Thursday, January 26, 2006

SysteMax Hellcat

I woke up today expecting a PC and I got one and I had a hard time pushing the box inside. I couldn't find the activation code, but it was in back. It is a Athlon 64 X2 4800 and I overclocked it 200 MHz. It came with Windows with Nero, PowerDVD, RealTek sound equalizer. I had a heck of a time plugging in IDE cables into both DVD burners when switching them to different bays since it was easier than taking a sliver tool to remove and reset the jumpers differently. After that I installed a lot of software including Suse Linux. Haven't installed any games, but you bet that I'll install some tonight and test my new videocard. The RealTek codec sounds very good better than the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 in my opinion. This is only temparly until my sound card comes in 3 days or so. On the Suse Desktop the sound is a little distored, but until Monday or Tuesday when the Turtle Beach Montego DDL this problem will disppear! I was looking at Ultima Linux, but realized that I like Suse 10 better just because I been using it since 2002.

By the way, I figured out you can play MP3/WMAs in a videogame off a thumb drive on Xbox 360 by pressing the controller's power button.

Suse 10 running on it.

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Number of fans

* back case fan
* case fan on the window
* 3 case fans on the right side near the front
* PCI fan card (2 fans)
* CPU fan
* GPU fan
* motherboard fan

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800
- two CPUs overclocked at 2.6 GHz
250 GiB Serial ATA 7200 RPM hard drive
Windows XP Pro service pack 2 Turtle Beach Montego DDL
OpenSuse Linux 10.1 Beta 1 X86-64 (4 GiB partition).
BFGTech Geforce 7800 GTX OC 256 MB GDDR3
- 460 MHz
- 41 GB/s texture bandwidth
Drive 1 Sony Q28a 8x DVD Burner (DL 4x)
Drive 2 OptoRite DD0401 8x DVD burner (w/o DL)
- 1024 MB Kingston Hyper X PC4000 DDR
- DLink 108 Mbit Wifi PCI card
- 1 Gbit RJ-45 intergraded LAN
- Turtle Beach Montego DDL (sound card) PCI
* Dolby Digital 7.1 surround
* EAX 3.0
- transparent windowed case with lights
- RealTek 7.1 Surround Sound codec.
- Cyber Acoustics 4.1 Surround Sound Speaker System
- Vantec Spectrum PCI Fan Card with Blue UV LED (shipped Saturday)
- 550 Watt Ultra Power Box
- Logitech Lazer Mouse

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

X360 owned!

I drove to Target and got this plus a $50 warranty. But not before I was looking at Quake 4 and Dungeons and Dragons for PC. Teenager clerk asked me what games I owned so I told him. My checking account didn't bounce after the transaction! At home, I was watching the Project Gotham Racing 3 FMV and noticed it has a lot of trance music in it like Robert Miles. IGN gave PGR3 a 10/10 in sound saying comes in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. On the back side, there is a fan and it blows hot air making it the hottest videogame system I had. I was going to buy a PC game, but I didn't see any Xbox 360 in stock, but they were in the back room. Graphics are 720p, but my LCD TV's resolution is 1280x960. Forza Motorsport (favorite game right now) comes close to PGR3’s graphics. It comes with a PC power cable and a power box is huger than the one inside Xbox. I’ve been playing 3 hours on two AA batteries so I don’t know how long it’ll last. Buying Lithium ion batteries would last even longer, but buying a lithium ion battery pack would last longest I imagine.

Second game I tried was Dead or Alive 4. On my TV where the graphics were resized made it look a lot like Dead or Alive 3 from 2001. That’s not the X360 fault. A major factor was upping the game from Teen to Mature so the game could kind of appeal to the hardcore gamer crowd. I always thought that boob bouncing had to do with sexual themes. Dead or Alive Extreme Beach Vollyball has been rated Mature just for bikini aspect.

Xbox 360 plays half my games on it. If you go to you’ll find that you can transfer mp3s/wma to the hdd wirelessly via WiFi. You have 12 GB to your disposal after all the WMV and WMA pre-installed the hard drive.

The power box is gigantic

12V output
120V input

My SysteMax Hellcat hopefully will come in tomorrow.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Just two more days till I own four computers!

