Sunday, November 7, 2010

Black Ops Tournament

Tomorrow, my local Best Buy is having a midnight release and is having a tournament.  Apparently, it's all going to be free for all matches and some sort of ladder system is in place and winner gets a free copy of Black Ops. Another cool thing is they have a 3D TV set up and are going to let people try Black Ops in 3D. Sounds awesome right?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Massive Black Ops Info


  • Black Ops hits stores November 9th, 2010
  • Achievements can be found here: http://www.xbox360ac...s/achievements/
  • Only 50 player levels (rank)
  • 15 prestige levels
  • Something special awaits you at the highest prestige level
  • There are even more benefits to prestiging than ever before
  • JD says "It takes about as long to get to 50 as it took to get to 65 in WaW"
  • Scoreboard shows K/D ratio
  • There are pages of in-game stats via the "Combat Record" menu in multiplayer. ie. Heat maps, weapon stats, KDR graphs and more
  • Experience bar is now shown in the start menu vs. at the bottom the screen
  • There is now Party Privacy setting and fine tuned search preferences
  • Press Y to view your friends list while in the pregame lobby and in the start menu
  • Game winning kill now called Final Killcam
  • Ability to turn off aim assist
  • Adjustable audio levels from COD:WaW return
  • Purple hearth death icon returns from COD:WaW
  • When you sprint to prone you do a dive move
  • You can still dropshot though
  • User controlled vehicles come via Killstreak Rewards.
  • System link is confirmed. Split-screen is 2 player local only.
  • Party Chat & Private Chat is enabled in every playlist except Search & Destroy and can be changed at will via a hotfix.
  • You can report cheaters/boosters via their in-game Playercard
  • Treyarch is dedicated to thwarting modded controllers.
  • Treyarch has a record of everyone who doesn't finish games they start. Abusers will be punished.
  • If there is DLC, Xbox 360 will receive it first as per the Activision-Microsoft partnership through 2010 announced at E3.
  • Dedicated servers for PC only
  • Mod tools are available for the PC only
  • Servers are available from (PC)
  • Unranked servers allow full customization (PC)
  • Ranked servers allow map customization (PC)
  • DRM'd via Steam. Mainly done for VAC's Anti Cheat (PC)

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  • Treyarch has tools that should keep the leaderboards clear and free of hackers.
  • Treyarch has structured their leaderboards in such a way to incentivize capping objectives as well as getting kills.
  • Lobby leaderboard and game mode specific leader boards return.
  • Leaderboards are now sorted on Score per minute averages (which will reward objective mode players better for taking objectives and not just getting kills).
  • Game mode objectives show Score per minute followed by key game mode stats. For example, in Search and Destroy it's Plants, Defuse, and Defends.
  • There is also weekly, monthly, and all time variants each with a minimum game played (5, 25, and 50, respective) requirements to be listed on the board.
  • It's Treyarch's most aggressive leaderboard effort to date.

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COD Points
  • Currency and the xp system work side by side
  • Unlocked weapons, perks, attachments, etc will still need to be purchased with COD Points
  • Buy weapons, attachments, perks, backgrounds, and emblems with COD Points
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  • COD Points is awarded every time you play
  • Earn COD Points with kills, wins, K/D ratio, gambling, etc
  • Various answered questions can be found here: http://www.se7ensins...ost__p__2103679

  • Regular challenges still exist
  • Contracts are time limited challenges
  • There are 3 categories - Mercenaries, Operations, and Specialist
  • Each is attached to certain play styles and in-game achievements
  • Mercenary
    • SPAS Cruelty
    • Twin Mags
    • Lord of the SMG
    • AK47u Ferocity
    • AUG Ferocity
    • Assault Rifle Prodigy
    • Smells like...Victory
    • Blackbird In Position
    • Attack Dogs Unleashed
    • MPL Brutality
  • Operations
    • TDM Victor
    • CTF Tornado
    • Headquarters Tornado
    • TDM Bloodbath
    • Domination Blood Bath
    • S&D Blood Bath
    • Free-For-All Warrior
    • Headquarters Barbarian
    • CTF Titan
    • Demolition Warlord
  • Specialist
    • Steel Meets Spine
    • Scorched
    • M72 LAW Killer
    • Ballistic Knife Killer
    • Tears Taste So Sweet
    • WA2000 Expert
    • A True Soldier
    • Elite Precision

