In June of 2013, Microsoft revised the Xbox 360 console yet again. If you thought the “Slim” was the final say, you should know that there was one more change to the Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 S was followed by the Xbox 360 E. The big differences are mostly cosmetic, however it is important to note the power requirements of each console: the S uses 135 watts and the E uses only a 120 watt power supply. A minor change is the number of USB ports, from 5 on the S to 4 on the E. Below is the full breakdown. The picture came from an article on syncing controllers, and the rest from a spec sheet.
Within minutes of Recode.net putting up this photo gallery yesterday, which includes prices of some of the consoles, I began hearing the nails driving in to the coffin of Steam’s “Steam Box.” Reasons vary from the painfully obvious, to the semi-subtle… but alarm bells should have been going off at Valve a long time ago, letting them know that this was going to be a terrible idea. Continue reading “How the Steam Box Failed (already)”
Evidently there was a problem with some sort of spam code being injected into my RSS Feed. Thanks to my buddy @jrronimo for pointing it out to me. After a few hours of digging, I believe I have found the culprit but will need to do some testing over the next few days. Please let me know if you ever feel like you’re receiving spam from me, I would be glad to look in to it. Other than a couple of minor banner ads, I have NO intention of actually trying to pester my readers! Leave a comment, hit me on twitter, shoot me an email, whatever works for you!
There is an ongoing debate about the legality of emulating video games. Some say it’s like a rental, some say you have to own the game, many vendors would have you believe it’s 100% illegal no matter what. If you want someone else to worry about the legalities while you reap the benefits, look no further than our friends at Archive.org: The Internet Archive.
Recently, Internet Archivists have put together a collection of vintage gaming console information. Continue reading “Tons of classic video games, free and legal, online!”