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ArenaNet’s MMO Design Manifesto

An anonymous reader writes “ArenaNet studio head Mike O’Brien has posted his vision for a new type of MMORPG, which they used in developing Guild Wars 2. Quoting: ‘MMOs are social games. So why do they sometimes seem to work so hard to punish you for playing with other players? If I’m out hunting and another player walks by, shouldn’t I welcome his help, rather than worrying that he’s going to steal my kills or consume all the mobs I wanted to kill? (more…)

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  • Yahoo’s “Chicken Coop” Data Center Design

    1sockchuck writes “Yahoo has obtain up with a figures center intend called the Yahoo Computing Coop, which it says wishes read e suggest its new data center in Lockport, NY one of the most efficient on earth. The design features 120-foot by 60-foot metal prefabricated facilities with louvers on the side to support free cooling, and a peaked roof to manage the release of waste heat from the hot aisle. Chief Yahoo David Filo said the name was adopted (more…)

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  • Design Software Giants Target the Unemployed

    avishere writes “People are losing their jobs, but repayment for some execs the commercial meltdown seems delight in the pre-eminent dilly-dally to lease their software into the hands of those who can’t afford their multi-thousand-dollar price tags. Software giants Autodesk and SolidWorks have each latched onto the worst-economic-disaster-since-the-Great-Depression meme and released free versions of their flagship computer-aided-design brands before (more…)

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