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  • Banned AD for Microsoft X box 360 -- Very Funny

    12/01/2005 4:39:12 PM PST · by Venator · 48 replies · 5,494+ views
    Never Yet Melted ^ | November 30, 2005 | JDZ
    Some poltroon lawyers nixed airing it, but this ad is a hoot. (Warning: Politically Incorrect imaginary violence!)
  • XXX-Mas: Sex and Blood Video Games Just in Time for Jr.'s New Xbox

    11/29/2005 3:33:03 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 10 replies · 3,977+ views
    humaneventsonline ^ | Nov 29, 2005 | Robert B. Bluey
    Parents and retailers are failing miserably to keep violent and sexually explicit video games out of the hands of children, according to a report that estimates seven in 10 youngsters are playing M-rated games meant for people over the age of 17. The 10th annual MediaWise Video Game Report, released today by the National Institute on Media and the Family, targets 12 video games parents should keep out of the hands of children and teenagers. The 12 Worst Far CryF.E.A.R.The WarriorsStubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a PulseTrue Crime: New York CityBlitz: The LeagueGrand Theft Auto: Liberty City StoriesGod of...
  • Smash My Xbox 360

    11/29/2005 6:26:07 AM PST · by OXENinFLA · 16 replies · 554+ views
    smashmyxbox ^ | 11-26-05 | ???
    After we collect $430 in donations, we will take that money to a local unspecified retailer, which opens at 12am on the launch date. We will purchase the Xbox 360, and destroy it in front of the other Xbox fanboys who are already waiting in line. We will try to be at the very front of the line. The whole thing will be shot on film, and displayed on this site. This is only a social experiment, for the entertainment of the donors, and visitors of this site.Pictures and the video on the site.
  • Mugged Woman Gets New XBox

    11/26/2005 5:29:10 AM PST · by Cecily · 33 replies · 1,043+ views
    11alive.com ^ | November 25, 2005 | John Shirek
    Good Samaritans have stepped in to help a Jonesboro woman who was mugged at gunpoint and robbed for the XBox 360 video game she bought for her son. Patsy Springer found the game at Best Buy, took money out of her retirement fund, stood in line for nine hours, and bought it for Christmas. It cost nearly $600 with accessories. Before she got it home, a gunman took it from her. "I believe he would have killed me if I hadn't have let him have the game," said Springer.
  • Xbox 360: Next Generation? Yes, but don't have high expectations...

    11/26/2005 3:15:22 PM PST · by 1stFreedom · 54 replies · 1,893+ views
    The New Tech Diary.. | Today | 1stFreedom
    I had a chance to play some Xbox 360 games today and Ifelt the same way when I first played a Sega Gensis many years ago... The colors were great and there was a definite next generation feel to the games... But the leap in technology is not as perceptible as it was when the PS 2 was introduced.. This generation is the 720p high definition (HD) generation. Games look great, and frame rates are great, but there isn't much which is earth shattering. Don't get me wrong, HD requires quite a bit of muscle under the hood of a...
  • Teardowns find 'Microsoft Inside' Xbox 360 (Sold at a Loss; $300 Xbox Hardware costs $310)

    11/25/2005 11:53:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies · 2,615+ views
    EETimes ^ | 11/23/2005 | Dylan McGrath and Spencer Chin
    SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft's Xbox 360 console may have only just hit stores, but it has already been subjected to "teardown" analyses by at least three research firms. Chipworks Inc., Portelligent Inc. and iSuppli Corp. found, among other things, that most of the dedicated parts within console are stamped with the Microsoft X-logo, rather than the actual manufacturers' logo “We could call this ‘Microsoft inside’,” Gary Tomkins, manager of technical intelligence at Chipworks, said in a statement released Wednesday (Nov. 23). Analyst David Carey of Portelligent (Austin, Texas) said the Microsoft markings were applied to the custom ASIC parts designed...
  • When The Other Woman's An Xbox: Gaming Gripes Go Online

