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By Deborah Nourse Lattimore | October 27, 1999
Editor's note: Because she does not sew, cook or dance like a "proper senorita," Frida can't please her mother until she saves the day at the fiesta with her unique talent.Frida sat down in the patio and did not even notice her sisters' kisses as they left. All she could think of was Mama and Fiesta. She could not sew, she could not cook, she could not dance. Mama didn't like anything she did. And Mama did not want her to ride Diablo. Frida tried to take a deep breath, but all she could feel was hot, dry Santa Ana wind sticking to her throat.
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By Dave Gilmore | August 9, 2012
As far as summer jobs go, one could certainly do worse than playing "Diablo 3. " One Reddit poster, "WishboneTheDog," sparked interest and debate about the hit game's "Real Money Auction House (RMAH)" feature with a post detailing how he or she has made more than $10,000 selling items. Having in-game item economies that translate into real world bucks is an old concept for online games, but Blizzard's inclusion of the RMAH has institutionalized the process. What was once the unregulated equivalent of a semi-legal flea market has been turned into Blizzard's own eBay, and "Wishbone" seems to be the first person who has invested serious time into making it pay off. In the past two days, "Wishbone" has answered dozens of questions from other players and intrigued "Redditors" about the process for accumulating such a large sum of cash, the viability of doing this as a profession and the macroeconomic implications of selling in a digital economy.
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By Renee Enna and Renee Enna,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | January 26, 2005
This recipe was inspired by a similar "diablo" (devil) pasta dish in the wonderful revised edition of The North End Italian Cookbook, by Marguerite Buonopane (the Globe Pequot Press, $16.95). Inspired is a pretty good word, too, because as great as this dish looked, I had just a few of the ingredients called for. But winging it is a legitimate approach for stove-top sautes based on pasta. Find similar ingredients. In this case, Buonopane's recipe called for dried oregano (I substituted dried Italian seasoning)
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By Dave Gilmore | July 20, 2012
“Diablo 3” simultaneously asks quite a bit and very little of its players. On the one extreme, anyone can quickly master the incessant mouse-clicking needed to defeat its gruesome monsters. On the other end, the game requires a persistent “always-on” Internet connection, regardless of whether you plan on interacting with anyone. A great deal of the criticism of the game emanates from the fact that its design hinges on being constantly online to play, leading to petitions and calls for Blizzard to patch the game with an “offline mode.” Mike Morhaime, president and co-founder of Blizzard posted on the company's forums addressing a multitude of topics, among them the always-on requirement.
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By Judith Wynn | October 9, 1994
"Third and Indiana" is named after a Philadelphia street corner favored by urban drug dealers and their local and suburban clientele. Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Steve Lopez begins his gritty novel about inner-city strife with the poignant image of a young Hispanic mother riding a bicycle alone through the streets after dark. Ofelia Santoro looks for her runaway son Gabriel every night in the "Badlands" -- a volatile part of town run by an "army of young dealers waiting in the ranks to feed a national thirst."
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August 9, 2009
On August 6, 2009, DUDLEY D. DIETRICK, SR. Beloved husband of Shirley Dietrick; predeceased by devoted wife Gloria Dietrick; dear father of D. Donovan Dietrick, MD and his wife Joan and Daniel D. Dietrick, MD and his wife Beth; cherished Pop Pop of Julie, Jennifer, Ehren, Duncan, and Charlie Dietrick. Mr. Dietrick worked for most of his career as a supervisor at the U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington DC. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy submarine service during World War II including service as Assistant Chief Petty Officer aboard the USS Diablo (SS 479)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | April 4, 2003
Apart from what? one might ask. The man referred to is Vin Diesel, and the movie he stars in ain't apart from nothing - at least not in the sense that it's unique, or stands alone, or outshines everything else around it. A Man Apart is standard-bore action stuff, in which a macho stud superstar blows away lots of bad guys while struggling to make the world a better place. And if the title is supposed to suggest that Vin's character is a man standing alone, why does he spend so much time and effort making his friends complicit in the vengeance-is-mine adventure that serves as the movie's centerpiece?
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By Bob Strauss and Bob Strauss,Los Angeles Daily News | January 13, 2008
Juno is a monster. The little independent comedy about a pregnant teenager was the second-highest-grossing movie in North America last weekend, ahead of such big-studio holiday hits as I Am Legend and Alvin and the Chipmunks. It's well past $50 million at the box office, and there's no end in sight. The word-of-mouth smash is simultaneously gaining serious awards momentum, especially for its 20-year-old star, Ellen Page. The petite Canadian is charming everybody as the smart, tart-tongued expectant mother.
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By Dave Gilmore | May 24, 2012
"Diablo III" PC/Mac Blizzard Score: 3 out of 4 It's difficult not to expect perfection from a game after this long of a wait. A lot has happened for Blizzard since “Diablo II” came out in 2000 (a little thing called “World of Warcraft” comes to mind). It's also easy to forget that the original “Diablo” defined a genre way back in 1996, and that “Diablo III” is as direct as descendents get, even across a decade and half of technology. Like the two previous entries in the series, “Diablo III” mostly just asks the player to turn on, tune in and click until it becomes physically painful.
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By Aaron Curtiss and Aaron Curtiss,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 14, 2000
Really good evil never stays dead for long. So it was only a matter of time before the awesome adventure game "Diablo" was resurrected. "Diablo II" for the PC and Macintosh drops players into a dark fantasy world that is every bit as cool and addictive as the original. I have friends whose lives were consumed by "Diablo" and its creepy catacombs crawling with hell's finest. More than a simple dungeon slasher, "Diablo" let players use their brains as well as their steel to track down and destroy the source of all evil.
