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Tuesday, 14 September 2010
Do you want to play Half Life 1?
I can imagine that a majority of you have played Half Life 2. It is a very popular game. But everyone I know who has played HL2 has never played HL1. So I thought I'd show you guys how to play it. Nothin like a 1998 classic which led to one of the highest selling games of our time, HL2.
So basically... First you have to download the game from this link:
I'm gonna be honest I know fuck all about torrents so I don't know if you have to download Vuze first. If the download doesn't work again, download Vuze from this link:
And try downloading the game again...
Okay so after downloading it you will notice that the game isn't an exe file, it's an mdf file. To play the game you have download a program called Magic Iso. This tricks your system in to thinking the game is in your disc drive (this is called a virtual disk). Here's the link for Magic Iso:
After downloading Magic Iso, install it and open it up. Click "Try It!" and you will be directed to a different screen. What you must do is click Open > then the .mdf file, then click Tools > Virtual CD/ DVD ROM > Install Virtual CD (or whatever it's called). After clicking on it you should of been directed to your web browser with the web page that allows you to download the Virtual CD programme you need. Download it and install it then go back to Magic Iso. Now go back to Tools > Virtual CD/DVD ROM > Set number of drives. Make sure it is ONE. Then go to F: No media > Mount and select the .mdf file. There you go. Straight after it should come up with auto-play and from there you can install it or if that doesn't happen, go to My Computer and go on it from there. Just install it and your ready to play!
Have fun guys! Look out for my next post!
Saturday, 11 September 2010
Before i start, just to let you guys know, my next few posts will probably be about some upcoming games that I am looking forward to (and I hope you will to).
Not much about this game as of now but this to me seems like a really good game to get excited about...
This game is an odd one. I guess it's got it's own class/genre... hmm lets call it a survivor genre... It's to early to tell what sort of game this will be as no gameplay videos are out there as far as I'm concerned. Well the reason I'm interested in this game is becauae it's different. I don't think there is any other game like it. Basically this game takes place after a 10.3 Mw hits Chicago and you, along with many other people, are left in the now destroyed city.
Here's the wiki link - this has the plot and other things you may want to know about the game:
Also here's the two trailers for the game:
So that's that... :)
Tell me what you think of this game in the comments!
So until next time SEE YAA :D
Thursday, 9 September 2010
To anyone who has played Portal you should be interested to know about the release of Portal 2.
Portal 2 was announced at E3 2010 by Gabe Newell. After the success of Portal, many fans of the game we're probably expecting a sequel after the sort of cliff hangar at the end of the first game. Portal 2 is set hundreds of... tell you what here's the wikipedia link :)
I would recommend checking out these 3 parts of game footage from E3. It's pretty awesome if I do say so myself:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5THiN8szSKM < The beginning of this video is the trailer that was shown at E3
If you really can't be arsed to check out those vids (but you REALLY should) I guess I could tell you what's in them. Basically they all show gameplay of new mechanisms and that in Portal 2. These include traction beams, speedy gloop stuff (which is so cool), spring pads, vacuums, awesome lasers and the beginning scene of the game.
So that's it for now guys :D I will be posting again soon so keep checking!
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
New Borderlands DLC!!
