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MMOGs make for iSociety

Virtual worlds like Second Life are doing pretty good, thank you very much! But while businesses appear to be leaving by one door, social networks could well be walking through another… In my previous installment on MMOGs as venues for possible future business commerce, what might we need to see happen to make the businesses […]

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Business Entertainment Microsoft Society & Culture Software & Hardware

StarCraft 2, Halo 3 etc to play nice?

As video games evolve, they edge closer and closer to the kind of realism that our minds expect to see when we indulge in a little CGI escapism. After all, what is escapism in a virtual world if it’s only virtually realistic? And as these games shift almost inexorably closer to true realism, they take […]

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Games developers eye Mac, iPhone?

Initially, the news of Apple’s shift to the Intel architecture was met with a sudden intake of breath, a stifled gasp followed by a largely collective shrug of the shoulders. So what? Those who remember, Apple went from the lesser 680×0 Motorola processor family to the beefier PowerPC 6xx series of processors. And the transition […]

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Apple iPhone to play World of Warcraft?

All kinds of commentary has been emerging surround the Apple iPhone, plenty of which writing the iPhone off before it’s even launched. I’m a little more circumspect about this kind of commentary. Sure to catch headlines but often running low-fat on the facts. Also, there’s still this odd need by some of the mainstream IT […]

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Entertainment Microsoft Software & Hardware Technology

Game over for Xbox, PlayStation, Wii?

As an idea, only two years ago, the thought of there being no future for the likes of the Microsoft Xbox and the Sony PlayStation would have be roundly and rightly derided. After all, home entertainment seemed to be packaged like any other piece of consumer electronics and destined for a place under the TV […]