The Sound of Music…

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So i was playing TF2 with the scummbois earlier and my microphone started hardcore messing up.
now my headset had always been somewhat of a bitch , right from the beginning, along with my onboard sound they formed a pact to annoy the living shit out of me whenever possible.

Enough i thought. I quit TF2 and stormed onto ebuyer.
20 minutes later. . .
headsetxfi
Longstory short , i ended up buying a ‘creative HS900 headset’ and a Creative Sound-Blaster X-Fi Xtrememusic.

I did consider buying some 7.1 speakers as well but i dont really have money to burn and it would be wasted if i were to move out of home for uni – because somehow i doubt that packing 8 speakers would be any fun.

ps. holy shit its 3am , i need to sleep. pronto.

Uguu~

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I feel really guilty about not making many blog posts lately , but at the same time i don’t really fancy posting lots of crappity crap.

As such , i suppose ill make an actual ‘blog’ post

This week has been assessment week , which in our college is basically mock exams but if you fail them you get kicked off the course , lovely stuff. So ive been working my ass off slacking as usual and playing games and watching anime more than i should do, on the games front ive been playing abit of Sega Rally with my new processor , seems the game is pretty reliant on it because before on my Athlon 3200+ i would get around 5-10fps on lowest settings But now i can whack the settings up to medium-high and play at HD resolution without much of a hitch (40+ fps) ive also been playing a fair bit of Touhou8 and a little bit of Team fortress 2. Speaking of which…
gametracker

Server IP: 212.187.246.156:27015
The (rich) scumm guys recently bought this TF2 server , not sure how long for but its there for now. Lots of groovy custom maps too. Although i question how much it’ll get played on because i think everyone is off playing Speedball 2 – not sure what the fuss is with that ,looks like PES ate some rugby and then thought it would play dress-up as a UT3/Gears of War character. Not a fan of the 2 sides one ball thing so ill be giving this a miss – not to mention i dont have much money right now after buying christmas presents (id love to tell you all what i got but id be screwed if one of my family members reads this blog) – to everyone else worth anything in my life and lives near me (sorry internet friends) you’ll be getting tolberones or those big cadbury chocolate bar things if they’re still doing them.

In other stuff , ive also started watching a new anime series called ‘Kanon’
lol Kanon
yeah i know what you’re thinking , and i wholeheartedly agree.
Ive only seen 3 episodes so far but ill summarize the story so far.
Kyon (from Haruhi – same looking character , same voice same everything) comes to a new town and meets a shitton of girls with cute voices and attributes. – and… thats it. pretty much.
It feels a hell of a lot like haruhi but without haruhi , with kyon doing the narration , ginger haired girls and even a yuki act-a-like who doesent talk much.
[edit : okay , this anime is really addictive , episode 8 now.]

Id also like to announce that from now on i shall be reviewing games in my own style , i havent tried yet but i get the feeling it’ll basically be a zero punctuation review in text but with more punctuation . . . yeah. something to that effect.

Wanna have a baby?

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So i was at work today…. [yeah , you guessed it.]Me – unaware of whats going on.
Girl : honey? sweetie? gorgeous? handsome?
Me – *turns around by coincidence and takes drinks orders etc*
Girl : Oh wow , you’re cute. Single?
Me : uh.. oh .. no (a lie of course)
Girl : oh.. give me your number anyway.
Me : uhh.. maybe later.
—-*later*—-
Girl : oh so you still havent given me your number yet
Me : Sorry , i already told you i have a girlfriend
Girl : Forget her… oh wow , you have really nice eyes
Me – *sweating*
Girl : imagine you and me. . . . . . Having a baby.

Now fortunately at this time i was called off to do some stuff with the stocks in the staff area , but from what i hear from the other staff is that she waited around for like 15 minutes and started yelling at the other staff saying stuff like ‘if you dont bring him to me i refuse to pay’
My workplace is scary ;_;
In other non-work related new
– My Case and such came on friday , built it and everything. Its not as quiet as the reviews made it out to be , which is a shame. Its also fucking huge and looks like it could double as a fridge freezer (heatsink the size of my face fits inside though thankfully) , Might upload some pics or something at some point in the near future. – all temperatures have dropped by about 10 deg C also. which is nice.

– Unreal Tournament III is damn beastly. It feels alot like Unreal Tourney 2K4 but with better graphics and such , which is definately a good thing. Shame i cant run it at a decent framerate without having to set to a low resolution (720×450) but the game seems to have a nice scaling system in place – what i mean is that you can run the game at your native resolution so that all the menus and GUI are the correct size , but then change the game rendering size to a certain percentage. The game then runs the game in that size , stretches it to fullscreen and then puts on the native resolution GUI over the top. So all the screen elements are the right size. Good stuff.

