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Patch 4.1: Rise of the Zandalari trailer now available {WoW}

Apr 25th 2011 3:39PM Da*n, Vol'jin has a mighty big pair.

WoW Insider's Weekly Webcomic: Safe Passage {WoW}

Apr 20th 2011 1:41PM /agree Yael. Great stories look good in any medium. Hey, commission her to provide a color book for you! See woweh, for more info. (Shameless, ain't I??) Anyhoo, this story is twisting more than your BC mind, Kelley--knock back too many Mooseheads with Alexstraza?? Keep up the good work. Bugsy

BlizzCon 2010 pet revealed {WoW}

Aug 25th 2010 9:29PM ...and here you thought sharks with lazorz were epicsauce...'s Weekly Comic: Byron, the Tauren Rogue {WoW}

Aug 7th 2010 9:35PM Thanks, Kelly.
Gnome. It's what's for DINNER! (apologiez to the National Beef Council).

The Maelstrom is probably epic enough for you now {WoW}

Jul 31st 2010 9:34PM ONLY 17K HIT POINTZ???? EPIC GLASS JAW(S)!!!

But it DOEZ look loverly. Guess the gaming and testing geeks haven't upped it yet.'s Weekly Comic: Byron, the Tauren Rogue {WoW}

Jul 13th 2010 6:34PM Whew. For a second there, I thought we were going to re-do Aesop's Androcles and the Lion (Byroncles and the Gnome???), and that's so 2500 years ago.

Activision-Blizzard September results reveals box sales paradigm {WoW}

Nov 7th 2008 12:04AM I'm surprised to see it take the CPAs 10 entries to mention GAAP and nearly 30 to metion the matching principle. For we laymen, the GAA principles are made by a national board who has been delegated the power from either Dept of Treasury, or Securities & Exchange. Matching has been explained above, but I'll give an example, periodical subscription income.

If you send off $24 to ZINE magazine, you will get 2 years of monthly issues. If the publisher recognized all of your money at the beginning, they'd have one big revenue month, and 23 loss months (printing, postage, lights n heat, and all that). So they set it up to have $1 month income against each monthly issue. If you are a Time-Warner or Tribune stockholder, you'll see something a tad more complicated in your annual report.

Activision-Blizz-Vivendi-whoever is doing the same thing with their CD. Your $70 collector edition might break down to $15 for Blizz, $20 for the distributor, and $35 for the retailer (I'm totally making these numbers up). If Blizz estimates a 2 and a half year customer life, that's 50 cents per month for mine, pluse the $14.95 subscription. Multiply by however many millions you want.

Although a lot of the cost of the DVD is up front (coding, testing, pressing, marketing, shipping) there are aftersale costs such as support and upgrading. I've just come off an 18 month temp job testing new firmware releases for a GPS manufacturer. If you see the build numbers jump quite a bit, that's because the ones you didn't see had major bugs. Some folk in Irvine are coding and testing. Some of this expense will be linked back to BC, some (esp for v3.x) will be costed to WotLK.

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