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Daybreak Game Company Claims They Are Not Owned By Columbus Nova

Daybreak Game Company Claims They Are Not Owned By Columbus Nova
EventHorizon1984
26 April 2018

 

we want to set the record straight
Daybreak Game Company LLC

With the “edited by Roxxlyy” stamp of approval, Daybreak Game Company made this odd announcement.

Daybreak Ownership

In short, Daybreak Game Company claims they are not owned by Columbus Nova.

Multiple publications, such as Games Industry and Massively Overpowered, have speculated that the announcement has to do with the U.S. Department of the Treasury freezing Russian assets.

Whatever Daybreak’s reasons are to “set the record straight,” perhaps they can get Roxxlyy to edit this gem from the publication Forbes.

Or this ‘shiney’ from Venture Beat.

Presuming she’s not hit by the current round of Daybreak layoffs.

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Addendum 2018.04.26

The current Daybreak Games Privacy page makes this statement.

Privacy 2018

“Daybreak Games may share your Personal Information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy (except for direct marketing) with its affiliates, including any entity that directly or indirectly owns fifty percent (50%) or more of the outstanding equity in Daybreak.”

That current section differs from past Privacy pages. Such as this ‘sparkly’ from September 03 2017. Courtesy of the Internet Archive WayBackMachine.

Columbus Nova 201709

Emphasis ours.

“Daybreak Games may share your Personal Information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy (except for direct marketing) with its parent companies, which consist of Columbus Nova Private Equity Group (“CN”) and any company controlled by CN that directly or indirectly owns fifty percent (50%) or more of the outstanding equity in Daybreak.”

Depending on your level of lawyer-ese, the sentence states Columbus Nova “directly or indirectly owns fifty percent” of Daybreak.

Interesting.

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“Oooooookay”
Bull Shannon (Richard Moll), Night Court (1984-1992)

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Daybreak Games Survey – EverQuest II Tell Us What You Think!

Daybreak Games Survey – EverQuest II Tell Us What You Think!
EventHorizon1984
26 March 2018

 

“We Need Your Help”
Daybreak Game Company LLC

Too late. I warned you before. I never make a present of a man’s life a second time.
Ulysses (1954)

The latest EverQuest II survey hit our email box. Multiple times.

Tell Us What You Think
Maybe management is paying more attention. However the online survey is short.

Survey Page 1

Our article comments are minimal. For now.

Editor: My survey response was not short.

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As to communication, our devs go where they get the best and most constructive input to improve the game. We try to foster a two-way, supportive environment for devs and players, and we do our best to ensure that EQ2 remains a positive community and experience.
Holly Longdale, EverQuest II

‘don’t like it leave’
EverQuest II Developer

 

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Random Bytes – Skylake CPU Spectre Patch – ‘Dislike’ On Facebook? – Logan Paul YouTube’d Again

Random Bytes – Skylake CPU Spectre Patch – ‘Dislike’ On Facebook? – Logan Paul YouTube’d Again
EventHorizon1984
9 February 2018

we released production microcode updates for several Skylake-based platforms to our OEM customers and industry partners, and we expect to do the same for more platforms in the coming days
Navin Shenoy, 7 February 2018
Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Data Center Group at Intel Corporation

 

Richard Lawler‘s article “Intel releases new Spectre patch for its Skylake CPUs” noted:

That includes those based on technology including (but not limited to) Broadwell and Haswell which had previously seen an update that the company withdrew after reports of random reboots.

Intel’s extensive list of Skylake chips is located at:

https://ark.intel.com/products/codename/37572/Skylake

Expect more changes “Real Soon Now.”

 

We are not testing a dislike button.
Facebook

The Daily Beast reported on the notion that Facebook was not “testing a dislike button.”

A Facebook spokesperson denied that the company is “testing a dislike button” before giving information about why it is performing the test.

“We are not testing a dislike button. We are exploring a feature for people to give us feedback about comments on public page posts. This is running for a small set of people in the U.S. only.

The feature appears to give users the ability to downrank certain comments.

For now, this is only a test.

Meanwhile, on a platform that does have a ‘dislike’ button; which does nothing.

 

Logan Paul is an idiot. But your kids don’t know that
Hayley Kaufman, The Boston Globe, 5 January 2018
never make the same mistake twice … keep making new ones
Ruff and Reddy (1957-1960)

Engaget‘s Associate Editor Steve Dent had this lovely tidbit for Paul’s fans and anti-fans:

YouTube star Logan Paul is in hot water again with YouTube, following his suspension from the service’s Preferred Ad program for posting a video of a suicide victim in Japan. YouTube has temporarily suspended all ads on his channels, cutting off revenue estimated between $40,000 to $600,000 per month. On Twitter, YouTube Creators cited his “recent pattern of behavior,” as reason for the suspension.

With YouTube‘s apparent slap on the wrist policy for big money makers, Mr. Dent ends with this warning to YouTube:

“with advertisers like Mars, HP and Smirnoff having dropped YouTube until it cleans up its act, the site might need to start wielding its banhammer.

Previously, Logan Paul suggested he’d take the Tide Pod Challenge.

swallowing 1 tide pod per retweet

In the article “Logan Paul’s Tweet About Tide Pod Challenge Has Angered Everyone,” Francesca Donovan had this to say:

The ‘joke’ is supposedly that the pods look a little like sweets. But, funnily enough, liquids designed to clean dirt off clothes are not fit for human consumption, and some cases of kids partaking in the Tide Pod challenge have led to hospitalisations.

A significant portion of Mr. Paul’s audience are “kids.”

The mature video response to such feldercarb can be found here:

Rob Gronkowski  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DrC_PF_3Lg

Such a potentially fatal joke stunt by Logan Paul would definitely gain him permanent world-wide recognition.

As a Darwin Award winner.

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“Hold my beer and watch this!” a teen handed Snapchat to a friend and with a whoop of glee he leapt over a foot-bridge railing, intending to land dramatically on a parapet below.” …
Snapchat phenomenon is extending the e-trend of paying inadequate attention to one’s physical surroundings
2017 Darwin Award Winner

 

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