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America's Army 3 - The Gentleman's FPS

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It's a foggy morning in a Czervenian town and a quiet one too. Most of the civilians were evacuated by the Czervenian government weeks before as the town holds the key to the bridge which eventually leads to the capital. The bastion of a renegade dictator, a man defiant against the International community and a progenitor of several atrocities. He knew the strategic importance of the town. Plastic chairs inspired by Italian al fresco cafes litter the street in wanton disarray. Trucks and vans were used as barricades. All seem to be waiting for the coming of America's Army.

Diablo III TV Spot

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If you still want to help me buy the game while buying the game for yourself please click here.

Top 100 Facebook Games List By Likes

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It's a Sunday and you have nothing to do. You hop around all over reddit, slashdot or facebook and finally conclude that it's a slow news day. Thankfully, yours truly, has compiled a very unique list of facebook games done specially for you. Yes, this facebook game list has been sorted according to the number of likes it has.


The Story of the Blogger

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Once upon a time, there was a boy who had a computer. He used it for school and he used it for games. The boy thought that he could do anything with his computer, and he did. 
Then came the Internet. The Internet was young and the Internet was new. People talked about it a lot and so this boy thought that he'd go and have a look at it too. 
He was amazed at all the dazzling colors. He was enthralled with all the nice pictures. It was then that he said, Yahoo

Social Media Line Graph

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This social media line graph is dedicated to the line graph geeks like me.
Included in the data are
1. Facebook
2. Google Plus
3. Pinterest
4. Twitter
5. MySpace
6. Friendster
7. JoinDiaspora
8. LinkedIn

Data is from Compete.com. Not overly accurate, but it gives a rough estimation of site trends. Note the sexiness of Pinterest's ascension.

The #Trending Obsession

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Should we really focus on #trending things?


Whatever happened to sitting on a swing? 

Mother's Day 2012 The Best Gift Ever

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When is Mother's day for 2012? May 13, 2012 or the Second Sunday of May.

What is the best mother's day gift for mom? Depends on who you are, and who your mom is.

But I can sum it up with this graphic


Cat + Baby Cuddling

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These two... :)

I found this adorable video shared by a Facebook friend and I just had to put it here for a change. I've never put cats here before, I think.

But if you must ask me, I'd really prefer having a dire wolf like in game of thrones as a pet.



Unlimited Pizza

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I was just talking about getting paid for ideas - now here's a great and terrific idea.


I don't know if this is for all Papa John branches or just the Taft Branch, but I hope it is!  *UPDATE: Here are the qualifying branches: 
Papa John's Pizza PhilippinesBranches included in the promo are the following: Robinsons galleria veranda, University Mall Taft Ave, Greenhills, SM Megamall, Brick Road Sta Lucia, Tomas Morato, BF Homes Pque, SM Fairview, SM North EDSA, Greenbelt and Jupiter Makati!!!!!
Branches of Papa Johns:  Clicky Facebook Waltermart SucatGreenbelt 3SM North EDSAJupiterArnaizSM FairviewBF Homes ParanaqueTomas MoratoBrick Road, Sta. LuciaSM MegamallGreenhillsUniversity Mall Taft AvenueRobinson's Galleria Veranda

Will I Get Paid For My Ideas?

The question "will I get paid for my ideas?", is actually one that's been floating about on the Internet since God knows when. After all, most of the giants today all started with an idea. For me it has been a long and arduous endeavor. I've managed to earn a few thousands dollars with ideas (plus a little bit of video editing) but lately, I'm just too tired to think of more.

It worked for a while with some website, but then that only worked until such time "that people with many ideas to cheat", circumvented the system.

While surfing, (does anybody ever use that term still?) on the Internet, I found another interesting proposition.

A new website called youzingit.com claims to be,
"...a website for buying and selling ideas. Users will have complete confidentiality, along with resources to legally protect their ideas. For consumers, it is a way to get paid for their ideas. For companies, it will provide a breeding ground for revenue producing and/or …

Earthday Activities for Kids that Grownups Will Also Enjoy

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Who says that you have to spend much just to come up with Earthday Activities for Kids? We never really celebrated this particular event before, but today, I decided that the kids should have an awareness for this particular event specially since they're going to be among the many billions of people who will inherit this planet.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. 
I somewhat feel that this theme needs an upgrade, but that's for another discussion. Here are some of the things that my kids are doing right now and some ideas which we might be able to do in the future. After all, Earth day should be celebrated everyday and not just on one particular day.

