Black and White 2

I have been playing Black and White 2 for about a month now and this time i am going strictly good! It's harder then expected but it seems to be working. I learned a lot of neat tricks that i was too stupid enough to realize. On my 1st attempt I kept on running out of trees and wonder why? DUH! just keep one planted and water it to allow it to spread out in the land. Lone and behold I had a huge forest and plenty of wood to build homes for my people. Speaking of, they are really picky! I tried to add a variety of homes but later realized that some have negative effects and they only like to live in villas? weird but cost effective. Later when I was bored I built a few mansions and they seem to not care as long as they were spread out. I did make an upper class section and somehow I won the land with it! Almost as if to impress the last town make them feel wanted by building them mansions! Heck I got tired of the enemy's voice talking crap!

Now I am not sure if any of you reader played the game before but if you played it you may know what I am about to say. When I was at the last Japanese land I could of sworn the music was saying my name! Every time I looked at an enemy settlement to check on the status the song would change to some kind of chant and i could of swore it said "John stop!". Also when I would look at my own towns it would say "little village"! I just finish playing the 1st Aztec land and I have not heard any strange songs during that game-play. I wonder if it would do the same for the last land in the game? Almost as if the computer does not want to lose and trying to scare me with hidden messages in the songs.

Lastly I want to mention is my creature. While i am extremely good with the people, my creature is pure evil! How ironic that this has happened. I only used him to tear down walls and kill if needed. Heck I killed more then he did so how am I still good and he is more evil then me! It would only be a mystery unless someone can explain it to me. One other thing is he never grows! I would watch some movie tips and their creature is huge! Maybe cause he has too much free will? I do notice he never sleep and I know in the last game and long as he eats and sleeps he will grow. All he did was eat and entertain the people! You can train him to do things but you can't train him to sleep more ofter in his pen. I can teach him to sleep near my gate and trees but he never does! Either a glitch or I am doing something wrong. Oh well!
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Tetris turns 25!

I just wanted to share that one of my favorite games of all time turned 25 today! It was invented on June 6th, 1984 in russia by Alexey Pajitnov. Happy Birthday Tetris!
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Microsoft at E3 2009 - New games introduced and Project Natal revealed

I was watching the Microsoft's session on G4 and they introduced a lot of interesting new games as well as the new hardware upgrade for the Xbox 360. To start out the introduced the new Rock Band game and this time it's The Beatles!?! I am not a big fan of The Beatles and not sure how successful it will be but Microsoft thinks it will be a big hit.

A lot more games were introduced but there are a few I want to talk about. One is the sequel to the zombie slaying game Left 4 Dead and that is Left 4 Dead 2! This game will have 4 new characters and is based in a new location. It was hard to tell where it's based but new weapons were introduced. one of them is a chain saw! Can't wait to try it out!

Another game they showed off was another Splinter Cell game. Forgot the name ATM but looks pretty interactive. I love sneaking games and this one looks fun. Speaking of sneaking games there was a shocking announcement made today. Hideo Kojima announced that the next Metal Gear game will be Exclusively on the Xbox 360! That is correct! They have pulled away from Sony and will work with Microsoft for a while. Don't blame them. The Metal Gear franchise started with Nintendo and went to Sony for a while and now with Microsoft. Not a total shocker but hate the game will only be for Xbox 360 unlike Meta Geal Solid 4 for the PS3 that I have yet bought.

Lastly I want to mention the latest technology they plan to release in the next year or two. It's called "Project Natal" and it helps get rid of the controller completely! You may say "well how am I supposed to play my games?" The new controller is and I quote "you"! It's a new motion captureing hardware that captures in real time. Unlike the Wii that uses the wand for motion capture...This captures your whole body movement! A sample video was shown where everything you do it fully interactive with whatever game you play.

