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Comment: Re:baseball? (Score 3, Funny) 142

by boot1973 (#32126768) Attached to: Gamer Wins $1M For Pitching Virtual "Perfect Game"
You have missed the point of both cricket and baseball.. They are both excuses to sit outside and drink.. only with cricket you can legitimately do that for 5 days in a row!

Americans have a lot to learn about sitting about and drinking.

With cricket you also get the excuse to visit exotic countries and then sit about and drink for 5 days in a row. Clearly cricket is by far a superior game.

Comment: Re:Ironic (Score 1) 734

by boot1973 (#24596489) Attached to: Game Developer's Response To Pirates
A very interesting point, It will be interesting to see how Battlefield Heroes fairs as its business model seems pretty close to the one you are suggesting. Feel free to correct me on this, I may be wrong, It happens a lot.

The whole digital distribution model renders old business models obsolete, something the Gaming and the Music business are still struggling to deal with. I found it interesting that Coldplay (i think) sold an album online for "whatever you think it's worth" and made money from it than they would have done had it been sold through normal channels. If I were a share holder in a Music company atm I would be very worried. Their days are numbered.
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+ - Rockstar win BBFC appeal

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boot1973
boot1973 writes "Rockstar have won an appeal which forces the BBFC to look again at the ban that it issued against Manhunt 2 the BBC reports
FTA:
Developers Rockstar contested the ban at the Video Appeals Committee, which ruled in the firm's favour. The game could now go on sale, if the BBFC, which is "considering the judgement", takes no further action. In a statement, Rockstar said: "We are committed to making great interactive entertainment, while also marketing our products responsibly and supporting an effective rating system. "

Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition.

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