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Roundup: I Get My News From Halo 3 Online Play

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I wonder if this is a good or a bad thing. Tuesday night there was an magnitude 5.6 earthquake in Alum Rock, CA near San Jose near midnight EST. I learned about it at around 12:05. You might be wondering if I sit by my computer hoping to catch the first news of the day, well I don’t. I found out someone on XBox Live, who lived in San Jose, in the middle of a game of Halo 3 said “Oh crap, what was that? I think we’re having an earthquake.” Amazingly, he never lost power and kept on trucking.

In somewhat unrelated news and totally off the topic of personal finance but totally on the topic of video games, I can’t wait until Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare comes out on November 5th. I tried to get into the stupid beta but their site was all manner of jacked up so I never got in. I loved the video-gamey COD3 and played that all the time so this version is probably going to get me all addicted (as if Halo3 wasn’t enough).

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11 Responses to “Roundup: I Get My News From Halo 3 Online Play”

  1. Flexo says:

    That was Sasha who put money into the CD, not me, but thanks for the link!

  2. mbhunter says:

    Anything to be a thorn in your side, Jim. ;)

  3. MoneyNing says:

    I bet Microsoft will put news tickets in online game screens soon to boost advertising :)

    If not news, it might be posters will buy/sell things related to the game.

  4. GeekMan says:

    Jim,
    You’ll have to share your gamertag one day so those of us who are Halo and CoD fans can play with/against you!

  5. Danny Tsang says:

    COD 4 looks crazy! I can’t wait for it come out too. What I like is the fact that its a modern environment rather than the WWII setting and whatnot. The graphics are crazy and the demos look amazing. I need to actually convince everyone to pony up and get me a 360 for Christmas though, I’ve been using my girlfriend’s brothers 360 for the past few months and he wants it back lol.

    On another note I live in San Francisco, I was in a restaurant when the quake happened. Usually I’m wrong when I think theres a quake, usually its someone running by or something, but when the windows started to rattle it was kind of freaky.

    Have a good weekend!

  6. Robby Colvin says:

    I was in on the CoD4 beta and let me just tell you that you are in for a treat, buddy. I think that once it comes out, I’m not going to be playing Halo 3 at all any more…

  7. jim says:

    I just found out the video cable or the card or whatever on my XBox 360 is having problems and had to be sent in for servicing. 5-7 days for the shipping box, 3-4 WEEKS for repair. I’m not going to really be able to play COD4 for like a month! Ugh.

  8. Matthew Paulson says:

    I finally picked up COD 3 for my Wii, and that thing is almost impossible to play. First person shooter’s just don’t belong on the Wii! COD on the PC has always been fun though.

  9. Tyler says:

    I think that dude in halo was me lol

  10. Cap says:

    Bought a new video card for the computer recently… just so I can rock CoD4 and Crysis. Haha. I must have played both demo like 50 times during the weekend night.

    If its the video cable, why not just sport a new one temporary?

  11. Lazy Man says:

    It was a pretty weak earthquake. I am 20 miles from the epicenter and didn’t feel a thing (though my wife did). It’s another case of me spacing out as usual.


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