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February 19, 2008

Whiny consumerists complain about GH3

The whiners at Consumerist are at it again, this time complaining that Activision is requiring Guitar Hero 3 customers to send in their game discs before shipping replacements.

If you don't know, many Guitar Hero 3 users complained when it was discovered that GH3 on the Wii was recorded in Mono, rather than Stereo. Activision stepped up and offered to upgrade the game, and replace the discs for free.

Not only is Activision fixing the Mono problem, but they are adding downloadable content. Did I mention they are doing this for free? The only caveat is that you have to send in your disc before Activision will send you a replacement. This is made clear on the website, and was made clear to me when I called to register.

As far as I am concerned, Activision has not only done the right thing by offering to replace the game, but they have gone above the call of duty by adding downloadable content to the game. The whiners at Consumerist have no right to complain, and should be glad that Activision is the kind of company that will not only do the right thing, they will go a step further. If it's so traumatic to give up playing the game while waiting for the new disc, go buy another one, or keep what you have. I mailed mine today, and don't mind waiting for a freebie.

February 15, 2008

Nerdcore comes to SxSW

My favorite Nerdcore rapper, MC Frontalot is coming to SxSW, and his documentary Nerdcore Rising is coming with him.

You would think that I would be happy about it ... I've never seen MC Frontalot live before, and he's coming to Austin. I just can't bring myself to pay $400.00 just to see one movie, and attend one concert. Not to mention that I'll have to wait in enormously huge queues, pay for at least one more pass for my wife, and have to deal with all the self-indulgent shit that has become SxSW.

SxSW has turned into a circle-jerk of hollywood elitists and wannabees, all vying for attention of the self-indulgent teeming masses yearning for the latest in "entertainment." I've been downtown during SxSW, and it's mad crazy. I have friends that pay the fee, every year, and then bitch endlessly about how much worse it gets.

Sorry Front, but I'll have to pass. Perhaps when NR comes out on DVD I can get it on BitTorrent. I liked Nerdcore better when it was underground, and nobody thought it was cool.