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Goodbye my Faithful Rechargeable Battery Pack Games Notes 18 NOV 2014

microsoft xbox 360 wireless controller rechargeable battery packGoodbye my faithful rechargeable battery pack… you have indeed served me well.

I joined the XBOX 360 game quite late, purchasing my first (and only to date) XBOX 360 console back in December 2009. I very quickly purchased an official Microsoft Charge and Play rechargeable battery pack for my wireless XBOX 360 controller, and this evening as I was about to play some Gears of War 3 online co-op with Ryan, it became quickly apparent that my very long lived rechargeable battery pack has indeed now finally gone the way of the dodo.

I certainly can’t complain though. This battery pack was the power source for my primary controller for just short of five years, an achievement that for some or other reason makes me rather proud, not to mention the further bolstering of my faith in rather purchasing genuine manufacturer-produced add-ons instead of generics whenever possible.

However, that said, I am now in the need of a hasty replacement, and seeing as I’m pretty sure that my XBOX 360 will be upgraded to a new generation console sooner than later, this time around I don’t necessarily need a solution to last quite as long.

In other words, generic solution time.

A year ago (July 2013) my order with Loot.co.za for a Nitho Charge and Play Kit for the 360 was cancelled due to stock shortages, so I guess this time around I’ll need to hold thumbs that they can actually sell me something that they advertise on their site!

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A Wife in a Blur My Life 19 AUG 2010

So I’ve finally managed to get Chantelle to upgrade and move from the always fun to play Burnout: Takedown, a well worn PS2 release from back in 2004, to the newly released 2010 Blur on my shiny black XBOX 360.

To be honest, playing the PS2 on the big 40 inch full definition television is becoming harder and harder to enjoy now that I’ve been sitting with the HDMI-connected XBOX 360 for the better part of a year now, and so last weekend I took the plunge and headed into BT Games where I traded in a stack of my pre-played games and got a nice shiny black wireless controller in return.

The next step was convincing Chantelle to break away from the tried and tested and take me on in this new racing game, though I was quick to turn off all the power ups in order to keep things as similar as possible between the two racing games.

Thankfully, she took the bait and we were soon racing against one another and the AI full tilt, though it must be said that she is still getting to grips with this high powered racer with its vast array of very different handling cars – as can be seen by her increasing frustration, competitive spirit and seemingly insatiable desire to beat me.

Trust me, the best way to put your wife in a bad mood is to challenge her to a race and then beat her pants off at it! :)

Still, can’t say that she’s been deterred yet – now she’s calling me out and challenging me at the end of a hard day’s work – which seems to be working: She’s already managed to stun me with two great (and rather unexpected) victories! :)

So here’s to a whole lot more next gen racing fun in the future. After all, she’s going to be looking for something to do once she goes on maternity leave! ;)