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Hi, this is Russell, Englishman in Canada, and I want to take issue with video game piracy.
After having a polite discussion with one of our adminâ€™s earlier this week about what was acceptable when it came to duplicating videogame software, I was encouraged to take to the stormy seas, otherwise known as the world wide web, to search out the legal ins and out of the subject at hand. As I began my search, I had all the laws and loopholes taught to me by my peers at a young age (the PSOne era) embedded firmly in my head and decided to start checking up on a few of these â€˜factsâ€™. I will tell you now that what Iâ€™ve found is a much tighter bind than I was even expecting, a lot of stuff users and gamers may do are in fact illegal in the eyes of the law.
Following are a few myths I was taught as fact that I am now going to dispel for you guys, in hope that I can inform and educate you and, in the immortal words of Ice-T, please, â€˜Donâ€™t hate the player, hate the gameâ€™.
Kevin Tancharoen, creator of Mortal Kombat: Legacy, a popular web series based on the game, has announced on Youtube that his team are working on a second series. This is backed up by a number of positive tweets on his twitter page. Following is the rather comical announcment trailer, but I would like to say that if you haven’t yet seen the first Mortal Kombat: Legacy series and are a fan of the game check it out because it is outstanding!
Hideo Kojima director of Kojima Productions and director of the Metal Gear Solid games announced in a Japanese publication this week that MGS4 would be receaving a trophy support patch this coming August in line with Japanese budget release …
Any Borderlanders out there eagerly awaiting Borderlands 2 this summer? I guess there’s probably one or two of you…
Gearbox today announced on their Borderlands facebook page that Borderlands 2 would detect saved games from the first Borderlands and …
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Hi, my names Russell and Iâ€™m an Englishman in Canada. My life at the moment has two fundamental flaws:
- 1. Iâ€™m addicted to games. Not just to playing them, but to owning them. I must have games!
- 2. Iâ€™m broke. I have a son on the way, and Iâ€™m not exactly the most well paid individual this side of the old pond.
I have, however, found several ways to tackle these obstacles and, over the course of time, I have saved what is quite possibly a small fortune. I would like to share my tips of frugal gaming with the rest of you, whether itâ€™s because youâ€™re like me and just canâ€™t afford the rising costs of games, or because youâ€™re young and rich and want more games than youâ€™ll ever be able to play!
In my bumblings around the internet I found this, so have done a little research. This is a showcase of Square Enix’s ‘Lumionous Engine’ which was created for “next generation quality games”. The video shown is supposedly real time rather than pre-rendered which if true is very exciting, I also wonder if by ‘next generation’ Square means consoles or simply game quality over the next year or so?
I understand that this was shown at E3 but frankly I missed it, even when trawling through various E3 trailers, so this post is just incase any of you guys missed it too! Check out the video after the jump.