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The State of the Diablo 3 Beta (Two Videos)

Fozzyuw Re:Diablo two and a half: (237 comments)

I've always considered Diablo 2.5 to be Titan Quest. Titan Quest is almost free on Steam during holidays and it's a pretty good ARPG game that's more or less Diablo 2 but with a Green Mythos story instead (Greek Gods, Titans, etc). I always thought it was too bad the company went under.

more than 2 years ago
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World's Worst PR Guy Gives His Side

Fozzyuw Re:Two Slashdot stories and a PA comic = Epic Fail (576 comments)

The whole fiasco is almost certainly a net positive for the product's sales.

Except, of course, the fire bombing of it's ratings on Amazon. I doubt something like 300 1-star reviews will do it much good.

more than 2 years ago
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Anti-Whaling Group Using Drones To Find Whalers

Fozzyuw Re:So people really have this much time and money? (377 comments)

Do these people really have nothing better to do with their time and money than harassing fishing boats?

Obligatory South Park: Whale Whores. tl;dr: Whales and Dolphins bombed Hiroshima. There's proof, but it was forged.

more than 2 years ago
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Is That an Android On Your Wrist?

Fozzyuw Re:Im Watch (119 comments)

The specs aren't in it's favor.

  • 48 hour max battery life without bluetooth.
  • Requires tethering (which will require you to carry a smartphone with you anyhow!)
  • One way communication? (I don't see or hear anything about writing tweets or email. Just reading)

All for a reasonable price of over $400? Ok, the exclusive obsessed and uber-rich might buy a few, and at those price points, it might make them some money (given I doubt it cost that much to develop). But once people start using them and they have a big cumbersome bracelet on their wrist (because you forgot to charge it) that has no practical purpose to respond to the emails you just got or order movie-tickets online, without pulling out that heavy phone in your pocket or purse, it will lose it's "cool factor".

more than 2 years ago
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How Steve Jobs Solved the Innovator's Dilemma

Fozzyuw Re:Sad commentary on the state of US companies (424 comments)

Side note, Carla Fiorna and Bob Nardelli where also not engineers. Lets not forget, Steve Jobs might have been a CEO but he was also an engineer first. Those others where business majors. That could help explain things. Of course, there was Woz too.

more than 2 years ago
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Blizzard Announces New WoW Expansion: Mists of Pandaria

Fozzyuw Re:What's really going on here? (276 comments)

I disagree. Offering Diablo 3 for free for a 1 year WoW subscription is a the "break glass" plan. It's a marketing trick to get people to lock in 1 year subscriptions so they can count those people and be like "See! SW:TOR came out and our numbers are the same! Boooyah!". It's downright deception but that's probably good for business.

more than 2 years ago
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Star Wars: The Old Republic Launch Date Announced

Fozzyuw Re:Actually no. (125 comments)

With any new release, as soon as the flag is lifted, all the servers will quickly crash because all players will be racing to the login server. It's happened for every major MMO release. WoW was nearly unplayable for 2-4 weeks. Oh, I remember all the free game time they gave us. =)

The holidays will help and hurt Bioware. It will help, as you pointed out, by allowing people to login more sparsely than during "primetime" like hours. It will hurt because it's almost assured that the servers will be down, there will be hundreds of thousands of people foaming at the mouth to play with gleeful excitement, having ALL HOLIDAY to play, but can't because of server stability... oh, the forums will be aflame no doubt!

I'd like to be positive and say "Bioware is spending gobs of money on this game, they have WoW and piles of past MMO launches to draw experience from, they surely WILL get it right!" Yeah, I said that about every MMO that's come out and I don't recall that ever happening.

For starters, they'll probably have lots of server/shard capacity (they're pre-selecting servers for pre-orders based on allowing you to pre-create a guild) but they'll severely under-power their login server so that only a few lucky people will login and have fun while everyone else is crammed in the door, pushing and shoving to get in, until the whole door collapse and no one can get in.

It will take a couple of days before the rush to play spreads out, but not before login servers are added and rebooted, and people get so fed up with trying to login the go and do something else.

At that point, they will have major lag issues because no matter how much stress testing they do, they will miss something in the code that will thousands of players playing, will cause the game to crash. So, they will be spending the first couple of weeks pushing out patches to identifying issues to bring server stability in-line.

It always has happened. Never fails. =)

more than 2 years ago
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Star Wars: The Old Republic Launch Date Announced

Fozzyuw Re:Meh. (125 comments)

Is it fair to compare it with WOW or Star Trek Online?

