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  1. Dave Falasco

    Xboxers, an interesting interview with Mr. Fries

    I'm sure most of you have seen it already, but IGN posted an interesting interview with Ed Fries today. In it he talks about such things as MS' relationship with EA:
  2. Dave Falasco

    Sony's first serious salvo against Xbox Live?

    Hey, all. Came across this article today while goofing off at work. :) Looks like Sony is getting serious about competing in the online arena. In summary:
  3. Dave Falasco

    B&K Ref 30 audio auto-detect problem

    Hey, all. Haven't posted in hardware in quite a while, but I'm having a problem with my B&K Ref 30 that I just can't figure out. I have my Xbox hooked up to the V1 input, and the pre-amp will not make the transition from an analog to a digital sound. As long as a steady digital stream is...
  4. Dave Falasco

    Thoughts on the "Mazda" brand?

    Hey, all. I'm in the market for a new car, and the Mazda6 has caught my eye. However, I don't know much about the Mazda brand. How are their cars generally perceived as far as reliability goes? Safety? Value? I would appreciate any feedback from Mazda owners, good or bad. Just for reference...
  5. Dave Falasco

    GBA game recommendations?

    My ever-suffering wife got up at oh-dark-thirty this morning to face the rest of the loony bargain hunters, and surprised me by picking us up a Gameboy Advance (for $44, too)! So now, faced with a gaming system that I never thought I'd own and thus I know very little about, I'm hoping you guys...
  6. Dave Falasco

    Any hotmail users here?

    Well I logged into my hotmail account as I have done every work day for over a year, only to be greeted with the lovely news that my account had been inactivated because I hadn't signed on in 30 days. Hmm, that's funny, right now I am staring at a printout of a confirmation email of a digital...
  7. Dave Falasco

    Happy Birthday Xbox!!

    Yes, it was exactly a year ago today that my alarm woke me up at 3:30 in the morning so I could get my tired ass down to Target and pick up an Xbox. Seems somehow fitting that one year later I was up until almost that time fragging the world in MechAssault last night (this morning). Happy...
  8. Dave Falasco

    Dragon's Lair to be 1080i!

    Just read the preview for the upcoming Dragon's Lair game, and came across this little nugget:
  9. Dave Falasco

    Xbox Live gathering place

    Hey, all. I wanted to start a thread where we could coordinate Xbox Live activities. Post when you are going to be online and in what game so that maybe we can meet up! I'd love to get an all-HTF MotoGP race going some night. "The Race for the HTF Cup", as it were... :) I will probably be...
  10. Dave Falasco

    Great (new) Halo 2 preview on TXB

    Hey, all. I found a good preview for Halo 2 on teamxbox this morning. There is some really great stuff in it, including a description of Per Pixel Lighting...
  11. Dave Falasco

    Online 2K3 league settings

    With so many gameplay options available in 2K3, I think it would be helpful if we drew up a sort of default setting for our league so we are all playing on (forgive the expression) a level playing field. Can we maybe come to a consensus on how we want to set up our online games? That way we...
  12. Dave Falasco

    NFL 2K3 Tips and Tricks (or, how to beat Dean)

    J/K, Dean. :) Hey, all. I noticed we have three or four different threads discussing aspects of NFL 2K3. Several of them have posts with tips and suggestions for becoming more successful at this (admittedly difficult) game. Since we have the HTFFL gearing up in a few months, I thought it would...
  13. Dave Falasco

    B&K Ref 30 RAM error...any ideas?

    Hey, all. I have a B&K Ref 30 that is about a month old. I actually haven't had a chance to use it much, but it has been plugged in and in sleep mode, so there has been power going to it. Today I went to watch a movie and was greeted with a RAM ERROR 32142 message. I powered off the unit and...
  14. Dave Falasco

    Setting up a network for Xbox Live...a little help?

    Hey, folks. Since my Xbox is in my theater room downstairs and my DSL modem is by my computer upstairs, I am installing a little network to be able to access Xbox Live. The way I'm going to be set up is, I've got a router that will be connected to my computer, my Xbox, and the DSL modem. I've...
  15. Dave Falasco

    Please help...my brand new amp is dead... :-(

    Hey, all. Yesterday I picked up a B&K Reference 30 and a 7270 power amp. I was up until 1 in the morning hooking everything up, but I finally got it up and running and ran through a few DVD-Audio discs to hear what it sounded like. I definitely liked what I heard, but it was late and I couldn't...
  16. Dave Falasco

    Feeding a power amp

    Hey, all. This past weekend I bought a B&K Reference 30 pre and a 7270 power amp. I'm worried about powering that 7270 amp. In my theater room I've got two 15-amp circuits. One handles all the lighting, and the outlets along one wall. The other controls the outlets along the other wall, where...
  17. Dave Falasco

    Timesplitters 2 = Goldeneye Next?

