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3:49 PM on 04.04.2008

Keith Haring 360 frontcover (custom)

Well, I thought I would upload my own front cover for my 360. I had it laying round, so i had to do something with it and ive always loved Keith Haring's drawings. so taking inspiration from one of my favourites(shown below), I made my own cover. It may not be the best drawn but i think it kicks ass as its one of a kind and stands out from the rest.

post a reply and tell me what you think.


12:07 PM on 03.27.2008

UK government warns of a game rating shake up due to blind parents

that's right, they've decided to jump on the 'games are evil' bandwagon again.

Children should be protected from violent video games by a new cinema-style classification system, a Government-backed report recommends.
sky news

to be honest its just simply retarded and unnecessary. if people are so concerned with protecting there children from these games, perhaps maybe they shouldn't buy them for them.
if a game is rated 18, why do parents by it for their children if they know its violent. sorry to say but its because parents don't care, or are too blind to read a game case.

for example, a kid says to his mum "can you buy me the new gta when it comes out?". parents should say "go to hell kid" or "are you 18? i think not, so piss of and get me a beer". i was arguing this up with my mum this morning and her excuse was that 7 year old children dont know the difference between game killing and real killing. why does that matter, they shouldnt be playing the damn game in the first place.

At present, only games showing sex or gross violence require an age rating from the British Board of Film Classification - and less than 2% carry an 18 certificate.
sky news again

well maybe that because they are 16+ you asshat. i know the BBFC have lost a lot of respect but they rated the game, boo fuckin hoo if you dont like it, go cry and see who cares. maybe its because at the ripe old age of 16 you know killing isnt real because you are holding apparently the most dangerous weapon of them all - a controller.

next point, lets take a look at the actual rating of games for a second. below is my crysis case on my shelf. notice the rating on the front?, yeah its 16+. that means those 9 years old that apparently have frail minds shouldnt be playing these games. this is why the government and people are retarded, they are trying to protect people who the games aren't even supposed to be played by.

The age guidance would be printed clearly on its sleeve in a way that can be understood by parents who are not computer-savvy.

computer savvy? what the hell. i never thought it was that tough to read a fucking number and a few words. example time people:

on here is a clearly labeled game rating, and even a useful box saying "CONTAINS STRONG VIOLENCE." what more warning do you need? about about a special section in the shops labeled "killing games", as thats obviously better than a few words. im sorry, any parent who doesnt have the infinate wisdom to turn over a game case to read the back for rating guidance deserves to have their childs mind warped, which is like a tiny minority.

anyway, what will be there difference if they do change it to cinema style ratings? jack shit, that's what. cinema style ratings only differ from gaming ones because they happen to sometimes be placed in a rectangle, or don't include U because it just isn't needed.

look at the videos on this page.,,91221-1310821,00.html

ive said it already, but its retarded. they say about the effect the violent video game have on children. heres a solution, that doesnt a penny:


nice, simple and works perfectly. parent dont need a PHD to work that one out now.

if i have a kid and he wants a game like that, I'll say get stuffed, wait till your old enough. people need to stop being pussies and just stop complaining, its getting on my nerves now. they always attack games and its not fair.   read

4:41 AM on 03.19.2008

Not my Turning Point gaming rig

well i might as well join in too. i am currently running one of the worst pcs ive ever had.

what i am running:

AMD athlon XP 2400+ 2.0GHz
256MB of RAM
VIA/SVGUniChromeIGP 64MB intergrated graphics (i have never heards of unichrome before^^)
15/17 inch lcd moniter (not sure, but small)
a very shitty sound card
a crap logitec mouse
a very old keyboard with coffee stains.

i keep the side off to keep it cool, meaning it is dust infested and doesnt overheat anymore which is nice.

it sure is old and winning would sure be great, as all i can run really is very old games and navyfield. its old, runs like crap, needs defragging you have to wait an age for my computer to open. its pretty bad, but hopefully i can either win or save up for a new one.


3:52 AM on 03.19.2008

Navyfield: Review

I've been waiting a while to review this game, as i enjoyed it myself and have always wanted to review it in my own way.