Combat Training
  • Requires you to be online
  • Allows you to play against bots (AI)
  • Rank progression separate from online multiplayer
  • Play solo or with friends
  • Great for map tactics, warmups, screwing around etc
  • This is best explained by Vahn himself:

Theater Mode
  • Theater is for all platforms
  • Slow-mo and Speed up effects
  • Free camera, third person, or first person views
  • View any player's perspective
  • Treyarch out to top Bungie's theater
  • You can make highlight reels
  • All LIVE games are playable
  • Allows tagging and sharing
  • Will be able to get your videos to the web
  • Can watch Theater with parties
  • There is an in-game Sequence Editor so you can string together montages of your greatest moments in a match

Emblem Editor
  • Ability to create your own emblems
  • Emblems can be placed on your weapons
  • 12 layers for emblems
  • A lot of colors to choose from
  • Purchase different emblem stocks with COD Points. Such as a skull, arrows, horse, bunny, and a ton more

Game Modes
  • Wage your COD Points
  • Put your COD Points on the line and wager on matches
  • Top 3 players earn COD Points, rest lose their COD Points
  • In some game modes the kill leader is shown as a glowing gold dot on the uav
  • Hardcore playlists are now unlocked at a certain level
  • Join Session in Progress is disabled only in Wager Match
  • Can edit nearly ever aspect of the gameplay such as custom classes, the health system for specific classes, perks, killstreaks, jump height, movement speed and more
  • Can create custom games, save them and upload them to your File Share.
  • Custom game creation includes a class editor, killstreak editor and perk editor.

  • Gun Game - Same as the CS/Cod4/5/6 mod where you start with a knife and kill to be given a new weapon.
  • One in the Chamber - Start with a pistol with only 1 bullet. Miss and have to rely on your knife. Kill to get another bullet. Only 3 lives.
  • Sharpshooter - All players start with a random weapon, after a certain amount of time everyone receives a new weapon.
  • Sticks and Stones - Crossbow, Ballistic Knife, and Tomahawk
  • Barebones - No perks, attachments or killstreak rewards
  • Team Deathmatch
  • Teach Tactical
  • War
  • RC Car Race
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors
  • Flag Rush
  • Waypoint Flag Rush
  • Free-For-All
  • Search & Destroy
  • Domination
  • Headquarters
  • Demolition
  • Capture The Flag
  • Sabotage

Game Mode Options
  • Score Limit
  • Kill Score
  • Death Score
  • Assist Score
  • Suicide Score
  • Leader Bonus
  • Headshot Bonus
  • Round Limit

General Options
  • Hardcore Enabled
  • Allow Killcam
  • Headshots Only
  • Allow Sprint

Respawn Options
  • Respawn Delay
  • Force Respawn
  • Wave Spawn Delay

Lives and Health Options
  • Number of Lives
  • Max Health
  • Health Regeneration

Team Options
  • Spectating
  • Friendly Fire

Target Dummies
  • Friendly Target Dummies (Max 5)
  • Enemy Target Dummies (Max 5)
  • Target Dummy Difficulty (Recruit, Regular, Hardened, Veteran)

  • Map specific challenges. Such as finding a shortcut in a map
  • Choice to vote for two maps or a random map
  • Levels are snowy, urban, jungle
  • Maps when using killstreaks and when pressing start are broken up into quadrants. ie. A1, A2. C3

Map Name: Array
Description: Snow covered landscape. Good medium to long range fighting.
Map Size: Large

Map Name: Cracked
Map Size: Large
Description: Streets of Vietnam. Well balanced for Search & Destroy.

Map Name: Crisis
Description: Cuban base. Epic indoor and outdoor battles.
Map Size: Medium

Map Name: Firing Range
Description: Military practice facility. Hectic Domination games.
Map Size: Small

Map Name: Grid
Description: Russian power grid. Plenty of tactical spots for fighting
Map Size: Medium

Map Name: Hanoi
Description: NVA prison camp. Excellent for Headquarters matches.
Map Size: Medium

Map Name: Havana
Description: Cuban city. Filled with tactical street fights.
Map Size: Medium

Map Name: Jungle
Description: Jungle warfare. Great vertical gameplay.
Map Size: Large

Map Name: Launch
Description: Huge space launch facility. Perfect for any game mode.
Map Size: Medium
Notes: Has a missile in the center of the map that is launched randomly durring each round.

