In all my years of covering Blizzard and World of Warcraft, I have never seen Blizzard fans so exasperated and disheartened than now. Gamers who emotionally invested themselves in their games over the years feel betrayed by Blizzard. Much like the bond Mac users have with Apple, there was always a sense of unwavering loyalty between Blizzard and their fans. The formerly unapologetic Blizzard created exceptional games to the beat of their own drum and timeline — and the fans rewarded them for it with undying devotion and adulation. Blizzard is in serious trouble. The overwhelmingly negative votes in a YouTube video for a new mount in World of Warcraft is an accurate barometer of the fans mood. Even the stock price of Activision/Blizzard has fallen by approximately 44% from its high in October 2018. The utter disgust that gamers have toward the new Blizzard and their tone-deaf avarice is staggering. One YouTube commenter has nailed the sentiment with a humorous parody of the … [Read more...] about New Blizzard President J. Allen Brack Doubles Down on Identity Politics
When was the last time you gave a talk to a crowd of more than 5 people and felt great about it? No, your toast at your cousin’s wedding doesn’t count! Your palms go sweaty and your knees go weak just at the idea of speaking in front of a crowd-full of auditorium. There isn’t anything dreadful in this world than fear of public speaking, right? I myself, being a typical introvert, have been an awful speaker, trust me, but have worked it along the way. I over-analyse, and that has helped me in observing the way great speakers deliver their memorable speeches. Words work like magic, words, when delivered efficiently have the power to have a hypnotic effect on the audience. Here is an image from last public seminar by Harsh Agrawal. The only thing that sets apart great speakers from the ordinary ones is this hypnotic effect that they have on their audience. Involving your audience into what you have to say is a tough thing to do, but not an impossible one. You might have … [Read more...] about 10 Things All Great Public Speakers Have In Common
It’s that time of the year again! While on one end congratulates are being over poured, on the other end lies a dark mystery of the unknown future of life ahead of college. Its Graduation time! Who doesn’t love the graduation/convocation day attire with that dark rayon academic gown, a mortar board hat on top and with a degree in hand, set to face real life for the first time. Real life might not be as easy as shown in movies for most of the people. And for that very reason, colleges arrange for commencement speakers on the graduation day of students to provide them insights about real life from the experienced lot! Commencement speeches are basically a revealing of harsh truth in a pleasant and inspirational manner for students to give a hint of what’s coming ahead. Commencement speeches have become a collegiate tradition in graduation schools worldwide and now are beginning to take place in Indian graduation schools also. We have made this wonderful list of the top … [Read more...] about Inspiration For Students: Top 15 Commencement Speeches Ever!
Online shopping in India is increasing, and people like me prefer to order things online rather than going to shop and purchase it. Especially, utilities that don’t need physical inspection, they are lot easier to buy online now. Must read: Cashkaro: Get Real Cash Back When You Shop Online in India With so many Indian e-commerce websites coming in, and especially if you are a brand conscious shopper, you will find amazing deals online. At the same time shopping online have its own advantages and disadvantages. If you are an impulsive buyer, you might end up shopping un-necessarily. In last 2-3 years, I have seen many E-commerce websites in India coming up and dying, and based on my online shopping experience, I will share some insights, tips and ideas on shopping online from Indian E-commerce sites and also how to save maximum money. With the features like cash on delivery, shopping online has become easier, and anyone with internet connection can shop from home or … [Read more...] about How to Save Money When Shopping Online in India