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Second Life Mine Simulation Receives an Emmy Nomination

shoptroll Finally... (65 comments)

...someone did something remotely interesting/useful with Second Life. Congrats to them.

more than 3 years ago
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News Corp. Looking To Sell MySpace

shoptroll Re:/nelsonlaugh (146 comments)

Right. Got the two mixed up. Thanks for correcting me.

more than 3 years ago
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News Corp. Looking To Sell MySpace

shoptroll Re:There is opportunity here (146 comments)

$100 million for 34 million users is a marketing department's wet dream. Screw relaunching the service, someone is going to snatch this up, harvest the user data and close everything down before spaming the living crap out of everyone.

more than 3 years ago
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News Corp. Looking To Sell MySpace

shoptroll /nelsonlaugh (146 comments)

Good work Mr. Murdoch.

We'll probably see him selling the NYT next after the great paywall failure.

more than 3 years ago
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Pepsi Creates a Social Network Vending Machine

shoptroll Re:Bubbly (80 comments)

Yup. We're officially in another bubble. Yee haw.

more than 3 years ago
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Steam Success Holding Up Half-Life Development?

shoptroll Re:Ohyes, this makes sense... (235 comments)

The PC Games Industry Alliance was crowing about wanting to have a PC presence at E3 this year. Possibly including a keynote or something. If there's a near complete build of Episode 3 / Source 2 waiting in the wings that seems like a fine time to demonstrate it.

more than 3 years ago
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Steam Success Holding Up Half-Life Development?

shoptroll Stones and Glass Houses (235 comments)

Someone reeks of sour grapes and lame duck.

Last time I checked, Valve hasn't rushed a game out the door and had to do the walk of shame once everyone realized the sad shape the game was in.

Valve is one of those few developers who are in a position to say "When it's done" and take the time to polish/complete the game to the quality standards they set for themselves... and gamers expect. If there's a reason for Ep3/HL3's delay it's because they've been busy with improving the Source engine (or building a new one?), L4D, L4D2 (Brad conveniently disregards L4D2 was 100% Valve), Portal 2, and oh yes, continuing support for TF2.

He also conveniently left out the fact that while they did acquire Turtle Rock (and later let them leave) and a couple of student teams from Digipen, there was still level of involvement from people already at Valve. In particular, Chet and Erik were writing for the Half-Life episodes and were moved onto the L4D and Portal projects.

more than 3 years ago
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Groupon Could Challenge Google's Record IPO

shoptroll Re:Welcome to 1999 (245 comments)

So.... Facebook?

more than 3 years ago
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Groupon Could Challenge Google's Record IPO

shoptroll Hello dear friend (245 comments)

Welcome back Tech Bubble. How ya been?

more than 3 years ago
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How the PC Is Making Consoles Look Out of Date

shoptroll Re:Consoles need to invest more on hardware. (568 comments)

Certainly not off the shelf components, but IBM and ATI made a boat load of money off this generation of hardware that's for sure.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple: You Must Be 17+ To Use Opera

shoptroll Firefox Home (315 comments)

Firefox home has the same age rating notice as well. I guess that's Apple's get out of jail free card if you decide to start watching pr0n outside of Safari?

more than 3 years ago
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Artist Photoshops Scenes From WWII Into Present Day

shoptroll Re:Very interesting (150 comments)

Agreed. Very impressive.

more than 4 years ago
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Facebook, Others Giving User Private Data To Advertisers

shoptroll Re:Join "Adblock Plus" fan page on Facebook (154 comments)

They'll still be interested. Demographic information is worth money. If they don't use it on Facebook (or the web) they'll use it in other places.

more than 4 years ago
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Facebook, Others Giving User Private Data To Advertisers

shoptroll About time (154 comments)

About time my alma mater got some recognition on here for something other than an MP3 playing Xmas Tree ;)

more than 4 years ago
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California's Santa Clara County Bans Happy Meal Toys

shoptroll Re:I swear.... (756 comments)

"What I have noticed is that the employees at Chik-fil-a's are better dressed and more polite/helpful than at most fast food restaurants"

Holy crap yes. I tried Chik-fil-a for the first time back during Xmas while mall shopping. I was actually stunned when they seemed more than helpful to make sure I was satisfied with my order.

more than 4 years ago
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Valve Confirms Mac Versions of Steam, Valve Games

shoptroll Re:Steam has an offline mode (541 comments)

They've supposedly fixed this very recently. If you launch Steam without an Internet connection available it'll kick into offline mode correctly now.

more than 4 years ago
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Film Studios May Block DVD Rentals For One Month

shoptroll Seriously? (545 comments)

I started to use Netflix to watch movies because I decided that it was much more convenient to rent a movie I wanted to watch instead of dealing with the hassle of BitTorrent and running the risks that includes. So now they want to clamp down on that, presumably because it's cutting into their profits. How many more times are we going to see this song and dance from these spoiled brats? First Hulu, now this.

If they were smart they would realize that 1) we're in a recession, 2) people are effectively telling them movies cost too much to own. If people are jumping on board rental services (which have existed for years, and rental stores predate them since the 70's or earlier) after they scared everyone from pirating, wouldn't that be a very clear indication that the price of a DVD is too high?

Next thing you know they're going to get rentals classified as illegal.

more than 4 years ago

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Old Man Murray entry deleted from Wikipedia

shoptroll shoptroll writes  |  more than 3 years ago

shoptroll writes "In what can be best described as an unfortunate interpretation of the "notability standards" at Wikipedia, Rock, Paper, Shotgun reports that the entry for Old Man Murray, once a mainstay of PC Gaming reviews and commentary, has been deleted. A sad day for gaming journalism everywhere."
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