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How many languages do you speak on a daily basis?

boot1973 Re:every language opens up a new world (674 comments)

What an interesting idea.. i may give this a go.. Any suggestions as to what language? I have a suspicion this method wont work for any of the Chinese languages but for the western European ones it might.

more than 4 years ago

Gamer Wins $1M For Pitching Virtual "Perfect Game"

boot1973 Re:baseball? (142 comments)

You have missed the point of both cricket and baseball.. They are both excuses to sit outside and drink.. only with cricket you can legitimately do that for 5 days in a row!

Americans have a lot to learn about sitting about and drinking.

With cricket you also get the excuse to visit exotic countries and then sit about and drink for 5 days in a row. Clearly cricket is by far a superior game.

more than 4 years ago

Game Developer's Response To Pirates

boot1973 Re:Ironic (734 comments)

A very interesting point, It will be interesting to see how Battlefield Heroes fairs as its business model seems pretty close to the one you are suggesting. Feel free to correct me on this, I may be wrong, It happens a lot.

The whole digital distribution model renders old business models obsolete, something the Gaming and the Music business are still struggling to deal with. I found it interesting that Coldplay (i think) sold an album online for "whatever you think it's worth" and made money from it than they would have done had it been sold through normal channels. If I were a share holder in a Music company atm I would be very worried. Their days are numbered.

more than 6 years ago



Blu-Ray copy protection cracked

boot1973 boot1973 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

boot1973 (809692) writes "The BBC are reporting on that a company called Slysoft have cracked the BD+ copy protection system. According to the article: When it (BD+) was launched in 2007, developers boasted it would not be cracked for 10 years. SlySoft says it hacked the BD+ technology in November.
It decided to wait for the result of the "format war" between Blu-ray and HD DVD before releasing a full product. BD+ is designed to react to attempts on its technology. Its developers say they can re-lock copied discs, making them unusable in the future.

SlySoft reckons it is prepared for this. Peer van Heuen from the company said: "The worst-case scenario is our boss locks us up with only bread and water in the company dungeon for three months until we are successful again."

Sony have declined to comment."

HD-DVD suffers further blow.

boot1973 boot1973 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

boot1973 writes "HD-DVD has "suffered another blow" according to the Financial Times. FTA:

"Paramount is poised to drop its support of HD DVD after Warner Brothers' recent backing of Sony's Blu-ray technology, in a move that will sound the death knell of HD DVD and bring the home entertainment format war to a definitive end."
It adds that Viacom who own Paramount have a clause in its contract with the HD-DVD camp which allows it to move to Blu-ray in the event that Warner Bros switch sides."

Rockstar win BBFC appeal

boot1973 boot1973 writes  |  about 7 years ago

boot1973 writes "Rockstar have won an appeal which forces the BBFC to look again at the ban that it issued against Manhunt 2 the BBC reports
Developers Rockstar contested the ban at the Video Appeals Committee, which ruled in the firm's favour. The game could now go on sale, if the BBFC, which is "considering the judgement", takes no further action. In a statement, Rockstar said: "We are committed to making great interactive entertainment, while also marketing our products responsibly and supporting an effective rating system. "


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