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SimCity 5: How Not To Design a Single Player Game

AkaKaryuu Re:I thought EA were not scumbags? (569 comments)

It isn't that they arn't scumbags, its just that we shouldn't be calling them scumbags. Because, you know, feelings.

about a year and a half ago
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With Pot Legal, Scientists Study Detection of Impaired Drivers

AkaKaryuu Easy to detect (608 comments)

The high drivers are the ones going the speed limit.

about 2 years ago
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'Nuclear Free' Maryland City Grants Waiver For HP

AkaKaryuu Movies (277 comments)

Movies, not reason, dictates their city policy.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Hearing Aids So Expensive?

AkaKaryuu Supply and Demand (629 comments)

The hearing aide companies sell less because of the target number of customers. Plus of those customers, some will either deny or refuse treatment, cutting down on actual "demand" value, raising the cost. Every 13 year old has a smart phone it seems, so they can be sold for less to more people.

more than 2 years ago
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Canadian Copyright Board To Charge For Music At Weddings, Parades

AkaKaryuu Dancing? (349 comments)

I would like to know if they will have representatives to ensure dancing does not occur. What if the event planner specifially states dancing is forbidden and the intoxicated guests ignore their plea? Is there a charge to sing along, tap your foot or air guitar that sick solo?

more than 2 years ago
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Mac Clone Maker Saga Ends As SCOTUS Denies Appeal

AkaKaryuu Oh Goodie (430 comments)

I'm glad to see that this made both the news feed and the ad bars.

more than 2 years ago
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Occupy Protesters Are Building a Facebook for the 99%

AkaKaryuu Looks to me... (451 comments)

like SOPAs first target.

more than 2 years ago
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Coders Develop Ways To Defeat SOPA Censorship

AkaKaryuu Re:Good move (449 comments)

That's basically how the first one started.

more than 2 years ago
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Boeing Delivers Massive Ordnance Penetrator

AkaKaryuu Re:Cool! (381 comments)

The targets mentioned for this weapon are underground nuclear bases.

more than 2 years ago
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Netflix Signs Exclusive Deal With Dreamworks

AkaKaryuu Re:$30 mil per movie title! (199 comments)

Taking this a step further, it will cost a total of 2.16 BILLION (30 Mil * 72) dollars for all 72 Dreamworks Films http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DreamWorks . Dividing that total cost by the 25 million subscribers arrives at a net cost of $86.40 per subcriber. This year they will only make 9.60 per subscriber, not including operating expenses.

more than 2 years ago
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Kinect Based Whole Building Breakout

AkaKaryuu Really? (46 comments)

"The player's position is being detected by a Kinect, is there no end to the fun you can have with this gadget." There is a definate limit when playing on an XBox.

about 3 years ago
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Starz To Pull Content From Netflix

AkaKaryuu Re:Next up: tiered pricing (314 comments)

If the packages contained enough content and the base price for non premium was acceptable, this is still a cheeper option than major cable providers, with no commercials and no filler channels. Really its not about getting charged for what you use, because you'll happliy pay for that. What gets me is when they make you pay for what you wont ever use.

about 3 years ago
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HTC Is Paying Microsoft $5 For Every Android Phone

AkaKaryuu Re:So we now we can't even write... (261 comments)

I'm not so sure about that, according to Google Voice my girlfriend is my daughter.

more than 3 years ago
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Online Banking Trojan Stole Money From Belgians

AkaKaryuu Battle.net (144 comments)

Good to know that the company that makes these authentication keys are also the same as Blizzards and one more reason to opt out of Real ID.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Found Guilty of Australian Privacy Breach

AkaKaryuu Re:Gotta love our stupid laws (105 comments)

Australia should give Google a boot. Once through the gate.

more than 4 years ago
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ASCAP Declares War On Free Culture, EFF

AkaKaryuu Re:End Game? (483 comments)

Drop rates are dependant on your faith and the faith of those around you.

more than 4 years ago
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The Sims 3 Racks Up Over 180,000 Downloads Prior To Release

AkaKaryuu Re:It just goes to show... (187 comments)

As someone who purchased every expansion for the first version, the notion that EA is now charging for "Extra Items" infuriates me to no end. They used to give some items for free, on a regular basis. EA didnt have what you wanted? No problem, there were plenty of third party sites to offer you the goods.

Fuck EA. I'm done giving them my money.

more than 5 years ago
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When Does Gore Get In the Way of Gameplay?

AkaKaryuu Re:Oh, That's Easy! (141 comments)

He's just as much to blame for creating the interbutt.

more than 5 years ago
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Throwing Out the Rulebook For MMOs

AkaKaryuu Re:No Love (245 comments)

You make some very good points. I am a MMO player and have been for quite some time, however never any game that has played like WoW or EQ. Mostly because I never really played D&D, RPGs or other types of leveling games until very recently. The concept was foreign and a bit overwhelming. The only MMO experience I have are TSO (i know. I know.), Planetside ( loved the concept, but the factions were sooooooooo unbalanced) and, in a more obscure sense, competitive DDR.

I love the idea of playing with people world wide and so far i've yet to be let down with any MMO i've played. I can honestly say that if not for the sucess of WoW, I would have been unwilling to learn and implement the useage of spells and other abilities.

Point being: I will be very interested in playing other MMOs after my last 5 months in WoW.

more than 5 years ago

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