Why Wildstar Died and World of Warcraft Remains Around

One of the biggest hyped games in 2014 was the coming of Wildstar. As usual, the MMORPG community predicted the death of World of Warcraft as another johnny-come-lately made its appearance with a whole set of features that would destroy the perennial MMORPG. And of course, those predictions were wrong. Here’s my thoughts on why Wildstar had failed.

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Amazon Buys Twitch.tv (Not Google) for Almost $1 Billion

In a twist that I think has everyone surprised, Amazon has just bought Twitch.tv for nearly $1 billion. Originally, it was heavily suspected that Google would be the ones picking up the livestreaming site as Google desperately wants to get into the livestreaming market. Twitch.tv provides a very interesting vertical because of the insane amount of traffic it receives, making it a huge value proposition.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review

As usual, I know I’m horribly late to the game in writing up a review because I finally have been able to see this movie. Honestly, I had been waiting for sometime to catch Captain America: The Winter Soldier on iTunes and just bought it on HD. Back when the latest X-Men was released, I thought about seeing Captain America at the theater but figured it was a bit late and simply save my money since I intended to buy it anyway. Unfortunately, for myself it took longer than I had hoped.

That said the wait was definitely worth it.

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Excerpt from Fantasy Novel

Here’s an excerpt from my novel that I wanted to share:

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My First True Game of Throne Experience Tonight

Admittedly, I’m late to the game (no pun intended) as usual. However, I have spent the past week catching up on characters, events and enough storyline to prepare myself for tonight’s epic war. In the process of my own writing and having just completed Stephen R Donaldson’s novel, The Last Dark, I have been craving to enter another world of fantasy to maintain my creative spark. Having heard about this phenomenon, I finally took the plunge.

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TBT Nostalgia Game Talk Part 1

My video taking a trip back to the 80s of various games and experiences in my life.


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Diablo 3/World of Warcraft Vlog: Gaming Etiquette Part 2

After having a demotivating event occur during a public Diablo 3 game, I became motivated in providing some more thoughts on how the gaming community at large needs to start looking themselves, behaving and treating each other. It’s nothing new that anyone with common sense should be able to easily figure out. But I think for many they just won’t get it. Nonetheless, we need to continue pushing ourselves and my vlog hopefully will spawn similar painful memories for others so that they too can come together and combat poor behavior in social games:


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World of Warcraft: Warlord of Draenor Ability Pruning and UI/UX Design Vlog

Is the upcoming ability pruning in Warlords of Draenor a good thing? Is this just something for bloody casuals? Is this game getting dumber? Watch this video to see my feelings:


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X-Men: Days of Future Past Review

I managed to hit the gym and decided afterward that my reward would be to check out X-Men: Days of Future Past. As a long time X-Men fan (especially for Storm, whom I profess infinite geek love for), I was eager to check this movie out after seeing the gorgeous previews and hearing the clamors of applause around the net. Did it meet my level of expectations in what I would like to see in an X-Men movie?

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Google/YouTube Buying Twitch Thoughts

Here’s a vlog of my thoughts on the Google/YouTube Twitch buyout:


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