wjamesau writes: "A group of Second Life Residents have created an amazing-looking RPG inspired by the city of Midgar from Final Fantasy VII, with a scripted combat system and game masters who run the SOLDIER versus AVALANCHE action. An interesting twist is that Squaresoft, the owners of the Final Fantasy IP, apparently gave the non-commercial project their blessing — or maybe not. The island of Midgar has changed ownership so no one's quite sure, but the several hundred players keep it going through donations, and even stranger (as my game review Onder Skall reports): "Operating as if Square gave approval has
made them act as if they work for Square. They have rules about never
sharing information about pirating Final Fantasy gear, and are the best
promotion of any brand in Second Life. If Square were ever to come to
Second Life, no PR manager could dream of creating a more dedicated player base
than this one.""
coondoggie writes: "Pianos suck, unless of course they have an iPod dock. That's right. But after today, that's no longer a problem because PianoDisc this week introduced its iPod docking piano 'iQ' which it says though is patented technology will let almost any piano play itself according to the melody of the iPod.
RelievedSimpleton writes: After previously purchasing a domain from RegisterFly.com I decided to renew my domain as well as purchase two more. After adding $25.00 worth of funds to my account I attempted to buy two domains and renew the domain I previously purchased from them. After filing multiple complaints through the support ticket system as well as attempting to call all the numbers listed on their website, which were either disconnected or unavailable, I went to my credit union only to find that the credit union couldn't do anything except let me know they also fraudulently charged $19.98 to my account twice, now bringing the total to $64.96. I then went to the Better Business Bureau website to file a complaint only to find that there were multiple complaints before mine. Also, I attempted to file a complaint through InterNIC only to find that their ICANN accreditation is pending termination. So my question to you, the users of Slashdot, is what do you do when a registrar rips you off like this, while continuing to say they are an accredited registrar when it is untrue?
AbsoluteXyro writes: PETA is going to be pissed. London Entertainment Guide (Slightly NSFW) breaks the news that electronics giant Sony, in another stroke of marketing brilliance, decided to decapitate a goat and invite guests to "reach inside the goat's still-warm carcass to eat offal from its stomach" as a PR stunt to promote God of War II at a recent party in Athens. Images from the party, including at least one showing the freshly decapitated goat's head hanging by it's corpse by a thread of tissue, have been published in a two page spread in the latest edition of Playstation Magazine. Interestingly, Sony UK has refused to say how the goat was killed, but judging by the pictures, we can guess.
Shohat writes: "A woman posted an ad on Craigslist, offering a certain something for some quick cash in her game of choice, WoW.The offer was very specific, and And she got what she wanted — enough money an epic flying mount - Screenshots of the postings prior to removal.
First of all, is this prostitution? Sure seems like it, although MMO money isn't entirely established as legally worth real money yet, even if people buy and sell it all the time on multiple online and offline markets."
Zygote writes: http://www.subrosasoft.com/OSXSoftware/index.php?m ain_page=product_info&cPath=200&products_id=195
"MacLockPick(TM) is a valuable tool for law enforcement professionals to perform live forensics on Mac OS X systems. The solution is based on a USB Flash drive that can be inserted into a suspect's Mac OS X computer that is running (or sleeping). Once the software is run it will extract data from the Apple Keychain and system settings in order to provide the examiner fast access to the suspect's critical information with as little interaction or trace as possible."
NanTendoo writes: Nintendo's president acknowledged Friday that the shortage of the hit Wii game machine was "abnormal," and promised production was being boosted to increase deliveries by next month.
"We must do our best to fix this abnormal lack of stock," Nintendo President Satoru Iwata told reporters. "We have not been able to properly foresee demand."