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Call of Duty: Black Ops the Most Pirated Game of the Year 5

Torrentfreak reports that after calculating download frequency for pirated copies of popular video games, Call of Duty: Black Ops has won the dubious honor of being the most pirated game of 2010. The PC version of the game was torrented roughly 4,270,000 times, and the Xbox 360 version was downloaded an additional 930,000 times. (The most pirated Wii game was Super Mario Galaxy 2, and Dante's Inferno somehow managed to accrue the most downloads of Xbox 360 games.) Fortunately for Activision, the game has still made over $1 billion in sales, and its 20,000,000+ players have racked up over 600,000,000 man-hours of play time since the game's launch in early November.

Comment Re:Burn fingers (Score 1) 528

Um, wasn't Wikileaks PAYING the Amazon.com company for hosting it's material?

Funny how the 'free-unregulated-markets-will-solve-all-the-world's-problems' and 'keep-govt-off-business'-backs' pols freaked out and leaned on Amazon.

Comment Two Places I've been blown away by the night sky.. (Score 1, Interesting) 612

I've loved the night sky since I was a kid and growing up in rural NC, I could, and still can, see the Milky Way, observe nebula, etc..

However, I spent a night in the Moroccan desert and was just slobberknockered at the sky. Likewise, I camped in the Peruvian Andes and the clarity and seeing the southern hemisphere stars for the first time was just mind warping.

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