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Happy New Year & Games Ended in 2010 (Worth a Watch)

Hello and Welcome to PK's Blog. Happy New Year to everyone, Hope this year brings happiness to your lives and if not possible is better then previous one. 2010 was better for me then 2009, 2009 had a lot of family related problems, a best friend of mine died and a lot of other problems but 2010 was far more better in every aspect then last year (including gaming) except academically, I s***** real hard in studies this year, hope exams will be good, I guess we should leave the topic :D


I recently read Riou 7 blog regarding games ended in 2010 and thougt I should make a blog like this too. I guess you people

should make one too. As many of people know on GS I have made a games ended list since 2005 in which I note the date and time

of game ended so here's my list :-



JANUARY

1.Tekken 6 [PSP] [100%] Januray 2nd (Normal Difficulty)

2.Assassin's Creed Bloodlines
[PSP] [100%] Januray 8th (Fixed Difficulty)

3.Tekken 3 [PSX] [100%] Januray 9th (Normal Difficulty)

4.Tekken [PSX] [100%] Januray 18th (Normal Difficulty)

5.Tekken 2 [PSX] Januray 19th (Normal Difficulty)

6.Metal Gear Solid VR Missions [PSX] [100%] January 24th (Normal Difficulty)




FEBRUARY

1.Parappa The Rapper [PSP] [100%] February 4th (Normal Difficulty)

2.N+ [PSP] [100%] February 6th (Fixed Difficulty)

3.Metal Gear Solid [PSX] February 16th (Easy Difficulty)




MARCH

1.Dante's Inferno [PS3] March 4th (Normal Difficulty)

2.NFS Shift [PSP] [100%] March 4th (Fixed Difficulty)

3.Machinarium [PC] [100%] March 7th (Fixed Difficulty)

4a.Aliens VS Predator [PC] [Predator Campaign] March 23rd (Easy Difficulty)

4b.Aliens VS Predator [PC] [Alien Campaign] March 24th (Easy Difficulty)

5.DIRT 2 [PC] March 25th (Fixed Difficulty)



APRIL

1.Plants VS Zombies [PC] April 4th (Fixed Difficulty)

2.God of War 3 [PS3] April 7th (Normal Difficulty)

3.Final Fantasy VII [PSX] [100%] [94+hrs played] April 17th (Fixed Difficulty)

[FROM MARCH] 4c.Alien VS Predator [PC] [Marine Campaign] April 23rd (Easy Difficulty)

4.Metal Slug 6 [PC] [100%] April 24th (Fixed Difficulty)



MAY


1.The Saboteur [PC] May 16th (Fixed Difficulty)

2.Halo [PC] May 24th (Normal Difficulty)

3.Foreign Legion - The Buckets of Blood [PC] [100%] May 25th (Easy Difficulty)

4.Rogue Warrior [PC] [100%] May 28th (Normal Difficulty)

5.X-Men - The Official Game [PC] [100%] May 29th (Hard Difficulty)




JUNE


1.Metal Slug 5 [PC] [100%] June 10th (Fixed Difficulty)

2.Split Second [PC] June 11th (Fixed Difficulty)

3.Risen [PC] [100%] June 12th (Fixed Difficulty)

4.Prison Break - The Conspiracy [PC] [100%] June 24th (Easy Difficulty)

5.Call of Juarez - Bound in Blood [PC] [100%] June 28th (Easy Difficulty)



JULY

1.GTA IV [PC] [ENDED AGAIN] July 8th (Fixed Difficulty)

2.GTA IV [PC] [ORIGINAL ONE FINALLY IN 2 YEARS 100%] July 20th (Fixed Difficulty)

3.GTA IV - The Lost and Damned [PC] [100%] July 21st (Fixed Difficulty)

4.Bioshock [PC] July 22nd (Easy Difficulty)

5.Halo Zero [PC] [100%] July 23rd (Fixed Difficulty)

6.Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader 2 (Make The Grade) [DS] [100%] July 24th (Fixed Difficulty)

7.Resident Evil 5 [PC] [ENDED AGAIN] July 25th (Easy Difficulty)

8.Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 2 [PC] July 25th (Easy Difficulty)

9.Professor Layton and the Curious Village [DS] [100%] July 25th (Fixed Difficulty)

10.Vagrant Story [PSX] [100%] July 25th (Fixed Difficulty)

11.Patapon [PSP] [100%] July 25th (Fixed Difficulty)


[NOTE = Life time Achievement ended 5 games on July 25th, Can you brake that]




AUGUST

1.Mass Effect 2 [PC] August 5th (Normal Difficulty)

2.Assassin's Creed [PC] [ENDED AGAIN] [100%] August 10th (Fixed Difficulty)

3.Max and the Magic Marker [PC] August 15th (Fixed Difficulty)

4.Dark Void [PC] [100%] August 18th (Easy Difficulty)

5.GTA IV - The Ballard of Gay Tony [PC] [100%] August 25th (Fixed Difficulty)

6.Kane & Lynch 2 - Dog Days [PC] August 27th (Easy Difficulty)

7.Mirror's Edge [PC] August 29th (Fixed Difficulty)

8.Fast and Furious - Tokyo Drift [PSP] [100%] August 31st (Fixed Difficulty)




SEPTEMBER

1.James Cameron's Avatar [PSP] September 3rd (Normal Difficulty)

2.Mafia II [PC] September 5th (Easy Difficulty)

3.The Godfather II [PC] September 8th (Fixed Difficulty)

4.BlazBlue Calamity Trigger [PC] [100%] September 22nd (Variable Difficulty)

