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Comment Re:Culprit ? (Score 1) 376

I really enjoyed the movie. However, I didn't even know about it until I saw the director on the Colbert Report, when I decided I wanted to see it. I wound up seeing it as a double-feature with Inglorious Basterds at a drive-in. The Hurt Locker was premiered back in 2008 and didn't get wide release until the last weekend of July 2009. I think I saw them both the weekend Inglorious Basterds released, at which point The Hurt Locker had been premiered almost a year earlier. Seriously, why sit so long on a movie for release?
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Aussie Attorney General Says Gamers Are Scarier Than Biker Gangs 409

Sasayaki writes "South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson claims, in an interview with Good Game, that gamers were more of a threat to his family than biker gangs. This is the man who has been the biggest opponent to Australia receiving an R18+ rating for video games and who has the power to veto any such law introducing it."
Games

The Struggle For Private Game Servers 125

A story at the BBC takes a look at the use of private game servers for games that tend not to allow them. While most gamers are happy to let companies like Blizzard and NCSoft administer the servers that host their MMORPGs, others want different rules, a cheaper way to play, or the technical challenge of setting up their own. A South African player called Hendrick put up his own WoW server because the game "wasn't available in the country at the time." A 21-year-old Swede created a server called Epilogue, which "had strict codes of conduct and rules, as well as a high degree of customized content (such as new currency, methods of earning experience, the ability to construct buildings and hire non-player characters, plus 'permanent' player death) unavailable in the retail version of the game." The game companies make an effort to quash these servers when they can, though it's frequently more trouble that it's worth. An NCSoft representative referenced the "growing menace" of IP theft, and a Blizzard spokesperson said,"We also have a responsibility to our players to ensure the integrity and reliability of their World of Warcraft gaming experience and that responsibility compels us to protect our rights."

Comment Re:Expected (Score 1) 1654

Yes, the latest Verizon CD supposedly works in OS X. I say supposedly because I couldn't get the whole setup to work in OS X and had to boot my MacBook into XP to get it to work and still can't get the software (some of which I do want--speed and line quality testing mostly) to install in OS X, but Verizon did place an .app on that CD. Of course, now that the connection is made with Verizon and the home wireless network set up, I don't need that CD to work. I'm currently using it as a coaster. Really, as I just moved and am still unpacking and haven't found the coasters yet.

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