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360plex #38 -- I don't want to play with balls
360plex #38 -- I don't want to play with balls
5 December 2007

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Our roundtable gets together to discuss the latest in Xbox 360 games, reviews, and more. We talk about the games Rock Band and Mass Effect.  In the news the Dashboard update, Activision merger with Vivindi, Jeff Gerstmann's firing, and more.

What we are playing
Hero-Mass Effect, COD 4, Boom Boom Rocket
Gunnz - Rock Band, COD 4, Command and Conquer
LB -- CoD4, Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect
Miles -- Resident Evil 4 (Gamecube)
hoZt -- Uncharted (PS3), Mass Effect, a bit more Assassin's Creed
 
Games
Mass Effect
Rock Band -- Quite the Rock Band drum controllers - Convert Rock Band's Drum to a Electronic Drum Set  

Dashboard Update

Reminder: Update your Friends of Friends setting

Problem Found With Dashboard Update

News

Poor sales of Space Giraffe make Jeff Minter sad - Jeff Minter, head of Llamasoft, is apparently a bit upset about the sales of his Xbox Live Arcade title Space Giraffe.

The Top Ten Hottest Women In Tech  - Here is a list of the top ten hottest women in the Tech industry today. What was once an industry for geeks and nerds, has become very cool in recent times and here's the proof.

Vivendi and Activision Join Forces  - Activision and Vivendi today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to combine Vivendi Games, Vivendi's interactive entertainment business, with Activision, creating the world's largest pure-play online and console game publisher.

CoD5, Guitar Hero 4 and new Tony Hawk's - Activision has officially revealed that Call of Duty 5, Guitar Hero 4 and a new Tony Hawk's game are in "the pipeline". Tucked away in a fact sheet explaining the mega-merger between Activision and Vivendi is the little nugget revealing that sequels to three of 2007's biggest games are in the works.

GameSpot Editor Fired Over Review Score  - Rumors were a buzz  regarding GameSpot's senior editor Jeff Gerstmann's position at the site.

Watch the video in the controversy

Kane & Lynch site fibbing about reviews, scores   - The Kane & Lynch website has a flash intro that also includes two quotes from 'reviews' from Game Informer and GameSpy, and both are apparently from five-star reviews. Only problem is, neither one gave the game five stars, and the quotes came from early previews, not the final reviews.
 
Dark side of Xbox Live - Torrents of abuse caught on camera during Halo 3. Anyone who's taken a trip to Xbox Live will have come across it. And it's not just seen in Halo 3. Even in the most placid of game genres suffer from it. Yep, we're taking about potty mouths hurling homophobic insults at anyone they come across.

Contest Promos

Shoutouts
Lord Bling -- Metalocalypse
Gunnz -- brickfilms.com
hoZt -- Blame it on Halo 3 by JamesatWar (thanks Lewis180)


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Posted: 12 years ago
Podcasters Vs Forum posters COD matches

Bring it on Guys. We could also have US vs UK vs Canada vs Rest of World (For Gundrill)?

Hozt get it organised and I will be the first to sign up!

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Somewhere in the middle
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Posted: 12 years ago
to continue on my shoutout: I sent off my 360 the day we taped our last show (the day before thanksgiving) and I picked it up at the UPS warehouse yesterday. That's 9 buisness days, most of which was accounting for shipping. Checking out the my box, I see that there is a new heatsink in it (not sure if the falcon is in there -- I doubt it.) The console sounds a bit louder when playing games, and I had a few troubles with the dashboard update (freezing) but other than that. My precious is back!!1ohe

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Great Jobs Guys!

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Posted: 12 years ago
cool show again guys. smile

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Natalie Del Conte wasnt included in "The Hottest Chicks in Tech" ?? Seriously , she wasnt included ?? I finnah snap , ok that poll is a turd then. Maybe she isnt famous enough...she hosted the tech podcast Textra with Podshow and just got hired by CNET. Or maybe her company didnt pay enough for her to be published with the others ?

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I can not believe Gunnz....took COD from his number one game, of course when Rock Band arrives under the XMas tree this year, I will add my 2 cents.

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Posted: 12 years ago
i cant believe they think no members could beat the 5 of them at cod4... id bet differently... i have been offended and challenged

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If MasterRedneck plays, I want to be on his team....really though who is the best out of the 5 of them?

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Posted: 12 years ago
/shouting from atop the highest mountain in the land

SILENCE, MORTALS!

We shall let you assemble a 'team'. But know this! Once we start playing, the only question will be, who on your 'team' will start crying first?



I kid!

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'I wanna get my knees dirty.' -- Gunnz, Netcast 37

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I hate to say it, but Hero is probably the best at COD 4. I've seen him rip whole teams apart. Be afraid, be very afraid!

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One life, think twice.

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You all talk the talk but do you walk the walk! We need to get this match organised!

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Posted: 12 years ago
Lord Bling + Tyrannus = You all dead.

Hero has the second most kills on my friends list. I have the third most. Bling has one of the highest accruacies on my friends list. Even if hoZt sucks, we will still take on all comers!!1

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Bling's accurary is rubbish compared to mine! He is 19.6% and mine is 20.26%.

Hero's kill ratio is less than mine. He is 1.14 and mine 1.28.

I have a higher Win ratio. Plex team's highest is 0.92 (Bling) and mine is 1.09.

Hero admittedly got a higher score than me but he has played 10 hours more than me.

The only reason there is members of the 360 plex team higher than me on scoreboards is because they have played longer than me! smile

Be afraid very afraid!!!

I propose next Friday night or late afternoon for the Americans. I could always set up a lobby and we could have a private match over various game types? Who wants to sign up for the posters team? 4 places left if you include me???

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Numbers are not everything as of lately mate been playing alot of Mass Effect im up for friday night as long as me and the buddies dont go Sleding

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You're local neighborhood friendly Hero

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Same here Hero, nearly finished Mass effect and what a superb game it is. Looking forward to Friday now!

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 im in if there is space that would be awesome ... im in the UK as well so late afternoon US time would be good for me... i'll be watching this space

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Posted: 12 years ago
Way to cherry-pick the stats, Lazybones! And my accuracy is 'rubbish' compared to yours, but yours is less than a point higher than mine? Hardly rubbish!

One stat I don't pay much attention to is wins. I get into random rooms all the time (when I can't get in with a friend) and many times, I end up with morons on my team. In these random rooms, I end up with the best score (or one of the top scores) on a losing team more often than not.

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'I wanna get my knees dirty.' -- Gunnz, Netcast 37

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Ha ha Bling, I am not going to put my bad ones on there am I? smile

All done in jest mate, we shall see when we have our match ups who is best.

Got to agree with you about the wins. I have been going into Free for all matches lately because you only have yourself to blame if it goes wrong.

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Exactly. FFA matches are a great way to warm up too ... just shoot anything that moves!

And I work in retail, in a corporate office .... so I know how to cherry pick stats. smile

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'I wanna get my knees dirty.' -- Gunnz, Netcast 37

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Ok...just finished the podcast and I had to do a self evaluation on how I having been playing on Live.....I have been one of thoseguys you have cussed up and down about the BS and someone spawn camping and I have filled my teammates ears with the language of a drunken Marine. I will be checking this at the door the next time I am on line, so everyone can have a better gaming experience.

On another note about the abuse of "Gayboy"....I can honestly say that I do not have any gay friends; at least that I am aware of. In my line of work, it is unacceptable to ask of this lifestyle or we tell if you are a part of this lifestyle. Personally though, if someone has chosen this lifestyle, it is their choice and they should not be punished for it or look upon differently for it.

Equal rights to all legal citizens!!!

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