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post #551 of 2681

Looks like loading it onto your HDD is the one with less than stellar textures.  Just play from the disk and save space precious Xbox space.

post #552 of 2681

Eh...I still have 33-34GB of free space on my 250GB hard drive, so it's not a major issue for me. If Bethesda fixes this quickly, I won't really care about it one way or the other.

post #553 of 2681

It's a fun game.  Been playing for the past few months.  Don't think I will be playing Skyrim because of it. :(

post #554 of 2681

Turns out a solution has surfaced to the Xbox HDD texture-problem, from people who are already playing it:

 

If you want to install to the HDD, simply clear your hard-drive's cache (Dashboard > Memory > Device Details > "Y" to clear it out). This is because Skyrim, like Oblivion, makes heavy use of the cache for loading purposes. Unlike Oblivion, however, its use of the cache is much more in-depth, so the more full it is, the worse it runs when installed to the 360 hard-drive.

 

If you clear it out, though, it's got all the room it needs, and will run perfectly, at full textural-settings. So just clear the cache before or after installing the game (before launching it), and you'll be set. Yeah, it's fucking inconvenient, seeing as you'll need to re-download all of your patches for all of your other games again...but it's a fix, at least until it's patched to overwrite the cache like other games/updates do.

post #555 of 2681
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Originally Posted by A-Pathetic View Post

So another game that I've been very anxiously awaiting has invited me to a beta test.  For this weekend only.  What do you call it when you're terribly excited and horribly angry all at one time?



Sorry for the double post. Didn't quote the post I was responding too.   I am in the beta test for this game and it's pretty awesome. I won't be playing Skyrim because I don't think I will have time to play both. 

post #556 of 2681


 

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Originally Posted by Leto II View Post

Turns out a solution has surfaced to the Xbox HDD texture-problem, from people who are already playing it:

 

If you want to install to the HDD, simply clear your hard-drive's cache (Dashboard > Memory > Device Details > "Y" to clear it out). This is because Skyrim, like Oblivion, makes heavy use of the cache for loading purposes. Unlike Oblivion, however, its use of the cache is much more in-depth, so the more full it is, the worse it runs when installed to the 360 hard-drive.

 

If you clear it out, though, it's got all the room it needs, and will run perfectly, at full textural-settings. So just clear the cache before or after installing the game (before launching it), and you'll be set. Yeah, it's fucking inconvenient, seeing as you'll need to re-download all of your patches for all of your other games again...but it's a fix, at least until it's patched to overwrite the cache like other games/updates do.



 

Thanks for this! It's a weight off my mind

post #557 of 2681

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Originally Posted by A-Pathetic View Post

So another game that I've been very anxiously awaiting has invited me to a beta test.  For this weekend only.  What do you call it when you're terribly excited and horribly angry all at one time?


Star Wars: TOR? Me too.

 

Just discovered the BioWare e-vite in my mailbox about an hour ago. Godfuckingdammit.

 

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post #558 of 2681

Hmmm.  Saw the last couple of posts and checked my email.  Sure enough I got the Beta invite also.  Curious how there are (I'm only assuming if I got one) a ton of people getting beta invites for this weekend only, the same weekend that Skyrim dropps.  Seriously considering just passing on the beta at this point.  I'm sure I'll have plenty of Skyrim to keep me occupied until TOR actually launches.

post #559 of 2681
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Originally Posted by Dalyn View Post

Hmmm.  Saw the last couple of posts and checked my email.  Sure enough I got the Beta invite also.  Curious how there are (I'm only assuming if I got one) a ton of people getting beta invites for this weekend only, the same weekend that Skyrim dropps.  Seriously considering just passing on the beta at this point.  I'm sure I'll have plenty of Skyrim to keep me occupied until TOR actually launches.



Pretty sure I'll play TOR.  I only have 3 days to do that, and Skyrim will still be around for the next year mocking my inability to finish lengthy games.

