Yeah, it's my second google-related post, but that's because I am so awesome and have so many friends that I am allowed to do that. Anyway, I just read a fairly interesting article about google and what if it ever went down. There's more to google than I thought, to be honest.

If you don't notice what's different there, look under the sponsored ads, they list brand names for digital cameras. Similar things appear if you search "computer" or "car" and probably much more. If I would take a guess, I'd say it's a new type of advertising for google in which companies can pay for their brand to be listed on there, but that's just speculation. In any case, it's boring news, but news is news, I guess.

Steve Jobs finally came out and told people why he didn't allow Flash on the iPod.

"Flash was created during the PC era--for PCs and mice," Jobs said in the letter. "New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too). Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind."

In short, it was made for PC, and he just doesn't need that riff-raff in HIS technology.

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Yeah, I started getting obsessed with music making and stuff, so I got very busy. I was told if I posted this image all would be forgiven, so I hope all is forgiven.

Hi guys May, looks like it's going to be an excellent month for the gaming industry, here are my top three thing's that I'm excited for in gaming industry in the month of May.

   1.Red Dead Redemption
   2.More news on the Infinity Ward drama
   3.The Halo Reach beta

Of course Red Dead Redemption is first, I was sad that they had push the release date back by about a month of course the developers did this to refine the game and get rid off all the bugs or glitches that were present in the build before it went gold, the game looks like it's going to be a epic, oh trust me this game is going to be epic.

The Infinity Ward drama has been a hot topic for months now, the reason that stated that their publishing company (Activision) fired the pair was "Insubordination and breach of contract", honestly I don't think that they breached anything in their contract, Activision, Call of Duty's publisher were meant to pay both Zampella and West 36 million, for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2's success eventually Activision filed a lawsuit against the two and West and Zampella filed a lawsuit as well, seeking their 36 million that they were still owed, soon after these lawsuit were filed EA partners must have contacted Zampella and West offering them a decent deal, their new company is now called "Respawn Entertainment" the terms of the contract were that Zampella and West would own the IP, EA would give them "Start-up money" to hire people.

And last but not least, the Halo Reach Beta! Gosh I'm so excited, for the Beta, hopefully the Halo series can rekindle itself this time around.

Thats all guys, until till next time


Yesterday, I download the demo, played it, it was "fun", eventually after 2 deaths I figured out why I actually had to get inside the monster that I was battling, there were an awesome selection of guns there was a turret (which I attempted to use but got killed when the monster stepped on me), on the second attempt it took me 14 minutes, after shooting its legs, its core etc. of course on my first attempt I continually got stepped on when trying to kill the monster with a machine gun which of course as you can imagine was a futile attempt, regardless of all this respawning, I had a great time.

Recently Bungie, (the developers who make the Halo series) revealed what is in the Collectors and Legendary
Editions of Halo Reach, luckily I Pre-Ordered the Legendary Edition at my local EB Games/Gamestop, when the GameInformer article on Halo: Reach  released months ago, fortunately I'm 3rd in-line according to my local EB Games store, of course if any case worse comes to worse I can get one from work, regardless here's some pictures and info on the editions

first up is the Halo Reach Collectors edition it includes:

*The game disc and manual
*The game's disc(s) will be housed in an ONI "black box
*It will include an Elite armor set
*An artifact bag, containing Dr. Hasley's personal journal, documents and secrets from the Halo universe
 *Retails for $79.99 USD

I actually got a picture if the Legendary Edition box intact, so I will post that as well.

The Legendary Edition contains

*Game disc and manual
*Game disc housed in recovered ONI “black box”
*UNSC-themed custom packaging
*Exclusive Elite armor set for multiplayer modes
*Exclusive multiplayer Spartan armor effect (Flaming Helmet)
*Artifact bag with Dr. Halsey’s personal journal, classified documents, and effects that detail secrets from the *Halo universe
*Noble Team statue by McFalane Toys
*Retails for $149.99 USD

Also I apologize for the bad quality of the sealed image of the Legendary Edition.

Hi guys, since most Australians have a long weekend this week (I got today off as well, which is Friday in this timezone) I will try to post as much as possible, starting with a bunch of info on the Halo Reach multiplayer beta and the Legendary Edition reveal, my opinion on the Lost Planet 2 demo that was just released, things I'm extremely excited  for in the month of May, Marvel vs Capcom 3 news and why you should download the Lost Planet 2 demo.

So sit back and enjoy the ride, my next article should be up soon.

In honour of this blog having 51 posts, I won't blog at all this weekend and will instead attend several 51st parties.

In all actuality, there's an anime con I am attending this weekend, so unless my lazy good-for-nothing writing staff decides to do something this weekend, there won't be any updates until monday. Have a fun weekend, it'll be mediocre compared to mine.

