LoadingReadyRun : Every OS Sucks

LoadingReadyRun : Every OS Sucks

Got no $$$ to buy games? Play some free ones !

Everyone loves free stuff

Bogged down on cash? Need some new games to play? Here are some games that are completely free and have no microtransactions. Most of them tend to be titles that were relased 5-6 years ago and 2 or 3 of them do have an IP blocker (usually US only).


Area 51 (2005)- Install patch to fix some gfx glitches (FPS)
http://files.filefront.com/Area+51 [...] einfo.html

PSI-OPS (3rd person shooter)
http://files.filefront.com/Psi+Ops [...] einfo.html

The Suffering: Ties That Bind (3rd Person Horror)
http://files.filefront.com/The+Suf [...] einfo.html

Far Cry: (FPS)

Prince of Persia the Sands of Time: (Platformer/Adventure)

Ghost Recon (3rd person tatical)

Rayman Raving Rabids (Adventure)

Full Spectrum Warrior (3rd person shooter)

Rise and Fall: Civilizations at War (Real Time Strategy)

Savage 2: A Tortured Soul (Strategy/3rd person/FPS multiplayer)

Alien Swarm (Top down shooter)

Mechwarrior 4 Mercenaries (Mech shooter)

Heroes of Newerth (Strategy / similar to DOTA)

Postal 2: Share the Pain Multiplayer (old FPS multiplayer)

Whizzle (Puzzle Adventure)

The Ball (Puzzle - Won the $1 million make something real by Intel contest)

The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall (RPG sandbox - pretty old game)

Zalman CNPS10X Performa Review

I review the Zalman CNPS10X Performa and I can conclude that this is actually a pretty cheap heatsink and gives great performance. For $36.99 you can't go wrong ^^


I am looking for players who want to come try Vindictus on Oct 15 (the beta release date).

Vindictus is a combat MMORPG that involves destructible environments and using anything you can find as a weapon (from ceramic plates to the corpse of your enemy). Hack and slash strategy will just leave you dead. This game requires you to think as many enemies have different forms of counter attacks and triggered movements to your skills (in a way you have to counter their counter attack and use the environment to your advantage).

If you are interested contact my xfire: Demonspike

System Requirements:

This is the only game other than those created by Valve corp to run on a modified Source engine. The graphics are very polished and system requirements are not as demanding thanks to this 3d engine.

CPU: Duo Core or higher
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 7xxx series or equivalent
Operating System: Windows XP or higher
Hard Drive: 6 Gigabytes or more
Network: Broadband Recommended

http://passport.nexo...Theme=Vindictus <---- Register http://vindictus.nex...ort/Client.aspx <---- Download

UPDATE: Coolit ECO + Xigmatek 140 mm Fan

Alright so I did some updates and replaced the noisy heatsink with a quiet Coolit Eco and the 140 mm Antec fan with a Xigmatek 140 mm White Led fan (pretty sexy stuff).

The only sad thing is the cooling performance of the Coolit Eco water cooling system is the same as the Zalman PerformaX. So remember kids, don't buy shit all in one water cooling systems if
you are trying to get uber low temps. Build yourself a real damn water cooling system !

*UPDATE RIG* - Added a XFX HD 5870

I have sold both my HD 5770's and replaced it with a HD 5870 video card (it barely fits in my Antec 300 case =P). In the end it still costed me some $$$$ but it was well worth it. Although 2 x HD 5770's are theoretically a bit more powerful than a HD 5870, the problem is that in some games the crossfire setup between the cards would cause "Jumping FPS". Meaning one second you be running at 70 fps and then the next 20 fps. I am not sure why it happens but it does for particular games. Also by having one card instead of two, i have completely reduced the noise and the power consumption. Also the heat seems to no longer be an issue (its weird how running in crossfire would give a 8-10 C jump in temps).

Top 10 Best Computer Cases of All Time

I have posted the Top 10 best computer cases of all time on Fearless-assassins.com. Go check it out at http://fearless-assassins.com/forum/blog/22/entry-139-my-top-10-computer-cases-of-all-time/

Kingston 64GB SSDnow V Series Review

My Computer Final

New Changes to My Computer

I have currently replaced my computer CPU with an 955 BE. Now I am getting uber speeds with no regret. I also replaced my old heatsink with one that is practically double the size and width. Zalman PerformaX heatsink is damn huge but I love it as I never exceed 50 C in prime95 when overclocking my 955 BE to 3.8 ghz.

