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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 10:12AM tk421242 said

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These guys want to do something truly 'good' for the world they should snatch the code for SWG and host a server.

Posted: Jun 27th 2011 11:36AM Jade Effect said

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@tk421242

Or people who want SWG so badly should go play it and support the game. If there were enough players, the game wouldn't be shutting down.
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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 12:43PM Skyydragonn said

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@Jade Effect
it has nothing to do with the player count for SWG.. its all about lucasarts saying we dont want two competiting titles in the same genre and your contract ends begining of this year so were not extending your licence, sorry.
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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 12:53PM Integral said

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@Skyydragonn yeah you've nailed it. That's exactly what's going on here. Sony has supported less popular MMOs and they were avidly supporting this one (adding new content and the like)
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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 10:35AM HereticalPenguin said

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Those pretentious idiots will not be missed.

Posted: Jun 27th 2011 10:58AM (Unverified) said

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@keinohr

Quite possibly. Typically the loudest and most obnoxious voices are reduced to being meek and pathetic once their anonymity safety blanket is taken away. Odds are they will probably get away, but if they are caught I hope hey get a cell with a nice big overly "friendly" guy.
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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 11:27AM (Unverified) said

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Wishing prison rape on anyone marks you as the lowest of the low.
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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 12:32PM (Unverified) said

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@(Unverified)

"but the intent of it, that people who have intentionally wronged innocents should themselves be punished was not. "

And the punishment is being imprisoned.

My objection has nothing to do with sympathy for LulzSec. It is the fact that "cruel and unusual punishment" is generally regarded as unacceptable behaviour yet so many people (particularly Americans) think extra-judicial rape is perfectly fine and even funny.

But hey I bet you are a stand up guy who knows all the details of laws that could send you to prison (Hint: In the US no one even knows the exact count, at the Federal level alone there are about 5,000 criminal offences) and so you have nothing to worry about.
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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 2:51PM (Unverified) said

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Agh!...someone got downgraded for speaking against rape. You guys are real "special" bunch...

...now excuse me while I go and thow up.
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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 2:54PM Utakata said

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@(Unverified)

Agh...someone got downgraded for speaking against rape! You guys are a real "special" bunch...

...now excuse me while I go and throw up.
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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 2:56PM Utakata said

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Ignore second post.
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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 5:00PM Calfis said

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@Utakata

EVE players are reading this article as well, its tagged *_*
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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 5:02PM Azules said

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@(Unverified) said the person posting as (unverified) lol.

You're as anonymous as they are.
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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 11:06PM (Unverified) said

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@Azules

Heh... fair enough, though I'm unverified not by choice! Blame Joystiq's funky system..MAYBE one of these Months my verification will actually go into effect..... maybe..... :(
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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 10:45AM Ratham said

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I actually liked the pranks these guys pulled and found out about them the day they re-wired their phone numbers to spam people and whatnot, i got a good laugh out of it.

I don't support the whole AntiSec thing though, that was pushing it.

I also think its funny they ended up being screwed over by other hackers, not even by the government. A-Team , Team Poison, and "The Jester" ended up screwing these guys royally.

Enjoy: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jun/24/lulzsec-irc-leak-the-full-record

Posted: Jun 27th 2011 10:45AM (Unverified) said

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Pffft, 50-day spree my ass.

Bunch of teenagers play "hacktivist" and then poop themselves when they realise that the NSA and other intelligence agencies can track them anywhere on the plant (and apparently Lulzsec were useless enough to get partially outed by other hackers).

Hackers are only safe when they don't 'cause a big enough stir to attract government attention OR live in a place where they have corrupted law enforcement to protect them.

Posted: Jun 27th 2011 1:36PM Sorithal said

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Well, it's very possible that they could have planned it out this way so that they could raise interest amongst other hackers or whatnot and go back to being random anonymous Internet users before they risked being found out.

Or this has all just been one big game to them and they're just trying to see how much rage/chaos they can spread. *shrug* It's very easy for people to lie over the Internet of course.
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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 10:52AM AnotherPint said

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They showed the world and the establishment by attacking the online gaming community?

Posted: Jun 27th 2011 12:57PM Integral said

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@AnotherPint we just can't comprehend how brilliant these guys are. It was so brilliant, in fact, that literally no one on the planet understands the point they made. (I am joking btw, I think they're annoying adolescents with something to prove)
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