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Monday, October 4, 2010

Sorry for the inactivity!

Was helping my friend with the car insurance company problem, so didn't have that much time. Since i failed my year at college my parents are now forcing me to pay the rent money, which they gave me during last year. That is why i was searching for a job and found one, which pays at 4€ per hour, which for the country/city, where i live in, is quite decent. Kinda anxious tho, starting in the morning, wondering what kind of people i will meet and such. Anyway, i would like to thank the guys who checked me out even tho i wasn't updating anything.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fast, funny, ecxiting ?

 Yes, its Ignition !

This one day I was really bored, I had nothing to do, so I decided to go look for a game to play. In the shelf I saw warcraft 3, half-life, world of warcraft... nothing really exciting anymore. After looking through a pile of cds, I saw it, Ignition! I realized I hadn't played the game for about 8 years, so naturally I got this great nostalgic feeling and my mind really ignited.

The game itself has four modes you can choose between; Championship, Single Race, Time Trial and Pursue Mode. The latter is a pretty cool mode, where the one who is in last place is eliminated (Boom!) after every lap. Championship mode features three different championships. They all have the same maps though, but for every championship (with different levels of course) you get a new car. Then there is one additional mode, where you win a special car, won't tell which though, you'll have to try it yourself!

There are about seven maps, I believe. Each and everyone is very unique and has it's own character and setting, really well-designed. Each map also features very diverse environments; in one map, you'll race through a town, pass a train, jump down a waterfall, go through foggy forests, and then see some farmland as well!

I remember in the good ol' days, when you could play this via network, however it doesn't seem to work at all in Windows XP, it even crashes on me. And the only available type of connection is IPX. However there is one alternative, which is playing with split screen. You'd have to have game controllers or two (or more) keyboards though.

The Graphics were really great when the game hit the shelves in 97. The style is really awesome, you'll love it. The sound isn't bad either, on the contrary! I just love the different sounds when you use the turbo. Hearing school children scream or a monster roar. The ambient sound is really good too, makes the already great environment feel more alive.

The game itself isn't hard to play, you'll learn quickly how steer, and use that extremely cool turbo! ;-) It took me 2 hours to complete the championship in all levels, it may seem to be a bit short; but then I already knew what you gotta do. ;-) It was really great from start to end, for those of you who had this game a long time ago, I really recommend trying it out again, you'll almost be in ecstasy. ;-) And if you haven't tried it, it is really a game you wouldn't want to miss having played!

Watch the video, its nice !

Monday, September 27, 2010

Shit Happens

The thing is, my friend got into a crash a few days ago and what at first looked liked a harmless little accident is now turning into a real problem with the insurance company for my friend.

My friend was drivng to work. she was waiting for light to turn green, when it turned green cars kept going then suddenly police car ran across the intersection and car in front of her suddenly stopped. Her rear ended the car. She doesnt have insurance but the car is insured. Its her dads and he had it insured. There was a witness who saw the whole thing and explained it to the policeman present, who then gave the details to the insurance company. My friend was contacted by the other drivers car insurance company yesterday. My friend says that the driver he hit acknowldeges it was his fault for stopping so suddenly, yet now the car insurance company are going after my friend wanting an immense sum of money from him. Damn those car insurance companies !

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Time for something casual !

I mostly play it when dead bored or when i feel like pwning some 35 year olds <.< You're asking yourself now, wwhat it is, well, here's your answer...It's an online game called : Type Racer -a wonderfully simple game that pits you up against other typers, and of course your 100-plus key stead. 

The goal is to type as well as you can to get your car from point A to point B. All the while you can compete with other users in real time and "race" across the landscape of the English language.
The one nice thing about TypeRacer compared with Keybr is that it uses real words. It's also a stickler about errors, requiring you to go back and make any fixes before continuing the race, keeping lead-finger slopsters from winning based on speed alone. I'm not really sure if TypeRacer really helps you type any faster, but it sure is fun.

Here is the link : Just search it in google, under "type racer".........Now tell me what your score is?

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Lets go 14 years into the past.

Destruction Derby 2 !!!

