The world is getting fatter on average, that is for sure. The thing is, what is being done in the fight against obesity? A wise man once told me, anything that can be measured, can be improved, and here we are with this bunch of hi-tech sensors which are said to be capable of measuring the amount of food intake as well as activity level, so that one is able to figure out just what kind of obesity risks are attached to the associated lifestyle. This particular project is funded by the European Union, and the project is known as Splendid, targeting to persuade younger folk to adopt healthier lifestyles as well as to be more aware of their eating and exercise habits.
As of now, obesity can be said to be the cause of approximately 2.8 million deaths among adults annually, and the Splendid system will first be tested on around 200 secondary school students in Sweden, with a different set of children receiving the very same test in the Netherlands. I would suppose that ordinary folk like you and I would be able to make do with such metrics, but high performing athletes, too, might be able to benefit from such technology as they attempt to max out every bit of possible performance from their bodies when crunch time strikes.
So, it seems that there is still some life left in the legs of the World of Warcraft franchise, where we do know that a movie is about roll out some time down the road, and even the game itself continues to receive new patches. Well, here we are with additional word from Blizzard that they will introduce a new in-game store for gamers to purchase pets as well as mounts, instead of having to rely on the out-of-game store that has served them well for so many years already.
This means you do not have to exit the game at all in order to purchase a new mount or pet, as purchasing it in-game would translate to the mount or pet appearing in your inventory right away. Even as you read this, we have gathered that there is a pretty decent sale going on for pets and mounts at the moment, which is something that you might just want to check out. Do you think that the convenience of making such purchases would be able to add to Blizzard’s coffers in the long run? Another question that I caught myself asking is this, how come Blizzard did not incorporate such an in-game store before in the past, was it due to the limitations in technology?