Showing posts from June, 2010
I read an article today about this consumer group who is suing McDonalds because they claim giving away a free toy in a kid's meal promotes childhood obesity. 

So tell me, why is it that childhood obesity is only a relatively recent problem in America, while the Happy Meal has been in existence for decades?

Alpha Protocol

I ran across this little gem the other day while I was reading the reviews in PC Gamer.  It is classified as an “RPG espionage shooter”, which intrigued me enough to spend the $50 and buy it.  I'm glad I did, because so far it's a hell of a lot of fun.  It further solidifies my opinion that RPG elements do belong in shooters and can be done very well.  It was in this case. 

I'll have some screenshots a bit later (depending on how long the WoW servers stay down, of course).Now playing:Slipknot - Gehenna - Winamp *** 3054. Slipknot - Gehenna
I tried out APB for a few hours.  Honestly, I was kind of bored.  Perhaps I'm just not in the mood to play GTA right now, or perhaps this is the classic case of finding it difficult to really get interested in an MMO (because let's face it, there's not an MMO in existence that is fun at level 1).  Not sure.  I guess I'll keep going back to it until my five hours are up.

Merely a setback.

So Cho'gall is resurrecting C'thun.

Bloody fucking hell, Blizzard, STOP IT.
I was scanning news articles this morning, and I happened across this comment in regards to an article on the BP oil spill:

It makes me sick to see that poor bird. We're not only killing the animals but ourselves too. No wonder people all over the world are sick, tired, stressed and angry. This is not how life should be!
I'm not sick, tired, stressed, or angry.  Quit putting me in box, fucktard.

Preview of Talent Changes

Today Blizzard released previews of four class talent trees:  Priest, Rogue, Druid, and Shaman.  I'm going to provide my thoughts on four specs that I am familiar with (since I play them):  the Shadow Priest, the Enhancement Shaman, the Restoration Shaman, and the Restoration Druid.

Restoration Druid gets it's review first.

This is probably the place where I am the most disappointed, and you'll see why once you get down to the Tree of Life changes.  

For starters, you can review all the druid talent tree changes here.

I will only talk about the things that affect a "PvE Restoration Druid", so you can expect I will skip over some of the changes that have no bearing on this type of character.

A lot of changes are just flavor/tweaks, such as including Swiftmend into a lot of the talents such as Improved Rejuvenation.  Improved MotW is gone, and the reasons behind this are in-line with a lot of the homogenization that Blizzard is trying to do so that a player is brought…
I've not much of interest to say these days.  Therefore, in an effort to ensure my readers that I'm not dead, I guess I should at least make some lame attempts at one-sided conversation.  Let's see...

Warner Bros. bought Turbine, which is the gaming company who owns Lord of the Rings Online.  WBs first change is to make the game free to play.  Cool.  I still won't play it, but hey, I like talking about anything that's free.

The other day I read a news article about a woman who is trying to sue Google because she used Google Maps for directions, which she claims led her to be hit by a car as she tried to cross a street.  Riiiight.  Okay.  Let me know how THAT works out for you.

After Rue McClanahan died the other day, I downloaded all (except for one season) episodes of The Golden Girls.  I've only seen probably two or three episodes of that show, and seeing all the clips and footage and news articles about it since her death aroused my interest in the show.  La…