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Missing the memo for dress-up day by GallowPlaceholder in gaming

[–]litseylohan 9898 points9899 points  (0 children)

He should go to the top row and start rolling barrels down

Missing the memo for dress-up day by GallowPlaceholder in gaming

[–]StevenSmithen 2256 points2257 points  (0 children)

This story helped me poop. Thanks!

Holy crap! A gold! Thanks!

Edit 2: y'all need Jesus

2018 the year of the cardboard box by tim-of-legend in gaming

[–]yomingo 1785 points1786 points  (0 children)

more like instead of boxes with loot, the loot is the box. Taking lootboxes to the next level.

Saw my kid playing this today. This needs to stop. by steampunkhippie in gaming

[–]CPUGamer101 24 points25 points  (0 children)

You're right, this does need to stop. Parents need to stop letting their kids run around freely on the internet and on app stores when their children aren't mature enough to handle themselves in that environment. Before you hand your child an iPad or iPhone, you should be asking yourself if that child is ready to spot the evils it might see and if it has the will power to avoid them. Apps like these aren't succeeding because companies are evil, they're succeeding because parents are too naively trusting that they can just use these devices without any danger. Once parents realize that there's a danger to giving your child an iPad for hours at a time with no supervision or guidance, apps like these will mostly fade away due to lack of income.

We all been here... by SwimDavid in gaming

[–]Cosmic_Shipwreck 2496 points2497 points  (0 children)

You're the one having sex with all of them, mom. Why don't you ask them?

30 dollars at a garage sale I think I did OK by manwithspoon11 in gaming

[–]regoapps 305 points306 points x2 (0 children)

I used to work for a big tech company. We got a new CEO who laid off about 900 employees in batches each day for about a week. Morale was pretty low, so one day I booked a conference room that had a projector for a "graphical user interface research meeting". I attached my Wii to it, and we just played Super Mario Strikers all day with the employees who got laid off notices that day. Good times.

My son lives with his mother 3 hours away. I don’t get visitation that often and he’s old enough now to play online games, and just got GTA5 so now we can hang out and chat more or less every day :) by halfdeafmusic in gaming

[–]fking13000 4270 points4271 points  (0 children)

If I could, I would give you gold. But I'll do the next best thing; kill a hooker in your honor.

Edit: Yay, u/Shinnycharsiewpau gilded their comment. HUZZAH!

Edit #2: I never thought the reason my karma would double in over my entire time on Reddit and my first gold would come from a comment about killing hookers. This must be the Redditor Dream.

My son lives with his mother 3 hours away. I don’t get visitation that often and he’s old enough now to play online games, and just got GTA5 so now we can hang out and chat more or less every day :) by halfdeafmusic in gaming

[–]halfdeafmusic[S] 8897 points8898 points  (0 children)

My username in this case also checks out; I’m severely hearing impaired and the music really drives me crazy.

No music in the car, so I can hear what’s goin on tbh

Edit: thank you kind Redditor for the gold! Or as we partially hearing impaired people say; thank you kind Redditor for the gold!

30 dollars at a garage sale I think I did OK by manwithspoon11 in gaming

[–]etherealcaitiff 4182 points4183 points  (0 children)

Wait till he opens up the back and finds the keys to the car and the case of Stella. reference

How we do it in my family. by Stumbows in gaming

[–]EasterChimp 49 points50 points  (0 children)

Why you gotta bring length into this?

Edit: Gold? My first gilding? Wow. I'm glad my dumbass sense of humor brightened a stranger's day that much. Thank you!

Leaked documents showing they're using AI to change video games DURING gameplay to force micro-transactions by [deleted] in gaming

[–]Zlamderella 907 points908 points  (0 children)

The phrasing of "bait-and-switch" seem like a juvenile's idea of how business people talk.

Looks fake to be honest. Not saying there no corresponding evil shit, but this deck and slides is garbage. Where are the honest data driven decision points? No one would get anywhere with this garbage.

This mother helping her son so he can play. by LobyxNerd in gaming

[–]Artikay 745 points746 points  (0 children)

Thats not his mom. Thats the mom of the guy he's pwning.

Leaked documents showing they're using AI to change video games DURING gameplay to force micro-transactions by [deleted] in gaming

[–]SirSoliloquy 450 points451 points  (0 children)

Maybe we should contact FIFA. Surely they don't want to be associated with any sort of corruption.

Leaked documents showing they're using AI to change video games DURING gameplay to force micro-transactions by [deleted] in gaming

[–]girwitty 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The only way that I can see this has to do with gaming is with who this tailored presentation is being pitched to. Beyond that, this is about machine learning marketing, which doesn't automatically mean as intrusive as this document would lead you to believe.

I use AI driven email marketing efforts on a daily basis, because they work, very well. Same level of artificial intelligence is being used for prospecting campaigns across all social media for similar reasons. Where before marketing professionals had to manually identify trends in data sets, manually score leads - computers let us sit on our butts and make our companies a ton more money in less time. Marketing is all about know as much as you can about your target consumer and leveraging that in a certain way. There is a good chance the last thing you bought was influenced by a computer algorithm.

So, why is this document (if legitimate) scary? The how behind the data being collected. I have no problem, ethically that is, serving up family planning advertisements to a menstruating women like this presentation say they can determine. (link in the slide: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0183462) - because we can already do that with our normal data sets. Hell, there is a great example of how marketing professionals have been able to do this with just customer life cycles and product sales data. Target was able to predict that a girl was pregnant based off of the products that she bought well before she told her family (sorry for Forbes link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2012/02/16/how-target-figured-out-a-teen-girl-was-pregnant-before-her-father-did/#49cf5dcc6668).

The issue that should be talked about here is the right to collect certain data. Not about the money hungry gaming studios, they are just trying to keep up with everyone else.

From the previous linked study and this one on a slide they title "Accidentally Derived Information" (http://jmlr.csail.mit.edu/papers/volume14/stowell13a/stowell13a.pdf) it seems like they are utilizing an 'always-on' microphone to collect real-time audio.

As for the 3D mapping? Seems like they intend to use your Wifi signal with the help of every other device on your network to map interference for a layout of your home.

I don't actually know what goes into the legality behind collecting the data, and what verbiage has to be used in obtaining user permission to collect this level of information, but I can assure you that there are companies that skirt that legal line all the time.

I'm admittedly bias. My job gets easier the more data I have, but infringing on users rights or crafting shady, intentionally vague and enigmatic ToS to make a buck is messed up. I just wanted to share that this isn't a r/gaming issue. It is an r/all issue.

Leaked documents showing they're using AI to change video games DURING gameplay to force micro-transactions by [deleted] in gaming

[–]hp94 2804 points2805 points  (0 children)

How else would they know to send you a notification when you sit down on the shitter to open up Favorite GameTM to buy some gems?

I knew it by mekefa in gaming

[–]Shopworn_Soul 1009 points1010 points  (0 children)

VRChat is by far the most fun I've had with my Vive.

Now, bear in mind it is heavily dependent upon you and who you're interacting with to make your own fun but I seriously cannot recommend it highly enough.

It's like Ready Player One except instead of being some kind of VR superheroes in some kind of perfect universe everyone was born partially paralyzed and then had a series of strokes.

It's great.

Bought her stardew valley. She hasn't talked to me since she launched it. by SnizzyYT in gaming

[–]octoriceball 9994 points9995 points  (0 children)

Why would she talk to you, she has things to do. Crops to plant. People to see. Maybe even find her soulmate.