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Hello again, a few things have happened in 2 months since I last blogged. I bought another gig of ram for my pc, so now I have 3 gig, but it's not installed in my PC yet. SP1 is really making my PC smoother...well done Microsoft I guess. Guess what! I also bought Virtua Tennis 3 for PC for the biggest bargain I've ever gotten. On Xbox 360 it's at least $90, but Kmart were having a big clearance special and I got it for PC for $4! I know that's so cheap that I couldn't believe it...madness. Anyway I've just filled out a survey saying what I want new in Crysis 2. Here's what I want (so far...it's from a post I made about the topic):

Anyway what did people want to see improved in Crysis 2. I wanted better and more varied A.I, more tools and weapons, a longer game with a better story, physics puzzles and activities, larger more intense battles with lots of things happening at once...so tanks, more friendly A.I. fighting alonside you and generally a bit more like a real war (but not throughout the whole game, just some parts).

I also would like a new nanosuit power or two maybe something like a force push or a force pull which I think would be really awesome in a game like this. I want team multiplayer, less glitches, more multiplayer modes and a coop mode for single player with up to 4 players. I want more npc interaction and I want more fauna; so deer, cattle, parrots, snakes, wild boar and whatever else fits the gaming environment that is chosen. And if it's to be linear in some parts, make it good.

An annoying saga of events

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Okay this was a post I made just a second ago. But i want in my blog also. It's a series of events that happens after I download and install the Crysis1.2 patch:

Oh my goodness! The patch is cursed! I downloaded it, then installed it. Everything was fine, until I loaded up the game. I walked a little way and then the game crashed. So I loaded it up again twice more and the game crashed each time. I loaded it up in DX9 for a fourth time, and this time the game didn't just crash but took my entire computer with it. I got a black screen and then the computer shut down. Then it tried to power up again and again and again, but was unable to. I turned it off at the wall then back on again, then pressed the power button and nothing happened.

I thought, oh no, power supply is dead. So I take out the power supply and put in an old 300w one. It powers up. Great, my supposedly high quality Corsair power supply has died after 4 months. I've had to take out my 8800GTS, and now I'll have to game with an old ATI X1300 that I had lying around in my drawers, while I wait for a replacement psu. Everyone beware: The patch is cursed! Na j/k, but but this sucks.

Crysis multiplayer hackers are out of control!!!

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If you want to see cheating, just go play Crysis multiplayer. Yes, beware everyone who dares walk the maps of Crysis. Hackers will head shot you, teleport about you, fly over you and generally slice, dice and destroy you. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. The worst thing though, is that Crytek, so far, has done nothing to remedy the problem. It's very unfortunate, because I think Crysis' multiplayer is actually very fun and underrated. Anyway, I'll give a list of some of the cheats and hacks I've observed people pull off in that game:

1. I've seen people flying. Yes literally walking around in the air above other players and above the buildings.

2. People jumping from one side of the map to the other side. Strength is great, but it's not that great.

3. I think it's called an aimbot, but I've been shot once by a pistol and killed, despite having 100% health (just looked it up, it's called a one shot one kill hack). The worst that's ever happened to me, was getting head-shotted and killed instantly by a shotgun from a mile away (not literally but it was very far away). Trust me the shotgun is not that effective in Crysis multiplayer (or any multiplayer)

4. Smg's which shoot ice. I've been frozen and subsequently killed by one of these.

5. 5. I once tried to shoot someone who was crouched. The problem was, after I shot one bullet, he took off, still in the crouch position, at a speed which was barely viewable. I've read about other people seeing this hack, and it's meant to be a hack which allows one to move at light speed. Trying to shoot a man, who was crouched a moving at light speed is not fun.

6. I've seen people turn literally invisible (by watching as spectator). I'm not talking cloak, which is still visible, but actually invisible. You cannot see them at all (apart from their shadow).

7. People with unlimited nukes literally flattening a level and everything within it (as well as people doing the aforementioned flying, and shooting unlimited nukes down below).

8. People moving through walls.

9. I've seen people teleport from one location to another. In one gun fight a guy in front of me teleported and appeared behind me, subsequently killing me.

10. There are other more minor mundane hacks such as all weapons, unlimited ammo, run faster and many others. Just type in crysis hacks in google and you'll find them.

Honestly it is sooo annoying and just unfair. I can understand the fun of doing it the first or second time, but in Crysis multiplayer there are actually groups of people (always the same people as well) who every night, come onto the servers, with the main aim of hacking, cheating and generally ruining multiplayer for everyone. I don't get the mentality of these people. Surely you have more of a life, than getting a kick out of cheating your way to victory on an online game. Punkbuster does nothing, and Crytek haven't fixed the problem. I actually really like Crysis multiplayer, but my patience is thinning. Fix it Crytek, or I may boycott Crysis 2. Yes you heard me; I paid for a multiplayer experience, as well as a single player experience, and I want to be able to play the multiplayer without the annoyance of cheating fools.