1. Earthday Artwork Making.

Mother Nature herself is a continuous process of art and creation. We humans are just too lazy sometimes to notice it. The key here is to open the eyes of children who are most specially keen about what they observe in nature and then stimulate their imagination.

Different kids have different skill levels so a litt…

Diablo 3 Price: $59.99 Standard - $99 to $200 Collectors

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Anyway, some of you might be wondering why I have to make up creative ways like this just so that I can get this game. The Diablo 3 price is really not that high, at least for the Standard Edition and I can afford it if I sacrifice some things - like food and water. Being a dad remains my priority and I always have to make sure that my children gets everything that they need.

Moreover, there's something about D3 that makes me really interested and that's the Auction House. It could be a potential source of income. But that's for another discussion.

I will try to compile a complete list of Diablo iii price offerings on the net to give you an idea of where you could make some savings. For full disclosure, my experience with buying games online is limited to one single game, and that's Plants vs. Zombies for a great price of $2.00.

I've never actually purchased anything from Amazon before particularly because I don't know exactly how much it will cost me in shippi…

Diablo 3 Computer Requirements Simplified

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Will my computer run Diablo 3? That's the same question I am asking myself right now. The Diablo 3 computer requirements that they post can be confusing since they post brand and model names as a measurement of performance.

Here's a simple way of knowing whether your CPU can play Diablo 3. I am using Windows XP, and my name is dannybuntu, so yeah, whatever, anyway.

1. Click on the Start Button, then click on Control Panel



Help Me Buy Diablo 3 - A Win-Win Proposition

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Ok I can't buy Diablo 3. It's just outside of the budget. But I really want it. Anyway, I have a proposition that any Diablo 3 blog owner can't refuse.

Here's how it goes:

I honestly don't have money to buy the Diablo III: Collector's Edition. I can't even buy the Diablo III: Standard Edition. So, here's how you can help, either:

1. Click one of the links above and buy the game from Amazon so I'll earn the commission to buy the game myself.

OR

2. Donate any amount you like, so I can buy the game myself

In Return
For the full donation of $60.00 Standard Edition I will post a banner on my PR3 blogdannybuntu.com to your (Diablo 3 only website/blog/forum) as a 728x90 banner


Like this: 



Posted on Dannybuntu.com my flagship PR3 BlogFor 1 Month At the top - I will replace my Adsense bannerDo Follow LinkOnly for Diablo 3 Exclusive Content Ok?I will blog about your Diablo 3 related content 2 times a week for 4 weeksOnly qualifies for the full donation

Diablo 3 Open Beta Problems Are Marketing Ploys

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Is it just me or do I feel like Blizzard is screwing with our minds with these Diablo 3 Open Beta problems? I mean, they make us wait for a gazillion years until they gave Diablo 2 a worthy successor. After they announce it,


they then make us wait for 3 more effing years. After that, they bait and bait us with beta invites and of course  ramp up the envy meter by limiting these to prominent blogs and then making them do all sorts of promotional gimmicks for mere beta invites.

Diablo 3 Open Beta Error - Temporary Fix

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UPDATE: Please read this: Diablo 3 Blog Proposition



ERROR: The file "C:\Program Files\Diablo III]Beta\Updates\d3-0-9359-Win-final.MPQ" appears to be corrupt. You may need to download this file again.

What War With China Would Be Like

It would be quick given that the Philippine naval and airborne forces have severely limited capabilities. It would be a naval and aerial encounter. I personally don't see China invading mainland Luzon, Visayas or Mindanao, not unless they plan on completely annexing the entire Philippines which is really a futile exercise both economically and militarily.

At best, they would most probably cripple critical infrastructure such as ports and airports, military installations and utilities. This is of course, assuming that our distant Uncle Sam would not be willing to honor his MDT with us.

Purely Speculative Thinking Below



If China bombs Manila, here are probably some of the things that might happen. Again, assuming that the Americans will not come to our aid.

