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Beowulf movie contest: Win free WoW for a year! {WoW}

Oct 17th 2007 6:06PM Have you seen the trailer? It's not Beowulf!

Angelina Jolie playing Grendel's mother? Come on, I know this is Hollywood we're talking about here, but what the?

Want to win a 60d game card? Caption This! {WoW}

Oct 16th 2007 10:40AM Feed myyyyy Frank-en-stein!!

Tigole on Zul'Aman: Have fun storming the castle! {WoW}

Jul 12th 2007 5:45PM @ #7: How dare you utilize logic? Don't let them know who you are

Caption This! [Updated] {WoW}

Jun 11th 2007 9:21AM Undead jumping up and down: "Hey! Onxyia! You're going DOWN!"

Tauren Druid: "I said hush, you! That's what wiped us last time!"

Forum post of the day: Worst ninja excuse {WoW}

Apr 24th 2007 5:03PM It's not my fault you aren't a hunter.

Mr. Stormrage's Worst-Dressed List, 2007 {WoW}

Apr 18th 2007 1:13PM Warlock == Danzig

AAAAh aaaam... all in da debul!

April news from Blizzard Europe {WoW}

Apr 1st 2007 12:21PM Don't forget, it's not just April Fool's day, but Palm Sunday. Holy resistance is a must!

Ask WoW Insider: How's WoW performance on a Mac? {WoW}

Mar 30th 2007 3:50PM I'm playing on a three year old iBook G4. I'm running at 1.2Ghz and have 1.25GB of RAM. It is a laptop, so the video and harddisk performance are pretty poor, but I've yet to have WoW or the system just up and quit on me. The fps is too pathetic to really mention, but I do dream of one day having a more up-to-date machine (that's not a friggin laptop).

I've got a PC with a P4 running about 2.4Ghz with an older FX5200 with 256MB built in. It has about 2.5GB of RAM on it. In XP, I can get about 25fps with most of the settings turned down. In Ubuntu 6.06 running it via the vanilla build of wine, I can get about 60fps with the same settings.

Thing is, in both cases on the PC, I have stability issues. In XP, it is typically a full system failure. On the Ubuntu side, it has locked up the video a couple of times (but that's what having ssh on is for, after all).

It all depends on what else you want to do with it. WoW is going to play just great on any new machine you buy. Even a mac mini with its little laptop video card and harddisk. But, you'll want to consider the ramifications of a purchase like that. If you just replace your computer every three years or so, you shouldn't be disappointed as that is more or less the industry standard. On the other hand, if you like to stay on the bleeding edge, you will almost certainly want to get a full-blown workstation (ie: Mac Pro or a DIY setup, I refuse to endorse shitty PC manufacturers).

Just as an aside, all the Apples I have used or serviced have held their value a bit better than the PCs; both for resale and usage. From what I'm hearing these days though, Apple is going through the same sort of growing pains that European automobile manufacturers are going through today. They are trying to balance the quality/price-point/quantity(to keep up with demand, and to compete with the improved quality over the past twenty years of Asian autos).

So, if I haven't confused you enough with crossed metaphors and whatnot, I at least hope that I've helped.

WoW motivational posters {WoW}

Mar 28th 2007 5:19PM Not listed here, but now my new desktop wallpaper is the Lawful Evil: Bringing order to the universe... even if we have to choke the shit out of it. Has a screenie of Vader throttling Captain Antilles.

God, I'm a dork.