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The Guild Season Two
The MMORPG satire web show, The Guild returns for a second season with pretty much the same skits done over as the very first episode. I've never quite understood the fascination of watching a web show that mimics the real lives of gamers. It's bad enough to have to sit in ventrilo with these people, I really don't care to watch a low budget web show. Maybe you do. That's why its here.
World of Warcraft turns 4
This week, World of Warcraft turned 4. Four years ago, the MMORPG industry was changed forever. Changes embraced by millions and QQ'd over by a few hundred thousand. While it is unknown just how many MMORPG murders WoW has committed, many MMORPG failures over the past 4 years can be directly or at least indirectly attributed to WoW's success.
Information Week pwns Xbox360 kids
A typically low brow tech rag, Information Week, skidded off the rails to ridicule Microsoft's new "An Xbox 360 costs about as much as a family dinner out" campaign. On the site Microsoft lists XBox 360 starting as low as $199 and compares it to a $199 family dinner out. I'm not sure where the fuck Microsoft goes out to eat, or what the prices are like in Seattle, but a $199 dinner better come with a happy ending.
Sony films return to Netflix, 360.
Well, sort of. A portion of Sony's Columbia Pictures movies have returned to Netflix overnight, both sides are still staying mum as to what has caused this issue. It's widely assumed to be sour grapes on Sony's part, or some sort of licensing issue, but to the average Netflix customer, it's just a plain old shitty way to be treated by all involved.
Fallout 3 Editor
Yes, that's right, but only on PC. The Garden of Eden Creation Kit will allow users to build their own locations, characters and more in the PC version of Fallout 3.
PS3 Home coming today?
No, but Sony is pushing a patch that will finally include full screen support for Adobe Flash, something that has been a nuisance for PS3 owners since day 1. Most importantly though, will be a new power saving function to stop your controllers from draining the battery when you're not even using them.
WTF? The Shield Season Finale
Every now and then, I'll inject something that is completely unrelated, but my 2 cents need to be spent. If you are a fan of The Shield and have not seen the final episode, don't worry, there's no spoilers here. WTF? Shane committed suicide, killed his wife and his child, Vic got stuck on a desk job, Dutch implicated in a murder, Vic's family sent to witness protection, Ronnie gets arrested and it ends!?! While it was a great ending, it sucks that it ended.
Nothing worth mentioning being released today.