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CLUE 3: Guy Cockerhttp://uk.gamespot.com/users/guy_cocker/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25893558

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CLUE 5: Chris Wattershttp://uk.gamespot.com/users/Chris_Watters/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25893547

CLUE 6: Kevin Vanordhttp://uk.gamespot.com/users/Kevin-V/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25893569

CLUE 7: Aaron Sampsonhttp://uk.gamespot.com/users/AirDog80/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25893530

CLUE 8: Alex Sassoonhttp://uk.gamespot.com/users/sebFlyte/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25893542

CLUE 9: Wernher Goffhttp://uk.gamespot.com/users/wornstar/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25893595

CLUE 10: Jan Heirhttp://uk.gamespot.com/users/Jan_Meja_Heir/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25893561

CLUE 11: Randolph Ramseyhttp://uk.gamespot.com/users/RandolphRam/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25893577

CLUE 12: Andrew Parkhttp://uk.gamespot.com/users/AndrewP/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25893543

CLUE 13: Mark Waltonhttp://uk.gamespot.com/users/markypants/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25893573&tag=tracked-blogs%3Bbloglink5

CLUE 14: Justin Calverthttp://uk.gamespot.com/users/JusticeCovert/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25893566

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CLUE 19: Ryan MacDonaldhttp://uk.gamespot.com/users/RyanM/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25893611&tag=all-about%3Bblog1

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CLUE 37: Brendan Sinclairhttp://uk.gamespot.com/users/Polybren/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25893544

CLUE 38: Laura Parkerhttp://uk.gamespot.com/users/Lozzica/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25893571

Hey everybody!

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Hey...Man it's been over 2 years since I've last made a blog. So, what has everybody been up too?

My XBL has been hacked!!!! Read if your on my XBL friends list *get's angry*!!!!

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Man, I can't believe this! I've been hacked out of my XBL has been hacked twice this week!!! First time was on Sunday and when I finally recovered my account (back to normal). Less then 5 hours later it's been hacked again!!! This is 100% bs!!!! If your on my list and if you get any weird and(/or) offensive messages, dont attack me! MS isn't doing anything about this and now I'm on my own. I went to xbox.com forums to get some possible solutions. This isn't fair :cry: I didn't play my xbox for a very long time and now (most possibly) I'm going to get a new account and start all over from the begining...:( :cry::cry:. Man, why do people do poeple have to be rude all the time?? I don't know to what's going to happen to my acount now, but I hope to add you guys over again if I do have to change my account (and I'm not going to post my GT here on GS, so PM me when the blog of me getting a new account comes for my GT).

I would like to wish everybody....

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I hope everbody has a great and safe holidays! :)

Sorry for my long absence. I'm going to make a blog at the end of this week telling why I haven't created a blog for OVER 2 MONTHS!...That's a long time.

See you, GameSpotters

-earthking

Jack Thompson Promoted - From Lawyer to President of the ESRB??? *cries*

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I found this on the internet not too long ago...This isn't looking good.


President Bush made a controversial appointment earlier today that will probably fly under the radar for most political junkies. Jack Thompson, the noted video game anti-violence advocate from Florida, could replace current ESRB head Patricia Vance as early as October if congressional hearings approving the president's nomination go smoothly.

"I stand by Jacky," Bush told reporters at a press conference where the appointment was announced. "He's been doin' a heck of a job, and I think that all the good work he's done for video games and the kids who play those durn things makes him a true patriotic American. If the lesson of September the 11th has taught us anything, it's to never let our guard down, and Jack has never let his guard down dealing with video games. We need to let the man continue doing what he's already been doing because of his sense of duty and honor, only in an official role."

Gamers who follow politics are taking issue with Bush's characterization of Jack Thompson, a man who is known as public enemy number one in most video gaming circles. Thompson first rose to notoriety in the gaming community in 2003 when he attempted to sue Take-Two Interactive, publishers of the Grand Theft Auto series, for the alleged role their game played in a homicide committed by two teenage brothers who claimed they were inspired by the game.

