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Xbox 360 Fancast 004 -- When Canadians Attack

For our fourth episode of the Fancast, we've decided to kick things up a notch (Bam!) with a special guest. Our guest this week: Scott "Bamelin" Strickland of 360 Arcadians. In this episode we discuss the possibility of an Xbox 360 price cut, the impending GRAW 2 multiplayer demo, the trials and tribulations of the Xbox Rewards program, and the many, many cons of being a 360 owning Canadian (pssst, David and Scott are both from Canada). We also answer a very important piece of 360 Fanmail and discuss our most hardcore gaming moments. Grab the Fancast with one of the myriad methods below.

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Hosts: Richard Mitchell (SenseiRAM), Dustin Burg (SuperDunners), David Dreger (Knuckles Dawson)

Special Guest: Scott "Bamelin" Strickland of 360 Arcadians

Music: Intro/Outro: "Electromooq" by Uma Floresta. Break: "Diss Location" by High Alert Status
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2-19-2007 @ 9:31PM

Steve said...

Well duh. I've saying that since they launched they new video marketplace in the States. I think it's ridiculous that the rest of the us outside of the U.S. are paying the same amount for a service that is now missing a MAJOR feature. The rewards program is another slap in the face. If they can't roll it out to all customers, then don't roll it out at all or start considering new pricing structures for markets that can not access ALL features of the service. The rest of the market will only put up with it for so long. Myself? Any more of this bullshit and it's goodbye Live, hello modded console and burned games galore.


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2-19-2007 @ 10:29PM

Tim said...

The problems with cover and etc in GRAW are... Well there's a lot of stuff. You mention Rainbow Six so I'll go with that. In Rainbow Six 3 you could lean around corners, which resulted in months of cheaters lean glitching. In Vegas you can point blank someone in the chest while they're 'covering' and sometimes they'll die, sometimes they'll go bloody, sometimes nothing. More of this stuff makes the hit detection more complex and between that and lag, it's not pretty.
Also, if we're talking about realism, how real is it that you can cover on a corner and see everything around it without exposing yourself whatsoever. You can aim and get your shot prepared without exposing yourself, and it's just plain ridiculous.

And my 360 broke within the warranty period and I got a freebie. I got in before they started the "pay-for-shipping" stuff.


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Yuri Walkiw3

2-19-2007 @ 10:58PM

Yuri Walkiw said...

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite podcasts. Good job guys.


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2-19-2007 @ 11:44PM

Tim said...

Yeah, I guess I forgot to say that. Good podcast.

Also my story about the "point blank to the chest" thing was meant to be "point blank to the chest... with a sniper rifle."
It's quite a pain.


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2-20-2007 @ 1:51AM

DjDATZ said...

awesome podcast boys. :D

keep 'em comin. :D


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Dr Dave6

2-20-2007 @ 9:15AM

Dr Dave said...

I have said it before and I'll say i again as far as downloadable movies every Canadian should ask the CTRC why there are no movie capabilities here. They control the media we see and the CTRC should be a thing of the past. Just look at Grey market satalite service, If a canadian CO. doesn't make money off of it then we don't get it. ei. Rogers Cable / Bell Exspress view.
Dr Dave


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Knuckles Dawson7

2-20-2007 @ 9:19AM

Knuckles Dawson said...

1 Corona Extra, 3 Kokanees. w00t. Kinda. I'm still listening to it and we'll see how I...coped.


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