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You are incorrect in this regard
It could indeed happen to a nicer pile of crap - The Daily Mail.
Perhaps a fake news story endorsing the health benefits of crack cocaine, or a review of Manhunt 2 written by a 6 year old?
Sad to say it...
...but eventually all MMOs must die.
I was really really sad to see the shutdown of Tabula Rasa. Admittedly, they could have worked on the endgame stuff more but it also had some really neat features (especially the Logos and class system). Same will happen to FF XI, Guild Wars 1 when 2 arrives. That doesn't mean to say they are not good games - they all have their merits.
But nothing lasts forever.
I really wish I had seen the original galaxies when it was first launched, with the dozens of different classes and a very infrequent jedi here and there.
From what I gather most people would have gladly seen it shutdown after the NGE & CE changes.
Both topics are related to each other. While I would love a third series of Spaced, I strongly suspect that with an incomplete team, it would turn into a disaster like another comedy series I know....
Maybe I misunderstanding here
But is this some sort of attempt at retrophrenology, as described by Terry Pratchett in one of his novels?
In brief, phrenology is a method of determining someone's personality through the examination of bumps in the skull. Retrophreonology is the means of altering personality traits by creating bumps on the head.
"Certainly sir. That'll be £200 for the religious further, plus an additional £10 for wear and tear on the lump hammer."
Don't panic folks!
If it looks like a threat we can fly a nuclear bomb up to it on one of our Shuttles...
Oh. Looks like we're fucked then.
Oh sweet zombie Jesus
I'm thinking of running a sweepstake for the next big company/organisation to announce that they've been hacked. Place your bets below, here's a few to get you started:
5) Xbox Live Arcade
+1 more unhappy VM customer
The router they supplied for my connection is a clapped out D-Link that drops connections like a whore drops her knickers. On the rare occasions where I'm not getting disconnected, I enjoy regular lag spikes and a lot of rage from my teammates as my connection costs us yet another victory.
I have a dream
I dream that one day, people accused of technical crimes such as these will be tried by a panel of technical experts, rather than Joe Plebb off the street who classes anything beyond the power switch as "computer hacking".
"Sure, you will mostly disagree, but you have to applaude anyone who poke an angry bear with a big stick."
I could also stick my cock into a mains outlet* but that still wouldn't stop it being a really dumb move.
*With a suitable adaptor from PC World ofc.
Back when I were a nipper....
We 'ad to use social engineerin', brute forcin' and all sorts of TCP/IP jiggery-pokery when we were 'acking, unlike these new-fangled kids with their botnets and DDosin'.
Now get the hell off my server.
Perhaps not as serious a problem as first thought
When I look for titles on my Kindle, I'm usually looking for big names or well known books (currently working my way through Game of Thrones). The search function removes a lot of the chaff but the main one is Amazon's sales ranking system. When people do a search for "Song of Fire and Ice" for example, the first one that comes up is the main book because that's what people want to buy.
So while Hubert J. Copypasta's seminal work "Singing a jaunty song of fire and ice" can be uploaded to the kindle store, it's very very unlikely to knock George R Martin's book off the number 1 search spot.
Good thinking Mike
Perhaps El Reg can adopt the Deep -fried Mars Bar (DMB) as the official unit of energy?
For me, it was Campaign 4, Mission 1 of X-Wing, where you had to defend the galaxy's slowest moving freighter from a Star Destroyer and a never ending wave of TIE Fighters and TIE Bombers, with only one other X-Wing for assistance.
That was a true gaming challenge and it felt pretty epic when I finally managed to beat it.
There might be a reason for this
The keyboard on my original Milestone was a poorly put together piece of shit, with each key being nothing more than a rubber square glued roughly into place. From the looks of this latest one, it appears to be exactly the same.
As a friend of mine pointed out last night
A lot of Goonswarm folks were displeased at the prospect of unwanted EVE downtime. A showdown between the wretched scum of 4chan vs the wretched scum of the Something Awful forums will make for superb entertainment.
I'd feel sorry for the zombies
They'd starve to death up there, poor things.
Haters have a point
My copy of DNF ran over my dog, burned my flat down, ran off with my girlfriend and somehow managed to land me with a Daily Mail subscription.
DNF is pure evil in gaming form and we should form a lynch mob to execute everyone at Gearbox for even thinking of making this game.
Or, as a radical idea, those who don't like the game can simply not play it....?
It's a good job I'm not the cynical sort
....otherwise I might have said that maybe EA is doing this *deliberately* in order to drum up a few headlines over Modern Warfare, with absolutely no intention of seeing it through to release. I might also have said that when EA backs down from this as they originally planned, they can say they were "moved by the passionate feedback of its fans" or some other marketing friendly bullshit to make themselves look like a caring company, rather than a bunch of manipulative money grabbing opportunists whose souls not even Satan wants.
Oh and before the downvoting starts, I couldn't give a fuck about Battlefield or Modern Warfare.
Not the first time a phone as tried this trick
A very long time ago, back in the early days of Series 60, Sendo developed a full size foldout keyboard for their first (and sadly only) smartphone design. This is a really good idea by Motorola, although the cost is rather steep at the moment, with Lapdock and SIM free phone clocking in at £800. Granted, most people will get it on a contract of some sort but it will still be hellishly expensive.
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