Monday, December 20, 2004

The action moves to San Andreas....

Five years ago Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas... a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption. Where filmstars and millionaires do their best to avoid the dealers and gangbangers.

Now, it's the early 90s. Carl's got to go home. His mother has been murdered, his family has fallen apart and his childhood friends are all heading towards disaster.

On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.

Liberty City. Vice City . Now San Andreas , a new chapter in this legendry series of Grand Theft Auto...........

More info soon.......

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

War of the worlds

A big war is being waged , right now. Its being waged on the internet and is moving over right on to your desktop. Its basically good news for us , the mortals. After a pretty sedentary period of halcyon calm the IT industry is again gearing up to enter a brutal age of corporate warfare.

Golden rule : All is fair in love and war.

Here are the names involved.

Microsoft : The imposing IT giant who has perfected the art of war all these years would go to any lengths to win even a little battle (remember netscape or DR DOS?). Microsoft is perhaps one of the most ruthless companies when it comes to promotiong itself and crushing its enemies. The methods it employs are quite varied and quite often treads or even crosses that thin line seperating corporate morality.

Yahoo : Over the years Yahoo has become a giant growing from an isp and a simple search facility provider to incorporate everything that one can now find in the web today. Like microsoft Yahoo is a name that even a newborn has come to recognise. Yahoo's mail was a thorn in the flesh of microsoft's hotmail but the two companies had kept growing in fairly parallel paths with their own band of customers and growing in tandem until one day...... day this inconspicuous looking website that possesed nothing more than a simple text box and a search button popped up in the maze of WWW and proclaimed it was the search engine of the future. It wasnt exaggerating. The brilliantly named 'Google' soon became the name for the future so much so that people instead of saying 'search for it' began to say 'Google it'. Then came all the other faces of google. There were directories and news.But the big one came in the name of Gmail that revolutionised the concept of mail box storage to an online storage pit. That was when the alrams started ringing for the yahoos , rediffs and hotmails. Following gmail's huge 1 gb mail space everyone started following suit offering 100 mb and 1 gb. But its never the same as launching first is it?....

That was when the war started.The others were joining hands against Google to curtrail its phenomenal growth. Now google has come out with a desktop search tool. It had hardly been launched when microsoft has come out with its own tool for desktop search.The war is heating up. Yahoo has claimed that its going to launch a state-of-the-art searching facility that is going to be super intelligent.You can be rest assured that Google wont be idle. There are talks doing rounds that google is going to come out with a browser and you know what that means. Google has just pulled the first shot in what is going to be wild west action. It is going to be ugly and gross but it surely is the golden age for us the users. Microsoft broke some big names in its step to success earlier maybe its now the turn of Google.......

....Anytime my vote will go for google.......those guyz rule..hope the micros bite dust.....

Wednesday, November 24, 2004


...i finally decided to go for it. My dilemma whether to go for the original bulky ngage or the newer sleeker qd version was put quietly to rest when i heard that nokia had stopped churning out the original ngage.So , qd it is. I am pretty excited to lay my hands on this gaming device but a slight dissapointment exists. I would have loved it more had nokia not decided to strip qd of stereo audio and mp3 player and fm radio receiver. That would have been one hell of a package. But still, ngage qd can play mp3.yes! all one needs is a player. There are quite a few of them available in the net as java applications that can be downloaded to the game pad. However the mono quality will make the sound cruddy and poor. Still , Qd can play videos in a variety of formats from real media to avi. Ultimately qd is for gamers. Others will be dissapointed.With hot swap slots for the game cards gaming has been made easy and smooth.There are some hot titles in the pipe : sims , fifa , splinter cell , tony hawk pro skater ...a game designed specially for engage is also getting ready and that should boost the gaming experience.....

.NGAGE urself......

more on NGAGE in the web....

Tuesday, November 09, 2004


Mathew Reilley is the undisputed king of action. The journey begins on page 1 and Mathew launches into a ruthless fast-paced action drama that literally leaves you gasping for breath. The stunt scenes are depicted so minutely that you will literally be seeing a movie unwind in front of your eyes. The scenes linger long after you have closed the book and that is the Reilley power.

