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Cops Say NDA Kept Them from Notifying Courts About Cell Phone Tracking Gadget

zerocommazero Re:Bad logic (235 comments)

The cops should have known better. Knowing the law is literally their job!

about 6 months ago

Cops Say NDA Kept Them from Notifying Courts About Cell Phone Tracking Gadget

zerocommazero Re:So if I'm reading this right (235 comments)

No. The police should know the law. Unless I missed something, it's their fucking job! The point missed in the article is the amount of fabricated evidence used to make the pieces fall in place without admitting they used the technology. They totally omitted it yet were able get convictions so there must be something fishy going on. Overall, they should be fired for this. They are servants of justice and are also obligated to obey the just like everyone else.

about 6 months ago

How Can Nintendo Recover?

zerocommazero Re:Erm, the 3DS (559 comments)

The battery life isn't that bad. I can get at least 3-4 hours of life out if at a time. It can plug in to charge while using if need be. I totally agree with your opinion of the Wii, but you really should give the Wii-U a shot. The second screen is no gimmick. If you have a family, off-TV play is incredibly useful.

about 7 months ago

Behind the Scenes of Wii U Software Development

zerocommazero Re:There are developers left? (92 comments)

The reality is that EA got in a huff because Nintendo said no to Origins and how they wanted to handle the multiplayer scenario, basically forcing Origin into the equation. That's when EA drew a line in the sand and FUD campaign started.

about 7 months ago

Behind the Scenes of Wii U Software Development

zerocommazero Re:Kids. (92 comments)

Score of 5?! Spoken like someone who has no actual knowledge of the console. 1.) The Wii U only supports one new controller. The games themselves are only designed for one player to use the new controller at a time. 2.) All other players use the standard Wiimotes, the same that came with the original Wii.

about 7 months ago

3 Reasons Why Microsoft Needs 3 Surface Tablets

zerocommazero Needs 3 tablet versions? (266 comments)

Needs 3 tablet versions? I guess we could then officially them Moe, Larry and Curly then. "I'm pressing Start but nothing happens, nyuk, nyuk!!"

1 year,7 days

Officials Say NSA Probed Fewer Than 300 Numbers - Broke Plots In 20 Nations

zerocommazero Re:I'm sure it's effective (419 comments)

This poll was taken BEFORE the latest news story with Snowden's reveal.

about a year ago

Former Demonoid Members Receive Email Claiming Resurrection, Get Malware Instead

zerocommazero Re:Saw it coming (62 comments)

Yeah, Demonoid was a geek's dream. You could find just about anything niche related (well at least the niches I liked) and the search interface/categories were easy to use to find obscure related things.

about a year ago

PS3 "Strong Contender" To Overtake Xbox 360

zerocommazero greener other side of fence (276 comments)

I have had a ps3 for a year and I'd rather have an Xbox 360. I'd rather play the xbox 360 exclusives in their arcade over the ps3 exclusive games.

about 3 years ago

Valve Announces Dota 2

zerocommazero Re:Acronym courtesy missing... (128 comments)

I concur. DotA is the only name i knew for the game at first and is usually reffered to instead of "Defense of the Ancients". Just like American Telephone & Telegraph is more memorable/recognizable as AT&T.

more than 3 years ago

Final Fantasy XIV Launches To Scathing Reviews

zerocommazero Final Fantasy disconnection (401 comments)

I totally agree. My main issue with the Final Fantasy series is a disconnection I felt throughout the sequels.

Final Fantasy was the first RPG I ever played as well. I've been a big fan of all the 8bit and 16bit sequels up to VII on the PS1.

FFVIII was the first one that I quit after playing for only 6 or so hours. The repetitve summoning cutscenes and the grinding necessary to advance spells was a total bore fest. The story and environment were boring as well. I didn't care about any of the characters nor did I care for the futuristic feel (gun-swords?!... c'mon!). I tried to give it a shot but couldn't muster more than 6 hours.

I did enjoy IX thoroughly. The traditional art style worked for me as I felt the ultra-realistic look of VIII was a complete turn-off. But after that, my interest in the series was waaning like a bad relationship.

I tried Final Fantasy X and couldn't get past roughly six hours again. The focus on ultra-realistic graphics and drawn out summoning scenes just sucked the fun out of the fantasy for me. And I haven't even bothered with any sequel since.

I guess there is something to Nintendo's style of the "quiet protagonist" that holds a certain charm. When you over-develop a character you risk alienating the player and I feel the recent sequels suffer from this. I really think that is another reason besides the other points I mentioned above that caused me to feel disconnected to the games. I really didn't care and no changes to the core system could help that.

more than 3 years ago

Heat Ray Gun Fails Final Test; Nixed From War

zerocommazero bad marketing (299 comments)

They should've went with a better name than the "CharNoble".

about 4 years ago

McDonalds Facing Lawsuit For Happy Meal Toys

zerocommazero Re:Missing the point (145 comments)

Your argument goes out the window. You can just buy the toys from McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's, etc. without getting the food..... I have for my kids. So problem and lawsuit solved.

more than 4 years ago

Wii Gets Price Cut To $199

zerocommazero Re:Wii upgrade. (320 comments)

"Gamecube was hurt itself in the US by making itself look like a kid's toy and using proprietary DVD discs that had less storage capability (making multi-platform releases harder on it). SEGA was hurt by focusing on 2D over 3D graphics, although they did have a superior online system for the time."

I reckon the Gamecube lost because of the complete lack of third party support that was carried over from the N64 days. The disc size issue, although contributuing, was a moot point by then.

SEGA was still in an uphill climb to regain customer support from its add-on debacle during the Genesis days. I used to be an avid supporter of Sega until I got burned by them releasing continous expensive add-ons and then discontinuing game development to concentrate on the next "hot" add-on.

more than 4 years ago

Wii Gets Price Cut To $199

zerocommazero Re:Wii upgrade. (320 comments)

Super Nintendo - inferior to the Genesis' 32-bit capability The SNES wasn't inferior to the Genesis itself. Remember the 32 bit was an add-on and not the base system. Besides the Genesis had horrible MIDI music too.

more than 4 years ago

China Considering Cuts In Rare-Earth Metal Exports

zerocommazero Re:The new "oil" (456 comments)

The parent didn't say Bush was voted out of office. But you can plainly see that Bush's unpopularity hurt his political party's efforts for replacements. Bush's popularity was ridiculously low by the end of his Presidency.

more than 4 years ago

The Downsides to Digital Distribution

zerocommazero Re:Maybe it's a good thing, if prices fall. (371 comments)

In the not-so-distant-future: "Dude. Let me borrow the new GTA from you. I'll trade you the new MGS game. Oops. Can't do that anymore. You'll have to buy a copy from the online store. And so will I. Gee, remember back in the day when this wasn't a problem. When we used to be able to trade in games too"?

about 5 years ago

Bolivia Is the Saudi Arabia of Lithium

zerocommazero Re:WMD spotted! (291 comments)

They're gonna have to piss of the Prez's daddy first. Then it will work. Then it will be ...personal.

more than 5 years ago


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