5.Prince of Persia (2008) [PC] [ENDED AGAIN] September 24th (Fixed Difficulty)

6.Kane & Lynch - Dead Men [PC] September 24th (Easy Difficulty)

7.Halo 2 [PC] September 28th (Easy Difficulty)




OCTOBER

1.WWE Smackdown VS Raw 2010 [X360] [100%] October 6th (Variable Difficulty)

2a.Splinter Cell Conviction [X360] [Single Campaign] October 12th (Easy Difficulty)

2b.Splinter Cell Conviction [X360] [Single Campaign] October 15th (Hard Difficulty)

2c.Splinter Cell Conviction [X360] [Co-Op Campaign] October 19th (Easy Difficulty)

3.Disney Pixar's UP [X360] [100%] October 22nd (Fixed Difficulty)

4.Mafia II [X360] October 24th (Hard Difficulty)

5.Tekken 6 [X360] [100%] October 27th (Varibale Difficulty)




NOVEMBER

1a.Red Dead Redemption [X360] November 8th (Fixed Difficulty)

1b.Red Dead Redemption [X360] [100%] November 9th (Fixed Difficulty)

2.God of War - Ghost of Sparta [PSP] November 11th (Normal Difficulty)

[FROM JANUARY] Assassin's Creed - Bloodlines [PSP] [ENDED AGAIN] November 19th (Fixed Difficulty)

3.Max Payne [PC] November 21st (Easy Difficulty)

4.Wheelman [X360] November 22nd (Fixed Difficulty)

5.Battlefield Bad Company 2 [X360] [100%] November 25th (Variable Difficulty)

6.Mind Quiz [PSP] [100%] November 30th (Variable Difficulty)



DECEMBER

1.Kane & Lynch 2 - Dog Days [X360] [Ended Again Co-Op] December 3rd (Easy Difficulty)

2.Limbo [XBLA] [100%] December 7th (Fixed Difficulty)

3.Resistence Retribution [PSP] December 25th (Easy Difficulty)

4.Doritos Crash Course [XBLA] [100%] December 27th (Fixed Difficulty)

5.Doritos Dash of Destruction [XBLA] [100%] December 27th (Fixed Difficulty)

6.Shank [XBLA] December 27th (Fixed Difficulty)

7.Harm's Way [XBLA] [100%] December 28th (Fixed Difficulty)

8.Red Dead Redemption - Undead Nightmare [X360] [100%] December 30th (Fixed Difficulty)

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WOOF, THIS IS IT. Now an in-depth stat analysis


PSX Ended =7

PSP Ended = 10

PS3 Ended = 2

DS Ended = 2

XBLA Ended =5

X360 Ended =10

PC Ended = 37


TOTAL GAMES ENDED THIS YEAR = 73

100% Completed = 40 [This should be noted in order to become 100% every single player task must be completed and no multiplayer & Achievements stat matters]

Pending = Well Just not Talk about That :oops:

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Wanted to write about the good and bad experiences among these games (a few selected ones) but then thought it'll waste a lot of effort, So just gave up the thought. Hope you liked the blog. I'm quite sure next year the games won't be above 30 because my gaming spirit has gone down a little, The last two months weren't that good and now I give more time to each game. BTW don't Forget to give an awesome comment 8)

Ornament Scavenger Hunt

Hi everyone, I knew about this competition quite later then many other people here. Now who doesn't loves an easy emblem btw I love game scavenger hunts whereas this was a strange not well defined competition where 90%+ did a copypaste unlike me :p :lol:


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My submission for competition

CLUE 1:Van Nguyen

CLUE 2:Jody Robinson

CLUE 3:Guy Cocker

CLUE 4:Matthew Gravish

CLUE 5:Chris Watters

CLUE 6:Kevin Vanord

CLUE 7:Aaron Sampson

CLUE 8:Alex Sassoon

CLUE 9:Wernher Goff

CLUE 10:Jan Heir

CLUE 11:Randolph Ramsey

CLUE 12:Andrew Park

CLUE 13:Mark Walton

CLUE 14:Justin Calvert

CLUE 15:Sophia Tong

CLUE 16:Kurtis Seid

CLUE 17:Giancarlo Varanini

CLUE 18:Justin Porter

CLUE 19:Ryan MacDonald

CLUE 20:Tyler Winegarner

CLUE 21:Maxwell Mcgee

CLUE 22:James Kozanecki

CLUE 23:Frank Adams

CLUE 24:Sarju Shah

CLUE 25:Shaun Mcinnis

CLUE 26:Ricardo Torres

CLUE 27:Tom Magrino

CLUE 28:Dan Chiappini

CLUE 29:Homer Rabara

CLUE 30:Takeshi Hiraoka

CLUE 31:Tor Thorsen

CLUE 32:Jim Maybury

CLUE 33:Carolyn Petit

CLUE 34:Tom Mcshea

CLUE 35:Dan Mihoerck

CLUE 36:Jane Douglas

CLUE 37:Brendan Sinclair

CLUE 38:Laura Parker

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Bring on the sweet emblem. Have to vote again for GOTY emblems, This is the 3rd time, Why this thing never gets fixed :evil:. See you guys later :)

Important NOTE :)

Hi everyone, Hope you are doing good.


Just wanted to mention that I'm having some problem with my tracked users on GS, The feed of a lot of users wasn't showing, So I had to track and untrack a few users to make it work. It's not like I untracked you a long time ago and am tracking again now :P


Have Fun, Bye :)

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Any muslim friend reading it Eid Mubarak or Have a Happy Eid-ul-Adha (Muskim religious festival). I can't wait to have tons of Bar-B-Que parties YUMMY :P

Long Time No See [Please spare a few min, If you can]

LONG TIME NO SEE

Well Hi Friends, Awesome title isn't it :P


I know majority of people are inactive nowadays as I twice or thrice a week check friends updates although I don not post comment on them, also tons of my friends have set their profile to private from some time.......


