Sunday, September 26, 2010

Get Fit with Mel B


With the most anticipated Move controller, comes the most looking forward game + exercise.


Deep Silver, announced that they are going to be publishing the game in North America. The game is geared towards the PlayStation only due to its compatibility with the technology of the PlayStation Move and promises to get your buns in shape for the summer.
So how’s this work you ask? Well based on your goals and preferences, Mel B will design a fitness program designed just for you, giving you maximum results in the areas your mostly interested in. Mel B will guide you through over 100 exercises, Aerobics, Fitness, and Cardio. Oh and just when you think your done, Mel B is going to get you eating healthy. That’s right she combines the workout with a nutritious meal to help you achieve your goals. This seems like a pretty cool idea to get on top of things, save money by not going to the gym, get a personal trainer that helps you work out and eat healthy? Seems like a win to me. Seems like Rob Dyer, Senior Vice President of Publisher Relations at Sony Computer Entertainment of America is pretty excited about this himself.
Well this game might give me the reason to stop going to gym and perform workout at my comfort of my home. However I still needed to finish up my contract with Fitness First which is due this coming January 2011. Anyway enough of babbling, below is the trailer for the game.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Year of the Dead


Yes you heard it right, I shall declare this year to be the "Year of Zombies"

Reason given there are so many many and I must say, many Zombie stuff going on the mainstream entertainment of today. Before venturing further let me give you a quick run down on some facts about zombie.

- It is typically a reanimated corpse, or a human being who is being controlled by someone else by use of magic.
- It feeds on living things
- It usually be in groups & uncoordinated.
- Zombies are slow. The fastest one can speed-stumble, but they generally can't move as fast as a human jogger.

- Zombies react to sound.
- Zombies can use basic tools (rocks, knives).
- Zombies hate fire.
- Being bitten from a zombie causes eventual death.
- Zombies can be killed by a bullet or sharp blow to the head. "Kill the brain, and you kill the ghoul".

And there you have it, the interesting facts of the zombie. Anyway, here are a few listed games, anime, movies that has persistent into the lately booming trend.

In the terms of gaming scene:-
Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition earlier this year

Dead Rising 2

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (A quest which includes Plant vs Zombie Spoof)

Call of Duty black ops (Developer, Treyarch never fails to add this since its previous game Call of Duty: World at War)

Left 4 Dead 2 DLC (The Passing)

Dead Space 2 Multiplayer Beta (Space Zombies!)

Yakuza the end

Red Dead Redemption: DLC undead nightmare

Movies

The Crazies

Silent Hill Movie sequel announced

Zombrex Dead Rising Sun


Resident Evil: afterlife

The Mummy 4: Rise of the Aztec

Anime

Highschool of the Dead

Occult Academy


EVEN FOOD?!?!?


Zombie Meat

Zombie Jerky

Zombie Blood

Friday, September 24, 2010

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D

So after some stress day for failing to get the JPN flight, I went solo to watch Resident Evil: After Life in 3D.


Yes, you can call me slowpoke but I did infact bought the tickets for RM16 at MBO, a quite new cinema complex which took me a 5 mins drive from home.

I can't complain due to the cinema was like uhmm.... let's see, 3 other person inside of it. Yup only 4 people watch that show. So i felt like it was my personal space, while conquering the center back with the best view you can get.

Okay, as for the storyline its very B rated which might hit C grade movie flick but barely survive due to the 3D and tried so hard to be an A rank movie but failed in someways.

I went into the screening with an expectation only to see the 3D technology, and I found that its much more better than bringing in a high expectation on the movie itself because in the end of the day it will not be enjoyable. So I'm going to emphasize more on the 3D aspect.

From this perspective, in 3D mode the movie scene is more sharper and crisp comparing to regular 2D screening I've watched. It feels more towards HD 3D. Further more there are many many scenes which are solely catered towards 3D e.g. the meadows, the time stopping, rain, some battle fights & and a few more details.

Personally anyone watching 2D, will be totally disappointed by such cinematic display on certain scene which only can be done justice on 3D.

But as for the 3D, I don't see much of significant effects on certain scene which supposed to be for 3D. But the best of the best scene is when battling it out with executioner. That scene really does shine out and show the true potential of 3D effect. The rest tried but was under par.

As for the story mode. I must say it is very spoofy, since this year feels like the year of the zombie. The producer might have some sense of humor which adds a little sprinkle of Left 4 Dead + Prison Break + Cold Fear + RE5 spoof fest. If you guys play tons of survival horror games, I'm sure you guys can spot it out.