Since then Thompson has embarked on a one-man crusade to singlehandedly remove all violence, pornography, questionable content, and anything else that would make a video game fun, all in the name of protecting the children who play these Mature and Adult Only titles. Titles that would only be available to adults if parents would do their job. Thompson has continued his crusade despite the fact that most of the children he's crusading for think he's an ass.

Conservatives are expected to provide heavy opposition to the appointment when it reaches congress. Republicans up for re-election in 2008 have already been attempting to distance themselves from the sinking ship that is the Bush administration, and pundits agree that any Republican who supports President Bush appointing a crazy lawyer who hates video games as the head of the video game rating board will be seriously risking their seat in congress come election time.

Democrats are objecting on the grounds that the appointment was the president's idea, and the only coherent policy they've been able to come up with in the past year is to oppose anything the president does. Gamers have already called for democrats to attempt to impeach Thompson if his appointment does go through, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has already gone on record stating that impeachment will not be on the table no matter how badly Thompson screws things up in his leadership role.

There is also a question as to whether or not the president actually has the authority to appoint someone to head the ESRB. The organization was approved by congress in 1994, but since then has operated independent of government interference. The president's attempt to appoint Thompson is especially odd considering it would be the first time a president attempted to interfere with the ESRB.

Joe Lieberman, one of the senators who led hearings in the early 90s that led to the creation of the ESRB, has flatly stated that the president doesn't have the authority to make this appointment. The Bush administration, however, claims executive privilege and plans to go ahead with the appointment. Current ESRB president Patricia Vance has threatened to take legal action if she is replaced.

Gaming action groups are forming all over the Internet to combat this appointment. Interested gamers are encouraged to send a mail to their local congressman stating emphatically that a vote for Thompson means a vote lost at the polls next November

Gamers who follow politics are taking issue with Bush's characterization of Jack Thompson, a man who is known as public enemy number one in most video gaming circles. Thompson first rose to notoriety in the gaming community in 2003 when he attempted to sue Take-Two Interactive, publishers of the Grand Theft Auto series, for the alleged role their game played in a homicide committed by two teenage brothers who claimed they were inspired by the game.Since then Thompson has embarked on a one-man crusade to singlehandedly remove all violence, nudity, questionable content, and anything else that would make a video game fun, all in the name of protecting the children who play these Mature and Adult Only titles. Titles that would only be available to adults if parents would do their job. Thompson has continued his crusade despite the fact that most of the children he's crusading for think he's an ass.

Conservatives are expected to provide heavy opposition to the appointment when it reaches congress. Republicans up for re-election in 2008 have already been attempting to distance themselves from the sinking ship that is the Bush administration, and pundits agree that any Republican who supports President Bush appointing a crazy lawyer who hates video games as the head of the video game rating board will be seriously risking their seat in congress come election time.

Democrats are objecting on the grounds that the appointment was the president's idea, and the only coherent policy they've been able to come up with in the past year is to oppose anything the president does. Gamers have already called for democrats to attempt to impeach Thompson if his appointment does go through, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has already gone on record stating that impeachment will not be on the table no matter how badly Thompson screws things up in his leadership role.

There is also a question as to whether or not the president actually has the authority to appoint someone to head the ESRB. The organization was approved by congress in 1994, but since then has operated independent of government interference. The president's attempt to appoint Thompson is especially odd considering it would be the first time a president attempted to interfere with the ESRB.

Joe Lieberman, one of the senators who led hearings in the early 90s that led to the creation of the ESRB, has flatly stated that the president doesn't have the authority to make this appointment. The Bush administration, however, claims executive privilege and plans to go ahead with the appointment. Current ESRB president Patricia Vance has threatened to take legal action if she is replaced.

Gaming action groups are forming all over the Internet to combat this appointment. Interested gamers are encouraged to send a mail to their local congressman stating emphatically that a vote for Thompson means a vote lost at the polls next November.Source

Source.


I pray to God that this isn't true...:(...:cry:.

This dude is a better lawyer than JT...Atleast he knows what he's talking about! (Thanx to Gallego for introducing me to this site...:P).

