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Submission + - Sourceforge staff takes over a user's account and wraps their software installer (arstechnica.com) 11

An anonymous reader writes: Sourceforge staff took over the account of the GIMP-for-Windows maintainer claiming it was abandoned and used this opportunity to wrap the installer in crapware. Quoting Ars:

SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements.

Comment Re:Version numbering (Score 2) 62

I don't understand why I'm not seeing the same slew of posts deriding Chrome's version numbering scheme that I see whenever there is a Firefox article.

Because Chrome started with the inflated numbering scheme and stuck with it. Firefox had a sane and useful numbering scheme and abandoned it.

Comment Re:It's funny (Score 1) 509

It does, but it's not just online matchmaking stuff, it's all of playstation plus. Which so far has included a pretty nice selection of free games, as well as discounts on other games. They're even going to have one of their launch titles, Driveclub, be one of the free games. Plus, there's mirroring of your saves online, and a boatload of other pretty nifty features. It costs about the same as a new game for a full year, and they give out multiple full size games a year, plus a couple dozen smaller ones. I know my membership has paid for itself several times over.

Comment Re:Where is the INFO! (Score 1) 509

All I seem to find on this PS4 DRM, is vague hints that it is better... Where are the specifics? Xbox said it will need to phone home every 24 hours, Sony? Who knows. How hard is it to give us details that we can come after them when the whole hype of DRM is over?

And $100 cheaper? How much will the Eye cost if one wants it?

To me it seems they have the same exact price point and NO details on how their DRM will work, none.

In this age of information, it ticks me off when they purposefully withhold this kind of stuff.

Explicitly stated no connection is required, $60 for the Eye, and as far as used games goes... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWSIFh8ICaA

Comment Re:easy (Score 1) 480

brilliant business people are the opposite of productive.

That's an ignorent statement.

The whole point of being a brilliant business person is to let others produce for you while taking full credit/full benefit from it while exerting the least amount of time making that happen.

And i'm fairly sure it's ignorant.

I don't know, "ignorent" could be a new word. Given the context, it could mean something that causes one to choose to ignore something. In this case your statement irritated him enough that he chooses to ignore you in the future.

Comment Re:Oatmeal stumbled here (Score 2) 390

I think that being awarded legal costs should be more common, but only up to the amount that the loser spent. So if side A has a fairly average costing lawyer and loses to the ultra high priced legal team of side B, then side A still only has to pay as much to side B as he paid for side A. So basically, at worst, the loser would have to double his legal costs.

Comment Re:do not see the point... (Score 1) 152

all of the mentioned games can be installed and played without touching steam. And being mmo's they are updated as needed anyways. What do Steam bring to this?

Steam brings additional awareness to these games. The biggest problem these games have is a limited player base due to fewer people being aware of them. Also, Steam brings the Steam Wallet. This allows for you to have microtransactions handled by a single, relatively well trusted company, rather than having to trust your credit card info to multiple smaller ones.

Comment Re:Decent List (Score 1) 183

Like Metroid or Super Metroid, there's only one path to solve the puzzle.

I'm going to have to disagree on the only one path to solve a puzzle in Super Metroid. Just watch any speed run video of that game and you'll understand, but one alternate path that I found was on the way to get your first pack of power bombs. The typical method is to go down into Norfair and get the ice beam, but you can get them well before then. Just super missile the otherwise indestructible enemies and wall jump up that tunnel. It's a lot harder, but saves a good chunk of backtracking.


Overclocked ReMix Releases Xenogears Tribute Album 3

quintin3265 writes "Yesterday, the video game remix group Overclocked ReMix released its 15th album, 'Humans + Gears: Xenogears ReMixed.' The album highlights work from the PlayStation 1 role-playing game Xenogears. The soundtrack to Xenogears was originally composed by Yasunori Mitsuda, who also contributed to soundtracks such as Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, and Xenosaga. The two-discs of 'Humans + Gears,' which began development in mid-2006, include 33 songs mixed by 31 different artists. The collection is free to download in this torrent, and a trailer is up on YouTube that should bring back memories to those who played the game back in 1998."

Comment Re:fewer pages = better server performance (Score 1) 175

I think the best way to do it would be to split it up over two. Have the first page be short, mostly just the introduction, with everything else being on the second. That way, they still get a bit of click-through, their servers don't get hammered as badly by people who only read the first page, we get an article that doesn't span a dozen pages, and everybody gets a free unicorn... I think that sentence got away from me there at the end. You get the point.

Comment Re:Seems like a weird time to enter the market (Score 1) 247

The PSP is $120 used and $170 new, and it can connect to the PSN store. It can handle SNES and earlier games through emulation (assuming a certain willingness and capability to install custom firmware), and can also handle PS1 games, not to mention all of the platform specific games out for it. Not exactly in the $50-$100 range, I know, but it's also not in the $200-$400 range. Just to keep you aware of what's already out there that might match what you'd like.

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