Rant: When a Video Game Console Case Mod Goes Wrong

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255w ago - I have nothing against case mods, I've seen some nice mods over the years. But sometimes... things start to go south.

To the left is a normal looking PlayStation 2 system. Nothing out of the ordinary, PS2 stand, little pink memory card... but the eye sore on the right? Don't ask, I still can't figure out what is going on.

I figure the original PS2 brand on the console wasn't suffice enough for this person. No they had to go out, buy car branding letters so in case you were on the other side of the street passing by he/she or maybe he she's home you can still that's a PS2 in the living room.

Also if you're eyes haven't combusted in its sockets for watching this throw up, very intimidating dragon on the upper right side. If this wasn't enough of a car accident, this person finds a way to hit new lows... for whatever reason that I'm sure God himself is unable to answer if put on the spot.

A giant fan, why? I have no clue. I never knew PS2 systems had an over heading issue, but evidently no one told this rock.

Nothing saying PlayStation 2 like car decals, and giant fans, if it even is functional. Which is sad if it is, as this person should have been electrocuted during the install process.

Sadly the video game gods must have been upset at the world this...
 

XBox 360 head Greenberg wrong, Blu-ray is doing just fine

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288w ago - Recently, XBox 360 product manager, Aaron Greenberg, indicated in an interview that the Blu-ray is not the future. He also goes on to take stabs at Sony for some of its decisions regarding the PS3.

Greenberg stated in an interview with Major Nelson, that the Blu-ray is no DVD. He also indicated that the Blu-ray format could be the next UMD. I assume he is attempting to correlate UMD as a failed format for movies. An odd comparison considering that the UMD is a Sony PSP-only format. I assume you could also say then, that the Nintendo DS cartridge is a failed format as well.

Greenberg said: "We have no plans to integrate Blu-ray into the Xbox experience,.. We believe that we shouldn't force consumers to pay for things they don't want. We also believe that the future's digital, and that's why we've invested in a massive library of entertainment content."

This supports my recent story detailing how Microsoft's nickel and dime business practice is financially savvier than Sony's model. However, the part about offering consumers more options probably wasn't what Microsoft had in mind as Peter Moore recently confirmed that the decision to release an Xbox 360 model with no hard drive was based on the extreme desire to bring the Xbox division into the black.

He...
 

Kojima: Americans Brag, PS3 No Letdown, Kotaku is Wrong

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310w ago - No, no, no! When Hideo Kojima said the MGS4 graphics on the PS3 weren't to his "satisfaction" or that he realized there were lots of "restrictions" the PS3 posed, he didn't mean it. He was just trying to be humble, you know!

He's not disappointed with the PS3 at all. He is totally happy with it. The PS3 is awesome. Says Kojima:

"On the Internet, there's stuff saying "Hideo Kojima" isn't satisfied with the PS3. I'd like to talk about that today. I just got back from Paris and did 15 interviews and everyone asked me about it, did I say that. The meaning of what I said has totally been changed, made totally different. Today, I'd like to talk about that. Why did it turn into that?

When I'm doing an interview, I answer in Japanese, and I can't control how the writer will interpret that into English... What I say is then translated in English, and the writer then changes that into their own words and writes that. So, right there, the meaning of what I say changes a lot."

"I am Japanese, so I try to be modest. I'm an especially modest person. I dont wish to brag about it to say "I am the amazing Metal Gear guy" or to say "This is the best one", just like how Americans brag stuff like this... That's why I interview in Japanese, and Mr. Sai (translator) translates my side of the...
 

SCEE offering refunds for the wrong CoD4 Region Map Pack

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312w ago - SCEE are offering refunds to those who bought the wrong version of the Region-locked Variety Map Pack.

SCEE say they have updated their call centers on how to handle this and they hope this "clarifies the steps that SCEE are taking to ensure the consumer has a successful and enjoyable experience with the map packs."

To quote: The Store has been updated so that each product states which BLES code it works with.

Furthermore, the forums have been updated to explain how the download works. The call centres have also been updated about how to handle this.

The Store team are refunding those who have the wrong match.

I hope this clarifies the steps that SCEE are taking to ensure the consumer has a successful and enjoyable experience with the map packs.
 







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