Showing posts from October, 2013

XBOX Live Rewards has gotten worse

Last year when we saw what the birthday reward was from Xbox Live rewards, we laughed. 20 Microsoft points is useless, it can't get any worse, we thought. Well... It did. After checking my email and being surprised again. Of course all excitement was gone this time, so the email read: Over the past year... Blah blah blah...hope you had a great year... Blah blah blah.... Here's a little something to brighten your day, an Xbox Live Rewards birthday cake, just print it out, follow instructions, snap a picture and tweet it to us so we can personally say happy birthday. For one that's too much damn work for a tweet. Two, isn't a tweet the same as an email, both cold, digital and uncaring. Three, id rather just have the .25 cents monetary value (since MSP is no more) added to my account. I can do nothing with a tweet, and here we thought 20 Microsoft points was terrible. At least we still have Games are Old... I mean Games for Gold.

One that got away: NFS Undercover (WP)

Have you ever had one of those easy achievement games for one reason or another, you never got to finish. The one game that continues to haunt your completion list, every time you look at it. Enter Need for Speed: Undercover for the Windows Phone. I originally bought the game on my Windows 7 phone, while it was on sale. I was even more excited because it was supposedly easy. So after the install, I booted it up, ran through tutorial, and popped my first achievement. "Cool" I probably said to myself. Ill save this game for a rainy day (or maybe when EMT got close to me). So it was stowed away, and a series of unfortunate events will keep it in limbo. I upgraded my phone to the Nokia 920 that has Windows Phone 8 OS on it, which isnt compatible with NFS Undercover. "No problem, you still have you Windows 7 phone" you may be saying, which I admit, I do, but with a very busted screen.  No more than a week after getting my new phone, my old I917,  met the cold hard