N00b in Bloodbath land

By Q-Bert - Posted on 10 October 2007

So, I joined Akufadumamai and Maurice last night on Halo3.... legendary setting....

Not enjoyable.

On most of the maps that we were on, I would spawn and turn to see the action.... and die.
After the 15th time in a row, I got the message and just got up and did something else.

I've decided to not join that level of gameplay until I am WAAAAY better, or this will ruin my taste for network gaming altogether. I am sure that Aku and Maurice will weep for my absence.

Somebody hold back Snuffy D

By Blackwalt - Posted on 10 October 2007

Teamxbox reports that Sega Rally Revo Races Onto Stores Shelves.

Coxxorz posted his thoughts on the demo earlier and talked about shrieking like a little girl.

What do they mean?

By Ice - Posted on 09 October 2007

If you were to receive a bill for

''replace right rear mismatch tire and return old" for repairs to a Mini Van, what do you think the mechanics meant.

Why am I asking?

Because National Car rental is trying to make me pay $251 for this, and I have no idea what it means. Almost a month after I return the van I get an invoice, which they have already charged to my credit card, for the above repair. So if anyone wants to guess what that means go for it. I may have an answer tomorrow when I call them to tell them I'm not paying for it. Read more

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).


    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...

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