Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Crysis 2 New Trailer + Screens

A singleplayer trailer of Crysis 2 has been released. Meanwhile, new screens of the has been posted via inCrysis. The screens consist of three singleplayer, nine multiplayer and six concept art images.

In the first singleplayer screen, one new enemy can be seen that looks like an airborne drone of sorts. The second screen shows Crynet soldiers dropping down out of their VTOL under the surveillance of protagonist Alcatraz. Third has Alcatraz(?) doing fast vehicle combat against a group of Stalkers.

View the rest of the screens here.

Crysis 2 will be out on March 2011.

Prime: Nice shots!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

TF3 Megatron New Look! (Spoilers)

Surprisingly, few images of Transformers Dark of the Moon Megatron has been leaked this early. The images are the toy version of the new Megatron in that film. From those images, we finally can confirm the new alternate (vehicle) form of Megatron. Megatron now is the "Mad Max" truck that we've seen earlier on the film set.

As you can see, half of the Megatron face remains scarred (like Two-Face) due to the the battle with Optimus Prime from the end of Revenge of the Fallen. He also wears a cape to cover that scarred part of his face.

And here are the images of the toy packaging:

Prime: Interesting..!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Transformers Dark of the Moon Teaser Trailer

Yeah! Finally, the very first teaser trailer. The first teaser trailer of Transformers Dark of the Moon is here!!!
I'm so excited when watching it. That's because it's really up to my expectation for this film.
Please enjoy the trailer below.

Prime: Yeaaah!!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Transformers 3 Teaser Trailer Description

A description of the upcoming teaser trailer of Transformers: Dark of the Moon has been leaked via an Italian website, Bad Taste. The teaser will debut next week with the screening of The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Trader.

The focus of the trailer is on the 1969 moon landing where was found then revealed to the public.

Here is the description:

Transformers: Dark of the Moon, from the teaser, plays it on the conspiracy theories related to the moon landing. The first part of the movie alternates images of the control room of NASA and of the astronauts on the moon.

The landing is what we know well, as are the famous words about the 'giant leap for mankind'. But we do not know what is the journey of the astronauts on the dark side of the moon until the control room do not tell them that '...then we are not alone.'

Then we see some Transformers: the camera comes close to the eyes of one of them, which starts to flash. But the camera does not stop, and takes up inside the robot and its mechanisms, making us understand that it's coming back into action!

P/s: Blogging from my phone, so this post is very simple.

Prime: Can't wait for the trailer!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

GTX 580: The Right Fermi

Yup, it's NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580. This is a new graphics card released by NVIDIA for the consumer market since two days ago. Codenamed GF110, it is an improved revision of Fermi architecture.

Actually, the release of GTX 580 is quite surprising. First, it was released earlier than everybody expected. I thought that the new 500 series would be released next year. Second, it is currently the fastest single GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) in the world, leaving the 'Red team' in dust! Whoa! Cool, isn't it? It is faster than the previous GTX 480 by 15-30%.

Why I said it is the right Fermi? That is because it is the first one to feature full capabilities of Fermi architecture that NVIDIA envisioned for (GTX 480 fails to do so despite being the highest end of its series). To make that possible, NVIDIA engineers look down at the chip level and improves in terms of efficiency and power consumption. Plus, it features a new cooling solution called vapor chamber cooler to cool down the chip.

Here is the specifications of GTX 580:

GTX 580 carries the price tag of $499 (around RM1600++) and available from all major IT stores from now.

Wanna know how GTX 580 performs? Read the reviews from these site:
Tech Report
Legit Reviews
PC Perspective
Hot Hardware

Prime: Cool done right!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Official Transformers 3 Website Updated

The official website for the Transformers movies has updated its look to reflect the upcoming movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon which was officially revealed via Entertainment Tonight. As you can see, the new logo uses the same font as previous movies but with a sharper looking black and silver color scheme. Plus you may notice that the font is filled with the image of the moon. Another thing to note is the title of the movie is Transformers: Dark of the Moon, not Transformers: The Dark of the Moon as we know it before.

The official website is

P/s: Updated my blog header to reflect the new logo.
 Prime: Cool!

Friday, October 29, 2010

TF3 New Teaser Poster? (Updated)

A new image suggesting possible teaser poster for Transformers: The Dark of the Moon has been posted by The image was spotted in a hotel conference room and shows the head of the film's main villain, Shockwave behind the moon emblazed with the Decepticon logo.

It's quite hard to tell whether it's fake or not. From my point of view, I'd say it's fake because the level of detail of Shockwave's head is not up to the movie's standard plus it looks too organic (Transformers are made of metal!). However I do like of the poster's tagline, "Be Afraid of the Dark". It sounds cool to me.

Update: It seems that the poster is really a fake one. Michael Bay, the film director confirm this on his official forums, posting, "Total fake poster. The story logline is also a misdirect."

