Microsoft has confirmed its banning of players with modified consoles from Xbox Live will be permanent. But while some owners are offloading their consoles on eBay, others may have found a way to circumvent the ban. While some bans from the service (such as those for using threatening language towards other online players) are for […]
Microsoft has banned owners of modified Xbox 360s from its online gaming service Live. The precise numbers haven’t been revealed but estimates put it between 600,000 and a million. Microsoft hasn’t said how it has detected which machines have been modded but insists all affected users have breached terms and conditions. Anecdotal reports suggest it […]
(Note: So, clearly, as pointed out in the comments, I reviewed the wrong site, and not the revamped one. I missed the fact that the site was being previewed and not entirely launched, which explains some of the non-streamlining… hehe. Entirely my oversight, and likely due to the fact I’ve been sick for over a […]
You’ve seen the ad, now, here’s how the thing looks in reality. [Via CAG]
As was expected, it didn’t take very long for Apple to release a series of Windows 7-bashing ads. Check them out below… and be sure to let us know your thoughts about them in the comments after. Broken Promises Teeter Tottering PC News
Hey Students! Are you currently taking, or planning to take, IT classes? Then this is an offer you won’t want to miss. Thanks to their DreamSpark program, Microsoft is currently offering Windows Server 2008 R2 to eligible high school and college students… for free! You do need a Windows Live ID and a valid student […]
Available for only 1 week and priced at ¥777, or about $8.55 USD, this 7-patty Whopper is currently offered to Japanese customers to commemorate the launch of Windows 7. Edit: Apparently, the fine print on the bottom of the picture says that only the first 30 customers each day will get the Whopper at that […]
In order to promote Microsoft’s revamped Windows Marketplace, the company just released a humorous video giving a quick peek inside their top secret apps lab. Check it out. [Via TechCrunch]
Hmmm, Microsoft may want to think about re-branding their search engine name if they ever launch it to China, what do you think?
In anticipation of the general release of Windows 7 on October 22, Microsoft has published a Windows 7 Personality Quiz (via Ina). Don’t you have to wonder what Windows 7 personality you are? Will you be “Bloated”, “Overhyped”, or “BSOD?” Let’s examine this little survey, because one of our favorite activities here on [GAS] is […]
The folks at Microsoft Research just released a short video demonstrating 5 novel multi-touch mice combining the standard capabilities of a regular computer mouse, but with some multi-touch features thrown in.
In the following video, Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, explains how Microsoft is turning piracy into money by letting people in under-developed countries use their software for “free”. Later, when these countries start to prosper, the users, who are now hooked on Microsoft’s technologies, will apparently pay for the products gladly.