How To: Add Wi-Fi To Your Xbox 360 Smartly and Cheaply

17 January, 2009 Xbox 360 11 comments

Gizmodo writes:

The Xbox 360 is the best console you can buy. Except it’s inexplicably missing something the Wii and PS3 have: Wi-Fi. You could buy Microsoft’s $90 dongle. Or you could follow our guide.

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Microsoft NPD Press Release

* December ’08 was the biggest month for Xbox 360 in history
* Xbox 360 sold more consoles, games and online entertainment experiences in 2008 than any previous year
* In the all-important holiday quarter, Xbox 360 outsold PS3 by more than 2:1

Despite a decline in overall consumer spending during the holidays, video games continued to shine as a bright spot, with Xbox 360 registering record-setting numbers in December, selling 1.4 million consoles in the U.S. (December NPD data).

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December 2008 NPD’s

Hardware Sales for December 2008:

  • DS – 3.04 million
  • Wii – 2.15 million
  • Xbox 360 – 1.44 million
  • PSP – 1.02 million
  • PS3 – 726K
  • PS2 – 410K


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PS3 Hate Boils Over, Fanboy “Journalists” Embarrass The Industry

15 January, 2009 PS3, Xbox 360 19 comments


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PSXExtreme writes:

ThisThis, right here. This is why gaming journalists will never get any respect.

We recently ran an article that warned readers against misinterpreting opinion as facts because apparently, only loud-mouthed fanboys get any sort of attention in the realm of so-called video game journalism.

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Analysts Sound Off On PlayStation 3’s Future in 2009

15 January, 2009 PS3 2 comments








The PlayStation 3 has lagged behind the competition in the previous years, at least in terms of hardware sales. To see if analysts believe 2009 would be any better for the PlayStation 3 EndSights contacted three premiere video game analysts to get their views on the issue. We asked them one, multi-leveled question.

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Fallout 3 Patched, DLC Coming January 27, 2009

Bethesda have also announced that the Operation Anchorage downloadable content for the Xbox 360 and PC is scheduled to release on Tuesday, January 27.
Bug Fixes

  • Friends notification no longer causes the game to pause. (Playstation 3)
  • Fixed occasional crashes during loading and waiting.
  • Friendly or neutral NPC health bars, when taking damage, no longer flicker repeatedly.
  • Fixed issue where certain NPCs would occasionally disappear from the game.
  • Fixed issue where dead NPCs would occasionally come back to life.

More after the break


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Japanese software and hardware sales for the week of December 22 – 28

01. [PS3] White Knight Chronicles (SCEI) – 206,954 / NEW
02. [PSP] Dissidia: Final Fantasy (Square Enix) – 176,385 / 666,000
03. [WII] Animal Crossing: City Folk (Nintendo) – 144,179 / 876,000
04. [NDS] Kirby Super Star Ultra Deluxe (Nintendo) – 140,934 / 920,000
05. [NDS] Wagamama Fashion: Girls Mode (Nintendo) – 105,225 / 547,000
06. [NDS] Rhythm Tengoku Gold (Nintendo) – 84,515 / 1,445,000
07. [NDS] Phantasy Star Zero (SEGA) – 84,055 / NEW
08. [NDS] Pokemon Platinum (Pokemon Co.) – 78,653 / 2,231,000
09. [WII] Wii Fit (Nintendo) – 71,347 / 3,051,000
10. [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) – 69,913 / 2,066,000


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Socom’s Trophy List

Socom’s trophy list has been unveiled, and you can see the list after the jump, but there is still no release date for the patch.


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SCEA: Holiday PlayStation 3 Sales Jump 130%

6 January, 2009 PS3 2 comments
SCEA: Holiday PlayStation 3 Sales Jump 130%



Kotaku writes:

Despite an 18.8% drop in year to year PlayStation 3 sales in November, Sony Computer Entertainment America states early internal data puts them at a 130% increase over pre-holiday PS3 sales.

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