Thursday, December 30, 2004

Music Taste

Since Haze was saying how shit my taste in music is i'll just post my playlist so you can all laugh at it: That is the list i'm using on AudioScrobbler, it's set on Shuffle :)

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Audio Scrobbler

Hey guys checkout Audio Scrobbler it makes up a page that says what music you listen to and shit. Just head on over to and signup an account then download the plugin for whatever media player you use. It's pretty cool beacuse after you get the plugin all you gotta do is chuck in your user/pass then it disappears and you'll never see it again. Here is my page for anyone that is interested in what sort of music I listen to:

I use Winamp to play my music and i've got my playlist set on shuffle so it'll display whatever Winamp feels like making me listen to :)

Friday, December 24, 2004

Halo 2 > Half-Life 2

We all know that Half-Life 2 is going to win the Game Of The Year award. Why? I don't fucking know. Halo 2 is so much better than Half-Life 2. Lets see what points people push that Half-Life 2 is good.

*Involving Story -> Nothing could be further from the truth. While the game has an interesting story that makes you feel part of it it is lacking a lot in direction. There are very few moments in the game when you aren't by yourself.
*Next Generation Graphics -> Doom 3 is prettier :)
*Amazing Physics -> Half-Life 2 uses the havok engine for it's physics. You can get some of the code from the source leak. Tribes Vengeance uses the same physics engine and a lot of other games are using it now too.

Halo 2 is great beacuse you usually have team mates and you alternatve between playing as a covenant elite and a spartan.
It takes all the good things from the first game and makes them better.
It adds dual-weilding, they have completely re-done the enemy AI, you can hijack vehicles, it has XBOX Live 3.0 (Even though Rainbow Six 3 has better game choosing. On Halo 2 you need the party system to even play in the same game as your friend beacuse it just joins you to a random game. You can't even choose which game you want to play in!), heaps more secrets than the original Halo and the graphics are pushing the XBOX to it's limit. It looks very beautiful and colorful unlike the bland textures of Half-Life 2.

Halo 2 should win game of the year not this sad excuse for a game named Half-Life 2. I sppose i'm being pretty heavy on Half-Life 2 but I would've expected more from Valve in 5 years of development. After the leak in 2001 they haven't really done much to the game. It also uses the gay content delivery system named Steam. There are so many problems with this I can't be bothered listing them. Goto and download Half-Life 2 from there. You can get CSS & the netplay hack too :) Do not support Steam!

I wonder if I could get away linking to a piracy forum on MSN Blogs probarbly not but here on Blogger I have full freedom of speech. They aren't censoring or editing my posts in any way at all :) They are excellent and if you need a blog head to

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Having a LAN, Comics, Gaming & Microsoft

Hey having a LAN this saturday with 6 people. Hope all goes well. Here is a dilbert comic I found that I thought i'd share:

(Dilbert Comic) Blinded by the ovbious:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Got TPG 1.5Mbps ADSL the other day. It is very fast but only has a 20gb download limit :(
For those of you who don't know my old connection was TPG 512Kbps Unlimited (no star! it was unlimited!)

I got Prince of Persia 2 Warrior Within downloaded this morning (well finished I started 2 nights ago) I haven't got around to playing it yet since I just got my XBOX Gamepad Drivers again so I can use that to play it on my PC.

Got Underground 2, Crash Bandicoot Twinsanity, Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter & Wolfenstein Tides of War for XBOX yesterday too. Underground 2 looks way better on my PC and it's hard to play it on XBOX after playing Burnout 3 so much. Burnout 3 is such an awesome game for XBOX you have to get it. HAVE to. It got rated 10/10 on some site(or magazine, I forget) that only gave Halo 2 an 8/10. Thats how good it is.

Was playing Halo 2 online earlier today with some US with a 250 ping(average) to everyone in the Arena (XLink Kai). Did not notice any lag at all while playing. Was Coagulation CTF with 12 players. Very smooth. They totally did the netcode right :) Got bored and left after playing Coagulation for 2 hours though. The host was at a University in Miami so I suppose he had a very phat pipe.

Just before I was playing CSS with Bucci & Dark---Lord I was owning so badly. I am so dangerous with the CV-47 now. Earlier today my CSS had the same error as clit's but after trying (and failing) to get "Steam Fuckered" to work (A new online play hack) I gave up and just copied some files off my other comp then deleted my .blob files. Worked a charm and I was up and gaming with Bucci.

