Saturday, July 5, 2008

Today's the big day

As most of you who may actually check this blog know, my 360 bit it a couple weeks back. Today, after much research, I'm am going to make an attempt at fixing my xbox. Apparently, the only thing wrong with it was an overheat, and I just need to repair the heat sink. So you understand, I've NEVER opened up a computer before this, so this is all brand new to me. After doing my homework and asking around a bit, I guess this is actually not that big a task at all. So here goes my first leap into the tech savvy repair world. Wish me luck, or send me 300 dollars for a new 360, whichever you feel is more appropriate :-)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

What's in a tooth?

I found out the hard way these past couple of days. I had a cracked tooth, didn't even know it until my face started blowing up like a balloon. It got infected, and this is by far the worst pain I have ever known in my life. Also, don't let these things go untreated, as I found out, it has the potential to kill you. Mom's called me up yelling at me when she found out. Good news is the swelling finally went down last night while I was sleeping, the bad news.....I'm not exactly sure where all that infectious material went....yah....ewwwwww was what I was thinking too. To the games.

Right before my 360 died for the 5th time, I was heavy into playing GTA and the Civ:Revolutions demo. Thoughts on both:

GTA - I love sandbox games, have played ALL of the GTA series games since way back in the PSone days. Did I love 4? Hell yes! Do I think it was a 10? Hell NO! I had many texture issues with the game, I thought that while I know that there will be some DLC coming out for the game at the end of this year, the ending was not all that great. Lono from said it best. "It did not give me that feeling of "Ahhh, I've finished it, and I am fufilled by it." Overall though, I did enjoy the gameplay, both SP and MP, and I will of course buy the DLC when it comes out.

Civ:Revolutions - I thought this game was a lot of fun. I've only really played the original Civ a long time ago, and haven't played any of the sequels at all, since I'm not much of a PC gamer really. I will have to say that I thought for this type of game, the controls were pretty clean on the console, and while the graphics weren't OMG awesome, they still looked pretty good. I will picking this one up when it comes out, if I have managed to save up enough money to get a new xbox, since the wife will NOT let me go out and get a new one. Ah well, what can ya do?

Sunday, April 6, 2008

First attempt

Here goes nothing. I plan to blog about things game related in this blog for the most part, with maybe some personal/work crap in there as well. I don't know how regularly I'll update this, but I'll do my best to update at least once a week.