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My Music

Before I get back into the serious blogging, I decided to do something just for fun. So I am going to make a list of every song that I have on my MP3 player in order. They're only 36 songs and pretty much all of them are different kinds of rock. I will see if I can provide a link to each of the song's video. Oh yeah, two of the songs are in spanish.

  1. The Smashing Pumpkins - Doomsday Clock
  2. Tool - Jambi
  3. Tool - Right in Two
  4. A Perfect Circle - Weak and Powerless
  5. A Perfect Circle - Judith
  6. A Perfect Circle - 3 Libras
  7. A Perfect Circle -The Outsider
  8. Blue Oyster Cult -Don't Fear The Reaper
  9. Caifanes - Afuera
  10. Caifanes - La Celula Que Explota
  11. Dream Theater - Constant Motion
  12. Foo Fighters -Learn to Fly
  13. John Petrucci - Glasgow Kiss
  14. Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
  15. Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song
  16. Led Zeppelin - Rock and Roll
  17. Pink Floyd - Time
  18. Pink Floyd -Run Like Hell
  19. Pink Floyd - Echoes
  20. Queens Of The Stone Age - Go With The Flow
  21. Racer X - Scarified
  22. Racer X - Superheroes
  23. Rage Against The Machine - Sleep Now In The Fire
  24. Rage Against The Machine - Revolver
  25. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - By The Way
  26. Rush - Subdivisions
  27. Rush - Test For Echo
  28. Dream Theater - These Walls
  29. The Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock
  30. Tool - Ænima
  31. Tool - Lateralus
  32. Tool - Parabola
  33. Tool - Reflection
  34. Tool - Schism
  35. Tool - Third Eye
  36. Tool - Ticks And Leeches

Tell me what you think of the songs you decide to watch/listen to. Thanks for reading:)

Small Update

It's been a long time since my last blog post hasn't it? We'll, I'm not going to get into too much detail but a lot of stuff has been going on in my life. I've been really busy since I got back from Mexico,andI'm just barely starting to settle back into my normal everyday life. Since I got back I signed up for a few college courses, dropped the college courses, got a job at a warehouse, and decided to save up my money to move to Mexico permanently. I'll write a different blog about each of those things(the whole college thing, my job, and about deciding to live in Mexico) in the coming days. But the purpose of this blog is to inform you of a few things.

First of all, when I got back I was contacted by a dude that goes by the name of Shacks210 here on GameSpot. He wanted to know if I was interested in joining a new Sony union called the Eat, Sleep and Live Sony union. I said yes, but told him that I'm not a Sony fanboy, and he said that was fine. The union is mostly focused onSony information and news, and anyone who owns a Sony system should check it out.

Secondly, I haven't been having much time to post comments on people's blogs because most of my time spent on the internet I'm chatting with cousins and friends from Mexico. But they're not signing on as much as they used to so I have a little more time for GameSpot now.

Lastly, I've changed my menu a little bit. I added a link to my website Lino's World. I still have the links for thefjk's website, which he's updated and looks really cool,and tyployt's website. And two links for each of the unions of which I'm a member, the Metal Gear Solid Veterans Union and the Eat, Sleep, and Live Sony union.

Well, that's it for today, I'll have another blog up sometime this week for sure.

P.S. I've been extremely frustrated lately because Tool, one of my all-time favorite bands, is coming to Portland on December 5th for the first time in 6 years. The bad news is that the tickets went on sale last Saturday, and when I checked my E-mail on Monday and went straight to the site to buy tickets, they were all sold out! I can't believe I missed this opportunity to experience a Tool concert live. Oh well, maybe the local rock station will give away tickets. Anyway, I just had to get that off my chest.

Thanks for reading this "small" update:)

I'm back!

Hello everybody, it's been a while. I left for Mexico on July 16th, and I came home on the 17th of August. The trip was a blast, and I had to savor every moment of it because I cant go back until after I graduate from college. I did log onto GameSpot I few times while in Mexico, but I didn't really leave anybody any comments, I just checked my messages and updates. I will be sure to go back and catch up on allof yourblog posts that I missed while I was away.

