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  1. More of a general health issue applied to NBA players than an NBA thing, and is also rather obvious. Sleep deprivation is really bad for your performance. https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/27767289/dirty-little-secret-everybody-knows-about Teams are already resting their players but the article points out that it is the travel itself that is damaging. Sometimes teams do let their players skip games but based on the evidence they really should let all the resting players go directly to the next city and not watch the game in a suit. Also, scheduling is hard. I wonder how many more days need to be added to the season to completely eliminate back to backs. Or only have back to back games where you don't have to travel.
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    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    Also, considering that Steam is basically a near monopoly, you have to resort to aggressive strategies like this to gain a foothold. We'll see just how nice Epic is if/after they gain a sizeable amount of market share.
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    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    And that's fine. I don't trust Tencent either. I don't have an issue with what Wert posted but the way Corvinus framed it just triggered me.
  4. Proudfeet

    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    So? You can make it up from other sources. How? Tencent is an internet giant. If you meant why instead, then sure, I agree with you. We have already seen how Activision Blizzard acts with 5% of Tencent ownership. Also, "game store launched only last year" owns Fortnite. Are you even sure they received additional capital investments to fund their aggressive strategy?
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    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    I meant that the investors doesn't necessarily have to be Tencent. If you meant raising cash, companies either raise capital, get a loan or use whatever reserves they have from their operations. I read Corvinus' post as they are only "a year old" so they shouldn't have any reserves and that Tencent is the only investor willing to splurge, which to me is ridiculous.
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    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    I don't think that has to do with who owns the company, companies raise capital if they don't have sufficient cash. And Epic itself is fairly established, so I don't know where you are trying to go with "game store launched only last year".
  7. Don't think that is happening anytime soon. I read that a couple of fans were removed from a preseason game at Philly for chanting support for Hong Kong. Also, no idea why journalists are baiting them with dumb questions like this. I mean what answer do they expect? But then again, they've been asking players and coaches about what they think of supposed unjust officiating for years so I guess they are just true to form.
  8. Proudfeet

    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    The player and both the interviewers who were there. I suppose they didn't want the backlash the NBA and the usually favoured Houston Rockets got, but didn't they think about losing the support of others with that action? *also its kow-tow
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    Anime

    They made the impact exceedingly bright so much so that there was a time skip after it finally cleared up. I wouldn't say that we saw it. It just occurred to me that the animation studio and the game studio are likely separate and they don't actually have money to burn. They really need the Blu-Ray sales to justify a sequel. Don't think I'd watch Babylonia, but looking at the trailer, some scenes look like the characters are protruding out from the background. Majority are fine, but when it happens it does look really odd.
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    Anime

    I think its a stylistic choice. They haven't shown the immediate impact of the spear either time she used it. They only show the result/aftermath. Its just going to be two forces colliding anyway. As far as a continuation goes, you need to hope sales of the Blu-Ray goes well, otherwise the best you can hope for outside of reading the novels is a movie. Although who knows? Maybe they decide that they have money to burn like what I heard of the FGO April Fools events. My personal takeaway from this is that the ages and the corresponding heights in this show are messed up. They confirmed that Waver (and by extension his students) was 19 in Zero, so basically have a growth spurt once at 10 (for Olga-Marie) and another at 20? I'm giving the mental maturity thing a pass, but the height thing is just odd. Its not important or relevant, but it really stands out.
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    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    Last figures when? Five months ago, two months after release and with no further figures showing it has stabilised? Its twitch viewer counts has dropped drastically and is also below PUBG now. Not to mention the other non battle royale games such as CS, LoL, DOTA. I think its likely to go the way of EVOLVE eventually, except that EVOLVE had a free to play ace that sputtered out while Apex is already free to play. Apex was well hyped. There was just not enough substance behind it.
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    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    The popularity of Apex nose dived after the initial hype passed. It isn't a great example. I'm on solid footing here. The last EA game I bought was Bejeweled maybe six years ago.
  13. Tennis I can see. The Davis Cup and Grand Slams are not quite the same. Football is one of those sports with restrictions to protect their main product (World Cup). There isn't a point in having two similar competitions (national teams) so they changed the rules to give it some purpose. No idea why Americans value the Olympics more than the World Cup for basketball though. They seem fundamentally the same to me. More exposure to non basketball fans maybe? The entire sport of boxing could be abolished for all I care. With all the documentation on the adverse long-term effects of concussions available now, can't say I am impressed with a sport where giving your opponent a severe enough concussion to knock them out is a strategy / goal. Maybe it was considered safe before but as far as I am concerned, it is barely above gladiators duelling in a coliseum now.
  14. I'm pretty sure most of the participating athletes are professionals or at least as far as they are able. I know some sports have rule restrictions but I'd prefer to watch top tier competition. The rule restrictions serve more to protect the interest of the main products of the sport so I don't see the point.
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    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    I doubt it. Even in regular sports, tolerance is directly related to how good you are.
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