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RRoD strikes AGAIN!!!

/ 8 years ago

Oh Microsoft… how I loathe that you put out a faulty system that has such great games. I bought my 360 back in 2006 and I had RROD once (Red Rings of death) while it was within the 3 year extended warranty so I order my Xbox 360 coffin (the white box Microsoft used to send back to have the broken system shipped back in) and sent it in and had it fixed and sent back to me within 3 weeks. Not too bad and it did not cost me anything. Now, my system that was previously “fixed” just crapped out on me again and is not in warranty. I checked and Microsoft charges $99.00 to fix it. I can get a used referbished system for less that that thru Gamestop so if all else fails, that is the route I think I will go. In the meantime I am tying to fix it myself. I have the system all torn apart and cleaned up. I am wondering if anyone here has tried either of the 2 methods below…



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Sending the unit out
Posted by: apsonic1
One options I have found where people will fix the system for around $35 – $45 but you have to send your system out to them. I don’t know how much I trust this but if anyone has tried it or knows of a legit one in particular that they have used, let me know.



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RROD Repair Kit
Posted by: bigcc9
This is an options I am more secure with since I am a bit of a “hands on” type of person. Like I said, I already have the system torn apart and have checked out some online tutorials. I think I am going to try it without the kit at first (just cleaning up the system and replacing the thermal compound) but if that does not work I think I will be buying one of these!


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Newness: Call of Duty: Black Ops

/ 8 years ago

I need to make a post about this though I have yet to play it which pains me. The new COD game is out if you didn’t know (sarcasm anyone?) and they released 3 different editions of the game. Why not! Why spend $59.99 on a game when you can spend more than double on the game and an RC car!!! On to the breakdown!



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Call of Duty: Black Ops Regular Edition
Posted by: wrestlerlink80
Might as well start with the one most frugal folks are getting. I barely ever buy anything other than the regular editions. I am a GAMER, I want to play the GAME! This edition come with the game. Yup, it comes with the game.



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Call of Duty: Black Ops Hardened Edition
Posted by: jeffreybconaway
Hardened edition. For those that want to waste money, but not get anything for the extra money. What “extra” do you get? The game comes in a metal case (like ALL special editions… I want to know when this gimmick is going to get old), a medal with display case (I don’t need this for any reason whatsoever), four exclusive co-op levels (one of the only things I would be interested in), and an Xbox Live of PSN Network Avatar outfit! Oh boy! An extra $20 for some co-op maps that will probably be released in a pack in a few months with some others for $15? I think I’ll pass on Hardened…



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Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Edition
Posted by: buy
Prestige Edition, the big daddy, the bank breaker! Retailing at $149.99, which will buy you 2 new games and $30 worth of Microsoft or PSN points this beast comes with the above mentioned Hardened Edition stuff as well as… A remote controlled track with a camera built in? Yeah… I thought the COD that came with the night vision goggles was a pretty cool idea but I don’t know what I think of this. I can’t see anyone using this RC car past one or two full battery charges which would only last about 10 minutes. I would rather pass on the RC car and get another game with the extra cash.


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Fable II for FREE! Really!

/ 8 years ago

I don’t know why, but Microsoft has posted up Fable II for free! I am not sure for how long but I got it, it works, and here is the link: Fable II for free!

Just click the link, log into your Xbox account, and download it! It will start to download next time you turn on your system.

I ask for nothing in return, but isf you want to pay me back, check out all my posts. 😉

Maybe you can play and it can get you ready for Fable III! Check out the sweet collectors edition!

Fable III Limited Edition
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New Release – Dead Rising 2

/ 8 years ago

Zombie lovers rejoice! Dead Rising 2 is here! Now all I hope is that this one has readable text and a better save system that doesn’t leave you screwed if you save at the wrong time such as I did. Now onto the special editions!

Outbreak Edition – This looks to be a European or maybe just Australian special edition which includes the game (PAL Version), 12” Fully Articulated Zombie Figurine, Sports Fan Theme Pack (whatever that is), Tape It Or Die Catalogue (your very own guide to making household objects into zombie killing combo weapons), Dead Rising Sun (full length Zombie movie, set in the world of Dead Rising) and The making of Dead Rising 2. Seems like a pretty sweet collection, but not for the price. Not even close.

