But I have been called away by real life problems recently. Now that most of it is over with, I should be getting back to at least one post a day starting with this one! So I shall talk to you fine lads and lasses later!
Hey there nerdcore Nation! Have you heard much about The Amazing Spiderman 2? I have heard almost nothing about plot line or story HOWEVER, I can come to a conclusion. The way the villains are being set up eventually I believe we will be seeing the emergence of The Sinister Six. I’m going to go on record and say that I am not a huge fan of Jamie Foxx as an actor. Hes a great comedian and I will always watch one of his if they are on. Jamie Foxx as Electro is something I am also very apprehensive about. I hope I am proved wrong and I hope that his costume is drastically improved upon throughout the movie because the black hoodie and dark jeans just doesn’t cut it to me as an Electro costume.
This movie has been saved in my opinion from anything that could make it suck for the simple fact that it has Paul Giomatti as The Rhino before the suit. In my opinion Paul Giomatti is one of them most versatile and plain badass actors that I have ever seen on film. Finding out he is in it made me want to see that movie even just that much more. I can’t wait!
It was late in the year 2006 where I was held at Burt point by my friend and co-worker K- (k minus, there was also a K + one Kenny was smaller then the other and Burt was about a foot and a half taller then me with a good 40 pounds on me) to buy and subscribe to a little game World Of Warcraft. I gave him my wallet during their break (K- and Burt had an hour break since they were working a double and I was stuck with just first shift) and they went off to Walmart and bought me my first World Of Warcraft game. Later that night after I got back from my girlfriend (at the time) house, they helped me set up my account and I took my first steps in the world of Azeroth as a Troll Shaman named Tikitaki (who has stuck with me through every account I have had since).
Years have now passed as WoW Vanilla is no more. The first expansion Burning Crusade comes out. A lot of new people come in, us veterans bitch about things getting easier, the raids weren’t as fun, things like that. Rise and fall of guilds and accounts get hacked. I leave Azeroth. Wrath of the Lich King is bound to hit the shelves. Being the devoted Warcraft and WoW fan I am( during my time out of Azeroth, I read novels about Azeroth) I ended up having to start an account all over again. I bought WoW, BC and WoTLK. I enjoyed the new class of Death Knight, but I mainly stuck to my hunter: Anikinaki and his pet snow saber Hariki. After a while I got hacked again. I left Azeroth. Then on and off I played with free accounts, bringing back my old accounts for a week with free game time never really finding a reason to come back until Cataclysm.
Cataclysm was a nightmare. Classes that I have had specialized builds, classes I’ve spent long hours mastering all of a sudden changed. I had to re-learn how to play this game that I have been playing for oh 6 years? I called it quits for good. Then in the name of all that was holy Mists of Pandaria came out and I only toyed with a free account. I have since stopped playing all together and I still feel like there is an empty space inside me that misses that year of 06 and WoW vanilla.
This is my horror story. In the year 2010 World of Warcraft boasted 12 Million subscribers world wide with a world record to prove it. Just two years later that count has dropped to 8 million. In the first quarter of 13′ alone WoW lost 1.3 Million subscribers. I don’t blame them for leaving. I’m not encouraging it. But WoW is broken to me. The level cap is so high and the demands from the non casual players are so insane it isn’t funny. The ingame economies are laughable at best. (i saw 50 gold for a stack of linen which is the easiest to come by cloth material) The game itself provides no challenge. At level 20 you get your mount. In my day you didn’t get it till 40 and it took the help of your entire guild to get you your epic mount. Don’t even get me started on the Warlocks epic mount quest for the Dread Steed. Nightmares they were but the hardwork put in was satisfying.
Activisions CEO Bobby Kotick predicts the numbers will fall even farther and really challenge them as the back end of the year comes around. Though it is up there with age, the change in game play and the lack of challenge also promote the fall of the numbers. As well as the challenge of the Free-To-Play mmorpgs that are now floating around on the internet and in this up and down economy a solid fee to play a game is questionable. Some of these games are becoming top contenders and one (League of Legends) has surpassed WoW subscriber limit last year by a million or so players. All we can do is watch what happens with this game we all know that some loathe and some love.
A little blurb I ran across, the bounty hunter Angela of SPAWN fame will be making her way into Marvel Comics this summer starting in Ultron #10. Marvel Chief Creative Officer: Joe Quesada has given up his redesign of Angela for future comics. As a fan of SPAWN, I can’t wait to see what Marvel is going to do with this awesome character.
Ok my fellow Nerdcore’s and Whovians. We are all aware what this year means. This is the 50’th Anniversary of Doctor Who. Alot if not all is speculation besides the fact that David Tennant and Matt Smith will be on screen at the same time solving what ever problems and crisis that Moffat can throw at them. All the while being awesome and wearing bow ties. Why? Because bow ties are cool.
A quote from Matt Smith (The Doctor):
“What [Steven Moffat’s] written is just spellbinding. It’s one of the best [episodes] ever, ever, ever. There are parts of it in mad 3D. But what [Moffat’s] done with the idea is really clever, it’s not just throwing things at the screen. [Moffat’s] been wanting to write this script for ever and he’s really done it justice. There are elements to it which are different from normal episodes. When you combine all the elements that are different it’s not just an episode of Doctor Who, it’s something else, something bigger and more exciting.”
Beyond that I have absolutely no information on it what so ever. I am counting down the days to the premier. Rumors of Eccleson and possibly even the 8th Doctor, Paul McGann might show up. Like I said its speculation. Until then we have to gruelingly wait for months for an already much anticipated episode. I’m sure the original creators of the show had no idea it would blow up to be anything like it is today.
So calm down. Everything is going to be fine.