Would you like a chance to win this?
All you have to do is ReTweet, Like and/or +1 the designated post for your chance to win the following:
- A sealed Xbox 360 copy of Metal Gear Rising
- Includes the soundtrack
- Limited edition steelbook case
You have until Thursday, February 28th, 2013 to get your ReTweet, Like and/or +1 in.
- You must be a follower of GameDealsCanada’s Twitter, Facebook or Google+ pages
- You must live in Canada
- You must like winning stuff
Drawing will be done sometime on Friday, February 28th, 2013 with a winner announced shortly thereafter.
- ReTweets, Likes and +1s will all be tallied.
- A random number would be chosen between 1 and the total.
- Social networks will be ordered by GameDealsCanada’s join date starting with Twitter and ending with Google+.
- ie: If there are 300 ReTweets, 20 Likes, 5 +1s and “124″ was chosen then a winner would fall within the Twitter pool.
- A random individual will then be chosen within that winning pool
If a person is involved with all three social networks, he or she will have a higher chance to win.
Good luck everyone.
My first PlayStation 3 bit the dust yesterday. I had retired it last year after fan noise and power consumption concerns and it hasn’t been used until yesterday.
I tried to update the system firmware to try out the Dead or Alive 5 demo but it struggled to update and then eventually just died with the “Yellow Light of Death”. I had to rip it open to retrieve the Ninja Gaiden 3 disc that I wrongly believed housed the Dead or Alive 5 demo. I don’t know if it’s the power supply or the actual mainboard itself and I don’t think I’ll go down the path of trying to restore it.
I’m just going to let it rest in peace and consider reopening the sucker at a later date.
I actually opened up the carcass by memory and dove right into opening up the Blu-ray drive blind. It wasn’t all that difficult but if you need a guide, here’s an excellent one by iFixit.
Finally. TekSavvy/Rogers activated my cable modem and I’m officially on TekSavvy’s cable internet service. So what happened? Why did Rogers need to send a tech to visit me? According to the tech, he was there just to 1) check my cable signal strength and 2) label the line as a third party line.
I don’t know why it takes so long to do that and why the folks at TekSavvy couldn’t tell me the reasoning behind the visit but it makes some sense. I’m just glad I can pack up Rogers’ cable modem and return it to them before they bill me for it.
With this ISP nonsense out of the way, I can get back to figuring out how I would like to set up my wiring cabinet for the house.
Activation delays continued with Teksavvy as Rogers and/or TekSavvy lost the provisioning ticket. My Rogers internet service is still up and running, but I have no idea how long that will last as I did request to have it disconnected on the 14th of June.
TekSavvy’s tech support resent the ticket on Friday, but I was then left a a voicemail about scheduling an activation date.
What? Rogers shouldn’t need to visit me since I have an active line already. That’s usually the case, however it looks like Rogers will have to visit me. And as of right now there is a 3 day window for that visit.
Update: I also got another order confirmation e-mail from them. That’s three order confirmations for the same activation. I sincerely hope I’m not being charged for service that I’m unable to use.
Looks like I’m not on TekSavvy yet.
I tried to connect my cable modem but it says it still needs to be provisioned by Rogers. And my Rogers still works so I guess they haven’t moved me over yet? They did say the installation day was June 14, 2012; maybe they’re going to take the entire day?
I’ll update as the night progresses.
I’m not a fan of this ambiguity.
If all goes well tomorrow, I shall be updating QSF5 via TekSavvy’s Internet service.
It should have been a seamless transition, but even the ordering process was a bit of an adventure.
It started with TekSavvy refusing to accept my Motorola SB6121 modem because it was not their “supported” version. Their reasons were that since they can’t update the firmware, my modem would not be allowed on their network. This, of course, begs the question: what happens to all the other modems that are probably running with older firmwares?
You see, you don’t have to report your firmware’s version number when registering for TekSavvy via their website. It was only a serial number snafu on my part that required me to call in and talk to a sales & tech representative.
I thought it was a load of nonsense, but just in case there was a kernel of truth to what they told me, I took to the BroadbandReports forum. It didn’t take long before folks on the forum were dismissing it as nonsense as well.
So I registered my modem through their website again and received an activation date within the business day. A day or so later I received another activation notice/bill. I guess they processed my original order? I called and cancelled the extra order.
Now I’m waiting for the big switchover day. 28 Mbps download, 1 Mbps download and 300 GB worth of monthly bandwidth may not like seem much in other nations but to us Canadians? It’s pretty much the best.
I just hope it actually works.