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May 17, 2012

Diablo III is Now LIVE!

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Yes you've read it right and it is indeed "A bad day for demons to be lurking around"!  Just the other, May 15, 2012,  the much awaited game has been launched.  Pinoy gamers and enthusiasts were very glad that the Philippines became part of the launched through the effort and hardwork of IP eGames.

I was very glad too to have been invited on this launched and get to know first hand information about the latest in this Diablo III game. So for the meantime here's the details of their press release and for the experience and some information about the game perhaps on my next posts.  So continue reading...

IRVINE, Calif. -- May 15, 2012 -- Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. announced that Diablo III, the highly anticipated next chapter in its award-winning action-role-playing-game series, is now available in retail stores throughout the US, Canada, Europe, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. Gamers in the regions above as well as in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil are also able to purchase Diablo III digitally via the game’s official website (

In the wake of a Blizzard record of more than 2 million preorders, and following more than 8,000 midnight launch events earlier at retail stores worldwide, gamers across the planet are now storming Sanctuary in hot pursuit of the Lord of Terror.

“This launch is a culmination of many years of hard work by our development team, and many years of passionate, dedicated support from gamers around the world,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’re grateful for the enthusiasm of our players, and for the help of our beta testers in getting the game ready for release. Now that Diablo III is live, we hope everyone’s ready to have a hellishly good time slaying demons and collecting loot in Sanctuary.”

Diablo III is available for Windows XP/ Windows Vista/ Windows 7 and Macintosh at a suggested price of 89 SGD in Singapore, 218 MYR in Malaysia, 2,150 THB in Thailand, and 3,145 PHP in the Philippines, for the retail DVD-ROM version. A special alabaster-white Collector’s Edition, sold exclusively in retail stores while supplies last, includes the game on DVD_ROM, a behind-the-scenes Blu-ray/ DVD two-disc set, the Diablo III soundtrack CD, a 208-page Art of Diablo III book, and a 4 GB USB soulstone (including full version of Diablo II and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction) and corresponding Diablo skull base, as well as exclusive in-game content for Diablo III, World of Warcraft, and StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. Diablo III has received a Mature rating from the ESRB.

Players in the Latin American countries listed above and in Russia will be able to purchase Diablo III at local retail locations starting June 7. Digital availability via for the Russian version of the game will also begin June 7. In addition to the English version, Diablo III is fully localized into Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, European Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Korean, and traditional Chinese.

Diablo III continues the epic Diablo storyline, with players taking on the role of one of five heroic characters – barbarian, witch doctor, wizard, monk, or demon hunter – and embarking on an epic quest to save the world of Sanctuary from the corrupting forces of the Burning Hells. As players adventure through rich and varied settings, they’ll engage in pulse-pounding combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses, grow in experience and ability, acquire artifacts of incredible power, and meet key characters who’ll join them in battle or aid them in other ways. The game features the intuitive interface, fast-paced action, and visceral gameplay that Diablo players have come to expect and enjoy.

Designed from the ground up to leverage the full functionality of the platform, Diablo III also provides gamers with industry-leading matchmaking and communication tools, allowing adventurers to seamlessly join forces for cooperative play. also provides the infrastructure for the Diablo III auction house, a feature-rich marketplace that Sanctuary’s heroes can use to trade their hard-earned treasures. To learn more about the auction house and the other features of Diablo III, please visit the official website at

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Acer's Limited-Edition Aspire One D270 Balloon Carnival

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There is no better time to go out and about than summer. And there is no better way to celebrate summer than by taking with you Acer's sprightly new limited-edition netbook everywhere you go.

The 10.1-inch Aspire One D270 Balloon Carnival, a gorgeous new addition to Acer's popular line of high-performance subcompact Aspire One laptops, is the tech pioneer's season surprise to summer lovers. It features the all-new Intel® Atom™ processor-based Cedar Trail platform, the efficient Microsoft Windows® 7 operating environment, a range of ultra-fast wireless connectivity options, and a limited-edition design that brings a splash of vivid color to a sleek, lightweight chassis.

Available only for a limited time, the Aspire One D270 Balloon Carnival is perfect for style-minded users with demanding mobile-driven lifestyles; as such, it stands out among today's duller, drearier laptop offerings. The Aspire One D270 Balloon Carnival is less than an inch thin, weighs less than a six-pack of Coke, and measures no bigger than a glossy B5 magazine. A bouquet of colors against an immaculate white backdrop graces its distinctive cover design, while a motif-matching multi-gesture touchpad—also bearing the various shapes and shades of balloons—emphasizes the Aspire One D270 Balloon Carnival’s summer style statement. Indeed, like a carnival of balloons, the netbook soars high, with an ultra-portable 1.30-kg frame (with 6-cell battery) that's as easy to carry as it is to look at.

Don't mistake the Aspire One D270 Balloon Carnival as a performance lightweight, however, because beneath its head-turning surface is a heavy-duty set of tech specs and features. It begins with a dazzling 10.1-inch LED-backlit screen, which is engineered with high-definition 1024 by 600 resolution, energy-saving display performance, and the incredible visual power of the integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650. A multi-gesture touchpad and comfortable keyboard (that's 93 percent the size of a full one) are also included to bring control right where it should be: in your hands.

