Nov 5th 2010 10:43PM A word of advice from an attorney with no aspirations to ever argue in front of the highest bench in the land...
Gamers will control the narrative when our generation (those who grew up in the era of Nintendo, Sega, Sony, and Microsoft) run the appeal specialist law firms in America, and that will not be for another 20 years. With few exceptions, you don't just get to argue in front of the Supreme Court unless you have a practice devoted to only appeals, and litigators at that level mostly come from a generation before gamers were everywhere. Until then, you have to be patient and not have unrealistic expectations.
Also, the facts of the case are based in 2005-2006, so you have to work with the record as it was at trial, not today. Unfortunately every case dealing with technology will hopelessly be behind the times when it goes in front of Roberts and company.
I may not agree with Ms. Kagan on many things, but the fact that she brought up Mortal Kombat was a good sign that she is the most competent technology-saavy judge of the nine currently serving. Not an outdated reference when it's a cult classic.
Jan 26th 2010 5:10PM If only there were more David French's in this world, maybe then WoW and other games would lose their (unfair) bad rap in public circles. Kudos to another interesting profile, and thanks DF for your continued service to the country.
Jul 17th 2009 1:31PM Then don't sign up for your guild's progression raids, because you clearly don't care about the 9 or 24 other real life people in your hobby activity. AFK'ing over and over on progression content causes wipes even if 1-2 people are gone, so excuse yourself from those situations and have fun on the phone.
Feb 13th 2009 9:32AM Contest entry, because that thing looks pretty cool.
Jan 9th 2009 11:46AM This argument is so flawed from a business perspective that it's painful to read. The reason Blizzard is so successful is that they bring in tons of new players and hook them alongside the legions of returning customers. Stagnating business by catering only to existing customers is a recipe for failure because eventually those players will leave for some reason. Had I not been able to be on a server with friends for 1-2 months, the game would not have been fun and would not have hooked me. Plus, this system would gut the entire RAF program, which I'm sure contributes mightily to the increase in subscribers.
Sorry if that is harsh, but there's no way a successful business can cater only to current clients. I unfortunately was on a medium pop server that is now on the current realm transfer list (and we have 800-1000 queues every evening now so it is warranted), so I'm hoping for some relief like everyone else.
Dec 18th 2008 12:27PM No, no, no fellow attorneys: she's referring to the person in the picture as a law school administrator! They are the ones who give you one good year of education followed by two years of time wasting, all for the low low cost of $100,000 to $250,000. The picture could very well be of my law school dean in her office.
And the kicker...I'm in the middle of a 40,000 page doc review as I type this. Back to billables!
Oct 3rd 2008 10:03AM Definitely ALLIANCE!