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Finally ordered ATI Radeon HD 5870 GPU and Waterblock for it. Considering that besides Command & Conquer series games I was only playing Stalker SOC with AMK mod, it was still ok to use, good old trusty Nvidia 8800Gt. After playing Stalker Call Of Pripyat, I've decided it was time to upgrade. ~450$-ish for the card, which btw, is out of stock in most of the online places, another 100$ for the waterblock. Can't say it is cheap, but that's the king of the hill for now. For a moment I thought about 5970, but a foot long card in my case, even if it is a large and spacious, is too much...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 21:25:18

Stalker CoP - Ready to go to Pripyat

Well, after few days of hard work, gathered full team, got good equipment and ammo and ready to go to Prypiat first time :) All in all, I think a lot of reviews of this game were pure BS, for putting it down. It's a clear improvement over Stalker CS and has a lot of improvements in AI, weaponry, story is still interesting and the zone is creepier than ever. If you liked Stalker SOCH then you're gonna enjoy this one.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 11:50:19

Stalker Call Of Pripyat

Started playing SCOP. Well, being a long time Stalker fan, I got addicted very fast and immersed very deeply. IMHO this is a lot better than Stalker CS. Obviously, or traditionally it came out very buggy. I got patch 1.6. something so it's so far so good for me. Hopefully I wont' have any crashes once I get to Pripyat to get those calibration tools ;) Finally, after 3 years and 3 games GSC implemented sleep. Good, because the zone is a lot creepier at night...

Monday, November 23, 2009 13:20:20

Corrected data for some ammo entries, fixed few invalid links and typos.

Monday, November 16, 2009 11:08:25

Fox cancells Dollhouse :(

Friggin morons! Or at least, one more imbecile in the executive chair get his way. They know the show has large following, but just because it's being watched more on DVR and not live to enjoy commercials they can the show. Putting it on Friday night and then expecting people to watch it live? Who would want to watch a show live while DVRs are getting more and more ground. So, if I don't see that idiotic enzyte dude 5 times in an hour, the show isn't worth it apparently...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 07:52:57

It's alive :)

Well, my Pio VSXis alive after all. Disconnected cable from the center speaker shorted and that's what caused the receiver to turn of as soon as the input was to center channel. Go figure. Interestingly that only happened with the DVR, neither PS3 nor Xbox 360 had that effect, just center was muted... On the knives related note, interactive knife steel database project coming to an end...

Thursday, September 24, 2009 13:16:03

Receiver went belly up

Shish :( My 2 years old Pioneer VSX-84TXSi kicked the bucket yesterday. To be precise 2 front channels. It's been so long since I've watched TV in non surround, didn't notice how much better it was compared to TV speakers. Now for the repairs... Sux, big time...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 11:08:12

Sites moved again

New host, new box, and perhaps new bugs. I have moved again. But, now I have php5, mysql 5 and the whole thing should be mucho faster :)

Saturday, August 8, 2009 23:42:45

Finally got my hands on this one. Upgraded from CPG 1.4 beta version that had tons of fixes by me to official 1.5.1 which is still alpha, but works fine.

Friday, June 19, 2009 18:25:20

Well, probably this one is a contender for the stupidest. Tragedy in the the Winnenden school led to the proposal to ban paintball and lasertag?!? Come on, how much of an idiot a lawmaker can be to propose that. Germany already has laws against computer games. They either have to be altered(Half Life had robots instead of soldiers) to meet their requirements, or banned altogether. In Germany military service mandatory. Every guy goes to the army and learns how to shoot and kill with real weapons and live ammo. But the same person can't play paintball and lasertag? As for the Germans asking to ban handguns and high caliber weapons, read your own history, alright? Back in 1930s Hitler did do that and where did it lead Germany and the world is pretty well documented.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 09:41:09