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Addicted Again

God, why did I have to go and subscribe to world of warcraft again? Why didn’t I just wait two more weeks do be done with exams and projects? Its because I can hear the game calling to me in my sleep. Well, not really but it is the best MMO ever created. Ever. If you have yet to experience world of warcraft its about time you do. Run on over and grab the free trial and meet me in Dalaran on the Alliance side but before you do, say goodbye to your loved ones, they wont be seeing you for a long time.

Not convinced? Check out this video review. You owe it to yourself to at least check this game out.

And now for some screens of where I currently am in the game:

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Illinois game ban ruled unconstitutional

Finally some good news regarding video games legislation. According to CNN, a federal judge in Illinois ruled that a law there that puts restrictions on the sale of violent and sexually explicit video games to minors is unconstitutional. The state is now barred from enforcing the law. State officials “have come nowhere near” demonstrating that the law passes constitutional muster, according to the judge. He said the law would interfere with the First Amendment and there wasn’t a compelling enough reason, such as preventing imminent violence, to allow that. “In this country, the state lacks the authority to ban protected speech on the ground that it affects the listener’s or observer’s thoughts and attitudes,” the judge wrote.

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Call of Duty 2 Finished

This game is the most intense first person shooter I have ever played. Huge epic battles are what this game is about. Great AI, tons of NPCs on the screen at once, huge environments, everything is done amazingly well on a huge scale. And the mission design is great. There are so many different things you do in this game its crazy. If you like first person shooters at all, pick up this game. Even if you are tired of world war II games (or just don’t care for them that much) you really need to play this game.

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Finally some HDR Love

The menu options have been sitting there in the graphics menu for Counter Strike Source for months now. Just sitting there, not doing anything. Finally today valve has released the first map to actually use High Dynamic Range Lighting and I must say it looks pretty sweet. Not only does it look good but it was a remake of de_nuke, one of my old favorites (and the one my team lost the MCSL finals on by 2 rounds, err). While the map itself looks great, it appears that the gun and player materials have not been updated to work with HDR lighting. Unlike in the Lost Coast HDR demo level, the guns do not glow in the sunlight and stuff. Too bad, I hope they add that soon. Anyways, here are some pictures of the new map:

There were other updates as well. For a list of what was changed/added check the news page.