The latest Apple MacBook Pro notebooks have several major new features: Intel Core i5 and i7 Processors with Turbo Boost Technology, Thunderbolt the next generation of I/O, new AMD Radeon Graphics, and FaceTime HD camera.
The 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro now feature quad-core Intel Core i7 processors. And the 13-inch models jump to dual-core Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. New Thunderbolt technology lets you connect high-performance peripherals and high-resolution displays to one port – with data transfer rates up to 10 Gbps.
Thunderbolt is based on two fundamental technologies: PCI Express and DisplayPort. And because Thunderbolt is based on DisplayPort technology, the video standard for high-resolution displays, any Mini DisplayPort display plugs right into the Thunderbolt port. To connect a DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, or VGA display, just use an existing optional adapter. AMD Radeon graphics on the 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro are up to 3x faster than those in previous models, so you can take everything from games to CAD to HD video projects anywhere.
FaceTime makes full-screen HD video calls that are astonishingly crisp. And thanks to the new widescreen format, you can get your friends in the picture, too. And with Mac OS X Snow Leopard and iLife ’11, you’re sure to get a great Mac notebook – all in a precision aluminum unibody enclosure that’s less than an inch thin.
LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor and AMD Radeon HD 6750M (1TB GDDR5 dedicated memory) with automatic graphics switching Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive (DVD+-R DL/DVD+-RW/CD-RW) AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi Wireless (based on IEEE 802.11n specification) Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR 10/100/1000 Gigabit BASE-T Ethernet SDXC Card Slot FaceTime HD Camera Audio Stereo speakers with subwoofer, omnidirectional microphone Expansions – 2 x USB 2.0, FireWire 800, Audio line in minijack. Different Models may have different descriptions and specifications. Click each model for more details and order.
Buy the latest EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX Video Cards and ATI Video Cards for awesome gameplay experience in World of Warcraft, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, Diablo III, and other graphic-intense games like Crysis 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops and more.
J!NX has launched the exciting World of Warcraft Spring 2010 T-Shirts line up, the Diablo III T-shirt and Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty T-Shirt. It’s time to re-stock your T-shirt collection. Click on the images beneath to order your T-shirts. Available for Men and Women in several sizes while supplies last.
T-Shirts available this season are:
- Sen’jin Headhunters
- Horde Spray
- Alliance Spray
- Priest Legendary Class
- Exodar Vindicators
- I Fight Like A Girl
- Diablo III
- Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
J!NX has a new San Valentine’s Day or “Love is in the Air” T-shirt on sale! It is the Kwee Q. Peedlefeet T-Shirt for World of Warcraft players. Cute gift for a girlfriend, and friends.
Use the code: ZOMBIELOVE at check out to get a 20% discount on any purchase greater than $40 or more. Valid until 02/14/2010. Not valid with any other offer.
Sideshow Collectibles has several World of Warcraft replicas for those who wish to collect or for those who love to participate in Cosplay or costume parties. The Frostmourne Replica (Stainless Steel) costs $ 529.99 but it has a FlexPay option for those who wish to pay in five easy payments of $ 106. Click on the images below to find out more details of each item and to order. If a product has been sold out, look out for the red tag (Wait List). As soon as the product is back in stock, you will receive the item.
Click the links or images below to find out more about the product and to order. All the World of Warcraft products available are:
- A 28′ Frostmourne Blade Replica made of Stainless Steel
- Frostmourne Sword made of Latex
- Alliance and Horde Tabard
- Alliance and Horde Flag
- Charge of the Great Dragonflights Stein
- RAWGRLRLRLRRLGLRL!!! Collectible Stein
- Stormwind Drink Ware Mug
- Orgrimmar Drink Ware Mug
- Undercity Drink Ware Mug
- Ironforge Drink Ware Mug
- Tankard O’Terror
Browse through the following links to search various Blizzard Entertainment licensed products based on the World of Warcraft, StarCraft II and Diablo III intellectual properties / Franchises.
- Blizzard Games
- PC / Mac Computers & Upgrades
- Keyboard, Mice, Headset
- iPhone 4/4S Blizzard Case (New)
- StarCraft Action Figures
- World of Warcraft Action Figures
- Kindle — Blizzard eBooks
- Warcraft Books Store
- StarCraft Books Store
- Diablo Books Store
- Warcraft Manga
- StarCraft Manga
- Blizzard Comic Books
- WoW TCG
- Sideshow Collectibles
- Video Games Magazines
- World of Warcraft Sheet Music
- Official Calendars
- Warcraft Cosplay Masks and Weapons
- Soundtracks & Cinematics
- WoW TCG Loot Cards
World of Warcraft Special # 1 hits stores on December 9 featuring Algalon the Observer. This special issue triggers the launch of the new upcoming spinoff title World of Warcraft: Horde # 1. You can’t miss it.