But first, for anyone who has played the DLC Secret Armoury of General Knoxx:
Okay so now that's cleared up... Yes the new DLC
If you have completed Borderlands, I guessing you're probably pissed off with the final cut scene... I mean WTF. But don't worry the new DLC is called: Claptrap's New Robot Revolution and yes I think the enemies are CL4P-TP Interplanetary Ninja Assassins :)
Finally after all this time wondering WTF that end cutscene was about it's coming THIS MONTH. The release date has been said to be September 28th. The level cap will be raised by 8 after buying the new DLC and there will probably be a load of decent loot to. Here's what wikipedia has to say about it:
Claptrap's New Robot Revolution
On March 3, 2010, Take-Two officially announced a fourth piece of downloadable content, stating that they will "continue to support the title with more add-on content, and our approach to digital content for Borderlands gives [Take-Two] a road map for other titles going forward."On July 15, 2010, General Knoxx's twitter page was updated for the first time in months, stating that he had "new orders (sent from the future)" On July 30, 2010, Randy Pitchford, Co-founder of Gearbox Software and current CEO, announced via twitter regarding the content "I get a LOT of questions about more DLC for Borderlands. Yes, more is coming! T2 already said so! Let's talk soon :)"  On August 5, 2010, a long list of content that's supposedly going to come out in the content was posted on the Gearbox Forums. The data was gathered from files in the 1.31 update for the PC version of Borderlands. On August 11, 2k confirmed the title of the content, Claptrap's New Robot Revolution, and its main premise. The DLC will have 21 missions split between 9 main missions and 12 side quests. The game will focus around a rogue army of malfunctioning Clap-Traps, along with an army of familiar enemies transformed into Clap-Trap styles. A wide variety of old cast members will return alongside new faces. New fast-travel destinations are also expected, a first for Borderlands DLC.On September 5, 2010, Pitchford announced at the Penny Arcade Expo that the release date was scheduled to be September 28, 2010. Pitchford also announced a patch to increase the level cap by 8 for all players, regardless of whether the General Knoxx expansion had been purchased. 
Yupp there it is :) I can't wait and I'm sure you cant either!!
If you want more info, fish around, see what you can find :)
Until another day my friends I bid you ado...
But before I go here's a picture for your enjoyment :D
Yehh I dunno who he is either... Apparently some BBC presenter or something...
Anyway keep checking for more posts, who knows what's coming next, the gaming world is so big, it could be anything.
See ya guys!
Monday, 6 September 2010
Okay so here's something which I think is amazing...
Pokemon was and still is my favourite GBA game and has been ever since I started playing Pokemon Gold. Pokemon hacking; something I found out about a couple of weeks ago took Pokemon to a whole new level. I thought it was so cool that I had to share it with you guys...
Okay so basic things:
- You can hack a lot of pokemon games (I think) but Fire Red is by far the easiest to hack and most of the hacking tools are made for Fire Red
- You can alter almost any aspect of the game you are editing, even create a whole new game if you waned
- It will get some getting used to as there are alot of tools
Because I am still getting to grips with a few of the tools, I will give you the links to the most helpful videos I have found which will give you step by step tutorials and take you through each tool thoroughly (they will also give you links to download all of the tools required)
This is the link to part one of I think about 16 or 17 tutorials:
I think all of this guy's vids are to do with scripting (I may be wrong) so I would start with the video above and once you get on to scripting check out this guy's vids:
I am in the middle of editing Fire Red so when it is finished I will find a way to upload it so you guys can download it tell me what you think of it :)
This will take time and patience so if you have a short attention span, I wouldn't bother with this...
Will post again soon guys :)
Thursday, 2 September 2010
So which console is best for you?
In this post I will be comparing the 3 main consoles of the current time: The Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
So let's start with the Nintendo Wii:
Name: Nintendo Wii
Price: Around £180
Controller: Wii Remote and Nunchuck
The Nintendo Wii which was released in late 2006 was a huge hit. Selling millions of consoles in not so little time was an unexpected success for Nintendo. As it stands the Nintendo Wii is currently the highest selling console out of the three. I would recommend this console to a person is in to a wide range of games as the Wii has probably the largest selection of games out of the three. Although the Wii is aimed at children (as most games are aged 7+), this console can be fun for anyone, especially if your family enjoys gaming to. Even though most games are family/children games, there are many games for older gamers aswell. First person shooters and other genres are out there for the Wii aswell so this console can really be for all ages. Accessories can be bought aswell to improve your shooting experience. For example the Wii Zapper is a gun shaped container for your Wii Remote which also has a trigger. I can tell you from personal experience that this improves the game greatly as I have House of the Dead 2 and 3 on Wii and shooting down zombies with your Wii Zapper with your friends is great fun. Also if all this isn't enough and you still love the old GameCube classics you can in fact play GameCube games on your Wii as it is fully backwards compatible and has slots for your GameCube controllers. Also if you are in to your gaming but want to keep fit aswell there is an accessory for the Wii called Wii Fit. Wii Fit allows you to play games on the Wii while losing weight and keeping fit. There are a few games for Wii Fit, many of them being skiing/snowboarding but there are a couple of games on the actual Wii Fit disc. Despite all this, unfortunately there are a few bad things about this console. One of two biggest problems i have with the Wii is that it definitely isn't the best console for playing online. Despite having "apps" on the Wii homepage which you can download from the Wii Market, the online experience for Wii is nothing compared to the other two consoles. So, if you are an online gamer, this console isn't for you. The second big problem I have with the Wii is that games CANNOT be played in HD which is shame because the graphics are similar (maybe a bit better) than PS2 graphics. Other problems may be the fact that the controllers require batteries and don't last that long and that the controllers have been known to notoriously fly out of people's hands and break windows or TVs...
