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2:37 AM on 10.19.2008

World at War Caption Contest Winner!

Okay, so the Call of Duty: World at War caption contest has ended. I got a lot of hilarious captions, but the following probably made me laugh the most.

Runner up:

Submitted by SCRIXX

And the winner is...

Congratulations MAXBRAFF! Your code will be sent to you immediately via PM. Have fun with the beta! (I must note that all Photoshoppery of this pic was done by me.)

Thanks to all who entered!   read

10:31 PM on 10.17.2008

Win a CoD: World at War Beta Code

The rules are simple: create a caption for any of the following pics, try to make it funny or awesome in some way, and post it in the comments.

Be sure to specify which pic your caption is for in your comment as well.

You can also take one of the pictures and add text over it in Photoshop, MS Paint, etc. and then post the pic as a comment. This will probably require some resizing to keep it from getting cut off.

Pic 1:

Pic 2:

Pic 3:

DEADLINE: Saturday, October 18th at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time)

The winner will be sent a PM containing 1 Call of Duty: World at War Beta code!

Good luck!

Okay, I know this is forum material, but I chose to post it here. Sorry.   read

1:01 AM on 10.12.2008

CoD World at War Beta: Who's In?

Much to my surprise I got an email this morning containing a code for the Call of Duty World at War Multiplayer Beta. I remember hearing a few weeks back that registering at would net me a beta key. Since then, I'd forgotten all about it, figuring I registered too late or something.

Nope. Apparently I wasn't too late. I have no idea if they're still doing this, but it can't hurt to set up a profile over there just in case.

For those out of the loop, World at War's multiplayer is incredibly similar to CoD4's. They've added new stuff like tanks and dogs. Dogs that apparently feed solely off of humans. Dogs that haven't even fucking HEARD of Kibbles 'n Bits. But apart from that, they've kept the leveling system, upgrades, challenges, etc. from Call of Duty 4.

However, the point of this blog was not to discuss the Beta. I wanted to know if any of you (and I'm sure a lot of you have) got in.

My gamertag is just like my DTOID handle: Gamer Named Tim (don't forget the spaces!).

Feel free to add me and shoot me a message so we can party up!

I suppose I'll end this blog with a question.

What do you think of the Beta?

If you're NOT in the Beta, what do you think of World at War in general?   read

3:34 PM on 09.22.2008

Another One Bites the Dust

I knew it.

I KNEW it was coming.

My Xbox 360 Elite was a little over a year old. A year and two months to be exact. I once heard that a 360 kept vertical has a longer life expectancy than a 360 placed on it's side.

I wish I HADN'T heard that, but I did. For that year of sweet, sweet Xbox 360 ownership, I didn't ONCE place it sideways, even though I wanted to.

So on the night of September 13th, 2008 as I went to fire up my 360 to check my messages, it started freezing. Freezing at the Dashboard. Which is weird because I figured if it was gonna crap out on me, it was gonna be during a GTA4 all-nighter or maybe a Gears of War marathon. After a few times turning it off and on to get past the damned freezing long enough to check my messages, I get the 3 flashing red lights.

Instead of calling Microsoft to request the repair, I went to, where I filled out an order form for my empty box to be sent to me. I'm pretty sure this is a new feature, and it made it a helluva lot easier. I selected the three flashing red lights option, which gets me a free repair since Microsoft extended the warranty to 3 years for that particular issue.

The box came a few days later and I shipped it off to the Texas repair center.

Now I wait...   read

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