Haven't posted in my blog for awhile I should do it more often but I'm getting lazy. I'll probarbly do a revival and chuck it in my MSN Name again like it was at the start. Gametec Lan 3 is almost upon us. I think Rbn should get a blog to help practice his typing skills and to give us the status of whatever project he is working on, would be interesting. (YOU HEAR ME RBN!?)

Going to softmod Simo's XBOX for $20 (Bucci says that Simo won't let me but I think he will as $20 is damn cheap) sometime.

I like writing blogs beacuse I just let my mind wander and write it all out. It helps my typing skills and lets me express myself. MSN Blogs are fucking stupid they censor most of the things that they don't let you have in your name (Administrator for example, fuck also) what the fuck is the point of having a blog if you can't write your mind. I am an Administrator and I fucking hate AWP'ers there we go I said it! On MSN that would bring up some kind of evil error saying You Are Breaking The Law Please Turn Around And Jump Out The Window

Some guy on MSN asked me for a CS 1.6 non-steam crack I told him I don't know anything about them. I just realised now that "Steam Fuckered" which I used to play Team Fortress with would work fine on 1.6 i'll have to tell him next time I see him online.

--==[SD]==--| DKA| im an instigator, 380 slug penetrator says:
geting my arse kiked by gf in solitare lol
.//Alias.Zero - You call me strong, you call me weak, but still your secrets I will keep says:
how can you lose in a singleplayer game? *meh*
--==[SD]==--| DKA| im an instigator, 380 slug penetrator says:
its i dunno
--==[SD]==--| DKA| im an instigator, 380 slug penetrator says:
solitare showdown :S
.//Alias.Zero - You call me strong, you call me weak, but still your secrets I will keep says:
oh that is crazy
.//Alias.Zero - You call me strong, you call me weak, but still your secrets I will keep says:
i dont even understand that onelol
--==[SD]==--| DKA| im an instigator, 380 slug penetrator says:
i no
.//Alias.Zero - You call me strong, you call me weak, but still your secrets I will keep says:
play her in that bejeweled game
.//Alias.Zero - You call me strong, you call me weak, but still your secrets I will keep says:
in that you can just click randomly and still win :P
--==[SD]==--| DKA| im an instigator, 380 slug penetrator says:
tell me bout it, and no shes like prob at oit :'(
.//Alias.Zero - You call me strong, you call me weak, but still your secrets I will keep says:
and the chicks seem to dig it
--==[SD]==--| DKA| im an instigator, 380 slug penetrator says:
the time she plays me in cs shell get fuked lol
--==[SD]==--| DKA| im an instigator, 380 slug penetrator says:
i rekon my games r the only ones ill beet her in
--==[SD]==--| DKA| im an instigator, 380 slug penetrator says:
.//Alias.Zero - You call me strong, you call me weak, but still your secrets I will keep says:
--==[SD]==--| DKA| im an instigator, 380 slug penetrator says:
i hate the shitty msn and windows games, excpet for pinball :P
.//Alias.Zero - You call me strong, you call me weak, but still your secrets I will keep says:
i bet her comp cant run it
--==[SD]==--| DKA| im an instigator, 380 slug penetrator says:
so true

Haha what is it with Microsoft and redefining standards! HTML oh no it has to be HTM. MySQL oh no it has to be MsSQL omg we have been shipping solitare for 10 years and just realised it doesn't have multiplayer lets mangle it and make a multiplayer mode that slightly resembles the original game so nobody can understand it or hope to succeed at it. Speaking of which I Excel at Excel! I am so leet :)

I can't really think of what else to write except that Team America is a funny movie & I'm going to watch The Incredibles tomorrow and that i've downloaded the first 10 episodes of Full Metal Alchemist and watched the first 3 DVDs of Dragonball GT and I'm off school as of last monday :)

End Communication.

Friday, November 12, 2004

pedantic fails?

