Are video game renters a retailer’s worst nightmare?

Nov. 30, 2007
Study: Game rentals don’t translate into purchases
Wired
Susan Arendt delves deeper into renting versus buying video games.

“[Rentals] may not always lead to purchases, but [they] are still a vital part of the industry. You’re going to be less likely to try that unusual game if you have no choice but to buy it. People only have so much money in their wallets.”

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Macs that hate Adobe fonts, love Microsoft ones
ZD Net
David Morgenstern distinguishes the fonts that are not compatible with Apple’s Mac.

“The fonts in question are Courier Oblique, Courier Bold Oblique, Helvetica Oblique and Helvetica Bold Oblique… Apple says that the solution is to use the Courier New and Helvetica New versions of the font instead, which will “return correct behavior.”

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Collaborative high tech toy – just in time for the holidays – Rock Band!
Network World
Susan Hanley deems new video game, Rock Band, from Harmonix, is a smashing gift idea this season for holiday gift givers and receivers.

“Instead of trying to kill aliens, steal cars, or chase bad guys, however, the objective of Rock Band is to make music, which is what I really love about this game.”

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