Map Name: Nuketown
Description: Nuclear testing grounds. Fast-paced action on a small map.
Map Size: Small

Map Name: Radiation
Description: Fully operating plant. A well balanced map for any play style.
Map Size: Medium

Map Name: Summit
Description: Research facility on a snowy mountain. Fight from all angles.
Map Size: Medium

Map Name: Villa
Description: Urban estate. Good corridors for long range firefights.
Map Size: Medium

Map Name: WMD
Description: An old Soviet base. Intense Capture the Flag matches.
Map Size: Medium

Create-A-Class 2.0
  • Described as "Gun Porn"
  • Start with 5 custom classes
  • Gain an additional 5 from prestiges 1 - 5
  • Can customize the appearance of your character model
  • Customize your weapon with your emblem, etched clan tag, reticule, reticule colors, lens color, and more
  • Gun customizations are separate to each weapon
  • Colored clan tags unlocked at prestige level 18
  • All purchased emblem images, backgrounds, and layers remain through prestige
  • Accolades are replaced with Awards

  • Deathstreaks are gone
  • No commando, danger close, one man army, stopping power or juggernaut
  • Bling returns as Warlord
  • Pro Perks return
  • Tactical Insertions are restricted from all Free for All variants but will remain present in Team variants.
  • Pro perks are unlocked by completing a Challenge Set; they also have to be bought too
  • All equipment can be picked back up and re-positioned (including claymores).
  • Scavenger no longer replenishes noob tubes
  • Tactical/Lethal grenades are thrown with RB
  • Equipment is placed with LB

Tier 1

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  • Move faster
  • PRO: +No fall damage

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  • Pick up ammo from fallen enemies. Replenish lethal grenades.
  • PRO: +Start with extra mags. Replenish tactical grenades.

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  • Undetectable by the Spy Plane and the Blackbird.
  • PRO: +Undetectable by aircraft, dogs, IR, and sentries. No red crosshair or name when targeted.

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Flak Jacket
  • Reduces explosive damage.
  • PRO: +Immune to fire damage and allows you to safely toss back frag grenades.

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Killstreaks require 1 less kill.
PRO: +Change the contents of a Care Package.

Tier 2

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  • Bullets penetrate better.
  • PRO: +Bullets do extra damage to aircraft and turrets. Reduced flinch when you are shot.

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  • Hold breath longer.
  • PRO: +Faster weapon switching.

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Steady Aim
  • Increased hip-fire accuracy.
  • PRO: +Quicker aiming after sprinting and quicker recovery from knife lunge.

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Sleight of Hand
  • Faster reloads.
  • PRO: +Faster aiming down sights with non-scoped weapons.

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  • Equip two attachments to your primary weapon.
  • PRO: +Start with 1 extra lethal and tactical grenade (except smoke).

Tier 3

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  • Longer sprint.
  • PRO: +Unlimited sprint

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  • Silent movement.
  • PRO: +Louder enemies and you're completely silent.

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Second Chance
  • Pull out your pistol before dying.
  • PRO: +Survive longer, and any teammate can revive you.

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  • Ability to detect enemy equipment and explosives.
  • PRO: +Can sabotage enemy equipment, turrets, and crates. Invisible to motion sensors.

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Tactical Mask
  • Reduces the effects of flash and concussion grenades.
  • PRO: +Reduces the effects of the flash and concussion grenades. Reveals the position of a flashed or stunned enemy.

