Crysis

In case you didn’t know, Crysis is to be the next game from Far Cry developers Crytek – using their new CryEngine2. Far Cry pushed the boundaries of what PCs were capable of when it was first released, and also managed to pack in a brilliant and open ended single player campaign as well as a (admittedly a bit uninspired) multiplayer system. Crysis looks like it will be doing the same thing again.

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Firefox 2 (Now Officially!) Released

With the Firefox 2 RC3 being released recently we have all been waiting with bated breath for the full 2.0 release. Well I have anyway. Seems I didn’t have long to wait: Firefox 2 has been moved to the ‘release’ section of Mozilla’s FTP server.

Go get it!

(From that page go to either ‘win32’ –> locale or linux-i686 –> locale

Note: At the time of writing (~1740 23/10/06) Firefox 2 hasn’t actually been officially released on the Firefox homepage. This is expected Tuesday.

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Firefox 2 has since been released. Go get it!

Battlefield 2142 Arrived!

Just to let you know I am now in possesion of my very own purchased-from-a-store spyware! After the install and quick patch which was avaliable pre-release, I started it up and quickly was able to stick in my EA details and got my ksyme99 username all ready to go! I even get a fancy 2 next to my name to show I was a “veteran” of battlefield 2…Best part of that is a free unlock and I had to choose the frag grenades – can’t be without them on the Titan! I have also binded my keys and set my audio settings so I don’t have to be deafened when using teamspeak. Unfortunately can’t actually play it yet, must eat and then got a life later on…but I will be sure to post my thoughts tomorrow when I get round to playing!

[HoG] ksyme99 - Battleifled 2 Veteran!

NOTE: The [HoG] clan tag is a long and pointless story – needless to say it is now more tradition than meaning anything, especially since no other [HoG] members are planning on getting this game at the moment…

More on the Battlefield 2142 “Spyware”

This has been a hot topic as of late, with most people seeing this as another EA money scam, others as a blatent invasion of piracy and a few don’t see the big deal. I have come across an article which explains the motives behind the ads and what they actually collect.

UPDATE: The official word from EA has also been posted where they confirm what has already been said.

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IE7 Released

Just a quick post to let anyone who hasn’t heard know that IE 7 has officially been released as a public download after one and a half years in development. The word is that it will be pushed into automatic updates on November 1st.

It should also be noted that Firefox 2 will hopefully be released in the next few weeks, as RC 3 was made available a couple days ago. The version of Firefox 1.5 that shipped was the same as its RC 3, so here’s hoping. Personally, I can’t wait for Firefox 3 and the changes to the Gecko rendering engine (ACID compliance and the like).

On November 1st, half the world will start IE 7 and think “Oooh! The internet’s been upgraded!”

Battlefield 2142 to Include Spyware

(Update 1: to include sypware EULA)
(Update 2: to include second link)

Kotaku is running a short piece on how EA seems to have decided to include spyware with BF 2142 for the purpose of showing in-game ads. GameJoint has news on the relationship between IGA and EA.

So. In the latest CGW podcast, they received retail boxed copies of BF 2142.

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Battlefield 2142 Demo Review / Biased Opinions

Not been many posts on BF2 since…a while. Last one was about the 1.2 patch, and adding new weapons as I recall. Those days are far behind us. We now have 1.4 and the game to me is just as fun, if not more so, than when I first started playing over a year ago now. But now we have a new beast on the horizon, 2142… Continue reading “Battlefield 2142 Demo Review / Biased Opinions”