Kicking off a bold new direction for World of Warcraft comics! Algalon will be the judge! This special issue of WORLD OF WARCRAFT introduces new Horde and Alliance characters not yet seen in the ongoing series. Discover, through the eyes of The Observer himself, if the inhabitants of Azeroth are worthy of survival – or will they inevitably meet certain doom?
On Sale December 9, 2009
Wildstorm – 40pg. – $3.99 US
Written by Mike Costa
Art by Pop Mhan
Cover by Jon Buran
Variant cover by Pop Mhan
A promotional image appeared within the Wildstorm Comics World of Warcraft # 25 to advertise the upcoming World of Warcraft Special # 1—on stores this December 9. The events within this special issue set the ground for the split of the World of Warcraft comic book into two spin offs: WoW: Horde # 1 and WoW: Alliance # 26. What little I know from the solicitations is that Algalon the Observer appears in this special issue. Set your google calendar to alert you on December 9 to grab your copy.
I will post some images and a little spoiler when it arrives for those who live overseas—don’t cheat, locals.
World of Warcraft # 25 will be packed with action, where we will learn the fate of Med’an, Cho’gall and the Twilight Hammer who are about to clash in Ahn’Qiraj, Garona, Aegwynn, Meryl and Valeera Sanguinar will be there. Hopefully this issue shows us a glimpse into what might happen to herald the Cataclysm, the events of the upcoming WoW expansion.
A few weeks ago, I provided a spoiler image which captured what Cho’gall’s plans are with breaking the barrier between Azeroth and the Elemental Plane. An event that we know since BlizzCon 2009 is the main focus of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm with the introduction of the Firelands in Mount Hyjal, the Abyssal Maw, and Deepholm.
In issue # 25, the new Council of Tirisfal led by Lady Jaina Proudmoore chant the spell that teleports them into a pocket outside time and space in the Twisting Nether in order to initiate the ritual of the Guardian to infuse Med’an as their new Guardian.
The World of Warcraft comic book’s story arc with the son of Garona and Medivh is coming to a close in issue # 25, which coincides with the apparent departure of Walter Simonson and Louise Simonson who remained as writers since launch. Don’t miss grabbing this issue # 25 while supplies last. It hit newsstands and comic shops on November 18th. The next issue is World of Warcraft Special # 1 (Dec 9) whose events will trigger the launch of the World of Warcraft: Horde # 1 title spinoff and World of Warcraft: Alliance # 26.
Walter Simonson is among the legends of comic books, remembered among many other titles for his run on The Mighty Thor (Marvel) and Orion (DC Comics). I still remember X-Factor # 25 by Louise Simonson as writer and Walter Simonson as penciler. In X-factor # 25, Apocalypse and his four horsemen, including Archangel attack New York City. Their participation in the World of Warcraft comic book is widely welcomed and hope they get back at some point.
The bonus-sized epic final showdown! Will Med’an and the newly formed Council of Tirisfal vanquish the evil Cho’gall and the Twilight’s Hammer? Will the unlikely union of Horde and Alliance be torn asunder?
Written by Walter and Louise Simonson
Art by Mike Bowden and Tony Washington
Cover by Mike Bowden and Tony Washington
Wildstorm – 40pg. – $3.99
On Sale November 18, 2009
I got issue # 25, and it finally reveals that little mystery whether Meryl Winterstorm was the same character as Meryl Felstorm. In this very issue, Meryl renames himself to Meryl Felstorm.
I’m a bit upset with Aegwynn’s fate. However, considering her arrogance as a young Guardian caused all of the mess that has forgone in Azeroth, it was a noble redemption. Some fans don’t like much the Captain Planet Med’an thing, but I think we have seen that already with a younger Aegwynn until she went solo — and no one complained much. Maybe it’s the tendrils. Don’t know.
Aegwynn was buried at the crypt near Karazhan: Morgan’s Plot.
