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12-16-2009, 11:11 AM
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I know all about Monterey. I always tell myself when I strike it rich I'm buying a house up there.
I saw one for sale last week for a cool $16,000,000.00 Price might be negotiable though.

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I saw one for sale last week for a cool $16,000,000.00 Price might be negotiable though.
Troubling thing is, that is probably after being lowered due to the bad economy


And, I won't quite be making it to San Jose, but I will be going a ways down the peninsula.

My brother knows the guy who is head of development for Sims 4 and he said I could go to work with some one day to tour EA and all that stuff. Sounds kind of exciting!

I bought a new camera today and everything.

It is depressing how little motivation I have for my two finals that are tomorrow....

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so thanks to this thread i decided to go to san francisco yesterday. ate some lamb stew couscous at cafe zitouna, then went to the academy of sciences for free.

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As a native San Franciscan who also spent four years of my life in Pittsburgh while attending CMU (and witnessed an epic 10-8 Sharks win over the Pens at the Igloo), how can I not chime in.

Here are a couple of suggestions others have not mentioned:

1) Go to Crissy Field and walk out to Fort Point...
2) Visit the Musee Mechanique (now at Fisherman's Wharf, used to be at the Cliff House...old arcade and amusement games)
3) Eat delicious seafood after midnight at Yuet Lee in Chinatown (open until 3am, corner of Broadway & Stockton)
4) Take the ferry to Angel Island and hike to the top (much more interesting than Alcatraz)

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12-18-2009, 12:45 PM
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My brother knows the guy who is head of development for Sims 4 and he said I could go to work with some one day to tour EA and all that stuff. Sounds kind of exciting!
I work at EA myself in Redwood City (probably the one you're going to). It's a good studio, you should enjoy yourself here.

If the cafeteria is open when you're here, grab some food. They make some very delicious food!

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I work at EA myself in Redwood City (probably the one you're going to). It's a good studio, you should enjoy yourself here.
I knew a guy a couple of years ago and he said that the employees price for games is only $10. Is it still the case?

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I knew a guy a couple of years ago and he said that the employees price for games is only $10. Is it still the case?
For PC games yes, our console games cost us $20

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That's pretty awesome. Makes you wonder how much does a game really cost...

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That's pretty awesome. Makes you wonder how much does a game really cost...
Blame retailers for that. Publishers (like EA) sell the games to the retailers for about the same prices ($10-20), retailers put a 100-200% markup on them though to make big profits.

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Yeah, I know. On the other hand though, even if you buy games from their website (download manager), they charge retail price. They should just offer dling games online through their website (like Steam) for $20-30 to avoid some piracy.

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Yeah, I know. On the other hand though, even if you buy games from their website (download manager), they charge retail price. They should just offer dling games online through their website (like Steam) for $20-30 to avoid some piracy.
Now you're asking a huge corporation to use logic and reason. I think you may be asking too much

For what it's worth, I agree with you completely. The only reason I could see them giving for charging retail price is server bandwith and upkeep. Games should never cost $60 though, even in retail. Thats just ridiculous.

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I work at EA myself in Redwood City (probably the one you're going to). It's a good studio, you should enjoy yourself here.

If the cafeteria is open when you're here, grab some food. They make some very delicious food!
Yes, I'm almost certain that is where I'm going. Is there an Apple place right there? I think he said something about that as well.
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I knew a guy a couple of years ago and he said that the employees price for games is only $10. Is it still the case?
Yeah, my brother said the games are a ton cheaper. I'm not a gamer, so I'm going to check it more for just saying I did it, but I figure it would be a good time to get some late Xmas gifts!

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I was at the Golden Gate park today, and the Academy of Science looks very pretty. Need to pay a visit this winter.

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I went to Monterey last week. Great this time of year, no crowds and no fog. You'll definately see things there that you won't ever see anywhere. Google it and see if any of it interests you. (Don't know how old you are). I'll be in Napa for the last week of the year and the first one of next year. It's nice too but I like Monterey better.
I looooove Monterey, but I'm sure I'm bias since it's my hometown. Great city.

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I know all about Monterey. I always tell myself when I strike it rich I'm buying a house up there.
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I looooove Monterey, but I'm sure I'm bias since it's my hometown. Great city.
Hmm, any nice, single lady friends you can put me in touch with?

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I work at EA myself in Redwood City (probably the one you're going to). It's a good studio, you should enjoy yourself here.

If the cafeteria is open when you're here, grab some food. They make some very delicious food!
So here is my idea. You take it to the suits and we split the credit.

Tiger Woods 2010/The Sims Edition.

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