    11/25/2005 10:31:04 AM PST · by jb6 · 74 replies · 1,392+ views
    MTV.com ^ | 11.18.2005 | Stephen Totilo
    When Jake Walker upsets his girlfriend, Jaci Boydston, he might buy her flowers. When Jaci feels she owes an apology to Jake, she agrees to play a round of the Nintendo fighting game "Super Smash Brothers." Jaci and Jake, who both attend Kansas State University, are a modern couple dealing with a modern issue. One of them is a gamer; the other is not. Theirs is not an unusual plight. For decades gamers and non-gamers in love have struggled to find harmony. At Kansas State the frustration is rampant. Like most college campuses, it is a place where the release...
  • Crash reports hit Xbox 360

    11/24/2005 5:43:47 PM PST · by devane617 · 65 replies · 2,314+ views
    CNET ^ | 11/24/2005 | Reuters
    Microsoft on Wednesday said some Xbox 360 owners are reporting problems with the new video game console that debuted in North America earlier this week. "We have received a few isolated reports of consoles not working as expected," Microsoft spokeswoman Molly O'Donnell told Reuters in a telephone interview. Enthusiast Web sites such as Engadget.com and Xbox-scene.com, as well as Microsoft's own Xbox Web forum, carried postings on Wednesday from Xbox 360 owners reporting that some systems had crashed during regular play as well as during online game play using the Xbox Live service. Roundup Xbox 360 grab-a-thon Devotees line up...
  • Shoppers Scuffle While Waiting for Xboxes ~~

    11/23/2005 2:19:49 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 58 replies · 1,716+ views
    Yahoo ^ | nov 23,2005 | AP - Cecil Whig
    Shoppers Scuffle While Waiting for Xboxes 2 hours, 1 minute ago Shoppers waiting in line for the new Xbox 360 video game player scuffled outside a Wal-Mart Supercenter when a manager improvised rules for who would get the game first. It took more than 10 police officers to restore order, though no one was arrested.A crowd of about 300 people were waiting late Monday for the game to go on sale at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. Some of them had waited 12 hours when a night manager said the Xboxes would be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, instead of...
  • Xbox360 reportedly very unstable, prone to crashes (pics)

    11/23/2005 6:44:09 AM PST · by Petronski · 35 replies · 941+ views
    fmwap writes "There have been several postings over at Xbox-scene complaining of crashing Xbox's on new games, with default settings on single player. Crashes on Xbox Live and on startup have been reported too, and Project Gotham Racing 3 crashes before finishing the first lap. Screenshots and Video are available showing the crash."
  • Xbox 360 sells out quickly across U.S.

    11/23/2005 12:42:11 PM PST · by Cagey · 124 replies · 2,140+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 11-23-2005 | MSNBC staff and news service reports
    Hundreds of video game fans waited in line in chilly weather across the U.S. Tuesday in order to be among the first to get their hands on Microsoft Corp.'s new Xbox 360 video game console. They may be the lucky ones. Most stores quickly sold out of their limited supply and prices for the console on eBay topped $2,000. Consumers from California, Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, Texas and Washington complained to MSNBC.com that finding an Xbox 360 for sale was nearly impossible. ( The Xbox 360 is the first in a new generation of game consoles aimed at moving gaming beyond...
  • Freeping Gamers! (Thread 19)

    11/22/2005 8:28:48 PM PST · by Safrguns · 47 replies · 1,171+ views
    If you are a Freeper, and also like online gaming, post here to find fellow gamers, share screen shots, reviews, helps, and tips. Gamer tables are updated and published weekly. We currently have 76 gamers playing over 60 different games. Top Games: Battlefield/Battlefield 2 (17 gamers) World Of Warcraft (14 gamers) Unreal Tournament (9 gamers) City Of Heroes (9 gamers)
  • Global Xbox launches at B-1 hangar

