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Nintendo fires marketer after sustained online hate campaign

sam_spade

2 years ago

Nintendo were put in a bad situation by both parties.

She's clearly holding views that are toxic to the company core message and maybe it was good on their part that they either were turning a blind eye or completely ignorant of her comments and opinions regarding peadophilia.

It's surprising that so many are keen to blame Nintendo when clearly any support or protection of her would have been seen as a support of her more extreme views.

I wonder how many people here work for companies that would have leap to their support if they were being attacked on social media?
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SimCity dev Maxis insists always-on internet requirement is "worth it"

sam_spade

6 years ago

I can see the benefits of being online, it's a shame they can't acknowledge the pitfalls.
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Arma 3 screenshots

sam_spade

6 years ago

Can't wait for this to trick some documentary crew.
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Next Xbox to launch late 2012 - report

sam_spade

7 years ago

@superted1974 it'll be online I reckon - onlive has shown it can be done. I wonder if flash drive based games could work?
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Take On Helicopters hides smart anti-piracy tech

sam_spade

7 years ago

What else should they have done?

The fact they are releasing a demo is amazing - so many PC games don't bother now.
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PC Battlefield 3 on Steam evidence arises

sam_spade

7 years ago

@barkertron - so EA have failed to progress on an experience on a fledgling system designed god knows how many years ago?

I'll wait for the steam version. Call me a fool, but ask me who I prefer as a publisher and it's Valve every time.

And I'd rather put money in their coffers when it comes to kneeling at the church of gaming.
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Football Manager 2012 demo out now

sam_spade

7 years ago

Once it's installed use the shortcut. Job's a good 'un. Want to update with the latest patch? Launch Steam!
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Langdell: judge made "almost 100 errors"

sam_spade

7 years ago

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/ has a brilliant show on the crappy patent system in the US that lets guys like Langdell exploit small businesses for profit.
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Molyneux fluffed Fable Journey reveal

sam_spade

7 years ago

Pete Molyneux games bear all the hallmarks of an abusive relationship: abuse [game release], denial [post abuse], promises of change [marketing] and then more abuse [game release].
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Garriott says he was forced out by NCsoft

sam_spade

9 years ago

Looks like someone thought they were onto a good thing when the stock was going up and they sold, and now the stock has shot up in price they are regreting it.
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THQ doing fewer "core" games

sam_spade

9 years ago

Abandoning the market that is guaranteed to stick with them. Instead they're churning out shit for people who don't really care for and probably don't even buy games.

Genius.
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New Football Manager 2008 demo

sam_spade

10 years ago

The interface is really clunky and doesn't feel right at all.
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Beautiful Katamari demo rolls onto Live

sam_spade

10 years ago

What a bunch of muppets, I've never played a Katamari game before and I'm looking forward to this.
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sam_spade

10 years ago

/drums fingers
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Wii Worms drops DLC, online battles

sam_spade

11 years ago

Well, that's a purchase killer.
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Codies unveils new engine

sam_spade

11 years ago

Opflash looks amazing, can't wait to get back to those heady nights of [EG] action.
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New Blacksite Live demo

sam_spade

11 years ago

Gave this a go, first time I loaded up the enemies didn't bother to show up.
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SimCity Societies

sam_spade

11 years ago

Booooo!
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Football Manager 2008

sam_spade

11 years ago

Any news on a demo?
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Champ Man 2007 unveiled

sam_spade

12 years ago

Oh this is fucking CM, I got mixed up with FM.

Bloody name changes.
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sam_spade

12 years ago

Can we have a simplify option where I don't get bogged down in endless and endless screens of information so that I can't tell what's having an effect, so I'm not left wondering why Workington Men's XI have beaten a full-strength Man U or Chelsea.
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Mario fans cause bomb scare

sam_spade

12 years ago

They should have left little rhymes inside the boxes. That would have thrown the police off the scent, although they might have called Batman.
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Shops are old news, says EA

sam_spade

12 years ago

There's nothing to stop EA providing a box, with some nice artwork and a printed booklet. Of course you'd probably have to pay for wanting those.

I find it surprising that it's not the data that people are interested in, but the thing that holds it.

