How to Save Money With Xbox 360 Repair On Your Own

Most people are put off at the thought of repairing a technical item like a gaming system. However, Xbox 360 repair does not have to be all that difficult. As long as you take your time and follow simple directions, you can save tons of time and money by repairing the machine on your own.

Don’t be fooled – to repair an Xbox 360 does require some basic tools and technical skills. However, you certainly don’t have to be a certified technician to do these things! With proper instructions, it is possible for the ordinary gamer to get away with some of his or her own Xbox 360 repair.

Out of all the problems that can go wrong with your Xbox, the most common need for Xbox 360 repair is the red ring of death error. If you’re seeing this error, first of all, check to see if you console is still under warranty. If it is, don’t even bother trying to repair it on your own. Take it in and let the technicians fix your Xbox. Be warned that if you open the box yourself it will void the warranty!

Although the red ring of dead is troubling, you should know that 94% of Xbox 360’s that receive the red ring of death error can be repaired. Therefore, your system has a great chance of Xbox 360 repair if you can follow directions carefully. To get started, you need to take a trip to your local hardware or electronics store and pick up a few items. The shopping list will be provided by the guide that you’re following.

After purchasing the things you need to fix the machine, jump online and find a legitimate guide that explains in detail the steps you will take to fix your system. Many guides that can be found online will also include tips and information on overheating systems, graphic errors, and freeze ups. Within an hour you can have your Xbox back in action.

If you’re taking your Xbox in to get fixed by Microsoft, you can expect to pay close to $150. This is a lot considering the fact that the system is expensive to start out with. However, with a proper Xbox 360 repair guide and a little patience, you can fix it yourself saving you $150.

Just make sure you take your time and follow all of the directions carefully when opening up the system and fixing it. The last thing you want to do is end up ruining your Xbox because of carelessness. Good luck!

Cancelling A PSU Subscription – How to

Microsoft’s gaming console Xbox is widely popular. Xbox is known to have a huge series of interesting video game consoles, which is developed by Microsoft. The gaming console consists of Xbox Live, an online streaming service with applications including sixth generation onwards to eighth. This brand came into being on November 15th in the year 2001. Xbox was launched in the United States and it started off with an original Xbox gaming console.

Have you heard about the 2006 release Phantasy Star Universe? This came up as a sequel to the game Phantasy Star Online, which is from the SEGA Dreamcast games. What do you know about this game?

It is an action oriented online as well as offline game that has RPG feature available on the PS2, PC and Xbox 360. For the online content of this game, a monthly subscription fee of $9.99 is charged, according to the records of April 2011. It is a curse for many to lack information on cancelling this game subscription. I can make it easy for you, just as picking up a phone and solving the issues with Microsoft help line.

Let’s see to the steps for cancelling PSU subscription.

Instructions to cancel PSU subscription

If you continue to have an unlimited paid subscription and don’t wish to make use of it, take an effort to cancel it as soon as possible.

First step is to call My Xbox, according to instructions from Microsoft help line. Xbox Gaming Console

You could call Microsoft Xbox 360 helpline to carry out the first step, simply by dialing the respective phone number.
You need to get set with your Phantasy Star Universe account information as well as the gamrertag for Xbox. It would be required to provide your gamertag information along with the account information and for instances like billing credit card, home address, date of birth and name. You can also get a full detailed instruction about this on, including a free Fifa 17 generator tool that can give you unlimited Fifa coins.
If you want to know about the current status of your Phantasy Star Universe account and subscription, just turn on your Xbox 360; go to Manage Account page to check the details of your current membership.

Disappointing Turn Out with SimCity Buildit


Finally a mobile version of the original Simcity is now available for iOS and Android with Simcity Buildit. So, obviously this is coming from EA, otherwise known as Electronic Arts. The good thing about this is that you can play it wherever you go as long as you have the online connectivity that it requires, and on top of that it is a Free-to-Play game. Now, when hearing the word F2P, then you might guess that it would be a game perhaps in the style of Farmville. And guess what? You might be right in making such assumption.

