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    Counter Thread on Socialism

    in Politics Discussion on 09 February 2018

    I wanted to state my opinion on what socialism is from a different viewpoint, but one that I feel is more accurate. First I want to discuss capitalism.  The most well know writer on the subject is Adam Smith, though he wasn't the first.  One thing he his contemporaries and predecessors had in common is they were writing their observation of how markets functioned in practice,...

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    Disney's Star Wars $4 Billion Investment Has Already Paid For Itself

    in Movies Discussion on 30 December 2017

    To consider the deal's profitability, you need to consider opportunity costs. For example: It's possible that if Disney never purchased Lucasfilm, Disney would have released an original IP or Pixar/Disney/Marvel film in its slot, which could have been wildly successful and not come a 4 billion price tag. So to consider the profit, it is not just against the 4 billions cost, but also against...

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    Why is German pop culture less popular worldwide than American, British and Japanese?

    in General Discussion on 14 December 2017

    Germans have outsized influence in economic theory and classical music. Just because some Japanese games are popular doesn't mean Japan is more culturally relevant in the world....

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    FIFA World Cup or UEFA Champions League: What do you prefer?

    in Sports Discussion on 25 October 2017

    The real question is which is better, 4 years of UEFA Champions League tournaments or 1 World Cup?...

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    Which is the most significant (important) console in history?

    in Gaming Discussion on 16 July 2017

    Dyllyo said: You're showing your age here, kid.Some of us REMEMBER growing up in the 80's and 90's. Of COURSE, companies would still be trying to make games, without the NES. But we're talking about REAL history, not a fictional version of it :)The NES blew everything out of the water, back in the day. Nintendo didn't even have to worry about competition at all for 7 years. LOL...

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    Which is the most significant (important) console in history?

    in Gaming Discussion on 15 July 2017

    It's ridiculous how many think there would be no consoles if not for the NES. Gaming would have continued on PCs on arcades eventually on smartphones and other devices. The idea that nobody ever would have released a new console is ridiculous. The technology that allowed gaming to grow would have continued without NES....

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    Which is the most significant (important) console in history?

    in Gaming Discussion on 13 July 2017

    mountaindewslave said: catofellow said: Probably Playstation. To me the question needs to be viewed backwards. If any one console hadn't happened, what would be different today? Playstation crushed Sega, took all of Nintendo's 3rd party support, and probably drew Microsoft into the market the following generation. Absent Sony, Nintendo and Sega were both faltering to an extent,...

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    Which is the most significant (important) console in history?

    in Gaming Discussion on 10 July 2017

    Probably Playstation. To me the question needs to be viewed backwards. If any one console hadn't happened, what would be different today? Playstation crushed Sega, took all of Nintendo's 3rd party support, and probably drew Microsoft into the market the following generation. Absent Sony, Nintendo and Sega were both faltering to an extent, it is possible the overall market would have declined,...

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    Miyamoto Still Has Doubts About Virtual Reality

    in Nintendo Discussion on 16 February 2017

    New technologies scare Nintendo....

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    Nintendo set to sell 700M consoles.

    in Nintendo Discussion on 21 November 2016

    Simple math. Nintendo can only cross the 50% of total consoles sold if they take greater than 50% market share from today forward (i.e. outsell PS4, Xbone, and Vita). Otherwise their market share of historical sales will shrink. So no, they won't cross 50%....

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    is $399 a healthy price for Nintendo Switch?

    in Nintendo Discussion on 29 October 2016

    Imagine a generic 720p tablet, with a 6.2 inch screen. That would retail for $150 max. Given the switch has a higher end processor, probably the most they could charge for just the tablet is $200. Add in the cost of the dock, HDMI cable, two Joy-Con controllers, and potentially the grip, you add another $50 -$100 in cost. Therefore, the most I can see them charging is $300. I would...

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    Why I don't like the Joy-Cons

    in Nintendo Discussion on 25 October 2016

    fleischr said: Joycons look to be about 4" wide. SNES controller was about 5" wide. The original Gameboy was about 3.8" wide. Which begs the question - was the SNES controller or Gameboy that uncomfortable to hold? Not perfect - but not the worst from what I remember. Certainly bearable when the game is really good... Yes, but the face buttons an d-pad were on the side, not in the...

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    Why I don't like the Joy-Cons

    in Nintendo Discussion on 25 October 2016

    You don't think a single piece of hardware with 2 extra batteries, 2 extra wireless radios, and 2 ports adds any costs?  It made the unit more expensive, less ergonomic, and/or they passed on hardware features they otherwise could have implemented....

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    Why I don't like the Joy-Cons

    in Nintendo Discussion on 24 October 2016

    The more I think about it, the less I like the Joy-Con controllers.  As has been discussed ad nauseum, they are too small and the buttons arranged too awkwardly to be used as single controllers.  Also, that grip controller looks rather strange, and I think I would just use the pro (yes I plan to buy regardless). Now the thing that bothers me is a lot of Nintendo fans and the...

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    AT&T to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion

    in General Discussion on 23 October 2016

    I don't think it'll be that successful. Content distributors are most successful by having all content. Content producers are most successful by being on all platforms. Neither entity can be successful by restricting the options of the other. There is a reason Time Warner split in two in the first place. Also, how has Comcast - NBC Universal materially changed either business line? We...

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    AT&T to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion

    in General Discussion on 23 October 2016

    Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile will have a combined debt of over 300 billion if this deal is approved. Watch out, this could be the next industry to need a bailout in the event of another recession....

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    Nintendo Switch to succeed, then fail

    in Nintendo Discussion on 22 October 2016

    A few points. - I really like the Switch name. - I agree if it sells for under $200 it will be a big success, but I can't imagine how this would be possible. * Cheap tablets can, but they don't have detachable controller, docking station, and mid to high end mobile specs like Switch will. * Which raises the question, does everything come bundled together at launch (Switch, two...

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    Nintendo Switch to succeed, then fail

    in Nintendo Discussion on 22 October 2016

    lasershow said: catofellow said: The Wii U and GCN also had Mario Kart.  People and developers care. The gamecube wasn't underpowered.  Yes you are right. The gamecube was only slightly under power compared to the Xbox. But it was underpowered with features. People really cared at the time that it didn't play DVDs and that the game disks had lower...

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    Nintendo Switch to succeed, then fail

    in Nintendo Discussion on 22 October 2016

    mountaindewslave said: have you seen how many people carry around big tablets in everyday life or on transportation? a lotttt. I think you're way off base OP and just looking for attention. a lot of "look at me look at me, I'm predicting something fails!" threads lately, especially in response to things that seem to be popular in conversation with the masses I actually rarely see...

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    Nintendo Switch to succeed, then fail

    in Nintendo Discussion on 21 October 2016

    m_csquare said: Games matter more than anything else. 3ds is severely more underpowered than vita, but it completely slay vita in gaming library (and ofc sale number). I'm glad we're getting new mario, dq11, and zelda games for NS, but i hope there are more to come. Show me new Metroid, Fire emblem, MH, AC, and level5 rpg, then I will day1 purchase this console Yeah, but 3DS has...

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