 

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post #561 of 2681

Most anticipated game ever?

 

May be a silly question but I would bet for a number of you the answer would be yes.  It is for me at least.

post #562 of 2681

Not for me. Most anticipated game of the year, though.

 

Halo 3 is probably my most anticipated ever. Mass Effect 3 is likely to pass that though after Skyrim's buzz wears off.

post #563 of 2681

My most anticipated game of all time was Gauntlet: Legends on the Nintendo 64. 

 

Whoops.

post #564 of 2681

UUUrrrhhhmmm... Pre-load...

 

I' m gonna be 30 hours in by Sunday night, and I'll still be level 2.

 

post #565 of 2681
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Originally Posted by The Rain Dog View Post

 

There is a danger they'll be sold out by lunchtime Friday Worky I warn you. Maybe call them Thursday and see what they recommend or can do as far as holding you a copy or whatever. Seriously, mines already bought and I saved $50 on what I would have paid at a major chain store.



Thanks for the tip, man. Yeah, I think giving them a bell would be a good idea. I only get 30 mins for lunch, so unless I know I can run in, grab a copy and head straight back it's not worth it, and then that means waiting till the end of the day. If they can keep hold of a copy that'll make things way easier.

 

post #566 of 2681
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Originally Posted by bob loblaw View Post

Most anticipated game ever?

 

May be a silly question but I would bet for a number of you the answer would be yes.  It is for me at least.


 

My most anticipated ever? No. But it is a title I'm greatly anticipating, and I am very much looking forward to talking with you guys about my character and play style once I dive into the game

 

For the record: My most anticipated game of all time was probably PERFECT DARK. I remember being at sleep away camp and pouring over the PD issue of EGM again and again, rereading every sentence over and over imagining the game. I was excited for that game for years, it seems, and coveted every nugget of info I could get my hands on

 

Next most hyped game release? MGS2SOL. I had a friend in HS that was also a MGS fan, and we developed the MGS2SOL acronym and talked endlessly about it in the run up to the game. I bought special issues of gaming mags whenever they promised new screen shots. I purchased ZONE OF THE ENDERS at full price just to play the demo (which I played over and over and over)

 

After that ASSASSIN'S CREED, probably. I was psyched for that for over two years, and checked for new updates, previews or news items literally every day for the last year or so

 

Then probably FAR CRY 2 which I was also very hyped for, but then starting a few years ago I got to a place in my life where I stopped reading up on games in advance. It just killed me, I couldn't handle being so hyped with a giant wait looming over me. Now adays I still get hyped for games, but usually only a month or so before their release when I bother to research them. It's so much better this way. If I'd really been reading in depth about DEUS EX HUMAN REVOLUTION, or RED DEAD REDEMPTION before they hit, it would have been a nightmare. Instead it was as if they came out of the blue, and somehow that made the experience even more special. Same goes for titles like FO3, which I bought on word of mouth, and so much of it was all a delightful surprise

 

I got pretty hyped for LA NOIRE (had been reading about the game for a long time), but even though I've not been hyped for SKYRIM long, and I'm a bit apprehensive being new to the ELDER SCROLLS series, I bet I'm going to love it and have a blast. This past month+ has been nearly unbearable, and my hype seems to be increasing by the day

post #567 of 2681

MY SKYRIM PLANS (for those who may be curious)

 

 

I've been planning for how to maximize my SKYRIM ENJOYMENT, and I've decided that the best way is to allow me to put as much of my focus on the game as possible. This means minimal food prep, sobriety and sleep

 

To that end, I'm assembling SKYRIM QUEST MATERIALS to nourish my physical form while my SKYRIM character is off adventuring

 

* NO DOZE, or NOS ENERGY DRINK if I can find it (they no longer seem to sell it at my local grocery store)

 

This will help stave off sleep

 

* SKYRIM SECRET STASH (the best in the Shire!)

 

For immersion

 

* PIZZA STRATAGEM

 

At a local pizza place that makes neapolitan pizza, they have a POINTS SYSTEM where by every dollar you spend earns you a point, and when you've accrued 100 points, you get a free small pizza with two free toppings. I am currently at 78 points, so what I plan is this:

 

1) Friday I will order a pizza valued at more than $22. I will eat some, and freeze the rest in ziplock freezer bags

 

2) Saturday I will get my free pizza, and pay only for extra toppings so that it will be an incredibly decadent pizza, the kind I could never afford without the free pizza and two toppings being knocked off the price, with all sorts of premium toppings (roasted garlic and red peppers, fresh basil, ETC)

 

3) Sunday/Monday I will reheat pizza from Friday

 

The purpose of the pizza is that it can be eaten with no work on my part, and I can eat it while in the living room playing SKYRIM (plus I'm in the mood for pizza)

 

* I will have my mom make me CURRIED PECANS when she gets home from visiting my grandmother on Friday

 

* DESERT FOODS (stock up)

 

Normally I'm partial to ice cream and ice cream cones.. but they're too messy for SKYRIM, so I'll be getting the following:

 

A) CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKES (three boxes or so, frozen)

 

B) FROZEN ECLAIRS  (two boxes, easy to thaw)

 

C) PEPPERIDGE FARM STRAWBERRY VERONA COOKIES

 

* Then I already have some stuff in my freezer that should come in handy, such as FROZEN CALAMARI RINGS

 

* If I don't get an energy drink (probably will get at least a REDBULL if there is no NOS), I will get fresh MANGO NECTAR and SELTZER and make sparkling mango nectar

 

 

I'm going to go food shopping tomorrow so as soon as the game arrives at my mom's house on Friday, I can head straight back to my apartment to boot it up. I'm going to put the PAPER MAP on my wall, and keep the PREMIUM MAP handy for reference. I will INSTALL the game to my HDD, and then spend an hour or so on character creation (or however long it takes) before I kick back and get ready to play


Edited by Princess Kate - 11/9/11 at 4:08pm
post #568 of 2681

I think I may be tied anticipation-wise this console gen at least, between Dragon Age Origins, Red Dead and now Skyrim.

 

It's been a wonderful gaming renaissance I've had the last five years.

post #569 of 2681

This gen, I'd say RDR and Battlefield 3 have been my most anticipated. Skyrim only popped up on my radar pretty recently, having never played an Elder Scrolls game before.

post #570 of 2681

For me Skyrim is special not because I'm an old-school Elder Scrolls fan - hell I haven't even played Morrowind - but because Oblivion kicked off my return to gaming 5 years ago and it seems the natural evolution of open world immersive gaming I've been dreaming of since I was a boy. Besides empire builders and strategy titles, open world sandbox RPG's are very much 'my genre'.

post #571 of 2681

Morrowind and Oblivion both filled similar niches for me. I got them to have something to play while I was waiting for Halo 2 and 3 respectively. I don't play much Halo any more, so Skyrim is the first Elder Scrolls game I've actually anticipated.

post #572 of 2681

He just fucking... he just hamstringed a giant and stabbed him in the head.

 

I... fuck, I shouldn't drink before viewing this thread.

post #573 of 2681

 

 

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If you like getting bang for your buck, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will give you a nuclear blast.
 
You’ll never have to stop questing in the upcoming open-world role-playing game, to be released November 11 for Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3. Skyrim director Todd Howard told Wired.com in a phone interview Monday that the game will feature a never-ending stream of procedurally generated content, giving players an infinite number of things to do.
 
“The vibe of the game is that it’s something that you can play forever,” Howard said.
 
 
The game’s Radiant quest system randomly generates new tasks based on your progress in the game. An innkeeper might ask you to hunt for bandits in a place you haven’t found yet, or an aspiring alchemist could request that you collect 10 undiscovered flowers for his work. Howard claims that the options are endless.
 
In addition to these minor tasks, Howard says you’ll be able to do extra work for each of the game’s factions, like the Dark Brotherhood and the Thieves Guild. Once you complete the scripted quest lines for each group, you can go to their respective hubs and pick up randomly generated missions to steal gems or assassinate shopkeepers across Skyrim’s massive world.
 
Though some players might not love the idea of endlessly collecting groups of random ingredients, Howard says that Radiant quests play into one of the game’s major strengths: environmental storytelling. Skyrim’s world is sprinkled with secrets and minor bits of narrative that you’ll have to piece together as you explore, an aspect of game design that Howard says the team picked up while working on their last game, Fallout 3.
 
“With Fallout, it’s not as beautiful a world to everybody,” he said. “We had to find ways to make exploration of [a destroyed wasteland] interesting.”
 
For Skyrim, Howard says that Bethesda has learned a few new tricks and gotten better at the old ones. The most enjoyable part of the Radiant system won’t be completing quests, he says, it’ll be the things you discover along the way: bandit-infested fortresses, or a terrifying lighthouse.
 
“The world is probably the one thing that sets [Skyrim] apart from other games,” he said. “It feels really real for what it is … It’s just fun to explore.”
 
Wired.com’s full review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be published on Thursday.
 

 

 

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post #574 of 2681

Oh shit, that sounds good.

post #575 of 2681

Yeah, I was all vnpTT.gif 0111_dodc.gif fatass.gif f90802aa_whoa.gif HappyBirthday.gif when I first heard about that. Oblivion and Morrowind have both lasted me 5-9 years each, in terms of gameplay content, and are still going strong. I don't even care to speculate on how many separate quest-iterations are in Skyrim.

 

Seriously thinking about being the world's biggest fantasy-racist, what with the arrogant, asshole Imperial character I'm planning at the moment, out to restore civilization to the poor, benighted, pig-fucking Nords. I'll be the Cornelius Hawthorne of Skyrim.

 

Q: What do you call a Redguard with a brand-new horse?

 

A: A thief!

post #576 of 2681

Nord? Might as well be a Finn.

post #577 of 2681
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Nord? Might as well be a Finn.



That's just Welsh nonsense!

post #578 of 2681

(Adopting my best Brian Blessed)

 

Aussie Chewers...

 

DIIIIIIIIIIIVE!!

 

http://www.kotaku.com.au/2011/11/the-skyrim-street-date-has-now-officially-been-broken/

 

 

Just got off my last break RD, so haven't had a chance to see if Dungeon Crawl are selling. Get off in an hour ten though, so will swing by there...

 

post #579 of 2681
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(Adopting my best Brian Blessed)

 

Aussie Chewers...

 

DIIIIIIIIIIIVE!!

 

http://www.kotaku.com.au/2011/11/the-skyrim-street-date-has-now-officially-been-broken/

 

 

Just got off my last break RD, so haven't had a chance to see if Dungeon Crawl are selling. Get off in an hour ten though, so will swing by there...

 


The manager Rowan says he has an announcement on facebook after 4pm today. My hearts beating quite quickly right now.

 

post #580 of 2681
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The manager Rowan says he has an announcement on facebook after 4pm today. My hearts beating quite quickly right now.

 



35 minutes and I'm outta here... (Staring clock down)

 

post #581 of 2681

Well Steam ain't breaking street date apparently.

 

 

 

Bastards.

post #582 of 2681

Just got an update - my 360 copy will not be available until Monday.

 

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Strong men also cry.

post #583 of 2681
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Just got an update - my 360 copy will not be available until Monday.

 

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Strong men also cry.



They haven't gotten it in stock yet?

 

post #584 of 2681

They import so not yet no. Thing is I've already paid for the damn thing in full so I'm stuck waiting for them. 

 

I'm trying really, really hard to be a grownup about this.

