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5:17 AM on 11.23.2007


I remember playing this game quite a long ago, but I don't know on which system... NES, C64? Well, it's here, and the music is first class, so it worth the try.   read

3:14 PM on 11.16.2007

Finished XIII and my new Tool of Destruction

As the title says, I finished XIII, 4-5 hours ago...

3-4 years ago, I played the demo, but didn't bought the full version, I just don't know why. I loved the gameplay, and the visual style. And nowadays, when my comp isn't very high end, I tend to search for older titles, and I just remembered XIII...

First of all, it's a great game, if you didn't tried it, there's a demo around somewhere. The gameplay, is the standard, shoot, run and duck style, nothing special here. The speciality begins, when we talk about art style, and design. It's not just beautiful (I love cell shading, especially in an FPS), but you feel like you're in a real comic. There are comic style cutscenes, and some of them are drawn by hand (if I know well, XIII originates from a french comic). And even in the heat of the action there are some small comic style effects, like when you do a headshot, three small windows appear, each of them showing different stages of the hit.

And the main attraction for me, the Story. I don't know, I just loved it... It's the standard, you don't know who you are, and why is everybody wants to kill you. It's common along games, or even movies, but the presentation is quite unique. I known from the beginning (more precisely, I felt) who is the big boss, or the biggest bad guy, and thank god I was right :) . At least my instincts worked flawlessly :) .

note : I was too lazy to make screenshots, and the xfire ingame screenshot didn't worked...

Probably the original comic... I have to get it :D

Some cool montage

It took me around 8 hours to finish the game...

And the other thing. I ordered, my new instrument (my first one) of mass destruction. Well it works even better than an A-Bomb, at least now. I still have to practice, practice and practice. But today I managed to get a clear note.

It's Her... Isn't she beautiful? :)   read

1:23 PM on 11.12.2007

X360 outsells PS3... Wait, in JAPAN???

According to Inquirer in the last week x360 managed this little miracle... I thought nobody wants an x360 in japan...

"INCREDIBLY, THE Xbox 360 outsold the Playstation 3 in Japan last week.

The Xbox 360 sold 17,673 fueled by Namco Bandai's Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation, which debuted at the number two spot behind Super Mario Galaxy on the Nintendo Wii.

The PS3 sold only 17,434 units a slight 200 unit separation, but a significant increase over previous sales."   read

3:46 AM on 11.11.2007

My favorite sites, besides DToid / part 1 : BoxedThoughts

So the first one is : BoxedThoughts. This site, is a little special to me, I've began writing my first "blog" here, back in Q2 2005. It's a quite long time, and it gives some good and bad memories when I reread all of them...

The main concept of the page is easy. You can post your thoughts in small brackects, but you're limited aroung 200 characters. It's not that much, but it's enough to write down you current thoughts. You have a one and half hour limit, for posting blogs. Teh most important features : You don't have a username, or anything that resembles to you, just a number. You can't post anything, what can be used to identify you (name, street adress, email and so on). And that's all... There's a raw stream, that can be read on the site, or using an RSS reader.

Why is it good? It captures your feelings, your thoughts, and you can reread them any time. It's not for the community, you're making it only for your sake, and that's what I love about this site. You don't care about your rating, the comments and so on, just about you.

I don't know how popular is this site, or how many users do it has, and I just don't care.

Recently they started an another version of it, where you have user names, and you can post your data, your name and so on... But I like the original concept much more.


4:27 AM on 11.08.2007

Teh Phone

Here is it, an interesting flash game... I gave up, when I reached the rock-paper-scissor part...


12:01 PM on 11.07.2007

Steampunk Laptop... What???

Here is it...

Some people have too many time... Seriously. But it looks cool, I admit.


3:34 AM on 11.07.2007

Get ready for AGP madness

People are starting to forget, the good old agp connector, who is with us since 1997, but amd isn't.

