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Comment Re:Is this supposed to be humorous? (Score 1) 204

The story has always taken itself fairly seriously even in WoW (for the most part). The game, however, never really has. The easiest thing to point to is the script from clicking on the units in the RTS games, which goes back to Warcraft 2 for sure. Warcraft: Orcs & Humans I can't recall for sure... Also, clicking on critters until they explode (yeah, that's an easter egg but still). Certainly, WoW takes it to a new level but I think that is because Blizzard has made it more a part of their identity in all their games and WoW just has loads upon loads of content to put stuff like that into.

Submission + - Google trading suspended, earnings 20% below expectations posted accidentally (bbc.co.uk)

An anonymous reader writes: Trading in Google shares has been suspended after the internet giant released its third-quarter results early by mistake. Google blames financial printing firm RR Donnelley for filing an early draft of the results, which had been expected after the closing bell.

Shares in Google were down 9% when trading in the stock was suspended. Shares had fallen as much as 10.5% at one stage.

In a statement, Google said: "Earlier this morning RR Donnelley, the financial printer, informed us that they had filed our draft 8K earnings statement without authorisation... We have ceased trading on Nasdaq while we work to finalise the document. Once it's finalised we will release our earnings, resume trading on Nasdaq and hold our earnings call as normal at 1:30 PST."

Comment Re:Cataclysm wall about fixing Arena's and PvP (Score 1) 413

I can't believe I'm actually posting on a WoW thread :P but have you actually tanked or healed seriously before? My main was a warlock way back in the day (vanilla WoW) and I played as a priest/warrior/druid in BC (main tanked 20 man raids, healed 20 man raids, solo healed a couple runs of karazhan for fun:) and while you are right about being "judged" almost solely on your DPS.. that is because your task is so much easier that all you have to do is damage the right target as much as you can without pulling aggro. Also, if you think tanks don't take shit from healers for not mitigating enough damage or not building enough off-target threat to keep every mob's attention then you're just in the dark.

Comment Re:Wrong problem anyone? (Score 1) 423

I don't know what up-converting a DVD has to do with frame rate, but those 120/240hz features on TVs do it by "faking" frames and I think that is why they appear unnatural. I haven't seen anything professionally produced at a higher frame rate but hold out hope that it will actually look good. It will definitely take some getting used to, though.

Comment Re:Flash Problem? (Score 3, Insightful) 179

ActionScript isn't like JavaScript? They are both based on ECMA Script, they are very similar as languages.

I've (unfortunately) written a lot of both and they are extremely similar to each other. Yes, there are a lot of features inside that bloated Flash runtime, but that doesn't mean ActionScript is not like JavaScript.

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