Read this over at the Neowin forums and now it is an article on the front page.
In a “haven’t they got anything better to do” case, New York FBI agents have seized a haul of more than 60,000 pirated games… originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Yes, that’s right, the console of choice – for some – 15 years ago. Pirates were marketing a “Power Play” system, which contained dozens of games originally popular on the NES.
Four Chinese nationals were arrested in the crackdown, trying to sell the machines, containing games like Donkey Kong, Super Mario Brothers, Duck Hunt and Baseball. Ah, the classics. Prosecutors say the defendants agreed to sell the machines to FBI agents who were willing to distribute the games in Manhattan and the Midwest.
It’s claimed the group had imported as many as 280,000 pirate versions in four months last year. Nintendo told the FBI that individuals and companies copy the video games and sell the pirated versions throughout the world, costing the company millions of dollars in lost revenue annually – despite the fact they don’t make the machines (or, most likely, actually sell the games) any more. Could it be to do with the fact that some of the “classic” titles are getting a rebirth on new handheld machines? Surely not.
G is for growth
Storage is an important part of email, but that doesn’t mean you should have to worry about it. To celebrate our one-year birthday, we’re giving everyone one more gigabyte. But why stop the party there? Our plan is to continue growing your storage beyond 2GBs by giving you more space as we are able. We know that email will only become more important in people’s lives, and we want Gmail to keep up with our users and their needs. From Gmail, you can expect more.
We’re not in the plains anymore
Fonts, bullets and highlighting, oh my! Gmail now offers rich text formatting. And over 60 colors of the rainbow. Discover a land of more than just black and white.
oh yea baby! 2GB rocks :) hehe, same with my SBC Yahoo email, as they added 1GB as well, so 2GB there, all this same and still so much to use.