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Electronic Arts has owned up to the mess it created with the DRM-heavy launch of Sporelast week, a fracas that may actually have cost the gaming giant as much as $25 million in missed revenue. Gamers angry with the "draconian" content protection features opted out of the $50 a pop for Spore and copped it illegally instead, to the tune of an estimated 500,000 downloads across various BitTorrent ...read more
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Activision has posted what is to be the final track list for their upcoming Guitar Hero iteration, dubbed Guitar Hero World Tour. The game will include a whopping 86 tracks, with music spanning the years from The Doors to Nirvana to Tool and System of a Down. Activision is also bragging how that by including so many tracks, Guitar Hero World Tour features "the largest selection of on-disc music ...read more
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Electronic Arts has owned up to the mess it created with the DRM-heavy launch of Sporelast week, a fracas that may actually have cost the gaming giant as much as $25 million in missed revenue. Gamers angry with the "draconian" content protection features opted out of the $50 a pop for Spore and copped it illegally instead, to the tune of an estimated 500,000 downloads across various BitTorrent ...read more
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News Corp’s MySpace launches a new online music service on Thursday, aiming to loosen Apple’s grip on the US music industry and challenge all other online rivals. The service, MySpace Music, also aims to come to the aid of a music industry reeling from the continued slide in CD sales. MySpace Music is viewed by the music industry as an alternative to prior partnerships, most notably, ...read more
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We hope you weren't planning any all night Halo 3 fests for tonight, or needed to download any new music tomorrow, because in just a little over 4 short hours, both Xbox Live and Zune online services will be offline for possibly as long as two days. Larry Hryb (AKA Major Nelson) earlier this week announced on his website that Microsoft will be taking the Xbox Live service offline starting at ...read more
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Internet users are unable to distinguish between genuine pop-up warnings messages and false ones, a study at North Carolina State University has found. The study examined the responses of undergraduates to messages which popped up while they did other tasks on a PC. Seeing the pop-ups as a mere annoyance the majority clicked 'OK'. Fake pop-ups are a well-known vehicle for cyber-criminals to ...read more
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Just as Google is celebrating its 10th anniversary, a man claiming to be the “third” founder of Google has come out to stake his claim to history. In the video above, a man calling himself Hubert Chang claims that as an NYU Ph.D student in 1997 he was introduced to Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin by Stanford professor Rajeev Motwani. He then helped the two come up with ...read more
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Microsoft has silently released 3 updates for Windows Ultimate users today. Microsoft Tinker, Ultimate Extra sounds from Microsoft Tinker and Windows DreamScene Content Pack #4 are all available on Windows Update now. Microsoft Tinker is a puzzle based game where players get a set amount of moves to move a robot around a puzzle and solve the level. The DreamScene content pack adds some new ...read more
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Back in June I attended an "AMD Tech Day" where we saw the newest technolgy ranging from Puma, to Shrike to this little gem called Fusion For Gaming. Fusion For Gaming is designed for gamers (and possibly laptop users who want to get the most out of their battery) to temporarily turn off unneeded services (IE: Aero) while they game. To re-enable these features the only thing that needs to be done ...read more
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Adobe released details Monday about Creative Suite 4, its first update to more than a dozen design and editing tools since Adobe CS3 some 17 months ago. The costs of the applications, set to reach consumers in October, haven't changed since CS3, but remain hefty. Should longtime users upgrade? Of course that depends on the specific tools you need. However, we suspect that only the most ...read more
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