To start, it is by a MMORPG set in world war 2 kind of period, where ships roamed to seas and blew the living hell out of each other. I say kind of, as some ships have different dates where they are from, so the is no set time period.
from first looks, graphics are a bit of a downer, as the ships models arent all that and stuff is usually pixelly as hell. its about similar to slightly better than red alert 2 graphics, so you can live with it. The whole idea is not to temp with graphics, but gameplay. I have seen nothing else which has the same gameplay as navyfield. it takes a while to get into as both aiming and steering the ship can be a daunting task when your range is so far you can see your ship, as you aiming over to the left somewhere.

Like all mmorpgs, you start as a tiny unit, not able to do much until you get a bigger vessel. but navyfiled have compensated for this by creating little rooms where only smalls ships can enter, so they are blasting the hell out of each other and the first hours of the game are really fun. as you get to about the middle of the game, you start grinding to the higher levels and your skill increases to get the next ship, as in this game bigger is better.
Ship trees in this game are quite complex to look at, but in fact are very simple, you choose what ship you want along the tree and you follow it, and can change every now and then.

ships classes are also easy, such as frigates, destroyers, light cruisers, heavy cruisers, battleships and aircraft carriers (CVs). the game is made to look and feel simple.

this is where it goes of the rails a little bit.

Here is an example of what a gun table looks like. its very complex, and easy to get mixed up. hardcore navyfielders (navyjunkies i call them) will tell you everything you need to know from these tables without looking at them. Below the easy stuf is a tangled web of super complitcated tables, little rules when leveling up and gamers who died trying to take this all in. So this element both makes the game more interesting and deadly depending on how hardcore you are.

Now for my crappy rating system out of 80 because i think its different and awesome. each section will be out of 20.

Gameplay 17
for having it set out nicely so beginners have fun, older players kill stuff and the way matches are set up, very good. battles are also very interesting as teamwork is essential, and the game preaches this to players.

Graphics 13
not all that to look at in game but its not that bad and has a sort of retro feel to it. most of the offscreen work and desktops are beautiful though. however when ships explode into a million pieces and break in two, it warms you heart to see it. also, due to low specs requirement, almost any system can run it.

Sound 14
the game has quite good music to it, lively and different for each port. its a lovely effort by the navyfield team. after about 2 months the music gets on your nerves, so itunes is a lovely soundtrack too.

Value for money 18
out of all the mmorpgs, it is different due to being free completly, except you drop 50% at level 30, so paying monthly helps. the store has lots of options where you can buy ships, sailors and other stuff for quite cheap. very good value for money.

Overall Score = 62 / 77.5%

not that bad, as i really like the game. for anyone who wants to try it out just go to to find out more.   read

2:16 PM on 01.08.2008

Microsoft can go and blow me

looking at my gamer score and realising i have lost about 1105 gamer points means microsoft can go and suck my dick.
it pisses me off more because although owning and completing assassins creed, apprently even though I have the saves I have never played the game before. This means that i have none of the achievments i slaved over. I checked ingame to see whether i can just do them again and i cant now. so microsoft are going to get an angry email from me explain this and how i want some form of compensation or my gamer points and achievments back. over everything microsoft has done i have taken it, but now they can go blow themselves.

looking at my list, i think ive lost a lot of points accross the board.

i need a way to fix this, and by god I'll find it and report back   read

4:32 PM on 01.05.2008

Ass kicking ideas that will never see the shelf

chocolate flash memory

i found myself browsing on the stumble button and i came across this little beauty. it is small chunks of flash drive memory that is made to immitate chocolate. admitidly, this sounds like a completely retarded idea at first. this is because you would go into work/school and think "I need to pull of some of my work".
all well and good so far, but heres where it gets fun. whilst pulling out the main section which all the chunks slot into, one of them falls out your pocket. I know, i pick it up. now three more fall out and whilst fumbling about trying to pick up these tiny chunks all your co-workers are pissing themselves laughing at you.

other than that it seems really cool and could be very useful at home. i mean, i comes in different colours, so whether your a normal chocolate, white chocolate, or even pink chocolate fan you cant be disappointed for chioce. the article doesnt state how big the memory chunks are, but that doesnt matter as before you will have lost them all and be plugging a normal memorystick into it, as it serves as a hub as well - bonus.

well thats it for now, as i cant be arsed to write anymore.   read

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