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Short Story.

Written for English Assesment task, inspirtaion is mainly from Roadside Picnic a novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky and it’s video game adaption S.T.A.L.K.E.R Shadow Of Chernobyl and the games following prequel and sequel Clear Sky and Call Of Pripiyat.  Well that was a mouthful, anyway here’s the story :D,

This is the first half.

The great buildings of Melbourne city looked pretty bleak now, windows smashed, broken lights, furniture littered all over the place, and most of all.. they were abandoned. I was used to city life, buildings bustling with activity, people walking the streets hurrying to do whatever they had to but I guess that was about 3 years ago.. Now the streets were empty, cars left behind in the parking lot as the people tried to flee.. When the first anomaly hit federation square, the people thought it was a work of art, a illusion, a advance in 3d technology (it was the rage all those years ago, ah 2010 a year of disappointment to the elderly) but rather, it zapped everyone in a 1km radius, the ear splitting noise shattering windows as people fled, some managed to drive away whilst others dived for cover, but not many people made it. Soon enough the city was barricaded with no one allowed inside and even till today 3 years later the only way in was by infiltration and not many can achieve such a feat… And that’s why I’m so special.

Ah I was wasting time, so I quickly hurried my pace down the bleak streets looking for what I came for and that definitely was not sightseeing.

I ran up the steep hill, many of the signs were defaced after the anomalies hit. Funny if you think about it, buildings would only have eroded walls, broken windows (the furniture was the product of the fleeing people) yet all signs, traffic lights and parking metres were smashed into oblivion. Ironic isn’t it? Machines trafficking law were the ones to get hit the most.

There were low chances that I would find arteyfacts (as I call them, mainly because a majority of them resemble gems of great beauty) within the buildings, but rather in large open spaces, I was sure to have a lot of competition but the rewards outweigh the risks by a whole lot, you see arteyfacts are usually objects that are shaped in the most bizarre way and usually have a effect on people such as giving more muscular strength but there was always a catch, sometimes your eyesight would become worse, or maybe you cannot hear or even becoming colour blind was a common trait shared by the arteyfacts.  However scientists all over the country and even internationally have been paying large amounts of money, seems to me that someone is trying to strike gold and enter history by learning more about these objects of curious identity. No one really knows how they formed but theories exist of the arteyfacts being formed from decomposed material, namely corpses of human beings and other living things.  This could be true because some of them do feel all mushy and can be shaped… why don’t any artists don’t want this stuff? I’ve been thinking too much, I continued my hunt by scanning the horizon, I was near Botanic Gardens, the sight of twisted brown shapes and trees with their leaves stripped were enough. Or it could just be the fact how I read the massive sign on the front gate. Go figure.

I entered cautiously, obviously there was always the persistent threat of lesser anomalies that could fling me into the nearby trees, or maybe shocking me too death or even burning me alive. But the biggest threat was man itself (line was NOT stolen from cheesy movie I assure you). I wasn’t the only one who knows who to sneak past lazy authorities, there’s tons of different routes one could take to enter the abandoned city, guess they should make a big sign saying “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here” or to make it more striking ,put flames, or maybe a giant mutant dog, or or.. GORJILLA (GODZILLA). The possibilities were limitless, but such ideas could only be produced by a genius like me, please no need for applause, but unlike me (who is so courteous and kind) these men were usually criminals risking life and limb to make a mark on this world. A dirty, brown stain mind you.

2010 – Australia gets R18+.

So many things are coming in 2010.. namely games.

Australia might be getting a R18+ rating and that is probably one of the biggest events of the new year mainly because it lets games come in uncensored, unedited and how they were intended to be this means we Aussies might be getting games like, this might make games harder to get for us younger looking teenagers that haven’t seemed to look any more different than we did 10 years ago we can still fool uncles, grannies and any relative into getting them FOR us 😀

  • Alien Versus Predator (Rebellion Developments), and most likely Aliens:Colonial Marines
GAME OVER MAN

Thanks To IGN for this GLORIOUS Picture. GAME OVER MAN

  • Possible uncensored copies of Left 4 Dead 2? Or fallout 3 GOTY edition, hell anything censored here

last but definitely not least..

