XODUS ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE FRENCH PEN PR COMPETITION.
We are proud to announce the winners of our French Pen PR competition. Today, there is no hype or banter as the winning entries speak for themselves. All we will say is that the title, “12 (twelve) reasons why Xenium is the Best” seemed to pose no problem at all to the many entrants we judged. It is truly a powerful and positive reflection on our multi-faceted product and our multi talented supporter base that so many quality entries were submitted. Well done! We had debated whether 12 different reasons why our product, team and supporter base were the best, would be manageable and we had thought of asking for only three or five reasons but we are glad we did not do that as that would have been way too simple for Xenium supporters
After pouring through the entries we finally settled on three finalists. The overall winner, Rabid 1 takes centre stage today. You can read the other finalist entries by Dimitri and Rigoberto, and we are sure you will agree that our decision was not an easy one. The winners will be contacted individually and given the choice of the antique French Pen or a cash prize of $ 250.
But enough from us, as promised, here is your new PR man Rabid 1 who has the floor. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all those who entered.
First a little background for you. I am a 41 year old ex-nightclub bouncer and manager. I have huge fingers and working in the dark for 12 years will certainly screw your eyesight. I got into PC and Network design because it was the only thing that didn’t bore me after I left the business. Since that has been getting a little stale I was interested in modding.
After a year of reading about different chips and being told this chip is better than that chip I came across the Xenium Ice. The descriptions sounded too good to be true and the posts on TeamXodus.com were a little cocky for a newly released product. I like that! I had helped a few people install some of the “other guy’s chips” and after trying to place switches and connect programmers I was really expecting more of the same. So in September I ordered my first Xenium.
Most chips talk of ease of installation but leave out the finer points of what is really entailed until you have already paid the price. My Xenium arrived and after having read the tutorials a few times before it showed up it was up and running in 10 to 15 minutes. I was shocked. At first look I was daunted by the small d0 and the LPC. But the adapter sunk right in and the d0 took just second and some common sense to rough it up for better contact, it was solder filled.
The ease of install advertised was exactly what I got. I bragged it up so much I had to put my money where my mouth was and mod a couple of co-workers at the risk of my having to replace the Xbox should I screw up. Needless to say I have not yet had to cough up once. Here it is 3 months later and I just topped 30 installs, which the Xenium Ice has made so easy that I don’t charge for them. I let the word of mouth speak for itself. Almost every install has commented on the overall ease of use and user friendly interface of the OS 2.0, particularly the ex users of the “other guy’s”. They can’t believe a chip can be so easy to setup. From using the Web server to Launch or flash a bios, or flashing from USB, to the ability to play on Xbox Live without turning off or removing the chip. The HD upgrade wizard is simple and clean, being able to backup the eeprom to the chip keeps me safe from my “ooh let’s push this and see what it does” evil little inner voice, and I will put a properly installed Xenium solderless install against any solder job.
Let’s not forget the support forums, where members are actually encouraged to participate and aren’t made to feel like stupid “noobs” (although in the beginning aren’t we all?). Simply asking questions on other forums left me with standard responses about “wait until you have the chip so you know what you are talking about”. Rarely did anyone take the time to try to point me in the right direction.
So let’s break some of it down -
1. Ease of Install
2. Stable and user friendly OS
3. Online Flash and Launch
4. Full networking suite
5. Region control
6. On the fly OS upgrade
7. On the fly OS recovery
8. Eeprom backup and restore
9. Xbox live support
10. Great after sale customer service
11. Seamless compatibility with mainstream bios
12. Cute little multi color LED and USB port( Hey! Even a mod chip needs a little something cute!)
So let the pretenders bring on their bells and whistles, and try to confuse us with finger pointing and blame. An engine has to run right before it’s worth painting and polishing the whole car, and so should the chip work well before it should beep, twinkle and buzz. The Xenium doesn’t just work well, it out performs the competition. I am looking forward to the day when I proudly wear the logo “Xenium Inside” on the monitor to my pacemaker. After all…