Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Choosing Sides

With the release of Scars and Besieged, Magic players have had a choice between the Mirrans and the Phyrexians.

Choir: "Ahhh"

Personally I'm on the Mirran side. My blue/artifact mill contains the majority of their cards.  They play really well and I enjoy the backstory.

 I like to root for the underdog (and with the way the Phyrexian story is written, the Mirrans truly are the underdogs). Viva la resistance!

  So I want to know, which side have you chosen and why? Which faction dominates your deck?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Mobile World Congress

Over the past week coverage began for the Mobile World Congress in Spain. The MWC is the chance companies get to show off their new, shiny, mobile devices. This is a cell phone dominant event, but tablets have made their appearance as well.

Most Notable News
-Nokia will run mobile os Windows Phone 7 on their upcoming devices. Say they want to beat Android.
-Sony Ericson shows off its Experia Play (aka the PlayStation Phone)
-Samsung's Galaxy S II confirmed; dual core processor inside
-HP discontinues Palm (remember the Palm Pilot? Exactly) to focus on their webOS for their phones and tablets
-LG announced a phone that can do glasses-less 3D. Meh.

Today was the last day, but check out Engadget for more updates as they come in.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

No Budget Magic

Time for a new feature!

This week I will be going over how to build up a collection with limited funds. You and three friends split the cost of a 36 pack booster box (for friends, see Friday Night Magic). To make the math simple, this example box will cost $100 even. $100 divded by 4 people equals $25  per person. So for $25 you get 9 boosters (36/4). Most boosters cost about $4 on their own, so you save $11 going this route.

It's up to you how your group splits the cards (i.e. Drafting, "Oooh, I like that picture on the wrapper") but overall you will have 135 new cards from your 9 packs. Keep what you want, sell/trade what you dont.

Just dont be like those kids who see commons and throws them away. You'll be surprised who needs them (i.e. that kid who just threw them out).

Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday Night Magic

Today is Friday so you know what that means! ...No, not #ff on Twitter (but go ahead and #ff @BlueWolfTCG :P). It's that time again for Friday Night Magic!

Now some people may claim they have better things to do on a Friday night, but we're gamers and this is the best night of the week.

FNM events are the best way to get involves in Magic locally. You get to meet new players, make new friends (or rivals) and practice tournament formats like Standard and Sealed Draft. If you sign up for tournament play and place 1st or 2nd, you earn an event prize card. If you dont place, you may randomly be selected to win 1 of 2 other event cards.

FNM takes place at local gaming stores across the country, so contact the one near you to see if they participate. I personally hit up Tate's Gaming Satellite, so if you're in the South FL area you know what's up.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

500k to make $$$

Star Wars: The Old Republic, which has been confirmed for a spring release date earlier this month, is probably one of the most anticipated MMORPGs of this year. Now Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello tells investors on a conference call yesterday that "At half a million subscribers, the game is substantially profitable".

Impressive, seeing that EA chief financial officer Scott Brown said that The Old Republic was "the largest R&D project EA has ever undertaken" earlier last year.

Riccitiello didn't specify how long it would take for half a million subscribers to make SW:TOR turn a profit, though it seems like it could happen for the highly anticipated MMO since World of Warcraft – which has 12 million subscribers as of the end of last year.

[Via GameInformer]

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sony Steps Up Their Game

 Sony announced a new PSP a few days ago. Here are the specs:

-codenamed NGP
-no UMD support, but games will be available special memory cards
-backwards-compatible with downloadable PSP games
-5 inch touchscreen OLED display with 960 x 544 resolution
-dual analog sticks
-a rear-mounted touchpad
-the same accelerometer / gyroscope motion sensing as in the PlayStation Move
-an electronic compass 
-cameras on both the front and back
[Via Engadget]

What do you think? Will you buy one?

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