Banished to the Big Smoke ... Without my XBox 360!!

By Stormblade - Posted on 29 October 2007

Yes I am stuck in Toronto for the week. Really, what could be worse? Yes, I don't have my XBox.

So, what to do. Hmm, well I could watch the Leafs ... of course that's kind of like sticking a knife in my eye and twisting it around. Hey! that sounds like fun! Better than watching the Leafs.

I brought Thraxas with me, but I've already read it three times. Got a couple of movies ...

Sheesh, I'm bored already and I haven't even checked into the hotel!!

Notes on Marvel Ultimate Alliance Multi-player on Live

By Blackwalt - Posted on 28 October 2007

Eventually I will stop writing about Marvel Ultimate Alliance.

Eventually. Until then, some observations about playing through Xbox Live.

  • Four player support is iffy with lag fairly often, two player and three player is mostly fine.
  • If a player quits mid game, it doesn't end the game for everyone (as happens in Halo 3 coop)

Someone tie down Stormblade

By Blackwalt - Posted on 27 October 2007

This news will send him more out of control than normal.

SEGA teams with Marvel to bring Iron Man to Next-Generation gaming systems.

Yes, Iron Man.

TeamXbox even has screenshots.

Avengers disassemble!! And run around screaming while strategically withdrawing!!!

By Blackwalt - Posted on 26 October 2007

Friday Night Flighting

Okay, enough of this dynamic duo stuff. Let's try for four players online this evening.

It's Friday night, what else would we be doing?

My playing time has been pre-cleared so I am good to go starting sometime between 9:30 and 10:00 hoping to go until midnight. Read more

Note on Magazine oddities

By Blackwalt - Posted on 26 October 2007

I have two magazines that I read regularly. I subscribe to both.

OXM: the Official Xbox Magazine and PCGamer.

Just a quick comment about the impact of Halo 3 on magazine production. Read more

Assassin's Creed

By Coxxorz - Posted on 26 October 2007

Don't really care much about this game, but they have a really cool contest going on right now. Everything from USB keys to computers to the game itself can be won instantly, and yes, even Xbox 360 Elite consoles.

You get to move your guy around the city using a massive grid system. Landing on a spot where another player resides cause you to assassinate him, and earns you points for improving your ranking. Conversely, you can be landed on and lose said points. Prizes are hiding in random spots around town.

I haven't won any prizes yet myself, but I have a good feeling about this one...
Sign up for the Creed Challenge!

In case of Zombies break glass

By Blackwalt - Posted on 25 October 2007

This Emergency Zombie Defense Station seems so logical that it took me a while to realize it wasn't real.

In fact, I gather that this is meant to be humorous. Read more

More Halo 3 goodness

By Q-Bert - Posted on 25 October 2007

In the spirit of this article, here are two more:


Marvel Ultimate Alliance: Third Dog Night

By Blackwalt - Posted on 25 October 2007

Making natural hazards look good

So Stormblade(Colossus) and I (Spiderman) entered into Atlantis last night to save Namor, accompanied by AI Invisible Woman and Captain America.

It did not go well. Read more

Mysterio not so Galactic after all

By Blackwalt - Posted on 24 October 2007

So Coxxorz (Deadpool) and I (Captain America) went into Marvel Ultimate Alliance once again last night and discovered that Mysterio wasn't the second coming of Galactus. We also saved the world's mutant population, a large Dam, a five storey mobile lab and discovered that M.O.D.O.K. is a sore loser at Trivial Pursuit. I think it was the two AI characters that made us so effective: Luke Cage and Human Torch. Read more

I think I'll be safe here.

By Half-pint - Posted on 24 October 2007

The pressure of running Herd of Cats is getting to me.

I think I'll hide here for a while. I don't think anyone will find me here.

I feel safe here for some reason.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance – Monday Night Flighting

By Blackwalt - Posted on 23 October 2007

Crimson Dynamo:  Most powerful super-villian on earth?Crimson Dynamo: Most powerful super-villian on earth?
Speaking of Flight or Fight, Herd of Cats got together a Marvel Ultimate Alliance team of Four Player Co-op. Where it was mostly flight. And screaming like little girls... lots of screaming like little girls.

Here is a link for a Marvel ultimate Alliance Tactics Guide. No reason.

So the HoC Avengers were Blackwalt as Captain America whose fashion power kept him changing outfits, Stormblade as Iron Man whose Hoover power kept him sucking up coins and secret items, Coxxorz as Thor whose power was secretly wanting to be Iron Man and constantly mouthing off about Captain America's slightly out of control flying shield, and rounding out the team MoriceRevek as Ice Man whose power was not knowing that he was an X-Man not an Avenger and pissing off his teammates by icing up their hands when they weren't looking. Read more

Heroes: Fight or Flight

By Q-Bert - Posted on 23 October 2007

Wait! Can you hear that ??

It's the sweet absence of Sylar. Isn't that awesome ?

I am not sure I could have sat through another filler episode. So it's good news that this one actually had content. Read more

MS Xbox Support makes me go hmmmm

By Blackwalt - Posted on 22 October 2007

Microsoft Support has added confusion and disinformation to their campaign against me.

It's working. I have no idea what they are thinking and am totally confused. I really am overestimating their competence and trust me, my estimate is low.

In our continuing correspondence (on varying subjects) they sent me a letter. Not just any letter but a support letter.

"Dear Wireless Racing Wheel Owner:" Read more

New Evil Empire - Best Buy

By Ice - Posted on 22 October 2007

Ok so maybe Evil Empire is overkill, but I am beginning to hate them more then normal. It seems like everyone has a "Must Scam Ice" concept, Best Buy being the most recent.

(facts below you can skip to the end for the rest of the rant) Read more


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