Sunday, April 8, 2012

AT&T to begin unlocking non-contract iPhones this upcoming Sunday, April 8th

Apparently, starting this Sunday, AT&T will begin to unlock non contract iPhones. Customers with iPhones with accounts in good standing will be able to request a carrier unlock for their device. What this means is that once freed from the AT&T network, any micro SIM card can be inserted into the phone.
AT&T’s official statement
Beginning Sunday, April 8, we will offer qualifying customers the ability to unlock their AT&T iPhones. The only requirements are that a customer’s account must be in good standing, their device cannot be associated with a current and active term commitment on an AT&T customer account, and they need to have fulfilled their contract term, upgraded under one of our upgrade policies or paid an early termination fee.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Mists of Pandaria Press Tour Summary

So much new information being released today by Blizzard regarding the new World of Warcraft expansion that’s coming. Here is a quick summary by MMO-Champion
  • The final patch of Mists of Pandaria will be the Siege of Orgrimmar! Both factions lay siege to the city to bring Garrosh down and end his reign of Warchief.
  • The new LFR loot system will allow everyone to roll individually. The highest few rolls will win an item from the boss. Upon winning a roll, if the boss has an item that you can use, you will win it. If not, you will get some amount of gold. It will only be in LFR to begin with, but can be added to other parts of the game later.
  • An 11th character slot has been added.
  • AoE Looting has been added.
  • There will not be an item squish in Mist of Pandaria.
  • No new race models are ready to be added yet.
  • There will be nine level 90 heroics for players as well as three raids with 14 raid bosses and three difficulties. There will be an additional two world bosses.
  • Scenarios will take place at level 90, in an instance, and reward reputation and Valor points. They don’t need a healer, tank, and DPS, just DPS is fine. Each will take 10 to 30 minutes to complete and five or more will be available for launch.
  • In Challenge Modes, the vast majority of players will most likely earn a bronze medal even if they are a relatively unskilled player. After a player earns all the medals at the Bronze level, they will be rewarded with an achievement and title. Completing all of the Silver medals will earn a set of spectacular gear for transmogrification, and completing all of the gold will earn a unique epic flying mount. Challenge modes will be available for the six new dungeons at launch.
  • Cloud Serpents are the Pandaren’s mount of choice. You can raise your own by doing 20 days of daily quests.
  • The Tillers faction will let you run your own farm! The farmer’s market will provide daily quest to improve your farm every day, you will be able to clear plots of land and plant things like cooking ingredients, herbalism nodes, gifts for NPCs to build your reputation… etc.
  • Warlocks got the most class changes in MoP, along with new pets.
  • There will be more mounts and less color swaps for different rewards.
  • They are adding armor to creatures to give them varied appearances, something other than just simple color changes.
  • There are now seven zones, up from five. This was done to add more content to the game and give players a less linear progression path so that leveling for a second or third time isn’t the exact same.
  • There will be one new arena and two new battlegrounds at launch.
  • PvP pet battles are going to be fun and causal, only tracking the number of wins and not the number of losses. When fighting another player, you cannot see the other players name or communicate with them.
  • Currently, every race except Goblin and Worgen can learn the ways of the monk.
  • The Pre Mists of Pandaria Patch will be roughly two weeks before launch and bring simple rewards. It might involve a scenario with Theramore and the Alliance vs Horde theme. Chen Stormstout might also come to the local cities and get players excited about what is coming.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Beta Invites for Guild Wars 2 Came out Today

Congratulation to those that received a beta invite from ArenaNet through email today. If you did not receive one yet, there will be more invitations to come in the next couple days. You'll be able to have access to test out the following with beta invite:
  • 3 Races Starting Zones: Norn, Charr, and Human
  • 8 Professions: Necromancer, Engineer, Thief, Elementalist, Warrior, Guardian, Ranger, and Mesmer
  • World vs World PvP
  • Dungeons
ArenaNet also commented on beta invitations:
"Yes, beta invitations have begun going out. They'll be sent out over the next few days. Please remember that discussing the beta in any way, shape, or form -- including your status in it -- is a breach of NDA. Don't risk your beta access! ~RB2"

Sunday, March 11, 2012

World of Warcraft Scroll of Resurrection

You will be able to earn a free faction mount when you use a Scroll of Resurrection to bring a friend or former guildmate back to World of Warcraft, but this offer will only be available for a limited time. Any active World of Warcraft non-trial player can send a Scroll of Resurrection. To be eligible to receive a Scroll of Resurrection, your friend must have previously purchased at least one month of game time at any point in the past, and your friend’s account must have been inactive since March 4, 2012 or earlier.
Once your friend accepts your scroll and pays for at least 30 days of game, you unlock your choice of the following rewards:
  • A Free Spectral Gryphon for an Alliance character
  • Or a Free Spectral Wind Rider for a Horde character
And, to enable you and your friend to play together in Cataclysm’s newest content, any friend who accepts your Scroll will also receive the following epic benefits:
  • A single character immediately boosted all the way to level 80 – DING!
  • A FREE upgrade to Cataclysm – regardless of your friend’s original box level
  • An optional FREE character move – to your realm and faction so you can play together
  • 7 FREE days of game time – available immediately

Monday, March 5, 2012

Toshiba Excite 10 LE - World's Thinnest Tablet Arrives March 6th

 Toshiba revealed it's 10.1" Excite x10 LE tablet during the Mobile World Congress and at CES 2012. Now it is time for consumers to have a chance to purchase their own if they can afford $529.99 for the 16GB and  $599.99 for the 32GB version.

This super-thin, light and well-equipped 10” Tablet features a slim design, convenient built-in ports, premium features and entertainment-optimized performance for work and play on-the-go.
  • 0.3" thin
  • 1.2lbs
  • 10.1” AutoBrite™ Multi-touch Display
  • Scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass
  • Powered by Android™
  • Dual-core processor
  • Micro HDMI® port
  • Micro USB port
  • Micro SD Card Slot
  • Stereo Speakers
  • Two HD Cameras

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hard Drive Prices Remain Inflated Until 2014

We all know about the flooding in Thailand last year that caused the prices of hard disk drives (HDD) to rise. It is expected that inventories will not be back to normal until the end of this year and prices will stay high until 2014.

The average global price for hard drives increased by 28% at the end of 2011 and experts estimate the prices will decline by 12% every year.

The hard drive industry will have to spend around $1 billion dollars to build new manufacturing plants therefore causes the price to stay inflated.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Diablo 3 - Most Anticipated Game of 2012

According to GameTrailer's User Choice For Most Anticipated Game of 2012, Diablo 3 won the #1 spot with 40,000 votes. Check out the video below for the top 10 most anticipated games.

Currently Diablo 3 is in its beta stage and going through many changes during the beta. At this moment, its beta have gone through 11 patches where Blizzard continue doing fixes to the game.

All we can hope for is a complete well done game when Diablo 3 gets released, hopefully by April.
On other thoughts, i've been playing the Diablo 3 beta a little bit and trying out all different classes.
My favorite and first class to level up when Diablo 3 hits will be the Wizard