Alien Swarm Review

So playing in Practice mode doesn't fully entail a full review for this game. But what the hell....

Alien Swarm is a shooter game similar to Killing Floor, where you get to choose from different classes of soldiers available and defend yourselves against aliens.

What makes this shooter so unique is its camera view - unlike your typical FP or First Person view, this one's in overhead third person. If you can recall how some NES games were when it came to the overhead third person view, it's similar to Alien Swarm's camera view.

Check this video out: IGN: Retroburn in Steam - check his blog at


They got raped in that video but it can give you an idea of what to expect when playing Alien Swarm.

This game is free from Steam and it's a whopping 2gb download - I finished mine in like 3 hours last night.

If you guys don't have a Steam account, you can easily sign up for one when you download their launcher thingy. 

Add me up on Steam - BulgeManCroikey

Happy gaming, y'all!
Justin Philippe L. Haguisan
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My Final Decision - New Laptop this week

Sometime this week  

I might be getting a new laptop: Acer Emachines D640.

Spec Sheet:
AMD Athlon II dual-core processor P320 (1MB L2 cache, 2.10GHz,1066 MHz FSB, 25/35 W)
AMD M880G Chipset
8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
Multi-in-1 card reader
14" HD 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, high-brightness (200-nit), LED-backlit TFT LCD with glare panel
ATI Radeon HD4250 Graphics with 256 MB of dedicated system memory, supporting Unified Video Decoder 2 (UVD2), OpenGL 2.0, OpenEXR High Dynamic-Range (HDR) technology, Shader Model 4.1, Microsoft Direct X 10.1
WPAN; Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
LAN: Giagbit Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready
WLAN:802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
2.2 kg (4.85 lbs.) with 6-cell battery pack
342 (W) x 245 (D) x 25.5/31.9 (H) mm (13.5 x 9.6 x 1.00/1.26 inches)
48.8 W 4400 mAh 6-cell Li-ion standard battery pack
3.7 hours
Video conferencing solution, featuring webcam with 1280 x 1024 resolution/ Microphone
Multi-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD)
Three USB 2.0 ports
HDMI port with HDCP support
External display (VGA) port
Headphone/speker/ line-out jack
Microphone-in jack
Ethernet (RJ-45) port
DC-in jack for AC adapter

After scouring the market for a laptop, I stumbled onto Open Source computer sales in Divisoria where the salesman convinced me that I was paying for too much with my first choice of laptop - ASUS k42JK. He told me of a cheaper laptop that's got the same performance with the ASUS and after reading Acer Emachines D640 reviews on, I am now convinced to buy the model. 

Take note there's a big price difference: Emachines D640 costs only 23k php while the ASUS K42jk costs a whopping 34k.


Despicable Me and Expendables and my Laptop Quest


I feel the need to watch these two movies sometime within this month. Despicable Me should've been shown like last July on our theaters but for some unknown reason, they never did.

Also looking forward to the Testosterone-filled movie The Expendables starring Sylvester Stallone this month. 

By the way, help me choose which laptop I should buy:

Lenovo G460
Intel Core i3 2.26Ghz
2gb RAM
320GB HD
Nvidia Geforce 310M - 512mb


Asus K42JK
Intel Core i3 - 2.26GHZ
320GB HD
ATI Radeon HD5145 - 1gb