In Australia's neighboring country, New Zealand Splinter Conviction was released in the past week apparently the New Zealand based promoter of Splinter Cell Conviction, the Monaco Corporation attempted to promote the release inbut little did they know thatit would be in extremely negative ways, a man (with a plastic gun) walked into the New Zealand based bar named Degree, and started pointing a plastic gun at others who were in the bar, the company must have honestly thought that they would have gotten "it"  (That this was a promotion for Splinter Cell: Conviction) obviously, the people in the bar didn't the police were called and the promotional company issued a statement "We do apologize, we shouldn't have had guns down there", they then went on to say "It's just marketing gone wrong".

Apparently, one mom is quite wise and is trying to raise her soon to be a proper nerd.

For me, I take nerd to mean someone who has in-depth knowledge on a topic. (I realize there are other connotations the word obviously has, but for me , this is my definition.) So there are video game nerds, sports nerds, anime nerds, history nerds and so on and so forth. What makes nerds so great is they are fountains of information, making some truly intriguing conversations possible — and better yet, some truly heated and even truly meaningless arguments.

Now, I don't know about you, but I think that's the kind of parent I'm going to be. Only my son's going to be an "Awesome nerd" who knows everything about being awesome. Also, my son can beat up your son. I am sure fathers have that arguement all the time.

Okay, it hasn't been released yet, but thanks to my cunning skills and linguistic abilities, I convinced an apple guy to give me it. And by it, I mean fruit, and by apple guy, I mean apple monger.

In unrelated news, the new iPhone was found in a bar in Redwood City, (some state.) and the nifty guys at gizmodo got ahold of it.

What's new

• Front-facing video chat camera
• Improved regular back-camera (the lens is quite noticeably larger than the iPhone 3GS)
• Camera flash
• Micro-SIM instead of standard SIM (like the iPad)
• Improved display. It's unclear if it's the 960x640 display thrown around before—it certainly looks like it, with the "Connect to iTunes" screen displaying much higher resolution than on a 3GS.
• What looks to be a secondary mic for noise cancellation, at the top, next to the headphone jack
• Split buttons for volume
• Power, mute, and volume buttons are all metallic

What's changed

• The back is entirely flat, made of either glass (more likely) or ceramic or shiny plastic in order for the cell signal to poke through. Tapping on the back makes a more hollow and higher pitched sound compared to tapping on the glass on the front/screen, but that could just be the orientation of components inside making for a different sound
• An aluminum border going completely around the outside
• Slightly smaller screen than the 3GS (but seemingly higher resolution)
• Everything is more squared off
• 3 grams heavier
• 16% Larger battery
• Internals components are shrunken, miniaturized and reduced to make room for the larger battery

I might actually go get one now.

There's a lot of cakes out there, many of them can be eaten, and this is one of those edible ones, but it's almost like you wouldn't want to eat it, because it's such an awesome cake, amirite? This is from one of the only SUPER LOTS OF MANY THINGS I've done recently. If any of you have cakes that can top this, send it to, because hey, cakes are awesome,

So, today I went to go play some chess on Yahoo games because I like chess, shut up. Anyway, I noticed a featured article was about gamers. Apparently, Yahoo just discovered people use BAD words on xbox live. Here's the article:

Pretty generic stuff, but I love how on top of things they are. Oh, I also like these two bits:

"Personally, I don't do a lot of online gaming for that reason," said Flynn DeMarco, founder of the Web site, which has worked with Microsoft and other companies on steps to clean up online gaming. "I don't play with anybody I don't already know."

Followed later by

"I don't want everybody out there knowing my name and looking me up on the Internet or Facebook," DeMarco said.


Other than my fail post which no longer exists (I shouldn't blog when I am tired, my "facts" get blurred) AS IF I WRITE ANYTHING FACTUAL AHAHA. Anyway, that used to be a GoW3 opinion article, which came after my GoW3 opinion article. Different games though, don't get them mixed up, one's for the xbox, other is for ps3.

Anyway, this one isn't GoW at all, which is a bit of a let down to start with, but furthermore, I never liked the "skate" games. I don't like skate games in general, but I especially hate this one for it's /horrible/ controls and stupid title. (There needs to be an FPS named 'Shoot', mark that down) Anyway, they're apparently making a new game, which is going to be crap, but still going to be played by "Skater" kids, the demo is on xbox live right now. By the way, if you elect me president, I'll outlaw skateboarding so "Skateboarding isn't a crime" stickers will look like a form of protest rather than a kid trying to look like a rebel.

Feel free to laugh at how the picture got cropped.

If you're looking to upgrade that iPhone of yours to an iPad all by yourself, this picture provide a handy guide for you.

I've also got little to talk about, but don't want the blog dying again.