Well I guess I finally figured out, People are never active on this site, They come get addicted spend some time and then poof either they leave the site or activity drops to minimal. This is a hypothsis based on my experience on GS as majority of people I knew aren't active anymore, Final words GS was a great experience of my life as long as it lasted.

HOW I SPENT MY HOILDAYS

My last blog was on my birthday since then purchased tons of games and peripherals and a mobile, IPOD, LCD and Joypad were wrecked or malfunctioned, Simply I lost them.


I was away from my friends & wasn't visiting them or any relatives & was completely cut off from web social activities and was even using Interent less in journal. For the first time after so many years didn't had a mobile for 3 months, Aah that was a relief believe me, no one spoiled my time and wasn't involved in useless activites too, COMPLETE REST :D, This hoilday spent all my time either sleeping, watching TV, movies and mostly playing games. I've ended so many games these past three months that I don't even end that much in entire year.


Result got out on 18th Sep, Unfortunately had one compartment Mechanics (Practical), Which is why I'm really sad and am waiting for DMC to check the marks. From today I'll go to the college or perhaps I should say after an hour.

TILL WE MEET AGAIN

Wanted to make a blog tons of times but then didn't for some reason, especially wanted to make one on Ramdan, Eid and 911 but never got time, I know many of my friends won't read this blog as most of them are inactive but ones who do, THANK YOU for giving me such a wonderful time on GS.


Don't know when I'll make the next blog, May be in a few days or even months. I'll come to GS until I love gaming but community is not anymore for me. For some reason I feel GS is dead because you don't get to know anyone it's just a few blogs from fella gamers, simply we get to express our feelings or opinions but never get much response as much as we want, I understand everyone is busy and can't waste so much time but not enough response doesn't compels me to write, Once again thanks specially bigd for those PMs :)

Today is My Birthday...

Simple Today is my Birthday, From past 2 years I make a special blog on my Birthday, Once I made regarding my Gaming History and once about personal info. This year nothing special. I wanted to make the blog about my life in previous 2 years once again but wasn't able to do so again, This is like 100 th time :lol:


Hope so I'll get good things tonight although this year there will be very few people 7 and 5 of them are my family, Life changed a lot of things in a year, Nevermind.


Thanks to all of my friends for being so supportive to me and always being there for me, When almost every major relation (except my family) in my life was lost. Thankyou mates, See you all in future Good Bye :)

I'm back (from trip) and so is Sinus, Ended COJ:BIB and started Bioshock....

Hi Everyone, Hope you all are doing good and enjoying the summer break (if you have any) :). Thanks for an awesome response in the previous blog, I'm getting a hang of things now (on GS again), Still ain't 100% active but at least 65%.

Back From Trip

As I told in my previous blog, I was on a trip and It was a good trip, Visited a few places watched 2 movies in cinema, if anyone remembers I ain't a cinema lover, I prefer watching movies at home except If I've a few friends or relatives to go with me. So trip 1 successfully done and I'll go on the second one soon.

Sinus is Back

Aaahhhh The TERRIBLE SINUS, I hate it. Second year in a row it starts in summer, It also starts other days sometime but can be controlled with normal medication but in summer normal medication doesn't work and it gets extended to weeks, from past 10 days I'm suffering from it and the special medication is very sleeeeeeepy, so as a result I'm sleeping a lot and I'm always tired may be due to medication or the weather, don't know :)

Ended Call of Juarez : Bound in Blood

Wanted to play COJ BIB since last year but never got a chance, So decided to play it now. One word . EXCELLENT, I wish I played it before it's one of the best games I played this year. The storytelling and dialogue writing is superb, You feel attached to the Mccall brothers, Both players fighting mechanism is unique and the game looks beautiful. It's a must play in my opinion.

Started Playing Bioshock

Well I know what happens till 80% of Bioshock as when one of my cousins ended it, I was there (At his house) and watched the game. Never got a chance to play it, So finally giving it a shot, I'm liking it but it's still too early to give any opinion but I know it's a great game.

Final Words

I'm planning to play Mass Effect 2 after this as I loved the first one ended it in Hardcore too and was waiting for ME 2 eagerly but when the game arrived I didn't had a 3D card (As it was smoked :oops: ) and after that exams came, planning to play it from a month but always something else gets in the way, May be this time :), Good Bye everyone and hope to see your beautiful and worthwhile comments.

Wrapping Tons of Things (Recommended Blog)....

Hi everyone, Hope you are all doing good. I'm back for another blog, at least something is better then nothing. There are tons of stuff I wanna talk about, I'll try to be descriptive and short as possible.


What I did in past 3 Months

  • I was doing tons of College work.
  • Was also preparing my little sister for her exams for some time.
  • Planned to make a blog a lot of time but in the end :? :lol: , Got my Blog deleted twice too, that was Terrible.
  • Watched tons of movies, Major ones were Saw VI, The Sherlock Holmes and Alice in the Wonderland.
  • Stopped Blogging because.........Well there were tons of reasons but one of them was that I didn't commented in others blogs and I didn't felt good that you people commented in mine.
  • Bought a lot of Stuff too inc New PSU, You people remember my PSU and GTX 260 got smoked :! , A new 3D card 9800 GX2, A new Gaming mouse and an awesome Gaming Keyboard (My First). New 500GB hard drive, New Headphones and a new Handset.
  • Then in the end it was all about exams since 1 1/2 months, Assignments, Drawing Sheets, Practical Copies, Jobs and later on 10 papers and 7 Pracs, In my Practicals the E3 came and I made a blog too (The Previous one).