High Stakes Edition – This one is for the High Rollers out there, the big daddy of collectors editions! The High Stakes Edition is pretty damn sick looking and comes with the following: Dead Rising 2 game (of course), Poker Set in a black high-impact case sporting the Fortune City Logo, Fortune City Visitor Map, Terror Is Reality XVII admission ticket with redemption code for the unique ‘Psycho’ costume, and The chance at discovering the ‘Golden’ Terror Is Reality XVII admission ticket which only ONE of the DR2 High Stakes Edition will have this which is redeemable for a 6 inch figure. Why this doesn’t include the video like the AUS version is beyond me.

Zombrex Edition – Here is the regular collectors edition. Typical metal case but this has a few extras: DR2 game, steel case, Making of disc, Zombrex syringe pen (the coolest item in the set), Zombrex prescription notepad, Zombrex safety card, Zombrex sales brochure, XMB dynamic theme, and DR2 Hardcover art book. Pretty decent for the “low end” collectors edition.

And as a “bonus” item, I thought I would throw this one up. It is an auction for the jacket as seen on the main character in the game. This one is listed as a “Private Auction” for one person so I wouldn’t suggest bidding, but still a cool item to check out.


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This is a triumph…

/ 8 years ago

What could overshadow the release of Half-Life 2 and Team Fortress 2 on one disc for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC? Introducing a “little” thrown in bonus title called PORTAL! This game is incredible and one of the most unique games to come out in recent years. When I describe Portal to people that don’t know, I say it is a “first person puzzle game” and then need to explain what that means. The basics of the game are the portal guns. Shoot a blue portal in one spot, shoot a orange portal in another spot and walk right thru from one to the other. Speedy thing goes in, speedy thing comes out!

Here it is, and nice and CHEAP! As of the posting of this auction this was only $2.99 including the shipping costs. If you don’t have this game, GET IT! I have the stand alone version of Portal thru Xbox Live which has a couple extras.

Feeling a bit dressy? Need a companion to the prom? Look no further than the Companion Cube Cufflinks! Your love cannot be separated!

Does your lady friend (you have a lady friend?) want to match your excellent cufflinks? Companion Cube Earrings are the way to go!

Ok, I am posting this one up as a warning… Why do people actually buy stuff off of eBay for more than the official site is selling it for? This auction lists this plush Companion Cube for $49.99 plus $7.99 shipping (total being $57.98) where as Valve.com has it for $29.95 plus $10.00 shipping (total being $39.95). I don’t get when people don’t check official sites first but to each their own! I just know I would rather buy from the source, especially at a lower price.

Some nice vinyl stickers. I know a TON of people make TONS of these on eBay, but I really dig the Cube and the Cake Love / Lies combo. Would look nice on opposite ends of my 91 Olds rear window.

This is NOT the same PORTAL but is actually an old Commodore 64 “game” that came out. I say “game” because by the sound of it, this “Portal” is more of a computer novel than a game.  Here is some info about the game but it basically sounds like they mixed on screen text stories with some text adventure style gaming from the days of old. Thought it would be a funny one to throw up on this celebration of portal.

and no celebration would be complete without cake!

***end celebration***


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UUDDLRLRAB-START

/ 8 years ago

Or SELECT START for 2 player!

30 lives! If there is any one code that gamers know, it is this one! I always had a hard time with getting the timing right on this back in the day but would not stop until I had my 30 guys. Why? Because the game is hard, even with the 30 lives on my side.

This is one arcade unit I would LOVE to have! I could see hoping on this quite often to kill a few minutes that turn into hours. Don’t need “30 lives” when you can keep popping in quarters.

This cart might be of interest to collectors but other than that, not so much. I would imagine that since it is a “Demo Cart” it is either

A) Only a level or 2

or

B) Has a time limit.

I have never played this game but it looks like it could be decent. They are also remaking it for XBLA, so it can’t be too bad.

This one I found interesting because I had never heard of the system. This is Contra for the MSX 2, a “system” that was backed by Microsoft in the mid 80’s that was more of a computer than a system.

And here is the system! Quite an ugly old bitch! Oh, the history of computers and video games…


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Fantasy? Finally!

