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Microsoft Reverses Online Requirement and Used Game Restrictions
Posted on Wednesday, June 19 2013 @ 14:24:07 Eastern

Microsoft just dropped a bomb! No 24 hour check in, no used game restrictions, region free!

The negative being that it sounds like they are removing the sharing aspect (10 family members sharing your games). It sounded really cool, but most people were more interested in the normal way of doing things. I hope they eventually bring this back to the table, even for digital downloads only. They've also added back discs needing to be in the tray in order to play them.

Honestly, they kind of had to do this based on the feedback. But I was excited to not have to change discs ever and have my friends able to play my games whenever they want (those in the 10 anyway).

People online are being quick to dismiss this as "too little too late", but 4-5 months from launch I'm sure it won't be as big an issue as if they'd waited longer.

http://news.xbox.com/2013/06/update

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Free EA Game as Apology for SimCity
Posted on Friday, March 15 2013 @ 09:36:08 Eastern

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http://www.ea.com/news/a-simcity-update-and-something-for-your-trouble?sourceid=Origin_AFF_LS315&c=TnL5HPStwNw&LSsiteID=TnL5HPStwNw-_bUtfEocdmECC_52X3

Looks like EA is doing damage control big time, offering a free EA title to anyone who has activated SimCity by March 18th. The article says any game in the EA portfolio, so it is the assumption that this includes brand new games like Crysis 3.

I personally was holding off (and am glad) on SimCity, but I'm tempted to grab a copy in order to get Crysis 3 for free now, a game that I was more interested in buying in the first place.

Those of you who have bought and been frustrated with it already, is this enough? I think that this is quite generous especially coming from a company that everyone complains is only in it to make money.

Of course, the real way to please owners of SimCity would be to simply turn off the DRM that is causing all the problems, but they don't seem interested in doing that any time soon.

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Technology Progresses - Masses Panic
Posted on Wednesday, February 27 2013 @ 20:54:28 Eastern



http://www.thestreet.com/story/11850432/1/watch-out-for-google-glasses.html

Having read the article above, I genuinely believe that the person writing it accidently watched the Watch_Dogs trailer instead of the Google Glasses one. For serious.

Basically it's the paranoid tale of someone who thinks Google Glasses will allow you to see every intimate detail about a person simply by looking at them. They think that they will have facial recognition software that can display Facebook information about a person simply by looking at them. For example in a bar, you can find out if that hunky guy works on Wall Street or at Walmart.

Not only is this insane, but its insane! If you actually watch the Google Glasses commercial, it's basically a camera, with the basic functions of an android smartphone. Most notably Google Maps giving you directions, and the genius new Google Now which can show you all kinds of information about stores and weather and whatever else you want. I think she is interpreting the fact that GPS allows it to know where you are and use that to provide information... to this being Cortana intelligently interacting with your surroundings.

The only really valid point made in the article is that with them on, you never know when you are being filmed or photographed. Lots of people don't like having their pictures taken, so this is always a fear, but seriously even now I'm sure people could follow you around with a cell phone all day and you'd barely notice.

Anyway I get that this is barely related to video games, other than the fact that if you read it, she is definitely talking about Watch_Dogs... but the main connection for me is how so many people are so out of touch with technology, that they fear it. Which is exactly why video games get blamed for bad things that happen.

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Father hires hitmen to kill son... IN GAME!?!
Posted on Monday, January 7 2013 @ 13:49:30 Eastern


http://kotaku.com/5972406/father-hires-in+game-hitmen-to-deter-son-from-playing

Article above where a father in China hired in-game assassins to repeatedly gank his son to deter him from playing and get a job. Damn that is...   read more...

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