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Comment I bought it (Score 1, Interesting) 795

I bought this game after playing the demo. I also bought the soundtrack as well. The reason I did this was to support this publisher and help them keep making great games. Most of the crap coming out of the big game houses is not worth it these days and I would rather keep an independent going then make anyone at EA richer.

Comment Re:Question for the local folks (Score 0) 507

Money and lots of it. If you are a school district and short on cash, RIAA showing up with bags full of money and asking you to brainwash^H ^H ^H educate the kids in exchange for the bags is a very good offer. So you do it and hope you can sleep at night.

But then they have drugs that help you sleep real good.

The Courts

Swiss Court Halts Non-Competitive Contract With Microsoft 95

Ade writes "Looks like the challenge to the Swiss Administrative Court concerning the government contract given to Microsoft without any public bidding was successful: The court has issued a temporary injunction (note: article in German) against the Federal Office of Buildings and Logistics (BBL), effectively stopping the CHF 14M (£8M; $15M)-contract to deliver licenses and support for software used on government computers for the next three years. According to Swiss Government practices, any contract over CHF 50'000 has to undergo a public call for offers. The BBL cited 'no serious alternatives' as the reason which this contract never did."

Star Trek Game To Launch Alongside New Movie 82

Paramount announced yesterday that Star Trek D-A-C will be available for download for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC when the movie is released on May 8th. The acronym in the title stands for different types of gameplay: Deathmatch, Assault, and Conquest. It's an arcade-style game, with a solo mode as well as multiplayer modes that handle up to 12 players. According to Joystiq, "It's a top-down 3D space shooter that doesn't require a lot of hardcore gameplay experience to jump into, but it features a large amount of strategic gameplay that'll please hardcore gamers." Several screenshots have been released.

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