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Call of Duty: Black Ops the Most Pirated Game of the Year 5

Posted by Soulskill
from the five-button-discount dept.
Torrentfreak reports that after calculating download frequency for pirated copies of popular video games, Call of Duty: Black Ops has won the dubious honor of being the most pirated game of 2010. The PC version of the game was torrented roughly 4,270,000 times, and the Xbox 360 version was downloaded an additional 930,000 times. (The most pirated Wii game was Super Mario Galaxy 2, and Dante's Inferno somehow managed to accrue the most downloads of Xbox 360 games.) Fortunately for Activision, the game has still made over $1 billion in sales, and its 20,000,000+ players have racked up over 600,000,000 man-hours of play time since the game's launch in early November.

Comment: The Power of Money (Score 1) 191

by joleonard1 (#34473336) Attached to: Paid Developers Power the Linux Kernel
People who get paid to do something very often do more of it than people who don't. In one way or another this applies to all kinds of things from housing construction and soldiering to bookkeeping and practicing medicine. People who are paid to develop software full-time will show up 40 hours a week or more to work on their assignments. People who aren't paid have to find a way to pay their bills first. This probably has something to do with the prodigious output of companies like, say, Microsoft. For instance.
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+ - Google error causes invasion of Costa Rica->

Submitted by joleonard1
joleonard1 (740097) writes "After checking the border between his country and Costa Rica on Google Maps, a Nicaraguan military commander sent his troops into Costa Rican territory to tear down flags and replace them with Nicaraguan ones. "The troops set up camp and took down the Costa Rican flag, replacing it with a Nicaraguan one.""
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How Do You Manage the Information In Your Life? 366

Posted by timothy
from the this-drawer-is-for-my-ocd-meds dept.
An anonymous reader writes "How do you manage the multitude of information sources in your lives? How do you keep track of the electronics or programming projects you're working on, or the collection of photos you took from your last holiday, or the notes and reading you're doing to learn a new language? Do you have a personal wiki, a blog, or maybe a series of tablet based notes, or voice recordings? Or is it pen and paper, and a blank book for each different hobby? I'm a student, and like most of you, have a few different interests to keep track of (as well as work). But I realise I also have a little OCD, and struggle a bit to keep on top of information (whether hobbies or personal life) in a way that I feel I have complete control over. So how do you all do it?"

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