Archive for January 5th, 2011

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Jan
11

The red ring of death returns, possibly thanks to the Kinect

RROD - playwisegaming.comJust when you thought Microsoft had finally fixed the RROD — by removing the red lights, right? — the Xbox 360 console error has reared its ugly head again, and rumor has it the Kinect is to blame.

Microsoft’s Kinect peripheral for the Xbox 360 appears to be causing older, pre-Slim Xbox 360 models to overheat, leading to RRODs. According to Destructoid, a 10-year-old boy interviewed on BBC radio 4’s “You and Yours” program described his issue:

 

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05
Jan
11

Ubisoft DRM reduced but still present

Splinter Cell DRM - playwisegaming-comUbisoft quietly removed their highly restrictive PC-only digital rights management system from “Splinter Cell: Conviction” and “Assassin’s Creed II” on Jan 1 and claims that from now on the DRM will be used on a case-by-case basis.

The DRM, which has been widely despised among gamers, requires a constant connection to Ubisoft’s servers and, if interrupted, will instantly kick players from their games until they can reconnect.

 

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