Episode 14 - Blizzard of Cash

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Episode 14 - Blizzard of Cash

Postby Graham » 08 Aug 2011, 13:26

Blizzard wants money?
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Postby JackSlack » 08 Aug 2011, 13:44

Ahem. Now I can say...

Needs more wub.

(ps. Good episode. :) )
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Postby EikoandMog » 08 Aug 2011, 13:49

Wait, that Duke Nukem thing actually happened? Checkpoint has actually given me some news that I hadn't heard. This is a startling development.

Also, cutting away from HD was hilarious. I lost my shit when it extended to the ending credits. As an aside, two of the three videos today have had jokes within the ending credits.
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Postby iamafish » 08 Aug 2011, 13:56

it says 'missing plug-in' why does it say that?
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Re: Episode 14 - Blizzard of Cash

Postby JackSlack » 08 Aug 2011, 13:57

Oh, yeah! Ditto what Eikoandmog said: Great work in committing to the gag.
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Postby NotAwesomeAtAll » 08 Aug 2011, 14:12

Blizzard: The next powerhouse in the global economy? Probably.
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Postby desrevnoc » 08 Aug 2011, 14:18

iamafish wrote:it says 'missing plug-in' why does it say that?

I had that problem in Chrome, instead of bothering to find out what plugin that might be I just tried Firefox and that seems to work fine for me.
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Postby Geoff_B » 08 Aug 2011, 14:19

I posted this in the Diablo 3 thread but it probably deserves a mention here. Ladies and gentlemen I present to you Blizzard's newest potential customer -

http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/08/08/north ... nd-regime/
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Postby iamafish » 08 Aug 2011, 14:30

desrevnoc wrote:
iamafish wrote:it says 'missing plug-in' why does it say that?

I had that problem in Chrome, instead of bothering to find out what plugin that might be I just tried Firefox and that seems to work fine for me.


guys guys guys!!!! i found a use for IE!!!

meanwhile, very good episode.
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Re: Episode 14 - Blizzard of Cash

Postby MowDownJoe » 08 Aug 2011, 14:32

Between the cHustle open and the one caption from the first story, I have to wonder who among who guys is currently addicted to dubstep?

But yeah, I lost it when you pixelated everything. Although now I'm even more upset that Ledo & Ix doesn't update anymore.
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Postby Vigafre » 08 Aug 2011, 14:36

EikoandMog wrote:Wait, that Duke Nukem thing actually happened? Checkpoint has actually given me some news that I hadn't heard. This is a startling development.

Also, cutting away from HD was hilarious. I lost my shit when it extended to the ending credits. As an aside, two of the three videos today have had jokes within the ending credits.

Well, technically, Unskippable ALWAYS has a joke within the ending credits.
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Postby JustAName » 08 Aug 2011, 14:37

I've been having that problem in ie for months. I've been watching it on another computer with firefox.
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Postby iamafish » 08 Aug 2011, 14:38

MowDownJoe wrote:Between the cHustle open and the one caption from the first story, I have to wonder who among who guys is currently addicted to dubstep?


i'm gonna guess Alex
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Postby NotAwesomeAtAll » 08 Aug 2011, 15:08

Geoff_B wrote:I posted this in the Diablo 3 thread but it probably deserves a mention here. Ladies and gentlemen I present to you Blizzard's newest potential customer -

http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/08/08/north ... nd-regime/

That might just be one of the most devious schemes related to gold farming ever; which ultimately makes the hackers look a little dumb to put in that much effort ,and risk of being arrested, just to farm gold for NK. Maybe North Korea "inspired" Blizzard?
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Postby tamaness » 08 Aug 2011, 15:15

Interestingly, I can't watch the blip.tv player in HD on any of my computers, and as such was watching it in lo-def when you went to lo-def. It's not an issue with the player so much as my not wanting to replace 5-year-old computers yet. Also my CR-48 is pretty suck at web video.

Honestly, if I"m playing the game already, why not drop items I'm not using into the real-money auction house? Whether Blizzard takes a cut or not, I'm going to get rid of items I don't need, and I don't play multiplayer except with my Dad.
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Postby Metcarfre » 08 Aug 2011, 16:48

Great episode. Loved the call-back... call forward... call-strafe to this week's cH.
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Postby phlip » 08 Aug 2011, 16:55

OK, so from what I can tell, the actual numbers for the Diablo auction house aren't available yet, so I don't think it's fair to assume Blizzard will be making more money than the seller, just because there are several fees...

I'm kinda curious when the numbers come out, how they'll compare to, say, eBay b/w PayPal... since that's what it's essentially replacing. And they also charge a fee for listing and a fee per transaction. No fee for cashing out, but plenty of other fees besides. All that would be changing is the fees going to Blizzard instead of to eBay.
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Postby Master Gunner » 08 Aug 2011, 18:01

The articles I read did state that there would be a fee for cashing out.
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Postby Vigafre » 08 Aug 2011, 18:14

I think he means on eBay.
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Postby WAYF » 08 Aug 2011, 23:55

metcarfre wrote:Great episode. Loved the call-back... call forward... call-strafe to this week's cH.


"Call-strafe" absolutely needs to be a word. Is it a word? Please let it be a word. :D


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Re: Episode 14 - Blizzard of Cash

Postby phlip » 09 Aug 2011, 02:01

Vigafre wrote:I think he means on eBay.

Yeah, I meant that PayPal has no fee for cashing out, which is a point of difference from this auction house thing. Though it's not like there's a shortage of things they do have fees for...
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Postby Metcarfre » 09 Aug 2011, 10:10

WAYF wrote:
metcarfre wrote:Great episode. Loved the call-back... call forward... call-strafe to this week's cH.


"Call-strafe" absolutely needs to be a word. Is it a word? Please let it be a word. :D

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Re: Episode 14 - Blizzard of Cash

Postby SilPho » 09 Aug 2011, 14:22

Big question here: Who the hell is Robert?

And for the record, I would care about HD if my provider didn't impose such a stingy limit on us.
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Postby semysane » 09 Aug 2011, 14:53

SilPho wrote:Big question here: Who the hell is Robert?

Probably Robert Khoo, the guy who basically runs all things Penny Arcade.
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Re: Episode 14 - Blizzard of Cash

Postby SilPho » 10 Aug 2011, 02:16

Oh... ok, yeah that would make sense. (Feeling silly now)

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