Tuesday, May 28, 2013

No appointment May 29 rush to purchase limited edition World of WarCraft Mahjong Set

Mahjong is one of China’s oldest tabletop games around. The emergence of the current form of Chinese mahjong dates back to XIX century. Chinese Mahjong remains today a popular game in China and other countries.
So you really wanted a limited edition WoW?  Don’t worry welfare is coming .NetEase, World of WarCraft’s China operator has just started pre-order sale. NetEase Blizzard around the mall will be at 19:00 and 21:00 on May 29 two open time .Limited Quantities Available.
According to NetEase’s homepage, there will only be 1000 of these special Mahjong sets available world-wide. No clue what that means for western players, but so far, the set’s only appeared to be for China. Each set will cost 1288 RMB, or about $209.
The set is a fully playable Mahjong set, tiles, table mats, dividers, chips and all. Everything is decorated with WoW-esque decals, and a table mat that features in game maps. The whole set comes in a nifty wooden case.
So far, many online commenters have questioned the pricing of the set, saying it’s too expensive. Other comments were more about its availability; they were concerned that if the set was truly a limited edition for the whole world, there would be too few to go around. One Chinese gamer asked if “foreigners play mahjong at all.”
The game can be played either for sport or for money. Despite the ban on gambling in China, Mahjong is still played for money in various locations across the country. It’d be interesting to see if anyone actually uses the WoW set to play Mahjong.If you are looking for a full guide on all professions and a complete leveling guide for WOW then check out

Monday, May 27, 2013

Top 10 best Movies of All Time suitable for MMO fans

Every year thousands of new movies are released, old favourites are replayed, obscure indies capture our hearts, movies that we once knew are updated until they’re unrecognisable. We’re fickle but we believe Classics never go out of style. MMOs haven’t quite gotten popular enough to spawn their own sub-genre of films, apart from the odd fan project or the long-rumored World of Warcraft flick. That doesn’t mean that we’re lacking good movie role models for our hobby, however. I think that there are plenty of films that are perfectly suited for the MMO fan, even if they’ve never been thought of as such.
So here are 10 films that speak to us as gamers. To make things interesting, I excluded any movie that shares the same IP as an MMO. Read this list and let me know what you would pick!
1. Tron Legacy
Tron Legacy and its forefather Tron are good-looking if somewhat below-average films that explore a secret world that lives inside computers. Hey, this started back in 1982 when computers were barely understood by the public, so for all anyone knew, little people could have actually formed a society inside the gigantic metal boxes that perched on our desks.
2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
You might be thinking that I picked this film because of how prevalent Asian MMOs are in the genre. And sure, you’d have a point, but I like to think of this as a multi-layered selection. CTHD shows off the fluid beauty of physics-defying movement and fighting, both of which are staples of MMOs.
3. Weird Science
At first glance, John Hughes’ wacky sci-fi/teen comedy Weird Science may not seem appropriate for this list, but it’s the character of Lisa I think merits inclusion. The creation of a virtual persona — our character, our toon, or our avatar — reflects our personal wants, desires, and fantasies.
4. In the Mouth of Madness
MMOs have an interesting relationship with horror that I’d like to explore more in depth at a later juncture. Suffice it to say, I’m including this particular Lovecraft-esque flick because it does the same thing that scary games attempt to do: draw us in, blur the lines of reality, and then mess with our heads.
5. Battle Royale
Battle Royale takes a class full of teens, puts them on an island, and makes them fight to the death.
6. The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride nominally a fantasy, and not only does it poke great fun at romantic tropes ,but it also injects a lot of humor into its setting.
7. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World represents a complete blurring of games with reality.
8. Cube
This might be the least-known film on this list, but it’s definitely worth your time. Cube is an interesting sci-fi/thriller in which strangers wake up in a prison made of interlocking cubes. Some of the cubes contain deadly traps, and there’s an urgency to find the exit before one starves or dies of thirst.
9. The Wizard of Oz
If I had to point to a movie to be a complete representation of all that is MMOs, it would have to be the Wizard of Oz.
10. The Care Bears Movie
You know, the term “care bear” gets thrown around as if it’s a pejorative in MMOs, but have you watched this movie? They’re hardcore, yo. They will care you to death if you don’t watch out, and their stares are the stuff of legends.Click read more for all the game details!