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Comment Shut up and stop moaning, you maggots! (Score 1) 511

Oh boo-hoo, we can't enough money, wah-wah-wah!

Sorry, if your product is good with a semi-original theme and available on most platforms ( thinking stuff like Fallout 3, LEGO film-tie ins ), then we'll buy them, else you trying to foist the latest GTA episode with the same, junp-in-car, shoot-hooker, deal-drugs, for the 15th time, then no we are not going to fork out another 45 quid for something very similar to last years episode.

I play retro stuff most of the time, cheap to buy are 2nd-hand sales and the odd download for the really rare stuff, the only games I bought recently were LEGO Star Wars II and Fallout 3. They weren't amazingly original but had a certain twist that I really enjoyed, but I am sick and tired for seeing the same of tosh release all over again each time a new console hits the market.

Sorry but the games industry is getting just like the music biz, there are some real gems out there, real talent, but most of it is rahashed chart shite!

Comment They are scum! (Score 1) 305

The PRS are worse than the **AAs, they are not an officially recognised law enforcement agency, they have no powers, they are merely a tool of the music industry. Although more often than not the music industry hates the PRS too, they stop all the free publicity that the record companies like, so quite frankly the PRS can go f**k themselves backwards over a barrel!

Comment Fine! (Score 1) 380

Some how I can't see then fixing the standards they spent years breaking! Why is it when you code for browsers, you spend 10% of the time coding which more or less works on all browsers and then you spend 90% of the time kludging to get it to work on IE?!

Comment OK.... (Score 1) 293

Now if I download something slightly dodgy, you make sure the money goes to the company concerned so I don't get dragged of to court to pay the **AA's!

No didn't think so, it's going the way of all taxes. To pay for that government official's house repairs or free trip to Bermuda on one of those "assess if they do things the same as us" type of trips!

Comment Big hand for the PRS! (Score 4, Insightful) 161

Well done PRS, you managed shut out a big advertising opportunity to the artists to supposedly represent. I'm sure the record companies will be round later with a big bunch of flowers to say thanks!

Well done for now forcing people onto sharing sites to pick up ripped DVDs!

Well done for forcing people to go to dodgy malware ridden proxy sites to get around Google's stupid IP range blocking!

Well done for screwing the lesser known and poorer artists who really do get benefit from appearing on YouTube vids, getting some recognition and maybe a handful of those really important sales to keep going.

Big round of applause!

Comment Oh for.... (Score 1) 289

Oi Gordon are you listening? TRACKING DOES NOT WORK! THE BAD GUYS KNOW HOW TO GET AROUND THESE THINGS! Stop wasting my fecking money on this tripe and start paying people to do some real work!

Actually the real scumbag is Jacqui Smith, she this blinkered view terrorists are luriking around every corner and we all need protecting from ourselves, fecking bitch the quicker we boot this lot the better, then at least we'll have a few years of peace and quiet until the polls show the next mob are going down, then it starts all over again!

Comment WTF! (Score 1) 281

"That's not to say that commercial software isn't without risks, but any flaws on commercial applications tend to get patched a lot faster than on open source, as the vendors producing the software have a lot more to lose than an open source programmer," said Fortify vice president, Richard Kirk.

*COUGH* *SPLUTTER* *CHOKE*!!!

WTF!?!? What a feckin' loser!

Comment Tough! (Score 1) 653

I can live with limited content. FF goes on, closely followed by FlashBlock and ABPlus. I have a handful of sites I trust. The rest? Tough luck!

When I want one of your stupid products I will come looking for you. I am not going to buy some shite, overpriced product just because I saw a stupid little advert pop-up!

Please if you are in marketing, just do humanity a favour and FOAD!

Comment Damn right! Good on them.... (Score 1) 133

Film carry certs to try to protect kids, why shouldn't games? Well there's the rub, you see the very word games I'm afraid is the problem.

Soccer Mommy down the local games store, Johnny wants "Shitfaced-Psycho Killer IV" game and mommy knows it's only a computer game so what's the harm? Average Joe thinks games are for kids, they are not. Entertainment comes in many levels, including kiddies, average Wii and DS game and psycho 18/Mature rated, see GTA, Fallout 3, Manhunt, etc.

You want to make a difference? Employ more people like I met in local game store about 6 months ago, when I went to buy a second hand copy of Quake IV. "You know this game is rated 18. Do you have any proof of age, driving license or name and address on a utility bill?". Very well done son. However I am 38 years old and due to fun career in IT support, I look about 5 years older than that!

Comment Re:What should Microsoft do? (Score 1) 898

Like you pointed out, all very shiny but not much else. Rather ironic that MS products are a reflection of today's facile society, all gloss and nothing to show. As my old, late dear Grandma would say, "All mouth and no trousers!".

They need to give limited shiny stuff, works for OSX and Gnome, get back to making sure the engine actually works correctly. Work on a usuable UAC system, take a good long look at what is allowing the nasties to get in so easily. If it means cutting out the compatibility to DOS/Win98, then so be it. Sell limited cheap licenses for old XP/2K, fix fatal flaws only, if people want to stay on the old.

Start supporting today's sh*t-hot hardware, get the 64bit version up to spec, a lot of gamers out there with money to burn! No more 64bit as an afterthought. Yes I know most people are on 32bit, but for every 3 year old 32 bit system, there are an equal number of 64bit gamer systems being replaced every year.

What about a PAYG system? You get core system for nominal fee but it's yours. You want shiny extras, you download and rent them on a monthly basis. You want extra cores enabled? You pay rental on the extensions. Still works in the mainframe market and mini markets. PAYG you get clean simple builds without crap and if you want shiny crap you pay extra for it, MS still gets revenue. Although most people wouldn't use IE for free, let alone rent it!
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Submission + - Court rules in favour of MPAA against TorrenstSpy (bbc.co.uk)

Fuzzypig writes: "The BBC is reporting that the case brought against TorrentSpy by the MPAA has ruled in favour of the MPAA. "A judge made a default ruling in favour of the MPAA after she said the site's operators had tampered with evidence. The judge then asked for information from the Ram in their computers but the defendants failed in their attempt to argue the data was temporary and therefore could not be retained. The defendants' conduct was "obstreperous," Judge Florence-Marie Cooper wrote in her decision. "They have engaged in widespread and systematic efforts to destroy evidence and have provided false testimony under oath in a effort to hide evidence of such destruction. " ""

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