Posts Tagged ‘xbox live


Two Complaints-Call of Duty 4 Edition

I have two, relatively small complaints.
One is about the matchmaking system, one is about Shipment.

First of all,
Matchmaking does what it says. It matches you with other players.
It surprises me however, how in such a good game, no effort could be put into a system that would match you up to people who are relativly close to your level.
Now, I love the system and think it represents experience and skill, however i can see why you would not matchmake by level because it doesn’t always represent skill truthfully. However I think it would have been for the better if it tryed to match 5s with 1-10s instead of a bunch of 44s on prestige.

I’ll be brief about this one.
The map Shipment.

Utterly, and completely fails.
It has no strategy. Spraying will hit something 90% of the time.
I can see enemies from where i spawn, just a few mere pixels from me.
Every time I throw a grenade I seem to get at least two kills.
Every time I spawn I die within seconds.
Every time I play someone camps in a container in the middle, grabbing sometimes 1000 points.

That is all.



Lateness-What I Want-Month of February-Next Week Plans

What I Want-Month of February:

For Xbox Live to be 100% working, and for Microsoft to give us our game.
A new router.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
A good report card.


Monday-My favorite webcomics
Tuesday-Something about CoD-4
Wedensday-GotY Picks
Thursday-What I’ve Been Playing-Listening To
Friday-GotY Predictions
Sat-Sunday-Post Catch Up, Plans.



The Orange Box-9.9

The Orange Box

The Orange Box contains five games:
Team Fortress 2
Half Life 2
Half Life 2: Episode 1+2

All of which are amazing games.

It is one of the best deals on video games, ever.
It contains the entire Half-Life 2 collection so far.
The Cake is a lie.
Team Fortress is finally here and very fun to play.
It will give you a ridiculous amount of fun to be had, with much, much gameplay time.

Portal only lasts a few hours.
Team Fortress only has a few maps.
The achivements on the Xbox version has 1000 points for the whole box.
DLC pl0x.

The Orange Box is a new package of games for Valve, the makers of the Half-Life Series, for the PC, Xbox 360, and more recently it has come to the Playstation 3. This package of games comes on one disk, and includes Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode 1, Episode 2, Portal, and Team Fortress 2. Let’s start with Half-Life.

Half-Life is nothing new to gamers, and Episode 2, which is the one which is completely new, starts off right where Episode 1 left off and continues the story of good ol’ Gordan Freeman. For those of you not completly familiar with the Half-Life games, Half-Life came out in 1998 and claimed instant success, grabbing plenty of game of the year awards. It also spawned many popular mods, including the most successful online game ever, Counter-Strike, and Team Fortress. In 2005, Half-Life 2 came out for the PC, and also received much praise for the amazing story, the innovation know as the gravity gun, and the amazing graphic detail. A year later, Half-Life 2: Episode One came out and now, the year later, Episode 2. This is one of the main parts of The Orange Box, and really helps it retain it’s value, and provides plenty of game time.

Portal is new to gamers completely and is the most innovative game on The Orange Box. It takes shooters and puzzle games into an entirely new direction. The game is comprised of several puzzles where you use your gun(Properly named the portal gun)to shoot orange and blue portals. Shoot and Orange, and you come out of the blue, and vice versa. The puzzle are clever and you need to always be thinking on your toes. Also, the story is amazing as we’ve come to expect from Valve, the ending really, really amazed me. Not to mention that it completly blind sides you with some amazing humor. THATS YOU, THATS HOW DUMB YOU SOUND.
The only problem I had at all with Portal is that it only lasted me about 3 hours, and 30 minutes. Unless Valve would make some downloadable content. Which would be nice. Right Valve?

Team Fortress 2 is the sequel to the very popular mod Team Fortress, which was made for Half-Life 1. The class style multiplayer comes back for the first time in almost a decade, and brings new game modes, along with a cartoonish art style. You can play as a pyro with the flamethrower, a engineer who can build turrets(among other things), or one of the other 7 classes. Also, the cartoon art style also helps Team Fortress provide some humor. It defiantly is one of my favorite multiplayer games for the Xbox Live at the moment. The Con of this game is that it only has a few maps, not too many of which are even that different from each other.
Unless there was some sort of program called Steam, or some sort of marketplace where you could post new maps for us to download. Right Valve?

One of my few: 9.9/10
I promise I will raise if you give downloadable content.



Freeware of the day-Free Music Zilla

Free MusicZilla is my favorite way to get music off of social music sites, my favorite being

You can get the tracks straight from the site as you play them in your browser. It also supports other social music sites such as myspace. Defiantly check it out.

Free Music Zilla

I’m starting to belive more and more it’s less lives fault, more my ISP(or router)

I don’t know. I’ll check it out. My Exp keeps friggin droping because I am forced to quit because whenever I play Halo 3 my connection goes dead. Rawr.



Sites you should check out

YouTorrent is an amazing new torrent site that actually searches and scans sites like mininova, the pirate bay, bittorrent, isohunt and others to find what your looking for with the most seeds.
It is currently in beta, so expect improvements.
Thanks Cybernet!

Beemp3 is a great place to find free music, you can download, preview, and see what tracks are popular for around the world. users, stick around to the end of the week and I’ll show you a great way to get the music straight from the site.

Definr is one of my favorite websites available for looking up words. It has suggestions, and super quick finds.
You can also get it right in Firefox.

So yeah, check those out.

Due up tomorrow-Free Music Zilla, Tweakmaster..

PS-Im still waiting for live and my router to start behaving. Meh.


Xbox Live Still Down, Call of Duty 4 Still Unplayable, I’m Still Upset.

Day 16, Xbox Live is still down, and I still can’t play Call of Duty Online.


That is all.


Update: Plans for next week:

Monday: My new favorite websites

Tuesday: Stuff about freeware

Wedensday: Late Orange Box Review(But I think if you like my blog you’ve come to expect that.)

Thursday: What I’ve Been Listening To-Playing..

Friday: What I Want: Month of Febuary

Saturday+Sunday: Plans-Ill post about..Stuff..

Also, I’m re-doing the layout a bit.

Peace, Thunder.


Oh wow

Seems like you stumblers are pooring in by the dozen!


Anyway, the new Xbox Live Update came out today.
This update gives a list of things like a new marketplace style, and the marketplace now includes a Xbox Originals area where you can download games for the original Xbox using Microsoft Points. Games up there right now include Halo, Fable, and others.
Other stuff that came with the update were DivX support(Quality is almost perfect), the Inside Xbox feature, and they fixed the aging problem. Also, you can now access messenger if your under aged by going into system settings.

Not a long post 😛

Expect a lack of good posts unless something happens.


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