Sunday, August 31, 2008

Friday, August 29, 2008

It's not easy being green...

I have the GRoD, the Green Ring of Delight. All you RRoD people can QQ Moar.

If I come off as aloof, elitist, condescending and a jerk, it's because I want to see how quickly I force the hand of fate.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Beware I Live

I have been conscripted into continuing the tradition of functional 360s. First, a few facts.

I've had my 360 since August of 06. I initially played countless hours of Dead or Alive 4 and Dead Rising on it before it began a master's course in gathering dust. Armored Core 4, Halo 3, Grand Theft Auto 4, Ninja Gaiden 2 and a few other games have piqued my interest occasionally, but most of the time I use the 360 for playing anime DVDs.

The recent acquisition of Rock Band has once again increased my 360's use, and it is still working. The only issue was when I accidentally unplugged the guitar during a track in the middle of one of those "keep hitting that same note a million times in a few seconds at regular intervals" sections. That was fun.

So yes, my 360 is still working and therefore I am better than all of you.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A New Era?

I've invited a new author with a functional XBox 360 which is older than mine was to co-author this blog. Of course, I'm only assuming this is what the people want considering that only 3 people answered the question in my previous post and two of them know me personally.

On an unrelated note, I saw a commercial for Square-Enix's "Infinite Undiscovered" and my brain melted. I can put up with a lot of inexplicable titles from the Japanese, like Final Fantasy (which has about 30 installments), Romancing SaGa, Parasite Eve, Lucky Star, Soul Blazer, and Hideaki Anno. But "Infinite Undiscovered" means NOTHING! It's not even irrelevant! If it was irrelevant, it would at least mean something, but in an entirely unrelated context. But Infinite Undiscovered doesn't mean anything in any context. I see a trend here, the equally inexplicable "Honey & Clover" pissed me off to no end.

Monday, August 18, 2008

This Was That Hubris Thing We Mentioned

So the grand experiment of letting everyone know my XBox 360 still worked has failed. I'm still waiting for the box that I'm supposed to use to ship it back to Micro$oft, and I'm just hoping it doesn't arrive on the same day as my copy of CoD4. That would be a little too ironic.

So while I'm waiting for a new refurbished XBox I ask all of you what I should do with this blog. Should I just pick up where I left off, only this time regarding my refurbished 360? Should I just abandon this blog, seeing as how its original purpose no longer exists? Or should I harass a friend of mine to continue this thing in regards to his older, still functional XBox 360? Well folks, what's going to happen with this?

Friday, August 15, 2008

It Had To Happen One Day

Shut up, just shut up.

EDIT: And the girl at Starbucks forgot to put coffee in my coffee.

Cruise Control

Sorry about the lack of updates. It's just that I ordered "Call of Duty 4" and I'm sorta coasting until it arrives. And in case you're still wondering, the XBox 360 is still working.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Keep This Between Us

My XBox 360 is still in perfect working order. And I refuse to regret buying Star Trek: Legacy.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Statistical Certainty

My XBox 360 is still functioning normally. Show of hands: how many people are here just to see how long before it dies?

While playing Ghost Recon today I got the "Sniper" achievement. You get that for scoring a total of 500 headshots in multi-player. They don't mention how you should get those headshots. I just took a light machinegun and unloaded it in the general direction of the enemy. One hundred thousand bullets later I'm sure there were a few headshots in there.

Friday, August 8, 2008

All Alliterations Are Ailing

My XBox 360 is still in working order. And bother all this alliterative nonsense. I don't know why I kept it up this long.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Macross Marketing Makes Me Mad

My XBox 360 is still doing just fine.

Apparently Bandai/Namco are making a Macross game! It will feature the original Macross, Do You Remember Love?, Macross Plus, Macross Seven, and Macross Frontier! And it's coming to the PSP. YOU SONS OF BITCHES! I say that now, but I'll probably end up forgiving them (again) once I've played Soul Caliber 4.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

More Macross Mayhem

My XBox 360 is still working just peachy.

Many of you probably don't remember the forgettable "Robotech: Battlecry." The graphics seemed more like an experiment in cell shading than an actual effort, the story was pitiful, and the level design bordered on non-existent. But it had some really fantastic controls, especially considering that you were expected to transform your fighter-jet/giant-robot on the fly. If nothing else, the controls were smooth and intuitive. I bring this up because I really want to see a proper Macross game on a current generation console. I really want to see that happen because every time I play Ace Combat 6, the song "What 'bout My Star" keeps looping in my head.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Macross Missile Massacre

My XBox 360 is starting to run better than my PS2. For some reason my PS2 decided it doesn't like God of War. My 360 has yet to reject a game out of spite.

I'm curious as to what the super plane for the next Ace Combat (presuming there will be one) will be. Ace Combat 4 had the X-02, which was banned from competition for being so darn super but it was only a skosh better than the SU-35 and F-22. Ace Combat 5 and Zero had the ridiculously over-powered FALKEN which looked like it came out of a Gradius game and was armed with a laser cannon. Ace Combat 6 has the Nosferatu, which I would say was a return to more "realistic" super planes if it weren't for the fact that it could fire a dozen guided missiles at individual targets in one missile salvo. Now if we could get it to transform into a giant robot with an assault rifle I'd be set.

Monday, August 4, 2008


My XBox 360 still works just fine.

With all the new technology and software available to us, and I specifically reference Spore here, I would like to see the old Sim games come back. Specifically SimAnt. It was a surprisingly good simulation of ant colonies, but with modern software it would actually manage to take over our computers and destroy us all with our own nuclear arsenal!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Age Before Beauty

My XBox 360 is still in proper working order. My most recent lack of updates is due to my PC crapping out on me. My 360 has actually outlived my PC. I'm typing this on my Mac. The old girl is showing her age, but at least she still works.