I am/was an ATI graphics user for the last 2 ½ years supporting Radeon 9250 and Radeon 9800 XT videocards for PC gaming purposes (ie: UT2004, UT2003, Neverwinter Nights, Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction, Dungeon Siege, Dungeon Siege 2, Knights of the Old Republic, Doom3, Half-life 2, Elder Scrolls 3 Morrowind, F.E.A.R., The Sims 2). I was not kind to my Radeon 9800 XT by overclocking it, running settings at highest possible resolutions and it never failed on me (just error popup infected ATI drivers released after September 2005 :-). Then I find that Geforce 7 series has better frame rates and edge over Radeon X1800 series at the moment in demanding PC games. BFGTech, a licensed Nvidia manufacture is my choice for future graphics needs. On Tigerdirect, the Radeon X1800 XT 512 is getting 4% performance over a XFX Geforce 7800 GTX. Nvidia Geforce 7 is known for it’s superior Doom 3, F.E.A.R. frame rates averaging around 80 fps at 1280x960 and 60 fps is considered fluid to the retina. The Geforce 7800 GTX succeeds Athlon 64 with 260 million transistors vs. 233.2 million transistors. It’s clearly one of the most advanced GPUs to date. ATI on the other hand got superior frames on Far Cry. Looks like 3:1 ratio to me. Yes-sir-ee-bob! I mean both cards can play these PC games at 1600x1200, but anti-analyzing affects both cards so it must be off. Truth is games don’t have to be at 1600x1200 on a 19” to look great. It can easily look just as good at 1248x1024 with 4x anti-analyzing. Better then what I have now. I don’t have money for two Geforce 7800 GTXs and I am planning to gamble on an Xbox 360 in stock at Best Buy tomorrow. Geforce 7800 GTX OC is l337 at the moment!

My SysteMax Hellcat is delayed due to Tigerdirect’s contract with some 3rd party semi trucking company. Dad and I have complained earlier about this, but truth it’s been shipped and no GPS tracking like before. Arrrrg! is located in Florida and I am living in the “middle of the Middle Midwest”. But on the positive side of things this PC will have a single 250 GB HDD plus an external 120 GB Fantom Drive giving me plenty of space at the moment! Basically anything not using 100% bandwidth of an IDE cable is not on my IDE hard drive such as DivX movies and MP3 collection. Right now I have 120 GB + 120 GB to my exposal. Whoa snazzy!

Sometimes my CPU load averages 80 – 90% continuously starting at random times. I get BSoDs occasionally too. I can’t explain it well except a Trojan horse might trigger it. I am positive WinXP Service Pack 1 is more prone to viruses than Service Pack 2. I shall download the update because better late than never!

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Bought a Turtle Beach Montego DDL with 7.1 Dolby Digital Live! Surround Sound and EAX 2.0

I went to Ruby Tuesdays restaurant with my parents in Stillwater, MN to have an Ultimate Burger Supreme with everything and I talked about TVs and soundcards. Burger tasted great. Then we’re talking about the successor to UHF and VHF TV bands (that isn’t satellite/cable) in shortwave band form. It’s a black box that receives digital signals (MPEG4 stream) hooks up to your coaxial connection.

Then I bought something really awesome! A 7.1 Dolby Digital Live surround sound card called Turtle Beach Montego DDL, cutting edge technology that rivals the Sound Blaster X-Fi, but is $50 less. Same specs at least. $130 less with 64MiB X-RAM. What’s 64 MiB X-RAM? It is audio RAM for games that support it. Could well be the best sound card for $80 USD. For speakers I normally use mini-headsets that fit inside my ear. I also have Cyber Acoustics 4400 5 piece 4.1 surround sound speaker system, but I don’t use them at all. I like the room quiet.

I suspect that Tigerdirect meant 5 business days when they shipped my PC on Tuesday cos it’s not here yet. I thought the postal service didn’t take holidays off. I also bought a PCI card with adjustable dual fans for $19! What a bargain it was! My other PCs need their case fans and case fans are so inexpensive! I’ll show pictures once I get it without the Montego DDL obviously.

I might be able to get into Minnesota Life College, but I don’t know anything yet. This’ll help me be successful in life and my computer more than likely will stay home for I would have an apartment. Little disappointed I can't tinker around with the PCs there like i can with my own.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

ADVANCE PNG: PNG with 7-ZIP's deflate

I've been using ADVPNG for two weeks and what it does is compress PNG with 7-ZIP's deflate compression instead of any old deflate compression. Results can vary between 9 - 20% better PNG compression. I put mine in the C:/image directory. ADVCOMP, deflate, and png are all free.


I just add the images I want compressed in the image directory than type

ADVPNG -Z -4 *.png

All done!

advancecomp v1.15 by Andrea Mazzoleni
Usage: advpng [options] [FILES...]

