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Some people may know that I used to be a member of iOGaming, after months of being a member there I finally had enough and quit on good terms, but before I did I started a project called "Send a Computer To Scarlet Fund". Originally this fund was going to be mostly myself and some close friends of "Scarlet" who would help her out in a tough situation and buy her a computer, that plan quickly changed and before I knew it an Idea I had come up with was receiving Donations from a lot of people. We had people donate hardware, software, time, money and other stuff. 
 
I was more then shocked, because I had originally planned to have this Computer at her house on Christmas, within a week of starting my project we had gathered a large amount of donations (which really was unexpected, with Christmas coming up I figured I'd get maybe $50 and have to throw a lot of my own money at this project). We (some people sent hardware by themselves) proceeded to buy Hardware and ship it to our friend Bill who would put the computer together and ship it too Scarlets house, this was no easy task, I had to setup all the shipping between people, I had too also make sure we had enough for everything that we wanted, I however didn't provide the shipping as another person stepped in and donated a box and a pre-paid shipping label.
 
I put my time into getting the best available hardware for Price to Performance ratio for Scarlet, the system can handle Team Fortress 2, Golden Eye: Source and more importantly allows her to have contact with us through Steam and Ventrilo, read below for the full system specifications. 
 

System Specifications / Pictures


 

Scarlets Build

Operating System: Windows 7
Motherboard: ASRock A780GHM
Processor: AMD Athlon II x2 2.8GHz Dual-Core
Hard Drive: 250gb 7200RPM Western Digital Caviar Blue
Video Card: EVGA 9500 GT 1GB
Power Supply: Generic 450w PSU
RAM: 4GB Kingston DDR2 800MHz Memory
Optical Drive: LITE-ON DVD 24x Burner / Lightscribe  
 


 
Anyways, I wish Scarlet a Merry Christmas, enjoy the gift, I wouldn't do this for anyone but you've been there for me before so I'm now returning the favor. Chances are she'll cry when she reads this so I'm sorry for that but I hope you enjoy playing Team Fortress 2 and Goldeneye: Source over your next few days.


No point in including the full list of credits here, the people who helped know who they are and can already see there names (with the exception of mine) on iOGamings website.
 
Merry Christmas, 
WildFire
 

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The worst game I played was probably Warhammer Online, I can't explain why really, I'm not a fan of the Combat system, User Interface, Graphics, Art Style and for some reason I just plain don't like it, I played it for about 1 - 10 minutes and then uninstalled it after spending a few hours to download and install it.
 
I guess I was expecting more from a "High Budget" MMORPG,  
WildFire

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Spoiler, Spoiler, Spoiler

 
I'm not going to spoil it for everyone that clicks on this blog by accident so this is your first and final warning right here, if you don't want the episode to be spoiled don't read past this point (or the Wilson Picture) and you probably shouldn't read the comments.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

 

You've been spoiled!

 
So for the people that watched it, did you think the episode was good?, do you have any Feedback, did you dislike parts of it?, I'm interested in hearing what everybody thinks about the new episode.
 
I watched it in it's full HD glory with not so surround sound and I have to say the part where Wilson's patient dropped the gun and fired caught me by surprise, For a second I thought Wilson was shot, then when I realized he wasn't and it was a problem with his patient I breathed a sigh of relief. So anyway Todays episode really provided some insight into Wilsons character, by this I mean for all the other episodes of House Wilson doesn't stand up for himself, puts his friends first and generally is extremely caring.  But in this episode he accepted Houses bet for $100.00, which if you remember was about his patient having Cancer, he then had a "House Moment" and diagnosed what I assume was some form of Cancer because one of his patients didn't brag about his Grand Children. 
 
But then Wilson did a few of the normal Wilson things, tried to protect Cuddy, Asked for Houses Help and even helped cuddy with a Realtor, but then out of no where it turns out Cuddy was out bidded on a Condo she wanted, little did we know until the end of the episode that Wilson bought it by offering more then she offered because he "Hurt one of his friends" (House, she turned him down in a previous episode). Wilson did a lot of things that just happened to be out of his normal Character behavior, but I liked the episode, I liked the new Wilson and I'm still hooked.
 
Oh and did I mention the part where Wilson got drunk, took Houses margaritas out of his freezer and threw them out, then proceeded to kick House out?, but that doesn't matter because Wilson bought a new Condo!, Prepare for the next episode I'm thinking it'll be "Wilson and House Throw a Beer Bash!".  
 
