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Why Game Developers Should Shut Up About Used Games

tyrantking31 Giving out free ideas here (590 comments)

Maybe the game publishers should start including a netflix style envelope with their games. When you're done with the game, send the disc back for a $15-20 discount on a new title. The discount would need to be more than the gamestops are willing to pay to compensate for the lack of instant gratification you get from trading games in at gamestop and for the fact that you'd be limited to selecting a game from the publisher's catalog. However, I do think that the company would win in the long run by getting used copies of their games off the shelves.

more than 5 years ago

How Do I Make My Netbook More Manly?

tyrantking31 mud flaps (993 comments)

With the naked lady silhouette.

more than 5 years ago

Sony Makes It Hard To Develop For the PS3 On Purpose

tyrantking31 Re:Sony strikes again (616 comments)

"People buy the console that has the best games, not the one that might." So is the Nintendo Wii the exception that proves this rule? Because I'm pretty sure Nintendo quit trying to make good games after the Wii launched.

more than 5 years ago

Sony Makes It Hard To Develop For the PS3 On Purpose

tyrantking31 Re:Oh the Irony! (616 comments)

You're exactly right. Programming for the N64 was nearly impossible. No independent developers could match Super Mario 64 and they quickly fell away from Nintendo and turned to Sony's Playstation. If you look at the history, the Super Nintendo's main competition was the Sega Genesis. With the introduction of the N64, Nintendo should have owned that generation with no new Sega on the market. Instead, Nintendo made an impossible to program for system and Sony pounced. As a nintendo turned xbox 360 fanboy, I'm loving the PS3's failure.

more than 5 years ago

Assassin's Creed, LittleBigPlanet Coming To PSP

tyrantking31 xbox 360 (49 comments)

I thought the Little Big Planet people said that little big planet would be impossible on the Xbox 360 because it was technologically inferior? And the PSP isn't? At this point, Sony deserves the whooping they're getting from Nintendo and to a lesser extent Microsoft. Innovate or die, Sony.

more than 5 years ago

Spore Games For Wii and DS, PC Expansions Due In 2009

tyrantking31 Re:New DRM (50 comments)

Do you know where I can apply for one of these thug positions? In this economy free food sounds great.

more than 5 years ago

Resurrecting Old Games, What Works?

tyrantking31 Dragon Warrior (381 comments)

I'd love to see the original US release of dragon warrior remade with polished graphics but retaining its old world charm.

more than 5 years ago

Nintendo's Miyamoto On Innovation, Wii Ambitions

tyrantking31 Your nut-guard's wearing thin. (263 comments)

Shouldn't you be working on the next Zelda title? Wii = Epic Fail

more than 5 years ago

Multiple Upcoming Games, Movies Based On Jordan's Wheel of Time

tyrantking31 The beauty of death (217 comments)

Good for the Robert Jordan fans. I'm personally waiting out Bill Waterson to get me some officially licensed Calvin peeing on stuff merchandise.

more than 5 years ago

Of childhood "building" toys, my favorite is ...

tyrantking31 Re:Construx (785 comments)

I was trying to remember what these toys were called just last week. Thanks for this post. Also, if I recall correctly, the biggest draw back to construx was the outrageous price of batteries.

more than 5 years ago

Beating the College Bubble

tyrantking31 Help is on the way. (616 comments)

My experience with federal consolidation was fantastic. I was able to consolidate 80K+ at less than 3% fixed. But as it turns out there is help on the way beyond consolidation. It's called Income-Based Repayment and it begins this year. This program has the potential to solve both the consolidation problem and the bankruptcy problem.

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Uses "I'm a PC" Character In New Ads

tyrantking31 Remember the audience (837 comments)

As a slashdot reader, I do not believe that I am the intended target of these ads. Therefore I'm not going to pass judgment so much as critque them. For starters I laughed at the first few "I'm a Mac" commercials and have yet to laugh at any of the PC commercials. I have to question the wisdom of using celebrities. The minute i see a spice girl in your commercial, I instantly wonder how much she's being paid and that starts me wondering how much all the other people in your commercial are being paid. This highlights an important distinction between the Apple and Microsoft commercials. Apple's commercials are about their products. The supposed superiority of Apple's products are emphasized in a humorous way. The Microsoft commercials are about who Microsoft can pay to say how good their products are. Microsoft never addresses the issues raised in Apple's commercials.

about 6 years ago


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