    11/22/2005 5:13:06 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies · 931+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Tuesday, November 22, 2005. | CHRIS AMICO
    PALMDALE - In a giant hangar at Air Force Plant 42 where strategic nuclear bombers were built to win the Cold War, computer giant Microsoft has staked its future in the gaming industry, an $8 billion global market. An Internet underground marketing campaign brought 3,000 dedicated players from around the world to the Antelope Valley for Microsoft's North American launch of its newest game system. "It's basically a 30-hour party. There's never been anything like this," said Ricardo Torres, a senior editor at GameSpot.com, an online entertainment forum. In the virtual reality world of computer gaming, the giant from Seattle...
  • Xbox 360 auction

    11/22/2005 9:43:19 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 25 replies · 883+ views
    eBay ^ | 1/22/05
    Microsoft Xbox 360 Premium Bundle, Shipped Immediately100% Rating, Fast as possible shipping on 9/22 Item number: 8236002434 Bidder or seller of this item? Sign in for your status   Email to a friend Bidding has ended for this item   If you are a winner, Sign In for your status.   Buyer or seller of this item? Sign in for your status.   Additional options:    List an item like this one. Larger Picture Winning bid: US $3,050.00   Ended: Nov-22-05 09:40:05 PST Start time: Nov-21-05 09:40:05 PST History: 72 bids   (US $0.01 starting bid) Winning bidder: dk8081 ( 2 )...
  • "Your Xbox 360 won't ship till after Christams..."

    11/18/2005 6:44:10 AM PST · by mr. mojo risin · 96 replies · 2,510+ views
    1up ^ | 11-16-05 | D. Karlin
    I put a $50 pre-order on an Xbox 360 in August 2005. The video game store employee (a walking commercial on why to go to college) promised a delivery date of November 23, 2005. Yesterday, the store left an auto mated message; "Microsoft is not going to deliver the quantity of Xboxes they promised. Your Xbox won't arrive until 2006." Unfortunately, my kids played the answering machine before I got home from work. It was a shock and disappointment for them, as several did not know I ordered it. I can only find mention on news of a delayed launch...
  • Freeping Gamers! (Thread 18)

    11/12/2005 3:49:27 PM PST · by Safrguns · 30 replies · 822+ views
    If you are a Freeper, and also like online gaming, post here to find fellow gamers, share screen shots, reviews, helps, and tips. Gamer tables are updated and published weekly. We currently have 74 gamers playing over 60 different games. Top Games: Battlefield/Battlefield 2 (16 gamers) World Of Warcraft (13 gamers) Unreal Tournament (9 gamers) City Of Heroes (8 gamers)
  • Freeping Gamers! (Thread 17)

    11/05/2005 7:31:52 PM PST · by Safrguns · 10 replies · 593+ views
    If you are a Freeper, and also like online gaming, post here to find fellow gamers, share screen shots, reviews, helps, and tips. Gamer tables are updated and published weekly. We currently have 72 gamers playing over 60 different games. Top Games: Battlefield/Battlefield 2 (16 gamers) World Of Warcraft (13 gamers) Unreal Tournament (9 gamers) City Of Heroes (7 gamers)
  • Microsoft open to further iPod integration with XBox

    10/24/2005 10:49:53 AM PDT · by Panerai · 1 replies · 274+ views
    MacNN ^ | 10/24/2005
    Microsoft vice president and XNA chief architect J Allard expressed in an interview with ign.com his hopes to be more cooperative with other companies, such as Apple, when speaking about the XBox 360, and the ability to plug an iPod into the device. Allen said: "I'm pro consumer on this one to the end. Anybody in my company who thought this was a bad idea to plug in Sony or Apple devices into this thing, I ended that conversation pretty quickly. This is the right thing to do for consumers. Once they invest $500 in their digital media library, you...
  • Freeping Gamers! (Thread 16)

