World of Warcraft, my drug of choice. Recently, I haven't been needing my fix, in fact, my subscription has been frozen for the past few months. But, with the new patch on the horizon (Patch 4.0.1) I decided to get back into it. Good thing too. With all the changes that will be happening in the upcoming patch, I figured it would be good to get reacquainted with all my toons before the expansion hits.
A lot of rumors have been swirling when exactly Cataclysm will be released. While there has been no "official" date, the fine peeps and MMO-Champion may have discovered the release date. In an earlier blue post from WoW, Zarhym noted that "The next Arena Season will begin for level-85 players approximately one week after the official launch of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm." It has recently been posted that Arena Season 9 will kick off on December 14, 2010. So, according to the blue post from Zahym, the logical release date for Cataclysm will be on December 7, 2010. Check out the full article and the entire blue post of Zahym at MMO-Champion's web site here.
If you're like me, you cannot wait for the expansion hit store shelves. At least patch 4.0.1 will give me enough new changes to hopefully tide me over until Cataclysm is released. Stay tuned for any new updates on Cataclysm.
After being blown away at E3 with Nintendo's new handheld system, the Nintendo 3DS, I couldn't wait for it to hit the shelves. Well, Nintendo has officially announced the release date and price of the system.
On February 26, 2011, the 3DS will go on sale in Japan and we can expect the North American release shortly after that, sometime in March. While there is no specific date in March, we officially know it will be in March. There were rumors going around when the device was actually going to go on sale, (most people saying March 2011 to begin with) but Nintendo put those rumors to rest.
To many of us out there, the release date shouldn't be too shocking, since most of us in the gaming world figured the release date would be in March. The thing that shocked me however, was the price. Upon release, the 3DS will cost 25,000 yen or $300. That's right, $300!!! So now we really know what the 3 represents, 300 big ones. You can check the full article here at IGN's site.
While the technology is bad ass; it's going to be hard for me, and I imagine a lot of people, to fork over $300 for a handheld device. All that being said, I still will probably try and get my hands on one when it's released. But when you stop and think of it, the XBOX 360 cost $400 when it was released, just my two cents.
Wait... I need those two cents to help save up for my 3DS!
Today we have a relatively short podcast as I was by myself, but that just means that we will have a really great show next week! But really, today we have news on the Nintendo DS, Xmarks, and some games and anime. The show can be found here for your enjoyment.
Today we have some video from the 2010 Echostream concert. If you like the concert check out the podcast page for the whole thing in an audio format.
This is the Q&A session that Yahuhiro Imagawa gave at NDK 2010 this year. Yahuhiro Imagawa is the creator of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Mobile Fighter G Gundam. You can find the video under our Anime page.
Welcome to Episode 43 of The Gameslave Podcast. We have a really great show ready for you so please head on over to the page of the podcast located here and enjoy.