Simon's Current Winamp Song >>> Weird Al Yankovich - Ebay - says:
so ummmmmmm pedantic
.//Alias.Zero says:
i am unfamilar with the word pedantic. Maybe you mean "pandemic" that games company who brang the stuff
Simon's Current Winamp Song >>> Moby - Porcelain says:
Simon's Current Winamp Song >>> Moby - Porcelain says:
i cant spel
.//Alias.Zero says:
Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for book learning and formal rules

haha you love books
Simon's Current Winamp Song >>> Moby - Porcelain says:
as u can c
.//Alias.Zero says:
wait a sec wtf does ostentatious mean
.//Alias.Zero says:
Characterized by or given to ostentation; pretentious.
.//Alias.Zero says:
so much clearer now
Simon's Current Winamp Song >>> Moby - Porcelain says:
.//Alias.Zero says:
Pretentious display meant to impress others; boastful showiness.
.//Alias.Zero says:
oh yes im sure boasting about book loving is going to impress the ladies
Simon's Current Winamp Song >>> Moby - Porcelain says:
yeah dam right
.//Alias.Zero says:
pedantic is the worst word anyone could possibly think of


.//Alias.Zero says:
CAmo14 says:
.//Alias.Zero says:
is it raining outside?
.//Alias.Zero says:
y'know out the window
.//Alias.Zero says:
no dont look at your desktop! OUTSIDE!
CAmo14 says:
.//Alias.Zero says:
.//Alias.Zero says:
just wondering beacuse its pissing over here
.//Alias.Zero says:
then again you are only a few streets over
CAmo14 says:
.//Alias.Zero says:
well yes logically speaking if you are a few streets away from me then i am a few streets away from you
CAmo14 says:

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Blogging from Gametec LAN

Yo writing this at Gametec lan everyone here is complaining beacuse the network is down. I paid $20 for this? Haha nobody seems to know whats going on. The DHCP server got power surged :(

I've been playing some Doom 3 offline but I have no idea what I was doing at the time and where to go so I got totally fucked up.

Shouts out to CAmo and Bucci for not coming after all.

Everyone say it working now but they probarbly wrong >_<

Someone with ICS is fucking up our DHCP and stopping us from getting an address. I will find them and kill them and all will be right in the world.
except for terrorism.... and hunger in those 3rd world country places...

And dont forget Georgie... and Bush .. wait, they are all tghe same!! 666!

But then afain... killing everyone would solve world hunger and terrorism... no people left, noone to terrorize...

But then theres no H.A.c's to screw... HAC = Hot Azn Chick... Oh yeeeeeer

me fail enlish! thats unpossible

bring forth the pr0n!!




sOME GUY fucking caps lock just came and gave us a new uplink cable which will solve world hunger and maybe our lan problem

I ish wannet that $20! stop fucking with my keyboard josh!
yOU OF COURSE Fucking caps lock!!!!
damn microsoft! how could u!


Ni jiao Bendan!
Nimen shi da bian tou fa!
Ni de mama che wo de gou hen wo de mao!

Ben/Josh/Some random dude is here to solve all our problems (hopefuly!!!!)

I finished writing the above text at 4:41PM on 9/10/2004 at the Gametec-LAN
I was "helped" write the above by Josh & Some other guy
After being moved around a few times, being switched over to different switches/hubs and manually setting IPs it was evident that the network was fucked. When looking at it through Look@LAN every time you refreshed you saw different people randomly drop offline/come online. The LAN was dropping packets everywhere. I went home when my mum got there with my food at 9:30PM.
The result: After being at a LAN with no network (It was just a LA as Reuben called it) for 9 hours I ended up being able to play 1/4 of a game of Counter-Strike on the lan, 2 matches of Halo on XBOX where I owned Josh & Reuben (well me and Reuben tied but I still owned him) and 2 levels of Doom 1 offline. I feel my $20 was not spent well and will not be going to any big LANs in future. I will stick to the ones me and my friends organize. I got a phone call from Reuben at about 9:50PM saying that in about an hour they would have the LAN fixed and that people can get refunds. He rang back about 5 minutes later to say I couldn't get a refund beacuse I'd already left before he said that. Josh is so fucking stingy I just left 5 minutes ago and he won't refund me! I got a free issue of Atomic from the LAN (A month old issue which I already have since i'm subscribed) and someone's Halo CD Key.

End Transmission.

Update: According to a guy I met there 30 minutes after I left they got the network up and running by resetting all the switches and reprogramming the cisco ones.

