MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

December 15, 2009 -

Color-blind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 gamers have started an online petition in the hopes that it will convince developer Infinity Ward to release a patch for the game that addresses their needs.

In multiplayer MW2 matches, the quickest way to tell a teammate from an enemy is if their name is in red (enemy) or green (teammate). The same colors are used in the game’s radar, which allows players to view the location of others, both friend and foe. The petition cites statistics that 8.0% of all males are color blind and 0.5% of females.

A glitch of some kind has also affected the Xbox 360 version of Modern Warfare 2. As noted on Geek.com, in multiplayer matches, players are running around with unlimited ammo, firing off their noob tubes at will. Rumor is it’s the result of a modder’s exploit that gets passed around to everyone in the online game, residing in the 360’s cache. Disconnecting from Xbox Live and rebooting the console seems to get rid of the problem. Infinity Ward is aware of the problem and has promised a fix.


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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

Customizing the colors for teams sounds pretty reasonable, it should be an option for most games.

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Why are game developers so against giving the gamers customizability? Is it that hard to let you map the buttons the way that YOU want? Is it that hard to allow a gamer to choose what colors show friend or foe? Most gamers will leave it the way that it is, but if it's keeping EIGHT PERCENT of males from being able to play on the same playing field as everyone else then it seems like extreme jack-assery on the part of the company.

That would be akin to not having high/low quality buttons on flash games. You expect them because sometimes your pc just can't handle the instense games. It's very easy to put in, and would be idiotic to not include, especially when the budget is millions upon millions of dollars.

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So all they would need to do to make it color blind accessible is change the green/red hud and player names to blue and orange?  

They could easily add that option in and I think they would add it if they knew how many people are affected.  But I think what would be better than signing a petition is everyone who is color blind sending IW snail mail letters with that written out.  

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I am seriously waiting for someone here to give a valid reason to not include a color blind mode in all games.

So far no one has given anything outside of "Its a game and they don't need it" or "Its a game not real life"

Things I am looking for are technical limitations, bureaucratic bottle necks, etc. Anything that cannot easily be worked around.

Any takers?

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

I know the Game Industry would say that the benefits of developing that software don't outweigh the costs, and since they don't want to spend extra time for what would amount to a charitable act for color blind gamers, they'll give them a big ol' middle finger instead.

I think it would be a bullshit argument, but unless a company is feeling especially charitable, they won't see any reason to accomodate to such a small minority.

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What costs though? Is developing a color blind mode really that costly? I would argue not.

Basically what these petitioners are asking for is a way to change the Friend/Foe colors from Green/Red to Blue/Orange. Such a feature could be done by a single programmer in a day. 8 hours of a programmer's time, let's say they hand the task off to a lower level programmer who earns $50k a year, that cost would come out to $192.31 of man hours to implement.

Then there would be testing let's say they have 10 QA people test the feature to make sure that a) they can switch the colors b) they can save the color scheme to their in game profile c) the colors remain and display properly during team matches d) that the color scheme defaults to the players choice upon restarting the console.

QA staff generally make about $10 an hour. Say they test the feature for 8 straight hours. That comes out to 80 man hours. At $10 an hour you spent $800 testing.

Any bugs that come up during testing could result in varying costs, but lets say it requires another 4 hours development or $96.15 and 4 hours QA or $400.

Add all that up and you get a total of $1488.46.

For a game that cost $100 million or more to make is an extra $1.5 thousand really that unjustifiable?

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

You'd be surprised at the penny-pinching done by corporations. If the cost-benefit analysis doesn't appear positive, you'd be hard pressed for a corporation to do ANYTHING, let alone something nice.

Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

Especially considering this patch is a suggestion coming from people who have already bought the game. And that this game is published by Activision.

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

In that case they would also weigh the risk.

MW2 sold 6 million copies in the first month. Going by the 8% of males are color blind, of those 6 million customers 480,000 can't play the game in team multiplayer matches. According to the Petition, previous games in the Call of Duty Franchise had a color blind mode. So those 480k people were expecting the game to contain that.

