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If a man has an apartment stacked to the ceiling with newspapers we call him crazy. If a woman has a trailer house full of cats we call her nuts. But when people pathologically hoard so much cash that they impoverish the entire nation, we put them on the cover of Fortune magazine and pretend that they are role models.
—  B. Lester

Rapper Nipsey Hussle And The $100 Mixtape (via forbes)

Last month, unsigned rapper Nipsey Hussle made $100,000 by selling 1,000 copies of his latest mixtape, Crenshaw, for $100 each. Hussle – real name Ermias Asghedom – shifted every single CD in less than 24 hours at a pop-up store in his hometown of L.A. (Jay Z bought 100 copies.)

“One of my mentors suggested I read a book called Contagious,” says Asghedom, speaking to me in New York. “In the second chapter, a restaurant owner created the first $100 Philly cheese steak and got ridiculed but got a ton of prominent people interested.”

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Arc System Works And Its Fighting Game Legacy, It's All About The Cool
The world of fighting games is a deeply competitive one, for both the players and the developers who make them. However, one studio has tried to take a different path and so far, it has worked out very well for them. I am of course talking about Arc System Works, and I was lucky enough to catch up with members of the team to discuss all things cool and flashy.
By Ollie Barder

Forbes interview with Daisuke Ishiwatari and Mori Toshimichi.

A few things in the interview:

  • Daisuke came straight to Arc after completing a kind of game developing school. He’s been there 20 years.
  • Daisuke is pretty much responsible for getting Mori into Arc. He’s been there for 13 years.
  • One reason BlazBlue didn’t become an RPG is because Mori realised how difficult it is to debug and develop an RPG. Mori’s love for story in games comes from him having played Final Fantasy III while still in middle school.
  • Mori believes that his creations should be seen under the Arc label and as something Arc has created as opposed to something he has.
  • They both love Street Fighter.
  • Daisuke wanted Guilty Gear to be as over-the-top and flashy as possible.
  • Daisuke wants to pursue a kind of cool that transcends language
  • One reason why their IPs have stayed in 2D is because they believe it’s easier to communicate what’s on screen (Daisuke cites Super Mario Bros and holes in the ground).
  • They both want to master the mechanics of BlazBlue and Guilty Gear as fighting games before they move onto different game genres.
  • Both believe in firms rules for video-game developing, although Daisuke is more lax.
  • Both have been partially inspired by Diablo II′s design.
  • Originally, Arc wanted to create a new game engine for Guilty Gear Xrd, but they didn’t have the resources, so instead turned to Unreal Engine 3.
  • Mori loves Star Wars: Battlefront, and Batman: Arkham Knight.
  • Daisuke likes FPS’, but really likes Tomb Raider. He’s also a fan of Indiana Jones.
  • Daisuke notes that a lot of effort has been put in -REVELATOR-’s story mode.
  • Mori is a fan of RWBY. If given the chance, he wouldn’t turn down creating a RWBY-based fighting game.
Presence is more than just being there.

World’s Highest-Paid TV Actors 2015: Jim Parsons Leads With $29 Million Take

The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons leads the pack with a $29 million haul earned between June 1, 2014 and June 1, 2015. Helping to boost his standing in the earnings race (last year Parsons ranked 9th among TV actors) was a new contract that reportedly netted him and castmates Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and Johnny Galecki $1 million per episode and a more-than 1% cut of the show’s back-end profits. Add in a smash-hit Broadway show and an endorsement deal with Intel INTC +5.70% and the Emmy Awards’ reigning Leading Actor in a Comedy Series has become the king of the salary wars, too.

The contract negotiations that helped Parsons nab the top spot and co-star Galecki the second, with $27 million, also helped rocket fellow cast members Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar onto the list at $20 million each. The erstwhile Howard Wolowitz and Raj Koothrappali saw their salaries bloom from $100,000 per episode to a reported $800,000. With additional increases to come in the show’s ninth and tenth seasons, their ranks could climb even higher in the coming years.

Source: Forbes

Zuriel Oduwole is a girl to watch as a rising reporter, writer, supporter of education and a role model for other girls.

The 10-year-old from Nigeria is the youngest person ever to be interviewed in Forbes magazine, featured in the August 2013 issue of Forbes Africa.

“Zuriel believes if she can walk a mile, then there are girls who on seeing her work and progress made, would walk a mile and half.”

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