June was not kind to entertainment

Try to keep it short, so I'll break it down in bulleted fashion. Morale of the story, it has been a strange month. (Not in any particular order)


  • Michael Jackson was the man. Back in the day, all the cool kids in P.E. locker rooms used to moonwalk in their socks, in attempt to be as good as the orignal moonwalker. The game was great, I remember one of my friends in highschool used to quote the save a kid line, "Michael," exactly how it sounded when you played it on your genesis ( emulator for non-owners). Made me laugh everytime. Sad news, but you know MJ's legacy will live on.

One special video that some of my buddies and I still sing today, was We Are the World. It was a late night and what else do you find besides infomercials. Old ass music videos :P

  


  • Billy Mays the man with the hands. You put anything in those hands, it sells. Not enough you can say about the man, but his life was robbed way too early. I hope something special comes with Pitchmen series. I'm sure they will pay dear tribute to him.
  • Now onto gaming related issues. My brother's xbox got the 3 rings. He plays the heck out of that thing, so I know how upset he is. Only thing you can do is deal with the Microsoft customer service and send it in for repairs. This will be his second time getting it fixed, the first was due to a disc drive failure. In the meantime, I'm showing him a bunch of cool PC games to check out, and he's getting ready to do the ol' PC upgrade. It's getting close for me too.
  • I figured that the June reaper wouldn't come by my door. It did, but on a much less severe level. Yesterday, I turned on my PS3, I wanted to play a little Red Faction: Guerilla. Unfortunately, when I crossed over to my game library, the little disc icon didn't show up. I did the usual, eject disc put back in, restart, turn off, etc. When none of that worked, I swapped out the disc for another game. When that didn't read either, I started jumping to conclusions. Oh shit, PS3 what is wrong with you don't you die on me!

Then I used my head for once and tried putting my blu-ray copy of 300 in the ol' 60 gig bastard. Sure enough, it loaded just fine. The PS3 was sick, corrupted, or something else. Now I don't know how or why this happened, maybe it was a firmware issue, perhaps something else? I went online, and the general consenus seemed to direct PS3 owners to restore the machine.

I wanted to backup all my saves and gamedata. Unfortunately, the backup utility wouldn't let me choose my external hard-drive. I should of spent the extra time figuring out how to save my data, but of course like a impatient person I decided to just re-format the entire drive. Well problem solved, now I can start from scratch on all my favorite games.

June 2009, what an entertaining month it was (depressing sarcasm).
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Posted by tekmojo

Try to keep it short, so I'll break it down in bulleted fashion. Morale of the story, it has been a strange month. (Not in any particular order)


  • Michael Jackson was the man. Back in the day, all the cool kids in P.E. locker rooms used to moonwalk in their socks, in attempt to be as good as the orignal moonwalker. The game was great, I remember one of my friends in highschool used to quote the save a kid line, "Michael," exactly how it sounded when you played it on your genesis ( emulator for non-owners). Made me laugh everytime. Sad news, but you know MJ's legacy will live on.

One special video that some of my buddies and I still sing today, was We Are the World. It was a late night and what else do you find besides infomercials. Old ass music videos :P

  


  • Billy Mays the man with the hands. You put anything in those hands, it sells. Not enough you can say about the man, but his life was robbed way too early. I hope something special comes with Pitchmen series. I'm sure they will pay dear tribute to him.
  • Now onto gaming related issues. My brother's xbox got the 3 rings. He plays the heck out of that thing, so I know how upset he is. Only thing you can do is deal with the Microsoft customer service and send it in for repairs. This will be his second time getting it fixed, the first was due to a disc drive failure. In the meantime, I'm showing him a bunch of cool PC games to check out, and he's getting ready to do the ol' PC upgrade. It's getting close for me too.
  • I figured that the June reaper wouldn't come by my door. It did, but on a much less severe level. Yesterday, I turned on my PS3, I wanted to play a little Red Faction: Guerilla. Unfortunately, when I crossed over to my game library, the little disc icon didn't show up. I did the usual, eject disc put back in, restart, turn off, etc. When none of that worked, I swapped out the disc for another game. When that didn't read either, I started jumping to conclusions. Oh shit, PS3 what is wrong with you don't you die on me!

Then I used my head for once and tried putting my blu-ray copy of 300 in the ol' 60 gig bastard. Sure enough, it loaded just fine. The PS3 was sick, corrupted, or something else. Now I don't know how or why this happened, maybe it was a firmware issue, perhaps something else? I went online, and the general consenus seemed to direct PS3 owners to restore the machine.

I wanted to backup all my saves and gamedata. Unfortunately, the backup utility wouldn't let me choose my external hard-drive. I should of spent the extra time figuring out how to save my data, but of course like a impatient person I decided to just re-format the entire drive. Well problem solved, now I can start from scratch on all my favorite games.

June 2009, what an entertaining month it was (depressing sarcasm).
Posted by ahriman22

But it was entertaining indeed!