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7 posts • joined 4 Sep 2007

Say hello to Maxell-branded hard drives

Kevin Murray

Skeleton advert

Wasn't the skeleton used in adverts for Scotch video tapes, rather than Maxell?

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Reg readers rage at comment icon outrage

Kevin Murray
Paris Hilton

Possible images?

Limecat, because he is not amused.

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PC Gamers get Bill of Rights

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@Ash

"Seriously, how difficult is it to store the configuration file to somewhere in the Documents and Settings\Username directory instead of a single file in the game directory?"

There are quite a few games that do that, and they are a complete pain in the arse. Having to switch users every time a different person wants on a game is a farce - anyone should just be able to go into Load Saved Game, rather than having to log off their account and back in (or using Run As, which also requires exiting the game and starting back again).

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Censor to challenge Manhunt 2 release in court

Kevin Murray
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Nanny culture

In an age where everyone has access to the internet, and full access to supposedly age-restricted material, I can't believe this is going on for so long. The first Manhunt was a mediocre game at best, and would never have been in the public eye but for a tragic murder a few years back that the parents tried to blame R* for (with the help of good ole Jack).

I don't hold out much hope for the sequel, but if the BBFC had allowed it through without causing such a spectacle, it would have suffered bad sales and fell to the wayside. The press generated from the dispute means that sales are going to improve, and there's a better chance that under 18s will get their hands on it. In effect, the BBFC have created a self-fulfilling prophecy, and R* must be loving it.

Easiest way round it would be for R* to avoid the BBFC entirely, go for an ESRB rating instead, and release their game. Who cares that ESRB isn't enforced and kids can buy it at that point?

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German law smites Warhammer fan flick

Kevin Murray
Paris Hilton

LOTR? Yeah right.....

"Well thats kinda enough said. I thought that it was particuarly ironic that they ended up releasing a LOTR game when Warhammer Fantasy appears to ripped off from LOTR."

Sure thing - LOTR invented elves, orcs, trolls, dwarves, etc.

These things have been a fantasy staple since before Tolkien was even born, believe it or not. Certainly they were making their way into mythology well before his 3-part snoozefest was ever penned (not to mention the crap after, although The Hobbit was not too bad).

While your comment does have a certain irony to it, it's certainly not to do with the reasons you were going for.

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Boffins challenge shape of neutron neutrality

Kevin Murray

Responsible for strong force?

I thought that was the midichlorians. I don't ever recall Anakin's neutron count being taken...

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Court junks $11m judgment against Spamhaus

Kevin Murray

Unbelievable

I can't believe this case is still ongoing. American company sues another company based outwith the court's jurisdiction, so any rulings made can't be enforced... can't e360 see that all they are doing is paying some lawyer's bills here with little possibility of getting any money back from Spamhaus?

This really sums up the "sue someone til we get paid" mentality prevalent through so much of America these days. I hope their legal fees bankrupt them, then my Gmail junk folder will have a tiny little bit less crap than before.

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