I also did a complete overhall and threw out my old computer case. I replaced it with an Antec 300, which I will showcase on my youtube channel very soon.

Antec TriCool and Scythe SlipStream Review

I made a quick review of these two fans I bought for my new computer case coming in. The SlipStream ($7.50) can do 110 CFM and Tri-Cool 79 CFM ($12) on highest settings. Not for heatsinks but the slipstream's static pressure seems pretty decent if you consider using it as one.

My Gaming Rig

Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 620 OC @ 3.2 GHZ

This is literally the cheapest quad core processor on the market and I decided to go with it to see how it performs. It shoots a very average performance in single core and multi-core processes but its good enough for my price range. I considered an Phenom II 550, but the risk involved with getting a successful unlocking of cores is not worth it even though it is cheaper and has greater potential (if you get a successful core unlock). Its like rolling a dice...your chance of getting a successful unlocked phenom II 550 is like 50/50.

RAM: 8 GB Patriot Viper II Sector 5 DDR3-1333 7-7-7-20

Reliable ram with good latency levels for DDR3 and for a cheap price. Patriot has been making some of the best ram on the market for over 25 years and it has no compatibility issues with any motherboard manufacturer I have seen. The only issue was the 1333 rate (considering that there is lots of DDR3-1600 on the market now).

Motherboard: MSI 790X-G45 ATX AM3 DDR3 CROSSFIRE

This board is probably the cheapest gaming crossfire motherboard money can buy and also comes with core unlock and an OC switch (which like all OC switches suck lol). It has 2 PCI, 2 PCI-E x 1 and 2 PCI-E x16 (in crossfire mode x8/x8). It has the standard 6 sata connectors and 1 IDE that most motherboards have, but does not include intergrated graphics. But hey who cares? For $79.99 its a bargain.

CPU Heatsink: Silenx iXtreme Pro Direct Touch Heatpipe

Cheapest heatsink I could find. Comes with a 52 CFM Blue LED fan that has a noise level of 18 dBA. Uses 3 direct touch copper heatpipes and can be attached just using the clips instead of screws, so you don't have to take out your motherboard to attach it.

Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts 650W

Nice affordable Powersupply. The only issue I have with it is that the cables are not sleeved so it looks pretty ugly. On the bright side though its 80+ certified, 85%+ efficiency and 3 +12V rails that can give off a total of 540 W. But hey for the price of under $60 dollars it tears up the competation and has an average score of 9.5/10 on Hardware review sites everywhere. Way to go Antec for making something that is cost friendly.

Case: Logysis Mid-ATX Case

This was actually a used case that I took and use. It obviously is not the best and if I may say is mediocre quality. You do not get all the bells and whistles of most newer cases on the market since its pretty standard in toughness and looks. But for $17 I could have done worse

Video Card 1: XFX HD 5770 1 GB DDR5

This was the first 5000 series card I bought. At the time I didn't have much money and since its performance was very close to that of a HD 4870 and priced even cheaper, I decided to go with it. But the HD 5770 was quite a surprise. It is actually the coolest (34 C idle and 70 C max) video card I have ever seen. Also XFX has a 5 year warrenty on all their cards so I am quite satisfied with what I bought.

Video Card 2: Gigabyte HD 5770 1 GB DDR5

This card performed similar to that of the XFX model except was a lot more noisy. I disliked how it looks too (its a fricken bat mobile), but it was also the cheapest model I could afford. The one issue I have with it, is when you use it as your main display card, it will make a slight light clicking noise that is barely noticeable unless your face is against the case. But since I use it as my secondary card in crossfire, it makes no noise.

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200 rpm SATA2 8.5 ms 16 MB

I picked an extremely cheap hard drive that was under $50. But its speed is decent enough already for normal applications. It may hinder loading time when you compare it to a raptor HD or SSD but I am not looking for astronomical performance. Also any buffer over 8 MB is proven to show no to very little difference in any hard drives performance.

Final Product:

The $600 Dollar Canadian Gaming Rig

Both of us are complete noobs so when we actually got this to work, we were honestly surprized.