Meanwhile, Intel's Cedar Trail processing platform, the 1.86 GHz Intel® Atom™ N2800, and the Windows® 7 Home Basic edition all combine to ensure that playing or working with the Aspire One D270 Balloon Carnival is a breeze. A cutting-edge 500 GB hard disk drive and 2 GB of DDR3 system memory are added to provide you with extra muscle and memory while you manage precious memories and important data. To ensure optimal mobility wherever you go, Acer also equipped the Aspire One D270 Balloon Carnival with a long-lasting battery (capable of up to 8 hours on a single charge) and the slim and simple Acer MiniGo AC adapter, which is 40 percent lighter than previous-generation 30W notebook adapters.

The rest of the netbook's hardware are equally impressive. The innovative Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi-certified technology, advanced Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and the built-in Acer Crystal Eye HD webcam enable you to keep in touch with the World Wide Web—and the world—anytime and anywhere. Whether you're checking your E-mails, browsing the Web, connecting with your favorite social networks, streaming online videos, or making Internet video calls, the Aspire One D270 Balloon Carnival delivers instant connectivity, minus the inconvenience of dead spots and dropped connections.

Also included are three USB ports, a Multi-in-1 card reader, a Fast Ethernet port, a VGA port, and a user-friendly HDMI port with HDCP capability. There is also a deceptively powerful set of stereo speakers for providing the soundtrack to the bright, bud-bursting days of summer.

It's the season to be out and about with the new limited-edition Acer Aspire One D270 Balloon Carnival. Thanks to the 10.1-inch netbook's sensational style and brilliant computing performance, summer will never be the same, and ever be as much fun.

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May 12, 2012

PLDT Telpad gets an “App-grade” with TelMeHow

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 Tomorrow’s landline for today’s home just got an “app-grade”.

PLDT’s revolutionary tablet landline and multimedia gadget now comes with its own, exclusive application (app)—TelMeHow.

TelMeHow is an educational online companion and an accessible source of easy-to-follow, useful knowledge ideal for pursuing special interests, developing new skills or simply bonding with loved ones especially during this summer vacation.

The app hosts several categories that family members can engage in, such as cooking, fashion, travel, photography, first aid, sports, music, language and fitness, among others. These categories offer “how-to” content in various forms—instructional videos, photos and supplementary content. This exclusive Telpad app features popular experts in its various categories.

For instance, for the cooking category, food connoisseur Erwan Heussaff demonstrates how to cook while photos of the finished product, as well as the written version of the recipes, tips and ingredients, are also available. The cooking section highlights recipes from Erwan’s personal culinary archives such as the super simple burger recipe, grilled stuffed calamari and cheese and mushroom rolled pizzanitos.

Redefining connection in the Filipino family
With today’s generation of tech-savvy and proactive teens, TelMeHow provides an avenue for fun learning and for discovering wonderful things right inside the comforts of home. It is in line with PLDT Home Business’ essence of providing the strongest connections at home, with Telpad and TelMeHow fulfilling that brand promise.

The PLDT Telpad S7 Slim boasts of an 8 GB internal memory, 512 MB RAM, 1 GHz Qualcomm processor and additional storage capacity of up to 32 GB. The sleek S7 Slim also has a micro HDMI port for larger scale viewing on HD television. It also comes with 3-axis Accelerometer, gravity, and ambient light sensors.

Each Telpad plan comes with unlimited calls and unlimited broadband service. Plans start at P1,849 at 1.5mbps. The Telpad unit is an Android™-powered device so subscribers can take advantage of more than 450,000 applications available for download at Google Play (formerly known as Android™ Market).

Experts in your home
TelMeHow features industry professionals with the likes of designer Sassa Jimenez and stylist Bea Constantino providing practical and professional tips. Travel blogger Lois Yasay of shares tried and tested travel advice like packing unlikely travel essentials.

After the official launch of TelMeHow, Telpad subscribers can look forward to more valuable and easily accessible content on the app with the help of a line-up of mentors such as Professional Photographer Paul Ticzon. Meanwhile, all other TelMeHow mentors will add more instructional videos.

Also in the pipeline are new categories including a section on cars which will feature ideas on how to soup up your ride. Home buddies and interior decorating addicts can look forward to the home category called living space which will feature practical housekeeping and home decorating tips.

Subscribers looking for a part-time gig or homeowners who simply want to know how to throw a successful party will also find the soon-to-be uploaded events category extremely useful with its how-to guide in organizing and managing an event. Those trying to be healthy can work out at home with health and wellness tips courtesy of the upcoming fitness category.

Would-be tourists to Paris or budding linguists can learn the basics of the French language. Finally, TelMeHow will beef up its sports category with basketball and volleyball instructionals from top athletes Kirk Long and Michelle Gumabao.

TelMeHow will also tie up with leading publications and websites for content sharing such as,, Bianca Valerio of B*Spoke, as well as TV5.

Also coming soon is a full-blown interactive user upload section which will feature selected content from Telpad subscribers. Whether it’s an heirloom recipe or an original music video, Telpad users will soon have their own dedicated space online via TelMeHow.

TelMeHow may now be downloaded for free at More information about the Telpad is also available on the website.
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