Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween! and more.

Happy Halloween!

Well it's about that time getting ready to take my daughter, and niece out trick-or-treating. Kind of weird since the time hasn't changed yet (you didn't reset your clocks yet, right?), here it is almost 7pm and not dark outside yet.

Tried out some of the Halo 3 Halloween multi-player this afternoon, Bungie added a special "Living Dead" playlist for today online, based off the Infection game type. It was pretty cool seeing a whole group of black Spartans rushing the base, although the games didn't last very long.

My "new-refurb" 360 seems to be working fine, I've ran some games through it, and a couple of HD DVDs. I don't think it's as loud as my old machine, but it may just be that I hadn't had one for 3 weeks so I forgot what it sounded like. I don't remember if I mentioned it or not, but I picked up one of the new "Arcade Compilation" disc at Gamestop. Someone bought the new Arcade pack and traded in the disc because they didn't want it, so score for me!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Hallelujah! and a Halloween movie marathon.

I was greeted with the above info checking on my Red Ring of Death 360 today! A beloved 360 is on it's way back to me, the serial number is different than the one I sent in, so I'm guessing its a refurbished unit. At this point I don't really care, If not for dropping back into WoW I think I would have gone mad. :(

Hopefully it will arrive before this weekend, putting repair time (transit to-repair-transit back) right at 3 weeks to the day. I've really been contemplating picking up a second 360 unit in case this happens again, a broken 360 rendered my HD DVD player also so I've had the same netflix disc now for 2 1/2 weeks. I've known about the Xbox 360 Arcade pack for a while now (even though Microsoft has still issued no official word although it is street dated for 10/23/07), and figured I would definitely pick up the disc when we got in a used one (only owning UNO makes it a pretty descent compilation). The more I thought about it though I may just buy the whole package and keep the second 360 upstairs, allowing me to watch HD DVDs there by just moving the drive.

I took part last year in DVD Talks October Halloween Movie Challenge last year, where the goal was (loosely) to watch 31 Horror movies in 31 days (although the top person last year hit 170). I thought this was easily possible, but alas moving took a big toll and pretty much negated 2 weeks of the month. I'm trying again this year, but it's going slow again, we're half way through the month and I'm at 6. I even bought the Masters of Horror season 1 box set since I've heard so much about the series, thinking that would be 13 titles right there. The problem is mainly TV, I watch a lot of shows every night and October is usually early in the new fall season so that compounds it even more. The DVR (as much as I love it) hinders this too making it to easy to record multiple things (I remember when I used to have 2 VCRs to do multiple shows at the same time).