Med’an continues to be the new Guardian of Azeroth at the end of this book. We will have to wait and see if something happens in the World of Warcraft Special # 1. The thing here is that if Med’an doesn’t die as the prophecy calls … that little rumor about Thrall becoming the new Guardian becomes just that: a rumor.
The only way Thrall could become the new Guardian is if Med’an dies, or if Med’an undergoes Malfurion’s cliche trip to MMO limbo for a few years while Thrall takes the mantle until Med’an returns. We will have to wait and see. I’m very curious whether J. Allen Brack really didn’t know who the New Council of Tirisfal was, or if he pretended not knowing anything when I asked him at the Blizzcon 2009 Press Q&A if the New Council of Tirisfal would play a role in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.
There’s a hint that we might meet Meryl Felstorm and Garona in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Meryl has left the new Council of Tirisfal to hunt remnants of the Twilight’s Hammer minions. Garona decided to accompany Meryl in his hunt, as a sidekick. Meryl continues to hold the demon Dreadlord Kathra’natir within himself. A nice potential raid boss to tackle. You can read the story of Meryl Winterstorm and Kathra’natir in Warcraft Legends # 5. The story is titled: First Guardian and it’s written by Walter Simonson’s half-heart: Louise Simonson. Check out our video interview with both writers during the New York Comic Con 2009.
Introducing Revil Kost, a priest of the Holy Light! Karlain and Revil combine forces to defend Sentinel Hill from a Defias Brotherhood attack. What are the mysterious Dark Riders hunting for in Westfall?
On sale February 17
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Mike Costa
Art and cover by Neil Googe
J!NX has launched the All-New World of Warcraft Holidays 2009 T-Shirt Line Up which include the following themes for both Men and Women sizes.
* World of Warcraft Naxxramas T-Shirt
* World of Warcraft Death Knight Lore T-Shirt
* World of Warcraft Gadgetzan Choppers
* World of Warcraft Azeroth Exterminators
* World of Warcraft Mage Legendary Class T-Shirt
Get your favorite T-Shirt or make a gift to your family or friend. Click on the images to order or to watch a bigger and detailed image of the artwork.
WoW Naxxramas T-Shirt
WoW Death Knight Lore T-Shirt
WoW Azeroth Exterminators T-shirt
WoW Legendary Mage Class T-shirt
WoW Gadgetzan Choppers T-Shirt
Wildstorm Comics released preview scans of Starcraft # 5 and it doesn’t look good for the War Pigs. They land on Urona Sigma for clues on Jim Raynor’s location after hunting for him for weeks when suddenly they detect Sons of Korhal dropships. They sneak on foot wearing their Marine suits, but don’t see any sign of the dropships. Just land and sea miles around. Suddenly, they get a zerg rush with Mutalisks raining down on them.
When everything looked like they had the situation under control … yikes, zerglings, hydralisks and Ultralisks unburrow around the War Pigs, surrounding them. Will the War Pigs survive this unexpected ambush? I ain’t know, but when Hickson says: “Only one thing to do, only one way to go” — things look even grimmer. Is Nuura betraying the War Pigs, or is Hickson hiding something other than a secret beneath his scarred skin?
On a zerg-infested world, the War Pigs come face-to-face with Jim Raynor, but it’s becoming painfully clear that nothing is what it seems, least of all the man who brought them back together for this do-or-die mission
Wildstorm has released preview scans of World of Warcraft # 24 (on sale October 21) featuring the return of Vindicator Maraad and his grand-nephew Med’an to Azeroth after their trip to Shattrath City. In previous issues, both had traveled there to recruit Khadgar as a member of the New Council of Tirisfal. For unknown reasons, he declined but proposed Scryer Magistrix Dalynnia to take his place. The preview starts with all of them flying through the Dark Portal into Azeroth. However, Med’an heard once more the mental call from his father Medivh urging him to come to Karazhan.
Med’an excuses himself before Maraad and teleported away to the Gamesman’s Hall of Karazhan. There he met the Avatar of Medivh who reveals Medivh had left with him a message to relay to his son Med’an. We finally find out how Med’an was conceived. Medivh knew Garona was half-orc and draenei. While Sargeras was distracted, Medivh bedded Garona as part of his plan. The Avatar of Medivh proceeded to tell Med’an his story. For those fans interested in Medivh, Khadgar, Garona and Karazhan, the story of this comic book issue is a recap of the events from the novel Warcraft: The Last Guardian by Jeff Grubb. The novel is based on Warcraft: Orcs and Humans (RTS, 1994).