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Yes, we know what's coming. But we don't want the next few days to be a cavalcade of sorrow because this is a site and a community built around our shared love of MMOs. So let's spread some cheer today. Why do you love your favorite game? I make no secret about my affection for Final Fantasy XIV,...

February 1st 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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I love me a good forest in an MMO: One that's not too dense, not too annoying to navigate, and not too full of shrieking spiders jumping on me from above. Give me a quiet, gorgeous, lush grove to wander through and I could easily lose myself in the game. Some of my favorite forests include LotRO's...

September 10th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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It's no secret that Twitter is now putting others' favorites into your timeline, but the actual trigger for those appearances has remained a mystery. Is it purely random? Keyword-based? As it turns out, it's more like a slot machine. The company's Dick Costolo has revealed that those favorites...

September 3rd 2014 at 2:27pm 0 Comments
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You know how Twitter started inserting others' favorites and follows into your timeline? As it turns out, it's not an experiment -- it's official policy. We now know that the social network recently updated its timeline explanation to confirm that it's adding tweets from strangers, new accounts to...

August 19th 2014 at 8:48pm 0 Comments
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Have you recently noticed people commenting on your Twitter favorites, even when you didn't (intentionally) share them with the rest of the world? You're not alone. The social network has started putting your favorites and following activity in your followers' timelines, whether or not you're ment...

August 17th 2014 at 8:04pm 0 Comments
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At the start of 2012, Apple customers and employees were emerging from the initial mourning period for founder and chairman Steve Jobs. Twelve months later, with the first full post-Jobs year in the books, Apple is (mostly) on track with some remarkable successes and only one or two noticeable...

December 30th 2012 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Everyone has a favorite game. It's inevitable. Maybe that game doesn't exist anymore, either because it's been shut down or because patches have removed the parts of the game you like, but everyone still has a particular game that is an absolute favorite. And with the MMO scene's having looped ba...

April 13th 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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There are a lot of weird texting applications for the iPhone, and some of them are pretty hinky in terms of design or function. But Texto is probably the best looking SMS app I've seen -- it doesn't do any weird non-SMS text messaging or have all kinds of neon graphics running around. All it does i...

September 7th 2010 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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One of my favorite WoW blogs, HoTs and DoTs, has a great post up about Dungeon Groups 101 -- the very basics of running instances. You may think that there's nothing more basic to the game than getting in an instance with four people and taking down a few bosses and trash, but you'd be surprised. E...

October 30th 2009 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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In contributing my share to our ongoing series of favorites for Mac and iPhone apps, I think I'm the first of our crew to focus on the iPhone's sleeker sibling. The iPod touch may not have the communications and GPS capabilities of the motherphone, but what it lacks in circuitry it makes up for in p...

August 29th 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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As you might imagine, my iPhone is more littered with games than useful stuff like Steve's or Victor's. Sure, I've got Twitterific and NetNewsWire, but my most-used apps are of the video game variety.The game that's most grabbed me so far is Aurora Feint. When it was first released, I didn't get muc...

August 27th 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments