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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!
    • Jason

      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.
    • SFLUFAN

      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. If for some reason you're compelled to buy a DS a this point, it seems like it would be the one to buy. Still, seems classic Nintendo to release this not even two months after the Switch.
  2. I actually got a golden legendary from this brawl as well. It was a Captain Greenskin, so he was already disenchanted, but still a nice surprise.
  3. I don't really doubt that much of what she alleged happened, but I do think I'll be difficult to prove.
  4. I'm slightly confused. So currently has the power to restore and release the theatrical cuts? Disney now owns the content, but Fox owns the distribution? So Disney would have to restore them, but Fox would have to release them?
  5. I'll see anything that Fincher directs, but I'm bummed that it's going to be this. If you told me that Fincher was helming an HBO mini series based on WWZ I'd be through the roof, but a sequel of any kind to a boring and generic zombie flick has me less enthused.
  6. I agree with him that portability is the selling point of the switch, and that any multiplatform games on the Switch automatically have that advantage for anyone, like this person, who values portability. So if RDR2 comes out and portability matters to you, then the Switch version is the most likely to get your money. Unfortunately there is very unlikely to be a Switch version because Nintendo rushed out an underpowered console that will miss out on essentially every major multiplatform game. That seems to be the only reason that he falls back to talking about old games. If you could be playing FF15, Persona 5, Mass Effect: Andromeda, then a back catalog of old games would, like on every other console, be mildly interesting, but mostly beside the point. I personally have no interest in replaying Mass Effect 1-3 or RE4 or anything else, portable or not. If you're hoping for big AAA games to play on the Switch, you're far more likely to get some old remasters than any new ones. Zelda is the perfect selling point for the Switch, but it's also the exception, the tailor-made endless AAA masterpiece that both proves the value of the Switch while frustrating anyone who wants more experiences like that.
  7. I really wish I could find a good explanation for why there shouldn't be net neutrality. I read through Pai's whole stupid interview about this, and ll he seems to say is that regulation is bad then he keeps conflating the competition and innovation of internet companies (Google/Netflix/Etc.) with ISPs. He even starts the interview with the idea that he wants to "preserve those core protections of a free and open internet," he just wants ISPs to agree to do it in a handshake deal rather than having any power to enforce it. I don't actually disagree with him in his core mission that there needs to be more competition and we need to do everything possible to encourage broadband deployment, but at the same time we need to recognize the realities of broadband in America today. This has been a topic for a long time now, and I just never hear the anti-net neutrality argument from anyone that doesn't seem more interested helping ISPs than the people and services that rely on them.
  8. Well, that'll be great for the 3 games that ever use that engine.
  9. That theoretical Google nightmare is pretty generally applicable. You could say most of the same stuff about Microsoft, Apple, and Samsung at the very least. The thing about any of them is that it would be easy enough to opt out of any of them. They all face significant competition in almost every area, and consumer lock in is relatively minimal. As far as the article is concerned, two of the proposed solutions are completely crazy. I don't even know how you'd regulate Amazon's eBook business, Facebook's social network, or Google's search as public utilities. The notion so completely preposterous on its face I don't even know where to begin. Removal of safe harbor would be a disaster for any website that doesn't create all of its own content, and would essentially destroy the social web. That somehow removing that provision would fix the economics driving streaming music is a bizarre suggestion, (considering safe harbor doesn't protect piracy websites and doesn't even apply to most of the streaming music industry). Also, I don't see how it would do anything but destroy Facebook and do nothing about Amazon. The third solution, in prohibiting certain acquisitions, is something worth considering, but only on a case by case basis. One good example is that I don't think regulators should allow a hypothetical Google purchase of Facebook, given that Facebook is the only significant competition Google faces at the moment (ignoring the financial realities of such a buy). However, those two also offer a really interesting look at why this kind of thing needs a light touch, and why it's so early to worry about this kind of thing. 10 years ago Facebook was making $153M in revenue. Last year they made $27,638M. Ten years ago Yahoo and Microsoft seemed like they could really compete with Google in advertising, but that didn't turn out. Instead, actual competition ended up coming from somewhere relatively unexpected. Now ISP run advertising, like Verizon's new Oath, look to be another very different potential competitor to Google. Meanwhile, Google's primary advantage is that they get more people to use a service that's comically easy to move away from.
  10. That is so bizarre. I really wish there was a better system for dealing with these kinds of laws in the US. It's absolutely obvious that this law is unconstitutional, but the process to prove that is so burdensome that it remains on the books. There really should be some process by which a law would just get put before a panel of judges without requiring someone to break the law and fight it through the courts.
  11. I was kinda curious about this as well and can't find anything that looks comprehensive. The Wikipedia article mentions that Franklin Roosevelt had 5 overturned by the Supreme Court and that Clinton had one. If those are the only examples, Trump certainly leads on a percentage basis since Roosevelt signed 3,522 EOs and Clinton 308.
  12. I wouldn't expect Medicare for everyone to get any GOP support either, no matter what else is in the plan. From Politico's report on the new plan: So you still have to insure people with pre-existing conditions, you just get to charge them whatever you want. I'm sure that'll work out for everyone.
  13. I think it'll be interesting to see if this movie changes Netflix's strategy for theatrical releases. Not long ago they made a deal with a 15 location chain called iPic, basically ensuring that their movies will qualify for awards. More recently they've said that they'd be willing to work with large chains like Regal and AMC, but it sounded like they were holding fast on the requirement that streaming and theatrical releases happen on the same day. The big chains will never accept that. I don't think the money is a big deal. Yeah, spending $105M on a streaming only movie seems like a lot, but Netflix is already scheduled to spend $6 billion on content this year, and just raised another $1B in debt. The only question to me is if Scorsese might push them for a more Amazon like deal, where it gets a full theatrical release, but my guess is that Scorsese went with Netflix knowing he wouldn't because no one else would give him the money to make this movie, expecting it to perform poorly in theaters.
  14. The new Amazon Echo that leaked a while back and was thought to be a security camera has been released in preview, and it turns out that it's actually a "Style Assistant." You can check it out on the product page, where the video will show you how the new $200 Echo will use it's depth sensing camera to take hands free selfies and use machine learning to help you decide what to wear. I'm pretty much the last person who would ever buy something like this, so I won't judge it too harshly, but I am slightly puzzled by the specificity of this new product. It's so very targeted in purpose that it's almost kind of odd. If the fashion thing was a feature bullet and not the entire purpose, I could understand it better. Then again, this could be signaling the direction that Amazon wants to go with Alexa. Put it everywhere, and make it the "OS" of anything and everything. I wonder if we'll be seeing more of these single purpose Echo devices from Amazon themselves, and not just from partners. It's also probably worth noting that some will no doubt find a cloud connected camera pointed at their dressing area potentially more disturbing than an always listening microphone. I'll be very curious to see what, if any, traction this thing gets. It'll be fun to see the crazy examples of people trolling this thing to get it to suggest that one outfit is better than another. I would personally guess that this doesn't turn out to be one of Amazon's more successful devices, but again, I'm far from the target demographic.
  15. Good luck getting rid of pre-existing conditions. If there's one part of the ACA that'll get push back, it's that one.