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Update ~ [Nov. 18th, 2004|07:48 pm]
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I’m looking into boarding schools all over again.  My dad and my sister just came back recently from the States.  My dad brought my sister to take a look at several boarding schools for interviews and to allow her to know which one she’d want to attend.  When they came back from America, they brought 5 pounds of gummy bears, two bags of Hershey’s chocolates, and lots of other goodies.  I’ll apply to maybe four boarding schools, and see how things work out.  I plan to take the SAT for my admission test.  Good luck to me =)

1337 Released Games
Halo 2 – Released November 9th, 2004 in North America
Need for Speed Underground 2 – Released November 15th, 2004 in North America
Half-Life 2 – Released November 16th, 2004 Worldwide

It seems that the guys at VALVe, such as the uber sexy Gabe Newell (pictured below) made a bad decision for the HL2 release date.

Uber sexy Gabe Newell

Halo 2 completely blew it away according to reviews.  Half-Life 2, while being one of the most expected games for the past few years, just couldn’t stand up to Halo 2.  Halo 2 was released three years following the release of Halo, and the release was phenomenal.  Microsoft pocketed a good deal more money than they originally expected, earning an estimated $125 million USD on the release date.  Wow.

A while back at E3, Bungie released a teaser for Halo 2.

Hopefully Half-Life 2 will be great.  I’m going to purchase a copy when I go to Shanghai, but I’m currently working on obtaining the single-player version for fun.

Half-Life 2 on a 61-inch HDTV:


Half-Life 2 Benchmarks on [H]ard | OCP
Half-Life 2 Benchmarks on TheTechLounge

It also turns out that ASUSTeK and nVidia have started releasing the new SLI motherboards.  With support for dual nVidia 6-series cards, this is going to be one hefty upgrade for maximum performance.

nVidia’s News covering the ASUS A8N-SLI

Need for Speed Underground 2 is supposedly an excellent game.  I still haven’t finished Need for Speed Underground on my XBox, and I don’t really intend to complete it.  The game’s AI is simply impossible to beat.  Need for Speed Underground 2‘s official site.

I’ll make sure to pick up both games over the weekend, if possible.  I’m also looking into exploits for the XBox v1.6.  It’s a crazy world.

Doing well in school, and hope to do better.  I really want to get into a boarding school and get back to the States.