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Thoughts from the Cyberverse: Hatred and the controversy around it

Thoughts from the Cyberverse: Hatred and the controversy around it

It has become somewhat of a regular piece now for me to comment on recent controversies, so here is my take on the recently released trailer for upcoming Destructive Creation release Hatred. Background Earlier in the week, Polish game studio Destructive Creation unveiled their latest project, an isotopic shooter called Hatred, that puts you in […]

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Thoughts from the Cyberverse: Will TUG survive a Nerd Kingdom downsize?

Thoughts from the Cyberverse: Will TUG survive a Nerd Kingdom downsize?

Following the disastrous fall of developer Winterkewl Games and consequently the game Yogventures, gamer team Yogscast decided to put all their effort into backing a similar game, TUG. TUG developer Nerd Kingdom announced a few days ago that they will effectively halve their development team, despite increased sales and support. The background From the Kickstarter […]

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Thoughts From the Cyberverse: Yogventures

Thoughts From the Cyberverse: Yogventures

Wow, we have not done one of these for a very long time, but something happened that makes me think that we need to talk about it. We like crowdfunding here at The Torch EG, we actively seek, admire and showcase projects that we think are worth your money. I am not going to into […]

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Thoughts from the Cyberverse: Shocking Sharing

Thoughts from the Cyberverse: Shocking Sharing

They say sharing is caring, but do you care about what you share? Today we will talk about sharing things on social media, most notably on Facebook. I choose Facebook as the main target for this due to the higher exposure of images and other sensitive material and the ease of finding out other things […]

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Thoughts from the Cyberverse: Altcoins, the alternative BitCoins

Thoughts from the Cyberverse: Altcoins, the alternative BitCoins

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that even BitCoins have novelty currencies, just like the celebratory silver coins or gold coins that most other currencies have. It is hard to do that with a digital currency, though, so instead several sites have decided to make their sites and “miners” into the novelty. Their entire service […]

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Thoughts From The Cyberverse: In-App purchases in games for kids

Thoughts From The Cyberverse: In-App purchases in games for kids

Throughout the entire time Internet has been around, companies have tried to capitalize on kids. Even before that, there were a lot of companies that offered paid services to kids, such as the 90’s phone hotlines with everything from Action Man/GI Joe to bunnies or sock puppets.  All of these services are readily available for […]

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Thoughts from the Cyberverse: Jumping on the bandwagon

Thoughts from the Cyberverse: Jumping on the bandwagon

So… social media and nifty things you can do with it… I saw a friend of mine, who is an artist, starting to publishing his own cartoon series on Facebook. He had a fairly good depiction of himself in different weird or everyday situations, basically like a status update, but in image format. I thought […]

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