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76. facebook’s failed google smear campaign was an idea that purely zucked

[Article first published as Facebook’s Google Smear Campaign Backfires with an Idea that really Zucked on Blogcritics.] Competition in business is vicious, and that can sometimes lead companies to take what I’ll call the “low road” for the sake of winning.  It’s…

73. welcome back? sony’s answer to the PSN fiasco

[Article first published as Welcome Back? Sony’s Answer to the PSN Fiasco on Blogcritics.] The current issues surrounding Sony’s little security problem have been fairly public, and can be considered the biggest issue in gaming to date this year.  If you’re not…

66. the NFL’s concussion awareness campaign hits madden 12

image – amazon.com i always talk about how closely art imitates life imitates art and on and on in an infinite 2-way loop.  sports games is where that sentiment is taken pretty literally, where studios like EA do their best…

65. bioware vs. homophobia

today we’re talking about dragon age 2, the latest from bioware.  like most games in the rpg genre it shares, players have choices outside of the main storyline in what they want to do, and how they want to do…

64. goodbye 28-day wait to rent a new movie, hello zediva. and thank you, copyright loophole.

the idea of being able to stream movies and television over high speed broadband connections is wonderful, especially when there’s so many sources to access it from.  now you buy streams for single episodes, complete television seasons and moves from…

59. when sony was in LG land, let my playstations go

in the pantheon of technology lawsuits there have recently been several worthy bouts of note involving the heavy hitters of tech.  apple, microsoft and google have all been very publicly involved with lawsuits and counter-suits and what have you, mostly…

54. facebook’s latest advertising tools – their users

you can talk about technology and science all you want to, but sadly it’s advertising that makes the world go ’round.  and every year market and ad folks come up with a new way to make a buck off of…

51. sony makes a play for the mobile market

picture from kotaku these days when you hear anything about mobile gaming, “mobile” and “casual” seem to be used interchangeably.  some people may think of smart phones and tablets, like the iphone/ipad or any smartphone or device sporting the android OS.…

44. EA squeezes some fresh truth juice for their boy tiger

and i’m back.  hope everyone’s thanksgiving holiday went well.  mine was one of turkey bliss, including 2 varieties of mashed potatoes (regular and cheesy bacon) and made me feel happy in the belly.  anyway, down to business – we’ll ease…

43. head in the clouds – directions in gaming?

hello there kids, today’s word of the day is going to be cloud.  can you say cloud?  thought you could.  now this doesn’t concern what you see when you look at the sky.  nor will it get into a certain…

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