Thursday, December 27, 2007


This is definitely the highest score I've ever seen anyone scored on Freebird. Me? I'd soon get another carpal tunnel than perfecting Freebird.

Monday, December 17, 2007

eD is a lazy bastard

eD is really a lazy bastard. He just show me this news which is fucking hilarious. Then I told him, "why don't you put it on GM?" The lazy bastard said he wanted to play WoW and told me to do it instead. Of course, I suspected that he's jerking off to a naked picture of a sweaty tauren ramming on an orc dropping a soap.

Anyway, the link is probably the best christmas story I've ever read. Nothing is funnier than Santa taking away your Guitar Hero III and making a shitload of money with it and replacing it with a Barbie game.

Oh, and eD, don't use the edit function again to defame me like you did last time. It was funny the first time. Anything after that would be just... sad.

Live action King of Fighters

This is an old video and I'm surprised that it was never posted on Gamer Malaya yet. Especially since Array is a big KOF junkie. The video is awesome and funny at the same time. It's funny that Sakura is not a part of King of Fighters yet she's in the video. What makes it funnier is that they make a guy play as Sakura. Here's the video:

On an unrelated note, 1Up is doing a 2007 video game awards of some sort. Vote here if you want to.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

First time finding Inca

For the countless hours I played Pirates!, I've never bother to do two things: Finding the Inca Empire and rescuing the whole family. Until today. This is me finding the lost city:

So there's only one thing left for me to do in this game then: Uniting the family.

For the record, the highest bounty I've got is 40,000 and got pirate hunters chasing after me whenever I passed by a Spanish colony. Up to this point (after two times dividing the plunders), I've turned almost half of the New World into French colonies.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Who will be the 2007 World Champion?

I'm hoping for Mori or Nassif (especially Mori) to win Worlds. Although in reality, I was actually hoping for Kai Budde making to the top 8. But damn, Mori makes it to top 8 three years in the row. Probably he will be the first man to win World Championship more than once.

Read the profiles and the decklists of the top 8 players.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

The Zone

The other day I got into "the zone" playing FF Tactics Advanced of all games. It's not the best Final Fantasy but somehow, it's the only FF that got me into "the zone". It's been almost a year since my last visited to "the zone".

Even though I've been playing video games for as long as I can remember, I've never been into "the zone" until Civilization 3. I remember that I was just had dinner that night and went straight to play Civ 3. Then, when I turned around, the sun was already up.

Up to this day, there are six games that got me into the zone. And Sid Meier is responsible for three of them. What are the games? Civ 3, the first KotOR, Pirates, Civ 4, Rome: Total War, and FFTA. As much as I love Oblivion, that game has never taken me to the zone.

Friday, November 23, 2007

I pity the fool

I’ve said it. Blizzard is going advertisement crazy these days. Mr T is a Night Elf “Mohawk”, Captain Kirk is a Tauren Shaman (and he sounds really good too).

I wonder what Chuck Norris will be... a rogue?

Thursday, November 22, 2007

WoW-coholic Anonymous

"Hi, my name is Rex and I'm a WoW-coholic"

"Hi Rex"

"It's been five days since I last played WoW"

*Everybody claps*

"Thank you. Although, to be honest, I have the urge to log on the minute I step into my room today. I wish I can fight it."

"Yes, you can."

"WoW... has taken everything from me. Everything. Six months ago I even sold my kidney to pay for the monthly fees. And to buy stuffs from the farmers. I even sold the virginity of my anus."

Tears came out of Rex's eyes.

"It's okay. You're not alone"

"Yeah, we're here for you, Rex."

Rex took a deep breath before continued, "So, everything is starting to get better now. Thank you."

*Everyone claps*

[No WoW Players are harmed in the writing of this blog post]

[Events and characters portrayed in this post are purely fictional. Any similarities are purely coincidental, except for that anus part.]

Monday, November 19, 2007

Gasp! rexxdelarocha writes about WoW :-o

No, don't worry. eD has not taken over my willpower yet. And Blizzard sure as hell hasn't got my soul yet. Just posting some funny wow-related videos here. Even though for some reason eD told me not to post them here. Let's start now shall we?

For those of you who still have not realise by now, the WGA is currently on strike. So expect that all of your favourite TV shows ending mid-way through the season. Luckily, I've got a snippet from the next episode of Lost right here. Check it out:

Also, who didn't remember this scene from Pulp Fiction? It's not really my favourite scene from the movie, but I'll post it anyway:

Finally, a 300 trailer. Well, 300 Gnomes that is:

So what do Locke, Tarantino, and Leonidas have in common? They are all midgets.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Combo Stopper

Okay, here's the deal. There's been a lack of updates around here. The truth is, the gaming spirit inside me is fading away. I guess I'm just getting old. Even eD has started to call me pakcik. (Damn kids, get your filthy videogames off my lawn). So, to keep this blog alive, instead of blogging on new stuffs and news of upcoming games, I'll do what I do best. Telling stories. Asides from some old posts about GTA, I've never really share any personal experience regarding my gaming skill (or lack of). So let's start off with something then. Can I get a hell yeah?? No? Hurmm? Just one guy, fair enough.

