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Every so often, I start a column and it just doesn't come together. So my original plans for this week's article are being changed. I could technically go back and edit last week's piece to erase any evidence that plans had changed, but that would just be wrong. That segues nicely into this week...

April 5th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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The most crucial piece of information for you to remember while beta testing is that the process can be grueling and frustrating. Servers will go up and down, instances will crash, and above all, the people playing the expansion's beta will be just as inexperienced as you are with the content. He...

March 26th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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A few months ago, enterprise mobile integrator Good Technology reported on the second round of metrics from its device activation data. The story showed strong growth for Android phones; while the iPhone remained in first place, but the curves were getting closer. In the first quarter of this y...

April 22nd 2011 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Most MMOs have some sort of factional component, even if the mechanics and options aren't directly identified by a "faction" label. Whether it's heroes and villains in DC Universe Online, Alliance and Horde in World of Warcraft, or the Albion, Hibernia, and Midgard trifecta from Dark Age of Camelot...

January 20th 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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The long-awaited Dungeon Finder is finally out on the servers, and people have had a few days with it now, so let's jump in and gauge some early reactions. Overall, it seems to be a big hit -- tanks and healers are jumping into groups right away, and while we've heard of longer waits for DPS, it do...

December 11th 2009 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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When you look at MMOs like World of Warcraft, Warhammer Online, and Aion*, you'll find that the "good guys" are usually the most popular. The primary conflicts in these games are between Alliance vs. Horde, Order vs. Destruction, and Elyos vs. Asmodian and it seems that more people choose to play on...

June 25th 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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A little over two years after acquiring push email and mobile fleet management provider Good Technology for well over $400 million dollars in an apparent bid to out-BlackBerry BlackBerry, Motorola's giving up. Little consumer-facing goodness has come from the acquisition in the brief time the two fi...

February 24th 2009 at 9:02am 0 Comments
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There exists an interesting theory concerning gamer preference of good vs. evil. It is said that in World of Warcraft, as in many other games, the "good" seems to be the most popular choice. Most people want to be the pretty human character, save the princess and become the hero.Enter Warhammer Onli...

September 25th 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Silrad has an interesting request for the next expansion: he would like some "good" looking items, please.No, not necessarily "attractive" items-- rather, he wants some items that look like they could be wielded by someone fighting for right, for truth, and for justice. Since Blackwing Lair in vani...

December 12th 2007 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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I have a question for all the Horde and warlock players out there -- as well as anyone who plays their character in a so-called "evil" way. But first, let me explain where I'm coming from.As you know, one of the main differences between the Alliance and the Horde is their sense of style. In fact, th...

September 16th 2007 at 4:30pm 0 Comments