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The Courts

Submission + - Zynga Sues EA For 'Anti-competitive' Practices (cnet.com)

An anonymous reader writes: In early August, Electronic Arts sued Zynga for allegedly copying EA's Sims Social game. Zynga has now launched a counterattack, suing EA for "anticompetitive and unlawful business practices, including legal threats and demands for no-hire agreements." The company also accuses EA of copying a Zynga game called YoVille. Zynga has also demanded a jury trial to settle EA's claims.
Open Source

Submission + - FSF Wants To Police JavaScript Use (i-programmer.info)

mikejuk writes: The FSF (Free Software Foundation) wants us all to add tags to JavaScript that identifies the code as being open source. This would allow tools such as LibreJS to identify any non-trivial proprietary code and automatically block the web page.
Perhaps this is a step too far — is over-regulating software freedom like fighting for peace?

XBox (Games)

Submission + - Boy Nearly Killed Trying To Cool Xbox 360 (funtechtalk.com)

Funny Finder writes: The boy's mother told local news that his Xbox 360 kept turning itself off after about 5 minutes. Her son had read online that he could stop it from cutting off by cooling the power supply. "I saw him put the cord on top of a box in the living room", said the boy's mother. "When I left to go next door he was playing a game but when I got back he was laying on his back on the floor and unconscious". The Story
It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - Computer game injuries

Kittenman writes: "According to the BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6957339.s tm) an arm-wrestling game only available within Japan has resulted in broken arms for some players. The manufacturer has voluntarily withdrawn the game (with arm wrestles with strength settings ranging from "French maid" and "Chihuahua" to "professional wrestler" — one wonders why Chihuahua, but besides that) from circulation. One wonders if this is the new breed of game-related injuries. Perhaps the 21st centuries version of RSI. The most likely home gamecentre to cause this sort of injuriy would be the Wii — correct?"

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