  • SEXY POKER! (Wiiware) what can be said? Definitely looks interesting to me :D.
The Flop!

Look at all those people watching. Guess this is the main 'event'

Anyway

So 2010 is definately a year to be remembered as to some might say

THE YEAR AUSTRALIA GREW UP!

Aion, Pre-Order Pack.

Now Of course being a semi mmorpg fan, Aion was like a OMFG A POSSIBLE WOW KILLER. I just had to get it.  So I did. The Preorder pack come out like a week ago but I forgot to pick it up so I finally did so I uhh.. Got it. Took some pics with my webcam after staring at it for like 30 mins.. No really =). ALso my cap is busted big time.. SO the current download speed for the Beta is like 6kb so.. I won’t be ingame for a bit.. When I do I promise to take a shitload of pictures for you readers to enjoy! For now look at the awesome case of this preorder pack.

So a bit about Aion.. Well think a simple but effective game like WoW (of course better) with flying and being powered by one of the most powerful game engines, ze german CRYengine. I have snooped around forums, sites, places to read about it and so far people have been saying how awesome it is. Forgot to quote D’oh. This game surfaced around 2007 or 2006 I think, I was on Tabula Rasa when it was still Alive (INSERT PORTAL SONG HERE) and NCsoft was like saying how good it was so it was technically begging me to see the site, screenshots and in the end I was massively impressed.. unfortunately I uhh.. Forgot about this game because 2008 and a bit of 09 was full of awesome games.. UNTIL EB HAD PRE ORDERS the hidden memory woke and took wing to the sky! So yea that is a small story in it’s own right of how Aion came to my eye..

ONTO THE GALLERY MY FRIENDS!!!!! Don’t forget you can get one of these yourself as well. Just pre-order =).

SORRY FOR THE QUALITY, WEBCAMS ARE EVIL DEVICES THAT ARE SO FINNICKY YOU CAN NEVER GET THE EXACT FOCUS RIGHT! But In captions I wrote what the words did say in case. So enjoy 😀

SO I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU TO PRE ORDER YOURS TODAY ( if you are into Pay-TO-Play mmorpg’s ) BECAUSE YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS OUT ON ALL THESE GREAT BONUSES! Note If you happen to be in Australia Like me, then go to EB Games to secure one. JB, Game are uncertain sorry.

HAPPY READING!

-Alan

ITS REVIEW TIME! Today…..IE 8 Review =)

FIRST sorry for the delay, got kinda busy.. Like getting back to Australia as a U.M (Unaccompanied Minor) and living in somewhere else that is not my home =(. So sorry and I will now get on with the Review.

Well first the appearance was.. not entirely diffrent to 8, it just has a more how to put this.. Blocky? Anyway here is a picture
IE8 Main Picture.. DO NOT LOOK DOWN. Diffrent muches?

Anyway nothing special about the looks the main thing about IE8 is the performance. Yes its alot faster and less buggy than 7 during my time with it, I could access all pages I visited without a hitch which was good and there wasn’t much performance drag/lag unlike IE 7 which went BANG every 5 mins . IE8 can use the same add-ons as 7 so it is versatile and ‘expandable’. Safety I am not so sure as I didnt do anything dangerous(:0)……………………………..Or did I??? TO THE INTERNET HISTORY :O :O :O
AHEEEEEEEEEEEEM. Anyways. IE 8 however doesnt really add anything really new and the appeareance could of been improved because It is starting to look alot like Safari or something which could be a future issue. (DONT USE SAFARI IF YOU USE WINDOWS AS THEY DO NOT MATCH…performance WISE).

IE8 is a impressive and a good addition to your browser collection..wait what?! You dont collect Internet browsers>? Such madness! You guys are weird….

IE8 IE fixes but does less than desired
SO overall I would give IE 8 a 8/10. (wow :O)