Keith Combs' Blahg

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  • Blog Post: Guess who's giving away Xbox 360's ???

    Me and my posse , that's who!!! We're going to give away an Xbox 360 to some lucky person at each live TechNet Seminar. I'm still checking on the exact information, but here's what I do know... Starting next week, we'll have one Xbox 360 to give away at each live seminar. You can get a view of all of...
  • Blog Post: Has Master Chief lost weight?

    The years of war seem to have taken a toll on Master Chief. In the latest picture of him from Halo 3, he seems a little skinny. Maybe it's the angle of the camera with that big gun. What's he using that for anyway? Click on the image above for the full size image. Oh, and if you haven't heard already...
  • Blog Post: Soccer is boring

    But lets face it, the Ferarri F430 isn’t. Therefore, I am going to side with Italy for the big game. Sorry France but I have to pick someone and they make the Ferrari. Oh, and I am totally kidding about football boredom. How would you like to be one of those security guys with the red shirts...
  • Blog Post: It's Official - Halo 3 has a 9/25 release date

    It's Halo time. The official Halo 3 multiplayer beta starts today, we announced that Halo 3 will ship on September 25th and Gamestop.com has an exclusive new Halo3 Zune packed with Halo 3 music and videos. What more could a Halo freak want? Ok, don't answer that. Where's the movie? Ok, don't answer that...
  • Blog Post: I'm sure glad my Xbox360 doesn't have a blog

    In case you haven’t noticed, the current rage is to have your Xbox360 automatically blog about your gaming “performance”. Of course, if you don’t use your Xbox360, it will also blog about what a pathetic loser you are as well. Either way, it’s a really entertaining idea...
  • Blog Post: Halo 4 Team Uses Agile, Cloud-Based Big Data Solution

    The Halo franchise is an award-winning collection of properties that has grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. To date, more than 50 million copies of Halo video games have been sold worldwide. As developers prepared to launch Halo 4, they were tasked with analyzing data to gain insights into...
  • Blog Post: Halo 2 for Windows Vista arrives in 10 days

    In case you haven't been paying attention, Halo 2 for Windows Vista is going to be released on 5/8/2007. Yes, you'll be able to save the world from the luxury of your Lenovo ThinkPad T60p . More details at http://www.gamesforwindows.com/en-US/Games/Pages/Halo2forWindowsVista.aspx on the system requirements...
  • Blog Post: New Halo 3 Trailer - Halo 3 Public Beta Signup information

    Humanity is about to experience another exciting look at the world of Halo® 3 , one of the most anticipated entertainment launches for 2007. Airing in North America, Monday, December 4 on ESPN's Monday Night Football and Xbox.com in Europe, the new 60-second Halo 3 trailer offers an exclusive look at...
  • Blog Post: Halo Wars

  • Blog Post: Marvel Entertainment Halo Graphic Novel due in July

    Fans of the Microsoft Bungie game Halo will get a treat in July. A number og highly talented artists and writers have teamed with Marvel entertainment to produce a new book about the award winning game. From the Marvel website, “Marvel Comics, Bungie Studios, and Microsoft Game Studios are pleased...
  • Blog Post: If you put a keyboard on my phone, use something like this

    Anyone remotely interested in gaming will appreciate the work Sony is doing in their XPERIA Play device.  I was all gung ho when Sony first came out with the XPERIA but that wore off in a few seconds after I actually got to hold and feel their first generation phone. I never bought one.  It...
  • Blog Post: Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Trailer

    See if you can spot Anna Popplewell. At least I think that’s her.
  • Blog Post: Been there, done that

    Ever wonder how some people seem to be in the upper ranks of players? A good game and a lot of time on your hands can lead to some interesting results. I never ever played any game this much, but some of my friends might challenge me on that. Especially when it comes to my Halo and Halo 2 mad skillz...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Step-by-Step Guides are here!!!

    [UPDATE] This post is now out of date . Please see the update at http://blogs.technet.com/keithcombs/archive/2006/08/21/448316.aspx . Well, today we released the Windows Vista February CTP build 5308 to the MSDN download center. Obviously it was a little busy today as a result. We also released a...
  • Blog Post: PCIe ExpressCard 34/54 - your next laptop killer feature

    Introduction When you start looking at the feature set for your next laptop purchase, look very closely. At first glance, many of the new laptops appear to have two pcmcia card slots. Look more closely because most likely one of those slots is a PCI Express ExpressCard 34/54 slot. My team is getting...
  • Blog Post: Halo 2 Comes to Windows Vista !!!

    Master Chief Dual-Wields His Way to Windows Vista February 9, 2006 "Halo 2," the award-winning sequel to the instant classic "Halo: Combat Evolved" to make its PC debut on the Windows Vista platform "Halo 2," the game that redefined first-person combat and multiplayer action for millions of...
  • Blog Post: 6.8 Ghz, 1 TB RAM, 2 TB Disk Laptop

    I have got to get me one of these …
  • Blog Post: Ripping DVD's to the PlayStation Portable (PSP)

    It’s been almost a year since I discussed anything regarding my PSP. Let me first say it’s still one of my favorite gadgets. I use it mostly for watching video while in airports, on planes, etc. I have a few games but I find that the video aspect is what compelled me to buy the thing in the...
  • Blog Post: If you see one of these in your conf room, call security!!!

    I know this story broke a couple of weeks ago, but I was on vacation.  But I did think this was interesting for a couple of reasons.  First, the game consoles we use are really powerful computers so don't underestimate their capabilities.  Second, what should we be doing to react? What...
  • Blog Post: It's a Bird, It's a Plane, no it's Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 !!!

    In case you haven’t noticed, Microsoft launched a whole bunch of really kewl mice and keyboards today. I am really looking forward to the Wireless Notebook Laser Mouse 6000 and the full size Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 . I already have them on order via our internal ordering process. After we...
  • Blog Post: Halo 3 ODST Gamestop Tour Underway

      This looks like a fun promotion and the tour is coming within five miles of my house later this week.  See http://www.gamestop.com/gs/landing/h3o/default.aspx for more information or a list of the dates and cities .
  • Blog Post: New XBOX console?

    Now this is a simulator and it is for sale at Costco , if you can afford it.
  • Blog Post: Xbox360 High Definition game videos here

    Ok, what’s your excuse now? I see Xbox360 boxes for sale in all of the retail stores around my area. What about your area? I’ve been a bit of a gaming whimp the past few months. Work has consumed far too much time. After next week, I’m ready to tackle the games I have. If you are...
  • Blog Post: The holiday is over - back to work

    I don't know about you, but vacations never seem long enough and going back to work is hard. You know, it's like kick starting a motorcycle that's been sitting in the garage too long. Lots of kicks before it finally comes to life. In my case, the past couple of weeks have been filled with a number of...
  • Blog Post: Last blog post – I’m headed to Apple

    Remember that Windows Vista SP1 blog post about “I have your back!” ???  Well, apparently nobody had mine so my last day with Microsoft will be April 11, 2008.  I probably won’t post many more blogs posts here.  The empire is obviously nervous about anything I do so I’ll...