Sorry if I ruined anybody's day...:P

What do you guys think?

-earthking.

It's My BirthDay Today!!!! + Happy Rosh Hashana!

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Yes. September 12 is my birthday....I forgot that this was blogging material...:P...I turned 17 today....This is great news for me! Now, I can LEAGALLY (:P) buy R rated movies and M rated games...:D. Sorry this isn't up earlier. I just came home from my neighbors house for dinner, but before that my friends and I went out and had some fun...:P...And no, I'm not that drunk right now...:P...JK. I'm going to leave that off until my brothers birthday, on the 17th (Monday). I'm soo glad that I reached this part of my life....:D....As a wise person once said:

I like what this guy is doing! LET'S DANCE!!!

*Throughs huge party for GS*

Also, for all my Jewish GS friends out there and everbody at the Jewish Union, happy Rosh Hashana! As you guys might already know, I'm Jewish as well...Rosh Hashana is the Jewish New Year and the faith is celebrating 5768 YEARS TODAY!!! WOW.

Anyway GameSpotters, I would like to say Happy New Years (even if your not Jewish...:)). Don't be a stranger! PM me once in a while...:wink::P

Also, I would like to ask a few questions...I'm interested in your suggestions on how I can make my blog more interesting...What are the stuff that you guys want to read?

P.S. I would like to thank everybody that posted in my previous blog...With that blog, you guys help me achieve 45 posts (which is the highest I've gotten it so far! Thanx).

Thank you for reading. Have a great day!

-earthking (aka Bension...:))

Best Day Ever - I got my Drivers License and I Got Into The COD 4 Beta Early!!!!

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Yes!!! Okay. First of all...I just got my drivers license...I was thinking that I was just prolonging this for way too long that I've just have to get it...Well and the fact that I had only a month left until my permit expires and there is no damn way that I'm going take the permit test again! So, my father called up the driving instructor (who so happens to be Russian as well...:D)....We got along just right...:P...He was so cool...I messed on the parallel parking (which I hate so very much) and when I did, he said "I didn't see that, try again"...I was so happy that he did that...So, I got my license and I'm now one more step during freedom...:P...Know I just have to get a job (which is soon since I applied to Walgreens and my brother is the assistant manager there...He's doing it part time)...I'm going to be working about thirty-five hours a week...:P.

Now the Call of Duty 4 beta...:). I know that we all want to here this...Okay this is who it went down...When I came home from getting my license, I was checking my e-mail and it read this "Welcome to the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Multiplayer BETA!" from Infinity Wards email...:shock:...I was thinking to myself that there was no way in heck...So, I click in it and it said:

Welcome to the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Multiplayer BETA!
Congratulations on being selected to participate in the public
 multiplayer
BETA for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
REMEMBER: This beta is currently unreleased to the public. You are part
 of a limited Trusted Friends and Family portion of the beta and we ask
 that you do not post any screenshots, information, video, or other
 media regarding the beta to the public. We appreciate your cooperation in
 this effort. Enjoy!
Your Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Multiplayer BETA Token is: 
XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX (I removed the code because I used it and it was meant to be secret)
To download the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Multiplayer BETA please
follow the following steps:
1) Turn on your Xbox 360 entertainment console.
2) Go to the MARKETPLACE Blade.
3) Select Redeem Code from the available menu.
4) Enter the Token found above in the available field.
5) Select Download Now.
Upon completion of the download, you may choose to 'Play Now' to
 immediately
start enjoying the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Multiplayer BETA, or
 for
all future attempts, you can choose the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
 BETA
in the 'Demos and More' menu of your 'GAMES' blade on the Xbox 360
Dashboard.

Infinity Wards said

I almost had a heart-attack...:): So, I quickly put in the code and downloaded (surprisingly for a 1 GB file) the beta...So, I was playing it and man is it good...I will try to get some impressions out when the thing goes PUBLIC on MONDAY!

