Its is standardized. But some developers choose to do their own thing. Metal Gear Online made a terrible choice with 3 different accounts to play the game. Another one is Mercenaries 2 with non-standard multiplayer ports*. I have not come across anyone else. I think it is a good thing to give the publisher a choice in the matter. But some of them will obviously make stupid choices.
*) You can also blame NAT for this being an issue.
I agree with you. 99 times out of 100 when you enter a company's name, you get several hundred hits for web sites selling the company's product, but you won't find the link to the company you are looking for itself.
Care to come up with some examples? I just tried four company names and every one had the company as the first result. It might not be scientific but very far from 1 times out of 100 then? At this point you need 396 search queries that gives no match for the companys website within the first hundret results.
Google is fine when searching for companies it seems. Asus even had a link to their norwegian site as the first result (I sit in Norway).
ketilkn@minipus:~$ apt-cache search chromium
chromium - fast paced, arcade-style, scrolling space shooter
chromium-data - data pack for chromium
chromium-browser - Chromium browser
chromium-browser-dbg - chromium-browser debug symbols
chromium-testsuite - Chromium test suite
chromium-testsuite-dbg - chromium-testsuite debug symbols
Instructions for Ubuntu are here: https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/ppa
There are some ways around it too - game downloads from PSN could contain only skeleton executable files which would download the rest of the data on first start from a publisher's own content servers
MGS Online does have a ingame update thing. It is very annoying. I this might be the reason. Konami is trying to save a buck. (The updater also feature a non working p2p option).
Sorry about that. My native language is Norwegian and it is spelled 'pr' in every day writing. I do not know why that is. I suppose we the name Per is in conflict or something.
Amazon S3 is likely one of the cheaper providers of storage. They charge from 17 cents pr gigabyte of download. In addition they will costs 10 cents pr gigabyte. They also charge pr request.
The restriction on the Playstation Store is that you can download purchased stuff to 5 different consoles*. These consoles may belong to you or anyone else. No password is required to use these things later. You can download to one particular console an unlimited number of times. Why are you making things up?
*Exception: Singstar songs. Grand Turismo 5:Prologe
You forgot hardware testing. Those guys have not seen any action for years.
Yeah. Except for a unknown game called Unreal 3. The Playstation 3 version support mods.
Disobedience: The silver lining to the cloud of servitude. -- Ambrose Bierce