Wow, what A ride, so far the game has been exceptionally good, the single player campaign definitely rewards players for using stealth as opposed to attempting to kill everyone in the room with a pistol, usually when I'm caught in that situation (and I can no longer can execute) I usually wip out my pistol and lock on-to the enemies head and pull the trigger, move to a different location, lock on to the head and rinse and repeat, however there are times were I have been caught out and had to resort to using hand-to-hand take downs only which (as you can imagine) was a head ache, however the developer's definitely put an array of different attack option's in front of you, for instance you can climb on a pipe (that is hanging from the wall/ceiling), and drop down and insta-kill an enemy or drop behind him and gain the ability to execute, then quickly head shot/execute the remaining enemy's. As an added bonus Sam Fisher (the character that you play in the single player campaign, will receive new DLC weekly, starting tomorrow (today in some timezones) I usually like developers who take this approach, because they are more likely to extend the amount of play time that me or you are any other, player on Xbox Live (remember this game is an Xbox 360 exclusive, but the example is applicable to most consoles made after 2006, Xbox 360, PS3...etc.) The multiplayer campaign seemed fun (I did get the same playtime with it as the Single player) however I really didn't have as much fun (although some features were pretty cool to have), it really didn't cut it for me, however If you just want to play single player, this game is recommended, although the Co-Op missions that I player were alright, they just were 'meh rather than wow OMFG that was so amazing!
usually games that give me the "intense" feeling usually satisfy me, the Co-op missions that I played weren't that spectacular, there were moments where the tension is very, very high, however I will see if I can get more play time at work on my lunch break.
Also I'm planning to do a review on Red Dead Redemption (which I Pre-Ordered today) and the Halo Reach Beta (which comes out on May 3rd )(the 4th in some countries) and then Red Dead Redemption comes out on the 18th of May (The 19th in some countries).
That's all thanks for reading.

Apparently, some satellite determined that it would be a good idea to look at a moon thermally (Protip: Most of the heat will be on the side facing the sun) and what came out was this image. It's pretty cool, because even aliens like pacman, so we can use this knowledge to make some deals.

Of course, this is only the moon "Mimas", and we call know he's way too into gaming and needs to get out and get a job, the lazy good for nothing.

This is a video of a cute cat (ugly cats don't get blog videos) playing with the iPad. This makes me considering buying an iPad for my cat. Then I remember I don't have a cat, so I consider buying one for myself, but then I realized, I wasn't a cat, so it'd be garbage to me.

When this game was announced and the teaser trailer was released on Xbox Live, I was extremely excited, why do you ask? This game basically looks like a remake of Modern Warfare 2 but well better, however (as we have come to learn) it probably won't sell as much as the the previous CoD installment or have as much playtime on Xbox Live, however I feel that gamers who were around for the last Medal of Honor, will hopefully find this game enjoyable, I know DICE (know for the Battlefield series) will do the multiplayer, justice it will also (I'm just guessing here) will be very squad orientated, as opposed to other first person shooters were you're trying to take out the entire squad by yourself, hopefully EA does the campaign some justice as well (I'm hoping that I can actually connect with the characters or have some type of background information) instead of "You're apart of an elite squad who kills people, the end", it seems that most first-person shooters nowadays are just based on one premise (the one I stated earlier). However, this probably on my most anticipated games of 2010 list, hopefully the developers don't rush the development process of the game to coincide with Halo Reach's release. 

You may or may not of heard of Rockstar's new game. It's coming out around May 18th, and looks intense. But not just because it has cowboys in it. Well, actually, no. Just because it has cowboys in it. But for some other reasons, too. This game is about a former outlaw, John Marston, who takes a trip across places to save his family from federal agents. The weaponry is pretty cool. They have your usual cowboy guns, like, revolvers, repeaters, lassos, and so on. They also have a german pistol, for some reason. I've watched some vidyas on it, and it looks pretty cowboy-like. There's horses, and you can shoot people with bullets. I also think you can steal trains, which in my opinion is pretty cool, cuz' i mean, who doesn't like trains, and who doesn't like stealing? It has a pretty cool looking multi-player. It's pretty much just free roaming, but still, it looks cool. You can find stuff and junk on it- HERE (Also, they have some stuff about it here(Because ps3 has no games))

