Archive for the Xbox 360 Category


Posted in Dragon Age: Origins, Video Games, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Achievements with tags , , , , on June 7, 2010 by jayngo26


So yesterday I finally conquered the High Dragon who watches over the Urn of Sacred Ashes. I have to say, it was one of the most gratifying achievements I have unlocked in a long time. I have spent my past years playing through games like Icewind Dale and Baldur’s Gate and never really encountered a huge dragon like this one. Sadly, I have never completed BG2 (I know there are some massive dragons in that).

So, after this epic victory which took me two tries on my second visit at level 12 (the first time I was level 6), I took this pic with my phone. Like I said, I was super excited over my victory. Enjoy!

Dragonslayer Achieved!


Mass Effect 2 Reviewed

Posted in Video Games, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Achievements with tags , , on February 14, 2010 by jayngo26

After completing Mass Effect 2, I have written a comprehensive review. Check it out here and let me know what you think!


Posted in Xbox 360 with tags , , on September 1, 2009 by jayngo26

That’s right folks. The super awesome, totally beautiful, undeniably fashionable RED RING OF DEATH (sounded out like PIGS IN SPACE!) struck my xbox 360 last night. Now, I am a veteran. This is the SECOND time I have been hit with the dreaded RED RING OF DEATH. This version of the xbox 360 lasted for about 1 1/2 years. So, things are getting better!! Instead of 6 months it’s now 1 1/2 years between 360’s!

For those of you who do not know, the RED RING OF DEATH is a GENERAL HARDWARE FAILURE in the xbox 360 unit. The way I understand it is that the first generation 360’s had cheap chips/glue/motherboard’s in them. When the 360 was on and producing heat, the heat would melt the glue holding the chips in place and fry the motherboard. The “term” RED RING OF DEATH is because when your 360s’ insides get fried like an egg in a pan it looks like this:

You don't want to see this

You don't want to see this

If you see this (see picture above) you are done. No ifs ands or buts. Fini. The End. Time to file a repair order on!! Now, you have to send the xbox to Texas in your own provided box! Then, once you deliver to UPS you must wait 2 to 3 weeks for a new (haha, refurbished) one to arrive!! The enjoyment keeps on coming! Because, no matter what-when you get your new (oops, sorry-refurbished) xbox 360, it will always be in the back of your mind when you turn it on…WHEN WILL THE RED RING OF DEATH STRIKE NEXT?!? Such joyous times!

Seriously. Microsoft, you outta be ashamed of yourself. Yes, yes. I know. My new ( there I go again-refurbished) xbox 360 will have a new 3 year warranty and I will probably get a 1 month free gold membership AWARDED to me. That still does not change the fact that I cannot use MY xbox 360 for 2-3 weeks. All I needed to do was solve 2 more riddles in Batman Arkham Asylum!!! 238 out of 240! Why couldn’t the RED RING OF DEATH just wait a few more hours to strike?!?

I thought that Microsoft had fixed this problem. Apparently not. Here is what I want and what Microsoft SHOULD DO. I should receive either 1 year free gold membership, the bigger hard drive ( I have the useless 20 gig), or let me choose a GAME OF MY CHOICE for free. Maybe then Microsoft would really fix this problem. Unbelievable.

Voice your opinion! Tell me what you think or how you feel. Please, no cursing though. I know you are mad like myself, but if you swear your post will not be approved. Thanks, and try and make the most out of the RED RING OF DEATH!!!

20,000 Plateau

Posted in Video Games, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Achievements with tags , on August 22, 2009 by jayngo26

Well, yesterday I reached the 20,000 gamerscore mark for my xbox 360 gamertag. I know many are way past this mark, but it’s a personal milestone for me. It happened while playing Fable II (which I completed today after a long absence of not playing it at all). So, now I start the long grind to 30k…

My Take On The Newest Xbox 360 Update

Posted in Technology/Cool Stuff, Video Games, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Achievements with tags , , , on August 11, 2009 by jayngo26

Well, once again Microsoft has updated the Xbox 360 console. Here is my take on the latest new stuff…

1. Avatar Marketplace-I knew it was coming. From the introduction of the silly Wii-sh avatar, I knew Microsoft would try and make a penny on it. I’m just surprised it didn’t happen sooner. It’s a shame really, because I have been waiting to dress my avatar like Darth Vader or brandish a lightsaber, etc, etc.  So, I was excited to see the variety of gaming stuff to put on. Stuff from Bioshock 2, Gears of War 2, Halo 3/ODST, Clone Wars, Fable II and others. But, I almost hit the roof when I saw that the Clone Trooper armor cost 400MP! $5 for stupid avatar clothing. And better yet, the lightsaber cost more than that. It just burns me that Microsoft has to try and take our money at every little turn. How about letting your multi-billion dollar business offer free avatar clothing across the board?? Sadly, I will be waiting to “unlock” avatar clothing from upcoming games. I wonder if Microsoft will still update the “free” avatar clothing section…

2. Games On Demand- Another cool idea. Being able to not leave my house to purchase a major game is a neat concept, however the prices are still a little high for some of the titles. Then, the big issue-available space on the hard drive. I have the 20 gig hard drive which, by today’s standards is useless. I already have it tapped out. So, why would I want to put a 4.5 gig game on my hard drive? I refuse to buy the bigger hard drive because of the price. When will that price drop? Sheesh. And Microsoft is still quiet about the release of a bigger hard drive ( which will be needed by everyone soon enough).

