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This week was a complex mix of big news and no news. Weeks like this are weird. Your intrepid WoW Insider staff assembles itself, ready to lay down the big news smackdown... and then nothing else comes to light. It's a weird mix of hurry-up-and-wait and "Oh, please, let something happen." But the...

July 12th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Over $12.5 billion in game company acquisitions were announced in the last year, London-based game advisory firm Digi-Capital reports. The firm's second quarter review, as highlighted by GamesBeat, showed $4.6 billion of the deals involved mobile gaming companies. That was followed by $4 billion fo...

July 9th 2014 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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We're caught in the desert of very little news. But at least some news is starting to trickle in about 2014, such as the many contests for BlizzCon. (I hear they're on the left side, and must be handled.) We asked our intrepid staff what big hopes and dreams they were secretly harboring for BlizzC...

April 26th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Glitch is gone, but it lives on in our hearts, and it makes for a fascinating case study. The game arrived, enraptured, and departed so quickly that a great deal can be extrapolated about the game. A new analysis over on Gamasutra focuses on looking at the game's economy over time, seeing how it...

March 27th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Some say that haiku is done. That as an internet art form, the haiku has been beaten to death and left on the roadside. But we few, we happy few, we band of bloggers, say that there is yet a little life one can drag free from the beaten style and left to your enjoyment. So this weekend, we've offe...

March 15th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Are you still reeling from the revelation that Star Wars: The Old Republic will have player housing? So is Massively's Larry Everett, who took the time to break down the short video reveal on Hyperspace Beacon in order to extract as many details as possible for the game's faithful. Larry notes a...

March 7th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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A recent article in Forbes tacitly argues that Apple would do well to take a page out of Facebook's playbook and start snatching up companies instead of, you know, returning money to shareholders. While Facebook recently spent $19 billion to acquire WhatsApp, Apple in stark contrast spent $14 billio...

February 25th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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The road to ubiquity is a rough one for most tech industry standards. Even when they become prevalent, it often is not long before a direct alternative or a general shift in the technology landscape comes along to try to bump them off the hilltop. For example, Wi-Fi is one of the most ubiquitous w...

January 22nd 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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It's a truism you can see in literally any project you undertake: As a project wears on, standards for success slip lower and lower. The Exiles of WildStar have seen their major project go on for a very long time now. It started with Brightland's rebellious activities, yes, but at the time, those...

January 20th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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General: Conan! What is best in life? Conan: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women. --Conan the Barbarian, 1982 A key reason for Apple's success has been that it has been more concerned with the customer experience than in trying to jostle f...

December 5th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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For reasons that often defy explanation, the news swirling around Apple always tends to be framed in a negative light. Despite Apple's success and unparalleled ability to release hit product after hit product over a multi-year stretch, many in the tech industry would have you believe that Apple's de...

November 26th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments