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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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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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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.

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New Hosting Company

June 6th, 2010

DreamHost Web hosting as low as $8.95/mo

HD Fanatic is back after a very very long hiatus!?!

I have restored the website to it’s 2005 incarnation, this was the last time I was actively posting.

I have signed up for hosting with DreamHost.

Using DreamHost I have also restored the HD Fanatics Forums.

I don’t think the game guide and achievement sites on the web are geared towards the game playing experience I want to have, so I plan to use HD Fanatic to create spoiler free (as much as possible) achievement road-maps for the games I am playing.

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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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Website Coming Soon

March 26th, 2005

Hosting has been ordered and content will be coming soon!!!

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