Name: Xbox 360
Price: Anywhere from around £120 to £200 (depending on the type you have e.g. Arcade, Premium, Elite, Super Elite)
Controller: Xbox 360 wired/wireless controller
The Xbox 360, released in 2005 is currently the second highest selling console of the three and has been highly praised for it's user friendly online experience. Despite the Wii being in the highest selling console of the three, there seems to be alot more controversy between the PS3 and Xbox 360. If you are mostly in to shooters this may be the console for you as the Xbox compared to the PS3 and Wii has a small range of games and exclusives. Probably one of the most popular exclusive shooters is the Halo 3 which has sold over $170 million worth of copies since it's release. Overall the Xbox is a good console, which is the perfect console for any hardcore gamer, having very good online services and generally rather good games. All games Xbox 360 games can be played in 720p and some original Xbox games can be. Yes original Xbox games. The Xbox 360 is also completely backwards compatible, allowing you to play your old Xbox games. Another good accessory for the Xbox 360 is the soon to be released Kinect. Previously named Natal, this new feature will revolutionise the way Xbox games are played by making you the control. Using a specialised camera, you become the control of the game you are playing; no handheld controller needed what so ever. Because of this, earlier this year a new Xbox (the Xbox 360 Super Elite) was released which was "Kinect Ready". This new console is slimmer, has a 250gb hard drive and is priced around £200. But, of course there are a few faults. First, Xbox Live (what you need to go online) is something you have to pay for. Because I don't own an Xbox I don't know the exact price but I think it's around £13/$20 for 3 months and £32/$50 for 12 months. As for 1 month and 6 months I'm not sure. Another fault is it's durability. The infamous RROD (Red Ring Of Death) occurs when the Xbox overheats and just breaks essentailly. This is what it looks like:
Yepp. If you get this son of a bitch you will need to send it off to be repaired. Infact the durability of the Xbox is so bad that upon release over 33% of consoles bought were sent back to manufactures to be repaired and most of these cases were because of the RROD. Other faults include the fact that the controllers need batteries that regularly need changing, the console sounds like a chainsaw, if you have the Arcade, Premium or Elite models a huge external power thingy (it's almost the size of the Xbox) will be part of the power cable AND if you want wireless on your Xbox (that isn't a Super Elite as this model has built in wireless) you will need to fork out £40 for a little attachment that gives you wireless. Also if you want a decent cooling fan that won't blow up your Xbox, you will need to also fork out another £25 for one. In my opinion this console is the least reliable and if you want to spend alot of extra money for online and accessories I suppose this console is alright. As far as gaming goes it's pretty good, especially if you're in to online shooters.
