SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileOne of the truly shocking aspects of the current recession is the collapse in the stock price of iconic American companies. General Motors, in its 101st year, is on the verge of bankruptcy, saved only by billions of government aid. Citibank, a global colossus only last year, has lost 95 per cent of its share value.
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Rather than the Muslims, he misunderstood, as the Sikhs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileIn one of the more bizarre rulings in recent memory, Belgians will soon not be able to rent video games, according to a report on Kotaku. It’s true the Belgian Entertainment Association managed to convince legislators in the European country this summer that game rentals were hurting game sales.As such, the courts decided that game rental outlets could no longer buy new titles to rent, and could only continue renting out their existing offerings until December 1.Well, December is only a month away, so in 30 days there will be no more video game rentals in Belgium.There are several problems with such a ban. As one of the comments on the Kotaku story pointed out, if the Belgian Entertainment Association was worried about how rentals affected sales, it’s now going to have bigger fish to fry with the inevitable increase in piracy the ban will lead to.More importantly, how long can such a double standard possibily hold on a legal basis? By the same logic, aren’t movie rentals hurting movie sales? You’d think someone will challenge the ban in the courts before too long.Posted: 2008/10/31 at 5:12 PMThis is a touchy subject and one that has been brought on by the consoles, and their designers, themselves.
Could Microsoft have done more to ensure HD DVD won out?Second, do people really watch movies on their video game consoles? It’s sort of like taking photos with your cellphone you can do it, but the experience always seems substandard. How did movie players ever get locked into video game consoles anyway?Thirdly, are discs indeed on the way out? I was at a media briefing with Apple today where executives showed off the Macbook Air, which is of course famous for fitting into an envelope and for not having any DVD drive to speak of. The Apple folks swore up and down that the optical drive is becoming less and less important.