uhh... sorry to spoil the fun for all the LGBT right activists out there, but the news that some Japanese people are rushing out to buy the game after learning of the glitch is probably not the freedom fighters of LGBT that you North Americans would imagine or wish for.
From my knowledge of the Japanese popular culture, I would recommend reading up 'fujoshi' and 'yaoi'.
"On the anti-terrorist side, he proudly states that the city has not been attacked by terrorists since the 9/11 tragedy."
Homer: Not a bear in sight. The Bear Patrol must be working like a charm.
Lisa: That's spacious reasoning, Dad.
Homer: Thank you, dear.
Lisa: By your logic I could claim that this rock keeps tigers away.
Homer: Oh, how does it work?
Lisa: It doesn't work.
Lisa: It's just a stupid rock.
Lisa: But I don't see any tigers around, do you?
[Homer thinks of this, then pulls out some money]
Homer: Lisa, I want to buy your rock.
While you are stuck on the "old" technology of tracking IPs on torrents and the "debunked" idea of 1 IP = 1 Person, many people have already moved on to file lockers (yes they are still around after megaupload died) and good old news servers.
Please keep up the effort to waste money just like the Americans do since you have obviously learned nothing. I wish you godspeed on your pursue of wasted efforts, counter-suits and bankruptcy.
I am sorry but you have to a complete idiot to implement these kind of DRM scheme, since we all know applications can have bugs no matter how hard you QA it. Thus DRM will have bugs too which causes it to misfire.
I think the legit users who had this should be teamed up and sue the company for damages, because this actually damaged their property. Imagine crashing a car because some stupid DRM on the brake misfired and stopped it from working. Shouldn't the brake manufacturer be on the hook? If you are using this application to create an actual product, wouldn't your release schedule be impacted and you might need to remake all the graphics? (a good time to remind people to use source control)
Maybe only when this kind of financial hurt will make them realized that putting a DRM on will actually cost them money, instead of just affected users sucking it up.
Alternatively, most companies have no supporting data on how their DRM is preventing pirated copies and increasing their bottom line. Dailly probably DON'T have any evidence on how this DRM is making them more money, but just think that it "logically should" increase their revenue.
for me it worked completely opposite of what they are trying to do.
Essentially I disregard PETA's ad/argument whenever they appear now, even if it's logically sound or contains important message, since their delivery method history has made me disdain for their existence.
I am not sure about the history of Nintendo and their IP enforcement. However, I can see how Nintendo would object to seeing their characters be associated with blood and gore, especially for a children oriented game.
Another poster mentioned Nintendo is one of the backers for PETA. I can't imagine Nintendo would actually authorize this.
On a separate note, I have always wanted to start PAUTPPETA, People Against the Unethical Treatment of People from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
PAUTPPETA's view is that the actions of PETA is considered a physiological/visual abuse to humanity and should be stopped. We advocate the ethical treatment of people around the world.
One of the earlier communities that digged up Gangnam style is actually the North American Anime/Manga circle because in the song, "gangnam style" sounds like "Gundam style", referencing to the Gundam anime series.
And one of the VERY FIRST COPYRIGHT TAKE DOWN on Youtube is the fan altered (or MAD) video, "Gundam Style". I know it because I was one of the many people who got to see it, then found out it's been taken down by copyright. I still remember the take down happened around August 20th and I was very pissed.
So no, Psy is no saint on the copyright take down business.
It's a long term Internet myth that you can actually tell the age of the person on the other end of the tubes.
Therefore, I am making a proposal to FTC.
FTC is to set up a site, which will take emails and also a simple age verification system/drop down/whatever they want. I'll have 5000 people send in an email each, and the other 5000 people go through the age verification form. If the FTC is able to 100% identi...nay, let say 80% successfully identify those who are children and who are adults, I'll agree to the new proposal.
Modern cops have the miracle supplements to build their muscle to use on the innocent.
We just had a bunch of Niagara cops accused of importing and using steroid and testosterone up here in Canada.
And according to local population, the cops were a reign of terror for a long time, presumably high on steroid and testosterone. The cops were very aggressive and abusive to anyone who dare to challenge their authoritah. Many time they would just start beating and asking question later. Or in one accusation, start beating while says, "stop resisting".
We all know doujinshi is in legal grey area anyways.
In Japan they are allowed because most if not all mangaka (manga artist) either grow out of doujinshi or is related to doujinshi market/artist in some way. In the tradition of encouraging/allowing younger mangaka the opportunity that establish artists had when they were doing doujinshi too, mangaka turns a blind eye toward doujinshi and does not talk about it.
However, that being said, from time to time you COULD have an outlier who is willing to shut down doujinshi of his/her work. Sato is essentially making it official that he is allowing this instead of just let it be.
So your alternative title is appropriate, but that does not make the action less meaningful.