Author Archives: Chris Scott Barr


Rumor – Leaked memo shows 60GB Xbox 360

Rumor – Leaked memo shows 60GB Xbox 360

We've been hearing a lot about the rumored price drop of the Xbox 360 Pro to $299. Naturally when we're this close to E3, a price drop like this can mean only one thing: new hardware. A recently leaked memo from Microsoft (unconfirmed) shows that they are indeed releasing new hardware. Hit the jump for the memo in its entirety.

Amazon slates Star Wars Battlefront III for a March 2009 release

Amazon slates Star Wars Battlefront III for a March 2009 release

The internet is a strange creature. With vast amounts of information readily available at our fingertips, we can find out nearly anything with a few keywords and clicks. Usually it turns out to be good for us, and bad for large companies that wish to keep some information private. For instance, I'm pretty sure that LucasArts didn't want us to know about Star Wars Battlefront III just yet.

SlashGear Review – NZXT Performance Power 800

SlashGear Review – NZXT Performance Power 800

I spent several years working as a PC repair technician, and can't even count the number of issues people had that were attributed to their power supply. Most of the time what had happened was that they'd done some major upgrades to their hardware, and left their old puny PSU to power it all. These days if you're running a high-end gaming rig, you need some major power, which is where this new NZXT Performance Power 800 comes in.

Interview with Microsoft shows major rivalry between 360 and Wii

Interview with Microsoft shows major rivalry between 360 and Wii

I've discovered that one job I could never do is be any sort of spokesperson for one of the big three console makers. For one, I totally understand that each of the major consoles has its strengths and weaknesses, and thus could never commit myself to one completely. I also couldn't be as much of an ass as some of these guys are. Recently Gamasutra sat down with Microsoft's director of product management for Xbox 360 and Live Aaron Greenberg, and he has quite a few great things to say in there.

Sony releases 2.41 update for the PS3

Sony releases 2.41 update for the PS3

So the 2.40 update was supposed to be the one that all of the PS3 owners were waiting for. However, those that did manage to get it probably wished they waited a bit longer. It seems that Sony has (hopefully) fixed the issues that were bricking consoles, as they've released yet another new update.

Strange ad depicts widescreen Nintendo DS

Strange ad depicts widescreen Nintendo DS

I haven't read Nintendo Power since sometime in the 90's, before I discovered the internet. Now I rarely find myself reading magazines, as I can find most of the info I crave right here on my PC. If you happened to pick up the latest issue, you might have noticed an ad with a widescreen DS. You don't see that everyday.

Merriam-Webster recognizes ‘fanboy’ as a real word

Merriam-Webster recognizes ‘fanboy’ as a real word

Merriam-Webster is doing its best to be up-to-date with all of the latest in popular words. It's probably best that they continue doing so, since they make dictionaries. They recently decided to add around 100 new words to their Collegiate Dictionary, one of which being 'fanboy.'