-l, --list List the content of the files
-z, --recompress Recompress the specified files
-0, --shrink-store Don't compress
-1, --shrink-fast Compress fast
-2, --shrink-normal Compress normal
-3, --shrink-extra Compress extra
-4, --shrink-insane Compress extreme
-f, --force Force the new file also if it's bigger
-q, --quiet Don't print on the console
-h, --help Help of the program
-V, --version Version of the program

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Athlon 64 X2 4800

Yesterday, I downloaded 5 CD ISOs (3.3 GiB) of SUSE Linux 10.1 beta 1 for my new PC. I must trust Windows XP for PC games which is why dual boot is necessary. My SysteMax Hellcat got an unexpected upgrade…an Athlon 64 X2 4800 which is roughly as powerful as Athlon 64 FX-55 (step up from A64X2). The integrated sound will use the CPU to process 7.1 surround sound with EAX 2.0 environmental enhancement, but this can be avoided by installing an Sound Blaster Audigy 2.

I got bored so I looked at my 4 books full of baseball cards (my collection before videogames) That is 1989 – 1996 baseball seasons. Despite sticking baseball cards to my wall, it was only masking tape, so my baseball cards don’t seem affected. That took 10 minutes.

Baseball card collection

Randy hasn’t come over for three weeks and I know Bob won’t. If he did I would try to buy an Xbox 360 over in Minnesota.

Here's some frame rates out of the latest PC games and higher is better bundled with Nvidia's latest GPU, Geforce 7800 GTX OC. Geforce 7800 GTX OC is $550! This config is ready and able to play Unreal Tournament 2007 and Elder Scrolls 4 at 1600x1200! My motherboard comes with a second PCI-e slot so I can stick another GPU and make it 512 DDR instead of 256 DDR! I know that 1 PCI-E card is running at PCI-e 16X, but there isn't dual PCI-e 16x slots. Only 1 Nvidia Nforce 4 motherboard supports dual PCI-e 16x slots. An ATI Radeon 1800XT is 5.2% faster than non-overclocked Geforce 7800 GTX. I used ATI Tool for my Radeon 9800 XT getting a 6.7% increase in core clock speed (core 412 MHz, OC 440.7 MHz).

Dual Core processing does have advantages for programs that support it.

My Pentium 4 right now

And SDRAM stats

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Turrican II on my Virtual Amiga

I was bored Saturday so I bought a pack of 10 DL-DVDs instead of Xbox 360 at Best Buy. I figure every place was out of them. Yesterday, I was playing Soul Calibur II on the PS2, beat Arcade mode with that female with sword and shield. I had fun so I bought Soul Calibur III yesterday. Soul Calibur III has a customize character mode, but it makes up a MB of memory card kind of like NFL or Winning Eleven franchises.

I might be able to increase my processor from a A64x2 4400 to a A64x2 4800. I am unsure if I can get away with the price of $2400. I might have to decrease my GPU from a Geforce 7800 GTX OC to a 7800 GT OC. The difference is two pipelines and 4 GB/sec texture bandwidth lost. One of the great things about a A64x2 4800 is it can be over clocked to 2.6 Ghz and be stable for 3D games

I downloaded WinUAE 1.11, the only emulator built on reverse engineered data. Amiga 2000 came out in 1987 by Commodore. The Amiga is hard to emulate. Make sure you got the kickstart 1.3 ROM or you won't be able to run anything! Get it at

Sample Screenshot

CPU Motorola 68040
8 MB of RAM
107 GB available hard drive space!!!
FREE copy of Turrican II
Stereo portable mini-speakers
Decised in a Dell Dimension XPS case!!!!

Today, I drove to Best Buy, but was 1 hour after the second Xbox 360 sold at Noon. I am betting that next Tuesday the store gets new shipments! Meaning I'll be there. Instead I bought Lunar Eternal Blue Complete, but I had Quake 4 in my hands for a long period. O-Well. I am not very excited for Quake 4 anyways.

