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Building an Army on a Budget

April 21, 2016

For a startup accessory brand, the phrase “small but mighty” can feel more like an oxymoron than an inspiring operation. While being lean has its advantages, it also means you have to get creative with your resources. And when it comes to growth, the million-dollar question is: what’s the secret to scaling up efficiently and cost effectively?

 

Smaller Bang for a Bigger Buck

April 14, 2016

It was only 30 years ago when gaming consoles where the pricey luxury item that only a few could afford. Atari, Nintendo, even the Commodore cost hundreds of dollars, a price point which led to a rise in public gaming... arcades. Now, 30 years later, we can play games, for free on our phone. Consoles have lowered in value, and even complicated computer games run on simple systems. With this increasing visibility in the gaming world, you would think game designers and developers would be well compensated. Well, then, what is up with in-game purchases, and why are we pre-paying for unfinished games? Let me be the devil's advocate for a moment and argue from the developer's side. Yes, this might...

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Who needs reality?

April 07, 2016

A stream of light rushes over the dew soaked hill, speeding towards you. Kneeling, you gaze upon the ground below you. Your white tunic is stained in a myriad of red. The sheen of your sword is cloaked by the memory of war. Hate flows through your being. It leaves a metallic taste in your mouth, but you know the taste of blood. With all your might, you use your sword to prop yourself up from your fallen stance. Your head raises and you look upon the battered landscape in front of you. Soldiers, Knights, Kings, and friends lay in horrific slumber near your feet. Off in the distance, the silhouette of a flag spears the shape of the sun;...

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