By Equal_Opportunity_Destroyer497 1 Comments
Have you ever noticed how whenever something good happens or you rectify an unfavorable situation some thing(s) else manages to go wrong? Yea, I figured as much.
First: the good. My Xbox 360 arrived today just in time for the NXE. Cool. The system M$ sent me back, however, was not the one I sent in. Not a huge deal, except for the fact that when I want to play a XBLA game or use any other DLC I have to be signed into Live, which can be a royal pain in the ass. This can be remedied pretty easily but is still annoying.
Next up: the bad. My internetz has been a total bastard today, with my modem periodically resetting and kicking me off whatever I'm doing at the time. Of course it decided to do this while I was in the middle of getting the NXE update, which caused me to yell and basically freak out. But it seems that all is well, except for the fact that the XBL marketplace is fucked to the point that I can't download the Left 4 Dead demo or the Tomb Raider demo. SUCK.
Now for the fucked up section. My Guitar Hero (3) controller is being an even bigger bastard than my internetz. Buttons not registering = mad frustration. Now the actual thing thats really messed up is that this is the second one I've had screw up in this fashion. AND what makes it really angering is that Red Octane support is utterly worthless unless the thing is under warranty, which expires after 90 days. AND you need the receipt. It would appear that RO customer support is the exact opposite of EA/Harmonix support which is totally customer friendly and awesome. I got a replacement drum set like 10 months after buying the game, no questions asked. That's how build trust with your customer. So bascally I'm beat unless I buy a new one, which wouldn't make much sense considering I know for a fact that they don't hold up. Unacceptable.
Some thoughts on the NXE. To sum up my feelings: totally unnecessary. Don't give a damn about avatars. Don't give a damn about Netflix. Barely give a damn about game installs since I only have the puny 20GB hard drive. Aside from those features, what else is there to be excited about? Nothing. So as you can surmise, I'm pretty indifferent about it. I don't feel it ruined anything per se, but I wish it was an optional update. Okay, enough bitching.
On a (slightly) happier note, Christmas is getting closer and closer! Which basically means that I'm getting closer to owning Gears of War 2, Fable 2, Far Cry 2, Tomb Raider:Underworld and Resistance 2. That's almost enough for me to be thankful that Jesus was born! Thanks dude!