 

But inside...

 

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They import so not yet no. Thing is I've already paid for the damn thing in full so I'm stuck waiting for them. 

 

I'm trying really, really hard to be a grownup about this.

 

But inside...

 


My condolences, RD.

 

When I was waiting for Halo: Reach to come out, my local place kept on hinting that they would break street date. I stopped by once a day. "Do you have it yet?" "No, stop by tomorrow." Repeat.

Finally, the day before release, I stop by at 2pm: "Do you have it yet?" "We sold out, won't be getting any until Thursday."

 

The string of expletives leaving my mouth could have made it to Australia and back.

 

I am not staring at my amazon account reading where it says "has not yet shipped" and wondering if that is normal procedure.

post #586 of 2681

 

Quote:Mikel

Nord? Might as well be a Finn.

 

 

God how I wish this game would let me play the fantasy counterpart to a Finn. With the adorable name and the confusing mythology involving world-eggs and "sampos."

 

It'd be so whimsical.

post #587 of 2681
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Most anticipated game ever?

 

May be a silly question but I would bet for a number of you the answer would be yes.  It is for me at least.


Not. Even. Close. You want to see mankind at its most miserable? Look for me in the final days before Diablo 3 comes out. Meth-head central.

 

 

post #588 of 2681
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Not. Even. Close. You want to see mankind at its most miserable? Look for me in the final days before Diablo 3 comes out. Meth-head central.

 

 



Oooh awesome, can we have a running series of photos in the leadup?

 

 

post #589 of 2681

Hope you guys have a blast tomorrow...I'll be hitting the pre-owned racks for it come January...

 

(and for the record, as an old skoll gamer, the most anticipated  game ever was, without a doubt, Mario Kart 64. Fact smile.gif)

post #590 of 2681
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Oooh awesome, can we have a running series of photos in the leadup?

 

 


Don't even joke about it. I will haunt your nightmares for months.

 

 

post #591 of 2681
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Originally Posted by stelios View Post


Not. Even. Close. You want to see mankind at its most miserable? Look for me in the final days before Diablo 3 comes out. Meth-head central.

 


Maybe this is why there's no news about Half Life 2:  Episode 3 since forever...the week before release would be a full on zombie outbreak.

 

(My own anticipated game experience is "Mass effect 2"; i ordered the limited edition from a relative in the USA (since special editions rarely arrrived here in those days)....i meet with that relative on vacation on Ecuador for a family gathering/vacation a few days after the release date, then had to wait a week until i was back home and could actually play it....that wasnt a  fun vacation much)

 

 

post #592 of 2681

::fingers crossed::

 

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post #593 of 2681

IGN Review Is Up

 

Of course they liked it. But it's not super lavish 'zomg! praise', actually seems a bit level headed.

 

Still gets me even more stoked for the game.

post #594 of 2681

Rock, Paper, Shotgun kind of liked it.

 

 

 

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the sequel to Oblivion, launches tomorrow. I’ve been playing the PC version of it during every waking hour of the last three and a half days, and most of the non-waking hours too. I’m still not really ready to tell you what I think. I will anyway.

I have not bought a house.
I have not worn heavy armour, wielded a two-handed weapon, dual-wielded two one-handed weapons or fired a bow (for anything other than as a distraction).
I have not got married (I did propose to a middle-aged warrior-woman by accident, but didn’t get around to seeing a priest yet).
I did not acquire any spells above Apprentice level, even though I regularly fried foes with lightning bolts.
I have not completed 44 quests listed in my journal, nor even accepted probably twice more that number.
I have not visited the vast majority of locations marked on my map.
I have not visited the college of magic, or joined a mage’s guild.
I have not contracted vampirism, though I have cleared out several vampire dens.
I have not killed anyone in cold blood, though I have been sorely tempted.
I have not hunted animals for their pelts, even though I need leather to make better armour.
I have not replaced my initial horse with a better one. I’m very fond of the fat old idiot.
I have not been invited to join the Dark Brotherhood.
I have not earned the favour of any of the Jarls who rule Skyrim’s various cities.
I have not sided with either the Stormcloaks or the Empire in the great civil war wracking Skyrim.
I have not fought a dragon.
I haven’t even seen a dragon, apart from the one in the mandatory introduction quest.

