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The Cornerplay: Xiaomi and OnePlus Strategy Analysis, A Blueprint for Success

Small Chinese companies like Xiaomi and OnePlus were able to create markets even while competitors like Apple and Samsung spend billions in advertising their smartphones. Their success is a blueprint for others to follow, whether they're running an established smartphone company or starting one, even with comparatively little resources.

Stardock: PC gaming is about to break free of 'poisonous' decade-old standards

Game developers have been stuck with DirectX 9 and 2GB of memory for the past decade. While this hasn’t harmed first person shooters (they only have to manage a handful of objects at once), it has been poisonous to other genres. Next time you’re playing an RPG in first person with no party you can refer to DirectX 9 and 2GB of memory as a big reason for that.

PC features, preorder bonuses revealed for XCOM: Enemy Unknown

XCOM: Enemy Unknown, one of our most anticipated PC games of the year, is officially available for preorder at various online outfits, including Steam, which is spicing things up with a new bonus system. These days, it's common for companies to reward customers with extras...

Awesome modding: A Game of Thrones video game you can play right now

It was only last week that in lieu of a decent official Game of Thrones title I was recommending people keep an eye out for a GoT mod for Crusader Kings II instead. Turns out you didn't have to wait long, because it's not only been suddenly released, but it's surprisingly playable and comprehensive.