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Piracy is a service problem

Piracy is a service problem

Gabe Newell, the CEO and co-founder of Valve is a god to gamers.  A shining light for all that is still pristine and undamaged by greed and DRM.  Lately he was quoted by The Cambridge Student as saying: “Piracy is almost always a service problem and not a pricing problem.  If a pirate offers a product anywhere in the world, 24 x 7, puchasable from the convenience of your personal computer and the legal provider says the...

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I’m a Gamer, and Proud.

I’m a Gamer, and Proud.

Are games an acceptable hobby or pastime?  Do you feel like your friends, family and loved ones think you are wasting your time and should grow up? It is definitely a hobby. It fits the dictionary’s definition: 1. an activity or interest pursued for pleasure or relaxation and not as a main occupation. Gaming is just a method of relaxation. Like any hobby it can be a casual pastime or an obsession, but then again so...

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More WiiU

More WiiU

Here are some console pics from inside-games.jp: Controller – Bottom buttons Try wrapping your hand around that! New Controller More grills. Side View. Rear View WTF is with the gloves?   I don’t have any information...

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XBOX stuff from E3

XBOX stuff from E3

Microsoft has unveiled a bunch of XBOX related news at this year’s E3, here is a quick summary: XBOX is getting a YouTube App! Finally!!! The only reason I ever need to hook my laptop up to my TV is to show somebody a YouTube video. I always wished that the console had an app to play YouTube videos and now it will. Awesome. The XBOX Kinect will now feature voice search with Bing. Since the console doesn’t have a browser I...

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Usage Based Billing has weakened Netflix

Usage Based Billing has weakened Netflix

All this discussion about Usage Based Billing here in Canada has claimed its first assault victim: Netflix.  Netflix was probably the cause of these caps to begin with (second only to intense greed) since most of the major ISPs in Canada have a substantial interest in TV programming. Yesterday I check my mail on my phone and was greeted with this: It seems as though Netflix is worried about costing its customers high bills from ISPs due...

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