Friday, September 24, 2004

Fable = Fucking Awesome

I got Fable the other day and it's fucking awesome. I finished it in 3 days but I didn't get all the demon doors and shit. The game is pretty easy sadly. I stocked up on the resurrection things, the max you can get is 9 though (9 lives like cat eh?) but never even had to use 1 of them (aka I didn't die) just buy as many Green Apples and Red Meat as you can since they are the cheapest food and they still heal you well. Upgrade your Strength a lot too as toughness really does reduce the damage you take a lot! Buy an Obsidian Greatsword as they are the most powerful thing you can afford (only ~3500 gold at most places) and will last you the entire game. After killing the end boss you can get the master dragon slaying sword from Bowerstone North (or before killing the last boss but since it costs 80,000 gold you'd better make sure you have enough!) which I assume is the best sword in the game (excluding The Sword Of Aeons which you can get if you kill your sister at the end of the game) To keep playing the game after you finish it you must watch the credits which go for 20 minutes (!!) ah well at least they have some nice pictures so just grab a Simpsons DVD or something to do while you wait.

Overall Fable gets a 8/10 for being too short.

Sunday, September 05, 2004

No Updates in Awhile

Hey guys haven't updated my blog in awhile, I really should update this thing more often. I really forgot about it until recently. I've just come back from a LAN at Rbn's house from Friday til Sunday. I remembered to get some sleep at this LAN so i'm not totally fucked right now. In fact I don't feel tired at all but I have this burning stain in my mouth after drinking 1.25L of Vanilla Coke. Damn it's annoying.

Josh's XBOX was softmodded sucessfully with the UDE exploit after something like 6 weeks of Rbn been asleep or not home or not having the stuff we needed. It's a good thing we got it done beacuse his dad was getting pissed off at having to drive him over here every weekend lol

I have 4 gmail invites at the moment so if anyone wants to be invited to gmail talk to me before they are all gone :D

Right now I am trying to get this "Killer Instinct X" thing onto my XBOX, it's not really an xbox game its the arcade versions of Killer Instinct emulated on the XBOX. I am out of PC hard drive space so it's hard to get it onto my hard drive ready for transfer which is a pain in the ass.

Today I had some mod points on /. which I used to mod some people up :)

Checkout my friends web comic at

Arg me mum is telling me to goto bed now. I was hoping to add more to this post. Ah well catch.

Thursday, June 10, 2004

XBins Chat Convo

Here's a conversation that took place in xbins chat.

[mickster] I was soldering away, and I got a shock fromit
[PreciousR] haha
[DrD] lol
[mickster] what is so funny?
[PreciousR] what? You were soldering with it plugged in?
[mickster] yes
[DrD] tell us about the fire
[mickster] the guy who sold me the chip, told me to leave it plugged with a CD running
[mickster] or it wouldn't work
* PreciousR falls out of bed onto floor laughing, yet still typing away on nifty cordless keyboard...
[DrD] cool
[DrD] nifty
[mickster] so, you no how the bottom of the iron gets hot?
[DrD] yeah
[DrD] the hot end
[PreciousR] irons have bottoms?
[mickster] I had it on the power cord
[mickster] and didn't notice
[PreciousR] OMFG
[mickster] I could smell it, but I thought it was solder :(
[DrD] I'm fucking tearing
[DrD] :S
[deano] rofl
[mickster] and zam.. I got another shock
[DrD] so what did you do next Mick?
[mickster] then, the cord lit on fire
[DrD] and did you get some water?
[mickster] NO
[DrD] awww
[Niggeresq] =(
[mickster] I unplugged it right away
[DrD] smart thinking!
[deano] ROFL

I have UT2004, I got it from Simon at a LAN over at rbn's place. It's alright, the space level sucks, Invasion rules, ONS-Pipeline rules, if you have UT2004 go download ONS-Pipeline it's a really cool fun-filled map :)

I am trying to get Rurouni Kenshin Episode 61 but it's taking so long, it's been downloading for 4 Days 10:02:40 now, nobody ever comes online with it, it's all leechers, where are the seeders :( Stupid Overnet! BitTorrent and BearShare are so much better...

Dinner just got home...

Friday, May 21, 2004

Gaming Gibberish, XBMC is born

There is a condition zero mission pack out called "Operation Black Sun", you can get it at

I got Ninja Gaiden for XBOX 2 days before it came out :) it was released 2 days ago. Ninja Gaiden is such a kickass game, I have the American version so you can cut peoples heads off and stuff, who needs stealth when you have a pissed ninja with a sword? heh heh heh...