The E3 Live Coverage was Hard and I'm an Agent


Yep as the title states, The E3 was hard for me. I had practicals in the morning and the coverage was at night. Coverage started at 8 or 9 pm and ended like 9am, My prac time was 10 am, So no sleep and then going for practical was a tough workout, It's also way too hot here in summers, So that was like icing on the top. Overall It was a hard but fun task and I thoroughly enjoyed E3 coverage and Yes I GOT THE AGENT EMBLEM, Which is Awesome, Yiiippiieee :D


Exams Ended


My exams ended this Monday and finally I'm free, So it's a time for tons of games and some trips although the hot weather is annoying and sometimes you don't wanna do anything and just wanna sleep and drink water, So the extreme gaming ain't possible.

Oh Sorry the topic was about Exams Ended, So friends my 10 Papers and 7 Pracs are gone. I did 8 papers good 2 ok but It seems I'll clear all of them. The same can't be said about the practicals, I gave 4 awesome, 2 Good and last terrible, I don't know why but I was Stunned (Don't know the right word), I just messed everything, I wish to succeed in that practical but it seems hard, I pray Almighty Allah helps (Ameen)



Games Ended in the Time I wasn't here


To be honest I ended tons of games in meantime, So I'll make a list :


JANUARY = Tekken 6 (PSP) , Assassin's Creed : Bloodlines (PSP), Gran Turismo (PSP) and my pending game MGS VR Missions (PS1,PSN).

FEBRUARY = Parappa : The Rapper (PSP), N+ (PSP), Metal Gear Solid (PS1,PSN).

MARCH = Dante's Inferno (PS3), NFS Shift (PSP), Machinarium (PC), Final Fantasy Anniversary (PSP), DIRT 2 (PC).

APRIL = Plants VS Zombies (PC), God of War 3 (PS3), Final Fantasy VII (PS1,PSN), Aliens VS Predator (PC), Metal Slug 6 [MS Collection] (PC).

MAY = Halo (PC), Foreign Legion : The Buckets of Blood (PC), Rogue Warrior (PS3) and my pending game X-Men : The Official Game


So you see friends tons of Games ended in 5 months, I was really addicted to my PSP for some time as the list shows but now the addiction has worn off. Well I'll say which one of these are awesome games:

Tekken 6 = Not much has improves since Tekken 5 and some new additions weren't worth it, Talking about Scenrio mode. Heihachi's game was made a crap. I played console version a lot but only versus, Ended the PSP version which is almost identical to it's console brother except Campaign mode and a little customization. OVERALL 8 for PSP and 8.5 for Console.

Gran Turismo = The PSP game is tons of fun but without Carrer mode, It's not much to play, The driving is realistic and the game looks spectacular, It's worth it for GT fans and there is the best simulator on handhelds too. OVERALL 8 of 10.

Dante's Inferno = I really loved Dante's Inferno, Sure in first glance it looks a lot like god of war but it ain't completely, It's a fun game and in my opinion The IP has potential, No way it can hold a cndle to god of war 3 but it's a good game. OVERALL 7.5 of 10.

Plants VS Zombies = There's a Zombie in your Lawn, Back to topic :lol: I will recommend it to all of you specially if you have a laptop, This game is worth it, It's addicting and is fun, Give it a little time and it will grow on you. For the price, The package is way too much awesome, My first perfect of the year. OVERALL 10 of 10.


E3 was Awesome


I'm sure many of you would be tired of E3 articles and Blogs, So I won't take much of your time.

There were some great announcements in conferences and some awesome games were shown, I'm still trying to wrap up my E3 updates and come up with a list of games to keep an eye, So don't have much to say right now, Once I complete the list which will take about this month :oops: Then I'll share it with you people. Moving on to the Conferences:

Microsoft = MS showed tons of great stuff in start but later on it was too much about Kinect. For some reason Kinect didn't seemed innovative as last year, You people remember Milo, The Skateboard scan, The girl changing clothes, Thew KungFu Master game, Those games looked innovative, This year it was all about copying WII Games, It seems those all games were for natal and this is Kinect so it has it's own games :lol:. Giving a free X360 to bribe the media was a bad move. 150$ is a way hig price too 99$ seemed OK but we shouldn't forget Natal is for two or more players wheras in Move or WII, you need to buy more controllers. I'm looking forward to Gears of War 3 and Fable 3. OVERALL 3.5 out of 5 Stars.


Sony = Whatever you all say but Move seems interesting to me, The Sony Eye camera can make a lot of differece e.g In WII if one is standing and doing stuff right and second person is sitting on couch and waving his hand, both may be equal but with Eye, We have equality. I think we can have shooters on Move too, Don't take me wrong I like my controller more but one can play a game twice using controller and move. The X, Y, Z axis plus controller and buttons :lol: can make a difference, So I think Move has potential. Great PSP lineup was shown too. I'm looking forward too Twisted Metal, Infamous 2, LBP 2, GOW Ghost of Sparta and The 3rd Birthday eagerly. OVERALL 4 out of 5 Stars.

