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DLC Rising: Why Do We Buy Video Game DLC?

DLC Rising: Why Do We Buy Video Game DLC?
2 years ago

DLC Rising: Why Do We Buy Video Game DLC?

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If we’re already paying full price for title, why is it ok for video game DLC to cost even more? I asked a few people they buy it.
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Sunday Sitdown: Make Microsoft Software Great Again 
2 years ago

Sunday Sitdown: Make Microsoft Software Great Again 

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I once infamously claimed that Windows 8 was fine. I said – publicly – that people who didn’t like Microsoft’s efforts to modernize Windows should be “dragged kicking and screaming” into the modern era. I’ve aged enough to know that comment was pretty, though I’m sure I could probably dig up worse things I’ve said on Twitter. By the time Microsoft was ready to release Windows 10, I’d matured. Sure, I liked the operating system and the Surface Pro 4 that the company introduced soon after its Windows 10 launch. I’d been using the new software for months. It was fine, but I urged people to hold off on upgrading. I wanted normal users to take themselves out of the line of fire. I didn’t want anyone loading the operating system on their device and finding a completely broken experience.
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Of the Xbox Ultimate Games Sale & Season Passes
2 years ago

Of the Xbox Ultimate Games Sale & Season Passes

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I, like so many an Xbox gamer, made coffee to nurse myself through a post- July 4th productivity hangover on Tuesday. I then bolted to the Xbox Store for the Xbox Ultimate Games Sale.
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E3 Aftermath: Xbox Scorpio and the release days that weren’t
2 years ago

E3 Aftermath: Xbox Scorpio and the release days that weren’t

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The en remained largely silent last week as Microsoft, Ubisoft and Electronic Arts announced their new wares at E3 2016. Once upon a time, this silence would have been because I had absolutely no time to write while covering the show for my freelance gig. This go-around, it was because I wanted time to pick out my favorites and come up with some petty jokes and Michael Jordan memes. I joke, but not really.
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E3 2016 & Xbox One Scorpio: A Tale of Two Cultures
3 years ago

E3 2016 & Xbox One Scorpio: A Tale of Two Cultures

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I’m writing a book. Well, technically, I’ve written a book. For months I’ve been talking up the Xbox Handbook. I’m still posting chapters to The en before they’re compiled into the actual guide over the summer. The worst kept secret in gaming is that Microsoft and Sony are preparing new hardware for their press conferences at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Microsoft is allegedly calling one of its upgrading units the Xbox One Scorpio.
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Batman Arkham Returns & my dilemma
3 years ago

Batman Arkham Returns & my dilemma

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I’ve been described as “fiscally conservative.” My Girlfriend likes to call me cheap. I wouldn’t say that I’m necessarily either one of those things, though I do enjoy a bank account that’s not in the minus. I also don’t mind saving some cash when the possibility presents itself. Thing is, folks aren’t entirely wrong. Warner Brothers’ Batman Arkham Returns release has me thinking about it a lot this week.
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Travis in Real Life: I’m Trav, Your Average Gamer
3 years ago

Travis in Real Life: I’m Trav, Your Average Gamer

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I spend my weekend mornings playing video games. I probably should take a hint from their habits though and go with something else Saturday and Sunday. I’m not great at video games. I’m average.
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Editorial: Let’s Not Celebrate Xbox on Windows Yet
3 years ago

Editorial: Let’s Not Celebrate Xbox on Windows Yet

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In our rush to praise or lambaste something in entertainment we can often get it wrong. I know a lot of people who are fans of delivering software as a service. They often abbreviate it in conversation as SaaS, but the underlying idea is the same. You ship a piece of software that delivers on some basic features. You then improve on it quickly, adding other needed things as they’re done.
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