i was going to vote solar until I realized that the sun may burn out at some point and then where would we be? Better to invest in the safer bet "wind", right?
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You think this is going trend is going to stop with multiplayer options?
Can you imagine if your 8 year old was named Myspace?
would get Honeycomb at at lunch
I knew it! Should have never scheduled that noon meeting...
I'll be able to actually read the article.
This is slashdot. Reading an article is never required to comment on its content.
Philosophically speaking, everything can be considered a "timesink" in its reducted form. "Waste" and "value" are notoriously challenging words to define because they mean something different for everyone. While I happen to agree with you that these games are a "waste" of time, I think it's overreaching to conclude that participation in such activities is tantamount to suicide.
Note that Microsoft hasn't had a mass-banning for over a calendar year, now. The last one was aligned (coincidentally or not) with the release of Modern Warfare 2. There was no such mass banning this year. As I understand it, the team that modifies the DVD firmware to enable piracy on the 360 made improvements that render it far more difficult to detect such modifications.
You mean as opposed to the Xbox 360, which has an SDK for indies that can actually allow them to sell games over their online service?
Are you kidding?
Just like the PS2 has "Toy Story" graphics and the PS3 will deliver a "4D" experience. Yep, I remember.
I honestly felt the LOTR book adaptations added wayyyy too much detail. For example, Tom Bombadil: not in the movies at all. Why did this dude Token or whatever his name is feel the need to invent characters not in the original script?
The question I'd have for such parents is just: Ok, no violence, no sex/nudity/whatever else you wouldn't want your kids to see, no reality whatsoever. Just a company firing episode after episode of their cutesy cartoon characters at your kids, interrupted by commercials telling them that they can have those cutesy cartoon characters at home and that they have to buy every piece of plastic crap Disney poops out?
There's a time and a place for everything. I expect my son to know about sex, nudity, violence, and war...aka "reality" someday, but that doesn't mean he has to be educated about those topics at an age where such knowledge might negatively impact his psychological development.
What the hell planet are you from? Street dates get broken all the time. XBL accounts are never banned over it, either. If you are playing a legitimate copy of an early-released game you have nothing to worry about (this Kinect issue excepting).
I'm sorry, which publisher provides free replacements for damaged or destroyed game discs?
Wireless connection? I'm betting so. I have no problem fast-forwarding movies when I'm hard-wired in.
It doesn't have to be an "either-or". Netlix is taking the easy way out by just hogging the full pipe. It would be far better if they had allows for several, hard-coded speed tiers and, additionally, had a variable option that operates the same way it does now.