I didn't play STO but if WoW and Knights of the Old Republic had a baby, this would be it. From what I've seen, you've got combat animations like KOTOR where there's actual interaction between fighters, not just timed swing animations but blocks, parries, etc. (like KotOR). Mixed with Dragon Age / Mass Effect like voice acting with dialogue option paths, and I'm speculating that it will have game play similar to WoW, solo friendly, relatively easy/n00b friendly, upgrade loot heavy, questing centric, as well as more stylized graphics and animation akin to WoW (ie. less photo realistic, more cartoonish)

more than 2 years ago
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Star Wars: The Old Republic Launch Date Announced

Fozzyuw Re:Eh (125 comments)

They make it as cheap as they can while still allowing for a decent profit.

I'd hate to say it, but that's not an accurate statement. A business' goal (excluding non-profits/charity) is to make as much profit as possible, not merely a "decent amount". They do this by testing what how many people are willing to pay how much and picking a point on the curve that suggests the highest possible profit margin.

They're not all just sitting around laughing about how badly they screwed their customers while drinking cognac and lighting Cuban cigars with twenties.

I get your point and I agree with you that too many people just bash on business, assuming they're all heartless billionaires. In reality, there are many passionate people who run business and care about their product / reputation too. That doesn't detract from the fact that there's a lot of other business savoy people trying to maximize profits. It's not an mutually exclusive scenario. They can be both.

To that point, the GP has a point, game companies can very much simply give away the client if they plan on having a subscription or micro-transaction model. There are many instances where this is the case, see League of Legends, Lord of the Rings Online, Champions Online, Conan MMO, D&D MMO, etc, etc.

The thing that still gets me is why major companies like Blizzard and Bioware (especially since their game hasn't come out yet) are still doing subscription services when Micro-transactions are far more profitable.

more than 2 years ago
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Amazon Responds To "App Store" Lawsuit From Apple

Fozzyuw Re:In this case Apple's position is sane (414 comments)

But when, before the Apple "App Store" launched, did anyone ever use the term "app" outside of a restaurant?

Yes. Ask any software programmer who programmed Applications for a living.

more than 3 years ago
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Minecraft To Officially Launch 11/11/11

Fozzyuw Re:Which date? (235 comments)

I like using ISO formatting for dates YYYY-MM-DD. Then again, I'm a programmer.

But I was curious about date formats. I knew Wikipedia would have some insight. They have an interesting global map of color coded countries that use one of the 3 formats (Y/M/D, D/M/Y, or M/D/Y).

more than 3 years ago
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Quad Core, Thunderbolt In New MacBook Pros

Fozzyuw Re:The 15 inch quad core price is very disappointi (495 comments)

I agree with you. I'd really like to get a Macbook Pro, but I'm just having a hard time justifying the price when I could spend less and get more on a PC laptop. But I'd really like to get a Mac (finally) but they keep pricing themselves out of my price-range for some of the basic specs I'd expect.

more than 3 years ago
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Mirror's Edge Sequel On Hold

Fozzyuw Re:Not surprised. (109 comments)

It wasn't ever meant to be a blockbuster which changed the way people think about shooters and gaming in general

I believe Mirror's Edge is a platform game. I would say it had puzzle elements too. While it was first person, I certainly wouldn't call it a shooter even if there was limited gun play in it.

more than 3 years ago
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J.J. Abrams Promises 'Fringe' Will Die Fighting

Fozzyuw 'dead zone' Friday nights (392 comments)

claiming that Fringe's shift to Fridays was an attempt to draw younger viewers back to the 'dead zone' of Friday nights

Simply asked, are time slots and schedule still a major concern in the realm of DVR's, on-demand, and Internet streaming?

Shows like Fringe, where I haven't seen an episode, heard a lot about it and have interest in seeing it, are programs I wait for to be released mostly on DVD/streaming so I can sit and watch back-to-back episodes in order, from the start.

more than 3 years ago
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UK Games Retailers Threaten Boycott of Steam Games

Fozzyuw Re:Structural Unemployment for Middle Men (443 comments)

They don't use Steam in their games anymore than they use Wal-Mart in their games.

Actually, that's not true. The "use Steam" probably means having Steam enabled achievements, "cloud" storage for things like game saves, etc. Steam is more than just a content delivery method. You see, one could sell a box game at retail that has Steam support. The retails are complaining that selling such games will drive awareness of Steams sales channel.

