File under sad but true. Innovation writer and lynchpin of Games Inc, Matt Vella has left BusinessWeek for pastures new. As such, we??l be consolidating gaming innovation news and coverage into the existing NEXT blog, home to talents such as Reena Jana, Jessie Scanlon, Adam Aston and Innovation department uber-lord, Michael Arndt. (Kenji Hall will of course still be writing regularly for BusinessWeek?? Eye on Asia blog.) Recent NEXT stories include a piece on Coraline?? close up (at least, the 3D printing technology that went into the making of the short film), an intricate data visualization of Bernie Madoff?? tangled social network, c/o the ??etwork thinker? Valdis Krebs, and a look at forthcoming innovations in banking hardware and cash counting technology. Please do come see us there!