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So this weekend was filled by me playing mostly Wrath of the Lich King. I know I know, laugh at me, oh well, if 11 million players play it, I must not be the only closet dork. However, being a web manager, I’m pretty high on the closet dorkness.

I put off everything this weekend, I didn’t shower for two days, I didn’t shave, and I told the girlfriend that I wouldn’t be seeing her this weekend(she was shocked but she managed). I haven’t been able to really get to do anything I wanted in a long time due to real life obligations, friends, family functions, and other time consuming projects. But, this weekend I put my foot down and had a blast being with others online sharing the experience of new World of Warcraft content.

I’ve decided to level my Paladin first to 80 as that will no doubt take the longest to level, but in 2 days, Friday and Saturday, I managed to get to level 74. I can safely say that I will never sit in my room for two days living and breathing a video game, my back hurts, my legs hurt, and I didn’t eat or drink much. I was like a zombie drone staring at a computer screen killing pixel beasts.

I don’t really play it for the game, I play it because of the social aspect. I’ve been with the same guild for 4 years, and in that 4 years time I have made some really good friends and enjoy their company. I consider them friends because for a few hours on any given night were shooting the breeze and escaping reality. But, after Saturday night I realized I could never be addicted to a game like some other people are just because of the sheer fact that my body ached from playing that game so long.

So on Sunday, I got some flowers and candy, drove to my girlfriend’s place and thanked her for being a good sport about the whole thing. Back to real life I guess!

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are both enjoying the zombie dance at the moment. Multiple stories have been popping up about the popular games getting infused with a little Halloween horror and how much of an homage it is giving to the scary undead. I’ve been playing WoW since release and the scourge invasion is as hilarious as it is fun.

GTA4 Zombie

GTA4 Zombie

I however am taking sides as there are people who can’t stand to be “griefed.” I haven’t played GTA4 in awhile but will certainly pop it in tonight to see whats up. As for this Halloween thing, its great. It’s finally nice to see games take on the approach of including a culture mix of holidays and game life. If it wasn’t for the Scourge invasion being added for the release of Wrath of The Lich King, I don’t know if I would have signed on to play or just waited until the expansion hit live.

As for Grand Theft Auto, I played it alot, in fact, it was a game that after your done in the story, its kinda like, see what kinda crazy stuff you can do yadda yadda. But, certainly give props to two huge games and their companies throwing in some unique storyline to keep the interest in their games at maximum capacity.

Corrupted Blood

Corrupted Blood

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Many WoW(World of Warcraft) players out there have been comparing this game to the current game they lay allegiance with.  However, with a plethora of some cool advances and a more streamlined game play system…could Warhammer: Age of Reckoning give WoW a run for its money?  I would love to hope so seeing that this game brings a fresh new light on the MMORPG scene, because frankly 5 years of Warcraft, countless hours grinding until my eyes bleed is getting old.

I for one am a huge PvP(Player Vs. Player) buff, I love to do nothing more than pounds somebody’s face into the virtual ground and then go promplty after someone else.  Hold on there psycho parents, I keep my violence in game and thats where it stays.  Warhammer is introducing a cool way to do battle through their new RvR system.  Think of it, as a huge seamless battle between realm vs. realm.  But, unlike WoW, Warhammer has you gaining experience for quests done in the battle, xp for killing other players, and even loot from those dead players!  It’s almost like a cream come true for someone like myself who is sick and tired of the cookie cutter arena based pvp system that WoW has you again grind countless hours in trying to even get enough points to earn your gear.    That’s frustrating, but, RvR is an awesome welcome as its totally seamless at the moment and actually makes you feel like your part of the war!

Another great addition in this game is the fact that if your in a guild, you no longer feel like your just part of a name.  Your guild works togethor as a team in RvR, completing public quests and earning experience points for the guild itself, unlocking new things.   Also, the dye system for your clothing is a cool little addition that I’m sure WoW will steal once its released.  All you do is pay a couple of copper and you can change the color of your clothing, creating a style for however each player feels the need to look.  Finally, players will be able to adorn trophies, of alot of cool achievements, heads of players, killed special in game characters, etc. etc.

If anything, if this game fails, and falls to the pressure of the mega giant(WoW).  You can totally assure that WoW will be taking qualities from Warhammer and putting them in the game.  Oh yea they already have…achievements, and their full zone PvP.  However, I can safely say, I won’t be cancelling my account to WoW anytime soon, but I will certainly be trying out Warhammer come September 18th!

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Now that the new browser is out many people are having their words and chiming in good or bad about such product. However throughout the technology consensus, Chrome is supposedly lackluster in return….well, that’s great and call considering that Chrome is all of one day old.

