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PlayStation Plus gave out $1,150 in free games in 2016. Were they any good?

On Wednesday, PlayStation announced the last batch of free games to PlayStation Plus subscribers for December, bringing to 72 the number of titles it offered in 2016. Getting StartedIn all, there were 72 games available for free to PlayStation Plus subscribers in 2016, with an average Metacritic score of 74.1 and a combined retail price (current price, through the PlayStation Store) of $1,150.79. For purposes of this analysis, we drew the Metacritic score from the lead platform. Wrapping it upTh

By | November 30th, 2016|companies|0 Comments

S&P’s index guru David Blitzer on passive investing, market valuation and Trump-Reagan comparisons

David Blitzer, chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, spoke at length with CNBC's Mike Santoli about passive investing, how to value the market and what may be ahead under President-elect Donald Trump. On the other hand, you know, Reagan said he was going to balance the budget. And I don't think Mr. Trump has said he is going to balance the budget. But it'd be very difficult for anybody to balance the budget today. In this exclusive conversation for PRO subscribers, Blitzer, w

By | November 30th, 2016|companies|0 Comments

PlayStation Plus gave out $1,150 in free games in 2016. Were they any good?

On Wednesday, PlayStation announced the last batch of free games to PlayStation Plus subscribers for December, bringing to 72 the number of titles it offered in 2016. Getting StartedIn all, there were 72 games available for free to PlayStation Plus subscribers in 2016, with an average Metacritic score of 74.1 and a combined retail price (current price, through the PlayStation Store) of $1,150.79. For purposes of this analysis, we drew the Metacritic score from the lead platform. Wrapping it upTh

By | November 30th, 2016|companies|0 Comments

‘Walking Dead’ a megahit, thanks in part to white-knuckled binge-watchers

Apocalyptic zombie thriller 'The Walking Dead' is a modern TV juggernaut. The hit show from AMC has shattered cable ratings, spawned a spin-off — 'Fear the Walking Dead' — and even inspired a new format in cable: the live post-show commentary 'Talking Dead,' hosted by Chris Hardwick. Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd recently sat down with BINGE to offer some insight into why this serialized horror show draws such mass appeal. She co-created the Terminator franchise, which has generated nearly $

By | November 28th, 2016|companies|0 Comments

Behavioral economics expert Dan Ariely on Trump’s ‘irrational’ win and the market’s response

"There's probably never been a better period in life to represent the irrational side of human decision-making," Ariely said during his wide-ranging conversation with CNBC's Michael Santoli, in reference to the outcome of the U.S. presidential race. One of the explanations presented by the professor is fear, a powerful emotion that's ingrained in humans' genetic makeup and can impair rational thinking. "I think people are afraid of what's happening in the job market, poverty, having difficulty t

By | November 28th, 2016|companies|0 Comments

Final Fantasy 15 review

Originally announced a whopping 10 years ago under the name Final Fantasy Versus 13, FF15 was intended to be a spinoff featuring the same world and lore as Final Fantasy 13. And sure enough, Final Fantasy 15 wears some warts. Final Fantasy 15 is ambitious in ways most games never tryFinal Fantasy 15 places you into its world with little fanfare or prologue. Noctis' friends act as the beating heart of Final Fantasy 15. While combat in Final Fantasy 15 doesn't provide the same level of control as

By | November 27th, 2016|companies|0 Comments

Trump’s new telecom advisers are a good sign for the AT&T and Time Warner deal, despite his threats against the merger

That's good news for AT&T's $85 billion bid for Time Warner, despite what Trump said on the campaign trail. And when AT&T wanted to purchase T-Mobile in 2011, Eisenach likewise argued in favor of the merger, pointing out, "The wireless market is extremely competitive." Mark Jamison, the person Trump named to help with the FCC transition, also argued in favor of the AT&T and T-Mobile merger, although in the end the FCC declined to approve the deal. In October, Trump said that he would block the A

By | November 21st, 2016|companies|0 Comments

Watch us color in some Assassins, ASMR-style

We received a copy of Assassin's Creed: The Official Coloring Book, and promptly hung up our controllers to become professional colorers. Today, Pat McGill (Polygon video producer and creator of ASMArby's) contributed some color commentary to my time with the book. With Pat's dulcet tones and the soft sounds of the Assassin's Creed 2 soundtrack, this Facebook livestream is sure to be the chillest part of your day. Assassin's Creed: The Official Coloring Book has character portraits as well as bi

By | November 16th, 2016|companies|0 Comments
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