Friday, August 20, 2010

CK's Friday Speedlinks for August 20th, 2010

As summer slowly comes to an end and the cool winds of autumn start to make themselves felt at night, it's time a shake down of this blog. Regular readers will have noticed that its been a while since my last post. Some might wonder what's happening with this blog, now that I've left the EVE Blog Pack. All I can say for now is that all these changes are for the good. More on that later.

For now, here's a an updated post series that used to be known as "EVE Speedlinking for...". I've indeed decided to rework the formula and bring you a different more diverse speedlinking experience. This new series will have lots of EVE Online content of course, but will allow me to post links to anything that's peaked my curiosity; whether EVE-related, scifi-related or just plain cool geek stuff.

Hope you enjoy this first of many!

EVE Online Related:
New EVE Online Blogs:
  1. Interstellar Privateer -- has moved (new URL)
  2. Et Tu, Brutus? -- has moved (new URL)
  3. A Scientist's Life in Eve
  4. Black Rabbits Hole (The)
  5. Boom! Hull-Shot?
  6. Drifting through the Stars
  7. Eve Blasphemy
  8. Eve Online Strategy
  9. Flee on Sight
  10. Persephone Astrid's YarrJournal
  11. Random Posts from Auga
  12. Republic of Tyrants


    Fly safe!

    Wednesday, August 04, 2010

    Making the Pack: 8 new blogs make it into the EVE Online Blog Pack

    As I promised earlier this week, the Pack needed a little clean-up. In doing so I've removed myself from the Pack as well as two well know blogs and Postings from the Edge (by EON's Editor Zapatero). My reasoning was quite simple, all 3 of these blogs are well known and I wanted to shine the spotlight on some new blogs.

    Removing these blogs gave me a little more room to add fresh new blood to the Pack. So without further ado, here are the blogs that have been added to the EVE Blog Pack:

    Now those keeping tabs will have noticed that this takes the total count of blogs in the Pack to 52. And why not! With the hundreds of blogs out there, why limit ourselves to just 20, or 40 or even 50 for that matter. I say the more, the merrier, as long as the quality and frequency is there. Speaking of which, I've noticed quite a few Pack members with outdated content. Unless they start posting soon, or inform me of a new URL, I might have a few more openings on the Pack in the not so distant future.

    So, welcome to the members above. And Venom, since you're the only veteran to return, why don't you show the example to these newbie Pack Members and write a little something!

    P.S.: And one last thing. Since I'm no longer in the Pack, I'll need at least one of the Pack Members to write a little something about this post. This is going to be interesting!

    Sunday, August 01, 2010

    Lego Starcraft: Brick Rush & more [Machinima Videos]

    Blizzard had always had a special place in my evolution as a gamer. When I first made the switch from Macs to the world of PCs, Diablo 2 and Starcraft were the first two games I purchased. I remember hours of gaming late into the night, with ice packs on my right forearm to keep the pain and swelling down. Those clickfest were some of the best gaming sessions I've had.

    And though I've yet to get Starcraft 2 - I'm still debating download vs boxset - I still plan on getting the game. Getting it now would be futile though, as I'm busy enough with my gaming time (or lack of), this blog and the work I do for the EVE Community.

    In the mean time, I'll enjoy these little gems of videos. The first is a Lego Machinima based on the original Starcraft. The second is Blizzard's own "Ghosts of the Past" Trailer. Speaking of ghosts, remember Starcraft: Ghost? Watch the 3 video for a little flashback down memory lane.