Name: Playstation 3
Price: £250 at the max (depending on how big the hard drive is e.g 120gb, 160gb, 250gb, 320gb)
Controller: Dualshock 3
The Playstation 3 in my opinion is the superior console of the three. Released in late 2006 the PS3 was a highly anticipated console until the Nintendo Wii was announced which took centre stage. When the PS3 was released many thought the price was way too high (I think it was around £300), but as time went on much more deals and accessories were sold with the PS3. On top of this the price was lowered I think to around £250. Now in 2010, the PS3 is starting to become more popular than the Xbox 360 as last year the Playstation 3 Slim was released which boosted sales alot. The new PS3 slim comes in 120gb, 160gb, 250gb and 320gb and is significantly smaller than the original PS3. Like the Xbox, the PS3 is a good console for hardcore gamers as it also offers a user friendly online experience and an online store. The PS3 also offers an online community called Home. In this virtual world, players can create their own avatars and space (usually an apartment) and roam around the world of Home. In the store you can buy many exclusive PS3 games and add on packs, PSOne classics and Minis. Like the other consoles, the PS3 is also backwards compatible with both PSOne and PS2 games. Unfortunately, the PS3 Slim isn't compatible with PS2 games (I think) and the original consoles aren't in production any more, although all PS3 models can play PSOne games. If you are in to any genre of game this console is for you as the PS3 has a wide range of games, many of whcih are exclusive. The games are put on to Blu-Ray discs which can hold 50gb of memory (unlike the DVD discs which the Xbox uses which can only hold 8.5gb). Obviously, because the games are put on to Blu-Ray discs, the PS3 is also a Blu-Ray player which can play any Blu-Ray movie out there. Another good thing about the PS3 is that you can browse the internet using the built in wireless (or wired if you choose). Alot of games can be played in HD 1080p although most games are played in 720p. An exciting new feature for the PS3 being released later this month is Playstation Move. Using the Playsation Eye camera, players can experience there gaming in a whole different way. Similar to the way the Wii Remotes work, Playstation Move uses extremely accurate movement sensors to track the player using the PS Eye camera. Many games will be released within a short time period of the release of Playstation Move as well as many updates for already released games that will make them Playstation Move compatible. The reliability of the PS3 is also very good. Where as the Xbox 360 fail rate upon release was 33%, the PS3's was only 0.5%. Other good points about the PS3 are that the controllers have built in rechargeable batteries and that online is 100% free. There aren't many bad things about the PS3 in all honesty. The PS3 is the most expensive of the three consoles and the Xbox's online services are better (so I've heard) but in my opinion every penny spent on this console is made up how much fun this thing is.
Well those were my reviews for the three consoles of this generation. I hope this is helped you decide which console is for you. If you have a PS3 and want to add me my PSN ID is yojkyo :) Keep checking for my future posts guys. See yaa
Monday, 30 August 2010
Okay, so, before I begin to post anything about anything I would like to tell you about me as a gamer and what you can expect from my future posts.
Right. First off, I love the Playstation. I always have and always will. I remember getting my first Playstation One when I was younger back and have since stayed with Sony as my main gaming console right up until the PS3. In my opinion the PS3 is the superior console of it's generation (competing against the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii). The reasons I believe this console is better are not completely personal. Many reasons this console is better is down to hard facts. For example I will compare the Xbox 360 and PS3 (as this seems to be the biggest issue between fanboys/girls) and show you why exactly the PS3 is by far the best console. These will be only a few examples (if you want it in detail I suggest you visit animalmark2.blogspot.com).
- 3 cells in the engine running
at 3.2GHz each
- DVD discs are used which can
hold 8.5gb of memory per disc
- Xbox Live costs
- Sounds like a chainsaw
- After release 33% of consoles
were sent back to manufactures
to be repaired after getting the
- Not as many exclusive games
- Small range of games (most
- 8 cells in the engine running at
- Blu-ray discs are used which can
hold 50gb memory per disc
- PSN is free
- Playstation Plus
- After release only 0.5% of consoles
were returned to manufactures to be
repaired after getting the yellow light
- Many exclusive games
- Large range of games
These examples could include the new Xbox model Xbox Super Eilte and Kinect or Playstation Eye camera and Playstation Move.
Well I guess from here on out I won't be as bias towards certain consoles while posting on my blog. I will soon be posting a more detailed description of each console so if you are a new gamer you can decide which console best suits you.
By the way if you do agree with me that PS3 is the better console and you own LittleBigPlanet, check out my Xbox360 vs PS3 level :) my PSN name is yojkyo and anyone feel free to add me :)
Sorry that was my final PS3 rant ;) I'll work on the more detailed descriptions of the three consoles in the next few days but for now c yaa :)