For some of you (and you know who you are), that was rude on what you did...:P...Sending me death threats through XBL for getting the beta...I told you do that through GameSpot...:P...What? You want to be in the beta? Find I'll help you out!

Go here to http://www.charlieoscardelta.com/ and sign up for an account

NOTE: You need to be 18+ and a residence of the U.S.A...It'sXBOX 360 EXCLUSIVE!

Moday starts the test...They will most likely ask you questions about Call of Duty 4...There is going to be ONLY 3 questions and you need to get all of them correct to get the game token. Read up on the beta through their FAQ and good luck to all!

What? You're not from the U.S.A. and you still want in?

Don't worry about a thing. They said that they are going spread out of the US and into difference countries (mostly likely Canada and the UK)...So, everybody can join in the fun before the full version comes out...The beta is amazing...In the other half of the e-mail they said not to put any impressions (or Screen Shots) up until the thing goes public, so I'll have my impressions of the beta up then...All I have to say is that THE PERK SYSTEM SHOULD BE IN ALL GAMES NOW!!! Seriously it's awesome...:D.

Now since that is out of the way, those two things aren't the only ones that made my day fantastic...I almost asked out this one girl, Morgan, out today. She was from my Algebra and Psychology ****last year and I saw her day. I almost asked her out, but didn't work up the courage to...:(...Do you guys have any advice for me?

Also, I want to start spicing up my 'blog' posts...Do you guys have any good suggestions?

Well, have fun and good luck if your going for the COD 4 beta key...Just study all things COD 4 and you should be fine...Have a good day. Leave a comment, thanx...:)

-earthking

Madness?....THIS!!! IS!!! E!!! 3!!!

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That time of the year is coming and this is going to be a bumpy ride. Each company has to show it their all this time around. Last E3 was all about hardware. Both Sony and Nintendo focused their attentions on their respective consoles and showed off what could be. Also, Microsoft mainly focused on the Xbox 360 hardware and what Xbox Live is going to offer the gamers. That was in the past...Now it's E3 2007 and now all the companies can't hind behind their hardware anymore...This E3 will mark the year of the software...No more hiding, it's time to show us what you've got!

In this blog, I will be running down the show times for each company that is to present this week. Including the big three (Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo) to the big third party developers. These are going to be my prediction of what's going to happen in the show. Let's begin.


Tuesday, July 10 2007

Microsoft Press Conference: 8:30pm - 9:45pm

Microsoft has come along way in the video game industry. With the Xbox, being the under-dog, they managed to improve on many things on the Xbox 360. This year though, is going to be challenging as now Sony and Nintendo unleashed their consoles...MS has to now do something spectacular to keep their lead. At this year's E3 MS is mainly going to focus new software for the xbox 360 and VISTA. For Xbox 360, MS is going to focus on Halo 3. I predict that they are going to show the single player demonstration to hook the audience...After the demo is over, Peter Moore is going to come out and say how MS is successful of reaching their goal of selling more than they expected to with a year and a half, totally ignoring all the technical issues with the hardware. He may mention some solutions on how they are going to fix that problem, but I doubt it. Then after they will just show more trailers and demos for other first party games like Mass Effect and Too Human.

Then when he's done with the Xbox 360, Bill Gates will come out and talk about VISTA and how he's going to "revolutionize" the way you play games on the PC. Few games will show up, that might be interesting. But the only thing that's going to stand out is the PC version of Gears of War...Other than that, nothing much to talk about.


Wednesday, July 11 2007

Nintendo Press Conference: 9:00am - 10:00am

Nintendo this year really doesn't have to do much in the case of software for the Wii.They some software that they might show, but I don't think that they are going to put that much effort is because the Wii sells no matter what...And that's the point of E3 is to have items there to sell. The one thing that I'm interested to see and predict that Nintendo will do is introduce the different color Wii's, which were introduced at E3 '05. These colors include white, silver, red, green, and black. Also, some release dates for games like Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Mario Galaxy

Nintendo, though, will most likely focus on the DS lite and all the games coming out for that handheld.


Picture of the colored Wii's I predict to be announced at E3.