After the launch of the x2400 and x2600 agp compatible videocards (you can find some MSI and Sapphire variants), it seem we get some agp version of the upcoming RV670. Probably this will be TEH most powerful agp card ever (and I'm going to get one ^^), with features like the power saving, uvd and 55 nm feature and it'll be delivering the same shader power (or not more) than the 2900XT. So how long will the agp systems last?   read

12:02 PM on 11.02.2007

Too Many Ninjas... Really?

I found this little game, so play it and enjoy it :) .


3:52 PM on 11.01.2007

Konami's largest drop in stocks since 2003

As you can excepted the official statement of Metal Gear Solid 4's delay is not only made the gamers angry (well some of them), but it had it's side effects on the financial status of Konami corp.

Konami shares fell 6.8 percent to 3,160 yen at the 11 a.m. break on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, while the benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average gained 0.8 percent. Shares of Tokyo-based Konami had the largest drop since Dec. 8, 2003.

Some gamers think it's a good thing, that they'll recieve a polished, more matured game, but it seems the investors think differently... Well after all -6.8% isn't a good thing, but Konami will suvive it. Probably they will get back their money when MGS4 will be out(multiplied at least 10 times :) ).

Konami on Oct. 29 kept its forecast for net income to rise 13 percent to 18.3 billion yen ($159 million) this fiscal year, while sales are expected to climb 5.3 percent to 295 billion yen.   read

2:30 PM on 10.31.2007

Naughty Dogs claims Uncharted uses only 30% power of the Cell..

So, again, here is another Cell loving interview.

We’ve been using the Cell for pretty much all our systems: rendering, particles, physics simulation, collision detection, animation, AI, decompression, water simulation, etc … and to give you an idea of the power of the PS3, we're using only 30 percent of the Cell processor.

So they are using only 30%. Great. Well I admit uncharted is a great game, it looks good, and probably plays good too, but... When they have the power why don't make it much more smooth? There are a lot of issues with explosions, water and so on... Well they have 70% lying around and doing nothing. I just don't understand them, they have the pover, the possibility, and let say the knowledge to make a greater game, so what?

Probably this is really just another PS3 loving bastard, telling some trash information. What I'm more interested how much they are using the RSX? Well actually it's made for graphics, not the Cell...

It's interesting, that the PS3 wants to shift in a more CPU dependent way of rendering, while PC and X360 wants to forget the CPU and use only the GPU for the rendering (and much more of course, physics, ik and so on). So we well see which one will be the winner, time will tell. But I'm afraid Cell will lose (well I'm happy actually), thanks to the development of the R700-R800 and the next generation NVidia processors (well let's just say next generation, nvidia quite screwed up their naming conventions lately).

Just some information. Compared to a dual core desktop chip, which is capable of 32 GFlops (in most cases both in 32 and 64 bit), the cell outpower it 6.7 to 1 (assuming cell has 205 Gflops of processing power). But when it comes to 64 bit, the PC wins up to 2.28 to 1 (the cell has only 14 GFlops of power in 64 bit). And 64 is not only for handling more memory, but making all of the calculations with a far more better precision.   read

2:32 PM on 10.29.2007

Super Mario Galaxy 10/10? Your score?

So at least one super mario galaxy review is out there. Maybe it's gonna be a good game... Maybe ^^

"The Deeko Minute
- Perfect controls. Yeah, they're perfect.
- Orchestral music is beautiful.
- Tons of varied environments to explore.
- That old Mario magic is back.
- A good looking Wii game? Thanks, can I have some more?
- Players: 1-2
- Difficulty: Medium

Other Recommendations
- Nothing. Play this game now!"   read

5:56 AM on 10.27.2007

Zombies? Fear not, Emergency Zombie Defense Station is here.

If you don't have a zombie plan than it's time to think about it.

This little extra helps a lot, especially if you're out of ideas. After finished reading the Zombie Survival Guide, just realized, I need to think about it, if I don't want to become one of the undeads.   read

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