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04.16.14
Watch out for Warlords of Draenor phishing scams
04.16.14

Watch out for Warlords of Draenor phishing scams

With another expansion looming on the horizon, there's another round of phishing scams and emails d...

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04.10.14
A friendly reminder of the benefits of Apple's walled garden
04.10.14

A friendly reminder of the benefits of Apple's walled garden

The debate over which app marketplace model is best -- Apple's "walled garden" or Google's much mo...

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02.20.14
The easiest way to get popular on the App Store
02.20.14

The easiest way to get popular on the App Store

A good title is gold on the App Store. Along with the app's icon, the title is the first thing you...

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01.22.14
MMO Mechanics: Balancing game economies
01.22.14

MMO Mechanics: Balancing game economies

Most players won't need an economics degree to play an MMO, but strong mechanical forces under the...

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01.10.14
The strange, shady world of $1,000 iOS apps
01.10.14

The strange, shady world of $1,000 iOS apps

The Fleas is an iOS action game that tasks you with dispatching pests as they make their home on t...

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12.25.13
MMO Mechanics: Three fair ways to distribute loot
12.25.13

MMO Mechanics: Three fair ways to distribute loot

I mentioned last week that players throw their precious characters into the MMO meat grinder in the...

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09.12.13
Microsoft will pay foolish people $200 to ditch their iPad, but you should know better
09.12.13

Microsoft will pay foolish people $200 to ditch their iPad, but you should know better

When a device has cornered a market as well as Apple's iPad line has, the competition will do a lo...

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08.30.13
Behind the scenes as a [REDACTED] Game Master
08.30.13

Behind the scenes as a [REDACTED] Game Master

Once upon a time, I worked as a game master for a very popular MMORPG. My duties were relatively si...

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04.22.13
Officers' Quarters: Defeating the needies
04.22.13

Officers' Quarters: Defeating the needies

Every Monday, Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of gu...

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