The first generation Xbox 360 headsets were simple and efficient. The mute and volume controls were easily accessible.
Then came the “Chat Pad” that no one bought.
Most manufacturers followed Microsoft’s lead and began placing the mute and volume controls inline rather than as they were originally designed near the control pad.
Not only is inline placement a poor choice, but the audio-jack was clearly designed to fit snuggly in the QWERTY Pad rather than in the controller itself. As a result the mics often don’t fit well and are prone to static.
I hate this design.
There’s a $4 fix. My old mic broke so I was shopping Amazon and came across these little gems. They’re Prime Eligible, cheap, work well, and best of all have the original control set up.
Our buddy Javis over at Legacy-Control has a chance to get his comic on Kotaku’s Sunday Comics Page.
Javis does a great strip, this week’s is particularly good. Seriously, it’s about time Princess Peach started packing heat. Check out his new strip here.
With nearly 100,000 people who “Like” the Sunday Comics this would be a huge boon to Javis and his strip so head on over to the Sunday Comics Poll and vote for our buddy.
On a side note… how bad-ass is the name “Javis Ray?” Sounds like something Data would tell Captain Picard to use. If you really want to go above and beyond, copy the Soup Fans for Javis meme into the Kotaku comments:
We’re now App Accessible! 4.5/5 star App Accessible! Oh and it’s TOTALLY FREE!
So we’re pretty much a big deal now, better get your fan letters in now while we still answer them.
You can find Unicorn Soup right alongside Penny Arcade, Order of the Stick, and all the other webcomics that you like almost as much as US. You can even follow Calvin and Hobbes and Peanuts if your heart desires.
On your iPhone/iPod/iTunes. Search the App store for:
“Web Comic du Jour”
There are two versions of the Web Comic du Jour. The free version allows you to follow up to 8 of your favorite comics at a time, but honestly adding and deleting comics is a snap so in reality you can follow as many as you want at no cost.
The $1.99 version of the app allows you to follow as many comics as you want without adding or deleting any comics from your “Selected Comics” list. If you want to kick these guys $1.99 then go for it, they were really great to work with–but I’m currently reading all the comics I want for a very reasonable $0.00.
May you spend all day tomorrow reading comics rather than working.
Baby Indy stands firmly resolved that the following are unnecessary:
Being a benevolent ruler, he did let Molly and I watch “Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop.” I didn’t follow the CoCo Vs. Leno feud, but all the publicity surrounding it did remind me that I loved Conan. I spent many a happy nights in college watching Conan… that goofy redhead inspired me to insert many a Rust Monster into my DnD campaigns. I even rolled a Dire Masturbating Bear once–the party avoided him by creating an she-bear illusion, I’ll spare you the rest of the details.
Back to the movie, it did provide an interesting insight into the deep pit of insecurity that drives O’Brien’s brilliance. He is at once genuine, hilarious, endearing, and cruel. Conan has always been a very human entertainer–this humanity comes through in one of the documentary’s quieter moments–Conan sitting alone on a flight of stairs, his head in his hands, waiting to go on. This is not a facade, nor some contrived drama. Naked sincerity is refreshing from our entertainers–it is this sense, that you’re getting to see an unfiltered person dealing with the trauma of a brutal business that makes “Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop” an interesting movie.
It’s not uproariously funny, but it certainly is engaging.
This is very exciting for Jack and I. It’s been a long time coming, but I hope you’ll find it worth the wait. The site is in great shape already, but there are still tweaks to be made, and functionality to be added. Social media functions will come in the next couple of weeks, but the RSS feed is up and running if you want to be notified of updates. Sorry, but there will be ads, as we’d like to offset our webhost’s fees. Be sure to let us know if they are inappropriate, noisy, or otherwise distracting.
We’re planning on a weekly update for the comic, at least to start. So have a look around, take a poke at the comments or the contact tool if you’d like, and enjoy!