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Tylerh1701's Theory of Acceptability in the Field of "Flipping"

Posted by tylerh1701, 16 October 2013 - - - - - - · 951 views

This blog post is basically just an expansion of a comment I left on Rozz' blog post about flipping . I've been on CAG for a while now and I've found my views on flipping have evolved a little bit. It's always interesting to see the spectrum of beliefs about flipping on this site. Some people see nothing at all wrong with it, others absolutely can't stand...

Xbox 360 Ban: The Aftermath

Posted by tylerh1701, in Xbox 360, Xbox One 14 October 2013 - * * * * * · 1602 views

As some of you readers probably know, I was recently console and account banned by Microsoft. You can read about why it happened here and you can read about the affects of the ban here . This final part of this series is just to talk about the aftermath of the ban and what I'm doing now, game-wise.

So I did post on the Xbox 360 ban boards, but honestly...

Xbox 360 Ban: The Damage

Posted by tylerh1701, in Xbox 360 02 October 2013 - * * * * * · 2498 views

So yesterday I posted the story of how my Xbox 360 ban happened . Today I thought I'd share with you the damage that was done by this ban. Prepare yourself for a lot of lists.

If you don't know, when you get your account banned on Xbox you lose your licenses for all the digital content you own. It actually seems kind of fucked up that they can do that...

Xbox 360 Ban: The Story

Posted by tylerh1701, in Xbox 360 02 October 2013 - * * * * - · 2340 views

So as some of you may know, I recently had both my Xbox 360 console and my Xbox Live account permanently banned by Mircosoft during their recent wave of bans. Obviously it sucks, and I thought I'd share my story about the ban and how I feel about it.

The reason for my ban is basically a version of "Marketplace Theft", though I think that's kind of a fun...

Live Blogging GTA V [Spoilers]

Posted by tylerh1701, in PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 18 September 2013 - - - - - - · 757 views

So I never buy games day 1 anymore, but I picked up GTA V with a $20 BB gamers club GC and hope to resell it in a week or so for at least $40, so hopefully it will turn into a cheap rental for me.

Anyways, this has been a pretty hyped game, so I figured I'd "liveblog" the start of the game and just mention some of the things that pop up to me. (Not reall...

Avoiding Breaking Bad Spoilers [No Spoilers]

Posted by tylerh1701, 16 September 2013 - - - - - - · 654 views

So I've recently started watching Breaking Bad on Netflix due to all the hype it has been getting lately since the final episodes are coming on. I'm currently through Season 4 Episode 4, and it's a pretty good show. Probably not quite worthy of all the praise it has been receiving, but still rather entertaining. I thought Season 1 was really slow, Seasons...

What are you playing this weekend? The Tyler Edition

Posted by tylerh1701, 07 September 2013 - - - - - - · 912 views

Figured since DaddyBoJangles hasn't posted one yet, I'd go ahead and usurp all the glory and post the WRUP blog post this weekend.

Saturday I'll be hanging with my family. Monday is the 5th anniversary since my dad passed away, so my family is going to mass tomorrow and probably dinner in remembrance of him. Also hoping to get a haircut at some point dur...

Selling my Gamecube Collection

Posted by tylerh1701, 04 September 2013 - - - - - - · 1003 views

This could probably just go in the brag forums, but I figured I'd do a blog post about it because those are more fun.

So I posted a blog a month ago about selling off older games that aren't being played anymore, and that I was tempted to continue to reduce my older games collection. Well I decided to go for it and sell off most of the games I had tha...

Selling My Older Video Game Collection

Posted by tylerh1701, 01 August 2013 - - - - - - · 1285 views

So over the past couple years I've been cleaning out my video game collection a little bit. With a 360, PS3, Wii, Vita, and a triple digit backlog, I just haven't had much time to go back to some of my favorite games of older generations.

A lot of them were in very good shape and just sitting on the shelf collecting dust. When I first started selling t...

Turning a Bad Purchase into a Decent Purchase

Posted by tylerh1701, in PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 02 July 2013 - - - - - - · 1569 views

The best thing about CAG is buying cheap games, that's for sure. But JP's Gamestop trade-in thread, the Best Buy Trade-in thread, and other similar threads also make it possible to sometimes get top dollar on the games you own.

Before I ever knew about CAG, I was still pretty cheap, but mostly did my shopping from weekly ads. Kmart had Alice: Madness R...