Hmmm... I've seen figures of over $700k dollars per month. Considering it barely has any adds (other than for other games from King) then there are shitloads of people burning money at King's fires for essentially what is a game based pretty much on luck. I had a whole level solve it by itslef without me touching the screen once and my gf spent 15 minutes looking at candies crushing themselves before establishing a score that put her on top of the list of friends that played with 5x the second place. If the game doesn't want you to finish a level you won't finish it no matter how much you spend in boosters (disclaimer: I've spent none). We play with our friends just for the lulz. But it seems there are people out there that take it seriously.
This is amazing. There are signs everywhere that the political class and its buyers are actually afraid of the people. It will inevitably lead to blood and violence as it is already happening but humanity seems to learn only from suffering so far.
I've said before, these times are convoluted for sure. But incredibly interesting at the same time.
I have a dream... And it doesn't involve humans driving.
I hope driverless cars come way sooner than later. Distracted drivers simply don't care about driving so they'll surely welcome such new tech and leave the rest of us who enjoy it with better, safer roads.
Reminds me of that mahjong anime... If memory serves there was the main character called Saki that got pro at scoring exactly zero so she would be always in the middle of the players avoiding being mocked for being the loser and being bullied by her siblings for winning too much. One must note that scoring exactly zero several games in a row is an insane strategic exercise. Still it could be fun.
Take the RPGs for instance. I like those that need strategy to win. Or those that allow you to become so overpower that the fun is how to kill a boss without taking damage for instance. Or those that you can up the difficulty to insanity and still be able to beat it if executing the things carefully (and in a reasonable time frame). Disgaea comes to mine for this last example!
The telcos are shitting their pants for 4 years now afraid that Google will expand its services nationwide or that people will start incisively questioning their monopolies. After all they were supposed to be awarded such monopolies so they could take revenue for granted and invest more in infra-structure, quality, cheap services etc. Which clearly didn't happen. I'm waiting for the US Govt to offer the same monetary incentives they gave to the main telcos to Google. It should be both fair and entertaining to see the telcos flip flop about how unfair it is.
Agreed but if memory serves one of the arguments they were pushing was that they can't tailor the ads and so on and we haven't seen any type of offering from Aereo in this front. While the broadcasters may not accept it would add another good argument in court (at least I think it would).
Another concern bubbling up in Chicago is that the programs are effectively using racial profiling to target already-troubled areas where crime naturally would be greater due to poverty, without anybody bothering to perform a deeper analysis of why those areas might be having problems (aka targeting symptoms, not disease)
Actually, it's the laziness idea. Go for the low hanging fruit instead of doing proper investigative work. Pretty much the default for law enforcement these days.
Still, Aereo is lacking here too. They could be making agreements with the Broadcasters to tailor the advertisements to the region where they are being streamed to in exchange of using a set up that is, you know, SANE instead of having a single antenna per user. Sounds like a win-win situation where such content would reach much more people.
I can't wait till such databases get copied and distributed freely causing enormous REAL harm terrorism would never dream of causing. Grab your popcorn gentleman. It's either that or we'll see the US become the new Nazi Germany (without the Holocaust maybe? Or will racism prevail?).
It seems we need another round of hard, bloody lessons on what not to do.