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11:02 PM on 06.17.2008

I didn't think Diablo 2 still had people playing it. A.K.A new D2 patch

Today i was stumbling and i came across a surprise. blizzard has released a new patch for Diablo 2. i seriously thought no one played this game no more. I guess I was wrong

Diablo II Version History

- Patch 1.12
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Downloadable Installer Support

- If all required Diablo 2 ‘.MPQ’ files are installed on the hard drive, the game will no longer require the CD to play.

For users that originally performed a ‘Full Installation’ and wish to run without the CD, all ‘.MPQ’ files should be copied from the Diablo 2 CDs to the Diablo 2 directory. Most users will only need to copy D2Music.mpq from the Diablo 2 Play CD and/or D2xMusic.mpq from the Lord of Destruction CD. Mac users will need to copy these music files and rename them to ‘Diablo II Music’ and ‘Diablo II Expansion Music’ respectively.

Anyone who did not perform a ‘Full Installation’ will need to re-install from CD again to ultimately play without the CD. In this case, a ‘Full Installation’ is required, followed by file
copy step noted above.

Bug Fixes

- Fixed an incompatibility between Rosetta and OpenGL mode on Intel Mac.   read


8:44 PM on 06.15.2008

A week of epic. i passed exams, MGS4, football.

So this week was pretty much amazing. Not only did mgs4 come out, I passed my exams. Means I rock at the momenr. So what happened this week that made this week so epic? More like EPIC.

First lets go over saturday: hideo kojima came to amsterdam, I got my mgs2 signed and I was happy and hyped. Then some stupid news came to me. My ex girlfriend that I had a relationship with for a year and a person that tried to be my friend and helped me to get her back betrayed me and took advantage of the situation. And got her to like him instead of me and is now her boyfriend. I nearly threw my keyboard out of a window of of pure anger that built up after all this stuff between me and her happened. Well I needed distraction. So I decided to sell my wii and psp to get a ps3. Also this is the day the european soccer championship started.

On sunday : I took some much needed rest didn't help to much cause of the girlfriend situation. I got ready for the upcoming match between the netherlands and italy that was gonna take place on monday. I got a call from a girl who wanted my wii. She came by and bought it. Nothing much happened.

On monday: I got a call in the morning that someone was interested in my psp. I agreed a price and was happy. Today was the day that the netherlands was going to play their opener against italy. So I got a pickup time for before the match started. I sold the psp and after I watched the match. It was amazing. A 3-0 victory over italy. Great stuff.

On tuesday I was very close to my goal. I nearly had enough money to get my ps3. My grandma gave me the money I needed without me even asking:O. I refused but she wanted me to have it. Nothing else happened this day.

On wednesday my sister woke me up to go to town. I agreed and took my money with me. I found a ps3 and I bought it. Got home and played some games. I couldnt sleep because I knew tomorrow was gonna be good. So I stayed up and at 9 oclock the next morning I went to the store to get me some mgs. When I got home I played till 5 oclock in the afternoon.

This is when I got a call.
It was my main teacher. He gave me news that I passed all my exams and that I could collect my grade list at seven oclock. I was overjoyed. I was afraid I was gonna fail. I got to school and was amazed.
Physics2 the hard kind: 7.4
chemistry: 7.5 (pure shock to me)
biology: 7.2 ( needed a 5 or higher cause I didnt complete a task so my average went down )
maths2 the hard kind: 7,6

I was so shocked and happy with my grades. I made my mom very happy cause I havent touched any of my books for the whole 5 years. I didnt even learn for my exams. The exam party was a week ago on monday and I wore a kilt. It was great.

Then friday came. There was nothing epic about this day. Except that holland beat france 4-1. im really hyped for this championship, I really think holland can win it.

Skip saturday and on to sunday. I completed MGS4. It has to be the most epic game ive played. Its as good as the series can end. As I could ever imagine. Now I dont know what to play.


Tell me, what should I play?   read


9:08 PM on 06.12.2008

My MGS4 impressions. A.K.A: this game is amazing.(no story spoilers but enter at own risk)


So I've played the game for about 5 hours. Just bathing in awesomeness. I like the game so far and I think it's great. I'm happy that I bought a ps3 for this game, but I don't know if a ps3 game will ever match this game. It scares me even, cause if this is the game that defines the ps3 then I need more. Well im gonna need more.
Just playing the first part shows me how this game has a beast of a replay value. So many ways to kill or sneak. And thats the point. YOU choose what YOU do to advance. You can just avoid all. Kill all. Or even help militia's fight pmc's. Or you can mix it up, its all good.