Nintendo = I do not own a WII and haven't dusted my DS since.....(I've forgot). So there was nothing I was looking forward to in NN's conference but nintendo surprised me with quality products. Surely Nintendo came prepared this year. There were some great games shown for Wii such as Epic Mickey, Kirbys's Epic Yarn (So Cute), The Legend of Zelda : The Skyward Sword, Donkey Kong Returns and Metroid Other M, I wished I owned a Wii, so definitely the games had potential. The show stealer was 3DS and I'm surprised to see the developer support, To be honest 3DS sounded awesome, It was same like when WII came, Everyone said I can't totally agree until I play it. Whomever played it was blown away that truly motion controls can work. Still majority of people weren't or aren't convinced but I'm sure they will once again be blown away by this technology. (When they play it). I'm sure Nintendo will get Gazillion pre-orders for this but still the price point is a huge factor, I wish it's not more then 250$ but as I've read on internet and it seems it'll launch on 300$, Which is way too much for me. And if 350$ rumour is true oh crap. OVERALL 5 of 5 Stars.

THANK YOU GS

Well GS gave a great coverage this year although I hated the show floor host, The E3 Live Cam was great addition but many of you wouldn't have seen it due to stage show, The host was super cool and I regret that I watched Stage show more instead of Live Cam. Wish there is no Tonight on the Spot from next year because it was way too late and wasn't any fun too except last episode, I guess GS forgot we are humans and we have to get some sleep :lol:. Hats off GS team for such a great show and Thank You for such awesome emblems. What's your Opinion on GS E3 Coverage???

E3 is Still Going for Me

The people who know me from some time will know that E3 is a big deal for me, I almost watch 90% of the videos, Read 75% of articles and this is not only limited to GS but to GT and IGN's coverage too. After watching all the coverage I make a long list of 30 to 40 titles and then trim a few and in the end I play like 10 or so games from list, It's like noting my gaming future, So still tons of shows and videos to watch, Which I will once I return to my home :).

Vacation Trip

Once again my friends who know me from long will know that every year I've to visit almost all of my relatives because of parents, Some are fun, Some are annoying, So according to the tradition :lol: I'm on Trip No.1 since this Tuesday and will return on Tuesday June 29th. There ain't any Internet available where I'll go tonight at 6 pm and from their I'll return as told, I'll see you guys when I return.


Super Hot

I ain't talking about any model, You naughty people :lol:. It's way to hot here nowadays and I'm melting guys, It's ranging from 45C (113F) to 49C (120.2F) every day and that's why I'm on trip, I guess I shouldn't have made this section.

My New Show

Gotta tell you about this, Me and My Bro are hired by a local radio station, For a Gaming Weekly update show in our native language. I'm like an assistant but still it's super fun, It's voluntary work but I'm enjoying it, We just recorded the first episode on E3 Major conferences update, Which was on air this week :D

Now Playing

This blog is getting long :evil: Nowadays I'm playing Call of Juarez : Bound in Blood (Majorly) and Max and Magic Marker and Blur are in temporarily pending state.

Blog Skipped

My Life troubles blogs is once again skipped, This is like the 500th time in previous 8 months that I skipped this blog, May I've the courage to write that blog someday.

MGS Snake Eater (3DS Trailer)

You might have watched it but the ones who didn't, It's a Must Watch.

LINK TO THE VIDEO


SEE YOU SOON

I didn't wanted to make a long blog but there was so much content to talk about, Feel free to leave long comments :D. See you soon as I return from my trip ;)

A Blog after 90 Days, Did anyone missed Me???

DID ANYONE MISSED ME :D

CLEARING A FEW THINGS

Hi everyone, I hope you are doing great and waiting for this year's epic E3 coverage. Well I know there are lot of questions like Where was I?, What was I doing and Why I'm Back?


If you people remember in my last few blogs, I mentioned a few troubles with my life here and there, In short there were tons of issues. I didn't liked that I didn't checked your blogs and wanted you to see me mine, so stopped posting blogs.


A few of my friends even asked me (via PM) that where was I, I really appreciate that. I was and I still am talking to a few freinds from GS on MSN and I daily came on GS for updates so this means I wasn't completely gone, I was just away from community.


Let's make things a little clear :)


  • Am I Comming back?, I don't have an answer to this question myself.
  • Where was I?, to be honest I wanted to make this blog on the topic but then thought I'll see is anyone interested or not?. As I don't want to make a special blog like that without any attendees.
  • Why I'm Back?, Well the answer is simple I'm on Vacations and it's E3 baby, who wants to miss that, Right 8)

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MY E3 AWAITS

Without wasting anymore of your time, I'll come striaght to 10 things I'm looking forward in E3.

  1. GS E3 Coverage and Eblems for sure although My practicals will be in morning, E3 coverage will start from 10 pm till 9 am, My prac is on 9:30 am, Who knows how I'll mange that :D
  2. Wish to see MGS Rising in action and hope so mystery Kojima project, Whose teaser site is this
  3. Wanna see more about Vanquish (Shinji Mikami Project)
  4. Want to see Criterion Need for Speed (Rumoured title Hot Persuit).
  5. Wish Resident Evil 6 and GTA V get announced
  6. Wish majority of conferences are based on standard games as compared to Motion sensing, I'm not against those games but I don't want more than 1 hour of conference based on Natal or Move.
  7. A good conferece from Nintendo, I really liked there last year's conference, I think it truly represented Nintendo's Moto. Games for all ages, So I wish a better conference than last year. Also the Vitality sensor shouldn't be a crap.
  8. Call me a Sony Fanboy or whatever but I'm looking forward to Move more then Natal, I think Move can create some magic with the powerful hardware of PS3, I'm talking about Hardcore games with Move, And I'm quite sure with correct software support it's possible.
  9. Oh and anyone looking forward to 3D gaming :P, 3DS should be something good and not a product made for milking, same goes for 3D gaming of PS3.
  10. Last one, There should be some new IPs and that I hear a lot about my looking forward games.

