In all our many roundups at the turn of the year, we’ve never done one on the legal dramas that have affected the MMO genre. That changes today! Of note, there’s… the lockbox scuffle as various countries turn their watchful gaze on the industry and self-regulation collapses in a puddle of shrugs; the Crytek lawsuit against Star Citizen studio Cloud Imperium; the potential for dead online games to skirt DMCA laws; multiple Pokemon Go-inspired lawsuits and criminal trials; the end of the Warner Bros. and Tolkien estate lawsuit; the continuation of the Oculus/ZeniMax Media lawsuit; the cease-and-desist filed against Asheron’s Call emulators; and a whole ton of Blizzard lawsuits, including the capsizing of the Bossland cheaters following multiple Blizz victories. My favorite, however, is Andrew’s research into whether lockboxes legally constitute gambling – from last January. Enjoy! Call of Duty swatting incident leads to man’s death in Kansas … [Read more...] about A look back at the MMO industry’s law dramas of 2017
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But I am very annoyed to see that almost every newbie starts a blog on either "blogging tips" or "technology" even if they have zero knowledge of those subjects. They can't ever reach the level they want to even after several months/years of devotion. Today, I am going to share my 2 years of experience blogging and earning money as an Amazon affiliate. I earn around $3000-$4000 every month from affiliate marketing, and there are hundreds of Amazon affiliates who are earning more than me. I haven't seen a very good guide that covers those basic and crucial things which will help you to make money as soon as possible, so here's my shot at doing that. For reference, here is my Jan. 2017 income report from the Amazon.com affiliate marketing program (Amazon Associates): Sure, it takes a lot of time and dedication to make a blog successful, but what if you don't know what you need to do to get this affiliate marketing thing to work? You will work really hard at doing the wrong … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Mastering Amazon Affiliate Marketing
If you’re a freelancer or more specifically a freelance writer then you probably know that there are tons of Freelancer websites like eLance, oDesk, Freelancer, etc. and also many other sites that pay you for contributing content. I’ve already featured 10 websites that pay upfront for writing articles and I got so many mails suggesting that they’re mostly for U.S. writers. While it’s true to some extent the real problem is that they’re all quality websites in search of high quality writers. It basically means that you must be very experienced to be part of their network. So today I’m going to tell you how to kick-start your freelance writing without relying on any of those Freelance websites or agencies or those upfront pay sites. Content Is King: Start With A Blog You already know that quality content creators are always in great demand and hence you do have a chance. But you’ve to prove yourself that you can write good stuff and must brand … [Read more...] about At No Cost & Zero Promotion [Freelancer’s Guide]
Domain business is getting hotter and every day thousands of people are getting online. Anyone who is getting his business online, they need a domain and hosting to get started and I’m sure you know how important it is for you to be an early adopter to stay ahead in the game. Google domains and Amazon domain service is the most recent addition in the big player of Domain services. Google announced their domain services a little back and they are already sending out invitation code to start using their services and with a limitation. If you are in U.S. you can start using Google domains now with their invitation code (You can apply for an invitation code here), but if you are not a U.S. citizen seems like you are out of luck. Not to worry as today I will be sharing a nice work-around (you can call it my self-created hack) to buy domains from Google domains if you are outside U.S. I live in India and I used this exact steps to book a domain from Google domains & you can follow … [Read more...] about Interesting Hack To Buy Domains From Google Domains OutSide U.S
Infolinks is a name which you are likely to see mentioned when you are reading about monetizing your blog. I have used Infolinks for years, and in today’s post I will be sharing my review of Infolinks from my experience. I started blogging in 2008, and the first advertising network I used was Google AdSense. Thereafter, I started looking for other blog monetization programs, and that’s when I stumbled upon Infolinks. The first question that came to my mind was: Can I use Infolinks with Google AdSense? After reading various reviews, I decided to apply for Infolinks ad network and use it on my blog. Infolinks review: works perfectly with Adsense! One thing you will like about Infolinks right away is the fact that it is easy to set up, and once you have set it up, you don’t have to do much! Infolinks will automatically start showing ads on your blog, and you will start making money right away. Now before you jump for joy and sign up, you should know that it takes time to … [Read more...] about Can it Make Money for your blog?