Mgs used to depend on a place where you can roam. Now you are on an adventure, and it feels so epic. The game is even split in to stages, and every time you complete a stage you get points for how ace you are. These points you can use to buy weapons ammo. Or extensions. And that is what makes the game so great, it is an allround game. It takes tactical espionage action and uses every word to its fullest. You can just do a rambo. Or you can do a snake. It makes the game deeper than you would think. The cutscenes are great and are pretty funny. The graphics are great. The sound is good. I seriously didn't think the game could feel good to me, a die hard mgs fan. But it is blowing me away.
The controls have been perfected. Cqc is easy to execute and fun to do. The octocamo, is a great addition. And the enemys make you go “wow” everyrime a new one comes on.

Now let me play more. Ciaosssu
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4:20 AM on 06.12.2008

Ok I have MGS4. Me is happy. no spoilers ofcourse

Ok im back from the shop. I have my copy of mgs. I already popped it in my ps3, now all I have to do is plaaaayyyyyyy.


1 minute later edit: all I have to do is playyyyyyy, AFTER it installs :(
8 mins later edit: omg omg omg omg omg
10min later edit : WTF WTF WTF WTF:P   read


11:18 PM on 06.11.2008

My first day impressions of my ps3. also haze sucks.

So i've had my ps3 for half a day and I would like to tell my first impression.

The console itself isn't very attractive, it is not square like the ps2 but it is more curved than i'm used to. It is made of that annoying fingerprint attractive plastic. I had it in a room for a hour and when I looked at it. It was totally covered. For the rest I really like the console. I like the light touchbuttons that are on the front for the power and eject. Surprisingly I quite like the sixaxis, but as a lot of people are saying, it is to light. When I first took it out of the box I thought I needed battery's. I seriously went to my supermarket 2 mins away from my house to get battery's. When I came home to my sis playing ratchet and clank I felt my fail drip from my chin. I have only given all three games I have a hour spin each. I like the feeling of the wireless playstation controller, cause i'm used to corded ps2 controllers.

I got internets setup pretty fast. Much faster than the original ps2 Internet. Im gonna try linux when I get a spare dvd to burn the iso on.. I did not know that the demos downloaded from the ps store take ages to install. Really boring. ATM im waiting for the grid demo to install.92% atm. I installed F@H so when im gone I can put that on:).overall a good buy. But every system is a good buy with mgs 4 on it. 3 hours left (posted at 6am) and ill get me copy:). Cant wait. Grid just installed so ill play that. I just like approving things.

Also, haze sucks. The trailers looked so good but the demo is soooooo baaaaddddd..   read


12:05 PM on 06.11.2008

I has ps3. And i touched MGS4

Well I woke up today to my sister hitting me on the head to get me out of bed. It worked, but I noticed she was home, Can't be I said. She skipped school with no reason. And wanted to go to town. I agreed and to be sure took my ps3 money with me.

Well in the end I did get a ps3. It was a pack with 2 controllers, ratchet and clank, and fifa 08. plus I got motorstorm for 20 euros second hand.
The shop I got my ps3 was a small shop but part of a chain of stores. I knew the guys from previous purchases. I mentioned I was getting a ps3 for MGS4. And he turns away to the drawers and takes out a brand new MGS4 game. I went in to fanboy mode and died. Then the sadistic bastard that he was told me he couldnt sell it yet. I was broken. I opened the box and was happy to see nothing in it.(with happy I mean devastated). That means ill have to stand infront of the media markt at 10 to get a copy right away.

Now to the games I got. I havent had a lot of time with them but I had a lot of fun with motorstorm. Failed at fifa because after 5 minutes I was already 2-0 down. And I liked the way ratchet and clank looks.

I havent been online yet if you send me a pm ill get back to you with my ID. Cant wait till tomorrow.
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7:10 PM on 06.10.2008

This is was the day I realised how Street fighter 4 will rock me.

I was never really good at SF2 and I didn't even know there was a SF3. I'm more a Dead or Alive and tekken man. I didn't think SF4 was special or something. I thought it was just going to be another SF. I think I'm wrong, The trailer at the bottom blew my mind.
IT LOOKS SO GOOOODDDD. I am acually hyped for this game, and i'll do my best to get good in it. I like the look of the new characters, but I just love the style.
[embed]90050:12144[/embed]   read


6:11 PM on 06.10.2008

Wow EA your football 'simulator' sucks.

