I don't understand how anyone can draw the conclusion that the merger caused Verizon to drop the unlimited plan. If anything I would think it would encourage them to keep the unlimited plan to directly compete with the new merger.
Seems to me that it is more greed for money that caused the change.
How much would it cost the average person to rent LA Noire and play to the end of the game? Seems kinda steep, I guess you can use it as a game demoing service since no one really believes in releasing demos any more.
I don't find this hard to believe, a fake press release was, errr.., released by the Chinese, about one of their rockets that was still sitting on the launch pad. They called the mission a success, it even came complete with transcripts of dialogue between the astronauts and the ground.