Halo till you drop

My only weakness… sleep
My only weakness… sleep

Whoops! Might have played a little too much Halo at the weekend, and with the aid of a few fizzy beers, fallen asleep at the wheel. Thanks to Vince for making me the victim of ridicule.

Since I moved home, my router has been resetting my connection to Plus.net every eight minutes. This means I’ve not been able to take part in Monday Night Halo for over a month. So when Vince suggested a Halo evening, I of course, jumped at the chance. 13 hours later, this was the state of me.

Hopefully my new router should arrive tomorrow and I’ll be up and running, ready again.

Nintendo Revolution

Nintendo have announced their contribution to the next generation of consoles with the new Revolution. I’ve always had a soft spot for Nintendo. Maybe it’s their toy-like approach or the nostalgic memories. Maybe it’s Mario Kart and Goldeneye. The Revolution is surely the underdog here against the Xbox 360 and the PS3. I certainly think they’ve got the design and the size right though. Let’s hope it has some good games to back it up.

New Xbox 360

Microsoft have announced their new console – the Xbox 360. Promising launch by Christmas this year backed by an affordable price of around £160. It’s certainly a lot smaller and nicer to look at. Rare are developing Perfect Dark Zero, which will be a highlight for me. The original and Goldeneye both on the Nintendo 64 were pioneers of the first person shooter genre.
And at last they’re introducing cordless controllers – how long has that taken!?

Halo2 Xbox Live

Halo 2 gamertag emblem
Halo 2 gamertag emblem

… is blinkin’ awesome! Will‘s been telling me to get a headset for my Xbox & get online with it for a while now, so last Thursday I eventually got myself a cheap one from Game, only to discover that I also needed the communicator pack which it plugs into. So Saturday & took it back & got the official headset & WAS THAT A GOOD MOVE OR WHAT?!

The only thing I’ve played online previous to this was the first Halo on my PC. That work fine. You log on, find a game that’s just started & join in. But I still believe that PCs are for working consoles are for games. Halo2 on my Xbox is seamless in connectivity, I was up & running in minutes. All I had to do was plug it into my router, enter my free 2 month subscription (& credit card details for when that expires) connect the headset & I was blastin’ gamer scum from all around the world!

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