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Hi, I'm an old school gamer who is growing older each year, thank god I still haven't out grown gaming...right? I have retained my passion for all things gaming related.

I’m a multi console lover who plays it all! My favorite flavor is FPS but am really interested in blending of genres. I’m a sick blend of old school meets future tech whore and I like it like that!

360 Gamer tag = UltraDSA

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I ordered this surround sound system for the ridiculously low price of $89.99 and free shipping via Buy.com and what I received for what I paid just blows my mind.

The system is visually and functionally themed to go with the Xbox 360. The goal in mind from Pioneer was clearly to save space without cutting down on the features. The system includes everything you need including extras such as rear wall speaker mounts and a optical cable.

The space saving is a plus due to all the main receiver features being contained into the subwoofer. You get a small interface panel that is light and small that fits easily onto of your 360. The sound this system produced was overly impressive. I was able to crank the volume very high with little to no distortion. I have a medium/large living room and the unit fits the bill perfectly. Other features include:

-Microphone automatic calibration setup.
-Front stage surround that mimics surround without the need to place speakers behind you.
-Quality sound for a medium size living room.
-A remote that will control your TV, 360 and the surround.

Over all this system is worth a buy. You can find it on the net for around $99.99 and that’s a steal considering it was released at $499.99. Games will come to life, you can detect what directions something approaches and bullets will whiz buy in digital glory.


-Nice universal remote that works great for the 360.
-Compact space saving design.
-3 digital inputs.
-beautiful sound quality.


-Sub will have to be near the TV due to it also being the receiver.
-For this price there really isn’t any.

I would also like to add that this system will out do most $300.00 department store surround sounds in a box and I know this from experience. A must buy if you need surround sound!

My Original Review/W Pic

Some of you may already know and for those that don’t, Lost Odyssey will consist of 4 Dual Layer Discs for a 50 hour long game. I don’t have a problem with 4 disc’s considering this is a RPG but if it was anything else then I wouldn’t tolerate it.

Part of me enjoys the time when RPG Multi discs were common and was excited about working my way to disc 2. It seems that 4 disc’s is the highest number RPG’s will go to comparing to generations of the past and seeing that limit finally met on DVD is both exciting and a sign that new media is needed soon.

If developers ever decide to make epic first/third person shooter, action, adventure, MMO’s ect… that need to breech into multiple discs then it becomes annoying to swap. But to be honest I only see multiple disc being needed for a single player experience but having to back track a disc to play multiplayer would kind of suck.

In a nut shell…very soon we may be seeing why Blu-Ray and HD-DVD are needed. I guess we will see. What do you guys think about the 4 disc limit being hit???

Not sure if this has been posted or not but here is a long 18 minute HD video of the Halo 3 Campainge mode depicting the video playback features by the Devs. It's pretty big so only available by torrent form.

Not indepth enough to be a destructive spoiler but I'll tag this as "spoiler" anyway due to some single player action shown, but like I said nothing that will ruin anything for you.

enjoy! Halo3-Demo

I was posting on another rating related blog when I decided to start my own to go in-depth with my theories.

Allot of you believe we will never see an AO rated game in our local retailer because of various reasons that include, parents won’t shop there anymore, stock holders, companies getting bad rep, blah blah blah. Well I don’t agree If you take the history of gaming content, Violence, Sexually themes and Language and put it on a graph you would see that there is a line sloping up at a constant rate. With that said why would any of you think the line is done and ready to go flat? Every year there is more adult content in games but yet some of you are brainwashed into thinking we hit a peak? But regardless…

the next biggest thing that is always overlooked is User Created Content. If you can make whatever you want, paint it however you like and mold your creation for the world to see, then you have just been introduced to the secret back door that AO rated content can sneak into.

This isn’t an easy situation because you will have publishers, service providers and developers all trying in some way or another to maintain order and try to enforce guidelines. This is extremely hard because you have free speech, the rules/guidelines that come with the software and trying to monitor the whole situation to contend with. If someone buys a user created content game but makes something offensive that wasn’t in the rules/guidelines and looses his privilege to play what he paid for then his rights have been violated.

Just think about it, there’s always something that offends someone. I believe that this will be the backdoor that allows AO content in and all while coming from the store with just a Mature rating.

DON’t TELL ME THEY WON’T EVER ALLOW THIS!!! Because it happens almost every time you play UNO on Xbox live arcade. You know what im talking about…AO content is already on the 360 every minute of the day! Ohhh and please remind me what rating UNO has…ohhh yeah it’s sold as a “E” for everyone…..lol lol and more lol. AO is just around the corner if not on your console this minute!

Are you kidding me? The Nintendo Wii started out “trying to do something different” yet it appeared they were keeping it real by having Zelda as a launch title. Now Nintendo is 100% full force casual games full steam ahead with Moms as there new focus.

Ummm…Lol? I don’t know what to say other than im embarrassed for any of you Wii owners. Nintendo is making a joke out of gaming in my opinion and there are a ton of Dev’s who are now using there valuable time making these so called “casual games”.

I see ad’s like the one above all the time and I just hope this doesn’t cause a negative hit in hardcore games. Most say this is good for the games industry…lets just hope there right and we don’t end up playing Halo party 4 or Call of Duty soldier Fitness.

Just a thought.

Seriously! This is just ridiculous. What the hell will the real next gen be called when the time comes around? Ohhh and who started whole “next gen” crap? This term was never used when going from N64 to Dreamcast or PS2. We usually always have seen a double in power, sure this new leap was beyond that but…c’mon!

With the 360 going on it’s second year it’s just silly to keep using a introductory term constantly with no end in sight. So im curious to see what the almighty trend setter guru comes out with to explain the real next gen because the term “next gen” can’t be used because it’s permanently stuck on explaining this current gen.

So in the best interest of freeing the captive phrase “next gen” I beg you to let anyone who uses it know they are not making sense and unknowingly keeping a term captive that is needed to explain the next transition in gaming! Free next gen and accept nothing less.

AND to anyone who keeps using it: you don’t make sense or are in denial…let it go…it will be alright!