Now, I agree with the part that retails complaining about digital downloads and "banning" said games is like biting the hand that feeds you. Go ahead! Ban the games! You'll soon have nothing to sell in your stores and customers will *still* know how to get the game they want.

What's next? Retails QQing about WoW: Cataclysm is being offered as a direct sale from Blizzard with the benefit of no-installation, retail per-order lines, etc? The only thing you miss is: a) CE editions and b) the "party" a store might throw.

In other words, if a game store says "We're not going to sell Warcraft if you offer direct sales!" do you really think WoW players will notice? They'll get their game one way or another. The one thing game companies have done is offer company specific in-game times. To continue to use WoW as an example, they might offer a "Best Buy" or "Target" tabard if you pre-order the game through those stores. I've seen that before on some games. The "Wal-Mart" colored armor set, etc. To avoid the immersion perspective, it oftne times just translates into "an armor set unique to retail store X" which is usually the same as other stores but with a different color shade.

That way, "fans" of said store can feel equally motivated to get it from them.

Anyhow, I should disclaimer that I like Steam, I use Steam and I do enjoy very much their specials and convenience. I also had CATA pre-ordered, but just went and bought the digital update from Blizzard and canceled my pre-order. It will save me a trip to the store and generating packaging waste.

more than 3 years ago
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Americans Less Healthy, But Outlive Brits

Fozzyuw Re:Well, duh (521 comments)

To be fair, I'm also just not a Cheddar eater. =) It's possibly why I call a lot of it bland.

I've had some really good 5-year and 10-year aged Cheddar, but the stuff is just too expensive for me to care to buy given my lack of care for the type of cheese.

Anyways, I'm a fan of French cheese as you can see in my aforementioned "cheese buffet" I had at my wedding.

Unfortunately, I don't think we ever thought of taking photos of the full spread. The worst part of my night, I never got to enjoy the cheese. hehe. I had a full plate but was to busy socializing that it up and walked away on me before I could have some.

If I'm ever in England, I'll try to remember to look you up. I'd like to try some of these fabled cheddars. =)

Cheers!

more than 3 years ago
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Americans Less Healthy, But Outlive Brits

Fozzyuw Re:Well, duh (521 comments)

If you want to talk reality, forget beer comparisons, try cheese.

Disclaimer. I was born and raise in Wisconsin. In fact I still live here. I went to London for a year for school and married a French women. I've spent lot of time in France, a country that prides itself in cheese. In the US, Wisconsin prides itself for it's dairy products, including cheese.

America is home to the worlds most disgusting cheese.

I wouldn't go that far. It's certainly not as good as Europe, but there are reasons for the lack of variety and therefor flavor in cheese.

And they try to give me some Wisconsin cheddar which admittedly is not awful

That's because it's not awful, it's good. The problem is that cheddar simply is a bland cheese. Of course, you do have to find the good stuff. What cheese lover really gets existed over *chedder*?! lol It can go great on burgers (I still prefer swiss) but it's simply a dull cheese and that's not Wisconsin's fault. It's just as bad in Chedder England.

I don't know what it is.

It has to do with milk pasteurization laws. It prevents a lot of cheeses from being made. Lots of them goat cheese. That's why goat cheese in the US is always the same terrible crappy stuff and why you never see the variety of cheese you have in Europe. It has really grown to be a cultural thing.

But likewise, these same laws are the reason you don't see boxes of milk on store shelves, outside of refrigeration units. I was confused the first time I was in France at my wife's house and I had some cereal for breakfast. She had me pull a box of milk from the pantry. I thought all milk had to be kept refrigerated. Then we talked with the shop owner of Nalaa's cheese in Green Bay. He explained the pasteurization laws and why we can't get the good variety of cheese here and how he was limited on what he could import and sell.

American's who haven't spent much time outside of the US simply don't get exposed to what's out there. And those that do, might not be brave enough to ever try it because some of that cheese simply smells like a rotten skunk carcass in the Texas heat, but tastes like the heavens. But many people won't get past that smell. Case in point, we've turned many of my friends onto Rachlette cheese. That's not as pungent as some goat cheeses, but some had some real reservations of ever trying it. It smells up the kitchen when cutting it (who cut the cheese? There's a reason for that phrase).

Of course, one of the biggest complements at my recent wedding (in France) was the fact that we had a cheese buffet. A table with over 30 types of cheeses on it. You've never seen American's so confused and pleased. I shocked one of my friends to go and eat every kind of cheese he could find.

