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Diablo Returns with its 3rd Installment, Diablo 3

Posted by David D'Angelo | 6/30/2008 09:21:00 AM | , | 2 comments »
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Surfing through Entrecard I have browsed an article from Attack of the Technology Fame saying that Blizzard had finally announced Diablo III and that is indeed good news for a die hard Diablo player like me. Diablo III promises five playable characters with male and female look and so far I have seen two at the official Blizzard Website, the Barbarian and Witch Doctor.


Diablo III Cinematic Trailer


I had enjoyed so much of Diablo II that me and my friends even duel and fight together to finish the levels and it has long been awaited and dream that there will be DIablo 3 and indeed Diablo III had come.

Below is the Gameplay Trailer unveiled at the event in Paris last June 28 as well as a description of Diablo 3 from YouTube Channel, Zaanannim

Diablo III will pick up the story twenty years after the events of Diablo II. Mephisto, Diablo, and Baal have been defeated, but the Worldstone, which once shielded the inhabitants of the world of Sanctuary from the forces of both the High Heavens and the Burning Hells, has been destroyed, and evil once again stirs in Tristram. Playing as a hero from one of five distinct character classes, players will acquire powerful items, spells, and abilities as they explore new and familiar areas of Sanctuary and battle hordes of demons to safeguard the world from the horrors that have arisen. The first two characters classes -- the barbarian and the witch doctor -- were shown as part of the announcement at the event today in Paris.

Diablo III will feature a custom 3D-graphics engine to render lush indoor and outdoor areas of Sanctuary with a high level of detail and vivid special effects. The game's physics-enhanced environments will be interactive and destructible, offering traps and obstacles that create added danger for players and monsters alike. These elements, along with a new quest system and random scripted events, will be integrated into the game's random-level generator, giving Diablo III the ultimate combination of dynamic gameplay and replayability. Cooperative and competitive play will be available online through an upgraded version of Blizzard Entertainment's renowned online gaming service, Battle.net


Below is a gameplay footage...


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Pay It Forward, A Movie that Touches the Heart

Posted by David D'Angelo | 6/25/2008 09:47:00 AM | , | 2 comments »
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When I first watch this movie I was so touched and felt a high degree of wanting to serve and perhaps that is where it all started... here are three clips from the movie which I hope will inspire all of you.


Movie Trailer


Now let me rate and recommend this move to you my dear readers...

  • STORY: 10 - means the depth of the story and the overall plot.
  • CHARACTERS: 10 - this pertains to the ability of the characters to portray their roles.
  • COHERENCE: 10 - ability of the story to be coherent as the episode progresses.
  • DEPTH: 10 - the effectiveness of the story to relay the full plot and to show the story of each character.
  • MUSIC: 10 - effective use of music in the story.
  • VISUAL EFFECTS: N/A - amount and effectiveness of special effects.
  • POPULARITY: 5 - relative popularity of the story/tv series.
  • RECOMMENDATION: 10 - my recommendation
  • TOTAL RATING: 9.29


  • Pay It Forward is a rare movie which touches your hearts and makes a suggestion of what to do in life and now it is up to you to try the boys formula or not... there is nothing to loose really if you do try it.


    Calling All Angels


    Everything Burns - A Synopsis

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    Phil Collins... A Singer, A Musician and an Absolute Hit

    Posted by David D'Angelo | 6/25/2008 09:28:00 AM | , | 0 comments »
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    I juts love the songs of Phil Collins. It makes me inspired and makes me realize the good things about life. Phil Collins is a musician and a singer which touches the hearts of his listeners.

    Here are some videos of Phil Collins song as well as my artist rating for him...


    Phil Collins - True Colors



    Phil Collins - Another Day in Paradise


    Here is my artist rating:

    VOICE QUALITY : 10
    PERFORMANCE : 8
    ABILITY TO EVOKE EMOTIONS : 10
    POPULARITY : 9
    HITMAKER : 9
    RECOMMENDATION : 10
    TOTAL RATING : 9.33

    I highly recommend songs by Phil Collins and now more music videos...


    Phil Collins - Against All Odds


    Phil Collins - You Can't Hurry Love


    Phil Collins - Sussudio


    Phil Collins One More Night

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    Pat and Stanley are Simply the Best!

