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An Audience With EVE Online’s Space Pope

An Audience With EVE Online’s Space Pope

Two weeks ago at EVE Fanfest, a convention for players of space MMO EVE Online, I began hearing odd snatches of conversation: “Dude, the pope’s in our hotel.” “Did you kiss the ring?” This is at the same time as the real pope is out in Greece meeting with refugees,…

Twitch’s Uphill Battle For Japan

Twitch’s Uphill Battle For Japan

In the West, Twitch is an internet superpower. In Japan, things couldn’t be more different. Mainstream success will be tough, but not impossible. Nothing is impossible.

The Best, Weirdest Mario/Zelda Crossovers

The Best, Weirdest Mario/Zelda Crossovers

Late last year, it was revealed that Link would become a racer in Mario Kart 8. But that wasn’t his first Mario rodeo. Nor was it the first time Zelda crossed over into the Mario series — far from it.