    10/15/2005 6:21:33 PM PDT · by Safrguns · 53 replies · 989+ views
    If you are a Freeper, and also like online gaming, post here to find fellow gamers, share screen shots, reviews, helps, and tips. Gamer tables are updated and published weekly. We currently have 71 gamers playing over 60 different games. Top Games: Battlefield/Battlefield 2 (16 gamers) World Of Warcraft (12 gamers) Unreal Tournament (9 gamers) City Of Heroes (8 gamers)
  • Freeping Gamers! (Thread 15)

    10/01/2005 6:45:47 PM PDT · by Safrguns · 28 replies · 1,231+ views
    If you are a Freeper, and also like online gaming, post here to find fellow gamers, share screen shots, reviews, helps, and tips. Gamer tables are updated and published weekly. We currently have 70 gamers playing over 60 different games. Top Games: Battlefield/Battlefield 2 (15 gamers) World Of Warcraft (12 gamers) City Of Heroes (8 gamers) Unreal Tournament (8 gamers)
  • Freeping Gamers! (Thread 14)

    09/24/2005 10:15:41 PM PDT · by Safrguns · 29 replies · 2,140+ views
    If you are a Freeper, and also like online gaming, post here to find fellow gamers, share screen shots, reviews, helps, and tips. Gamer tables are updated and published weekly. We currently have 68 gamers playing over 60 different games. Top Games: Battlefield/Battlefield 2 (15 gamers) World Of Warcraft (12 gamers) City Of Heroes (8 gamers) Unreal Tournament (8 gamers)
  • Freeping Gamers! (Thread 13)

    09/17/2005 8:36:30 PM PDT · by Safrguns · 61 replies · 1,165+ views
    If you are a Freeper, and also like online gaming, post here to find fellow gamers, share screen shots, reviews, helps, and tips. Gamer tables are updated and published weekly. We currently have 61 gamers playing over 60 different games. Top Games: Battlefield/Battlefield 2 (14 gamers) World Of Warcraft (11 gamers) City Of Heroes (8 gamers) Unreal Tournament (8 gamers)
  • Freeping Gamers! (Thread 12)

    09/10/2005 10:03:21 PM PDT · by Safrguns · 57 replies · 862+ views
    If you are a Freeper, and also like online gaming, post here to find fellow gamers, share screen shots, reviews, helps, and tips. Gamer tables are updated and published weekly. We currently have 59 gamers playing over 60 different games. Top Games: Battlefield/Battlefield 2 (14 gamers) World Of Warcraft (10 gamers) City Of Heroes (8 gamers) Unreal Tournament (8 gamers)
  • Freeping Gamers! (Week 11)

    08/27/2005 8:05:10 PM PDT · by Safrguns · 23 replies · 663+ views
    If you are a Freeper, and also like online gaming, post here to find fellow gamers, share screen shots, reviews, helps, and tips. Gamer tables are updated and published weekly. We currently have 57 gamers playing over 60 different games. Top Games: Battlefield/Battlefield 2 (12 gamers) World Of Warcraft (9 gamers) City Of Heroes (9 gamers) Unreal Tournament (8 gamers)
  • Freeping Gamers (Week 10)

    08/20/2005 8:07:44 PM PDT · by Safrguns · 67 replies · 1,077+ views
    If you are a Freeper, and also like online gaming, post here to find fellow gamers, share screen shots, reviews, helps, and tips. Gamer tables are updated and published weekly. We currently have 53 gamers playing over 50 different games. Top Games: Battlefield/Battlefield 2 (12 gamers) World Of Warcraft (9 gamers) Unreal Tournament (8 gamers)
  • Report: Microsoft's Xbox 360 to cost $299

    08/17/2005 7:27:30 AM PDT · by Panerai · 35 replies · 2,104+ views
    Macworld ^ | Martyn Williams
    Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 games console will launch later this year in two versions, one priced at US$299 and the other at $399, according to a report on the Web site of the Los Angeles Times that quotes the company. The more expensive version will include a 20GB hard-disk drive, wireless controller, headset, Ethernet cable and wireless remote control, the report said. Previously Microsoft, which couldn’t be reached for comment on the report, had said the Xbox 360 would be available in North America, Europe and Japan before the end of this year. The company has already disclosed many key...
  • Star Wars Battlefront II

