Future First Person Shooters

So you think your PC is so amazing that the graphics are near realistic? You ain’t seen nothing yet!

Looks like they haven’t improved the spawn system in COD 15 either. Oh well. (via)

Every OS Sucks

I’m sure I’ve heard this before but the video is new to me. Enjoy!

Odd that their C64 isn’t plugged in. The power cable went in at the side. The joystick ports are strangely blacked out too. Gosh, might it not be a real Commodore 64? (via)

The Return of 'Allo 'Allo

Sometimes I’m glad I look in my spam folder. I spotted this delightful email subject:

Important massage from Federal Ministry of Finance

It reminded me of the BBC sitcom, ‘Allo ‘Allo which anyone living in the UK or Ireland and probably further afield will immediately recognise. Luckily I found this video of clips from the “Return of” show aired in 2007. Hilarious stuff!

Huge Xbox 360 price hike on the way

Well, this is shocking. I’m glad I bought my Xbox 360 a while back before this price hike went into effect.

For those who don’t know, visit the Xbox 360 Elite page for Ireland. See that price? Looks like we get gouged yet again with sky high prices in rip off Ireland. *sigh*

I bet you thought the minor price hike in the UK was bad. At least Microsoft could blame a weak currency but we’re in the Eurozone for crying out loud!

xbox price hike

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PS. I can recommend without reservation the new Batman game. I’m a few hours into it now and it’s enthralling. It has to be the best superhero game ever. The scene in the morgue with the Scarecrow had me freaked out and just a little scared.
D’you remember the Batman stories where he fought Scarecrow? It’s one thing to read it and watch Batman’s reactions to the fears planted by the poisoned gases, but quite another to be right-in-there-feeling-the-fear. Can’t wait to play it again!

Please help the World Health Organisation

I received a nice polite email from a man asking for my help last week. He was a bit cryptic but he replied this morning saying he works with the World Health Organisation.

Help the World Heath Organisation

Hi Donncha O Caiomh,
there is something to talk about , i want your assistance coz i work with W.H.O ( world health organisation ) and i bought some goods in state and i am in finland here for official purpose.
Will you kindly send me your address so i can send the goods to you and also maybe when am through with my official assignment i will come down there and collect the goods bought.
Pls kindly reply me so as to know what to do.
THANKS
JUNIOR BENRICHARD.

Oh the poor guy! He’s stuck in Finland and needs goods delivered? As I was about to reply with my full address, I remembered getting another email from him. He had contacted me about a post I wrote. That was last week when I was on holiday and I still haven’t got around to clearing out my inbox. I went searching and here it is:

electric car info

hi
yea i drive an electric car. i work with the car construction company. if you wanna know, kindly send me 3000usd via western union and i will get back to you as possible.
you can call me on +2348029479959. am junior by name.

Oh what a talented guy! He works for W.H.O. and for a car company! I don’t know if I want to know about electric cars that much. I mean, $3000? That’s a lot of money!

Oh, and Ben, since you’re subscribed to my blog, please get in touch again. The Irish Police want a word with you.

Edit (10/08/09) Ben has been in touch again:

Hi donncha, how r you nd everything, am off state and i some1 wanna send some money to my credit-card so as to collect and use it to pay my childs school fee. pls send me you details so as to send you the money nd you will only help me to western it to my child coz she is totally inneed of it.
am looking forward to see your reply
JUNIOR BENRICHARD.