No surprises here. The moment I had the spare money to spend I poured into the originals I could find from games I loved, movies and others. Currently my expenditures moved away from buying the physical assets into trying to go directly for the artists. Being an insider in Techdirt is part of this behavior shift. And the MAFIAA is to blame for it. Still, the amount I spend annually remains similar. I'm currently near the $300-$400 range.
I sort of agree with you here. But they could have expanded it to allow gay marriages and children adoption. Would have been epic. But I also think you are missing the point of the article. Regardless of the bug allowing males to get pregnant Nintendo should have maintained the homosexual aspect and expanded to females while fixing the bug. And you gotta agree that the whole thing sounds dubious and allows for a lot of confusion.
Now that part was gold:
Nintendo made their bones on a stereotyped Italian plumber. Now that Nintendo has decided to erase the option to be gay from this game, I hope to hell the backlash is as brutal as it should be.
Nothing we didn't expect right from the start right? Netflix, Spotify have been far more successful in tackling piracy than any law ever conceived. But what are they doing with those service? Ramping up the licensing fees or removing content in favor of a much more expensive and crappier service.
I tell you one thing, I used to support people buying stuff but after some years of seeing the MAFIAA screwing up artists, suing any good thing into bankruptcy and destroying ordinary people lives I just tell people to download to their hearts content and buy only from those not associated to the MAFIAA. Or better, donate directly to the artist, go to the shows. But keep the money away from these morons.
I see glass as a potentially awesome product to catch law enforcement abuses and 'paid' people that derail peaceful protests. I also see it as a potential problem for privacy much like mobile phones were and still are despite many improvements (it's much easier to keep track of what's being shared about your usage nowadays albeit far from perfect).
Now Govt surveillance and all the known (and unknown) fishing expeditions, abuses and violations? That`s something much more surrounded in smokes and lies...
To be fair there are some IA that can learn enough to identify false positives with quite the accuracy depending on the topic at hand. I'm not sure about copyright though since it relies on previous input from humans and seemingly nobody fully agrees with one another when it comes to copyright.
Re: Board note: fanboys now get in FIVE hours early!
Awwww, the jealousy. Imagine when ootb discovers that among those who have early access there are those that have even earlier access and can even help with the development of an article for an added premium ($$$).
Now watch his brain explode when he finds out that's one of the ways Mike makes money on his public domain articles. The horror!