Saturday, May 28, 2011
Kentucky Geek Girl is celebrating a one year blogiversary! Help me celebrate the birth of this blog (as well as my own birthday, which was May 26) by participating in my first ever giveaway! Lyndsay at Dragon Chow Dice Bags has donated a credit to her online store. That's right, you, the winner, can take home a dice bag of your very own, handmade by Lyndsay herself!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Cell phone that doesn't suck
I became an Apple fangirl upon the release of the original iPhone, though I didn't jump on the ownership bandwagon until September 2009. My iPhone purchase was a plain ol' 3G right after they brought the price down to $99 for a 2-year contract renewal. I thought I was pretty boss, not going to lie. Over the last couple of years, I started to see the emergence of the Android operating system. I was definitely a fan of the faster processors and multi-tasking capabilities of the phones.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Stay tuned for upcoming details about the giveaway in conjunction with Dragon Chow Dice Bags. I'm really excited!!
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
As this is a fairly complex service to develop, we don’t have a release date to share quite yet. It’s important to note that as with some of the other convenience- and connectivity-oriented features we offer, certain elements of the cross-realm Real ID party system will be premium-based, though only the player sending the invitations will need to have access to the premium service. We'll have more details to share with you as development progresses -- in the meantime, you may begin to see elements of the feature appear on the World of Warcraft PTR.
This is all of the information that has been released about this so far. Nethaera did say that only the player initiating the invitations would need to have the paid service, but do we really need to pay for this? Will they bundle it in with our normal subscriptions? Hopefully we'll get some more news soon. I have the PTR downloaded so I may check it out at some point. Thankfully, you do not have to have an active World of Warcraft subscription to play on the PTR. Many players were gifted 7 free days of play time last week and I used that so now my account is frozen again. While I do not have plans to resubscribe any time soon, I'll keep everyone up to date on the news.
Other World of Warcraft news:
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Would you pay a premium for cross-realm play in World of Warcraft? Leave a comment below!
Friday, May 13, 2011
- Initial Impressions
- Customer Service
- Online Experience
- Overall Score
As a long time customer, I am disappointed in the lack of professionalism the Rusty Scabbard has been showing lately. I recently placed a special order and never received any follow up or notice that the item was in. This has happened to others I know so when I went in to the store, the item I ordered was available in the general merchandise. Even more than a customer let down is the negative atmosphere; the female employee will not allow you to browse on your own without her watchful eye; and it isn't a helpful hovering. It's sad to see the state of the business decline but they are bringing on the negativity through their own service or rather...the lack thereof. ~ Leila M, Lexington
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Advice Show on the Web That Doesn't Suck
My Brother, My Brother and Me is an advicecast where three real life brothers answer the hard hitting questions like "What's the difference between anorexic and balsamic?" with wit and wisdom. Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy pull questions from the comedy platinum mine that is Yahoo! Answers as well as internet submissions. I listened to it for the first time this week, though I've seen Griffin tweet and Facebook about it before and I must say that I've been missing out. Some of the questions are weird and some are just downright absurd, but the McElroy brothers are funny and insightful with their answers. I'm definitely subscribing to the podcast and will go back and listen to the episodes that I've missed. Justin and Griffin are both editors for Joystiq so check out their articles over there!
This a brief sampling of what their show is all about.
Little Boy Singing to Lady Gaga That Doesn't SuckI love Youtube videos. I'm kind of addicted, actually and I'm really sad that I didn't find this first. Lady Gaga posted this the other day on her Facebook account. She's been very supportive of people singing her music, especially kids. I love Lady Gaga and I think she's really very talented, albeit a bit crazy. Timmy has a Youtube channel called TheManiaMusic. His first upload was a rendition of Bad Romance in his kitchen which seemed kind of spontaneous, but his later videos are much more calculated. In his latest video for "Judas" he's on point. The kid is actually very good, my coworkers and I agree that he's much better than Britney Spears, if that qualifies anything. He has great pitch and time and can dance and sing simultaneously, which again makes him top Britney Spears.
This is an abbreviated edition of Stuff That Doesn't Suck, mainly because I forgot to put one out on Saturday, even though I said that Saturday wouldn't be the regular day to do it. Oops. Anyway, I'll be back for another post later this week. In the meantime, what hasn't sucked for you this week?
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Not gonna lie, it's pretty damn creepy.
A #FreeGaryGannon campaign has been set up to urge Blizzard (or whomever is responsible) to release Gary from their clutches. There’s a tumblr page and you can follow along on twitter by searching #FreeGaryGannon. Also check out the feeds of @akamikeb, @devolore, @irljasmine, @gamebreakertv. Stay tuned to Kentucky Geek Girl for more updates on what I'm deeming as GaryGate. You can also like my new Facebook page!
A #FreeGaryGannon campaign has been set up to urge Blizzard (or whomever is responsible) to release Gary from their clutches. There’s a tumblr page and you can follow along on twitter by searching #FreeGaryGannon. Also check out the feeds of @akamikeb, @devolore, @irljasmine, @gamebreakertv.
Legendary 27: Free Gannon
User @Rhonyzul tweeted me this: “@bardicmelody http://tinyurl.com/6z6r8dc I think we’ve found Gary.” There is apparently a new video which implicates Darnell. Unfortunately, the network I'm on now will not allow me to access youtube.
