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  • 60% of NBA Player Broke 5 Years After Retiring
    By on July 9, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments


    Within five years of retirement, an estimated 60% of former NBA players are broke. Also, 78% of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress because of joblessness or divorce.

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  • Official forum changes, real life names to be displayed
    By on July 9, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    All of Blizzard’s forums will soon display real life names. No more anonymity. Goodbye trolls!

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  • The Cruelest Study: Why Breakups Hurt
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    Using brain-imaging scans, researchers study the postrelationship feelings of jilted lovers still pining for their exes. Turns out, it looks a lot like addiction.

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  • Blizzard Backs Down On Real Names For Forums
    By on July 9, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Ashe Tyrael writes “Earlier this week, Blizzard announced that they were going to be implementing changes in their official forums (for StarCraft II when it launched, and for WoW prior to Cataclysm) that would require users to post under their real names, as part of the Real
    ID system. After perusing nearly 14,000 European and 50,000 US forum posts, the majority of which decried this move with various levels of vehemence, it looks like Blizzard has (more…)

  • The case for more violent video games
    By on July 9, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    How and why games should push the limits with bloody abandon.

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  • U.S.-Russia Spy Swap: Winners and Losers
    By on July 9, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    As if the recently uncovered Russian spy ring didn’t have enough Cold War elements, America and Russia are reportedly in final talks on a deal to exchange at least some of the 10 alleged operatives for one or more Russians accused of spying for the U.S. and Britain. If the deal goes through, who wins in the prisoner swap, and who is being fleeced?

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