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Subway map artist and Naughty Dog settle The Last of Us complaint

Naughty Dog has apologized for the unauthorized use of an unofficial Boston subway in The Last of Us. The map, examined intently by protagonist Joel above, wasn't made by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority or Naughty Dog. It's the work of a Portland-based artist named Cameron Booth, who...

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The DS Life: More of the same

No one's looking -- at least, no one she can see -- which means it's the right moment for a little break. After the chaos of doing and cleaning and accomplishing, it's such a relief to reach into a pocket and feel the cool, smooth corners of a DS Lite. The oblivion of game time is only a few secon...

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Report: Comp-related degree enrollment down 50%

The US may soon join the UK in having a shortage of skilled video game labor. The AP reports that fewer college students are receiving computer-related degrees, an ill-timed problem when baby boomers are now starting to retire. The Computing Research association found a 20% drop this year in stude...

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DS Daily: Work and play

Semi-ironically, while our job (exclusively) entails talking about video games night and day, it doesn't leave as many openings as you'd think to play them. It's encouraged as a part of Game Night, and, of course, a required component of reviewing, but other than that, gaming at work is a no-go for ...

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Study: One in four white collar workers game at work

Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a job like ours that lets -- nay, encourages -- you to play games while on the job. That doesn't seem to stop many white collar workers, though, according to a recent study commissioned by casual game maker PopCap. The study, conducted by Information Solution...

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Companies looking to make work more like games

Wish you could play games at work? You know, without having to sneak around? Soon you might be able to. Entrepreneur.com has a short report on the growing number of companies and government agencies that are making their work interfaces more like games. The article doesn't go into much detail, but o...

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Insomniac lands 8th in the '50 Best Companies to Work For' list

Ratchet & Clank, Resistance: Fall of Man, and Spyro creator Insomniac Games recently placed 8th in the Society for Human Resource Management's "50 Best Companies to Work For" list. The list recognizes small businesses with "smart people management strategies [that] develop successful organizat...

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Japanese hardware sales, May. 7 - May 13: Office Space edition

David: Hey, Jason, yeahhhh, I'm gonna need you to get on those JHS reports ... did you see the memo? Jason: Uh, yeah, I saw it. Thanks, Dave. David: Good, good. I'll let you get to it, then. (Jason sighs, and begins to type frantically.) Alisha: Heyyyyy, Jason, did you see the mem-- Jason: For t...

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Japanese hardware sales, May. 7 - May 13: Office Space edition

David: Hey, Jason, yeahhhh, I'm gonna need you to get on those JHS reports ... did you see the memo? Jason: Uh, yeah, I saw it. Thanks, Dave. David: Good, good. I'll let you get to it, then. (Jason sighs, and begins to type frantically.) Alisha: Heyyyyy, Jason, did you see the mem-- Jason: For ...

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SXSW: The Inside Scoop - how to get a job in the game industry

For the most part, the "Inside Scoop" about getting a job in the gaming industry sounded like getting a job in pretty much any industry, except maybe trading decommissioned nuclear weapons on the black market. They hit the main points several times, which were as follows: Have a professional lo...

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