Freitag, 1. August 2008
...I had a rigged-out computer to play S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky. It looks absolutely amazing. Perhaps I want to play it so much because it combines my love for FPS and my interest for Chernobyl. It is to be released on the PC at the end of August.
Far Cry 2
Looks breathtaking. Enough said.
Mittwoch, 30. Juli 2008
Dienstag, 29. Juli 2008
Sonntag, 27. Juli 2008
Grand Theft Auto 4
Devil May Cry 4
Alone in the Dark
Look for detailed reviews shortly. Especially stay tuned for my detailed review on AiTD where I debunk every misconception and myth self-proclaimed reviewers stated about this exceptional game!
Donnerstag, 24. Juli 2008
I can't believe this game slipped under my radar. Indulge yourself in these very rich high-definition videos of Gears of War 2. Also of importance, perhaps, is the news that Splinter Cell Conviction has yet again been delayed (follow the link below to read more). The humanity!
Ubisoft's Stealth Action Game Will Ship in 2009 or 2010
Mittwoch, 23. Juli 2008
While I found the gameplay to be a bit too 'Legendy' for my taste, I think that there are some redeeming qualities that could shine through after a bit of polishing. I found the ambiance and sound to be rather sensational, but Lara flutters around underwater like Tinkerbell on a few grams of speed. It also seems more 'Legendy' due to the fact that Lara now does a vertical jump from one ledge to the next highest ledge as if she were wearing a jet-pack. A bit disappointing, but, hopefully, the team gets their act together. Enjoy!
Gameplay from E3 2008
Dienstag, 22. Juli 2008
Here I'm again, making walkthrough for Fahtenheit.. In this multi-option game I'll try to do only important things and try to avoid all situations, that affects Mental Health badly
Chapter 1:The Murder
More links below:
Chapter 2: Investigation & Chapter 3: The Day After
Which search reigns supreme?
In a battle to over-impress, outdo, and annihilate the competition, conglomerate search engines have embarked upon a constant up-hill battle to dominate the world-wide web as the preferred search engine. Familiar names such as Yahoo!, Google, and Altavista, among others, come to mind, but which one truly is the most pugnacious in the ring being effective, intuitive, and popular? Below are a few short video comparisons on which search engine manages to wallop the competition. Be sure to review also the popular mail services provided by these search engines.
Google versus Yahoo!
Gmail versus Yahoo! Mail
Comments welcomed and appreciated!
Montag, 21. Juli 2008
Link to full article here.
Expert advisor Stephen Spoonamore, who among other things designs and runs computer programs to analyze and detect fraudulent financial activity for the world's leading credit card companies, said, "You cannot secure electronic voting. You set up a bunch of grandmothers to put together a bunch of computers once every two years, basically those machines are architected in such a manner to maximize their capacity [for] fraud.
"In the 2004 election, from my perspective, on any of the programs we run for any of my credit card clients, the results from the 14 counties, those are the sort of results that would instantaneously launch a credit card fraud investigation or a banking settlement investigation."
Spoonamore's reference to the "14 counties" refers to the so-called "Connelly Anomaly" in which down-ticket candidates got more votes than John Kerry. The name comes from the candidacy of C. Ellen Connelly, an African-American woman who was running for the Ohio Supreme Court in 2004. She was endorsed by pro-choice and civil rights groups, and was relatively unknown to Ohio voters, in addition to being vastly outspent by her opponent in the campaign. Yet, somehow, Connelly got scores of thousands more votes than did John Kerry at the very top of the ticket.
Discussing the issue of whether health insurance plans that cover Viagra should also cover birth control, Fox News' Bill O'Reilly asserted: "Viagra is used to help a medical condition -- that's why it's covered. Birth control is not a medical condition, it is a choice." But O'Reilly's assertion is contradicted by professional medical associations that have stated that pregnancy is a medical condition and that "[c]ontraception is medically necessary" for women.
