Posts Tagged ‘mac’
Yesterday, the whole world changed. Steve Jobs died.
The news took me by surprise, I hadn’t known he was so ill. What surprised me even more was the acute sense of loss I felt.
Although I never knew Mr. Jobs personally, he contributed to my life in significant ways. He contributed to everyone’s lives in such incredibly visionary ways. It’s difficult not to wonder what he would have accomplished with more time.
His genius and charisma can never be replaced.
Starcraft 2 must have been an incredible struggle to make. Not that I can fault Blizzard, because, lets face it, creating a sequel to Starcraft – one of the largest and most popular PC games to date, the game that single handedly saved South Korea (okay I made that one up, but it is a national pastime there) – must have been an incredibly difficult challenge.
How to give all the Starcraft fans a game they could recognize and yet still create something new?! Choices had to be made and clearly it was not easy, because it took them over ten years.
Despite everything, the game was finally released and it has been an unmitigated success. Proof: The Starcraft 2 Plane! (Okay it’s a cross promotion with Korean Air, but still how awesome do you have to be to get to advertise on a plan?!)
The second expansion for World of Warcraft, Wrath of the Lich King (WotFK), graced us with its presents a mere year and ten months after the last expansion. (Woot! Our wait was cut by four months!)
Feature wise, it was very similar to the previous expansion, a new continent to explore, new higher levels to reach, more quests, more dungeons, and more loot. They even added a brand new class to play.
And yet, WotLK has been the more successful expansion. Clearly a lot was learned from the previous two games, because they somehow managed to keep and fine tune features that worked well while weeding out most of the irritating bits.
But not all the features are recycled, loads of new ones joined the frey, seamlessly blending new and old. A few of the most notable additions being: achievements and vehicle-combat.
The Burning Crusade (BC) expansion was release just a bit over two years after the original World of Warcraft MMORPG went live, and boy was it long overdue. While there is no doubt that WoW was a massive achievement (feat of strength?), it was by no means content rich enough to remain engaging for two years.
It certainly didn’t hold my attention as I took a long break before BC came out. In fact quite a few of my friends took breaks at similar times.
But promises of new and more lured me back for The Burning Crusade. Two new races, a whole new continent, new dungeons, and loads of new loot were just some of the features that this expansion boasted.
World of Warcraft has lived up to its name and turned the world of PC gaming into a world of WoW. The most successful MMORPG (massively multiplayer role-playing game) to date, boasting over 11 million subscribers (that’s more then the entire population of Switzerland!) and its showing no signs of slowing down as it nears its five year anniversary.
We were one of the original adopters of the iPhone. While we did pay the original (very large) price for our matching original iPhones, it wasn’t terribly hard for us to switch as we were already had the proper phone service. In fact our transition was so smooth we could hardly fathom anyone having troubles with it at all.
Initially my husband came home with only one. I had denied wanting one. My minimal cell phone use didn’t warrant spending that kind of money, I thought. After ten minutes of holding it in my hand and playing around with it, I was sold. So I adopted that one and my husband ran out and got himself another new iPhone. The iPhone singlehandedly made texting possible for me.
Its been two years and my old phone is wearing out. There is a crack in the glass and the battery is wearing thin. But yet again I had to see my husbands new phone before I was convinced that upgrading was worth it.
So worth it!
The silent treatment had evolved into being more selective. Specifically anything involving the letter ‘c’ and the number ’4′. Also any press of the shift key gets us stuck in shouting mode.
So my little laptop is going to visit the mac genius bar to see if anything can be done for it.
Token Female Gamer
Last night I accidentally spilled a glass of water all over my laptop. It’s clearly not happy with me since today it refuses to acknowledge any key presses. I feel like I’m getting the silent treatment.
Hopefully after giving it a bit more time to dry out it will start registering my existence again.