Killstreak Rewards
  • Killstreaks only go to 11
  • Gunship is the highest killstreak
  • Dogs are back
  • Killstreaks don't count towards other killstreaks
  • There is no game-ending killstreak
  • Killstreaks will carry over to other rounds
  • Killstreaks do not count toward your highest leaderboard kill streak
  • Killstreaks seem more balanced
  • RC car has no set time and is easy to control but leaves the player very vulnerable and can be destroyed easily
  • SAM Turrent can take out helicopters
  • Dogs and the gunship can be found in care packages
  • If the care package helicopter is destroyed the care package will be dropped where the helicopter was destroyed at.
  • The Gunship is a fully-controllable helicopter (fly it and shoot) while as the Chopper Gunner, you're just gunning it.
    • 3 – Spy Plane - Shows enemies on minimap, can be shot down
    • 3 – RC XD - Remote controlled car strapped with explosives
    • 4 – Counter Spy Plane - Temporarily disables enemy mini-map
    • 4 – Sam Turret - Airdrop a placeable SAM turret that destroys aircraft
    • 5 – Care Package - Airdrop a random killstreak or ammo crate
    • 5 – Napalm Strike - Airstrike that covers an area in napalm
    • 6 – Sentry Gun - Airdrop a placeable sentry gun
    • 6 – Mortar Team - Target three locations to bombard with Mortar Strikes
    • 7 – Attack Helicopter - Call in a support helicopter
    • 7 – Valkyrie Rockets - Launcher with remote controlled rockets
    • 8 – BlackBird - Shows both enemy position and direction on the mini map. Cannot be shot down.
    • 8 – Rolling Thunder - Carpet bombing airstrike.
    • 9 – Chopper Gunner - Be the gunner of an attack helicopter.
    • 11 – Attack Dogs - Attack dogs that hunt the enemy down.
    • 11 – Gunship - Pilot an Attack Helicopter.

  • Weapon damage was compared to that of Call of Duty 2
  • You can now see more detailed information about each weapon you’ve used; such as kills, deaths, K/D, wins, and more
  • Extended Mags extend your magazine capacity. Dual Mags are two mags taped together for faster reload every other reload.
  • Akimbo weapons return
  • Famas is fully auto
  • M16 is 3-round burst
  • Shotguns are now primaries
  • Shotguns have fair range
  • Sniper Rifles guarantee 1 shot for headshots
  • Some snipers have selectable zoom
  • No red dot for snipers
  • Grenade launchers cannot be used with Warlord

Primary Weapons
  • Assault Rifles
    • M14
    • Famas
    • Enfield
    • Falil
    • Aug
    • AK47
    • FN Fal
    • M16
    • Commando
    • G11 (Classified)
    • Attachments
      • Extended Mag
      • Duel Mag
      • ACOG sight
      • Red Dot Sight
      • Reflex
      • Masterkey
      • Flamethrower
      • Infrared Scope
      • Suppressor
      • Grenade Launcher
      • Low Power Scope (G11 only)
      • Variable Zoom (G11 Only)

  • Submachine Guns
    • Skorpion
    • MAC11
    • AK47u
    • MP5K
    • Uzi
    • MPL
    • Spectre
    • PM63
    • Kiparis (Classified)
    • Attachments
      • Extended Mag
      • ACOG Sight
      • Red Dot Sight
      • Reflex
      • Grip
      • Duel Wield
      • Suppressor
      • Rapid Fire

  • Shotguns
    • Skateout
    • Olympia
    • SPAS
    • HS10 (Classified)
    • Attachments
      • Grip (Stakeout)
      • Suppressor (SPAS-12)
      • HS10 (Duel Wield)

  • Light Machine Guns
    • RPK
    • M60
    • HK21
    • Stoner63 (Classified)
    • Attachments
      • Extended Mag
      • ACOG Sight
      • Red Dot Sight
      • Reflex
      • Infrared Scope

  • Sniper Rifles
    • WA2000
    • L96A1
    • Dragunov
    • PSG1 (Classified)
    • Attachments
      • Extended Mag
      • ACOG Sight
      • Infrared Scope
      • Suppressor
      • Variable Zoom

Secondary Weapons
  • Pistols
    • M1911
    • Markarov
    • ASP
    • Python
    • CZ75 (Classified)
    • Attachments
      • Duel Wield
      • Upgraded Iron Sights
      • Extended Mags
      • Suppressor
      • Full Auto Upgrade
      • Snub Nose (Python)
      • Speed Reloader (Python)

  • Launchers
    • RPG
    • M72
    • China Lake
    • Strela

  • Special
    • Crossbow – Explosive rounds are always 1 hit kill
    • Ballistic Knife