    Posted by David D'Angelo | 6/25/2008 12:23:00 AM | , , | 0 comments »
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    Well I just seen these two on YouTube and little did I know that they are stars of a French TV Show. Well Pat, the Hippon and Stanley, the dog surely amazes everyone who sees them. Now here are some of their episodes.


    In The Jungle


    More video and rating follows...


    Hippo and Dog Doing YMCA


  • STORY: 8 - means the depth of the story and the overall plot.
  • CHARACTERS: 10 - this pertains to the ability of the characters to portray their roles.
  • COHERENCE: 8 - ability of the story to be coherent as the episode progresses.
  • DEPTH: 7 - the effectiveness of the story to relay the full plot and to show the story of each character.
  • MUSIC: 10 - effective use of music in the story.
  • VISUAL EFFECTS: 10 - amount and effectiveness of special effects.
  • POPULARITY: 7 - relative popularity of the story/tv series.
  • RECOMMENDATION: 10 - my recommendation
  • TOTAL RATING: 8.75


  • A great rating for a great tandem... and now for a closing video heres Pat and Stanley doing Think While You Can Dance.


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    People wonder what is the difference between these two products. Both seem to be normal and safe and the latter can even increase production and make it easier for manufactures, farmers and others to have a good earning and increase production. The thing is most of us do not know that they had very huge difference.

    Now here is a point by point and blow by blow personal analysis between the two...

    COMPOSITION. Organic products are composed of the natural genetic composition which each of us have enjoyed for hundred of years. GM products are composed of new organisms derived from the laboratory and maybe composed of unknown added genes.

    SAFETY. Organic products which are produced by organic means are almost 99.99% safe for consumption. GM products are said to be safe as well but the foreign additives may cause unforeseen effects to humans.

    PRODUCTION AND EFFICIENCY. Organic products and produce are more labor intensive and the yield is lower compared to GM products because it is susceptible to natural elements and other enemies. GM products are made in order to combat its natural enemies and are change to make it more productive.

    ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS. Organic products since it is inline with the circle of life and current environmental diversity they post no environmental effects. GM products may pose high level of environmental risks since their introduction will cause disruption on the current circle. It is known that adaptation do occur hence GM will cause adaptation of other species.

    On this Face Off GM is just ahead in terms of production and efficiency but post risks in terms of environmental effects, safety and composition.

    So my recommendation let us GO ORGANIC!

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    Face Off: Pinoy Idol vs Pinoy Dream Academy

    Posted by David D'Angelo | 6/24/2008 11:42:00 AM | , | 2 comments »
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    Now here are two competing programs which are both searching for the best singing talent among Filipinos and now we put them head to head against one another and weight them according to various criteria... here we go...

    JUDGES. I believe that Pinoy Idol has better and more credible judges considering Wingard, Jolina and Ogie. They have the edge on looking at the real talents in the contestants compared to that of Pinoy Dream Academy. The judges of Pinoy Idol are also more honest and frank compared to the soft judges of Pinoy Dream Academy.

    TALENT. I give this to Pinoy Dream Academy. They had better contestants and better pool of possible singers compared to Pinoy Idol. I do not see anyone in their group who can be seen as not a good one.

    DEVELOPING STARS: I think once again Pinoy Dream Academy is more capable of developing the contestants. Besides the competition they actually train the scholars as they call if to make their voices and talent improve. Pinoy Idol only focuses on self-improvement by the idols without much input or training from the judges or the show.

    POPULARITY. Well based on my own observation and this is yet to be verified by the actual ratings Pinoy Dream Academy has an edge over Pinoy Idol on popularity.

    HOSTS. Karylle, Raymond Gutierrez and Rhian Ramos has the edge over Nikki Gil, Toni Gonzaga and Billy Crawford. I personally do not like the hosting of Billy Joe because he seems to be like a robot doing the interview. On the other side Raymond Gutierrez has his negatives as well because most of the time he runs out of words.

    The Scoereboard:

    Pinoy Idol : Judges and Hosts = 2/5
    Pinoy Dream Academy : Talent, Developing Stars and Popularity = 3/5

    The winner for this face off is Pinoy Dream Academy.

    Well this is my personal take and observation and I know you too have yours so let us hear it out...

