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Here’s a video of Hearthstone’s game director rapping and I am sorry

But when the latest expansion, Journey to Un’Goro, was announced earlier this week, some fans noticed that its cinematic trailer did not feature a song. Reddit poster shadowthiefo was so bothered that they started a petition on the Hearthstone subreddit demanding a Journey to Un’Goro song. Hearthstone game director Ben Brode is never one to turn down the demands of the community. And so today he responded with the video above: a three minute hip-hop song seemingly recorded in his house with earb

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Gene Munster says Snap will be ‘more like Twitter than Facebook’

Venture capitalist Gene Munster spoke with CNBC about the upcoming Snap IPO, and whether it could be a viable investment. "I think the next year is going to be challenging because probably this is going to feel more like Twitter than Facebook," said Munster, in reference to the volatility around Twitter shares since the microblogging company went public in 2013. Munster says the hype around the stock, however, has pushed valuations to levels that may not be sustainable. Snap is valued at 30 time

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Nintendo Switch review

note: Though the review embargo is up, the actual Nintendo Switch console that users will experience on launch day isn’t live yet, pending a coming-in-hot day - one patch. Playing the Nintendo Switch for the first time is indisputably exciting. And the Switch, more than any Nintendo console since the NES, feels like an inheritor to that legacy. Don ’ t get us wrong : T here will be great - looking, great - playing software on the Nintendo Switch. GAMES AND OTHER EXPERIENCESThe Nintendo Switch se

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Michael Jackson’s Neverland ranch relisted — with a big price cut

Neverland Ranch, which failed to find a buyer after the King of Pop's death, is being reintroduced to the market, with a giant price cut and a new name. The property, which has been saddled with the more homogenized moniker "Sycamore Valley Ranch," carries a $67 million price tag. That's a $33 million drop from the original asking price two years ago. So, what does one do with an estate that's nearly 4.25 miles large if he or she is not a reclusive pop star? Jackson bought Neverland Ranch in 198

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Surviving divorce after 50

If you're going through a divorce later in life you're not alone — it's actually a growing trend, leading researchers to coin the phase "Gray Divorce." The divorce rate among adults over age 50 doubled between 1990 and 2014, according to the National Center for Family & Marriage Research. Older couples going through the process may be in for a rude awakening when it comes to their nest eggs. "The biggest difference is time," said Crystal Alford-Cooper, a certified financial planner and owner of

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Workday’s CEO thinks people will flee NetSuite now that Oracle owns it

Workday's CEO is hoping that Oracle's acquisition of NetSuite could have customers knocking on his door. "NetSuite was a really good company," Aneel Bhusri, co-founder and CEO of Workday, said on Wednesday. "All the people that chose NetSuite specifically chose not to be working with Oracle. Bhusri said executives he's spoken to are set on the cloud, but some are unhappy with forced upgrades from SAP and Oracle. But just like Oracle CEO Mark Hurd, Bhusri said it's the combination of all Workday'

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We gush about Horizon Zero Dawn on the new Quality Control

In each episode of Quality Control, a Polygon editor talks to a critic after they review a new game, movie or piece of gear and allows them to add a little bit of extra context and insight. Why did they feel the way they did? What do they wish they had been able to discuss in more depth in their review? This week, Polygon’s Phil Kollar joins editor-at-large Justin McElroy to discuss his review of Horizon Zero Dawn, which you can read here. Music: “Goodwill” by The Custodian of Records

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PlayStation Plus games for March 2017 include Tearaway, Severed (correction)

This month’s PlayStation Plus lineup, which Sony announced today, is led by the launch of a new game: the buzzed-about arcade sports title Disc Jam. Disc Jam will debut on PlayStation 4, along with March’s other PlayStation Plus games, on March 7. It’s the same release strategy as another indie sports game, Psyonix’s Rocket League, which was a free PlayStation Plus game when it launched on PS4 in July 2015. Tearaway Unfolded, Media Molecule and Tarsier Studios’ expanded version of the beloved Pl

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Pokémon Go trading won’t solve rural players’ biggest problem

Long-requested features for Pokémon Go are in the works, and chief among them is trading Pokémon. “[Trading] won’t be through the internet,” he said of the mechanic, which remains in development and heavily under wraps. Even as the core mechanics continue to change and expand, Pokémon Go is still about getting players together in person. That’s not just Niantic’s vision for the mobile game, Nomura said, it’s how the developer defines its overall purpose. Trading remains an important piece of the

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Box hits goal on positive free cash flow, quarterly results beat Street

Box reported quarterly results on Wednesday that beat analyst expectations, and revenue that was above estimates. But the company's guidance for the first quarter was lighter than Wall Street's forecasts. EPS: loss of 10 cents per share vs. loss of 14 cents per share, adjusted, expected by Thomson Reuters consensus estimateRevenue: $109.9 million vs. $108.9 million expected by Thomson ReutersThat's compared to the comparable year-ago loss of 26 cents per share. "We don't need to raise any more c

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