Saturday, 15 September 2012

Most Epic One Second of my Battlefield 3 Experience

It has been two months since I last played Battlefield 3 multiplayer on Origin. Yesterday, I updated and patched the game, there was a 2GB update for the Close Quarters and Armored Kill Premium map packs. But too bad, I can't seem to afford the Battlefield 3 Premium membership. Anyway, I just played it again this afternoon. I guess the map was Kharg Island. Surprisingly, the Battlefield 3 community is still there, I thought most of them either move on to Diablo 3 or Guild Wars 2.


So, I was exploring the map. Trying to capture a point or what you call it as, the flag. I saw this dude camping at one place, I knifed him from the back and I got sniped at that very instant. It all happened within 1 second.

Same shit, different day

Look. Same shit different day. That's just great. Assignments, exams, quizzes, games, girls. Nothing really interesting to begin with. Where's the Orgasm of Life? Sometimes, it's just too tiring to repeat the same shit everyday, am I right? Probably everyone feels the same. Or maybe I'm the only one facing this shit, who knows.

It feels good to reopen my blog, and no way it's going to be like the previous one. No more offensive blog posts and I'm not expecting it to be another controversial blog. Just want to keep it private among fellow gamers out there. I'll be posting screenshots and games benchmark to keep it alive. Hope to see progress in this blog again, and I want to increase my earnings in Nuffnang. So, make sure you click those ads in my blog. Thanks mang. :)

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Batman Arkham City Funhouse Brawl Gameplay and Screenshots

My rig specifications:

Intel Core i5-2500K CPU @3.30GHz (Quad Core 4 CPUs) | Asus P8H61-MLX | Corsair 2X4GB RAM | SEAGATE 1TB HDD | LEADTEK WINFAST GTX560Ti 1GB GDDR5 | LG 24X DVD Writer | Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced Casing | Cooler Master PSU GX650W BRONZE EDITION | ASUS PCE-N10 PCI-E Adapter Wireless N | Acer 18.5" X193HQ LCD Monitor 1366x768 | SONY SRS-D5 2.1ch Speakers Multimedia Speakers

Description: First up, I'd like to clarify something about my channel. Starting from today onwards, I won't be uploading gameplay videos and benchmark of the Nvidia Geforce GT540M mobile graphics card. I am no longer using that laptop as I gave it to my dad. Right now I'm using a desktop and all my future games will be played on a GTX 560 Ti.

Let's get back to the topic. Batman Arkham City FunHouse Brawl. What is this?! Owh well, it is just another challenge map, you can only unlock it with the purchase of the Batman Arkham City DLC. Apart from that, you have to roam around Arkham City to look for riddles and trophies and complete all the challenges including those side missions to unlock the custom maps. It is pretty hard and I spend almost one week to unlock all these challenge maps..and..Catwoman! Yes, Catwoman is one of my favourites. Harley Quinn too.

Anyway, I'm running on ultra settings, but without DirectX 11 features. I manage to get constant 60FPS in challenge mode, while 40 - 60FPS while roaming around Arkham City. To be precise, I'm running the game on Nvidia 32XMSAA Anti Aliasing. When I enable the DirectX11 features, there are some delays and spiky scenes. The DirectX 11 for this game is not really optimised. I can run Battlefield 3 on DX11 with a smooth frame rate.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Demo Gameplay and Screenshots

My rig specifications:

Intel Core i5-2500K CPU @3.30GHz (Quad Core 4 CPUs) | Asus P8H61-MLX | Corsair 2X4GB RAM | SEAGATE 1TB HDD | LEADTEK WINFAST GTX560Ti 1GB GDDR5 | LG 24X DVD Writer | Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced Casing | Cooler Master PSU GX650W BRONZE EDITION | ASUS PCE-N10 PCI-E Adapter Wireless N | Acer 18.5" X193HQ LCD Monitor 1366x768 | SONY SRS-D5 2.1ch Speakers Multimedia Speakers

Description: I'm using Fraps to benchmark the game. I can achieve 60 FPS constantly with Vertical Sync enabled on maximum settings. This game is just a demo, which was released last week and you can download it for free through Origins. Since it is still a demo, the graphics settings are limited, and you can't really adjust the texture settings, anti aliasing, anisotropic filtering like how you can adjust in the previous Mass Effect games.

Overall, it is not my type of game as I'm a very impatient type of person. The cutscenes in single player is too long and I prefer to play the game, rather than watching those cutscenes in the game. The multiplayer is awesome with its coop survival mode. Graphics are beautiful on ultra settings, and Mass Effect 3 has better shader and lighting compared to Mass Effect 2.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Reviews On My New Gaming Desktop

I guess it is the right time for me to write a quick review about my new gaming desktop, before it gets too late and all my computer hardware become outdated. Yes, they'll be outdated as soon as Intel Ivy Bridge processors and Nvidia Kepler 600 Series GPU are released. You'd want to ask me why I don't wait for them, my answer is that I cannot wait any longer for them, it will be another 3 to 4 months till the official release of the new hardware by Intel and Nvidia. Anyway, I'm satisfied with my gaming rig which was just customized and assembled by StratOS Enterprise last week.

Altogether, my gaming setup costs me around RM4000 including the rig, monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse and DVI cable. I'm using a small LCD monitor which supports up to 1366x768 resolution, but its a good thing cause my rig is too overkill for such a small resolution. I can get up to 60 - 100 FPS in all latest games with maximum ultra settings. For example, in Battlefield 3, with ultra settings and 4X MSAA and HBAO, I can easily get 60 - 70 fps constantly.

