Inching closer to realizing its “Netflix for gaming” dream

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In an unexpected turn of events from the gaming world, Microsoft announced that it will be acquiring ZeniMax Media for a whopping $7.5 billion. ZeniMax, the parent company of Bethesda is the publisher for some of the most popular gaming franchises such as Doom, Dishonored, Fallout, and The Elder Scrolls. With the acquisition, the company and its franchises will fall under the tech giant’s ownership.

A few months back, Microsoft flirted with the idea of acquiring WB Games when AT&T announced its intention to sell the gaming division. Later, AT&T did a u-turn and no longer wanted to sell WB Games. Speculation is that in the aftermath Microsoft went after a viable alternative in the form of Bethesda. Though IGN reports that a Microsoft-Zenimax deal almost came through two years ago but didn’t happen. …

Generosity can come from unlikely places

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No, that’s not a typo. A meme really did help feed an elders’ home. It all started on Twitter when user @GloriaXFiles tweeted a photo of herself on the internet. Though unintentional at the time, Gloria’s pose felt like one of those waiting to spark some creative commentary.

Before long, Twitter got busy with their creative comments. The light-hearted humor certainly lit up the local Twitter space. It's rare to see such sights on social media these days without blowing up a storm.

It's also not every day you see Twitter content translating well over to the more popular platforms like Facebook. Particularly in a country with X Twitter users and over 6,000,000 Facebook userbase. But that’s exactly what happened. Gloria’s photo was now a full-blown meme. …

I should have done it sooner

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Ah yes. The Zuckerberg empire. It’s one that many of us can’t seem to evade. Facebook products have been so deeply embedded in our daily digital lives that depriving yourself of using any of these may feel like going back to the stone age. At least that’s what I thought at first.

Over a decade ago, social media was still in its infancy. …


Neville Lahiru

Freelance Tech Journalist and former Digital Marketer. I spend most of my time writing about tech and business. Inquiries: lahiru@hey.com

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