The Konami Code—up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, Start—does wonderful things to games like Gradius and Contra. But it also does unexpected things on the internet, as ESPN.com recently proved.
Broadband internet provider Time Warner Cable is making good on its plans to charge its subscribers for the amount of bandwidth they consume, a decision that could have a serious impact on your cable bill.
PC gamers don't have it easy. Alongside the constant hardware arms race and GPU penis-envy, you have the problem that your platform of choice might not just be used for gaming. Even in a locked room with no interwebs a Windows PC is like a magnet for malware and viruses. What's worse, the remedy for such net.bastards…