It really is a cheese repression.

Now, beer. Microbrews have really come a long way to pass by the basic Miller and Bud products we have. You can find some pretty good tasting beer in Wisconsin. New Glarus, Leienenkugels, Capital Brew, etc. are good beer. It's also much more expensive and in a place like Wisconsin where quantity can seem more important than quality, you'll find people still turn to Miller or Bud Light. And when you're use to drinking bland for so long, having something with flavor becomes too much of a shock.

I think the UK has a better quality average, but the US also suffers from gimmicks. There's a billion beer makers with a billion private label beers each trying to sound like their beer is something new or different. This one has LIME! This one has LEMON! This one is called "Fat Squirrel", this is "Moose Drool", oh, look, a Monty Python branded beer! Here's a Pumpkin beer!

*sigh*

It's complicated.

Point is, Wisconsin doesn't have crap for cheese. What they do make is good, but what they do make really isn't good cheese to begin with. You can thank US laws and now US culture as it's become ingrained there. Heck, people think Velveta is "good" cheese. My French wife nearly died when she saw Mac & Cheese come in a package... dried powder. People actually *like* individually wrapped cheese. There's this sad state of American food were people are drawn to processed foods.

more than 3 years ago
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Greg 'Ghostcrawler' Street, Lead Systems Designer For World of Warcraft

Fozzyuw Re:Pony? (175 comments)

I think it was a Moose.

more than 3 years ago
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How To Deflect an Asteroid With Today's Technology

Fozzyuw Re:Let's get this over with. (264 comments)

You're over thinking this. All you need is a wedge shaped ship that shoots square bullets.

more than 3 years ago

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90% of compulsive gamers are not addicted

Fozzyuw Fozzyuw writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Fozzyuw (950608) writes "Paddy Maguire from the BBC write a story on Europe's first and only center to treat video game addiction. According to Keith Bakker the founder of The Smith & Jones Centre in Amsterdam, 90% of the people he sees seeking treatment for video game addiction to games like World of Warcraft do show similar symptoms of addiction but do not fall into the addiction category. Instead, Keith believes the problem stems from social issues from parents neglecting their duties for care as well as other social influences, such as teachers not preventing bulling at school, which appears to lead to more isolated video game time."
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iTunes may close if song royalties increase 66%

Fozzyuw Fozzyuw writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Fozzyuw (950608) writes "The BBC brings news of a veiled threat by Apple against closing down it's iTunes stores if the Copyright Royalty Board goes through with a requested 66% increase in music royalties on digital download music, from 6 cents to 15 cents.

The VP of iTunes, Eddy Cue, has said that Apple will not raise the 99cent cost for music and having to absorb the 9cent cost would likely make iTunes unprofitable and they would be forced to close.

The National Music Publishers' Association is the one asking for the increase and claims that it is to all because of the growth of digital downloaded music. David Israelite, president of the NMPA, is quoted as saying, against Apple:

"Apple may want to sell songs cheaply to sell iPods. We don't make a penny on the sale of an iPod."

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Netflix Profiles Are Here to Stay

Fozzyuw Fozzyuw writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Fozzyuw (950608) writes "The customers spoke and Netflix is listening. A short while ago, Netflix has sent out an email notifying customers that they will keep their profile system.



You spoke, and we listened. We are keeping Profiles. Thank you for all the calls and emails telling us how important Profiles are.

We are sorry for any inconvenience we may have caused. We hope the next time you hear from us we will delight, and not disappoint, you.

-Your friends at Netflix

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WoW, inc.

Fozzyuw Fozzyuw writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Fozzyuw (950608) writes "Mike Smith over at Yahoo! poses the question: "Could World of Warcraft be the world's biggest corporation?"

from the article intro...

Ten million players. However you look at it, that's a lot. World of Warcraft not only dwarfs all other massively-multiplayer games, it dwarfs a good number of countries — not silly countries like Monaco and Greenland, either, but perfectly sensible ones. Like Sweden, say, or Israel. But how do the holdings of this legion of players compare to the corporate giants of the world?
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The $85k mobile phone bill

Fozzyuw Fozzyuw writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Fozzyuw (950608) writes "A 22-year-old Canadian oil-field worker, Piotr Staniaszek, was shocked when he received nearly a $85k phone bill for his mobile phone service from Bell Mobility due to using his phone as an internet service for this computer, downloading things such as HD movies.

