XBox Live Connection Issues

So I just bought a Linksys E3000 router, excited that I thought it'd be great to help keep our XBox, PS3, and computers conneced wirelessly. The computers have been working fine without a hitch, however I've had nothing but headaches with the Xbox.

I was able to watch Netflix for a couple days with my XBox with my Linksys router out of the box. Sunday I tried playing Dead Rising and my Live connection kept dropping. I'd reconnect, and not two minutes later it'd drop again. I decided to recycle the power on my modem and router, and restart the XBox and still no go. Yesterday I decided to mess around with it again and have been following all the different combinations from this website to try and make it work:

I was able to connect long enough yesterday to download the new update for Live and have it install, however as soon as I got to the dashboard my XBox Live connection kept dropping again. I have an old wireless adapter for the XBox, anyone think this might be the issue? Anyone have any other suggestions? Should I just return the stupid router and get a less fancy one? I'm seriously at my wits end at this point and feel like I have tried every possible combination to make this work : /

Oppertunity to promote girl gamers!

Hi I've just found the community and it rocks (I'm not child loving either...)

Just wanted to tell you all about a website me and my boyfriend run,

The idea is two fold. Firstly, its a place to find news about girls in games. Yes there is the occassional highly unfeminist boob comment, and sex sells style posts. But theres very little other news about girls in games unfortunatly. Which is where the second fold comes into it...

The site is also aiming to show the world what REAL girl gamers are. For this, we have interviews with real girls who can kick ass on games. See our interviews section for examples here-

This is the side I'm trying to develop more. The other half gets us 1000+ hits per day, so if the interviews can become regular, then its a great way to remind men that we're real people and we're often better than they are.

So I'm appealing for gamer girls who want to be interviewed and show the world the true face of gaming. All it takes is an email interview, and a few photos of your choice.

Anyone interested follow this link-


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“Book of Lost Ages” creative contest
Entry deadline 11:59pm PST July 1, 2007
Grand Prize Adobe Creative Suite 3
For full contest rules and entry guidelines, please visit

The Myst Embassy is pleased to announce the “Book of Lost Ages” contest as a fan-run
promotional & creative outlet for Myst Online: Uru Live (
Entrants can use a wide range of multimedia tools to create a story for one of the Ages of the
D’ni, an ancient civilization that had the ability to link to other worlds through specially written

Entries will be accepted until July 1st, after which they will be screened by a panel of judges; the
top five entries from that screening will be voted on by the Myst Online: Uru Live community.
The winner of that voting period will be the recipient of the grand prize, Adobe Creative Suite 3,
as provided by the Myst Embassy.

The Myst Embassy is a fan based group providing volunteer support and outreach for the Myst &
Uru series of games by Cyan Worlds, Inc. The Book of Lost Ages contest is an independent
work of the Myst Embassy, and is presented in accordance with Cyan Worlds, Inc. Fan Created
Art guidelines.

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Hey... Got a noob in your midst. :)

I've been playing games since I was about 10 yrs old. In my lifetime I've owned an Atari2600 (it was actually for my older brother's, but I played it more than he did), two Nintendos (both were gifts to me), SNES, PSX and PC. I know it ain't a lot (told ya I was a noob) but it sparked a fire in me that hasn't died since. When it comes to gaming genres, I can't really say I have any favorites. If a certain game catches my attention and kicks ass on many levels, then that's just groovy and I'm all for it. I can say that my favorite games right now are the MGS series, the new Prince of Persia series and Shadow of the Colossus. My next biggest joy to gaming is video game soundtracks.

To this day I still deal with the "but girls don't play video games" thing with the added bonus of "but you're almost 30! You're still playing video games?!" lol. So I'm quite glad to have found this community and hope this post sparks some life back in her.

Take care and keep kickin' that ass. ;)
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Resident Evil Outbreak Research - Looking for Female Participants

Dear Fellow Gamers,
I, Joanna Robinson, Graduate Student, from the Department of Communications, Popular Culture & Film, Brock University ( ), invite you to participate in a research project entitled Gender, Representations & Interactions in Resident Evil Online.

The purpose of this research project is to explore the different ways players interact in Resident Evil Online and how they think and feel about Resident Evil Online’s characters as their virtual bodies. It is also about how you play the game, other than how it was designed to be played.

I am particularly interested in talking with female REO gamers (as well as male) of any age that play Resident Evil Outbreak online, or have played it!

The expected duration is a 40-60 minute interview (by web-messaging or email) and an optional 10-30 minute session playing Resident Evil Online.

This research should benefit games research in general, by providing an important historical case study of an online console game community, as well as generating recommendations for gender inclusive game design in the future.

This is a single site project, conducted by one researcher using her password protected home office computer.
If you have any pertinent questions about your rights as a research participant, please contact the Brock University Research Ethics Officer (905 688-5550 ext 3035, There are no funds raised or profits gained by this research.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at There are also details on my website.

Thank you,


Joanna S. Robinson Dale Bradley
Graduate Student Assistant Professor
(905) 935-3138 (905) 688 5550 ext 3180
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I need some video game recommendations. I took a long break from gaming after completing Kingdom Hearts 2, but I'm getting back into it now. I'd especially like some good Nintendo DS recs since I'll be getting that for Christmas.

Recommend here.
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Ah, another n00b...

Good morrow, all.
I am Ashley, and I love video games.

I've been playing since I was about three, starting out with the Sega Master System, NES, and SNES. Castlevania, Super Mario Bros., and Double Dragon mostly, but still. About a year or two later, I fell in love with the RPG genre and Shining Force II (on the Sega Genesis, for those who may not know), which was really what sparked my "addiction" to gaming. Ever since then, I've been playing whenever I have the chance to (like now! WHAT AM I DOING?! *runs off to play Metal Gear*)

As of now, my favorite games are*IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER* Brothers in Arms:Road to Hill 30, Resident Evil (GCN, or the REmake as some call it.), RE4, Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistance, Silent Hill 3 and 4, Final Fantasy VII, Jak X: Combat Racing, JAk 3,Devil May Cry 3:SE and... Well, if I listed all of them, you'd get bored and eaten by a zombie or something.

As of now, PS2, Gamecube, Playstation, N64, Dreamcast, Sega Genesis, SNES, NES, Sega Master System, Gameboy DS, Gameboy Advance SP, Gameboy Pocket, Gameboy Color, and Gameboy are all in my family's posession. I usually steal one of said consoles whenever I want... It works out nicely.

As a closing note, I must say that all who have not yet tried Dance Dance Revolution must, elsewise they wil be missing out on something. And if you don't like it, then at least you tried. Right?
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