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Games To Which I'm Looking Forward

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

Batman Arkham Asykum 2

Bulletstorm

Castlevania : Lords of the Shadow

Crysis 2

Dead Rising 2

Dead Space 2

Deux Ex : Human Revolution

Fear 3

Fable 3

Gears of War 3

Kane & Lynch 2 : Dog Days

The Last Guardian

Little Big Planet 2

Max Payne 3

Meadal of Honor

MGS Rising

Need for Speed Hot Persuit "Criterion Project"

Shank

Singularity

Star Wars : The Force Unleashed 2

Zelda Wii : Working Title

Whoopie 22 Games, Well I'm sure almost 10 of them won't come in 2010, Have fun people, hope you are doing well and wish to see your comments :D

Valentin's Day Origins, A day about Very few people know truly........

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I'm sure everyone of you knows about Valentine's Day but many few of you will know about it's origins. Nothing written in history regarding Valentine's Day can be considered 100% true as There are a lot of misconceptions and arguments on this matter. I'll try to be as simple as possible and try to give that info which is mostly the same in the opinion of a lot of people.


ORIGINS

Basic Info

Saint Valentine's Day (commonly shortened to Valentine's Day) is an annual holiday held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The holiday is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in AD 496. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). The holiday first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.

Modern Valentine's Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards


Older tradition
The sending of Valentines was a fashion in nineteenth-century Great Britain, and, in 1847, Esther Howland developed a successful business in her Worcester, Massachusetts home with hand-made Valentine cards based on British models. The popularity of Valentine cards in 19th century America, where many Valentine cards are now general greeting cards rather than declarations of love, was a harbinger of the future commercialization of holidays in the United States. It's considered one of the Hallmark holidays.

The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately one billion valentines are sent each year worldwide, making the day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year, behind Christmas. The association estimates that, in the US, men spend on average twice as much money as women.



Saint Valentine

Numerous early Christian martyrs were named Valentine. The Valentines honored on February 14 are Valentine of Rome and Valentine of Terni.


Valentine of Rome was a priest in Rome who was martyred about AD 269 and was buried on the Via Flaminia. His relics are at the Church of Saint Praxed in Rome and at Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church in Dublin, Ireland.


Valentine of Terni became bishop of Interamna (modern Terni) about AD 197 and is said to have been martyred during the persecution under Emperor Aurelian. He is also buried on the Via Flaminia, but in a different location than Valentine of Rome. His relics are at the Basilica of Saint Valentine in Terni.


The Catholic Encyclopedia also speaks of a third saint named Valentine who was mentioned in early martyrologies under date of February 14. He was martyred in Africa with a number of companions, but nothing more is known about him.


No romantic elements are present in the original early medieval biographies of either of these martyrs. By the time a Saint Valentine became linked to romance in the fourteenth century, distinctions between Valentine of Rome and Valentine of Terni were utterly lost.


In the 1969 revision of the Roman Catholic Calendar of Saints, the feastday of Saint Valentine on February 14 was removed from the General Roman Calendar and relegated to particular (local or even national) calendars for the following reason: "Though the memorial of Saint Valentine is ancient, it is left to particular calendars, since, apart from his name, nothing is known of Saint Valentine except that he was buried on the Via Flaminia on February 14.". The feast day is still celebrated in Balzan (Malta) where relics of the saint are claimed to be found, and also throughout the world by Traditionalist Catholics who follow the older, pre-Vatican II calendar.


The Early Medieval acta of either Saint Valentine were expounded briefly in Legenda Aurea. According to that version, St Valentine was persecuted as a Christian and interrogated by Roman Emperor Claudius II in person. Claudius was impressed by Valentine and had a discussion with him, attempting to get him to convert to Roman paganism in order to save his life. Valentine refused and tried to convert Claudius to Christianity instead. Because of this, he was executed. Before his execution, he is reported to have performed a miracle by healing the blind daughter of his jailer.


Legenda Aurea still providing no connections whatsoever with sentimental love, appropriate lore has been embroidered in modern times to portray Valentine as a priest who refused an unattested law attributed to Roman Emperor Claudius II, allegedly ordering that young men remain single. The Emperor supposedly did this to grow his army, believing that married men did not make for good soldiers. The priest Valentine, however, secretly performed marriage ceremonies for young men. When Claudius found out about this, he had Valentine arrested and thrown in jail. In an embellishment to The Golden Legend provided by American Greetings, Inc. to History.com and widely repeated, on the evening before Valentine was to be executed, he wrote the first "valentine" himself, addressed to a young girl variously identified as his beloved as the jailer's daughter whom he had befriended and healed, or both. It was a note that read "From your Valentine."

I know this info is quite confusing but it's the simplest of the tons and tons of content found on Internet.

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YOU GOTTA DECIDE

From Past 7 to 10 days I researched a lto n web regarding the truth behind this day, Regarding What's True. In the End all I got is..........Confusion. As being a MUSLIM I don't believe in all this but I just wanted to knew OK the start of the story or legend is same but endings differs in Christianity and Yahushua ha Mashiach


I'll give you a glipse of both, You can decide on your own what's truth

CHRISTANITY VIEW (Youtube Video) [HISTORY Channel]

YAHUSUA HA MASHIACH VIEW (Youtube Video)

Personally I favour one concept over another but I ain't going to say which as It can lead to bad things


VALENTINE'S AND OTHER RELIGIONS

Valentine is prohibited many religion scholars including Hinduism, Islam (major) e.c.t For some reasons, Major of them are as follow

  • Valentine is a Christianity festival, So it's prohibited. As in many religions (Including Islam) celebrating other religions religious days is prohibited because it can lead upto the misconception that the other's religion is true and many people can consider the other religion's festival a part of their religion.
  • Valentine can lead young religious people to the path of sin, So it's prohibited.
  • Third and the most important, It can lead to parties (inc all kind of prohibted stuff like drinking), So they can do things that are against the society, Law and religion.
  • Islam and many other religions are against sex before marriage, This day can lead upto sex between people, As the day has an erotic feel in it, So once again it's downright prohibited.


