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Console Wars – Xbox One Vs. Playstation 4

So, early on it looks like PS4 was kicking Xbox One all around the playground, if this poll is to be believed. Things were headed so strongly in the wrong direction, Microsoft abruptly righted the ship yesterday by announcing the had decided to axe the no used games and always online stance.

So, where does that take us now? This should be interesting for sure, the console wars always are.

BTW, the console wars site has the best place to pre-order the Xbox One.

Have a fun day with your family and Xbox 360

It’s nice to spend a fun and exciting day with your family on a weekend when you have nothing to do. You can just get your wii and take a look at the top 5 fun games that you can play on your Xbox 360:
1. Lego Indiana Jones

This is a very funny and entertaining game. For those who love the movie Indiana Jones and those who love lego, you will definitely find this adventure and action-packed game a fantastic one. You will never have a dull moment when you have this around the house. In this game you will get to build characters in literal fashion. So grab yourself a copy if you want to find out more. 

2. Trivial Pursuit

The Xbox 360 version of this game is the first popular board game that has been translated into electronic format. The original game has been around for more than 30 years and the Xbox 360 game is something that you can use in a party when you don’t have the original game. Show off your general skills to your friends throught this active board game.

3. Viva Pinata Trouble in Paradise

This is probably the most fun game that you can play with children. Parents and their kids will surely enjoy defending the residents of Pinata Central from the hands of the evil Professor Pester. You may find the colors a little loud but overall, this is a great and family friendly game.


4. Looney Tunes Acme Arsenal

This is another popular Looney Tunes game that allow you to play through various missions. However, kids below ten should avoid playing it because of the violent content. If you have seen the cartoon, you would already know the amount of violence the game has.

5. Sing it High School Musical Edition

Prepare to hit the high notes with this cultural phenomenon. High School Musical was once made for television, can now be played in the Xbox 360. The game completely exceeded the expectations of many players because of the awesome stuff that they can do while playing the game. They can sing their favorite songs from te High School Musical series and they can also engage in a karaoke competition.
These are all simple to learn and play especially when you have a family that is not a hard-core gamer. They are also kid-friendly to so you don’t have to worry about finding a game that would be suitable for the younger players.

How to get Xbox 360 updates

If you still don’t know how to get updates for your Xbox 360 console, this might help you out:

1. You can get an update and copy it to your USB flash drive

2. You can also be updated through Xbox LIVE

3. You can burn the update on a CD or DVD

Any of this will do, you can choose whatever you like. A free update is good because you can automatically be updated whenever a new software system is released.

If you would like to update on Xbox Live, you must have an Xbox Live account first. It can be silver or Gold membership and you should also have a broadband connection in order for you to be a qualified member.

But if you don’t have an account or you can’t have an account, you can always have the USB option or you can borrow a CD or DVD update from a friend.

If you want to know more, stay tuned and more info will be posted next

Xbox 360 games coming this May


You might be wondering what is new for Xbox 360 this coming May – a lot of new games will be released and this is something that you better look out for. This is going to be released with other upcoming movies. This is great timing because it’s already summer break and the kids would surely love to have these games around. There are RPG games, Sports, Shooter games, some action adventure and a lot more!

Iron Man 2 is a great game that you wouldn’t want to miss. It’s going to be on theaters this May 7 and the game will be released on May 4. Fans of Iron Man will enjoy playing it before they could watch it on theaters. It’s going to be a thrilling experience than the original Iron Man game.

Though this is the biggest and much awaited, there are also more games to anticipate. They are Skate 3, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Lost Planet 2, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and Alan Wake. These are the variety of hottest Xbox 360 games to go along the upcoming movie releases.

Ubisoft Launching Green initiatives

Ubisoft will stop featuring paper manuals in the discs. They will start featuring digital manuals inside the menu of the games. They claimed that this would be a great benefit to the environment and the consumer as well because they will have a better gaming experience with the in-game manual. They perceived to save 180 tons of paper and that also means saving 360 tons of wood – equivalent to 2,300 acres of small forest! So that is really an incredible news from Ubisoft. This is an excellent move made by Ubisoft and is supported by Microsoft and Sony.