Taking a look at the game, you got this little hats and buildings. Do take note that Simcity Buildit is not your conventional city simulation game that we got to know from the franchise. It is more of a city management game. It is not a fun game neither, but it is considered to be a very entertaining, addicting, and a very frustrating game at times. And this game, as we have known from EA, clearly wants to milk money from its gamers as much as possible.

You basically needs to make use of your Simcity online as balance as possible that is to make your citizens happy while making money to upgrade and expand your city. The most common way of making money is by upgrading buildings, and with more money and upgraded buildings, you earn more, you can house more, and your city gets bigger eventually. Just like its bigger title on PC, you have to manage the city’s resources like power, water, minerals etc. As a management game, you have to listen to your citizen because that is one way of how you can do the right thing most of the time. If one complains about traffic, then you can build more roads. If others complain about crimes, then you can put up police station. And the list goes on.

Overall, as a long time fan of the Simcity series, I am not really that impressed with the SimCity Buildit game on mobile. It took away the very essence of the game, that is city simulation. This is not anymore that kind of game where you basically create a city and everything falls in your hands. There were so many features that were omitted. This may, however, be attractive to some gamers who love the idea of bringing a “sort of” Simcity game wherever they go. But as far as the standards go, EA should could have made a better game than this.


The Flame Wars Content for Boom Beach Game

Supercell and its game Boom Beach has newly released all new exciting contents. It is called “the Flame Wars”. Some bits and pieces of information are already available for the users to get acquainted to. Of course, most of you already know that there is a new unit available for use, that is the Scorcher – a flame thrower tank. On the side note, there are lots of contents that were added.


Flame Wars Content Updates:

  • New Power Base Tactical Note system available for use in Task Forces
  • Reveal information about enemy raiders statues – something useful if you are planning to take revenge
  • New available Power Base layouts that you can try and tweak
  • Wildlife are now available for your island
  • Addition of female villagers

Game Improvements and Balancing

  • Faster and farther throws for Grenadier
  • Pausing of statue boost temporarily when the game is having a maintenance
  • Double damage by Cannons, Boom Cannons, and Boom Mines to tanks are nerfed instead it deals double damage overall
  • Tanks have less health but deals more damage and train faster
  • Sabotage price reduced

Player Feedback Changes

  • Improved landing craft colors
  • Officers can only kick members every 20 minutes

With the above updates, it is much more interesting how the gameplay will be affected. We all know that this game involves strategy which makes also depends on how units are made for the game. With the changes mentioned, it is pretty obvious that tactics will be affected. What may have worked before will not work anymore today. Positive or negative, it is for the players to find out, adjust, and devise a plan.

Yes, Supercell has provided as with interesting contents over this few months as far as Boom Beach iOS tool is concern. Yet, the game can be very boring at times especially when it is too repetitive. Neverthless, it still good that this game has been constantly getting updates. Imagine the game is more than 1 year old but still player base are constantly increasing. Who knows on the near future, Boom Beach will be given the title as Clash of Clans’ sucessor. With the game’s status right now, this is not  a surprising move for other the company, after all, you can just play the game and perhaps litsen to music f choide.

Kombucha – The Truth behind the Craze

Healing each other is in our DNA, it seems. As far back as we have historical record, we have mixed up elixirs and potions for every ailment. In the Odyssey, Helen is given nepenthe’s pharmakon — which was probably opium — to heal her mind. Coca-cola was marketed as a cure for a hangover, of course it had cocaine in it, so it probably worked. The modern version of this attempt to provide healing might be word of mouth cure-alls, like kombucha. Kombucha tea has been popular with holistic health proponents for decades; likely branching from centuries-old Asian medicine.

If you’ve never seen it before, modern kombucha “tea” comes from a strange looking container of brownish liquid with a blob floating in it. It looks like something H.R. Geiger would invent for a kids movie. And if you’re thinking “dear god what is that thing?” It’s a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast floating in a brew of regular old tea and sugar. The yeast eat the sugars, just like they do in beer-making, and create alcohol and CO2, then ethanol is eaten by the bacteria and turned into acetic acid. The final result is a vinegary, acidic, slightly alcoholic, vaguely effervescent brew. In fact, if you leave it in there long enough, it will become alcohol and even longer and it becomes vinegar — which if drunk like a beverage can erode tooth enamel and cause digestive problems and ulcers.


