Catching Up

As predicted, I have a pretty nasty case of Jet Lag. It’s 3:29am and I am wide awake. I thought I’d use this time to catch up on on some Xbox activity that you may or may not already be aware of:

Can’t wait to get your hands on the chainsaw gun in Gears of War ? In one of the more interesting promotional tie-ins this year hit this site and sign up for your chance to attend a free promotional screening of ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre‘. (Warning: Make sure you have your computer audio turned down if you hit that second link.) Additional details on

Like Madden? Want to go to Hawaii? If the islands don’t do it for you because the tropical sun turns your pale skin a blistering red, then how about you stay off the beach and we sweeten the pot with US $100,000? Yea, I thought that would get your attention. Details on

The Gamerscore blog has a follow-up post to my earlier post on the Xbox Live Vision Camera, and he talks to one of our policy guys about the importance of feedback and Family Settings. Also, Elle has a great article on the camera if you missed it. Don’t forget to watch my first video podcast if you want to see the camera in action. Thanks to everyone who has sent my photos with their vision camera this week while I was gone…over 80 people filled up my message box with pictures of their dog, family, video game collection and more.

Got any hot news I missed? Let me know.