    08/14/2005 8:11:20 PM PDT · by Panerai · 2 replies · 388+ views
    Cnet Videos ^ | 08/14/2005
    Star Wars Battlefront II is the sequel to last year's hit online multiplayer shooter. The 2005 version adds space-based dogfighting combat and improved single-player gameplay. Look for it to hit the PC, the PS2, the Xbox, and the PSP on November 1- - the same day as the Episode III DVD.
  • Freeping Gamers! (Week 9)

    08/12/2005 1:28:57 PM PDT · by Safrguns · 51 replies · 975+ views
    If you are a Freeper, and also like online gaming, post here to find fellow gamers, share screen shots, reviews, helps, and tips. Gamer tables are updated and published weekly. We currently have 50 gamers playing over 50 different games. Top Games: Battlefield/Battlefield 2 (10 gamers) World Of Warcraft (9 gamers) Unreal Tournament (8 gamers)
  • Freeping Gamers (Week 8)

    08/06/2005 7:56:45 PM PDT · by Safrguns · 68 replies · 1,228+ views
    If you are a Freeper, and also like online gaming, post here to find fellow gamers, share screen shots, reviews, helps, and tips. Gamer tables are updated and published weekly. We currently have 44 gamers playing over 45 different games. Top Games: Battlefield/Battlefield 2 (9 gamers) World Of Warcraft (8 gamers) Unreal Tournament (7 gamers)
  • Freeping Gamers! (Week 7)

    07/30/2005 8:00:40 PM PDT · by Safrguns · 61 replies · 899+ views
    If you are a Freeper, and also like online gaming, post here to find fellow gamers, share screen shots, reviews, helps, and tips. Gamer tables are updated and published weekly. We currently have 41 gamers playing over 45 different games. Top Games: Battlefield/Battlefield 2 (8 gamers) Unreal Tournament (7 gamers) World Of Warcraft (7 gamers)
  • Freeping Gamers (Week 6)

    07/23/2005 9:01:32 PM PDT · by Safrguns · 36 replies · 648+ views
    If you are a Freeper, and also like online gaming, post here to find fellow gamers, share screen shots, reviews, helps, and tips. Gamer tables are updated and published weekly. We currently have 38 gamers playing over 45 different games. Top Games: Unreal Tournament (7 gamers) Battlefield/Battlefield 2 (6 gamers) World Of Warcraft (5 gamers)
  • Freeping Gamers! (Week 5)

    07/16/2005 5:14:03 PM PDT · by Safrguns · 59 replies · 1,216+ views
    If you are a Freeper, and also like online gaming, post here to find fellow gamers, share screen shots, reviews, helps, and tips. Gamer tables are updated and published weekly. We currently have 36 gamers playing over 45 different games. Top Games: Unreal Tournament (7 gamers) Battlefield/Battlefield 2 (6 gamers) World Of Warcraft (4 gamers)
  • Freeping Gamers! (Week 4)

    07/09/2005 4:51:18 PM PDT · by Safrguns · 26 replies · 1,150+ views
    If you are a Freeper, and also like online gaming, post here to find fellow gamers, share screen shots, reviews, helps, and tips. Gamer tables are updated and published weekly. We currently have 33 gamers playing over 45 different games.
  • Xbox 360 demos running on Macs

    05/14/2005 9:14:26 PM PDT · by Panerai · 68 replies · 1,378+ views
    Cnet News ^ | May 13, 2005 | Richard Shim
    The nifty clips of video games supporting Microsoft's new Xbox 360 console are running on Apple machines, Microsoft confirmed on Friday. "We purchased a number of Apple G5's because very specific hardware components of the G5 allow developers to emulate some of the technology behind future Xbox products and services," a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement. "This is an interim development tool that will be replaced with a more powerful and comprehensive solution later." The current systems shown at product introductions are prototypes. Final systems are expected to come out in all three major regions--North America, Europe and Asia--by...
  • Inflection Point (Is the new Microsoft XBox 360 a Dell-killer?)