I understand why Mozilla and Microsoft make big stinks saying their not impressed. However, we must look back to when navigator was king, they weren’t impressed with IE probably. IE wasn’t impressed with Firefox and now its the supposed “king” of the browsers. There mere fact that people are so quick to bash a less than 24 hour old product is just amazing. Not to mention that this product is considered a BETA product is even better. The browser will get better. It’s pretty much open to all developers to create their own widgets and share it to the world.

It will be big, just like Google does everything they do big. I however am quite excited about the new advancements, that could potentially be created because someone is willing to try and open new doors.

Just give Chrome more time to shine than 24 hours. All things great did not instantly happen, they were created and crafted time and time again until perfection.

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The past week has been awesome gaming for me. With the release of Bad Company(been a long time fan of the franchise), reading up on some Star Wars Unleashed info, and now after Blizzard hinted at it during the week Diablo 3 was announced at the worldwide invitational.

I am incredibly excited for the pc gaming lineup because I’ve grown up on Starcraft and Diablo, and eventually evolving into World of Warcraft. But, to me Diablo has been the staple of the company until it created the omega World of Warcraft game that over 10 million of us gamers feel in love with. So now, with the information that is coming from the Diablo news release, I will post some facts known about the upcoming game below.  About the only thing I am concerned about after watching the videos is what kind of hardware you need to handle this type of game.  Other than that, I’ll be emmersed back into the world of Diablo, and will have a much needed break from the WoW universe.

Things Known:

  • The game takes places 20 years after the second Diablo ended.
  • The Sanctuary will be an evolving 3-d world.
  • Multiplayer again will be a staple of the game over the newly created Battle.Net portals.
  • The game will be powered by the Havoc Physics system.
  • New character: Witch Doctor
  • Interactive Environments

Screen Shots:

Male Witch Doctor

Female Witch Doctor

Summoned Beast

Known Video Links:

http://www.wegame.com/watch/Diablo_3_Gameplay_6_29_08/

More information to come…

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Big brother is getting closer and closer to controlling the masses folks!  Steve Jobs unveiled the new Iphone and boy does it look sleek and more affordable price.  Steve Jobs is quote as saying “We’ve learned so much with the first iPhone. We’ve taken what we’ve learned and more and created the iPhone 3G.”  I don’t know what I am more happy about.  The fact that every few months or so they release a new phone making it cheaper and more efficient.  Or the fact that whoever purchased the latest and best Iphone is getting screwed out of money due to the decrease in prices and new super releases of the same product.  Either way, its awesome.

I for one, don’t see why they can’t develop one Iphone with compatibility to just load everything off of the web.  I think that it would be more efficient as well as making their consumer pay more for the applications.  To me, it’s absurd that people are actually going out and buying these things up at such a fast pace.  This country is so upset about prices and economy, and our unwilling to cope with gas prices, yet we’ll go drop $300 bucks on a new phone because we have to have the latest and greatest…..is there something wrong there?

Call me crazy, but I see the problems that lie withtin there.  I forgot to mention how obessed society is with having the newest stuff to claim their social status.  Were all to blame though as well, its just as much our fault as it is the media outlet, because we eat this crap up like candy.

Hopefully it changes some day.  But, I worry as if something drastic has to happen before people even realize the total sense of hypocrisy they are living.

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So much has happened in the past couple of weeks, it’s been hard to post and actually spend some time on here!  I am now labeled as the Web Content Manger at Albert Elovtiz Inc.  The best way to describe what I do, is I am a web master.  I do all things web and deal with the web.  Pretty awesome because I can actually learn as I progress in my daily duties.
I loved where I came from, I’ll miss it for sure, but it was time to move on.  Life is funny like that.  Regardless of what anyone wants to think about being in control…your not.  Life doesn’t wait for anyone or anything.  This was just a simple case of me having to move on and grasp the opportunity that was given to me, and I am highly appreciative.  Moving on to another subject.  I am now thankfully back in the city of Pittsburgh…which was just rated the worst Soot city(http://green.yahoo.com/news/ap/20080501/ap_on_re_us/polluted_cities.html), taking of L.A.  Oh well though, I don’t notice it that much.

I’m a total city boy, I’m glad to be back in the city and seeing such a vast amount of culture and happenings on a daily basis.  It makes the 1 and 15 minute traffic commute in the morning bearable I guess.  That and you can always tell when a city is in a good mood.  The Penguins are in possible sweep mode of the New York Rangers, and the city is starting to have the feeling that we did when the Steeler’s went to the Super Bowl back in ’05.  It’s just an awesome feeling.

I’m just exstatic about the oppurtunities given when you work for them.  A new outlook on life, and a fresh start is totally warrented.  More to come as I figure this crazy awesome life out later….

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