*cough cough*

Back in the days before I even own a Playstation, we all used to hang out at the house of Gamer Malaya's own Rezz. Almost every single day. My Genesis just died around that time so I needed my gaming fix so badly. Luckily, it was around that time also I became good friend with Rezz. So what was in the beginning started off as, "hey, wanna play Tekken after school?" became an everyday routine. Who was there every evening? From Gamer Malaya: Me, eD, Rezz, azrul_xp, and occasionally not-so-slim shady. Other than that, we have a guy named Fahmi, Imran and Shahril.

You see, back then we were just noobs. Rezz had more than a year head start into Tekken 3 ahead of us before we made Tekken 3 our official routine everyday. In addition to that, he only ever used Paul fucking Phoenix. Needless to say, we got owned... a lot. Then me and azrul_xp came up with a solution: the combo stopper.

Let's step aside for a while. Let's talk a bit about Fahmi's behaviour in fighting game. I don't know how he is right now, but back then, he was what gamers called "a turtle". He blocks all the time and waits for an opening before hitting his combo. Now, if you play Tekken, you'll realise that Paul Phoenix has a short delay time for his unblockables. Short enough that most of the time, Fahmi just stood there blocking, and take a full hit from the Phoenix punch.

At first, it was really funny whenever Fahmi blocked his way to doomsday. Then, occasionally, each of us fell victim to the punch. The real problem wasn't actually the punch itself but the combos that will follow. We started to bitch whenever he used the punch. That's when me and azrul_xp came up with the combo stopper. the thing that can stop the Phoenix punch. Or what we called: "Gaahh!!" (followed by pressing the buttons) So what was it? Press start and select together. A.K.A the light reset. pressing start and select will bring you back to title screen. This was our own way of protesting against Paul Phoenix. Man, that was hilarious whenever we pulled it off.

Of course, it didn't take us long to master the game. Soon after that, each of us mastered the pattern of Paul Phoenix's 10-hit strings and can block and counter Rezz's every move with ease. Of course, it still took a while for Fahmi to get off his turtling habit.

That's it for now. To Gamer Malaya guys. Write something, assholes. :P

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Four Wheels of Fury

Seems like a trend nowadays. Games and Commercials goes great together.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Assassin's Creed

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Selamat Hari Raya; Happy Eid-Mubarak

Oh yeah, to readers of this blog and fellow gamers as well as contributors, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri or fondly known as Eid-Mubarak in English. To the readers, we would like to ask forgiveness from the top of our head to the end of our feet for any mistakes, and the same goes to all fellow contributors. Maaf Zahir dan Batin...

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

I'm an addict

There's a lady who's sure, all that glitters is gold
And she's buying a gateway to Oblivion
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for

I'm playing Oblivion again. Seriously, this is really bad. I think I've spent more than 200 hours into this game. What can I say? It's just too addictive. Just ask DeKach or not-so-slim-shady. The truth is, even after 200+ hours of playing (multiple time, of course), I've never bothered to finish the main quest yet. Those 200 hours are just from side quest and random acts. That's how big the game is.

So sometime last week, after about four months sober, I installed Oblivion again. This time, I'm really going to finish the main quest. But not before finishing the quests for the five main guilds. First night playing, I'm already the Arena Grand Champion. Now I'm halfway from becoming Gray Fox.

You know how in the United States that smokers can sue cigarette companies for their cancer, or fat people suing McDonald's for getting fat? Can I sue Bethesda for my addiction to Oblivion? I've played more Oblivion than all the Final Fantasy combined. Okay, maybe not but I'm getting there.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Kadech lives???...

Uh-oh. Rumor has it that Kadech, the legendary (:P) night elf hunter will be returning once again to the realm of Azeroth after his disappearance not long ago. There were also whispers that the great gnomish warlock Alrondy was seen drinking at local bar around Alliance taverns and inquiring about the only gateway to the Orcish home world Draenor; the Dark Portal itself. When inquired by curious adventurers, Alliance and Horde authorities declined to give comment, saying that folks shouldn't believe in rumors...

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Garruk B. Goode

Lorwyn prerelease is over. I gotta say, I kinda hate the format. Too slow. Just ask Cannavaro. He got three draws out of four matches on yesterday's prerelease. The players were just sitting down, gathering their creatures while waiting for the rare bombs such as the incarnations or planewalkers.

