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A sequel 12 years in the making: Starcraft II

It is true, I bought this game from the retail store (had to back then, there was no Amazon) in 1998.  I in fact took the day off from work, as I knew I would really enjoy this game.  I did.

I liked it so much, that I got many of my friends hooked at the same time, formed LAN parties around the game and when they (Blizzard) released information about a squeal / add-on called that same year, oh.. we were all looking forward to sleepless nights.

Today – Starcraft II will is going to be released and it just isn’t going to be an updated game with the same units, it is a whole new game with new units and a great story.

In fact, those that might read this should check out the  Known Issues – Technical Support related list and a Current list of bugs on the StarCraft II Forums outlining issues with the game.

Intel D975XBX2

Here are images of the motherboard that I went with on this upgrade:

In addition to supporting the first Intel® Quad-Core processor, the Intel Workstation Board S975XBX2 is based on Intel® 975X Express chipset. This combination enables key performance-optimized capabilities such as support for one PCI Express* x16 or multiple PCI Express* x8 graphics cards, as well as 8 GB ECC memory addressability to enable 64-bit computing. For those using storage-intensive applications, the S975XBX2 provides up to eight hard disks configuration with integrated SATA (3.0 Gb/s) RAID.

Just in time for Holiday LAN – GeForce 7800 GTX 512mb Arrives

Unca’ GamersCircle got another awesome gaming gift and just in time for the yearly LAN too.

High resolutions and maximum textures here I come! Dont’ take my word for it, check out what GamePC has to say about it.

No matter how careful you really are..

Last night, I thought I would follow Jose Fransico’s “Removing Spyware” advise:

Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t like I haven’t done it before, I do run an AntiVirus application (AVG) all of the time and then on top of that. Right before each LAN party that I host (twice a year), I usually do the spyware removal thing…

The only step that I didn’t do that Jose points out was to run the Microsoft anti-spyware as the earlier reports has it detecting some of Microsofts software as threats. (yuk.. yuk)

I started off by running SpyBot which found 85 items (all cookies for advertising tracking) then on top of that I ran Ad-Aware SE which found 25 more items.. again.. more cookies and 2 registry entries.

This computer is clean…

The Ultimate Gamer

What can I say about my friend Toneman? He is the ultimate Toy R Us kid, has never misses a LAN, has beat me 2 years in a row at Ghettopoly, hangs tough on those late night WOW and COH game nights! We call him Toneman!