    05/13/2005 11:50:04 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 61 replies · 2,362+ views
    PBS I, Cringeley ^ | May 12, 2005 | Robert X. Cringely
    Inflection Point This Week Changed the World of High Tech Forever, Though Most of Us Still Don't Know It It's an expression made popular in Silicon Valley years ago by Andy Grove of Intel: "inflection point." It's that abrupt elbow in a graph of growth or decline when the new technology or paradigm truly kicks in, and suddenly there is no going back. From that moment, the new stuff takes off and the old stuff goes into rapid decline, whether it is a new standard of modem, a new video game, a new microprocessor family, or just a new...
  • Gates says new Xbox will make gaming more convivial

    05/03/2005 12:21:11 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 23 replies · 821+ views
    Australian Financial Review ^ | 5/4/2005 | Frank Bajak
    Microsoft's next-generation Xbox gaming console would be more of a digital entertainment hub than its predecessor, making it even more of a PC hybrid than ever, Bill Gates told a meeting of business journalists on Monday. The console, code-named Xenon, is due to be previewed in an MTV half-hour special later this month. Mr Gates, Microsoft's chairman and co-founder, was vague on specific features of Xenon but said the company's consoles would be evolving to include improved communications tools for making multiplayer online gaming more convivial. He told the annual meeting of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers...
  • [Wal Mart] Store clerk: Murder suspects talked about bashing skulls [FL "X-Box slayings"]

    04/28/2005 5:49:41 AM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 14 replies · 1,644+ views
    http://www.news-journalonline.com ^ | Last update: April 28, 2005 | By KRISTEN REED
    Days before four men were accused of beating six people to death with baseball bats, they were shopping for aluminum bats and joking about bashing people to death, documents released Wednesday about the Deltona mass murder show. "We could take this bat and swing it and knock 'em over the head and crush their skull in," New Smyrna Beach Wal-Mart employee Brenda Palmatier quoted one of the suspects as saying. Palmatier said she recognized the four suspects shown on television news reports as the men in the store last Aug. 4. "The guy with the bushy hair then turned around...
  • Sony moves up E3 PS3 unveiling

    04/11/2005 1:22:00 PM PDT · by r5boston · 15 replies · 838+ views
    Gamespot ^ | Monday, April 11, 2005 | Tor Thorsen
    Japanese game giant's expo press conference will now be held before Microsoft's and Nintendo's. Yesterday, Microsoft sent out invitations to its E3 press conference, at which the company confirmed it will show off its next-generation console. As has been the case for the past several years, the event will occur on the evening of the Monday before E3 officially begins on Wednesday. This year, the Microsoft conference will happen at 6:45pm PDT on Monday, May 16. Nintendo's press conference, which will feature its next-gen "Revolution" console, is slated for 9am PDT on Tuesday, May 17, in keeping with tradition. Customarily,...
  • FAQ: The next video game consoles?

    03/02/2005 2:34:55 AM PST · by r5boston · 7 replies · 503+ views
    Cnet ^ | March 1, 2005 | David Becker
    The swallows come back to San Juan Capistrano every year, the Olympics happen every four years, and old video game consoles get junked every five years. Which means that the game industry is due for a shake-up any quarter now. The current crop of consoles--Sony's PlayStation 2, Microsoft's Xbox and Nintendo's GameCube--all have been on the market for about four years. Each manufacturer wants to squeeze as much market life as possible out of the current machines, so they won't spill too many details about future consoles for fear of making the current ones look outdated. But information on next-generation...
  • Fire risk forces Microsoft to recall Xbox power cords

