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The $1.1 Million World of Warcraft Pandaren Make-A-Wish Monk

February 17, 2010

A couple of months ago, Blizzard Entertainment announced new in-game pets for sale online for $10 each.  One of them was the Pandaren Monk, and the proceeds of sales of it through December 31st were to be split 50/50 with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  The grand total was announced today, with Blizzard presenting Make-A-Wish a check for $1.1 million dollars.

Way to go, Blizzard and World of Warcraft players!  You’ve made a lot of sick kids wishes come true.

[via Kotaku]

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Finally, A Warcraft Audiobook

February 8, 2010

There have been talks of Warcraft audiobooks for more than a year.  As I posted in November 2008, Tantor Media recorded 3 books narrated by Dick Hill, but then they were mysteriously delayed and dropped off the radar.  Now Simon & Schuster is reporting that the new novel by Richard A. Knaak, World of Warcraft: Stormrage, is getting the audiobook treatment, with an eAudio version read by Richard Ferrone.  Still no word on the other three, but it’s a start.

The book will be available from Simon & Schuster’s website on February 23, 2010.

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Panera Bread iMac World of Warcraft Player

January 29, 2010

People are weird.

I couldn’t help but look at the article on entitled Five Questions With Panera Bread iMac Man.  I’d seen the story floating around for about a month.  The Panera Bread reference in the title caught my eye, as it’s a local success story as a restaurant chain called St. Louis Bread Company that expanded nationally as Panera Bread.  Then when I saw the picture, and the guy was playing World of Warcraft, I was hooked.  But no one had asked him the burning question: why?

According to this week’s Gizmodo article, James the Panera Bread iMac Man says he goes there to use their internet connection because he doesn’t have one at home.  He doesn’t say he can’t get one at home, so you have to wonder.  He’s drinking coffee, and I assume he buys something each time he goes.  He’s playing an MMO, which has a monthly subscription fee.  He has a 20″ iMac, which wasn’t cheap and is fairly heavy (I know, I have one).  He has an iLugger bag to carry the iMac around in, which goes for about 80 bucks.  But he can’t pay for an internet connection at home??

There has to be more to this story.  He can’t physically get internet at his home?  He’s desperately trying to avoid his wife?  He lives alone and just wants to be around people?  We need 5 more questions!!

Or just chalk it up to the fact that people are weird.

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Games Played in 2009

December 31, 2009

I tend to buy more games than I play, and play more games than I finish, so I though this year I’d make a list of games played, with an * next to ones I’ve finished.  I’m sure this list will miss a lot, but here’s a go at it.

  • Age of Booty (XBLA) *
  • Animal Crossing: City Fold (Wii)
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3)
  • The Beatles: Rock Band (Xbox 360) *
  • Bejeweled Blitz (web & iPod touch)
  • Beneath a Steel Sky Remastered (iPod Touch)
  • Beyond Good And Evil (Gamecube)
  • Chrono Trigger (DS)
  • Deadly Creatures (Wii)
  • Dead Space (PS3)
  • Dragon Age: Origins (XBLA)
  • Dragon’s Lair (iPod Touch)
  • Dungeon Hunter (iPod Touch)
  • Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard (DS)
  • Fable II (Xbox 360)
  • Farmville (web)
  • Flower (PSN) *
  • Final Fantasy XII (PS2) *
  • Gears of War (Xbox 360) *
  • Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360) *
  • God of War (PS2)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (DS)
  • Halo: Combat Evolved (Xbox) *
  • Halo 2 (Xbox)
  • House of the Dead: Overkill (Wii) *
  • Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings (Wii)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS)
  • Legends of Zork (web)
  • LEGO Rock Band (Xbox 360) *
  • Metroid Prime (Gamecube)
  • Moon (DS)
  • New Super Mario Bros Wii (Wii)
  • NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits (Wiiware)
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition (XBLA & iPod Touch)
  • Peggle (iPod Touch)
  • Resident Evil 5 (Xbox 360) *
  • Resistance 2 (PS3) *
  • Rock Band (iPod Touch)
  • The Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition (XBLA & iPod Touch)
  • Shadow Complex (XBLA) *
  • Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (Wii)
  • Sims 3 (Mac)
  • Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
  • Tales of Monkey Island Part 1 (Wiiware)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Reshelled (XBLA)
  • Toki Tori (Wiiware)
  • Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune (PS3) *
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3) *
  • Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (Mac) *
  • Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Mac)

Not a bad list.  I actually finished more than I expected. Sadly, there are no PSP games on that list.  Not a good year for the PSP, even outside the PSP Go fiasco.  The Playstation 3, the console I have the least amount of games for, actually had a very good showing this year.

For those that just have to know, my Game of the Year, without a shred of doubt, is Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.


World of Warcraft – Fall of the Lich King (3.3 trailer)

December 9, 2009

APPraisal: World of Warcraft Mobile Armory

October 19, 2009


For The Horde!  I mean, Appy Monday!  The MMO juggernaut World of Warcraft has spawned numerous addons and third-party applications, but Blizzard Entertainment as only released one official app for the iPhone/iPod Touch, the World of Warcraft Mobile Armory.  Based on the official WoW online Armory, the mobile app attempts to present the website’s functionality in an iPhone/iPod Touch format.

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The Guild – Do You Wanna Date My Avatar?

August 18, 2009

They finally released The Guild song/video “Do You Wanna Date My Avatar?” that debuted at Comic-Con last month.

The song is available for purchase on and and the video on iTunes.  Season 3 of The Guild starts August 25th on Xbox Live.

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