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I finally picked up an XBox today (my other system is a PS2). I purchased Midnight Club II and will be getting KOTOR very soon from a friend. So far I'm impressed. The load times are pretty short and the graphics are snazzy. The controller doesn't feel quite right yet, but I think that's a problem with the game itself, and even more so my familiarity with the PS2 controller.

Later today I take my CFMX Certification test. I took a practice test last night and messed up on a few simple questions regarding when you need to scope variables. I take this as a good sign - I scope every non-local variable.

Next week I will not be blogging much, and will be completely off the net from Tuesday afternoon to Thursday. The 'why' of all this is personal, but I do plan on sharing when I return.

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Comment 1 by Rob Brooks-Bilson posted on 8/8/2003 at 5:32 PM

Ray, you might want to check out he "s" model controller Microsoft puts out. It's a little smaller than the standard controler, and the four button pattern is a little better angled.

Comment 2 by dan thompson posted on 8/8/2003 at 7:27 PM

Currently all Xbox's ship with the "S" controller. Perhaps you should practice your skills with Halo, one of the best games... Ever. Anyway, it takes a bit of time getting familiar with anything new. Keep at it, and you will be a Pro in no time I’m sure. ;-)

Comment 3 by jim collins posted on 8/17/2003 at 1:58 AM

Was your practice test cf_buster or the online one from ben forta's site? I'm planning on writing an online practice test, if you could look at it when I'm done that would be great.

Comment 4 by Raymond Camden posted on 8/18/2003 at 3:54 PM

It was neither, and sure, send me an email when your test is up.

Comment 5 by matt posted on 8/25/2003 at 9:40 PM

I hate console controllers. I have all these wonderfully expressive, dextrous fingers and two fat gimpy thumbs...why oh why do controllers emphasize thumbs over fingers?