I got tHc Dash for my XBOX, its the hacked MS Dash so it looks and acts the same as the normal MS Dash but it lets you add/modify menu items. I also got avalaunch which is probarbly the best dashboard around, it lets you update the dashboard from a menu item, lets you FTP, lets you download save games, lets you download new skins, lots of cool features. It even features a RSS News Ticker so you can get all the news straight from the XBOX Scene ( :)

Kai registrations are open so go register now at it lets you play your Nintendo Gamecube, PS2 and XBOX games over the internet for free!

I updated my XBOX Media Player to XBOX Media Centre, the menus aren't working correctly so I can't stream my Anime so i'm going to revert to XBOX Media Player. XBOX Media Centre is going to have Kai built-in though so when thats added I'll get it again (That is, if avalaunch doesn't get it added at the same time or earlier)

At school I am getting in trouble for not doing my essays correctly, I really don't understand these essay things. The Dungeon Siege II website is so go check it out now if you haven't already, this game is going to be better than the original Dungeon Siege I should hope, speaking of which I need to get the expansion pack and the patch for Dungeon Siege.

Yesterday I was messing around with Half-Life 2 and got network play working, you have to add the line "maxplayers 32" to the bottom of your config.cfg in the hl2 folder then in the cfg folder. Now everytime you load a map anyone can connect to you (provided you have port 27015 open that is), if I can get a level editor for Half-Life 2 i'll make a deathmatch level for some old school deathmatch action.

If anyone has the torrent for Counter Strike Source, an IRC channel I can get it from or a direct link (ftp/http) please tell me asap as I really want Counter-Strike Source

My Windows Security Update CD arrived in the mail today after 10 days, it was free :) You can get your own at: You dont need to fill in country code, phone number or area code. Just leave those fields blank.

Sunday, May 16, 2004

MGS3 Stolen at E3

Don't ask me how these guys got away with this, even at Hardly Normal (Harvey Norman) the consoles are in metal cases not perspex, but read on to find out :O

[14/05/04 11:20]
E3 2004: MGS3 code stolen from Sony's E3 show floor stand

LA Convention Centre security staff were left flat-footed and red-faced yesterday as two unknown perps had it away with a copy of the MGS3: Snake Eater demo code. The one level demo, on display at Sony and Konami's stands is almost certainly being duplicated as we speak. Will you see MGS3 first at you local car boot sale?

The LAPD are investigating the incident and are looking for two 19-20 year old males. The code snatchers were able to gain access to the PS2 demoing Snake's hotly anticipated jungle rumble by cracking the perspex case on one of the pods on the Sony stand.

According to eyewitness reports they achieved this by leaning heavily on the unit before simply ejecting the disc and doing a runner from the convention centre - possibly not how Snake would have done it, but apparently effective.

Halo 2 is set for a November 9th 2004 Release

Saturday, May 15, 2004

Guild Wars, PSP & DS

Well I was a little late getting guild wars and only got to play it for about half a day all up, a couple of hours at night then til about 12 the next day, it looked simply amazing though and I loved it, I am going to buy it for sure when it comes out at the end of the year, I can't wait that long though! NOT FAIR! Didn't end up going War Driving today, might go tomorrow though?

Of course heres what we've all been waiting for, the shots of the PSP and the Nintendo DS, here are the finished designs both shown at E3, people could actually use the Nintendo DS there though so I expect its in a much more final state than the PSP, we might even see it before the end of the year if we're lucky. Gotta love the PSP's graphics though as shown in the Grand Turismo 4 Screenshot.

PSP Images shown at E3

Nintendo DS Images shown at E3


Sony Playstation Portable

• Product Name: PlayStationPortable (PSP)
• Color: Black
• Dimensions: Approx. 170 mm (L) x 74 mm (W) x 23 mm (D)
• Weight: Approx. 260 g (including battery)
• CPU: PSP CPU (System clock frequency 1~333MHz)
• Main Memory: 32MB
• Embedded DRAM: 4MB
• Display: 4.3 inch, 16:9 widescreen TFT LCD
• 480 x 272 pixel (16.77 million colors)
• Max. 200 cd/m2 (with brightness control)
• Speakers: Built-in stereo speakers
• Main Input/Output: IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi)
• USB 2.0 (Target)
• Memory StickTM PRO Duo
• IrDA
• IR Remote (SIRCS)
• Disc Drive: UMD Drive (Playback only)
• Profile: PSP Game
• UMD Audio
• UMD Video
• Main Connectors: DC IN 5V
• Terminals for charging built-in battery
• Headphone/Microphone/Control connector
• Keys/Switches: Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)
• Analog pad
• Enter keys (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
• Left, Right keys
• POWER On/Hold/Off switch
• Brightness control, Sound Mode, Volume +/-
• Wireless LAN On/Off switch
• UMD Eject
• Power: Built-in lithium-ion battery, AC adaptor
• Access Control: Region Code, Parental Control

