Archive for November, 2005

XBOX 360 – Sold Out

November 21, 2005


Well the console is not even out yet and I’m proud to announce that the XBOX 360 is SOLD OUT! We have just a few hours until the next-generation of gaming arrives, but it looks like it will be for only a select few who were able to get one. At my local Wal-Mart they sold tickets that were required to get a 360 tonight and within an hour of selling them they were all gone. So Microsoft has succeeded, the XBOX 360 is a hit.


XBOX 360 Launch Titles

November 18, 2005

Amped® 32K Sports

Call of Duty® 2Activision, Inc

College Hoops® 2K62K Sports

Condemned: Criminal Origins™SEGA®

Dead or Alive® 4Tecmo®

Dead RisingCapcom

DemonikMajesco Games

FIFA 06Electronic Arts


Need for Speed™ Most WantedElectronic Arts

Frame City Killer™Namco Hometeck, Inc

Full Auto™SEGA®
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter™Ubisoft
GUNActivision, Inc.

NHL® 2K62K Sports

Kameo™: Elements of Power™ Microsoft Game Studios

Peter Jackson’s King Kong™Ubisoft

Madden NFL 06Electronic Arts

Ridge Racer

Perfect Dark Zero™Microsoft Game Studios

Project GothamRacing® 3Microsoft Game Studios

QUAKE™ 4Activision, Inc.

Saint’s RowTHQ®

Test Drive® UnlimitedAtari®

Tony Hawk’s American WastelandActivision, Inc.

The DarknessMajesco Games

Top Spin™ 22K Sports

The Outfit™THQ®

NBA 2K62K Sports

XBOX 360 Software Compatibility List

November 18, 2005

The following is the XBOX 360 Software Compatibility List for first-generation XBOX titles. This list is as complete as of 11-18-05. For the XBOX 360 to play first-generation software titles the Hard Drive is required to load the emulation software.

AirForce Delta Storm
Aliens versus Predator Extinction
All-Star Baseball 2003
Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding
Army Men: Sarge’s War
Atari Anthology
ATV: Quad Power Racing 2

Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II
Barbie Horse Adventures Wild Horse Rescue
Batman Begins
Battle Engine Aquila
Battlestar Galactica
Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space
Brute Force
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds

Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts
Cabela’s Outdoor Adventures 06
Cabela’s Deer Hunt 2005 Season
Cabela’s Deer Hunt 2004 Season
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
Call of Duty: Finest Hour
Chicago Enforcer
Circus Maximus
Close Combat: First to Fight
Codename: Kids Next Door
Colin McRae Rally 4
Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers
Commandos 2: Men of Courage
Conflict: Desert Storm
Crash Twinsanity
Crash Nitro Kart
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Curse: The Eye of Isis

Dark Angel
Dead or Alive 3
Digimon Rumble Arena

Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness
ESPN MLS ExtraTime 2002
Euro 2004

F1 2001
Fable: The Lost Chapters
Fairly Odd Parents: Breakin’ da Rules
FIFA Soccer 2003
FIFA Soccer 2004
FIFA World Cup 2002
Fight Night 2004
Fight Night Round 2
Ford Mustang
Ford vs. Chevy
Forza Motorsport
Freedom Fighters
Frogger Beyond
Fuzion Frenzy
Genma Onimusha

Goblin Commander: Unleash the Horde
Grabbed by the Ghoulies
Grand Theft Auto 3
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Gravity Games Bike: Street. Vert. Dirt.
Grooverider: Slot Car Thunder

Half-Life 2
Halo 2
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
He-Man: Defender of Grayskull
Hitman: Contracts
House of the Dead 3

IHRA Drag Racing Sportsman Edition
IHRA Professional Drag Racing 2005

Jade Empire
James Bond 007: NightFire
Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death
Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis

Kabuki Warriors
Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer

Legends of Wrestling
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
LOONS—The Fight for Fame

Mat Hoffman’s Pro BMX 2
Max Payne
Max Payne 2
Medal of Honor European Assault
Medal of Honor Frontline
Medal of Honor Rising Sun
Mega Man Anniversary Collection
Metal Arms: Glitch in the System
Mike Tyson Heavyweight Boxing
Monster Garage
Mortal Kombat: Deception
MTV Music Generator 3
Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit
MX World Tour: Featuring Jamie Little

Namco Museum
Need For Speed Underground 2
NFL Blitz 2002
NFL Blitz 2003
NFL Blitz 2004
NHL 2004
NHL Hitz 2003
Ninja Gaiden
Ninja Gaiden Black

Outlaw Golf 2
Outlaw Volleyball

Phantom Crash
Pinball Hall of Fame
Pitfall: The Lost Expedition
Predator Concrete Jungle
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Pro Evolution Soccer 5
Pro Race Driver
Pump It Up: Exceed
Pure Pinball
Puyo Pop Fever

Quantum Redshift

Rayman Arena
Raze’s Hell
Red Dead Revolver
Red Faction II
RedCard 2003
Robotech: Battlecry
Rocky Legends
Rogue Ops
Rugby 2005

Samurai Jack
Samurai Warriors
Scooby Doo! Night of 100 Frights
SEGA GT 2002
Shadow The Hedgehog
Shamu’s Deep Sea Adventures
ShellShock: Nam ’67
Sid Meier’s Pirates!
Sniper Elite
Soccer Slam
Sonic Heroes
Sonic Mega Collection Plus
Speed Kings
Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
Splat Magazine Renegade Paintball
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom
SpyHunter 2
Spyro A Hero’s Tail
Star Trek: Shattered Universe
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
Star Wars: Starfighter Special Edition
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
Street Racing Syndicate
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel without a Pulse
Super Bubble Pop
Super Monkey Ball Deluxe
SX Superstar

Tecmo Classic Arcade
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Test Drive: Eve of Destruction
Tetris Worlds
The Great Escape
The Hulk
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Simpsons Hit and Run
The Simpsons Road Rage
The Terminator Dawn of Fate
The Thing
Thief: Deadly Shadows
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 2
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3
Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4
Tony Hawk’s Underground 2
Tork: Prehistoric Punk
Toxic Grind
Ty The Tasmanian Tiger
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 3: Night of the Quinkan

Urban Freestyle Soccer

Volvo: Drive for Life

World Series Baseball 2K3
Worms 4 Mayhem
Worms Forts: Under Siege
WWE Raw 2



Microsoft Live

November 3, 2005

Wow, its been a while! Well anyway Microsoft has entered the era know as Web 2.0. The software giant has released (in beta) two new product line-ups known as “Live”. Windows Live and Office Live create for the first time a web idenity for the products. Windows Live has a web portal, security tools, instant messenger, web-based favorites, search technologies, and the new web-based email client that was thought to replace Hotmail. Office Live will feature web-based versions of the popular Office products like Outlook.
I tried out the Windows Live Security Center and I have to say for the first try I’m impressed. They still have a long way to go but the shows how Microsoft will be even more security-centered in the coming years.

See it in action… Windows Live (BETA)