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Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:32 am
by frenchfrog
Not any more, they are stopping the free service in February.

You know the classical Internet Start-up scam.

1)Build a huge user base by offering free stuff
2)Turn the service from free to pay for it
3)...
4)Profit!!

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:42 am
by Darksun
frenchfrog wrote:Not any more, they are stopping the free service in February.


No they're not, I'm sick of people saying this (although I suppose AVG are to blame for the horribly worded update message).

Support for AVG Free 7.1 is stopping. However, you can upgrade to AVG Free 7.5 for no cost and continue to get free updates.

I use AVG and Sygate (discontinued, but the older version works fine). Avast! is good, and Kerio(?) Personal Firewall I've heard good things about, but never used it so I can't comment.

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:45 am
by Montyphy
frenchfrog wrote:Not any more, they are stopping the free service in February.


Thats news to me. Although, according to the AVG site, v7.1 will be ceased but a free version of v7.5 will be made available. Maybe I'm not reading it right.

EDIT: I guess Darksun confirmed what I thought.

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:51 am
by frenchfrog
Ok, I saw the pop-up on 1 of my older computer. I haven't got it from the rumors on the web. The message was indeed badly worded ( they did it on purpose? ).

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:53 am
by PhilipSimonson118
tom,

these guys give it away the FULL version for free

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<snip!>
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don't really know if your after them though... but if you are..
and i find anymore i'll post more...

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:34 pm
by Sneblot
I have seen Uplink full versions on
<snip! - NeoThermic>

Also I suppose you might like to know this as well while I was on there I did alittle search for Defcon and they supposedly have full versions of that as well.
Just thought you'd like to know. Keep up the good work.

Keep up the good work I do hope that the press release about Uplink is about Uplink 2. That would be cool.




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Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:55 pm
by coolsi
Guys, don't post the links to the sites - there's no need to make it any easier for people to download the game. Send them in a PM or something.

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:29 pm
by Darksun
Sneblot wrote:Also I suppose you might like to know this as well while I was on there I did alittle search for Defcon and they supposedly have full versions of that as well.


The full version of Defcon is on http://www.everyone-dies.com :o

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:35 am
by necropolis123
Rkiver wrote:I doubt Introversion would hunt you down and sue you, unlike say Microsoft or the RIAA.



yeah, doesn't microsoft have enough money...???

and also i think it's time that a small compony like IV starts screwing with the bigger ones than the other way around.

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:38 pm
by darklingduck
Just to let you know, Totalgaming.net sells Uplink, and they say that they got the rights from eXoSyphen Studios. I googled their name to get the site. Thought uplink is not on their site that I saw.

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:44 pm
by KingAl
If that is the case, then Totalgaming is just completely bullshitting its customers - exoSyphen makes different, significantly more crappy hacking games.

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:17 pm
by darklingduck
Here is the first reply that I got from totalgaming.net's support page at Stardock:

Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. Please know that Stardock is an authorized reseller of Uplink: Hacker Elite from eXoSyphen Studios.

Thanks,
Kim
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Stardock Systems, Inc.
15090 Beck Rd., Ste 300
Plymouth, MI 48170
Sales@stardock.com
888-STARDOCK
(734) 927-0677
(734) 734-927-0678 (fax)

I hope this helps.

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:49 pm
by darklingduck
Here is the newest information that I received, I was wondering if someone can verify it for me:

Hello Robert,

Introversion has exclusivity outside of North America.
Strategy First actually has distribution rights in North America, and we resell for Strategy First. I mispoke mentioning eXoSyphen, who published a different game we resell.

Thank you,
Kim
--------------------------
Stardock Systems, Inc.
15090 Beck Rd., Ste 300
Plymouth, MI 48170
Sales@stardock.com
888-STARDOCK
(734) 927-0677
(734) 734-927-0678 (fax)

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:30 pm
by ScareyedHawk
mispoke?

...

mis-poke? Poking in the wrong area?

miss poke? Missed the poking area by accident?




what.

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:33 am
by dunetrooper
mis·speak (ms-spk)
v. mis·spoke (-spk), mis·spo·ken (-spkn), mis·speak·ing, mis·speaks
v.tr.
To speak or pronounce incorrectly: The lead actor misspoke his lines.
v.intr.
To speak mistakenly, inappropriately, or rashly.

he spelled it wrong :P