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Comment: Re:trademark not copyright (Score 1) 494

by taxevader (#34458136) Attached to: Avoiding DMCA Woes As an Indy Game Developer?

"If they have only copied the ideas, but used original artwork etc., then that is an entirely different situation. For example, storylines are not inherently subject to copyright, which is lucky for every "boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl" romance author."

Hey pal, this is Slashdot. It goes more like "boy downloads girl, boy faps off to girl, boy deletes girl" round these parts.

Comment: Re:When a PS2 emulator is released... LOL@SONY! (Score 1) 169

by taxevader (#33628698) Attached to: Emulation Arrives On the PS3

A few of the popular games? It supports practically every single popular game ever made for the Xbox! I don't think anyone outside Japan (where the Xbox sold dismally) can list more than 5 popular Xbox titles that don't run on the 360. I looked through that list and couldn't find any at all that I played that aren't currently supported.

As for whether or not the machines are powerful enough, don't forget the PS3 is much more powerful than the 360 (though it lacks memory, but which still more than enough to emulate the PS2). If the 360 can emulate the most complex Xbox games, there's no reason the PS3 can't emulate the rather basic PS2, especially since emulators on the PC can already emulate the PS2 quite well. But as for the Xbox, all the emulators can run a grand total of TWO GAMES! Which does give us a good idea of what's possible and what isn't.

Comment: Re:Does anyone else find it interesting... (Score 1) 169

by taxevader (#33628488) Attached to: Emulation Arrives On the PS3

Nope. Total control over the machine is what matters most to MS and Sony. Piracy may even have helped sales, every year everyone that gets banned buys a new console.. but Microsoft makes billions of dollars with very little production costs with Live. If everyone's machine was JTAG'd, M$ would really be pissed.

Notice how the JTAG exploit was patched before it was released, by blowing efuses. Meanwhile every single version of the 360's optical drives has been hacked to play backups.. even the slim / s / 250. If Microsoft wanted to stop that, they could have paid $3 more for the DVD mobo's to have non-writable firmware... stopping the piracy instantly.

Control over the core system is what matters. Once that is lost, hackers can do anything they want, and that is what scares MS and Sony the most.

Comment: When a PS2 emulator is released... LOL@SONY! (Score 2, Informative) 169

by taxevader (#33628438) Attached to: Emulation Arrives On the PS3

A 100% software emulator to run PS2 software on the PS3 is entirely possible. The Xbox 1 is a much more powerful system than the PS2, and the Xbox 360 (which is inferior to the PS3) can emulate it perfectly, all in software. So it's only a matter of time before a PS2 emulator appears on the PS3.

The funny thing about this is Sony has recently patented a hardware PS2 addon for the PS3.. if/when the homebrew scene releases a PS2 emulator, Sony is going to look very stupid....and greedy to almost every PS3 owner in the world!


Comment: Re:Didn't think App Store piracy was that big (Score 0) 762

by taxevader (#29856773) Attached to: App Store Developer Speaks Out On Game Piracy

I never purchased a CD, simply because I never thought it was worth the money. But once I could download for free, I did. If I had to pay money for music I wouldn't, I'd just go without, the way I did before there was a free alternative. No 'lost sales' from me. Not one.

Comment: Re:So, as someone with the homebrew channel instal (Score 1) 520

by taxevader (#29616019) Attached to: Wii Update 4.2 Tries (and Fails) To Block Homebrew

That's not entirely true. Simply install GeckOs onto the Wii, insert the disc with the needed update files, and GeckOS will install just the needed IOS files, nothing more. You can then run the game just as if you'd fully updated your system.

I'm still on 3.2 and every single game works, even the ones 'requiring' a system update.

Comment: To all the deluded fools defending the BBC... (Score 0, Flamebait) 703

by taxevader (#29251991) Attached to: James Murdoch Criticizes BBC For Providing "Free News"

It was the day that a host of BBC executives and star presenters admitted what critics have been telling them for years: the BBC is dominated by trendy, Left-leaning liberals who are biased against Christianity and in favour of multiculturalism.

A leaked account of an 'impartiality summit' called by BBC chairman Michael Grade, is certain to lead to a new row about the BBC and its reporting on key issues, especially concerning Muslims and the war on terror.

It reveals that executives would let the Bible be thrown into a dustbin on a TV comedy show, but not the Koran.


And straight from the horses mouth:


Saliva causes cancer, but only if swallowed in small amounts over a long period of time. -- George Carlin