On April 6, 2005, I bought LEGO Star Wars for the Xbox. (I also blogged about the death of Pope John Paul II and Tartan Day). Today, September 9, 2011, I finished LEGO Star Wars 100%. I built all seventeen minikit starship models. I scored True Jedi on all seventeen levels and built the Tantive … Continue reading On Completing LEGO Star Wars
I’ve had Cat Stevens’ “Peace Train” stuck in my head today. My day actually began with Jethro Tull. My Tull collection is not large — Aqualung, the Christmas album, a greatest hits album. While working this morning, I needed something different to keep me going, and “Locomotive Breath” from Aqualung seemed auspicious. Which made me … Continue reading On Mid-Week Errata
I think, somewhere in the recesses of my mind, I knew that Halo 3 dropped today. Or, more accurately, eighteen hours ago (as I can’t imagine that GameStop didn’t do midnight openings — if that whole sodding company could do midnight openings for The Burning Crusade, they’re absolutely doing midnight openings for Halo 3). At … Continue reading On Halo Day
I sat down today and played through several levels of LEGO Star Wars II. I have almost enough LEGO studs to purchase my save file from the first game. That’s a mite disappointing, that I have to buy something that’s already on my XBox’s hard drive, but that’s how the game is, so I just … Continue reading More on LEGO Star Wars II
People need a sanity check–you can buy an XBox 360 system on eBay for 11 million dollars. I don’t expect that anyone would match Jack Dell’s “Buy It Now” price–there are better things one can do with 11 million dollars–but I have to wonder at the thought process that leads someone to put up an … Continue reading On XBox 360 Madness
Yesterday. The XBox 360 launched. System allocations were extremely tight. Microsoft cut allocations twice in the weeks running up to the November 22nd launch resulting in a few customer service issues. But by Monday customers who knew they wouldn’t be getting a system on Launch Day seemed pretty accepting of the fact, and yesterday’s launch … Continue reading On Pre-Thanksgiving
Microsoft released today a list of XBox games that will be playable on the XBox 360 with the optional hard drive installed. The list runs to about two hundred games across many genres. For many customers at work one of the selling points for the XBox 360 would be its ability to play the current-generation … Continue reading On Xbox 360 Compatibility
Physicists study strange things. Like how many people it takes to tip a cow. In their words, it takes five people to apply sufficient force to tip over a sleeping cow. I disagree. It does not take five people to tip over a sleeping cow. It does, however, take more than one. Cows weigh a … Continue reading On Cow Tipping
November 22nd. That is the day Microsoft’s XBox 360 will hit stores. Mark your calendars!
Conker: Live and Reloaded, the XBox remake of the Nintendo 64’s Conker’s Bad Fur day has gone gold. A release at the end of the month for this highly anticipated title is now assured. What is Conker? Well, it’s a video game about a fluffy, cute squirrel. A very naughty cute squirrel. He drinks. He … Continue reading On Conker: Live and Reloaded
Woo-hoo! Batman controllers for the Xbox!
It’s hither, thither, and yon in the news–the sucessor to Microsoft’s Xbox, the Xbox 360, will release this fall. I pre-ordered mine at work today. I’m looking at it as a long-term layaway. Six months until the system comes out. Each paycheck, put down another twenty, thirty dollars. Rock on!