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Nintendo lost a little money for once, chill out about it

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In the press there have been articles about Nintendo’s great failure. Hope of turning the WiiU into a money-making juggernaut like that of the Wii is now buried.  Talk amongst soothsayers of the gaming industry is Nintendo should just abandon the hardware market and convert to a solely third-party software development house, becoming the next game studio catering to smartphones, tablets, and development on rival consoles. However the rumors of Nintendo’s financial demise is greatly exaggerated.

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Lost Director’s Cut of Jim Henson’s and Frank Oz’s The Dark Crystal comes to life via piracy and fan devotion.

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The Dark Crystal has always been Jim Henson’s creepiest movie, but when it was finally released it was considerably toned down from his and Frank Oz’s original vision. YouTube user scoodidabop has spent years re-editing the film, using Henson’s original notes and various deleted scenes to create a far creepier movie than what you remember.

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Former telecom lobbyist, now FCC Chairman, proves Big Telecom wants toll lanes on internet to block competitive services and innovation.

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This could be death to an all bits are equal internet, or as it is commonly called Network Neutrality. The newly anointed Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler; a former lobbyist for the cable and wireless industries, announced this week that it would be OK for Internet service providers to charge Netflix and other companies for a faster lane to consumers.

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Comcast VP Says U.S. isn’t falling behind the world in Broadband, omits their personal failure to understand graphs.

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Companies like Comcast have long spouted half-truths and outright lies about delivering “blazing fast speeds” via their broadband services. But fact back critics have long shown that the U.S. is falling behind other developed nations in providing high-speed Internet access to average citizens. Prime examples of this is South Korea and the 100% broadband penetration at 100mbps to the house, Switzerland 100mbps to the house and many other European and south Asian nations with 100 mb and Gigabit service. Continue reading