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Netflix Coming To Sony PS3

WeirdingWay Re:Handy for some, less so for others (145 comments)

The stuff they show that's massively old can usually be found in YouTube movies or Hulu. Digital distribution on a subscription service is taking far too long. Why can I do it with a DVD but not with a download?

more than 4 years ago

BellKor Wins Netflix $1 Million By 20 Minutes

WeirdingWay Re:Big deterrent for the future (104 comments)

I guess I should expect that my message content will be filtered by someone's expectation of presentation as I didn't split the comment into paragraphs. My bad.

more than 4 years ago

BellKor Wins Netflix $1 Million By 20 Minutes

WeirdingWay Big deterrent for the future (104 comments)

For those who would do this w/o interest in money because they have such a passion for this sort of thing, this result won't phase them. But for others, the sheer mortality rate of these attempted collaborations, tied in with the company's apparent disinterest to provide something noteworthy to the other team due to a minor technicality is going to discourage people. Imagine how the losing team could turn on each other..."If only you didn't have to take that 25 minute crap we'd be cashing in!" "If only we had slept less!" etc. Really I hope the losing teams ends up like American Idol finalists who don't win but still go on to get successful contracts because they were still good despite a superficial margin that really serves no purpose to differentiate the two teams as far as competitive skill and knowledge of the contest. The results were fair and legal but this is a bittersweet victory with a bad forecast for future competitors if they have to be more concerned about these stupid idiosyncrasies. Hopefully Netflix or other companies with an idea like this have the foresight to create a more realistic margin and split the winnings in the fashion that is certainly more reasonable and gives both teams the recognition they deserve. The perfect situation here would be both teams getting half the money and simply stating in the press release the time of submission so those who MUST have bragging rights and hate the concept of a tie can bring up the submission time in a casual setting.

more than 4 years ago

Tetris Improves Your Brain

WeirdingWay Video Games Improves Your Brain (fixed) (145 comments)

Playing video games in general does this. All genres involve some form of problem solving...something television doesn't usually accommodate.

about 5 years ago

China Bans Games That "Glorify Gangsters' Lives"

WeirdingWay What's this? (172 comments)

Thugs banning games about gangsters?

more than 5 years ago

Therapists Log On To WoW To Counsel Addicts

WeirdingWay New Trade Chat link (187 comments)

Anal [Therapist]

more than 5 years ago

Faction Changes Coming To World of Warcraft

WeirdingWay This is just retention (209 comments)

They have a new MMO on the way. Title quite possibly to be announced at Blizzcon 09. Blizzard has earned the benefit of the doubt on how to keep people playing and adding content isn't the only carrot out there. Eventually everything short of buying gold/gear with real money will be available.

more than 5 years ago

Sony Pondering Game/Phone Hybrid

WeirdingWay Too little too late (80 comments)

They'll never compete with the App Store and the momentum it's built. Knowing Sony they'll come up with a new proprietary hardware format and given their history, odds are not in favor of its survival.

more than 5 years ago

Japanese ESRB Bans Rape Depiction In Games

WeirdingWay Just the beginning? (662 comments)

Japanese porn, real or animation, has yet to define any boundaries of actions (sans the peculiar act of often blurring the privates) till now. Should we expect this to be a precedent for more censorship to come?

more than 5 years ago

University Gives Away iPhones To Curb Truancy

WeirdingWay Here's an idea (252 comments)

Don't have classes with 100+ students so the professor actually recognizes your face and you can't get away with someone else doing it for you. Huge lecture halls make for a horrible learning experience anyway.

more than 5 years ago

Understanding Addiction-Based Game Design

WeirdingWay Re:Companionship is addictive (308 comments)

Very limited spare time yet he has multiple 80s in an expansion that hasn't been out that long? Either he's doing something illegal (purchasing multiple accounts), or you're full of crap.

more than 5 years ago

Cory Doctorow Draws the Line On Net Neutrality

WeirdingWay WiMax (381 comments)

Stop tearing up the ground. Save everyone money and move to WiMax.

more than 5 years ago


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