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: The Glass is 10% Full

    Do you ever look to the past to see what the future holds? You should. I cut my computer teeth long before most people. My computer heritage goes back to my diapers. Dear Dad was a career IBMer and I was playing with IBM Selectric typewriters and dictaphones long before most people had ever seen Lotus...
  • Blog Post: Xbox 360 console price reductions announced !!!

    That device is Xbox 360®, and today Microsoft announced lower retail prices for the gaming and entertainment console in the United States, which offers the leading Xbox LIVE® service. Beginning September 5, Xbox 360 Arcade retails for the estimated price of $199.99, the Xbox 360 console for $299.99,...
  • 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: 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: Acer AspireRevo 3610 ATOM 330 Dual Core – first impressions

    Yesterday afternoon I received the Acer AspireRevo 3610-U9012 . It’s classified as a consumer desktop or nettop but HDTV and media center enthusiasts like myself are looking at this device for a different purpose.  In fact, I want the Revo for one purpose and only one purpose.  To replace my...
  • 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: 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: Is your HD DVR important?

    I've been reading and participating in some interesting internal Microsoft debates. I'm doing my own research and thinking on the subject of HDTV recording. There are many questions and few answers. One question that popped into my head is, "Does anyone care about their HDTV recording device?" Obviously...
  • 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: Kewlest Halo 3 desktop wallpaper ever!

    Just making sure you are properly focused this week... click the pic above for the big version.
  • Blog Post: Making the Next Technology Leap in HDTV

    You wouldn’t think you could actually make a technology leap in high definition television at home.  I mean after all high definition televisions are all displaying the same thing, right?  Wrong.  I did it this past weekend and the results are still blowing me away every evening. A few...
  • 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: 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: Zune and Zune Pass expand to international markets – hello Windows Phone 7

    REDMOND, Wash. — Sep. 20, 2010 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the further international expansion of Zune, its digital entertainment service. This fall, Zune will expand its music and video footprint and bring the free Zune software, Zune Marketplace online store, Zune Pass 1 music subscription service...
  • Blog Post: Halo Wars has gone GOLD !!!

    See http://www.halowars.com/default.aspx for the latest news.  Congratulations Ensemble Studios.
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista sleep states demystified

    Machine sleeping is a bit of a mystery to many of us. It's one of those magical things that when it works right, really makes using a laptop computer, or Media Center recording machine a thing of beauty. I've been meaning to write an article on Magic Packets, but I see Robert Hensing just posted an article...
  • Blog Post: Halo 3 Multiplayer Beta comes to planet Earth

    The Halo 3 Multiplayer Beta will go live on May 16th at 12:00 AM PDT and run through June 6 th at 11:59 PM PDT. That means that folks who purchased specially marked copies of Crackdown, or won a spot in the Beta through the “Rule of Three” or other regional promotions, will be able to log into their...
  • Blog Post: Xbox 360 LIVE Marketplace expands HD movie offerings

    When I switched from a Verizon rented HD DVR to the TiVo Series 3, I gave up video on demand and pay per view. At first glance this may be significant for many of you, but my family rarely purchased a PPV movie or event, and the VOD offering was entirely standard definition. Well, it's looking more and...
  • Blog Post: XBOX 360 brings new generation of TV entertainment to the den

    REDMOND, Wash. — Oct. 5, 2011 — A new era in television begins this holiday where your entertainment becomes instantly searchable, easily discoverable and enjoyable in extraordinary new ways from a single device — Xbox 360. Today, Microsoft Corp. announced plans to roll out the next generation of TV...
  • Blog Post: More Halo 3 fun

    Seen the next chapter in the Halo 3 mini movie?  Right click the pic and SAVE AS the movie local to watch it.