Prime: Interesting...

Friday, October 22, 2010

Windows 7 Fun Facts

  • By October 22nd, 2010, Microsoft revealed that Windows 7 sales topped 240 million units in just the first year on the market. 240 million per year means that Microsoft sold 657,534 Windows 7 copies per day, 27,397 copies per hour, and 7.6 copies each second.  
  • The successor of Windows Vista currently accounts for a usage share of 17.10%, and surpassed its predecessor in terms of audience in July 2010, one year after it was released to manufacturing.

  • 93% of all new computers from OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) ship with Windows 7 preinstalled.

  • It took all of Microsoft’s OEM partners, over 18,000 just six months to embrace Windows 7 entirely.

  • Windows 7 also caused the consumer satisfaction score of Microsoft to outpace that of Apple, a fact which emphasizes the high level of quality of this operating system.

  • The vast majority of companies are currently getting ready to adopt Windows 7. It appears that no less than 88% of business customers are currently piloting the operating system.

  • The Windows 7 Start Menu was opened a total of 14,139,925,439 times in the last month alone, which shows that the orb in the bottom left hand side of the screen continues to be the focus point for the OS.

  • Also in the last month various elements of Windows Aero were used extensively by users, namely Aero Snap 150,957,478 times; Aero Shake 20,555,528 times; Jumplists 339,129,958 times.

  • No less than 12,643 unique applications were pinned to the Taskbar (Windows 7’s Superbar).

  • Windows 7 is also the safest operating system from Microsoft with just a 1.2 infection rate compared to 2.5 for Vista SP2 and 5 for XP. 

Source: Softpedia 

Prime: Way to go, Microsoft!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Transformers 3 Official Plot Summary

The official plot of Transformers: The Dark of the Moon has been revealed. Via TFW2005, it comes from Amazon as the official description of a book published by Reader's Digest, “Transformers 3 Push-Pops Board Book”. Below is the description:

The Autobots, led by Optimus Prime, are back in action, taking on the evil Decepticons, who are determined to avenge their defeat in 2009’s Transformers Revenge of the Fallen. In this new movie, the Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the U.S. and Russia, and once again human Sam Witwicky has to come to the aid of his robot friends. There's new characters too, including a new villain in the form of Shockwave, a longtime "Transformers" character who rules Cybertron while the Autobots and Decepticons battle it out on Earth.

Shockingly, it has reference to Transformers G1 (the Shockwave part). For those who didn't know, G1 or Generation One refers to the original Transformers cartoon series aired in the 1980s.

Transformers: The Dark of the Moon will be released on 1st of July, 2011.

Prime: Looking forward to it.

Monday, October 11, 2010

TF3 at Kennedy Space Center

Transformers The Dark of the Moon production is currently filming at Kennedy Space Center. So, if you read the spoiler in my previous post, it can be assumed that the spoiler is true as filming in Kennedy Space Center supports that spoiler details.

NASA Space Flight website reported that Discovery space shuttle on Launchpad may be filmed in Transformers 3.

...flashes and bangs of a different nature can be expected at the pad over the coming days, as movie crews film scenes for the Hollywood blockbuster Transformers 3, with Saturday processing information noting work to support filming should proceed as planned over this weekend.

Scenes are expected to be shot at Pad 39A on Wednesday – understood to be timed with Discovery being on show with the RSS retracted, meaning the Shuttle may gain herself some credits in the movie.

Hundreds of extras have received security clearance to be in the grounds of KSC during the filming, while Cape Canaveral sources noted Atlas and Delta resources will also be involved in some scenes. Director Michael Bay had previously filmed at KSC during the making of Armageddon – which involved scenes with Atlantis and Endeavour.

Below is various pictures taken from the set.

Prime: Nice!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Transformers 3 Official Title!

It seems that the official title of Transformers 3 has been leaked.


TFW2005 first discovered the title through the listing of some upcoming movie tie-in novels, “Transformers: The Dark of the Moon – Secret of the Autobots“, “Transformers: The Dark of the Moon – Autobots Betrayed!“, and “Transformers: The Dark of the Moon: Invasion of the Decepticons”, which are set to be released on May 17, 2011 (close to the movie release date - July 1, 2011).

This title seems would be coherent to the leaked opening scene of the movie:

(Hightlight the text below to see the spoiler)

"There's a disturbance on the Moon. A robot shaped disturbance. Scientists on Earth see this and the information gets passed up the chain of command. In the White House men in black suits are breathlessly running through the halls, and they burst into the Oval Office. The president is behind the desk, back turned to the door, looking out the window. One of the men tells the president, 'Sir, something's happened on the Moon!' The president turns around…"
And it's John F. Kennedy.

Chud has this info, which they describe as the opening scene of the film -- the sequence takes place in the early 1960s. The arc of the story involves the Transformers and how they played into the space race, "and this is the reason why John F. Kennedy was so hot to make sure America was first to the Moon."


