Our friends over at Fangamer have gotten off to a great start with their Kickstarter project. Fangamer has been a huge part of why our marathons have been so successful. They have donated the proceeds of many of their products to the charities we have gamed for as well as Camille Young supplying us with great auction pieces which have raised thousands of dollars for our causes.
In a move that has implications in the movie, comic book, and gaming industries, Disney has made an agreement to buy Marvel at a value of approximately $4 billion.
“This transaction combines Marvel’s strong global brand and world-renowned library of characters including Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men, Captain America, Fantastic Four and Thor with Disney’s creative skills, unparalleled global portfolio of entertainment properties, and a business structure that maximizes the value of creative properties across multiple platforms and territories. Ike Perlmutter and his team have done an impressive job of nurturing these properties and have created significant value. We are pleased to bring this talent and these great assets to Disney.”
Sorry our gaming blog hadn’t started a week earlier, then we could have given you guys up to the minute updates on what went down at BlizzCon. Oh well, I’ll wrap it up and put a bow on it for you.
To no ones surprise, the Worgen (Alliance) and Goblin (Horde) races were announced for World of Warcraft’s third expansion Cataclysm.
Some of the new features of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm include: Taken straight from the official FAQ for the expansion
Level Cap Increased to 85: Earn new abilities, tap into new talents, and progress through the path system, a new way for players to improve characters.
Classic Zones Remade: Familiar zones across the original continents of Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms have been altered forever and updated with new content, from the devastated Badlands to the broken Barrens, which has been sundered in two.
New High-Level Zones: Explore newly opened parts of the world, including Uldum, Grim Batol, and the great Sunken City of Vashj’ir beneath the sea.
More Raid Content than Ever Before: Enjoy more high-level raid content than previous expansions, with optional more challenging versions of all encounters.
New Race and Class Combinations: Explore Azeroth as a gnome priest, blood elf warrior, or one of the other never-before-available race and class combinations.
Guild Advancement: Progress as a guild to earn guild levels and guild achievements.
New PvP Zone & Rated Battlegrounds: Take on PvP objectives and daily quests on Tol Barad Island, a new Wintergrasp-like zone, and wage war in all-new rated Battlegrounds.
Archaeology: Master a new secondary profession to unearth valuable artifacts and earn unique rewards.
Flying Mounts in Azeroth: Explore Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms like never before.
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