Archive for November, 2007

Nov
30

Known Issues With Patch 2.3

November 30th 2007 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 0 comments

I really like the new WarCraft patch, but some people, uh, don’t. Here’s a list of known issues with patch 2.3, from the guys at BestOfWarCraft.com General -Dwarven racial Find Treasure is deactivated on death. -Undead Males main hand weapon is appearing larger than previous builds. -Equipping a thrown weapon while in the middle of […]

Nov
27

Two New Nintendo DS Bundles

November 27th 2007 by Lynn Little in Nintendo DS 0 comments

Just in time for the holidays, Nintendo releases two new DS bundles. One bundle features a gold colored DS and comes with Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. Also, a metallic rose colored DS is available and comes with the Best Friends version of Nintendogs. The Nintendo DS is sure to be on more than a few Christmas […]

Nov
27

WoW Almost Free In China

November 27th 2007 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 0 comments

So I heard a rumor that the masterminds at Blizzard were about to change World Of WarCraft from a monthly subscription to free in China. I was pretty excited, my boyfriend and I have been talking about getting a copy of Chinese WoW to practice our Chinese as we slay bad guys, and waiving the […]

Nov
26

Coolest Girl in School

November 26th 2007 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 3 comments

A controversial new video game for girls implies that stealing, sexual dalliances, drug use and gossiping pave the path to teenage empowerment, with the express objective being to “lie, bitch and flirt your way to the top of the high school ladder.” Coolest Girl in School is billed as the young woman’s answer to Grand […]

Nov
24

Minimap Changes With The New WoW Patch

November 24th 2007 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 0 comments

I was a little worried that the new patch for World Of WarCraft would go like a new version of Windows and “fix” what isn’t broken, but the new improvements are great! The WoW interface is even easier to use, if that’s even possible. The minimap in the top right of the screen has undergone […]

Nov
13

I like long walks on the beach, champagne and slaying Horde.

November 13th 2007 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 3 comments

This isn’t a joke, it’s an actual World Of WarCraft dating site, where WoW gamers can meet other players for some OOG adventures. The site’s pretty new, still in beta, but already has quite a few users. Users tell their faction, race, level and in-game professions on their profile, as well as the usual location/job/maritial […]

Nov
13

Why We Game

November 13th 2007 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 0 comments

I’m reluctant to link to anything GamerHelp publishes since their recent faux pas, calling a series of pictures of half-naked girls molesting their consoles a feature on girl gamers. Yeah, right, we doll up in lingerie to play WarCraft. Sure. But Jason Fryers 11 Reasons We Play Games is brilliant. It’s a laugh for all […]

Nov
13

Does the rise of casual gaming spell disaster for the young, male demographic?

November 13th 2007 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 0 comments

GameIndustry.Biz has an awesome article about the rise of casual gaming and casual gamers, and what that does for the gaming demographic. It’s no secret that there are more and more casual games (think Wii party, etc.) and more and more gamers who aren’t young men. Suddenly, games software and hardware is attracting audiences wider […]

Nov
13

Barrens Chat Meets AOL Chatroom

November 13th 2007 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 1 comment

Does anyone remember good old Compuserve? AOL’s timely acquisition of Compuserve and all of its associated assets in the late 1990’s included a tiiiiiiiny domain name that at the time seemed little more than a footnote on an enormous business deal. That domain? WOW.com, which is currently laying dormant and unused, as it has throughout […]

Nov
05

WoW Gamer Measures Azeroth

November 5th 2007 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 0 comments

Tobold, a VERY dedicated WoW gamer says this: It takes quite some time to completely explore every corner of the World of Warcraft, Azeroth. But how big is this world in square miles or square kilometers? While other game companies brag about the size of their worlds, Blizzard is keeping mum about this. So I […]