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Archive for March 30th, 2009

OnLiving

Another insightful post on the themes behind the OnLive service:

Wrong on Cloud Computing

I’m deeply against this sort of thing in the first place, because I’m a dinosaur that doesn’t want to connect to the internet to play a game, or request permission to do so, leaving my choices in hands not interested in my best interest.  OnLive may be the next Big Thing, but they will have to pry my games from my cold, dead, reptilian claws.

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A Word of Warning

Brian “Psychochild” Green has run afoul of the WoW pirates.  Thing is, he’s pretty careful about this sort of thing:

I can’t believe it happened to me…

I consider this a cautionary tale, one worth noticing, as Brian isn’t exactly a noob when it comes to the internet, MMOs or even security.  It looks like this story has a mostly happy ending, but it’s best not to even start this sort of thing.  Congrats on the recovery, Brian, and good luck with the future.

(And yes, I do like the delicious irony of the cancellation timing.  I’m also suspicious as to whether the pirates knew about that somehow, and hoped to take advantage of someone who planned on leaving…)

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