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PlayStation (Games)

BioShock 2's First DLC Already On Disc 466

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."
Patents

Submission + - red hat joins the elite... by getting sued (cnet.com)

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.
Games

Submission + - Cross-Platform Mobile Gaming Gaining Traction

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.
Idle

Submission + - Vendors Duped by Fake Bridal Show (boston.com)

VegetativeState writes: Someone set up a bogus website and created accounts on Twitter and Facebook, all to promote "The Boston 411 Bridal & Home Show 2010" (Bing cache http://cc.bingj.com/cache.aspx?q=the+boston+411+bridal+home+show+2010&d=4536941533988299&mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US&w=17475215,9828ac37).' The promotions claimed it would be held at the convention center March 5-7. An estimated 5,000 people paid at least $15 a person and that about 200 businesses also paid fees, ranging from $350 to $4,000. The payments were made through PayPal".

The Boston Police are trying to alert vendors before they fly into Boston with their booth setups this weekend, that there is no such show.

Idle

Submission + - Mythbusters "Peeing on 3rd Rail" Busted! (msn.com) 3

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!

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