>There’s something about this time of year – and it seems to happen earlier and earlier – that just gets me revved up. Obviously, I’m talking about making Best-Of-The-Year lists. 2008 was a notable year for me in the gaming category. This was my first year owning all major systems, and I spent quite a …

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>1. In seemingly direct opposition to The Thing I Cannot Talk About, the New Xbox Experience knows exactly what it is and offers some exciting features that I have already been able to take full advantage of. 2. One of those features is the ability to play games off of the HDD. I spent a …

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>Well, whaddya know; I got early access to the NXE, too. Full impressions in a bit. For now, I’ll say that it’s pretty snazzy, and playing games off the HDD is fantastic, but the layout does take some getting used to. ALSO: so glad I re-rolled a new character in Fallout 3.

> Heard on Major Nelson’s podcast a couple weeks ago that Microsoft would be pre-releasing the New Xbox Experience to a small percentage of the respondents of a specific survey. For some reason, I was utterly convinced that I would be one of those lucky people, and was actually a bit crushed when I wasn’t. …

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