Category: Xbox 360


I finished Dragon Age: Origins Awakening yesterday, and it was weird. The entire game was odd, but the ending especially as it came on quickly and proceeded to explain everything in the game in about five minutes. Although it was nice to have everything explained, it was a little difficult to absorb that much information at once.

Anyway, the story was completely odd, but the new abilities are completely awesome. I imported my arcane warrior and turned him into a battlemage which allowed me to basically decimate everything in the game. Now I just need to go back and complete all of the side quests.

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Let’s face it, I’m obsessed with dragon age. I just picked up Awakening, and so far, it has been amazing. One of my favorite things so far is the ability to put new heraldry on your shields. I also loved the Manual of Focus which allows you to reallocate all of a characters specializations, attribute points, skills and abilities. That combined with the new specializations is very nice.  I’ll be posting more about this later, but for now I’ll just keep playing.

The Xbox Report

My Xbox has been repaired and is currently on its way to my house. Why it took a week to arrive and only two days to repair, I will never know. Also, I have to say that this entire process has been easy and pleasant, which is really what you need when one of your primary systems dies. I may hate that the Xbox died, but I love the way the Microsoft handles it. Finally,  I’ll be able to play Dragon Age again!

RRoD Update

My Xbox, which gave me the Red Ring of Death two weeks ago today, has been shipped and is on its way to Texas. It will be gone for two to three weeks, in which time, I will still be waiting to play Dragon Age: Origins.

Today I was sitting down to play some Dragon Age: Origins and my Xbox 360 gave up the ghost, displaying a variation on the infamous red ring of death.  “Error 74” splashed across my screen and all hopes of playing have been dashed.

Luckily, my Xbox is still covered under the extended warranty for these problems, and it will be sent out for repairs next week.  The bad news here is that I won’t have my Xbox for a month, a month that includes all of Spring Break. The death of a system is depressing and annoying, but Microsoft is handling it well. Now I have to decide what to do with myself for the next month.