13 posts • joined Tuesday 22nd December 2009 15:37 GMT
Not sure a "fortune" is really accurate when you can send a parcel to Holland with UPS through a well-known reseller for £20 and have enough change for a packet of Monster Munch
"remarkable resemblance to the tragic events of 7 July 2005"
Hold up - the 7/7 bombings involved an SAS team in a pick-up truck chasing a train being used by Russian Ultranationalists to transport chemical weapons in to the West End? I was under the impression that it was suicide bombers....
Really though, this is no more "engaging in gratuitous acts of violence against members of the public" than reading a Tom Clancy novel, where there's all sorts of baddies being very naughty indeed. Depicting acts of terrorism is fine if it's a novel but a big no-no in a game?
...seeing as I think only 2 US banks have started implementing any kind of chip and pin rollout (albeit on a limited scale). Seeing as the the service is limited to the US, this part of the business model is fairly sound as long as chip and pin is not the de facto standard.
The core of the model is suspect though - I very much doubt that they will get the numbers they need to make this operation lucrative.
RE: Boycott this.
Precisely. For every person that says they will boycott Sony because of this, there are 500 that realise the PS3 (and their tellys, blu-ray players etc.) is actually a bloody good piece of kit and don't really give a toss about who they sue.
For the money, the functionality of the PS3 can't be beaten - and if you are really that bothered about having OtherOS, head to eBay and pick up an old fat PS3 for a 120 quid, easy.
Broadcast outside Greece?
Possibly someone more knowledgeable on the matter could correct me, but is the broadcast still actually made in Greece? Surely that's where the transmission originates, and the end user is just pointing their dish at the satellite? Is there anything stopping me buying a subscription in Greece and setting it up here?
I do hope Sony manage to nail this...
Whilst being able to run homebrew might make a small minority of users happy, completely opening it up pirated games will only lead to degradation in the user experience for everyone. Aim bots, wall hacks and the like running on hacked firmware (as is already happening) will ruin the game for most people who just want to play and enjoy themselves. Being able to run pirate games will also affect the publisher's margin, as each unit pirated is a sale lost, and so also the developer - and if a platform is seen as eminently pirate-able, then that will affect the developer's willingness to make platform exclusives.
I remember the guy from Crytek saying that if Crysis had been released on the consoles as well, it would have sold 4 million more copies, which is why Crysis 2 is being released on consoles as well. Exclusivity is a big selling point for the manufacturers, so if developers aren't as willing to develop exclusives, then that will affect the manufacturers bottom line.
So Sony can't really just sit back and let it slide, they have to make sure that piracy doesn't happen. The problem is that whilst they are firefighting with the security issues, that is time that could have been spent improving the user experience - although any niggles with the system I have aren't an issue compared to some idiot using wall hacks or aim bots ruining my game.
re: RTFM is NOT an acronym
Not sure what dictionary you've been reading....
An example of abbreviation : Professor into Prof. The word has been abbreviated, hence, it is known as "abbreviation".
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