Microsoft Zune Software and Error Code: 0x080070643

Tuesday, September 15 2009, by smakus         1 Comment

Are you trying to install the Microsoft Zune Software 3.0 or 4.0 and getting the error code: 0x080070643 ? Be sure to have your Windows Firewall turned ON (or at least have the Windows Firewall Service running) before starting the install, and it will fix the problem. You can turn off the firewall (and...

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Sorry for the short break...

Saturday, July 19 2008, by smakus         No Comments
We've been on a sort of summer holiday for a while, but promise to get back in full swing soon. Look for a review roundup coming soon, where we hit all the major summer blockbusters and give you our take on them. Check back soon!

Samsung DLP has been fixed!

Tuesday, May 13 2008, by smakus         261 Comments

Not that anybody cares, but I thought I'd update everybody anyway, since I did mention the DLP TV drama here before, and maybe it will help somebody down the line. My new ballast and bulb came in for my Samsung HLN-507W DLP TV. Putting the ballast in was a pain in the ass because you have to remove nearly...

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I am sorry, but this is pretty funny...

Monday, May 12 2008, by smakus         No Comments

I hate to pick on the PS3, but it is such an easy (and really really large) target:...

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Damn you Samsung.... DAMN YOU!!!!

Friday, April 18 2008, by smakus         2 Comments

So Samsung wouldn't help me out. Great. I ordered a new ballast for my DLP (HLN-507W), thinking it was probably the ballast that was going out, since the TV occasionally did spring to life (indicating the lamp wasn't completely dead). After $160 bucks for the ballast, and an hour of ripping apart the...

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Top 5 original Xbox games for the 360

Monday, April 14 2008, by userx         4 Comments

Here are my top 5 original Xbox games that can be played on the 360. Some people may not have had the original Xbox and may have missed out on these beauties. Some may poo poo these older games as relics and not worthy of the mighty 360, but I fully disagree. These games are great and worth a second...

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TV shopping...

Sunday, April 13 2008, by smakus         No Comments

Unfortunately, my 2nd generation Samsung DLP set has finally refused to turn on. The bulb is still good (as far as I can tell), so that leaves either the ballast or the power circuit itself. This blows, because either way, I'm looking at a few hundred dollars to fix it. I'm going to call and beg Samsung...

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And we are back...

Saturday, March 15 2008, by smakus         No Comments
Ok, back on U.S. soil and it feels good to be home. Check out our gamertag boxes to see what reviews are in the pipe! Thanks everybody!

Sorry for the drought...

Friday, March 07 2008, by smakus         No Comments

Sorry for the dearth of any reviews or opinions lately. I'm still traveling overseas, however we do have some good reviews in the pipe. You can expect some more content to be up shortly, and we'll be back to full steam in a week! Thanks for your patience everybody, check back soon!...

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The state of gaming in the UK

Monday, March 03 2008, by smakus         1 Comment

So I've been spending a couple days roaming around London and Paris, and I've noticed a few things. Gaming ads, displays, and shops are a lot less prolific here in Europe than they are in the U.S. Even walking around Piccadilly Circus, you don't see the same presence from video game companies as you...

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