Today’s Poll: What Do You Think of Netflix’s New Pricing?

Posted on July 13th, by raymond padilla in Movies, TV. 11 comments

PS3 Slim Netflix Todays Poll: What Do You Think of Netflixs New Pricing?

Netflix recently announced some upcoming changes to its subscription rates. The old $19.99 plan that included unlimited streaming and DVD rentals will die. Unlimited streaming will continue for $7.99 a month, while unlimited DVD rentals will cost $15.99 per month. If you currently enjoy streaming and renting discs then your monthly cost will rise to $23.98 starting September 1, 2011.

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Coffee Talk #373: Hello Again!

Posted on July 13th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Housekeeping, Today's Specials. 19 comments
Hey you guys! I've missed you a bunch while I was in Hawaii. It was a fantastic vacation -- one of the best and most relaxing that I've had in years. I just had an incredible time attending...

Today’s Poll: Battlefield vs. Call of Duty

Posted on July 4th, by raymond padilla in PC Gaming, Today's Specials, Videogames. 13 comments

Here’s a simple poll for you today. I’d love to know which war-gaming franchise you prefer, Electronic Arts’ Battlefield or Activision’s Call of Duty. They’re both hugely popular franchises with lots of fans and plenty of detractors. Kindly vote in today’s poll and share your feelings about these games in the comments section.

Which franchise is better?

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Coffee Talk #372: My “Weird” Al Accordion Confession

Posted on July 4th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Music, Today's Specials. 123 comments
I recently downloaded every polka by "Weird" Al Yankovic to serve as my soundtrack for my trip to Hawaii. And really, nothing says tropical island fun or celebrating your brother's wedding like...

Fourth of July Housekeeping

Posted on July 4th, by raymond padilla in Housekeeping. No Comments

RPad box Fourth of July HousekeepingI hope everyone is having an excellent Fourth of July weekend! I’m still scrambling from last week, trying to finish up a bunch of odds and ends before I take off to the airport in a little over four hours. I’m not sure what my schedule is going to be like in Hawaii, but I’ll try to post a few stories every day (barring any injuries caused by giant waves, erupting volcanoes, or Da Hui). Now onto the housekeeping items!

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World of Warcraft Extends Dominance With Crack Cocaine Model

Posted on July 1st, by raymond padilla in MMO, PC Gaming, Today's Specials. 5 comments

“The first one’s free!” said the friendly drug dealer. That’s how they get you hooked, you see. MMO publishers use a similar model, but Blizzard is taking it to a new level with World of Warcraft Starter Edition. Traditionally, MMOs have come with a trial measured in days — usually 14 to 30. Blizzard is now letting prospective customers play World of Warcraft for free up to level 20. Here’s a clip from the press email I received:

We’ve removed the previous 10- and 14-day trial time restrictions,

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