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Even with a week that was jammed to the rafters with non-WoW issues for me to deal with, I paid attention to the news, and one of the biggest stories was the news that Korean realms are going to split the 10 and 25 man raid lockouts in patch 5.1. Now, I have opinions about this, because despite m...

October 26th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Gameloft is opening up a new studio in New Orleans, Louisiana, taking advantage of the state's generous tax incentives. "As it stands, we expect to employ an approximate 150 people in our New Orleans studio over the course of the next 10 years," Samir El Agili, general studio manager for the US...

August 12th 2011 at 12:55pm 0 Comments
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Since 2005, Louisiana has offered game developers and other software producers one of the most attractive deals in the US: the Digital Media Tax Credit, which affords applicable tech companies a 25 percent tax credit and 35 percent payroll tax credit. That deal is getting even sweeter in the comi...

July 12th 2011 at 1:30am 0 Comments
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Likely looking to leverage generous tax credits offered by the state, mega-sized mobile developer/publisher Gameloft recently swamped a New Orleans job board with thirteen full-time positions. Contacted for comment, the company informed Joystiq: "Gameloft is currently recruiting in New Orleans f...

May 2nd 2011 at 4:20pm 0 Comments
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Louisiana State University is expected to officially green-light Electronic Arts to begin construction on a 94,000-square-foot facility on campus this summer. The Advocate of Baton Rouge reports the $30 million building, which will be paid for mostly by state and federal grants, would be the firs...

April 15th 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Outside of the frozen food section at the supermarket, nothing beats the summer heat quite like a cool (or downright cold) movie theater, and the recently Sony/RealD 4k-equipped Prytania theater in New Orleans just added 3D capabilities to entice viewers some more. No surprise -- Disney's summer bl...

June 2nd 2009 at 1:44pm 0 Comments
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Once upon a time, a smattering of new HD channels in one major metropolitan area was a huge deal. Nowadays, it's almost expected that one area or another will experience some HD expansion each week. In order to keep things nice and tidy around here, we deliver high-def expansions, market expansions...

May 10th 2009 at 6:44pm 0 Comments
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A villainous murderer is on the loose, and you're on the case to stop him. Set in a 1902 Louisiana suburb, Louisiana: Mystery Cases explores an environment that's anything but commonplace in today's gaming industry. Infinion's adventure game is currently slated for the PC, but both Xbox Live Arcade...

March 12th 2009 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Not even three full years since getting itself back in business, The Prytania Theatre in New Orleans, Louisiana has apparently embraced the wonderful technology that is 4K. Still the only single screen cinema in the entire state, this landmark venue now has Sony 4K badges on its otherwise bare webs...

December 4th 2008 at 2:06pm 0 Comments