Anyway, I cracked open two Mad Auntie yesterday that pushed me into goblin deck. However, the card that interests me the most is Colfenor's Plans. My inner Johnny screamed in joy when I cracked open the pack and saw the card. I put the card into the deck just for the hell of it. All of the players that I played against were shocked to see the card and commented on the drawbacks of the card. Of course, these net-deckers will put four copies of this card once every pro players put them in their decks. Anyway, Colfenor's Plan is a different story. Let's talk about the best (or second best) planeswalker in the set.

Meet Garruk Wildspeaker

What I'm gonna do now is dedicate this song to this broken card

Not in Dominaria but the plane Lorwyn,
Way back up in the woods among the evergreens,

There stood an log cabin made of earth and wood,

Where lived a planeswalker named Garruk B. Goode,

Who never ever learned to read or write so well,

But he could ride a beast token like a-ringing a bell.

Go, go! Go, Garruk, go, go!

Go, Garruk, go, go!

Go, Garruk, go, go!

Go, Garruk, go, go!

Garruk B. Goode!

He used to carry his big axe in a gunny sack;

Go sit beneath the tree by the boggart's pack.

Oh the goblins would see him sitting in the shade;

Calling beast tokens to crush the whole village

The kithkins passing by they would stop and say,

"Oh my, but that little planeswalker could kill!"

Go, go! Go, Garruk, go, go!

Go, Garruk, go, go!

Go, Garruk, go, go!

Go, Garruk, go, go!

Garruk B. Goode!

His mother told him, "Someday you will be a man,

And you will be the leader of a big old band.

Many elves coming from miles around,

To hear you play your beasts crushing them all down.

Maybe some day your name will be in lights,

Screaming 'Garruk B. Goode Tonight'!"

Go, go! Go, Garruk, go, go!

Go, Garruk, go, go!

Go, Garruk, go, go!

Go, Garruk, go, go!

Garruk B. Goode!

Based on this song by the father of Rock & Roll:

Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

Friday, September 21, 2007

Chug It

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Gothic. Best. RPG. Ever. IMHO :)

Seriously I don't understand why my fellows Gamer Malaya don't play Gothic. May I say that the game kicked Oblivion's ass many times over and the fact is that I was a strong supporter of Oblivion once (ok, I have to confess that I would probably play the next Elder Scroll game anyway). The game stood in balance between open ended and scripted elements and there is so much thing to do and so much quests in between.

Sure, the combat was a little too simple, the voice overs were cheesy (european games. you have to understand) and the storyline was not that great but the weaknesses was overcome by the sense of RPG fulfillment of playing the game. The quest are numerous and smartly scripted so that you won't feel lost after completing certain quests.

You can learn blacksmith and make weapons, gather herbs and learn alchemy to create your potions, learn hunting and gather animal's body parts to make other things related to those other skills. You can play as mage and learn magics (pretty standard stuffs) or concentrate on thieving skills to play stealthy and dirty. In short, in term of skill system, it was WoW before WoW.

In every Gothic game (3 have been produced so far) you were always be given the choice of which faction that you want attach yourselves with. In Gothic the first, you can start with any 3 of the factions given. Gothic 2, again you have to join one of the 3 given factions and in both games, however drifted apart you found yourself while playing the game, you will always return to a common storyline which ended in basically a rather "happy" ending. Gothic 3 was a little bit different. This time you were given the choice of 2 factions, which will then lead to 3 separate endings (ok, I was just starting to play the game. to whomever played the game as well, I am now doing some quests at the rebel hideout of Okara by the time this article is written).

JoWood didn't pay me to write a review of the game. Pyranha Bytes didn't coerced me into writing this article. I just feel it's a waste of a good RPG game if my RPG pals don't play this game. It's a good game. It's a good RPG game since...I don't know, Planescape: Torment, maybe? IMHO, that is...

Wikipedia's article on Gothic series of games:- Gothic Gothic II Gothic III

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Watch The Guild

I know i haven't post in a while, so let me start things of with a video or two. Lately, i've been watching the Guild, a webpisodes about 5 mmorpg players, each with their own unique personality. Felicia Day (or we know her as Vi from Buffy, the vampire slayer) plays as Codex, the Priest, or the Healer, i think. However, Zaboo is quite an interesting character. Annoying but interesting. Can't wait for further episodes, and i wish it was more than 3 minutes.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Gamer Reborn? More like Return of a Gamer...

My brother just bought a new PC. Utilizing a Core2-Duo processor, plus 2GB of RAM and Nvidia 8600GT graphic card, I felt like a gamer reborn. Already I've installed C&C: Tiberium Wars, S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl, F.E.A.R, Rainbow Six Las Vegas, Gothic 3 and playing them in turns, depending on my mood, that is. But anyway, time still poses a problem but I'll get around that as I usually do. Maybe if I got some extra time, I'll do a review of each one of them. But then again, I could just link to Gamespot or better; you all can take a look by yourself right?

