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Hi, my name is Skid Row Trash. I have been gaming and creating add-ons and mods for games since I was 11. I'm 30 now, and I still love gaming. My first gaming system was a NES, followed by a Sega Genesis. After that, I got the Sega CD. I think I am one of the few that actually enjoyed the hell out of that system. I had to replace my Sega Genesis once because of problems, and had to replace my Sega CD 3 times, and repair it once. My first computer ever was a 386 with a huge 40mb hard drive, dos, and eventually windows. Started out playing games like wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Commander Keen, Blake Stone, and the list really is endless.. Civ 1..

After this I got a SNES. What a fun system. This was soon after followed by a Nintendo 64, and eventually a PS1 and Gamecube. I had to exchange my PS1 once because it broke. After that I had a PS2, and an Xbox. I loved both those systems so much. I had to replace my PS2 3 times, and my Xbox 3 times due to hardware problems.

These days, I am gaming on Xbox 360, and PC. I don't bother with PS anymore because I have large hands and their analog sticks are way too close. I find both thumbs fighting each when trying to play anything on a playstation these days and much prefer the improved analog stick setup that Xbox 360 has.

I am currently on my 6th Xbox 360, and have Kinect as well.

My first one died from disc tray problems.
My second one I had Nyko Intercooler which actually melted into my xbox 360 and the 2 seperate things became 1 single entity.
My 3rd Xbox was a red ring of death
my 4th Xbox eventually wouldn't even turn on.
my 5th xbox still sorta works, but the disk tray takes like 40 tries to open and takes more and more time each attempt. Also when the door is closed it things the door is open, and thus I can't launch any games.
my 6th Xbox 360 was to replace my last one, but at the same time I wanted to have the most recent so I got a kinect package. Also, this is the first time I have had the ability to use HDMI with my Xbox 360, because all 5 xboxes I had before they kept sending me old units with only Component video.

anyways, I am a real big time gamer and like to try all games (except for sports because well.. sports are weak).
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Hey everyone, It has been almost a week so far and since the last mysterious update on Xbox Live for the dashboard. While I haven't seen too much in the way of info on what has happened, I did notice somethng different.


Before this update, the video ads in the dashboard had still images and if you hovered over them they would start up or you click to bring you to the video to play it.


Since the latest update I have noticed that these video ads now are constantly streaming video & sound. The sound only plays if you hover over but it is so instant that it must be streaming on mute and the hover over the box cancels the mute.


So now, when I play games all day and night and pass out on my couch with the xbox left on the dashboard, or if I walk away for a while it is now constantly streaming data to my Xbox. Where I live, it is expensive for the internet. Most places have data caps on your bandwidth and if you go over you pay a ridiculous amount. If you leave your xbox on, it will now keep adding to your data cap and possibly to being charged more for going over your bandwidth if you have a small cap.


I haven't seen anyone mention anything about this anywhere, so I thought I'd just put up a little post in case anyone wants to read it. You may not want to leave your xbox on all the time anymore or it could cost you a few extra bucks now, hehe.



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