Archive for May 14, 2010

“Houston, We Have a Problem” or “R.I.P. Laptop”

May 14, 2010 1 comment

So my laptop fried again… Shop thinks its the motherboard, sorry fellas, looks like I am decommissioned for a few more days!

Categories: Bronte

“Splinter Cell: Your Ad Here” or “God I Hate Cisco”

May 14, 2010 Leave a comment

When I first heard of ads being placed inside Splinter Cell: Conviction, I thought: “How bad could it be?” Well the following two screenshots should paint a fairly reasonable picture.

First, we have Cisco, that company that manages to wiggle its way into just about anything these days. If it sounds familiar, perhaps that is because it has been featured in some forced manner in literally every season of 24 I can recall (I should probably get that corroborated).

This ad placement wasn’t as much of a distraction as the next thing. Here I am, walking down the streets of Washington D.C. which has been *spoiler* recently crippled by massive EMP blasts. People are screaming everywhere, loved ones are lost, chaos has gripped the capitol, and what is the first thing you see? A giant Phillips store! *sigh*!

“Looking Up” or “A Matter of Perspective” – III

May 14, 2010 Leave a comment

I don’t consider myself a Blizzard fanboy (am I?) But I have to admit that their attention to detail is amazing. Running Utgarde Pinnacle, I continued my recent mission to always look up and see if there is anything new I missed before. In the room where you can awaken the four mini-bosses leading to Gortok Palehoof, the encounter right before Skadi the Ruthless, did you guys ever notice this boat hanging from the ceiling? I certainly didn’t!

Categories: World of Warcraft