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CES 2008 ultimate swag bag giveaway: like a Xmas stocking in January {Engadget}

Jan 11th 2008 8:54AM I'm in love with NEC and Alienware's surround displays. Yes, that is two things, but they are the same, so I figure that counts as one.

DS Daily: How did you get started? {Joystiq Nintendo}

Feb 23rd 2007 10:35AM My gaming started out in a very different way. When I was 5 my father bought our first PC so he could dial into work from home (yay 2400baud modem!).

I got my game on with a Tandy1000 286 with 640K of RAM (because that is all we'd EVER need, right?!) and two floppy drives (5 1/4 and a 3 1/2) - about a year or two later I got to put in a 40MB hard card! (Yes, *I* put it in. Yes, I was 6 or 7 at the time.)

I was busting out the Sopwith Camel, Marble Madness, SimCity, Micropose F-19 Stealth Fighter, and Where in the ______ is Carmen Sandiago? (I had 3 or 4 of those!)

When I was 10 I finally got my hands on a brick/Game Boy. I barely played it though.

I didn't get into consoles until when I was 18 I bought an original NES at a yard sale just before leaving for college (circa 1998).

Since then, I had a PS2 for about 2 years, then I broke up with that girlfriend. About 8 months ago I got my DS, and my love of consoles was finally solidified to the point that I actually play them on a regular basis.

The computer is still my first gaming passion, though (Don't hate me! Please!)

Averatec's AHI UMPC takes shape {Engadget}

Jul 7th 2006 5:01PM So, I work for a company that does a lot of direct dealing with Averatec.

My boss has actually seen these units in person. He said they were using it to tie into a slingbox, and that it looked great doing it.

After I bugged him about it some he also said that he is going to talk to his contacts and see if we can get our hands on some advance units.

If we do I'll get info about it up here pronto.

Healing in PvP {WoW}

Jun 16th 2006 2:03PM Being a priest myself I have found that in battlegrounds a very nice thing to do is turn off name/guild name display and then hit 'v'. This turns on a health bar over everyone (removing the names just makes it so there is less clutter - feel free to leave 'em on). Now you have a visual reference of everyone around you and what their health is. WYSIWYH - What You See Is What You Heal.

Heal away.

You also have a handy visual reference of the opposing faction members' health, so you can maybe toss a key spell in on someone and finish them off - afterall, it is PvP, and it is nice to be able to get a kill in once and a while!

Breakfast Topic: Certain death {WoW}

Jun 15th 2006 9:18AM Well, my main is a Priest.

Translation - I am soft and squishy, and both mobs and opposing faction players despise me.

I think that sums it up right there!

Breakfast Topic: Worst Death {WoW}

May 17th 2006 12:57PM My Worst Death Ever

By Foleyeva, SP

It was a fine day in Azeroth. Two days before I had finally hit 60. I felt powerful. I thought it was time for me to reach out and melt some faces off of mobs that had given me problems in the past.

It was time for this Shadow Priest to dish out some cold revenge.

I found myself venturing into Duskwood. I was waiting for the town cryer to do his job and let us know an abomination was coming to town. The cry went out and I set off to slay my foe!

Or so the plan went.

I found Stitches doing his wadle down the road towards Darkshire. Dismounting I prepared to slay the ... thing. Mind Blast! Shadow Word: Pain! Mind Flay! Shield! LAG! Ow! Ow! Flay... Lag! Ow! Not good!

Needless to say, my cloth wearing butt was spanked, and spanked hard. As I fell I awaited the long walk to my body. Little did I know how long it shall be.

I appeared in a graveyard. I looked around. Nothing looked as it should. There was no Spirit Healer. There was water. There were ships.

Menethil Harbour?!?! No Spirit Healer?!?! Long walk indeed!!

Yay for server problems!!