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« on: Sat 21 July, 2007 - 07:11 am »

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"Xbox 360 Warranty Coverage Expanded

REDMOND, Wash. — July 5, 2007 —Microsoft Corp. today announced that it will expand its global Xbox 360™ warranty coverage. Any Xbox 360 customer who experiences a general hardware failure indicated by three flashing red lights will now be covered by a three year warranty from date of purchase.  All other existing Xbox 360 warranty policies remain in place.

As a result of what Microsoft views as an unacceptable number of repairs to Xbox 360 consoles, the company conducted extensive investigations into potential sources of general hardware failures.  Having identified a number of factors which can cause general hardware failures indicated by three red flashing lights on the console, Microsoft has made improvements to the console and is enhancing its Xbox 360 warranty policy for existing and new customers.

Microsoft stands behind its products and is taking responsibility to repair or replace any Xbox 360 console that experiences the “three flashing red lights” error message within three years from time of purchase free of charge, including shipping costs.  Microsoft will take a $1.05 billion to $1.15 billion pre-tax charge to earnings for the quarter ended June 30, 2007 for anticipated costs under its current and enhanced Xbox 360 policies.

"The majority of Xbox 360 owners are having a great experience with their console and have from day one.  But, this problem has caused frustration for some of our customers and for that, we sincerely apologize," said Robbie Bach, president of Microsoft’s Entertainment & Devices Division. "We value our community tremendously and look at this as an investment in our customer base.  We look forward to great things to come."

For any customer who has previously paid for repair expenses related to the three flashing lights error message on the Xbox 360 console, Microsoft will retroactively reimburse them."

 
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« Reply #1 on: Sat 21 July, 2007 - 07:21 am »

Gameplanet, on Dominion Road in Auckland, is closing its doors to go exclusively online. They are having a big sale to mark the occasion.


www.gpstore.co.nz


These guys don't always have the best prices, but I have scored the odd bargain from them. And their online service is excellent, with a real fast turnaround regarding deliveries.

 
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« Reply #2 on: Mon 23 July, 2007 - 07:53 pm »

BIG NEWS!!!!
BIOSHOCK - one of the best and most anticipated FPS's ever is being released this week!! At EB Games, if you preorder it with a $20 deposit, they will take the $20 off the price when it comes in!!!
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« Reply #3 on: Tue 24 July, 2007 - 08:24 am »

Ooopie, I meant next MONTH. eek


BUT: Next week, FLAT OUT: Ultimate Carnage. Check out the pics on this page, click to see them bigger!

http://www.gpstore.co.nz/Games/1541539.html

Oooh look at the graphics!!!

I'm SOOOOO getting that!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: Tue 24 July, 2007 - 12:58 pm »

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« Reply #5 on: Tue 24 July, 2007 - 06:56 pm »

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« Reply #6 on: Tue 24 July, 2007 - 08:12 pm »

I was gonna poach a bunch of gamers from TM Gaming, but TM won't lemme back in until I pay them about $25 eek

Until more gamers come to TLP, I'm gonna just have to warm the pew by myself
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« Reply #7 on: Tue 24 July, 2007 - 08:14 pm »

I was gonna poach a bunch of gamers from TM Gaming, but TM won't lemme back in until I pay them about $25 eek

Until more gamers come to TLP, I'm gonna just have to warm the pew by myself

want me to start a thread for ya Sammy?
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« Reply #8 on: Tue 24 July, 2007 - 08:15 pm »

I was gonna poach a bunch of gamers from TM Gaming, but TM won't lemme back in until I pay them about $25 eek

Until more gamers come to TLP, I'm gonna just have to warm the pew by myself

want me to start a thread for ya Sammy?

Nah tis okies - you might get growled! But for the offer
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« Reply #9 on: Tue 24 July, 2007 - 08:19 pm »

i don't care if i get growled at. i hardly ever venture there anymore anyway.

if ya want to, just write a note here & i'll c&p it over there for ya.

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« Reply #10 on: Tue 24 July, 2007 - 08:22 pm »

LOL ok! Um ... mebbe just mention TLP ... no Big Brother watching you, an awesome MB to belong to, and it's own new Gaming section. Tell them to come and share news and reviews and partake in general gaming banter TY for that, too
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« Reply #11 on: Tue 24 July, 2007 - 08:27 pm »

 

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« Reply #12 on: Tue 24 July, 2007 - 08:31 pm »

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Community/MessageBoard/Messages.aspx?id=18995054&threadid=18995054

OI! nerds & geeks
 message from one of ya geeky mates.. TLP(the last post) ... no Big Brother watching you, an awesome MB to belong to, and it's own new Gaming section. Tell them to come and share news and reviews and partake in general gaming banter. lots of love Sammy.
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« Reply #13 on: Tue 24 July, 2007 - 08:32 pm »

wonder how long that will last?

wonder how long I will last?

