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I should mention that the laptop purchase was not all clear sailing, I had serious issues just getting a status update last week, perhaps the worst customer service I had ever experienced.

Below is the e-mail I sent Ronald Garriques - President of Consumer products for Dell:

Hello Mr. Garriques, I am sorry to disturb you as I am sure you are very busy but I had a recent issue when ordering a consumer laptop that I wanted to bring to an executive level. I recently ordered a new Studio 17 laptop (on the 26th in the early AM) and have yet to receive any updates so I decided to call support to see the status of my order.

When I reached someone in customer service they bounced me to online sales where I was on hold for over 30 minutes. As soon as the online sales rep answered and I told her what I wanted she transferred me back to customer service without even trying to assist me. Once I reached customer service (another 10 minute wait) the gentleman was extremely rude to me. That portion…
Finally getting a new laptop. I have been discussing it for a while and I am getting via work with a buyout option. This thing is a monster as I was able to design it myself (within reason):

Studio 1745 Studio 17 Laptop
Processor -- Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9600 (2.8GHz/1066Mhz FSB/6MB cache)
Memory -- 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz
LCD Panel -- 17.3” HD+ (900p) Bright LED Display with TrueLife™ and Camera
Video Card -- 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Hard Drive -- 500GB SATA HDD (7200rpm)
Combo or DVD+RW Drive -- Slot Load Blu-ray Disc (BD) Combo (Reads BD and Writes to DVD/CD)

Yowza! Very excited and it is a slick midnight blue color. This will definitely allow me to play some LFD2, Star Wars The Old Republic and Star Trek Online as well as DDO Unlimited with my friends in a very sweet…
Full Twitter Feed from Star Wars in Concert,a review will be posted shortly on, Imperial March and Duel of the Fates live almost unmanned me.

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In breaking news Stephen Tyler has quit Aerosmith!

In other breaking news Stephen Tyler formally of Aerosmith is the ugliest man alive!

Note - I don't really care about the breakup, just wanted the excuse to make the ugly joke. I amuse myself at least.
It's no secret that my eventual goal is to have a creative director style role in the video games industry. In fact I have three solid game designs in various stages of completion. One for Bioware, one for Ubisoft and one for special one for EA. These are all tailored to the strengths of the individual studios.

Video Games are my true passion, not just playing them, but the design thought, the histories of the studios, and the desire to join this industry. The feeling of creating of one of these games in my head is my true and deepest dream.

To this end I am going to be attending the Montreal International Games Summit next week (Nov. 16 & 17). People from Square Enix, Valve, Bioware, Ubisoft and many other studios will be there and discussing aspects of the gaming industry. Game Design Workshops, cinematic progression, pitching your game and other topics will be discussed. I am there on a press pass for BlogCritics and will be LiveBlogging a few speeches, plus making a …
PSA: This post in no way is meant to imply that I do not love and cherish my long-time friends...just some deep thoughts

Friends, I have a good amount of them, most of them are long time friends, greater then 10 years, some going back 20 years or so. I love this core group of people, but as I grow and age and learn to try new things I find myself recently (last year or two) opening myself up to new friends. Not to replace my current friends, far from it, but to represent some of my new interests.

You see I don't make new friends very easily, that is not to say I am not outgoing, personable and even charming, without sounding egotistical I believe I can be all of those things. It really is a matter of trust, respect and opening myself to new people and ideas. I tend to close my true self out and while I have tons of acquaintances, I have a relatively small group of true friends as I don't let people in often.

Why is that? Not really sure? I did lose my best friend when I was…
ZOMG! Harley Quinn is one of my favorite DC female character, seriously, it is truly funny because she was created for the Batman Animated series, not for the comics. She is sexy, funny, psychopathic and completely loyal to the Joker despite all the crap he has done to her. I actually liked the dark sexy spin they gave her in Batman: Arkham Asylum and a female gamer/nickelodeon star Lisa Foiles seems to like Harley Quinn (and Kotaku) just as much as I do:

That is truly the Sexy!
In no way do I need more games...really I don't, and with Dragon Age dropping on tuesday I REALLY don't need more games. But I was at Roger's Video and the had a 50% off PS2 sale, a 30% off used x360 sale and a buy one get one free sale, end of the day I got Gears of War 2, Rise of the Argonauts and Shadow of the Colossus for the grand total of 38 dollars taxes in! That deserves a woot!