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Since the age of 6 or 7, I always knew I wanted to be included in the video games industry. I’ve been saying for quite some time now that I’m not sure what to do, though. I don’t program, my art at this point is pretty sub-par (and I don’t know any of the new programs now, anyway), I’m not a teen or young 20-something single chick that can model, I have a face for radio and a voice for silent film, and I’m not plugged in to all the new games and consoles. I tried video games journalism, but I don’t want to just report news. I want to be part of the news. Not a lot going on for me in a lot of areas.

However, I think I’ve finally found a niche that I CAN make a difference in. I want to bring awareness of the gaming community as something more than just a stereotype. I’m highly aware that there are already people doing this. Hell, PSP is one of the best at it (you can find him at www.patrickscottpatterson.com). But there can always be one more voice.

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Review of the Bloody MultiCore G7 Mouse

I just posted up my review for A4Tech’s Bloody MultiCore G7 mouse on Examiner, which you can take a look at in the link.

What I like about this mouse the most is its size, really.  I generally don’t use gaming mice, because they’re so big and bulky.  With their multitudes of buttons, the size just becomes too much for my hand.  My husband uses them, and they’re fine for him, but for me they’re just detrimental.

Not only is this mouse lightweight and ergonomic, it has a vast array of options to choose from in its software.  I played around with them a bit, but some of it was pretty technical.  Since I’m not a HUGE FPS player (I did test it on FPS games, and it works very well, but those types of games just aren’t my cup of tea) I didn’t delve into the logistics of recoil supression too thoroughly, but I can see a lot of it being great for those who do a lot of that type of gaming.

Anyway, check it out! 

And, again, if you have any suggestions on reviews or topics you’d like me to address, feel free to comment or contact me.  I’d be happy to discuss anything gaming related.  Thanks!

Runescape…3

Okay, so apparently I haven’t been paying attention to the RunEscape universe, because later this month the team at Jagex is going to release the next expansion to Runescape… Runescape 3.  

When was Runescape 2? 

The last time I tried to play “the most popular online adventure”, it looked like this:

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(Thank you http://thegreenlesser.wordpress.com/2010/10/20/how-to-find-a-great-clan-in-runescape/ for the classic image.)

NOW, it apparently looks like THIS:

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Not sure if there’s less of THIS, though: 

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Anyway… back to Runescape 3.

The biggest development for this expansion is the transition of the game to HTML5.  That’s right, people.  No more Java.  What does this mean, exactly?  A better game, that’s what.  You don’t need all those plugins, anymore.  You get to have a bigger world, better graphics, and all around better gameplay.  This is a huge deal for the series.  

I remember the biggest drawback when I played for a month.  It was lag due to Java.  I guess I’m going to have to hop on and check this out for myself.

ALSO:

The launch of RuneScape 3 will also see player decisions directly shaping the future of Gielinor, its inhabitants and scenery for the very first time. It will also marking the beginning of RuneScape’s inaugural community-focused world event, The Battle for Lumbridge. In addition to the technological leap RuneScape 3 sees the world of Gielinor enter the 6th Age, a significant new milestone in RuneScape’s vast heritage, as the gods of RuneScape return to re-exert their authority.

Good, because I don’t remember much of an actual, detail-rich, immersive storyline.  I remember a lot of lag, and a lot of gold spammers.  And spiders.  Badly rendered spiders.

 

The folks at Jagex are promising a really bright future for the Runescape present and future players.  

If you’ve been following my “Quest for a Free-to-Play” articles, you can see that I’m trying my best to find something worth actually using microtransactions.  I don’t really see Runescape 3 filling that role, but I’ll definitely give it a shot.

Runescape 3 launches on July 22nd, so in just a couple of weeks.  (There’s a countdown timer on the main website.)  Check it out if you’re interested in a new F2P, or if you’re curious just like I am as to what all the hubub is about.

 

 

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