from the read-the-rest-of-this-post-in-a-month-for-five-bucks dept.
An anonymous reader writes with this quote from 1Up:
"Trouble is brewing in Rapture. The recently released Sinclair Solutions multiplayer pack for BioShock 2 is facing upset players over the revelation that the content is already on the disc, and the $5 premium is an unlock code. It started when users on the 2K Forums noticed that the content is incredibly small: 24KB on the PC, 103KB on the PlayStation 3, and 108KB on the Xbox 360. 2K Games responded with a post explaining that the decision was made in order to keep the player base intact, without splitting it between the haves and have-nots."
An anonymous reader writes: Red Hat has been sued by Software Tree, which claims JBoss (distributed by Red Hat) infringes a patent. They didn't go after previous infringers since they see Red Hat as having more money. Sigh.
andylim writes: Several mobile gaming companies are developing cross-platform multiplayer games allowing Android and iPhone users, for example, to play games against each other. Last month touchArcade reported on a cross-platform baseball game developed by Com2Us, called Homerun Battle 3D. Unlike turn-based multiplayer mobile games, Homerun Battle 3D, allows players to compete against each other instantly but you don't see the other player, instead you only get to see your competitor's score being updated. Pushing cross-platform multiplayer games even further, a company called Bulky Pix, has created a table football style game that displays the action as it happens — both players see the ball moving around. This hopefully suggests that first person shooter cross-platform multiplayer mobile games aren't far behind.
n0tWorthy writes: Mythbusters stated that the myth that you could be electrocuted by peeing on the 3rd rail was "busted" as the stream would be broken up due to distance and there wouldn't be a continuous path for the electrical current to follow. This seems to be refuted by a Monsanto Washington man that was found electrocuted after urinating into a ditch that had a downed power line.
"...there will be an autopsy but burn marks indicated the way the electricity traveled through Messenger's body." Ouch!
Wow, my phones just break on me for no reason. I keep mine in a case with screen protectors on ecery screen. I've already had to replace it once because it wouldn't shut off. My phone before that I took amazing care of and it stopped making calls after a year. All my phones hate me!