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    SimCity Offline-Mode Patch Won't Be Arriving "Any Time Soon"

    There's something truly hilarious about an executive claiming they want players' 'trust' while they propagate an always online component that shows they clearly don't trust consumers.
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    Assassin's Creed III Alternate History DLC Is Canon

    Whoa, hold on a minute, Amerindians have magic drug tea that makes them invisible and can fly? You'd think that would've come in handy in the Indian Wars. I'll be avoiding the DLC though, and the Assassin's Creed series in general. AC2 gave me a massive headache with their silly attempts at...
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    World's First Cyborg Speaks Out

    Last year there was a great conference I went to on human augmentation called Our Post-Human Future where they discussed the implications of cybernetics and improved prosthetics (i.e. questions like if a handicap athlete performed at a level equal to or greater then an Olympic athlete, then why...
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    Glee Rips Off Jonathan Coulton

    Hasn't the Glee creator had some really nasty arguments with some bands over them refusing to have their music used? I seem to recall him telling Kings of Leon to fuck off after they didn't allow him to use their music.
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    Heavy Rain Dev: "Sequels Kill Creativity and Innovation"

    Hey David Cage, remember that time Telltale made a Walking Dead game that was conceptually similar to some of your work but actually good?
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    Tortured Logic

    Bigelow's main source was CIA contacts, by your own logic her account is not to be trusted either. The fact of the matter is that there is no evidence that suggests torture had anything to do with the Bin Laden mission. The Gitmo Commissions and the Senate Intelligence Committee had already...
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    Tortured Logic

    This is how it's portrayed in the movie. This is not accurate, despite Bigelow equating her film with journalism. The acting director of the CIA released a statement several weeks ago rejecting the claims of the film. Several weeks before that, numerous senators spoke out against the film's...
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    On Gaymers and Cons

    How is this a goddamn issue? It's a voluntary association that is not actively discriminating against people the event isn't tailored towards. Also from what I can gather the event will have gaming panels discussing topics that aren't likely to appear at normal conventions and are of particular...
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    Tortured Logic

    Greenwald's point was solid, it was about the overarching notion that torture was directly or indirectly responsible for finding the location of Osama Bin Laden. A case of 'it didn't work in this one scene' isn't applicable when the entire movie infers that although torture isn't perfect...
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    Portal Creator Sees End to Industry Sexism in 20 Years

    Really? The literal hundreds of complaints on twitter in the reasonswhy campaign shows there's plenty of sexism in the industry, and it's mainly directed at the belief that women are incapable in regards to technical skills. The absence of women in the industry is not due to exclusion, yes, but...
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    Portal Creator Sees End to Industry Sexism in 20 Years

    That's very much the real issue. As much as I don't have a problem with Ms. Swift's ideas, I don't think that the rally cry of 'Be visible. Be outspoken. Be strong. etc' will actually manifest in more (statistically meaningful, anecdotal cases are a clear possibility obviously) women pursuing...
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    Portal Creator Sees End to Industry Sexism in 20 Years

    Problem #1 is reversing the trend of women getting less technical and computer science degrees. In 1984 37% of computer science degrees were given to women, by 2007 it's at 22% (figures from Jolie O'Dell). To be completely frank, there simply isn't enough competent female tech professionals to...
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    Escape to the Movies: Zero Dark Thirty

    Not to mention the fact that Maya is apparently based off Alfreda Bikowsky, the woman responsible for authorizing the torture of Khalid El-Masri, who was an innocent German citizen who recently received compensation from the European Court of Human Rights. This is of course ignoring the...
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    THQ Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Personally Relic Entertainment's list of incredible RTS games more then makes up for the Space Marine misstep. The Homeworld, Dawn of War, and Company of Heroes series have all been excellent. Well Chapter 11 was probably the best THQ could hope for, hopefully their restructuring goes well...
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    4chan Powers Kim Jong Un in Time's "Person of the Year" Poll

    TIME does that once and awhile. The 1982 winner was the personal computer.