 
House Pwns,
 WildFire
 
PS: For the people that missed it the newest episode is already on the Torrent sites and I assume will be on hulu within the next week, I say download it, if you enjoy it download the next episode too, then when the DVD comes out buy the whole season.
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What's that on his shirt?, Pizza Grease?

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I guess all those years of sitting at a computer making Windows / Running Valve and playing WoW made him fat.

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Gabe play's World of Warcraft and apparently Dies, this is not good, not good indeed.

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WildFires Top 3 PC Games

#3 Unreal Tournament 3
Game Trailer Review: http://www.gametrailers.c....html Launch Trailer: http://www.gametrailers.c....html



Reason: I have enjoyed Unreal Tournament 3 since I first picked it up, I have to say that this game is fantastic and that I have actually not played it in the PC (yet). I Can tell you that this game has some VERY cool innovations such as User Created maps on the PC version and the Playstation 3 version. Another cool feature is that it still has the twitch like gameplay from when it first started, I recommend buying this game!

#2 Crysis
Game Trailer Review: http://www.gametrailers.c....html Launch Trailer: http://www.gametrailers.c....html



Reason:I'm probably going to have a lot of mixed comments from the people who ACTUALLY read my blog because Crysis is loved by a lot of people and hated by and equal amount. First off Crysis is by far the best Graphics I have ever seen in any game and its sure to be future proof for hardware coming to us in 2008 and even 2009. Crysis is sure to please anyone with its graphics and its gameplay is very good but the only thing holding it back is the fact that if you want to run it at the highest resolution with DirectX 10 and all the settings on high you are going to need to take a second mortgage out on your house and install Windows Vista. My favorite part about Crysis is the Cloak and sneaking up and killing people.

#1 Team Fortress 2
Game Trailer Review: (There isn't one)


Launch Trailer: http://www.gametrailers.c...e=wmv



Reason: the reason I gave Team Fortress my number one spot is simple, Team Fortress 2 is one of the best games when it comes to online play, you can play with a maximum of 32 other players, There is built in voice chat (VIA Steam). My favorite part of Team Fortress 2 would have to be the class play, no matter what type of player you are there are many choices for which class you can be ranging from a Scout (The most agile and offensive power house on any team) to the Medic (The defenses main player).
The Achievement system is also very good, it adds a new set of goals to obtain while you are having fun playing the game. In future updates valve will be releasing achievements for each specific class. The first class to receive such an update will be the Medic who will receive 35 new achievements during an update that valve hasn't released a date for. Another nice feature of Team Fortress 2 like all Valve games is that users can create custom maps and can also make custom textures and custom sounds for increased user customizability. Note to mention that Team Fortress 2 is a true next generation game that offers gameplay on the PC and the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3!, I urge you to pick up one of the copies on your preferred system but my favorite would have to be the PC edition!

Enjoy this blog and continue to read my blog's as I add more.
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WildFires Top Freeware Picks


There are literally millions of “Freeware” programs available on various websites but what do I “Cody” (xTalent) think are the best freeware programs?. Well I intend to answer that question by providing a list of my favorite freeware programs and maybe a brief description. Please feel free to download any of the programs I have listed as they're are Free-To-Use forever and and free to download. (They are also Virus Free), some of these you may agree with and some of them you may not but remember this is my opinion and based on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms I have the right to voice my opinion as long as its within the law and does not affect anyone or anything physically.

Definition of Freeware: “Software that is available for download and unlimited use without charge.“

Best Freeware



#1. Mozilla Firefox: (Web browser)
URL: http://www.mozilla.com/en...efox/
The award-winning Mozilla Firefox Web browser is enjoyed by tens of millions of people worldwide, and has re-ignited innovation and competition on the Web. It offers many features such as “Addon's”, “Theme's”, “Built In Pop up blocker”, “Enhanced Security and password protection”, it also has awards from PC Magazine, CNET “WebWare” and won the CNETs editors choice award in October 2006.


#2. Mozilla SongBird (Media Player)
URL: http://www.songbirdnest.com/
Songbird is developed by a band of experienced, dedicated software developers and designers called the Pioneers of the Inevitable. Our previous hatchlings include Winamp and the Yahoo! Music Engine. Songbird like any other application that is co-developed by Mozilla offers a lot of customizibility ranging from “Addons”, 'Themes / Feathers”, “Integrated Web Browser”, “Video Playback”, “Music Playback”. Even though its still in its beta stages its proving to be a big competitor for ITunes and Winamp, its my favorite media player out of every available choice.


