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Uncharted 3 will use PSN Pass to combat piracy, make money on used games (Joystiq)

Oct 2nd 2011 9:44PM Naughty Dog, there are too many fantastic games coming out right now for me accept this anti-consumer behavior. I understand you want more money and that more money can help make better games. But if it weren't for used games, I wouldn't have had the opportunity to play 75% of the games I've played. You're looking out for your best interests and I'm looking out for mine.

I won't be playing multiplayer in this game. When I'm done with the single player campaign, I'll sell the game right away to maximize resale value. On top of that, I'll have a one time use code to resell on eBay, giving me at least a $5 bonus.

You know what games I keep? Games with great multiplayer, games that I think I'll want to play every once in a while. Since I won't be buying into this anti-consumer PSN Pass system as long as I have the opportunity to resist, I won't be playing your multiplayer. And Sony must be high if they think widespread PSN Pass adoption isn't going to drive gamers to the competition.

Sony's Rob Dyer criticizes Microsoft's content policies (Joystiq)

Sep 3rd 2011 7:39PM Microsoft, I'm a big fan. But your new policy is indefensible. How many times do the courts have to kick you in the coffers until you understand you can't make these non-competitive rules?

For the last decade, you've been doing a decent job of policing yourselves. Now that commitment is starting to slip. Check yourself, Microsoft!

PSA: Xbox 360 cloud storage not live (Joystiq)

Jul 6th 2011 12:41PM The day after I bought a 15 month subscription to PlayStation Plus, Microsoft rolls out the same service for my XBOX 360. Sweet. :p

Team Fortress 2 players segregate F2P users with insta-ban (Joystiq)

Jul 6th 2011 12:39PM I ran Counter Strike and Counter Strike: Source servers for five years and it was a never ending hunt for hackers. I hear Team Fortress is also filled with hackers, just like Counter Strike: Source. Ugh. Why does anyone still play Valve's mutliplayer games on PC? Valve VAC(2) system was a near complete failure.

Microsoft makes appeal to iOS developers (

May 5th 2011 3:31PM "Worse for Microsoft, a recent survey by Appcelerator found only 29% of developers expressed high interest in developing for the Windows Phone 7"

Your sister blog, Engadget, got torn apart in the comments section for publishing this information with an equal lack of context. You're diluting this otherwise informative article by including such a reaching statement.

Appcelerator provides a utility that excludes developers Microsoft environments. While that does not completely negate the significance of their survey results, neglecting to include that information in your article misleads the majority of your readers.

Chaos Rings Omega announcement trailer is fairly chaotic (Joystiq)

Apr 30th 2011 10:18PM @The Only Girl

I'm sorry. Were you saying something about a party.... and lemons? I'm pretty sure you were.

Rupert Murdoch to remove News Corp sites from Google, institute paywall (Download Squad)

Nov 9th 2009 10:40AM RIP News Corp 1979-2009

Reporting the news isn't about making the biggest profit.

Zune HD has a Tegra processor, confirms official Zune podcast (Engadget)

Jun 21st 2009 12:27PM @Zune HD - Tegra is full of promise... this is a very exciting revalation. The Zune HD is finally going to be setting benchmarks instead of playing catch-up.

@Engadget - Could you have put even the tiniest bit of effort into sounding unbiased against MS? This post is as biased as your article about MS giving Windows Mobile users an "FU" for putting superior hardware on the Zune.

I know you have to pay the man who gives you those sleek laptops, but does that mean you have to dog their competitors, too?

Shake. Sit. Roll over. Good boy.

Activision: Singularity demo is 'absolutely critical' (Joystiq)

Jun 18th 2009 1:44AM Damn right demos are mandatory. If prototype had a demo on the 360, I probably would have bought it. Without a demo, I probably won't buy it until it's on sale for $30.

Of course, not just ANY demo will do. Bionic Commando COMPLETELY SCREWED THE POOCH with that piece of crap level.

Gaming consoles lead in web-to-TV streaming (Joystiq)

Jun 18th 2009 1:40AM Netflix and Giganews = win.

Cable television is completely inferior. That's only pathetic because it's completely unnecessary. The cable companies and movie/television studios could fix it if they gave a damn about their customers.