/ 8 years ago

Time to post up some items from what is arguably one of the biggest RPGs in the video game world. Final Fantasy! Now, I can say I have never beat a whole FF game but I can’t even begin to think of how many hours I put into FF7 for the Playstation. I would get home from school and turn it right on. Here are some cool items I found for FF! A lot of cosplay stuff is available for the series which doesn’t surprise me…

A full size replica of the Gunblade from Final Fantasy XIII. This may be a full size replica but… It doesn’t turn into the sword. But, you are in luck because…

A full size replica of the Gunblade SWORD from Final Fantasy XIII! Yeah, I guess they couldn’t figure out a way to make one that would transform. Either that, or they just wanted to sell the same item twice!

This is a rare item indeed! Only 50 were made for a Nintendo Power contest back in the day and it was for the OG Final Fantasy which makes it even more rare since it was back in the “old school” days.

Here is some wording from the listing: “This awesome collectable is a must-have for the serious collector and Final Fantasy enthusiast. Only 50 Final Fantasy crystal orbs were made and distributed worldwide (Nintendo Power said the mold was broken after making the orbs). It is made of solid lead crystal. The crystal orb is etched with the legend ‘Final Fantasy’; a shield with a crossed axe and sword are etched above. This can be viewed when looking through the crystal orb. The orb has been signed by the artist, Kusak.”

Check out the rest of the pictures of the orb HERE.

Final Fantasy XII Judge Master Gabranth statue. Thing looks impressive! They had up full scale Gabranth mask, but I like the figure more. Reminds me of some Boris Vallejo artwork.

A full set of Final Fantasy figures released by Square Soft back in 1997. The person that posted this up stated it took them 5 years to piece this whole set together and I wouldn’t doubt it! There were also only 3000 of each made so take that into consideration and all the people that only bought a few hear and there, the amount of full sets in anyone’s collection must be pretty low.


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Warning: Biohazard

/ 8 years ago

Resident Evil (known as Biohazard in Japan) has some of the best merchandise / collectible stuff out there for any video game in my opinion. It is also one of my all time favorite video game series so I decided to make a post on some rare / interesting items I have found.

A Resident Evil first aid kit may come in handy if the zombies actually ever do come for us. I like everything in this auction! It is just full of AWESOME and I know I will be saying this a lot but Japanese gamers get the coolest stuff. This kit was actually a prize that people could win playing a Biohazard Pachinko Slot Machine!

How awesome is that! Unfortunatly, I could not find one for sale. 😉

These keys right here should be familiar to any old school RE fan. These are full scale reproductions (can you say “reproduction” if the item’s were never real in the first place?) of the mansion keys used in the original Resident Evil. They actually made 4 different keys and only gave away 1 key to each person that attended the 1996 Tokyo Game Show so to get all 4 was nearly imposible. Said to be the rarest RE collectible, even seeing 2 of them posted up is a hard thing to find.

Movie props! Premiere Collectibles, one of the biggest prop sellers on ebay always get their hands on the Resident Evil movie props. They have a ton of them posted up right here at Premiere Props. This one is my favorite of what is posted up now thought I am usually more of a sucker for any of the props with the Umbrella logo on them.

If a gun is used in a Resident Evil (or to be more specific, BIOHAZARD) game then they have made an Airsoft gun replica and alot of them are licensed by Capcom. Not too many games that I know of have a line of guns! Of course, as always, all the cool stuff has to be kept from us via the great blue sea. Damn you again Japan, you luck bastards!

I will close with a rant:

Another RED SYSTEM!!! WTF!!! Ok, Dreamcast puts out their rare RE version of the Dreamcast system which was the regular Dreamcast, but RED. Then I hear that a limited editions Resident Evil Xbox 360 is in the works and I got excited and guess what? They did it AGAIN! Yeah, let’s paint the system red! Wanna add a zombie on it or at least a cool RE logo? NAAAAHH! Let’s just make it RED!!! Making a red system does not make it a RE system. I guess Virtual Boy was the Resident Evil edition.
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Items of War

/ 8 years ago

A full size replica of the Gear of War Lancer! This was an Amazon.com exclusive back when they were taking pre orders for Gears of War 2. A friend of a friend had one so I got to check one out in person and I must say, it is a pretty hefty toy!

A golden full size Lancer replica? Had no idea they made these, but I like the regular one MUCH more. What can I say, I like blood!


I am a fan of Gears of War and a fan of skate style shoes so I want these! My favorite colors are also red and black so someone buy me a pair (size 12). 🙂

Ok, this is a custom scupture and it looks great and all but… $1,300.00? Are you high? Not to bring the artist down since I make some art as well but… good luck with that.


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