Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Special Delivery

Yesterday was a surprising, eventful day. Got a call from the wife that she was having contractions and heading to the hospital about 4:30 PM. Then got another at 5:30 saying get your ass over here, they are going to do a cesarian as soon as the doctor can get here, they won't wait for you.

Got to the hospital about 6 PM. We had babies by 7 PM.

Our little girl was 4 Pounds 4 Ounces, our little boy 5 Pounds 13 Ounces. Both are very healthy and cried a lot. Momma is fine, and daddy is haggared after answering about 500 phone calls and trying to get photos and videos organized.

The picture above is their footprints on the paper scrubs I wore in the Operating Room.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Still Offline

Got a new cable modem from theWorst ISP, but that did not fix my problem.

Missed playing with the gang this weekend. Someone will have to fill me in on the details of the fun I missed.

The Worst ISP should be out to fix things tomorrow morning. Yeah!

Till then, I'll keep working on Call Of Duty 2 single player. I finally got by the damn silo last night.

Oh, and my XBOX is making fun of Titans on it's blog. Seee the link below.

Dren's XBOX makes fun of Titan's XBOX

Friday, June 23, 2006

I have the Worst ISP

Looks like I won't be online for a while because I use the Worst ISP.

My cable modem is down, and the soonest they can dispatch a tech is next Tuesday, so the Worst ISP will be keeping me from playing online for a while.


I called the Worst ISP again this morning. The Worst ISP could do nothing to get a tech to my house sooner, but said I could exchange the modem at the Worst ISP Store and see if that does the trick. So my wife took the modem to the Worst ISP Store and I will install the new one when I get home tonight. Maybe I'll be back online with the Worst ISP tonight.

Monday, June 19, 2006

XBOX 360 Faceplate Collection

Check out this site, the dude has dozens of faceplates, with a litte info on a lot of them. And you guys made fun of me for dropping big bucks on my PGR3 faceplate.


Sunday, June 18, 2006

Napoleon Dynamite Halo 2

This is really for Mrs. Two Big, since she never joins us anymore. Guess she is just all tircled out or something.

Console Power Consumption

Found this on Slashdot, so it is running a little slow right now. This article did scientific research comparing the energy consumption of several consoles, including their consumption when they are "powered down". Interesting read.

Game Console Energy Consumption

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

GRAW - COD2 - Battfield 2 - Best Buy Tournament

Looks like Best Buy is having some online tournaments for anyone that is interested and does not live in Canada. Sorry Spicy Taco. Guess you hosers will have to sit this one out.

The Best Buy Electronic Gaming Championship Series

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Ok, just purched Battlefield 2 last evening. Seems fairly intense to me...but then this Is me we're talking about. Haven't tried it online yet, but it says you can have up to 24 people in one game. The weapons are pretty cool and driving the humvee and tanks adds a bit of halo2.

Rumored PGR3 Cars for Next Update

Ok, still trolling the Forums. Here is a supposed list of cars for the next expansion pack for Project Gotham Racing 3. The Mini Cooper seems to make sense as it looks like a Cat & Mouse game mode is coming with the update. Too bad the game sucks ass so badly, else I'd be really looking forward to the update.

Rumored PGR3 Update Cars:
Gumpert Apollo Coupe 4.2 V8
Mercedes C-Class DTM
Pagani Zonda F
Chrysler Firepower
Ferrari 365 GTB4
Ferrari F430 Challenge
Mini Cooper S
Vanwall GPR V12
StudioTorino RK Spyder 3.8 (Free Car)

Burnout Revenge Router Configuration

While trolling the Forums at I found a post indicating that you have to forward the following ports to your XBOX from your Internet Router. I'm going to do some more research later, but wanted to throw the information up to remind myself later. If anyone else tests this, please let us know the results.

31800 - 31899 TCP (outgoing ports for connecting to the Burnout Revenge server)
3658 - 3659 TCP & UDP (peer-to-peer connection)
10070 - 10080 UDP (VOIP)

If EA really requres one port range for the game, another for the connection to each other and a final one for the communicator, I will vote this the worst designed network protocol I have ever encountered.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Clear your XBOX 360 HDD Cache

There are no notes on what this clears out for sure, but if you are having problems, it is worth a try. It also warns that it erases any software updates, so be prepared to download when you are through. And I'd consier making a backup to memory card of your profile before trying this update.

Xbox 360 Cache Clear Code Revealed

Saturday, June 10, 2006

New Downloadable Content for PGR3?

I found this image and it show that PGR3 has a new pack coming in July that include 5 cars and a cat and mouse and proximity based racing modes.

PGR3 PackageB (500MP) July
Street Fighter:HFE (400MP) June
PDZ map pack2 (500MP) July
GRAW maps and co-op missions (?MP) July
Frogger (400MP) Aug/Sep
Lumines Live (1200MP) Aug/Sep
Roboblitz (800MP) Aug/Sep
Pac-Man (400MP) Aug/Sep

Magazine Scan

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Burnout - Can't take it any more!

Friday, after more than 5 hours of constant play, I couldn't take it any more, so I parked my car on a beam from the bridge and jumped to my death.

Venom Eats My Hexic Dust!

Just a quick update on me kicking Venom's ass at Hexic. If you divide the high score in the photo below in half, it is still higher than Venom's.