If this patch is not released, Activision risks the loss of nearly half a million game sales for the MW3. So the game sells for $60 let's say that Activision sells to the distributor for $45 a copy. That comes to $21.6 million in potential lost revenue. Is the $1,488 to develop the color blind mode really more weighty than $21.6 million in lost revenue in the long run? I think not. Any real Economist will tell Activision that it would be better for them financially to spend $1488 now to ensure reciept of $21.6 million later.

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

However the potential loss would be overcome if Activision go ahead with their plans to make Modern Warfare 3 a subscription or microtransaction based game.

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

OK. Let's go with that one.

Let's say that Activision decides that MW3 will have Micro Transactions. Judging by Activision's history, I highly doubt they would be giving the game away fro free so the potential loss pointed out above would still exist. But now it is compounded.

Let's assume that the minimal transaction is $5. Now let's say that 33% of those color blind gamers would have purchased at least one microtransaction in the first month. That is an added $792,000 potential loss. Add that to the $21.6 million from before and we have a total loss of $22,392,000.

Is that still out weighed by the cost of $1,488 to add a color blind mode?

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

The loss (or potential loss at least) would still exist. The microtransaction/subscription issue is a completely different issue that may make Activision more money, but won't increase the number of colorblind gamers who buy their product. Hypothetically, going microtransaction/subscription AND adding the color blind options would make the most money.

Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

Osama Bin Laden is colourblind, the only thing keeping Al-Quida's #1 guy from playing MW2 is the colorscheme of the HUD in this game. If you support the ability to have a colorblind mode akin to that found in UT3 you are literally supporting terrorism. 

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Bin Lauden is dead.  He was actually Saddam in disguise.  :)

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

yes I am sure that game companies do not want to be found guilty of supplying material aid to terrorists. I think that is a good reason to not have a color blind mode.

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

I'm not color blind, but I do have a friend that is and he loves to play video games.  I don't suggest changing the colors of the HUD, since everyone is used to it already, but it would be nice of them to put an option in the settings to customize the HUD.  

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

Do they do anything special to things like traffic lights to compensate for colour blindness? (They don;t in the UK, just ask my dad). If they don't then f**k 'em.

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

The order (in the UK anyway)

Top - Stop
Middle - Go really fast before it changes to top.
Bottom -  Go

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

Again, reality versus video/computer game.  What's one got to do with the other?

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

One is a place where disabled people NEED thngs adapted to make their lives easier, the other is a luxury item that doesn't.

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

Actually, before the technology wasn't there, various other disabilities, including color blindness, prevented individuals from being allowed to drive.  The technology is there, so they are allowed to now.

The technology is there to offer the option to those with visual difficulties to play certain games.  Options that do not interfer with other gamers' abilities to play.

You say that gaming is a luxury.  Driving, in fact, is a luxury.  There ARE alternatives that individuals can choose from.  Public transportation being one of them.  Carpooling is another.  Since those alternatives are, and have been available, adapting various technology to permit individuals the ability to drive isn't an absolute requirement.  One could even argue that since there are those options available, the ADA's requirements shouldn't apply.  This is proven by the fact that those with lower magnification are not granted the legal right to drive by making various technologies a requirement in vehicle or other equipment that would make it possible for them to drive.

Offering color blind options on equipment is simple and does not interfere with other drivers' ability to drive.  In the same manner that offering an option to color blind gamers in a game would not interfere with other gamers' ability to play the game.

So are you just worried you'll find yourself with better competition?

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

I don't play Call of Duty 6.

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

Neither do I. 

Nevertheless, you seem to feel the need to keep certain individuals from being allowed to play by the simple addition of an option that doesn't interfere with other players' ability to play the game.

Did someone repeatedly pick on you with that old, idiotic, stereotype nonsense chant of "You got beat by a girl!" and now you're afraid other people will come along who are preceived to be less capable and start beating the pants off others?

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

When, where and how would I have been beaten by a girl? I'm a world champion of non-participation.

