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Submission + - An Ironic Way To Get Back At Pirates (greenheartgames.com) 2

John Wagger writes: When Greenheart Games released their very first game, Game Dev Tycoon (for Mac, Windows and Linux) yesterday, they did something unusual and as far as I know unique. They released a cracked version of the game ourselves, minutes after opening our Store. The pirated copy was completely same as the real copy, except that after a few hours into the game, players started noticing widespread piracy of their games in the game development simulator. Hilarity ensues on the messages pirates posted around the internet, not catching the irony of the thing.

Comment h.s. jr/sr years, '82 and '83 (Score 1) 632

Had and took the opportunity to learn data processing my jr year in h.s. at a vocational ed. center, working with 10" floppy disks and punch cards on a Burroughs minicomp. Sr. year took a class in COBOL programming on the same mini which ultimately led to my being able to get a full ride to DeVry. All of this was against my h.s. counsellors wishes who insisted that I would be better off staying at the h.s. taking college prep classes. Went to DeVry, graduated in '86, and have been working in the industry ever since. This was kind of the advent of h.s. agers getting a chance to really touch computers in any meaningful way I think and it has worked out for me overall. Todays kids are so inundated with technology that it's nothing special to them but back then, it was something way out of the ordinary I think.

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