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WoW Insider's Cataclysm Launch Giveaway: GeForce GTX 460 graphics card {WoW}

Dec 7th 2010 5:13PM I needs it so I can get more frames. I am the logical winner

WoW Insider's Cataclysm Launch Giveaway: 3 SwagDog $100 coupons {WoW}

Dec 7th 2010 5:12PM A shirt? My endless nudity might come to an end?

WoW Insider's Cataclysm Launch Giveaway: GeForce GTX 580 graphics card {WoW}

Dec 7th 2010 5:11PM Hey, maybe I'll be the winner!

Breakfast Topic: Elementals vs. Zombies -- which event was better? {WoW}

Dec 6th 2010 3:39PM Clearly I'm not in the majority here, but I think the elemental invasion event was better than the zombie event.

The elemental invasion was nicely paced with quests, and told a story that significantly changed the game. Mysterious earthquakes, dwarf shaman, cultists prowling around Stormwind, Thrall going to Nagrand, investigating the cult, Cho'gall, revamped old instance bosses.. that stuff was all awesome. I mean, I couldn't wipe the grin off my face with how much fun I was having fighting a level 80 Ambassador Flamelash, it was was a nostalgia overload.

The only thing I didn't enjoy about the elemental invasion was how frequently the elite elementals would invade, shutting down the Alliance's two most popular cities. The first invasion I participated in was crazy awesome, there must have been 200 people clearing it, but people got tired of it after a few days. Ultimately though, Darnassus and Exodar were still available for class training and AH duties, so it was avoidable.

The zombie invasion had very little story to it by comparison. Most players only remember the plagued crates and zombie griefing. A lot of players had memorable, good times killing everyone else who didn't want to participate. Unlike the Elemental Invasion that only shut down two cities temporarily, zombie players were a constant thing. This aspect of the event wasn't immersive, it was simply PvP where PvP didn't belong. Honestly, Arthas was doomed from the start if his grand plan hinged corpse-camping my bank alts.

My favorite aspect of the zombie invasion was Tenris Mirkblood in Karazhan. He was tucked away in an area of the instance that I had never visited before (and that's saying something considering how often I ran it). The encounter was a decent challenge and he dropped a Vampiric Batling pet for everyone in the raid (awesome!). In this regard, the zombie invasion was far better at giving players unique keepsakes than the elemental invasion.

Win a thirty-day game card from WoW Insider {WoW}

Nov 23rd 2010 8:52AM Simply winning would be more exciting than the prize itself

Prinny 2 mercifully offers 'Baby' difficulty setting {Joystiq}

Oct 19th 2010 1:21PM NIS isn't going to sell any copies of Prinny 2 outside their standard niche audience by adding a degrading "Baby Mode." They should spend their time instead fixing Prinny 1's garbage controls.

Dragon Age: Witch Hunt DLC review: Build a bridge out of her {Joystiq}

Sep 8th 2010 10:23PM I might have had fun with this if the gameplay wasn't broken at high levels. My warrior that I used through the main campaign and Awakenings is so strong at this point that he's just plain invincible, even on Nightmare. To make it worse, the promise of resolving Morrigan's story thread is just a big, fat lie.

Stay away from Witch Hunt, buy ME2's Shadow Broker instead.

PlayStation Move review: The hardware and experience {Joystiq}

Sep 1st 2010 3:53AM Meh, I'll just wait for Sports Champions 2 when they bundle it with the Playstation 4.

Google Announces 'Call Phones' Through Gmail, But Why? {Switched}

Aug 25th 2010 4:15PM I've been looking for a free way to place domestic calls from my computer. I get almost no signal from AT&T in my house. My calls are more often dropped than not unless I walk outside.

Yoot Saito's 'The Tower' headed to iPad {Joystiq}

Jul 10th 2010 2:56PM Wow, talk about a game I thought I'd never hear about again. Sim Tower and Yoot Tower are some of my favorite Mac games from the 90's. If there's going to be a Yoot Tower game on the iPad, I'm buying an iPad.