3. Netflix Update-The best of the updates IMO. I just started using Netflix a few weeks ago and I like it alot. Being able to instantly watch movies/TV shows on my Xbox is great. What was getting annoying was having to go online with my computer to set up my instant que list. With the new update I can now do all of that from my Xbox! Great job on that one guys! Plus, you can start a party with your friends with Netflix now. Although, I believe your friends also need Netflix for this to work.

4. Other Updates- Other things include:

User Ratings- Now, you can rate how good a game is with a 1 to 5 star rating. Netflix also has the same thing. I think it’s a nice upgrade. You can voice your opinion now. Was the game great? Give it 5 stars. Was the game worthless? Give 1 star. Beautiful.

Lauch Game From Achievement List- You can now launch your game directly from the achievement list. Pulling up the Game Library Menu also allows you to see all info on the game and rate it from that screen as well. A good update.

Friend List Organization- Now you can sort your friends list from current activity, online status, or gamertag. Another good update, but nothing real groundbreaking. Oh, you can also start a Party with one click now. Good news on that front.

So, all in all, the update is good. Some rough corners got polished. However, the Avatar Marketplace pricing is ridiculous IMO. They need to change that. Let me know what you think about the new update!!!

New (and final) DLC For Fallout 3 Announced

Posted in Fallout 3, Video Games, Xbox 360 with tags , , on July 17, 2009 by jayngo26

Bethesda has just announced another piece of DLC for Fallout 3. Entitled Mothership Zeta, this new content takes you into outer space. Beamed aboard this mothership, you must fight your way to the bridge in order to escape. The new content includes more new weapons, new gear to suit up in and more enemies (the alien variety this time).

This comes as a surprise to me as I thought Bethesda said that Point Lookout was to be the final piece of DLC. As of now, I have completed Operation Anchorage, Broken Steel and as of yesterday, the Pitt. I have yet to download Point Lookout, but I am told it’s the best of the DLC yet. Truthfully, the DLC for Fallout 3 has been good, but not great IMO. Once again, I can’t stop comparing Fallout 3 to Oblivion. Fair or not, the DLC for Oblivion was great. It wasn’t just more glorified side quests, but actual stuff that really helped your character. Like the Wizard Tower, Battlehorn Manor, etc, etc.

With that said, I am really excited about Mothership Zeta. It’s about time aliens got involved in the whole Fallout 3/50’s motif. While I won’t get started on how I think it’s getting ridiculous paying $10 a pop for this stuff, it keeps the game fresh.

Here’s a few shots to wet your appetite…and the Official Fallout Site.

Beacon trap??

Beacon trap??

Aboard the Mothership

Aboard the Mothership

Big gun, little aliens

Big gun, little aliens


Posted in Video Games, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Achievements with tags , , , , , on June 23, 2009 by jayngo26

little rocket man Ever since I played through Half-Life 2:Episode 2, I told myself one day I would go back and play through it again. My sole purpose? To unlock one of the greatest achievements of all time: Little Rocket Man. So, a few months back I started the trek with my little grey-bearded companion. If I remember correctly, one could easily miss him altogether. If you are curious, he can be found in the first building you enter in Episode2 and he’s hiding underneath a bunk bed/shelf. From there on out, he’ll travel with you for quite some time. You may even become quite attached. Toward the end of my jot I actually became upset when that chopper would shoot the little guy. I swear that chopper pilot was targeting him on purpose…

I have to admit, there were times when I had to think how to bring him with me. I NEVER found a good way for him to travel in the car with me. It was a constant battle of checking to see WHEN he fell out and going back to pick him up again. When it came to the chopper scene, I eventually had to leave the car behind and take him with me, using each train car to duck under until I finally reached the next load screen in the tunnel.

I had the perception from the start, that I thought I would have to launch him into the silo tube with the zero-g gun right before the rocket takes off. But, it turned out to be much easier than that. When you first arrive to the White Forest Base Camp, you enter the first missle silo. There the rocket is being prepped for launch. Climb the short stairwell to a small open hatch. That’s where the little guy goes! To receive the achievement, you have to close the hatch. Don’t forget to do that!

Preparing for take off

I mentioned at the outset that I started playing Ep2 a few months ago. Actually, it was around last October! I picked it up again a few days ago and today I unlocked Little Rocket Man. To this date, this is my most proud/glorious achievement. Some may get frustrated or feel this achievement should be worth far more points, but you have to give it to Valve. IMO this is how achievements should be. Great idea and fun to unlock!

Leave a comment if you have any other questions about this short walkthrough or if you just wanna brag about your Little Rocket Man Achievement!!