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      D1P 2017 Charity Campaign for The Life You Can Save: $1,515 (as of April 7, 2017)   12/12/2016

      I've decided to extend our charity campaign for The Life You Can Save organizations for the entirety of 2017 so feel free to contribute at any time!  Periodically through the year, I'll have game giveaways for those who have donated to the campaign as a "thank you" for supporting this worthy endeavor!
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      Update on the single-device/browser login restriction issue some people are having.   04/04/2017

      4/7/2017 update: Now people who've been affected by this are saying that it went away on its own after about a week. So I dunno, if this would really hugely inconvenience you try to not log in on additional devices/browsers until the 4.2 update that's supposed to hopefully resolve this for good.   original announcement: For a long time now, D1P has been limited to three logins at a time; logging in on a fourth device or browser would log you out everywhere else. Unfortunately, multiple people have been reporting that they've started experiencing being limited to ONE login at a time.   The good news is, Invision Power Services (the company that makes our forum software) is aware of the issue and will be addressing it in version 4.2 of the software, which is the next big update. The bad news is, they announced about a month ago (the beginning of March 2017) that the update will be coming out in "mid 2017", so we probably have at least another couple of months to go before this is resolved.   In the meantime, I apologize to those affected for the inconvenience, and would suggest to everyone else to not log in to additional devices until this is resolved if this is something you don't want to have to have to deal with. I'm still not 100% sure on why it's not affecting everyone and why it didn't hit everyone affected at the same time, but the timing of when the reports of this started here mostly lines up with when I've seen reports of other sites having this issue starting, and I suspect that the problem is trickling in because of people happening to hit a fourth login that logs them out everywhere else, and then proceeding to be limited to one login at a time after that.
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      D1Pcast Episode 26: The Retro Show   04/19/2017

      It's time to have that talk with your kids. No not THAT talk, the talk about retro games and how much better things were back in our days! We have @Reputator join us and talk a bit about the Scorpio and some retro PC cards. [email protected] us about console retro gaming and how he just got his Super Mario USA. While @Jason tells us about the day his parents threw out all his retro consoles. A sad day for any gamer. So listen and give us your feed back about your retro gaming experience!    