I love football. I think it rocks,


If you were lured in here cause you thought this was about madden then you fail. this about the european version of win. For you americans its called soccer. for the rest of the world it's football.

In case you didn't know the european championship finals started saturday. The tourney has 4 poules followed by quarter finals and eventually a final. the favorites italy are in the pool of death. which includes: The Netherlands (my favorite), France, and romania. this is the pool with the most quality and only two teams will go to the next round. The netherlands are not in most bookies top 5 teams lists.

I'm a big fan of the pro evo soccer series made by konami, so every chance I can get to take a cheap shot at EA's fifa series I take. Not because I'm a fanboy but because I hate EA with a passion, and i don't like their fifa series.

What EA has done is simulate the whole tournament. they say portugal will be champions(I hate the portugal team) and that they will beat italy in the final. they also say that the netherlands are chanceless.

The Netherlands played italy yesterday and won 3-0. this is embarrissing for the italians who are world champs.

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this is the original post i dont feel like translating (I can without babel fish so im just lazy)

Jammer maar helaas. Het Nederlandse Elftal begint vanavond pas met de eerste wedstrijd tegen Italië, maar het is bij voorbaat al een verloren strijd. Electronic Arts heeft met behulp van haar game UEFA 2008 namelijk een simulatie gedraaid en daaruit blijkt dat Italië en Frankrijk de groepswinnaars zullen worden.

Uiteindelijk zullen Italië en Portugal de twee sterkste landen blijken en in de finale tegenover elkaar komen te staan. Hierin zal Portugal met 2-1 als sterkste over de brug komen. Dit mede dankzij Cristiano Ronaldo, die topscorer van het toernooi wordt.

Of de simulatie het bij het rechte eind heeft of de werkelijkheid toch echt onmogelijk te voorspellen is zal de komende weken blijken. Tot die tijd kun je jouw voorspelling kwijt in de onderstaande reacties. Veel voetbalplezier gewenst!   read


3:37 PM on 06.10.2008

What is the second game i should get for my ps3?

So i'm getting the mgs4 ps3 bundle, and after I have completed the game I am going to want a second game. What should I get ? I have a list of games that look interesting.

Warhawk


I looks like fun and I think it will be a good game to play online. It's also the cheapest of the games on my list. Is it fun online? And do people play it a lot?

Motorstorm


Good game? does it have enough replay value? is it fun to play?

Resistence: FoM


I don't know about this one. It looks alright but console shooters don't really give me the chills. I liked time splitters 2 and halo 1 but the rest just don't do it for me.
Will this game be any different?

Virtua tennis 3 or similar


I liked top spin. But it got a bit boring after a while. Is this game different? Is it good fun? Is it worth the money?

Uncharted: Drakes fortune


Ive heard good things and bad things about this game. do the good outweigh the bad? Will it compell me to the end? Will I want to complete it?

And last but not least.
GT5 prologue


I loved GT2 and I love Forza 2. is this game worth a purchase over other games in this list?   read


3:55 PM on 06.08.2008

scammers keep me from the second hand market

Because of metal gear solid 4 I am now in the market for a ps3. I love buying new consoles. I love going real early to a store the day after I got enough money to buy a console. I love picking the new console up from the stand and looking contemplating in the games section of this console. It feels so good. It feels even better when you get t the register and pay in cash, walk out the store acting paranoid as if someone is going to steal it, after this I always get in the car with my dad who was nice enough to bring me to the shop. All I do in the car is read EVERYTHING on the box. When I get home with console in hand I always call some people over to open my BRAND NEW console (excuse the caps).



Above is one of those orgasmic feelings I get with new consoles. But sometimes I have to resort to second hand.
I love second hand stuff, as long as it is older than a ps1 I will buy second hand. When a console gets newer than the ps1 generation I feel like i'm stepping on thin ice.
See you can drop a snes from a ladder and it might survive but a ps2 will probaly explode in pieces. The technology is much too breakable these days, And even a console that looks good might be broken somewhere. But because consoles are so expensive I dont have a lot of choice.

But there is a big problem these days with the online second hand games and consoles. There are too many scammers they mostly roam on sites like craigslist, we in holland dont have craigslist, we have Markt plaats market place in english . Now you have two kinds of scammers in my eyes:

The obvious: mostly bad english and/or from Nigeria(sorry but it is true). Sells the console for really ridiculous low prices. Will do stupid things to get you to pay. (ship
internationally for free) they also often use western express or unknown banks

the best con men: these guys are the adders in the tall grass they wait passively for pray and con you in more subtle ways that you'll notice after.


