I've been thinking I need to 1) move my web site to a new URL and 2) redesign that bastard.
I wonder if I have enough aesthetic sensibilities to actually be a decent web designer.
#1 is b/c Earthlink broke me with their poor service during the move. I might be stuck with them for another year, but that will be it.
And of course, #2 is b/c it just hasn't been tweaked with in years. I may have to check and see if gentlemanvillain is taken...
All that said; that's why I haven't been doing much updates of my own site.
So here's the Xbox 360 review:
It's loud. Disturbingly so. You notice it during gameplay.
FEAR, the only game I've currently played, is atmospheric, short on story (unfortunately), and has some mild control issues, but plays well overall...and there's the constant fan whirring under it all.
The controller is a bit ooky, with the large trigger buttons and then the smaller trigger buttons. I have found it easy to slip and miss-hit a button on the trigger schemes.
I'm not too worried about the Red Ring of Death in part because I keep the machine in a well ventilated place, in the basement, which is cool (although it may move up for reasons listed later) and I lay the damn machine flat, so the huge venting ports can vent. Plus the fans that could wake Jesus. But either way, there's the RRD warranty at this point, so why get my knickers in a bunch?
I know nothing of the Live situation, as of yet. I'd have to pay another $100 for a Wifi attachment, and why the fuck should I do that? The PS3 comes that way out of the box I'm told, so...
Moreover, I can just move the 360 upstairs and hardwire that fucker up via ethernet cable, and that's currently the plan.
Keep at it MS. You will get the console right someday.
In the meantime, there is Bioshock to play, and that'll do, pig. That'll do.