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MySpace Music comes to the UK
Thursday 03 December 2009 14:13:56 by John Hunt

MySpace have launched a UK version of the popular 'MySpace Music' site today which will allow users to stream video and music for free. Its service is a competitor to the popular Last FM or Spotify which offers a similar music streaming service funded by playing adverts every few songs (although a subscription product removes the ads). In contrast, MySpace Music will only feature ads on screen and within music videos, which should offer a better experience to the user.

MySpace claim to have the most comprehensive catalogue including entire back catalogues of artists on both major and independent labels. The drive to offer more material available for free is a boost that the music industry needs to try and help stop piracy across popular P2P networks.

Comments

Posted by CARPETBURN over 7 years ago
Good news, now all we need is access to things like Hulu to watch some great US TV and not depend on P2P or Sky.
Posted by mishminx over 7 years ago
People still use MySpace? o.O
Posted by CARPETBURN over 7 years ago
^^^ A kids thing like facepalm, twatter and the others.
Posted by Dawn_Falcon over 7 years ago
Ahh, Carpet's showing his native inelegance again.
Posted by CARPETBURN over 7 years ago
Yea thats right Dawn, i havent evolved enough to feel the need to tell everyone im about to make a sandwich and after may even pick my nose.... rivetting <yawn>
Posted by Dawn_Falcon over 7 years ago
Dismissing people who do, and it's far more than "kids", when it's a major, major market...

I don't hang my ass out online either, to quote Sanya Weathers, but...
Posted by CARPETBURN over 7 years ago
^^^ theres a joke there about you hanging your ass out for all and the place being called facebook, but i wont go there !
Oh and the major market you talk off.... Things like myspace are actually in decline
Posted by Dawn_Falcon over 7 years ago
Of course there's a joke, and Sanya was making it. And "in decline"? Oh, tell EA given how much they just paid for Playfish... (social gaming is exploding as a market, for starters)
Posted by CARPETBURN over 7 years ago
EA one of the least respected games companies these days
Posted by Dawn_Falcon over 7 years ago
Respected by who?

They're still one of the juggernaughts of the industry, and it was called an "example"...
Posted by CARPETBURN over 7 years ago
Least respected by hard core games players, their entire spots series of games for example have had declining sales for ages (thats why you cant get madden and a few others on PC anymore). EA blamed it on Piracy, even though its still available on certain consoles where piracy is easy. PC gamers are just tired of their churned out rubbish
Posted by Dawn_Falcon over 7 years ago
Actually, no, you can't get them on PC because they just didn't sell - sports action gaming has basically entirely moved to the consoles.

And really, PC gamers are tired of Mass Effect and Dragon Age? Hmm...the sales figures are not backing you up.

Yes, EA behaves as a hegemony, but they're no longer the largest games company (That's Activision Blizzard) and they're trying - hard - to innovate. Mostly failing, but still.
Posted by CARPETBURN over 7 years ago
Their sports series of games dont even do that well on consoles now. As to their non sports games compare the TOTAL figures for games they are shifting compared to a year or two ago, vgachartz will help with that..... Also please dont confuse EA in a production role with a distribution role.
Posted by Dawn_Falcon over 7 years ago
You're delusional.

Also, don't take VgChartz numbers as being of any use for absolute sales. Relative ones, yes, but not absolute.

And EA *own* Bioware, it's an EA division. As their sports games are made in-house, so are Bioware games. The only confusion is yours.
Posted by CARPETBURN over 7 years ago
Ill repeat slowly...

dont confuse EA in a production role with a distribution role.

Oh and vgachartz is as accurate for sales figures as the public can get, it is especially accurate for hardware.

Posted by Dawn_Falcon over 7 years ago
I'll repeat firmly: There is no difference between EA Sports and EA Bioware titles, they're both labels of EA. Your attempt to differentiate is just acting the jackass.

And VGAChartz is indeed "as accurate as you can get" for the public, and its hardware is better than its software tables. But the software figures remain purely relative, not absolute and any attempt to use them as such remains incorrect.
Posted by CARPETBURN over 7 years ago
Bioware is a seperate division, they may be owned by EA but thats about where the so called talent between the two companies ends.
If you owned a small business which got bought by a big business with a poor Rep. that doesnt suddenly make you the same as them does it?

VGAchartz is more accurate than you think, especially so for some software, look up sales figures for things like Mario back on the NES, they are bang on accurate. Unless you can show something more accurate and disprove their figures, you FAIL!
Posted by Dawn_Falcon over 7 years ago
Yes, you keep banging on about how Bioware are independent. No, they're not. They're an EA division. Try asking someone who works there - I did!

And I am aware of *precisely* how accurate VGChartz is, thanks, having had access to actual sales data in the past.
Posted by CARPETBURN over 7 years ago
Ill say it again ........

If you owned a small business which got bought by a big business with a poor Rep. that doesnt suddenly make you the same as them does it?

EA only own them, many of the staff before the EA buyout still work there, EA owning them has nothing to do with the talent of the programmers, something EA never had, hence why they have bought out several small publishers..... Oh who am i kidding you dont understand, looking through the last 10 news items on this forum you dont comprehend anything anyone says.
Posted by Dawn_Falcon over 7 years ago
Carpetburn, your adamant denial of reality is funny, but futile. I comprehend perfectly that you don't bother actually reading anyone else's posts, you skim them for content to attack.

Hint: I've talked to people working at EA Bioware.
Posted by CARPETBURN over 7 years ago
quote"Hint: I've talked to people working at EA Bioware."

And im sure they were sensible enough to ignore you
Posted by Dawn_Falcon over 7 years ago
They're friends of mine, Carpet, for years.

I actually have friends, ofc...
Posted by CARPETBURN over 7 years ago
^^^ Of course they are i forgot you think you are some games industry guru LOL
Posted by Dawn_Falcon over 7 years ago
No, I just work in the games industry and have some actual idea how it functions rather than just being a constantly wrong loudmouth.
Posted by CARPETBURN over 7 years ago
No doubt you are responsible for churning out FPS repetitive nonsense, much in the same way you communicate.
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