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Geek Squad Sends Cease-and-Desist Letter To God Squad 357

An anonymous reader writes "A Wisconsin priest has God on his car but Best Buy's lawyers on his back. Father Luke Strand at the Holy Family Parish in Fond Du Lac says he has received a cease-and-desist letter from the electronics retailer. From the article: 'At issue is Strand's black Volkswagen Beetle with door stickers bearing the name "God Squad" in a logo similar to that of Best Buy's Geek Squad, a group of electronics troubleshooters. Strand told the Fond du Lac Reporter that the car is a creative way to spur discussion and bring his faith to others. Best Buy Co. tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that it appreciates what Strand is trying to do, but it's bad precedent to let groups violate its trademarks.'"

Submission + - Too much multipayer (

hornedrat writes: Gamepro discuss the idea that multiplayer is overdone and that it is too much and people are not bothered about this as a must have feature (it would be a hygiene factor under Herzberg's theories)

Personally I agree that too much emphasis is placed on competitive multiplayer, I play online but only with my brother in games that allow co-operative modes so things like Rainbow Six Vegas/Vegas 2 and ARMA2. If we play Sins of a solar empire we would team up against computer players.

For Consoles I like the older games like Baldurs Gate and Dungeond and dragons heroes (there was a nother one but can't for the life of me remember what it is called) but Me and the missus would play these for hours co-operatively (or not if she kept stealing all the gold :) ). Split screen competitive would not be something she would do therefore we dont buy those style (hence not bought much for the PS3 except singstar and even that we play on duet mode).

Would be interested hwo many gamers still play deathmatch and their varients to the hilt and dont play co-op

Comment misleading name? (Score 1) 94

the title appears misleading is it only console games? (what i think of when i see video games) or is it all computer games including consoles etc. There are brilliant games that should be included in such a HOF including but not limited to games like Gauntlet and for me the original ad&d roleplaying games. In terms of people Mike Singleton sticks out (Lords of Midnight developer) but this was not console/arcade so might be excluded on that basis. It seams that such a HOF will very much depend on what people like/play who get a say in it and how wide their remit is
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Video Game Legends To Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame 94

killdashnine writes "Last year we discussed the creation of the International Video Game Hall of Fame and Museum in Ottumwa, Iowa, and a first event in 2009 which brought 3,500 people to witness it. Since then, there's been much progress toward creation of the museum, including the upcoming 'Big Bang 2010' exhibition. Their first event kicks off with formal induction ceremonies, tournaments, record-setting attempts, and an array of concerts from 8-bit music to modern rock. This serves as the first official fundraiser for this new non-profit. Iowa is positioning itself as the Video Game Capital of the World. While some sneer and scoff at this, pointing to LA or Seattle as gaming giants and rightful heirs to the title, the real goal is not to glorify software developers but rather to memorialize the 'heroes of video games,' from the iconic Pac Man to pioneers such as Ralph Baer." Here's a list of this year's inductees. Who gets your vote for next year?

Comment another money lawyers (Score 1) 77

I love this sort of claim and counter claim the only people who stand to benefit are the lawyers, whats the betting that bonus' etc turn out to be discretionary and require you to still be working for the company at the time it is paid. (and my formaer employers even required you not to be working a notice period always caused a nice flood of resignations post payment) Certainly that is the norm in the uk for most big companies to have clauses in the contracts. The only people who stand to be better off under the whole thing are yet again the lawyers who have enacted the suit.

Submission + - A brief history of pi (

superapecommando writes: Everybody knows that the value of pi is 3.14... er, something, but how many people know where the ratio came from? Actually, the ratio came from nature, it's the ratio between the circumference of a circle and its diameter, and it was always there, just waiting to be discovered. But who discovered it? In honor of pi day, here's a brief (sort of) history of how pi came to be known as 3.14(1592653589793238462643383279502884197169...etc).

Submission + - High Speed Rail vs. High Speed Broadband ( 1

miniflex writes: Lord Adonis has recently discussed connecting London to Birmingham with miles of High Speed rail line.

Using recent technical innovations, instead of just reaching Birmingham the government could connect every home and the whole country with optical fibre for this sort of money. Instead of waiting to start high speed rail in 2017 the Fibre Broadband rollout could start tomorrow and be delivering value to the economy long before then.

The bigger question is, will we still need high speed rail networks if we have optical fibre to every home and business in Britain?

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