Lately more and more people are retweeting. Which is fine, I have no problem with that. Keep in mind, I do not mean to offend anyone that does this either. What I am talking about though are the people who retweet those that are not only popular on twitter but those with an outrageous number of followers, ranging anywhere beyond 50,000 or even 100,000 to 200,000.
I see people retweeting Kevin Rose (@kevinrose), Rainn Wilson (@rainnwilson), Dane Cook (@danecook), Guy Kawasaki (@guykawasaki), Pete Cashmore (@mashable) and many, many more.
So is it really necessary to retweet someone with so many followers? I do not think so. Given yes, you may not of seen that tweet from the popular people and know about it later because of the retweet but it still seems pointless for that too. Because most people are going to either keep up with other peoples tweets, catchup on them later or whatever else.
Just check for yourself, view their twitter pages and look how many followers they have then go to http://search.twitter.com and search for like @kevinrose or @rainnwilson, @danecook, etc. If you see RT in it or another form of retweeting (via @kevinrose).
Here his a phone that could of been released many, many years ago before cell phones are now more widely used than home phones. If you ask me, this is just a waste of money unless you have the money to waste. Check out the Verizon Hub here.
Before a lot of games were already overpriced at 800 MS points. Now it seems that rate is jumping to 1200 MS points. I just checked out a game called Death Tank, just a game to play for a little bit, different and some fun. Yes, I could play the trial but why bother? I am limited with no achievements and pretty much, fuck that.
But there is no way in hell I am paying 1200 MS points for a fucking arcade game. Are you nuts? I do not get it. I have not looked into who makes the pricing for these games, if it is part Developer, All Developer, part Microsoft, all Microsoft, I have no idea but why? You literally would see an increase of money yet alone people purchasing the game if you priced this game at either 200 or 400 MS points (at most).
A lot of these arcade games are not worth more than 400 MS points. There are many reasons to this, a lot of these games are just flash games you can play online for free. Now obviously there are many reasons as to why some do not want to do this and what not, to each there own. I am not saying they need or should be free on Xbox Live either but lower the pricing and you will still make money. Do not be greedy because that is what you are being right now.
I would of bought Death Tank for 200 or 400 MS points. But sadly you priced it at 1200 MS points so you will not be getting a sale from me. Even if it were 800, sadly, not, even though you have made it multiplayer, I can not justify the purchase myself. This sadly goes to other unnamed arcade games out there that are overpriced. I do not buy many arcade games not just for this reason but just because I have many regular Xbox 360 games to play already. But every now and then, it would be nice to play an arcade game and/or with friends.
Okay, so I know the game has been out since September ’08. I just decided to purchase this game (used) for $11.03 (Thanks to GameFly). So as any other game, I looked up the achievements and wow, how ridiculous some of them are. Here are 4 of the ridiculous achievements I have already seen.
I will do them, sadly, as they take only seconds to do each day but still, why? These developers or whoever is in control of these achievements need to be fired and never work in the gaming industry again. You are really not achieving anything here..
Remember September ’44
50 GS – While connected to Xbox LIVE, play the game on September 17th.
Play it on September 17th. Just boot the game up and make sure you are connected to live.
100 GS – While connected to Xbox LIVE, play the game for once a day for 100 days
50 GS – While connected to Xbox LIVE, play the game once a week for three months
Switching time zones does not work for this one so looks like you get to keep for a little while if you want this one.
25 GS – While connected to Xbox LIVE, play the game once a day for 7 days
Use the link under the Kilroy was here achievement then scroll to the bottom of the page you should see a guide for this were you change time zones.
I know there are many, many more games that have done such achievements that are ridiculous. I will take you back to one or even one you may not know of, NBA LIVE 07. The achievement is worth 100 Gamerscore with the name of Online with 1,000 people. What do you have to do? Well if you can not guess from the title, here is the description: Be online when there are 1,000 people online at the same time.
Yes, I do have this achievement thanks to the folks over at Xbox360Achievements that organized an event to have such many people online on a certain date which was 2/25/2007. Almost 2 years ago now. Achievement’s like this are ridiculous and need to be stopped, will they though? I highly doubt it.
