Category: Gaming

Free Six: Pokemon GO Philippines


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Update 2016.08.08

Pokemon Go PH is now officially released.

Philippines release was last Saturday, August 6 ,2016. Happy hunting!

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When the first wave of tweets and FB posts about Pokémon GO went around, I thought it was just hype.

pokemon-go-niantics But this month after the US/ANZ release I know that it’s the real deal. So I was anticipating that in the Philippines gaming scene, it will be a gaming super-hit too. Fast forward to 2nd week of July, my telco tweeted the tweet below and my interest was at its peak

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But after this #paasa tweet and hundreds of other tweets from my Pinoy friends on Pokemon Go PH release, wala pa rin. Still waiting after 10 days and as of writing nada/nil/zero 🙁

So I decided that I need to update Menardconnect.com and I will share my free six info Pokemon GO Philippines in the tradition of my free six video and other free six series.

1. Pokemon Go official updates is available at Niantic Labs Official Pokemon website. Official updates on releases are published in the link below

http://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/

last 3 releases in HK, Canada and other 26 countries.

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2. Check Official Apple Store and Official Google Android Store. For iOS, go to

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pokemon-go/id1094591345?mt=8

and click open in iTunes.
Chances are it’s available in US and other Apple Stores and you need to change your store.

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3. If still not available in Philippines do NOT force installation via changing store. Some of my friends have tried this trick and confirmed that developers have disabled some GPS/geo ip settings, so you won’t find any Pokémon in Philippines GPS locations.

4. Thinking about Pokemon Go Cheats and Tricks? Think again!!! The devs have learned much from their previous Geo-loc game Ingress and I am sure they will be on top of the cheats/”gaming the game” issue. So I suggest you don’t try OK?

5. For Android enthusiasts and iOS jail breakers, don’t risk with those Pokemon Go APK and ios app packages and be part of statistics. But if you can reverse engineer the file and know its detailed behavior then go ahead be my guest (and eat malware for breakfast too) 😀

6. An interesting site for the Pokemon Go Server Status that I recommend

http://www.mmoserverstatus.com/pokemon_go

So that completes my free six info for Pokemon GO Philippines. Will try to post soon when its finally officially released in the Philippines. Hope you enjoyed my Pokemon GO Philippines post here at menardconnect.com

Update 2016.08.08

Pokemon Go PH is now officially released.

Philippines release was last Saturday, August 6 ,2016. Happy hunting!

I need you, I need you, I need you right now
Yeah, I need you right now
So don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me down
I think I’m losing my mind now

Don’t Let Me Down, Chainsmokers & Daya

We came prepared (yup we heeded Illidan’s warning). We donned our WoW gear and we’re off to the moviehouse on the first weekend of PH screening. If you are curious about our iLvl 6xx gears, here is a sample pic 🙂

That's me in Only Noobs Play Alliance Chestguard, wifey in Only Noobs Play Horde Robe

That’s me in Only Noobs Play Alliance Chestguard, wifey in Only Noobs Play Horde Robe. Thanks Jinx.com!

Yeahhh men! We are WoW fanatics so we were really excited about the movie!

The Good
The movie, content, graphics, and all was great. I can rave and rave about the movie on this blog but the post might be terribly long. So in the tradition of my free six series let me highlight some six rave points about the movie Warcraft: The Beginning

  • The details of the orc structures (the orc upgraded buildings in the eagles eye view scene is so neat)
  • Boomsticks!!! (Cool invention from our Ironforge friends)
  • Fight gryphons fight! (see how Lothar’s gryphon fend off orcs)
  • Wolves are fiercely cool and I want one (Remember: “You’re annoying my dog“)
  • Humans and their meetings with other races (Fun! most of the time nothing is accomplished hehehe)
  • The free stuff courtesy of warcraft.com/movie

The Bad
I understand that the film is set in an alternate timeline. But I will post three main personal rants about the movie:

