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CCP's space-faring MMORPG EVE Online is known for what some may term mildly as "accessibility issues." But while many game developers are clamoring to attract a wide base of users through better accessibility, CCP is focused more on nurturing an existing hardcore fanbase.
Boxee, the innovative software solution that puts the Internet on your television, has long been among the brightest lights in the strange hinterland inhabited by users of AppleTV. Friday, the company announced a new partnership with Wolfgang’s Vault, the virtual motherlode of live music recordings, that immediately sweetens the pot for those intrepid souls who dare to invite the Internet into the living room.
The subscription MMORPG EVE Online rolled out a very virtual world-like new feature this week, a social network that exists both inside and outside the game world. The social network, called EVE Gate, will represent both players' avatar identities and their real-life selves. EVE Gate will also function as a Web front-end for conducting in-game business. EVE Online serves "only" about 350,000 regular subscribers, but has a high stickiness factor thanks to its immersive player-controlled virtual economy.
Brightcove President and COO David Mendels thinks that it won’t take very long for WebM to overtake H.264, he told me during an interview on the day Google announced its new open source video format last week. Video publishers will be eager to adopt the new format, he said, adding: “It’s open, it’s free and it’s high quality. So what’s not to like?” Check out the complete interview below.