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Submission + - Capcom announces unreplayable game (dvice.com) 3

Hatta writes: Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D for the Nintendo 3DS will be an experience that can be completed once per customer. Using a single, unwipable save slot Capcom ensures that a second hand customer gets a second rate experience. If you buy this game used, you will be stuck with the previous owner's progress, unable to start the game fresh.

Submission + - SPAM: Gay marriage bill gets an extended run in NY

erinpolerimos writes: "ALBANY, N.Y. — After New York's Senate ended its session for the "health of members" following the latest marathon session on Thursday, the Republican majority plans to again take up a gay marriage bill that could be pivotal moment in the national gay rights movement.

Gay rights supporters have secured legal marriage status for same-sex couples in Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Iowa and the District of Columbia, and are hoping a gain in New York will give them greater momentum.

On Thursday, Senate leader Dean Skelos abruptly ended the session just before 11 p.m. as his members were awaiting the printing of bills not expected until after 4 a.m.

When lawmakers return Friday they still face several other major bills ranging from a public college tuition increase to a landmark tax cap before they can consider making New York the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage."

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Submission + - SPAM: Lindsay Lohan Due In Court For Probation Violation 1

erinpolerimos writes: "Just weeks from completing her home detention sentence, troubled actress Lindsay Lohan is due in a Los Angeles court on Thursday (June 23) after allegedly violating her probation by testing positive for alcohol.

According to TMZ, the 24-year-old actress tested positive for alcohol earlier this month and could be facing additional jail time if the probation department has its way. The gossip site reported that Lohan was tested twice last week for drugs and alcohol and that unnamed sources said she tested positive for alcohol on one of the tests and negative on another; both were reportedly negative for drugs. One of the tests is reported to have taken place after a rooftop barbecue party Lohan had at her condo for friends on June 12."

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Submission + - SPAM: Ten worst plane crashes in the world

erinpolerimos writes: "1. 1997: 583 people died after two Boeing 747s (KLM and Pan Am) collided on a runway in Tenerife in the worst accident in the history of commercial aviation.
2. 1985: 520 people perished after a Japan Air Lines Boeing 747 suffered a catastrophic mechanical failure and slewed into Mount Osutaka. To date, it is the worst single-aircraft disaster in history.
3. 1996: 349 people died after a mid-air collision in India between a Boeing 747 operated by Saudi Arabian Airlines and a Soviet-era Ilyushin-76 plane operated by Air Kazahkstan.
Russian passenger plane crash kills 44 21 Jun 2011
Russian plane crash: the Tupolev 134 21 Jun 2011
Russian plane crash raises fresh concerns about ageing fleet 21 Jun 2011
4. 1974: 346 people died in France after the cargo door of a Douglas DC-10 operated by Turkish airlines accidentally opened up mid-flight.
5. 1980: 301 people died in Saudi Arabia on the runway after a fire broke out onboard a Lockheed L-1011 Tristar and evacuation was delayed.
6. 1979: 273 people died when an engine fell off a McDonnell-Douglas DC-10 operated by American Airlines after takeoff from Chicago.
7. 2001: 265 people killed after the tail fin of an Airbus A300 snapped just after takeoff in New York causing the plane to crash into the Queens neighbourhood of New York City.
8. 1994: 264 people perished after an Airbus A300 operated by China Airlines crashed during landing at Nagoya airport in Japan due to pilot error.
9. 1991: 261 people died after a Nationair DC-8-61 chartered by Nigeria Airways to transport pilgrims to Mecca crashed after taking off from Saudi Arabia when a tire failure sparked a fire onboard.
10. 1979: 257 people died when a McDonnell-Douglas DC-10 operated by Air New Zealand collided with Mount Erebus in Antarctica during a sightseeing tour."

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Submission + - SPAM: Rory McIlroy wins U.S. Open with record 16-under 2

erinpolerimos writes: "BETHESDA, Md. – Rory McIlroy never let anyone get close. Instead, this U.S. Open performance will go down as one of the most dominant in major-championship annals.

The 22-year-old pro turned Sunday’s final round into a coronation march at Congressional Country Club, smashing the Open scoring record by four shots on the way to an eight-shot romp."

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