What would make you excited about Project Natal

What I mean about this is that it would be good to see games to play on Project Natal motion control system. Just wishful thinking and would be nice if we could have them on Xbox 360… So if you can’t wait, here are the list of games that I think would be cool if we could play on that console:

Mirror’s Edge 2

Just imagine the experience that you will get when you play this game with Project Natal. It’s going to be one hell of a fun and nerve racking adventure! Well, just by looking at the screenshot, you can definitely say that it’s heart-pounding and very exciting.

Ju-On: The Grudge

This is going to be really shocking! If you have seen the film, you heart will surely be pounding hard on your chest when you play this game. You’ll be surprised if you still don’t know what it is so you better get ready or you will hyperventilate.

Bioshock 3

This game is absolutely amazing. Everybody will love this fantastic game. As a matter of fact, I could use all the positive adjectives in the dictionary to describe it. If it would be on Project Natal, then it would definitely be its time to shine. It would be both interesting and challenging too. So let’s wait and see…

Those are just the three games but there are actually a lot more in my head. Maybe I’ll share it to you next time.

Read this before you buy an Xbox 360 console


I bet you’re too excited about buying an Xbox 360 console. Imagine all the games that you can play! But before that, let me tell you that there are a lot of stuff that you need to know about it before you get one for yourself. I hope after reading this, it will shed some light on your thoughts and prevent you from rushing and eventually do something that would regret in the long run. So here are my tips:

1. Are you cost-cutting? Maybe you’re planning to buy a second hand Xbox 36o – but before that, let me remind you of the risks on buying second hand. First of all, you’re not sure if it’s in good condition or not, unless you really know the one selling that barely uses the console then this is probably the time that you will reconsider.

2. Avoid retail stores. All of the major retail stores have stopped selling consoles and games so if you try to look for Xbox there, you will most likely be wasting your time. They have shifted to newer systems already.

3. Try to look for Xbox 360 consoles online. It’s still the best place to shop. You can compare prices and the types of consoles available. It’s also wise to check where you buy – so you still have to be very careful.

Step by step instructions on fixing RROD (Red Ring of Death)

This is the second part of my RROD post. So we already know that the Red Ring of Death is a hardware failure. You can see 3 red lights on the power button and this happens because the Graphic Processing Unit or GPU is loose that’s why the light becomes red. There is usually something wrong with the vibration system that the Xbox 360 freezes up. So how do you actually fix it? Follow these simple steps:

1. Open up Xbox 360
You have to disassemble the Xbox 360 case by a fine tip screwdriver.

2. Remove the motherboard
Safely remove it by unplugging all the cables connected to it. Take the DVD drive out then the fan and motherboard. Do this carefully because you don’t want to make things worse.

3. Take note in motherboard disassembles
Turn the board on the other side and you will see the x-clamp. Snoop it off and you can find there the heat sink. Do this gently.

4. Unscrewing the heat sink
If you already unscrewed the x-clamp, try to unscrew the heat sink under the x-clamp.

5. Cleaning the GPU and CPU
This is a very critical step so make sure you do it right. This will help stop the freezing.

6. Apply Arctic Silver
You can get this from a computer hardware shop and it’s very cheap. You need to apply it over the GPU. Wait for 15 to 20 minutes then after that, place each screw on the heat sink and close the mother board up again.

If everything is back on its proper places, turn your Xbox 360 on.

So there you go… I hope you solve your RROD problem. If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to ask and I’ll try my very best to answer.

How to Fix Xbox 360 Red Ring Of Death

What is everybody’s worse nightmare when it comes to Xbox 360? It’s none other than the so-called “RED RING OF DEATH” or RRD for short. There were a lot of complaints already about the problem regarding Xbox and the failure rates are growing more and more each day. It just shows that when you are too addicted to playing, then you will eventually get the RRD. This is really scary when you think about it because you won’t finish what you’re playing – PLUS, you think that your Xbox is hopeless and you need to buy a new one! Imagine the hassle right?

The RROD means the presence of one to four flashing red lights on the power button of the console when you turn it on. If it has a warranty, you can ship it back to Microsoft to have it repaired or give you a replacement but if it’s not under warranty anymore, you don’t have much of a choice… Or maybe not – there is a way for you to fix it yourself. You can try to open it and do some cleaning and re-adjusting.

There are actually a lot of great repair guides that can help you discover the source of the problem and give you a step by step guide on how to fix it. You can also see video tutorials about that. Stay tuned for a more detailed post about repairing RROD on my next post.