January 2009

Norman Chad and Lon McEachern

Norman Chad and Lon McEachern

Norman Chad and Lon McEachern make one hell of a duo. I highly doubt their announcing tandem could be topped by another. Still, Chad has me wondering. I used to think his schtick was all in humor, but now I’m … More »

Granado Espada V3.0 patch notes

Granado Espada V3.0 patch notes

Just like what I did on January 21, 2009 for Atlantica Online, I’m posting here on MMOtaku the patch notes (well, at least an excerpt) for Version 3.0 of Granado Espada in Southeast Asia: The Ancient Shelter has been introduced … More »

Granado Espada: Enter the Zeia

Granado Espada: Enter the Zeia

Yeah, I know it’s a bit late. Blame it on frequent disconnection from the Internet. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake that shook my side of the pond a couple of days ago might have something to do with this craziness. And then … More »

China cracks down on games with erotic content

China cracks down on games with erotic content

Yes, there you have it. China cracks the whip again, this time against what it suspects as soft pornography in online games. Here’s the lowdown from online games portal 17173: China’s administration department has launched a campaign against erotic content … More »

Amy Winehouse Set For Premature Death?

Amy Winehouse Set For Premature Death?

Is Amy Winehouse set for a premature death? That is at least the opinion of Brit Music Scene readers who responded to me recent poll asking where Amy Winehouse was likely to end up. I’m a huge fan of Winehouse’ … More »

"The Wrestler" - Review

"The Wrestler" – Review

Movie: The Wrestler * Official Site * Trailer In Theaters: Jan. 23, 2009 Runtime: 115 minutes Directed by: Darren Aronofsky MPAA Rating: R for violence, sexuality/nudity, language and some drug use Gecko Rating: I saw "The Wrestler" with my 14-year-old … More »

Angela Montenegro Named Best Female Character

Angela Montenegro Named Best Female Character

[Photo: ©2008 Fox Broadcasting Co Cr: Eric Ogden/FOX] Many thanks to Bones fan Liz for letting me know about this. Cinema Blend recently announced their picks for the best of 2008. (Yes, this went into my spam folder….thank goodness I … More »

New Show Alert: "Jockeys" Animal Planet

New Show Alert: “Jockeys” Animal Planet

Have you ever needed to win so badly that you would be willing to break 50 bones just to do it? What about winning but never really getting any recognition? Well that’s what Jockey’s usually face when they compete and … More »

Dimitri Nobles Makes An Appearance

Dimitri Nobles Makes An Appearance

This video is kind of cool.  I’ve never seen it before and neither have more than 750 others, but in it Dimitri Nobles talks about his use of the phrase “send him out on a stretcher.”  Its just a one … More »

AD&D fanatics in MMORPGs

AD&D fanatics in MMORPGs

You can spot them a mile away—fans of the classic tabletop role-playing game Advanced Dungeons and Dragons may be a rarity in the virtual worlds of MMORPGs, but if you’re one, you’ll know one. Yes, as I’ve said countless times … More »

Make Their Day: FISH Philosophy

Make Their Day: FISH Philosophy

One of the four components of the FISH Philosophy is Make Their Day. While it would be easy for my team to say “Yeah, we do that every day” and not focus on this very much, we like to take … More »

The search for a good clock for Openbox

The search for a good clock for Openbox

I was avoiding trying to install another dock for Openbox and I thought that maybe the WindowMaker dock apps would work for the docker. I’ve read that other people used different panels and docks for their system tray and applets. … More »

Film Gecko Five: Sexiest Movies

Film Gecko Five: Sexiest Movies

I’m starting a new feature called “Film Gecko Five” – Top Five Movies in various categories. Feel free to email me at jane.boursaw@b5media.com with your ideas! Today’s list is my Top Five Sexiest Movies. See if you agree, and if … More »

New Show Alert: Heli-Loggers TLC

New Show Alert: Heli-Loggers TLC

TLC Announced a new adventure logging series called Heli-Loggers on its Thursday night schedule beginning February 5, 2009 Premiering at 10 PM ET/PT, Heli-Loggers transports viewers to the rain forest of Northern British Columbia, where a rowdy group of loggers … More »

Sammy the Owl Ejected - Rice Mascot

Sammy the Owl Ejected – Rice Mascot

Recently, we saw a few college basketball fans gone crazy. Now college basketball mascots are up to the same tricks. Sammy the Owl, the mascot for Rice, was ejected from a game. You can watch the video of the Owl … More »

"Power" Is Allison Mack's Directorial Debut

"Power" Is Allison Mack’s Directorial Debut

Sniff, our little Chloe has grown up. For tonight’s Smallville episode, Allison Mack stepped into the director’s chair and there is a whole lot of stuff going on. Last week we learned about something called the Prometheus project that could … More »

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