P.S - C&C: Tiberium Wars kick ass! It's like playing the first C&C in 1996 all over again...

Monday, September 03, 2007

Good Evening, Mr. Thompson

So what are you up to nowadays, Mr. Thompson? No more video games to bash? I'm sure there's a lot of M-rated video games out there you can talk about. Or is your knowledge only limited to games created by Rockstar only? You sure are quiet nowadays. Don't worry. We're pretty sure we'll hear you again this holiday season.

Everything you said is the truth. Many people became serial killer after playing Grand Theft Auto. And look at the amount of car-jacking around the world. Sure is a lot. Not to mention people launching their vehicles to the air and landed on the other side of the river. Or people piloting helicopter and cut people off using the blade. Last, but not least, the people that high-jacked an army tank and go on a rampage in the middle of metropolis. Let's blame GTA for teaching people those things.

How about the people that go around masturbating to The Sims 2? I mean, you said so yourself that there is a nude code in the game. How dare EA. How dare they put nudity in a T-rated game. Now people who played the game turned out to be rapists.

I've got some suggestions for you, Mr. Thompson. Let's blame Mario. Yeah, Mario had been telling people to step on turtles since the dawn of video games. Let's get those PETA assholes to support you in bringing down Mario. Mario also taught kids to break random bricks they saw. Who knows that there's some money inside the bricks.

What else can we blame? How about all RPGs. Yeah, RPG taught people to kill any random critters they found all over the places in order to "reach level 99". Poor little bunny got killed by a fireball.

Well, we hope from you soon, Mr. Thompson. Good luck on your war against video games. Fucker.

Evil RPG Gaming Table

The Evil RPG Gaming Group #12

I've been using Stripgenerator for more than a month now. Just a few days ago, I found one stripper that wrote a strip that's relevant to Gamer Malaya. Check out the Evil RPG Gaming Table by Evilbeeker.

There's a lot of strips that do jokes about gaming in stripgenerator but so far, this guy's is the funniest. And he devotes his strip to tabletop gaming. So if you are looking for some other comics to read, (other than the ones that listed on our sidebar) check out Evilbeeker's strip. (and of course, check out mine as well, bitch :P)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Her name is Liliana Vess and she is a Planeswalker. She is "witty, magnetic, and unabashedly sexy." She looks like she's in her 20s but being an immortal Planeswalker, it's hard to tell. Read her story here.

So far, we don't yet the rule regarding Planeswalker. But check her out. A Vampiric Tutor and a Living Death on steroid in one card? Insane. Reanimation deck will definitely comes back.

Of course she is no Urza, or Serra, or Freyalise, or even Tevesh Szat. But she's a planeswalker nonetheless. Wizards of the Coast had finally make Planeswalkers into cards.

How did I find the card? Solve this puzzle and WotC will show it to you. And if you can't (or don't want to) solve the puzzle, I got the answer. I've done the dirty work for you. And by that, I mean that I found the answer from MTGSalvation forum.

"Here is an exclusive Planeswalker rules preview. Creatures can attack Planeswalkers. If a creature does attack one of your Planeswalkers, your creature can block it as though it were attacking you. If a Planeswalker is dealt combat damage, it loses that much loyalty."

Loyalty? What the hell is this new term mean? Only time will tell.

Here's the screenshot of the solved puzzle:

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I'm still playing a 7 years old game...

Ok, I started to play Diablo 2 yet again. This time I choose to play as Necromancer and you know what? Necromancer is the boss. In what way? Well, by the time I reached level 15, my character has the ability to command 8 entities. The rogue mercenary, a golem and six skeletons; 3 mages and 3 melee ones. Defeating Andariel was quite a breeze; the golem acts as the tank and the rogue, damage dealer. The skeletons did help but you don't want to depend on them when fighting bosses.

By this time, I have reached the Canyon of Magi and quite close to finding the Tomb of Tal'rasha. I think I might have some problem fighting Duriel as the sob is a melee combatant and the space my character will be fighting him is quite small. So far, the only character that I played that has defeated Diablo and Baal is the Paladin and the chump had kickass damage and good combat auras but I still end up struggling to kill both demons. I just dread what will happened to my Necromancer when meeting these bad asses...

P.S- Damn, I missed WoW...

Saturday, August 18, 2007


The first Pro Tour for next year will be here in Malaysia. It's been years since the last time they had a big event in Malaysia. The last time it was Invitational 2000 where Chris Pikula won and gave birth to the Meddling Mage. Meddling Mage, the bane of all combo decks. If only Meddling Mage is still legal, there will be no Dragonstorm.