Friday, January 06, 2006

New Videogame Frachises of 16-bit, 32-bit, 64-bit, 128-bit and HD Generations

My list of game frachises and what year it was originally for sale. List subject to change

Version 1.3 - 1/13/06 - Added Odyssey Generation
Version 1.2 - 1/12/06 - fixed Rad Racer, added more gamez, added Atari 2600 generation
Version 1.1 - 1/7/06 - added 8-bit generation

Magnavox Odyssey (1972)


Atari 2600 (Early 8-bit???? 1977)

1.) Astroids
2.) Baseball
3.) Defender
4.) Pac-Man
5.) Lode Runner
6.) Soccer
7.) Space Invaders

New Franchises to the 8-bit generation

1.) Alex Kidd (1986)
2.) Breath of Fire
3.) Castlevania (1984)
4.) California Games (1984)
5.) Contra (1985)
6.) Dizzy the Adventurer (1982)
7.) Donkey Kong (1981)
8.) Dragon Warrior
9.) Earthbound/Mother
10.) Ganbare Goemon
11.) Galuant
12.) Ghost Busters
13.) Gradius (1983)
14.) Ghouls and Ghosts
15.) Famicom Wars series (prequal to Super Famicom Wars, Gameboy Wars, Advance Wars, DS Wars)
16.) Final Fantasy (1987)
17.) Fire Emblem
18.) Frogger
19.) Ice Climbers
20.) Lord of the Rings
21.) Mario (1981)
22.) Mega Man/Rockman (1984)
23.) Metal Gear (1988)
24.) Metroid (1987)
25.) Ninja Gaiden
26.) Paperboy
27.) Phantasy Star (1988)
28.) Prince of Persia
29.) Rad Racer
30.) R-Type (1988)
31.) Robocop
32.) Shinobi
33.) Sonic the Hedgehog (1992)
34.) Super Mario Bros (1984)
35.) Star Tropics
36.) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
37.) Tetris
38.) Terminator
39.) Ultima (1984)
40.) Outrun
41.) Yoshi (1990)
42.) Ys (1987)
43.) Zelda, Legend of (1987)

New Franchises to the 16-bit generation

1.) Alone in the Dark (1994)
2.) Alter Beast
3.) Bust-a-Move
4.) Chrono
5.) Darius
6.) Donkey Kong Country
7.) Dragon Ball Z
8.) Earthworm Jim
9.) Ecco the Dolphin
10.) Front Mission
11.) F-Zero
12.) FIFA Soccer from EA Sports
12.) Gunstar Heroes
13.) Harvest Moon
14.) International Superstar Soccer
15.) Lunar (1993)
16.) Killer Instinct
17.) King of Fighters
18.) Madden NFL
19.) Mario Kart
20.) Mortal Kombat
21.) NBA Jam
22.) NBA Live
23.) Ogre Battle
24.) Pocky & Rocky
25.) Power Rangers
26.) RiStar
27.) SaGa
28.) Simcity
29.) Seiken Densetsu (Mana, Final Fantasy Adventure in USA)
30.) Slaughter House
31.) Sonic the Hedgehog (he was downported to Masters System after the Genesis version
32.) Soul Blazer
33.) Star Fox
34.) Star Ocean
35.) Street Fighter
36.) Streets of Rage
37.) Tales of Phantasia
38.) Turrican
39.) World Series Baseball
40.) Wing Commander
41.) Vectorman

New franchises to the 32-bit and Nintendo 64 generation.

1.)1080° Snowboarding (1997)
2.) Alpha Centuri (1999)
3.) Ace Combat (1997)
4.) Arc the Lad (1997)
5.) Atelier Iris (1998)
6.) Banjo-Kazooie (1998)
7.) Baldur's Gate (1998)
8.) California Speed (1997)
9.) Civilization (1994)
10.) Colony Wars (1998)
11.) Conker (2001)
12.) Crusin series for N64 (1996)
13.) Crash Bandicoot (1996)
14.) Daytona USA (1995)
15.) Dead or Alive (1997)
16.) Dino Crisis (1998)
17.) Diablo (1996)
18.) Doom for PC (1994)
19.) Doubutsu no Mori (Animal Forest)
20.) Duke Nukem 3D (1995)
21.) Elder Scrolls (1995)
22.) Extreme G (1997)
23.) Half-Life (1997)
24.) House of the Dead (1997)
25.) HomeWorld (2000)
26.) Hydro Thunder 1999
27.) Gex (1995)
28.) Grandia (1997, 1999)
29.) Grand Theft Auto (1997)
30.) Gran Turismo (1997)
31.) Growlancer (1999)
32.) Guilty Gear (1999)
33.) Legend of Legaia (1998)
34.) Medal of Honor (1999)
35.) Mech Warrior (1995)
36.) Mario Party (1998)
37.) NiGHTS Into Dreams (1997)
38.) Need for Speed (1995)
39.) OddWorld: Abes Odyssey
40.) Panzer Dragoon (1995)
41.) Paper Mario (2001)
42.) Parasite Eve (1997)
43.) Perfect Dark (2000)
44.) Persona (1997)
45.) Pokémon (1996)
46.) Quake (1996)
47.) Rayman (1996)
48.) Resident Evil (1996)
49.) Ridge Racer (1995)
50.) San Francisco Rush
51.) Silent Hill (1997)
52.) The Sims (2000)
53.) Spyro the Dragon (1997)
54.) Suikoden (1996)
55.) Super Smash Bros. (1999)
56.) Syphon Filter (1998)
57.) Tekken (1995)
59.) Tetrisphere
60.) Tomb Raider (1996)
61.) Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six (1998)
62.) Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (1999)
63.) Turok (1997)
64.) Twisted Metal (1996)
65.) Unreal (1997)
66.) Unreal Tournament (1999)
67.) Vagrant Story (2000)
68.) Valkyrie Profile (2000)
69.) Virtua Fighter (1994 (arcade), 1995 (saturn))
70.) Virtua Cop (1995)
71.) Wild ARMs (1998)
72.) wipEout (1996)
73.) Wolfenstine, Castle of (1992)
74.) Xenogears (1998)

