Author Archives: Chris Scott Barr


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.'

Rock Band 2 drum kit to be wireless

Rock Band 2 drum kit to be wireless

With the announcement of Rock Band 2 we found out that the instruments would be getting a bit of a update. However, since the original peripherals will be compatible with the new game, we know that there won't be any huge changes to the drums (like an extra pad and such). What we do know is that the 360 is getting wireless controllers.

Two different rumored Rock Band 2 setlists appear

Two different rumored Rock Band 2 setlists appear

Every year around this time, we are bombarded with rumors. Does the summer heat give everyone an excuse to stay inside and pass rumors? Maybe, but it also nearly E3 time, which is when the rumor mill is in full swing. The latest we have is not one, but two different “leaked” Rock Band setlists. These come from “trusted sources”, which must mean that they are both completely accurate, despite being different. Read on for both versions.

SlashGear Review – VisionTek Radeon HD 4850

SlashGear Review – VisionTek Radeon HD 4850

ATI's latest cards are out, and they are getting some major attention. These are supposed to be the cards that really put ATI back on the map in the GPU race. Personally I thought that the 38xx series were pretty good, however, I've got the new 4850, so we'll see how it stacks up against the previous generation.

Beta registration opens for Wrath of the Lich King

Beta registration opens for Wrath of the Lich King

We were hoping to hear some kind of announcement regarding the status of the Wrath of the Lich King Beta during Blizzard's WWI. There was little information to be had at the event, however, they have just announced that they are now taking applications for the beta.

80 tracks to be included with Rock Band 2, no user-created content

80 tracks to be included with Rock Band 2, no user-created content

With any new game that's announced, there are always a ton of questions left unanswered. Over time details slowly trickle down the line, and Rock Band 2 is no different. One question we now no the answer to is regarding the number of songs included on the disc.  The magic number, it has been revealed, is 80, which is 22 more than the original game contained.