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A prominent climate change skeptic in the UK, Nigel Lawson, believes that the BBC has blacklisted him under a "quasi-Stalinist" policy of censorship. In an editorial written for the Daily Mail, the one-time chancellor claims that the Corporation is in cahoots with the Green Party, to the point whe...

July 9th 2014 at 8:58am 0 Comments
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If you've wanted the NSA and anti-spying campaigners to sit down and hash things out, you're about to get your wish... well, sort of. MSNBC is holding a surveillance-themed debate between former NSA head Gen. Keith Alexander and ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero on June 30th. When the two sid...

June 29th 2014 at 1:59pm 0 Comments
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In last week's edition of The Soapbox, Mike Foster argued that online gaming has evolved over the past few years and that the term MMO should be expanded to cover other online games like MOBAs. He examined the blurred dividing line between new online games and the classic MMOs of yesteryear, and he...

August 27th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The second presidential debate will be streamed on Xbox Live tonight for Gold members, starting at 9 p.m. ET. Just like the previous presidential and vice presidential debates, this one will be interactive, posing questions to viewers on policy and performance.This presidential debate is in a town...

October 16th 2012 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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The vice presidential debate, featuring democrat and current VP Joe Biden and republican Paul Ryan, hit US airwaves on October 11, streaming online, airing on television and playing through Xbox Live for Gold subscribers. More than 800,000 individuals answered the polling questions posed by the Xbo...

October 14th 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Whether you're in it for some free Halo armor or to participate in our nation's democratic process, tonight is the second in a series of four debates leading up to the 2012 presidential election. Following the first debate between Republican nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama, Romney's...

October 11th 2012 at 2:45pm 0 Comments
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Web video sites and civilized discourse have never been particularly compatible concepts, but that's not stopping YouTube from giving it a shot. Roughly a month ahead of the next US presidential election, YouTube be the host to the first of three presidential debates. You can tune into the first t...

October 3rd 2012 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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If you listened only to the more heated debates in Massively's comments and around the blogosphere, it'd be easy to get lost amid polarizing hyperbole and scathing vitriol about MMOs and the drama enveloping them. The way some people tell it, a game like Guild Wars 2 is either the second coming o...

August 20th 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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The initial Choose My Adventure poll always goes to the game that gets its community moving. This time around, it was TERA, and that means that I'll be spending the next six weeks knee-deep in huge monsters and active combat. And per tradition, this week will be an overview of the game for those...

June 6th 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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In last week's EVE Evolved opinion piece, I tackled the question of whether it would be possible to make EVE Online free-to-play and then devised a viable hybrid freemium business model based on other apparently successful free-to-play conversions. While this was largely a thought experiment expl...

February 5th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments