Without some kind of time-travel I don't see how that is even possible.
Champagne, Switzerland has been producing wine since before Dom Perignon came up with his method of making sparkling wine
Actually Dom Perignon worked hard to prevent the formation of sparkling wine, because it represented quite a big health hazard. Personally I think the threat of exploding wine bottles would have some parties a lot more fun.
We are delighted to hear of your most recent mouse developments. For too long has there been a line of segregation between those who work inside the office, and those that work outside. Before down, we only understood the concept of Internet time-wasting (an oft mentioned topic on Slashdot) in theory. Finally, we will get to surf porn at work and play flash games, with the same freedoms are everyone.
The Window Cleaners Union
It's probably not something to get too worked up about; but it does smack of laziness on the part of publishers that they can't be bothered to change this stuff. It's prevalent across all mediums though, and doesn't seem to work the other way around. The colour of Magic, for example, is billed as color in the US. But I still have to wince when I see adverts for the Time Travelers Wife shown in the UK.
It all depends on how you perceive enjoyment from a game. Personally, if the story is tight and engaging but linear I'll happy sit through almost any number of cutscences they throw at me. The idea of an "interactive movie" isn't an instant turn-off, it just has to be a good movie.
The problem with Heavy Rain and its type, is how to attract the right audience. Adventure fans may be drawn in with a story, no matter how conceptually linear, but they'll hate the twitch controls. But an action gamer is going to find the notion of any kind of 'game' here to be severely lacking.
But if they pull off the kind of dynamic storytelling they're promising then they may have something on their hands...
Replacing a newspaper is somewhat cheaper.
Bioshock sold well and was well received - but I wouldn't call it influential - you'd have to put System Shock on the list then surely.
But on the other hand I thought Ico was considered a commercial failure - despite being well received. It does count as an influence for the, much better selling, Shadow of the Colossus (so why isn't that on the list instead?).
That's a tad oversimplifying things. Plato stood strongly against democracy, and (although we don't know) it's not unreasonable to suggest that Socrates did too. Plato's Socrates may have been killed because "they didn`t like him", but the real Socrates? He may very well of been the man that brought tyranny to the city.
People have been wondering if Demonoid is down for good, apparently the IRC channel stated the following:"The CRIA threatened the company renting the servers to us, and because of this it is not possible to keep the site online. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding."
"21:41 | * Topic is 'Welcome to #Demonoid | Site is down, tracker is up. Expect the site to return, unless we hear otherwise from Deimos.'