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  • Employers weed out job candidates with off-the-wall questions

    You walk into a job interview prepared to be grilled about your skills and what you can bring to the position. Instead, the interviewer throws a curveball: "If you were a box of cereal, what would you be?" That's an actual question Wegmans posed to a...
  • OUYA and the assault on the 'big three' of console gaming

    OUYA and the assault on the 'big three' of console gaming
    Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo should consider themselves “on notice.” Making a gaming console is not an act of magic or divine intervention. The old paradigm is about to be shaken up by OUYA (pronounced OOH-Yah), a free-spirited Android-powered...
  • Friday Buffet: First look at 'Assassin's Creed III' gameplay, 'Minecraft's' record-breaking week and more

    Friday Buffet: First look at 'Assassin's Creed III' gameplay, 'Minecraft's' record-breaking week and more
    News Roundup •••• "Minecraft's" release on Xbox Live has gone about as well as anyone could have hoped. Early sales figures project that the game sold over 400,000 copies in the first day it was available. [Major Nelson] ••...
  • Monday Meltdown: 'Diablo III,' 'Max Payne 3,' 'Game of Thrones' highlight huge release week

    Monday Meltdown: 'Diablo III,' 'Max Payne 3,' 'Game of Thrones' highlight huge release week
    News Roundup •••• "Tomb Raider," a reboot of the classic series, has been delayed until Q1 of 2013. Darrell Gallagher, head of Crystal Dynamics (who is developing the game), announced the news via a post on the Eidos forums....
  • Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson discusses the late, iconic Apple leader

    Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson discusses the late, iconic Apple leader
    Few nonfiction writers think bigger than Walter Isaacson, who has taken on subjects like Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. But when Apple founder Steve Jobs invited him in 2004 to write a complete and frank biography, Isaacson held...
  • The dirty secret inside your Xbox 360 ... revealed

    The dirty secret inside your Xbox 360 ... revealed
    In its own special way, my Xbox 360 let me know it was time for some spring cleaning this week. I could've danced with Bill Gates' minions and mailed in my system for service. Instead, like Sarah Palin, I went rogue.  Before we begin, let's get...
  • Friday Buffet: The 'Worst Company in America' makes some darn good video games

    Friday Buffet: The 'Worst Company in America' makes some darn good video games
    News Roundup •••• The PAX East gaming convention kicks off today in Boston, with the fans and journalists eager to get a hands-on look at titles like Harmonix’s newest offering, “Rock Band Blitz.” It’s...
  • The real genius of Apple: Tax avoidance

    The real genius of Apple: Tax avoidance
    Apple has gone on a very public tax strike. Months after reporting the second-highest quarterly profits in U.S. history, America's favorite company is refusing to bring home more than $60 billion of offshore funds in protest of the taxes it would have...
  • Monday Meltdown: Hell hath no fury like an 'Error 37' message

    Monday Meltdown: Hell hath no fury like an 'Error 37' message
    News Roundup •••• Just when you thought it was safe to think about football again, “Madden” confirms that “Tebowing” will be included in this August’s release of the game. Look, this is getting out of...
  • A future for copy editors

    Last week Steve Buttry posted an article at The Buttry Diary on the ways in which copy editing, if it is to survive, must change from copy editors' accustomed attitudes and practices. I urge you to read it; no, I implore you to read it. Mr. Buttry, though...
  • Microsoft kicks off E3 expo with celebrity cameos and trailers galore

    Microsoft kicks off E3 expo with celebrity cameos and trailers galore
    Microsoft led off the lineup of developers and publishers who will be showcasing everything new in digital entertainment at this week’s E3expo in Los Angeles. While the news out of Redmond was very heavy on the Xbox’s capabilities as a...
  • Can the Xbox become an all-inclusive home entertainment device?

    Can the Xbox become an all-inclusive home entertainment device?
    Microsoft thinks consumers aren’t viewing their favorite games, movies and television shows on enough screens.   That’s the premise behind “SmartGlass,” a feature debuting later this year that is designed to enhance the...