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    My point specifically was that the image of big...

    My point specifically was that the image of big brother & government as the enemy in the popular culture blinds many to the erosion of freedoms and rights by non-governmental agents. There really...
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    If they get what they are promised.

    If they get what they are promised.
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    Simcity is an Orwellian Perversity

    This quote is so amazingly amazing I didn't want it buried in a 41 page megathread. I wish I could remember where I read it or who wrote it, but there was a piece about how Orwell may have actually...
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    What happened? It's what happens in most...

    What happened? It's what happens in most corporations, maximization of shareholder value.

    In real world terms, it means that the games have to include things that damage gameplay and decrease...
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    x86 apps =/= 'desktop' windows apps. They have...

    x86 apps =/= 'desktop' windows apps. They have different meanings. If you want to be able to communicate with the rest of the world you have to use the correct words or nobody will know what you...
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    thats what I think their goal is as well. MS'...

    thats what I think their goal is as well. MS' corporate culture has never been modest. Gates' vision of a computer on every desktop and in every home all running Microsoft software started it all...
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    Me neither. Although, my wife who is a teacher...

    Me neither. Although, my wife who is a teacher is going on a Google apps conference as the district is deciding whether or not to move to it full time. So maybe the Office thing isn't as solid as I...
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    Enterprise has been/is/and will be treated...

    Enterprise has been/is/and will be treated differently than consumers by Microsoft. They have said many times that corporate users will be able to create and distribute their own internally...
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    Maybe if I bold this it will help: x86/64 is a...

    Maybe if I bold this it will help: x86/64 is a PROCESSOR architecture There are x86 locked down winrt apps, x86 linux apps, x86 OSX apps. X86 is not a Microsoft thing, it is an AMD/Intel thing. ...
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    It wont be sudden, it will be a transition. Like...

    It wont be sudden, it will be a transition. Like how people moved away from dos based applications. All Microsoft need do is provide a more desirable environment for developers to develop on and...
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    winrt + winrt metro style apps can run on x86...

    winrt + winrt metro style apps can run on x86 based processors, as can Linux applications. Applications that run on x86 processors are x86 applications. So yeah, I guess you are right, MS won't be...
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    ? x86 is an intel processor architecture. ...

    ?
    x86 is an intel processor architecture.

    You are wrong with the rest of your post as well.
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    eg. Smart people can enjoy Whedon Avengers type...

    eg. Smart people can enjoy Whedon Avengers type stuff. But give Ulysses to average Fox News viewer...
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    It is also a hellof a lot easier to sell stupid...

    It is also a hellof a lot easier to sell stupid shit to smart people than vice versa.
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    It's a bit more important than that. Games need...

    It's a bit more important than that. Games need good metacritic scores, so game companies have to tailor games to game journo's tastes.
  16. There is a difference between having a...

    There is a difference between having a familiarity with the systems and rules of a game, and knowing how a story ends.



    yup "Win/Lose, Die/Not Die, Collect All The Stuff/Collect Some of the...
  17. again, ???. A game doesnt have to ahave a lose...

    again, ???. A game doesnt have to ahave a lose condition for it to be a game. Usually, but not always. The point is most don't like losing, so devs make videogames where it is almost impossible to...
  18. @gwathdring -Never played the sims, so I'm...

    @gwathdring

    -Never played the sims, so I'm just guessing.

    -Story is play, but it isnít gameplay. (see below)

    -Mass Effect is a game, but the story part is faux gameplay because it already...
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    I totally forgot about digital sales...opps.

    Thats right, the industry is focused on it. Looking at, for instance, Hitman: Absolution square has said that they want to make that franchise into a...
  20. That could be said about so many big budget games.

    That could be said about so many big budget games.
  21. ? 10 characters.

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    10 characters.
  22. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_PC_video_games
    Looking at the top ten selling games on PC, did they sell because of story or gameplay?

    Sims 1&2---------gameplay
    Half life...
  23. It would be nice, but it's not the really what...

    It would be nice, but it's not the really what the mass videogame audience wants. As I posted before, this guy says it better than I can:


    And it is obvious that he is right by the way single...
  24. A comment that I agree with from "Miyamoto...

    A comment that I agree with from "Miyamoto wonders: Is story really necessary when gameplay will do?" article.

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    fucking hilarious, love it.

    fucking hilarious, love it.
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