Apr 1 2004, 07:31 AM
hey can all australian users of xbc or xlink post your username so we can all add each other to our lists. the australian xbox online community is growing, but its hard to keep in touch. i hope this list helps everyone keep in touch and enable us to find australians to play online.
3. mat 23
Apr 2 2004, 12:56 AM
Good idea, my user name is Gab_dC
Apr 2 2004, 09:01 AM
Not exactly a user of XBConnect, but still Australian nevertheless
(Team XLink member if you didn't guess...)
Apr 4 2004, 07:15 AM
by the way mine is greenbeetle i forgot to add mine
Apr 4 2004, 10:55 PM
mat 23 for xbc good thinking my pings to high to play anyone outside aus
Apr 6 2004, 03:00 PM
Mine's Crog on XBC and Xlink/Kai
Apr 12 2004, 11:08 AM
but im no dial up so only counter-strike or tom clancys or tonyhawks
Apr 12 2004, 07:21 PM
|QUOTE (timofren @ Apr 12 2004, 01:08 PM)|
but im no dial up so only counter-strike or tom clancys or tonyhawks
so you can actually play it without losing the connection or dropping out?
im gonna have to go to blockbuster and sign myself up to xbconnect
Apr 18 2004, 02:47 PM
Apr 22 2004, 10:37 PM
thats on xbconnect
May 6 2004, 07:55 PM
SpudMaster on XBC
Spud on XLink and Kai
May 12 2004, 04:47 AM
May 22 2004, 10:37 AM
hey i'm in WA
on both xbc and kai
May 22 2004, 05:59 PM
ViRAL on Xlink Kai
i'm in melbourne
May 26 2004, 04:21 AM
edit: on xlink and xbconnect.. only use xlink now & im in melbourne
Jun 9 2004, 10:22 PM
Glad I found this thread...
Can you please add me to the list too?
I'm in Melbourne and on Optus Cable 'unlimited'
Jun 9 2004, 11:28 PM
XLink Kai: Pred@toR
I'm on 512k/128k and in New South Wales.
Jun 11 2004, 12:33 PM
|I'm in Melbourne and on Optus Cable 'unlimited' |
nice! me too.. we'd have bout 20 ping between us.. ill try and give it a go some time this week
Jun 12 2004, 10:54 AM
Mines :Haines on Xlink Kai
be good if you could add me i need to find ppl with good pings
Jun 16 2004, 01:39 AM
dshoffman on xbconnect
I'm in SA.
Jun 16 2004, 07:16 PM
I've always wanted to go to Australia.
Jun 17 2004, 10:23 AM
Can you add me to the list, tag is Onelow for both and I'm in W.A.
Jun 21 2004, 01:07 AM
I m just new on xbconnect.
Anyways, i m from Sydney,
XBConnect : the_bond
Xbox LIVE : the bond
Xbox Link : the_bond (as far as i remember
Jul 5 2004, 08:28 AM
Have added you all - look forward to seeing you online.
Jul 7 2004, 01:24 PM
Hey, neat idea.......
I think i might steal it and start a thread for UK users.
Jul 7 2004, 09:32 PM
xbc = rightrealm
kai = realmy
hope to get some gaming soon, I havnt even had a chance to try kai yet.
Jul 7 2004, 11:48 PM
i might be online soon... if somebody answers my post lower down
Jul 8 2004, 04:41 AM
|QUOTE (Jubei Yagyu @ Jul 8 2004, 10:48 AM)|
| i might be online soon... if somebody answers my post lower down |
What post? I can't see anymore posts from Jubei Yagyu.
Jul 8 2004, 05:01 AM
3 topics under this one here
Jul 14 2004, 12:54 AM
these aren't mine but i found a couple more ppl from Oz
pavlich & d4g - both on xlink
Jul 16 2004, 08:09 AM
Jubei_Yagyu on Xbc
is it possible to play with NTSCs on a modded PAL box?
i'm totally new to online games
what's this halo nmp thing?
Jul 19 2004, 02:16 PM
Jul 23 2004, 06:42 AM
Oh, my xlink name is GABBO_XLINK.
I hope we can play some cool modded games.
Jul 24 2004, 05:24 AM
i have you in my buddies on xbc gab, have i played you?
Jul 25 2004, 03:20 AM
Simanski on xlink kai gonna give xbc a go now though will try to sign up with same name...
Aug 12 2004, 08:26 AM
Aug 18 2004, 08:10 AM
I would like to see people to show up in channels at the same time. From what I can tell there isnt much action going on down under!
It would be great if we could organize 1 night a week or month.
Would be also nice if some of the more frequent (and mature) players could maybe start an IRC channel. irc.that.co.nz is open to the public and alot of Aus/NZ Tribes players use it (thats how i know of it).
Id start a irc channel my self but then again who the f* am i? no one would care
i posted the same in the xlink forum.
Aug 18 2004, 01:10 PM
Im new to the whole online gaming scene and was wondering what tunneling service to use. I've heard good things about xbconnect, but still not sure what is best...
Aug 18 2004, 01:43 PM
your in Aus?
if you plan on playing halo you'll have a lot of trouble finding a game on xlink
xbconnect is more userfriendly and has a LOT more players
try em both if you want, i have both but i only use xbconnect
Aug 22 2004, 03:16 AM
xbconnect username: si0nide
location: adelaide, sa.
games: halo, pgr2, midtown madness 3, rainbow six 3, rs3: black arrow, v8 supercars 2 (pro race driver 2).
