Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Goodbye and so long Gizmondo! Installing SuSe 10 on almost every PC. Top 50 selling PS2 Games of 2k5

I found that Irn Bru (Iron Brew in World War II era) is illegal in the United States, but Mountain Dew (the Pepsi soft drink) is illegal in UK and her common wealth realms. Mt. Dew is my favorite citrus drink.

In recent news, TigerTelematics which launched the 64-bit Gizmondo handheld will file bankruptcy on January 31st. In the United States, you can buy a region free Gizmondo in mall strips. This handheld’s software is many many times worst than PSP’s small selection of games. Sony wasn’t the one that went bankrupted were they. The executives of TigerTelematics received millions dollars each for founding the company. The handheld had no worthy games. The Gizmondo 2 prototype has 128 MiB of RAM and basically as powerful as the Tapwave Zodiac 2.

In layman terms, “Haha, Gizmondo sucks. They deserved going bankrupted! Hahahahaha ha ha ha.”

For the price of one Xbox, I can buy 3 or 4 videogames so buying an Xbox isn’t worth it. In fact the only reason I’d buy an Xbox is because I don’t know how to replace the laser piece and would require a soldiering gun to get the static resistant goop off it. Next, I need a credit card handy (which my parents refuse to do) to paid for one online. That Xbox 360 really diminished my spending this month too. It was worth it to support the next generation games. It’s suppose to be the best videogame console ever (in fact it is to me), but I am playing Lunar 2 on PS1 and Halo on PC.

Games coming out this month I want.

• Grandia 3 (PS2)
• Winning Eleven 9 (PS2, Xbox)
• Elder Scrolls 4 Oblivion (Xbox 360, PC)

I downloaded the 586i HDD installation DVD of Suse Linux 10 for my only friend Randy, but he refuses to install it on his computer. I mentioned Suse is free and dual bootable. He says me better not saying his computer is too slow. I’ll try to give it to him anyways. I mentioned it comes loaded with Firefox 1.0.6. You’ll see Windows XP on every computer in office, school, and business including all my computers at home. It’s getting kind of crazy. The only reason you’d see Linux is in terminal using in WITC’s Linux class. When I was there the foundation was Redhat 8.0, but WITC should have by now changed to either Knoppix 4.0 or Suse 10. I missed that school, but it would take a long time to pass CCNA 1 and 2. Last time I tried, I almost got a B- on CCNA1

I am installing Suse 10 on my custom PC which has an Athlon XP 2800 and 786 MiB of RAM and a 200 GiB Serial ATA hard drive because Suse is cleaner, more stable and faster program launching than Windows XP. Memory management is much better. At least 128 MiB less resources used at any given time.

Halo on my SysteMax Hellcat was running fluidly at 1248x1024. This exceptional Xbox first person shooter plays good on PC and I had it on normal, but my skill demolished over the time I was playing RPGs on console. The Havok engine actually looks dated (but it came out in 2003) but it’s still decent looking with no Geforce 7800 GTX anti-analysing support……not an issue. Game play is where it’s all at, and it plays like Halo on Xbox! That’s a very good thing. The graphics don’t look any better than playing Halo on the Dell Dimension XPS with the Radeon 9800 XT, but the frame rate improved. The game doesn’t take advantage of the new technologies in the Geforce 7800 GTX due to compatibility with DX 9.0a video cards. DX9 was released by M$ in late 2002. Games coming out in 2006 require DX 9.0c.

My friend said he is coming over day after tomorrow to my house so I have a gaming partner finally. I have to earn $40 for an extra Xbox 360 controller for Randy. The two AA batteries in the controller lasted me 6 hrs without dieing! That’s a good thing.

And for random gaming facts here is the ranking of software sold for Playstation 2 in 2005

1. Madden NFL 06 (Electronic Arts 2.95m)
2. Gran Turismo 4 (SCEA 1.5m )
3. NCAA Football 06 (Electronic Arts 1.13m)
4. Star Wars Battlefront II (LucasArts 1.10m )
5. MVP Baseball 2005 (Electronic Arts 970k)
6. Star Wars Episode III (LucasArts 931k )
7. NBA Live 06 (Electronic Arts 826k)
8. LEGO Star Wars (Eidos 808k)
9. SmackDown vs. RAW '06 (THQ 758k )
10. God of War( SCEA 740k)x
11. Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Rockstar Games 733k
12. Star Wars Battlefront LucasArts 680k
13. Need for Speed Most Wanted Electronic Arts 677k 14. SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs SCEA 665k
15. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Rockstar Games 656k
16. Tony Hawk's American Wasteland Activision 629k
17. Call of Duty 2: Big Red One Activision 589k
18. Major League Baseball 2K5 2K Games 547k
19. Burnout 3: Takedown Electronic Arts 520k
20. 50 Cent: Bulletproof Vivendi 490k
21. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi Atari 488k
22. Sonic Mega Collection Plus SEGA 468k
23. Fight Night Round 2 Electronic Arts 443k
24. Need for Speed Underground 2 Electronic Arts 440k
25. Mercenaries Electronic Arts 440k
26. Blitz: The League Midway 420k
27. Madden NFL 2005 Electronic Arts 404k
28. Ratchet:Deadlocked SCEA 395k
29. NBA Live 2005 Electronic Arts 395k
30. NFL Street 2 Electronic Arts 390k
31. NBA Street V3 Electronic Arts 384k
32. Jak 3 SCEA 383k
33. Tekken 5 Namco 382k
34. Soulcalibur III Namco 382k
35. Peter Jackson's King Kong Ubisoft 376k
36. Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal SCEA 371k
37. Madagascar Activision 371k
38. WWE SmackDown vs. RAW THQ 363k
39. Devil May Cry 3 Capcom 362k
40. Medal of Honor: European Assault Electronic Arts 360k
41. Call of Duty: Finest Hour Activision 360k
42. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 Electronic Arts 356k
43. Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves SCEA 350k
44. MX vs. ATV Unleashed THQ 350k
45. World Championship Poker Crave Entertainment 343k
46. Destroy All Humans THQ 342k
47. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 Electronic Arts 341k
49. Need for Speed Underground Electronic Arts 323k
50. DDR Extreme 2 Konami 311k


Anonymous said...

Are you knowing that CCNA is entry level right? Not worth much on as single, you need to get CCNP or CCIE. CCNA is everything very simplified, CCNP is minimum for good job today, CCNA only start point, many more tests before useful grade.

Good chance friend

Iain said...

Are you knowing that CCNA is entry level right? Not worth much on as single, you need to get CCNP [/quote]

Everyone who goes to class knows it. My math is below average, and my reading is average, and my memory skills below average. I was getting B- work (84%), but the final tests I would fail (2 chances). The dillema is my parents hardly know how to use a computer, and i have no NT connections. Century College screwed me when the MN tuition costed WI residents 650 dollars registration fee. Now, i thought of going to MN Life College