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In everything from fantasy to science fiction, maps are important. Frequently, navigation comes down to a character picking up a compass, or a sextant, or activating the cross-subspace differential beacon scanner, picking a direction and then heading that way with all the certainty of an indecisiv...

December 7th 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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At GDC09, we got to talk with many people and listened to a variety of panels on all aspects of game design. But there was little doubt as to which panel attracted loads of attention -- the Jeff Kaplan panel on quest design in World of Warcraft.Warcraft has come extremely far in terms of their UI d...

April 1st 2009 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Until we heard about an upcoming product from Japanese Lofty, we were pretty sure that we knew all about the art of napping (we usually just take one when we're tired), but the company's new high-tech pillow indicates that there's more guesswork involved in naptime than we'd previously thought. Spor...

June 14th 2006 at 2:59pm 0 Comments
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You probably thought it was pretty silly when you heard that Korea's second largest wireless carrier, KTF, began offering a service last year that can supposedly discern your dog's emotions from a few barks into the phone. Well the "doggy translation" service has proven so popular, that not only did...

May 11th 2006 at 8:00pm 0 Comments