  • Mak’gora concept was screwed (In Durotan vs Gul’dan, fel magic was used. Maybe I’m old fashioned and into the official lore too much but this Mak’gora is tainted imho. But hey maybe its only me)
  • The Garona love affair angle (Sorry I really don’t like the Miss Halforcen character in-game and so this will definitely affect how I felt about her in the film)
  • Khadgar did not age at all. Duh! (Seriously, for all the powers of Medivh and Sargeras unleashed upon him, it did do much impact on Young Trust’s appearance)

The Ugly
Not necessarily the movie’s fault. But the 3D cinema we were watching was so so. FYI, Blizzard partnered with one of the major malls in the Philippines and if you watch it in 3D you get some freebies in-game.

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But the “good” PH partner put Warcraft: The Beginning in fewer cinemas, and some cases like ours in older ones that resulted to the not so good experience. Honestly I would be happy if they put Warcraft movie in the cinemas in The Block in North Edsa but no they screened it in the older cinemas. Boo!

But enough of the ugly part. The important thing is that Warcraft the Beginning is now a reality now after some xx numbers of planning, shooting and CGI-ing.

Watch the trailer below courtesy of Blizzard and Legendary Pictures

Overall, great movie. I highly recommend the movie to all Warcraft fans and non-fans out there especially to all my readers who have played any Warcraft game in their life! Just like the Chainsmoker feat. Daya song, this movie is full of anticipation and I’m happy it did not let us down!!!

WoW Thanksgiving Sale 2015: 75% Off on World of Warcraft and Warlords of Draenor Expansion

Some good World of Warcraft news to WoW MMORPG fans out there. Blizzard is having a World of Warcraft sale at the Blizzard Store this week for Thanksgiving!

World of Warcraft Digital Download and World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor is at 75% off for a very limited time.

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World of Warcraft is now only USD 4.99. This Digital Download is needed for characters levels 1–90, includes 1 month of free game time

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, the most recent online expansion is now only USD 12.49. This Digital Download package is needed for characters levels 91-100 and it includes a Level 90 Character Boost.

So if you are stuck with the World of Warcraft Starter (up to level 20), or if you are stranded in Mist of Pandaria and needed the WoD expansion these are really some great deal for Thanksgiving.

Hope you like my World of Warcraft post here at menardconnect.com

Warcraft Movie Trailer

Wow! Blizzard and Legendary released the first movie trailer for Warcraft the Movie over the weekend at Blizzcon 2015. With the tagline Two Worlds, One Home, the Warcraft movie is set around the timeline of the First War between the Orcs and Humans and will feature Anduin Lothar and Durotan as the two main characters.

Watch the Warcraft: Movie trailer below courtesy of YouTube

This is really exciting and honestly for me, the trailer raised more questions than answers. I understand that the movie was in the works since 2009 (to be directed by Sam Raimi) and I am just happy that after all the setbacks, this movie will be soon be a reality.

For the Alliance side, we are expected to see Medivh (Ben Foster), King Llane Wrynn (Dominic Cooper), Khadgar (Ben Schnetzer), Taria Wrynn (Ruth Negga), Varian Wrynn and Moroes (Callum Keith Rennie) in addition to Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel). For the Horde side, the movie will cast Toby Kebbell as Durotan, Robert Kazinsky as Orgrim Doomhammer, Daniel Wu as Gul’dan, Anna Galvin as Draka, Clancy Brown as Blackhand, and Terry Notary as Grommash Hellscream. Truly an EPIC line of characters for both Alliance and the Horde.

The movie is set to be released on June 10, 2016. As an avid warcraft fan, I will post more updates here at menardconnect.com soon.

Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void Opening Cinematic

The Swarm brought ruin to our world. Our proud people became refugees. And yet, they could not shatter our unity. For we are bound by the Khala. The sacred union of our every thought and emotion. Today we retake our homeworld. And with it, our legacy!

