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    Microsoft's deal to buy Activison/Blizzard for $67 billion - likely to happen, few obstacles left

    I wonder how these kind of deals really look behind the scenes.
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    Xbox expected Starfield to sell 10 million copies on PS5 but decided it's worth more as an exclusive

    As you already know, MS knows this and that's why they bought Bethseda. Common knowledge of course.... but this makes it silly obvious that they had the same plans for Blizzard Activision.
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    Musk Zuckerberg Cage Fight

    Zuck is small and would have to catch Musk like Joyce Gracie would own bigger guys back in the early UFC days. BJJ does give a small guy a chance against a bigger opponent. But if Musk gets enough training to counter getting caught by BJJ submissions then it'll be rough ride for Zuck.
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    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2

    Wow, it's been 2 years
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    Steam locked out users from reviewing games because Reasons???

    Maybe they will train their mods better. They have more mods than support? This is a scary pattern that should be nipped now before it's allowed to grow
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    GPU prices — is the worst behind us ?

    What's oversupply? Having stores with stock isn't oversupply. Are we close to the supply we had before the crypto fest? Back then things were a lot cheaper (even accounting for inflation). My point is the industry was fine back then but now we're supposed to accept a new normal where cards on...
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    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Developer Is Victim of Hacker Group, GSC Game World Issues Statement

    Yeah, I'm surprised they still have devs working on this. Many devs are in the trenches or already died fighting the war. As for "this war is because of NATO agression" Russia isn't afraid of being invaded by a NATO country otherwise they wouldn't be sending the majority of their land forces...
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    Twitter shut off its internal Slack, and now ‘everyone is barely working’

    I won't say all his misdeeds are defendable, but there is an unbalanced amount of hate against him on the internets these days and somehow it seems politically motivated. It's happened only recently in the past year or so, before twitter. The whole Twitter thing just added to the hate noise...
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    They really all came crawlin' back to Steam, didn't they?

    GOG is great, no nagware when I want to go in offline mode and avoid updates. Just install with no strings attached. No reverting offline mode either. I just want to play games and stop phoning home before I play. I don't need the platform experience. Galaxy is good enough. The good part of...
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    Mick Gordon (sound designer of Doom) issues statement regarding DOOM Eternal

    I planned on skimming since that was all the motivation I had initially, but ended up reading almost everything. That's insane. No way Marty was innocent. I hate to see so much ego ruining what could have been and what could be in the future, just to ruin lives.
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    Control 2

    I wasn't disappointed! I was on a sabbatical away from gaming, then tried this and it hit the sweet spot just right. Looking forward to the 2nd. Nothing like yeeting things around at the enemy, creating your own chaos (normally most games I feel like I'm managing the chaos instead of harnessing it)
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    Aug 2022 - FB account no longer required for Oculus, just a Meta account!

    the ole' bait and switch Previously I was surprised to hear they wouldn't require a FB account. But now it makes sense now, it would be surprising to see Zuck try anything anti-draconian
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    Starfield and Redfall Delayed to first half of 2023

    Padme is gone? NOOOooooooooooo!
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    Starfield and Redfall Delayed to first half of 2023

    Just rush this game. I'm waiting for TES 6
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    The Witcher: A New Saga Begins

    Indeed as soon as someone tries to buy out GOG, there will be a lot of downloading for DRM free backups Almost impossible to get screwed
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    CD PROJEKT RED Donating Humanitarian Aid To Ukraine

    For sure, but you know they are still freaked out It's like telling veteran "it's ok, there no shooting" when he wakes up freaking out at night. I'd be the same if I were in their shoes
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    CD PROJEKT RED Donating Humanitarian Aid To Ukraine

    For those who don't know it already CDPR, is from Poland. Poland is probably having existential fear of returning to the old Soviet days
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    CD PROJEKT RED Donating Humanitarian Aid To Ukraine

    It's like you're looking for a spec of sawdust in the United State's eye, yet you can't see that Russia has a log I already showed you that Mexico analogy is an extreme stretch I mean, you can believe what you want
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    AMD Surpasses Intel Market Cap

    yo, easy, that looks like my mom's ring and we were low middle class. Eh, my mom's mighta been slightly smaller, but not by much
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    CD PROJEKT RED Donating Humanitarian Aid To Ukraine

    From Russia with love? US didn't anex a portion of Mexico nor threaten their territory. If we did, you better believe Mexico would turn to Russia or China. Ukraine asked for help after getting Crimea anexed so we gave them small arms and trained them. We weren't protecting their border. We...
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    CD PROJEKT RED Donating Humanitarian Aid To Ukraine