– Shoutout to my homeboy [BoYc3] who recently set up a blog. which can be found at www.boycebrush.com/blog/ , i’ve also added [Sean]’s blog to the linky bit at the right ( http://sean.scummisland.com/ ) , if you have a personal site you want linked just drop a comment.

– Kane and Lynch has a really good story ,almost to the level where im only playing it for the story and not the gameplay. – best line so far by kane (to lynch of course on topic of him ‘accidently’ killing someone) : “FUCK! You’re a fucking idiot!! What the fuck is the matter with you!?!” , whats probably best about this line is how i can imagine Bruce willis saying it.

– Whilst sitting on the bog and reading the readers digest , i came across an article. Longstory short…
‘a married couple plan to divorce after unwittingly chatting each other up on the internet using fake names’

Beastliest game ever.

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Touhou8 - 1

Touhou8 - 2

Touhou project 8 – impreishable Night
get it and feel like a man.
(id like to add that i actually  dodged all of that in the first picture and then proceeded to beat that boss.)
ps. Both pictures are taken on NORMAL mode. the game also comes in Hard and Extreme flavours.

Wtf? Hitman had an alternate ending?

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So after playing some Kane & Lynch – which has more swearing than gears of war i might add – i felt like the game seemed awfully familiar , especially the 4th level in which you walk through a nightclub, wading through crowds of people in the dark? surely ive done this somewhere before… This led me on a hunt to see if kane and lynch uses the same engine as Hitman Blood Money , which it does. However i also discovered at this point that there was an alternate (or true, if you like) ending to Hitman BM. Now if you played through the game and you’re a dumbass like me , you just sat there with your thumb up your ass waiting for the credits to finish and assume that hitman dies , and this is the final game in the series. Well apparently , that aint right. Mashing movement keys whilst the credits are rolling causes 47 to come back to life and you can then proceeed to slaughter everyone in the vicinity.

Oh by the way, from what ive played – Kane & Lynch = 6/10 , seems like a pretty mediocre game, think Hitman but without stealth. The co-op mode does seem pretty good though , splitscreen mode works perfectly with one person on 360 control pad and one person on keyboard and mouse. Will definately have to try that sometime… when i get some friends :<
on the plus side , the story does seem to be pretty good , which is nice for a game.

Id also like to express my hate for ebuyer right now , when they do things right , they get it very right , but when they fuck up… they fuck up bigtime and customer services is like talking to a piece of wood.

I’m blog ya’ll , im blog ya’ll…

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1 – I think im going to be in the facebook of some random 15 year old girls. They asked if they could take a picture.. with me. then handed the camera to their dad/uncle/grandpa (godknows.) and came either side of me and posed. my workplace is getting weirder by the minute.

2 – Im going to go ahead and blame the Scummisland community for being a bad influence on me. I unconsciously said ‘Shut duh fuck up nigguhs’ out loud whilst they were all off being black to some birthday celebration. So yeah. Blame Scummisland for my turning racist.

3 – Remember that heatsink i told you all about a few posts ago? well it came… and its a fuggin BEAST. Its pretty hard to think of a decent item to compare it to , but id go as far as saying its about the same mass as Jordans left tit. Or maybe 3/4 of my head, or 2 and a half Fists

4 – Kane and Kynch : Dead men , is out for PC , 7.2gb – far too many good games lately , however one of them is’nt…

5 – Sim City Societies. It is NOT a SimCity game. Its almost like a huge extension of ‘the Sims 2’ , they took out alot of the advanced stuff that made you feel important in the old SimCity games. Also gone is the old Zoning system (small residential area , large commercial area…etc) and instead now you pick out the individual houses and such , gone is the electricity linking and plumbing… pretty much anything which ever slightly made you think ‘hmmm.’ in the old simcity games is not present here. Its almost as if they redesigned the game with 10 year olds in mind.
What a shame , the game looks good at least i suppose.

6 – Need for speed prostreet is pretty shit as well , its as if NFSU ate some of Gran Turismo and then took out a penknife and stabbed itself in the leg to make itself move all juttery. Customization is still in , tuning is still in , fun driving is not in. Instead , realism is in. Yes. Need for Speed + Realism = Fail

My workplace is more retarded than your workplace. (pure blog shiz.)

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So apparently everyone in my workplace has never seen an actual good looking guy , because they all seem pretty convinced its me. Anyone who has seen me will verify that i am not a good looking guy on any level , infact i barely qualify as average imho.