I really love the Protoss so when my brother told me that Blizzard released a new opening cinematic for Starcraft 2 Legacy of the Void 2 weeks ago, I immediately searched for it and watch it right away.

I was really amazed!!! I love the golden armor of the Protoss, the charging of the ever reliable zealots. And I also realized that the sentinels are cute in animation. Of course most of the Protoss fanatics who watched it will be mesmerized when “the merging is complete” and Archons will shout “Power overwhelming!!!“. Bad luck for the Zerg, they let the Protoss build a pylon so this will be a warping galore for the Protoss.

I believe the cinematic is set in Aiur, and it seems the Protoss is focused to reclaim their old stronghold. I wonder why there so few zergs than usual, maybe their Queen took the Swarm to deal with the other greater enemy.

For more Legacy of the Void backstory, enjoy this video posted by Blizzard today…

I am excited with Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void and I can’t wait for the November 10, 2015 launch!!!

Hope you liked my Starcraft post here at menardconnect.com.

World of Warcraft: Legion is the next WoW Expansion

Blizzard announced the next World of Warcraft expansion at Gamescom 2015 in Germany over the weekend!!!

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Image Credits: Blizzard

World of Warcraft: Legion is the sixth expansion and it feature the Burning Legion as main nemesis!!! Watch the announcement trailer below courtesy of Youtube

World of Warcraft: Legion features a new hero class Demon Hunter and level cap to 110 among other notable features. Sticking to the Warcraft lore, only elven (night elves and blood elves) are the races qualified to be Demon Hunter, so good job Blizz! Also I believe Gamescom, Europe’s biggest trade fair for interactive games and entertainment is a perfect place to announce Legion, as it shows that the WoW MMORPG is really a global game.

Here is another video of Legion, this time the teaser!

Yeah! I’m excited about this expansion and I hope I can return to the Warcraft world before the World of Warcraft: Legion rolls out.

For more details please visit Legion’s official site:

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/legion/

Hope all you WoW Fanatics are excited too!!!

Angry Birds Fight Cheats and Tips

I was on a lookout for a good free iOS game early this month and I noticed this new game from Rovio: Angry Birds Fight!

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Quoting Rovio blog

We are incredibly excited to announce that Angry Birds Fight! will be launched in the Asia Pacific region on May 7th! The game will be available from the Apple App Store and Google Play, and will introduce Japan, China, Korea, and Taiwan, among other counties, to the frenzied player-versus-player gameplay of Angry Birds Fight!. See the first gameplay trailer below for a glimpse of the action!

Wow! Cool! First launch in my region!

 

I also noted that I have not posted some gaming related items here at menardconnect.com so I am sharing some Angry Birds Fight Tips and Cheats.
For starters just try to the game via installing it from Apple App Store and Google Play. Again install from official sites only 🙂

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Then first Angry Birds Fight Tip for the day will be to log in every day and go to your gift box and get your Free Angry Birds Fight Diamonds to celebrate Angry Birds Fight 1st 3 million downloads.

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Will post more Angry Birds Fight Tips and Cheats in the future

Blizzard Sale: World of Warcraft, Starcraft II and Diablo III on Sale

Blizzard, creator of Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo game franchises is having some Thanksgiving holiday sale now!

World of Warcraft® Digital download is now USD 4.99 (75% of orig price of USD 19.99)

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This download contains the 30 days of free game time and players can adventure up to level 90 (vanilla to Mist of Pandaria expansion)

StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty® Digital download and StarCraft® II: Heart of the Swarm expansion Digital download are now both USD 9.99 each (50% off, orig price of USD 19.99)
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Diablo® III Digital download is now USD 19.99 (50% off the usual USD 39.99 price) and Reaper of Souls expansion is now USD 19.99.
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If you are a WoW, SC2 or D3 gamer this is definitely a good deal so grab one now as this may last until December 2, 2014 only!!!

My Hearthstone Hunter Deck and Hearthstone Paladin Deck is getting some traction so I am sharing another of my favorite Hearthstone Deck here in menardconnect.com.