    What? Nukes weren't being shipped to Ukraine. There was no constant threat of Ukraine launching strikes against Russia. Cuban missile crisis? You don't by chance get paid to post do you? Remember, Ukraine gave their nukes back to Russia. This is how they got repayed for such a good deed. Russia...
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    Clearview AI aims to put almost every human in facial recognition database

    If I found one of their executives in a restroom stall, stand on the next door toilet, look down, take a pic of the executive sitting on his toilet, then post it on the internet... Would that be covered by First Amendment?
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    But labels give us identity! j/k yeah too many people get attached to labels in general.
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    Uh, I'm "the group". Someone thought they could retcon our label
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    Too much reconning who the gen xers are. We were told we were gen x up to high school. There is no changing that. Dubbing a people group of gen xers as being millennial or "Xennial" is just fake history after history was made. Too late
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    Amazon Developing The Lord of the Rings Multi Season Television Show

    Simmer down, there's more important things than getting race right. If all the hobits and elves are black yet this series works out better than Game of Thrones then I would call it a great success.
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    Amazon Developing The Lord of the Rings Multi Season Television Show

    Yo, reread the Silmarillion. It was almost entirely the first age and before. From what it did mention about the second age, the Lord of the Rings probably mentioned more about the second age if memory serves. So this tv series has a lot of options and new material. Almost blank slate level...
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    Apple India factory of on probation for wanting better food and better conditions

    I'll bite and say Maybe. The communist government would be less capable of micromanaging every part of their lives. Hong Kong would be better off. No potential bloody war over Taiwan. People farming instead of working as slaves in tech sweatshops with their bed under their work desk as someone...
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    Elden Ring (From Software RPG)

    Sanderson probably would've been better. He's organized and knows how to produce without getting stuck forever. He knows how to overcome dead ends/pitfalls that complicated plots can trap authors in. RPG games are about systems, and he probably could've woven mechanics into themes carried by the...
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    Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard

    Valve hires, then stops producing with those new devs they bought. Not saying MS will make the market better (I'm pessimistic too), but on the bright side, maybe more PlayStation fans will supplement themselves with more PCs. More PC gaming and games designed for PC! Could happen.
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    Google loses patent case against Sonos, will remove features from Nest and Chromecast products

    Good point. I stand partially corrected. You're right at least to a degree. Problem is that this ruling could really snowball towards evil in the future unfortunately, but in this case it sounds like the joint development really did lead to some real stealing. These issues are so complex, it's...
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    Google loses patent case against Sonos, will remove features from Nest and Chromecast products

    I wonder why judges don't start shaming the patent office for silly stuff like this. Even if it's only commentary. Some of them legislate from the bench ;)
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    definitely had lot of room to improve, the end was like kinda abrupt. But it was alright enough not to be terrible. If you don't go in expected to be blown away like you were when you saw the first Matrix, then your expectations shouldn't be sky high, then you can get some measure of enjoyment...
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    China's Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) presents challenges for CISOs

    So China needed 3rd party tech data, but now their surveillance is so great that the can throw them under the bus now?
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    Valve is working on a new Half-Life game for the Steam Deck, but that's no Half-Life 3

    Lazy ;) That's luxery that 99% of companies can't afford. Few people get to be choosier than rich spoiled kids. Hey, when deadlines hit hard I'm the opposite of lazy. When the demands are lower my work pace slows. If I were an employee there I'd probably be just like them. It's human nature to...
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    Valve is working on a new Half-Life game for the Steam Deck, but that's no Half-Life 3

    Don't be afraid to admit it. Valve found the cake, and they are full. They are lazy. Even Gaben pretty much said that they'd do another Half Life if they felt motivated and inspired enough, but they just don't feel like doing it.
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    Printer for vinyl stickers

    My daughter wants to make stickers and likely sell them. Anyone have experience printing on vinyl stickers? Which brands/models have been good for you? Is laser out of the question? Also hopefully one where cartridge replacement isn't draconian.
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    Rockstar's most recent update to the Steam version of L.A. Noire added online-only DRM.

    Steam is part of the problem by making it so hard to just stop an update.
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    Windows 11 Will Soon Block All Default Browser Workarounds

    I suppose the market share they gain will make up for the slap on the wrist they will take from EU or US anti trust litigation. I'm betting they did a risk/reward analysis and ran it by the legal team. Legal team be like: "The worst that would happen is X"... exec: "Worth it"