A Microsoft engineer conveniently discovers a huge android botnet; Internet access is declared a human right; the Oatmeal withdraws his $210,000 cash; iOS gets its first case of malware; and Diablo 3 players are officially spoilt bastards.
In todays episode, we ask the question “how long should a game be?”, after some Diablo 3 players are complaining that after playing for 500 hours and making thousands of real dollars in the online auction house, it just isn’t as fun anymore. James goes off on a tangent about awesome PC games he used to play, and gets really pissed off at Microsoft for discreetly killing off one of their best ever products. We also address a reader question about building PCS, and as ever – the headlines this week:
- iPad Mini rumors are popping up all over the place: we don”t really care, for once.
- The UN declares Internet Access a basic human right. And precisely this many people care or are affected by the news ->
- A Microsoft engineer uncovers a huge Android botnet, but later admits to realising the source could have been spoofed, claiming it “just made more sense for it to come from Android”.
- The Oatmeal wins; withdraws the $210,000 cash and takes lots of photos. Charles Carreon gives up his insane lawsuit, having gained the notoriety he wanted all along.
- The first ever iOS malware appears, in a dodgy looking Russian app called “find and call”. People are stupid if they downloaded that.
- Firefox will apparently make a cut down version of Android that uses HTML5. James doesn’t really think we need more fragmentation in the mobile market.
- Dave sold a Diablo 3 item for $211.00 real dollars (post Blizzard tax) , making the return on his investment approximately 60 cents per hour of play.
Oh, and Dave totally can’t count. It’s episode 28, you buffoon.