Category Archives: Games, Gadgets and Gizmos

Xbox 360


Towards the end of the summer a terrible thing happened… I lost my internet connection… It didnt run away, I just couldn’t afford it anymore. While Fall drew closer I knew I’d need a new source of entertainment but what? This is when I bought an Xbox360 from a friend who gave me a deal on it with 1 controller and Halo Reach. I’m an old school gamer and the main system I had was a Wii which I waited in-line for all night when it dropped, only to feel disappointed shortly after initial launch due to the abundance of just trash games. My Wii has collected dust for years and it really only gets played maybe once or twice a year and then, there it sits, forgotten.

When I hooked up the Xbox which i only played once or twice prior to buying the system I was blown away by the great graphics and speed of which the games go. It was like Alice entering the rabbit hole just a whole new world. I’m not big on FPS (First Person Shooters) but I’m slowly adjusting because it seems that this is what the majority of games are now. I’ve had the 360 for a few months now and I’ve gone a bit crazy buying games off Amazon Warehouse and Gamefly among other sporadic deals here and there but I have yet to pay over $17 for a game and the cheapest games I’ve gotten hover around $3 or so and a handful of them I got for free.

My collection so far seems to be pretty good, I need a wireless adapter cuz I think I’ll be going LIVE this month do you guys know any other key games I should scoop at a cheap price? So far the 360 is bad ass and I feel like cornball that I’m this late to the party but fugg it atleast I showed up. I’m gonna try and report on some more gaming stuff since I’m not kinda into it and possibly post good deals from time to time.

My New Stereo Set Up In The Car

This is how I spent my weekend hooking up my car stereo w/ rear view camera. Paid about $150 for the whole set up. Good if youre on budget. Here’s some pics of it in action, more info¬† and as you can see youtube video demo.

I was recently given a 93 Buick Park Ave with 60,000 miles in pristine shape. I took out the stock radio and put in this XOvision xo1930 (walmart) head unit paired with a Hootoo Backup Cam (amazon). In this video I basically tested out all the functions from DVD, DVD files, USB stick, aux input and backup cam. Maybe this will help people who intend to get a set up like this going on a budget.
The camera is powered off the reverse lights I bought some 16g wire and connected the wire from the head unit to the reverse light in trunk as well so when i pot the car in reverse the cam pops up on the screen. I can play DVD’s while in drive or any gear for that matter and that can be done by connecting the wire to I believe it was the headlight lamp or the car power I forget which. I was also able to run the wires through a small crevice in the backseat and ran the wires the rest of the way under the plastic trim, camera seems to be working great and kicks right in when thrown into reverse. Pretty cool feature for less than 20 bucks and an hour of work on a Friday afternoon.

Media that was played was
EC Allstars DVD video shown was EC All Stars
A Tribe Called Quest (off data dvd)
Action Bronson – Nightcourt (off ceative zen media player Bon Apetit Bitch!)
Necro (USB stick)

backup cam

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