The format for PTQ-KL will be Lowryn limited while the PT itself will be Lowryn/Morningtide booster draft. Of course, none of the Gamer Malaya guys are qualified for the Pro Tour. At least not yet. We can still get a spot via the PTQ. The fact that it's not a constructed format is good news for me since I hate constructed and usually prefer to play limited.

Read here for more info.

[Image copyrighted of Wizards of the Coast]

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Oblivion... again

I'm back into the digital world. I start with small steps first. No new games. Just, urm, Oblivion. Again. I think I've officially played Oblivion more than I've played KotOR. The funny thing is that I've played the original game only. Not the Shivering Isles expansion. Here's the trailer for Shivering Isles. Maybe I should get it tomorrow.

I should start saving some money. Next Gen consoles have been out for a while and I still haven't got any of it.

Monday, August 06, 2007

E3 - Dirt

Guess who's back? Here's the clue. it starts with an "r" and ends with "exxdelarocha". I'm still retired from gaming. But it's kinda like Dr M's retirement from politics. In other words, I still follow the gaming world. Well, sort of.

Anyway, today I went to Lowyat, following my friend who bought a new PC. I was sitting in front of C-Zone when I saw this sick preview. By sick, I mean, fucking awesome.

Then I realised that E3 just finished. Almost a month now. Usually my source of gaming news is EGM. Since I haven't bought a copy of EGM in a few months, no wonder that I didn't about E3 2007. Anyway, here's the E3 video for Dirt (should look better on HD):

There. I just kicked start this dying blog.

Update: My bad. This game's already released even before E3. Just saw the video at Lowyat and assumed it's not out yet. Well, the next post will really be about E3 then.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Too old for this shit

I hereby declare that I am retiring from the gaming world. I haven't played any new game in a long time. The latest one I think is God of War and that was released like, before Christ. The game that I am currently playing is Shining Force 2 and I only played it for its nostalgic value (my first RPG). I can't dedicate 50+ hours for a game anymore. Hell, I can't even spend more than two hours a day for gaming.

So I guess I'll be taking a time off from Gamer Malaya and I won't know when I will be back.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Holy Shit

Nothing much I'm gonna say here. Just go to this site. They are making games with a half-life 2 quality graphics under the size of 1MB. And that's not a typo. I haven't tested the game yet. Just heard about it in class today.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Bye bye Flash

Flash just got banned. I just read about the deck about a week ago. Well, the June 1st banned and restricted list just included this little bastard.

Flash deck is capable of killing the opponent on the turn zero which means that if your opponent goes first, you can kill him on his first upkeep, before the draw step.

Here is how you do it:
1) Choose to draw first. If Gemstone Caverns is in your opening hand, put it into play, removing any card from your hand.

2)Your opponent goes first. On his first upkeep, kill him. Here is how you do it. Remove your Elvish Spirit Guide or Simian Spirit Guide from your hand, adding one mana to your mana pool. Tap your Gemstone Caverns for U.

3) Cast Flash. If your opponent didn't counter Flash, you pretty much sealed the deal. Flash resolves, and put Protean Hulk into play.

4) Don't pay the reduced cost and sacrifice your Protean Hulk. Search for 4 Disciple Of The Vault and 8 zero cost 0/0 artifact creatures like Shifting Wall and Phyrexian Marauder. The artifacts die and the Disciples deals 32 damage. You win.

5) Of course, you're gonna need counterspells to back up your Flash. Since you won't have any mana, Force Of Will and Pact Of Negation are your friends.

Well, as I said, Flash just got banned, effectively June 20th. Not that it matters to me. I don't play Legacy.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

I got a Disease

Holy hell. I just installed back KotOR. Stopping to play KotOR is like quit smoking to me. Both are impossible to do. I need a shrink.

At least playing KotOR doesn't cost me as much money as smoking. Wait a minute. It does. Since I smoke whenever I play a game. Plus, I'm gonna be needing lots of Red Bulls or 100 Plus for a gaming marathon.

I mean, what the hell there is left for me to do in KotOR? I've done everything there is to do in this game. KotOR is officially the game that I played the most. Owh, I was talking about the first KotOR, not KotOR II.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Hell, it's about 1-2 years more...

Damn, I've bloody waited like 2000++ years(well, if you magnified 1 year to 200 years you'll get the picture) to know the continuation of Starcraft and only now or a year from now or whenever Blizzard feels like it will I know what happened to the star war that I cared more than Star Wars. Names like Jim Raynor(the face reminded me of a friend), Sarah Kerrigan(hot chick with attitudes and voice you'll go crazy about), Tassadar(the voice that can totally replace the guy who voiced Optimus Prime in Transformers), Fenix(twice lived, really died the third time) and all the others revoked old memories of youth and RTS madness.

