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Last year we saw Microsoft announce a big reveal at E3 of a TV service coming to the Xbox 360...now they're pulling the plug on it.
A report on Reuters today reveals that Microsoft was at one point very serious about the service, but backed down and shelved it when it found out how much TV networks were going to charge for live feeds of their programming.

Interestingly, while the initial reports only mention the Xbox 360, the Reuters report simply mentions Microsoft, implying the company had grander plans for its TV service than just its home console.

I for one was looking forward to the UFC channel, betting on bouts, live-chatting with Xbox Live friends, rewinding knockouts, and recording interviews with fighters and the Octagon girls.

Rumored TV Partnerships ThePauseMenu reported on previously.

 
 
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Piracy is a big problem with the internet as useful and as easy as it is today but here is a list of the most stolen IPs from 2011.

Top 5 Pirated PC Games
1. Crysis 2 (3,920,000) (March 2011)
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3(3,650,000) (Nov. 2011)
3. Battlefield 3 (3,510,000) (Oct. 2011)
4. FIFA 12 (3,390,000) (Sept. 2011)
5. Portal 2 (3,240,000) (April 2011)

Top 5 Pirated Wii Games
1. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (1,280,000) (May 2010)
2. Mario Sports Mix (1,090,000) (Feb. 2011)
3. Xenoblade Chronicles (950,000) (Aug. 2011 EU)
4. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (870,000) (May 2011)
5. FIFA 12 (860,000) (Sept. 2011)

Top 5 Pirated Xbox 360 Games
1. Gears of War 3 (890,000) (Sept. 2011)
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (830,000) (Nov. 2011)
3. Battlefield 3 (760,000) (Oct. 2011)
4. Forza Motorsport 4 (720,000) (Oct. 2011)
5. Kinect Sports: Season Two (690,000) (Oct. 2011)