The Rabies Blog

Xbox 360 community-friendly blog

Battlestar Galactica Season Premiere Play & Win Sweepstakes!

My buddy Morgon at My has joined forces with Sierra Online to host the Battlestar Galactica Season Premier Play & Win Sweepstakes where players will have a chance to win some very cool prizes including a die-cast mini model of the Colonial Viper Mark II and a script from an episode of Battlestar Galactica signed by cast and crew members!

The Sweepstakes runs from Midnight April 10th (Eastern US Time) through April 23rd 11:59 PM. For the complete list of rules and prizes, head over to


April 4, 2008 Posted by | Community, Contests, Xbox LIVE, Xbox MVP Webring | Leave a comment

Faceplate give away at

The Faceplate Addict Forums over at are running a faceplate give away with prizes that include:

* A complete set of all five Eternal Sonata Faceplates
* A complete set of all five Ace Combat 6 Faceplates (four giveaways + the promo plate)
* Five codes for the Mass Effect “Bring Down The Sky” DLC, GRACIOUSLY donated by the fine folks at BioWare, Edmonton.
* One custom faceplate made by SpaceGhost2K

All the contest details are here!

March 28, 2008 Posted by | Community, Contests, Gaming websites, Xbox MVP Webring | Leave a comment

Spotlight on Community –

For the first entry in the “Spotlight on Community” series, I present to you

While the website drew initial attention from its unique and humorous “Give your Xbox its own blog” features, has grown into one of the most comprehensive statistic-tracking websites in existence.

Members get their own personal page which includes their Xbox 360’s blog entries, a list of their most played games, world leaderboard standings, earned badges and more. Links within these lists lead you to even more refined statistics, giving you a finely detailed picture of your gaming prowess.

Ever wonder what happened to the Old Spice Experience Challenges that first appeared on has got ‘em. Members can join a challenge or start their own with winners receiving prizes from Microsoft Points cards to Best Buy gift cards and more.

What I find to be just as impressive as everything listed above is the fact that the three administrators of all have full-time day jobs while managing the website in their spare time. That, my friends, is community dedication!

I highly recommend you check out their site. Membership is free and the resources they provide are outstanding!

February 25, 2008 Posted by | Community, Gaming websites, Spotlight on Community, Xbox MVP Webring | 7 Comments

Major League Baseball 2K8 producer interview links

I was planning on participating in a conference call with 2K Sports’ Ben Brinkman, producer of this year’s Major League Baseball 2K8, but unforseen circumstances prevented me from dialing in and subsequently writing up the interview.

However, fellow MVP WitchKing9 over at has posted the entire audio from the conference call along with his own written coverage so I encourage you to head over to his site and check it out!

*UPDATE: 2K Sports announced today (2/28) that the game has officially gone gold and will hit retail shelves as scheduled on March 4th.*

February 22, 2008 Posted by | Game Companies, Interviews, Links, Xbox MVP Webring | Leave a comment