There was a lot going on this year in the Xbox Live space, and we just put up a nice roundup on Xbox.com of some of the highlights of the year. Enjoy.
On almost all the Halo 2 games I played today (about 10) none of the team mates I got matched with (not the ones in my party) either did not know they needed to push the white button to talk to their team, or just don’t talk at all. It’s kinda hard to strategize in a CTF or Assault session if you don’t communicate. Oh, and then there was this one dude who swears that he ?~used to not have to push the white button to talk?when did they change that?’ he said.
It drives me crazy when people don’t communicate..or better yet, don’t even have a communicator to use! Voice is a key part of the game play?I wish more people would understand that and use the damn communicator. After playing for a few hours tonight, it was a lesson in futility to try to get people to talk. On the flip side, there was a guy last night who told me ?~you talk to much dude.’
Wow. This could be big. The rumour mills think Apple will announce a low price Mac next month. I may pick one up, depending on the specs. (I used to be a ‘Mac Person’ in the mid 80’s and mid 90’s.)
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Relics of a bygone era.
Did a little hardware upgrade last night on my home rig.
Some old school neon signage spotted in the new Xbox Offices.
I am so glad these are individually wrapped. That forces me to really slow down and only have a few when all I really want to do is eat them by the handful.
February in Seattle is not bad so far. But it's only day 2.
My wife's homemade salsa. It's the best I have ever had. Full stop. Here is the recipe http://mjr.mn/BestSalsa
New office layout.
Unscientific Observation at the office snack bar: The Xbox team overwhelmingly prefers Strawberry Pop Tarts.
After 9 and before 6 I guess they're not so friendly.
Noticed this in the markdown bin at my local grocery store.
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I have posted a couple of times on this, but I am not a portable gaming person. Both the DS and PSP are cool, but do I really need one? A guy here at XBox just got a PSP. It is drop dead gorgeous AND sexy. I played ?~Ridge Racer’ on it?and I was hooked. I’ll see if I can get grab some photos of it tomorrow.