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Comment: Re:Sounds Like a Hoax Right Up Until You Read the (Score 3, Informative) 362

by Whyte Panther (#38588882) Attached to: Paypal Orders Buyer of Violin To Destroy It For a Refund

Actually, that has been changed recently. If you look at a seller's feedback page, you can see the chart showing the number of positive, neutral and negative comments in the last month/6 months/year. Click on the number of comments, and they're filtered, showing only the neutral or negative comments you want to read. Quite convienient.

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+ - The Humble Homebrew Collection->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The Humble Homebrew Collection is an initiative that aims to convince Sony to provide us with a legitimate and official way to create homebrew applications for the consoles that we own.

We are providing you with a free homebrew game that aims to be polished and look professionally made which includes 33 very good and addictive puzzle games. We've tried to make this homebrew games collection as good as possible so that even the anti-homebrew purists will be jealous of it.

Homebrew does not equal piracy, and this is proof of it. These games are all free and are released under the MIT license."

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Comment: Re:BluRay? Why? (Score 1) 419

by Whyte Panther (#34792000) Attached to: Star Wars Coming To Blu-ray In September

There's a difference between scaling a DVD video and scaling the output of a 3D graphics chip. For a simple example of this, look at the God of War Collection on PS3. The 3D assets appear for the most part to be the original models from the PS2 versions. However, with more graphical power, it is possible to render at a higher resolution without so much loss of quality. However the prerendered cutscenes were upscaled from the original PS2 disc rather than being rerendered, so the difference is more apparent.

Comment: Re:turn the tables (Score 1) 186

by Whyte Panther (#33962476) Attached to: Un-killable 'Evercookie' Killed<nobr> <wbr></nobr>... Sometimes

Given that all these cookies likely do is tell the server you are acessing "I'm unique user #138756918", and are REALLY good at remembering that number, I doubt there's much you can do to mess with their servers. All the data about what it means to be unique user #138756918 is kept as far away from you as possible.

Comment: Re:not really single-player (Score 1) 385

by Whyte Panther (#33961160) Attached to: Blizzard Suing Creators of <em>StarCraft II</em> Hacks

No... this has nothing to do with privacy. People want the achievements added to their profiles, and are cheating to add them. Why this matters to anyone, I don't know, as the most "useful" items you get from StarCraft 2 achievements are avatar icons and logos which can be placed on your units, logos which are so small I'd swear you'd never see them in a serious game. And SC2 has cheats built in, that disable achievements, so if someone just wants to see the story, they can easily do that. The only reason to cheat with hacks is to either get achievements that one is not good enough to earn legitimately, or to cheat in multiplayer.

Microsoft has had similar problems with their achievement system being cheated as well. Their answer has been deleting all achievements from the people found to be cheating in this way. Banning someone from the game does seem a little harsh in this situation.

Comment: Re:Battle.net (Score 1) 77

by Whyte Panther (#33525810) Attached to: Cybercriminals Create 57,000 Fake Sites Each Week

Because Blizzard asks their playerbase to forward these e-mails for verification, and to help them locate the bogus sites and get them shut down. I'm getting these myself (although my B.net account is now on a different e-mail address), and they all have different bogus websites. While they know there's a problem, they still need to know where the new problems are.

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