Also, I'm wondering why DRM is such a problem. It's not as if you can play your Xbox game on a PS2. The problem with DRM on music and films is they can be shifted around on various different medium. PS2/Xbox/Nintendo are DRM, specialised hardware that you need to play a product.
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Uwe Boll bites back

sam_spade

12 years ago

Yeah, he can moan about people about Starbucks but at least they recognise a shit film when they see one.

AItD is the most embarassing piece of film I've been witness too. Shoddy script, shoddy acting, shoddy direction and piss poor effect.

"I realise his films aren't all that, but unless he does one day get the $60m he talks about and a rack of A list actors, we are making a few assumptions when we say he cannot do better."

Having a ton of money and great actors doesn't help you in any way. There are plenty of directors making decent films with unknown actors for a pittance.
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Thompson writes to Bono

sam_spade

12 years ago

Why doesn't he just ask Bono to buy them and cancel GTA, rather than not buy the company.
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Xbox Live user faces charges

sam_spade

13 years ago

"It's alleged that Ronnie Watts, of Placerville, began exchanging emails and chatting with the 14-year-old over Xbox Live several months ago."

Isn't Xbox Live only to be used by over 18s?
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Still no X360 for Ballmer

sam_spade

13 years ago

But you can! On this specially constructed track I bought for you--it's called London.
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ELSPA launches new website

sam_spade

13 years ago

I think that being confused by and wanting to educate yourself out of the confusion are very seperate things. It's not a complicated system, really, there's an age rating for lower than 15-rated stuff and the standard video ratings for those games above that.
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Illinois governor to appeal violent games bill ruling

sam_spade

13 years ago

$_$
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sam_spade

13 years ago

Don't see the problem with cracking down on stores paying scant regard to the ratings system.
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PSP graffiti spotted in US

sam_spade

13 years ago

Bit of Banksy-Chic
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Football Manager 2006

sam_spade

13 years ago

Joypad control kills my interest for this. The game needs a mouse, to be enjoyable.

/slips past the post button

/nudges back

/nudges

/nudges.

Click.
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BF2 case mods unveiled

sam_spade

13 years ago

Why do they all look like they've been pulled out of a skip. The GTR one was a great chance to do something sleek and shiny, but it looks like it has been dragged through the local park after a dog show..
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New Age of Empires 3 trailer

sam_spade

13 years ago

It is the one we've seen before, Lou.
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No further news updates today

sam_spade

13 years ago

Best wishes to you all.
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Possession Xbox 360 in-game screens

sam_spade

13 years ago

Looks like we got an ass.
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Eidos reveals E3 line-up

sam_spade

13 years ago

IT'S GOT M()T()RB1K3S!
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Studios mull over UMD films

sam_spade

13 years ago

Somebody should point to all the utilities that allow you to covert films into PSP playable format.
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James Bond 007: From Russia With Love

sam_spade

13 years ago

Well it's far from 'Classic Bond'.
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sam_spade

13 years ago

Makes me want to weep.
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Battlefield 2 PSP, new DICE FPS

sam_spade

13 years ago

It's tricky enough to see the enemy on a PC screen let alone a PSP one.
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Euro HL2 Xbox late summer

sam_spade

13 years ago

That's where the expansion will go?
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Multiple Xbox 360s planned, one with WebTV?

sam_spade

13 years ago

Don't split your market.
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Doom III: Resurrection Of Evil

sam_spade

13 years ago

Do you still have to shoot mutant babies?
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Action Replay MAX DUO for DS, GBA

sam_spade

13 years ago

Well you find Chisao Front and then you turn it around.
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The Punisher

sam_spade

13 years ago

"Eeee, remember when it were all about being fun, and you didn't need to bring new stuff t' table as long as you were a laugh for a few hours?"

That was yesterday. Who knows what tomorrow will bring.
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UK Charts: FIFA Street fends off Doom

sam_spade

13 years ago

My sister-in-law's nephew is spending some time with us and he bought FIFA Street when he first arrived. He's been playing Soldiers: Heroes of World War and Silent Hunter 3 with me most of the time.
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Coppola slags off Godfather game

sam_spade

13 years ago

It maybe Puzo's story, but they are using the cast that Coppola brought together and the look of the film that was developed by him. EA aren't making The Godfather: The Bestseller; they are making The Godfather: The Hit Movie.
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Xbox 2 to launch on MTV

sam_spade

13 years ago

Microsoft take marketing up another notch. MTV slide into even more irrelevance.
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