On the 10th of November 2009 Activision published Infinity Ward's, next installment in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series, because ether Infinity Ward or Activision decided not to have a public beta the multiplayer mode was riddled with game breaking glitches and almost impossible-to-beat weapon and perk combos, not to mention the Javelin glitch which allowed players to assume the role of a suicide bomber and take an x enemies with them, however in the first DLC installment, things are much different, most of the maps are fun to play on however since Activision knows that there are many people out there that only play games from the Call of Duty series and would pay for these maps, regardless of how high the price is, really if Call of Duty is all you play then go out and spend $15 (it's $20 in some countries) on new maps, your probably going to put hours and hours of play time into them, if your not a Call of Duty fanboy then I wouldn't recommend these maps, the initial asking price is too high for 5 maps, 2 of which are remakes and 3 that are new, even then 2 of the new maps aren't as exciting (however one of them is extremely cramped and the other is more of a typical FPS scenario) is too high, when your bought the game (i'm presuming you bought the retail version here) initially the game itself came with 15 maps and the game was $60 now if you pay $15 extra dollars every time a new map pack releases as the same price as this one was your probably going to get ripped off, you get about 3 games that are discounted down to 400 Mircosoft Points from the Xbox Live Arcade, for the price of the 5 maps, I still can't get over how much the price is, maybe if they included a free avatar item (for instance the "Solider" costume or the "Ghost" costume) maybe I wouldn't feel so ripped off, however there is a free avatar item on (i'll link it at the end of the review.

As you know there are 5 maps in this "Stimulus Map Pack" and access to an exclusive playlist, were only the Stimulus maps played in rotation, with a random game mode the map that I liked the most is Bailout, Infinity Ward did a great job visually and with how the map is played, however most of the other maps (this is not including the two remakes) weren't as up to par as I though that they would be, Salvage is probably one of the fastest pace designed map in the game, nearly around even corner there's someone ready to kill you, nearly ever corner is a potential death trap, Salvage (if you didn't get what It is from the name) is a junkyard, filled with crushed cars, crushed well everything, funny thing that Infinity Ward put in there is the doggy kenal on the map (you would have seen it in the trailer) I usually hide in there after escaping an enemies attack, and then hide in there until they walk past and bang, shotgun kill, then usually I leave after that because he would have seen the location that I shot him from (during the killcam replay). Crash and Overgrown are basically the same maps as last time, they just received a minor visual upgrade, they are still very fun to play on, as expected. Storm is another new addition, I found the map, well creepy, there are manikins nearly everywhere, I've also been killed in one of the halls of manikins, and trust me I jumped, if your not paying attention people will come out of nowhere and knife you or shoot you, regardless getting killed there isn't fun, the other thing that I think is good about Storm is the rain that is incorporated into the map, however the only thing that really makes me dislike the map is that there is an accessible window that is right after this passage, I've been killed numerous times ether walking or running or just after killing someone, however, with the pace of the game I should expect this. And finally we come to Bailout, my favourite map in the pack, Infinity Ward, delivered on this map, it's stunning graphically and gameplay wise, I definitely liked how the overall map was designed and the pool in the middle(which is fun to be in when In prone), the map is basically like a rich suburb townhouse that hasn't been war torn (just yet). Even though about 2 of the maps are great the Maps overall aren't worth the price, if it were taken down 200-400 MS Points, then yes, but since the asking price is so high and unless you are a Call of Duty fanboy there is no point in spending this much money on maps that you won't need, i'm sure Infinity Ward won't, make the DLC required on regular playlists (if the have any sense.) But seriously if your not all Call of Duty addict I wouldn't recommend spend 15 dollars on maps that you don't need, unless you've been playing Modern Warfare 2 since the release and think that you need something new, then buy it. But if you have other FPS's, or you want other games from the Xbox Live Arcade, get them, you will have a full game and not just maps, on to my closing statement.

Although Infinity Ward makes excellent FPS's they still failed to "recapture" the magic of the original Modern Warfare magic, and they still haven't rectified all problems in the multiplayer mode (for instance the insta-death Akimbo Shotguns are still around). Until Infinity Ward does something amazing again (e.g. Make another great, balance fun to play game) I don't think I will enjoy the Call of Duty series as much, they already have the fanbase, why not make a game that everyone can enjoy instead of people getting pissed at getting killed by another player randomly?
Thanks for reading the review the Avatar item I was referring to can been found here please note that this may be for a limited time only.
also for anyone who is going to ask this question, I had 4-5 pages, but I shorted it to keep the boring factor out of it.

Until next Time

I was lazy with this picture.

Days without updates, my fault, I blame it on this game.

Minecraft is a game where you play the role of a whatever-you-decide-you-want-to-be (custom skins for characters) who decides to build things. It's in development right now, but it has a multiplayer and single player mode. The single player is alright, and the indev single player is a lot of fun, but the real kicker is the multiplayer for me. There's something for everyone, providing everyone likes to either build or rp, if you don't, then you're not a part of society and should get back to your basement (as if you would leave.)

I have built a couple pixel art things, which is somewhat entertaining, but mainly it's about roleplaying for me, I find it fun, so eh. If you're bored, MC is definitely worth a look into.