I'm one of the 3 or 4 people on the planet who haven't actually played Modern Warfare 2 yet, but you don't need to know the game to realise that this is a seriously lucky knife throw.
16 November 2009
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09 November 2009
19 October 2009
When the real robot uprising happens there won't be any running from slow, lumbering but unstoppable machines. You won't even have time to blink.
Of course, if you don't believe that we will be inevitably ruled over by our own creations then this is merely an extremely impressive display of engineering.
01 October 2009
08 September 2009
18 June 2009
I hope that the people that voted this man into his new position are ashamed of themselves.
I can only assume that he's inbred from only the purest of indigenous stock. Part of a shrinking gene pool that I'd be glad to see the back of.
11 June 2009
Somebody on Fox with the balls to call out their more unhinged viewers. I just wish that some of the other anchors wouldn't stoke the fires of hate so much.
09 June 2009
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06 May 2009
30 March 2009
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20 February 2009
Newell also mentioned that new Steam customers jumped 1600% over the same weekend, according to G4TV. Retail sales remained constant.
Sales of Team Fortress 2 went up 106% following a free update to the game. Retail wasn't left out in this case, with sales jumping 28%.
The massive Steam holiday sale was also a big win for Valve and its partners. The following holiday sales data was released, showing the sales breakdown organized by price reduction:
* 10% sale = 35% increase in sales (real dollars, not units shipped)
* 25% sale = 245% increase in sales
* 50% sale = 320% increase in sales
* 75% sale = 1470% increase in sales
Furthermore, Valve has hired an experimental psychologist to maximize the excitement of Steam sales and other marketing opportunities. According to Newell, one suggestion by the psychologist was to provide one free copy of a Valve game to every 25th buyer of Left 4 Dead.
This is completely amazing. Filmed on a budget of $500 and yet it looks incredibly professional.
Best of all, Valve have embraced it and are communicating with the creators. So many companies would have issued a takedown notice but Valve once again show why they are loved by the community.
03 February 2009
21 January 2009
"Patriotism is proud of a country's virtues and eager to correct its deficiencies; it also acknowledges the legitimate patriotism of other countries, with their own specific virtues. The pride of nationalism, however, trumpets its country's virtues and denies its deficiencies, while it is contemptuous toward the virtues of other countries. It wants to be, and proclaims itself to be, "the greatest", but greatness is not required of a country; only goodness is."
Sydney J. Harris, journalist and author (1917-1986)
The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.
George Orwell, writer (1903-1950)