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    Movie Review: Kiss the Bride

    Posted by David D'Angelo | 6/24/2008 11:16:00 AM | , , | 0 comments »
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    Kiss the Bride is an entertaining and a fun movie with a twist. It is about a former lover and friend who is about to get married and then the former lover decided that he still loves her former boyfriend. A bisexual-gay themed movie that tells us about true love and friendship.

    "Kiss the Bride" is a sexy, fun, romantic comedy, proving the boundaries of love, sexuality and identity are never constant.

    Here is the movie trailer of this wonderful movie which made me glued to my sit... well considering I am a bisexual as well.



  • STORY: 10 - means the depth of the story and the overall plot.
  • CHARACTERS: 10 - this pertains to the ability of the characters to portray their roles.
  • COHERENCE: 10 - ability of the story to be coherent as the episode progresses.
  • DEPTH: 10 - the effectiveness of the story to relay the full plot and to show the story of each character.
  • MUSIC: 10 - effective use of music in the story.
  • VISUAL EFFECTS: N/A - amount and effectiveness of special effects.
  • POPULARITY: 6 - relative popularity of the story/tv series.
  • RECOMMENDATION: 10 - my recommendation
  • TOTAL RATING: 9.43


  • A highly recommended movie for everyone.

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    Movie Review: Machine Girl

    Posted by David D'Angelo | 6/24/2008 10:59:00 AM | , | 0 comments »
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    This is perhaps one of the most violent movies that I have ever watched. It is a jaw dropping movie that will scare you and caught you surprised by the sheer violence of the movie. It could be an XXX in terms of violence.



    Machine Girl is the story of a normal student who loves her kid brother but eventually was eaten up by revenge upon her brother's death. With the hatred she had he began her revenge to ultimately eliminate all of those who had caused it.

  • STORY: 9 - means the depth of the story and the overall plot.
  • CHARACTERS: 9 - this pertains to the ability of the characters to portray their roles.
  • COHERENCE: 9 - ability of the story to be coherent as the episode progresses.
  • DEPTH: 10 - the effectiveness of the story to relay the full plot and to show the story of each character.
  • MUSIC: 10 - effective use of music in the story.
  • VISUAL EFFECTS: 10 - amount and effectiveness of special effects.
  • POPULARITY: 5 - relative popularity of the story/tv series.
  • RECOMMENDATION: 3 - my recommendation
  • TOTAL RATING: 8.13


  • I gave it a rating of 3 on recommendation since due to the full violence of this movie I do not really recommend watching it because of the promotion of violence. The thing is there is still a lesson to be learned and a realization as well.

    LESSON AND REALIZATION: Sometimes too much pain and suffering can drive a person insane but whenever you result to violence you will end up the same fortune as those which you give your violence.

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    Mt. Kanlaon is one of the greatest heritage of the Filipino people and now it is under threat by no less than the Lopezes who are owners of big utility companies in the Philippines. Has the government lost its eye for the environment or has the Lopesez been so greedy?

    Here is a call which we are supporting in order to SAVE MT. KANLAON. I am calling bloggers and websites who have concern for our environment to repost this call and together let us help save a heritage and a biodiversity that is threatened by greed. I have added pictures of Mt. Kanlaon alongside the call so that you will see the environment that is being threatened.

    Greetings of Peace!

    We are taking this opportunity to inform you of our situation here in a small province in the Philippines located in the Visayas with regards to the plunder that is taking place in our remaining forest cover that is threatened by a geothermal project that is owned by a private corporation. Knowing that you are very much active in the campaign to avert climate change, we beleive that solutions are simple and this includes preservation of our remaining forests.

    We would like to tell you our story.

    MT. KANLAON IS A PROTECTED AREA (One of the Top Ten Priority Sites for Conservation). The island of Negros has a mere 4.77% (39,630 hectares) forest cover left based on 1989 Swedish Space Agency satellite data. Of the remaining 39,630 hectares of forestlands, only 14,800 hectares are considered primary growth forests. These strands of forest are distributed within the areas of the Northern Negros Natural Park (Mt. Silay & Mt. Mandalagan) and a major fraction of which lies within Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park . However, the island fell far below the 40% forest cover needed to maintain a balanced ecosystem.

    Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park is categorized as Natural Park because it is an important watershed of Northern and Central Negros being the headwater catchment of three major river systems namely: Bago, Nahatin and Binalbagan, which supply irrigation water to about 158,500 hectares or one fifth of the province¢s land area. The Bago Watershed has a total land area of 61,926 hectares located at the Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park and portion of the Northern Negros Natural Park which is the lifeblood of the cities of Bago, San Carlos , and Talisay, and the towns of Caltrava, Don Salvador Benedicto and Murcia . Again, it is protected under the Presidential Proclamation #604 in 1990.

    The Making of RA 9154

    In 1998, the Protected Area Management Board or PAMB drafted a bill which will declare Mt. Kanlaon as a natural park, meaning elevating it from a national park status to a natural park because of its significant biodiversity. The said bill was then endorsed in 1999 to Congress. There was no provision whatsoever on the bill on the PNOC-EDC project as well as its proposed buffer zone. In fact, the Draft Bill Committee of the PAMB rejected the proposal of the PNOC-EDC that its geothermal block within the park be considered a "buffer zone". Congressman Carlos Cojuangco (Negros Occidental 4th District), authored the House versin (HB 9152) while Sen. Robert Jaworski sponsored Senate bill (SB 2062). Again it is important to note that such bills, which were endorsed by the PAMB and other local and regional policy (like the Bacolod City Council and the Regional Development Council, etc.) did not carry anything on the PNOC-EDC.

    On August 9,2000 , the House Committee on the the Environment and Natural Resources approved HB 9152 without considering the PNOC proposal. Lifted with such crucial policy gain, NGO members of the PAMB passed to overhaul its 1997 endorsement.. On Aug. 18, 2000 , the PAMB, with 17 members voting in favor, approved a resolution for review of the ECC granted to PNOC-EDC in 1995 as well as its earlier endorsement of the project.

    Such small victories proved short-lived as the PNOC-EDC, then a big government-controlled corporation, harnessed its big guns (i.e powerful connections within the executive and legislative branches of the government as well as its massive resources) mounted an aggressive policy lobby to lock the outcome it its favor. The NGOs and the PAMB where startled when on Dec. 8, 2000; the House Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources approved a "substitute version" of the HB 9152 in a meeting in Hda. Balbina (the resident of Cong. Cojuangco), municipality of Pontevedra, Neg. Occ.

    Such substitute version (HB 12880) which allows the intrusion of the PNOC geothermal project within the MKNP and carves out 169 hectares of the natural park as buffer zone, was obviously based on the 28 June 2000 memo of then DENR Secretary Cerilles which stated that the modification of the boundaries of the natural park and the establishment of the geothermal block as buffer zone appears to be the only legal avenue for PAMB and DENR to implement such earlier endorsement of the PAMB of the PNOC-EDC.

    In response to this discripancy, on Dec. 20, 2000 , majority of the members of the PAMB's Advocacy Committee came out with a resolution opposing such substitute version, yet to no avail. ON June 10, 2001 , Congress ratified the "substitute version" which now creates a 169hectares area buffer zone specifically for the PNOC-EDC project. On Aug. 11, 2001 , amid heightened protests, the "oppressive" Mt. Kanlaon bill, unsigned by President Gloria Arroyo, lapsed into law.

    The passage of RA 9154 dealt a big setback to the cause of environmentalism and sustainable development in Negros and the Philippines . Rather being hailed as a landmark environmental measure of great significance considering that it was the first ever natural park law after the enactment of the NIPAS Law in 1992, it was instead greeted with dismay, indignation and widespread protests. Newly installed Bishop Vicente Navarra of the Bacolod Diocese issued a pastoral letter against the law and the PNOC-EDC project, and this was followed by a massive protest rally at the Bacolod City Plaza late August 2001, joined in by 10,000 people from the churches, schools, environmental groups and NGOs. The protests only subsided when then PNOC-EDC chair Sergio Apostol issued a statement in early Sept. 2001 that they will no longer enter the buffer zone, saying that based on their technical assessment they could already get the targeted MW outside of it.

    Seven years later, that statement of then PNOC-EDC chair Sergio Apostol proved to be a lie after all. Last May 21, 2008, the Sanguniang Panlalawigan of the Province of Negros Occidental endorsed and concurred to allow the entry of PNOC-EDC inside the buffer zone of Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park . There concurrence is based on the issuance of a cutting permit of DENR Sec. Lito Atienza as per recommended by DENR Regional Director Lormilyn Claudio and the recommendation of DOE Sec. Angelo Reyes. The SP approved the said project after hearing our position that PNOC-EDC's project have an irreversible impact to our ecosystem.

