump so far as to say "This is a dictator-esque move", though. This is a move that shows what happens when you take a phone call from someone hysterically complaining about something and don't wait for them to calm down before you do whatever they told you to.


Legends of Zork Goes Live 76

TinBromide writes "The developers over at Jolt Online Gaming have released Legends of Zork to the general public. It's a free, browser-based, adventure game based on the world of Zork. You play as a Traveling Salesman, recently laid off from FrobozzCo. You start off in a clearing, where a white house has a boarded up door. From there, you can do what you like. Explore the world, fight other salesmen in PVP, or try out your Darkvision Goggles in the dark — just try not to get eaten by a grue." It's free in that you're given 30 Action Points each day, which are consumed by moving about and fighting. Their business model is that if you want more Action Points, you can purchase more.

Comment Re:Yay I suppose (Score 4, Insightful) 25

That ease of use is probably what helped make them unprofitable, sadly. When you're the easiest place to download from, people will use you more often. FilePlanet succeeds because of its annoying queues keeping more impatient users away, while getting all the perks of being an IGN subsidiary by having all those exclusive beta keys that you can ONLY GET IF YOU'RE A PLATINUM SUPER SUBSCRIBER! As long as no one imitates MegaUpload's current captchas. Oh lordy are those awful.

Comment Re:I'd like to see... (Score 1) 337

But if you're looking for the weeks before, shouldn't we also be waiting for the weeks *after*? It's like when inspection stickers on cars roll over to the next month. You're bound to see people avoid driving their illegal cars to work until the weekend, when they can get it fixed. You'll see a drop in traffic for a day or two but that doesn't mean the change in speed limit affected anything. That weak analogy reminded me that my sticker just rolled over a couple days ago...

Comment Well, considering the date of the traffic drop... (Score 1) 337

I know I avoided pretty much the entire Internet like the plague April 1. It really is quite the annoying day to be online, what with Youtube going upside down or whatever. Does it explain all of the 30%? Probably not. Does it explain some of it? Probably. I could be ignorant about whether Sweden celebrates April Fool's, but...

Comment Re:At least I didn't get screwed this time around. (Score 1) 81

I'm pretty happy as well with the fact that unlike the SP, you really don't feel like you're missing out on too much with the DS Lite. The best thing about this is that if your DS happens to break, you know you have this sleeker version of it waiting in the wings for you, but you know that you don't have to go out and buy this RIGHT AWAY like with the GBA SP, which really added features that the GBA should've had in the first place.

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