Archive for October, 2008

C&C Red Alert 3 next campaign….

Posted: October 31, 2008 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                      Stardate: 62332.6 (Oct 31, 2008)

As a big fan of computer games, and like many, always finds it hard to stop playing once the game gets challenging. Especially when comes to the latest Command and Conquer Red Alert 3 that I just received together with the notebook backpack, T-shirt and poster I had redeem last Monday. And guess what, in just four days I had completed the Soviet campaign and now at mission two of the Allies campaign. Indeed, I’m quite surprised to how fast I had gone through, and to be frank, there are only nine missions. I believe; so were the Allies and the Empire of the Rising Sun. Sincerely spoken, I’m not nearly the pro in C&C or any other games. I just love the challenges as I fought countless battles against the enemies. As the saying goes: When the going gets tough, the tough gets going =)

In other words, I’m expecting two of my other most favourite games to be released. Starcraft II and Half-Life 2: Episode III.

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Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3

Posted: October 27, 2008 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                      Stardate: 62323.4 (Oct 27th, 2008)

Today was the launch event of the Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3, that takes place at Shaw Lido Cineplex Level 5, located at Orchard Road. Before the launch, it was announced that we can pre-order the game at all Comics Connection and Challenger stores. For this CnC, we were given a choice of two special packages, the Commander’s Pack and the Officer’s Pack.

The Commander’s Pack, which cost $306.90, includes the game, the Women of Red Alert 3 poster, CnC Red Alert 3 DICOTA Notebook BacPac, and a Microsoft SideWinder X6 Gaming Keyboard, and this is the only gaming keyboard on the market with a switchable key pad for powerful versatility. For the Officer’s Pack, which cost $187.90, you will get those mentioned above except for the keyboard. Firstly, I thought of ordering the Commander’s Pack. But took me a second to realize that the keyboard I had, was specially designed for gaming and also under Microsoft =)

So I ordered the Officer’s Pack, and were given the Officer’s Pack pre-order card as proof. Those who were unable to come today can collect their purchase on the 29th October onwards from the retails stores where they had order the package from. But they will be missing out the free Soviet T-shirt that will be given away only at the launch.

The launch will start from 1000hrs to 1500hrs. As I expected, there will be already a long queue when I arrived there about ten minutes after 0900hrs. Majority were CnC fans. How hard can they be missed to be the fast one to grab in line. Even I myself couldn’t wait to grab it and to place myself into this new battlefield. Finally, the wait is over! The launch was open about fifteen minutes before ten. No rushed, no pushing, no grumbling; all moved in an orderly manner despite each of us so eager to grab the game.

Finally, my turned comes to redeem the package. The game, the poster, the T-Shirt, and the cool backpack. Its another exclusive addition, to add to my Command and Conquer collection =)

Names And Buildings

Posted: October 18, 2008 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log              Stardate: 1810.08

I’ve always found this inspiring. Everywhere I go across islandwide in Singapore, there’s always those certain places that were more or less “fashionable” in terms of those buildings and locations.

Let’s say, for just “Building.” There will be Yen San Building, Ocean Building, Cathay Building….

Then, there will be those started as “Houses.” Parliament House, as the key structure. Thus, we have Shaw House, Shing Kwan House and Rubbes House.

Then, along came the importance of being central, and many buildings had became “Centers.” Such as Shaw Center, People’s Park Center, Funan Center and Clifford Center. Years later, there’s even more been focused at “Points.” Such as Centerpoint, Northpoint, Chinatown Point, Causeway Point….

Ultimately, size became the hallmark to make a name for itself. Like a fortress, a castle, but a well-known “City.” Such as Rafffles City, Marina City, Ngee Ann City, Suntec City, Vivo City….

Some buildings were even competed to reach the sky, the limits. Liat Tower, Shaw Tower, Shell Tower, Hitachi Tower, Ocean Tower, Singapore Land Tower…..

Walk a bit more, and you found yourself in an open square. Literally, the “Plaza.” City Plaza, Plaza Singapore, International Plaza, Far East Plaza, Tiong Bahru Plaza…..

Furthermore, there’s a lot more than meets the eye! =)