Brutal Legend Picks Up A Publisher December 12, 2008
Tim Schafer’s hotly-anticipated project with Jack Black will be published by EA in the fall of 2009. The game was floating around unsecured after being jettisoned in the Blactivizzion purge. If Brutal Legend is any kind of hit, Blactivizzion is going to feel the burn.
Let The Gender Reassignment Commence! December 11, 2008
Blizz has announced that World of Warcraft players will be able to change their character design features – hair, skin, gender for $15 beginning soon. It’s key to note that the changes are ONLY design features – i.e. cosmetic stuff. No race or class changes allowed. Blizz considered race changes, but decided against it as the new enhanced racial abilities could conceivably turn into a race-a-day nightmare as players tried to swap out racials like gear. Kudos to Blizz for choosing game stability and cohesion over the choice to make even more money off hardcore swappers.
Happy Birthday, WoW! November 23, 2008
Players who log in today will earn the special Feat of Strength Achievement “WoW’s 4th Anniversary”. Those same players should check their mailboxes for a beary special gift from the Dev Team – the Baby Blizzard polar bear cub.
Here’s to 78 days, 0 hours, 27 minutes of fun, and hopefully more to come.
Congratulations, Blizz! November 20, 2008
Wrath of the Lich King sold 2.8 Million copies in the first 24 hours of its release. My gnome is 77, Araan is 79, and rumor has it that there will be a major content patch right after the new year.
Full of Lichy Goodness November 14, 2008
Hello, Weiner fans. Sorry to have dropped off the map yesterday, but it was the first full day of Wrath of the Lich King. Araan and I logged in an 12:01am and are level 72 and 71 now, respectively.
So far, WotLK is everything Blizz promised it would be. Zones are beautiful and expansive. Quests are fun and closely grouped to avoid the annoyance of crossing several zones for no apparent reason. 5-man instances take anywhere from 30-50 minutes with good XP and quest rewards.
Green is not the new purple, as it was in The Burning Crusade. As a high-end raider in BC, I have replaced just one piece of gear, my shoulders, which actually came from heroic Magister’s Terrace. The new shoulders are a quest reward in Coldarra, the site of the Nexus instance. From what I have seen and heard from other players, the goal here seems to replace 1-2 pieces of gear per zone until about level 75, when you can expect to have mostly Northrend gear. That’s a lot nicer than the “sticker shock” we all experienced in Outland.
Blue is the order of the day, both in gear and in art design. If BC was red, LK is Blue. Does this mean the next expansion will be the Emerald Dream? I think so.
I need to get back in game, though – some of my guildies are going to tear through Azjol-Nerub and I want in. And don’t fret – if you’re not playing already, you will.