The irony of Chris dressing up in a prisoner suit is also the actor from prison break and more to add to the spoof, they are stuck in a PRISON. Supporting actors which resembles Left 4 Dead and not to forget the ship scenes which reminds me of Cold Fear.

Oh and definitely there will be a sequel and for my prediction and you will hear it first only on subimpact.net, Sheva will be a male (photo related) on the next Resident Evil Franchise Movie :D
Till then... may the year of the zombie be fruitful :D next time Resident Evil : In the End (Yakuza Spoof)

Summary: Recommended to watch in 3D so go watch it in cinema, unless you got 3DHD at home so i suggest you to rent it in 3D format... Overall I'll give 6/10

Thursday, September 23, 2010

JAPAN RM99 = EMO sub


Around 11am today Air Asia had open a promotion to Japan for RM99. However, supposed to book with Kaivan, and due to his fickle thinking and I can still quote "I cannot think anymore..." - Kaivan. Well I can't blame him, because it was first time booking air flights..

Due to that all fiasco the RM99 booking is now gone. Right now, just hoping for Air Asia to open a few seats of RM99 again. Oh well, time to sit at the corner and QQ. Today I can say FML

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bonus Link Going Green donation :D

Just got back from Gym and I got my bonus link card, a new one. What's the difference with the old one ? well it look more solid and also more glossy than the previous card.

It's actually a programme by Bonus Link about saving our forest by donating 500 Points and you will get this new spanking card.
for more information about this nice looking card click the link below:-

Devil - M. Night Shyamalan

Just back from Devil screening, and as a summary its more towards Christianity moral type of story. There is a twist at the end, but i never kinda like it. I feel Mr. Night has serving us B movies since lady in the water.

Sadly the story is about 5 person stuck in an elevator, luckily we don't need to bare the whole 1hour and 45 mins to watch them in the elevator. There are some moment in some scene which will make you feel the intensity and i really do highlight, SOME not many. My expectation of this movie would be gory but fails to see as it is due to a mild gore scenes throughout the movie.

There are other scene which inter-connects to what is happening. The movie ends by giving out the moral of the story in Christianity faith. I DO RECOMMEND Christians to watch this movie so that you can review your faith in your religion again.

overall its a good movie but just watch it at home better. 7/10

more info:-
http://www.thenightchronicles.com/devil/

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I like to move it move it..

Hmm... since the launch of PS3 MOVE. It has gotten me poisoned, and pretty much tempted to get it. But sadly like always, gotta love Klang (*sarcasm*) It's not to be found anywhere.

So I might probably get it from play-asia which is around RM170 for the dildo like stick or worst case scenario, I'll probably need to head out of Klang to hunt for it.

Another sad part, it doesn't come with a bundle of the MOVE stick + Move Game. Below are the only few bundles that are available together with some information.


What Move Setup is Right for You?

I don’t yet have a PS3
  • Your best option: *PlayStation 3 Sports Champion Move Bundle
  • How much it will cost? $399.99
PS3 Move Bundle
I have a PS3 and nothing else
  • Your best option: **PlayStation Move Bundle
  • How much it will cost? $99.99
Move Bundle
I have a PS3 and PlayStation Eye camera
  • Your best option: Move Motion Controller
  • How much it will cost? $49.99
Move Controller
*The PlayStation 3 Sports Champion Move Bundle comes with: a PS3 system, 1 PlayStation Move motion controller, a PlayStation Eye Camera, the Sports Champions Blu-ray game and a PlayStation Move game demo disc.
** The PlayStation Move Bundle comes with: 1 PlayStation Move motion controller, a PlayStation Eye camera, the Sports Champions Blu-ray disc game and a PlayStation Move demo disc.