Attack on major utilities, such as electric, water and communication. BrownoutsNo WaterNo InternetLimited land based communication systemsCommunication would probably be by radioBank RushPeople would need hard cash to buy emergency…

Diplomatic Solution With China The Only Recourse

I'm going to put it bluntly, the Americans will not help us - unless China engages in conventional and terrestrial warfare on Philippine territory. 
US mum on PHL-China sea dispute (PhilStar, 2012)
"The United States is mum on the circumstances under which it would intervene on behalf of the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea even as US troops began a joint military exercise with Filipino soldiers off Palawan.The US Congressional Research Service (CRS) said although both sides have denied that the activities are aimed specifically at China, Beijing has raised concern about their real purpose.The CRS report, prepared for members and committees of Congress, said the Philippine-US Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) left room for different interpretations."
If Malacanang would persist on standing its ground - or water in this case, and if China really needs to ameliorate its power - as in energy - hungry economy by means of annexing Scarborough Shoal, our navy would stand little…

Rylyz.com Review - The $1/mo Social Gaming Experiment

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Sometimes, it takes me a whole month to decide on something. Sometimes I just take the plunge. Besides, I am looking into making a gaming website myself - since I used to be a hard core gamer during my younger years.

Rylyz.com doesn't have much information pertaining to its owners, co-founders, corporate headquarters or any of that. But its proposition is indeed very intriguing.

The Hook That Got Me...
Was an Adsense text link ad on Statcounter which goes something like this:
Add Social Games to your website for $1 a month, and share up to 80% of the profits and get extra traffic

I clicked on it and it brought me to this website:


I just did some intensive analysis on North Korea, which drained me of my investigative vigor, so I haven't gotten much information about this company and its scheme.

I'll be updating this soon and would experiment on this blog.

Anyway, they claim that the games that they would be serving on your website are HTML 5 games like Connect 4, Battleship a…

Interesting Adsense Conversation on Reddit

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Don't jump just yet, read my warning first. Searching on the Internet about earning Adsense turns up a lot of disinformation and ploys for you to subscribe to various schemes. These guys are really good at what they are doing and know exactly which of your buttons to push at the right time. I wrote about this because I've been meaning to write about Adsense again. Yes, it's possible to earn some money via Adsense most specially if you have specialist and professional knowledge and not just interest on any topic.

Reddit.com is a very vibrant community and I owe it to the site for earning the largest ever amount I ever got on Adsense in a day. Now before you go, I advise some caution with regards to the claims of the original poster. Instead, pay attention to the minds of reason in the thread - to the ones asking the right questions:

I Make $5,000 a Month in Adsense





Family Guy MMORPG Launched or MMLOL

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Fans of the popular cartoon show "Family Guy" may now test out the ground breaking game in its Open Beta release. I believe it's the first game ever to brand itself as an MMLOL or a Massively Multiplayer Laugh Out Loud game.

The game shows promise, though I still haven't gotten in the game yet. %!@$@!$%!%!%@#


From the Site....
"Family Guy Online registered players will be the first to receive their “Key.” As new players register for the game, they will receive an email with the approximate wait time for their “Key.” Access is on a first come basis, so the players who have already registered will receive their Keys first, then, as new players register, they will be placed in the Keys queue. The program will begin today and continue for a short period after the open beta goes live with regularly scheduled releases of “Keys” to increase the number of fans in the game."  I'm still staring at my Inbox....



Media Has to Start Ignoring Breivik

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Anders Behring Breivik, the notoriously deluded and insane terrorist who killed 77 people in a massacre in Norway needs to be ignored by the media - right now. Constant coverage of his speeches and thoughts could give rise to the existence of like minded desperados or fanatics who just might emulate his line of thinking and daring modus operandi.

He claims to belong to a group called the Knights Templar, which he describes as nationalist militants. Even if the Knights Templar didn't exist, his profound speeches, however disjointed they are from reality, could give rise to a growing multitude of discontented and desperate people who would probably create such a group and give rise to its actual existence.

In a nutshell, this is a man who is averse to multiculturalism to the extent that he expresses no remorse or guilt for having killed so many.

This is a man who truly believes that his distorted political point of views are categorically and absolutely correct - to the point that m…

Can a centipede swim?

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Perhaps one of the more intriguing questions that has plagued the human race, the answer came to me one lazy Saturday afternoon. Trapped on a plant island in a small fishpond. The dangerous lil bugger was determined to get off its island prison to a destiny that is unknown.

