Thursday, December 29, 2011

Beware Fifa Hackers, Xbox LIVE users.

I Hate this month now.  Seriously.  Not even my Father's third Wife brought this much ire to my attention in such a short amount of time.  First my hard drive crashes losing my term paper and all my in-progress reviews and lets plays, Indian tech support leads me in circles for Three weeks, and my next major project happens to be based around a faulty disk so old and somehow popular despite it's suckage that new copies cost nearly $200.  Now, now as the year is ending, some Soccer nutjobs are exploiting a flaw in an EA FIFA game to hack my account?  Arrrrrgh.

For those not in the know or want to avoid my starting rant: This pretty much sums it up.  If you are not yet afflicted by this menagerie of douchebaggery, I talked a bit with Customer support and received these helpful tips:

1:  Don't play and EA games!  When you play one, you come up on the EA server, which leads to them being able to hack you.  I own a copy Of Monopoly Streets, so That's how I got in the hackage.
2:  Remove any Credit card Information from your Xbox live and Windows Live accounts.  They can't spend your cash if you only renew your account using the cards purchasable in stores.  For those who like to purchase and download their games over the internet directly to their hard drive, sorry, you kinda luck out.
3:  Lock your account to an Xbox with password.  Kinda self-explanatory.  While you need a password to access your account on a computer, the same isn't always so on an Xbox.  Lock it to it with your password.  This didn't help me, as they had already gotten to the point of changing all my passwords so I got locked out of an active account, requiring me to call out for assistance.  Which leads in to:
4:  If it happens, immediately contact Customer Support.  In the US, the number is (800)-469-9269.  They will immediately lock down your account after aquiring some information from you.  The full investigation will take about three weeks, but if you find that you can't sign in to your account, and someone has it signed in elsewhere: CALL THEM IMMEDIATELY!  Then, call your bank or credit card provider immediately to dispute the charges.  The second investigation apparently speeds up the capture.
5:  Inform your Friends.  Apparently if you have enough common games (ESPECIALLY EA Games), they can piggyback a hack by degrees of separation (...I don't think I'm explaining this part well, I'm not an expert on hacking or computers).  If you care about your gaming circle, don't make them join you in purgatory while Microsoft works to give you back your account.

Yeah, that's all I got, but wanted to spread the knowledge around.  Bastards got a lot of money in Microsoft points, my Gamertag, and usurped control of my windows live account in the span of two hours.  And investigation can take upwards of 25 days.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Files of Fanfic recommendations: the works of Andrew Joshua Talon

While the laptop that can support my recording tech is down, there's not going to be much for me to post for some time.
So, to fill the void, I'm going to be over-viewing some of the works of a few authors I follow for laughs.
We're Starting with the wacky AJ Talon.
Bronies, keep hold of you Abacus'.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

System Crash

Yes, Again. Posting this one just to let people know what happened. Laptop was dropped 2 feet, and that caused some corrupted files, which cascaded into a failure to startup and damaged my system restore files. Still working to recover everything, but if not, the remaining data files for the Batman Let's Play, along with the other reviews and projects I've been working on in my spare time would have been lost.
On my backup ye olde laptop right now, will see what can be done with it.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

BSOD Difficulties.

Yeeeeeaaaaaaahhhh... My computer got hit with the Blue Screen of Death. While I've been able to recover it, a lot of work I had on the next review has been lost, so I'm going to have to reproduce that content, and that I have for some later reviews down the line. And with Classes starting up again, I don't have as much time as I had before to work on it.
What I do have is some information on what I will be reviewing next.
First is one of my Favorite Movies of All Time: Back To The Future. I haven't been able to find anyone who has reviewed it. Afterwards, to start off the Halloween Season, will Be Evil Dead.
Lastly, in production is what I hope to be a long-runner: Tokusatsu in Review. I will be a look back on all the zany antics of Japanese actors in monster and superhero suits, starting off with the Original Kamen Rider. It will also come to encompass my intended reviews of Godzilla movies. However, Many of the Early Tokusatsu series are not subbed, so it's something of a stumbling block for now. At the moment, I'm Half way through Kamen Rider. It's a 98 episode series, so it takes some time to sit through.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

An actual Update: Gojira Review

Apologies for the lack of content this last month, Life and other activities got in the way. Expect another post this week.
For now, Enjoy the video. This time we're hitting the King of the Monsters himself.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I'm (Not) Batman, (Part 1)

Ah Yes, Batman Arkham Asylum.  Best superhero video game I have ever played.  Join me on this  adventure, will you?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Onimusha: The review

This is going to be practice for games I review.  I'll let's play it first, then release a review video the following week.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Let's play Onimusha

Once again, after an extended Hiatus, I return with actual original content.
Well...Sorta.  It's a let's play of Onimusha Warlords.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Upcoming Events and general Updates

Hi...The people who will find this post long after it's been placed.  Been a while since I updated this last, though there's not been much to post.
Anywho, I'll be going to some live events soon that those that find this blog my be interested in.
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Monday, February 7, 2011

Power Rangers Samurai

As a guy who grew up in the 90's and watched Fox Kids, I was a fan of the Power Rangers series.  While I stopped watching it religiously after Disney took over, but kept track of the series throughout the remainder of it's initial run...with the exception of Jungle fury, which plain sucked.  As such, in recent years I started looking up other Tokusatsu (Japanese live-action series)--mainly of the Kamen Rider series.  But I took brief looks at Shinkenger and Goseiger, and found them to be rather well-written series, if albeit silly and/or message heavy to draw in the kids.  As such, when I heard that Power Rangers Samurai, the adaptation of Shinkenger which was delayed a year, I decided to take a look at it.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Good News for Gundam lovers

Oddly, my blog post on Gundam Musou 3 was a bit redundant.  Namco Bandai just released a press statement [link] that they will be releasing it as Dynasty warriors Gundam 3 this summer.

Nonetheless, Huzzah!  More Robot-on-robot fighting action to enjoy.  I wonder what else is on Bandai's eminent release list.  Turn A Gundam's been in the works for some time, I hope we get some sights of that soon.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

How 'bout that Blizzard?

 Personally, I was too far North to get any snow, but my off-Campus Home and Hometown apparently got hammered.  Sadface.  I like snow, and It's always after a move or a vacation that the area I was just at gets hit.  As a person who loves Cold weather and being snowed in, being unable to get hit by the weather is disappointing.
Personally I blame February working against me.  I hate February, nothing tends to go right.  Much like Mondays.
February is the Month of Mondays.
  But to those who prefer the warmth, there is good news:  It's only around Six weeks until spring!

I leave with this bit of wisdom written on my '08 RA's board:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Gundam Musou 3

Those that know me know my love of Gundam Series.  The Dynasty warrior Gundam Games (known as Gundam Musou in Japan) have been a source of a great time  in the case of the second, and frustration in the first.  Regardless, I find them good to play, and amongst the reasons I enjoy owning an Xbox 360.  Suffice to say, when I began seeing clips from Gundam Musou 3 from Japan appearing on youtube.

Monday, January 31, 2011

I can't believe I'm doing this...

Oookay, for some reason for another, I Decided to starts a blog.  Eh, it's better than dumping this stuff on Deviantart.  Not like many will bother with this.