    Negros experienced frequent brown outs weeks before the endorsement came. Trying to condition that there is indeed power crisis, PNOC-EDC capitalized on such condition. We dont know who presses the panic button. Trying to deceive the Negrenses that there is power shortage, PNOCs allies in the electric company and business sector started to make series of press release that the only solution for such energy crisis is the entry of PNOC in Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park. During the arrival of DOE Secretary Reyes in May 7 for an energy briefing, he mentioned that there is a power crisis in Negros but he was later scolded by PGMA that there is no power crisis in Negros.

    Bishop Vicente Navarra was also barraged with underground lobbying and interventions by PNOC and DOE. The Bishop during the so called "meeting" in L Fisher Hotel which we suspect organized by PNOC was stabbed at the back for the last time making him believed that the process of hearing sides is fair and square. But it was a circus act, nothing but a "moro-moro" of policy makers, business men, DOE and DENR.

    Now that PNOC has the endorsement to enter Mt. Kanlaon , our group together with the Save Mt. Kanlaon Coalition is preparing for some actions to stop PNOC from entering. This includes filing a TRO and massive education campaign. Being an environmental organization run by volunteers and no funds, our struggle for non negotiable, no compromise stance against PNOC is hard. The only possible means we can stop PNOCs entry to for the higher policy making body like the Senate to intervene.

    PNOC-EDC is a private company and has deceived most of the Negrenses including the local legislative here and the business men, including the common masses that there is crisis in energy. It has deceived us in expense of our remaining life support system.

    We appeal from your Christian conscience to look into this matter with urgency. This is not just our issue but your issue as well. If we allow a private company to encroach in our common property resource which is a property of the state and its people, that means we are selling our national and natural patrimony and we dont want this to happen.

    If you need some more clarification on the said issue, please dont hesitate to contact us on the following contact numbers (034) 4349864 or text 09052961281.

    We hope to hear from you the soonest time possible.


    Thank you so much!


    Mark Cervantes
    Green Alert Negros

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    Lost Season 4 Finale and the Oceanic Six

    Posted by David D'Angelo | 6/01/2008 10:53:00 PM | , , | 0 comments »
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    Season 4 of Lost is finally over May 29th and once again it left everyone mouth watery with eyes wide open as answers and new questions had been delivered. This was yet the best season finale ever of the Lost TV Series.

    The return of the Oceanic Six had left a new storyline to pursue for Season 5 and Season 6 of Lost. It was revealed that the next Season will start January 2009 however since it is still May we could hope that the next season would end by late 2008.

    On May 7, 2007, ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson announced that Lost will end during the 2009–2010 season with a "highly anticipated and shocking finale." "We felt that this was the only way to give Lost a proper creative conclusion," McPherson said. Beginning with the 2007–2008 television season, the final 48 episodes of Lost would have been aired as three seasons with 16 episodes each, with Lost concluding in its sixth season. Due to the writers strike, the fourth season will have 14 episodes, and Seasons 5 and 6 will have 17 episodes each.

    Executive producers Lindelof and Cuse stated that they "always envisioned Lost as a show with a beginning, middle, and end," and that by announcing when the show would end that viewers would "have the security of knowing that the story will play out as we've intended." Lindelof and Cuse stated that securing the 2010 series-end date "was immensely liberating" and helped the series rediscover its focus. Lindelof noted, "We're no longer stalling."

    So for everyone you are up for a very rewarding series that will make you thankful and proud of watching it.

    Here's my personal rating for this Season of lost...

  • STORY: 9 - means the depth of the story and the overall plot.
  • CHARACTERS: 9 - this pertains to the ability of the characters to portray their roles.
  • COHERENCE: 9 - ability of the story to be coherent as the episode progresses.
  • DEPTH: 9 - the effectiveness of the story to relay the full plot and to show the story of each character.
  • MUSIC: 10 - effective use of music in the story.
  • VISUAL EFFECTS: 7 - amount and effectiveness of special effects.
  • POPULARITY: 8 - relative popularity of the story/tv series.
  • TOTAL RATING: 8.71

  • To complete your reading pleasure here is a sneak peak into the finale of Season 4.


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