Week in Geek: World of Warcraft release date, Microsoft’s $300 billion failure

Deana Smith

It may be sad or horribly exciting, but for whatever the worth, here are some highlights for this week in geekdom.

Blizzard spills the beans

Blizzard entertainment told millions of awaiting gamers the release date for the World of Warcraft expansion, The Wrath of the Lich King, which will include a new area, Northrend, a new class, The Deathknight, The ability to level your character from seventy to eighty and many more interesting goodies. The date? November 13th 2008… Can we say Christmas is coming early this year?

Facebook’s Fail

I don’t know about the rest of the world, but I still haven’t gotten used to the new Facebook. Tabs, Tabs, and more TABs; how many people are really going to take the time to look at the right tab, if they can find it that is. I am constantly thinking that someone removed their information, only after ten minutes or so, do I realize it has just been hidden in the tab maze. I am sure some people like it, just not anyone I know, sorry Facebook.

300 Million Dollar Boo Boo?

The new Bill Gates and Seinfeld commercials are reportedly getting the axe, after being received less than good by the public, and there will be no more produced. They were Microsoft’s attempt to compete with Apple’s “I’m a Mac and I’m a PC” slogan and the commercials that go along with it. The Microsoft commercials, part of a 300 million dollar campaign, where really funny at face value, but I hate to say Seinfeld was so ten years ago.

Feeling Nostalgic, Buy this Auction

Did you know that that the NES system had 739 legal US games, yes, that would be called a complete collection, sans system. Pretty sexy, no? Well, if you just can’t live without them then scoot your computer to eBay, where a seller has this coveted collection for sale on auction. Me, I am going to have to settle for dreaming about it, still sexy though.