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Comment: Re:Codemasters (Score 2, Interesting) 110

by Steinfiend (#23799785) Attached to: Darling Brothers, UK Indie Game Devs, Upgraded to CBE
I don't know from direct experience with the Codemasters company if this is true, but from playing a lot of their games back in the 80's, that would be pretty obvious. The did have some GREAT games that sucked many of my hours away, but for each gem there were maybe 10 disasters. Yet to look at the back of the tape you'd think they were all the best game ever. How many times can they write, "This Game is Amazing! - Richard Darling" before my weak, 10 year old brain realized Richard Darling directly profited from the successful sales of the tape, and as such would say any old nonsense to get me to buy it?

Saying that, the Dizzy games, BMX Simulator, Rockstar Ate my Hamster, ATV Simulator and Grand Prix Simulator, were well worth the 1.99 I paid for them!

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Texting Teens Generating OMG Phone Bills 888

Posted by kdawson
from the time-for-the-unlimited-plan dept.
theodp writes "Last month, Washington high school junior Sofia Rubenstein used 6,807 text messages, which, at a rate of 15 cents apiece for most of them, pushed her family's Verizon Wireless bill over $1,100. She and other teens are finding themselves in hot water after their families get blindsided with huge phone bills thanks to hefty a la carte text messaging charges." Use of SMS in the US doubled from 2005 to 2006.

Cisco Plans Its Home Invasion 128

Posted by Zonk
from the my-fridge-talks-to-me-at-night dept.
theodp writes "Despite lots of scars from earlier consumer craziness which included an Internet-connected fridge, Newsweek reports Cisco has set its sights on your living room, including videoconferencing which would let CEO John Chambers watch his beloved Duke basketball with far-away relatives. While recent acquisitions of Linksys and Scientific Atlanta make Cisco the only company that can come in on top of technology that's already inside homes, some skeptics say speaking to the consumer is simply not in Cisco's genes."

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