#3. Open Office (Office programs)
URL: http://www.openoffice.org....html
OpenOffice.org the product is a multi-platform office productivity suite. It includes the key desktop applications, such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and drawing program, with a user interface and feature set similar to other office suites. Sophisticated and flexible, OpenOffice.org also works transparently with a variety of file formats, including those of Microsoft Office, and the vendor-neutral OpenDocument standard from OASIS.
Available in over 65 supported languages with more being constantly added by the community, OpenOffice.org runs stably and natively on Solaris, Linux (including PPC Linux), Windows, Mac OS X (X11), and numerous other platforms. Our porting page lists the platforms (ports) that OpenOffice.org can run on.

#4. CCleaner (Computer Cleaning Tool)
URL: http://www.ccleaner.com/
CCleaner is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :), In addition it also has a registry issue resolver (it fixes your register)


#5. Pidgin (Instant Messenger)
URL: http://pidgin.im/

Pidgin is an instant messaging program for Windows, Linux, BSD, and other Unixes. You can talk to your friends using AIM, ICQ, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr.
Pidgin can log in to multiple accounts on multiple IM networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on AIM, talking to a friend on Yahoo Messenger, and sitting in an IRC channel all at the same time.


#6. Comodo Firewall




URL: http://www.personalfirewa....com/
Complete protection from Hackers, Spyware and Identity theft
Secures against internal and external threats
Host Intrusion Prevention System stops malware ever being installed
Delivers total end-point security for Personal Computers and Networks
Free Download. No charges or license fees ever.
Out-of-the-box protection against identity theft hackers, Trojans, scripts and other unknown threats. Unlike some other 'free' firewalls, this is not a stripped down version but is the full, completely functional product. Updates and upgrades are also free.

#7 Comodo AntiVirus



URL: http://antivirus.comodo.com/
Detects and eliminates viruses from desktops and networks
Constantly protects with real-time On Access scanning
Proactive Heuristic analysis intercepts unknown threats
Host Intrusion Detection blocks malware before it can run
Daily, automatic updates of virus definitions
Simple to use: install and forget
Comodo AntiVirus 2.0 beta, all subsequent beta versions and the final release version will each be available free to both home and business users.
#8. IOBit Advanced Windows Cleaner Personal



URL: http://www.iobit.com/adva....html
This comprehensive PC-care utility has a one-click approach to helping protect, repair and optimize your PC. Advanced WindowsCare Personal Edition helps protect, optimize, and repair your PC –– with daily use.
Ending slow downs, freezes, crashes, and security threats.
Scanning and finding what other utilities miss on your PC.
Keeping your PC error-free and running more smoothly than ever.
Designed for Windows Vista, XP, and 2000.
Over 5,000,000 downloads since 2006.
Availability is free of charge for private use.
Plus, Advanced WindowsCare Personal is 100% safe and clean with no adware, spyware, or viruses.

#9. IOBit Smart Defrag


URL: http://www.iobit.com/iobi....html
What’s the primary cause of slow/unstable PC performance? It’s disk fragmentation. IObit SmartDefrag helps defragment your hard drive more efficiently than any other product on the market free or not.
An "Install It and Forget It" feature that works automatically and quietly in the background on your computer.
The ability to constantly keep your hard drive safe, error-free and running at its top speed and optimum performance.
Eliminates slow downs, freeze-ups and crashes.
IObit SmartDegrag is 100% FREE award-winning software that’s for personal, home and small business.
100% safe from any spyware, adware and virus. .
Designed for Windows Vista, XP, and 2000.
Distribute it freely, copy it, sell it or include it as part of a package – as long as it is left completely intact and unchanged

#10. CD Burner XP


URL: http://cdburnerxp.se/
CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs.
It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a
multilanguage interface. Everyone, even companies, can use it for free. It does not
include adware or similar malicious components.
* burn all kinds of discs
* audio-CDs with or without gaps between tracks
* burn and create ISO files
* data verification after burning process
* create bootable discs
* multi-language interface
* bin/nrg → ISO converter, simple cover printing and much more!
* Operating Systems: Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