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

So your point is that since you don't play the game, it should not be made to be accessible to those who want to play but have a disability that prevents them from having an equal footing with players who do not have the disability?

Gotcha. Apathy is such a wonderful gift isn't it.

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

Not being as good as other players is also a disability that prevents people from having an equal footing with players who do not have the disability.

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

But the "disability" you now describe can be overcome.  Through lessons and repeated play.

The ability to play a game more than once.  The ability, in some games, to change the difficulty level.  The option of "power ups", acheivement awards, and other skill improvement devices, are options available to those less than capable of playing.

Even in-game cheat codes allow for less than capable players.

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

"But the "disability" you now describe can be overcome."

So can color-blindness.

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

With the inclusion of the options we're talking about.  So you're actually agreeing that the options SHOULD be made available.

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

Not at all, I'm saying they should suck it up and deal with it.

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

Agian, one is a place where it takes a government body months to decide on the wording of regulations and tens of millions of dollars to put into effect while the other would take a matter of days to develop and push out in a patch to every game bought.

This isn't about needs or wants as no one "needs" a video game. It is a matter of game developers and designers actually giving a flip about accessibility. We aren't talking about people with no hands wanting video games altered to suit their needs (an extrem case that is technically possible but would require hardware modification to accommodate). We are talking about people who have a hard time telling green from red and getting confused in the middle of a game that they can otherwise play just fine.

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

Actually yes they do. It is a US DOT requirement to have red always on top in a top down set up and red on the right(I believe) in a left to right set up. This is taught in drivers ed as well. DOT contractors would be fired for putting the red light on bottom.

Of course these can vary from country to country and a color blind person would be responsible for learning the traffic light layout for the country they are driving in.

By the way, here are the UK regulations on traffic light set up:

http://www.opsi.gov.uk/SI/si2002/20023113.htm#33

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

In some places they do. Like putting a symbol as well as a color. So instead of it just being a green light, its a green triangle, and maybe the stop symbol is a square or something.

Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

Traffic lights are pretty simple for colorblindness because A.) most colorblindness is red-green and traffic signals add blue to their green light for that reason and B.) there's only three colors, if you're too dumb to realize that when the bottom one's lit up it means it's time to go then you have bigger problems than the rods and cones in your eyes.

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People who cannot join a majority of the various world’s Military due to their disability are whining about a Military Game that does not suit their needs because they cannot see right?

1) People who are color blind when caught will be rejected or removed from almost any Armed Forces

2) Just like someone who is flat footed, don’t expect the Military or anyone to make changes to allow you in.

Why are these people whining? They are color blind? Okay, so? Seriously, these people cannot join a real Military anyways, is this game supposed to compensate for that?

These people will never be in a battlefield for obvious reasons and to expect the enemy or the terrain to suit you and your needs just doesn’t make any sense. If you lie about a disability and you go in the Armed Forces and some how cannot tell the difference between you and the enemy, you deserve to die. These people are getting a game, going into a virtual battlefield and causing problems because of their disability.

This is one of the main reasons why we have restrictions on those joining the Military.  I would love to hear some out of high school kid tell their Drill Instructor that they should accommodate their disability and ask the enemy to politely change their colors.

It’s almost as laughable as the Obama Administration wanting to read American Miranda Rights on a War Torn Battlefield.
 

Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

What does the standards of a real world military have to do with this?  It's a game, take some prozac and calm the fuck down.

Also, I suggest that you don't play any Dragons Age.  If you try to equip a weapon with a strength requirement that you don't possess in real life I hope someone breaks your damn hypocrite thumbs. 

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

This has to be the stupidest response to anything ever posted on this site. What exactly do actual military guidelines have to do with a video game? Maybe they are playing the game to have fun, not compensate for not being able to fight in the war. How dare those evil color blind people demand to be able to tell friend from foe in an online shooter, they must all be Obama supporters and whiners who can't join the military and fell like a Real American Man.

Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

Okay man, how about this - if you play Modern Warfare 2, does the game blow off your arm if you get hit with a 'nade?  No?  Because it's a game that people play for enjoyment and not a real war?

Why would real world rules have any bearing whatsoever on whether or not a colorblind person should be able to blast the shit out of a hiding riot-shield turtler with some semtex?  It's a game, and if you don't see the difference then you're a bigger moron than is worth arguing with.

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Ahh.. Just when I thought Kefka couldn't get any stupider.. What an effing moron.

I think one thing that everybody seems to be forgetting is that it wouldn't be that hard to add a Colorblind option to the graphics options. The only thing that needs to change are the colors shown on the game. Therefore, just design two different UI's, one normal, and one colorblind, and yet the user select it. It wouldn't actually be that difficult, at all, and the change wouldn't affect the way a non-colorblind user sees the game.

The bigger problem, here, is that so many companies don't want to put any extra work into adapting thier game for the 4% of the population that can't correctly determine colors. If we could change the corporatism and lack of care from large companies, perhaps they would start caring about the smaller, disabled sectors of thier target audience, but for now, the only thing that matters is what appeals to the masses.

Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

But not everyone is colour-blind in the same way. Accomodate one group and another group wants acommodating, then another and another and another. How many variations can devs be realistically expected to cater for?

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

It is called a sliding color scale.

Friend text has a color slider that goes from red on one end to purple on the other. Same for Foe text. Those color choices are then stored in the game's save file and used for text color when displaying Friend and Foe Messages in game.

Give the people playing the game the ability and they will accommodate themselves.

The same can be argued for customizale button maps. Say I am missing a finger that would normally be used for a specific function in the game. If I had the ability to move that function to a button for which I had a finger that could push it, it would benefit me greatly and put me back on equal footing with players that have all 10 fingers.

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

Say what????

What in the bloody blue hell does playing a military genre video/computer game have to do actually being in the military???

That's aboust as idiotic as someone who would say that you have to obey the real driver's license laws, such as not be legally blind,  before you can be allowed to play driving games.

Now, Burnout Revenge and others of it's ilk do play to my own weakness:  Crashing into other vehicles and objects.  :)

Sadly, in the real world, I didn't have foresight and think not to take Driver's Education when I had my short stent in Public School.  I knew I was going to fail anyway but chose the class as an elective.  What I should have done instead was take the Air Force ROTC class which was available at the time.  Damn regrets!  Damn hindsight!  :: sigh ::

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

Because people who would not be allowed on the field of battle are whining because they are playing a simulation of battle, that their disability is preventing them from seeing and knowing who is who.

Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

I have to question the concept that the people "whining" are people that looked to enlist in an armed service and got rejected due to color blindness. I feel that is a rather odd logic leap. And even if that was the case, that all the petition signers couldn't serve in the military due to their disability, it doesn't hurt their argument to push IW to improve the accessibility of their game.

It's a game, played for enjoyment. A seemingly simple change of the font color will improve the enjoyment of the game for a good amount of people. Multiplayer balance is always a big deal for developers, wouldn't allowing for a simple font color change level the playing field for color blinded players?

 

Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

I'll give you a chance to redeem yourself here. Why does real life requirements for being in the army have anything to do with being able to properly identify friend and foe in a videogame (which by the way is not anywhere close to being a simulation of battle)?

It would take about 5 minutes to make a mode that changes the colors from red and green to something that is more distinguishable to color blind people. I do sometimes think that you are playing a character, but if you are, you're playing it very well.

Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

My argument still stands.  I wouldn't be allowed to drive because I am legally blind, but I can still play driving games.

A few games have an option to adjust for color blind individuals.  These options go unnoticed by those who don't need them.  And are welcomed by those who do.

And a number of games over the decades have offered "game/simulation" mode versus "realistic" mode.  This includes a number of flight simulators.  Just because it can be done in the real world one way, doesn't mean the virtual world can't, and shouldn't, offer options that can't exist in the real world.

