darkportal_4's PC game collection eBay sale!>> 12:33 AM - Jacob Vandy VanDerWerf ( 3 comments ) FS forum mod darkportal_4 is selling a wide variety of PC games to finance his trip to study abroad in Amsterdam and Spain. Check the thread for links to eBay auctions for boxed copies of such games as Battlefield 2, Civilization IV, Duke Nukem 3D, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Fallout 3, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Neverwinter Nights, Quake 4, The Sims 3, Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War, and many more. And this is just the first batch of listings, since eBay won't let him post them all at once. Happy bidding!
So-called Modern Warfare 3 hoax is fan-made short film>> 02:45 PM - Jacob Vandy VanDerWerf ( 3 comments ) When FindMakarov.com appeared last week with a glowing green countdown timer, everyone assumed an announcement for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was imminent. However, Activision denied the rumor, saying that any announcement or indication of an announcement was a hoax. That timer expired yesterday, after which point the aforementioned URL redirected to this video, a live-action short film recapping the events of the first two Modern Warfare games:
It doesn’t matter if it deals with the cartel in Juarez, the Gulf Cartel or the Sinaloa Cartel. It is simply not something that is appropriate for our youth. This leaves lasting images and ideas in teenagers who get caught up in the game and may try to make it a reality and live the violent lifestyle they see in these games.
Wikileaks: a US Government Con Job??>> 05:42 PM - Dan Turner ( 23 comments ) I was a big fan of what Julian Assange is doing with Wikileaks. At first, I really enjoyed hearing and reading about the back room negotiations and secret conversations expressed by the leaders of our countries. For me it was an inside look at global game of cat and mouse of unprecedented magnitude.
But now, after reading this article, I'm beginning to question if this is just another government ploy to gain control of the "Internet."
If you think about it for a minute, it kind of makes sense. The Internet is the last vestige of true unfettered freedom. Just look at what happened in Iran following the last elections. Huge protests, all organized through tweets happened spontaneously across the country. The Iranian government tried to control the situation but ultimately had no way to shut it down without impairing all communications within the country. Governments, including the US government, can't let this sort of freedom exist unchecked.
You don't have to believe that 911 was an inside job, or that the CIA assassinated Kennedy to understand that their are some powerful forces at work inside our so called democracy that would like to keep the status quo. Unfortunately liberty and justice for all may get in the way.