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Comment It depends on the meat... (Score 1) 763

It depends on the cut and what kind of meat it is. I usually eat my steaks rare, but I wouldn't ask for a Waygu under medium rare - it needs to be cooked that much so that the fat gets cooked through the meat. If you cook it any less, you'll end up chewing on great lumps of fat, which isn't particularly tasty.

Comment Re:Once a PC fan, now a Console fan (Score 1) 518

I hate this absolute garbage about "I need to upgrade my Graphics card every year to be able to play newer games!"

Utter, utter bullshit. How long have graphics cards like the 4870 been out for? Find me a game that doesn't run just fine on that (minus pathalogical examples like Crysis that run like crap on pretty much whatever hardware you throw at it).

If you make decent buying decisions, you should be able to stretch your video card for at least 2 1/2 to 3 years.

That, and trying to play an FPS with a controller is about as much fun as trying to pull out your teeth with a set of plyers.


New WoW Patch Brings Cross-Server Instances 342

ajs writes "World of Warcraft's Wrath of the Lich King expansion was staggered into 4 phases. The fourth and final phase, patch 3.3, was released on Tuesday. This patch is significant in that it will be the first introduction of one of the most anticipated new features in the game since PvP arenas: the cross-realm random dungeon, as well as the release of new end-game dungeons for 5, 10 and 25-player groups. The patch notes have been posted, and so has a trailer. The ultimate fight against the expansion's antagonist, the Lich King a.k.a. Arthas, will be gated as each of the four wings of the final dungeon are opened in turn — a process that may take several months. The next major patch after 3.3 (presumably 4.0) will be the release of Cataclysm, the next expansion."
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EA Flip-Flops On Battlefield: Heroes Pricing, Fans Angry 221

An anonymous reader writes "Ben Kuchera from Ars Technica is reporting that EA/DICE has substantially changed the game model of Battlefield: Heroes, increasing the cost of weapons in Valor Points (the in-game currency that you earn by playing) to levels that even hardcore players cannot afford, and making them available in BattleFunds (the in-game currency that you buy with real money). Other consumables in the game, such as bandages to heal the players, suffered the same fate, turning the game into a subscription or pay-to-play model if players want to remain competitive. This goes against the creators' earlier stated objectives of not providing combat advantage to paying customers. Ben Cousins, from EA/DICE, argued, 'We also frankly wanted to make buying Battlefunds more appealing. We have wages to pay here in the Heroes team and in order to keep a team large enough to make new free content like maps and other game features we need to increase the amount of BF that people buy. Battlefield Heroes is a business at the end of the day and for a company like EA who recently laid off 16% of their workforce, we need to keep an eye on the accounts and make sure we are doing our bit for the company.' The official forums discussion thread is full of angry responses from upset users, who feel this change is a betrayal of the original stated objectives of the game."

Comment Re:Its a Fractal (Score -1, Troll) 277

iPods and the like are not the best, and you're kidding yourself if you think they're anywhere close. They basically pulled off a Microsoft of their own - in the right place at the right time. They got a critical mass of brand name recognition and rode that to where they are today.

Terrible stock speakers, comparitively crappy audio decoding hardware, and tying them to annoying and crappy programs (iTunes) is just the start. "Popular" does not imply "Superior".

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