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Modern Warfare 2 Not Recalled In Russia After All 94

Posted by Soulskill
from the it's-the-thought-that-counts dept.
thief21 writes "After claims that console versions Modern Warfare 2 had been recalled in Russia due to complaints from politicians and the gaming public over the infamous airport slaughter scene, it turns out the stories were completely untrue. Activision never released a console version of the game in Russia." Instead, they simply edited the notorious scene out of the PC version. They did this of their own volition, since Russia doesn't have a formal ratings committee.

Comment: Re:Unicorns... (Score 1, Informative) 721

by archgoon (#30103448) Attached to: Vatican Debates Possibility of Alien Life

Hmmm.... what is a re'em? Like God, I mean wikipedia gives the answer:

No it doesn't. It says (paraphrased): "We have no idea, it might have been based on some real animal, or real animals names may be cognates of it." However, reading a bit more

In Jewish folklore, the Re'em was so large that Noah had to strap it on the side of the Ark, and King David, while still a shepherd, mistook its horn for a mountain and climbed it, then the Re'em got up and frightened David.

Doesn't exactly sound like a real animal.


Lawyer Offers $1M For Proof His Client Could Have Done It; Oops 362

Posted by samzenpus
from the choose-your-words-carefully dept.
A Florida attorney, Cheney Mason, made the mistake of offering a million dollars on a TV show to anyone who could prove that his client, Nelson Ivan Serrano, was able to travel across two states and kill four people in the time that prosecutors had alleged. Having a lot of free time, South Texas College of Law graduate Dustin Kolodziej decided to take Mason up on his dare. Dustin traveled the route prosecutors say Serrano took, completed the trip under the time allowed, and videotaped the whole process. He is now suing Mason in the federal district court — because the attorney doesn't want to pay, saying that his statement was just a joke.

Comment: Re:Both arguments make sense (Score 1) 248

by archgoon (#27839499) Attached to: CA Vs. MA In Battle Over Non-Compete Clause
>>As an example, let's say I was doing graphics work for an MMORG. Clearly, working for a different MMORG would be working for a competitor Really? So World of Warcraft competes with Puzzle Pirates? Or the Kingdom of Loathing? I'd also argue that it's even debatable that WoW is in the same market as EVE Online.

Scalable-Font Tools? 16

Posted by Cliff
from the sansing-those-serifs dept.
DarkVein writes "My question is twofold. First, with the introduction of WebFonts from W3C, are there any projects underway to develop a real Web Font format, or are Type1 and Truetype thought to be sufficient? Secondly, I seem to be at a loss to find any decent and open font creation tools, especially ones capable of Unicode. The best I've found is GETO which seems to have been abandoned about a year and a half ago, without notice. I've had a long standing desire to get my feet wet designing one or two decent Unicode fonts, but most of the options seem to only be available for MacOS9, Win32 and require far higher prices."

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