Monthly Archives: September 2011

Beta Fail

Last night I received two unusual emails from Bioware. The first one informed me, now that I had tried the SWTOR first hand in beta, that I should go ahead and pre-order the game. The second one asked me to …

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Heavenly Palace-1

Apparently, the Chinese are starting the process of developing their own space station. That kind of diminishes the status of the International¬†Space Station we currently have. So it gets away from the spirit of international cooperation. And the name of …

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Rise of Isengard

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The first of the Q4 game releases I’m anticipating came out yesterday, the Lord of the Rings Online expansion Rise of Isengard. I didn’t get to far yesterday, but here are some first impressions: Crafting is annoying. When the Tier …

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STO: Crowd Control

Alas, we come to our final installment of the Roles of STO Space Combat. Today we’ll look at the support role of Crowd Control. This play style is all about tricks, buffs, debuffs and keeping the enemy off balance or …

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Scientists Can Read Your Mind!!

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You know how in sci-fi shows, whenever they want to make a cheap clip show, they’ll hook a character up to a device that reads their mind and displays what they are thinking? Yeah, turns out that’s not unrealistic. Now, …

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A Year of Sunrise

Saw an awesome video on Bad Astronomy recently. It shows images of the Earth taken from a geostationary satellite every day at 6:00am for a year. It’s a great example of how the angle of the sun changes with the …

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SWTOR Release Date

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Well, it finally happened. The release date for SWTOR has been announced. December 20, 2011. There couldn’t be a worse date without slipping into 2012. I will be traveling to visit my parents for the holidays, probably leaving the 22nd …

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Utini!

I just watched the new SWTOR video on companion characters that is floating around the interwebs. When they got to the part about Blizz I nearly died with laughed. That’s freaking awesome. Watch for understanding. The idea of companion characters …

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STO: Damage Dealer

Continuing the look at roles in STO, today we’re going to look at the good old fashioned damage deal, or as it’s sometimes referred, DPS. 1. Your Player Captain Tactical–¬†Finally, the Tactical captain gets to make good use of his …

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Three Month Review

Today marks three months since I decided to try this blog experiment. ¬†This almost marked post number 100, but will be post 102. I’ve made it a point to try and make a post every week day. Sometimes I’ve done …

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