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  • Blog Post: Halo 2 or Work?

    I guess this: answers this . :)
  • Blog Post: Interesting....

    This is interesting. Can you get in? :)
  • Blog Post: Remote Record Works!

    Sitting on the couch tonigh, my wife asks, "Can you record Fear Factor on that machine of yours?" I say sure and I use Remote Record to set the recording from my laptop. The show gets recorded on the Media Center and we're watching it now through the Xbox Media Extender. :)
  • Blog Post: Xbox Media Center Extender Video

    I spent most of my vacation this holiday rebuilding my computer systems and network. I installed Windows Media Center Extender on my living room Xbox and on my Media Center 2005 PC. The results have been absolutely amazing. I'm demoing the finished system to my wife and kids and they're currently watching...
  • Blog Post: Amazing Xbox Stats from Major Nelson

    Check this out ... Some cool Xbox stats.... For the 13th consecutive month, Xbox grew its share of year-over-year monthly console sales -- climbing an additional 19 percent compared to last year -- and hitting a 41 percent share in November. Market share on a year-to-date basis for Xbox increased from...
  • Blog Post: Halo 2 Recent Games

    So I've added my recent Halo 2 games to my blog page . It's pretty cool that you can acually get an RSS feed of your Halo 2 stats, and it's even more interesting that you can use something like Newsgator to get them to show up on your blog page. Greg Reinacker has the details of how to set this up...
  • Blog Post: Halo 2 Guide to Multiplayer Medals

    Check this guide out for the medals you can earn this weekend playing Halo 2 online. My gamer tag is Brize if anybody wants to say hi. :)
  • Blog Post: Halo 2 vs. Half-Life 2

    Well, it's not really like that, but Steve posted that he's tempted to get an Xbox simply to play Halo 2. I'm having similar pains over Half-Life 2. My beautiful wife picked up a copy of Halo 2 for me this morning at Target. On my home PC, I've got a ready to activate copy of Half-Life 2. The problem...
  • Blog Post: Way cool concept...

    Check this out. It's called Yourself Fitness. It's an exercise game with a personal trainer. This is something I might actually use. :) Yourself!Fitness brings the expertise of a personal trainer to your home with the first health and fitness game for the Xbox. Your virtual personal trainer, Maya, will...
  • Blog Post: Steve Makofsky Links to Widescreen Gaming Sites

    OK, this is just what I needed. I don't have an actual widescreen TV, but I did get a widescreen monitor that I'm really liking a lot. Now my laptop and my desktop both do 1280 by 768 resolution. Steve found some resources for making games work at the widescreen resolutions. In messing around with all...
  • Blog Post: Xbox HDTV Support

    This week I bought a widescreen monitor for my PC that also supports HDTV. I've got this hooked to my Xbox and so I was looking for the 1080i games to test things out. I found a great list here at HDTVArcade that shows the different resolutions supported by each game.
  • Blog Post: Top 25 Games on Live

    Just in case anyone is interested, I found this page that contains the Top 25 Live games: Top 25 Xbox Live Games Worldwide You know what’s been spinning in your Xbox—how does it compare to what the rest of the Xbox Live™ community has been playing? These are the top 25 Xbox Live...
  • Blog Post: Star Wars Battlefront

    OK, so yesterday my wife picked up a copy of Battlefront for me at Target. My kids love this game and I've spent a few hours playing online. What I find most amazing about this game is that it really makes you feel like you're in one of the movies. Scoble links to Robert Weller, who has the absolute...
  • Blog Post: MSN Messenger Xbox Live Alerts

    This was a great surprise to find when I got back from TechEd. You can now sign up for Xbox live alerts that get sent to your MSN Messenger account as a popup, or to your cell phone if you so choose, when you're not logged in. This is absolutely awesome because my buddies spend a lot of time on PC's...
  • Blog Post: Xbox Live Update

    Xbox Live was down yesterday for a makeover and they've published a page with information about the new features coming to the service. The cool new thing that's available now is Voice Message with Friend Requests . Voice mail for XBL? Cool! Here's a list of upcoming features... Tsunami: The Inside Scoop...
  • Blog Post: Rainbow Six 3 Movies

    Somebody put together some pretty funny RS3 movies . [Listening to: rainbow2 - - (05:26)]
  • Blog Post: Gamertagpics.com

    OK, for my first truly stupid vacation post, I'll point you to a new Web site that I found that let's you link your picture to your Xbox Live Gamertag. This thing is actually pretty cool in that it let's you see pictures of some of the people that you play with on Xbox Live. It even breaks the pictures...
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