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Most of us have at least a couple of alt projects that we're working on. Once you've leveled to seventy you get a feeling for which quests are a breeze and which ones are painful. Arross of Thorium brotherhood started a thread entitled Really bad quests where players listed their least favorite que...

February 26th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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There are a million ways to relax in this modern era. Yoga, taichi, zen koans, transcendental meditation, knitting, and yes, video games. It might seem odd to mention video games in the same sentence as "zen" or "meditation," but think for a moment: most forms of meditation involve focusing on on...

July 18th 2007 at 8:02am 0 Comments
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Now, we all love Apple and our Macs. However, we've all had that one irksome Mac moment during which we wanted to tilt our heads back and shout, "Nooooo!" Vader-style. Mine happened earlier this week, when I realized exactly why the majority of people don't use Macs.I was at my day job (tech support...

September 7th 2006 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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This thread in the general forums brings up a good discussion topic about everyone's in-game pet peeves. And note the definition - a minor annoyance that causes extreme frustration. I have a number of them, myself, including people who refer to me only as "priest," players who start yelling "HAEL...

August 9th 2006 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about the future of technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment: (Based on a true story.) During fourthmeal a few days ago, I realized that I couldn't well let my fellow Engadget columnist Stephen Speicher grab all the Internet video g...

June 14th 2006 at 5:58pm 0 Comments