December 07, 2006

From the Pile

Just because I haven't been posting hasn't meant that the stuff coming to me has stopped piling up. Here are a couple of the fun ones:

A History of the Wilhelm Scream Through Movie Clips:

A Thorough Justification for Piracy

For those who have attempted to debate my rationalizations of various forms of piracy, I give you a justification for pirating BBC products. Please note: pirating HBO products has, in fact, been proven to prevent cancer by Swedish experts from the Piratbyrån.

Lawsuits for Haxx

And lastly, the WoW crowd will probably appreciate this a bit more than the non-players, but I hope you'll all be amused. World of Warcraft just released a patch which eliminated the ability for a variety of third-party interface modifications (known as mods) to do complex decision-making and acting at the push of a button. In short, they've eliminated a variety of programs that skirted close to game automation (which is against the game's Terms of Service) and a variety of players are unhappy. Some even feel that they could get away with suing Blizzard (the makers of WoW) and win. Look, if (and that's a big if) some of these people are actually handicapped and these mods let them play in a way approaching a fully-functional person, I feel for them. But what's next? Sue the makers of Dance Dance Revolution? You do not have an inalienable right to play video games.... sorry.

Posted by Vengeful Cynic at December 7, 2006 10:25 AM | TrackBack