  • Tactical Grenades
    • Nova Gas
    • Flash Bang
    • Concussion
    • Decoy - A non-lethal grenade that creates false radar blips by shooting
    • Willy Pete - Smoke

  • Lethal
      Semtex Frag Tomahawk - Throwing axe

  • Equipment
    • C4
    • Tactical Insertions
    • Claymore
    • Camera Spike
    • Motion Sensor
    • Jammer

  • None
  • Dusty
  • Ice
  • Red
  • Olive
  • Nevada
  • Sahara
  • ERDL
  • Tiger
  • Berlin
  • Warsaw
  • Siberia
  • Yukon
  • Woodland
  • Flora
  • Gold (Classified)

Face Paint
  • Clean
  • Stalker
  • Crom
  • Highlander
  • Sidewinder
  • Mantis
  • Militia
  • Apache
  • Sandman
  • Zulu
  • Blitz
  • Commando
  • Tundra
  • Banshee
  • Dutch
  • Ranger
  • Smoke
  • Black Widow
  • Death
  • Reaper
  • Jester

  • Dot
  • Semi-circle
  • Line with dot
  • Circle
  • Smiley
  • Arrows horizontal
  • Arrows vertical
  • Arrows with dot
  • Boxes
  • Burst
  • Circle within a circle
  • Circle with dot
  • Circle with crosshairs
  • Circle with inner line
  • Circle with outer line
  • Circle with arrows
  • Circle with triangles
  • Outer crosshairs
  • Small crosshairs
  • Large crosshairs
  • Diamond
  • Diamond outline
  • Heart
  • Radiation
  • Skull
  • Square
  • Square outline
  • Star
  • 3 dots
  • Treyarch
  • Triangle
  • Outer triangles
  • X
  • X with dot
  • Ying yang

Reticule Colors
  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Teal
  • Yellow
  • Orange

Lens Colors
  • Clear
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Orange
  • Yellow

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Asbestos law firm

How do you know when you have an Asbestos case? Well bodily harm or physical impairment must be shown by the plaintiff.  This usually means furnishing proof thatasbestos was the leading contributor (rather than other factors such aslong-term smoking) to their asbestosis, and that asbestos was the direct causeof their asbestosis.  Typically, thefollowing types of proof of injury concerning asbestosis will be sufficient: 1)A chest x-ray corroborating the presence of asbestosis that satisfies orexceeds the prescribed range and 2) the opinion of a  board-certified pathologist that thepatient's respiratory impairment has attained a certain level and that he orshe has a certain scarring pattern.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Marketing I

Hi guise! I'm in marketing class and I'd thought I would say hi. And... it's really warm outside today and this room is way too hot, feels like I'm gonna die or something. So enjoy the rest of your day guise. K thx bye

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Voucher Bounty

Alright so here's the deal for some quick cash, sign up for the site, complete the two cell phone officers, get the points, redeem for paypal money ????? PROFIT


Friday, October 22, 2010

Jury awards $18.5 million to man cleared by DNA

A man who spent nearly 22 years in prison for a crime he did not commit was awarded $18.5 million by a federal jury. Alan Newton, 49, was cleared by DNA evidence and released in 2006 from prison, where he was serving time for the rape and assault of a woman at a Bronx convenience store in 1984. Newton started petitioning New York courts in 1994 to test the evidence for his DNA, but it took about 11 years and four formal filings and requests before authorities were able to find the rape kit, Newton's attorney, John Schutty, told CNN Thursday. Newton, who received a 40-year-sentence in 1985, told CNN affiliate NY1 that he feels vindicated by Tuesday's decision. "This says from a jury of my peers that we felt the system was wrong and we want to compensate you and we're also sending a message to the city," Newton said Wednesday. "If you have DNA, you have the magic ability to prove right and wrong," Schutty said. New York City's Law Department said it was "disappointed" in the Manhattan verdict and plans an appeal. The Innocent Project took on Newton's case. Its website says Newton had an alibi and the actual perpetrator has not been apprehended. The jury ruled that the city had violated his constitutional rights, and found two police officers liable for intentional infliction of emotional distress for failing to produce Newton's evidence when requested, the New York Times reported. Newton, who said he intends to enroll in law school, said some relaxation is ahead first. "I'm going somewhere hot and just taking time relaxing and letting it sink in for a little while," Newton told NY1.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Black Ops Prestiges