MY OPINION ON VALENTINE'S DAY


As being a Muslim, I don't believe in this story and I'm against the origins of this day but If we consider this day as Global festival with no regard to Saint Valentine and only stay only concerned with Love then........


I think there is nothing wrong with this day, As it's (Valentine Day) a gratitude of Love. With time Valentine Day'sapplication has quite increased. In the past it was only limited to the Lovers, Now I've seen people express their love to a lot of people on this day including friends and special people in life. This day has become a symbol of love as compared to symbol of lovers, So......


I'm OK with it as far as it's for Love but to be honest, More then 80% of young people have made a sport from this day and companies are earning millions because of this sport. Simply it's a flirting day and quite few people have honesty to love. I have seen tons and tons and tons of people lying to their Boyfriends/Girlfriends on this day in order to get lucky, In my opinion which is a shameful and disgusting thing. Because in my opinion Love is a feeling and it's not only based on eroticism, The lust and hunger of young people I see on valentine's day is disgusting to me. That's why I never be a part of this day, As I don't like masking myself in order to get lucky, I believe in true Love not this thing known as Love nowadays (For most of People), Which is mostly based on acquiring the other person physically and then leaving them, When your work is Done.

OUTRO

I know I did something wrong by writing this blog, I'm feeling it in my guts. I just wish the outcome of this blog is not as fearsome as I'm worrying it to be.


Good Bye, Have Fun and Enjoy Valentine's Day, Just remember stay loyal to your loved ones and always try them to keep Happy :)


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Now after ending the blog There is something Which I wanna say but I wasn't sure where to put it in the blog, So Just added this after ending the blog. Originally I intended to make a Blog with my history with girls and my socialism and The Valentine's Day and I was planning this blog for a while but Unfortunately a few days ago, I searched the origins of Valentine and then I read more, more and more. People's opinions and their beliefs and in the and I was quite confused and then I thought of making this blog like the way it is, I hope you like and don't criticize it as much as I'm afraid.

My 4th GS Anniversary (Feb 6th), A Grand Thank You Blog [ESSENTIAL BLOG]

I know Today is 7th but due to some work I wasn't able to publish this blog yesterday, Read this blog as today is 6th, I guess it's OK and nothing will change :D

[Make Sure to Read the Last section of this blog]

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Hi and Welcome everyone to one very special Pakhair's Blog. As the title states today is a very special day, Today is my GS anniversary or you can say Birthday :). To be honest I thought a lot about this blog and truly a lot, I was very confused and unclear about what to write. This blog took me days to complete, You won't believe it took quite some days of planning and 20 pages of writing (in my copy) in effort to make this simple blog. I was very confused between a few ideas, Such as "My Top 15 Games of all time", "My most memorable moments on GS", "My Last year and it's problems in my Life", "My Last year on GS", "My 3 most Awesome and Worst Moments on GS" and or a "Thank You" Blog. In the end; I trimmed a lot of stuff and came up with a neat, Long and Simple Blog :D.


First of all thanks to all of my friends on GS, GS is a special place because of you and No doubt is an essential part of my life although a lot of great people (My Friends) have vanished from the site but still I'm glad to have you people.


As my Profile Avatar shows that I created my ID on Feb 05, 2006 but I'm active on this site since October 2008 and since that moment my life is quite different. Before GS I was a GT (Game Trailers) user and prior to that a gaming nerd or noob. I also used some other sites too but believe me There's no place like home on Internet except GS, It has a wonderful and lovable community. The people on GS are very friendly and the interface is quite easy to learn, I rememberthose days when I spent 8+ hours daily on GS but now the time is quite shrink, Now GS feels as an exercise to me not as fun as before. Many great users and my friends have left the site or are inactive. And also I'm quite busy nowadays, Some other problems here and there too, Overall life is quite messy and problematic. Nowadays I don't use Internet as much as before, I check gaming updates twice a week and friend's blogs once or twice a week. Whenever I've spare time I prefer to be on MSN over GS. Where I can chat with my friends, Which makes me happy. If anyone of you who hasn't added me on MSN can add me now on "pakhair@live.com"and we can have the fun.


About the things happening in my life............Well that's a story for some other time, Which might get published in my blog, So Let's move on with the blog.

PEOPLE WHO WERE ONCE RESPONSIBLE FOR MY SURVIVAL ON GS

SOULREAVERCROSS = When I was a noob on GS. I knew very few things here, This girl "Paris" helped me a lot in understanding things around on GS.


JODYR = When I was new Jody helped me in a few things and still to this date I ask her for help if I have any trouble regarding GS Community. Whenever I ask her something, She nicely replies me although the replies are a little late but we couldn't forget, She's GS Community Manager, So she's hell lot of busy. I'm very thankful to her that she got time out of her busy schedule and helped me.


MJCOWLEY = MJ is the man responsible for making me stay on GS, I was paranoid of breaking GS TOU Policy and this man helped me a lot in order to avoid Moderation's and in the end He was successful and because of him I'm on GS today, Thanks MJ.


SOPHIA = Last but not the least Sophia Tong, She's my emblem person. Whenever I've any problem regarding emblems, I count on Sophia and she never let's me down. I often contact her other times too, If any problem because She replies quickly and believe me She's the most social Admin amongst all GS team.