I was young and foolish at that time, fighting political battles and struggled against the greatest menace of a secondary school student; SPM. Playing Starcraft was like breathing fresh air, instead of the usual two faction that you can play in any RTS title of that time (count out Warwinds in that), the game offered three and each of the faction got distinctive playing styles so everytime you finished up a faction-specific campaign you won't feel as same playing the others.

So far, the Blizzard website just showed some units and a building of the Protoss so more will come later. It seems the curse of LOTC(Lord of the Clan) has strike again, Blizzard apparently sacrificed Starcraft: Ghost(purely speculation, please correct me) to continue with an RTS Starcraft(I felt sorry those poor console-playing bastards :|) or someone has been really praying hard for PC gaming...

Sins of a gamer shalt not suffer unto the Siblings...(Another confession from a not-so-hardcore gamer)

Forgive me father for I too, have sinned. I didn't put my best effort in upgrading my characters in WoW the last two months because I couldn't get my mind out of something not in the gaming world. I didn't continue TLJ: Dreamfall for more than 2 weeks now because I decided to take my own sweet time to try and finish up the puzzles. I let my brother finishes up all the missions in Counterstrike: Zero Hour after playing only 3 from 9. Again, forgive me for not having the desire to play HOMM 5 and instead let my siblings play the campaigns. Forgive me also for I have lost all the desire to upgrade my PC to the latest gadgets and software because I felt that I won't do any serious gaming, not until I got a better job or improved my financial situation. Forgive me my dear god, and give me the strength in mind and spirit so that I won't forget that I too, have enjoyed gaming and may the resurgence of Starcraft 2 invoke the RTS madness that I once behold...

P.S- Hell, it's about time...

Friday, May 18, 2007

If real people is a magic card

By real people, I mean TV characters.

I'll just write the abilities and descriptions of the cards. I'll photoshop the cards later (Yeah right).

Sylar (Heroes) 2UBBB
Legendary Creature - Cannibal
2UB, Tap: Remove target creature from the game.
Sylar has the abilities of all cards removed from the game by Sylar.
No question here. Sylar is black and blue. He is a black creature since it fits his characteristics. Such as his desire for power, ambition, corruption, and greed. The blue part represents his manipulation and trickery. The copy abilities represents his ability to obtain the power of people whose brain he had eaten.

Bob (Dresden Files) 1WU
Legendary Creature - Spirit
Tap: Draw a card, then discard a card.
WU: Remove Bob from the game. At the end of turn, return Bob into play under its owner's control
As a condemned spirit who was cursed for eternity due to his practice of necromancy in his life, the obvious choice would be a black creature. However, he made it all for love (or passion) which is a red characteristic. Well, that was more than 400 years ago. Now Bob just trying to redeem himself and provides Dresden with hundreds of years of knowledge. Redemption = purification, which is white's attribute and knowledge is a blue attribute, making him a White and Blue creature.
The draw a card ability represents his knowledge while the blinking ability represents his ability to fades into and out of his physical skull. The shadow ability? Well, he cannot touch or be touched.

Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly) 1RR
Legendary Creature - Smuggler
R: Malcolm Reynolds deals 1 damage to target creature blocking or blocked by Malcolm Reynolds.
All other creatures you control gains +1/+0
Everything about Captain Mal screams red. Let see, he doesn't follow the law, he got pissed off easily, and he is a war veteran. It doesn't get any more red than that. The pinging ability? I dunno. Represents his cowardice I guess. Avoid face-to-face combat. The pump represent his leadership.

Well, enough for now. I guess all other Gamer Malaya guys are AWOL. I promise my next post will be a real news or review. (Yeah right. when was the last time I kept my promise around here)

Update: May 19, 2007 8:16 PM

eD told me to add three more cards and he will make the photoshopping. So here goes.

Theodore Bagwell (Prison Break) 1WB
Legendary Creature - Human
Tap: Destroy target tapped creature
T-Bag is a black and white creature. The black part represents his greed and selfishness. The white part is more complicated. T-Bag believes that whatever thing that he do is right (i.e self-righteous) to a certain extent. He also was a head of a group of white supremacists which represents organization, another white attribute. Why does he onl destroy tapped creature? Since most of the victims he killed or attempted to kill usually offer little resistance (all the children he killed) or caught of guard (John Abruzzi)

Mr. Ecko (Lost) 1WW
Legendary Creature - Human Priest
W,Tap: Target creature you control gains protection from the color of your choice until end of turn
Mr. Ecko is a straight up white creature (righteousness, purity, redemption). Vigilance is just a way to represent his strength and the Mother of Rune ability is just a random priest-like ability.

