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Had Seamus Blackley and his hardware team not vetoed the anagram-based suggestions made by Microsoft's mad men, the original Xbox could have been called the Microsoft FACE – which stood for "Full Action Center" – according to a list of rejected names for Microsoft's debut console provid...

July 5th 2013 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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The biggest problem with roleplaying in an MMO is that there's a certain amount of enforced stasis. No matter how determined you are to bring about long-term change in your group, there's the simple fact that you generally need to have characters working together and staying alive. Game considera...

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OK, we're gonna level with you, some folks working Gamescom aren't looking their best this morning. Between a full day of press interviews yesterday and a couple evenings of ... well, stuff, it all appears to be taking a toll. In one meeting this morning, a developer was not looking his best. He cl...

August 21st 2009 at 1:00am 0 Comments