Introducing Xbox Live Database

March 15th, 2011

Xbox LIVE LabsThe site may have seemed inactive in the past few months, but I’ve been hard at work with infrastructure and automation changes in the background.  Some of these changes have been cropping up over the site slowly as I test out new features.

Like all sites, it’s an ever evolving process and I am still implementing features. Now, after all my hard work,  I’m excited to announce my Xbox Live Database.  I created this database because Microsoft has not been very forthcoming when items either drop in price, go on sale, or are delisted.

The Xbox Live Database can be accessed using the quick links under the RSS feed or from it’s home page at Xbox Live Database (XBLDB).  I will be adding additional information to each of the pages that make up the project in the near future, but here is a quick overview.

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Gears of War Timeline

March 11th, 2011

At last years San Diego Comic-Con International Epic Games had their annual session focused on Gears of War.  The panel did a walk-thru of the E3 demo explaining all of the new features of Gears of War 3.  After that the voice actors for the new female playable character was announced.  Then the voice actors that would be returning for Gears of War 3 joined the panel.

While this was interesting what I found to be the most interesting part of the presentation was one specific slide that listed the chronological order of the books and games.  I took a picture of the slide but it was not very clear so I have recreated the slide here for reference.

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Screenshot and Walkthru Videos Capability

January 30th, 2011

Resident Evil 5 ItemsI recently purchased a Hauppauge HD PVR 1212.  I have successfully tested it and found it capable of recording Xbox 360 game play using the component outputs.  This new toy will allow me to add screen shots and even video to future articles.

I have already started to add screen shots to the my in-progress Resident Evil 5 Item and Emblem Game Guide.

I hope that this will make any guides I make easier to follow and replicate.

Remember all of the guides I write are wiki’s so feel free to update them if you have additional info.

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Free Xbox Marketplace List Updated

January 30th, 2011

I have updated  the various Free Xbox Live Marketplace Content lists on the site.

The biggest addition and change is the Free Xbox Live Game Add-ons list.  This list is driven by a database that is updated once a day, so the list will always be up to date.  The only downside is the list currently includes desisted items and I will be working on a method to identify these items.

I will also be updating the “Full” Games and Arcades Games lists to use the same database in the next few weeks.

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Huge New Release Update

October 24th, 2010

In order to “catch up” I am doing this final huge update of content that has been released in the past two months or so.  This may be the last update as the content becomes search able and the site focuses more and sales and price drops.

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Site Automation

October 24th, 2010

First of all sorry for the lack of updates.  Secondly I had been working on automating the new release and price change updates when Microsoft redesigned xbox.com.  I have since updated my scripts for the new xbox.com site at the same time redirected the output of the scripts to a new database I had been designing in the past few weeks.

The next step is to integrate the database to the website and create posts when new content is found.  Stay tuned the site will be back and better than ever in a few weeks.

Site News

Xbox Live Arcade Games DOOM Delisted 9/24/10?

September 26th, 2010

New Games on Demand 9/21/10

September 26th, 2010

New Games on Demand Tomb Raider: Anniv. was released 9/21/10.
Tomb Raider: Anniv.
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New Xbox Live Arcade Games 9/22/10

September 26th, 2010

New Xbox Live Arcade Games Alien Breed 2: Assault, Blade Kitten, DeathSpank: T.O.V., Serious Sam HD: TSE released on 9/22/10.
Alien Breed 2: AssaultBlade KittenDeathSpank: T.O.V.Serious Sam HD: TSE
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New Game Room DLC 9/22/10

September 26th, 2010