2009. aug. 26.

Alien Arena - Retro Sci-Fi FPS

Do you like fast paced deathmatch?

How about rich, colorful, arcadelike atmospheres?

How about...retro Sci Fi?

Then you know what that means, folks...

Creating the perfect marriage between Quake and Unreal Tournament, between retro sci-fi and futuristic tech, and between casual gamer and advanced expert, and wrapped up in a package with quality that could rival that of commercial games, Alien Arena will send you to arenas never before fought on, strange new weapons with unique features, and against opponents that are out of this world - literally speaking, of course. If you have imagined giving those Martians from Mars Attacks! their plasma-based just desserts or jumping into the eternal depths of space, guns blazin' in the battlefields of yesterday's Worlds of Tomorrow, then imagine no more. From DeathMatch to All Out Assault (DM with vehicles), Capture the Flag to Team Core Assault, no 2 battle's the same - and no 2 aliens will be spared from a few well-placed Rockets (heheheh...).

Being a fast, fun and free FPS for Windows, Mac and Linux, all you need to do is download the game, install wherever you like it, and get your frag on. Oh - and as for the game? Right here at http://icculus.org/alienarena/rpa/.

Overall, a highly recommended FPS game for all the Retro Sci-Fi - and hardcore FPS Action - fans out here.

2009. aug. 21.

Se7en Transformation Pack

Transforming Windows XP into Windows 7

by Lucifiar (Windows X) - http://www.windowsxlive.net

First Vista Inspirat from CrystalXP, now this beauty of a shellpack. By 2009.10.22., Windows 7 will be hittin' computerstore shelvesand by 2010, TRON Legacy will hit theaters - and if they do, then you'll bet your life I'll be there like freeware, programs.

But ask yourself this: can you make your Windows XP look like Windows 7 - without having to purchase Windows 7 or any 3rd-party applications to get Windows 7 UI experiences? Windows X's Se7en Transformation Pack can be taken as a "yes".

From Lucifiar, the one who brought you the eXPerience and Vista Transformation Packs, and Lee, the man responsible for the Vi-series feature enhancers, come the Seven Transformation Pack 2.0, guaranteed to give your Windows XP OS the look 'n feel of Seven, yours truly after waiting patiently for months for the right time to strike - you don't want insignificant changes from the real deal, plus bloated stuff from prototype screenshots and become obsolete in no time anyway, do you?

All you need is your Windows XP, download the transformation pack from http://www.windowsxlive.net, install the fella and... lo and behold - for thine Windows XP is blessed with the look and feel of Windows Se7en. No need to buy or pre-order Windows 7, which is, in my book, the most important part. Best of all, the 7TP is freeware.

The 7TP's features are as follows:

Seven Transformation Pack will replace many of the resources in Windows XP/Windows Server 2003. It can change such things as:

  • Boot screen
  • Welcome Screen / Logon Screen
  • New msstyles files (visual styles)
  • New desktop and file icons
  • New toolbar icons
  • Progress Dialogs
  • Sounds scheme
  • System Tray icons
  • New Wallpapers
  • Some of Windows 7's popular features
  • And much more
And there you have it, boy 'n girl programs. New clothes for your good ol' XP OS - and with some Vi-series simulators for that extra feel. I highly recommend 7TP if you want your XP look like Seven - so go for it, your time, your call. Trust me, you'll thank me later.

2009. aug. 1.

Project M41A

Of all of the fictional, sci-fi weapons existing today, no gun is more famous and beautiful than a pulse rifle, one that starred in ALIEN, one that is the weapon-of-choice of the US Colonial Marines, one that spits out caseless lead death, the one, the only...

project m41a

You guessed it - the M41A PULSE RIFLE. This site's purpose to offer information and links for those individuals interested in building and learning more about one of the most beautiful badboys in the science fiction genre.

Now THIS is why I love guns, futuristic ones technically.