Posts Tagged / Xbox

  • Nov 27 / 2010
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Call of Duty Black Ops: PS3 owners demanding refund

Good (early) morning guys and girls,

It’s about 12:50 am here in the UK and I’ve just had a lovely evening with my girlfriend, her flat mate and her partner playing board games. It bought back many memories of childhood which seems such a long time ago…man i’m old!!

Anyways I was browsing the ‘net before I attempt to go to sleep, I came across that PlayStation 3 owners of the much acclaimed game Call of Duty: Black Ops have demanded a refund from the publishers Activision due to the “sub-par graphics, buggy software” when compared to the Xbox 360 version.

Treyarch who previously developed Call of Duty World at War have been blamed for adding further functionality in the Xbox 360 version of the game than the Playstation 3. An example being Xbox 360 users are able to sign in to more than one account when playing in split screen whilst the Playstation 3 version only allows one. Further more, gamers argued that Treyarch “have created a unfinished, sloppy and degenerate game for the Playstation 3 console when the Playstation 3 has games that out shine the Call of Duty Franchise today.”

The petition holding 3,800+ signatures has been bought to (the developers) Treyarch attention but ultimately it will be down to Activision if the refunds to the angry gamers will be granted.

If you are a Playstation 3 Call of Duty Black Ops user, be sure to let me know of your thoughts. Are you happy with the game? If not, please feel free to share your views.

Happy COD’ing!
Andy Singh

  • Nov 12 / 2010
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Geek Stuff

Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect Hacked

Happy Friday everyone!! The end of the week is FINALLY here!

I found an interesting article on BBC News about the Microsoft Xbox Kinect being hacked hours after going on sale in Europe. So naturally I had to check it out and what I found was not the work of a “hacker” as Microsoft put it, but the work of a good programmer.

Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect

Microsoft Kinect 360

Like the Wii, the Kinect can be used to do some really cool motion sensor stuff which, if you liked the film Minority Report, will make life pretty interesting (come on, how isn’t controlling your computer via hand motions not cool?).

The programmer responded to the $3K bounty issued by Adafruit Industries to the first person to produce drivers for the device and have them available to download and improve. Click the link to visit BBC News which has a link to Adafruit Industries website where you’ll find a demonstration video of the Kinect being used on a Linux laptop.

Wishing you a fabulous weekend filled with excitement and joy!
Andy Singh

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