Bender (Futurama) 2B
Legendary Creature - Robot
First Strike
Bender is indestructible
Bender is a black creature due to his selfishness, greed, and "kill all humans" nature. The first strike represents his ability to outstretch his arms, theorically attack first in a fight. The indestructibility? Well, even if you disasemble Bender, he will still be alive.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Sins of a gamer shalt not suffer unto the Senators

Forgive me father for I have sin. I haven't been playing much new game in 2007. Forgive me for I have not played any of the God of War series. Forgive me for I am not l337 enough to beat Jade Empire early (the first game a dude named Ilya beat me to it). Forgive me for I have use a walkthrough for Disgaea. Forgive me for I never reached Hell in Diablo 2. Forgive me for Gamer Malaya had abandoned the "Black Project". Forgive me for I haven't bought any next gen console (PS3 sucks anyway. That's right. I said it). Forgive me for I have not open any Magic booster pack
since December 2006. Forgive me for I played Maple Story for a while (STFU. My brothers played the game and I got curious). Forgive me for I have not the reflex to be l337 in a fighting game.

So go on, Gamer Malaya members. Make your confessions here.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

17 hours gone

Dammit. I lost my 17 hours playing Disgaea (Yeah, it's an old game) the other day due to power failure. I only kept one save file due to insufficient memory card space. What really pissed me off is that the power went off for about ten seconds. Plus, I was skipping class that day and was feeling bored at home. That's why I played the game when said incident happened. Oh hell. It's a good game anyway. I'm catching up on those 17 hours. I'm on ten hours right now.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Blame it on video games

With the recent Virginia Tech Shooting, I'm quite surprised that they didn't blame it on video games yet. I mean during the Columbine shooting, they blame it on Marilyn Manson and games such as Doom for "training" the kids to take out the whole school. It makes sense since after playing Castlevania, I can now double jump at will; or mixing venison and boar meat into healing potion after playing Oblivion; shooting fireball from my hand after tons of fighting games; or...well, you get my point.

There are countless times when a kid with a gun go out and shoot somebody, people like Joe Lieberman and Jack Thompson blame it on GTA, Mortal Kombat, or Doom. Surprisingly, it's not happening now. Did Lieberman or Thompson on a vacation or something?

Personally, I'm one of the people that believes in the theory of "gun kills people". Any cyber cafe in Malaysia have kids playing GTA and yet there's no such incidents in Malaysia yet. I, for one, wants all the violence they can squeeze into a video game so we gamers can satisfy our violent need virtually instead of physically.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Things I wanna bitch about Jade Empire

Screenshots will be added at later time (if I feel like it)

1. Bad camera angle. I just hate it when I backed away from the mobs and the camera went mad. Also happened sometimes whenever you load the game. I can't do one (side-)quest because the camera gave me weird angle and my character can't move.

2. Only one henchman at a time. Come on. Just make it two like KotOR.

3. Too short. The game is too short. Shorter than the first KotOR.

Otherwise, it's a damn good game.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Save the Internet, Save the World

I’m talking about “Net Neutrality” not an episode from Heroes. Basically, it’s a principal of being equal. For example, a broadband network free of restrictions on the kinds of equipment attached and the modes of communication allowed would be considered neutral by most advocates, provided it met additional tests relating to the degradation of various communication streams by others.

However, this is not always being practiced. For instance, Streamyx limits the bandwidth use of BitTorrents. It is one way for TMNet to control the traffic in Malaysia but often despise by its users. It’s even listed as one of the bad ISP by Azureus. “So why use Streamyx”, you say, let’s switch to Jaring. Unfortunately, TM owns the Malaysia Internet Backbone. Even if you switch, you’re still slow. The sad news is, you’re paying higher because Jaring is not a part of TM.

So you say, “What this have to do with me? I’m not downloading anything from the internet.” But if you’re an avid online gamer, you should know that you’re life is depending on your connection. Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve been a victim of capitalism. For example, we use PosLaju or Fedex to ensure our letters are delivered much faster than normal postal services. Some believed the Internet traffic should be subject to the same market forces, and want to be able to pay to ensure that their traffic get better handling.

What can we do? I can only hope we don’t rely on one company to manage the internet backbone of our beloved country.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Are You The World Sexiest Gamer?

It's that time again. Games Radar is looking for The World's Sexiest Gamer. The only rule is you have to be 18 years or older. For more details, click here.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Battlefield : Bad Company

Although this looks like Army of Two, I like the new concept in Battlefield. However this is console exclusive. Rejoice 360 and PS3 fanboys. Here’s the trailer “stolen” from Game Trailers (I don’t want to take the bandwidth from their server, might as well upload it in my photobucket).

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Keyboards, For The Win

Does it matter? How fancy your keyboard lit up in the dark? How fast your mouse click per second? How sensitive your analog stick is? It is all up to you actually, whether you are a hardcore gamer, who mashes combo and execute them beautifully, or a casual gamer, who plays all kind of games that you can find in your free time.

