Faxion Q&A

We like giving away treasures! Players can get loot from questing, PvP kills, PVE kills, Epic Encounters (non instanced of course), Territory Control and a number of alternative ways. We have a complete equipment system allowing players to adventure for or purchase varying styles of armor to best reflect their vision for a character.

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Funny Advertisements: Sofa King

We are bombarded by ads be it on the radio, television and especially the internet. Some of the ads of clever some are stupid as hell and some are funny enough to remember even if you never buy whatever it is they are selling. Here are a few advertisements, some a bit modified, others exactly the way they are. Can you tell which is which?

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The History of the Swastika

While banned in Germany except for education purposes the swastika or images of the like are still used today in various forms of media influenced by the events surrounded the symbols use by the Nazi Party during World War II. One such adaptation of the symbol can be found during the 1983 mini-series V. The story surrounded an alien race disguised as humans who planned to steal all of earth’s water and harvest human beings as food. The red and black uniforms and the swastika-like emblem was a Nazi allegory.

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Games of Empire

Unlike most gaming books I’ve read so far Games of Empire is neither a game creation guide, nor a retro gaming essay, though it admittedly does cover most of video gaming’s history, yet in a way you’ve definitely not been accustomed to. Instead of finding some sort of childish glee in the birth of Mario and Space War the authors prefer to look at the nation-bombing military complex that allowed for the first video games to be created

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Medieval II: Total War

And now for the more impressive feat of Medieval II Total War: the graphics. Well, they are bloody amazing, and unfortunately to fully appreciate them you might need a slightly up-to-date PC. The game, you see, builds heavily on Rome’s engine, updating the strategic level’s visuals and making sure the 3D RTS parts are jaw-dropping, by adding tons of special effects, shadows and quite a few thousands of polygons. The greatest improvement though, is that each unit on the battlefield is no longer a stiffly animated group of clones, but more of a proper unit consisting of individual -thus quite different to each other- soldiers, fighting in an animated way that puts Dawn of War to shame. Yes, it’s that good, really.

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Falling Skies: Promo and Trailer

Falling Skies a sci-fi program that will be premiering on the TNT network on June19th. Falling Skies, created by Steven Spielberg follows the aftermath of an alien attack that has left earth devastated. The show follows the resistance efforts to fight back against the alien invaders and surviving daily life.

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Remake and Reboot

The Wii is also seeing several of these new “interpretations”, as evidenced by Klonoa. The original game of the series appeared nearly ten years ago on the original Playstation, and was a 2.5D platformer with the player’s movement controlled along set paths. Fast forward and the graphical makeover is very good (the dreadful Americanised character voices less so), but the movement restrictions remain. The old-school game mechanics may feel uncomfortable to the new audience drawn to Wii, but there is a real challenge in there.

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Wonder Woman TV Show: WW in Action

A lot has been made about Wonder Woman’s costume in her recent pilot. Many fans did not like the lighter blue pants or the blue boots instead of her classic red. From what we see in these shots, thanks to The Daily Blam and Daily Mail, the management over at NBC were listing well and made some changes.

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Justice League Movie by 2013?

We have heard the talk about a Justice League movie for a while now and through Warner Bros, have always said that a movie would be forthcoming we as fans all wondered if and when such a movie would take place. Recently, in an interview with the Los Angeles Time, Jeff Robinov, president of Warner Bros. motion pictures said that a JL film was a “first priority” for the studio.

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Atomic Runner

The levels are set over a diverse range of landscapes and are one of the most appealing aspects of this game. They are titled Atomic Laboratory, Mutant Plant Zone, Mayan Jungle, Egyptian Desert, Treasure Room, Siberian Snowland, and New York, and all look fantastic – this is among the prettiest run ‘n’ gunners I’ve played with regards to the backgrounds and scenery graphics, and the sprites, weapons, etc, aren’t half bad either.

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History Of The Soviet Union to Tetris Music

This is a pretty cool video that arranges the history of the Soviet Union to the melody of Tetris. The music is by, Pig with the face if a boy and written and performed by Donald Newholm and Dan Woods. This video won best animation and low budget award at the Super Shorts International Film Festival.

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Guillotine

Game mechanics are wonderfully simple: the noble cards are arranged in a line, each player collecting the head of the noble at the front. Players can alter the arrangement of the line, by playing specific action cards (such as bribing the guards, rescuing a Noble etc.). The player with the most valuable collection of heads wins. It’s that easy. It’s luck you need in this game, not wits.

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Earthworm Jim

This game has a little bit of everything, but most of all, crazy monsters! The game is pretty long if you die a lot of times(like me) but fun overall. I really love a game with animation and wackiness all over it because it sort of cheers you up. It’s pretty hard to explain! I’m not sure how to say it but when you play a game full of animation and weird characters, it sort of takes you back to your childhood…a simpler time…

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