• Stand
• Headphone with remote commander
• Headphone with remote commander and microphone
• External battery pack
• Case
• Strap
• E3 Prototype Exhibition: USB Camera for PSP
• USB Keyboard for PSP

UMD Specifications
• Dimensions: Approx. 65 mm (W) x 64 mm (D) x 4.2 mm (H)
• Weight: Approx. 10g
• Disc Diameter: 60 mm
• Maximum Capacity: 1.8GB (Single-sided, dual layer)
• Laser wavelength: 660nm (Red laser)
• Encryption: AES 128bit
• Profile: PSP Game (full function)
• UMD Audio (codec ATRAC3plus, PCM, (MPEG4 AVC))
• UMD Video (codec MPEG4 AVC, ATRAC3plus, Caption PNG)

Nintendo DS

Unsure at this time

Friday, May 14, 2004

Wardriving, Condition Zero

On Wednesday I went war driving with shrewd_user and Reubz, we found 5 access points. Only one of which we could access the internet with. Two of them were encrypted I believe. We didn't have much time though, we got some chips with vinegar and chicken salt though so it was worth going out. Planning on going War Driving tomorrow again hopefully. If you don't know what War Driving is, goto it's the first segment in the first episode.

Today Andrew played Counter-Strike online for the first time, of course he wasn't very good but we VS'd the bots. Him and his 33k Internet :P Brad/Weeman saved me a few times and then I saved him majorly when all the bots came up behind him, lol! Simo/Webzy came and went on my server a few times, he didn't stick around long for today though. Andrew stayed the longest so props to him!

Two days ago I downloaded Condition Zero through the Steam Dedicated Server update tool, I now have it running under Steam with netplay. You think I'd buy it? You must have me confused with someone else, its not piracy, they gave me this game, I didn't hack past any anti-piracy measures either, it just works as a Modification to Half-Life. I wonder if they will "fix" this in a later Steam update, chances are likely but Condition Zero is pretty much the same as normal Counter-Strike except with some re-done maps and new models (The new models are only on Single Player for some stupid reason), the offical bots kick ass but I already have those same bots on 1.6 (well the Beta ones from the Steam test, I backed them up awhile back)

Woo go rambling, yesterday I went round Leigh's place to play Condition Zero but Steam fucked up his game and he had to re-install but some bitch had scratched his disc so we ended up playing normal 1.6 there, his dad managed to fix the CD by using a CD Cleaner on it so it's all good, in the manual the replacement CD address is somewhere in Canada, he didn't like the idea of sending it all the way over to Canada to get a replacement though. Valve should get some replacement departments in the local countries. Since he didn't have Condition Zero we just watched the movies on the Half-Life 2 disc that came with it, I must say Half-Life 2 looks fucking awesome :) I am definately buying this game and Doom 3 (yes, me, buying games, heh, these games look fucking awesome though)

Half-Life 2 and Doom 3 won't have much of an impact on me if I manage to get ahold of Far Cry though, Liam has told me how awesome Far Cry is, apparently you can push a boat into the water and just keep walking into the front of it, fun with physics :) Atomic said it was a really awesome game too. Halo 2 has got a final release date set now which is good, lets hope it makes this release date (unlike Half-Life 2's forever delayed release), Halo 2 also looks fucking awesome.

Cameron/Camo told me that E3 started yesterday, so i'm going to make this post then check my link to the "E3 for everyone" for Guild Wars, woo go Guild Wars.

Agret out.

Saturday, May 01, 2004


I now have a Moblog which lets me post pictures, you can view it at, I don't know when I'll post pictures in there, probarbly when I'm bored. It is confirmed, Shannon and Simo are coming to my house tomorrow to play some CS, they are going down! >=)

According to which links to some other articles, they seem to have located Atlantis and Noah's Ark (two seperate articles). Most people believe they have not found Atlantis and that Atlantis is under Antartica, I read the articles and it turns out in Alexander's time there was no ice on Antartica. Apparently Antartican's were technologically advanced and had plumbing, water works, etc. like the Romans did. Near the start of civilization the Egyptions were near Antartica, apparently they got given knowledge by the civilization on Antartica which is why they were interested in Astronomy. Maybe they got the knowledge of how to build pyramids from them too, but you never know....