Just like sports, an enthusiast gamer chooses the best equipment he can find. For games like FIFA or Winning Eleven, some might prefer keyboard rather than using the all-popular gamepad. But do you know that your standard keyboard doesn’t allow more than 3 buttons pressed at the same time. So imagine if you want to execute a fake-pass-dribble-360turn while running in a diagonal direction, this might be frustrating for some users.

As for me, what I like the most is having extra buttons so I can bind them to some Spells while playing World of Warcraft. Using my standard keyboard, I have to bind them with Ctrl and Shift. Imagine if you have 18 extra buttons on your keyboard, and you can assign any macro to them. No more Ctrl/Shift to anything.

Some people say a backlit keyboard is such a chick magnet. When the light goes out, your keyboard will be the only thing that lit for the “romantic” occasion. For me, I like to type in the dark, so the backlit buttons is such an advantage. But if it light up too much, it will cause some discomfort for my eyes.

There are a lot of gaming keyboards in the market. For example, the Saitek Eclipse Keyboard or the Logitech G15 Keyboard. There are even Microsoft gaming keyboards for those “Bill Gates fan boys”. Whichever you choose, be sure you have the right one.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Video Games = Violence

Oh my, here comes the Malaysian “Jack Thompson”. Yes, you’ve read it correctly. If you don’t know who Jack Thompson is, where have you been? To tell you the truth, I was quite enraged by the reports of today’s Berita Harian. President of Psychiatric, Prof Dr Mohamad Hussain Habil said that the real reason behind the increasing cases of bully and juvenile murder was because of video games. He stated that the video games nowadays have realistic murder scene which will lead them to the real thing.

“The player (kids) felt victorious when he accomplishes the mission by killing a lot of people (in the game), and not only that, he will feel proud seeing the blood and the kills that he made. Subsequently, the player will transform the scenario into reality.”

By the description of the gameplay, I think he’s talking about Grand Theft Auto or possibly Hitman. But still, that’s no reason to blame videogames entirely. We’ll wait for a few days to see how the community response to the news feed.

Friday, February 16, 2007

A trip to Zul'Aman

I was bored as hell so I took a stroll in Ghostland, looking for low level elite to kill and hoping it will drop something shiny for my alt(s). Instead I found my self lost to the east of the Blood Elf land, in a place call Zul’Aman. I found an inactive meeting stone, meaning there should be a dungeon nearby. And there was, blocked by a large wooden door.

Meeting Stone - a device to summon people

Knock Knock. Who's there?

I lookup for some information about the place and found out it is a dungeon scheduled for Burning Crusade. But as usual, Burning Crusade isn’t a finish product. If it was, the next expansion will be out by then.
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According to history, a long time ago, the forest trolls controlled a large section of northern Lordaeron called Zul'Aman. But then came the human and the high elves banded together and push back the savage troll into the area of what we call Zul’Aman now. After the invasion of the scourge, the Amani trolls have retaliated to take back of what that use to be their land.
Rumors said that Zul’Aman will be a 25 man raid instance. Just like its brethrens, Zul Farak and Zul Gurub, this place is fully inhabited with trolls and Zul’Aman is led by Jin’zakk. My guess is this would be a level 70 dungeon as there’s no way in hell low levels (alliance) would reach Quel’thalas through the Eastern Plagueland.
As for the Amani trolls, this is how they look like.
Amani Troll
Pretty hot huh? (No offense Sharifah Amani, just a joke there). Click here to see what a REAL Amani troll looks like.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

A Wow Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day folks. How's your day have been? Gaerth gettin' ganked as always and things have been a lil different for Iuna. There's love in the air, even in Outlands too. If you're not sure what to get for V-Day, here's a video for you.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Ritual - Desire

What happened in here? Nine contributors and no update in almost a month? Ed, do something.

Anyway, I have no idea what to write about but we cannot let Gamer Malaya to stay dead any much longer so here's another Magic-related post.

Extended season had started and there are tons of decks in the metagame right now. The Ritual-Desire deck interests me the most. Here's the decklist and the tutorial for the deck.


4 Geothermal Crevice
4 Ancient Spring
4 Sulfur Vent
3 Polluted Delta
2 Bloodstained Mire

1 Steam Vents

1 Watery Grave

1 Blood Crypt

1 Swamp

4 Cabal Ritual

4 Rite of Flame

4 Seething Song

4 Burning Wish

3 Mind's Desire

3 Sins of the Past

3 Duress

1 Tendrils of Agony

4 Sensei's Divining Top

4 Careful Study

1 Chain of Vapor

4 Chromatic Star

4 Defense Grid
1 Shattering Spree
1 Channel the Suns
1 Empty the Warrens
1 Tendrils of Agony
1 Sins of the Past
1 Mind's Desire
1 Duress
1 Pyroclasm
2 Chain of Vapor
1 Hull Breach