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I never thought I'd find myself writing one the Xbox 360 annoyance articles, and yet here we are. I was moving yesterday, and naturally I decided I should take my 360 with me. It's ironic that with the new generation of gaming we have lost some wires, but gained many others. Wires, so you know, are...

November 29th 2006 at 10:45am 0 Comments
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With the girlfriend out of town, an old friend-we'll call him, "K BROOKS" (gamertag)-came to visit this past weekend, and while there might have been intentions to explore the great cultural experiences that New York has to offer, our time together quickly devolved into several days of nonstop gamin...

February 6th 2006 at 2:45pm 0 Comments
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During some late night shenanigans this past Friday, the power strip, which the Xbox 360 power supply and a host of other devices are connected to, was inadvertently kicked out of the wall socket. At the time, the Xbox 360 was streaming music from an iPod, while the visualization danced on a monitor...

January 30th 2006 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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James' tale of a 360 that manages to inveigle its way into a loving relationship is heartwarming, but here's the other side of the story--something you may be more familiar with. Ever since the Xbox 360 arrived in our household it's resolutely failed to win over the attentions of the resident non...

January 25th 2006 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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At some point following our gala 48-hour Xbox 360 gamathon, we got the idea to check some funny gamertags to see if they were available. For the sake of this example, let's say we picked "xXDr.UweBollXx" just to have some kicks and play with the free 30-day Xbox Live Gold membership. During the sign...

January 2nd 2006 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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For most gamers setting up their Xbox 360s over the last several weeks, the biggest difficulty wasn't fighting off rabid dust bunnies in order to perform a cabling reach-around. The biggest annoyance was entering information into the Xbox 360 via the primitive text interface. It should be at least...

December 11th 2005 at 2:30am 0 Comments
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Since our first experience with the Xbox 360 disc-scratching issue, numerous anecdotal reports from around the game-o-sphere have given us a better feel for the conditions under which the issue occurs. This is a wrap-up of those issues and of the annoyance: vertical orientation alone does...

December 7th 2005 at 2:01am 0 Comments