    02/17/2005 5:45:36 PM PST · by rs79bm · 1 replies · 209+ views
    Fire risk forces Microsoft to recall Xbox power cords   Microsoft recalls 14 million cords around the globe. Joris Evers, IDG News Service Thursday, February 17, 2005 Microsoft is recalling power cords on 14.1 million Xbox game consoles worldwide because the cords may pose a fire hazard, the company said today. An electrical component failure can cause the Xbox cord to overheat and emit smoke. In 30 consoles worldwide, the problem has caused minor injury or property damage. In 7 instances, users reported a burn to their hands. In 23 instances, customers reported smoke damage or damage to a carpet...
  • Microsoft recalls Xbox consoles - Fire risk cited in recall covering 14 million machines

    02/17/2005 10:18:11 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 19 replies · 991+ views
    CBS Marketwatch ^ | February 17, 2005 | Michael Paige
    LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- Microsoft Corp.'s blockbuster "Halo 2" video game runs the risk of getting a lot hotter on some of the software giant's Xbox gaming consoles, with the company Thursday voluntarily recalling just over 14 million of the machines due to a potential fire risk. Microsoft, based in Redmond, Wash., announced the worldwide recall to replace power cords on some Xbox machines in order to prevent potential failures that could pose the fire hazard. "This is a preventative step we're choosing to take despite the rarity of these incidents," said Robbie Bach, senior vice president of Microsoft's...
  • Why The XBox is Important in the Iraq War

    02/13/2005 6:20:05 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 32 replies · 995+ views
    Strategypage ^ | 2/12/05 | James Dunnigan
    Even during a war, as busy as soldiers are, there’s a lot of down time. Throughout American history, the troops relied on reading material (newspapers, books, letters), or games of chance (cards, dice) to deal with the boredom With the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns, that’s all changed. The troops are still reading and gambling, but they’re also spending a lot of time watching DVDs (on laptops or large screen TVs), listening to digital music (iPods are very popular) and playing computer games (XBox and Playstation are the big favorites.) Today’s troops are from a generation that grew up with PCs...
  • Ballmer: Xbox 2 'amazing'

    02/12/2005 3:11:32 PM PST · by KwasiOwusu · 71 replies · 1,729+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | 2/11/2005 | Seattle PI
    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today became the latest Microsoft executive to say some vague but intriguing things about company's plans for the next-generation Xbox console. (See this earlier post and the second item in this article.) His comments came in response to questions from the audience during an event for minority high-school students this morning on the company's Redmond campus. Here's what he said in response to the first one:"When you see the new Xbox, you're going to think it's un -- well, let me say it politely -- unbelievable. Just unbelievable. The Rumors are that we'll see that product...
  • Hackers sued for tinkering with Xbox games

    02/10/2005 6:19:44 PM PST · by TheHound · 14 replies · 393+ views
    Thursday 10th February 2005 10:20 GMT | Kevin Poulsen, SecurityFocus
    } #MenuDigitalRights a { font-weight: bold; } In the first case of its kind, a California video game maker is suing an entire community of software tinkerers for reverse engineering and modifying Xbox games that they legally purchased. Tecmo, Inc., a subsidiary of a Japanese company, announced a federal lawsuit Wednesday against Mike Greiling of Eden Prairie, Minn., and Will Glynn from Davie, Fla, for alleged violations of US copyright law and the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act. According to the complaint, Greiling and Glynn were webmasters of ninjahacker.net, an online forum dedicated to creating custom content and modifications for...
  • Microsoft Reports Record Revenue and Earnings

    01/27/2005 5:49:55 PM PST · by KwasiOwusu · 55 replies · 875+ views
    arrivnet ^ | 1/27/2005 | PRNewswire
    REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced record revenue of $10.82 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2004, a 7% increase over the results in the same period of the prior year. Operating income for the second quarter was $4.75 billion, which was an increase of $3.27 billion over the same period in the prior year...... "Our record revenue came from across-the-board strength in both our business and consumer segments," said John Connors, chief financial officer at Microsoft. "And our long-term approach to growing new businesses is paying off. Home and Entertainment delivered its first profitable...
  • Cell Architecture Explained: Introduction

