Friday, February 22, 2008

RROD and New Maps

I always thought it could never happen to me. I just bought mine a few months ago, it's elite, Microsoft got it's shit together. But then it happened. I got a bad case of the Red Ring of Death. I was playing COD4 with Tilla and my Xbox froze twice in a row. I asked Tilla what happened to his right before it went dead and he said it took a while after it started freezing. I believed him but, he was wrong.


This is the last image I have of my xbox working. Believe me, there were about 15 noobs coming around that corner and I was about to mow 'em down. My current Xbox Repair Status is "Waiting for Device at Service Center" man these next few weeks are going to suck. I am thinking about buying a 360 core system for the meantime, or possibly buying another PS3 (because my brother-in-law has my other one). It really sucks because I just started Netflix again and now I can't watch them. I mean I guess I could watch them from my computer hooked to my TV or even on my laptop but still, it's annoying.

I called Xbox Support and I talked to this dude that assured me the empty box is on it's way. He told me to take down a tracking number and do a few things with it. First he said write it on a piece of paper with the letters "SR" in front of the alphanumeric string of characters and tape that to the Xbox, he also said to write that same number below the address when I send it back. It didn't say this anywhere on the website and I was wondering if anyone did this and if it really help expedite the process?

Josey did you get your Xbox back yet? Tilla, what about you? It's really messed up that almost half of the KofC have been struck by this deadly disease.

Dammer's Brother (Maestro, I believe) sent this article from the WSJ about online gaming for money. It looks pretty sweet and once I get my 360 up and running again (God Dammit, it make s me mad just thinking about it.) we should start owning nubs for cash.


Also Bungie released information on one of the three maps from the Legendary Map Pack. There are a few images of the new map titled "Ghost Town" formally "OK Corral" the map looks pretty cool, but then again so did the other three from the Heroic Map Pack and they were kinda lame. Here is the link, tell me what you think.

9 comments:

Dammer said...

If you read the gambling article, it says that after the game you go and input who won on the site. So I ask what stops you from setting up a game, then immediately declaring yourself the winner? Do you both have to agree who won? If that's the case what's to stop you from always saying you won and never losing money, but sometimes winning some. Obviously the moderators of the site can go check out bungie.net for game stats, but what about other games? I smell a loophole.

Josey WaIes said...

"map looks pretty cool, but then again so did the other three from the Heroic Map Pack"

I feel the same way!

I admit I was exicted about the gambling thing, then I read the article and felt the same dammer. Also I am not sure if I would enjoy the games as much, it is hard to say until I did it. I could see this thing growing in the future though, K of C created website, make us rich?

Josey WaIes said...

I have some bad news about my Xbox. SO I check the mail a few days ago exicted about getting the new one, and I found the old box just sitting there, the fucking mail man had not taken it yet, so I placed a sign on it and it is now gone. It will be a long time before I get it, fucking mail d-bag!

Daymonster said...

You have to drop it off at a UPS location. USPS won't take it. Where did you leave it?

Pablito Neal said...

josey, there's a ups store in a strip mall on university near the supertarget. you need to drop off the box there.

Dammer said...

Why doesn't Microsoft have a hardware location in the cities? That'd make life a hella lot easier.

Josey WaIes said...

Well its gone now.

Daymonster said...

stolen.

locopuyo said...

imma sleep now