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By Dave Gilmore | May 29, 2012
News Roundup •••• The granddaddy of gaming conventions, E3, kicks off next week in Los Angeles. The Game Hunters have put together a pretty comprehensive guide of all the major possible announcements and unveilings that we may see. Would it be tacky of me to at this point include my Kickstarter link to send me expenses-paid to E3? [ USA Today ] •••• Blizzard has unleashed a pretty hefty post explaining some of the early “Diablo III” gameplay metrics and potential changes to the design that will come in the next patch.
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By Dave Gilmore | May 25, 2012
On Thursday, the entire staffs of 38 Studios and Big Huge Games were given pink slips. The company, which released “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning” (which I reviewed in February ), was in partnership with the state of Rhode Island to bring jobs into the state and give former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling's 38 Studios fuel to evolve into a big-time game developer. The company was in the midst of developing a project called “Copernicus,” an MMORPG based in the same universe as “Amalur.” Big Huge Games, based in Timonium, became a subsidiary of 38 Studios almost three years ago to the day. The Sun's Gus Sentementes was over at Big Huge ' s offices before being booted out today , but it seems the entire teams at both companies have indeed been let go. WPRI has an exce llent timeline of how the tax credit and loan between the state of Rhode Island and 38 Studios developed.
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By Dave Gilmore | May 24, 2012
"Diablo III" PC/Mac Blizzard Score: 3 out of 4 It's difficult not to expect perfection from a game after this long of a wait. A lot has happened for Blizzard since “Diablo II” came out in 2000 (a little thing called “World of Warcraft” comes to mind). It's also easy to forget that the original “Diablo” defined a genre way back in 1996, and that “Diablo III” is as direct as descendents get, even across a decade and half of technology. Like the two previous entries in the series, “Diablo III” mostly just asks the player to turn on, tune in and click until it becomes physically painful.
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By Dave Gilmore | May 18, 2012
News Roundup •••• Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling's 38 Studios, which released “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning” in February, is in financial hot water with the state of Rhode Island. Taking cash from the state to move from Massachusetts seemed like a good idea when the company was projecting huge sales from its games. Instead, 38 Studios can't pay its employees or pay the state back. Yikes. [ The Boston Globe ] •••• Wired ran a gorgeous preview with lots of screens of the Unreal 4 Engine, which could be the backbone of next-gen console games.
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By Dave Gilmore | May 15, 2012
Fans across the country lined up at video game retailers late last night to purchase copies of “Diablo III” for the PC and “Max Payne 3” for consoles in what has been a whirlwind 24 hours for gaming. With a combined 21-year absence since the “II/2” versions of “Diablo” and “Max Payne,” fans were eager to get a jump on the highly anticipated sequels. “Diablo III” players arrived home after installing their games to a variety of issues due to the game's overwhelming popularity.
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By Dave Gilmore | May 14, 2012
News Roundup •••• "Tomb Raider," a reboot of the classic series, has been delayed until Q1 of 2013. Darrell Gallagher, head of Crystal Dynamics (who is developing the game), announced the news via a post on the Eidos forums. [ Gamespot ] •••• Investors are trying to recoup their losses on a failed "Stargate" MMORPG that was due to launch in 2010. Things have gone to court, with the game's developer alleged to have mislead investors to the tune of $50 million.
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By Dave Gilmore | May 15, 2012
Fans across the country lined up at video game retailers late last night to purchase copies of “Diablo III” for the PC and “Max Payne 3” for consoles in what has been a whirlwind 24 hours for gaming. With a combined 21-year absence since the “II/2” versions of “Diablo” and “Max Payne,” fans were eager to get a jump on the highly anticipated sequels. “Diablo III” players arrived home after installing their games to a variety of issues due to the game's overwhelming popularity.
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By Dave Gilmore | July 20, 2012
“Diablo 3” simultaneously asks quite a bit and very little of its players. On the one extreme, anyone can quickly master the incessant mouse-clicking needed to defeat its gruesome monsters. On the other end, the game requires a persistent “always-on” Internet connection, regardless of whether you plan on interacting with anyone. A great deal of the criticism of the game emanates from the fact that its design hinges on being constantly online to play, leading to petitions and calls for Blizzard to patch the game with an “offline mode.” Mike Morhaime, president and co-founder of Blizzard posted on the company's forums addressing a multitude of topics, among them the always-on requirement.
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By Dave Gilmore | March 16, 2012
News Roundup •••• Holy hell (literally), "Diablo III" finally has a release date! May 15, kids. [ Blizzard ] •••• EA Sports' football titles are both in the crowd-sourcing spirit this year. Cam Newton is leading the pack for the "Madden NFL 13" vote, and eight Heisman-winning legends are vying to share the cover of "NCAA Football 13" with RG3. It is at this juncture Game Cache would like to officially endorse Ben Roethlisberger ("Madden" curse, ya'll)
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August 9, 2009
On August 6, 2009, DUDLEY D. DIETRICK, SR. Beloved husband of Shirley Dietrick; predeceased by devoted wife Gloria Dietrick; dear father of D. Donovan Dietrick, MD and his wife Joan and Daniel D. Dietrick, MD and his wife Beth; cherished Pop Pop of Julie, Jennifer, Ehren, Duncan, and Charlie Dietrick. Mr. Dietrick worked for most of his career as a supervisor at the U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington DC. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy submarine service during World War II including service as Assistant Chief Petty Officer aboard the USS Diablo (SS 479)
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