128-bit generation

1.) Amped (2001)
2.) America's Army (2002)
3.) Baten Kaitos (2004)
4.) Battlefield series (2002)
5.) Black & White
5.) Boktai (2002)
6.) Brothers In Arms (2005)
7.) Blinx the Time Sweeper (2001)
7.) Burnout (2002)
8.) Call of Duty (2003)
9.) Crazy Taxi (2000)
10.) Crimson Sea (2003)
11.) Crimson Skies (2003)
12.) Dark Cloud (2001)
13.) Devil May Cry (2001)
14.) Deus Ex (2000)
15.) Disgaea (2003)
16.) Dungeon Siege (2002)
17.) Fable (2004)
18.) Freedom Force (2002)
19.) Fatal Frame (2003)
20.) Far Cry (2004)
21.) Forza Motorsport (2005)
22.) GUN (2005)
23.) Guild Wars (2005)
24.) Icewind Dale (2000)
25.) The Getaway (2002)
26.) Guitar Hero (2005)
27.) Golden Sun (2001)
28.) God of War (2005)
29.) Halo (2001)
30.) Hitman (2002)
31.) Jade Empire (2005)
32.) Jak and Daxter (2001)
33.) Jet Grind Radio (200)
34.) Katamari Damacy (2003)
35.) Kessen (2000)
36.) Kingdom Hearts (2002)
37.) Killzone (2004)
38.) Max Payne (2002)
39.) Magna Carta (2005)
40.) Matrix franchise (2002)
41.) Mech Assault (2002)
42.) Mario & Luigi (2003)
43.) Midnight Club (2000)
44.) MotoGP (2002)
45.) Neverwinter Nights (2002)
46.) NBA Street
47.) NFL Street
48.) NFL 2K (1999 on Dreamcast)
49.) Onimusha (2001)
50.) Phantom stradegy RPG series (2004)
51.) Phantom Dust (2004)
52.) Pikmin (2001)
53.) Project Gotham Racing (2001)
(Metropolis Street Racer)
54.) Project Snowblind (unofficially Deus Ex Clan Wars)
55.) Ratchet & Clank (2002)
56.) Rallisport Challenge (2002)
57.) Serious SAM (2002)
58.) SEGA GT (2000)
59.) Shenmue (2000)
60.) Sly Cooper (2001)
61.) Skies of Arcadia (2000)
62.) SOCOM (2002)
63.) Soul Reaver on Dreamcast (1999)
64.) Soul Calibur (1999) sequel to Soul Edge (1997)
65.) SSX (2000)
66.) Spellforce (2003)
67.) Super Monkey Ball (2001)
68.) TimeSplitters (2000)
69.) Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (2000)
70.) Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (2002)
71.) Viewtiful Joe (2003)
72.) XenoSaga (2001)

New frachises to the High Definition Generation

1.) Blue Dragon
2.) Condemned: Crinimal Origins (2005)
3.) Dark Sector
4.) Dirty Harry
5.) Gears of War (2006)
6.) [F]irst [E]ncounter [A]ssault [R]econ (2005)7
7.) Lumines
7.) Full Auto (2006)
8.) Lost Odyssey
9.) Lost Planet
10.) Kamero: Elements of Power (2005)
11.) Metros
12.) MotorCross
13.) Too Human
14.) Warhammer
15.) WarDevil

Today, I am going to drive into Minnesota and see if there are any Xbox 360s in the subburg of Woodbury like Best Buy, Toys R US, Circuit City, Game Stop, and Super Target. I bought the Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty 2 to support the next generation further.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Buying Call of Duty 2 tonight | Will consoles have big hard drives and download services in 2016?

