Monday, November 21, 2005

Xbox 360 day has arrived, although...

I really hope I don't have to be disappointed on Thursday (my birthday and Thanksgiving). My girlfriend plans to go to Walmart a couple of hours before midnight so she can *hopefully* secure an Xbox 360 for yours truly.

I've seen mention on this so-called "shortage" on dozens of websites. Hopefully that isn't the case, but I'm not getting my hopes up too high. Jessica says she spoke with someone at the Customer Service counter and they are apparently only getting 14 Xbox 360s. That's not very many. 10 of those are the Core systems, which in my opinion is not worth the $100 less dollars. The Platinum system comes with the $100 hard drive plus more, so I don't see why anyone would go Core unless they were saving their pennies for the system.

Even when I get it, I still have to wait for Halo 3. Maybe Perfect Dark Zero will be good enough until then.

Confidence should really be put in Microsoft. They've done such a good job of promoting the Xbox 360 with commercials, events, and giveaways. Although monopolizers, I still believe they run a solid business. I find them more reliable than Sony could ever dream to be.

Speaking of Sony, I fixed-up one of the slim PS2s I bought within the last couple of weeks. I think the other is gone; possibly water damage. Changing the fuses isn't fun, so I'm not likely to try unless I get REALLY bored.

Anyway, I removed the built-in modem and installed a power cut-off switch, making it more like the original PS2. I'm also fixing up parts to prepare for a custom hard drive installation. I've gutted a PS2 Network Adapter to fit a 2.5" drive inside. A dremel is required to get more use of the cramped space, but I think in the end it will look great. Even after I accomplish all of that...I still need to install a DMS4 Pro chip. *Sigh*. At least it will be the most loaded slim PS2 ever. ;) It will be for fun really, since I don't play PS2 anyway! LOL.