User Info for crowinghorse


Website: Figures.com
Email: crowinghorse@yahoo.com
XBOX Live Gamertag: crowinghorse

Managing Editor, Figures.com. yup, I play with action figures for a living...



Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant novel review coming soon!

Thu Jul 02, 2009 at 03:50:00 PM EST

Just a short entry to let you know I should have my review copy of this book sometime in the next week or so and I'll be reading through this novel as quickly - but as thoroughly - as possible to get a review online in the next two weeks or so. Karen Traviss did an amazing job with the first book in the Gears novel series and, from what I hear, she has a third manuscript in the works now as well.

On a side note, I spoke with Blankman and I've offered up a 12" Marcus Fenix figure as a prize in a new photo contest which we'll begin after the new map pack and DLC is made available. Photos from the new maps will be the focus of the giveaway; hopefully this will be one way to encourage folks to pick up the new DLC and play more Gears during FFF!

Man I'm busy...

Tue May 05, 2009 at 10:46:18 PM EST

I can't believe how busy I am right now...

Between working full-time as a youth minister, writing part time for Figures.com, and with a pregnant wife in the house; I have just enough time to mow the yard on Saturday mornings if I'm lucky...

The holidays are finally over...wow...and a job change too...

Fri Jan 09, 2009 at 04:02:32 PM EST

I apologize in advance for not being online the last few weeks...

It's been so long since I've played Gears, I'm not even sure if I remember how to shoot (right trigger, right?). I've literally been non-stop work or non-stop family for the last three or so weeks and now that the holiday is over, I'm back in the swing of things...

I finally realize what "2piecing" is...darn it all to heck...

Wed Dec 17, 2008 at 01:06:20 PM EST

So it's been a few days since I've been online and I'm feeling a little frisky and looking for some Warzone or Execution on Public Xbox live last night...

So I get online and low and behold I find some other gamers feeling the same way. Execution it is and I'm ready to go - let's rock and roll, shoot and move, drop and...

What?  I'm dead already?
What the heck just happened?

No sweat...I'm back in in 04...03...02...01...
Let's rock and...What?  I'm dead again?  Who's killing me so quick?

Ok...third time's a charm...03...02...01...
Let's get ready to...HOLY MOTHER OF MARY!  Dead again? What happened?

Ahh...so that's 2piecing...that's it, I'm done with this bull stink...

Second Night on Xbox Live & Tuesday Night Rumble

Wed Dec 10, 2008 at 11:02:20 AM EST

Considering it was my second night on Xbox Live, I'm learning to use the applications fairly quickly. I finally updated my cartoon avatar guy online and I'm surprised at how closely it looks like me - even the wife thinks so...

I've added quite a few of you as friends and if I haven't yet, please shoot me a friend request as I'm looking forward to FFF this week - my parents will be in town and my Dad's excited to see what this "Gears of War" is all about - I figured watching us play will give him a good idea of exactly what it means to be a member of Delta Squad...

Crowinghorse Introduction and first night of Gears 2 on Xbox Live

Tue Dec 09, 2008 at 11:28:06 AM EST

I'm managing editor of Figures.com and we pride ourselves on being the internet's oldest and largest network of websites dedicated to action figure news, reviews and info.  As managing editor, it's my job to be "in tune" with the toy and collectibles industry.

As it stands, I've seen the gaming industry become a much larger and larger part of the toy and collectibles industry over the last few years and, to keep myself "in tune" with both, I've finally broken down and entered the high-speed, low drag age of online gaming via Xbox Live.  Much to my wife's displeasure, I've signed up for Xbox Live - specifically to play Gears 2 - and, as per my wife's observation, she's now an Xbox widow...

What can I say, I'm hooked...

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