Sony Press Conference: 11:30am - 12:30pm

Well, well, well...I guess it's time for Sony to show us what they've got planned for E3. The night before their press conference, Sony will show a two hour demo for KillZone 2 as an "invite only" presentation during Microsoft's press conference. This game will have mixed reviews, at first.Sony is hyping the game to look in "par" with the E3 '05 CGI demonstration.I predict that Sony is going to fall short of their promise...But looks aren't everything...The meat of most poeple's previews will come from the gameplay they show...If they show solid gameplay rather than focus on the graphics of the game, then KillZone 2 may have a shot of being a "Halo Killer". I predict during their press conference is them showing off the new rumble controller from the start. Also, with some some live demonstration of KillZone 2 (maybe 10 minutes worth) to give poeple, who didn't go to the demonstration the night before, a little taste of what they missed. Other than that, they are going to take most of the time showing what games to expect to come with year, along with some hands-on demos to try to impress poeple...Also, they are going to reveal that a PSP "lite" is in the works and will be released at the end of the year. They really need to show 110% of effort (mostly on the PS3) to make it through the year.

Activision: 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Off the back, most of the presentation is going to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. This game just looks amazing. But this one is different than most of Call of Duty titles. Usually, a Call of Duty game is set in World War II, but this game breaks tradition and trys to get more of a modern day senario (hence the name Modern Warfare...:P). Based on the second trailer (a few lines, that are said, are in Russian so if you want me to translate for you, since I know Russian...Please let me know) is set it Ukraine, which is really not the feel I was going for in the first trailer. Other games, though, are might steal the spotlight. One of the major examples is Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. Who doesn't like a Guitar Hero game? With the third installment of the series, it would bring back the great multi-player aspects of the game, but this time we maybe able to use the instruments found in Rock Band.


Thursday, July 12 2007

UbiSoft- 10:30am - 11:30am

Well, this gaming company, I expect to win a few nomination for Game of E3. One of the title's I believe that is going to on the list is upcoming stealth game, Assassin's Creed. There is no doubt that Assassin's Creed isn't going to raise a few eye-brows during the E3 coverage. The game was shown last year, but it's going to available for the press to get their hands on for the first time this year. I predict that this game is going to win best E3 game and has a chance of being 2007's game of the year. Also, there are a lot of rumors going around that Haze is going to be a PS3 exclusive now. I predict that the game is not going to exclusive, but they will announce that the "timed exclusive" status of the PS3 version will be longer instead.


Well, I'm done giving my prediction for E3 this year. But whether or not these do come true...We can all agree that we're all going to be broke by the end of this year. This is one of the best years for gamers yet. Be sure to comment about some of your predictions and wishlist for this years E3 event. This yearis going to be interesting...:wink:.

Wait...What? THIS IS MADNESS!!!Some Random Person

EARTHKING - Madness?....*In a spartan-like vioice* THIS! IS! E!!! 3!!! *Boots the random person off a endless pit*

I'm Back! Please Read (I need help).

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Scray thought, huh? Well, yes I'm back...I, to tell you the truth, don't even know where I have been all this time...:P...Dang, it's been 2 months since my last "blog"...I guess this calls for an update. Don't you think? :P...I started summer about6 weeks ago...And I only have a month left of summer...:(.

FRIENDS

Well, just like every summer, my friends go and abandoned me...I should really get friends for the summer...We did see a few movies before they left (like SpiderMan 3 and such)...They left for the whole summer and I'm all alone...:(.

