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Game 19: World Of Warcraft

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2011 by chachisays

Game 19: World of Warcraft

We rejoin our hero as he continues his journey of 1001 video games. This time location has changed…. Instead of the confinements of the World Wide Web, we find that we have been emerged into a whole other world. Filled with elves, humans, gnomes, dwarfs.

Instead of a one or two player game, we dive into a game that is filled with millions and millions of people around the globe, Playing the game that has sucked up so many man hours and eaten away so many nights of a gamers life.

Don’t believe me? Here’s the stats from the trial I played.

14 hrs 58 mins 7 secs

Name: Linusthemeek

Race: Human

Class: Warrior

Level: 20

This is my character:

Now Close your eyes:

Im on a horse! Sorry i couldnt resist that

See that first line? 14 hours 58 mins and 7 seconds. A mere 113 seconds away from 15 hours. Now let me clarify that this was not in a row. This was spread out of just under a week. I have been wanting to play World of Warcraft again for a while now. I used to play for a while and stopped. Life got in the way, Not that I really minded. I joined a trial again, to stop me from getting reacquainted with my old character. This was a 14 day trial that I maxed out level wise in less than a week. Not to say I didn’t enjoy it. Just didn’t do much for my itch. Oh well. Its fine I have 982 more games to play!

So if you have been living under a rock or don’t play video games World of Warcraft is easily one of the most popular, most played Massively Multiplayer Online games that is available to play. Entering its 7th year of existence, It is on its 3rd expansion with a 4th announced but even the developers don’t know what it is going to be about. With a staggering 62% of the market share in MMO it holds the Guinness Book of world record for most popular MMO. This is the game that new MMO’s look to for what to do.

It takes place in a Fantasy setting featuring all the things one would expect. Kings, soldiers, wizards, elves, orges, Giants.

Timing based battling and a list of quests a mile long for users to complete to gain experience in hopes of maxing out at levels currently the max level is 85 this seems to and has increased with every release. This game is not one you can beat. There is always something for you to do, no matter the level. You start out playing on your own, thinking pffft I got this. But soon you realize that you can level up all you want however you are still going to need help. This is where joining a guild comes in. Hence the multiplayer comes in. However with certain tiers of level gainage you receive new skills and even the ability to buy a mount to ride or fly on. Keeps you hooked and coming back for more.

With the game costing 20 – 40 bucks per disc and a 15 dollar a month subscription fee its not exactly a cheap hobby option but compared to a system with games that have ends it looks a little better.

Chachi Says: This game will suck time out of your life. You sit down to play for an hour or so and blam! 4 hours later you may still be sitting there. Its a ton of fun though. Give it a shot. But dont hope on playing right away. 5 hours of updates will keep you waiting at the beginning.

Also! This weeks chachi says is up!!!!!

i talk video games and Dragon!

Game 15: Neptunes Pride Game 16: Captain Forever

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2011 by chachisays

Game 15: Neptune’s Pride.

Do you like Diplomacy, Trade, Resources, Combat, Industry, Economy, Science? or rather, Do you like controlling these things? Do you like playing Risk? Only in space, conquering stars?

Do you want a game to obsess about, constantly check to make moves knowing damn well that its not your turn yet?

God I love the smell of Conquest in the Morning! This is the game for you!

Pack your space suit, And hop in the space hoopty, hit the switches, and show your space colors it gang territory war time!

Neptune’s Pride is an online flash game that pits you up against 7 other players. The goal using diplomacy and battle. Be the first to conquer half the stars in this galaxy. You use science to increase your technology. this increases both battle techniques and ship power. Diplomacy helps you from getting destroyed quickly when you accident conquer a star in someone else’s unmarked section of the Universe! Hi, mind putting up a fence or something sheesh.  if you like civilization but don’t have 8 hours to spend on a marathon game of it, this game is for you. Set it and forget! you’ll get email updates telling you when a cycle has been completed and you can log back in and take a look.

Its not a bad game to play, but if you are looking for instant entertainment, this is not the game for you. Still decently fun.

Game 16: Captain Forever

As I said earlier both games are space related and as nerds we have a duty to at least try the game. Nerds are attracted to space like a mouse to cheese. Well this game is not graphics heavy. Also the only goal is to stay alive for as long as possible.   This is one of the best features of flash games on the internet.

You take a short break from what ever you’re working on and you start playing the game. If you last a while then you stop when you need to refocus, if you die after 10 mins, no big deal, You regain focus on whatever it is you’re working on. Win Win Win.

Captain forever is a game where you pilot a command center of a ship. The point? Destroy other ships and attach their parts to yours in order to create a better ship! Boom, win! Run and Gun, Run and Gun. Red 5, This is Red 6 prepare to engage the enemy.

The controls are simple to learn and you quickly learn how to balance the ship because failure to do so will mean that your ship will not stay on the planned course and you will find yourself veering to the heavier side.

Chachi Says: The internet is full of time wasters. in fact thats what the internet was made for. Ten minute time wasters. Great stuff.  So, its time for some feed back! Are you enjoying this? is there places i can improve on? looking for your thoughts on this!

