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Component to HDMI cables already exist, already pointless

Our BFF, Engadget, got a tip about an upcoming component to HDMI cable for the non-elite 360, and we're left shrugging our shoulders. Such adapters already exist at a steep cost; you plug component and audio cables in one end, and a single HDMI cable feeds out the other. That's cool if you're down w...

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StarForce causes 0/10 review for game

Angry Gamer has given Trackmania United a 0/10 for simply having StarForce copy protection. They say the game has good physics, track making and online play; however, the StarForce copy protection trumps all of that and causes the game to get an automatic nil. Angry gamer says, "This is simply us do...

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Sony ponders destruction of used game market [Update 1]

The technology to prevent playing unlicensed software has been patented and should be delved a little deeper into. Let's face it -- we probably buy most of our games used. Heck, we spent $990 million on used games last year. Sony's new technology registers our games when we load 'em up and prevent a...

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Security hole found in early HD-DVD software

We all know that HD-DVD and Blu-Ray movies will be chock-full of anti-piracy measures, but it looks like one glaring hole didn't get plugged: Computer magazine c't has discovered that the first software players running on Windows XP allow screenshots of the movies to be created in full resolution. ...

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