I discovered another one of his dynamites in 'scarecrow'. With the awesome spectacle of 'icestation' - my only other reilley tryst - fresh in my mind i wanted no less than it in scarecrow. No dissapointments! Half-way through the drama the scarecrow has already thrown up some awesome stunt scenes , adrenaline pumping action and lethal gadgetry. The mordernity of the warfare is unmistakable. From strange killer weapons to technological prototypes Reilley pulls us through a supersonic maze of a hi frequency duel.

The jist is this : The scrarecrow is back. This famous warrior of the US marines who pulled off the impossible in the world of white in 'icestation' is no longer the hunter. He is the hunted. He is a part of a hit-list of a bunch of names that should no longer exist after 12:00 noon! And he is the most important of them all. With ruthless bounty hunters in his trail he is running for life. But scarecrow is not one to run. He fights back!

Monday, October 25, 2004

My Favourite games 2: Grant Theft Auto III

....the second game in this series of games i love is none other than Grand Theft Auto. If the name leads you to beleive that its a silly game where u steal cars, you couldn't be more wrong. 'Vice' takes a whole new meaning in this game that glorifies the criminals. No wonder this game has attracted scornful critics who scream that it spoils young minds. The fact is that it created record sales.

My tryst with GTA started with GTA3. Welcome to 'Liberty city' where the only dirty word is 'hope'.You've been betrayed and left for dead. Now you're taking revenge, unless the city gets you first. Mob bosses need a favor, crooked cops need help and street gangs want you dead. You'll have to rob, steal and kill just to stay out of serious trouble. Anything can happen out here.Be ready!

Featuring a fully 3-D living city, a combination of narrative driven and non-linear gameplay and a completely open environment, the game represents a huge leap forward in interactive entertainment. For the first time, players are put at the heart of their very own gangster movie, and let loose in a full fledged and intelligent city. Beleive me , this game is at your disposal. You can choose to play it in umpteen different ways.

With a cast of hundreds, 50 plus vehicles, ranging from sports cars to ice cream trucks and from boats to buses, 3 hours of radio music, including opera, reggae, house, drum and bass, pop and disco, a huge array of street ready weapons(some really bad ones) and some of the seediest characters in video game history, Grand Theft Auto 3 is a sprawling epic which will show you that sometimes, crime can pay and sometimes it can pay you back.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

My favourite games 1 : Max Payne

Max Payne is a normal american , with a happy family and dreams,working with
the NYPD. He comes back home from work one find death
amd murder!. His beautiful wife and baby killed. Enter the world of
Max payne as he goes in search of the killers , himself being framed
for murder. Hunted by the police and cartels , he is a fugitive who
begins to uncover conspiracy and deceit and unearth strange details
that have cataclysmic results!

Few games have captured the hearts of millions of gamers world
wide as Max payne has. Gaming had a revamp , a revolution. With a
enthralling hollywood style drama as the back ground , an adorable
hero to steal the show and amazing graphics and revolutionary effects
the game became an instant hit after launch. Max payne , the hero ,
launches into a narrative now and then with his low guttural voice and
the amazing back ground score at work. Some effects like the
"bullet-time" where u enter a warp zone of slow movements and
matrix style movements to evade bullets are amazing. The game
literally brings its hero to life.

I love this game. Its more than that , i am attached to it. I
still think fondly of the game and keep comparing all the other games
to it. To say the truth , they all fall short. Max payne is the game you
cannot afford not to play!

Reviews Online:

"Story is the bedrock of Max Payne. Yeah, it's chock full of mind-blowing gunplay. But at every turn, a new and clever piece of noir storytelling will motivate you forward and illuminate the action." -- PC Gamer

A first in gaming. The first PC game with photo-digitized textures, radiosity lighting and hardware T&L combined. All this tech talk just means game play never looked this real, nor frightening!

A first in gaming. "Slo-mo gives you an inventive advantage over your opposition...[and] also happens to be the most frickin' cool device ever employed in an action game." -- PC Gamer


Max Payne is an original third-person 3D game based on the MAX-FX engine, and uses photo-digitized textures and radiosity lighting, resulting in one of the most realistic looking games ever seen on the PC.

Minimum Requirements:

450MHz AMD / Intel Processor
16MB Direct3D Compatible Graphics Card