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[PA Comic] Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Like You Do

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edited August 2014 in The Penny Arcade Hub

image[PA Comic] Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Like You Do

Like You Do

Like You Do

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/08/27

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    CEOIIICEOIII Registered User regular
    .....que?

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    constantin_christian09constantin_christian09 Registered User new member
    ...

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    IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
    Second panel mouth is a bit Picasso-esque. :)

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    Amazon bought Twitch.

    These are good jokes.

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    orthancstoneorthancstone TexasRegistered User regular
    Love the one-click reference

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    Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    I still don't know how I feel about the whole thing. Google was JUST starting to fuck Twitch up with their whole "let's mute every video ever because all video game music sounds like copyright infringement." I am curious to see what Amazon does (like make the HTML5 players actually work well and work with archived videos... I want to watch more stuff on my Wii U dammit!)

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    LinktmLinktm Registered User regular
    This entire comic strip feels like a dad joke. I approve.

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    MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited August 2014
    Warlock82 wrote: »
    I still don't know how I feel about the whole thing. Google was JUST starting to fuck Twitch up with their whole "let's mute every video ever because all video game music sounds like copyright infringement." I am curious to see what Amazon does (like make the HTML5 players actually work well and work with archived videos... I want to watch more stuff on my Wii U dammit!)

    HTML5? I wish. The web Prime player requires Silverlight.

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    AntonNULAntonNUL Registered User regular
    Maybe Amazon bought Twitch to keep it from being bought out by the censorous glob that is Google?

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    HevachHevach Registered User regular
    edited August 2014
    AntonNUL wrote: »
    Maybe Amazon bought Twitch to keep it from being bought out by the censorous glob that is Google?

    Considering the asinine reasons Amazon has locked certain book/ebook publisher off the site (or just removed them from search results) I don't see any scenario where "delivering us from evil" was considered, even by the PR department. I mean, sure, Joker just saved you from getting fed to penguins, but you do know what he means when he says he wants you to smile forever, right?

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    TryCatcherTryCatcher Registered User regular
    Thank God that it isn't Google.

    Also:
    Hevach wrote: »
    AntonNUL wrote: »
    Maybe Amazon bought Twitch to keep it from being bought out by the censorous glob that is Google?

    Considering the asinine reasons Amazon has locked certain book/ebook publisher off the site (or just removed them from search results) I don't see any scenario where "delivering us from evil" was considered, even by the PR department. I mean, sure, Joker just saved you from getting fed to penguins, but you do know what he means when he says he wants you to smile forever, right?

    Those "asinine" reasons, FYI, are basically a bidding war against the publishing monopoly because the latter doesn't want to deal with the actual prices of ebooks or that now anybody can just hire an editor and publish on Amazon with better terms.

    But hey, don't ask me, ask the authors:

    http://www.hughhowey.com/winning-at-monopoly/

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    admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Amazon is way way way above Google in my list of "giant, moderately-evil companies that I am okay with owning Twitch" so this was pretty good news to me.

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    Evil TacoEvil Taco Registered User regular
    Hevach wrote: »
    AntonNUL wrote: »
    Maybe Amazon bought Twitch to keep it from being bought out by the censorous glob that is Google?

    Considering the asinine reasons Amazon has locked certain book/ebook publisher off the site (or just removed them from search results) I don't see any scenario where "delivering us from evil" was considered, even by the PR department. I mean, sure, Joker just saved you from getting fed to penguins, but you do know what he means when he says he wants you to smile forever, right?

    Please, Amazon allows books that feature bondage sex between people and dinosaurs. You're kidding, right?

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    Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    What made Google evil, again? I lost track. Sure they're big, and growing, and integrating Google+ forcibly with shit was annoying, but evil? Nah. Amazon's ebook garbage is really shitty, but Twitch is not ebooks, so I guess that's fine. Facebook buying twitch would have been shit.

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    TryCatcherTryCatcher Registered User regular
    edited August 2014
    Goose! wrote: »
    What made Google evil, again? I lost track. Sure they're big, and growing, and integrating Google+ forcibly with shit was annoying, but evil? Nah. Amazon's ebook garbage is really shitty, but Twitch is not ebooks, so I guess that's fine. Facebook buying twitch would have been shit.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-Tech_Employee_Antitrust_Litigation

    EDIT: Ah, and they tend to allow a lot of abuse of DMCA regulation on YouTube.

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    admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2014
    Goose! wrote: »
    What made Google evil, again? I lost track. Sure they're big, and growing, and integrating Google+ forcibly with shit was annoying, but evil? Nah. Amazon's ebook garbage is really shitty, but Twitch is not ebooks, so I guess that's fine. Facebook buying twitch would have been shit.

    Google's entire business model is to collect everything they can about everything you do and then sell that to people. Basically the same as Facebook. Amazon's not exactly an upstanding citizen, but at least they are selling me a product and not selling me.

    It's worth noting I don't care that much and I still use Google products. I just don't want Google owning YouTube and Twitch.

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    admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2014
    edit: this was a weird double post

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    DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    Well, amazon has the terrible track record of being absolutely abusive to their hourly employees in a way that's sort of mind-boggling. They're like walmart but 100x more evil.

    /still buys everything off amazon.

    What is this I don't even.
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    streeverstreever Registered User regular
    Man, are people really against amazon on the ebook thing? I don't know anyone willing to buy ebooks at Hatchette prices. I read 60 novels a year, and I can't imagine paying more than Amazon charges on ebooks. I already get as many second-hand books and borrows from the library as I can without really restricting what I read.

    Also, as someone who lives in the middle of nowhere, Amazon is my only option for many authors, so I don't exactly see them as a behemoth crushing local/small bookstores; those disappeared well before Amazon created 2 day shipping where I live, at least.

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    ReiskaReiska Registered User regular
    Reading a book from a fragile electric toy that needs recharging ? First you pay for the toy, then you pay for the content and you even pay to keep fucking gizmo working. Now that's stupid.

    How about a real book that lasts decades and even centuries with minimal care ? No ! Far too reasonable and durable ! Some want electric toys and they actually want to pay many times over for same things, only much more fragile and short lived versions of them. So sick.

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    streeverstreever Registered User regular
    edited September 2014
    Reiska wrote: »
    Reading a book from a fragile electric toy that needs recharging ? First you pay for the toy, then you pay for the content and you even pay to keep fucking gizmo working. Now that's stupid.

    How about a real book that lasts decades and even centuries with minimal care ? No ! Far too reasonable and durable ! Some want electric toys and they actually want to pay many times over for same things, only much more fragile and short lived versions of them. So sick.

    Oh my.

    I actually don't want to keep most books forever; I read 60-70 books per year, and if I kept every book I read, and every book I wanted to someday read, I'd have more books than I want to ship & pack.

    I know it's easy to assume that other people are just idiots, but sometimes, we simply have different priorities than you do.

    Kindle is $69. I get free ebooks from my library and pay between 8 and 9 for the rest of them. Typically, the 'real' version costs 14-18.

    My kindle literally paid for itself in 1 month of ownership.

    Reading digitally is not somehow a flawed exercise; posting in forums, for instance, can be interesting and fulfilling, even though you could be talking in a room full of people instead.

    Listening to vinyl records on a turntable is great, but so is listening to an MP3 on your iPod.

    If you don't like the stuff that other people like, that's OK, but pretending that they are idiots for liking something you don't like is pretty silly.

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