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iriver P20 media player and M3 GPS navigator headed to IFA {Engadget}

Aug 25th 2008 8:05AM The more PMPs the better. I have skipped them the last two times I bought a PMP because of the small screen sizes but this looks like a step in the right direction. I use mine exclusively as movie players so big screen, battery life, codec support, memory size and TV output are what I'm looking for.

Why the subscription-based business model is broken {Massively}

Aug 24th 2008 8:49PM I think what he's really saying is that the business model that he is no longer in is no good and the one he is now working with is totally awesome.

When you put that through the hype BS translator it says absolutely nothing.

I am very willing to pay to play. Just make sure you keep my interest and you win. WoW got a LOT of money out of me before I left. Conan got the original box price and nothing more. LOTRO will get a few more months from me.

The Daily Grind: do traps and puzzles make content more fun? {Massively}

Aug 24th 2008 11:19AM The previous comments hit the nail on the head for me.

I love puzzles but when I want to hunt or dungeon crawl I'd rather not spend extra time trying to figure out how to get back to killing.

How about we leave the puzzles for questlines and not hunting?

The editor-in-chief giveaway: Win Ryan Block's video games {Engadget}

Aug 24th 2008 10:07AM Actually, I have a PS3 that I use just to play Blu-Rays and have never played a game on it. Wouldn't THIS be fun?!?!?!

The Digital Continuum: Memoirs of a WAR beta tester {Massively}

Aug 23rd 2008 3:39PM Perhaps I would have worded it better than the first commenter but I have to admit that the opening few paragraphs of this article sure had a lot of peculiarly immature-sounding comments.

"I've been in it for a long time. A really long time, in fact. We're talking about, well, since the thing started. Which gives me something more to say than the typical tester talking about this game."

"I think I've seen more progress made on any MMO in the span of about a year than I have in any other in beta. And I've been in a lot of them."

Overall, if you read the first few paragraphs of this article there are a WHOLE lot of "I"'s. Rubbed me the wrong way.

Archos 5, 7 internet media tablets now on sale {Engadget}

Aug 23rd 2008 11:25AM I think what's important when reading COMMENTS sections on any website is that 99.999% of readers will look at a product announcement like this and see that it is just another device with a slightly different approach and design which caters to a specific market while having enough features to perhaps stretch its market a bit.

Only a very small percentage of humans think there can be only ONE company that can make these products.

There CAN be many GOOD products in the media player genre.

But I suppose a COMMENTS section without trolls would be a bit boring.

Archos 5, 7 internet media tablets now on sale {Engadget}

Aug 22nd 2008 8:59PM For the screen size these are awesome. I use my 604 for watching movies (I don't even have any music on mine) and it does a great job. I have even taken it on trips and watched movies on relatives' TVs.

The plugins are NOT necessary for using the player. Just be smart and figure out what plugins you need to use it and factor it into the price.

Again, what sets these apart is the screen size. GREAT for movie-watching on the go.

The editor-in-chief giveaway: Win Ryan Block's gadgets {Engadget}

Aug 22nd 2008 8:54PM The amazing thing is that I see a BUNCH of that stuff that I would love to have for myself. No EBAY for me!

Massively goes to WAR: An overview of Healing careers for Order {Massively}

Aug 20th 2008 3:31PM Interesting choices but the label "Healer" still sends shivers down my spine from all the other MMOs I've played.

Never again for me.

Typical MMO:

"3 Warriors LFG with Healer!"
"3 Warriors LFG with Healer!"
"4 Warriors LFG with Healer!"
"4 Warriors LFG with Healer!"
"4 Warriors LFG with Healer!"
"5 Warriors LFG with Healer!"
"Great, thanks for joining us! Okay Pull!"
"5 Warriors LFG with Healer!"

Anti-Aliased: Scare tactics {Massively}

Aug 20th 2008 11:08AM I think you'd likely find a lot of different interpretations of what constitutes "Scary".

For an old-school guy like me it's being startled after tension has been built by putting me in an environment where I do not feel safe.

Like the Vent shafts in the original Alien movie. The guy is cramped and has people over a headset yelling that their sensors show something big getting closer...closer but the guy doesn't see anything until he awkwardly changes position and BOOM!

I don't think it is un-doable in an MMO.

I'd love to see more than just "farming" mobs with "scary" 3D models.

Give someone a cramped environment, lots of twists and turns and a few spots for mobs to hide and I think you'll get some heartbeats racing.