Game 11: Grow, Game 12: Cursor *10

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2011 by chachisays

There’s so much color in this section compared to the last! I dont know what to do with myself! Here’s a couple more of these internet sensation games!

Game 11: Grow

This has turned into an entire series of games. The goal is to take the beginning surface and use the given items to advance or grow the game. usually its the shape of a planet or cube. but has grown to a full blown rpg.

You can check it out here. http://www.eyezmaze.com/

This is a puzzle game if you couldnt tell. you can only advance in the game and have hopes of completing the growth process. Did i beat the game? yes. after 20 or so attempts.

I once again couldn’t find a history of this game. i know it was developed by a foreign developer around 2002 but not positive.

Game 12: Cursor *10

So, i did a whole section of games that were all text, hope you remember that considering i just finished the posting a few days ago! Well you can imagine my surprise when i found an immediate relative to these games. graphics wise at least. No colors. well Black and white, but thats it.

Now this game despite the looks, and we all know that looks are not everything. Despite the looks its quite challenging and entertaining. Now in most video games, its for the better if you can go as long as possible without losing any lives. This game however requires you to lose at points. Because this introduces the concept of playing a multiplayer game….. by yourself.  In order to progress through the game, you need to cooperate with former selves which they show concurrent with present you.  This has to happen or you cannot progress through the game. It’s puzzling and a lot of fun, at first. however it can get frustrating.

Once again theres no real history posted(or at least in a language i can understand.)

Chachi Says: these games succeed because they are the perfect time killers. Have ten minutes? check out this game before that next conference call! WARNING: i am not responsible or encouraging you to play these at work.

I tried to warn you!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2011 by chachisays

Lets start by refreshing your memory on a past episode of chachi says:

This is entitled when roombas attack…..

See i warned you that the robot uprising is coming.

IBM has made that come even closer.

as shown here on their press website.

{ARMONK, N.Y. & CULVER CITY, Calif. – 14 Dec 2010: IBM (NYSE: IBM) and America’s Favorite Quiz show® Jeopardy! today announced that an IBM computing system named “Watson” will compete on Jeopardy! against the show’s two most successful and celebrated contestants — Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.

The first-ever man vs. machine Jeopardy! competition will air on February 14, 15 and 16, 2011, with two matches being played over three consecutive days.}

You can read the rest of the article here on their website.

Why is this a big deal?

Well if you have never seen Jeopardy (which means you are living in a cave and are not reading this.) You know they focus a lot on puns, word play and riddles. Human nuances that normally are difficult to program for.

Ibm however has cracked that code. They believe that this computer can translate the clue, find an answer, and buzz in before the humans.

But Jeopardy and ibm decided to make this as hard as possible by enlisting Jennings and Rutter, the grandest Champions of All Time on Jeopardy.

I myself am extremely excited for this challenge this means a lot in the advances of technology.

Chachi Says: The robots will uprise, while i’m excited im also scared. i’ll be over here getting my emp’s charged and ready to go.

 

IM SOOO SORRY!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2010 by chachisays

Hiya kids,

Its your friendly neighborhood Chachi here on a wednesday, what a hell of a week.

Due to other obligations this episode is a weeeeee bit late.

Sorg has been working his ass off lately on a not so secret project and ive been working so it took a bit to get this episode off the ground and completed.I will admit up front that its a low key episode not to high energy BUT BUT BUT.

We have a special guest on the show! Never thought it would happen but through the powers of the internet and awesomeness that is sorg he procured a special message for me from none other than McFrontalot himself!!!!!

This is episode 8: Cellphone Followup.

We talk about breast and Cell phones. with a little clip of the frontalot talking about his cell phone.

You can view it here on the blip.tv page.  Or even right here in this convenient mystical viewing panel!

Tune in on time next week when we have our first ever user generated content! i talk about the history of Sausages and Penndot.

Chachi Says: Tune in next week as our hero spends 3 mins talking about sausages…… sick.  Also remember to subscribe to us on teh itunes Chachi Says. Thanks for watching and for your support!!!!

Chachi Fun Fact!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2010 by chachisays

If you have seen my vidcasty already then you know that there is a song that plays at the beginning and end for a few seconds.

I have dropped this on twitter before to be entertaining.

That is my song. As in i wrote and recorded it and with the help of @sorgatron produced it to the quality that you hear.

This wasnt the first i recorded, there a few others. However this one is my favorite and quite frankly sounds the best. I have also done shows in pittsburgh and ohio. It was alot of fun and time consuming to say the least.

The video was recorded at a holiday inn in the middle of BFE Ohio. We played a comic convention put on by the guys over at Awful show called Con on the Cob.  So thats when this video was recorded.

and the great and powerful Sorg suggested that i should release the actual track for you to have and download and Laugh at. because if you dont laugh then ive failed.

So here it is.  Song entitled: Nerdz in teh Club by me! Enjoy!

Click Here to download.

Chachi Says: So i wasnt very good at it. But i tried! and thats all that matters. Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments!