Blizzard isn’t making things easy for other competitors to the MMO space: They are now making World of Warcraft free up until your want to progress your character beyond level 20. But level 20 is nothing to shake a stick at – most of the best content is in the first 20 levels, and easily a great 30-40 hours of fun, engaging, gameplay even if you quit right when you hit level 20.
If you’ve been holding out on World of Warcraft (WoW) because of money or time, this is your chance to give it a go without the risk since you don’t have to pay unless you want to play more, and you don’t have to do the time sync grinding that is reserved for max-level playeyrs (currently 85).
The system requirements are pretty low, so even a 5 or 6 year old PC or Mac should be able to play it.
You’ve got an extra day off this week so why not give it a go? U.S. users go here to start: https://us.battle.net/account/creation/wow/signup/
You want Diablo III. We want Diablo III. The release date hasn’t been announced yet, but at least we we can be sure of one thing: This damn book will be ours before end of year. While Blizzard is pretty hush-hush about their development timelines, and certain information leaks are far and few between, they are at least becoming more predictable and consistent with their release schedules (merging with a big publisher like Activision will do that to a company).
In any case, check out this snippet from Kotaku about Amazon’s listing of Diablo III: Book of Cain. Think it’ll be in the Collector’s Edition of Diablo III? I hope so…
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Plants vs. Zombies is a gateway drug. I remember the first taste I got. I downloaded the trial on Xbox Live! After an excellent hour or so, I realized I wanted more. I needed to defend my home from the horde. So, PopCap received my hefty 1200 MS points, and I played to my heart’s content.
I found myself looking for more hordes to destroy. I hit rock bottom when watching Kirk Cameron FMV’s from “The Horde,” which wasn’t even a tower defense game. I needed hordes, and I didn’t care what I had to endure to get it.Tweet
I am, for all intents and purposes, not a serious person. My colleagues found this out firsthand during a conference call months ago, but I feel it’s important to note this all now. I’m so well versed in Kevin Smith movies that I have become some sort of dick-and-fart-joke savant. I ask children to pull my finger regularly. I thought the Cougar Town/Community crossover was the coolest thing since I lost my virginity.
When I put my mind to writing, though, I take myself a little too seriously. I can’t help it; the anxiety of having this out there for the world to read, or whatever small percentage of it we manage to attract, overwhelms me at times. Hell, the irony that people who read my critique will then, in turn, criticize it is enough to make my head explode.Tweet
I only recently became aware of this, and fuck me is it awful. Mr. Kennedy subscribes to the idea that the best way to get gamers on board with your inane blatherings is to insult the shit out of them. The jokes are lame, the atmosphere is just straight embarrassing. This is the press conference that launched a thousand facepalms and helped banish Jamie Kennedy into the wilds of obscurity. Oh wait, he was already there.Tweet