It's not that I hate Microsoft.

By Blackwalt - Posted on 04 January 2008

Just their Xbox 360 support team. Yes, all of them.

You all know about my continuing and varied problems with MS Xbox 360 Tech Support. Just take a look at HoC node 46 , HoC node 103 (my favourite), HoC node 138 , HoC node 145 , HoC node 235 (kind of), HoC node 339 , HoC node 412 or the slightly misconstrued HoC node 224 which could have been their fault. It could have!!

You can't afford NOT to buy it

By Coxxorz - Posted on 04 January 2008

With Christmas gone and the eggnog consumed, who can honestly say they got what they really wanted? Well now you can have the present your heart actually desires, and affordably too. The Dell 2407WFP-HC is not only bigger and better than what you're using now, it's also $100 off for a limited time.

Seriously, if you can't afford $599 to bring your gaming/porning to the next level, why bother? This thing also has all the video inputs you'll need, so not having the right cable is no longer a valid excuse. Just buy it, whiners!!!

Free Game from Microsoft!

By MauriceRevek - Posted on 04 January 2008

Microsoft has announced that they will be giving out a free game to everybody on Live as a gesture of good will due to the poor network performance experienced during the holiday period.

Only in Canada, eh?

By Blackwalt - Posted on 03 January 2008

Sucks to be Stormblade.

I, however, will be PVRing this to watch after MoriceRevek's LAN party.

    Good news for Canadian Dresden fans (and Dresden fans with Canadian
    friends)! Space will broadcast the unaired 2-hour pilot, Storm Front, this
    Saturday, January 5th, at 8 pm.

Nintendo DS 2 !!! OMG

By Noir - Posted on 02 January 2008

I think I just shat my pants.

Could you imagine if that is what it looked like. I don't worry though. Nintendo will deliver like they always do.

As I sit in a Hotel room in Toronto...

By Q-Bert - Posted on 02 January 2008

... and listen to 9 Gigs of music shared via someone's iTunes on the hotel's guest network, I would like to remind everyone to install some sort of Firewall software on your damn laptops.

Fly by Night, by Rush; brought to you by some poor schmuck on the 5th floor (or thereabouts).

Ahh the Escapist

By Noir - Posted on 02 January 2008

I thought I would share another good video review from Yahtzee. I believe the last one posted on this site was about the craptacular Halo series. This one is about Mario Galaxies.


New Year's Shinny

By Stormblade - Posted on 02 January 2008

Sid the KidSid the Kid
Did Sidney look like he was having fun yesterday or what? Splitting the D while juggling the puck in the air with his stick. Amazing. Read more

So... Q-Bert comes over tonight to play Xbox 360

By Blackwalt - Posted on 31 December 2007

Among others things. His wife and kids are also here.

I talk to him on the phone in advance. "Make sure you bring Crackdown. I thought we should have a two player game in case no one else is online."

So Q-bert shows up with Crackdown. Only Crackdown.

Am I right in considering him an idiot?

Just curious.

The Sequel

By Q-Bert - Posted on 30 December 2007

The Sequel

Blackwalt, how I hate thee...

By Q-Bert - Posted on 30 December 2007

And not my regular constant seething hate, but a more poignant, musical hate. And this occurred to me at 6am this morning.

Gabba: "I don't know how to plug in the microphone, go and wake up daddy..."

Bouzie: "'K!" bom bom bom bom
Bouzie: "Daddy! Wake up!"
Me: "Mhhhrrmh ?"
Bouzie: "Wake up!"
Me: "Why ?"
Bouzie: "Wake up!"

Yes, love was in the air this morning...

Zellers and free money.

By Blackwalt - Posted on 28 December 2007

Seriously, sometimes I am confused by our consumer society and the corporate lack of logic. Unlike the EBgames style however, this was in my favour.

I received for christmas a very nice present in the form of "Live free or Die Hard" on dvd. Great, I was looking forward to it. Unfortunately said gift was a Full Screen version as the gift came from a non-technological, non-geek type person. Yes Virginia, they do exist.

2008 HOC New Year Frag Fest

By MauriceRevek - Posted on 28 December 2007

How do you show your friends how much you appreciate them?

Why by Fragging them of course.

All HOC members and their friends are invited to the inaugural Frag Fest at my New House!

Date: Saturday Jan 5, 2008
Start Time: 2:00 pm Read more

HOC Movie Event

By MauriceRevek - Posted on 26 December 2007

All right Herd Members. A New Year is about to begin, and what better way to start it then with a movie.

In theathers January 25.

Stormblade, you will be expected to fly to Ottawa for this event.

Christmas Miracle

By Stormblade - Posted on 26 December 2007

K, so I was told my Mac Mini would arrive on Christmas Eve ... via the US Postal Service.

Yeah, right.

The same US Postal Service that makes Canada Post look good.

So, there I am, at my Brother's house, waiting patiently for the box to arrive. It doesn't. Go figure. Instead, I decide to get wildly intoxicated. Ok, I was doing that anyway, but it was easier once I accepted my Mini wasn't showing up. Read more


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.


Great, your heart graph is giving me a heart attack. Thanks.


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