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PvP is not generally thought of as something that can be silly. It's serious. It's competitive. It's engaging. And sometimes, it's also something that involves a team running out on to the field wearing holiday equipment and hiding until the other team finds them. I've run several PvP nights with m...

February 22nd 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Hitting 51 on my Scoundrel in Star Wars: The Old Republic meant getting what is probably the greatest ability ever, the ability to quickly roll forward. I absolutely love any sort of quick movement ability like that, especially rolls -- anything that lets me dart around the battlefield without bein...

May 7th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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I like Star Wars: The Old Republic a great deal, but it still bothers me that I can't just sit in a chair. Same problem with RIFT, which also takes forever to give starting Defiants access to an inn. It bothered me when I couldn't toggle to walk mode in Guild Wars, it bothers me that I can't wear...

August 5th 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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It's not one of the most epic holidays in Vana'diel, but you can't forget the Doll Festival. It's a fairly sedate event players can partake in during their time with Final Fantasy XI, a chance to indulge in some treats, acquire some fashionable decorations for their Mog House, and of course have th...

February 9th 2011 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Recently Fortune picked the 10 dumbest iPhone apps for 2009. In response, I thought we should pick ten search phrases that are more or less guaranteed to produce a list of horrible applications. Our list follows. Are they the worst possible search terms? Probably not. But they're certainly guarantee...

July 11th 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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So buried in some long poll conducted by Zobgy International and 463 Communications on the unexciting topic of "Internet Attitudes" is this little gem: in a head-to-head battle with celebrities in the category of sexiness, the iPhone gets thoroughly trounced. In other words, much to the dismay of th...

October 24th 2007 at 4:01pm 0 Comments
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So buried in some long poll conducted by Zobgy International and 463 Communications on the unexciting topic of "Internet Attitudes" is this little gem: in a head-to-head battle with various celebrities in the category of sexiness, the iPhone gets thoroughly trounced. In other words, much to the dism...

October 24th 2007 at 4:01pm 0 Comments

Never say that Microsoft is not one to respond quickly to public demand. Hot off the presses TUAW brings you the new ZunePhone! Check out its sleek form factor and intuitive interface, WiFi and megabytes. Unlike the iPhone with its missing-in-action clickwheel, the ZunePhone brings its pseudo-whe...

January 10th 2007 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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In an otherwise run-of-the-mill profile on cellphone manufacturing giant Nokia, The Seattle Times reveals this funny little tidbit about corporate culture at the Finnish firm: employees are supposedly barred from referring to the company's products as "phones." Instead, according to Vice President o...

May 15th 2006 at 12:06pm 0 Comments