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Lost In Ascalon #36 – Cantha Caroling

The Guild Wars Wintersday festival is almost at its climax. As such, I thought I’d tie up a loose end in the storyline. We can’t have our hero running around in a Yule Cap, not after New Year’s Day. It’s a fashion faux pas. Lost In Ascalon #36 brings Tank’s deranged journey to an abrupt end. I found it interesting that Cantha doesn’t have an outpost or city with a Christmas theme to it. Kamadan, Lion’s Arch, Droknar’s Forge, and Ascalon City are the places to visit for Wintersday action. So, what better place than Cantha to host episode #36?

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Guild Wars: Utopia – Chapter 4?

ArenaNet has been quiet… too quiet. Where’s all the information about Chapter 4? That’s when I decided to kick things into “Competitive Intelligence” mode. For those of you that don’t know about CI, it’s ethical information gathering. It’s different than espionage. James Bond I’m not. While I own a Tuxedo, I doubt I could talk my way past the front desk of ArenaNet HQ.

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The Spoils of Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Are you having a good day off? I’m using this time to work on the site. But before I dive heavily into XNA game development, I thought that I’d share with you the spoils of Christmas! Plenty of businesses depends heavily on holiday sales. A good shopping / spending season is a way to judge the strength of the economy. I know that I spent WAY more than I usually do.

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Photics Reviews The Wii

I went to great trouble to score a Wii. Nintendo’s new console is quite coveted for this holiday season. After many MANY hours of play, and after careful reflection upon my experiences with this new system, I have compiled my thoughts on the Wii. No aspect of the Wii was neglected. From installing the Wii, to playing virtual console games, the details are meticulously covered. If you’ve been wondering if a Wii is the right console for you, this special edition of Photics might help you decide. Download The Photics Wii Review in PDF Format.

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Lost In Ascalon #35 – Partial Recall

There must be obvious side effects with consuming tremendous amounts of Dwarven Ale – and then dying. Tank is afflicted with Resurrection Sickness. This is not the usual 15% death penalty. Tank is experiencing something more intense. While Tank’s body might have been resurrected, his mind didn’t make it all the way back. In a special three-page edition, Episode #35 of Lost In Ascalon illustrates the situation. See if you can keep up with the mistaken Guild Wars references. Meanwhile, Photics is still searching for Gwen. In such a delicate world, can our hero afford the time necessary to verify Tank’s claim?

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