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Submission + - MAG: Massive Action Game for PlayStation 3 (ps3home.co.uk)

abeeku73 writes: "Zipper Interactive's ambitious Massive Action Game may not be as visually impressive as, say Killzone 2 or Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, but give 'em a break. They're dealing with 256 players at a time. While the PlayStation 3 game's first gameplay trailer may not show all 256 combatants on-screen at once, cumulatively we'd wager they make that number, if not exceed it. If you're a fan of the SOCOM series or want a big, big Battlefield-style experience, I'm guessing MAG will already be in your sights."
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Submission + - Windows 7 RCs to shut off to force upgrades (itpro.co.uk)

nk497 writes: "The release candidate for Microsoft Windows 7 will expire June 2010, and the software giant will let users know they need to pay to upgrade by shutting down the system every two hours for three months. According to Microsoft: "The RC will expire on June 1, 2010. Starting on March 1, 2010, your PC will begin shutting down every two hours. Windows will notify you two weeks before the bi-hourly shutdowns start. To avoid interruption, you'll need to install a non-expired version of Windows before March 1, 2010. You'll also need to install the programs and data that you want to use.""

Comment Re:Wow.... (Score 5, Insightful) 410

It has everything to do with linking people and information, since hyperlinking copyrighted material is not considered a crime in Sweden.

Until now, because torrents are technically not much more than a file with links.

Of course there's an outrage. Linking copyrighted material is LEGAL in Sweden. Hosting copyrighted material for unlawful distribution is illegal. It is obvious that The Pirate Bay have not been involved in the latter.

They got a one-year prison sentence and 30 million SEK in fines for something that is legal.

Comment I don't know if this is actually such a great idea (Score 1) 273

This sounds like a great invention.

I mean, who wouldn't like to drive around with their mini-airplane, potentially bumping into cars, trees, mailboxes or senior citizens, or have it suffer some other unnecessary wear and tear, or have their cars messed with while parked only to find out that something vital has been broken while in mid flight?

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