Here is the computer me and my friend built under $600. Was it the best rig? No definitely not. $600 dollars Canadian was his budget so DDR3 ram and compatible motherboard was out of the question he said (only would have costed him an extra $50 bucks more for a ddr3 mobo version of this and ocz 4gig ddr3 ram). The motherboard though was said to be pretty decent for a low end board (its not ASUS material, but it is still pretty good for the price we paid) and the ram was on sale so we said what the heck.

4 Ram slots, 5 Sata slots, 4 PCI E x1, 1 PCI E x 16 for $73.50 after rebate? Pretty damn good

We also went with the AMD brand for the processor and got us the cheapest quad core on the market (AMD II x 4 620) and the stock cooling that came with it (so if he wants to overclock in the future, he will have to put down some cash). As complete noobs, we went for the cheapest lol. Looked at some reviews online (dunno if you can trust online reviews but better than nothing), and said it was pretty good for the price.

Also the case was surprizingly good for $25 bucks. 3 fans 1 120mm and 2 90 mm (the 120mm and 1 of the 90mm fans had red led lights). Fit was alright too and yes it did pull the hot air out of the case quite nicely (for a cheap case, it was pretty good. Not the best but good enough for sure). Heck it is even wide enough to fit any heat sink

Video card was XFX Radeon HD 4870 750MHZ 1GB 3.6GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDCP Video Card. Despite being over a year old, it is still one of the top 7 video cards on the market and has no problem playing any of todays latest games the highest possible settings.

The 500w Powersupply was returned though. Although 500W was the bare minimum for HD 4870 (according to ATI) and it was a thermatake brand PSU (OCZ and Thermatake are the brands he trust), he had a PCI wireless adapter, sound card, external hard drive and some other utlities helped eat the wattage. Also the AMD II x4 quad core processer didn't help either (it isn't really what you would call "power friendly"). SO you can say we were definitely worried that the video card wouldn't hold up when put under stress. We used the power supply calc lite [url]http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp[/url] to get a general gist of the power that is required to run it. But it doesn't tell you the range of the wattage it would take when under stress

Just to be on the safe side, we threw down $20 bucks more for a 700W

We tried it out for a couple of his games like LFD2 and MW2 on the highest settings and got no problem whatsoever (unsure how much stress those games put on the card). But to be on the safe side he decided to return the 500W PSU, get store credit and throw in $20 bucks more for a OCZ ModXstream pro 700W.

Here is overall what we bought:

It works for him, and i am surprized we put it together no problem. Especially since we didn't have any clue what would be the best things to get. We aren't really the most computer savy individuals so whatever works, works.

My Tribute to the PS2: Goodbye Beautiful

This has blog post is relayed from my mmosite account

Goodbye Beautiful.

You lived so long it must be your time. You are the last of your kind right now, while your competators died the day their successors arrived, you kept on living. "A decade and beyond" you say, "I can still push one more" is what you are telling me, but your time is up.

I had great times with you and upon my youth you were my foundation. You brought me great entertainment from rolling up random objects and living things in Katamari Damacy, to fighting breathtaking collossi in Shadow of the Collosus. You really had everything I loved. FPS, Real-time strategy, adventure, RPG, Racing, Sports, Music, Comedy..etc. Everything about you was beautiful. Your games had amazing graphics and wonderful depth and design. You made me think outside the box, push my boundaries and brought out my imagination like no other.

Yet it is time for me to step into the new generation where everything seems so foreign to me. People starting using terms like casual and hardcore gaming. I am confused with where I fit in. Everyone is telling each other "Your console is not made for me". Throwing around phrases like "The *** only has games for children" and "the **** is just a gore fest for college frat kids". What happened to the console that accomidated everyone? One that made everyone happy, brought everyone peace. A console that you can grow up with.

There is no happy medium anymore. After your children left you for your successors the void was so deep. So ever deep. It was like a gash in the center of the video game universe that has divided it in two. Where your successors to the next generation would take up sides on who it is made to please. "I am designed for the casual and family" says the one. "I am designed for the hardcore and mature" says the others. "Oh where should I go? I am so terribly confused" says the video game developer. "Will I choose the right one?"

I will miss you PS2. You made everyone happy. Never had we to resort to such differences. The young, the teen, the old, you made us feel special in each and everyway. You were the perfect video game system and I will miss you dearly, but I have to move on. A new decade brings a new beginning and it is my time to get a new console.

Love you dearly,


[Andrew is a strong supporter of the video game industry and wishes the ps2 all the best in its afterlife]

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