CoD: Black Ops prestiges are to be officially announced on Friday. As of now, there is said to be 5, however, I have heard of anywhere of being up to 15 prestiges, which I think is way too much.  I say that if there are 15 of them then make it easier to level up, if there's only 5, make it somewhat challenging.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Call Of Duty Black Ops

Is anyone else ready for Black Ops? I personally cannot wait. I've been following up on it lately, just recently the beta was leaked for the Xbox 360, but the next day Treyarch shut down the beta servers. Also, some man in Alabama allegedly stole copies of the game, who goes by the online alias of UNGODLY LEAKER. He is threatening to leak the game all over the internet and since that threat Treyarch and Activision have been on his case.  If anyone is interested in Black Ops, such as confirmed weapons, kill streaks, equipments, etc... visit

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Purchase Structured Settlements

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Been a While

Wow, its been pretty long since I last been on here and saw what's going on. Since then, not much else has really happened. I saw jackass 3d day after it came out.  That movie was so hilarious, not even kidding, seriously, go watch it now. Anyway, I'll be coming back on here more often, hopefully daily to update. Take care guys

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Just a little fun fact I thought I would share.  When you ask someone a question and he looks to the right, it means he's lying.  This is because the right side of the brain is the more creative side compared to our left.  Cool right?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Guy who killed his wife pleas insanity via caffeine?!

Alright, so this guy who killed his wife by strangling her with an extension cord is pleaing insanity because of caffeine. He says that all the caffeinated drinks he drank and lack of sleep combined made him kill his wife and while he was killing her, he had no idea what was going on at the time. Wow, what a bunch of bullshit, seriously?  Funny enough, some man used the defense some time ago in Washington when he hit a guy with his car, he too claimed that he lost control of his car because of caffeine and the charges were dropped.  Seriously?  What the hell?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Jobless Economy

Well guys, been trying to find a job for a while. I've been applying everywhere and with no luck in site.  I lost my old job because of "economic sizing"  and man does it suck. You guys have any ideas or tips, I guess you could say, to make me stand out from other applicants or somehow have a better chance of getting the job?  Anyone else getting or finding jobs as well?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Stock Market Game

Well, I thought I'd give that game a go, it's on the PC and there's an iPod app for it.  And I must say, I really, really, wish it were real life. Seriously, start off with 100k, and buy stocks as you please. I already made crap loads of money in that game and I wish I would've done the same IRL.  Oh man wouldn't life be grand?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Horrible Lag

 Went to play some 360 online today. Noticed extreme amounts of lag, got pissed off and reset my router and modem. Didn't work and still really laggy. Ahhh oh well. Try tomorrow I guess

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Xbox 360 Slim


  • Good price point
  • Includes a 250GB hard drive
  • It looks cool, and it is smaller than the original
  • It is much quieter and runs cooler
  • Built in WiFi


  • An odd way to remove the hard drive that could potentially cause problems
  • No HD connectivity without additional purchase
  • No Blu-ray player
  • The fancy shine is easily smudged with fingerprints
So with that in mind, anyone going to get it?

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Pastor nixes Quran-burning, claims NYC mosque deal