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MY GOOD FRIENDS WHO HAVE EITHER LEFT, INACTIVE OR HAVE BEEN BANNED

SOULREAVERCROSS = I talked to her a lot once but now we barely talk. She was very friendly and nice person but then she decided that she's going to decrease her activity on GS because of her busy schedule in life. She still posts blogs sometimes and does some other activity too but not as much as old days.


COMBATSOLDIER = Sgt.Sulemon was a great man although many users on GS thought he was an automated user, Well in short he got banned and then never tried to contact me again.


NAPPAN = Nicholas is one of the finest men I ever found in my life. He had brilliant opinions and I loved his ideas and ways of seeing life. We talked a lot through PM's, He was very straight forward, So he got moderated a lot, He was fed of GS TOU Policy and so do I am. Well he got banned and never contacted me again. I never asked for E-Mail from him but I copied a E-mail from his about me section, I contacted him on that ID a few times but he never replied.


SMR-VENOM = Well I didn't knew him a lot but we both were from same nation, So we talked a few times about some specific things regarding to our cultural tastes and also shared some opinions on movies. He was also banned and in my opinion he was a unique person for me on GS.


DINKYFISH = I saved the best for the last, Gillian was the most nicest and sweetest person I ever found on web. Many of you may know her, Her avatar was a cute panda flipping upside down again and again. She was one of the first users to ever track me back, I mean she was one of the first friends I had on GS and she made the first comment on my first GS blog. I really liked talking to her via PMs and everything was going in a good flow until Dec 14th, On that day she vanished from the GS & BEBO and since then hasn't logged into any of her profile. She's not even replying to any E-mails, I wonder what happened, I'm quite worried and I pray that she's alright.

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USERS WHO WERE ACTIVE ONCE BUT NOW HAVE DISAPPEARED IN SHADOWS

This list contains those people who have either left or are completely inactive or I haven't seen them in some time, Thanks to all of you for a wonderful time :)


2nd Wonder, 777Jon, AqUaBlaDe123, archenemy4, asian_pride69, BrunoBRS, Cecil_Highwind, dan_scfc, daqua_99, eazy1891, Enterprise-E, herviross-2, iliastastse, JD1680a, Kenny789, Kleeyook, lancelot200, Matthew-B, Melty123, msudude211, Private-Adam, reo-117, sina69, Sir-Demii, skidrow18, spartan-1775, thepyrethatburn, The-Druggie, Wolf-5


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NOW THANKS TO ALL OF YOU (ACTIVE USERS)

Now Thanks again to all of you, Who are still here with me (on GS). I wanted to thank all of you in detail but due to blog's length and my laziness it wouldn't be possible. So I'll only highlight a few people

HIGHLITED PEOPLE

DAVID_LCK = Lee David is the man guys, My only remaining great friend and perhaps one of the best. Online friends don't stay for too long but David is one of the friends I don't wanna loose. It's always easy to say anything to you david, You never mind on anything and you always show interest in what I'm saying, THANKS david for a being such a great friend.


MS.ALLIE = Allison or Mina is one awesome and yet strange personality. One can say or discuss anything with her as she always listen but there is one problem, She never shows interest in what one is saying and she gets offended very easily. I guess she's like that but still she's one wonderful friend to have, Thanks Mina for always listening to me.


BENLESLI5 = Although I don't know Ben that much but Ben is an interesting person to talk to and He always show keen interest in what one is saying. Thanks Ben.


SHADOW VARI = Vari is one brilliant personality to talk to although I haven't talked to him in a while. Vari always has a lot to say and I also respect his opinion regarding games.


Artemios = Although I don't know a lot about Artemios but he seems like a polite and nice guy. He has stopped blogging because nobody commented in his blogs but I always found his blogs quite entertaining. Thanks Artemios.


Bigd575 = I don't know much about him but he's one of the oldest users I remember and one of the first to comment in my blog but that's not the most special thing about him, The best thing is he's the only one on GS to ask me: "How I'm doing?" in my blogs. Thanks Bigd575 (Name = Unknown)


Mitu123 = Tim is one fine user, I always want to talk to him but he doesn't has MSN or Facebook :( :cry::

He's always descriptive, reads my blogs fully, gives detail in comments, Always reply to what has been asked and Is always interested in what I've to say. Thanks Tim

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FOR OTHERS

As said before due to my laziness, I'll only only highlight some people, Don't think I differentiate or I don't care about you people, It's only that we haven't talked that much. AND If we haven't today, Doesn't mean We can't tomorrow ;) and I apologize on my behalf if I offended any of you in any way :)


These are the people without whom my GS journey wouldn't have been possible, THANKS


AnelZukic, Courtney817, ehsan8888, Gamer-Girl, hank-101, hazelnutman, infamous13574, Just-Adam, nicktarist, Nukku, Payne6705, Red0584, riou7, S84, SandPiper121PP, soulless4now, Thomas-Smash, TristanH12, Yoweh and Yuna7780

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MUST READ PLEASE

Well It was a very long blog for me at least because it took a lot of hard work in effort to come up with this, Hope you read it, I know many of you would have skipped it :P but I'm glad that you at least viewed it. In the end once again Thanks, I'm glad to have you people and because of you, I can't leave GS.


As I know many people might be reading this, I wanted to ask for your MSN, Yahoo or Facebook ID, If you wanna share it please send me your ID in PM OR add me directly at "pakhair@live.com"


It was a very special blog and hope you liked it, Still the last part of my GOTY is left and I'm also hoping to make a Valentine Blog, Well Future will tell :), That's it for today good bye.