Yes, you heared me right, we're going back to 1996 to have a look at an awesome game. Playing it today on my grandma's old computer it still brings me lots of enjoyable moments, not to mention the masterpiece it was back in 1996.
Let's face it: at a certain age, destroying your toys becomes more enjoyable than playing with them. When you were a kid playing with matchbox cars, did you ever actually race them against each other? I thought not. No, you slid the little die-cast speedsters as hard as you could at one another until they smashed to pieces on the kitchen linoleum. Am I saying that this is the correct way to play with matchbox cars, that one should be encouraged to enact scenes of demolition with his playthings? Yes, because it's fun.
Fun, in case you were wondering, is what games are all about. Few auto racing games actually let the player do more than nail down the accelerator and brake around turns. Last year's Destruction Derby was a refreshing break from this monotonous trend, combining stimulating, competitive racing with the meaningless vandalism that action gamers crave. It was the first racing title to come along that encouraged you to and rewarded you for driving straight into oncoming traffic - now THAT'S a racing game. Psygnosis have finally released the sequel, and gamers who appreciated the irrational smash-'em-up mentality of the original PC version are sure to get a kick out of riding on the hard driving path that is Destruction Derby 2.
The most notable enhancement in DD2 is your car's ability to leave the road - skyward. Courses now include banks and jumps that send speeding cars flying into the stratosphere, colliding mid-air with other cars, eventually landing on more cars, only to skid on the ground and bash into yet more cars. Vehicles have to take jumps with caution or risk corkscrewing and landing completely upside down, helpless as toppled turtles. Occasionally, car physics push the limits of reality. Sometimes, when a car takes to the air, it careens overhead in slow motion as though someone had turned on the anti-gravity machine. Surprisingly this detour from true car physics just adds to dramatic quality of the action.
Crash scenes have also improved. Cars now spew more parts than an auto shop when blindsided. Vehicles can also lose hoods and wheels, driving around with engines exposed, trailing sparks as their bare axles scrape the ground. Damage is the word when it comes to racing in Destruction Derby 2, which lends new meaning to the term "eliminate the competition."
Seven new race tracks, ranging from winding desert roads to nighttime streets, are introduced in the game, and the races here seem to be much more difficult to win compared to the original. Additionally, Psygnosis has heeded the cries of the gaming masses, introducing four new destruction derby tracks (wherein the sole objective is to disable other cars) for our demolition pleasure. The last of these,called the "Death Bowl," features an inescapable chasm that cars can be knocked into. Playing in "Total Destruction" mode (where all vehicles, as if operating as a unit, abandon all other causes and go straight after YOUR car), you can lure a pack of vehicles to the edge of this pit and swiftly move away, watching them tumble over to their smoky deaths.
The graphics and playability of Destruction Derby 2 aren't as silky as they were in the Playstation version, but it's definitely a better looking and more playable game than the original PC Destruction Derby. Combine the new improvements with a bold, sludge-metal soundtrack and you've got a great sequel to Destruction Derby. The main complaint you could lodge against this game is that, compared to the previous title, the other cars are nearly impossible to overtake during a race. Still, if you're looking for more chassis-crushing fun in a game that ends up somehow being even more silly than the original, Destruction Derby 2 is your ticket.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Too much gaming is bad, m'kay?

A South Korean man has died after reportedly playing an online computer game for 50 hours with few breaks.  

The 28-year-old man collapsed after playing the game Starcraft at an internet cafe in the city of Taegu, according to South Korean authorities.
The man had not slept properly, and had eaten very little during his marathon session, said police.
Multi-player gaming in South Korea is extremely popular thanks to its fast and widespread broadband network.
Games are televised and professional players are treated, as well as paid, like sports stars.
Professional gamers there attract huge sums in sponsorship and can make more than $100,000 a year. 

The man, identified by his family name, Lee, started playing Starcraft on 3 August. He only paused playing to go to the toilet and for short periods of sleep, said the police.
"We presume the cause of death was heart failure stemming from exhaustion," a Taegu provincial police official told the Reuters news agency.
He was taken to hospital following his collapse, but died shortly after, according to the police. It is not known whether he suffered from any previous health conditions.
They added that he had recently been fired from his job because he kept missing work to play computer games. 

So guys, tell me whats the longest time you've played a game without stopping? For me, eventho i consider or at least considered myself to be an hardcore gamer, to my own surprise, i don't think i ever had a longer gaming session than 4-5 hours, since i must stand up and go do something else, because otherwise my body starts feeling uncomfortable and eyes start to hurt. How about you guys?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Every person wanted to skip school at some point.

If you say otherwise, you're a total nerd and should leave the blog right now, unless you had a psycho father/mother at home, then i would understand.

Anyway, back in the old high school days i used to skip school quite frequently to play videogames, watch movies or just to jerk off. There are A LOT of tips how to skip school floating around the internet, but today i'll share with you 2 things i came up and they always worked.

The 1st one might be a bit radical! Here we go: We all know allergies....when i was really young i used to have quite a lot of problems with them, but at around the age of 10, my allergies went away. It wasn't anything radical, i just had a red face (lol), kinda similar to a really light sun burn. It didn't hurt at all and it made it possible for me to stay home, so i figured, why not fake this shit. When i was 11 i started....i took a detergent, a strong one, put some of it on a towel and kept rubbing my face for 5 minutes....yeah, it did hurt a little bit , but the result was a red, allergy-like face which lasted for 2-4 days. Man, those were the times :)

Proceeding to the 2nd way. This one is nothing special, used it to skip some difficult tests, since its more of a 1 day method. I woke up 30 minutes before my parents, got a big glass and put some milk into it, then i added some cocumbers, little pieces of bread and more and more shit to make it look like the meal i ate the previous day. Then i made my way into the bathroom, spilled it into and around the toilet and made vomiting voices "Blarrgghh" <.< This was like 4 minutes before my mom and dad woke up, so my mom would come running upstairs to me "Son, are you alrighty?" and i was like "No, i'm feeling kinda sick" . Then she would let me stay home and the moment my parents drove off to work i was like "Fuck yeah" xD

So thats that. Do you guys got any similar stories and/or ways to skip school?
If you do, then let the younger generations know :)