Like my previous posts on Hearthstone Deck Hunter and Hearthstone Deck Paladin, thisHearthstone Deck for Shaman is a free Hearthstone deck as all the cards used are all basic cards. This free Hearthstone Deck is ideal for starting players who like playing Hearthstone Shammys and does not have any Hearthstone Golds to boot.

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2 x [0]Ancestral Healing
2 x [1] Rockbiter Weapon
2 x [1]Voodoo Doctor
2 x [2]Acidic Swamp Ooze
2 x [2]Flametongue Totem
2 x [3]Hex
2 x [3]Razorfen Hunter
2 x [3]Shattered Sun Cleric
2 x [4]Chillwind Yeti
2 x [4]Sen’jin Shieldmasta
2 x [4]Windspeaker
2 x [5]Bloodlust
2 x [5] Frostwolf Warlord
2 x [6]Fire Elemental
2 x [7]Stormwind Champion

Note: the number inside [x] is the mana cost (I find this notation useful when looking for the cards in the players collection)

This Shaman Hearthstone Deck mana curve will look like this:

hearthstone-all-basic-shammy-mana-disti

 

This Hearthstone shaman deck is a mix of minions and shaman skills.
The gameplay for this deck is to survive the early game and do massive damage mid or end game. Strategy is to try putting down many minions (low cost) and buffing them with totems. Keeping the minions alive for a long time will be the key move and when the player have many minions on the board, drop the killer shaman trademark move, Bloodlust.

This Shaman Hearthstone deck gave me good numbers wins in play mode and ranked mode without having me spending any Hearthstone gold. Cool huh! Hope you like my Free Hearthstone Deck for Shaman post.

Also kindle check my other Hearthstone Deck posts:

Hearthstone Deck Hunter
Hearthstone Deck Paladin

I will post more of my favorite Hearthstone Deck Cheats soon…

 

I am sharing another of my favorite Hearthstone Deck cheats here in menardconnect.com. Just like my previous post on Hearthstone Deck for Hunters, this Hearthstone Deck Paladin edition is a free Hearthstone Deck as the cards used are all basic cards that you can get when you reach level 10 Paladin. This free Paladin Hearthstone Deck is ideal for starting players who love playing Hearthstone Pallies and does not have much Hearthstone Golds. Here it is:

hearthstone-all-basic-paladin

2 x [1]Blessing of Might
2 x [2]Acidic Swamp Ooze
2 x [2]Murloc Tidehunter
2 x [2]Novice Engineer
2 x [3]Ironfur Grizzly
2 x [3]Raid Leader
2 x [3]Razorfen Hunter
2 x [4]Truesilver Champion
2 x [4]Blessing of Kings
2 x [4]Consecration
2 x [4]Dragonling Mechanic
2 x [4]Sen’jin Shieldmasta
2 x [5]Frostwolf Warlord
2 x [6]Lord of the Arena
2 x [7]Stormwind Champion

Note: the number inside [x] is the mana cost (I find this notation useful when looking for the cards in the collection)
This Paladin Hearthstone Deck mana distribution will look like this

hearthstone-all-basic-paladin-mana

This Hearthstone paladin deck is a mix of minions and paladin abilities. The usual gameplay for paladin is dependent on minions. Strategy is to try putting down many minions (low cost ones multiple ones like Murloc Tidehunter and Razorfen Hunter) keeping them alive for a long time  and powering up those many minions using the +1/+1 abilities of other mid-high minions (Frostwolf Warlord and Stormwind Champion) … and crush the paladin enemy of course.

This Paladin Hearthstone deck will give good wins in play mode and ranked mode without spending any Hearthstone gold. Of course it has its weaknesses but hey its a free Hearthstone deck good for beginners.

Hope you like my Hearthstone Deck Paladin post.

Also kindle check my other Hearthstone Deck posts:

I will post more Hearthstone Deck Cheats soon here in menardconnect.com. Watch out for it.