I mostly go on xbconnect on the weekends.
Aug 22 2004, 11:34 AM
i've been on a fair bit lately and i've hardly seen any of you guys
do you host often?
Aug 28 2004, 09:40 AM
Location: Mount Evelyn (East Melbourne suburb), Victoria
Aug 29 2004, 02:55 AM
I'm an aussie and my xbconnect name echo12 and i play and host RainbowSix 3 and RainbowSix 3: Black arrow, all welcome to join
Aug 29 2004, 09:26 AM
Bury me at Boot Hill
By Charles Purcell
August 28, 2004
I'm dead. A huge man in a spacesuit has just shot me with a plasma rifle. My corpse is lying on a futuristic battleground as gleeful youngsters run around trying to shoot each other with high-tech weapons.
It's a sight Tom Wright sees every day. Three months ago he founded Australia's only Xbox lounge in Castle Hill, which has become a mecca for X-filers wanting to outshoot and outrace each other. He's watching over my shoulder as I compete against kids half my age in a multiplayer game of Halo.
Everyone is having a great time as they blast away at their buddies, downing Red Bulls, Vs and Cokes to keep their reflexes sharp. It's this infectious love of Xbox games that compelled Wright to start Boxxed In.
"I used to work at Electronics Boutique," the 22-year-old says. "I had three Xboxes at home and used to have friends over all the time for big LAN parties. From there I put the idea [for Boxxed In] to my dad, who said 'Yeah, why not start charging for it?' because everyone was having such a good time."
The tastefully decorated lounge features 20 Xbox machines with seating for 32 players. One section - the one I'm sitting in at the moment - is a dedicated Halo area with four 100cm flat-screen TVs. The lounge features other popular Xbox games such as V8 Supercars 2, Rallisport Challenge 2, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero and golf and tennis for the less testosterone-driven.
Another section is sealed off with curtains to allow the shadowy world of Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow to come fully to life. Two machines are connected to Xbox Live, which lets players talk to and compete with players around the world. Playing costs $5 an hour or $12.50 for three hours.
"Halo is still the most popular game," Wright says. "Counter-Strike is a favourite; the Xbox game is pretty faithful to the PC version. V8 Supercars is also very popular. So is Links golf."
I wouldn't have picked that as being popular.
"It's easy to just pick it up and play," he says. "Pandora Tomorrow is excellent. The multiplayer, there's nothing like it. It's probably my equal favourite with Halo."
The lounge has attracted a dedicated, if somewhat eclectic, clientele.
"We've had five-year-olds come in and love it, businessmen, kids and their fathers," Wright says. "One of the guys is a taxi driver, he's an insomniac, he stays here for 15 hours straight. They call him the ghoul - he just comes in every Saturday and Sunday, throws $50 down and says 'I'll see you later'."
But that's in the past. Now it's time to test my mettle against these young whippersnappers. I get my butt kicked at Halo, coming dead last in a field of four. For a while Counter-Strike also proves to be humiliating as kids pick me off with sniper rifles with ease.
On my last game the cyber worm turns. I fuel up on a can of Coke and a red snake, put on my metaphorical balaclava and go rampaging with an AK-47. My opponents might be highly trained counter-terrorist agents, but they fall before my fury. The joy of victory bubbles up inside me.
I'm enjoying this too much - it's time to go.
Boxxed In, Unit 1/1A Old Castle Hill Road, Castle Hill, 9659 0031. Opening hours Monday-Thursday, 2pm-late, Friday, noon-late, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-late.
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
If any of you guys are tired of playing online, Boxxdin is a great place to hang out with friends after a movie or for people who are just plain bored.
Ive been there twice and from my experiences i reccomend bringing a few mates along rather than just 1-2 friends. The atmosphere with 10-16 players playing at once is just awesome.
It also doesnt just stop at HALO, after a few hours playing halo we tried other games like v8 supercars 2 which was great multiplayer fun, i know for sure ill be back to settle the score now that i know how to play the damn game now.
The owner is a great guy and his dad who helps out is a nice guy aswell.
Boxxdin is based in the hills district for all you New South Wales based members, Its the only Xbox Lan in Australia and puts a few PC net cafes to shame with its big screen tvs (one thing you wont be dissapointed about).
In conclusion its a nice place to hang out, if your in the area and need somthing to do.
Its bit tricky to find without a map (i know the area well and took me and my friends a whole morning to find without a street map.)www.boxxdin.com
- im guessing its under construction
Sep 10 2004, 11:49 PM
Sep 13 2004, 10:23 PM
i go under T-Roy, but don't place under xbconnect or xlink often. my internet ain't that fast (256/64).
which is the best alternate to live, cos i'd like to get started in all this!
i'd love to get together with some ppl for system link nights too!
Sep 16 2004, 04:41 PM
lol is that all u have damn u aint gonna be able 2 play many people dude
Sep 16 2004, 10:10 PM
i realise that but im 17 and can't do much about it.
Sep 17 2004, 11:50 PM
I use 'XBCONNECT'
Sep 21 2004, 02:00 PM
i wanna play someone now
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