Team Fortress 2

By Noir - Posted on 30 January 2008

Does anyone play TF 2 (on PC)?

GRAW2 Co-op collection now available on Live

By Blackwalt - Posted on 30 January 2008

The GRAW 2 Co-op Collection is now available for download through Xbox Live Marketplace.

No! We are not changing Thursday night!

We are committed to Burnout Paradise for Thursday (sorry Stormblade) but this GRAW2 expansion looks like a good option for our next LAN event – virtual or otherwise.

Hard Drive docking station

By Blackwalt - Posted on 29 January 2008

Thermaltake now offers an external Sata docking unit.

Just place the drive into the dock and you're running. It's just too cool, awesome to try to explain.

More info at the ThermalTake official site. Coxxorz will let us know how it works because he is ordering one as soon as he reads this...

A Page from the Diary of an HoC Member

By Stormblade - Posted on 29 January 2008

Dear Diary,

I did it. I broke down. I abandoned my convictions - the very core of my being - and succumbed to the peer pressure of my so-called friends.

I went to Walmart and forked out 60 bucks for, yes I am sad to say, Burnout Paradise. I just couldn't handle the pressure! I was being mocked, ridiculed and ostracized by those I had once considered my friends.

They laughed.

They mocked.

It was just too much to bear. Read more

Xbox Live Vision Camera and Burnout Paradise

By Blackwalt - Posted on 29 January 2008

Burnout Paradise makes me rethink my position on the Xbox 360 Camera.

I haven't really thought much of the Xbox Live Vision other than borrowing one to setup my Angelina Jolie avatar for Rainbow Six Vegas.

My only experience with Burnout Paradise's use of the Vision camera was this comment from Tim Buckley at Ctrl-Alt-Del:

    "I plugged in my vision camera to take a picture for my Paradise City License, which was cool. Then I realize that if you leave it plugged in, it tries to take a new picture every time your license is updated (which is a lot), so I yanked that sucker."

So I decided, yet again, that I didn't need one.

Meet the Spartans - #1!!!

By Stormblade - Posted on 28 January 2008

And you guys mocked it, but here it is in black and white!!

Er, well, whatever the Internet equivalent is ...

The magic of K'Nex – HoC style

By Blackwalt - Posted on 28 January 2008

Welcome to Herd of Cats' Craft Corner™, with your host Blackwalt.

So last night Rolly and I pulled out the bin of K'Nex. Rolly just wanted to play, and did so. Moving K'Nex from the bin to a dump truck and back. He continually handed parts to me with a "here." I then proceeded to use said piece as creatively as I could, usually pocketing it as soon as he turned his back.

But I, I had something more practical in mind.

And after the second period of the NHL All Star game, here is what I had:

The HoC decision making process

By Blackwalt - Posted on 28 January 2008

Let’s go through the process of a hypothetical clan member buying his next game.

This shouldn't be too hard. Let's pick between two games.

Okay, first game: What's new and Highly rated?

Burnout Paradise. Sounds good, let's look it up.

Last Day!! Free Game!!! Last Evening (Sunday Jan. 27th)!!!!

By Blackwalt - Posted on 27 January 2008

Download Xbox LIVE Arcade Game Undertow NOW!

Dark Nightowl phoned me at home to remind me!!

Undertow is the free game offered as an apology from Microsoft for the bad Live experience over Christmas.

I don't care if you want it or not, IT'S FREE!!!!


IT'S A FREE GAME!!!! Go get it!

Mock Mass Effect will you!

By Blackwalt - Posted on 27 January 2008

Don't know if any of you have been following the battle between the morons at Fox News and Bioware's Mass Effect, but apparently a whole mass of gamers were.

And they took their revenge.

F'ing Bill Harris has a lot on the development of the story on his blog (which is worth reading anyway).

Okay, who bookmarked HoC on Best Buy's iPod Touch?

By Coxxorz - Posted on 26 January 2008

So I was at Best Buy in the west end last light, looking for a replacement bluetooth headset for my cel phone (which I lost at an official HoC function, BTW), when I decided to play around with the demo iPods.

It took 6 long years, but it finally happened....

By Swag - Posted on 26 January 2008

The Xbox (or I should say, the Xboxo 360) has finally made money. It's only for the second quarter though, fuled by the price cut and Halo 3.

Frontlines: Fuel of War

By Stormblade - Posted on 25 January 2008

Now THIS is a game worth waiting for!

Burnout ... sheesh ...

Burnout Revenge Live!

By Blackwalt - Posted on 25 January 2008

Burnout Live: Boom! Crash! Owww!Burnout Live: Boom! Crash! Owww!

New Event up – Next Thursday Jan. 31st.

By Blackwalt - Posted on 25 January 2008

Guba and RollyC are out for the evening.

Let's take advantage and spend the night gaming on Live!

Burnout Paradise and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

Are there any other games?


Walmart is offering E3 pre-order deals. Of primary interest to Herd of Cats is Black Ops 4 available for $50. We may be against pre-ordering here at HoC but that is $30 off.


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