#11. DVD Flick


URL: http://www.dvdflick.net/
DVD Flick aims to be a simple but at the same time powerful DVD Authoring tool. It can take a number of video files stored on your computer and turn them into a DVD that will play back on your DVD player, Media Center or Home Cinema Set. You can add additional custom audio tracks as well as subtitles of your choice.
Burn near any video file to DVD
Support for over 45 file formats
Support for over 60 video codecs
Support for over 40 audio codecs
Add your own subtitles
Easy to use interface
Burn your project to disc after encoding
Completely free without any adware, spyware or limitations



#12. Infraview http://www.irfanview.com/
It is trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals.
IrfanView is trying to create new and/or interesting features in its own way, unlike some other graphic viewers, whose whole "creativity" is based on feature cloning, stealing of ideas and whole dialogs from ACDSee and/or IrfanView! (for example: XnView has been stealing/cloning features and whole dialogs from IrfanView, for 7+ years).

IrfanView was the first Windows graphic viewer WORLDWIDE with Multiple (animated) GIF support. One of the first graphic viewers WORLDWIDE with Multipage TIF support. The first graphic viewer WORLDWIDE with Multiple ICO support.
Many supported file formats (click here the list of formats)
Multi language support
Thumbnail/preview option
Paint option - to draw lines, circles, arrows, straighten image etc.
Toolbar skins option
Slideshow (save slideshow as EXE/SCR or burn it to CD)
Show EXIF/IPTC/Comment text in Slideshow/Fullscreen etc.
Support for Adobe Photoshop Filters
Fast directory view (moving through directory)
Batch conversion (with image processing)
Multipage TIF editing
File search
Email option
Multimedia player
Print option
Support for embedded color profiles in JPG/TIF
Change color depth
Scan (batch scan) support
Cut/crop
IPTC editing
Effects (Sharpen, Blur, Adobe 8BF, Filter Factory, Filters Unlimited, etc.)
Capturing
Extract icons from EXE/DLL/ICLs
Lossless JPG rotation
Many hotkeys
Many command line options
Many PlugIns
Only one EXE-File, no DLLs, no Shareware messages like "I Agree" or "Evaluation expired"
No registry changes without user action/permission!
and much much more




#13 Azureus http://sourceforge.net/pr...reus/
Azureus is a Java-based BitTorrent client, with support for I2P and Tor anonymous communication protocols. In 2003, the core developers of Azureus formed a company called Vuze, Inc. The program's logo is the Blue Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates azureus). The Azureus name was given to the project by co-creator Tyler Pitchford, who uses the Latin names of poison dart frogs as codenames for his development projects.
Azureus was first released in June 2003 at SourceForge.net, mostly to experiment with the Standard Widget Toolkit from Eclipse. It is now one of the most popular BitTorrent clients. Released under the GNU General Public License, Azureus is free software.




#14 Notepad++ http://sourceforge.net/pr...plus/
Notepad++ is a generic source code editor (it tries to be anyway) and Notepad replacement written in C++ with the win32 API. The aim of Notepad++ is to offer a slim and efficient binary with a totally customizable GUI. Notepad++ can open almost any document and is great for coding.



Those are just some of my favorite “Freeware” programs, I hope you enjoyed them and I hope you download and try some. If you have any questions or need recommendations for freeware programs just send me a private message.

Sincerely,
WildFire

Disclaimer: None of the opinions expressed in this “Blog” are necessarily that of the Gametrailers website read at your own risk.
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Firstly - All the screenshot's in this Blog are captured and uploaded by me, you have my permission to use them as long as you leave the original [IMG] tags intact that link directly to my Photobucket account.

Secondly - If you're going to read this blog please express what you liked or disliked about it through a Private Message or commenting on the comment section below.

Thirdly - Firstly and Secondly are both words in the English language to argue with this point is idiotic.

Okay back to blogging,
Game Description By VALVe
Team Fortress® 2 (TF2) is the sequel to the game that put class-based, multiplayer team warfare on the map. This year’s most anticipated online action game, TF2 delivers new gametypes, a signature art style powered by Valve’s next generation animation technology, persistent player statistics, and more.

Unlike other “class-based” games that offer a variety of combat classes only, Team Fortress 2 packs a wild variety of classes which provide a broad range of tactical abilities and personalities, and lend themselves to a variety of player skills.

Play as the flame-throwing Pyro, the room clearing Heavy, or the Spy, a master of disguises. Other classes include: Scout, Sniper, Medic, Engineer, Demoman, or Soldier.


TF2 features the most advanced graphics of any Source-based game released to date – and the most exciting class-based action ever created.

