As the engine of American capitalism, and a largely dysfunctional United States regulatory framework, have enabled the rise of technology behemoths that dictate the rules of our radically connected world, one force is successfully reining them in: the European Union.
Next Tuesday, Blizzard Entertainment will release the first of two massive updates to its most popular online game, World of Warcraft, and completely reimagine the 17-year-old game's user interface. Will every player-made add-on break?
In a stunning achievement for video games everywhere, the gaming industry has largely abandoned plans to incorporate non-fungible tokens (NFTs). And this is a triumph worth celebrating.