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Activision Blizzard Announces Guitar Hero 5, New Call of Duty 85

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MTV's Multiplayer Blog reports on recent announcements from Activision Blizzard which confirm that sequels to several popular franchises are on the way. The games include a new Guitar Hero, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and a new Tony Hawk, which will use some kind of non-standard controller. "At the meeting, Activision Blizzard showcased new games that would make sense for in-game ads, including the vaguely titled "Guitar Hero 5," which included a screen shot of gameplay with a Burger King ad to the right of the note highway."
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Activision Blizzard Announces Guitar Hero 5, New Call of Duty

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  • by Toridas (742267) on Sunday December 07, 2008 @05:51AM (#26018745)
    A logo next to the note highway? How does that make sense at all? Making sense would be putting in-game ads where ads would be in real life. Such as billboards, posters in subway stations, etc.
  • Re:Excuses - a rant (Score:3, Interesting)

    by VendingMenace (613279) on Monday December 08, 2008 @01:49PM (#26035749)

    A very good post. I especially like your comparison at the end to Gandhi -- which raises a very interesting point. How would illegal downloading look more like civil disobedience than just trying to get stuff for free?

    I think the answer lies largely in the actions of Gandhi himself (and that of his movement). In his movement, when laws were disobeyed they were done so out on the open, not all sneaky-like. He did not try to hide is actions or even to defend himself when arrested. Rather, he openly broke laws (sometimes even notifying authorities that he was going to ahead of time) and then when prosecuted, not only did he admit that he broke said laws, but requested that he be sentenced to the MAXIMUM penalty allowed by the law.

    This then would provide the model for illegal downloading at civil disobedience. In such as case, one should

    1) Download content illegally.
    2) Notify the authorities that you are doing so (if only by advertising the fact in public forums such as newspapers etc.)
    3) When put on trial, admit to the fact that you performed actions that were against the law.
    4) Ask, during the sentencing phase, to be given the maximum punishment allowed by the law.

    Only in such a case can the injustice (if it really an injustice) be brought out into the light. If the laws are really unjust, then a rash of people being unfairly sentenced will only outrage a moral public. This truly is the only way to change the laws effectively. I tell you the truth, the only way that these laws will be changed is for people to realize that they are absurd. This will only happen when people are confronted by the absurdity. And the fastest way to accomplish this will be by Gandhi-esque civil disobedience.

    So, in conclusion, it seems to me that those people that claim that they are downloading files illegally in order to fight "the man" ought to consider doing so in the open. Those that try to hide their downloading, but think that they are performing civil disobedience are just fooling themselves.

If Machiavelli were a hacker, he'd have worked for the CSSG. -- Phil Lapsley

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