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While the US government hasn't issued an outright ban against the use of 'conflict minerals' coming from the Congo, it has passed a law that will require companies who use them to tell all of us when our gadgets have been paid for (in part) with blood. Looks like Apple and Intel weren't too keen on...

April 5th 2011 at 5:02am 0 Comments
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When President Obama put his pen to the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act last week, it wasn't just financial reform he signed into law, but also a stipulation that may affect your gadget purchases down the road. You see, at present your technology includes some amount of tantalum, tun...

July 26th 2010 at 7:12am 0 Comments
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In the early years of the MMO genre, developers and game masters routinely ran special once-only events to immerse the playerbase in a game's storyline. Storytelling has always been one of EVE Online's strongest features and in the early days of EVE developers showed a significant commitment to imm...

June 7th 2009 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Hey, everyone who complained about the Scourge world event being too wussy -- the Burning Legion sends its regards. Eliah Hecht has documented that Highlord Kruul is owning everything on most servers, but no one has answered the question: Is it possible to kill this guy? Short answer: Yes. He appea...

January 11th 2007 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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Remember the huge scourge invasion that accompanied the roll-out of patch 1.11? After a few weeks of undead-slaughtering fun, the scourge invasion points across Azeroth vanished - whether your server had finished the invasion event or not. The "end" of this event was somewhat disappointing, as it...

August 2nd 2006 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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The main Warcraft site has been updated with additional information about the Scourge invasion that will be coming with patch 1.11.  So what should we expect?  A threatening necropolis over both Stormwind and the Undercity as the Scourge prepare their invasion force, as well as specific So...

June 1st 2006 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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The Lunar Festival is underway, as if we hadn't got enough world events to be getting on with. Buy fireworks from vendors in all major cities, and set them off to gain access to that heretofore secluded Druidic retreat, Moonglade. Pay your respects to Elders around Azeroth and gain coins which you c...

January 28th 2006 at 2:00pm 0 Comments