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Red Ring of Death+2

Another one bites the dust.

At first, I thought The Simpsons Game was just glitching when Lisa blew a Saxophone attack and Marge was coming back to health. Then, it froze again on another big, loud event a minute after I started playing again. That was an exploding car. The third time happened about 10 seconds after I fired it up. The fourth power on was greeted with the Red Ring of Death.

Apparently this animal is not in danger of extinction.

Now, the current system was *manufactured* on 2007-08-23, therefore it has the older 90nm Zephyr chipset. It was the replacement for my first Red-ringed 360 last Fall. I have no idea what will be sent back this time, so tomorrow, I am going out to buy a Xbox 360 Arcade system. No, I am not playing GTA IV, I am playing The Simpsons Game (the one that revolves around Marge’s quest against an Itchy and Scratchy game of the same genre 😉 ) and Army of Two (with Ed) at the moment, but I am not waiting 3-4 weeks for a replacement given I use mine ... Continue reading »

Year in consumables: 2007 games

Crackdown boxTime to finish this series off for 2007. The first two parts were music and movies. Also, I just read my 2006 games post and damned if I wasn’t entertained by it. Maybe you should read it (again?)… for added incentive, I make fun of Mookie a little bit.

Speaking of which, I heard via Ed that his 360 finally red-ringed him. (Did we have a pool somewhere about this?) Well, I’m actually sorry to hear that. I thought it was going to beat the odds, but it might have finally succumbed after being subjected... Continue reading »

Lost: The Constant

So, I started watching this episode about 15 minutes after it started, so I was a little more confused than I should have been, and with time jumping/traveling, that’s shaky ground already! I think I need to start guaranteeing I get myself out of work in time to get home for nine so I can watch all of it in HD. Either that, or waste money on a Comcast DVR cable box so I can record it in HD. Media Center only records standard def over cable.

Obviously it made more sense when I watched the beginning after the end. My comments are on the newly refreshed Ed Zone.

Random TV moment, the guy playing the freighter doctor appeared in the episode of Eli Stone that aired after Lost. In that, he played an automotive corporation whistle-blower cum Hawaiian surf shop owner after being paid off…

I know you don’t care, it was just random. I know this because, yes, I sit thru Eli Stone to watch Julie Gonzalo, who was on Veronica Mars last year, and is way, way cuter/hotter as a brunnette.

Uh-oh… not only is this a long aside, but it is devolving into my Lost aside posting practices from the end of last year… you know, where I just talk about the ladies. Must be something about Spring approaching. 😉

No bowling

In case you were wondering about my Super Bowl status, you can wonder no more. No super bowling for me. I figured you didn’t figure it out from the silence, so I’d tell you. Heck, that’s better than what Jay and I got, but I’m not complaining. We never heard back from his friend with the tix and that leaves us to both assume it didn’t happen. Either that, or he ain’t tellin and is instead sellin dem tix on the craigslist or ebays.

Anyway, just as well cuz now I won’t miss the commercials… wait… they sucked last year, right? Actually, hasn’t that been a trend? Oh wait… I didn’t even watch it last year… I think. Yeah, I don’t think I watched much anyway… can’t watch Peyton. Let me see if I posted about it…

Yep… a little bit. I posted a comment as a post. What what what? Just go read it if you are curious. I may have said if I watched it or not on a comment at the... Continue reading »

Beta beta beta

Remember that robot on Buck Rogers? I don’t think it ever said anything else or my brain remembers nothing other than that — which is true of the entire show really — and yes, it wasn’t quite “beta” but more likely “bitta.”

Don’t worry, this post isn’t about that robot or betta fish or math or physics or fraternities or the Greek alphabet. It is about the Halo 3 Multiplayer Beta test. The one I mentioned a bit in my Crackalackin post.

For the uninitiated — I’m willing to bet you didn’t get this far — “beta” is a term attached to software that isn’t quite finished and tested, but needs some wider end-user abuse and use. It comes after an “alpha” test, which is usually a really rough build that the developers muck around with. Google and Yahoo users may be familiar with the term as all their products seem to be forever in beta while everyone is using them.Continue reading »

Wii be raging

It is a good thing Ed has the Wii downstairs and the spensive new HD set upstairs. A videogame raging 3 year-old trashes his Dad’s plasma after a bad go at Wii Sports.

The photo at the link is priceless… the TV? Not so much.

Lost: Through the Looking Glass

Well, it’s a good thing that I watched this live in HD because Media Center conspired against me again and only recorded up until 10.40. Nice. I might need to get a DVR from Comcast.

So, I left a really long comment on Ed’s post today. I thought I should make it a standalone post here due to the length, but that would go against what I have done here this year, plus it would make it hard to match up the numbers (if you are so inclined).

Gotta say, sure did like watching Bonnie and Greta tool on the Hobbit. Sure did not like the continuing trend of killing off the island’s hotties though…

And with that, I’m out. Can’t wait for next season.

Year in consumables: 2006 games

Gears of War boxPromises, promises…

You know, I said I’d have this posted by March first, but things got out of hand at work this week due to Daylight Savings Time. You know about that, right? Well, work got in the way of proper sleep, television viewing — ‘cept Lost and Heroes — and blogging.

So, I won’t bore you with the details of that, but instead bore you with the third and final installment of my 2006 Year in Consumables series. You can read the music and movie posts in the archives.

By my count, I have rocked se7en games on the 360 this year. Okay, it was really ten, but demos of Contra and the tarted up Pac-Man ... Continue reading »

The blog identity

Hmm… I had been waiting for my one hundredth post to roll around with the hopes of having something special to write for you, but that just isn’t going to be the case.

If you haven’t guessed, this is my 100th post (195 posts minus 95 Asides), which to me is quite amazing considering it came in less than a year and I’m not exactly a writer. But then, I guess that’s what actually got me to finally writing this post and maybe it will be something special, or maybe just different.

Back when this blog started with Walk This World, I told you I wasn’t a writer, yet, that’s what I think I found myself trying to be much of the time. Trying to write game, movie, music, comics or television *reviews* like I was some kind of pajama journalist/critic.

I suppose doing that kind of thing gave me an excuse to post something, but it is definitely not a strong point and that is why I have abandoned that kind of thing over... Continue reading »

Lost: Not in Portland

Continuing my practice of commenting on Ed’s post with my thoughts about each new episode of Lost, here’s the first of the *Spring season.*

I gotta say, watching it on a larger HD set — I now have a 46″ LCD — is way better than the smaller 27″ HD tube set. Not only do I get a little more real estate, the colors pop way better. That opening scene of Juliet on the beach was beautiful…