Author Archives: Chris Scott Barr


9-year-old Xbox 360 case hits The US Supreme Court

9-year-old Xbox 360 case hits The US Supreme Court

It's easy to look back fondly at the Xbox 360 as the titan of last generation's console wars. In reality, it was on par with the PS3, and had a host of launch issues. The biggest issue that we all remember was the dreaded “Red Ring of Death.” Personally, I only had to have two consoles replaced because of the RRoD. But today, the Supreme Court is preparing to hear a case regarding another of the Xbox 360's mechanical issues.

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Hyatt names dates and locations of credit card breach

Hyatt names dates and locations of credit card breach

Last month we brought you the news that Hyatt had discovered malware in its credit card processing systems. Obviously, that's the last place you'd want to find malware in a hotel chain. While the company said that it was investigating the issues, we didn't get much information pertaining to how long the malware was on the system, and how many locations were affected. Hyatt has come forward today to answer those questions.

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Original Doom gets a new level, courtesy of co-creator John Romero

Original Doom gets a new level, courtesy of co-creator John Romero

John Romero might not be a name that gets talked about much these days. However, back in the 90's, the man was a legend, and even considered a god amongst gamers. If you're not familiar, Romero, along with partner John Carmack, created games like Doom, Quake, and Wolfenstein 3D. In essence, those two can be credited with creating the modern first-person shooter. Well in a surprising move, John Romero has released his first Doom level in 21 years.

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New Half-Life sequel coming next month

New Half-Life sequel coming next month

Fans of the Half-Life series have been waiting for a very long time. Sure, there are other game franchises that have gone longer without a sequel, but few were left with such a cliffhanger ending, and so little communication about the next game in the series. Well, today in a surprising announcement, we've found out that we will be getting a Half-Life sequel in less than a month. But it probably isn't the one you've been hoping for.

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Valve adds 100 Gbps connections to keep up with download demands

Valve adds 100 Gbps connections to keep up with download demands

When you decide that your internet speeds just aren't enough to keep up with modern entertainment, you talk to your ISP and they change you over to a different package. Sure, it'll cost a bit more, but you'll be able to stream Netflix and download games at the same time, without having one or the other slowed down to a crawl. But what do you do if you're one of the largest digital game providers?

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Pokken Tournament gets an official release date

Pokken Tournament gets an official release date

Have you ever wanted to play a game where you could fight Pokemon? No, I'm not talking about tossing your Pokeball out, and selecting some attacks. I'm talking about playing as your favorite pocket monster, and beating on someone else's creature of choice. If this has ever been your dream, then you're in for a treat this spring.

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No background music for Xbox One until summer

No background music for Xbox One until summer

When you're playing games, the soundtrack can go a long way in helping set the mood. However, when you've heard Butcher Pete on your Pip Boy for the twentieth time, it starts to lose its charm. We've known for a while that Xbox One owners can expect to use their own music during gaming sessions, but what we haven't known is exactly when this will happen.

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Could the Galaxy S7 get a stylus?

Could the Galaxy S7 get a stylus?

If you're looking for an Android device with a stylus, you're probably going to end up with a Galaxy Note, from Samsung. Currently, these devices are the only offering from Samsung which offer the small pen-like tool. However, thanks to a recent patent that's surfaced, it looks like we may be seeing smaller devices shipping with an S Pen.

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Google Drive gets easier to organize

Google Drive gets easier to organize

Having all of the cloud storage in the world isn't very useful if you can't find your files. Sure, you know they're in your Google Drive somewhere, but isn't it better to know exactly where everything is? Yesterday Google announced a few new features that should help keep things organized.

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Facebook is developing their own Android app store

Facebook is developing their own Android app store

If you have a phone from Apple, you get your apps from their App Store. If you have an Android phone, you pick up apps from the Google Play Store. Pretty simple, right? Well, Facebook is concerned about not being able to distribute its apps via these methods in the future, so they're building their own app store.

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8 of the best LEGO Star Wars fan creations

8 of the best LEGO Star Wars fan creations

The wonderful thing about LEGO is that with those tiny bricks, you can build just about anything. Sure, you start out building from pre-made kits, but eventually you'll expand to making your own creations. Somewhere in a closet I still have the TIE fighter and X-wing that I built, long before there were any official kits. They weren't exact replicas, but with my imagination, they were perfect for space battles. Today, I thought I'd take you through some of the best Star Wars Lego fan creations. Here they are, in no particular order:

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