Conversation with some girl in my workplace
girl *comes out of kitchen waving over her mouth*
Me *gives her a weird look*
girl : I just ate a splingdoll
Me : a wha?
girl : a splingdoll
Me : …
girl *takes out a notepad and scribbles down ‘Spring Roll’* (rather legibly i might add , her handwriting is better than mine dispite the fact she can barely speak english
Me : Ohhhh. A SPRING ROLL
girl : yes , splingdoll.
Me : … no no, spring roll
girl : spring lole
Me : ROLL
girl : LOLE.
Me : ROLL
girl : LOLE (repeat 3 times.)
girl : am i say it right now? spring lole?
Me : yeah. sure.
girl : Kiss me. *leans forward*

Now excuuuuuuse me. WHAT THE FUUUUUCK?!?!?!?!

Me (out of pure instinct and no thought whatsoever) : no. *smile*
girl *scampers off giggling*

Later after work , im approached by her and her posse. they sit me down at a table and sit around me (Meng + 6 girls at a table)
then they start going off doing their moonspeak and the girl from earlier turns round , leans forward and asks ‘When was first girlfriend?’
soon followed by other such dodgy fucked up questions as ‘how many girlfriend you had before?’ and ‘when first kiss?’ – Naturally as a guy , i try to escape. However i cant , as soon as i try to stand up the tall one (who has strategically positioned herself behind me) Pushes my shoulders down so im back on the chair , the girl asking the questions then grabs my arm and shakes it. I have somehow been teleported from a restaurant to an interogation center in .

Games to movies

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So a few games are being adapted to movies , we all knon that hitman was being adapted into a movie , and frankly. it looked really shit.

The movie producers seemt o be giving it another go and are making movie adaptations of the rather awesome game ‘Max Payne’ (and speaking of , where the hell is Max Payne 3) , The confirmed actor to play Max is… Mark Wahlberg , know who he is? because i sure don’t. However this is what he looks like.
MaxPayne
mmm..

In other game to movie news.
The upcoming game ‘Kane and Lynch : Dead men’
kaneandlynch
is also being made into a movie. Cant remember who the 2nd guy was , but i know that one of the actors is going to be Bruce (Yippikiyay) Willis… hmm
[edit : L33tfella_H tells me the 2nd guy is ‘Billy Bob Thornton’]

Super bonus extra feature! : – Staged or not? you decide. – Luckiest Halo 3 Kill ever
I do love how they were able to recap and review what the hell killed them. Proof that the halo 3 camera thing is awesome.

Oh god. More games.

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So i woke up this morning and went to BC as i normally do.

– Need for speed prostreet
– Sim City Societies
– Blacksite Area 51

released , whats with all the game releases this month?! I havent even started downloading crysis yet! D:

I thought id also warn you all that Hellgate london is pretty fail , its sorta like someone went and put a Skin over World Of Failcraft and then added in some slight FPS elements. Game is pretty much ‘go here’ , ‘go there’ , ‘kill X imp warriors’ , ‘kill the overpoweredmonster’ and then of course grinding to try and better your character into one which doesn’t suck. I guess its pretty bad that i enjoyed it also , maybe i should try WoW…

ps. I dont actually have it yet , but im having second thoughts about that zalman 9700…
That thing is NOT SMALL YO. infact , its a friggin beast. Look how it TOWERS over that graphics card. Yikes.

Stuff Stuff Stuff

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1.
The Comments have now been fixed , i never really messed around with the settings before but have done so now. It was previously set to only registered users can comment , now it is set to allow anybody to comment , provided they have had 1 comment previously moderated. Ergo. Comment away!

2.
This is quite possibly the best , most hyphy song ever. – kudos to Scootahboi123 (aka. [BoYc3] ) for letting me hear the original for the first time on his TF2 video.
Linky to the song : Scooter : The Question is What is the Question? (Flip & Fill Remix)

3.
Drawing up Data Flow Diagrams and Entity Relationship diagrams for ICT fucking fails so hard.

4. – Storytime
So im at work , doing my thing. Im doing drinks runs for the bar and have to bring a bottle of wine to a table of foreigners (they look like they’re from Europe somewhere , not sure where though. We’ll pretend they’re Estonians , because everyone knows they’re weird.)
So im opening the bottle with my Cockscrew Corkscrew right and then…
*Flash*
I glance upwards to be greeted with one of them clutching a camera pointed at me.
T..they just took a picture of me opening a wine bottle =/
Im somewhat mortified that they would want me in their holiday pictures but whatever , i pour out the wine. However afterwards the woman calls me over. . .
“Could you.. uh.. get bottle .. for camera?”
I am then forced into posing for a picture where im holding a wine bottle over this womans glass like im some form of slave. Great.
Tips? None of course.

