Friday, December 29, 2006

The PS3 & after Christmas Returns and Exchanges

While I had the joy of dealing with Target’s new return policy. Basically you are treated like a criminal. Even things you have a receipt for are a pain to return. So what I did was call their corporate number +1 (800) 440-0680 & let them know I will not be giving them my business anymore. Other companies are much easier to deal with and thus more worthy of my business. I did get a Playstation 3 & I will admit it’s very nice however I do have some concerns.

1. The online store is buggy and slow. It’s not even close to the ease of use and elegance of XBOX Live.

2. The external case is a dust, scratch magnet and the plastic is way too soft. My unit had a small dent on it before I even removed it from the box.

3. System updates are not automatic enough. On XBOX Live I just get prompted say yes and the firmware and game updates just happen quickly. With the Sony model you have to go look for the update & they are slow. When I tried to update to firmware 1.32 it took me over 2 hours to successfully download due to system lockups & then when I did finally have the update it took 15 min to apply it. I just went to bed after it was done I did not even want to try to play my game.

4. It has no download queuing. I know this feature was not part of XBOX Live when it started but Microsoft did add it hopefully Sony follows suit.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Monday, December 18, 2006

My BMW is paid off!

Today is a great day. I paid off my Z3 today and now I own my car its been almost 5 years with payments of around $400 a month but now its finally over......


Thursday, December 14, 2006

Prima's The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Collector’s Edition Guide

Today I went and picked up Prima's new Collectors Edition Zelda Guide and I have to admit this is the nicest guide I have ever seen for a video game. It's hard cover and even has gold artwork on the front plus even the edges of the pages are gold. It also came with a cloth map. If you get a chance I recommend you pick one up...its well worth it.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The last great Gamecube Game.

While today the last great Gamecube game was released and while it is sad I think the Wii can fill the hole being left.

Saturday, December 09, 2006