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Archive for February, 2007

Read “Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom” for free

I’ve been meaning to read Cory Doctorow’s novel “Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom” for absolutely ages but have never managed to get around to it — until now! DailyLit are offering it, for free, emailed to you in 65 regularly sent chunks so you have no excuse either! (Incidentally, and do call me an idiot, I only realised today that Cory Doctorow is the same Cory Doctorow that co-edits Boing Boing!)

Saving Ourselves: Psychoanalytic Investigation of Resident Evil and Silent Hill

Saving Ourselves: Psychoanalytic Investigation of Resident Evil and Silent Hill (via Kotaku)

Will Eisner: The Spirit of an Artistic Pioneer

Will Eisner: The Spirit of an Artistic Pioneer: New trailer for the “documentary on the life and career of the sequential art genius.” (via Drawn!)

Generation XP: Top 20 Games of the Last Generation

Now that Vista’s out, XP is old news. We always like a top 20 list and Voodoo Extreme has a run-down of the top games during Windows XP’s lifetime. I bet you can’t guess what’s number one.

Sony confirms Wipeout for PS3

Sony confirms Wipeout for PS3: “We have nothing to add, but we will be making an announcement with more details in the near future.” Hopefully they’ll bring back tDR… or perhaps another design agency that’s “de jour” to realise the visuals. (via Kotaku)

Pirates of the Caribbean Online pricing

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Disney has announced the pricing structure for their forthcoming MMORPG based on the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and theme park attractions: Free for the ad-supported version, or $9.95 per month for the “Unlimited Access” level. Quite what “ad supported” actually means — bill boards for Princess dress-up clothing in-game, perhaps — remains to be seen.

The game will be released for Windows in the Spring. No Mac version, though, so it looks like Apple OS fans have to use Bootcamp or something to play. (via The Disney Blog)

Kevin Smith’s Top Ten Films of 2006

Kevin Smith’s top ten films of 2006: Isn’t it a little narcissistic to include your own movie in your top ten list? (via Kottke)

Microsoft ripping off European customers?

Disregarding all the other pointless versions, Windows Vista Utimate Upgrade edition:

Amazon.com: $249.99 (£127.13)
Amazon.co.uk: $466.06 (£236.99)

Er, Microsoft. We’re not stupid! How about you come back here and re-price the EU editions of your (already overpriced) new operating system? Thanks.