Here are the specifications of my rig:

Intel Core i5-2500K CPU @3.30GHz (Quad Core 4 CPUs) | Asus P8H61-MLX | Corsair 2X4GB RAM | SEAGATE 1TB HDD | LEADTEK WINFAST GTX560Ti 1GB GDDR5 | LG 24X DVD Writer | Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced Casing | Cooler Master PSU GX650W BRONZE EDITION | ASUS PCE-N10 PCI-E Adapter Wireless N | Acer 18.5" X193HQ LCD Monitor 1366x768 | SONY SRS-D5 2.1ch Speakers Multimedia Speakers

Intel Core i5-2500K processor. My rig is somehow imbalanced due to the fact that it can be overclocked, and yet it is "unoverclockable". My processor and GPU can be overclocked but too bad, my Asus P8H61-MLX motherboard cannot be overclocked. Anyway, it is a pretty decent processor and it's actually recommended as this processor comes with 4 cores with a speed of 3.30GHz. In short, it is a quad core CPU. :)

This is my Asus P8H61-MLX motherboard, it is the new H61 B3 Revision, which I don't have any idea what it means. All I know is that before I built this desktop, I always wanted to support some Asus products.

However, this motherboard cannot be overclocked, so my processor is a waste. I don't really mind actually as I have never overclocked my laptops and computers before. I prefer to run at stock speeds in order to maintain the life span.

As you can see in the picture above, I bought 8GB of RAM or to be precise, its a Corsair 2X4GB RAM. Well, RAM doesn't help much in gaming, but I can see the difference between having a 4GB and a 8GB RAM. With a 4GB RAM, it takes much longer for games to load. On the other hand, 8GB RAM helps to load games at around 10 - 20 seconds only. What about getting an SSD? SSD is godlike. And its price is getting cheaper nowadays, unlike HDD which the prices are so expensive like fuck! But, I still prefer HDD because I don't really need the ultimate speed of a SSD, and I require large disk spaces for me to install games and stuffs.

LEADTEK WINFAST GTX560Ti 1GB GDDR5. My graphic card. Its basically a mid end graphics card in the desktop industry. But if we are to compare it to a laptop mobile GPU, it is equivalent to a Nvidia Geforce GTX580M mobile GPU, but GTX560Ti has a higher clock speeds. This GPU is not bad, honestly speaking. I'm playing all my games at maximum settings now, and I can see all the eye-candy like I always wanted!

It supports DirectX 11 games very well, for examples, Batman Arkham City, Battlefield 3 and Skyrim. I can max out all these three games and I'm able to achieve more than 50 FPS indoor and outdoor. Its a recommended card for most of the new games now, no matter if you're playing in 720p or Full HD 1080p.

Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced casing. The very first time I looked at this casing, I fell in love with it immediately. But why?! Its a beast! Look at its aggressive design bro. This casing has a stylish interior black coating and it has a superior cooling performance that supports up to two 200 mm and two 120 mm fans. It has a customized neat cable management, unlike the Elite 430 casing. But its kind of expensive. :/

The above picture shows you how tall the casing is. Its even taller than my monitor. I love the brilliant red LED on the cooling fan. It looks pretty cool and amazing. My speaker is a Sony SRS-D5 2.1 Channel multimedia speaker system. But I find out that I don't have enough space so I just put both the speakers on top of the woofer. Not a very good arrangement, so yeah.

Cooler Master PSU GX650W BRONZE EDITION. Cooler Master PSU, especially the Extreme series and the GX series are not recommended because they can spoil easily, based on lots of reviews. But don't worry, mine is a revised version of the GX650W PSU, which is the Bronze version with Blue LED lighting. Somemore it comes with a 5 years warranty :O.

Seriously, inside all the boxes, there are lots of unused cables and components like what you can see in the picture above. I can't throw them away as I'm not sure if I'll be using them back in the near future. The black thing above feels like a toy. I can use it as a gun or something. It looks very portable and cool.

This is my Asus PCE-N10 PCI-E Adapter Wireless-N Card, and I need it to connect to the wireless internet. The LAN cable is not in my room, so I need this. The wireless adapter is an optional hardware for those who want to build their gaming rig, but its a must for me to have it.

The DVI Cable which costs me around RM40. Before this, I was using the blue VGA cable. And there was a minor problem with it. When I connect my VGA cable from my monitor to my rig with a DVI adapter, everything works fine. However, when I start a game, I can see lots of white lines scrolling up and down and they become very obvious in games with dark environments. Luckily I bought the RM40 cable, and now the problem is fixed!

My Mid-End Laptop

Sometimes, it gets so boring that I just feel like updating my blog. This blog has been dead for almost a year, and one of the reasons why I stop updating is because I'm lazy. Yes, I'm lazy to write, I'm lazy to upload photos, and blogging won't earn you anything. It is kind of useless when you think about whats so awesome about having a blog that has thousands of readers. I'd rather spend the time playing some games..and lets not talk about blogging, right now the question is, Whats So Special About My Mid-End Laptop?!

My laptop isn't a gaming laptop to begin with. It is just another mid-end laptop with decent specifications which should be enough to run most latest games at 720p or maybe lower, with a decent frame rate, or probably not with higher settings. Those are the truths about having a laptop, no matter what laptop you game on, Alienware..Sager..MSI..Asus..Acer. Well, my definition of a gaming laptop is that if someone uses his laptop to play his favourite games, then its considered a gaming laptop no matter how poor the mobile GPU is.

These are the specifications of my Acer 15.6" laptop. I can use it to play Battlefield 3 on highest native resolution which is 1366x768, with all the settings on lowest graphical settings, and I'm able to get around 30 - 40FPS. It is quite playable but to be honest, you won't enjoy the low frame rate with the low graphics settings.

Acer Aspire 5750G | Intel Core i7-2630QM 2.0 GHz | NVIDIA GeForce GT540M 2GB | 15.6" HD LED LCD | 4GB DDR3 Memory | 640GB HDD