EC1 Returns, Back For You To Win
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010
Remember? A few weeks ago I was giving away Zowie’s EC1 mouse here on the blog. And we got a winner. He goes by the name Eduard Besjentsev.
Now I really needed to underline the name. Let me tell you why…
When I asked for his address to ship the prize, Eduard turned me down. Down! He more or less said “I don’t have a computer anymore and even when I get a new one, I won’t have the time to play with this awesome-looking mouse”. WTF. Who da hell?!!… Seriously, who the hell does that in 2010? Who the hell doesn’t take the winning mouse, just to sell it on eBay if it’s not to play with it? And he added “put it back up for grabs and someone else can make good use of it”.
Now Eduard, I don’t know you but I wouldn’t be surprised if your in game handle was “Jesus” or something. I just love meeting people like that: the more I go out and the more I realize they are very few.
That all results in the main piece of news today on this blog: Zowie’s EC1 mouse is at stake again!
** New Mission Briefing **
Even if it’s a mouse that – obviously – enjoys a good clicking, Zowie’s EC1 has a great deal of respect for type-writers, keyboards and the people that know how to put them to good use. Call it peripherals solidarity.
That is why, If five reviews or more get published to Gamocracy before this Saturday, at the time when I publish the “7 Days and X Reviews” entry here on the blog, Zowie’s EC1 will randomly select a new partner for life among those that wrote them.
After what it will travel all the way to their home to become their clicking instrument of choice.
Everybody says thank you Eduard!
So, Who Won That Zowie EC1 Mouse?
Saturday, November 6th, 2010
Last week I reviewed – so to speak – Zowie’s EC1 mouse.
It’s pretty good. And we’re so generous at Gamocracy that I thought I would give it away after I ran the tests.
To take the mouse home, you had to like a certain entry posted on Gamocracy’s Facebook page last Saturday.
Fourteen people did just that but there can only be one winner, elected by the gods of randomness; whom, btw, you can call for help, just like that, at www.random.org for only $4.95!
The Fourteen entrants:
#1: Ravi Ator
#2: Camy Ezzat
#3: Tero Rehnman
#4: Kenneth Rayl
#5: Serhan Kirma
#6: Koya Kamura
#7: Remi Bezeux
#8: Jerome Fichelle
#9: Nuno Gois
#10: Bryan Lagalot Tiong
#11: Eduard Besjentsev
#12: Niclas Pka Andersen
#13: Scott Haas
#14: Reefer Ord
> And the winner is…
Khao on the PS Move, by Studiosushi
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
Many thanks to Khao, light saber stuntman for Yoda, and Studiosushi (blog), for the gosu pics.
Khao can play ping pong too.
The Mouse Is Dead, Hail To The Mouse
Friday, October 29th, 2010
It was 8 years old. In dog years, that’s 56: way too early to die… but life, you know, is so unfair.
It was called Intellimouse Explorer 3.0. Given to me by a friend called MaYeRs who was pretty good at Counter-Strike. It stopped clicking while I was playing Avatar the other day. The little red light turned off.
Pictures by Studiosushi – check out his blog (in French)
In my despair, I realize luck -or is it only fate?!- put what looks to be its offspring into my right hand (left-handed clickers can stop reading now btw) not so long ago. It’s come from Denmark and before that it was assembled somewhere in South East Asia. It’s called Zowie EC1.
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PS Move To The Right Direction?
Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
A few weeks ago my apartment mate, Serhan, came home with the PS Move. At first, what looked like a Wii-mote for the PlayStation 3 had nothing to get me interested.
But Serhan was talking me in, telling how much more precise it was, and all that stuff, you know. So I decided to give it a try with Sports Champions.
picture by Studiosushi
And he was right, it wasn’t that bad. The cursor is smooth on the screen and the ultimate little lag that’s killing the Wii-mote is gone. It reminded me of what I had hoped for the Wii-mote at some point: that it would be a 3-dimensional mouse. Nintendo’s peripheral is not that far from it but it just lacks what it takes for a true FPS player to adopt it as a controller of choice.
I was really interested in that at some point because I thought it would be much much more interesting to watch the top StarCraft or Counter-Strike players standing on a wide open stage making big moves in the air to play their high-stakes games, rather than sitting behind a table and a screen… Maybe PS Move could allow stuff like that.
The problem right now is that it has less games than Homer Simpson’s hands has fingers.
I’ll see if they’re growing new ones later today when I visit Paris Games Week, the latest gaming show in town.