For those of you who own a PS3 already, the PlayStation Move Bundle is the complete Move package, offering everything that you, your friends and your family need to enjoy PlayStation Move in both single-player and multiplayer modes. The PlayStation Move platform is designed to be flexible. We’ve done our best to give you plenty of options, both in terms of gameplay and hardware, so you can customize your PlayStation Move experience to fit the way you game.
For the vast majority of PlayStation Move games, you can play with one motion controller when playing solo. There are some titles that give you the option to play single-player with one *or* two motion controllers if you would like, such as Sports Champions. It’s completely up to you. One title launching this fall that is an exception worth noting is The Fight: Lights Out, which requires two motion controllers to deliver the best possible experience, tracking both arms and your head with one-to-one precision.
In many games, when you’re playing against friends or family, you can all share one motion controller – in a game like Start the Party!, for example, players can just pass the motion controller around. You will need more than one motion controller only for simultaneous game play — for example, if you’re going head-to-head with a friend in a Sports Champions gladiator duel, you will each need your own motion controller.
PlayStation Move
The PlayStation Move Navigation Controller is an optional add-on that brings directional buttons, an analog stick, and two face buttons into the PlayStation Move’s control scheme. The sleek Navigation Controller essentially replicates the left side of the DualShock 3 controller for familiar and natural control. At $29.99, we think it’s a wonderful supplement to the PlayStation Move platform, especially for games like Heavy Rain, where you control a character, but it’s not required for any of the PlayStation Move games. The DualShock 3 controller that came with your PS3 will let you do everything the Navigation Controller does in all PlayStation Move titles.
It all goes back to the PlayStation philosophy that every consumer is different, and everybody benefits when you get to make your own choices. An extra motion controller or a navigation controller are additive to the PlayStation Move experience. For some of you, aiming a bow and arrow with two motion controllers in Sports Champions will be the enhanced realism you’re craving; for others, one controller will work just fine.
Bottom line is, we’ve got you all covered. We hope we’ve provided enough great options for all of you out there and can’t wait until you can get your hands on PlayStation Move come September 19th.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Duplicate Contacts! Exchange 2010 STD CD = BAD

Arrrgh!.. My new company exchange 2010 just came up and behold!! I get duplicated contacts.

Well what a relief anyway, after a long struggle of getting a new exchange 2010 server up. About a week of deployment, outlook connectivity with Exchange 2010 Standard from the disc provided by the Microsoft Action Pack Subscription keeps on telling me my newly deployed exchange 2010 is still in maintenance mode and contact the administrator. So I lurk around, and found there is another installer called Exchange 2010 SP 1. I gave it a whirl on a hyper-v and it worked FLAWLESSLY right after getting crap load of KB hot fixes from Microsoft.

So for summary: NEVER USE the EXCHANGE 2010 STANDARD CD which provided by Microsoft Action Pack Subscription.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Project Thermal PS3: SUCCESS!!!

After hours of dismantling my PS3, finally I've manage to swab the spanking new thermal compound on my cell processor and RSX GPU. Sounds easy eh? well not so true..

First and foremost, I had to travel to Digital Mall to get my thermal compound. There are none to be found at my area, except for cheap versions. Secondly the guide was for the older PS3 version where the Motherboard is different. Mine is CECHH06 model.

Anyway with a little trial and error and patience, I've manage to dissemble it. Below are some of the photos I took during the process.

ThermalFusion 400 & Torx Screwdriver T10

More equipments & PS3 ready to be opened

Disassemble success!!

Cleaning the Heat-Sink

Before & after Heat-Sink

Black spot on PS3 base

Cleaned PS3 base

PS3 Motherboard

Old Thermal Compound on the CPU & GPU

Spanking cleaned GPU

Spanking cleaned Cell Processor

Unfortunately I never manage to take some photos while placing the new Thermal fusion 400. However my baby now runs smooth, and I'm able to play Red Dead Redemption without any jumbo jet noise from my fan anymore.

*planning to open a service center to refurbish old PS3....?* "evil grin"

Monday, September 13, 2010

Red Dead Redemption Ready to lift off!

After successfully completing Final Fantasy XIII yesterday around 6pm. Finally, I manage to boot up the borrowed game from Richard. And behold the cowboy setting for this game. Imagine GTA IV in the western days.

Half way down the story mission, suddenly my PS3 broke a wailing sound like a jumbo jet. I was like holy cow, my PS3 fan is hitting the high mode. The longer I played, the more disturbed it becomes. I stop my gaming session, worrying it would make my PS3 retired for good.

By lurking around the web, it seems majority of PS3 users played RDR on Fat PS3 has similarity issues on the loud propelling fan sound. And majority advices on replacing the stock thermal compound.

I made my decision to perform such project to replace it, maybe later on after getting off from work. Not to forget a good tutorial on how to disassemble a PS3 by the following link : http://llamma.com/PS3/repair/PS3_disassembly_tutorial.htm

Well I still need to grab some stuff during lunch break to get ready for Project PS3 Thermal. Below are my shopping list:-

1x Torx screwdriver
1x Cooler Master Thermal Compound Kit ‐ Thermal Fusion 400

Hehe, so stay tune for my operation on my baby PS3. Probably Pic & Videos will be included.

Friday, September 3, 2010