Tuesday, February 28, 2006

I'll be back!

Long time no post! I have been so busy at work, I have not been abke to keep up as much as I would like to. Between the lack of bandwidth at home and a slight back injury, all I have been doing around the house is cracking away on the 360 and watching movies with a heating pad on my back trying to regroup.

I have a lot of articles I would like to post and some reviews of some 360 games that have been consuming much of my time.

On anoter note, Congratulations to Buddha and his wife. They have a new baby girl in the family!

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Full Auto

The World's Most Destructive Racing Game is coming!

Combine raw horsepower with awesome firepower in a race that demands both precision aim and breakneck speed. Destroy your enemies and tear the world apart as you master a wide arsenal of weaponry and a stunning selection of armor-laden cars.

In Full Auto, the city of Staunton is held hostage by a mysterious group known only as The Shepherds. As a retired driver, you are coerced by the Shepherds into a series of lethal street races, where the cost of competing is far greater than anyone ever expected. "Unwreck", an ingenious new feature that makes mid-race "restarts" a thing of the past, allows players to rewind short periods of time. Botch a turn? Correct it. Miss a shortcut? Go back and take it. Under heavy fire? Use a second chance to evade the competition. And Xbox Live support ensures significant replay value for gamers itching to take on human opponents in both grand-scale arena modes and full-throttle races.

"Play mechanics that would be impossible on current generation hardware - like the ability in Full Auto to turn an entire city block to rubble, then rewind the carnage at the press of a button - will truly define the next-generation experience," said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Entertainment Marketing, SEGA of America. "In Full Auto, you'll never see the same explosive sequence twice and, with our proprietary physics technology, gamers will quite literally see and experience destructive uniqueness every time they play it."

Full Auto allows players to choose from a wide selection of unique vehicle designs and arm them with any combination of machine guns, cannons, and other deadly weapons before taking to the streets. The rules of the road don't apply in this high-octane, no-holds-barred competition.

Get a FREE Full Auto Limtited Edition Faceplate for your 360 when you purchase Full Auto from Rhino Video Games!!

Friday, February 10, 2006

Turtle Beach Easy Audio Adapter

Turtle Beach makes PC surround sound a snap with its Audio Advantage Roadie USB Audio Adapter. Just a regular little USB sound card that snaps into your USB port, it'll hook you up with instant 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound connectivity, as well as all kinds of outputs to connect your computer or laptop to a bunch of different audio devices (like surround-sound headphones or portable speakers). Built-in stereo mics and a 10 Band EQ are also included, all for just $80.

Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Roadie USB Audio Adapter

Imation Flash Wristband

As convenient as the small sizes of today’s flash drives are, they also carry with them the problem of easily being lost. Fortunately, Imation has come up with a surprisingly not too bad looking solution - the Flash Wristband ($TBD).The drive features 256MB of memory, and a simple design that allows the ends of the band to plug into one another. Oh, and about 50,000 "Geek" points with your techie buds.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

MCE Xbox 360 Apps

If you have a Media Center and an Xbox 360, then you may want to try these two applications.

Web Browser on your Xbox 360:
Well, sort of. Check out this Media Center app, the MCE Browser. Using windows MCE and your 360 as the extender, you can now browse the web using your Xbox 360.(bonus points for the photo on that web page)

Transcode Video:
This application allows you to transcode video directly over to your 360. To quote the web page "Designed for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 and the Xbox 360, Transcode 360 aims to broaden the support for a wide range of video media including DivX and XviD."

New Xbox Live Compatible Router

The Dlink DI-634M has earned our Xbox Live Compatible Logo. This is the first MIMO router from Dlink. It is still 802.11b/g on the wireless side but (as with all MIMO routers) should reduce dead spots and increase range.

Read about the device here.

Stay Tuned

I've been really busy lately and my bandwidth at home prevents me from doing much at all, but I shall return soon.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Tip of the Day

Just a friendly tip.

NEVER tell a customer to get bent!

The boss really frowns on this.