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Submission + - Playstation 4 Fans Petition Microsoft to Restore Xbox DRM

An anonymous reader writes: After Microsoft rescinded the DRM policies for the upcoming Xbox One console it had announced earlier at E3, you'd think gamers would be at least mollified, if not ecstatic. But some apparently thought that Microsoft had gotten it right the first time, such as the ability to share a game with up to 10 friends, and so a petition to 'Give us back the Xbox One we were promised at E3' was launched on The petition was quickly co-opted by Playstation 4 fans (assuming that the original author was playing straight, and maybe he wasn't) seizing an opportunity to haze Microsoft and the Xbox. As of today the petition has 17,500 signees, many accompanied by open forum satire posts reminiscent of the surge in attention given to humble looseleaf binders following an October Presidential debate.

Submission + - Princess Leia Strikes Back - at Captain Kirk 3

Hugh Pickens writes writes: "Tony Hicks writes that 'The Lucas Empire Strikes Back' as Princess Leia has rebuffed Captain Kirk's recent assertions that "Star Trek" is better than "Star Wars." William Shatner began the feud in a video tweeted to his fans: "First of all, 'Star Wars' is derivative of 'Star Trek' by what, 10, 15, 20 years? Derivative. 'Star Trek' had relationships and conflict among the relationships, and stories that involved humanity and philosophical questions. 'Star Wars' was special effects!" Those were apparently fightin' words and Princess Leia wasn't happy. "They're not in the same league," declared Carrie Fisher. "I mean, they have the word 'star' in the title, and there's space travel, right? Where did they go? Klingon? It just sounds like a laundry detergent." Fisher had the final word. "My space buns — they're so much better than Nimoy's ears.""

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