This is a relitively short post as I don't really have much else to say.

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Replacement Shells, Guild Wars & TV Shows Cancelled

Replacement Shells - I have been using AstonShell for awhile (30 days) and now it asks me to register it, luckily just recently I have come accross another Replacement Shell called "LiteStep" which you can get at I have installed it on Nicole's computer and am currently rebooting it. From the screenshots it reminds me of XFCE, the Window Manager I use for Linux, nice and lite-on just like the name suggets for this Replacement Shell. Explorer is so bloated, slow and is quick to crash so I don't really see the need for it, which is what causes me to branch out and find replacement shells. Not only can a replacement shell speed up your desktop but they usually allow a lot more theming and customizality than the standard explorer.exe shell while still remaining faster. I guess its beacuse of all the DLLs that explorer uses that its slow, it probarbly comes down to that and just plain poor programming. Replacement Shells are just that, something you'd feel happy to replace your explorer.exe with. Holy shit the shell just loaded on Nicoles desktop, it displayed the Desktop folder which has silently been filling with icons while AstonShell was on there, the desktop has about 100 icons and still displayed very quickly. The "Start Bar" looks very Linux-Like and I would even go as far as to call it a docking bar. Which is what I will call it. The programs menu in the start menu loads very quickly, which is great, the programs menu usually takes a long time to open, sadly since its all in a vertical strip it with no scrolling options you cannot see all your programs (provided your list takes up the whole vertical axis of the screen, or more) but you can free float the programs menu so that you dont even need to click "Start" to see your programs, they are just there on your desktop. Very cool. This default theme is supposed to be very "Lite" and is one that your not really supposed to like. Hell, like, I love it! LiteStep is a very professional replacement shell and is also very quick and good at what it does. I recommoned this to everyone. Its also free so no annoying "Register Now" screens like AstonShell :) Yes you can change back to the normal explorer with a shell changer app, but why the hell would you? LiteStep rocks!

Guild Wars - Looked at the screenshots for Guild Wars (all of them this time, not just the one with the chick :P), the combat looks really cool, there is a screenshot of a guy fighting some warewolves and also a screenshot of a team of two people fighting what appears to be some kind of beast with a guy on top of it, the game is looking great and I can't wait til the E3 for everyone to test it out!

Andromeda and Mutant X have been cancelled as Fireworks Entertainment, is shutting its doors for good and owner CanWest Global Communications (which also owns, the National Post, Global Television, and a bunch of other media assets) announced it will take a $159 million writedown on Fireworks. Sad really, Andromeda was a great show. Mutant X was pretty lame though, I was wondering when they were gonig to cancel it as the special effects were really lacking in realism.

Monday, April 26, 2004

Games I look Forward to

Here are the games I am looking forward to in the near (hopefully) future: Fable [XBOX], Sudeki [XBOX] (Said in a stupid voice by Cameron), Half-Life 2 [PC/XBOX], Doom III [PC/XBOX], Starcraft 2 [PC], Guild Wars [PC]

When is E3 ever going to get here, hang on i'll check the date now....

Hopefully E3 will answer a lot of my questions as to the fate of the games I want, Guild Wars is doing a program that is unheard of until now, called "E3 is for everyone" in which you can download and play Guild Wars with the people who are at E3 from your house, the downloaded game will stop working after E3 however but it should give us a good idea of what the game is like! Read more here

At the moment I am downloading the Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow Multiplayer Demo for PC, you can get it for yourself by clicking here the .se stands for Special Entertaining FTP Server (NOT! its slow....whatever the hell SE actually stands for, its strange and I get a very bad ping)

Earlier today I was playing Counter-Strike with Brad, Simo and Bucci. As usual me and Bucci were kicking ass, we played de_aztec, de_dust2, as_oilrig, cs_747 and then de_dust2, a good time was had by all as only one loser joined our game and we managed to vote kick him off (Yay Brad worked out how to do it now!) Bucci had some problems with his CD Key half-way through and he was out of action for awhile while he got that sorted out. This Sunday Shannon and Simo are going to come to my house to play Counter-Strike, I hope that they weren't screwing around beacuse I want to kick their asses, can't complain about lag on a LAN >=)

I have discovered that Serious Sam does not run on a Celeron 533 + TNT2 combo and complains about no video mode found. Quake 3 runs nice and smooth though :) Counter-Strike can be played in Software mode in 800x600 resoltuion with "minimum render lag", I suggest lowering it a bit though. The monitor is screwed so your going to have set the brightness above the normal one to see in the dark areas, either that or use your flashlight. When you up the game brightness the colors ("What the fuck is wrong with the colours?" -Justin) are a little strange though.