O wait theres also the plain stupid that tried to be an elite conner.
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In the past 2 days ive encountered atleast 4 scammers on my quest to a ps3. These encounters were once with selling my psp and the rest with looking for a ps3. The one that had me interested more than I was comfortable with was an ad that was offering 80 gig ps3s with mgs4 which is not coming to europe anytime soon. So I took a look and asked a few questions. The reason I even tried was because the ad said this guy was based in amsterdam. That would be the best because I live in amsterdam and always like to know what im buying. He replied with bad english while the ad was in dutch and after another question he said he was based in london. Wait what? So I told him that I couldn't afford shipping. And he replied that he would pay shipping. Well seemed unlikely cause shipping from england to the netherlands for a ps3 should be around 60 euros. That would kill his profit. So I bailed.

The experience with the potential buyer of my psp was obvious:

Hello Seller, i am Anita Ingram from Belgium and am happy to be the buyer of your item bove . I want to know if the present condition of the item is as described as am buying it as a gift for my Husband. I want to pay you immediately for the item today so that the package can be shipped asap. and i will be very grateful if you could help me ship this item to him via TNTPOST AANGETEKEND and i want you to get back to me with the total cost of this item plus shipping and also with your Bank account details this will help me to transfer the money into your Bank account and the money will be transfered from my bank Citi Bank please i am ready to send u your money first before u send the item so i want you to get back to me ontime with all i requested for and am not too good in dutch and i will like this deal to be completed in English and here is my Husband shipping address Name: Adebayo Tunde Address:25 road 7 City ; ile ife State :osun state Zip code:234036 Country:Nigeria

The funny thing is that her spelling is spot on but the grammar is a bit off. The big give away is the nigeria part.
But just to be sure If this was a serious person wanting my psp sorry Anita Ingram

I didn't reply to keep me safer.

of course there are people that are not scammers and i have had contact with a few. still i only want a ps3 and mgs, and maybe resistence or something else. but alot of the ads are out of my budget

Ill probaly buy a new ps3 so I can have that experience that I love so much.   read


7:00 PM on 06.07.2008

I got hideo kojima's autograph. epic experience gives me epic giggles.

Hideo kojima the one man that changed my gaming taste, was in amsterdam 2day. Of all places he could of gone he came to amsterdam. I was shocked surprised and very happy with the news. The event was at Media Markt Amsterdam. And he was going to start at 3 o'clock so I made sure I was there as early as possible.
I was there at about 11 and brought a friend and my psp and ds to pass the time. It was an epic wait, there were only 2 people infront of me in the line, they were 2 girls, yep girls and these girls were the definition to hardcore gamers. one of them had a well done tatoo on her back of snake in that mgs art style. she also had a very unique and very cool foxhound tattoo with a foxhound on her arm.

I mean these were the 2 best gaming tattoos Ive seen ever. While the other girl seemed far from hardcore and just a friend of the girl with the tattoos she was very nice. She overheard me talking about ninja gaiden 2 and she turned to me. “oe thats a fun game. Completed it last night. Pretty easy tho.” I stood there stunned and just replied that super:O.
I thought I was pretty hardcore for a mgs fan but I was blown away by the amount of unique items brought to get signed. One guy had a very rare mgs 3 subsistence limited edition he wanted to get signed. I only had mgs2 and 1 with me these are my favorite mgs games so I really wanted them signed. The line stretched about 5 isles when hideo started. I was only aloud to have one item signed so I chose the nicest looking cover. Which is mgs2 in my opinion. It has artwork galore and is just plain beautiful.

I also met takeshi we didnt have a long time cause he wanted a place in the line. but it was nice to finally meat a fellow dtoid member.

I tried a little japanese on him and the art director and they really were nice to me:) and replied to me in japanese. I actually understood and replied again and then shook his hand and said goodbye, thank you for making games, I hope you keep on making great games and asked him if he was gonna make a new snatcher. He laughed and just raised his shoulders.
I never thought id ever get fanboy giggles but today I did. It was great and It was so worth the wait.
Also, I think that these events do work because after the event I wanted to play it so bad that I put up a ad to sell my wii and psp so I could get a ps3. Just to play mgs4.
For your entertainment a little clippie of the action jacked from youtube.
[embed]89643:12032[/embed]   read


2:20 AM on 06.03.2008

your favorite game music accapella. EPIC?


Well if you are bored and have nothing to do then check these songs out. they are pretty short but fun enough to well have fun.
there are final fantasy songs, zelda, donkey kong. all done in sweet mouth sounds.
links adventure
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