I'd heard of the "Towel Trick" months ago, but always in the context of intentionally getting the RROD in order to have MS replace an ailing XBOX 360 before its warranty ran out. Since mine was already out of warranty, I stopped reading there. I just recently heard about using the heat of a towel-wrapped XBOX to re-solder the broken connection that causes the RROD, and so far it's working like a charm. Just in time for the new Resident Evil 5 chapters!
Meanwhile, I've been getting lots of fun out of the supposed flop Darkside Chronicles. Too bad it didn't sell better... while I would much prefer a traditional REmake of RE2 or a port of RE5 with RE4 Wii controls, I think Darkside Chronicles has gotten an undeserved bad rap. It's fun!
What's not fun is Zelda: Spirit Tracks on DS. I have to rant about my frustration with that game: the VERY FIRST thing that happens when you start Spirit Tracks? A kid dares you to tumble into a nearby tree, releasing a swarm of bees that chase you until they kill you. Less than five minutes into the game. Now that's a kick in the teeth. Later on, you'll find "Demon Trains" that block your path on the already-frustrating train sections of the game. If one catches you, you go back to the start of your most recent journey. Tedious, frustrating and no thank you. Ebay, here comes my copy of Nintendo's latest... between work and the awesomeness that is being a new parent, I don't have time for sloppy crap like this!