Today I got a program for MSN which lets you use any size display picture you want, its pretty cool but I don't look at my own display picture that often so it doesn't really do much for me :P

I also met some chick who lives in the "Dominican Republic" wherever that is i'm not sure, but she spoke both Spanish and English and had a really long name. I met her on Overnet while attempting to download some Rurouni Kenshin OVA episodes, I helped her setup an FTP Server but she doesn't know her router password so she can't do the port redirection herself. I found out it was 2am for her when it was 5pm for me so I worked out I need to get online in the morning to talk to her at a reasonable time for her, I want to get this FTP up and running so I can get the Rurouni Kenshin OVA episode's though. If anyone else has them, please contact me.

I got a "hack" for Blogger which lets you post comments so now you strange people who view my blog can post strange comments (Yay!)

End Transmission.

Sunday, April 25, 2004

My Collection & Advent Children

At the moment I am adding the games I own to "My Collection" on IGN, this will keep me busy for a few days. You can see the collection here. I just set the region to PAL on all of them as I cbf checking if they are NTSC or not. Not all of them will be rated, I'm wondering when E3 is going to be, its in May, I'll have to see what the exact date is, apparently more Final Fantasy Advent Children news will be released (Hopefully a new clip to go with it!)

I am waiting for Advent Children to come out in Japan, then I'll try and get myself a copy of it with English subtitles, of course I'll buy it when it comes out here so I get my DVD Quality :) :)

Also at E3, more Sony Pocket Station news should be released, dammit I can't wait for this Advent Children and Pocket Station crap, I hope there'll be some other cool games on show there too (Fable? Doom III? Half-Life 2?), we need Half-Life 2 to be released before it becomes outdated, Far Cry is the best FPS on the market (Coming after Halo, which is coming after Doom II)

Been playing more Counter-Strike, I want to be able to own those level 4 bots, they think they are so good with their headshots and instant turning, well I'll show them! *turns knife only mode on* >=) KNIFE WARS!!!

Graal Online forums got hacked by Luke, thats pretty cool, I don't know why he hasn't banned the guy insulting him. Trust Angel to have corridor as her password roflmao. I find it pretty stupid beacuse unixmad was on the forums at the time of the defacement and he didn't do anything, then he went away for very important buisiness I presume, whatever their company does thats important i'll never know since the site hasn't been updated since SCARS was released on the N64, sad really.....

Head on over to to checkout a really cool Tank Wars game made in Java, also the Runescape address is in case you were wondering. The graphics in it are nice now but it still lags like a bitch which renders it nearly unplayable.

On Slashdot today they posted about Credit Cards with Voice Authentication in them, sounds cool to me, they should develop software that uses a facial map (via webcam) and voice authentication (via microphone) for desktop computers, that way no unauthorized access on my computer and I won't have to remember my password (oh yea mines set to auto-login with a blank password to an Administrator account, nice and secure, just the way Windows is supposed to be!)

ZBot Leak, Americas Army

The hacked offical bots for Counter-Strike 1.6 (zbot) are very good. When playing on Level 4 they are very hard to kill, they keep in contact with you over the radio and give you status reports ("3 guys left", "Only 2 to go", "One guy left") which does get annoying when you are trying to listen for footsteps and you hear them instead. The voices are just the same sound files with masks applied to them so they sound odd, I wonder what they'd sound like if I recorded my voice into those files lol i'll have to find out sometime.

As for 1.5 you can use ivpbot which is Improved Version Podbot I believe, its like the PodBot except it is updated more, they are smarter and they have personalities and stuff such as Agressive personality :)

I finished the America's Army training missions last night so now I can actually play the game! I find it very stupid that the missions you can play are calculated from your training scores, but hey I suppose it makes it more realistic, but maybe I don't want it that realistic? Maybe I just want to get straight into the action? They don't account for that ovbiously, but I shouldn't complain, its a free game, but I still like complaining, got nothing else to do.

New Blog :)

Hello I have just gotten my new blog, this is my first post.