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Submission + - EA selected for multi-year agreement for the future of Star Wars gaming

Nrrqshrr writes: Despite winning the title of the Worst Company in America twice, Disney Interactive and Lucasfilm Ltd. announced today a multi-year agreement for future Star Wars games.
EA will mainly develop Star Wars games for consoles and PC, while Disney will focus on developing for tablets and mobile devices, as well as social games.

Submission + - File-sharing is linked to depresspion (mst.edu)

Nrrqshrr writes: A new study by researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology reveals that people with depressive symptoms are more avid file-sharers than those without them. TorrentFreak remarks that this new study could give more arguments to the MPAA and RIAA, especialy with Dr. Sriram Chellappan suggesting that it might be a good idea to monitor internet use to "proactively prompt users to seek medical help".
Earth

Submission + - CO2 emissions reach a record high in 2010 (iea.org)

Nrrqshrr writes: "Energy-related carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2010 were the highest in history, [...]. In addition, the IEA
has estimated that 80% of projected emissions from the power sector in 2020 are already locked in."

"The IEA’s 2010 World Energy Outlook set out the 450 Scenario, an energy pathway consistent with achieving this goal, based on the emissions targets countries have agreed to reach by 2020. [...] global energy-related emissions in 2020 must not be greater than 32 Gt.This means that over the next ten years, emissions must rise less in total than they did between 2009 and 2010."

Games

Submission + - L.A. Noire Players Notice PS3 Overheating After 3. (spong.com)

Nrrqshrr writes: "This can range from games randomly freezing to PS3s turning off anywhere between 30 mins use to 2 hours. We have confirmed locally that multiple games (Rockstar and non-Rockstar) overheat or freeze only when 3.61 is installed."

Must be hard to be a Sonyfanboy these days.

Censorship

Submission + - Tunisian government stops internet filtering. (google.com)

Nrrqshrr writes: In an effort to save his governement's leftovers, the Tunisian president Ben Ali announced many changes varying from "Last presidence term" to price drops. One of the most notable declarations was the "Assurance that freedom of speech will not be trampled."
Indeed right now sites like Youtube and Dailymotion are available again, along with many other "sensitive" sites like Reporters Sans Frontière or the LGBT Center.
Yet, many websites, among which 4chan, mysteriously return a 404 error.

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