Tired Of Running Your Dungeon Group Around In Circles?

Even though Blizzard has gone a long way to making Dungeons more accessible to users through various game changes like the Dungeon Finder, it can still be a challenge at times getting through the various dungeon quests and bosses. Of course, it’s usually worth the struggle to get that sweet reward of new gear, but what if there was a better way?

Well, I found one, and it is called Zygor’s Dungeon and Gear guide. If you’ve never heard of Zygor, they create in-game guides that use a step by step format to walk you through various aspects of World of Warcraft. Their Dungeon and Gear guides take you through all of the major Dungeon quests and includes unique strategies for taking down the toughest foes and bosses, which means you will always know what to do even if you’ve never been to that dungeon before.

In addition to the Dungeons content, the guide comes with unique features to help you track down the best Gear. One feature, called the Gear Finder, scans your characters current items and then looks through the database of dungeon items to find the best upgrades for you. Whenever you obtain new can the guide will notifiy you when an upgrade has been found and can even auto-equip it for you.

If all of this sounds too good to be true you can try out Zygor Guides for yourself today for free on their official website.

Searching For Some Home Business Tips?

Has the decision to start your home business been made? You can enjoy the freedom and control that comes with this. Never forget that it’s a real business, though. You’ll be able to have a stress free job if you’re prepared in the right way.

Starting a home business can be exciting, but it also takes a ton of initiative and a burning desire to bring your dreams into reality. There are regulations that specify what kind of building an office can be located in, so keep this in mind when finding somewhere to host a business. This is also an excellent way to maintain appropriate and clear boundaries between work and home.

Make it so that there is a clear wall of separation between work life and personal life. Set work hours and stick to them. Set a specific time after which you will no longer accept business calls. Make space for family, friends, and personal time to yourself.

Actively seek the support of others in home businesses that are similar to yours. It can be a good idea to set up your own home business network to easily communicate with other businesses. Even though some of the people will not be in the same type of business, you will share with them the dedication and drive to make your home business a total success.

An office is a must for a home business. You can use a small space if you’d like. Just make sure it’s someplace you want to go. Your office needs to inspire you and enable you to operate as effectively as possible. Do not worry too much about the size because you can work it well with planning.

The ideas that are offered along these pages may prove beneficial when starting a home business. Running your own business is just like anything else: planning and preparation are key. Get started on your business plans or look for ways to improve your current business!

Microsoft’s Games Gold Promotion: Xbox One

For the record, I love my Xbox 360 and one of the reasons why is the Games with Gold promotion where I can get two free games each month as long as I’m an Xbox Live Gold subscriber. For those getting an Xbox One, fear not for this promotion will carry over. While those who are remaining with their Xbox 360 (like me), Microsoft will extend the promotion as an “ongoing benefit” for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

According to Xbox Live director of programming Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, details on how Microsoft will implement Games with Gold on Xbox One are coming “later in 2014.”

Sony offers a similar service through its PlayStation Plus membership, giving subscribers free access to downloadable games and discounts on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. This promotion will be available on PlayStation 4 starting this week, giving subscribers free access to downloadable PS4 games Resogun and Contrast.


What’s the best HDTV for gaming?


Roger wants an HDTV that he can use for gaming, and he needs it to have low latency. Leo says that the key feature is response time. Old style TV sets had a response time of virtually zero, which is why they’re still the best option. LCDs are about 4 milleseconds, which isn’t bad, but it does give some motion blur. Latency has to do with connectivity. If he can turn off processing, he’ll get better performance.

The chatroom suggests going over to DisplayLag.com to learn more about specific TVs and what they’re display lag is. They also have a great article called The Best HDTVs for Gaming. The best overall is the 2013 Sony KDL-55W900A.

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Massively Minecraft – Learning with Little Miners!

Massively Minecraft is a Guild based learning community for kids aged 4-16 who are interested in developing digital media skills, exploring their creativity and developing online social skills using the video game Minecraft.

Our guild is a social-enterprise, founded in mid 2011 for parents, teachers, schools and researchers as players in an open world to learn together, using game-theory and our experience of developing process networks in virtual worlds.

from Apps for Kids 46: Nimble Quest

Apps for Kids is Boing Boing’s podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we review Nimble Quest. It’s $2.99 in the iTunes store and free in Google Play.

Our Minecraft contest deadline has been extended to October 11 at noon PT! email us a screenshot or YouTube link of your Minecraft creation and we’ll pick a winner to join us on an upcoming episode of Apps for Kids!

If you’re an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

Jane and I love to get your emails with questions about game, gear, and tech. What’s your question?

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by Mark Frauenfelder

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