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Comment: Like STALKER (Score 1) 462

by vbrtrmn (#32916250) Attached to: DRM vs. Unfinished Games

Or you could just release unfinished games like STALKER and STALKER 2 and just never fix them.

Don't get enough buyers or have some financial trouble? No problem, just screw all the customers who purchased the special edition pre-Alpha version and who you've tricked into doing free QA for you.

Here are some better ideas.. Release good completed games and continue doing so. Stop trying to nickel and dime your customers.

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Infinity Ward Fights Against Modern Warfare 2 Cheaters 203

Posted by Soulskill
from the be-careful-they-cheat dept.
Faithbleed writes "IW's Robert Bowling reports on his twitter account that Infinity Ward is giving 2,500 Modern Warfare 2 cheaters the boot. The news comes as the war between IW and MW2's fans rages over the decision to go with IWnet hosting instead of dedicated servers. Unhappy players were quick to come up with hacks that would allow their own servers and various other changes." Despite the dedicated-server complaints, Modern Warfare 2 has sold ridiculously well.

Comment: Options... (Score 1) 823

by vbrtrmn (#26224219) Attached to: Configuring a Windows PC For a Senior Citizen?

The support cycle for Windows XP SP2 ends on 2010, so it probably isn't the best investment to buy it now... unfortunately. MS may extend it past 2010, but who knows.

Vista Home runs $99, though IMO the interface is a bit too confusing for older folks, especially with the constant nag of "Are you sure you want to do xyz?!?"

Linux is free of course, Ubuntu is decent and easy to install, you may consider Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Long Term Support). The support cycle ends in 2011, which is considerably longer than many (most?) other distributions.

Maybe just get them an iMac, the current refurbs will cost you about $1000 or get one of Craigslist/eBay/etc. Just set it up and leave it alone. In general Apple hardware resells a higher value than any comparable PC hardware, so if you eventually need to upgrade them you can get a bit of money back from your initial investment. Setup TimeMachine to automatically backup and you're good to go. As with linux, you can install OpenOffice and many other open source tools.

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