The other day we brought you our interview with Mark Rosewater, Head Designer of Magic: The Gathering. Today we bring you the next installment of Magic love in our interview with Randy Buehler, Magic Head of Research and Development:
Please explain Magic the Gathering?
Magic the Gathering in my opinion the best strategy game in the world. Its primarily a paper based game, but Magic Online is a direct transliteration. We have this strategy game we think is amazing and with a lot of fans, who seem to agree with this. We have ported this onto the online world as well, so you can play the game either way. Sort of one game, two platforms.
Not only is Dave Chappelle relaxing in South Africa, but he’s raking in the cash and making people laugh with his second season of his hit show. Of course if you don’t like his racy comedy then maybe something like the Aviator is more to your liking. Based on a actual events this adventure flick is sure to please the whole family. This week sure seems like a TV on DVD week so grab your favorite season and watch those memorable TV moments when ever you want.
Chappelle’s Show - Season 2 ~ David Chappelle
The Aviator (2-Disc Widescreen Edition) ~ Leonardo DiCaprio
M*A*S*H - Season Eight (Collector’s Edition) ~ Alan Alda
NewsRadio - The Complete First & Second Seasons ~ Dave Foley
The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Second Season ~ Andy Griffith
Batman - The Animated Series, Volume Three (DC Comics Classic Collection)
Pooh’s Heffalump Movie ~ Jim Cummings
Samurai Jack - Season 2 ~ Phil LaMarr
Airwolf - Season 1 ~ Jan-Michael Vincent
Everybody Loves Raymond - The Series Finale ~ David Lee
Now this is great. Instead of playing with light sabers, talk with light sticks. This little device scans your highly creative and artistic doodles and displays them in the air for your friends (or anyone around) to see and enjoy. Simply doodle, scan, shake and share. Repeat the steps as needed. Would be pretty sweet to do at a sporting event to talk some smack to the opposing team, however, I’m not sure if they’ll be able to read it from large distances. At $39.99, I’ll let someone else try it out and report back to see how well that works.
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The best part of E3 is the games, right? Of course. While at the event, we took images of all the important aspects of the show. If you missed it, be sure to take a look at Gear Live’s E3 2005 Moblog.
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The last Friday in May brings us a remake of a popular 1974 football film, an animated film from the people who gave us the Shrek movies, and a couple of films most of us won’t get to see, due purely to our location. Get a rundown of The Longest Yard, Madagascar, and a couple of limited releases after the jump.
You played it in grade school with your buddies over fruit cups in the cafeteria. You asked the questions to your sibling on that long car ride. How about taking on the computer version of “20 Questions” retailing at $13.99 at Toys R Us? Fitting in the palm of you hand, “20 Q” is equipped with simple yes and no buttons unlike your best friend in 5th grade. Be sure to check out the 78 reviews its gotten on Amazon - 5 star average.
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Google AdSense has truly become the love of the Internet as far as monetizing a website goes. It is simple to apply for, and incorporate into any website. With a bit of tweaking, you can instantly add hundreds, if not thousands of dollars to your revenue using this tool. Recently Google has moved AdSense For Feeds into beta. This product is simply used to place Google AdSense ads into your RSS feed, providing an easy way to monetize RSS. A few larger blogs have been accepted into the beta program, including Weblogs, Inc. and Lockergnome. Google requires that a site have at least 100 RSS subscribers in order to be accepted into the program, but they have been turning down sites which have many times more than that minimum requirement. If you have an RSS feed and an AdSense account, you can apply for AdSense For Feeds.
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Nowadays, Internet access is as close as your nearest coffee shop. The trick is finding which one offers Wi-Fi service. The Wi-Fi Digital Hotspotter aims to help in your quest by proving information on signals up to 200 feet away. Using two AAA batteries, the Hotspotter lists signal strength, SSID, channel, and even security status. In other words, all the essentials needed to allow you to judge where you should head if you need quick Wi-Fi access on the go. You can pick one up for about $60.00.
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We already splurge too much money as it is for broadband access at home. That being the case, why should you spend $30-$40 per month to sit at Starbucks when you can get it for free at a local coffee shop? Using MetroFreeFi, you can search your state for the free spots all over town and even download them to your iPod for convenience. Does it get better than free?
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Mario Baseball is yet another foray by Nintendo into the Mario sports genre. Nintendo did not separate Mario Baseball much from their MLB baseball game as the two played very much alike on a fundamental level. However, I did like that each character had their own style of batting and fielding. For example, the Sunshine guys from Mario Sunshine use a palm tree as their bat which allow them more space on the bat to hit the ball. Read on for our full impressions.
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