A 90s Newsweek piece said it allegedly “turns grey hair black, clears up bad skin, boosts T-cell count, and induces spiritual well-being and clears up cellulite.” Manufacturers claim it can improve “liver, gall bladder and digestive function and enhance the body’s normal toxin elimination process” The thing is, there’s no actual medical evidence whatsoever that kombucha does these things. And believe me, science is looking. One of the major manufacturers was sued for claiming health benefits and concealing health risks. I found dozens of studies looking at what is growing in that strange jar; and they found yeast and bacteria, depending on the source and geographic location, the species of the microbes would vary; and that depending on the brew, the pH level — or acidity, could vary too.

A compilation study in the Journal of Environmental Health for the FDA laid out all the current knowledge and found kombucha isn’t harmful, as long as you’re already healthy; but that you should never drink more than 4 ounces per day, according to the CDC. The real problem is the tendency for kombucha drinkers to make it themselves. Similar to home brewing of any fermented beverage, this can expose the drinkers to dangerous levels of mold, bacteria and fungi, which naturally live in our environment, but can be dangerous when allowed to culture for days at a time — which is how kombucha works. There are NO proven scientific benefits to drinking kombucha at all, even after decades of searching. It doesn’t seem like it would hurt you if you bought it at a store, but it’s not going to help you much either… Home brewing, on the other hand, is risky. If ceramic pots are used, lead poisoning could result, if non-sterile conditions are used, contamination could cause severe illness.

Triple Play – Don’t Strike Out!

We’re coming up on baseball season again, and EA Sports is busy refining the Triple Play franchise for the new season. Is it a game saving homer or a three pitch strikeout?

Ever since Triple Play 1998, EA Sports has been trying to break into the baseball market with mixed results. While it’s difficult to argue against the game’s graphical appeal, it’s always been a strange mix of simulation-like aspects with strong arcade gameplay. The game has survived on the arcade roots, but the series has in general been shunned by critics and simulation fans as having little depth and too much flash. For Triple Play 2002, EA Sports is hoping to address the depth issues while maintaining the arcade feel.

Best with a gamepad, the control is both intuitive and complex. Simple moves like swinging and pitching are handled with ease, while basic fielding is as simple as the D-pad (or analog stick) and a button press. For more complex moves, a combination of button presses and directional moves is required, which becomes easier after the “memorization curve” is overcome.

To keep the arcade roots, Triple Play 2002 includes things such as Big League Challenge Mode, which is basically a home run hitting contest. There’s even a target mode, where extra points are earned for hitting the ball into specific targets. The game also features signature moves for popular players such as Garciaparra, Randy Johnson, El Duque and the like. There are also scripted events including umpire arguments, high-fives after good plays and end-of-game celebrations. Commentary is provided by Buck Martinez and Jim Hughson, and both add an air of believability.

Rounding off the arcade aspects of the game, there is a unique World Tournament that takes place after winning the World Series. The World Tournament pits the player against all-star teams from around the world; when they’re defeated, they’re unlocked and available for regular season play. In addition, points can be earned during regular season play and after enough are accumulated, they can be used to “purchase” things like cheat stadiums and player powerups. It’s all very console-like in this aspect.

In an attempt to appeal to the more simulation-oriented baseball fans, EA Sports is including the ability to trade players, edit rosters and even edit the attributes of each player. The computer will also offer trades throughout the season with other computer-controlled opponents as well as the player. To help determine each player’s strengths, there are in-game overlays that appear between innings to display the locations of the previous inning’s homeruns. So if, for example, all the homeruns are going to left field, the player can adjust his pitching style and outfield positioning to better defend against future dingers.

Whether or not EA Sports will win over the simulation fans is yet to be determined, but even without that, Triple Play 2002 is in fact fun to play. It’s still in a relatively early stage, but the fielding and most of the animations seem to be in place and working correctly. The graphics are still a little dark and the shadowing could also use some help. The gameplay, though, seems to be intact, and that is where the importance lies. We’ll know in a matter of months if EA Sports can pull off the perfect blend of sim and arcade play, but either way, it looks as though arcade baseball fans will have another four-bagger this Spring.