SCHOOL

Oh well...I've been taking courses (the weird thing is when I used the word "classes", the system sensors out the word...:|) at Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) and it's been fun...For school...At PVCC I've tooken SpanishI and World Relgions (man, do I hate that class....:P;what? his classes is based on tests)...Well, I started again on yesterday with Spanish II (YAY for one class...:P)...I don't know...I want to take Psychology 101 (since I'm going to be majoring in Psychology), but things happened when I registered and I can't take it during the summer...That may be good news since I can take a whole semester of it instead of 5 weeks (at only 4 days a week)...That would be one of many classes that I'm going to take during next semester (along with English 102, Guitar, and Humanity 250)...I'm dead next year...:P...On that note, I recieved my report card (from high school)and I got 1 C ,1 B, and 4 A's...My GPA took quite a beating this year (went from a 4.0 to a 3.7)

MOVIES & GAMING

Since the begining of the summer, I've seen plenty of moives. One of the movies, though, I had to force my friends to watch because I knew that it was going to be a sleeper hit and I told them they needed to see it. The movie was called "Knocked Up" and it was so hilarious...I first saw the commerical on AOTS (Attack of the Show on G4) and ever since I've hyped the movie and it turned out awesome! Saw Spider Man 3 (a few times) and it was awesome...Too bad the movie to mixed reactions. Finally, Shrek 3 (yes I did watch it) and I was really dissapointed in it...I was a fan of the first 2 (mainly because of Donkey...:P), but the thrid one was way too short and didn't amuse me as much...But it's a cash cow (in the last week in English we did a unit on advertising and my teacher used Shrek as a prime example of why it's a cash cow...You couldn't go2 steps without seeing an ad for Shrek...:?), so I can't wait for Shrek 4 and 5...:P. And I'm going to cut it here...I could go on forever with movies...As for gaming, nothing much...Just reached my first 1,000 gamerpoints on XBL and I finished Gears of War on all difficulties...But I just don't see the point of achievement points...Why are (some) poeple obessed with them? Other than that I rented Rainbow Six Vegas (PS3 version), Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, and Ninja Gaiden Black (I borrowed this one from a friend)...I'm going to pick up Ninja Gaiden Sigma and a few PSP games as soon as I get a job...:P...Other than that nothing.

SUMMER

Okay, enough stalling...This is the true reason I am making this post...Well, every summer, I make sure I get a few things done that I couldn't really get done during the year...Last summer I had a job (and I went to New York), so I couldn't get a lot of things done...Some things are hanging out with friends (usually playing football in the park), reading, writing, gaming, watching a variety of moives, and listening to music...Since I can't go to NY this year and my friends are gone....I need some advice on what books I should get and new CDs (yes they still make those...Don't listen to those nasty rumors on the interenet...:P) I should get...I am a enthusiastic about all types of music (all except country; this is coming for a city-boy ;)). So if you would like to give advice...That would be awesome. Also, my PC is showing signs that it's dying (well the same signs that it showed me before my 10- year old Dell died) and even my brothers laptop (which is no powerful than my PC) can run a gamespot video (let alone a youtube video)...I think it's time for me to get a new PC...:(...That means I need to get a job...:)...I've already customized my PC (I'm getting Dell since it's more reliable; I have a 7- year old Sony Vaio)...If you know anything about PCs could you give me some advice onmy customization...Here are the stats:

XPS 710: Intel® CoreTM2 Duo processor E6320 (4MB L2 Cache,1.86GHz,1066 FSB)
Operating System: Genuine Windows VistaTM Home Premium + Belkin Easy Transfer Cable
Memory: 4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz - 4 DIMMs
Monito: r20 inch UltraSharpTM 2007WFP Widescreen Digital Flat Panel
Video Cards: 768MB Nvidia GeForce 8800 Ultra
Hard Drive: 500GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst CacheTM
Floppy Drive and Media Reader13 in 1 Media Card Reader and 3.5 in Floppy Drive
Optical DriveDual Drives: 16x DVD-ROM Drive + 16x DVD+/-RW w/ dbl layer write capable
Sound CardsIntegrated 7.1 Channel Audio
2nd Hard Drive - 160GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s Hard Drive (10,000RPM) w/DataBurst CacheTM

Thank you for reading my blog (and any advice you may give me)and have a good day...Also, tell me how you've been...t's been a while since I've done one of these and I want to do a little catching up...Tell me some of you summer plans this year...:D. Well any help would be appriciated...:)

Have a FUN and SAFE Independence day and Happy Birthday Canada (even though you didn't invite me to your party...:P)

-EK