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DradusContact

Xbox Live Cheap Gold

Just ordered 12 months gold for £26, which works out at about £2 a month, so cant grumble at that.  www.instantxboxlive.com i can vouch that it worked for me.  You get the email instantly too.
BeN

Now you tell me....

I paid S$88 (about 38 pounds) for my official subscription.

My XBox's busted anyway, so bit pointless now.
Humphrey The Pug

Just got connected up to X-Box live.

I was chatting to the brother in law today at lunch all about it, he was waxing lyrical about COD Modern Warfare 2 on it, he has a PS3.

I remembered that I had a broadband lead (I don't know the proper name for it) that wasn't in use so I connected everything up earlier and I have a months free trial, I'll probably get 12 months worth when I get paid.
DradusContact

You can go month to month for £4.99, but this is much cheaper in the long run.  Plus, ive had to cancel the monthly payment in the past, and its a nightmare, calls to india etc.

Ive got a PS3 and its a great console but the online stuff is pants.  Its free which is the only good thing about it, you get what you pay for.
Humphrey The Pug

DradusContact wrote:
You can go month to month for £4.99, but this is much cheaper in the long run. †Plus, ive had to cancel the monthly payment in the past, and its a nightmare, calls to india etc.

Ive got a PS3 and its a great console but the online stuff is pants. †Its free which is the only good thing about it, you get what you pay for.


I was chatting to him about the fact I'd heard the PS3 wasn't as good as the X-Box for online gaming but he has had no problems and is very happy with it.

Amazon do a years worth for £35.00, I'll see how I get on with my free month and take it from there, I may get bored with it.
DradusContact

Feel free to add me, my handle is the same as here.  Ive had him in my friend list for ages but he never wants to play
Humphrey The Pug

DradusContact wrote:
Feel free to add me, my handle is the same as here. †Ive had him in my friend list for ages but he never wants to play


I will, I'm humphreythepug.

What's odd is the people that talk, I haven't really heard anything that I can decipher, only background chatter, it's still a bit weird though.
DradusContact

The microphones are very low quality transmissions, to keep bandwidth down.  Theyre not great but you can normally understand people if they have the mic near their face.  Some people seem to have it inside their mouth though
Tim

I don't use the microphone/headset at all when playing online unless I'm online with friends (how sad does that sound?).

There appear to be too many people who have the headset on and feel required to make some/any noise all the time even if it's just a kind of juvenile Chewbacca type thing.

Our 'special' friends across the Atlantic are particularly bad for it.

I generally just mute anybody who has the microphone symbol.
DradusContact

Have i got your as a firend Tim?  I dont think i have.  Got hump over the weekend.
Tim

DradusContact wrote:
Got hump over the weekend.


I think you can get a cream for that

My user name is 'DethByHippy' (don't ask).

Feel free to send a request but don't expect much online chit chat .
DradusContact



What type of games do you play?  I have finished borderlands and want to do some more co-op with someone, you can do up to 4 player co-op.
him

^^^ And there was me feeling "special", you are nothing but a cheap tart...  
Tim

Haven't seen Borderlands.

I'm hacking my way through COD MW2 online at the moment.
Then I'll move on to the new Army of Two.
I'll have to go back to Forza at some point as well.


Every time I see "him" online he's 'watching a video'
him

TimR wrote:
Every time I see "him" online he's 'watching a video'

The title's don't appear do they? †

DradusContact

"him" wrote:
^^^ And there was me feeling "special", you are nothing but a cheap tart... †


Youve been online all day and no reply to my PM, took it as an insult!  
DradusContact

TimR wrote:
I'll have to go back to Forza at some point as well.


Ditto, i managed season one but rapidly got bored.  The races are too long, 5 lappers at 5 minutes a lap, i cant be arsed.
him

DradusContact wrote:
Youve been online all day and no reply to my PM, took it as an insult! †

I have replied my lovely,  not sure why you haven't got it...  
Tim

DradusContact wrote:
TimR wrote:
I'll have to go back to Forza at some point as well.


Ditto, i managed season one but rapidly got bored. †The races are too long, 5 lappers at 5 minutes a lap, i cant be arsed.


Eh?
The first races are 2 lappers that take about a minute per lap (I think).

Maybe you're just shite at it
DradusContact

TimR wrote:
Maybe you're just shite at it


Maybe  

Once you get past the first season the lengths creep up.  I finished every race in forza 2 but it killed me.
him

DradusContact wrote:
...I finished every race in forza 2 but it killed me.

Me too, well all the ones I could race in,  I think I have got to level 45?  But as I did all the endurance events with an AI driver, I never got as many points... so gave up!

I haven't played much Forza 3 either...  
Tim

I never did any of the Forza 2 endurance races.

With F3 I started out doing the season play but then changed over to doing it through the Event List.

I think I've done most of the first 2 blocks and perhaps half of the next 2 but I think (it's been a while since I looked) the final block is all the endurance ones.
DradusContact

I was planning on doing it block by block in the event list, but being the achivement whore that i am, i found you have to do it in season mode to get the seaon complete acheivements.
Tim

That'll be why you've got 42k achievement points and I've got 6k!
Humphrey The Pug

I ordered Forza 3 from Amazon this afternoon, £15.

I'm still getting used to the online play on COD MW2, some of the guys on there are shit hot.

The on-line chat is a pain, last night there was some young guy just ripping into an older bloke and some Mancunians effing and jeffing and moaning about everyones game play, I think it was Liam and Noel!!
DradusContact

TimR wrote:
That'll be why you've got 42k achievement points and I've got 6k!


43k mate, get it right!  
Matt

I did all of FM2's races eventually, but not until just before FM3 came out.

I now race with manual, no STM/TC, but ABS on and get 75% win bonus. Nice.  :) I could get another 5% I think it is if I use the clutch, but on a pad, it adds little.
Tim

Humphrey The Pug wrote:
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The on-line chat is a pain, last night there was some young guy just ripping into an older bloke and some Mancunians effing and jeffing and moaning about everyones game play, I think it was Liam and Noel!!


Just mute everybody.
In the pre-game bit you can use the D pad to navigate to the list then just go down to whoever has a speaker next to their name and press the A button (I think it is) and select mute.

You can do it in-game too by pressing the small back button (left of the XBox button on your controller) and going to people on the gamer card list and pressing the A button.

Also try checking your preferences (a brief press of the XBox button then go all the way to the right).
There's a setting for how you hear 'voice' - through the headset, TV, or both.
BeN

I miss my XBox. It just sits in the living room, taunting me as to what I'm missing....

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