Security Breach

Depending on where you do various kinds of online business, you might have received an email (or in my case – 4) detailing the extent of the security breach experienced by Epsilon, a third-party vendor that provides marketing services to a number of companies. In light of this security breach, I’m dedicating the rest of this post to remind you of a few basic security tips.

Because you never know…

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On Tubes and Tallies

I’ve made no attempt to hide my contempt at the circular and superfluous discussion around the monthly NPD reports. I consider them materials used to fuel fanboy flames about apparent superiority of one console over another or one game’s worth compared to the rest of the content available to consumers. It’s a meaningless banter that will never end. While I do take notice of what games are selling well, I don’t wait with bated breath to hear how many copies of Halo 3: ODST sold in a 24 hour period. With all that being said, I am elated to hear that the NPD Group will start to chart digital sales in the coming months. Did I say elated? That isn’t a strong enough word for the purposes of illustrating how awesome this is. How about ecstatic, exuberant, overwhelmed with joy? I might be going overboard with the synonyms, but this is a big deal and we should all celebrate it as such. Continue reading

The Best Policy

I was recently tagged as a recipient of the Honest Scrap award by Allison at Lemonade Life. First I’d like to thank the academy, my agent, the rest of the cast and crew, the writers…..kidding. In an attempt to not be a buzz kill, I have accepted this honor and the conditions with which it is accompanied: First, you have to tell your readers 10 things about you they may not know, but that are true. Secondly you have to tag 10 people with the award. Ok, simple enough. Let’s do this. Continue reading