The first thing I did when I got home was check GameSpot, and something in my inbox caught my eye. It was a message from Solid-CELL, the leader of the Metal Gear Solid Veterans Union, which read, "MGS4 demo TRAILER!" I wasn't sure if I read it right, but I opened it and followed the link. Sure enough, there it was, the first gameplay video of MGS4! It was everything I thought it would be and more:D When I finished watching the video I went to sleep (I arrived at the airport at 11:50PM). The next day, I checked my PS3 for updates and updated the firmware to 1.9, then I checked the store and downloaded demos for GRAW2 and The Darkness (and the MGS4 gameplay video in HD, I just can't get enough of it).

I first played GRAW2, and it is really fun. The ability to see your enemy from a bird's eye view is very helpful, and cool8) Then I played The Darkness. The name says it all, it's a pretty dark game. The funny thing is that, even with all those cool darkness powers that you can manifest, I love using the handguns. It's also fun to summon a Berzerker and have it do all your work for you. Another thing I like about the game is the Mafia spin they added to it. The voice acting is great, I will definitely consider getting this game when I have the money.

Some game called Bioshock came out yesterday, you probably haven't heard about it. From what I hear, it's pretty good. I can't play it because I don't have a 360, and my PC needs a way better video card. Everyone who has played it seems to like it, I don't understand why it hasn't generated any buzz:P

Another new MGS4 video popped up today on GameSpot, Konami keeps delivering the goods. It shows a bunch of new robots and what I think could be Psycho Mantis with a few extra arms and on steroids. At the end it still said it will be released worldwide in early 2008. I'm thinking they will have a playable demo ready for TGS, well I hope they do.

Right now I'm caught up in getting ready for college, and going to court. I registered at Portland Community College before I left for Mexico, but I still need to take a placement test and figure out my schedule. I'm going to college for two years to get an Associates degree in Graphic Design. That is the most basic degree, but at least it's something. I have to go to court because I left for Mexico, my friends and I had some illegal fireworks left from independence day that we wanted to light. We didn't really worry about getting caught, because we saw lots of peoplelighting them on the Fourth of July and only get warnings. Well, we were caught, and the officer said that they can only give warnings on the Fourth, after that they have to give citations, and now I have a court date. My friends already went to their court dates and they each have to pay $200, there goes my Rock Band fund:(

Well, this was just going to be a short update, but I got a little carried away:lol: Anyway, it's nice to be back and I would like to hear from you all to know how you're doing.

Last Post for a month

This is going to be my last blog post for at least a month. Today, I'm going to Mexico and I wont be back in the states until August 16th. I'm going to Mexico mainly for my cousin's 15th birthday party, it's like a sweet sixteen but one year earlier. This is my last blog post for a month because I don't want to spend any time on the internet while I'm over there, I can do that whenever I want at home, and also because only one of my couzins has internet and it's really slow dial-up.

Now onto the required E3 opinions. First of all, let me start out by saying that I didn't watch Microsoft's press conference because I was out shooting pool with friends, so I don't know what that was like. I did watch Nintendo's press conference, which was funny at times but overall it was more boring than funny. I don't like numbers. Wii Fit does look like it has potential, but I think that board could be used better for games like Tony Hawk or SSX. The new Resident Evil game is what got me most exited, the zapper is pretty cool, but it doesn't really do anything other than hold the Wiimote and Nunchuck in a gun casing.

Sony's presentation was pretty much what I expected, more of the same.They unveiled the new PSP. Iexpected the new PSP to have more internal memory, but at least they're going in the right direction. Hideo Kojima also did what I expected, which isn't a bad thing. I expected him to show an awesome new MGS4 trailer and he delivered. I was sure Vamp would be the returning character, and I'm actually starting to like Raiden.

Well, I have to go now. See (well, type to) you in a month:)

Rock Band Gameplay Video!

The first Rock Band gameplay video is finally out and it looks amazing! :D It shows four people using a microphone, drums, and the guitar/base on what I'm pretty sure is the 360. It's basically the same Guitar Hero gameplay with vocals and drums added. The microphone looks like it works the same as in Karaoke Revolution. The drums were bigger than I thought they would be, but I'm not sure exactly how they work yet. The only thing they left out was backup dancers using DDR dance pads:lol: I don't care how much this costs, I will get it for PS3 as soon as it comes out.

