Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Xbox Live was down all day yesterday-I assume to do some prep work for the upcoming dashboard update-dubbed The New Xbox Experience.

There's actually a lot of really cool stuff in this update, here's some of my favorites

    • Stream movies from your Netflix queue-I'm joining Netflix JUST for this.

    • Family game night-there will be Xbox live 'gameshows', that happen at a certain time and work very much like a TV gameshow.

    • 8 person party chat-finally, you can create a chat channel and have more than one person in it with you (doh! Why hasn't it always been like this?)

  • So overall, I'm really looking forward to this update. As for now, I'm going to keep hacking away with my bloody sword clenched in the tiny little fist of Blue Knight justice. Castle Crashers is my new favorite on the Xbox Live Arcade, its loads of fun, very accessible (in that you can play for 10 minutes here, 10 minutes there, and still progress), and easy to learn.

    My girlfriend, definitely not a video game enthusiast, has played with me and picked it up instantly-we have a lot of fun with it. So for all you gamers who have significant others out there (We really do exist!), here's a good game to share the love.

    As for WoW-who else is PSYCHED about the upcoming release of The Wrath of the Lich King? I'm taking a day off work November 13th, I'm going to be..uh..sick.

    currently playing: N+, Castle Crashers, Counterstrike:Source