Controversy Arises Over Taliban Option In Medal of Honor
Huh, this makes me want to see a game not designed by the military that plays with this idea. Say, three traditionally "evil" factions (possibly Russians, Arabs, and PMCs?) and a fictional conflict. Give each side a good reason for fighting, and make sure that it stays as ambiguous as possible who's really doing the right thing.
Can Twitter and Facebook Deal With Their Dead?
A lot of people put a lot of emotional stock into Facebook. That sounds crazy, but let me explain.
I'm going into my junior year of college. About a month and a half ago, a well-liked girl from my high school class and her entire family died in a car crash in California. My news feed was suddenly flooded with posts to her wall of people trying to find some sort of closure. Personally, I didn't know her too well, but we had a lot of mutual friends. Many of my friends still post on her wall, because it's their way of dealing with the tragedy.
If Facebook just closed the account, many of my friends would just be bottling up their emotions. I'm sure it's a weird thing to think about if you're not used to thinking about Facebook, but it does provide some sort of healing in a situation like that. If nothing else, I want Facebook to keep the pages of the dead open to help in a case like this.
Aquaria Goes Open Source
You were expecting too much out of the games. Penumbra was a very small team who built their own 3D graphics engine and physics engine and built an incredibly terrifying adventure. Lugaru is a great, if simplistic, brawler written by a single guy (also with its own custom 3D engine). Aquaria's play controls are very good, although mouse controls in general can be a bit frustrating. Gish is... alright I don't like Gish. Still, that's 4/5 games from the pack. Just keep in mind how small these teams were and what they accomplished.
Why I Steal Movies (Even Ones I'm In)
Fast food certainly supports the lazy and impatient, but have you really never been in a situation where you have all of 10 minutes to go and find food somewhere when you spot the golden arches?
"Serious Games" Industry Gains Traction
Games Workshop Sues Warhammer Online Fansite
Except if I make a website devoted to Apple for fanboys and the like I'm not going to get a C&D from them.
Convert a SIM To a MicroSIM, With a Meat Cleaver
No it's not, that's a spoon!
House Proposes Legalizing, Taxing Online Gambling
The reason is simple: the people who today call themselves Republicans aren't.
Extremists Warn South Park Creators Over Muhammad In a Bear Suit
The key phrase in the above post was "very unlikely". Violence perpetrated by Christians in this day and age does happen, but is significantly rarer than violence by Muslims.
Website Mass-Bans Users Who Mention AdBlock
I'm not a member of the forum, but I do occasionally lurk there after watching some of the video content they have. People are constantly getting banned for what appear to me to be non-offenses (just read a large thread, you'll see at least three people who have been banned recently). Why anyone would want to post in an environment like that is beyond me.
(For what it's worth, I never found their banner ads to be terribly intrusive, so I never AdBlocked them. That's changing today.)
No Linking To Japanese Newspaper Without Permission
A quick glimpse at Wikipedia shows that Britney's first album was released in 1999. She was born in 1981. This means that at most one album was released when she was in the legal pedophilia age limit. Overly sexualized and creepy I'll agree with, but Britney Spears does not embody pedophilia.
The Apple Two
Why? A major tech company released a major product which is interesting for all sorts of reasons. Even if you're not the biggest fan of the iPad (I know I'm not) it's still something newsworthy on a site largely about technology.
Tsunami Warning From Space?
You clearly have never been to 4chan.
# of wireless APs (w/ SSID shown) in range now:
I'll construct a GUI interface in Visual Basic so we can track his IP.
"Install Other OS" Feature Removed From the PS3
I dunno, they had this neat technology called "rumble" that they introduced partway through the life cycle, and it seemed to catch on pretty well ;D
Will Your Answers To the Census Stay Private?
I definitely agree with you that Guantanamo is wrong. The difference, however, is that Guantanamo is filled with people captured overseas who are believed to somehow be connected with terrorism for reasons other than "they're Arabs." The Japanese internment camps were filled with Americans whose only connection to the enemy at the time was "they're Japanese". That doesn't make Guantanamo more ok than the internment camps, but it does make them different. Stop claiming they're the same.
Later School Start For Teenagers Brings Drop In Absenteeism
I really doubt it. High school started at 7:25 in the morning. I take long showers (longer when I'm trying to wake up) and made it a habit to eat breakfast so I didn't starve before lunch at noon. The bus arrived at around 6:40 every day. This all meant that I had to get up at 5:45 for school. My grades definitely suffered for it, and I'm certain that if I had to get up any earlier I would have just stopped going altogether.
EA To Charge For Game Demos
Same with Torchlight. The only way it's a demo is that they're using the same engine and some of the same assets to build an MMO. The game itself is a complete (and incredibly fun) Diablo clone.
Opera Sees "Dramatic" Rise From Microsoft's Ballot
Well at least Hyrule's safe.
BioShock 2's First DLC Already On Disc
People playing roguelikes :)
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