Bender0x7D1 writes "It seems BioWare is having server issues, leaving them unable to authorize downloadable content to their Dragon Age players. According to their forum players have been unable to access their content since Friday, and it may not be resolved for another day. Players are understandably upset about the issue, but are even more upset that there is no official comment by BioWare forcing them to rely on other players for information."Link to Original Source
Bender0x7D1 writes "Since we have come to another season of voting for the next American Idol, I was trying to come up with ways to hack the voting. Some methods would be somewhat simple — someone managing a call center, corporate phone system, or even a class A network could arrange for hundreds of thousands of votes for one of the contestants. However, since these votes would come from a single location, or corporate entity, it would be relatively easy for Fox to detect this anomaly, and discard the votes. Another idea would be for an online community to select their favorite Idol using an internal poll and then have the entire community vote for that person. This would be similar to a small political party being part of a coalition government — they are too small to matter in the overall election, but can still determine which party gets into power. The question I have is: Are there any online communities large enough to affect the outcome of the voting and with enough solidarity to vote as a single group?"
Bender0x7D1 writes "According to VG Chartz, total worldwide sales of the Nintendo Wii have surpassed those of of the XBox 360. It has been a long time since Nintendo held the lead in console sales and Sony, the sales leader of the previous generation, is lagging far behind in this current generation. The question is: Does the Wii have the staying power to keep outselling the competition, or will upcoming games like Halo 3 and GTA IV give the advantage to Microsoft and Sony?"