I finished the new DLC for GTA IV, The Lost and Damned late last night. I must say I am impressed and not much upset with the 1600 MS point price tag. The storyline was not at all in my opinion.
I am not sure if they changed anything with the handling of the bikes from GTA IV to the new DLC but I absolutely had no problem riding the bikes and thought they handled better than the first if the holds to even be true. I fell off my bike maybe a few times and it took me about 5 hours to finish the DLC. Most DLC takes me about half the time they say it usually takes so if you are looking to get more than 5 hours, you will probably will get around up to 10. I do not run through the game at all either.
The new weapons are awesome! I love the automatic 9MM and automatic shotgun. I really do not care for bikes in most games but the few I rode in the game other than the main one you are given majority of the time, were nice too. They added like 30 bikes give or take some without checking.
They updated the radio stations with 39 new songs among more side content and games. I have not yet tried any of the games but I have heard some of them are fun to play.
Now before purchasing it you should know it is an entire new game, you are no longer Niko. Which is totally fine, there are a few missions that fall in between the original GTA IV storyline with Niko. I thought that was pretty cool.
In the end, I recommend purchasing The Lost and Damned. Read other reviews if necessary as they will go further into detail and among exactly everything added in detail. I am not disappointed with it but I do hope in the next GTA as a whole and not DLC they make things better such as where Saint’s Row 1 and 2 have been picking up in.
Finished the new DLC a few days ago (Operation: Anchorage). It may not be the best DLC but I was not much disappointed with it either. I love Fallout 3 and already have known they plan to come out with another 2 more that will further more add to the many hours I have already put in Fallout 3 already.
For anyone wondering, Anchorage is played in a simulation pod thing (forget real name). So all your weapons and armor do not get taken with you. But need not worry as I still had a lot of fun playing through what given to me along the way of playing Anchorage. It was good.
The same goes as they did with Oblivion so I can not say I was disappointed at all with the few hours it adds to your game. In the end you get a few new nice weapons to your arsenal among a very nice piece of armor that looks cool. Plus 100 more Gamerscore for this DLC. I am looking forward to the next 2 DLC’s coming out by Bethesda.
This episode will go in my top 10 episodes of all time! Not only that but the Jim and Pam moment towards the end of the episode all tops my few amazing Jim and Pam moments of all time. It was quite interesting and cool to find out that Jim and Pam do “illegal activities” haha. That was so funny to find out. Lmao.
There were so many great quotes in this episode too. If you are not watching The Office, you are missing out big time, I will tell you that for sure. If you are a fan, thank you because I am sure you rock! :) Not to say those that do not, do not rock, just that, go watch it now!
Pam: “If it were an iPod it would be a shuffle.”
Creed: “What’s a text?”
What a hell of a great game! Both teams did amazing but in the end Steelers player Holmes had one hell of a catch to hopefully clinch the win and well, they did! They Steelers ended up winning Super Bowl 43, 27 to 23. I like both teams but in the end, I stuck with the Steelers and wanted them to win but it would still of been nice to see the Arizona Cardinals and Kurt Warner to win a Super Bowl too.
Commercials were so-so, I don’t enjoy them a whole lot but I also do not dislike them either. You can view these commercials at Hulu.com or NBC.com. I very muched liked the trailers shown during the commercials but I have already seen most of them anyways. The halftime show I enjoyed too and thought it was better than it has been in the last many years, nice job Bruce Springsteen.
This year may not be the a good nor the best Super Bowl but I expect it to at least be a good game. I am sure we will see the Steelers come out and win but you never know, the Cardinals should put up a good fight and never know what can happen till the game is over. I would like to see the Steelers win but that does not mean I would not like to see the Cardinals win either.
It is not a big deal since I would of rather have seen other teams in the Super Bowl especially the Chicago Bears. Good luck to both teams, like I said, it should be a great game minus the ads we will probably be disappointed with (cough money4gold, you got to be kidding me..).
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