Monthly Archives: June 2011

PAX Prime 2011 – Completely Sold Out!

I guess I missed this last week, but it seems that in six short weeks, the Penny Arcade Expo 2011 has completely sold all of the available single and three day passes.

That’s pretty crazy, I don’t remember them selling that quickly last year.  I would suggest they find a bigger venue, but then I think about how crazy the place would be if it was any bigger.

No, I’m glad they limit the amount of passes they sell.  You know what they say, “you snooze, you loose”.  😀

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Earn Scene Points On Concesson Purchases

I was just sent notice that starting tomorrow you will now be able to earn scene points on concession purchases.  More specifically, combo purchases.

For example, a standard popcorn, drink and candy combo will net you 100 points (same as an admission).

Interestingly, it was only a month ago that I was bitching about getting ripped off of scene points on admission purchases. Maybe someone over there is actually listening?  Ya, probably not.

Either way, I guess this almost makes up for it.  😉

You can see the the notice here…

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Windows Mobile My Phone Shutting Down!!!!!

AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

Pappa, say it ain’t so!!!

Microsoft just sent out an e-mail notice that they will soon be shutting down the Windows Mobile Marketplace (not a big deal) and more importantly the MyPhone service.

DAMMIT!! I can’t believe it.  No wait, I can.  Microsoft, you screwed us when you dropped Windows Mobile and now you want to kill one of the last good things going for it.  😡

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Wing Commander: Privateer now on GoG.com

I was just informed by the GoG.com team that they now have a bunch of new games available from Electronic Arts.  Three games are available for purchase today with more coming soon.  Included in these three are Dungeon Keeper, Ultima Underworld (1+2) and Wing Commander: Privateer.

Wing Commander: Privateer!!!!!

 

Man did I love that game.  I was never much for space sims (other than Star Wars: Tie Fighter, and who didn’t love that game!!!), but I really enjoyed Privateer.

If I remember correctly, I originally picked up my copy in a discount bin at the back of my local Office Depot for $10.  Searching discount bins for cool games we never heard of was a favourite past time for me and my buddy.  This was a few years before the Internet took off, so it’s not like you could bring up MetaCritic on your smart phone and figure out if a game is any good before you buy it.

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