Not much news the past few days.
The only real news is that I got 'The Elder Scrolls VI: Oblivion' for my laptop... albeit there is a small problem. First, it installed fine and everything then IT WOULDN'T WORK. I started it and tried everything but still it wouldn't work, I consulted some people and found that this also happened for some people. Eventually, I gave up.
The following day though I came across an interesting post that explained that it was happened due to the video card and something about shaders or something. Seeing as mine was a laptop and it wouldn't be a very good idea to change the video card, I opted for the software method. Using this application called 'Old Oblivion' it artificiated some shaders for me and I was able to run the game! Hooray!
The game looks frickin amazing - and people who have played the game (pretty much all of you by now :P) will agree with me. For all those who haven't seen/heard/played the game (all 4 of you) before here are some screenshots:
(Actual in-game footage)
(Click to see full-size)
Unfortunately for me though... the game still messed up on Vista. I think I managed to play the first part - basically the tutorial level - before it konked out on me. It was just getting good as well... I had a look around the official site to see if this was a known bug or not and turns out Bethesda Softworks don't officially support Vista in Oblivion.
So that means I end up having to take the game back on Friday... *sigh*
Oh well. What PC game should I get in it's place though? I've been racking my brain trying to think of another PC game that I would like to play on my laptop and so far I have:
- The Orange Box (HL2/Portal/TF2)
- (Possibility) Medieval II: Total War
- Halo 2
- (Probably not) ShadowRun
- Company of Heroes
- The new Civ game (don't recall what number it was)
- Spore (when it hits... which will be probably be next year...)
- Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
- Gears Of War
There were some more I was thinking about but I don't/can't remember. Ah well, I guess I'll just walk in and see what's available, maybe make a spontaneous decision. I seem to be able to do that well.
Oh and when I went to town, I entered GAME. Where I was going to buy Oblivion. And guess who I saw?
No, not Santa Claus you dope.
Just in case you have no idea who Smithy is, here's a brief explanation:
Use to go to the same school as me, a year older. Been working at GAME for about 6 weeks and does magic tricks. He is also awesome.
That pretty much explains it. Weird, funny experiences like this seem to happen all the time in GAME. Just last time I saw Fred (or George... basically the one that didn't die) from the HP books in Game. It was a splitting image!
Pretty much sums up my last two days. Nothing special and I'm not feeling in an especially good mood, even though holidays are around the corner. 4 more lessons... just 4 more...
EDIT#1: I'd just thought I'd mention that I'm now fully caught in the series: Heroes. Yeah! And I gotta say it's amazing. It's so amazing that I'm fully prepared to make this statement:
The day I stop watching Heroes will be the day that I swallow barbed wire, pull it out my ass and floss myself to death.
Kudos to anyone who knows where that reference came from.*
I've actually been watching for a while (about 5 days now) and I haven't said anything yet because I was afraid someone might decided to "accidentally" spoil it for me. Yes Gavin, I am looking at you. *glare*
*If you really wanna know where it is from, here it is: Zero punctuation's review of GH3. Dead funny.