First Europa Universalis IV Expansion Announced.

Paradox Interactive announced Conquest of Paradise which is the first expansion for Europa Universalis IV, the award-winning empire building and grand strategy game for Windows, Mac and Linux. Europa Universalis IV is a game where the player has the chance to lead one of many countries through the history. Players can change the history in the game with their actions and this means it is a game that allows the player to set their own goals. Do they want to shock the world with wars or do they want to create a huge trading empire? Nothing is set in stone … Continue reading First Europa Universalis IV Expansion Announced.

Greg Street “Ghostcrawler” leaves Blizzard Entertainment

Lead Systems Designer Greg Street known as “Ghostcrawler” in the World of Warcraft forums, leaves Blizzard Entertainment. He posted his goodbye on the official World of Warcraft forums. He wrote “An opportunity has come my way, and I have made the very tough decision to move on from Blizzard.” and thanks the World of Warcraft community with his following words “I wanted to thank all of you for being a part of this grand quest. I have said a hundred times that having passionate gamers, including the angry ones, is a far better place to be than having a community … Continue reading Greg Street “Ghostcrawler” leaves Blizzard Entertainment

Upcoming Battlefield 4 PC Patch in December 2

DICE has just announced that the next Battlefield 4 update for PC will be released on December 2. The update will allegedly fix some problems with Battefield 4. December 2 Battlefield 4 PC Patch Notes: -Removed the blur effect on soldiers that appeared when Commanders were using EMP attacks -Fixed the audio bug where audio sometimes randomly dropped out while playing on certain multiplayer maps (typically Golmud Railway and Hainan Resort) -Fixed the “one-hit kill bug” where occasionally damage from a single bullet was applied multiple times – Fixed a common crash that would occur when exiting from the Single … Continue reading Upcoming Battlefield 4 PC Patch in December 2

Spam comments and how you can avoid to let them come through

While Akismet does work already pretty good as a blog spam comment filter, it is sometimes necessary to drop some spam comments manually into the wordpress spam folder, so that Akismet can learn about new spam to filter out spam comment even better in the future. I´d say that Akismet can already filter out 95% of the junk comments but there are always some comments coming through, which I would call the 5% of the new blog spammers who are not in the list of Akismet´s database yet. It is not much work to teach Akismet that it is a … Continue reading Spam comments and how you can avoid to let them come through

Hilarious Spam Comment Examples Part 1

Akismet is doing a great job when it comes to filter out most of the blog comment spam. But sometimes there are spammers who aren´t known yet by the Akismet database. As I moderate most of the comments on my blog, I sometimes find one or another spam attempt and flag them manually. But often the spam comments are so stupid, that this is one of the more funny tasks as a blogger. Blog spam contributes at least to the amusement. This is why I thought I´ll publish a little series of articles about spam comments every now and then. … Continue reading Hilarious Spam Comment Examples Part 1

Sand Art Sculpture

I wonder why I never posted this photo. Maybe because I still have so many on my hard drive to upload. But it is anyway to post a photo on my blog as I didn´t do that often since some time now. This is one photo that my mother took with her smartphone some time ago on a local beach. It was summer 2013. I don´t know who the artist of this nice sand sculpture is but it does look pretty awesome. I think the person who did that, has great talent. I really like the sand sculpture. Great art! … Continue reading Sand Art Sculpture