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Games Workshop Brings the Trademark Warhammer Against Sci-Fi Book

OK kids, we’re going to start out today with a little game.  I’m going to say some words, then ask you some questions, and then we’ll move on.  Ready? Great. Q1: What do you call a person who searches unknown…

Always-On Rumors True? Xbox May Follow Suit in Blocking Used Games

Now that Sony’s PlayStation team is a couple weeks out from what I think will be the PlayStation 4 reveal, It looks like it’s Microsoft’s turn to continue churning the rumor mill.  A while ago you’ll remember that we talked…

Atari Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy – Insert Pitfall Reference Here

You know those friends that you used to hang out with all the time when you were kids, now just see every once in a while during the holidays?  For some gamers  on the console front that was Atari.  Even…

Sony’s VP of Awesome Settles Lawsuit Over Bridgestone and Mario Kart

Everyone loves a funny television commercial.  Regardless of what it’s advertising, humor holds people’s attention.  This is doubly true when the subject matter is of your interest.  So a few years ago when Sony presented Kevin Butler as their “Vice President of…

Does Sony’s PS4 Sound the Death Knell for the Used Games Market?

When I was younger, maybe back in college or so, video games were sometimes a little cost prohibitive to buy.  $50-$60 bucks a pop for games for our favorite consoles was a little steep for us that had an income…

After THQ Partnership, Humble Bundle Goes Back to Its Roots

People love bundles.  They just do.  Computers come bundled with software.  Xbox 360’s come bundled with Kinect goodies.  Hell, some coffee makers even come bundled with coffee.  It’s inherent in humans to want value and there’s nothing wrong with that. …

Microsoft Sued for Windows 8 Live Tiles, Trollish Behavior Suspected

Love it or hate it, Windows 8 was released last week.  The biggest change Microsoft has ever made to the Windows operating system, it marks a colossal shift in how Microsoft is doing business, banking on the new OS, a…

Do I Need to Upgrade to Windows 8? [tf charts]

So as you all know I did a 3 part feature on some of the aspects of Windows 8 from a user perspective.  Personally I like it and think it’s going to be pretty good on phones and tablet devices.…

Patent Trolls, Twitter, and SHIELD

You all should know by now how I feel about the state of our patent system as it applies to the tech world.  Given the patents awarded that absolutely shouldn’t exist and the ridiculously broad and over-reaching scope of others,…

Death, Taxes, and Diablo III

As I have spent the majority of my 30 years in the Philadelphia area, it’s only appropriate that I start with some words from the greatest Philadelphian in history, Benjamin Franklin.  He did a lot of great things, mainly illustrating…

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