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BlizzCon(R) 2010 Announced

Posted by Armando Garcia on March 25, 2010 at 12:44 PM Comments comments (0)
Blizzard Entertainment's Fifth BlizzCon Gaming Celebration to Be Held at Anaheim Convention Center October 22-23, 2010

IRVINE, Calif., Mar 25, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans for its fifth BlizzCon(R) gaming convention, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Friday, October 22 and Saturday, October 23, 2010. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft(R), StarCraft(R), and Diablo(R) universes.

 

"BlizzCon offers us a great opportunity to meet with our players and share our enthusiasm for gaming with one of the most passionate communities in the world," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "We're looking forward to providing another great show filled with entertainment, competition, and the latest information about Blizzard Entertainment games."

 

In addition to serving as a gathering place for Blizzard Entertainment gaming communities, BlizzCon will offer attendees a chance to enjoy:

 

Hands-on play time with upcoming Blizzard Entertainment games

Discussion panels with Blizzard Entertainment developers

Competitive and casual tournaments for players to showcase their talents

Community contests with great prizes

Commemorative merchandise based on Blizzard Entertainment's game universes

More exciting activities and attractions to be announced

The previous BlizzCon was held in Anaheim in August 2009. Tickets to the event sold out in minutes, and some of the highlights included the announcement of World of Warcraft(R): Cataclysm(TM), the unveiling of a new playable class in Diablo(R) III, the first public hands-on with the single-player campaign of StarCraft(R) II: Wings of Liberty(TM), and a closing concert featuring rock legend Ozzy Osbourne.

 

Further details about BlizzCon 2010, including ticket availability and pricing, will be announced on the official BlizzCon website, www.blizzcon.com, as the event draws closer.

 

To keep pace with the continued growth of World of Warcraft as well as development on other Blizzard Entertainment games, the company is currently hiring for numerous open positions. More information on available career opportunities can be found at www.blizzard.com/jobs.


Explosive Monster Truck Action Comes to Life This Fall in the Release of Activision's Monster Jam(R) 2011 Video Game

Posted by Armando Garcia on March 24, 2010 at 2:29 PM Comments comments (0)

 

MINNEAPOLIS, March 24, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Feld Motor Sports(SM) today announced Monster Jam(R) 2011 for the Wii(TM), Nintendo DS(TM), the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system and PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system. The Monster Jam 2011 video game promises to be the ultimate monster truck experience complete with unprecedented realism, customization, truck handling and all-out destruction. The game is scheduled for release in Fall 2010.

Monster Jam, the world's largest and most popular monster truck touring property, remains the leader in family-friendly live motor sports entertainment, selling more than 4 million tickets at 325 performances worldwide in 2009. With the feverishly anticipated Monster Jam World Finals coming this weekend to Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, NV, the 2010 Monster Jam tour is on pace to be another recording-setting year for the brand.

"Monster Jam fans spoke to us loud and clear - they want to compete in stadium events that feel like the real thing and control monster trucks that handle like the real thing," said David Oxford at Activision Publishing. "We can't wait to let them either create their own trucks, or drive one of the 30 authentic trucks from Monster Jam then destroy everything in sight, just like their favorite drivers."

Monster Jam 2011 is all about authenticity, personality, and fun, with 30 officially licensed Monster Jam trucks, including fan-favorites Grave Digger(R), Maximum Destruction(R), and Grinder(TM). Players can also create and customize their own trucks with thousands of options, unlocking new parts and upgrades as they progress through the game.

Eight real life stadiums from the Monster Jam circuit help bring the live atmosphere to the living room like never before, with explosive truck introductions, pyrotechnics and lighting, and a roaring crowd. In single player mode the goal is the same as for real life drivers - rise through the ranks of ruthless competitors to ultimately battle against the best at the Monster Jam World Finals! Head-to-head multiplayer modes take the heart-pounding competition to another level.

"Activision has been a fantastic partner of ours for many years now, and this year they have outdone themselves," said Charlie Mancuso, President of Feld Motor Sports "Monster Jam 2011 will be the ultimate monster truck video game, our fans are going to flip when they get their hands on it!"

This game is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information visit www.MonsterJam.com or www.activision.com.


The Gamers Union

Posted by Armando Garcia on March 23, 2010 at 6:17 PM Comments comments (0)

The Gamers Union..


 I recently watch some videos about to fellow gamers who wish to have a voice in the gaming world.. and make some changes that they feel needs to change.. they wish to form a group so that gamers who want to voice there feelings to Microsoft, Sony Or Nintendo. or anyone in the gaming world. 


Now I do feel for these guys and what is going on with them and I agree that something should be done to change things.. 