The anti-Muslim leader of a tiny Florida church backed off his threat to burn the Quran, defusing an international firestorm Thursday after he said he was promised that a planned Islamic center and mosque would be moved away from New York's ground zero. The imam planning the center, however, quickly denied such a deal.
The Rev. Terry Jones had been under intense pressure to abandon his plan to burn the Quran on Saturday, the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. President Barack Obama urged him to listen to "those better angels" and give up his "stunt," saying it would endanger U.S. troops and give Islamic terrorists a recruiting tool. Defense Secretary Robert Gates took the extraordinary step of calling Jones personally.
Standing outside his 50-member Pentecostal church, the Dover Outreach Center, alongside Imam Muhammad Musri, the president of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, Jones said he relented when Musri assured him that the New York mosque will be moved.
Jones had never invoked the mosque controversy as a reason for his planned protest. He cited his belief that the Quran is evil because it espouses something other than biblical truth and incites radical, violent behavior among Muslims.
But he said Thursday that that he prayed about the decision and concluded that if the mosque was moved, it would be a sign from God to call off the Quran burning.
"We are, of course, now against any other group burning Qurans," Jones said. "We would right now ask no one to burn Qurans. We are absolutely strong on that. It is not the time to do it."
Musri thanked Jones and his church members "for making the decision today to defuse the situation and bring to a positive end what has become the world over a spectacle that no one would benefit from except extremists and terrorists" who would use it to recruit future radicals.
After the news conference, however, Musri told The Associated Press there is no deal to move the mosque. He said there was only an agreement for him and Jones to travel to New York and meet Saturday with the imam overseeing plans to build a mosque near ground zero.
"I told the pastor that I personally believe the mosque should not be there, and I will do everything in my power to make sure it is moved," Musri said. "But there is not any offer from there (New York) that it will be moved. All we have agreed to is a meeting, and I think we would all like to see a peaceful resolution."
In New York, the leader of the Islamic center project, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, said he was surprised by Jones' announcement.
"I am glad that Pastor Jones has decided not to burn any Qurans. However, I have not spoken to Pastor Jones or Imam Musri," Rauf said in a statement. "We are not going to toy with our religion or any other. Nor are we going to barter. We are here to extend our hands to build peace and harmony."
Jones later insisted that he had struck a deal, without suggesting that he would go back to his Quran-burning plan in light of the imams' denials. He said Musri told him that officials would guarantee that the mosque would be moved.
"We are canceling the event because we have agreed, I take him at his word, he has agreed to move the Ground Zero mosque," Jones said. "I verified that three or four times with witnesses. I trust that man who gave me that. I believe he is a man of integrity, a man of his word, I do not believe that he lied to me."
Jones said that if the mosque is not moved, "then I think Islam is a very poor example of religion. I think that would be very pitiful. I do not expect that."
His decision comes after a firestorm of criticism from leaders around the world. The pope and several other Christian leaders were among those urging him to reconsider his plans, which generated a wave of anger and criticism across the Muslim world. In Afghanistan, hundreds of angry Afghans burned an American flag and chanted "Death to the Christians" to protest the planned Quran burning.
The cancellation was welcomed in Gainesville, a city of 125,000 anchored by the sprawling University of Florida campus.
"It's very good news for Gainesvilile and good news for everyone involved," said City Manager Russ Blackburn.
Jones' neighbors also have said they disapprove. At least two dozen Christian churches, Jewish temples and Muslim organizations in the city had mobilized to plan inclusive events, including Quran readings at services, as a counterpoint to Jones' protest.
Jones' Dove Outreach Center is independent of any denomination. It follows the Pentecostal tradition, which teaches that the Holy Spirit can manifest itself in the modern day. Pentecostals often view themselves as engaged in spiritual warfare against satanic forces.
Adding to the confusion Thursday was the sudden injection of Donald Trump into the debate over the New York mosque, which is planned to go up two blocks north of the trade center site.
Opponents argue it is insensitive to families and memories of Sept. 11 victims to build a mosque so close to where Islamic extremists flew planes into the World Trade Center and killed nearly 2,800 people. Proponents support the project as a reflection of religious freedom and diversity and say hatred of Muslims is fueling the opposition.
Trump, who made a fortune in real estate, offered Thursday to buy out a major investor in the real estate partnership that controls the site where the 13-story Islamic center would be built.
In a letter released Thursday by Trump's publicist, Trump told Hisham Elzanaty that he would buy his stake in one of the two lower Manhattan buildings involved in the project for 25 percent more than whatever he paid.
"I am making this offer as a resident of New York and citizen of the United States, not because I think the location is a spectacular one (because it is not), but because it will end a very serious, inflammatory, and highly divisive situation that is destined, in my opinion, to only get worse," the letter said.
Trump also attached a condition to his offer: He said that as part of the deal, the backers of the mosque project would need to promise that any new mosque they constructed would be at least five blocks farther away from the World Trade Center site.
Elzanaty's response: No sale.
"This is just a cheap attempt to get publicity and get in the limelight," said his lawyer, Wolodymyr Starosolsky.
He added that the offer's lack of seriousness was evident in the price.
The group collectively paid $4.8 million for the building Trump offered to buy. The other is being leased.
Starosolsky said the real estate partnership had already received two offers in the ballpark of $20 million.
"He knows what the value of the building is. If he were really interested in buying the building, he would have come forward with at least $20 million," Starosolsky said.
Elzanaty added that he remains committed to the idea of having a mosque built on at least part of the property.
It's unclear how much control Elzanaty has over the property, which is owned by an eight-member investment group led by El-Gamal's real estate company, Soho Properties.
El-Gamal said Soho Properties controls the site, but didn't elaborate. His spokesman said he couldn't answer questions about the investment team or ownership issues.
In a pair of interviews with the AP this week, Elzanaty said he had invested in the site with an intention of making a profit and was willing to half the land for private development, and maybe all of it if a Muslim group doesn't come forward with enough money to build the mosque.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Political Spectrum

Well, I'm just curious as to see where my followers or viewers fall on the spectrum. I for one, am a Libertarian and in case you haven't heard, we support maximum rights for the people with limited government. So guys, tell me in the comments, where do you fall on the spectrum or what party you belong to?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

5 Ways to hack your brain into awesomeness

I thought this was really cool and thought you guys might want to give it a read.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

MW2 vs CoD4

Today, after playing MW2 I decided, for old times sake, to pop in CoD4 and play. Now let me tell you, a huge difference, in fact, I play 1,000x better in CoD4 and came to realize it is a 1,000x better game. For one, in MW2 camping rewards players, in CoD4 its all running and gunning, which I love, and a non-n00b friendly game, which we can all agree upon, unlike MW2. In CoD4, I find that aiming down the sight is quicker, in comparison to MW2 (w/o sleight of hand pro) and much, easier to drop shot (yeah I know it's cheap). It also seems like you die easier and quicker in MW2 then CoD4. I rushed in CoD4 today, Team Deathmatch and went 31 and 4. I tried rushing in MW2, and well lets just say, it turned out for the worst. So, what do you guys, think MW2 or CoD4? Post comments and let me know

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Latest CoD Black Ops Details

Despite an announcement and the release of the first trailer two weeks ago, details on Call of Duty: Black Ops have not been forthcoming. But thanks to a preview in USA Today, we now know a little bit more about the latest CoD, including a few of the settings, weapons, and missions to expect. To begin with, there's finally confirmation that Black Ops takes place during the Cold War in 1968, with players controlling a team of operatives traveling the world to different hot spots in an effort to contain the spread of Communism. USA Today describes one mission (called "WMD") that begins with the player flying high inside an SR-71 Blackbird over the Ural Mountains, as they view a team of troops on the ground through a surveillance camera and order them where to go. After this command section, the player is then put in control of one of the troops at ground-level, with the goal being to infiltrate a facility inside Russia.
The preview also reveals the addition of a scoped crossbow, which players can use to snipe enemies from afar. Additionally, it also reveals Black Ops will add the concept of alternate ammo, as the player could switch between normal arrow heads or explosive arrows. A customizable AUG assault rifle was also shown, although the demoed level didn't offer any attachments for it.

Also confirmed in a separate interview is that Black Ops will feature a 2-4-player cooperative mode as well as competitive multiplayer, and that the single player story will focus on "at least two main characters" who will become involved in multiple covert conflicts throughout the world.
"The team is really excited about creating a game in this period," said Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia about the new Cold War setting. "We really felt like it was fertile ground for us and we could provide something fresh for gamers." Lamia also said Black Ops would span a "longer period during this era," suggesting it won't take place only in 1968.

Lamia also said to USA Today that Treyarch is using input from Maj. John Plaster, a veteran of the Studies and Observations Group that operated during the Vietnam War, as well as Sonny Puzikas, a former Soviet special forces operative. Still, despite the research, Lamia said Treyarch is "not endeavoring to make a historical account," but an "entertainment product."
Call of Duty: Black Ops is shipping out on November 9.


My Two Sense: I personally cannot wait for black ops. Modern Warfare 2 is such a broken, noob infested camping galore game. I honestly miss CoD4 since it was more of a rush. I hope Black Ops is the same as CoD4.