Sunday, September 26, 2010

My Ultimate Gaming Rig

My PC is a desktop based system in which all of the invidual components inside it are assembled by myself. My first PC was assembled in early 2006 was a very 'humble' one. From time to time, I slowly upgrade that PC in order to keep pace with the current technology.

The upgrades basically are: From single-core to dual-core to quad-core processor; From 64MB to 128MB to 256MB to 512MB to 1GB graphics card; From 256MB DDR400 to 768MB DDR400 to 1.5GB DDR400 to 2GB DDR2-800 to 4GB DDR3-1333 RAM; From 40GB IDE to 120GB SATA to 320GB SATA-II to 1TB SATA-II hard drive.

Now, my desktop PC is quite advanced in specifications and perform greatly without much problem. It performs its duty as a good gaming machine to me. I can basically play any new or old (of course) 3D games at high settings!

Intel Core i7 860 quad-core processor
- Based on Intel Lynnfield architecture (Intel Nehalem microarchitecture)
- Quad 2.8GHz core clock with 8MB Intel Smart Cache
- Intel Turbo Boost Technology (auto-overclock up to 3.2GHz(4 cores) / 3.46GHz(1 core))
- Intel Hyper Threading Technology (8 virtual cores, 2 threads per core)
- Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x + VT-d)
- Intel® 64 Architecture
- Intel Enhanced SpeedStep Technology
- Intel Trusted Execution Technology
- Execute Disable Bit
- LGA 1156
- 774 million transistor count, 45 nanometer fabrication process

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro motherboard
- Intel P55 Express chipset
- 4 x DDR3 DIMMs (max. 16GB, Dual Channel memory architecture)
- 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16, 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1, 2 x PCI
- 2 x USB3.0, 12 x USB2.0, 2 x PS/2
- 2 x SATA 6 Gb/s, 6 x SATA 3 Gb/s, 2 x eSATA, 1 x IDE
- VIA VT1828S 8-channel high-definition audio
- Realtek® 8112L Gigabit LAN controller
- Quad GPU NVIDIA SLI & ATI CrossFireX support
- ASUS TurboV EVO, EPU, MemOK!, T.Probe

Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3 RAM
- 2 x 2GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM
- 7-7-7-20 latency timing
- Dual-channel memory
- Intel eXtreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) support

ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/1GD5 graphics card
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 graphics processing unit
- GF104 Fermi architecture
- 336 CUDA cores, 56 texture units, 32 ROP units
- 1.95 billion transistor count, 40 nanometer fabrication process
- Overclocked 775MHz core clock and 1550MHz shader clock
- Overclocked 4000MHz 1GB GDDR5 256-bit RAM
- Large custom cooler with 3 8mm direct contact heat pipes and 84mm fan
- Voltage Tweak Technology
- NVIDIA PhysX & SLI support
- NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround ready
- NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology
- Full DirectX 11 & Open GL 4.0 support

Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Rev1 CPU cooler
- Core-Contact Technology
- Silent 120mm MFDB Fan
- 3 high performance 8mm and 2 high performance 6mm U-shaped heatpipes
- Fan controller included

Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA hard drive
- 32MB cache
- SATA-II 3.0 Gb/s

Western Digital 320GB SATA hard drive
- 16MB cache
- SATA-II 3.0 Gb/s

Seagate 120GB SATA hard drive
- 8MB cache
- SATA-I 1.5 Gb/s

BenQ G900W 19" widescreen LCD monitor
- 1440x900 WXGA+ native resolution
- 800:1 contrast ratio
- 5ms response time
- DVI, D-Sub ports

Logitech G110 gaming keyboard
- Custom-color backlighting
- Twelve programmable G-keys
- Integrated USB audio
- Game/desktop mode
- Instant media access
- Removable palm rest
- Intelligent cable management

PowerLogic PowerLaser GLX-30 1600dpi laser mouse
- Precision Laser Engine
- 400, 800, 1600 dpi
- 5 buttons laser mouse

Logitech R-20 2.1 speaker
- Ported subwoofer (4-inch high excursion driver)
- Shielded satellites (2-inch high excursion driver)
- 12 watts RMS
- >70dB SNR

Asus DRW-24B1ST DVD SATA optical drive

Enermax Tomahawk 500W power supply unit

Thermaltake Soprano RS101 chassis

Prime: Satisfied!

TF3 Blue Wrecker Closed Up

One of the new Transformers that will be in Transformers 3 is 'The Wreckers'. They transformed into modified Nascar cars with aggressive looking. Although there is no confirmation about their faction so far, it is suggested that there are Autobots as they are always filmed together with the other Autobots on the set. Here are the closed up pictures of the cool Blue Wrecker taken by fans.

Prime: Let's wreck n roll!
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