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Pay Less If You're a Nice Person: Valve's Freemium Model For DOTA 2

PaulMorel Re:So, in a nutshell, (316 comments)

What's worse is that if you're a good, forgiving player, you will get matched with the winless idiots ... sigh (see my post below)

more than 2 years ago
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Pay Less If You're a Nice Person: Valve's Freemium Model For DOTA 2

PaulMorel Currently, Matchmaker Cripples Nice Players (316 comments)

As a Dota 2 player with lots of commends, this makes me a little bit happy. I work hard for those commends. Buuuut ... because I have so many "teaching" commends, I OFTEN get matched with new people. And this really makes me mad. The matchmaker sees that I have tons of "forgiving" and "teaching" commends, and it constantly puts me with players with 0-20 wins, even though I have over 100 wins. In short, I like getting a discount, but I don't like getting a competitive disadvantage. I would rather pay full price, and get fair matchups.

more than 2 years ago
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DoJ Files Suit Against Apple, Ebook Publishers

PaulMorel Re:Just wrong on all counts (235 comments)

What he's referring to is the fact that Amazon retains the right to cut the price of the books in their Kindle Store without compensating the author. So even if your book costs $20 normally, Amazon can put your book on sale for $1 and give you the same percentage - NOT THE SAME AMOUNT.

more than 2 years ago
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DoJ Files Suit Against Apple, Ebook Publishers

PaulMorel What about audio books? (235 comments)

I'm glad they finally got around to this, but what about audio books? The same scheme appears to be in place. It's absolutely ridiculous that I can buy a hollywood (or indie) movie download for $5-$10, but it costs me $10-$30 for an audio book.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would Real Space Combat Look Like?

PaulMorel Re: Humans of no? (892 comments)

People wouldn't give up a fight unless there was a human cost. So the idea that it would be drones is ridiculous. Why would an institution/government waste time killing drones? That won't end the war. If space-war was only drones, then one enemy would take the fight to the population. Basically the concept of space war is a little ridiculous.

more than 2 years ago
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Apollo 14 Moonwalker Claims Aliens Exist

PaulMorel A Day Before New X-Files? (1268 comments)

Wow! What a coincidence! He reveals this a day before the new X-Files movie is released! What are the odds?!?!

about 6 years ago

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PaulMorel PaulMorel writes  |  more than 7 years ago

PaulMorel (962396) writes "IGN has some sweet videos of the final build of the new superman game. It looks like the gameplay issues that people were worried about after the last few batches of videos have been worked out. In fact, these videos make it look like this could be the first good superhero licensed game in recent memory that's not made by Raven Studios."
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PaulMorel PaulMorel writes  |  more than 7 years ago

PaulMorel (962396) writes "Apparently, Sony thinks that the Wii is expensive. From the Article, "Sony Australia's Michael Ephraim has questioned the price point of rival next-gen hardware, stating the Wii is 'a lot to fork out' for the intended family audience". This statement bewilders me. I mean, as far as I can tell, the PSP and PS3 are aimed squarely at teenage boys. How can a $250 box for the whole family be overpriced if a $600 box aimed at one family member isn't?"
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PaulMorel PaulMorel writes  |  more than 7 years ago

PaulMorel (962396) writes "Wired has a terrific story about exactly why the PS3 is so important to Sony's future, and why, if the PS3 fails, it could be curtains for the once unstoppable company. From the article: It's not every day that a $64 billion-a-year corporation puts its future on the line. "It's very un-Japanese," observes Rishad Tobaccowala, who tracks the entertainment business as a future-of-media specialist at the global ad giant Publicis. "It's betting the company. If this thing bombs, there is no second coming. Everything else about Sony is a sideshow. This is the show.""

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