The original comic wasn't a "symptom" of any problems at all. People, and by people I mean idiots, have constructed this elaborate set of rules that really no one who matters ever agreed to that rape is 100% off the table, all of the time, as a topic in any way that isn't a moral rant about how awful it is. The entire… » 4/13/14 9:49pm Sunday 9:49pm

It's plain as day. F2P games typically nickel and dime players. The RETURN on our dollar is terrible, and if we want to KEEP enjoying the game, we typically have to KEEP paying. Add on top of that the fact that a huge chunk of the F2P market is truly "pay2win" anyway, and it's no surprise why people hate it. The only… » 4/05/14 2:24pm 4/05/14 2:24pm

I agree completely. I worked for a tech company for a long time that is at the head of it's field. They're corporate products, not games, but the principle is the same. They respected the culture of their acquisitions and it makes them so much stronger. » 3/20/14 2:14pm 3/20/14 2:14pm

"legitimate Russian interests" now there's a laugh. This was at its best moment a vote at gunpoint, and a state-wide hostage taking. So far nearly every piece of reporting the state sponsored lapdogs in the Russian media have done has been unsupportable. » 3/18/14 11:47am 3/18/14 11:47am

It's not just the pattern of "suicide by pilot" but the pattern of suicide in general. Suicides don't typically involve such methodical planning specifically to keep up appearances of not being a suicide. It's not "two" cases but hundreds into thousands, at least. » 3/18/14 11:45am 3/18/14 11:45am

How is this different than any other modeling or "acting" job? "Lesser known" (read: unknown) models and actors who haven't gotten their careers off the ground always scrape by on meager earnings. Is there a reason this might actually surprise people? » 3/03/14 10:32am 3/03/14 10:32am

I'm willing to say every SC game prior to conviction. The first couple had some herky moments but overall they did very well. "Enemy" perception was fairly natural, even if the tallied up security states got a bit weird. When conviction landed though it just got stupid IMO. Still a somewhat fun game but as far as stealth … » 2/16/14 7:43am 2/16/14 7:43am