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Daily News Roundup Intro (also continuing the semantic experiment)

August 5, 2005
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First of (hopefully) many.

Okay so what I mean by the hopefully there is that I have a habit to start things then not finish them for a while, or just drop them. Its a medical nature/nurture thing, with a few exceptions (19 month relationship with gf for example).

What it’s about.

I get loads and loads of information passing before my eyes and into my ears every day. Most of the useful information comes via and . Seeing as how I’m using this blog as a vent for my frustrations and ramblings, I thought it’d be a good idea to tell ya about some of the more interesting news I read.

Roundup starts in next entry.

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Daily News Roundup 1

August 5, 2005
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China forbids minors from playing violent video games.

China have decided to ban all people under the age of 18 from accessing games where PKing is allowed. So that covers basically any game where PvP results in death (pretty much every PvP game then. Wonder if that covers versions of games that feature PvP, but have servers where PKing isn’t allowed ? Come to that, you could push the envelope further and try and let everyone of all ages access the game (within other age restrictions of course) and just block access to specific areas.

Personally I have to say I kinda agree with what they’re trying to do. A lot of research says it makes no difference, and that today’s youth has actually gotten less violent since the inception of video games into mainstream culture in the late 80’s/early 90’s ()

Source
via GameInsider
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James Ransom-Wiley

Possibility of using the Nintendo DS for in car satnav?

I say this because are covering a story on getting the Nintendo DS to function as a GPS device using . Looks like the DS is becoming a useful little bugger

Source
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Source Author
James Ransom-Wiley

Fini.

Well that about rounds it up for today (technically yesterday, but never mind). I’ll be integrating this with my daily news absorption ritual so hopefully my annoying habit won’t crop up and kill this in the bud as well.


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