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Entries from July 16th, 2008

The new Xbox Experience – Can’t I keep the old one?

July 16th, 2008
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Don’t get me wrong, there was a lot of WIN in the MS dog and pony show, but the Xbox Experience already has major issues. None of these ‘improvements’ benefit me. Basic Interface Old: Boxes-in-boxes portal with slow response times, an ill-defined selection frame, and a labyrinth maze of scrolling lists. New: Hidden, non-contextual menu […]

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Garrett in Crisis! The Xbox Disaster: Day 20 – It Is Done!

July 11th, 2008
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Strike up the band and hand out the cigars!  My Xbox is back from McAllen, TX with a much quieter DVD drive and fans.  Technically, it’s a whole new machine that was built on April 11, 2008. But I am just going to ignore that fact and jump around saying “It’s back! It’s back! Wheee!” […]

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Garrett in Crisis! The Xbox Disaster: Day 14 – Warcrack Adendum

July 5th, 2008
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First time in a long time, I’ve stayed up through the night playing a computer game. The first time was back in college.  I found Civilization, the original, on a really low end PC in the college newspaper I was volunteering at.  That was also the first time I played a computer game for 24 […]

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Garrett in Crisis! The Xbox Disaster: Day 13 – WoW Now!

July 4th, 2008
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After a week of whining, I found out a way to get the wife to agree to let me buy an new Xbox 360 while my previous one is getting the spa treatment in McAllen, TX. The scene:  I’m watching TV in the living room. The wife turns the corner to go into the bedroom.  […]

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Garrett in Crisis! The Xbox Disaster: Day 12

July 3rd, 2008
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That’s it, I can’t take it any more.  I’ll blame Shamus Young for fanning the flames of desire.  I found that my refurbished little iMac can run World of Warcrackft passingly well.  But only with all the video options turned off.  I’ll start downloading the trial tonight.

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