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The Hidden Evil of the Microtransaction

badass fish Re:Question here. (147 comments)

Why yes i played and enjoyed a tower defense game on FaceBook . It was a great game that was very challenging early onand then it turned ugly because it became unplayable without resorting to overpriced (not so)micro transactions. $200 USD to buy a superior tower,tower upgrade gems ($2.50 USD)that have a 75% failure rate(i believe they are breaking interstate gambling laws here)and workers who only last so long. it got so bogged down it took all the fun out and i never went back, A little research turned up the fact that the game was owned by some LLC Trust fund in CA which explains the greed.The big fail here is i would have paid $40 dollars for an fully playable buy in the store version;but i refuse to be bled by corporate leeches.

more than 3 years ago

Scientists Breeding Super Bees

badass fish Our Flower Overlords. (248 comments)

Let's face it we as primates are in a symbiotic relationship with our food crops and well the bees too. We have evolved together in a symbiotic triangle. To the point that to insure future generation of species of plants that ensure life as we know it; we will go to almost godlike lengths to preserve the bees that insure the next generation of flowering food plants. This means that we cant get along without them;but if we did not pollute the environment,and put bees in numbers to insure cross-infections of hives the plants would get along fine without us. Making them the top of the triangle.

more than 3 years ago

Current Social Games Aren't Fun, Says MUD Co-Creator

badass fish Ruined by greed. (111 comments)

I was recently cured of social games by the micro payment craze. A very nice tower defense game on an unnamed social network was completely hamstrung by the fact that to advance at a decent rate you would be charged about $2.50 for a upgrade gem which might work or might drop your tower level back multiple levels. Also after doing some basic math i found out they had an option to buy a new type of tower for $200. dollars no that's not a typo. Now don't get me wrong it was a great game that i would have purchased for 30- 40 dollars for a full version but to be constantly used as an ATM by devs was unacceptable and encouraged me to drop social gaming all together.

more than 3 years ago

Teen Builds Nuclear Bomb Detector

badass fish Bad Idea (210 comments)

Isn't that like checking for dynamite with matches.

more than 3 years ago

'Homeless' Planets May Be Common In Our Galaxy

badass fish Star Seeds (181 comments)

I have always believed that there were "rogue" planets that if they wandered into a different gas cloud or system than their nursery would act as a seed for stars. also if we have learned anything is that jupiter and plus sized planets usually have many moons associated with them. lets say a large rocky planet passes thru a gas cloud, it could easily attract enough matter to become a jupiter class planet.

more than 2 years ago

INTERPOL Granted Diplomatic Immunity In the US

badass fish I wouuld say Unconstitutional (450 comments)

If in the conduct of their business does that mean they can ignore habeaus corpus or bill of rights in regard to suspects?

more than 4 years ago

Hollywood Backs Swedish Movie Streaming Site

badass fish Re:Anyone skim the summary and read (156 comments)

aXXo hasnt been doing his job lately and copycats are posting as him/her BEWARE FAKE TORRENTS

more than 4 years ago

Computer-Based System To Crack Down On Casino Card Counters

badass fish Re:This is not what gaming should be (597 comments)

I believe there would be a constitutional rights violation challenge against the casino of they actually implimented such a plan. The casino produces a "deck" for play it should be finished as is, When they discriminate based on actual cards that have been played and reshuffle in their favor the odds tip heavily to the house. Also what happens to"luck" at this point some people are just lucky if you have ever sat down next to someone who has no clue what card counting even is and breaks the house by chance that person if ejected would have been discriminated against. Electronic foreknowledge of the deck tips the odds to much and i believe the government would step in on the side of all players versus the few players who can count.

more than 4 years ago

First Black Hole For Light Created On Earth

badass fish I am curious (244 comments)

i wonder if they checked for gravity/mass/time disturbances?

more than 4 years ago

NASA Downgrades Asteroid-Earth Collision Risk

badass fish One in a million (244 comments)

One in a million chances come true 9 out of ten times STOP REFINING!!

more than 4 years ago

MPAA pushes for HD-disabling SOC once again

badass fish First it was theaters (2 comments)

now they are gonna make it too expensive to watch at home. after the average ticket price went over 8$ I stopped going to theaters, and decided well if i wait long enough it will be out on dvd. nothing like good old american greed.

about 5 years ago

IBM Images a Single Molecule

badass fish Re:link to journal abstract (169 comments)

Most excellent link the image showing the tip of the afm speaks volumes. its like holding 2 magnets with matching polarity and measuring the foot pounds of repulsive force.

about 5 years ago

VA Mistakenly Tells Vets They Have Fatal Illness

badass fish I smell a rat (108 comments)

1 How is it service related? exposure to........ 2 If someones file has the code they should already be diagnosed right.

about 5 years ago

New Species of Worms Found To Release "Bombs"

badass fish Theres nothing new here.... (104 comments)

David Attenburrough Seas of Life has a creature (you might call it a worm)that uses the same tactic.

about 5 years ago

Can Unmanned Aircraft Mix With Commercial Planes?

badass fish Predators over U.S.A. (203 comments)

Why in the world should we allow our government fly such planes over U.S. soil I for one don't welcome our new unmanned overlords.

more than 5 years ago

A History of Robotron

badass fish Re:robotron was sweet (78 comments)

ah how well i remember best quarter i ever spent 4+ hours screen 268 ihad an actual audience scored well over 4 million

more than 5 years ago

Windows Vista SP1 Meeting Sour Reception In Places

badass fish Re:And the problem is...? (501 comments)

i ran update early and have had 0 issues it took a lonng time a longtime but i just let it roll with no prompts and no errors no glitches

more than 6 years ago



Playstation Network down!!

badass fish badass fish writes  |  more than 3 years ago

badass fish writes "PlayStation Network is down as of 20:20 EST. Queries to PlayStation websites are buggy and slow. I really hope the script kiddies are not playing again the last outage cost me time and convenience."


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