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#1 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2521 posts) -

Who's to say everyone that reacted badly to the criticism last time was part of the Giant Bomb community?

You don't have to own a Giant Bomb t-shirt or have 10000 wiki points to be a prick on Twitter, I don't think.

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@crysack said:

@saturdaynightspecials said:

@crembaw: I think the logic might be "We want people to give us/our Russian gangster clients hundreds of dollars in easily-laundered Internet currency."

I think they might be vastly overestimating how attached people are to their game saves, of all things.

They're not expecting everyone to pay them, of course. That's why the ransom is so high, because then they only need a few "whales" who are in the 90th percentile of gullibility/being a crazy person. The same users who, conveniently, are the most likely to get malware.

Plus, it sounds like they already encrypt lots of other data on your computer that may be actually important. By targeting games, they are now just casting the net a bit wider.

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@crembaw: I think the logic might be "We want people to give us/our Russian gangster clients hundreds of dollars in easily-laundered Internet currency."

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It's not super small if you compare it to Kojima's arm. I think the full-size arm is a bit closer to the camera in that shot.

That said, wait 5-6 weeks and buy it on eBay, if you still want it by then.

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Breaking: High-level Lionsgate employee accidentally reads half an article about Telltale's Game of Thrones deal on Forbes.com, then has this incredible idea while doing bumps

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@monkeyking1969: They are all awesome, unique flavors that are somewhat old-fashioned (all having ties to the old tradition of "medicinal" food), and which I have heard people complain about. Jeff Gerstmann, for example. Though even he liks root beer.

I rarely eat big leafy bunches of the licorice plant, so I think I'm good on the toxicity front. Not to mention, the predominant flavoring in American licorice is actually anise, not licorice extract.

#9 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2521 posts) -

It's news to me that Good & Plenties (or "that goople" as we call it on the streets) is considered an old-person candy. If you asked me to name candies for people who are over 80, I would think of licorice allsorts long before G&P (though allsorts are certainly better).

Actually I'm still not used to the fact that so many people, at least Americans, are big babies about black licorice. If I have kids, I'm going to get them started early on licorice, root beer, and ginger ale so they don't grow up with malformed tastes.

#10 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2521 posts) -

Shades of Dyack.

The RPS piece was well-intentioned but the guy is just not a good enough interviewer to be all Toughie McHardquestions. The goal should be to extract informative answers, not to fulfill the collective catharsis of people who are angry at the interviewee.