Japan's Latest Rockstar Is a 3D Hologram
I don't like pop music for that reason. Not all music is fake. Really!
Sony To Detail "Premium PSN" Plans At E3
As far as I know, you could never play online with a Silver subscription. So what's changed? Nothing. They did not "slowly take away" features on Xbox Live. If anything, they *added* features.
But yeah, paying for online play is a pain (but it still offers a little more than just your typical dedicated server in the PC world).
Wii Hardware Upgrade Won't Happen Soon
I have often wondered if what I saw the Xbox 360 put out would have been possible on the Xbox. My conclusion is: no, it wouldn't have been. It would have been a scaled-down, lesser experience. The consoles are power-beasts this generation and can barf up some very impressive things. Not only in terms of graphics do the games provide a better feeling, but also in amount of enemies on-screen, AI and animation. The latter plays a big role in gameplay.
I also like in-game cut-scenes. The Xbox could do that, sure, but for the first time they actually look like something worth watching. No blocky polygons and blurry textures to distract you from the story that is unfolding. I appreciate all the people shouting "Gameplay over graphics, rawr!!" but they are both important. The fanatics can play with their emulators, if they'd like, but I do like a good graphical experience (both on consoles and PC).
Security Firms Can't Protect iPhone From Threats
Apple isn't too concerned because all Apps run in a sandbox. There would have to be a very glaring hole in iPhoneOS would an attacker be able to take over an iPhone in this way. I remember a vulnerability that allowed exploitation through doctored SMS packets somehow, but I'm not sure how serious it was. At any rate, that's fixed now as far as I remember.
Really, this is just about anti-virus companies trying to instill fear in the hearts of ignorant users. iPhone users that have jailbroken their iPhone have made it their own responsibility to look after security and I don't believe for a second that F-Secure is targeting *them* (SDK limitations wouldn't be a roadblock in that case).
I see very little opportunity for a hacker to invade an iPhone, and thus it's not a huge priority to install any security software on the iPhone.
Free-To-Play Switch Going Well For D&D Online
Nothing you say here says anything about wanting to be among the best. I just says something about wanting to progress. That's true of single-player games as well. If there's no progression, there's no goals. A goal doesn't necessarily have to be "compete with other players."
Swine Flu Outbreak At PAX
It does help them to track the spread of the disease, though. Also, it'd be totally awesome to have a t-shirt made with a print that says: "I had Swine Flu and lived!"
Standalone GPS Receivers Going the Way of the Dodo
Your friend used one of the earlier GPS applications for iPhone that pull maps from the internet. The more recent navigation software, introduced to the App Store since iPhoneOS 3.0 was released, include all the maps on the iPhone itself and do not need internet connection. Granted, GPS chips in smartphones are of inferior quality to those in dedicated GPS navigation units, which is why TomTom will offer a special assessoire that includes a better GPS chip.
I don't really think that stand-alone GPS receivers will vanish. They will probably always perform better than a smartphone.
What Features Should Be Included With iPhone 3.0?
Actually, clicking the button once is for pause, twice is skip to next track and three times gets you to the previous track. But you're right, it's perfectly sufficient. :)
Suspect Freed After Exposing Cop's Facebook Status
I'm sitting quietly on some church steps with a girl
This right here says you made the whole story up.
Suspect Freed After Exposing Cop's Facebook Status
I would have to be extremely fucking drunk to openly display those symptoms. But I will have been over the legal blood-alcohol limit long before that, so I have to wonder if really *all* of those DUI offenders display *all* of those symptoms.
In fact, why would breathalyzer tests be needed if it would be so easy to tell without one?
Review: Halo Wars
Hmmm... how can you say that unless you mean only games that first were released exclusively on consoles? Which would be stupid in this time of simultaneous multi-platform releases. Even then, there are and have been countless console shooters, even before Halo.
Guitar Hero III the First Game to $1 Billion In Sales
FYI, they're at 11.5 million these days. ;)
Will Consoles Merge Back Into PCs?
1500â? I'll advise you to do some more research, as I've done recently for a potential new gaming PC. You can upgrade your entire system to a decent new rig for under 600â. It's not cheap as in console cheap, but 1500â it is not. Also, PC games are generally cheaper. I hope PC doesn't die out. :(
GTA IV DLC Announced
I don't see how you're not, acting all childish on Slashdot.
Sony, Microsoft Begin Battle of Virtual Worlds
I thought this was pretty cool, that is, until I read your post. Seeing the error of my ways, I will now live a life free of virtual worlds and offer my sincere apologies for having a different opinion. Please accept twenty self-inflicted lashes of the whip to my back to atone for my sin.
The Thirteen Greatest Error Messages of All Time
My gods, I remember that little DOS prank, complete with simulated water sounds coming out of the system speaker! That must've been about 20 years ago.
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Man, I'm so lucky I'm not lame enough to write in a journal. Hey, wait a fucking minute...?