288w ago - Reader Mac's X-Box 360 was out of warranty when it broke, so he decided to buy a new one thinking he could just transfer his old hard drive to the new X-Box.
Sadly, no matter what he tries he can't get his content to work properly on the new machine. He called Microsoft to see if they could help him out (after all they do this sort of transfer all the time for people whose boxes are replaced under warranty), but Microsoft's only answer was "buy all your content a second time."
Hi guys, not sure if you're interested in putting this sort of thing on your site anymore, but I've had my own problems with Microsoft, the 360 and their support.
In a sentence, I called their support after replacing my busted 360, and their response to my question as to why I can't access most of my content either online or offline from my old hard drive anymore was "Can't help you, sorry. Buy all of the content a second time."
Now here's the long version: I was kindly greeted by Alex, the automated system guy (I've never seen any company give theirs a name), then transferred over to a man who I believe went by the name "Jeeves" (at least that's what it sounded like to me through the accent).
After a bit of friendly banter and him asking me for a whole bunch of different information,...
288w ago - Publisher 2K Games today announced that last year's critically acclaimed Xbox 360 shooter BioShock will make its way to the PlayStation 3 in October.
2K is promising that the PS3 version will feature "new features and content that heighten the award-winning experience."
Unfortunately, further details were not given, although company president Christoph Hartmann noted that we can expect a full reveal over the coming months.
Press Release: 2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today that BioShock¬®, the "genetically enhanced" story-driven action game, is in development for the PLAYSTATION¬®3 computer entertainment system at 2K Marin. The PLAYSTATION 3 system title will be released in October 2008 with new features and content that heighten the award-winning experience.
BioShock for the Xbox 360¬® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Games for Windows¬® was released in 2007 and received numerous Game of the Year honors from prestigious organizations including Associated Press, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), Game Informer, Spike TV's VGAs and Paste Magazine. BioShock's extension to the PLAYSTATION 3 system will bring exciting new content to this amazing title and...
290w ago - Poison has released a new PSP homebrew utility dubbed "HostCore." Essentially, it creates a virtual bridge between a PC and PSP, allowing users to access media content located on their PC from the PSP.
Fully compatible with Custom Firmware 3.90 M33, the plug-in supports loading music, photos, videos, and games from either WiFi connection or USB.
311w ago - Over the past few days there has been a variety of user created content for the PS3 version of UT3, but unfortunately there is a range of reports that these are crashing PS3s.
Some are speculating that it is the fault of the Mutator mod released but there is s a bit of a 'problem' as it is not known as if Epic themselves will look into this issue as technically it is not their own content.
To quote from leukoplast: Well, seems the mods may have been all too premature. I was just playing campaign mode, nearly done with a level. As as it was counting down...boom the game freezes on me. So I restarted the PS3, started the game back up and the first thing to appear was this.
Sorry for the quality, but this was taken with my crappy camera off-screen. (click for bigger shot)
And for the record. I have downloaded and imported all the available PS3 mods to date. So not sure which one may be causing it.
314w ago - More than 75% of parents are concerned about the content of video games played by their children, a survey suggests.
Almost half of the 4,000 parents surveyed in the UK, France, Italy and Germany said that one hour of gaming each day should be the limit.
Some 43% of the surveyed parents said they were not aware of ratings systems for games to determine suitability.
The survey comes as Dr Tanya Byron conducts a separate review of games and their impact on UK children.
Dr Byron, who is conducting the review on behalf of the UK government, will publish her findings in March 2008 and recently closed her submissions for evidence. One of her areas of focus will be the ratings systems in the UK - which currently involves a pan-European system and a UK-only rating from the British Board of Film Classification.
The games industry has gone to great lengths to stress the educational and social aspects of gaming, while emphasising that games are regulated and appeal to all ages, with mature titles for mature gamers.
A spokesperson for Elspa, the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers' Association, said videogame playing was "part of a balanced mix of leisure activities for all ages".
Elspa added: "We welcome the opportunity to highlight the...