In an act of "Good Will", Bell Mobility has lowered his phone bill to $3,243, the cost for their best data plan service. However, Mr Staniaskzek said he was going to fight the bill claiming nobody informed him of all the extra charged involved with using the phone for his computers internet service. Also, that the phone company had no reservation at limiting the amount of charges that can occur on his account, despite having his account service suspended in the past for going over $100.

"The thing is, they've cut my phone off for being like $100 over," he told CBC News.
"Here, I'm $85,000 over and nobody bothered to give me a call and tell me what was going on."
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Sony Cuts PS3 Dev. Kit prices

Fozzyuw Fozzyuw writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Fozzyuw (950608) writes "The BBC has an article up talking about Sony's latest efforts to fight the uphill battle of turning around the PS3's popularity. Their latest effort involves cutting the cost of development kits in half. From the article...

Sony says that the price cut is part of its efforts to cooperate with software developers in the hope that they will design more games for the PS3.
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Portal - The Flash Version

Fozzyuw Fozzyuw writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Fozzyuw (950608) writes "The smoke hasn't cleared from the end of your Portal gun and there's already a pretty interesting Flash Fan version out there made by Armored Games. For those of you who cannot get enough Portal, this one might be worth a try. Portal: The Flash Game"
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"Don't tase me bro" police cleared

Fozzyuw Fozzyuw writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Fozzyuw (950608) writes "WFTV.com's website has news on the University of Florida police involved in the Andrew Meyer tasering have been cleared of using excessive force. It also includes a link to the full report, which shares details of the incident and events leading up to the incident."
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USA Today take on Manhunt 2 for the Wii

Fozzyuw Fozzyuw writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Fozzyuw (950608) writes "USA Today has a story up that is just bound to raise criticisms regarding the upcoming game Manhunt 2 on the Wii. USA Today isn't pulling any punches when trying to stir up controversy. Here are a few snippets from the article...

Nintendo Wii takes a murderous turn

Manhunt 2 was originally rated Adults Only — equivalent to an X in films — and now carries an M for mature audiences (17 and up).[...]Since the Wii version uses the motion-sensitive controllers, it literally gives players the hands of a killer.[...] Nintendo doesn't need to expand its user base to help the Wii continue to outsell its pricier and technologically superior competitors.[...] On the Wii, players physically make killing motions with the controllers — slashing for stabs and lifting to strangle — rather than simply pushing buttons.
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Fozzyuw Fozzyuw writes  |  more than 7 years ago

An anonymous reader writes "I get them all the time. Sales calls. "Hey, you work for a company and we have a product that will make you lots of money and save you lots of time!".

Usually, I'll ask for information to be emailed to me and I'll look at it if I have time. This time, however, the pitch was really interesting. A patented system to sell products online to customers (B2C) without pissing off your 'other' customers (B2B). At first, I thought, wow, there's a technology that can do this? Checking out this companies website and getting their patent number, I was curious to actually find out what this patent is. It surely must be some sort of patent that protects the software they wrote and innovative means in which they wrote it.

It was to my surprise that the patent was nothing more than..."An apparatus and system for allowing customers to purchase boutique or specialty items directly from a supplier or wholesaler." I could only say, "But, isn't that obvious?" The patent goes on to basically describe an online shopping cart, but one that allows you to choose which retailer to send you the product. Something I was already considering doing for my own businesses (a manufacturer) website.

So, my question is, is this what patents are all about? Or is this one particularly bad patent? Am I screwed if I wanted to include a 'credit a retail/wholesaler near you' system and didn't want to pay a license fee?"
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Fozzyuw Fozzyuw writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Fozzyuw (950608) writes "My company has just sent out a memo stating that no computers are allowed to be purchased or upgraded to Windows Vista, Office 2007, or Internet Explorer. While being my companies web developer, I've upgraded to IE7 some time ago, but only after Multiple IE allowed me to easily install IE6.

This policy memo was initialed due to the recent action by the U.S. Department of Transpertation placing a ban on these new Microsoft Products stating...

"there appears to be no compelling technical or business case for upgrading to these new Microsoft software products. Furthermore, there appears to be specific reasons not to upgrade."