Latest Battle.net forums post: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2483748474?page=1
Stay tuned for information as it becomes available. Let's just hope that the hair is still in tact and they've allowed him to keep an argyle sweater for warmth. If he's in Pit of Saron, it might be pretty cold.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Even though I'm not playing Warcraft right now, I like to keep up on the news and events. Legendary's hosts Gary Gannon, Mikeb aka Fony from Zam.com's BFF Report, and Josh Allen aka Lore from Tankspot's Weekly Marmot and PST, represent three major demographics in WoW today, casual player, PvPer and hardcore raider, respectively. On Legendary, the guys cover topics such as upcoming patches, class changes, and sometimes even their own speculation as to the future of World of Warcraft and Blizzard in general. But has this speculation finally raised the ire of Blizzard Entertainment? Is Bashiok, Community Manager for the World of Warcraft forums, responsible for Gary Gannon's disappearance? Before we get into that, let's talk about what happened during the Legendary live broadcast on Tuesday night.
Legendary, the World of Warcraft show, tapes live on Justin.tv weekly at 9:30 PM Pacific Time. Gary, Mike and Lore broadcast from their respective locations, but in particular Gary is live from the brand new Gamebreaker.tv studio. On May 3, at around 45 minutes into the broadcast, the live feed suddenly went dead following Gary's statement that World of Warcraft was growing too "fat." This came after the trio discussed the Bashiok's claim that there is a lack of resources for new raid content and that Patch 4.2 will only bring the 7 bosses of the Firelands raid.
Just about half way into the show, the feed cut out. I was thinking, Well, maybe I should just reload the page. No dice. The chatroom was going crazy. Jasmine was trying to calm everyone down as they figured out where Gary was. Then, the speculation began. Blizzard didn't like Gary's comments and decided to take him out. Just two days after the announcement of the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, many folks in the chatroom said that Blizzard staged an invasion of the Gamebreaker.tv studio. It turns out that Gary's internet was cut, but then later it was announced that the power was out too.
Mike and Lore were eventually able to bring the feed back up briefly and they were donning their tinfoil hats, the significance of which is so Blizzard can't read their minds. Groups of players went in game and staged rallies in Garrosh's room on server Arthas. Since I'm not in game right now, I couldn't attend, but I followed along in the chat room for awhile.
A #FreeGaryGannon campaign has been set up to urge Blizzard to release Gary from their clutches. There's a tumblr page and you can follow along on twitter by searching #FreeGaryGannon. Also check out the feeds of @akamikeb, @devolore, @irljasmine, @gamebreakertv.
As a witness to the atrocities of 5/3, I can just say that I am scared for Gary's safety. I'm not sure what kind of dungeon Blizzard has Gary in, but if it's anything like Halls of Stone, he's in for a lifetime of pain and misery.
Legendary 27: Free Gannon
Shortly after I posted the link to twitter, user @Rhonyzul tweeted me this: "@bardicmelody http://tinyurl.com/6z6r8dc I think we've found Gary."
The link contained within the tweet is to a youtube video. This youtube video:
I will keep everyone up to date on the events surrounding Gary's disappearance.
Latest Battle.net forums post: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2483748474?page=1
Remember, that Reynolds is set to play Deadpool. The character of Wade Wilson was first introduced in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine and buzz quickly began about him portraying Deadpool in a stand alone film. The script, cast list, production crew, has stalled several times, but IMDB lists it with a 2014 release. How will Reynolds overcome the Marvel vs DC contractual obligation?
I'll admit, I'm a comic book n00b, but I love a good superhero movie. I think in the coming weeks, I'll brush up on my Green Lantern knowledge in preparation for the release.
Are you excited to see Green Lantern? Let me know in the comments!
Oh, and by the way, here's the new trailer!
Monday, May 2, 2011
Stuff that doesn’t suck is a meme hosted by Pam at Bookalicious where we graciously share with you the things that we come across in a week that don’t suck. This includes a variety of things from books to music to youtube and even more. Feel free to join in on the comments or on your own blog.
Blog That Doesn't Suck
Chronic Geek is a blog written by 8-Bit Emma. She is a college student studying Information Systems Technology. Her blog features her loves of comic books, zombies, gaming, music, and Doctor Who. Not only does her blog feature things about herself and her life, but it also spotlights some of her favorite geek finds. She is an insightful writer and I like that way she incorporates her own photography in her blog. She participates in blog memes such as Fishnet Friday and recounts some pretty epic events like her trip to Brewfest 2010 and refurbishing an arcade game cabinet. I think Emma is awesome and I look forward to her blog posts and tweets.
Movie Trailer That Doesn't Suck
Okay, so if you're like me, most or all of your adolescent life was spent in the company of Harry Potter and the students of Hogwarts. I'm sad to see this epic series come to an end, but I'll tell you, this trailer does it justice. It looks absolutely amazing and I cannot wait to see this movie.
TV Theme Song Cover That Doesn't Suck
Just go with me on this one. I'm a fan of theme music. If I had my own personal theme, it would be a bouncy, light-hearted ditty and there'd probably be some ukulele in it. Anyhoo, the folks at Nerdbastards posted this on their site and it was too epic not to share. I'm not watching Game of Thrones until I've read its literary namesake, but I will attest that the opening theme is awesome. This guy created a heavy metal version of it and uploaded it to youtube on Friday. Bask in the awesomeness.
Adorable Puppy Dog That Doesn't Suck
Just because I felt like we needed another video from youtube, here's a video that a friend posted on our gaming group's message board. Actually, this isn't the version he posted, it's actually a better version. I could not help but smile when I saw this adorable pug.