F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin Demo

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F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin is a survival horror first person shooter. It is a sequel to the original F.E.A.R. and is scheduled to be released on 10th February 2009 on all major platforms including Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC. The demo was released yesterday (january 22, 2009) featuring a full level from the game.

It has been just over three years since the release of the original F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon). This sequel follows the same principals as the first aswell as utilising technological advances to add in better features.

I have just completed the demo and have been blown away by the experience this game offers. The amazing graphics, gameplay, weapons and storyline all contribute to my initial positive reaction. The demo begins witha short video introducing Alma, a young paranormal girl (she was also in the first game). You then spawn on to a dark road with debris flying everywhere and must follow the little girl. After falling through a hole in the floor, Alma disappears. There is immediate interaction with an enemy after that and you acquire your first submachine gun to annihilate him.

After continuing through this linear style gameplay it is obvious you are in a school of some sort, judging by the lockers and classrooms. It becomes a scary task to patrol through this school as all the lights are either off or barely flickering, a violent wind is flowing through the rooms knocking numberswiki.com

over furniture and you encounter flahses of Alma and other ghosts. There is also a suspenseful music bed and the sight of dead bodies and blood splattered all over the walls.

As the demo approahes the end, you travel through a subway and finally make it to gound floor where you have to eliminate more enemies.  The last mission is to ride on Powered Armor, which is a robot-like vehicle that allows you to walk and shoot with high powered guns. While riding on Powered Armor you have to destory other robots aswell as ground troops. This leads you to the end of the demo and you see a collaboration of firefight scenes and before a screen displaying the release date.

I was very impressed with the contents of the demo and will be sure to purchase the game when it comes out on February 10. In the mean time I recommend you try out the free demo of F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin. The file is 1.76gb in total and can be downloaded from here. For those of you who are on limited bandwidth it might be
a good idea to check with your ISP and enquire as to whether they can mirror the file for an unmetered download.

Release of Windows 7 Beta 1


It’s been a few days now since the first beta of Windows 7 was released for public download.  Microsoft have said they will stop the distribution of product keys at 2.5 million people and it will remain a closed beta. After some problems with Microsoft servers following the intitial release to the public on 9th January,  they will be adding more servers to greater serve the large amount of traffic requesting downloads and product keys.

It seems Microsoft aren’t very strict to this limit of 2.5 million users as they are only generating and distributing ten unique keys in total (5 for 32 bit and 5 for 64 bit). This means that keys will be freely available around the internet even after the 2.5 million user limit has passed.

The immediate reaction from some early beta testers include being impressed by the start-up time and the new GUI (graphical user interface) of Windows 7. They also admire the quick installtion of drivers and the compatibility with existing programs (with the exception of games running punkbuster as it will cause players to get kicked) . Some of the complaints include memory usage and the fact Windows 7 appears to be using the same resources as its predecessor; Vista.

Incase Microsoft have any more problems with giving out keys, here are the five product keys for both 32 and 64 bit computer for use with Windows 7 Beta 1.



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