In 10 years time everyone will be downloading 5 gig files regularly anyways. In 1996, I had a modem that handled 33.6 kbps, now I could get a broadband connection in town with 4 Mbps. Purchase online and download it – 1 hour later, you're playing it! Children don't have credit cards and some people like to pay in cash whenever they can. US broadband speeds are verrrrrrrrrrrrrry slow compare to the rest of the world cos I am only getting 1.5 Mbit. The rest of the world has 8 Mbit connections in the middle class range.

By 2016 Gigabit speeds will be nothing special for those who want it, If videogames have blown out to 50GB by 2016 over a 512 Mbit connection...a 50Gb download would only take (50x8)GBits/second 0.5Gbps = 800 seconds! 50 GB BD will do the same job 8 years sooner...this is the truth. The game industry knows the USA lags behind the rest of the world in broadband. North America buys more games than Europe, period. Still, we've been playing games off the hard drive for 16 years on PC. I know I'll be getting 250 GB minimum in my new PC. The HP LiveStrong is shipped back as we speak and it'll be another week before I can purchase the Systemax Hellcat as a late Xmas gift.

A.) Nintendo Revolution's hard drive is 512 MB containing NES, SNES, and N64 game images.
B.) Xbox 360 has a 20 GB external hard drive for lossy music and expansion packs.
C.)I periodically download 3.3 GB Linux ISOs such as Knoppix or 1.5 GB ISO for OpenSUSE
D.) The Playstation 3 hard drive will have the latest free Linux installed on it. Hook up your USB keyboard and mouse to make it a functional computer.

Today, I went to Century Community College although it wasn't the first time. After taking the orientation (the rules), and I signed up for mathematics. The consolers were nice there so I was polite. After all, The school isn't up to date with their computers. They're still on Pentium 4 3.2 GHz with hyper threading, 1 Gig of RAM, 120 GB hard drive. We have a society that grew up on 32-bit processors for a decade thinking this is as much power as they'll ever need. It seems that our society grew up with Intel because it's in all our schools and most people's computers. I rarely see any AMD processor except at my house 'course. The Pentium processor has made famous in stability and the 64-bit Intel Xeon is famous in super computers (the IBM Blue Gene). Athlon 64 burns less heat due to lower clock frequency, but that doesn't make them perform any less than a Pentium 4.

This school hasn't made the switch to Linux or even OpenOffice 2.0. Somebody was stocking me today, but it was one of the consolers as I never stayed in the same place. Didn't make friends – yet, although I faced up to people and shouted “Firefox rocks”, “What up, what up”, “Anyone like southern rock...anyone at all?” and stuff than I was silent the remaining of the time. Kept electronica music out of the conversation knowing the conversation would be silly, kind of weird.

Hey, I am going to purchase Call of Duty 2 not on Xbox 360, but PC because FPS play better on PC with keyboard and mouse over analog pad. The main character is the Russian sniper from Enemy of the Gates. It is my first pick over Soul Caliber III, Ratchet Deadlocked, and Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow. Call of Duty 2 also had the highest score. I played Call of Duty two years ago in 2003 and 2004. The Quake 3 modified game engine looked excellent three years ago.

I enjoyed F.E.A.R a lot. The game was creepy, but I wasn't scared and wanted to get in the middle of the action. The lighting special effects were brutal on my Radeon 9800 XT taking a big hit on the frame rate! I played through half of it before I repartitioned Windows XP. I needed a fresh installation to begin the new year with. Now, I'm thinking of installing F.E.A.R, Doom 3, Half-life 2, Unreal Tournament (1st one), and Call of Duty 2.

I completed Lunar the Silver Star yesterday, and am thinking of playing the sequel before school starts on January 12th. It'll be tough completing Call of Duty 2 and Lunar 2 in one week because I would have to play everyday.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

I passed Middle School Science

You Passed 8th Grade Science

Congratulations, you got 8/8 correct!

1.)Potential energy to kinetic energy
2.) The chromosomes
3.) Helium
4.) Direct the activity of the cell
5.) High rainfall, stable temperatures
6.) Zero
7.) Weight (duh - which one is smaller?)
8.) The gravitational pull of the moon

Does anyone want to see snow covered trees? I live da woods where snow decreases visibly by a lot. Pretty out here thou. I understand though...everybody has seen snow. Isn't new or anythiing.