30 June 2008

Diablo III

Diablo 3

This weekend Blizzard announced the release of the 2nd great game from their agenda, Diablo III. Set to be released on 31st of December (as on Gamespot) is a big surprise, making Starcraft 2 to be a big unknown.

Teased at in the week leading up to Blizzard's Worldwide Invitational event in Paris, the acclaimed US studio today put its' fans anxiety to rest with the announcement of Diablo 3. Picking up the pieces 20 years after the events of Diablo 2, the third title finds Mephisto, Diablo and Ball defeated and the Worldstone destroyed, stirring evil once again in Tristram. Playing the role of the hero from one of five character classes, players can expect to explore new and familiar areas of Sanctuary, battling hordes of demons and collecting powerful items, spells, and abilities along the way. Today's unveiling saw the first demonstration of two character classes featured in the game, namely the Barbarian and Witch Doctor. Introducing a custom 3D engine that handles indoor and outdoor areas of Sanctuary, Diablo 3 incorporates physics-enhanced environments that offer increased interaction and destructible options. The series' trademark random level generator has been further enhanced with an all-new Quest system and random scripted events, creating dynamic gameplay and plenty of replay value. Source: TVG

We know that players have also been long awaiting a return to the series, so we're very excited to be sharing this announcement with Blizzard gamers here in Paris and around the world today.

by: Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment

Diablo 3 Artwork

24 June 2008

Emile Norman

24 june 08 Graham Bunn

graham bunn

NBA player Graham Bunn (on the left) is in the Bachelorette contest (history as you will see) for DeAnna Pappas (below).

Graham Bunn was sent home by DeAnna Pappas,earlier tonight on ABC’s hit reality TV show “The Bachelorette”.The professional basketball player gave DeAnna a letter that she will read when she feels like. Source:TV.Spreadit.org

Graham is unbelievably smokin’ hot. He’s my type 100 percent. I don’t really know how to explain it but I have this really passionate feeling toward Graham. He makes me feel like a giddy schoolgirl. Graham got the first kiss but I have to admit we’ve had a rocky relationship. I keep Graham around because there is an undeniable connection between the two of us. I just feel something in my gut that tells me Graham is meant to be here.

by:DeAnna Pappas

DeAnna Pappas

22 June 2008

23 june 08: George Carlin


The well known comedian George Carlin died. This is a shocking news and people will laugh less without him.

George Carlin, the Grammy-Award winning standup comedian and actor who was hailed for his irreverent social commentary, poignant observations of the absurdities of everyday life and language, and groundbreaking routines like "Seven Words You Can Never Use on Television," died in Los Angeles on Sunday, according to his publicist, Jeff Abraham. He was 71. The cause of death was heart failure, according to Abraham. Carlin began his standup comedy act in the late 1950s and made his first television solo guest appearance on "The Merv Griffin Show" in 1965. At that time, he was primarily known for his clever wordplay and reminiscences of his Irish working-class upbringing in New York. Source:International Herald Tribune

I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who believe it.

by:George Carlin

23 june 08: Pitcairn Island

pitcairn island

Today, the headline on Google Trends is "Pitcairn Island". Why ? Because is one of the least populated islands in Pacific. But I would happily go in a vacation there, just look at the pictures, it looks similar to Robinson Crusoe's island. Below is a news release on the Pacific's population (dated 5th of June).

The population of the Pacific is set to reach nearly 9.5 million by the middle of this year. New data from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community shows the region's population is growing by 1.9 per cent a year, or 500 people a day. The population estimates are compiled by the Secretariat from country statistics. The report predicts the population of Melanesia will grow to more than eight-point-three million people, Polynesia to more than 655,000 and Micronesia more than 530,000 by mid-year. The largest individual country population is that of Papua New Guinea, which has an estimated six-point-five million people, followed by Fiji with nearly 840,000. The smallest is Pitcairn Island with just 66 people. Predictably, the fastest-growing population is that of Guam, where thousands of American troops are being relocated from Japan. Both Niue and the Northern Marianas are experiencing a decrease in residents, the latter because of the lack of jobs. Source: Radio Australia

Below is a Flickr slideshow with photos from Pitcairn Island

21 June 2008

21 june 08: Scott Kalitta crash

scott kalitta

I remember that a few months ago, McDowell had a violent crash too, but he was luckier. Below are the two videos to compare.

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (AP) — The drag racer Scott Kalitta died Saturday when his funny car burst into flames, crashed and exploded during qualifying for the N.H.R.A. SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. The National Hot Rod Association said the 46-year-old Kalitta, who had 18 career victories and was the 1994 and 1995 top fuel season champion, was taken to the Old Bridge division of Raritan Bay Medical Center, where he died a short time later. Witnesses told The Star-Ledger of Newark that Kalitta’s Toyota Solara was traveling an estimated 300 miles per hour. Kalitta of Palmetto, Fla., started his career at Old Bridge in 1982. His father, Connie Kalitta, was a longtime driver and team owner known as the Bounty Hunter. His cousin, Doug Kalitta, also races. “We are deeply saddened and want to pass along our sincere condolences to the entire Kalitta family,” the N.H.R.A. said in a statement. “Scott shared the same passion for drag racing as his legendary father, Connie.” Kalitta retired in 1997, sitting out most of two seasons before returning for 10 races in 1999. He sat out three seasons, then returned in 2003, joining his cousin on the family’s racing team. He is survived by his father; his wife, Kathy; and sons Corey, 14, and Colin, 8. The Nascar Nationwide driver Brad Keselowski, a native of Rochester Hills, Mich., about 20 miles away from Kalitta’s hometown, Mount Clemens, said he learned the news from a television report. “That really hits close to home,” Keselowski said. “I send my thoughts and prayers out to him. That’s tough to hear.” Last year, the funny-car driver Eric Medlen died after an accident at a testing session in Gainesville, Fla. Source:NYTimes

This is Scott Kalitta's crash:

08 June 2008

08 june 08: Christopher Titus

Christopher Titus

The normal make a living, the deranged make history

by: Christopher Titus