So, are those machine of yours called "XboX360" and "PS3" are just collecting dust in your garage ? Take note that you can do much more with those stuffs beside playing games. Before you watch the videos below, a piece of advice, this is just for entertainment. It is not a direct assault or flame towards SONY or Microsoft. You have been warned. Anyway, enjoy these clips below.


written by Antabax | 4:20:00 PM | | 5 comments »

Since the launching of the gaming laptop, XPS, from DELL, gamers have an option to buy a gaming laptop rather than the plain laptop with specs that can play games. Eventhough in Malaysia, there is not much demand yet, words are spreading around about the 'new kid' from DELL. This time, that particular 'kid' have received a total makeover. This is where Blizzard comes in.

The model selected for the makeover is none other than the XPS M1730. Rest assured that the specs is really that good, it can even be sold for twice its price (exaggerate). Some of the specs that are worthy to mention is the over-clockable[ii] Intel®Extreme Edition Core™ 2 Duo processor (up to 3.4GHz), NVIDIA SLI graphics power and 512MB of dedicated video RAM with DirectX® 10, AGEIA PhysX mobile processor and built-in Logitech® GamePanel LCD, full HD 17-inch widescreen, Blu-ray Disc™ (DELL loves Sony), built-in camera and digital array microphones, Mobile Broadband,[iv] Wireless-N, Bluetooth, and Dell's exclusive Wi-Fi Catcher™, dual headphone jacks, noise-isolating ear buds and last but not least, a portable ExpressCard media remote for you to swipe your credit card and pay your gaming bills (this one I'm not 100% sure). With all the specs, it is more than enough for you to play all those latest graphic-hungry games.

" The standard XPS M1730 "

So, what is exactly the makeover that was done to this 'kid' ? With the likes of Blizzard, I'm sure games like Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo, and not forgetting World of Warcraft will pop up in your mind (Hint: MMORPG). Take a look below for the answer.

" I bet 70% of you have this in your mind first, World of Warcraft "

" The inside look "

Besides the specs, Blizzard is generous enough to include goodies together with the laptop. With around 9 million customers world-wide, I don't think they need any more reason to be kind. Some of the goodies are World of Warcraft and World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade™ pre-loaded on system with the latest patches and updates, A World of Warcraft-themed backpack that includes the retail box copies of World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, and the Warcraft® Battle Chest , which includes with Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos™ and Warcraft III: Frozen Throne™.

" Box Concept for the laptop "

Thats not all, Blizzard also throw in together with the laptop a special Quest Envelope that ships separately with exclusive rare items for example, a Golden Ticket that allows the customers to receive a special custom FigurePrint based on the actual World of Warcraft character that they play and an Account Upgrade Certificate enabling the upgrade of a World of Warcraft account1 to receive the Collector's Edition pets from both the original World of Warcraft Collector's Edition and the World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Collector's Edition. Sounds nice huh ? With a mere tag of USD 4,499, this is really a good deal especially for gamers who wants to get started on WOW (or those who want a new laptop for Christmas).

[ via Kotaku & YouTube ]

MMU GDC Counter-Strike 1.6 Results

written by Antabax | 11:00:00 PM | | 1 comments »

Today (Sunday) is the last day of the tournament hosted by the Game Developer's Club from Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia. The games that are selected for the event is none other than Counter-Strike 1.6, Dota All-Stars and Fifa 08. Below is the banner for the event.

Currently, I only have the details for Counter-Strike 1.6. The Counter-Strike's Head Marshall, Arshad (neoexcaliber), is a friend of mine. Its been awhile since I've played Counter-Strike especially with the MMU students (3-4 years ?). There is about 11 teams that entered the tournament. Below are the results sorted by day 1 till day 3.

" Day 1, Friday "

" Day 2, Saturday "

" Day 3, Sunday "

Eventhough I wasn't there to spectate the matches, the final matches between wRjn and Otai is a really close fight judging by the scores they get from the matches. Otai fought all the way from the loser bracket. In order to win the Counter-Strike tournament, Otai must win 2 games while wRjn need only 1 game to win. This is because wRjn is from the winning bracket. The first match, played on de_inferno, won by Otai with the score 16-14. The second match on the other hand, was played on de_dust2 and wRjn managed to win and thus, became the overall champion. For ddM, they lost to Otai for the loser bracket's final with the score 16-10 on de_inferno.

The overall results:

1st : we R just noobiez (arshad, baha, heikal, haibo, huanyu)
2nd : Otai (prajesh, badari, izzudin, gujunyi, anas)
3rd : ddM (ferhan, kheng wee, chee yeong, zharif, imran)

"Eyes of a Gamer" would like to wish the winners congratulations and for the losers, better luck next time. Anyone who wishes to know more about the Counter-Strike tourney (brackets, schedules, results, demos) can proceed to their homepage.

[ via GDC Counter-Strike 1.6 ]

Good Luck !

written by Antabax | 10:47:00 AM | , | 0 comments »

I would like to wish my fellow friends Good Luck for their final. They have managed to pass the qualifying round and reach the final stage where 3 groups will fight each other. All the best guys for the Dota All-Stars tournament. Sorry I couldn't make it.