My Description / History
Team Fortress® 2 was developed and continuing to be developed by the VALVe corporation. The version of Team Fortress 2 that we currently are allowed to play & enjoy is currently the sequel to "Team Fortress Classic" a game which developed and to this day continues to develope the gaming term "Class Based Play", TFC (Team Fortress Classic) was originally supposed to be the second version of QuakeWorld Mod but the developers later joined VALVe and developed Team Fortress Classic. Team Fortress 2 is the next title in the series and offered class based gameplay in higher resolutions and better detail, the game though is not extremely popular with "Many" (Many, not all) Team Fortress Classic veterans as grenades have been removed and major tweeks to the gameplay which changed the game from a "Professionals Destroy" to a "Casual Gamers are good to" type of game but still Team Fortress 2 is bundled in the Orange Box so any lover of Half-Life 2: Episode 2 that purchased the orange box has this and most likely has played it at least once.

There are 9 classes in Team Fortress 2 which consist of,
Pyro - A flamethrower wielding maniac that is good at close range but gets increasingly hard to play as enemies farther and father away from him.

Heavy - The heavy is essentially the "Rambo" of Team Fortress 2, his gun has a clip of 200 ammo which requires no reloading time between shooting. He is very strong with both his fists and his guns but the shotgun he carries is lacking and "most" people will rarely use it.

Spy - The stealthiest of all the Team Fortress 2 classes uses disguises to sneak behind his enemy and backstab them with his "Instakill / 1 Shot Kill from behind" knife. He also has the ability to shoot using what looks like a Magnum revolver which is very powerful at close ranges but lacks the ability of far range combat. The spy can also "Cloak" for roughly 10 - 15 seconds which recharges while he's not using it.

Scout - Essentially this is the Intel (Flag) carrying class as he has the fastest foot movement in the game rated at Cl_forwardspeed / Backspeed / sidespeed of "450". The scouts weapons consist of a pistol, baseball bat, scattergun which are all good in there own ways and pared with his "Double Jumping" ability is a deadly combo when skilled with a "good" (And I mean good, none of that 9 - 1 good, 500 - 0 good) player.

Sniper - As his name implies he is the "Sniper" class which uses a sniper rifle, machete, machine gun (auto Sniper). He has the strongest critical strike when he's fully charged while scoped. A single fully charged sniper bullet can kill a heavy in one shot if he hits the heavies head. He is essentially a support class used for defending and pushes against the enemy defense, he's also the best character for long-range and I recommend playing him once in a while to experience some fun!

Medic - The medic is the main healing class of this game, in theory the medic is useless in most games but in Team Fortress 2 he has a Buzzsaw and a syringe-firing flechette gun and of course a "Medigun" aka that thing that heals you. He has the ability to use an "Ubercharge" which is usable after charging the uber meter by healing team mates.

Engineer - This is the best class in terms of defense in my opinion, he has a wrench which he can use as a weapon and also use to repair engineer built Sentries, Teleporters, Dispensers. The only actual gun he has is a shot gun which is weaker then the scouts scattergun. Building sentries is by far one of the best things to do in a Team Fortress game and has inspired other games to include an engineer type class which builds things.

Demoman - This class uses sticky bombs from his sticky bomb launcher and also has a grenade launcher which can shoot 4 grenades before being reloaded. He is the most explosive character in ANY game I have ever seen. If you like drunk Scottish people (thats his persona, a drunk scottish person) you will enjoy this class. He also uses a beer bottle with what looks like three black X's on the bottle to beat his enemies to death.

Soldier - This is one of the main offensive characters in Team Fortress 2, he has a rocket launcher, shot gun, shovel and has the ability to rocket jump which you can achieve by shooting a rocket at your feet while jumping at the exact moment the rocket explodes. He's the best class in terms of Speed Vs Firepower as all his weapons are effective.

Now you know a brief bit about the game and I hope you pick it up, the next section is just going to be screenshot's and maybe some text if I feel like writing.



Time for the Screenshots!


I shot him in the face for trash talking


I See You!






SPY!


This is GOD (A member of my clan, NO MERCY: www.imikya.com)


My Pyro!


Look at where the axe is located in this picture, isn't that a bad way to lose your virginity ?


Dead Spy!


Floating Intel!




Engineer Fun









Another of my clan members that just killed a scout with his fists




Party Hat!


Personal Scores







































Death Images!















I hoped you enjoyed reading this blog as much as I enjoyed blogging about a fantastic game such as Team Fortress 2.

Sincerely,
xTalent (Cody) / WildFire
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