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TPB - Legit?

01 July 2009 - 11:48 PM

The Pirate Bay has been purchased and is perhaps looking to go legit. Software company Global Gaming Factory X AB has shelled out approximately US$7.8 million for the site.

The acquisition appears to be the first step into turning The Pirate Bay into a legal site. The Stockholm-based piracy site is a peer-to-peer server which made video games, movies and music available for "sharing" among users. Swedish police previously raided the The Pirate Bay and those connected to the site, and the ensuing trial against the BitTorrent site's founder resulted in a guilty verdict.

According to Hans Pandeya, CEO of Sweden's Global Gaming Factory, "We would like to introduce models which entail that content providers and copyright owners get paid for content that is downloaded via the site."

Pandeya adds that while The Pirate Bay is one of the top 100 most visited sites on the entire internet, it needs to change. "In order to live on, The Pirate Bay requires a new business model, which satisfies the requirements and needs of all parties, content providers, broadband operators, end users, and the judiciary," says the GGF exec. "Content creators and providers need to control their content and get paid for it." What's more, Pandeya adds, file sharers need "faster downloads and better quality".

According to a statement from The Pirate Bay, "If the new owners will screw around with the site, nobody will keep using it. That's the biggest insurance one can have that the site will be run in the way that we all want to."

Global Gaming Factory X AB will acquire The Pirate Bay this August.

PS3 Stuff

01 July 2009 - 02:27 AM


I has this PS3 thing right? Been kinda engulfed in Ghostbusters, Prototype & Infamous lately. But found somethin neat. I downloaded Final Fantasy 7 lol

Whats really cool is that it makes a virtual playstation memory card; so you can get on your computer; download saved states or restore yours from your old memory card ( i did this, **** gettin that golden chocobo again just to not havta walk to my living room to use the playstation one lol) and go.

Thought it was kinda neat.

But whats really killer is that playstation is working on a software update for the PS3.

It's an emulation software that would make ANY model of the PS3 backwards compatible.

The only bummer of that awesomeness is: its speculation. they could just be making the update to be able to port all their games a lot easier into the sony store. So you'd still havta rebuy games to play em on the ps3 which is kinda crappy.

So thats why I have always stuck with nintendo lol

StarCraft II Beta - 4-6 Mo's

30 June 2009 - 07:20 AM

Dustin Browder, lead designer on StarCraft II at Blizzard, says that the team is planning to have a publicly playable beta for the game that runs about "four to six months." When that would go live, Blizzard still isn't saying.

But considering that we're already six months into 2009, a four to six month beta period is kind of cutting it close, if the game has any intentions of shipping this calendar year. Granted, Blizzard hasn't officially committed to that, but StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is the company's best bet for a "front line release" this year. So... will it ship this year?

"It's getting there," Browder said, adding "We can still make four!"

While what we played at Blizzard's recent hands-on felt beta ready to us, we're obviously not calling the shots. Browder says that StarCraft II needs to be in the best possible shape before it gets its beta coming out party.

"Beta is extremely distracting for us," he said. "We're playing. We want to see what other people are doing. We need to fix bugs right now. The minute beta goes out, we lose a lot of efficiency."

"So, we don't want to be in beta for nine months."

Question Regarding our Guess This Game..

30 June 2009 - 06:20 AM

So, would we like to continue this?

I was looking at it. DAMN. I fail. sad.gif

So, here's my initial idea (as in reboot the damn site!):

We start it over again. Kick it into gear. I don't have the DB i created by all means anymore, but I can wing it.

We can start anew. New rules, perhaps unremitting the 8bit crowd. I may not be the most fanatic gamer into the new area's but I can still recognize games pretty easily and still can find shots and info's at will (I have A LOT of free time and a shitty pc lol).

Set the scores to 0, set the limit to somethin cool. Do a mass email to all those old members.. put a big flashy thing on the news..


just a thought..

Tech Tips, Tricks & Other Useful Stuff..

30 June 2009 - 06:11 AM

So, I r Back. original.gif

I will be offering my expertise to the Tech Area's of the website. After my Laptop lost its Motherboard I lost most of my external projects, and my ebooks on re-certifying and all my electronic receipts (yay).

So anyway..

For a list of my expertise:

Microsoft Certified Systems Administer (Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, ME, XP, Vista)
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (Windows 2000, 2003, NT, XP, Office & Servers)
A+ Certifications (General & Networking)

Their kinda expired status atm, can't afford the arm & leg to re-certify. But I'll try to troll here on out to help with your technical support needs.