Saturday, April 12, 2008

Old Vs. New

A lot of friends of mine have asked me, "Should I get the wireless headset? Is it worth the $50?" I'm here to tell you all, just stick with the wired. I'll explain why (the following post isn't true about all wirless headsets but only a personal thought on which in my opinion is better).


Let me keep this brief and simple:



Wireless




+ Very compact and convenient with no need to carry controller around in order to talk


+ If controller batteries die out, no need to worry, you can still talk since the headset isn't connected to the controller




- Like all wireless things, it needs charging.


- Headset will randomly switch off and on when playing.


- Mine broke. Why? Not sure; didn't do a thing to it.




Wired








+ No need for charging.


+ Very reliable and won't shut off randomly.


+ Much cheaper (around $20 cheaper than the wired headset)

I have no negatives for the wired headset. I suppose you could be picky and just say, "Well, you need to carry your controller with you in order to talk". But honestly, is that really a big deal?


Go with the wired.


-ll echo419 ll

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Final Gears of War action figures revealed!

N.E.C.A. Toys have revealed the final production units of the brand new Gears of War action figures, along with the final packaging for the toys as well. These figures are scheduled to be released in April, but don't hold your breath just yet. N.E.C.A. is known for its delays on toys and Gears could be the latest victim. If that is the case then we could very well see these things early May. The Xbox Collector will run a video review of them when they come out, just like how we covered the Halo 3 figures.

MarcusFront ColeFrontDroneFront SniperFront

 

And yes, the Halo Comic Xbox Collector video is still coming, we've just run into some delays due to unforeseen circumstances. Its still coming!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Slowly coming back!

I'm in the midst of reinstalling everything on my studio PC as its been it least 4 years since I've put a fresh copy of XP on. Any messages you've sent me will be answered in the next few days!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Water Cooled Xbox 360



"From reader Michael Hurt comes this: a watercooled Xbox 360. As casemods go, this one looks like someone locked the A-Team in a barn, Murdoch and B.A. improvised with some aquarium tank hose and an aerator, and the gang saved the day. I love it when a plan comes together.

My first instinct was to call b.s., on this, but then I don't know what the hell I am talking about, either in the realm of casemods or electrical engineering. And, clearly, there are holes in the top of the console where he's routed the cooling tubes. So it looks like he gave his 360 a cochlear implant. (Seriously, you ever seen an old geezer with one of those? Looks like Lobot from Star Wars.)

The guy who made this also laid a better heatsink on the power supply. Check the link for pics of that, and more. Now I'm wondering if I can get his phone number."

Wow, if this is true then major props to the creator. If it didnt look ridiculous then I would say Microsoft should use this design.

~Hotapple (Who had to tear himself away from watching Lord of the Rings on TNT all day)

Source: Kotaku