November 15, 2007

Call of Duty 4: modern warfare [few issues]

Posted in electronics, news, personal, review, services, video games at 11:01 pm by Salah

I bought COD4 for the ps3 when it came out on the market. I am a fan of the call of duty games, but this game is great. They have modified the online gaming to a great level of enjoyment and excitement. You can do a lot of things when you are playing online. First of all, every time you kill someone in any kind of game mode you will get scores for it and it will add up to give options of modifying your weapons and grenades and such things. You also get promoted to a lot of ranks on your way up. Also every weapon has its own challenge. For example, when you get the sniper and kill 100 people with it, you would get the option to add a better scope for it.

Some other goods about the new Call of Duty 4 online gaming is that you can now create a private room, edit game settings and invite friends. All these things were not available for the Call of Duty 3 on the ps3.

Great news for the Call of Dutylovers who owns a ps3 is that the COD4 now has an offline-multiplayer for either split screen or LAN network.

It is just easy to get addicted to the online game. Oh, I forgot to mention the graphics. The graphics is so far the best graphics I have ever seen on any ps3 game since I got the HDTV. The details are magnificent.

All that said, the game is pissing off a lot of people (including myself) with the errors of the online gaming. Many issues are there, and my issue is that for some reason the progress I get in the online gaming is not being saved. I tried to find a manually-save option but couldn’t find anything. I know for sure that the game is supposed to save the progress automatically, but it is not doing it. I have been playing a lot and reaching good promotions and weapon-options but this issue is killing my work.

I’m getting frustrated that I reached a point where I don’t even want to waste my time playing the online for no saved-progress.

I hope they would find a solution to that problem.

November 11, 2007

Gamestop quick call

Posted in personal, services, USA, video games at 2:29 pm by Salah

I called gamestop today to get a quote how much would they buy WARHAWK-used for, and here is how the call went:

gamestop employee: “Hi this gamestop we buy and sell used games and DVDs this is(…) can I help you?”

Me: “yea, I wanted to know how much would you guys buy WARHAWK with the speaker for?”

gamestop employee: “Could you call later, I am a little busy here.”

Me: “????????????, ok?” (hanged up)

Now that is one of the funniest calls I have ever made in my life.

November 10, 2007

Human-Beatboxing’s king

Posted in art, celebrities, Music, talent at 12:26 pm by Salah

This is Roxorloops the human-beatboxer. There is also another two videos when you click “read the rest of the post.” To the people who have no idea what is human-beatboxing, it is the art of producing beatboxing and tones from the mouth. I first saw that kind of art by coincidence, but then I started to get really interested in these stuff that now I’m looking for battles between champions.

Roxorloops, who is from Belgium, is so far my favorite beatboxer. It is amazingly one of the most interesting talents that I have ever seen.

Here’s two parts of Roxorloops’ video rocking on stage! Read the rest of this entry »

November 8, 2007

Blu-ray on my screen

Posted in electronics, kuwait, personal, review, services, TV, USA, video games at 9:43 am by Salah

Picture taken from http://www.gearcritech.com

At last I rented a Blu-ray movie, watched it, and experienced the whole thing. The whole experience was beautiful, amazing, and worth every penny for the TV, PS3, and home theater.

I went to Blockbuster to look for a Blu-ray movie that is filled with graphics and cool stuff so that I can get all the juice out of the system and screen. At first I had Fantastic 4 in my mind because I knew that it was available in the store. Nevertheless, there was Spider-man 3! I knew that Spider-man was out on DVD but I also knew that it’s going to be out of stock for a while. It was the only one DVD available in store. I picked it up and I also got Pearl Harbor.

I have to say that Spider-man is worth buying if you want to buy a Blu-ray movie. The fights between spider-man and the other bad guys was breath taking.

What I am getting at is that the Blu-ray is one hell of a picture and experience. If you you want to invest your money in home entertainment, then aim for Blu-ray. The only problem is that in Kuwait Blu-ray is kind of expensive, but prices will drop soon.

How much is a PS3 now in Kuwait anyway?