Archive for May, 2010

The Final Stretch…Starcraft 2 Release Date!

May 3, 2010

Wow, I just saw on Gamespot and then confirmed it on IGN that the official Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty release date has been set for July 27, 2010. So much for getting a tan this August! Better spring for some more cooling on my computer. It gets hot in my office!

Everyone get your paper chain calendars ready…and count down to  Zerg stompin’ time.

-Pid

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Beholder What Eye Hath Seen

May 3, 2010

Ok, stupid title I get it…

Anyway, I think I may have gotten some of the MMO weariness out of my system by playing a few single player games over the last week or two. I poked my head into EQ2 today and I was trying to finish off a quest in Enchanted Lands. In any event, I came across this mob that was the heir apparent to Dungeons and Dragons’ beholder. Funny enough when you defeat it, it’s eyeball pops out of it’s head!

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This made me ponder that as much as I thought DDO is a decent game, at least to me EQ is the spiritual embodiment of D&D in an online medium. While it does lack a lot of the dungeon delving (though it does have it) that is iconic in tabletop D&D I think it does capture the essence of the fantasy world and class selection, and to a lesser degree the story telling nature. I know many would argue that last point, but I believe SOE is trying to mend that fence in its revamping of the leveling progression and newbie experience. I don’t know, I may be way off base here, but it wouldn’t be the first time right!

-Pid

The Steins of WAR

May 1, 2010

Okay, I have no interest in playing WAR again, but I can’t fault the marketing team for some of their promotions. The latest email I received showcases two steins that they are selling to fans of the game, or to Stein collectors, or to anyone who thinks they are cool. Here are  a couple of pics of the two pieces.

Pretty dang cool if you ask me, even if I think the game is sub par! Can’t imagine plunking down $100 a pop on one, but I’m sure someone will.

-Pid