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Have you checked out Wizard101? Both my kids (currently 5 and 10) have started playing in the last month, and both are really enjoying it. If you’ve ever played World of Warcraft, you’ll recognize a lot of familiar features in Wizard101. In fact, Wizard101 is really a slimmed down version of WoW for kids (and […]

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Star Trek MMO for Fall ’09

This month’s Game Informer magazine has a preview of Star Trek Online, a new MMORPG from Cryptic Studios. This game looks pretty sweet with tons of character and spaceship customization options. Apparently, it’s slated for PC and Console, so us Mac users are out of luck.

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Running Civilization IV in Parallels

With a little work, I finally got the PC version of Civilization IV (Civ4) running on my iMac in Parallels. The game uses DirectX 9 and this was the source of most of my problems. Clearing up the graphic glitches was a two step process: First, I had to enable DirectX Shaders in the Parallels […]

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This is pretty off the wall, but one of the searches to reach this blog in December is “hunter pence” world of warcraft I don’t rank terribly high for that particular combination of keywords (second page as of 2007-12-02), but I’m cool with that. This has me wondering something, though. Is there some rumor floating […]

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World of Warcraft Client Patch 2.1.3

Today is patch day. Hooray! World of Warcraft Client Patch 2.1.3 The latest patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/ General Read in-game mail will now be kept for thirty days instead of three. The Warlock spell Incinerate has had the performance of its graphical spell effect improved. The “Show Launcher” option has changed […]

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