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In Defense of Freemium: Why It Can Be Good For Players

In Defense of Freemium - Why It Can Be Good For Players

“Freemium” is under attack… and rightly so. South Park, in a surprisingly technical episode, recently ripped apart this business model. Freemium was decried as exploitative: capitalizing on the addiction-prone psychology of a small set of “whales” in order to rake ...

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Final Fantasy VII Map for Minecraft

Final Fantasy VII In Minecraft

Modder Killerx20 has recently released his Final Fantasy VII map for Minecraft. Since 2012 he’s been mapping out 1290×1290 blocks to recreate Midgar – the capital city and power base of the Shinra Electric Power Company in the Final Fantasy ...

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Square Enix Announces Shinra Technologies

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Square Enix recently introduced their new cloud gaming company called Shinra Technologies. Shinra Technologies, named after The Shinra Electric Power Company from Final Fantasy 7, is run by Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada with headquarters in New York City and offices ...

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Amazon Buys Twitch

Amazon Buys Twitch

Twitch, the popular video game streaming website, has been been acquired by Amazon. The news was announced this afternoon, when Twitch released the following press release: Earlier this year, it was speculated that Google’s YouTube was set to purchase the ...

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