Monday, April 24, 2006


Check out a few interesting and useful apps for ur PC:

The best digital post-it notes for the desktop: Stickies
Its free, easy to use and has all essential features like colored notes, strikeout font styles, ringing/ vib alarm, always on top settings, and a good number of other ones. Stickies is the best post-it notes for the desktop I've ever seen. Best of all, its free (unlike the restricted one from 3M).

Quintessential Player: with my favorite minima blue skin
QCD is another gr8 AV player for the PC. Best is the small player size, easy playlist navigation, search and music_add features. The application loads up in a jiffy and quality is really good.

Mozilla Extensions: The IE tab and flashget downloader extensions extend the functioanlity of firefox amazingly. Also, the save session and mouse gestures extensions bring the best of Opera into Firefox!!!! A must get!

NFS-MW: Need for Speed's latest, the Most Wanted edition rox!!!
The Need for Speed series has been with us for over ten years now. The series has seen its fair share of changes along the way. With Need For Speed 3 Hot Pursuit, we saw the exhilarating introduction of pursuit racing. I'm almost embarrassed to admit how many hours I must have put into that game on my PC years ago. After that we saw the respectable High Stakes game, where damage to your car was not only visible, but a major factor. Porsche Unleashed was a nice tribute game, and Hot Pursuit 2 was great. Then the Underground series took Need For Speed into the world of street racing--a move I wasn't very pleased about, but free roaming was really cool. Now, enter Most Wanted--the next Need For Speed title that combines the immense fun of pursuit racing along with the customization and atmosphere of Underground racing. The idea was great, if not obvious, and the outcome is something every racing gamer should enjoy.


Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in the racing genre as players build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move their way up the Black List to become the most wanted racer on the streets. Players go head-to-head with the top drivers on the scene as well as strategically evade more than half dozen cops at any one time.
Ok, so what new in MW thatz not in UG1?? Well, the time lag feature (reminds me of Max Payne!!), "rushing" landscape, dynamic open world, new gameplay and customization as well as tuners, supercars, muscles and sports cars, improved car handling and amazing nitrous boosters (try Ultimate!) and a large number of levels (ensuring long play time) are really good additions. The AI is good too. For eg. rain brings in slippery roads (beware!) and the effects of breaking barriers and police roadblocks is visually glamorous.

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Further there are new modes like timestamp racing(tough in higher level, trust me!) and the "bounty" collection which sometimes make the game amazingly tough ;) The best part is that the game goes in as a story, wherein you increase your blacklist(in polize records!) to reach the no1 street racing gangsta in the city.
Overall a nice car racing game (and rmbr to login into challenge series at beginning to check out the many new modes of play), fast paced, intelligent and enthralling(Rmbr to check into some earlier levels for quick bucks to upgrade your car!)

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