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Comment: Too Realistic (Score 1) 194 194

I think they're going to bite themselves if they get things too realistic. People play games to escape, and be 'bigger' than they really are. Let's face it, the stuff that happens in movies would never happen in real life. I want to say the average life of a marine during WWII was in the range of minutes. That'll make the next Call of Duty really fun!!
Software

+ - Dell to let users opt out of bloatware->

jimbojw writes: "Computerworld UK is reporting that Dell now allows buyers to opt out of bloatware, stating "Dell has agreed to give buyers of certain PC models the option to avoid pre-installed software. Buyers of Dimension desktops, Inspiron notebooks and XPS PCs can now click a field in Dell's online order form that will block the installation of productivity software, ISP software, and photo and music software." For Windows users, this could represent a significant time-savings as now the infamous post-boot uninstall marathon may be obsolete. The effect this will have on trendy Mac commercials has yet to be seen."
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Music

+ - Net Radio "Day of Silence" June 26th

thisjustin writes:
On June 26, major webcasters such as Live365.com, Pandora.com, AccuRadio.com, and popular Santa Monica, California-based KCRW are among those who will silence their feeds for 24 hours in a show of solidarity against the upcoming July 15 rate hike on net radio royalties. Though regular programming will indeed be interrupted, the broadcasters won't simply be broadcasting silence; many stations will run intermittent PSAs detailing the current plight of net radio interspersed with ambient noise to give listeners an idea of what they'll be hearing should the royalty increases stand.

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