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Xbox 360 in the Palace

When it gets quiet around here, you can bet it’s for one of two things:

  1. I’m out of town
  2. I’m really busy

Let’s just say I’m in town. As part of that, for one (maybe two) of my projects, I had to pick up an Xbox 360. (It’s a hard life. I’ve also had to watch a bunch of cartoons.)

My son Marty and I have been banging on the 360 and having a blast. It’s a great system, much more refined from a user’s point of view than the original Xbox, and there are some excellent games out for it.

Our small but growing library of titles includes the $3.99 games from Burger King. These are about as silly and shallow as you’d expect, but they’re still good fun and all-ages appropriateβ€”well worth their price. For some reason, watching the Burger King do an end-zone celebration after slipping some unsuspecting mill worker a cup of coffee hasn’t worn thin yet.

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  1. And from these clues I can infer a general sense of what you’re up to. Sounds interesting!

    Strangely, Janet was never very sympathetic when I said I had to run out and rent Splinter Cell, and then spend a few nights in a row playing it.

    But it was research! Seriously! πŸ™‚

  2. And from these clues I can infer a general sense of what you’re up to. Sounds interesting!

    Strangely, Janet was never very sympathetic when I said I had to run out and rent Splinter Cell, and then spend a few nights in a row playing it.

    But it was research! Seriously! πŸ™‚

  3. It’s a rough life working in gaming isn’t it? Like now I HAVE TO buy comics each week, just to keep up on reference material. I’ve resisted the XBox bug so far, but my resolve runs thin…

  4. It’s a rough life working in gaming isn’t it? Like now I HAVE TO buy comics each week, just to keep up on reference material. I’ve resisted the XBox bug so far, but my resolve runs thin…

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  6. I am SO jealous. Not that I feel inadequate with my old original X-box or anything. (Wait, what’s that strange dejected whimpering sound coming from the TV cabinet?)

    Hey, Matt, game recommendation — Lego Star Wars: Original Trilogy. It’s fun to play, a bit of a challenge, replayable for a long time, and best of all it’s fully co-operative for two players. I’m loving it.

  7. I am SO jealous. Not that I feel inadequate with my old original X-box or anything. (Wait, what’s that strange dejected whimpering sound coming from the TV cabinet?)

    Hey, Matt, game recommendation — Lego Star Wars: Original Trilogy. It’s fun to play, a bit of a challenge, replayable for a long time, and best of all it’s fully co-operative for two players. I’m loving it.

  8. That’s a great game, Don, but I already have it for my original Xbox (courtesy of my good pal Bruce Harlick!), and I don’t want to buy it again for the new system. You’re right, though, it’s an excellent game.

    Marty and I have played through both the first and second versions together. The game’s setting, LEGO theme, wry humor, and co-operative play make it perfect to play with a kid.

    By the way, if you’re looking for a good deal on an Xbox 360, check out DealNews.com. They post links to coupons of all sorts, and they pointed me to a coupon for Overstock.com that netted me a premium 360 for less than $350.

    Just saying. In case your old Xbox is lonely. πŸ™‚

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    That’s a great game, Don, but I already have it for my original Xbox (courtesy of my good pal Bruce Harlick!), and I don’t want to buy it again for the new system. You’re right, though, it’s an excellent game.

    Marty and I have played through both the first and second versions together. The game’s setting, LEGO theme, wry humor, and co-operative play make it perfect to play with a kid.

    By the way, if you’re looking for a good deal on an Xbox 360, check out DealNews.com. They post links to coupons of all sorts, and they pointed me to a coupon for Overstock.com that netted me a premium 360 for less than $350.

    Just saying. In case your old Xbox is lonely. πŸ™‚

  10. Sure, but you’re stalking people with food. Of course, it’s fast food. If they’re vegetarians or heart patients, this could be assault with a deadly weapon. πŸ™‚

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    Sure, but you’re stalking people with food. Of course, it’s fast food. If they’re vegetarians or heart patients, this could be assault with a deadly weapon. πŸ™‚

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