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  1. No, they aren't. The market is just paying what they find listening to music is worth; Nothing. As I said, the trend has been constantly "Nah, I'm not spending money on music" for the last 20 years. They can't be devalued if the product isn't something people are buying. When your value is 0, you can't get lower. It's split between the provider, and whoever else they have to pay. You know, just like with physical albums. It's less than albums, yes, but people don't want to buy music anymore. It doesn't matter if Yoko could make 100 dollars per CD when no one is buying the CD. They are. Spotify pays out tens of millions a year on contacts alone. It's people like Sony who just pocket that money and say "fuck the artist". Also a fraction of a penny per free play is a lot more than no money at all. You know, the amount of money the artist gets when someone pirates their music, or decides to buy it. It comes down to the market. Again, people don't want to buy music. The average person wants to pay 0 dollars for music. Subscription rates for things like Spotify are low. Ads don't pay much per play. Spotify needs to pay out money for contracts, per play, their employees, their upkeep, and stay profitable. They could probably pay a little bit more, but it's not like artists are going to get 4 dollars per play, ever. It's always going to be fractions of a penny per play. Sorry, but just cause you make something, and just cause people want to listen to it, doesn't mean you can get rich off it. This is coming from someone who makes music. Just cause you make something, doesn't mean it has value. Listening to music just doesn't have much value to people. If artists want to live in the mindset of "I made a thing, pay me money before you can listen to it" they certainly can. There's just one downside to that though. Unless they are Adele or some other really high-profile artist, their album will be a total failure and lose money. I know first hand how much effort, time, work, and frustration goes into making music. It's not easy. But just cause you make something, and just cause there is people who want to experience it, doesn't mean you deserve to make a living off of it. At the end of the day, that all depends on how much people are willing to pay, and for most artists, that isn't much. This isn't the industry anymore. People would rather spend money on merch and shows than on your CD. This is how it's been for a long time. People need to accept this reality. Yes, it takes a metric fuck ton of plays to make money on Spotify, but that's just cause it takes a metric fuck ton of plays for Spotify to make money. You either adapt, or you die. Would be nice if all is creative types could just fuck around on our computers, or in our studios, or whatever else we do, but that's just not how it is. And it's not just cause Google or Spotify is being greedy. It's just because there just isn't enough dollars out there to pay us when no one is willing to spend dollars on our work. In the off chance I ever make it in a creative industry, you will not see me bitching about how little streams pay. This is how the industry survives.
  2. The biggest mistake is how all the advertisement flat out lied about the actually story. It's one thing for the story to not be that great. It's another to market it as this big "Spartan vs Spartan" "Is MC a traitor?" And showing off the game like you had some control over which Spartan is right, then having the story be effectively not about that at all.
  3. I dunno, ask all the artists who got their start by intentionally mislabeling their songs on Napster to get people to download their songs and find out about them. Ask all the artists who got their start on MySpace. Ask all the artists who got discovered on SoundCloud. There are many benefits, and most of them are glaringly obvious. For both small and big artists alike. You are falling for the bullshit old money and greedy people are peddling. It's not that there aren't benefits, it's that selling recorded music isn't as profitable as it was 20 years ago. The industry has changed, and they want you to believe Spotify is making things worse. It isn't. The industry has been losing profitablity since 97. Long before Spotify and YouTube where even an idea. People don't want to spend money on music anymore. The rise of piracy only solidified this fact. Free streaming services are bringing profitability back into an industry that no one wants to spend money in. Every now and then you can get some mega artist make a stink about how they are only selling their new album in physical stores and aren't putting it online in support of "the little people", but let me tell you right here that's all a crock of bullshit. They just know that they have a rabid enough fanbase who will buy their album if given no other choice. They don't a single fuck about the little people. There's a reason why every record company big and small put their artists music on Spotify. The industry is dead. Spotify isn't destroying the industry, it's what's keeping it alive. Shows and merch have been what keeps artists rich for over a decade now. Streaming services are what keeps making albums still worth the time. You get rid of these and everyone will just find indie darlings who get it, or pirate music, putting the final nail in the coffin. So yeah. Not only is it arguable that is beneficial, it's just an objective fact.
  4. Sadly, lots of people do. Bose nose cancelling headphones are very popular. Even more so with people who fly a lot.
  5. How would you get out? It's a jail cell. If you barricade the door, you would be in there with him.
  6. As if they weren't making enough money selling overpriced garbage, they have to sell your information too. Don't buy Bose. Even if they aren't selling your information, don't buy Bose.
  7. Anyone who murders an innocent person in cold blood, live on the internet, is not having a momentary lack of judgement. Also, the person who seeks out this video, still isn't worse. An interest in the macabre is no where near the level of killing innocent people.
  8. Yeah it's not like he was found dead in the bathroom. He barricaded the door, and hanged himself, in his own room, with only one way in. Unless they sentenced him to Azkaban, it's suicide.
  9. And you may be worse than Hitler. You may be someone who rapes and murders children. You may be someone who trades CP on the dark net. Didn't use an absolute, that means you can't debate it. You made a stupid claim. You proposed the idea that people who seek out the video could be worse than the person who made the video. No. No they aren't unless they murder people as well. Even if it's someone who jacks off to the video, they aren't worse. They didn't harm anyone. They didn't put a gun into an innocent man's face, pull the trigger, and kill him, live on the internet. No matter what sick and twisted enjoyment someone may or may not gain from watching a snuff film, they will never be as sick as the person who made it from just seeking out the video.
  10. Sounds more like the reboot everyone wanted. Think I'll actually get this one.
  11. The stories don't generally spread often, but it happens. It's not something you see on the news, so it seems as if no one actually ends up using guns for self defense, but yeah, it happens all the time. There's even channels on YouTube who compile surveillance videos from stores as what not where armed citizens prevented robberies and all that.
  12. I might get one later this year. The only problem is I don't have a lot of things I can think of that would make use of it. I don't really care for stupid desk trinkets. I still do want one though, I'm just being held back by a need. I could make organizers for things, but I don't really need those, and an off the shelf solution would be overall cheaper. I'm mostly waiting for an idea or reason that justifies it. I could just get one now, sure, but the longer I wait, the better and cheaper these printers get. A few months from now there could be a printer as high quality as this one, but with a much bigger printing surface, making it more useful, for the same price. Eventually I'll get one.
  13. Oh come on dude.... All of her scenes are disgusting.
  14. I wouldn't be surprised if they cost about the same. They give away tons of condoms. They aren't exactly handing out abortions to every man and woman waking in there.