Heroes - Kindred

By Q-Bert - Posted on 09 October 2007

Well, the writers are getting their heads out of their asses apparently: Candice was fat.

Remember that I complained that Sylar and Peter were still alive. Well, with Sylar not being able to use his powers, and Peter with amnesia, it let's the other characters progress and prevents the second season from just being a carbon copy of the first. Also, I don't really mind the fact that Peter is becoming a second Sylar... I prefer a becoming-dark-lord to a whiney-emo-child anyday. Read more

Master chief unmasked!

By Swag - Posted on 07 October 2007

Master Chief unmasked!

After all these years of waiting for duke nukem forever....

Why I won't shop at Best Buy anymore.

By Q-Bert - Posted on 07 October 2007

So, I walk into Best Buy (next to the Lynx Stadium) to purchase an Xbox 360 drive and NHL'08.


  • Had to find a sales person to unlock the Xbox 360 Disk Drive "display". That took a good 10 minutes.

  • Looked at the NHL'08 cases that clearly say "PRE SALES". Good thing I asked the sales goon that came to unlock the Xbox 360 drives: "When does NHL'08 come out then?" To which he, of course, answers: "Oh, it is out already. It's at the front." Of COURSE! How stupid of me!
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Bungie and Microsoft get a divorce!

By Blackwalt - Posted on 05 October 2007

    Bungie and Microsoft Corp. today announced a plan for Bungie Studios, the developers of Microsoft’s “Halo” franchise, to become a privately held independent company, Bungie, LLC, in which Microsoft will hold a minority equity interest.

Bungie has a press release with the full story here.

New Leafs Jerseys redux

By Coxxorz - Posted on 05 October 2007

'Nuff said.

What to do, what to do?

By Blackwalt - Posted on 04 October 2007

Now I just have to figure out what to do with this...

FedEx was kind enough to drop it off at the office today. I think it originated from this.

If only I had $165.05 and a copy of EA's NHL 08 (don't expect change).

Then I would know exactly what to do with it....

Xbox 360 repair timeline

By Blackwalt - Posted on 04 October 2007

Okay so when my 360 core died I delayed a bit before calling Microsoft but...

  • Tuesday August 28th – Phoned Microsoft Support
  • Tuesday September 4th – Received Xbox 360 coffin through Purolator
  • Wednesday September 5th – Packed and shipped out through Purolator
  • Thursday September 6th – Received by Microsoft.
    ...long delay...
  • Thursday September 27th – Note from Purolator on door. Package can be picked up next day.
  • Friday September 28th – Picked up new coffin with refurbished Xbox 360 and 30 day free Live card.
  • MoriceRevek's distorted Xbox 360 reality

    By Blackwalt - Posted on 04 October 2007

    The events portrayed in this story are REAL. They happened and are true and factual. These events occurred at MoriceRevek's 40th birthday celebration Saturday September 29th.

    Xbox 360 warning that MoriceRevek considers important:

    Xbox 360 warning that MoriceRevek does not consider important: Read more

    Analyst: Nintendo 'Could Rival Apple' As Stocks Surge

    By Swag - Posted on 03 October 2007

    This site is way too Xbox biased, so I decided to post this article about Nintendo. Of course, bashing Xbox and Apple at the same time will probably get me in a lot of trouble here (although if you read the article, Apple is actually complimented).

    http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=15723

    From the article: "'We believe Nintendo's talent in creating new markets, evident from the launch of the DS and Wii, could bring it close to the level of Apple, whose high valuations are due in large part to its innovative business model.'” Read more

    Is this our next racing game?

    By Blackwalt - Posted on 03 October 2007

    Empire Interactive has finally brought Flatout Ultimate Carnage to North America. It was previously released in Europe only to strong reviews: Eurogamer at 8/10, Computer and Video Games at 8.9/10, All About Games at 8/10. Read more

    Pink vs. Blue – Xbox 360 controllers

    By Blackwalt - Posted on 02 October 2007

    Why does this seem wrong?

    Microsoft has announced the release of new Pink and Blue wireless Xbox 360 controllers.

    I guess this is so that gamers can properly accessorize their controllers with their wardrobe. I guess that the Pink controller will help Q-Bert.

    Microsoft also points out that the Instruction Manual for the Xbox 360 controller is available online. I would suspect that a quick perusal of the controller manual might be of some use in improving the Halo 3 skills of some of our herd members. You know who you are.

    The calendar.

    By Q-Bert - Posted on 01 October 2007

    So, Coxxorz asked me to put up a calendar where we could show when we were available for gaming. Took me a few weeks, but it got done.

    I'm not saying that I had to spend 20 hours of my time to get it done, but it wasn't 2 minutes either.

    I would certainly appreciate it if I wasn't the only one to actually use it to show my availability...

    It would be espcially lovely if the person who actually asked for it would use it.

    Not that I'm bitching, mind you...

    My XFest Musings

    By Stormblade - Posted on 01 October 2007

    or How I ate TWO Halo Burgers and Lived!!

    General Musings:

  • I knew in advance that I was not the world's best FPS player, but HardWOOD and his gang made me (and others) feel like pathetic newbies. It wouldn't have been so bad if I could have used Blackwalt's excuse of having a life away from the XBox, but I don't.
  • Bad Movie night - Monday October 1st

    By Blackwalt - Posted on 30 September 2007

    This is a Clan event!! HoC bad movie night!!! The first of many bad movies to come. If you don't expect it to be bad, don't come....

    Resident Evil: Extinction.

    7:15 showing

    At the Cineplex Odeon closest to Q-Bert. (First word - a cardinal direction, second word - things that you open a lock with)

    You know you want to!

    Xbox 360 black controller for $39

    By Coxxorz - Posted on 30 September 2007

    Xbox 360 elite black controller on saleXbox 360 elite black controller on saleNow you too can feel like you spent an extra $100 on your console for a worthless HDMI port! For a limited time, you can have it shipped to your house free when you order online at Dell.ca.icon

    Or save even more by getting a 110% Price Match at Future Shop or Best Buy (reg. $59).

    COXXORZ RANDOM XBONE DEALOF THE DAY

    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.

    RANDOM QUOTE OF THE WEEK

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

    -Q-Bert

    Good to know that someone cares

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