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10:49 AM on 07.02.2009

80GB PS3: $359 with free shipping!

Use this coupon code: EMCLVLN52

This is a sweet deal for those of you who haven't jumped on the PS3 bandwagon yet.

Deal expires 7/8/2009.   read

7:06 PM on 05.30.2009


FYI for those looking for cheap games. I was strolling through Target today and noticed the following sweet

(Both 360 and PS3 versions on sale unless otherwise noted)

Guitar Hero Metallica - $37
Prince of Persia - $37
HAWX (PS3) - $37
Street Fighter 4 - $37 (Thanks PEDROVAY2003)   read

12:49 PM on 01.24.2009

An offer I couldn't refuse...

After my last post complaining about the hidden Xbox 360 costs, I found a deal I couldn't refuse at

Xbox 60GB (w/ Kung Fu Panda & LEGO Indiana Jones)
Tom Clancy's End War

13 months XBL Gold

Total with shipping came out to be about $312. That's essentially getting XBL Gold and End War for free.

I did get a Jasper unit, so I'm hoping I will be able to avoid the RRoD fiasco. So far so good.

My gamertag is dogmaticatheist if anyone wants to add me.

Also, I'm selling my Wii and on eBay to recoup some costs. Here's the link if anyone is interested:

So far so good. I want to pickup Gears 2 at soon.

Anyway, if you were a 360 hold out like me, the deal at is too good to pass up. Plus you will get a
Jasper unit, which will hopefully prevent RRoD.   read

11:56 AM on 12.30.2008

The real costs of gaming.

The recent round of PS3 bashing by the media has gotten to me a little,
simply because there is so much mis-information going around about
the price comparison between the Xbox 360 and the PS3. So let's
examine the real cost of the Xbox 360 and compare that to the PS3.

Wall Street Journal


Before I begin, I'm going to compare equivalent setups. If you want a bare
bones 360 Arcade with nothing else (no hard drive, no wireless, no XBL gold),
by all means that is the cheapest route, and I am well aware of that. But I'm
going to assume that most Dtoid readers are going to want a fully functional
experience, so that is why I am comparing functionally equivalent systems.

First, let's look at the PS3:

80 GB Hard Drive (user upgradable)
Blu-Ray HiDef
Wireless Internet
Free PSN
TOTAL: $399

Now let's look at a similarly equipped Xbox 360 Arcade:

Arcade Console ($199)
Wireless Adaptor ($99)
120GB Hard Drive ($149)
1 year XBL Gold ($50, required for multiplayer)
TOTAL: $497

You could also choose the standard Xbox 360:

Console ($299)
Wireless Adaptor ($99)
1 year XBL ($50)
TOTAL: $448

Using the examples above, the similarly configured Xbox is always a more
expensive proposition. Even if we remove the wireless adaptor from the equation,
the Arcade system is the same price as the PS3, and the standard system will
incur the same cost as the PS3 if you renew your XBL gold. Of course, we can
tweak these configurations for options you don't need, but the annual XBL Gold
fees will always make the Xbox more expensive over time.

In any case, that's the breakdown. I'm comparing the consoles based SOLELY
on cost, and not subjective issues such as which system has the better online
service or better exclusives. The fact is, the PS3 is cheaper or the same price as
an Xbox setup with similar functionality. And to state otherwise is simply false.

Please limit comments to factual statements and not subjective arguments. I'm not
trying to start another fanboy flamewar here, just make factual statements to counter
the mis-information going around about console costs.   read

4:06 PM on 10.17.2008


Pat Condell spells it out much more eloquently than I would.

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11:32 PM on 09.12.2008

Tropic Thunder!

Best Tom Cruise movie ever!

I have to say, it's Ben Stiller's best film yet. I was laughing nearly the whole time. There are
lots of great cameos.

Robert Downey Jr. plays an Australian guy who is playing a black guy. Classic.

Anyway, I know, it's not much of a review. But if you're looking for a good laugh, I highly
recommend this film.   read

11:16 AM on 09.08.2008

Forum frustrations!

Can someone give me a clue as to how to access the forums? It appears as if the Forums use
the same login as the rest of the site, however my login does not seem to work. I tried to
register the same username and that didn't work either.

So my questions are:

1) Are the logins shared?


2) If so, how do I "activate" my forums login?

Aaron   read

12:17 AM on 09.07.2008

Eye of Judgement

I found Eye of Judgement at Target today for 34.98 no clearance! The Target is in the Empire
Center in Burbank, CA if anyone else is interested in a good deal.

So I get home, setup the game to play, and as soon as I load up the disc I have to download
1400 files before I can even get started!

Lame. Guess I can start playing in another couple of hours.   read

12:45 PM on 08.29.2008

Full Metal Blogger

This is my blog. There are many others like it, but this one is mine.

I'm going to name my blog Charlene.   read

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