[UPDATE: It appears that the problems with the update and Xbox Live Marketplace have been corrected as of about 11:30 Central Time this morning.]
The latest Xbox 360 System Update appears to be causing major problems for gamers today.
Rollei has been making cameras for almost 90 years. Now you can own one of their classic models from the 1920’s, updated with some 21st century technology under the hood.
The Rolleiflex MiniDigi looks virtually identical to Rollei’s original Twin Lens Reflex cameras, with a decidedly modern spin.
Whee. Sony is rolling out yet another firmware upgrade for the PlayStation 3 console.
The impending version 1.80 upgrade adds a couple of new features, but the most significant one purportedly adds upscaling of DVD, Playstation and PlayStation 2 games to as much as 1080p resolution.
It looks like the April 2007 backwards compatibility update for the Xbox 360 has added a number of new Xbox games, including some which we thought would never make the list due to their graphical complexities.
Microsoft has posted a brief video clip which shows off a number of new features which will become available on May 7th, 2007.
Among the improvements, the new version will add Friends List and text chat integration with Windows Live Messenger.
On Thursday, March 22, the Sony PlayStation 3 will be getting a much-anticipated upgrade to its system software. The 1.60 update will add the ability to queue downloads for background processing, rather than the arduous “wait and pray” download method that the console currently offers.
While the Sony PlayStation 3 certainly hasn’t yet lived up to original expectations, there are still several million of us who did buy the console, and would like it to become part of our regular gaming regimen.
One of the great things about all of the current-gen gaming consoles is the ability to add new content and features through online downloads. Nintendo today released the News Channel on the Nintendo Wii.
The News Channel features live feeds from the Associated Press.
Since the Sony PlayStation 3 hit shelves back in November, it’s been racked with complaints about a huge bug with PS2 backwards compatibilty. Specifically, the PS3 would screw up the graphics on non-progressive scan PS2 titles (of which there are many), by creating odd artifacts on every other vertical line of images.
Today is a big day for Apple enthusiasts, with speculation at an all time high for new hardware from the darlings of Silicon Valley. Rumors have been flying around for some time ranging from the iPhone, to the iTV, to new touch screen iPods, to a truly portable Mac.
For a while, there’s been talk about an updated Xbox 360 in the works that is to feature a smaller, cooler running 65nm CPU. Now it looks like the new version of the game console may include additional features.
Microsoft has released another update to add some titles to the Xbox 360 backwards compatibility list, enabling a variety of original Xbox titles to play properly on the 360. The newly added and updated titles include:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Burnout 3: Takedown (updated)
Conker: Live and Reloaded
Dead Or Alive Ultimate
Destroy All Humans!
Scheduled for release tomorrow (October 31), the Xbox 360 Fall update is expected to add support for 1080p video output for the upcoming HD DVD add-on as well as the ability to stream WMV files from a connected Windows PC or USB storage device.