 

 
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« Reply #14 on: Tue 24 July, 2007 - 08:42 pm »

LOL! TY for that! Hope Sam doesn't smack you!!
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« Reply #15 on: Tue 24 July, 2007 - 08:46 pm »

it's cool. ........don't care if they get worked up about it.

now i remember why i left that place.....so touchy!
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« Reply #16 on: Tue 24 July, 2007 - 08:46 pm »

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« Reply #17 on: Tue 24 July, 2007 - 08:49 pm »

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« Reply #18 on: Tue 24 July, 2007 - 08:52 pm »

 eek  Nothink....I think I need to blink  eek
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« Reply #19 on: Tue 24 July, 2007 - 08:55 pm »

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« Reply #20 on: Tue 24 July, 2007 - 09:03 pm »

I can't  eek
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« Reply #21 on: Tue 24 July, 2007 - 09:19 pm »

Ahem. Please go to the chat thread - this is for news eek
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« Reply #22 on: Tue 24 July, 2007 - 09:20 pm »

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« Reply #23 on: Wed 22 August, 2007 - 08:10 am »

OMFG eek


Bioshock is coming out tomorrow. The gaming world is gonna go nuts! I hardly ever splash out on full price for a game, preferring to wait for a price drop. But I am gonna buy this first thing Sat morning.

I think I just had a teeny orgasm
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« Reply #24 on: Thu 23 August, 2007 - 12:07 am »

ummm...did anyone notice that the father of kahui (twins) is named Banjo.

i hope 'm not the only one who thought "Banjo Kaazooy"


 
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« Reply #25 on: Thu 23 August, 2007 - 11:50 pm »

For those wondering why Bioshock is so eagerly anticipated, view this page, scroll down to the Bioshock panel with the video controls under it, and click. Your puter may need it to load once before streaming it smoothly. But it is reaaalllly good!


I'm getting it Saturday!!!
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« Reply #26 on: Fri 24 August, 2007 - 12:01 am »

Dammit - LOOK. It's worth it eek
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« Reply #27 on: Fri 24 August, 2007 - 02:16 am »

Ooopie eek


Forgot the link, didn't I ...


http://www.ebgames.co.nz/PC/product.cfm?ID=4884



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« Reply #28 on: Fri 24 August, 2007 - 03:18 am »

Farking hurry up, Saturday ... eek
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« Reply #29 on: Fri 24 August, 2007 - 11:48 am »

COMING VERY SOON!

A 19% thinner and 33% lighter PSP!



It has double the RAM so much faster load times! I'm gonna get one!


http://www.gpstore.co.nz/Games/1546632.html
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« Reply #30 on: Fri 24 August, 2007 - 11:50 am »

    * Comes with Firmware 3.60
    * Faster loading times by storing UMD data in temporary memory.
    * Internal memory (FLASH) increase from 32 MB to 64 MB
    * Improved battery life due to lower power consumption, and battery recharge over the USB data connection. However the old, higher-capacity PSP battery will still be compatible and using it will give an increased battery life, but the battery cover will not close when using the old battery due to the larger size. Sony will release a High Capacity Power Kit with a bigger battery cover to fit over the old batteries.
    * A video-out port for displaying on a TV.
    * Improved responsiveness of d-pad[1] and buttons, confirmed in the GameSpot "hands-on" review; "several GameSpot editors have noticed that the d-pad and buttons on the new PSP provide a little more tactile feedback for a better overall feel."[2]
    * WiFi switch moved to the top of the console.
    * New UMD loading tray design.
    * Removal of the infra-red port, which was ultimately not used on the original PSP.
    * Speakers repositioned on the front of the PSP near the top of the screen.
    * Different area to insert Memory Stick.
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« Reply #31 on: Sat 25 August, 2007 - 06:53 pm »

A TIP FOR BIOSHOCK!!!

The special tin case edition is being sold at Dick Smith Electronics for about $10 less than everywhere else. Tell anyone you know who might be considering buying it! (Still can't get over DSE being the source of an actual  bargain lol ... wonders will never cease!)


I got mine this morning from DSE when it hadn't even turned up due to delays in EB Games ... fancy a game hitting DSE shelves before a dedicated gaming store lol .... AND it was cheaper. EB Games, kiss my roundy
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« Reply #32 on: Sun 16 September, 2007 - 03:03 am »

Games that are coming soon that you really need to watch for (because they rock houses) #1:

Timeshift
Imagine GOW and F.E.A.R. blended together, graphically speaking and game play-wise to boot. On top of that, you have the limited ability to do weird things with time, including slow/freeze it. Doing this, strolling past an enemy that's been pinning you down from behind a crate, popping one into his skull and then walking off, leaving his head to explode like an overripe melon when normal time resumes, is nothing sort of satisfying on an orgasmic level. Multi player will absolutely rock too!

Even with all the hype surrounding Halo 3 (which arrives this month) I am still looking forward to Timeshift much more.

LINK: http://www.gpstore.co.nz/Games/1513358.html

Click on the screenshots on the side to get a taste. The free demo is downloadable from XBOX  LIVE MARKETPLACE
 
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« Reply #33 on: Sun 16 September, 2007 - 03:05 am »

GO 2 BED!!

 
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« Reply #34 on: Sun 16 September, 2007 - 03:13 am »

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« Reply #35 on: Sun 16 September, 2007 - 08:20 am »

ok, dadb eek
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« Reply #36 on: Sun 16 September, 2007 - 11:29 am »

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« Reply #37 on: Sun 16 September, 2007 - 01:10 pm »

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« Reply #38 on: Sun 16 September, 2007 - 01:31 pm »

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