The SOPA Bill is something everyone who loves the internet should know about. This bill will allow the government to control what we see online, what is uploaded, what is downloaded, and what can be considered inappropriate to be deleted and blacklisted. This bill is against our first amendment right but many supporters are behind it;

Some of the biggest names however have dropped out of the support bracket; EA, Sony, and Nintendo. Obvious that gamers and tech junkies love being able to send, share, and use the internet for their hobbies and activities the big names of entertainment pulled their companies off of the SOPA bill as to not lose customers and to get their names in the safe-zone.

There's a lot of speculation what this means as some of the biggest names have now dropped from support but the ESA is still in full strength and fighting for the SOPA bill to be passed and censor the entire internet.

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) 

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GameStop's iOS device trade-in program has been "successful," according to the company. The program, which began in September, allows customers to trade iDevices for hundreds in company credit. GameStop claims customers can receive up to $180 for an iPod Touch, up to $300 for an iPhone and up to $400 for an iPad.

"The velocity of this trade program has exceeded our expectations," said GameStop president Tony Bartel.

The company was unwilling to provide specific sales numbers or details on the program, but informed us it will have more to share with its holiday sales release, which regularlyarrives during the first week of the new year. The company also expects to see more iDevice trade-ins as consumers upgrade their Apple products over the holiday.

GameStop is moving ahead and expanding the availability of "refurbished devices" in more stores and online in the coming year. 

It's been a month and my fingers are starting to get used to a keyboard again. I just got internet and I've already gotten into my old habits and I gave ThePauseMenu a new albeit simple look its a new year for me and a new year for tech, games, movies, and news!
I know I've been thanking all of my truest of followers but let me thank you all again. Without you all I would not want to do this. I share to all of you because it makes me happy. Not being able to update my website caused my serious heartache and now that I have a PC, internet, and my hands it makes me extremely satisfied to get to work again :) 
Thank you all