Enjoy the Rohan Philippines CBT

Finally, months of anticipation will pay off for Philippine players, as the Rohan Philippines CBT will start tomorrow, Feb. 26.

Check out this article on the Level Up! Portal to find out all you need to know about the Rohan Philippines CBT.

And don’t forget, you could win a Nintendo DSi or a gaming laptop by joining the Rohan Philippines CBT.

Rumesbak na sa Rohan! Remember: Vengeance is always an option.

Level Up! online show now also on Cube iTV

Yup, starting tomorrow, Feb. 25, Cube iTV, which is Channel 11 on Global Destiny cable TV, will also simulcast the live video stream of our weekly online show, LIVE! The Show, which comes out every Wednesday from 3-6 pm.

Cube iTV, which is operated by ePLDT company Infocom Technologies Inc., will also broadcast recorded video from Level Up! from 9-10 pm during weeknights, and 10-11 am and 10-11 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The recorded broadcast started last night, so if you’re a Global Destiny cable TV subscriber, check us out on Channel 11.

Read the full article on the Level Up! portal for more details and join our Live Blog to chat with our GMs online.

‘Slumdog Millionaire’ wins Oscar for Best Picture

Crank up the volume and dance to “Jai Ho”! “Slumdog” wins! “Slumdog” wins! “Slumdog” wins!

“Slumdog Millionaire” scored a slam dunk at the Oscars, winning Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Original Song (for “Jai Ho” which went up against another song from the movie, “O Saya”), Best Music (Score), Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Cinematography and Best Adapted Screenplay.

My wife Ellen and I absolutely loved this movie, so if you haven’t seen it yet, watch “Slumdog Millionaire.” Plus it has a great soundtrack!

“Slumdog” wins! “Slumdog” wins! “Slumdog” wins!

Am adding some “Slumdog Millionaire” clips from the YouTube channel of Fox Searchlight.

P.S. Guess Mickey Rourke can now wrestle at Wrestlemania 25 now that he lost to Sean Penn for the Best Actor award.

Hulk Hogan wrestling at WrestleMania 25?

Hell no! Please tell me this rumor isn’t true. I’ve never liked Hulk Hogan, not during the height of Hulkamania and certainly not now.

In fact, the only time I found him tolerable was during his NWO days as a heel in WCW. I mean, I respect what he did to bring pro wrestling to mainstream attention, but I just never liked his character and his wrestling style. Sure, make an appearance at WrestleMania 25, but please don’t wrestle.

Here’s an excerpt from Kevin Eck’s Ring Posts wrestling blog for The Baltimore Sun.

I have no idea whether there is any truth to these rumors, although I suppose it’s possible that WWE would want to bring Hogan back for the 25th WrestleMania. Personally, I don’t want it to happen.

Hulkamania died for me last year when taped conversations between Hogan and his son Nick while the latter was serving time for felony reckless driving were made public. Hogan made insensitive comments about the young man who was critically injured and also talked about helping his son broker a deal for a reality show that would chronicle Nick trying to get his life in order after serving his sentence.

Even if I could get past all that, I still wouldn’t be all that excited to see the 55-year-old Hogan limp around the ring and go toe-to-toe with superstars who are in their prime.

How do you feel about piracy and The Pirate Bay case?

Here’s an excerpt from my latest CNET Asia blog entry.

This case has gained a lot of media mileage, particularly due to the “the rock-star quality of The Pirate Bay trial” in its home country of Sweden, as noted in another Threat Level entry.

It will be interesting to see how this case unfolds, and what its implications will be for the current business models of the music and movie industry.

I don’t think it should be surprising if public opinion seems to be sympathetic toward the defendants in The Pirate Bay case. Without going into the merits of the case or the thorny issues behind piracy and intellectual property rights, I think it goes without saying that many consumers have at one time or another watched a bootleg movie or listened to pirated music. Because, yup, even watching TV shows illegally uploaded to YouTube would qualify as that, right?

Check out the full article.