I work in a pretty email-dependent industry. If you’re reading this, I’m sure that you do too.

It’s tough. We use email to communicate in a more efficent way, but in the process, we use it quite inefficiently. We keep it open 24/7 and check whenever something dings at us. That’s a really good way to make sure that you get nothing done whatsoever. If you’re constantly ducking away from your actual work to check in on a list of other things, it can get overwhelming very quickly. That’s why most people have inboxes thousands of emails deep that are completely out of control.

Update: It has been identified as an ION 318 Chip from Life Technologies. I still have no clue what the hell it actually does.

In April of this year, I was in Reykjavik, Iceland for CCP’s EVE Fanfest. While hanging out, waiting for something to start, I was lamenting the country’s excessive use of coins. I pulled out a handful of coins from my pocket, coins that had been weighing me down for days. Yet this seemingly large pile of coins didn’t hold enough monetary value to purchase a candy bar.

I decided to audit the games industry’s presence on Twitter. I used Twitter Audit to determine these stats. Some of the numbers might not add up all the way through, because I had to spread the data collection over separate days to avoid an API overload. Fake doesn’t mean bought either, just a non-valid Twitter user, whether that is fake or inactive is not up to me. Enjoy the results.

*This has some spoilers all the way to the end of the game, so don’t read if you haven’t finished it yet.*

If you’re anything like me, you probably played through Telltale’s The Walking Dead and enjoyed the impact that player choice had on the story. As you made each decision, whether trivial or dire, that constant notification at the top reminded you that someone would remember and that it could come back to haunt you later.

I wanted to post my favorite games of the year, as well as a few other random favorites, along with a little reasoning behind why they were my favorites. It’s always somewhat difficult to narrow down my ten favorite games of the year, let alone put them in order, but these ten were games that stood out to me right away when looking at the list of games I have played this year.

Earlier this evening we learned that seven US Navy SEALs from SEAL Team Six received disciplinary letters stating that they “were being charged with violation of Article 92: Orders violation, misuse of command gear and violation of Article 92: Dereliction of duty, disclosure of classified material” for their involvement with the development of Medal of Honor: Warfighter, according to a statement released to Polygon by the U.S. Department of Defense.

I spend quite a bit of time on the internet –probably too much– and this usually involves me signing up for every social network that comes out; snagging my name, preparing for the off chance that it takes off. I took a look at Path a little over a year ago when it launched as a social photo sharing app with the intent of keeping a personal and intimate network only for your fifty closest friends and family members. It didn’t really sit with me as it didn’t have much functionality beyond offering another place to post photos online. It joined the countless social networks just waiting for something awesome to happen and return to relevance. Path 2.0 marked this return.

Path 2.0