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EA takes out $1 billion loan for Take-Two acquisition {Joystiq}

May 11th 2008 10:38AM Soon there will be no game companies because EA buys them all out. EA will be the next Wal-Mart. Everytime EA buys out a game company the game goes to crap. I like to compare EA to Toyota. When they first started they were more for quality. Now that they have grown so fast, they care more about shipping the most product out and less on quality of the product.

US maintenance extended {WoW}

Jan 8th 2008 2:51PM woot patch 2.3.2

The Twelve Days of Winter Veil: Day eight {WoW}

Dec 27th 2007 9:32AM Stop the horde, We are the alliance!

The Twelve Days of Winter Veil: Day nine {WoW}

Dec 26th 2007 9:23AM Happy holidays to all

We are the alliance!

The Twelve Days of Winter Veil: Day ten {WoW}

Dec 24th 2007 9:33AM happy holidays to everyone in wow

Enter to win a $5k Dell WoW Edition notebook {WoW}

Dec 15th 2007 8:24AM Go Alliance!
Grab a sword and fight the horde!

Vista will not support Blu-ray or HD DVD playback out-of-the-box or on most PCs {Engadget}

Aug 25th 2006 3:06AM Straight from Microsoft's Website: http://blogs.technet.com/windowsvista/archive/2006/08/24/450081.aspx

Clarifying Windows Vista Support of Protected HD Content in 32-bit Systems posted Thursday, August 24, 2006 4:09 PM by nwhite

The community is buzzing with reactions to APC Magazine’s article regarding playback of protected High Definition content in 32-bit versions of Windows Vista. However, the information shared was incorrect and the reactions pervading the community are thus (understandably) ill-informed.

The real deal is that no version of Windows Vista will make a determination as to whether any given piece of content should play back or not. The individual ISV providing the playback solutions will choose whether the playback environment, including environments that use 32-bit processors, meet the performance requirements for playback of protected High Definition content.

So what does that mean?

It is up to a particular ISV to determine which environments are suitable for their playback solutions. Not Windows Vista, and not Microsoft. To help ISVs make the playback determination, the OS will expose a list of any unsigned drivers on the system; nevertheless, it remains up to the ISV to determine whether playback will be enabled.

In other words, nothing has changed with respect to Microsoft’s policies or development plans for protected HD playback -- which we addressed at WinHEC this past May -- and nothing has been cut from Windows Vista in this regard.