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Peripheral Vision: Rocketfish Rapid Fire PS3 Controller {Joystiq}

Sep 23rd 2009 5:39PM More of these please. I am searching for a guitar controller for the 360 and have to go on word of mouth which one is best. So far I have heard that Rock Band's controller is not as good as Guitar Hero's. So more of these reviews are greatly appreciated.

Engadget's recession antidote: win a Microsoft Gaming Pack! {Engadget}

Jun 3rd 2009 6:22PM All the latest press releases from Microsoft has me convinced they are going to be the leader in innovative home entertainment. Hell, if they don't all together replace the need for a PC I will even buy my next OS.

Officers' Quarters: Pointing fingers {WoW}

Jul 15th 2008 8:34AM Mistakes happen. Learn from them and move forward. If you fail to learn from them you are a poor leader. Shoulder the responsibility and move on. That's what leaders do.

Now if the accused has a poor history of greed and shady dealings then I can see why he was booted or accused. Not saying that's right either, just I would understand.

Blood Pact: Warlock tips and tricks {WoW}

Mar 20th 2008 7:35AM Here is a macro I wrote that has proven to be awesome for me in PVE. If you were quick with the left and right mouse clicks you could make it useful in pvp too.

Seduce/Banish (Left/Right Click Functionality)
/clearfocus [button:2]
/focus [button:1, target=focus, dead], [button:1, target=focus, noexists]
/cast [target=focus] Banish
/focus [target=focus, dead], [target=focus, noexists]
/cast [pet:succubus, target=focus, exists, harm] Seduction

Breakfast topic: How young is too young for World of Warcraft? {WoW}

Feb 8th 2008 9:00AM I would love to have my 7yr old son playing. I would have to do some manipulation of his chat channels but I think it would be a good way to increase his reading comprehension at an early age. Of course there are always limitations when playing games but I could see some good in letting younger kids play.

Totem Talk: Let's Raid {WoW}

Feb 7th 2008 3:17PM Very nice informative article. I'm leveling a shaman for a back up healer in our raids and this is a great lead. I will be reading up on this article again when I hit 70. Only 9 more levels to go!

New faces at WoW Insider {WoW}

Feb 6th 2008 10:31AM Huge congratulations to the new writers. I look forward to seeing this new content. Good luck all!

Does anybody pay attention to World Defense? {WoW}

Feb 5th 2008 4:12PM Generally on our pvp server it's just chat spam. While leveling it typically means go find a new zone to level in for a couple hours or start flying your main over just in case you have to dish out some justice.

World pvp is just about dead on our server. There are absolutely no large scale clashes. Most are a group of people harassing a single player until he calls in friends. That goes on until one side gets a nasty rez timer or town guards get involved. Then the fun of world pvp is sucked out and people go back to farming/questing.

Get rid of the guard spam and rez timer and world pvp would skyrocket. Then that pesky spam channel known as World Defense would be of some use.

Officers' Quarters: A moral dilemma {WoW}

Feb 4th 2008 1:39PM @anonymoose

You two have done a much better job stating what I believe is the overall issue with the EULA and exchanging characters.


I do give credit for morale integrity. My first response was going to be quit the guild. If you feel that strongly about it then that's the only right thing to do regarding your specific morales. I would even go a step further and report that person you feel has done wrong. Just excluding yourself from the situation doesn't solve the problem. Do what's right by the rules and report them so that Blizzard can handle the situation appropriately.

Though I do not personally agree with Moralistic I do respect his/her view and commend it. I still encourage everyone to put some deep thought into the system as a whole. As Mathew Rossi stated how being a large corporation doesn't inherently make the company evil I do not wholly believe the intentions meant in the EULA are harmful more so than ignorant.

There are situations this game presents where the average +50hr a week worker may not have the time or energy to actually level another character so he can help out his guild in raiding. Perhaps his kindness to play a character not liked by the majority of the server (ie. holy priest) so that his friends can continue progression shouldn't be looked upon as a willful violator and wrong doer. He should be rewarded and though he typically is by his guild with many thanks I do not think leveling from scratch and gearing up should be penalty one person should bare just for the sake of wanting to help.

All I'm saying is perhaps some encouragement to actually change the system to reward a guild trying hard to work as a team should be in order. Instead of a black and white view regarding violations of the EULA.

Officers' Quarters: A moral dilemma {WoW}

Feb 4th 2008 11:53AM Buying and selling accounts and gold is only a problem in the US and EU because people don't want others to have it easier than them. It's in the EULA because Blizzard can capitalize on it and every gamer has just accepted this as the norm. Instead of embracing the way China does things we feel we should always give the larger corporation all the power with little to no flexibility to the owner.

Also, in the EULA it states that the parent and one child may play on an account. God forbid you let your other child share and account to save a dime.

The morale standing on this is weak at best. You are standing up for a EULA that supports no one but the corporation. Perhaps looking outside the box now and then would show you that embracing such things as friendly trades and fair sales of accounts is actually a good thing.

Perhaps you enjoy leveling or being punished for 69 levels when you want to help out a guild. I for one don't know many like you. To me, 1-70 doesn't mean its a great game experience that you should be forced to do over and over. The real game experience comes in learning new content. If you've done all the content before then why be punished to do it again just so you can help out your guild?

Again, I think the morality standpoint on this is weak and should be evaluated to see who really stands to fight for that EULA. Just because you agreed to it doesn't mean you can't stand up and fight for what you think is right once you figure out what is right.

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