First of all, sorry for the recent inactivity of posts. I’m still here (obviously) but I’ve real busy lately. You guessed it, school. The holidays are long gone and its school now as usual. I got my exam papers back and yes, they sucked. Sucked real bad.
Well, I wouldnt want to start off my post ranting about my school results, so lets talk about games. I just got my copy of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the best gaming series of all time. After installing, it conviniently ate up a whopping 4.68GB on my 40Gig HD. Ouch, 10% gone. Space problem aside, I upgraded my system memory just for this to 640MB, by replacing one of two 128MB sticks with a new 512MB stick. Thus, adding up to 640 megabytes of goodness. Since then, my PC run much, much faster and lags were down to a minimum.
However, my old-ass graphics card stayed the same, a Geforce2 MX with only 64MB of memory. If you think that isn’t a problem, think again. I got the game running fine and smooth through the R* Logo, nVidia ad, credits until I reached the intro where everything started to lag like hell. Same goes with the actual gameplay where I had barely 3-4fps. The solution? Well, I had to dive in the display settings (I wonder how many clicks does it take now to change them) and set it to a LOW. Only that could stop the lagginess but hell, the graphics looked like total CRAP now. Argh, the jagginess!
Sigh, I guess I’ll have to live with it and start playing. The missions were great, except only a few hard ones which really got my nerves on passing them alone. There are a lot of things to bother right now apart from the missions, you now have to visit your gym regularly to keep in shape, gain some fat also to keep in shape, but too much wont do. Also, you’ll have girlfriends to take out, territories to defend and conquer, and you can now buy new threads or get yourself a haircut and even swim. All of which increases the role of money in GTA and of course the fun.
The best part of GTA:SA is, no, not the cars, they suck, really. The best of it is that the map is H-U-G-E! San Andreas is a state with three (3) cities. Its complete with contrysides, high speed highways (where you actually have trouble catching up with the traffic), huge intersections, montains, desert, rivers, cliffs, tunnels, oceans and more. A complex network of roads, highways and railroad links the three cities. The road system is complicated and sometimes misleading but there are always road signs along highways to guide you along the way. You could spend a good 10 minutes driving cross-country to your destination alone in a mission. Screw up halfway by wasting yourself into a valley or down the cliff and you are back in the hospital 200miles away.
So far, Ive only completed 25% of the game because, like I said, my time is limited. Because of the time spent on GTA, my time for chatting and browsing were kept to a minimum. If that isnt bad enough, I plan on reducing the time spent on my PC to catch up with my studies. As a result, there will be few or no updates on this site and no new releases on deviantart except maybe the release of some photos I took once in a while. Exams are during the end of July, so expect some inactivity from now till then.
Ask any of my MSN Messenger contacts, and listen to them ranting about how i’m signed in as Away 24/7. But seriously though, who has the time to chat? Maybe for asking about homework or anything related to school work, but no one (at least me) would have the time to chat for leisure. You would think why i should even keep my PC on all day. The first reason is that: uh, well, i got some *top secret stuff* flowing through my router almost all the time. Secondly, you know, the conviniece of MSN Messenger these days have even replaced telephones with them. For instance, it’s 11:59PM and you just remembered a bunch of Math homework to be done but you have no idea which page the questions are and you have to get up tomorrow by 6AM and be at school by 6:45AM. Instead of calling up your friend’s place (and probably do so by waking up his/her family), you’ll just rush to your PC and scan your list of any of those 5 classmates who are online and ask them.
ME: you remember any math hw to be finished?
Friend: OMG yea, wtf were you doin all day?
ME: shut up, just tell me were to do
Friend: hold on
Friend: Page 113. questions 1)A-E 2)A-F 3)A-G 4) A-E then 5–10 (all)
LOL, why am I so poor in making up conversations? That was not even half funny. But oh well, who said it was gonna be funny? Its just an example of what ive been talking about and that happens all the time Well, I guess that explains my MSN messenger habits.
Talking about MSN Messenger, there a new craze called the ‘msnm 7 emoticon craze’ if those 100×500 pics they place at the end of every sentence as emoticons could even be called ‘emoticons’. I mean, hell, whats the point of those huge, apparently ‘cute’, annoying pics that takes ages to load and when they do, they’ll crawl all over your convo window. And these things have been spreading like wildfire because all you have to do to make it your own is by
Right click > Add. SHHH..
And damn, talking of all this reminds me of those goddamned winks in msnm7. They are soo freaking annoying that i had to block two of my contacts who constantly shoot winks at me, like 10–20 of them in a row (you know who you are). Apart from the sound of a retarded kid bleh’ing at you that literally cause you to jump out of your seat had your speaker volume been adjusted to high, there are some winks that are just made up of just a fist curling out into the most famous obscene finger sign. A mood-booster especially when you’re at the tip of your nerves.
So much for this post and lastly, excuse the typos, i saw a few up there when I scanned but im too lazy change anything now.