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Game analytics 3.0: This time, it’s personal

<i>This sponsored post is produced by deltaDNA.</i><p>For a long time, the games industry didn’t have the means to build two-way relationships with players. Like the film industry, the relationship with the customer only travelled in one direction and ended when the purchase had been made.<p>Developers would …

Cavaliers, Like Heat Before Them, Are Learning What Life in the Bubble Is Like

Link to Media<p>There is nothing new about the piercing eyes, rabbit ears and wagging fingers that are fixated on Northeast Ohio these days, testing the Cleveland Cavaliers' patience, maturity, restraint and resolve.<p>Those eyes, ears and fingers have just redirected their attention from south to …

Basketball

How to be a pickup artist (with science)

With the recent backlash against Julien Blanc and Dapper Laughs resulting in successful campaigns against them, the world of pick-up artists has lost some powerful figures. But fear not, because with this handy scientific guide you too could become the sort of immoral soulless harassment machine …

Comrades in arms: why big-screen bad guys are always Russian

The Equalizer, John Wick and The November Man are just the latest films with Russian gangsters. Joe Queenan dissects Hollywood’s most predictable casting cliche<p>• Why have Hollywood’s henchmen turned into incompetent knuckleheads? • The November Man and the rise of the geriaction movie • Denzel …

The Toughest Offseason Decision Every NBA Team Must Make

Link to Media<p>The 2014 offseason has begun for all but four NBA teams, ratcheting up the pressure on a bevy of front offices.<p>Some rebuilding squads, such as the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics, will simply look to avoid making a catastrophic decision this summer that could set back their …

NBA

What's at Stake for New Orleans Pelicans in 2014 NBA Draft Lottery?

The 2014 NBA Draft lottery is the first step in an important offseason for the New Orleans Pelicans.<p>If New Orleans can manage to defy the odds and land a spot in the top five, they'll be able to add the final piece they've been missing and elevate to possible championship contenders. If they can't, …

NBA

Will Knicks' Phil Jackson Strip Mine Lakers' Assets?

The Los Angeles Lakers had ample opportunity to hire Phil Jackson back, but they took a pass. Now that their former coach is running basketball operations for the New York Knicks as their new president, he may be looking westward for assets.<p>And why not? The basketball legend has developed a lot of …

Basketball

The Console Version Of Diablo III Could Very Well Be The Best One

There are two reasons the console port of <i>Diablo III</i>, announced by Blizzard last month and shown off at PAX East this weekend, could be the definitive …

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