PS1/2 Game Revival!

As most of you read in my previous blog post,I got a PS3 last Saturday as a graduation present. What you didn't read was that, prior to having the PS3, I wasn't able to play most of my old PS1 and PS2 games because they were very scratched and my PS2 could barely play brand new games. The PS2 couldn't play games unless they had absolutely no scratches because I've had it since it first came out, and I didn't take care of it like I should have. About two years ago, I bought a disc doctor that was supposed to remove all the scratches on any disc and make it work flawlessly. It worked, but soon my PS2 couldn't even play flawless games. I opened it up and cleaned it as best as I could and it worked fine for a while. But, it kept refusing to play anything that was a little scratched. I had lost all hope to ever play those games again, but with the PS3, I thought I would give it a try. The first game I tried was Crash Bandicoot Warped, and much to my surprise, it worked just like it used to! I tried all my other old games and every single one of them worked! Now I have decided to go through all of the games that I didn't beat 100%. Luckily, I had already done that with every one of my PS1 games. Good thing I was very obsessive about games when I was younger. I tried to remember which games I hadn't beaten 100%. Now, 100% to me means that I did everything I could in that game in every difficulty, whether it means getting all the stats, gaps, tricks, and characters in THPS2, or going through every single level of Super Mario World with all the Yoshi coins. I was a little impressed by my younger self, remembering how I got every crystal in the Crash Bandicoot games, or found every dragon egg in Spyro the Dragon. I looked through all my older PS2 games and found the ones that I hadn't beaten 100%. The first one that I have to finish is Cool Boarders 2001, so that will keep me busy for a few days.

I also changed my profile look a little bit. Raiden is now on the right of the banner. If you look very closely you can see Ocelot in the middle of the banner, although it is very hard to see because he is see-through. I also added a new menu that looks like the new menu on top of all the gamespaces. The first two links are for thefjk's and tyployt's websites, the other links are to my three unions. As always, thanks for reading and have a great day:)

Graduation lets me PLAY B3YOND!

Last Saturday, I, Mexisnake, graduated from high school!:D The graduation took place at my high school's football (the kind with touchdowns)stadium while it was pouring rain. We were in the rain for three hours until it ended and we went home. When I went in to sit down, my dad told me to get him the chair by the computer desk. I went to get it, and sitting there just staring at me was the Playstation 3 box, unopened.:DI was relieved because the day before my mom had told me that due to financial problems they weren't going to be able to get me the PS3 they had promised me if I finished high school with good grades. I hugged them and thanked them and quickly set up the PS3. They bought an extra controller and a memory card adaptor. They didn't get me a game because they know I like to choose what games I get. I didn't get to really do anything though, because i had signed up for Grad Night, a party where they take all the grads to a secret location where there are games and prizes. The theme of the night was Casino Royale, which was weird because I had just seen it the day before. I played Blackjack most of the time, and although we couldn't play for money, we could play for raffle tickets that, if chosen, were worth one envelope with a secret amount of money inside. About fifteen raffle tickets were chosen out of about one thousand and three of them were mine!:D They contained 50, 20, and 10 dollars. Then I went into one of those booths with money flying around inside and got 23 dollars. So now I have enough for a game. When I got hom I downloaded the latest firmware, and that's when I noticed something that I hadn't seen before. On the cross media bar, under the photo, music, and video section, was a Windows logo with the name of my computer by it. Intrigued, I clicked on the video section and all the videos that I have saved on my computer came up! I clicked on the first one, which is the newest Assassin's Creed trailer, and it played it on my TV screen! I don't know if this only works with Vista, but I think Sony should advertise this more because I had never heard about it. I also tried the music and photo sections, and both work. There are some formats that it wont play, but that's what firmware updates are for:) Now, I want to get a TV tuner so I can record TV on my computer and play it back on my TV. If I do get a TV tuner, I'll also get another hard drive that will be just for video. I also used Remote Play with my PSP and just about everything but the games work with the PSP. Since I didn't get a game, I downloaded the following demos: Resistance, Super Rub A Dub, NBA 07, Armored Core 4, and Def Jam Icon. I also downloaded Gran Turismo HD:) I want to get Mortal Kombat II and Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, but I need a credit card and I don't have one yet:( There is another option for paying though, called PLAYSTATION CARD. I'm guessing it's like an iTunes gift card, but I couldn't find any online so they probably don't sell them yet. I think the first game I'm going to buy will be Virtua Fighter 5 or Resistance, which was surprisingly hard when I played the demo. I'm going to start looking for a job so I can buy a good HDTV and get a credit card. For now my PS2 games will have to keep me busy, which is ok because all of them work:D Now all I have to do is wait for the end of the year to get Assasin's Creed, Haze, GTA IV, and maybe even MGS4. I'm sorry for all the smileys and writing so much, but I tend to do that when I'm exited:)

