September 28, 2012

How World of Warcraft Lost its Cool

Chris Kohler, Wired

Hey, remember when World of Warcraft was cool? It wasn’t that long ago that Blizzard’s massively multiplayer online game seemed poised on the edge of becoming something much more than just an extremely popular pastime of geeks and shut-ins. Celebrities like Mila Kunis openly admitted their Warcraft addictions. South Park and The Simpsons turned in pitch-perfect parodies of the virtual-medieval lifestyle, lampooning the players, but in a we-get-you sort of way.

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September 27, 2012
Cable TV's Plot to Kill Game Consoles
Ari Levy, Bloomberg
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September 26, 2012
The Next Big Thing in Gaming Graphics
Joel Hruska, Extreme Tech
Ray tracing is a rendering technique that’s hovered just over the horizon for decades. It was boosted to prominence (and tremendous controversy) when Intel announced Larrabee in 2007 and proclaimed that the chip would... more ››
September 18, 2012
Can the Wii U Be Nintendo's Big Hit?
Andrew Webster, The Verge
From the time the Wii U launches in North America on November 18th until next March, we'll see at least 50 games released for the console; the problem is that not a single one sells the Wii U's tablet-like GamePad controller the... more ››
September 17, 2012
What Electronic Arts Is Doing Right
Don Reisinger, Fortune
Since the early days of gaming, Electronic Arts (EA) has established itself as one of the few "major" video game publishers. The company sits alongside Call of Duty creator Activision Blizzard (ATVI) and Grand Theft Auto maker... more ››