5.
Due to my family pc breaking down and such , i bought a few bits and bobs for my pc.
An Athlon 6000+ CPU
2gb Kingston PC6400 Ram (2x1gb)
Zalman CNPS 9700 CPU Cooler
And an Antec P182 Case SCPR edition
– Pretty pricey i guess , but its only a few weeks wages and the case is supposed to be pretty damn beastly.

Best video option evar?

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So ive been playing some viva pinata lately (4 hours out of the 6 that ive been awake) and amongst the regular graphics options – Textures , models , grass etc… I found the most awesome setting ever.

Fur.

VPlow

Above picture is Fur at Low setting , looks pretty nice and such… but then…

VPhigh

Oh dayum.

The game is pretty awesome by the way , i encourage everyone to go get it :3
Slightly different than what i had in mind though , in that i thought it was a platformer while i was downloading it.

What the hell?!

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viva pinata

I had absoloutely no idea this was coming out for PC.
This is awesome :D

Ps. Had a nightmare last night.

Nuff said.

Rule 228 of the Highway Code

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(here we go again.)

Rule 228.
Icy And Snowy Weather.

In winter check the local weather forecast for warnings of icy or snowy weather. DO NOT drive in these conditions unless your journey is essential , if it is , take great care and allow more time for your journey. Take an emergency kit of de-icer and ice scraper , torch , warm clothing and boots , first aid kit , jump leads and a shovel together with a warm drink and emergency food in case you get stuck or your vehicle breaks down.

~~~
I wasn’t sure if i was driving a car in snowy weather or being sucked into the
video game Lost planet for a second there.

Ice and Snowy Weather

ho ho ho , early christmas

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Gears of war and Call of Duty 4 released on scene today , wootwoot. Only problem is gears is 7.5gb and CoD4 is 6.3gb so its gonna take a hell of a long time to download, but at least i have enough hdd space for it mwahaha.

Silent PC extremists

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http://www.silentpcreview.com/article8-page2.html

Hard drives arent always the most silent things , vibrations in the drive then go into the case and vibrate the case causing noise. of course those psychopaths over at silent PC review found a way to counteract this.

Long story short ,  you get small bungie cord and suspend the hard drives in mid air using them like so~
HDD suspending

Pretty cool , but pretty damn extreme at the same time to reduce vibrations.

DS emulation is go!

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An emulator called ‘no$gba’ has finally got to the stage where it actually works very decently.

Runs phoenix wright games at full speed and pokemon , zelda etc so i hear. Tested it personally with a few games and it seems pretty damn solid. So if you don’t have a DS or flash card , now is the time to try out some of the great DS games :P

In other gaming related news..

Stranglehold is awesome , since its basically max payne starring chow yun fat.

Settlers II (10th anniversary edition) is just plain silly , get the ore by feeding the miners bread , fish and meat , get the meat from the hunter , get the fish from the fisherman and get the bread from the bakery – but to get the bakery to bake the bread you need flour and water , get the water from the well and get the flour from the mill – but to get the mill to make flour you need to get the grain from the farm . . . . . To build the farm you need to have planks from the sawmill which gets wood from the woodcutters which chops the wood the foresters create.
oh yeah. confusing.

Clive Barkers jericho seems pretty fair , although slightly generic unfortunately , i only wish it would run well on my pc because im currently running it at minimum settings at 800×600

Timeshift seems pretty good , from the 20 minutes i played of it yesterday it seems like a solid FPS , graphics are pretty amazing , on the first level anyway , with lots of dynamic shadows formed from lightning through windows etc. Very spiffy.

Repent.

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Now some of you on my MSN messenger list may recall that at one point my submessage was something to the effect of ‘New theory of hell : Being a waiter for >30 black people’
Well tonight that hell became a reality , just not for me thankfully.
Im not sure exactly what the staff who work the back did to deserve it , but they were SEVERELY punished for it by a group of FIFTY , yes , 50 ,  black people. All sat in the same area, all being demanding , all wanting special treatment and all screaming ‘YO BOSS , EY BOSS’ when wanting anything.
Im talking about a serious amount of black people in one area , it was like KFC was having a free chicken promo going on or something.

Rule 144 of the Highway Code

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You MUST NOT :

-Drive Dangerously
-Drive Without due care and attention
-Drive without reasonable Consideration for other road users.

^Actually taken from the Highway Code.

… This is almost as bad as the stuff they ask you on job application forms

“I like…”

[ ] Following orders
[X] Being a fucking retard.

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