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Wallpapers Everywhere

Over the last few months I have been collecting high res wallpapers and loading them on my Flickr for people to grab. I thought I would post a link here in case anyone wanted a few new wallpapers.

Rup’s Flickr Wallpapers


She is Retired?


It is a little bit hard to read, but well worth it.

Wrath of the Lich King to be Released in November!

So Says the internets. Apparently you can pre-order Wrath of the Lich King on Amazon, Gamestop and others of that variety for 39.99. The release date: 11/3

Gamestop has always been a strong advocate of fair play and will not under any circumstance ‘ninja loot’ your credit card information, they can also dispel and sheep; a fine addition to any group.

Note: We vehemently oppose “ninja looting” therefore your credit card will NOT be charged until your order is processed for shipping. Pre-order now. Power to the players.

Looks like we won’t have to wait until 2009 to have everyone on the server re-roll Deathknight, it is a good thing they are like rogues, warlocks, warriors and paladins all rolled into one bad ass.

Get your t-shirts and bumper stickers!

Mozzila is trying to break its servers on the official launch day of FF3 and no I don’t mean Final Fantasy 3 Revisited: Directors Cut, it is Firefox 3. Apparently Mozzila has launched a massive campaign to be in the Guinness Book of World Records for ‘Most software downloaded in 24 hours.’ In fact they are going so far as to ask for pledges, basically you are pledging to download the software on release day.

My opinion is that they are asking for pledges so they have a good idea of how many people are going to be trying to download FF3 on release day. Given that Mozzila has decent minds working for them, I have to imagine they are going to beef up their servers or have multiple host locations to handle the traffic.

Being a fan of Firefox I will mostly likely get the new version, although my favorite theme will most likely not be supported for months so I can’t see myself downloading it on release day.


Xbox-ercise Alive

I felt the need to give a little rubbing to our new editor Nickel. His most recent post as you saw was the Wii exercise program “Wii Fit.”

Introducing the Xbox (and obviously more kick ass) Xbox-ercise Alive, the question is; do you want to do yoga or do you want to do yoga while kicking your friend in the face? I think clearly in our gun toting, powersuit wearing, car stealing world that exercising while mutilating is the way to go.

“existing Xbox 360 owners should find the Xbox-ercise aLive exercises easy to master. “Most of them did these sort of movements when they got ‘red rings of death,’ so they shouldn’t have any problems.” – Belham

Like most Microsoft subscription programs this one is pricey and will cost you around $200-$2000 a year but it keeps you from having to step foot outside.

New locked achievements are presented to you as such (you can guess at what you get for unlocking them):

I guess Microsoft is figuring that this will encourage it’s overweight clients to unlock these achievements, however they are stealing yet again from Nintendo when it let you unlock a mostly naked Samus Aran for beating Super Metriod under a certain time.

Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

I just got back from the latest chapter in the Indiana Jones Saga, titled as you all know “Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.” First, I am going to keep this general as I hate spoilers. I have to say I feel this movie is going to appease the masses of Indiana Jones fans. I would go so far as to say (being one myself) that I am quite happy with this movie and while it doesn’t BLOW your head off with new and fantastic ideas it is in fact an atypical Jones movie.

The theater I saw it was packed as were the other two that it was showing on in that building. There were people of all ages which is why I think this movie is going to do very well. It appeals to almost everyone. We saw plenty of people dressed up in one way or another from a simple fedora to a whole getup including whip and artifact bag. In fact the theater held a competition for best costume for a movie poster.

I heard plenty of things going into the movie one of them being that Lucas tried too hard to give the fans everything he could, after watching it I don’t think that this is true. Shia LaBeouf plays his normal sarcastic self which of course fits perfectly next to the witty sarcasm of Harrison Ford. The two have good screen chemsitry which gets even better when Karen Allen joins up with the two. Speaking of leading roles; Cate Blanchett plays a decent villian for a Jones movie anyway. The one main character I didn’t like was Ray Winstone’s character “Mac” he didn’t have a whole lot of depth, but I can’t complain too much this is after all a George Lucas movie.

As for the plot itself again it is a Jones movie through and through. They give Sean Connery (Henry Jones Sr.) his due as well as Denholm Elliott (Marcus Brody) which I thought was tasteful. The general flow of the movie is very good and doesn’t provide for a lot of dull moments. While there was some play up of Indy being old he still throws a left hook very well. The ending isn’t what you might expect out of a Jones movie but they don’t just drop it out of nowhere on you so it isn’t like cold water in your shower when you were expecting hot. I didn’t like the spin at first but as I drove home I realized I was ok with it. What I really like was the last scene, not going to go into details but to say that they had a chance for one of those single moments in a movie to mess it all up and they played it right.

I think that if you know nothing about the Indiana Jones series you will still enjoy this movie but you will miss a lot of hidden gems that those of us who do are privy to. If you are a fan of the series I don’t think you will be disappointed even after waiting 19 years for this chapter. In the great land of ratings I am going to give this one an 8 out of 10 (that is for Rup). I would also recommend that if you are a fan of the series that you spend the money to see it on the big screen.

My Return to Instant Gratification

So a little background on the last 3ish years of my life; World of Warcraft, I guess there isn’t much more to say. It has consumed almost every second of my “gaming life.” I abandoned consoles all together and become what Rup would call “The Hater of Fun.” I have a PS2 sitting on my desk but the newest game I have for it is Final Fantasy XII circa 2006 and I haven’t played but maybe 6-7 hours of it since I bought it. So yes my world has been World of Warcraft if I may be so bold as to make that pun. I lived it, breathed it, let it control me for awhile, hell I even run a Guild that is flirting with being in the top 500 guilds in the U.S. (Out of 17,793 that have downed at least one boss in the 10 man instance)

Rup left the addiction a few months ago (he was my co-Guild Master) due to personal reasons and lack of time but he always found time to go out and buy the latest game (his own personal addiction; buying new things). So I decided my first step back towards the world of console gaming would be to get a PSP. Mainly because I travel a lot and it has a lot of extra features besides gaming that I find useful when I leave my monolithic computer at home.

Off to the store I go to get my PSP, I usually don’t mess around when I buy a new system so I already had an 8GB memory stick on the way, I picked up the PSP, GTA: Liberty City Stories and Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lion Throne. Upon getting home I realized that I needed a progressive scan TV to hook the damn thing into in order to play games, it would do music, movies and pictures but not fucking games… worthless composite cable. (On the box for the cable it explicitly says “can’t play games,” stupid small print) So I am content with playing GTA: LCS for a bit to check the system out, I was impressed with the graphics of the little guy but not blown away, it was about what I expected. Several days go by, memory stick arrives.

Now it is time to go get God of War: Chains of Olympus. Now keep in mind, I haven’t played the first couple for the PS2 because I lived in a cave in the world of Azeroth. I was reading the manual for a second or two to get the general gist of the controls and saw “combos” thinking to myself, “awe shit.” I have not used a console controller for anything but select magic spell, in sometime, I am going to suck at this game. This was however not the case.

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