Archive for the Xbox 360 Category

Why you little!

Posted in comedy, Halo 3, Miscellaneous, Other Stuff I Like, sci-fi, space, video games, Xbox 360 on October 11, 2007 by spacewaffles

Angry Master Chief

Anthony and I were goofing around with Halo 3’s extra features. Like screen shots.

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The New TV (in HD!)

Posted in hdtv, me, PS2, samsung, tv, video games, Xbox 360 on July 30, 2007 by spacewaffles

The old TV I bought back in 1996 when I was a high-school student working at McDonald’s has served me well over the years, but it was finally starting to die.

As many old TVs do, it was starting to develop a weird discoloration near the upper left hand corner of the screen. I wanted to replace it before it completely gave out on us, so it was off to Sears.

We ended up going with a Samsung 30″ CRT HDTV (1080i), since the flat ones don’t quite look as good to me, but have the advantage of being lighter and costing twice as much.

The first thing we hooked up was the Xbox 360, since it’s the only game system I have that is in HD and comes with a component cable.

New TV

I must say I was impressed with the fact that I could actually read the text on my 360 games now. The PS2 also looked significantly better, specifically Odin’s Sphere. It auto detected the TV was wide screen, which is very helpful since the game has such giant and beautiful high res sprites.

Once it was hooked up, all bets were off. The rest of the picking up of the house would have to wait.

Playing Games

Overlord (Xbox 360)

Posted in Overlord, reviews, video games, Xbox 360 on July 19, 2007 by spacewaffles

Rather than re-typing it all out, here is the quickie review I posted over in the Nightgig forums:

I just got Overlord for the 360, and so far this game is great.
You play as a recently revived incarnate of evil who controls bands of minions (who remind me a lot of the Gremlins from the 80’s movie), who you can send to bash down doors, pillage, kill, or just pick up heavy stuff you don’t feel like lifting yourself. They can even sacrifice themselves to restore your health (don’t worry; you can always get more minions!).

You can even choose to be evil, or really evil.
For example, the second mission has you helping retrieve stolen food for a local village. To get the food back you have to be pretty evil; attacking a village of Halflings in a pretty awesomely done parody of Hobbiton. Once you find it, you can give it to the villagers and make them like you, or you can destroy the witnesses and keep it, making your minions that much more loyal.”

Jordan on Expert

Posted in Miscellaneous, video games, Xbox 360 on May 17, 2007 by spacewaffles

Now, I know there are those Guitar Hero 2 wiz kids out there that have probably played through every song on expert with 5 starts, but for me things start to get rocky around Psychobilly Freak Out on Hard Mode.

I’ve been stuck on that particular song, so I decided to try my hand at Expert Mode, just for kicks. I was able to make it through the first tear of songs pretty well, mostly 4 stars, and then I though, I’ll give Jordan a try.

There is a reason it has it’s own achievement.

Jordan on Expert

That is the farthest I’ve ever made it on that particular song. I’ll keep trying though. It’s pretty dang fun.