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  • Blog Post: Comcast Continues To Block HBO Go On PlayStation 3 And PlayStation 4

    The HBO Go app recently launched on the PlayStation 4, but users soon discovered that Comcast was continuing to block the use of the app to its subscribers. While every other major Internet service provider approves HBO Go on their backend, Comcast is a hold out and won’t verify that users are... More
  • Blog Post: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality, Protecting ‘Open Internet’

    The FCC ruled today to reinstate the concept of “net neutrality.” The commission says that its new rules are rooted in legal authority and serve promote freedom of speech and expression. The new ruling labels the internet as a public utility under Title II, eliminating the ability for providers... More
  • Blog Post: FCC To Vote On Net Neutrality Bill Next Month

    Next month, the FCC will vote on a new set of net neutrality rules – something that has the potential to change the way data is distributed online. In its simplest terms, net neutrality would keep the distribution of online data a consistent rate for everyone. Successful oppositions to net neutrality... More
  • Blog Post: President Obama Calls On FCC For Return To Net Neutrality

    This morning, President Barack Obama called upon the Federal Communications Commission to protect net neutrality and a free and open Internet. The President has requested service providers abide by four rules to protect fair access. In a statement issued on the White House website, Obama suggests the... More
  • Blog Post: New Net Neutrality Proposal Would Create An Internet ‘Fast Lane’

    The Federal Communications Commission has voted in favor of moving ahead with a new net neutrality plan. The proposal would create a two-tiered structure that disallows throttling, but creates a “fast lane” for content providers willing to pay for the privilege. The difference between throttling... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: How Much Stock Do You Put In Game Reviews?

    Does a good review ever make you think twice about playing a game you hadn't thought twice about? Does a bad review ever cause you to check a game off your most wanted list before you've even played it? I'm sort of biased in this discussion, because I write review for a living, and they definitely... More
  • Blog Post: FCC Chairman To Address Congress On Net Neutrality

    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will testify before the House Commerce Subcommittee on Communications on May 20. During his time on Capitol Hill, Wheeler is expected to address, among other things, net neutrality. Late last week, we shared a report on proposed changes that would gut the concept of an open internet... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Have You Transitioned To Digital Game Purchases?

    Now that we’re almost six months into the new console generation, we’re curious about your buying habits. With the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One came standard day-and-date digital versions of every retail title, but have you started to make the switch? Earlier this morning, we shared some thoughts... More
  • Blog Post: Could The Court's Net Neutrality Ruling Affect Your Gaming?

    Earlier today, a federal appeals court in Washington ruled that the Federal Communications Commission's rules for Net Neutrality were unfounded, and the broadband throttling that results could have an adverse effect on digital distribution and online gaming. Here's what you need to know. What... More
  • Blog Post: Google/Verizon Proposal Could Mean Gamers Pay Extra

    Today internet behemoths Google and Verizon proposed a plan that would allow internet service providers to offer a “fast lane” online service at a premium while preserving an open internet similar to what you’re using right now. What this could mean for online-minded gamers is a paying... More
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