The next thing related to this was an interactive AI program codenamed "Milo"

Milo I think was supposed to be a 12 year old boy. Watching this video clip creeps me out every time I watch it. AI has evolved so much these past few years and this one surpasses them all so far!
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Guild Wars Update - Mid march - April 1st

There were a lot things going on this past month in Guild Wars. To start things off I was kicked out of United in Battle for no reason. Ends out that they disbanded but I wish they discussed it before doing so. With being tired of being in a guild that is unorganized I decided to start my own. [PING] was created on the 18th of March. The purpose of the guild is for those that just want to play but want to be in a guild so they can take advantage of the Guild Hall. No worrying about guild ranks or messing up the faction accumulation. I love getting double the faction for redeeming. That is why I created this guild. If i want to be Luxon for a while and then change to Kurzick I can. When i farm I can go to the guild hall to sell my drops and put valuable stuff in storage. Speaking of I have an interesting story to tell.

This past week all I played was guild wars during my time off from work. Just Wednesday and Thursday alone I made 35k. I had 2 Black dyes, some runes worth around 500 - 750 gold each and some random gold drops from 250 - 475 gold each. Friday came and it was double Luxon/Kurzick points when doing Fort Aspenwood or The Jade Quarry. It's been a while since i did some PvP but Fort Aspenwood was so easy to farm points no matter if I won or lost! I accumulated a bunch of point it helped me go up to level 5 Luxon! At that same note I accumulated 100k of Balthazar faction</span> and was able to buy 10 Zaishen Keys. With the 10 keys i got an Elite Ele, Sin, and Ranger tome. I also got a Regular Dervish tome and some Alcohol. Just the tomes alone I sold them all and got another 30k! I had enough to buy me a Storage, Merchant and Rune trader for my guild hall. That is all I need for now anyways and plan to raise more so I can hire the rest.

To end things out today was April Fools Day! This year was great! Everyone who was in a town was turned into a cell shaded version of Young GWEN! Only level 1 characters were unaffected. Some of the DEVS from the game joined in the fun. In Lions Arche there were 2 characters. One was called GWENS Mommy and the other was GWENS Daddy! It was too funny! With everyone else being a GWEN it was a fight to see who Mommy and Danny loved the most! I took some video footage and want to show off but xfire's website has a joke of their own. It was turned into a David Hasselhoff fan site and all videos are of him! I will post footage when the site goes back to normal. Here are some snap shots though!

Me and my "dog"

Me and my "Daddy"

The whole family!
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Live broadcasts!

Xfire has a new feature that a person can broadcast live! I tried it out myself and no issues at all! here is the link to my broadcast page!

Not sure if all games work but I will be broadcasting when I play Guildwars. Can't promise if I will broadcast every time I play but will attempt from time to time. If you have xfire and have me on your list you can see if i am broadcasting or not. The mini profile does not specify and unsure if that will ever will be added in the future. Feel free to leave comments about the gameplay! This is a public alpha version and anyone can use it. Willing to test out new technology. I love it!
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I am "Computer Savant"

I normally don't post the results from random quizzes I do when I am bored but this one described me properly and I wanted to share it to you all.

Your result for The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test...

Computer Savant

For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.

A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.

A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in Geek and Dork, earning you the title of: Computer Savant.

People confuse you with a Nerd all of the time. You aren't some genius, like some people have said, and didn't/don't really like school all that much (and you especially hated some of the social aspects, like getting mocked). It's just that you have some passions and interests that you're extremely into/good at, and this has placed you in circles with other social outcasts, some of whom are exceptionally bright.

The awesome thing about being where you are is that you get to hang out with an elite group (though you'd probably rather be alone, or with only the closest friends and family) and you can make quite a good career for yourself in your particular specialities. Common to this group are people who are highly into electronics/computers as that is where the money lies, today.


Take The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test</a> at HelloQuizzy</p>
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Got a Wii!!! - The video

in my last entry I mentioned I got a Wii. I was being creative and decided to show off my video editing skills. I plan on posting more video casts in the future so keep an eye out.


Camera: Me

House: All mine!

Music: Royalty Free Music from various artists

Nintendo: For releasing a kick ass system!

Steve (Disturbed): Thanks bro for sacrificing part of your day off from work to look around for me.
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