'Saturday Night Live' adds six featured players

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NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- "Saturday Night Live" has added six featured players for the New York sketch comedy series' 2013-14 season, NBC announced Monday.

Seattle City Council OK's NBA arena deal

SEATTLE, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The Seattle City Council announced Tuesday it has reached a deal with hedge fund manager Chris Hansen to build a new $490 million NBA basketball arena.

NCAA denies Toledo appeal of ban

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 18 (UPI) -- The NCAA Wednesday denied the University of Toledo's appeal of a ruling banning its men's basketball team from post-season competition next season.
Hyundai Elantra gets two siblings

Hyundai Elantra gets two siblings

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Seattle mulls plastic bag ban

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Seattle cracks down on phone books

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Phone book publishers to fight new law

SEATTLE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The phone book industry is suing Seattle, saying the city's attempt to crack down on unwanted yellow pages violates the First Amendment.

Britain apologizes to Thalidomide patients

LONDON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The British government's formal apology to Thalidomide victims comes 50 years too late but is important nonetheless, a Thalidomide Trust official said.

Wales could lead in emissions reduction

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U.K. beats Denmark in offshore wind

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Analysis: Can biotechnology save ethanol?

Analysis: Can biotechnology save ethanol?

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GDATP boosts capacity of Maine gun plant

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GD wins TACOM M2HB machine-gun contract

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 18 (UPI) -- General Dynamics has won a $36.6 million U.S. Army TACOM contract to manufacture M2HB machine guns.

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Mike O'Brien

Mike O'Brien is one of the three co-founders and current president of ArenaNet and the leader of the Design and Content teams for Guild Wars. Previously, he worked as a company director and a lead programmer at Blizzard Entertainment where he developed the 3D rendering engine of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and led the development of Battle.net. He also worked on Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, Diablo and StarCraft, where he, among other things, designed and created the MPQ archives used in all Blizzard games after Diablo. Mike O'Brien was featured as one of the most influential people in the computer and video game industry on PC Gamer's September 1999 cover story "Game Gods".

Mr. O'Brien also previously developed an Apple II emulator for Windows, AppleWin, and old DOS ASCII game, Pyro 2.

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