I posted last month about the consoles that OnLive was giving out at PAX this year, and about the free console that they were giving away with the purchase of Batman: Arkham City.  I ended up buying into the deal.

While I was waiting for the console to arrive, I started playing around with OnLive on the PC.  Generally, I’ve been happy with the service, though I occasionally have network connection problems.  I attribute this more to my own router (2.4 Ghz in a neighborhood with several 2.4Ghz routers) than the service.

I had hoped that this problem would be resolved once the console arrived, as I would be hooking the console up directly to the router through an ethernet connection.  Unfortunately, I’ve had a bit of trouble getting it to work.  It seems that it is having trouble getting its UDP data through the router, even after I open up the required ports.  After struggling with it for a while, I decided to run an update on the router to see if it would work.  It did, but then my router started dumping all wireless connections about every 10 minutes.  Of course, this was unacceptable.

I’m going to keep working on it, at I’ll let you know what I find.

On the other hand, I am really amped about Con on the Cob this weekend.  Last year, my son won the ghost hunting contest, but I think we’re going to try to spend more time on the gaming and less time on the obsessive search for small, ghosts.

This is a different show for me. Most of the shows that I attend are intended to either (1) showcase my artwork, (2) see the latest and greatest games out there, or (3) both.  Con on the cob, on the other hand, is purely for the gaming pleasure.  I like to attend events, drink and draw with my friends, and give the family a nice, easy going weekend.  I did buy some panels, but I have no expectations of making a bunch of sales.  This one is for fun.