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

The only problem with arguing with the good doctor here, is that he is purposefully antagonistic. I highly doubt he truly believes the positions he has expressed and is most like role-playing his viewpoint.

There is no convincing him that he wrong as his role-play does not allow for error.

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Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

Dude, you put way too much stock in Kefka. I personally think that he is just painfully stupid.. I highly doubt someone like him is putting up an act.

Re: MW2 Patch for Color Blind Gamers Urged

The only problem with your argument is that in real life battle situations, there is no compensating for color blindness.

In the video game world, it is a matter of a couple dozen lines of code, at most, to compensate for color blindness and put them on equal footing with those who do not have the disability.

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Matthew Wilsonit is a game worth playing if you have a pc/360/ps304/20/2014 - 9:34pm
MaskedPixelantehttps://twitter.com/IGLevine/status/457552538343325696 The Lutece Twins show up in some of the most unlikely of places.04/20/2014 - 2:44pm
Andrew EisenAs it happens, Chinatown Wars is the only GTA game I've played.04/19/2014 - 10:43am
Papa MidnightWith GTA5 (to date) failing to even provide indication of a PC release, I'm realising that this might be the first GTA game that I have not played (outside of Chinatown Wars) since the series inception.04/19/2014 - 8:14am
IanCSo im guessing a bunch of edutainment games, which a lot of people elsewhere are going gaga over, dot count as classics? Okay. If you don't mind me, i have a sudden urge to play Putt Putt....04/19/2014 - 6:15am
MaskedPixelantehttp://www.joystiq.com/2014/04/18/playstation-99-cent-sale-discounts-tokyo-jungle-super-stardust/ Weekend long PSN flash sale. So much stuff is 99 cents for the rest of the weekend.04/18/2014 - 5:59pm
Adam802http://www.polygon.com/2014/4/18/5627928/newtown-video-game-addiction-forum04/18/2014 - 4:14pm
Matthew Wilsonit is a video talking about why certain games/products/consoles do well, and others do not. he back it up with solid research.04/18/2014 - 3:56pm
Andrew EisenI'm not keen on blind links. What is it?04/18/2014 - 3:45pm
Matthew Wilsonthis is worth a whatch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyXcr6sDRtw&list=PL35FE5C4B157509C904/18/2014 - 3:43pm
MaskedPixelanteNumber 3: Night Dive was brought to the attention of the public by a massive game recovery, and yet most of their released catalogue consists of games that other people did the hard work of getting re-released.04/17/2014 - 8:46pm
MaskedPixelanteNumber 2: If Humongous Entertainment wanted their stuff on Steam, why didn't they talk to their parent company, which does have a number of games published on Steam?04/17/2014 - 8:45pm
MaskedPixelanteNumber 1: When Night Dive spent the better part of a year teasing the return of true classics, having their big content dump be edutainment is kind of a kick in the stomach.04/17/2014 - 8:44pm
Matthew Wilsonhttp://www.giantbomb.com/articles/jeff-gerstmann-heads-to-new-york-takes-questions/1100-4900/ He talks about the future games press and the games industry. It is worth your time even though it is a bit long, and stay for the QA. There are some good QA04/17/2014 - 5:28pm
IanCErm so they shouldn't sell edutainment at all? Why?04/17/2014 - 4:42pm
MaskedPixelanteNot that linkable, go onto Steam and there's stuff like Pajama Sam on the front-page, courtesy of Night Dive.04/17/2014 - 4:13pm
Andrew EisenOkay, again, please, please, PLEASE get in a habit of linking to whatever you're talking about.04/17/2014 - 4:05pm
MaskedPixelanteAnother round of Night Dive teasing and promising turns out to be stupid edutainment games. Thanks for wasting all our time, guys. See you never.04/17/2014 - 3:44pm
Matthew WilsonAgain the consequences were not only foreseeable, but very likely. anyone who understood supply demand curvs knew that was going to happen. SF has been a econ/trade hub for the last hundred years.04/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Andrew EisenMixedPixelante - Would you like to expand on that?04/17/2014 - 2:43pm
 

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