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New Fallout 3 XBox Title Update – Do Not Want January 13, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Gwyddia @ 1:10 pm
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Why do title updates so regularly break the games they purport to update?  I grabbed the Fallout 3 title update today (not that I had a choice) and now my screen turns purple randomly and I keep getting ported to completely different parts of the map with no notice.  Folks on GameSpot and other forums claim the purple haze is a drug effect particular to Vault 106, but that doesn’t explain the porting.

 

Here’s hoping a fix is on the way, soon.

 

Full of Patchy Goodness November 20, 2008

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Well, as promised, the New XBox Live Experience appeared this week. So far, so okay. The green blades are shiny and smooth, the avatars are like Miis all grown up and Netflix is working. Sorta.

 

The vaunted Netflix service has been up and down all day, with frequent patches. When it works, it works well, with instant streaming of lots of good stuff. The visual quality is pretty good for streaming video, much to my surprise.

 

The Marketplace is the real stumbling point at the moment. There is no easy way to get a complete list of what is on offer, and everything is incredibly slow at the moment. Microsoft is monitoring the situation and says it will be all better soon, and I really hope so.

 

XBox Live Issues Are Not All In Your Head November 16, 2008

Filed under: Hardware,Microsoft,XBox 360 — Gwyddia @ 12:47 pm
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It's not just for the console anymore.

It's not just for the console anymore.

If you can’t get on or stay on XBox Live today, you are not alone. Microsoft’s Major Nelson himself copped to the connectivity issues, stating:

 

In the past few hours, the Xbox Operations Center noticed that large number of members were disconnected from Xbox LIVE, some more than once. Our Engineering teams are actively working to determine the root cause of this issue and to prevent it from happening again. If you are disconnected, you should be able to reconnect after a few minutes. Thanks for your patience as we work quickly to solve the issue.

As of this writing, things are still iffy, despite a quick “All clear!” and “Nah, just kidding” from the Major this morning.