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

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

    X-Fest 3 - a good time had by all

    By Coxxorz - Posted on 30 September 2007

    Well, another awesome Halo LAN party is in the books, and I think it's safe to say this was the best one yet. Read more

    Xbox from the US

    By Ice - Posted on 30 September 2007

    Work takes me to the land of the even dollar this week. I'll be spending 5 days in the US. At the same time I'm considering purchasing an XBOX. It looks like the prices maybe up to $50 cheaper then in Canada, which would leave the Halo Edition at around $399.

    Does anyone know if there are any concern with Warrenties if I purchase one from the US and tried to have it fixed in Canada. (We know Xbox's never need warrenty work). Read more

    Gaming session

    By Noir - Posted on 30 September 2007

    Eric is an old man now. Did he atleast have a sweet gaming session in order to celebrate the occation?

    As I sit here all alone...

    By Q-Bert - Posted on 28 September 2007

    The whole herd is at Coxxorz playing Halo 3. Good for them; who needs them anyways. I can make my own fun.... here... all alone... with this pen... and calculator ... and dust bunnies... -sigh-

    One more load of wash to do.


    I guess I have to move some stuff downstairs for the party tomorrow....


    Who needs them anyways....

    Events now online.

    By Q-Bert - Posted on 27 September 2007

    Check the bottom part of the left menu. You will see a calendar of events there.

    To add your own events, select Create Content -> Event in your personal menu on the left menu.

    I have lived this...

    By Blackwalt - Posted on 27 September 2007

    In our real life the role of Cliff is played by Blackwalt and the role of Greg is played by Stormblade.

    With this exact author as a matter of fact...

    From Real Life Comics.

    This is the one instance that I didn't give him book 3 of an impossible to find, low print run, really bad SciFi series.

    What's the big deal?

    By Stormblade - Posted on 27 September 2007

    Halo 3 on white

    I must be missing something.

    I arrived home yesterday, after picking up my new car (yay!) to find Halo 3 waiting for me. I proceeded to tell everyone else to go away and leave me alone as I sat down to play the much anticipated game.

    And I was severely disappointed. Read more

    Halo 3 and HoC standards - such as they are...

    By Blackwalt - Posted on 26 September 2007

    Don't know if we want to bother but it's probably not a bad idea to settle on a standard emblem and service tags.

    Here's how to make what we are using so far.

    There is a Tomcat icon near the bottom of the selection list. Select this and colour it orange (Emblem primary - 3 down, 2 across).

    Pick the cowboy hat from the backgrounds and colour it a red (Emblem background - 2 down, 1 across). Will correct this once I am in the game again.

    Use the X button to Toggle Icon and get rid of the stupid bow tie, and you are good to go (this means emblem secondary colour doesn't matter. Read more

    Xbox Live Gold for $39

    By Coxxorz - Posted on 26 September 2007

    That's right, pay just $39 when you order online at Dell. No need to deal with pesky humans! But for those who don't mind braving the unclean hordes, you could get it for $36.90 by price-matching Dell in-store at Best Buy or Future Shop.

    If you do buy online from Dell, make sure you sign up with EBATES first, you'll get a $5 signup bonus, and an extra 1% off your orders (2% or more off computer systems).

    Heroes, a new season

    By Q-Bert - Posted on 26 September 2007

    I know that HoC is about gaming, but what the hell...

    So, I viewed the season opener of Heroes on Monday, and I must say that I am looking forward to the rest of the season. As everyone remembers, the ending of the last season kinda sucked hairy balls.... But if they pull their heads out of their asses, they can use this season to explain and refurb a lot of the goofs they did in that episode.

    The rest of this post has spoilers.... Read more

    Man shunned by his friends

    By Stormblade - Posted on 26 September 2007

    For not yet receiving his copy of Halo 3. (sniff)

    Hopefully today ...

    Actually, it's kind of sad. I am picking up my new car today, but all I am really hoping is that Halo 3 is in the mailbox. Sad, sad, sad.

    Who thought up using Dune Worms?!?

    By Stormblade - Posted on 25 September 2007

    I have been trying to finish up Overlord before Halo 3 arrives. Unfortunately, this is one freaking long and convoluted game! I spent yesterday fighting Dune worms. There is only one way to kill them and yes, it is time consuming and involved.

    So, since it isn't obvious, but necessary for the story, I am issuing a spoiler alert. If you want to keep reading, scroll down. Read more

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