Warning: These bugs are dangerous and can give you high fever for days. Don't touch.


Social Media Game Turns Into A Snack

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A facebook game that to my opinion is incessantly overrated by Western media has been turned into a snack here in the Philippines. More specifically, a corn snack. These junk food goodies cost 1 PHP a pack.




Facebook Game - Hunger Games Adventure

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Let's assume for a moment, that you are like me - a 30 year old guy with kids who has absolutely no clue about what The Hunger Games is all about.

Try to guess. Well, I know it's a book that may be over-hyped with teenager hormones and a large marketing budget.

Then they turned it into a movie and now they're turning it into everything. Games, mugs, shirts, stickers, notebooks, perfumed dolls...

Fans of the Hunger Games, and I know that you are rabid creatures, may want to take a look at this Facebook game.

https://apps.facebook.com/hungergamesadventure/


Since the game is still in beta, a lot of changes are expected to happen pretty soon. My initial impression however is that it is a game that's been made solely to relive the experience of the books.

People who are not familiar with it, may get bored easily specially without the requisite character identification. But it was interesting enough that my 9 year old daughter watched intently as I wrote about this game.





New Disney Facebook Game for Kids Launched

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Today, Disney announced that it was launching an environmentally themed adventure game on Facebook called the Disney Animal Kingdom Explorers. Perfect for the little ones, this game endeavors to provide a more thematic and educational experience without taking the fun part away.

It's really simple, you take on the role of an adventurer who tries to build up your own animal reserve park whilst solving quests and learning interesting factoids about animals and nature.

My 9 year old daughter really liked the portion where she has to find the missing objects in the picture - kinda like finding hidden pictures of objects behind a cereal box.

The artwork is carefully detailed and strikes one with that magical Disney appeal that you'd often find in their animations.

As a parent, its greatest appeal to me is the child friendly content that has long been elusive in many Facebook and social networking games. More importantly, it teaches children about the importance of our role as natur…

The Ten Commandments Revisited KJV 2012

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Today, for some reason, I decided to make this video. As I was making and reading it, I can't help but feel that I've broken most of it - if not all. Forgotten by many, disregarded by some, openly opposed by others - one cannot help but think about it - and see the failings of our own humanity.

Easter as far as I remember, is the triumph of love, forgiveness and Christ over death and sin. Beyond that, it is not within my comprehension.

We, mortals try to encapsulate the event in representations and movies. Interestingly ABC will show the movie in America tonight, according to Cecil B. DeMille's interpretation. I've not much liked it, because of the oldness of the movie. Disney has tried too, but has not had the same effect.

If you've missed it and want to watch it, you may peruse a copy in Amazon.com.

We live in the age of enlightened confusion. In the age where truth is obscured by so many versions of it, sometimes, the truth is found in the simplicity of things…

Jehzlau-Concepts.com for Sale Over at Flippa?

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Today is Black Saturday and I'm scavenging the Interbots for websites that are for sale - even though I don't have the money to buy them mind you.

It was then that I discovered that the well known blogger Jehzlau is selling his blog over at the website auction site flippa.com. Bidding has reached $90,000 USD but as of Saturday, April 7, 2011, the site remains unsold.

Jehzlau-concepts.com at Flippa.com
Interestingly the site seller is not under Jehzlau 's name but under Latonas, which is, apparently some sort of website broker. I'm not so sure. 
But if I were Jehzlau, $90,000 USD isn't something to scoff at. At the time of this writing, according to Google that's 3.85 Million Philippine Pesos. You can buy a house, a car and put up a real world business with that. 
Some interesting data
Claimed Gross Revenue Per Month: $4,345 USD monthly average Claimed Net Revenue Per Month: $4,188 USD monthly average
Monetization is derived from advertising sales as evident from…

Online Competition of the Month: $10000

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For the online competition of the month, we head back to Prizes.org and their Welcome to Prizes.org video contest.



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Help us produce the best "Welcome to Prizes" video! We are looking for something bold, fun and creative; a 120 seconds video to inspire and educate the general public about the benefits and opportunities on Prizes. The winner will receive $10,000 and the video will be featured on our landing page!
The prize money is $10,000 and you have until April 4, 2012 to submit your entry! Good luck!