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- New York Observer – Foursquare, Hot New Phone App, Is Dodgeball on Steroids
"’If you’re have a slamming Saturday night, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t feel like a game of Legend of Zelda,’ said Dennis Crowley, who was presenting his new mobile social networking application, Foursquare, on March 9 at the monthly New York Tech Meetup. ‘What we wanted to do is turn life into a video game. You should be rewarded for going out more times than your friends, and hanging out with new people and going to new restaurants and going to new bars—just experiencing things that you wouldn’t normally do.’"
- The Week – Is writing for the rich?
"By some lights, this a golden age for writers, who can launch a blog, post their views online and reap the rewards of community, commenters and cross-referencing colleagues. This is all true. In addition to expanding the audiences of experienced writers, the web has created a showcase for extraordinary young talent like Matthew Yglesias, Ben Smith, Marc Ambinder, Ross Douthat, and Ezra Klein. On the web, no bureaucracy makes them wait their turn, no dunderheaded editors hold back their talents. ¶ But for a host of other young writers, there is still the problem of getting paid. Newspapers are no longer an option. The New York Times pays $300 for an op-ed piece today, less than it did a decade ago—and it wasn’t real money then. With more than 1,000 submissions a week, The Times’ opinion pages (for which I’ve done short stints both writing and editing) really needn’t pay anything at all. After all, the number of people willing to write for free is vast."
- IvyGate – Yale Student Wants $1 Million from Airline for Missing X-Box
I know we’re all rolling our eyes, but I totally get this. If US Air stole my Xbox, I would be so bummed. I’d be all, "You jerks owe me a billion kajillion dollars," and I would be sobbing. You can’t replace that thing. It’s a perfect creature, perfectly broken in, just the way I want it. Also: I realize a lot of people saw this article through actual, legitimate game news outlets. I, however, read about it on IvyGate, my favorite Ivy League gossip site. Here is the link.
- Wired’s GameLife – Three More Professor Layton Games Coming to DS
You know how Professor Layton was supposed to be a game trilogy? Guess what! Now it’s TWO trilogies.
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