Saturday, February 5, 2011

No Xbox, No Problem

As Pablito attempts to fix his Xbox/power supply issues, I think playing Settlers of Catan online is a good alternative.

After playing the physical game with Unky Yeager, Unky Playboy, and another graduate from our fine institution, I figured there must be a way to play online. Sure enough, Catan Online World is just the place. While the interface takes some time getting used to, it is a very active community and the games are always running. I shudder thinking about the amount of hours I've spent playing Catan online over the last week or so, but in moderation, it would be a good way for far away Knights to reconnect.

The best part about Catan online? No set-up or clean-up.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Little Help Please

So here's a quick story pasted from my personal blog:

"Returning from my visit to the USA I brought back my Xbox and several games so you'd expect by now I'd be a gamer again but it's a little tougher than that. First, we tried plugging in the Xbox power supply using a cheap travel converter (which works for laptops, cell phone chargers and other electronics) but that just caused our apartment's power to go out. We did a bit of research and found that a step-down converter was required so we ordered one and when it arrived had a little bit more luck. We plugged it in and it looked like it would work except when we plugged the Xbox power supply into the converter, nothing happened... So we returned the step-down converter and instead ordered a European Xbox power supply which had the same output voltage as my American Xbox power supply but it arrived today and when we tried plugging the European power supply into the wall, it caused the power to go out again! So we don't really know what the problem could be, it looks to me now that there might be something strange with the electricity in our apartment, but of course now when we try plugging in the European power supply nothing happens, so that means a fuse blew out in the power supply itself. It's all very frustrating and I just to want to play Oblivion again while Marlene is dying to play The Sims 3. "

Do you guys have any ideas on what I can do?? I'm really stumped after getting a European power supply and then it still causing a power outage in my apartment. The next step is we're gonna ask our land-lord (wife's uncle) if there's any limit to the electrical devices we can have plugged in simultaneously. If that fails I think we'd have to buy an Xbox Arcade Edition since I at least have a good hard drive with my current box, but do you guys have any other pieces of advice??