Like Laron said in one of his Videos.. the cost of XBOX Live is way more then just the 50 bucks we shell out every year.. and how we are paying for a service thats full of ads. now Sony has there own network just like Live does and they do there service for free.. and the only place you see ads are in the Store or in Playstation home.. and there service as as good as Xbox live.. so why must we pay 50 bucks for XBOX LIVE?..


anyways thats another story for another day for a video Article that I plan on doing.. what the point of this is. I feel for these guys and what they wanting to do.. I feel that we as gamers should have a voice to what happens in gaming.. take whats going on with Activision .. they plan on charging you to play Call Of Duty soon. don't you think thats nuts?.. and as for DLC?.. some of the DLC we get are already in the games we buy but we pay more to unlocked them?.. does anyone else besides me see something wrong with that?.. 


Anyways what I want to say is I wish to be part of the Gamers Union and do what it takes to change things in gaming.. what is happening now is not right.. and It seems that soon Sony will start charging for online play.. so I say we have to do this soon before it gets out of hand..

In Historic First Step, Obama Signs Health Care Bill Into Law

Posted by Armando Garcia on March 23, 2010 at 3:06 PM Comments comments (0)

After more than a year of grueling attempts and legislative fits, starts and stand-offs, President Obama signed his $871 billion health care reform bill into law at the White House on Tuesday. In doing so, Obama put his mark on the largest overhaul of the American health care system since the passage of Medicare in 1965.

 

"Today, after almost a century of trying; today, after over a year of debate; today, after all the votes have been tallied, health insurance reform becomes the law of the United States of America," Obama said. "The bill I'm signing will set into motion reforms that generations of Americans have fought for and hungered to see."

 

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Obama noted that the bill will take four years to fully implement, but listed the reforms that will begin within the next six months, including tax credits to 4 million small businesses to cover employees' insurance; an end to recisions by insurance companies of customers who get sick; an end to caps on coverage; and a provision to allow young adults to remain on their parents' policies until they are 26 years old.

 

Watching Obama sign the bill in the East Room were House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and more than 150 smiling, cheering Democratic members of Congress, clearly relieved to have delivered a major legislative victory to the president on his top domestic policy goal.

 

The members of Congress repeatedly erupted into applause during Obama's remarks and loudly reprised Obama's 2008 campaign chant of "Ready to go, fired up!" as the event began.

 

Also at the ceremony were Victoria Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy, the widow and niece of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, who had championed health reform during his Senate career. Noticeably absent at the event were Republicans, none of whom voted for the bill.

 

Vice President Joe Biden introduced the president and praised Obama for leading the reform effort. "You're the guy who got it done," Biden said. "You've done what generations of not just ordinary, but great, men and women have attempted to do. . . . You have turned the right of every American to have access to quality health care into a reality for the first time in history."

 

In addition to the details the president listed, the legislation will also require every American to purchase health insurance and will penalize large businesses that do not provide insurance for their employees. By 2014, individuals will be able to shop for insurance through new health care exchanges, and will be subsidized by the government if they cannot afford it. About 15 million low-income Americans will be added to Medicaid, an element that governors have vocally opposed because of the unfunded mandates associated with it.

 

To pay for the reforms and expansions, the bill will impose a 40 percent excise tax on expensive insurance policies, add fees on pharmaceuticals and medical devices, and collect penalties from individuals and large business that do not buy the coverage required by the new law.

 

Some features of the bill would be changed by a package of "fixes" that the Senate will begin debating this week. The package would remove portions of the bill that some House Democrats had vocally opposed, including portions of the excise tax on insurance policies, and the "Cornhusker Kickback" that would have paid for Nebraska's entire Medicaid expansion. The reconciliation bill also includes billions of dollars in additional subsidies for people to buy insurance and a significant overhaul of the federal student loan program. (Read more about that here.)

 

President Obama also signed an executive order earlier this week explicitly stating that no funds from the health reform package would be used for abortion services or abortion coverage.

 

Republicans have vowed to bring legal challenges to the bill and to work to repeal it in Congress. Sen. John McCain blasted the bill on the Senate floor Monday and promised that Democrats will suffer for their efforts during the upcoming midterm elections. "We are going to try to repeal this," McCain said. "We are going to have a very spirited campaign coming up between now and November. And there will be a very heavy price to pay for it."

 

The president dismissed Republican objections as "game playing that passes for governing in Washington," and said that Republicans' rhetoric will now meet the reality of the bill that has passed.

 

"Today we are not a nation that scales back its aspirations. We are not a nation that falls prey to doubt or mistrust. We do not fall prey to fear. We are not a nation that does what's easy -- that's not who we are or how we got here," Obama said. "We are a nation that does what is hard, what is necessary, what is right.

 

"Here in this country, we shape our own destiny. That is who we are and is what we do."

 

As his fellow Democrats looked on, the president then signed the bill into law, using 20 different pens that he will give to his allies who helped clear the way for what is likely to be the defining domestic issue of his presidency.


Youtube Comedy 2010: On the Spiritual side

Posted by Viviana Gonzalez on March 22, 2010 at 10:11 PM Comments comments (0)

What if God had a myspace? Or a Twitter? Or a Youtube? Or even a Facebook: Well here is a funny song written by Shawn Shamrock!

 

 

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEmIEUCFRjk


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