Music Makes the People Come Together
So you may not know it about me, but video games are but
of my twisted obsessions. The other big one is music--and I will always have a special spot in my heart reserved for the place where those two loves meet.
I wasn't the first kid in my school to have a Nintendo, by any means. That honor belonged to my friend Chris, who was kind enough to invite me to his house to play (at a time when
wanted to come to his house to play). We played the original Super Mario Bros. until all hours of the morning, and sure--the game was fun. I had a good time. But it was the
, written by the honorable
, that convinced me that I
had to have one
. That song is still with me, and considering how many cellphone ringtones it continues to grace today, I'm clearly not the only one.
When I first started playing games I had the musical joy of games like
Super Mario Bros
Legend of Zelda
Interview with Jeff Kaplan
When Tamat and I were at the WotLK launch on Thursday, Tamat managed to spend a few minutes sitting down with Jeff "Tigole" Kaplan, of Blizzard fame. You can read the full text of the interview on
. Check it out, leave a comment or two, and maybe we'll use some of
questions next time we see him. :P
WotLK Launch Party Picture Gallery!
So the traffic coming back from Anaheim was a little more difficult than I'd hoped, meaning I didn't get home to post these until late. The pictures are here, though, so I hope you enjoy them in all of their low-resolution, poorly lit glory.
Be sure and take a look at
Allakhazam's Image Gallery
You can find 25 pictures of the event after the break.
WotLK Launch Event in Anaheim
This is just a short one, since I don't want to spam you with blog posts too early. I did want you guys to know, though, that our sister site Allakhazam has posted some great coverage of the
WotLK Launch Event
at the Fry's Electronics in Anaheim. Tamat from Allakhazam and I got the chance to wander around and meet some of the people attending, and Tamat managed to score an interview with Jeff Kaplan, which will be posted on their news site on Friday. We got to meet a huge number of Blizzard employees (183 in all!), as well as some staffers from
, who deserve a link just for being cool.
A host of stories and interviews will be posted on the Allakhazam site over the coming days, including an exclusive interview with Jeff Kaplan, as well as interviews with some of the denizens of the line--including John Finch (the guy who camped out at the front of the line and told everyone who arrived after him that they were in line for Hello Kitty Online Adventure), and Eugene Gray (who checked out of a hospital, against doctor's orders, to stand in line).
I also have some pictures to post, which I'll try a
Introducing the Wowhead Blog!
You may have noticed a new tab on your friendly neighborhood database site today. Well, in celebration of Wrath of the Lich King's release, Wowhead is dressed up in some shiny new digs -- introducing the
I know, I know, the word "blog" has been done to death. But we wanted to give you guys the opportunity to peek into the minds of the people behind World of Warcraft, and maybe a little bit of the people behind Wowhead. And we're not just posting rants and personal thoughts and opinions on the WoW world (though there will be plenty of those). We'll also be posting theorycrafting essays, weekly discussion topics, WoW news and maybe even a hardware review or two.
will always have the latest posts on it, so feel free to bookmark. You may also subscribe to the blog, thanks to the
. Each post is tagged by author, by tag(s), and by date to make it as easy as possible to find the content you're looking for. The "Comments" link at the bottom of each post will allow you to comment on each post, just like you would on a database entry or a thread on the forums. Even better though, each blo
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