The Critical Hit LED D20 Die – Kicking it Old School

When I was a kid we would game hard core on Saturdays. There were many a long afternoons, that stretched into long evening, that strecthed into early morning game sessions. There was lots of real time action, Mountain Dew, Cheetos, pizza and other players talking shit back and forth to each other.

Sound familiar? It should if you’re a gamer. The only difference is back then we did this face to face…no guilds, no lan, no lag and no $400 vid card needed. Just a bunch of Geeks in a living room, with dice, books and sometimes the occasional miniatures. We played Table Top RPGs, everything from AD&D to Shadow Run and we had a blast doing it. The way we killed one another or fragged mobs was with an “Analog Randomizer”…aka we rolled dice.

The dice glow RED when you crit!

Enter The Critical Hit LED D20 Die! This is a 20 sided die that flashes red when you roll a Critical Hit! Its evenly wieghted, approximately 1.5″ in diameter and batteries are included. And at $9.99 a pop its not a bad deal, come on…you’ve spent more on lamer things.

 I WISH I had some of these in my marron velvet dice sack back in the day.(Don’t judge me!) Of course at the end of the day, its up to the D.M. (that Dungeon Master for those of you under 35) if he’ll let you use it in game. You better hope he still isnt pissed at you for wreaking his Beast Master VHS!




Microsoft Zune to be discontinued and pulled of the shelf

How fitting that the song on the Zune is...."Bittersweet"

“The announcement of the demise of the Zune was buried on a support page for the device.
“We will no longer be producing Zune players,” Microsoft said, adding that “going forward, will be the focus of our mobile music and video strategy.”Windows Phone is Microsoft’s operating system for .
Microsoft said it will continue to provide services for Zune users and recent orders for the portable digital media player will be fulfilled.
“And we will continue to honor the warranties of all devices for both current owners and those who buy our very last devices,” the Redmond, Washington-based US software giant said.
Microsoft began producing the in 2006 but it never really threatened the global dominance of the iPod from rival Apple.”

Ok, so heres the deal, reportedly by 2008 Microsoft  sold more than 2 million units of the Zune 3 years later they probably have only sold a few hundred thousand more…and thats being generous. I don’t know ONE person person who owns one. When I polled my FB friends only 3 chimed in with claiming to know someone who owns one. Its no surprise that Microsoft pulled the product off of the market. I suppose enough is enough…next time be the first to the punch and strike while the iron is hot.

Here is a great video that tells the whole story courtesy of Newsy: