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[PATV] Monday, September 3, 2012 - CheckPoint Season 2, Ep. 18: Core Crisis

DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
edited September 2012 in The Penny Arcade Hub

image[PATV] Monday, September 3, 2012 - CheckPoint Season 2, Ep. 18: Core Crisis

What is gameplay worth to you? Square says: Your time and eyeballs.

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    FalxFalx Registered User regular
    So... what exactly is stopping people from just queuing up like six hours worth of ads and just going somewhere else?

    Other than the inherent honesty and virtue that fills the internet to overflowing, that is?

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    AnTyxAnTyx Registered User regular
    Probably mouse-movement checks within the website, or they just won't let you queue stuff up. Also, nobody cares enough. (This business model has been tried with the "ad-supported free PC!" stuff in the 90s.)

    Then again... what is this "somewhere else" you speak of?

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    TleilaxuTleilaxu Registered User regular
    I only had to watch a 15 second pre-roll ad to see CheckPoint. I can only assume that your seconds are worth half of my seconds. I demand twice as much CheckPoint now!

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    AnonymouZeroAnonymouZero Registered User new member
    you know those people that comment only with that quote from the video they just watched? i'm one of them. therefore:

    "shut, up!" LOL

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    CaptainLoserCaptainLoser Registered User new member
    I have never seen an ad before watching this show. Am I stealing your show from you?

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    TrueFlyingCowTrueFlyingCow Registered User new member
    I believe I read about the thing square is doing with watching ads --> play games, and to get around the "walk away while ads are going and come back and play forever" thing, they're limiting you to storing up a max of 1 hour of playtime. But it seems like you can still have the 1-3 minutes of ads going then switch to any of your other 20 open tabs and poke around the other parts of the internet until the ads are done.

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    Punk RexPunk Rex Registered User regular
    Why are they re-releasing The World Ends With You? I still have that game up stairs, its not dusty or anything, you guys can burrow it if you want.

    Its quite good.

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    TiagoR2TiagoR2 Registered User regular

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    thelemantheleman Registered User new member
    I met Graham and Kathleen at PAX! They are both such enjoyable people. </fanboyism>

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    NergyNergy Registered User regular
    Pre-roll Ad? Oh yeah, I totally watched that. Yeah, No Adblock Plus Firefox Extension for me! Nope.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    So glad you feel the need to let the people who spend huge amounts of time making free entertainment for you to watch know that you're going out of your way to make sure they can't make a living out of it. Way to go you. You're a cool guy.

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    GravedGraved Registered User new member
    Dungeon Fighters Online still unavailable in Europe and Russia. This sucks ><

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    urknighterranturknighterrant Soulless Abberation Tallahassee, FLRegistered User regular
    LMAO @ "That dpoesn't seem like a very good deal."

    Kathleen you guys are awesome. That's a great deal.

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    Bewildered_RoninBewildered_Ronin Registered User regular
    I wonder; with the Sqenix service, could you just load up a bunch of ads and then walk away? Hell, next time you're browsing around just leave the site open in a tab, go back and click on a new ad every few minutes, and rack up a bunch of free game time. It's an interesting idea, but I think the potential for exploitation is very high.

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