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I'm Luke, a 22year old IT technician from Wales, UK. In my spare time i enjoy the odd' Pokemon LARP.


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I would love to make the full transition from Windows XP to Fedora, the only thing holding me back so far is the fact that I still have a few PC games stopping me from switching to Linux completely.


In the past I have had little to no luck with Games in Linux, I managed to get Day Of Defeat running under Wine on my old machine, but the frame rate was too low to actually enjoy the game. I've heard reports of WoW running quite nicely under Wine but haven't tried it myself. I'd expect your system specifications will have a lot to do with how well Windows games would run under a Windows emulation layer.

Most console emulators you will need have already been ported to Linux, which is great. So, not all gaming is lost when Linux is installed. There's also quite a big selection of native Linux games available for download.

I even have the Xbox 360 wired controller running under Linux too.

But I'm talking about the games that are mostly windows only, the big hitters.

I've just had no luck in the past running Windows games in Linux. I have seen videos and stuff of games running seamlessly in Linux, but found myself having little to no luck..

I would love to hear other members experiences using Linux and running games. Have you had any luck? Did you use Wine or the paid alternatives crossover Linux or Cedega? Do you use Linux now as your main operating system and play widows games?
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9:48 AM on 02.05.2009

Halo 3 seems to be a magnet to hackers. You always hear about people manipulating the game. It was even a problem in Halo 2, in the form of "Standby-ing"

Standby-ing was the act of pressing a “standby” button on your modem, (not available on all) which would send the opposing players to a “please wait” blue screen while the standbyer's run around and rack up kills.

Now, they seem to be taking it to a new level; Using botnet software to find out they're opponent's IP address, then point a few dozen zombie machines at them in a distributed denial-of-service attack.

I'd never heard of this method until a few days ago. And it tickles me how some people will risk getting themselves in trouble with the law over exacting revenge on someone who stole their flag...

Apparently these types of programs are becoming mainstream, so you can probably expect to start seeing similar attacks emerge from other Xbox live games.

What do you think makes Halo so appealing to Hackers? I have to say, to put yourself at a risk of being arrested over a Halo 3 game is pretty hardcore lol.

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Fan of Christian Bale? Check this out. The guy absolutely flips out on the set of Terminator Salvation. I was never the greatest Bale fan although I thought he was amazing in American Psycho..that Welsh-American accent he speaks with drives me nuts. Apparantley he only talks with the accent as to not alienate the "mainstream" american audiences.

But the way he talks down to the crew here, I find disgusting.

Listen to the mp3 yourself and form your own opinion... HERE

He's gotta be pissed that this was released to the public.. But if that was me he was talking to, I would kick his ass (or at least try).

Was he right to flip out? Or, do you think his outbursts are the ramblings of an egotistical asshole?

Thoughs plx.








I'm sure you've all heard the tales and legends of my great victories and accomplishments over the campfire, so here's a few facts you won't find on my Wikipedia entry or my IMDB page:

1 – I smoke way to much weed; So much that it starts effecting everyday life. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.

2 – Making music is my first love; Even before gaming, music is what I love. Making it, Jamming it, whatever. All kinds. From electronic to traditional.

3 – I hate people who moan a lot. Especialy about the XBL community in general. You don’t like it, play with some RL friends or shutup.

4 – I never completed Final Fantasy 8 and it mocks me in my dreams to this day.

5 – I like action figures. Not so much collecting them, although I have a few, It’s more of an appreciation for the craftsmanship and detail.

6 – Gears of War 1/2 online is shit. I hate Gears online. The best word I can use to describe this is Bland.

7 – Lazy. To the point where I would spite myself, or go without rather than actually do anything about it.

8 – I went to see Spice Girls the movie in the Cinema. Nuff’ said.

9 – Every time I watch Edward scissorhands the ending brings a tear to my eye.

10 – I hate fakers. I only post in shit that I care about. I don’t pretend to know the gaming industry like the back of my hand. I only blog about stuff I care about and only reply to stuff I care about. I always try to be sincere.




Also, meet my Dog, Reginald a.k.a. Reg a.k.a. Reggie a.k.a Death Lord.








When I was 12 or 13 the only thing I gave a shit about was Pokemon, I had to have them all. Back in the late 90’s the majority of kids’ lives were spent watching Pokemon, playing Pokemon and trading Pokemon cards. I was no exception, I even had a Pokedex. Yep.

Obviously, having such an impact on me as a youth, a lingering nostalgic Pokemon interest remains. I think most of us play the new RPG’s that come out every few years. They’re great and all, but it’s just never the same as when I first played Pokemon Red.

Well, 9 years later my prayers has been answered in the form of: Pokemon Indigo. An unofficial, web based, fan made, 2d Pokemon MMORPG in Beta.


I haven’t played it (yet) although I probably will tonight. And to be honest, I think it could be fun.

Anyway, if you care to give it a blast then head over Here to signup and give the latest beta a whirl.

Would you try this out? If not for the lolz, then just to experience a Pokemon mmorpg?
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XYU
2:41 AM on 01.28.2009

There have been many different spin off’s and tie-in’s across all different media when it comes to Star Wars. From books, to comics, to video games, to TV shows and movies. Star Wars is without a doubt one of the most expanded and detailed universes know to any franchise.

Now a new novel set to be released October 27th takes Star Wars in a whole new direction; Horror. That’s right, a Star Wars horror novel...



I’m not against the idea, although it IS a bit “out there”. It could turn out very well, I’m not a big reader but this is definitely the kind of thing that would get my ass out the door and to the local WHSmith.

So far details on the plot are being kept quiet, although my moneys on Zombie Storm Troopers…
Jedi + Sith vs. Horde of undead Storm Troopers = WIN. (If this was a game it would be awesome; Bikini Zombie Slayers + Force Unleashed)

Check out the story HERE

Have Lucas Film started taking it too far? Will you pick this up come Halloween?
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