    01/21/2005 6:58:16 AM PST · by fso301 · 12 replies · 801+ views
    http://www.blachford.info/ ^ | 2005 | Nicholas Blachford
    Cell Architecture Explained: Introduction Introduction Designed for the PlayStation 3, Sony, Toshiba and IBM's new "Cell processor" promises seemingly obscene computing capabilities for what will rapidly become a very low price. In these articles I look at what the Cell architecture is, then I go on to look at the profound implications this new chip has, not for the games market, but for the entire computer industry. Has the PC finally met it's match? To date the details disclosed by the STI group (Sony, Toshiba, IBM) have been very vague to say the least. Except that is for the patent...
  • Microsoft Headed to Upside(Microsoft Server sales on fire, despite open source)

    01/04/2005 5:07:23 PM PST · by KwasiOwusu · 42 replies · 656+ views
    TheStreet.com ^ | 1/3/2005 | Ronna Abramson
    Microsoft (MSFT:Nasdaq - news - research) should beat its second-quarter earnings estimates later this month thanks to heavier-than-expected tech spending, brisk Halo 2 sales, and continued strength in the server and business applications markets, an analyst said Tuesday as he raised estimates. J.P. Morgan analyst Adam Holt raised his second-quarter revenue expectations on the company to $10.65 billion from $10.5 billion -- higher than the company's guidance of $10.3 billion to $10.5 billion. In addition, Holt upped his second-quarter earnings by a penny to 34 cents a share -- also higher than the company's guidance of 28 cents a share....
  • GameSpot's Best and Worst Video Games of 2004

    12/18/2004 6:56:39 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 81 replies · 3,926+ views
    GameSpot ^ | 12-14-04 | Tor Thorsen
    With 2005 just around the corner, it is almost time once again for GameSpot's ninth annual Best and Worst of the Year Awards. The Awards begin this Friday night, with our Year in Review news roundup, and coverage of the finalists in the Dubious Honors, Genre Awards, Platform Awards, and Special Achievement Awards categories. Then, starting this weekend, GameSpot will start handing out medals to the winners of the Special Achievement Awards (Saturday, December 18) and Dubious Honors (Sunday, December 19). Next week will see the winners in the Genre Awards (Monday, December 20) and the Platform Awards (Tuesday, December...
  • Between an xBox and a Hard Place (IBM selling PC Unit trumps Microsoft's coming hardware dominance)

    12/17/2004 10:34:50 PM PST · by baseball_fan · 15 replies · 664+ views
    PBS.org ^ | December 16, 2004 | Robert X. Cringely
    When Microsoft Turns on Its Hardware OEMs and Even Dell Must Die, Will IBM Play the Savior? After explaining last week how IBM was selling its PC division to Lenovo a) to gain an equity-sharing partner in the Chinese market and b) to free its own Power5 and PowerPC processors to better compete against Intel...the implications of IBM's deal go even further than I first suspected, and Microsoft plays a role... ...the next version of Microsoft's xBox game system will use a PowerPC processor...xBox couldn't stick to an Intel processor and be competitive with future Sony and Nintendo game consoles....
  • EA wipes out rival NFL titles with new licensing deal

    12/15/2004 9:55:55 AM PST · by smith288 · 23 replies · 998+ views
    GamesIndustry.biz ^ | December 14, 2004 | GamesIndustry.biz
    EA wipes out rival NFL titles with new licensing deal by GamesIndustry.biz Leading publisher Electronic Arts has announced the signing of an exclusive five-year deal with the NFL and its players association, effectively eliminating any competition to the firm's NFL sports titles from rival publishers.The deal signs the National Football League and the NFL Players Inc licensing division into five years of exclusivity with EA, preventing any other company from using the NFL brands, stadiums, player names and player likenesses in their games.The deal will come as a devastating blow to SEGA and Take Two, whose ESPN sports range made...