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Help pick the JasonNation logo {The Jason Calacanis Weblog}

May 7th 2008 5:33PM #10, though different color treatments might be worth looking into

Horde and Alliance raiding Black Temple together... almost {WoW}

Oct 29th 2007 4:51PM I bet it's a glitch. I had this happen many many moons ago on the 2nd day of a Molten Core run. We were filling out our mages to finish up Domo and Rag and suddenly half an alliance raid is in our instance. There was a brief period of "er...wha" from both sides, and then those jerks pulled the first two giants and ran out.

Attack me if you dare, I will (dress up like Ken and) crush you! {Joystiq Nintendo}

Oct 3rd 2007 4:59PM Err..isn't that Ryu on the far right?

Enter to win a Spectral Tiger Mount from WoW Insider! {WoW}

Jul 26th 2007 2:57AM Is it ghost-litter-trained?

Virtually Overlooked: Snatcher [update 1] {Joystiq Nintendo}

Feb 22nd 2007 2:49PM Not really sure how you can list all the things they would have to do to it (compress music and sound, add wiimote pointer code, add segacd hardware emulation) and then say it would be "at almost no cost to Nintendo."

But, I agree that the genre would be welcome on the Wii.

WoW Insider is LFM! {WoW}

Nov 15th 2006 11:20AM Will you send out confirmation emails to people who applied?

Genesis VC games don't work with GC controller? [update 1] {Joystiq}

Nov 14th 2006 11:46AM @15:

They aren't going to add load/save state capability. That's cheating, and altering the original game experience, which it seems they are pretty determined to keep identical. I use it in emulators, I'm not trying to pull a high horse here, but the VC isn't supposed to compete with emulators, it's supposed to replicate the original, for better or for worse. Personally I will kind of laugh if the pause trick still owns the Clay Monster in Mega Man, but I digress.

I wish they would add an online play component, but I kind of doubt they will do that either.

GC Controller capability for all games is the most plausible to me (as well as most desirable) of those possible software updates, but it would also yoink accessory money out of Nintendo's hand, which they are pretty keen on. See the SP's headphone jack.

I have high hopes for software updates improving the Wii regularly, but I'm not optimistic about any of those 3 things happening.

I really wanted to play Tj&E with a wavebird, too.

Wii box back claims console comes with startup disc {Joystiq Nintendo}

Oct 19th 2006 2:46AM Given the lack of inherent logic in having to pair a remote and a console to Grandpa and Grandma (who nintendo are targeting,) my money's on a "Push the sync button on the console and the remote, here's how you set up the sensor bar, now would you like to go online and register your purchase" type instructional movie/interactive system. As others have indicated, it would dovetail nicely into setting the clock, setting up your first mii, and so forth.

Breakfast Topic: What Will Become Of The Current Endgame Raid Instances? {WoW}

Oct 18th 2006 11:33PM I've got my tier 1/2, plenty of time spent in raids, especially MC/BWL, but I would revisit these instances and take my more casual friends if we could put together a 15 man group of 70s and take down the place. Blizz has already stated some of these will have a "legacy" and "hard" mode, and I honestly hope the loot remains the same as it is right now. Partially to protect the investment of time of those who put their time in back when 60 was the level cap, but also because it's still pretty good gear - yeah, a 65 blue will be better, but it won't have a unified look, it won't have set bonuses. As long as they make it doable by smaller numbers, the big league raiders will still have post-70 content to look forward to, and will have a distinct advantage in outland quests and such.

I've become completely disenchanted with the guild drama that 40 mans breed, and so I will go back and use that content (and expose friends to it) if and only if I can do so by wrangling a much smaller group, even if they are massively over level.

I had a friend who never did sunken temple, he simply grinded past it. We went there to take a friend through their level 50 quest, and he had a blast - because it was a whole bunch of new content, and it wasn't stressful or a big hassle. We could pretty much have 3 manned the joint, and it was really fun.

I can see people like me doing Molten Core again under those circumstances. I don't think the loot should be changed, but a nerf bat all around to make it not require 40 would expose a whole lot of new people to the content and wouldn't affect hardcore raiders at all.

The Wii-order experience {Joystiq Nintendo}

Oct 13th 2006 8:28PM I had a pretty good experience - I was ass-tired, but determined to give it a shot, so I got there about 8:30 am instead of the 5am that was recommended when I asked the night before. I was number 10 in line, and the manager arrived about an hour early and gave us all numbered slips of paper, which I thought was a really cool thing to do, as it allowed us to get out of the cold and go get some coffee or something for an hour until they opened.

When I showed back up at about 9:50, they were already handling orders, and I learned that if you didn't have a slip of paper, you were out of luck. I think they had between 12-17 units, and they turned away a handful of people while I was standing there, clutching my slip of paper and shifting my eyes side to side to spot any slip-ninjas intent on yoinking my preorder.

I feel bad for some of the people who showed up at 7am and still went home empty-handed - I guess I am glad I chose the gamestop in a local strip mall versus the EB in the gigantic mall nearby. I bet that's where the 40+ line was.

I'm down for a system, extra remote, Zelda, and Red Steel. I figure I'll wait on a classic controller to see if the 5000 point card w/free controller deal makes its way stateside.

Anyone know what games in Wiisports require the nunchuck? I didn't reserve a second one...