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Gates launches Commonwealth Games website


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Microsoft chairman Bill Gates officially opened the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games website to a large reception at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic center last week. Microsoft is the official technology partner of these commonwealth games and their support has been greately appreciated by all games organisers, not to mention the Queen herself.

For the first time ever, technology powering the Commonwealth Games will allow real-time up to date information on scores, statistics and event information to be reported on the website with no human intervention required. It has been said by Bill Gates, Games organisers and the Queen that the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth games are the most technologically advanced games in the history of the games themselves.

Mr Gates gave a message of appreciation and support on opening the website saying “We are excited about the Website, it will be the way for many people around the world to keep track of the Games as they unfold.” – Melbourne 2006 CG website.

Well folks, the Commonwealth Games have officially begun, and as a Melbournian myself, I know these next 2 weeks will be a B**CH to get around (especially to Uni lol) but i’ll manage I’m sure. After all, the biggest sporting event has just begun in Melbourne since the Melbourne Olympic Games in 1976.

The best of Nintendo DS is almost upon us


Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings (Avaliable: NOW)

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The Age of Empires series ever since its introduction back in 1997 has always pushed the envelope of Real time strategy games on the PC, and now the series is back for its next installment paving the way for newer advances in gameplay, storytelling and a totally new system for starters.

Age of Empires 2: The age of kings released was released mid last month (Feb 14th) with high critical acclaim from a number of trusted sources such as IGN, Gamespot and Gamespy just to name a few all scoring the game in the low 80 percentile:

  • IGN: 8.2 / 10 = 82%
  • Gamespot: 8.2 / 10 = 82%
  • Gamespy: 4/5 stars = 80%

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For those who are familiar with Advanced Wars on the Nintendo DS will be familiar with the gameplay mechanics and styling of Age of Kings (AOK) in that it is a turn based strategy game instead of the classic PC style ‘real time’ strategy. Having a turn based approach makes it more interesting and adds a new level of strategic complexity to the game well suited for a handheld. The Graphics look sharp and clear, and some of the battle animations look just like they did on AOE 2 back on the PC in 2000.

I don’t currently own the game, but I’m definitely going to run out and pick myself up a copy of AOE2: Age of Kings. I’m sure it won’t dissapoint.

Tetris DS (Avaliable US: March 20, JAP: April 30, EUR: May 6)

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Tetris DS is a game I have been waiting quite a while for and so glad its coming out Next week (March 20), I think I’ll have to import it as here in Australia, we seem to get DS games around the same time as Europe (PS2 games we get the same time as US which is nice). Anyone who is a fan of the original Tetris game on the Gameboy will surely love coming back and giving it another spin.

Graphics of course have been improved significantly, along with a whole heap of new game modes which will be kinda cool. So looking forward to this game.

Metroid Prime: Hunters (Avaliable US: March 20)

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Metroid Prime Hunters on the DS is a game I have been waiting so long for, ever since we all played the demo we got with our Nintendo DS’s way back in Jan 05′. Pretty much the first ‘first person shooter’ to release for the Nintendo DS, any fans of the original metroid games, or even the newer metroid prime games on the gamecube will definately love this, and best part of all….Its Nintendo WIFI Connection compatible.

I am also really looking forward to New Super Mario Bros for the Nintendo DS but won’t be out until May or something, so I’m sure i’ll be talking about that game closer to the release date. So can’t wait, there are alot of really great games currently avaliable and coming soon on the Nintendo DS (far more than our PSP friends 🙂 lol) so get to it, keep an eye out for some of these games, I know I am.

Ramblings


The weirdness of Amazon

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Used condoms? I dont think so. 

A friend told me about this, so I checked it out and I was totally amazed that they have ‘used’ on the page. I know they have x used & new links on all pages of Amazon, but funny to see.

I didn’t really get up to a whole lot over the weekend, just hung out with some friends and did schoolwork (yay, fun! lol). I have a few assessments coming up soon so I guess things will start getting crazy with work. Nothing much happening, so here’s a joke:

Bill Talks with God:
Yeltsin, Clinton and Bill Gates were invited to have dinner with God. During dinner God told them “I need three important figures to send my message out to all people. Tomorrow I will destroy the earth”.
Yeltsin immediately called together his cabinet and told them “I have two really bad news items for you:
1.God really exists and
2.Tomorrow God will destroy the earth”.

Clinton called an Emergency meeting of the Senate and Congress and told them “I have Good news and Bad News:
1. God really does exist;
2. The bad news is tomorrow God’s destroying the earth”.

Bill Gates went back to Microsoft and happily announced “I have two fantastic announcements:
1. I’m one of the three most important people on earth and
2. The Year 2000 problem is solved”.

Have fun guys, until next time….

Friday Funnies


TGIF! What’s a friday without something funny…

L33t hackr’s have their way
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I doubt very much that this was legitimately written by a newspaper, but it is funny nonetheless. Seems as though ‘l33t speak’ as some people call it can be applied to practically anything and everything these days. The topic at hand is definately not humerous, but its a wonder what a little stupidity can do for you.

What the hell, butt pirates on the increase
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Lol, this is definately funny, and the funniest part about it is that it actually was a legit article written by somebody from an unknown English newspaper. If anybody has any idea what the helll a ‘butt pirate’ is, please let me know lol. Good to see the authorities are on top of that situation.

President Bush – Leader of a nation

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I’m sure there are many people out there Mr. Bush who would like to extend the same sentiment to you. This was a clip from a few years ago while he was governor of Texas I believe (he was governor of Texas right?) lol so funny.

I’m going to be taking the weekend off posting I think, got heaps of schoolwork to do, but who knows, maybe you’ll see something saturday night if your lucky :). Have fun, stay tuned…