I'm making a system wars poem. Here it is so far. I'm stil writing the beginning

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There are stanza's but they aren't evident in my blog at the moment. I will fix that later. The beginning and end are yet to be written, but I'll be starting them soon. The poem as it is starts with the introduction of Pc's into the console war. So enjoy and I hope you get a laugh out of it. Check back in a couple of weeks, because I hope to have at least written the intro.

The System Wars by Screamingdoom

Here come the personal computers!

Be strong, as they march across the land,

They've been upgraded and return to take the upper hand.

They march in power, eighty-eight hundred strong

Their soundcards beat the drums, as they chant "We have come to right, what was wrong!"

They have risen victorious in the epic battles of piracy

Yet with this joy, they also weep, for many a gamer cries "Their cost is too great for me!"

But the memories of console inferiority run deep within their ram

And so from far, far away;

(From custom parts and dodgy shops, online stores, and shady alley dealers,

Some run like rocket ships and others like potato peelers!)

They hope to blow away the consoles, with their 120mm fans!

Their UV fans sparkle in the moonlight; their eyes are alight like LED's.

Their quad cores shout to Xenon and Cell, "Ha ha! We shall crush you like fleas!"

The PS3 draws his RSX, firing away with a wail

(The Wii escapes to the hills and hides beneath her sales)

The Xbox tries to flee, but is struck in the back by CrossFire

As the PS3 processes with all its might, but is crushed by over-clocked ire.

The PC walks towards them, standing high above their plastic forms

Bellowing across the world, "We have returned; a new age has dawned!"

"We have been tested, but never bested, loathed, but never gone

We struggled against the PS2, and envied the Wii innovation; O we were so forlorn.

For years now, these black and beige boxes have in chains, kept us bound

But now we stand victorious, not even Vista's requirements could keep us down!"

The Computer army turned towards the hills, to hunt for the Wii

But as they did so, something happened, and they turned, freezing in agony

For...

Arising from the ashes, of their weaker GPU's

The 360 and PS3 stood tall in the blistering wind of 800watt PSU's

They raised their fists calling back with all their might

"Your power is un-optimized; you can never win this fight!"

The PC army frowned, then as one they laughed; saying once more

"How can you expect to beat us, with hardware that's so poor?"

Powerfully the leader of the army stepped forth, with a sword fastened to his belt

And when the consoles saw it, they screamed and gasped and yelped!

To the cloudy, blood red sky,

The PC held high the Sword of Crysis, Oh did the consoles cry!

Both turned and fled, and the Wii burrowed even deeper

As the PC's charged after them, bringing death to consoles like the Grim Reaper

The Sword of Crysis whistled through the air, and zoomed with a shout

Saying "Your days of low resolution gaming, I will snuff out!"

And the armies of the consoles fell dead, by the sword they were slain

Their limited ram and cordless controllers lay strewn across the plain

Time passed onwards, and many a fanboy did weep

They were left hollow, at the death of the consoles, that made them so complete

And as the consoles were laid to rest, under a grave of stone

The fanboy's turned and trundled off towards their morbid homes (and also to play Wii which survived)

But as they turned, the sky above opened aloud

For streaming down upon the PS3 grave, was a Blu Ray of light, breaking through the clouds

And the angel of Solid Snake flew down, and the fanboys turned and cheered

As he spoke in a husky voice saying "Behold have hope! Metal Gear Solid 4 is here!"

Snake descended to the ground and put his hands upon the dirt

And in the sparkling Blu Ray of light, he spoke in words barely heard

"Arise my darling PS3

Arise, Arise, Arise

Return to us

Retake your crown

Bring us all to glory"

There was a sudden silence, and in the blinding light rose he

The fanboy's cried and wet their pants, for before them, alive; stood the mighty Playstation 3!

And from the sky descended a second angel, clothed in white and green

As the lemmings counted his halo's, 1...2...3

He hovered above the grave, and before the lems he said

"First I need an offering, to raise him from the dead"

The lems smiled in joyful glee and lined up single file

And the angel took their every penny, with a cunning smile

When all the monies were gone

And his purse strings tightly drawn

The angel fluttered his wings and said, "Joy I bring! Hope I give!"

And standing upon the grave, arms upraised, he shouted, "Xbox Live!"

The ground shook, and sky thundered, as from the grave erupted green light

And there before the lemmings, resurrected, the Xbox said, "Let's finish the fight"

(Before he marched off he thanked the angel for setting him free

And gave a curt nod, to the graves of Dreamcast and HD-DVD)

I'm currently writing the beginning and end. So stay tuned. When it's finished, I'll make a thread about it on System Wars, so everyone can enjoy it!