I think it makes sense for my company to do this. As the old saying goes "If it's not broke, don't fix it". So, are there other companies out there that are enacting a similar kind of policy?"
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Fozzyuw Fozzyuw writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Fozzyuw (950608) writes "ITWire.com has a news story about Sony's latest Blu-Ray player, which has a price-point of $599, which is in-line with the premium PS3 system.

http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/9993/532/

The article asks, "Will a cheaper Blu-ray player sell more for Sony?". My question would be, would people still be better off getting a PS3 than a stand-alone at the same price? Assuming one could get a PS3, which word-of-mouth on most of Slashdot appear to be easier to find one."
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Fozzyuw Fozzyuw writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Fozzyuw (950608) writes "An article over at Gizmodo points out Microsofts new Xbox marketing campaign in Asia. From the article...

If you're in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan or Korea, Microsoft wants to know what's wrong with you. That's right, your tepid response to their console isn't their fault, it's yours. Which leads Microsoft to launch the website "whatswrongwithu.com" questioning what really is wrong with you. C'mon, it's got great Japanese games, blockbuster titles, and it looks cool!
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Fozzyuw Fozzyuw writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Fozzyuw (950608) writes "Yahoo! News, by way of Reuters, has a critical piece theorizing that the Wii's popularity is being driven by the new Zelda game and that the early 'fever' for the Wii is not likely to last, should 3rd party games not be sufficent.

From the article...
rush to get hold of Nintendo's new Wii video game console is being fueled by demand for another attraction — the new game in Nintendo's legend of Zelda series — but game critics were uncertain this level of interest would continue.


So, how many bought the Wii just to play the new Zelda? How many people are enjoying the Wii for something else? Myself, I was excited for and picked up the new Zelda, however, I find myself playing Dragon Ball Z more, due to the control scheme, and I've spent more time on the original Zelda NES game than on the new Zelda game.

Though, I'm looking forward to sitting down for a long Zelda session, I'm first getting my fill on other titles. Lastly, I just had a fun family night playing Wii Sports where even my mother could have fun (and was trying to get people to play more)."
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Fozzyuw Fozzyuw writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Fozzyuw (950608) writes "As being reported on French Yahoo! news (Google Translated), the PS3 is selling for big money to people over seas. There's plenty of rich Europeans who want to be the first to get a PS3 and they're will to pay over $15,000 to get one shipped from the United States. Of course, Sony won't let companies import the machine, but I don't think they can stop the 'grey market'. Though, last I checked, most machines have regional encoding you'd have to bypass, or you'll also have to buy your games from that region. Of course, if you're still desperate for a PS3, you can just take a long shopping trip.
When I first heard about the PS3 I was so excited that I've hardly been able to sleep. Okay, so that's exaggerating a bit, but since Sony has messed about with the European launch date, I have flown all the way to Japan to get my hands on one. I am currently in a Japanese airport with my PS3. I can't wait to get home and play it!
Tim Gregory, London, UK
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Fozzyuw Fozzyuw writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Fozzyuw (950608) writes "CNN has an article regarding the first case involving the new coined term 'web-rage' (think 'road-rage', yes, I think it sounds silly.). From the Article...


A British man said to have carried out the country's first "Web rage" attack was jailed for 2-1/2 years on Friday for assaulting a man with whom he had exchanged insults over the Internet.

Paul Gibbons, 47, from south London, admitted he had attacked John Jones in December 2005 after months of exchanging abuse with him via an Internet chat room dedicated to discussing Islam.


So, is this all the 'rage' now? Or should they just logon to Quake and frag themselves happy? Personally, I've yet to experience anything like this, but then again, I don't easily let people know where to find me."
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Fozzyuw Fozzyuw writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Fozzyuw (950608) writes "I got home last night to find a Wal-Mart flier in the mail. I looked through it for MP3 players and I came across their games section. They have a nice big photo of the Wii and a title of "Selling at 12:01am on Nov. 19th at your local Wal-Mart". They also had an asterix which claimed Wal-Marts will have a minimum of 20 Wii's and only 1 Wii per person. Likewise, on the other side of the page (turning it over) was a photo of the PS3 with the same claims but this time it was Nov. 17th and a minimum of 10 PS3 and 1 per customer. Right after both minimum statements they mention that quantities are limited.

I will probably be going there at midnight on that Saturday to pick-up 2 extra controllers for the Wii. EB/GameStop are no longer taking pre-orders for those. On a side note, I tried to look into the Wii's SD Card expansion and it seems details are a bit thin. I contacted Crucial (who's 2GB SD card is

Cheers,
Fozzy"

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