    I got the September edition of OXM and there is a demo of Timesplitters 2 on it. I never played the first one, and this is the first look I've had at the second one, but I was immediately struck by how much it reminded me of an updated version of Goldeneye. Not that that's a bad thing--GE is the...
  18. Dave Falasco

    Can the RXV-1 handle progressive/HD signals?

    Hey, all. It's been a while since I've posted in the Hardware section but I had a quick question. Now that it's old news, the Yamaha RXV-1 receiver can be had pretty cheaply and I'm thinking of picking one up to replace my faithful 995. I'm most interested in the component video switching, as I...
  19. Dave Falasco

    Mouse/"keyboard" designed for Xbox

    Saw something interesting on TeamXbox this morning--a company called Ferraro Design has come up with a prototype mouse/"keyboard" interface for the Xbox. Their peripheral will allow a standard MS USB mouse to be connected, along with a weird thing called "The Claw" that kind of defies...
  20. Dave Falasco

    Help diagnose an Internet connection problem?

    Hey, all. I was hoping maybe someone could help troubleshoot a problem I am having with my internet connection? Up until a few days ago, I was using a dial-up connection to my ISP (SNET), and I was consistently plagued with a problem whereby every 5 minutes or so, my connection would freeze...
  21. Dave Falasco

    Argh! So is PS2 DTS in-game or no?

    I was reading the letters section of Gamespot this morning, and Shane wrote the following response to a query about PS2 in-game DTS sound: (question)
  22. Dave Falasco

    First trip to Vegas...any tips?

    Hey, all. A month from now I am going with my wife to Las Vegas for a week. As this will be our first time there, I was hoping some of you who have been there before could share a few "don't-miss" attractions? We are going from May 4th to the 11th, and staying at a timeshare in some Hilton...
  23. Dave Falasco

    Classic gaming thread

    Greetings, all. I just had a crazy thought out of the blue...why don't we list some of our favorite classic NES, SNES, Gameboy, and Genesis games, just for the heck of it. You never know, there may be a few great titles out there that you may have missed. Any games out there that you really...
  24. Dave Falasco

    Japanese Xbox numbers...

    Xen Gamers has posted the following about the Japanese Xbox launch:
  25. Dave Falasco

    Elder Scrolls III:Morrowind preview on Gamespot

    For those Xbox fans who have been waiting for a decent RPG, Gamespot has a nice preview of the upcoming Elder Scrolls III:Morrowind for the Xbox here. I never played the PC version or its predecessor Daggerfall, but I do like playing RPGs, and this one sounds like a good one. I would...
  26. Dave Falasco

    Anyone else catch March Madness in hi-def?

    I know this isn't really a big hi-def forum, but I was just wondering if anyone else had a chance to see the East regional games at the MCI Center broadcast in HD over the weekend. I was lucky enough to be able to watch my UConn Huskies in glorious HD, and I couldn't have been happier with the...
  27. Dave Falasco

    Sick of sales figues yet? These are from CSFB--Xbox closing fast!

    Hey, all. Yes, another thread about sales figures, but these are from the CSFB, which hopefully means a little less "spin". Here's the article:
  28. Dave Falasco

    Shenmue II on American Dreamcasts for $60

    Hey all. A few weeks ago we were talking about the Dreamcast not getting Shenmue II here in the States. It seems Electronics Boutique feels your pain--following was cut from Gamespot:
  29. Dave Falasco

    Finally beat Halo...2 questions, though...

    I finally beat Halo on Normal difficulty. I estimate it took me between 25 and 35 hours. What a great game--that final part was amazing!! I do have two questions, though. One of the levels (Level 8, I believe), is called Two Betrayals. I know the first betrayal was that chirpy little...
  30. Dave Falasco

    Top Five Signs you've been playing Xbox too much!!

    Okay, after almost two glorious weeks with the Xbox, I'm starting to see an insidious side-effect: my life perspective is slowly skewing in a way I'm not sure I'm comfortable with. I have noticed a few disturbing things about myself that I thought I would share with you guys as a warning...
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