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PcGamesAddicted.com

Back in October I wrote about a “brand new website about videogames” and after a lot of working here it is: www.pcgamesaddicted.com.

It’s just a website about Pc Games from a Pc Games lover (me), so it’s not meant to be complete, 100% reliable or a souce where someone can find everything about this Pc Game or that. It’s a (hopefully) nice place where I (and hopefully you) can talk about Pc Games I like, I would have liked, I hate, I would have hated and so on. It’s also a website open to collaboration and networking, so if any Pc Game lover happens to be a blogger too, just write me an e-mail at the address you’ll find in the Contact page and I’ll be more than happy to answer you.

Of course, I’m not quitting Knot In A Web, that is something more personal. Certainly, you will find here less posts about Pc Games.

Let me know what you think about PcGamesAddicted.com!

PcGamesAddicted.com - Pc Games Review, New Games Review

Save Community!

I just read that NBC is going to stop Community‘s third season starting from January 2012. According to this article, it seems that this new season (airing in USA since mid-September) has had a consistent drop in ratings and thus NBC is going to stop the series, one of the most critically acclaimed of the last seasons, until further notice. A NBC representative told that the series will be aired again within the end of the 2011-2012 season (spring?).

Anyway, I’m a huge fan of Community, and as a fan I invite everybody who feels disappointed with this NBC’s decision to subscribe the Save Community petition at this URL: www.save-community.com. If you don’t have Facebook, or just like me don’t want this petition app to have full access to your Facebook profile, just leave your name and e-mail and country, and that’s done. Spread the word!

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Dragon Age Redemption

In the last few weeks of transition, I had the possibility to take a look at Dragon Age Redemption, the web series that is set in the Dragon Age universe and that stars Felicia Day (we all love her for The Guild) as Tallis (that is also the main character in the last Dragon Age 2‘s DLC, Mark of the Assassin). Bioware has made a lot of work to expand Dragon Age brand in time and throughout different media, not always with brilliant results: Dragon Age 2 (and its DLCs) has disappointed many Dragon Age: Origins fans (including me) and the two books from David Gaider (that was also Lead Writer for Origins and previously worked on games like Baldur’s Gate 2, Neverwinter Nights and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic) are, to say the least, poor. Anyway, if you have the time and a bag of patience to go deep into different Dragon Age products, you will find a very well built setting where fantasy stories perfectly fit and on which almost everything can be built. This is one of the reasons why Dragon Age Redemption is worth a look.

Dragon Age Redemption: Felicia Day as Tallis

Find out more about Dragon Age Redemption and see first episode

In Finland!

One week or so ago I moved to Helsinki and after a very long period of boxing and unboxing, I’m once again in front of my PC. Moving from one state to another is not the easiest thing to do. Well, actually, moving (generally speaking) is not easy at all. If I think about the fact that the apartment I live in now is temporary and I will be moving once again at the end of January, a lot of bad words come into my mind …

Anyway, I’ve always looked at my move to Finland as a great opportunity, so I won’t moan any further. In the next few days I hope I will be able to take some pictures of the roundabouts and post them here on my blog. In the meantime, I should be able to update this pages more frequently than in the last month. At least, I hope so!

Still around

It’s been two weeks since I wrote my last post on this blog. I’m still around. In two more weeks I will be moving to Finland, Helsinki to be precise, and moving arrangements are quite absorbing these days. I’m packing stuff and found things I couldn’t even remember about (that’s how it works), and now that I’m almost done it’s sad to see the apartment empty. Anyway, life moves on and so am I.

Before moving, I will be 5 days in Lucca, Italy, for the Lucca Comics and Games fair (sorry for the website, it’s in Italian). I hope I will enjoy and relax a little bit before the great jump into a foreign country.

I also have a huge project involving a brand new website about videogames, but I will probably talk about it early in November.

Bye for now. Have a nice life you all!

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Del.icio.us

In the almost constant stream of announcements we had during last weeks (Amazon, Apple, Google, HP, …), one of the potentially most interesting and useful tool of the web has gone through a restyle in the shadow. Del.icio.us (it’s now delicious.com, but I used to love the old URL), probably the most popular social bookmarking web services, has been bought by AVOS System (the Company founded by Chad Hurley and Steve Chen … anybody said YouTube?) back in April, and at the end of September it launched with a new look and a new feature.

I joined Del.icio.us in 2006, when I was starting to have a lot of interesting websites and pages to store somewhere and to access from everywhere. I used it a little in the beginning, then I froze my account for some 4 years, since I really didn’t find the service as useful as it promised to be. I didn’t exactly know the reason I stopped using it at that time, but I simply found out I did not go through my past bookmarks as frequently as I first thought.

Last year I logged into Del.icio.us once again. The need to store information was at a high level and I really needed a tool (a web tool) to help me with it. Unfortunately, for the second time Del.icio.us failed to satisfy me. I then started to figure out why it did so. And that was the reason why I surfed through the net and found tools like WebNotes, Diigo and Amplify. None of these web tools are state-of-the-art, but each of them is a few steps ahead Del.icio.us, even after its last restyle and the introduction of “Stacks”.

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Read why Del.icio.us failed to satisfy me (and possibly many other users)

Heroes Of Neverwinter

I’m not a great fan of Facebook games. To tell the truth, I had never played a Facebook game, except some Zynga Poker, since I thought they were much for casual gamers, not very deep in storytelling and, in one word, boring. In the last month I decided to try two new Facebook game, famous brands’ spin-off: Civilization World and Heroes Of Neverwinter. While CivWorld didn’t manage to get me past the first few minutes of play, I’ve spent some good time playing Heroes Of Neverwinter, but finally gave up, since Facebook games’ freemium policy is simply irritating to me.

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Find out the pros and cons of Heroes Of Neverwinter