I have not needed or been forced to do any of those things, but I have been very, very busy doing many other things and I am excited that there is so much still remaining. I have played Skyrim for over 30 hours, and I barely feel I’ve scratched its surface. I haven’t even thought about taking on its main quest, so lost was I to the other arcs and needy little self-interests this RPG is so generous in offering. I am earnestly worried that I will be playing it for months to come, because I don’t know how I can reconcile that with also playing other games for my job.

 

post #595 of 2681
My thoughts go out to Rain Dog in these dark times.
post #596 of 2681
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My thoughts go out to Rain Dog in these dark times.


 

Yes, that is legitimately terrible. I can only hope everyone else is able to get their copy in a timely fashion

post #597 of 2681

I have the day off tomorrow, but I made the mistake of pre-ordering the game from amazon.  Now, I will be sitting on my front porch all morning waiting for the UPS man to come.  It will be pathetic yet exhilirating.

 

I just got MW3 and it came at like 4:00 P.M. Tuesday.  If it comes at 4:00 again I will cry, as I will only have 3 hours to play before my girlfriend comes home.  That pretty much means I will only have created my character's face in that time.

 

Also, off topic but MW3 kind of sucks.  Maybe it's because I suck and I've been playing Gears 3, which is a lot slower than MW3.  Either way, it seems like the multiplayer is almost too fast.  Something unnatural about it.  However, to rate it a 0 like a lot of people are doing on metacritic is pretty absurd.  Even if it's the same game again, it's still a better game than most.  To give anything less than a 5 out of 10 is silly.

 

Back to Skyrim.....ummm...it's gonna be awesome.  that's all.

post #598 of 2681

So, after using these guys to help me pound through Oblivion the past month, I hadn't realized there's already a bunch of stuff up for the Skyrim wiki.

 

Anyone who wants a head start on character creation/planning, and don't consider menu options to be spoilers, they have complete pages for the Races and all of the Skills, including the perk trees (on the individual skill pages). My lunch hour = blown. And possibly a deadline if I'm not careful.

 

I do believe I'm going Argonian, for some reptile-on-reptile action. (How you gonna be a "dragonborn" without scales on yer face?)

post #599 of 2681

Rain Dog? Rain Dog...Rain Dog...RAIN DOG? RAIN DOG!

 

Find your happy-place and enhance your calm, son -- PUPPIES RAINBOWS ICE CREAM UNICORNS.

 

I was all like morena.gif when I found out I'm gonna have to put some SW: TOR guild-time in this weekend with the beta, but I'm working through it. We'll be here to torme-- er, I mean, help you through this dark time with our own epic tales of living life in Tamriel these next several days.

 

Keep flyin' high, my man....keep flyin' high.

 

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IGN Review Is Up

 

Of course they liked it. But it's not super lavish 'zomg! praise', actually seems a bit level headed.

 

Still gets me even more stoked for the game.

 

Charles Onyett wrote the IGN review, rather than Kristine Steimer...thank Christ.

So, right there's pretty much a guarantee that the game would rate above a 7.0, and not be artificially score-gimped by having an entire point automatically knocked off the top just to maintain the reviewer's "edgy" street-cred.
 

Other reviews are now in -- 10/10 from Destructoid, 5/5 from GiantBomb, 9/10 from Gamespot, and 9/10 from Edge.

Looking good so far.


Edited by Leto II - 11/10/11 at 7:59am
post #600 of 2681

Amazon tells me that my mastodon-sized Xbox LCE is being prepped for shipment as we speak.

 

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