Wired compares Avatars to Miis


I’m not going to tell you that the NXE is out, you know that… you know that better than I do while I’m out of town away from my console! But you don’t come to this site to read things you already know, so here’s a fun article comparing Nintendo’s Mii to the new Xbox 360 Avatars. I just wish Wired blogger “Z” was also involved in the Playstation Home beta, and had a little mre to talk about. Still, the comparison isn’t just “which one I like more” – but “Z” actually gets in to a fair comparison as to why he likes specific features. Enjoy the read!

UPDATE 2: Introducing: WinBreak.com FORUMS!

I’ll be the first to admit that WinBreak.com is still a small site – and sometimes adding forums to small sites only forces you to see how nobody wants to register for your puny blog. But the service will be in place, just in case you ever change your mind! 🙂

Yes, WinBreak.com is launching our very own Forum. A link to the forums will be located on the right side of the blog, under the Users Panel at all times. Located conveniently over at http://NuAngel.net/forums, you can register and start posting away in your favorite current-gen console’s forum, or just post in the general area. If we see a demand for additional forums, subforums, or just overall clarification and cleaning up of the current interface, it’s just a few clicks away.

They are still a great deal under construction, with more features to come, and a little bit more visual continuity ahead, but they are fully functioning and I encourage you to participate!

Update 1: It appears as though PHPBB isn’t quite playing nice with FireFox browsers. If you want, please leave some feedback (in the forum, or as a comment here) and let us know if the forums are working for you!

Update 2: Registration problems have been resolved. Thank you to PimpMethod for bringing them to my attention. You will no longer be required to enter “CAPTCHA” data upon registration (at least until the forums become spam heavy or I can resolve the issue with CAPTCHA pictures not showing up).

Black Friday Video Game Deals & a small site update…


Chicago Old Navy store: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images, from MSNBC
I consider this a fairly slow news week. All of the hype is centered around the New Xbox Experience. unfortunately, I’m too far away from my 360 to do anything about that – still out of town, and it looks like I will be stuck here for another full week!

Since I want something to write about, and since Black Friday is coming soon, take note that our friends at CheapAssGamer have assembled the ultimate collection of video game sales for the day after Thanksgiving, here in the US. Deals down to $10 games, Consoles with games, all kinds of good deals!

CAG will help you find the things you didn’t know you couldn’t live without, while we are working on multiple projects to enhance the site. All of the problems we had yesterday are all fixed up, but now we are working on a secret side projct, as well as enhancement to WinBreak.com itself.

And as always, don’t forget that you can always nominate yourself or a friend to be featured in Better Know a Gamer. There are 12 million people on Xbox Live, and I want to interview them all!

Update 1: We are experiencing technical difficulties…

UPDATE: Everything has been fixed, and I will certainly be trying to make more frequent updates to the site, now that operations are smooth again. WinBreak Central Command is looking good! 🙂 You can ignore the stuff below…

Sorry, folks, but updates have been sparse mainly because I have been out of town – then it looks like WordPress decided to take a mental vacation. Beyond this front page, permalinks aren’t working properly. We will be trying to fix them throughout the day, but unfortunately, we are nowhere near our backup data (again… the out of town thing).

We will be working on it from here, and will update if we did, in fact, solve the problem.