McCain Insists He Was Right, Obama Wrong on Iraq
Tom Raum, AP
Republican John McCain worked on Monday to wrestle the spotlight from rival Barack Obama's tour of Iraq by insisting he was right and the Democrat was wrong about the war and releasing a new critical ad blaming higher gas prices on his opponent.
As Obama toured the war zones trailed by U.S. network TV anchors, McCain ridiculed him from afar during a visit with the first President George Bush at his summer home on the Atlantic. At the same time, the Republican contender released an eyebrow-raising new ad flatly blaming the Illinois senator for higher gasoline prices.
The Republican and Democratic presidential contenders have differed sharply over Iraq. Obama has said he would withdraw U.S. troops from combat there over 16 months while reinforcing the U.S. effort against al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan. McCain has resisted any timetable for withdrawal, insisting that victory in Iraq is a necessary precursor to success in Afghanistan.
Any withdrawal of troops from Iraq "must be based on conditions on the ground," McCain told reporters as he stood beside the 84-year-old former president.
The Arizona senator disparaged Obama as "someone who has no military experience whatsoever."
"When you win wars, troops come home," McCain said. "He's been completely wrong on the issue. ... I have been steadfast in my position."
On Afghanistan, McCain said, "I've always said it's long and tough and hard."
As to Iraq, "We've succeeded. We're not succeeding, we've succeeded," McCain said later at a fundraiser.
McCain told reporters he didn't care if Obama's trip was stealing attention and "doesn't in the slightest undercut" his own message.
Stewart Iverson, chairman of Iowa's Republican Party, said he's hopes voters will conclude from Obama's overseas visit that "one trip doesn't make you an expert in foreign policy."
He said the McCain campaign will have to keep pointing out the differences between the candidates' stances on foreign policy. "It's not something that you do in one speech. It's not just today and tomorrow. It's next week, it's next month," he said.
Iverson predicted the foreign trip may provide "a bump for a little bit for Obama." But as for a lasting impact on McCain, he said, "I don't think necessarily it's going to hurt him."
The elder Bush declined to advise McCain on the two wars, noting that he no longer follows every headline each day.
"No advice," Bush said. "My respect for him knows no bounds."
Bush would not criticize either McCain for advocating oil drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf nor his son for rescinding his own 1992 presidential order banning such offshore drilling. Increasing domestic production was important, Bush said.
In a TV ad on national cable and in 11 states, McCain pushed his support for offshore drilling as the remedy for rising gas prices.
And even though McCain opposes drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska and during his 2000 presidential run opposed lifting the offshore drilling moratorium, his ad clearly tries to blame rising prices on support for the moratorium by Obama, a first-term Illinois senator.
As the price readout on a lonely gas pump rolls over to $5, the announcer asks, "Who can you thank for rising prices at the pump?" Rising from the background is the sound of a crowd chanting: "Obama, Obama, Obama." A smiling Obama appears on the screen with a pump rising over his right shoulder.
Finally the announcer says: "One man knows we must now drill more in America and rescue our family budgets. Don't hope for more energy, vote for it. McCain."
This ad is the latest tit-for-tat commercial over energy in the presidential campaign. Earlier this month, an Obama ad accused McCain of being "part of the problem" of high gas prices.
The main premise of McCain's ad — that opposition to drilling is responsible for high gas prices — is disputed even by McCain allies. In arguing for an end to the offshore moratorium and for drilling in the Alaska preserve, President Bush said that these steps "will take years to have their full impact" on energy costs.
At a rally alongside a military museum in South Portland later Monday, McCain continued his efforts to portray Obama as risky on matters of war and peace. "I hate war and I know how to win wars," McCain said. "I don't need any on-the-job training."
"Our troops will come home in honor and they won't come home in defeat," he added.
Of Obama, McCain said, "He refuses to this day to acknowledge that it (Bush's troop buildup) has succeeded."
As anti-McCain protesters chanted from across the street, McCain said, "I know America is divided about this war."