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Submission + - Eve Online and $60 microtransactions?-> 2

BeanBagKing writes: CCP Games, who develops the popular MMO Eve Online seems to have stirred several hornets nests at once during a major expansion. First was their idea of micro transactions, on item costing $60 by itself. Second was a leaked memo (linked below) detailing future plans for more micro transactions, ones that would give players a clear advantage. This has players on the forums outraged, there is even a forum post dedicated to articles from gaming magazines, sites, and blogs that show CCP in a bad light.

http://rift.chromebits.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/ccp_bulletin1.pdf
http://www.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=1534723

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What Corporate Projects Should Learn From OSS 110

Andrew Stellman writes to tell us that an article he co-authored with Jennifer Greene is currently being run at ONLamp. The article takes a look at how the most successful open source projects do a great job of putting important software project management principles in practice, using techniques that can (and should) be adopted by corporate IT project teams.

Laptops Required for Freshmen 594

An anonymous reader writes "Indiana State University will become the first public university in the state to require all students to have notebook computers, beginning with incoming freshmen in fall 2007. Guess which laptop is the preferred one..." I started bringing laptops to class around my Junior year. I'm unconvinced that they helped me with my grades.

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