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Vintcase giveaway: Your chance to win this sexy iPad case {TUAW.com}

Feb 1st 2011 6:43PM Definitely Raiders of the Lost Ark. Still, Last Crusade is right up there.

Win everyAir desktop app for the iPad {WoW}

Nov 25th 2010 7:34AM Sign me up!

Officers' Quarters: Time for another rant {WoW}

Mar 16th 2009 10:39AM /cheer

Now if only this article will be taken to heart by said people it will be a happy day.

Joystiq impressions: Lord of the Rings Online {Joystiq}

Nov 7th 2006 10:42AM I've been involved in the Alpha and Beta of LOTRO, and without breaking any sort of NDAs I'd just like to point out a few things.

Firstly, the game is completely different from D&D Online. The world is large, fairly varied, and seamless as opposed to being entirely instanced a la DDO.

Secondly, the game doesn't really shatter any conventions, (at least nothing really grabbed me by the balls, so to speak), but that doesn't make it nay less enjoyable.

And finally, the real appeal to the game is going to be experiencing Middle Earth, and as far as that goes, you'll get a real rush seeing areas from the stories, especially if you are a big fan of Tolkien. Seeing Bag End and the Party Field, tromping into the Midgewaters for the first time. Making your way to the Prancing Pony, or exploring the Old Forest. Its all there and the real appeal is in the Middle Earth experience.

The game really is catering to people who have fond memories of Middle Earth, and seeing a fresh take on it visually is great.

That was longer than I planned on. Anyway, it isn't DDO, and it IS a Tolkien addicts wet dream.