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Brothers in Arms, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Confirmed

April 29th, 2005

It’s true. EB Games has Brothers in Arms: Road To Hill 30 and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory for $29.99 in store and online.

In addition to the great price EB Games is also offering a $10.00 mail in voucher for Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory making it only $19.99!!! Also the in store voucher form does not ask for the UPC code from the back of the game!!!

Plus if you buy in store you won’t have to pay shipping.

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Brothers in Arms, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

April 29th, 2005

EB Games is listing two great games at a sale price of $29.99:

Brothers in Arms: Road To Hill 30
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

I’ll be going in at lunch time and verifying these price in store.

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Xbox Live Clock Synchronization

April 21st, 2005

I was able to verify that Xbox Live does in fact set the clock when you login into the Xbox Live Service. So if you ever leave you Xbox off for more than three hours and the system clock gets reset just log in to Xbox Live, and voila your clock is set.

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OXM May 2005 Demo Disc #44 Darkwatch Demo Problems

April 19th, 2005

OXM May 2005 Demo Disc #44

OXM is being proactive about the May 2005 Darkwatch demo disc issue and sent the following email to subscribers:

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OXM Demo Disc Details

April 15th, 2005

This post has moved to separate pages including an index:

OXM Demo Disc Index

The latest pages will be listed on the sidebar.

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Rumor Mill: Official Xbox 2 Name

April 5th, 2005

Lately I’ve heard various internet rumors surrounding the official name of Xenon, the Xbox follow on. The most rumored names are Xbox 2, Xbox 360 and Xbox Next, with Xbox 360 being the preferred name.

The reasons given for Xbox 360 vary, but the most prevalent ones include, Brand testing group feedback:

  • 3 needs to be in the name to equate Xenon with PS3
  • A revolution is 360 degrees, e.g. Nintendo Revolution the Gamecube follow on

Xbox 360 seems logical when you look at the evidence. With Xbox 360 Microsoft can kill 2 birds, or in this case competitors, with one stone.

Personally I can’t stand the name Xbox 360. Hoping to squash these rumors once and for all I did a little detective work. I checked the domain name registration for each of these names and found some interesting results:

  • xbox2.com – NOT registered to Microsoft, coming soon page
  • xbox360.com – NOT registered to Microsoft, website not found
  • xboxnext.com – REGISTERED to Microsoft, website not found

I’m betting somebody registered xbox2.com in an attempt to profit from Microsoft.

Now I’m not a betting man, but I would definitely go with Xbox Next as the official name for Xenon. Of course, I could be wrong and Microsoft could be in the process of buying Xbox360.com. This would explain why xbox360.com is not found, but if that is the case then why would Microsoft register xboxnext.com?

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