Vista scare...

A few days ago, I added another gig of RAM to my computer, bringing the grand total to 2 gigs of RAM. It was great at first, the computer was running faster. But today I got a warning that if I didn't activate Windows Vista, it would go into a Reduced Functionality Mode. At first I thought, "I guess I didn't activate it when I first installed it," but then I thought, "I'm pretty sure I did activate it." The only thing left to do was activate it again anyway, but there was a problem. Every time I clicked on Activate Now, a message came up that said that the key I entered was already in use. I thought, "Of course it's already in use, I already activated it!" So this was a problem, a major problem, because if I didn't figure out a way to make the activation work before the day was over, I would have to pay full price for another copy of Windows Vista, which I really didn't want to do. So I did what I do best, I used Google. I typed the error message and looked through the results. I found one that seemed to be about my problem, so I clicked on it. It said that I should activate it by phone. I dialed the phone number it gave me and went through all the steps, four times. The first time, it just disconnected halfway through. The second and third time it put me on hold and I waited over ten minutes each time. The fourth time, I got through and spoke to a "Microsoft Representative," but he said something about something else being down and him not being able to give me any assistance. I had given up, when my brother asked if the computer was fixed and he could use it. I decided to give it one last shot. I went through all the steps again, waited through the boring music on hold, got through to a representative, and told him my problem. He said his name was Robert and asked how he could help me. I could tell that the guy was not from the US because he spoke with a heavy accent that was a little hard to understand. I thought it would take long and he would be rude like some other people who I've called for customer service in the past, but despite his accent he was very helpful and was actually nice. He asked me things like how many computers I had installed Windows Vista on and what hardware I changed. Then, he said he would give me a code and that I should type it in as he said it. I did and it worked!:D I thanked him and he said good bye. I wasn't expecting him to be so nice, and felt a little guilty for having the preconceived notion that he would be mean. So if that ever happens to you and you have to speak to a representative, you better hope you get Robert on the phone.

PC Halo isn't so good compared to...

As most of you know, I have been playing Halo for the PC a lot since building my new computer. Well, this changed last week when I got Half-Life 2:D I beat the game two days ago and I have to say it is the best shooter I have ever played, ever. It is one of my favorite games of all time only second to MGS:2. This game has amazing gameplay, graphics, and it'll scare the sh!t out of you in Ravenholm:P It also has a really cool, new, innovative weapon, called the gravity gun. I'm probably going to write a review for it soon. I've also changed my profile yet again, this time with a blue look. This is my new sig:

Tell me what you think about the new look. I'm going to see if I can get Half-Life 2: Episode One sometime this weekend, but I probably won't since I'm really busy with school (only 6 days until I graduate from high school). Well, see you all later:)

Edit: I also joined The Headcrab Union, which in my opinion is the best union when it comes to interface and design, and also reporting news about the game. I made this sig for the union:

I think it's one of the best sigs I've made.

Go watch Halo 3 NOW!

They wont start playing it until enough people are watching, go NOW! And sorry for the double post, this happened right after I posted the last blog. It wasn't working on IE so I downloaded Firefox and installed it, but it only made a blank page pop up. Now it is working on IE.

EDIT: They are playing now:)

EDIT: It's over now, looks like its going to be a fun game:)

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