Microsoft Doesn't Know Why You Can't Access Any Of Your Saved Games

Microsoft Doesn't Know Why You Can't Access Any Of Your Saved Games

Reader Brad took his XBOX Live Gamertag to a friend’s house. When he got home, he realized that he’d forgotten his memory card (with the Gamertag on it) at his friend’s place.

GTA San Andreas "Hot Coffee" Settlement Offers $5 To Soothe Your Injured Mind

GTA San Andreas "Hot Coffee" Settlement Offers $5 To Soothe Your Injured Mind

Horribly offended by the GTA: San Andreas “Hot Coffee” mod in which you could (help, help) indulge in crude polygon sex? Great. You’re being offered a $5 cash settlement.

It's Still Possible To Game Your FICO Score By 100 Points Or More

It's Still Possible To Game Your FICO Score By 100 Points Or More

For about $1400, you can raise your FICO credit score by 35 to 40 points through companies like TradeLine Solutions, writes the New York Times. Lots of subprime mortgage holders are turning to these companies in a last ditch effort to game the FICO system, in order to avoid rate adjustments that might send them into foreclosure. Of course, knowingly misrepresenting your credit score might count as loan fraud, points out a FICO representative.

https://consumerist.com/2008/01/19/walmart-is-offering-10-gift/

Walmart is offering $10 gift cards to gamers whose pre-orders for Super Smash Bros. Brawl were unexpectedly canceled.

Walmart Slaps Down Super Smash Bros. Brawl Pre-Orders

Walmart Slaps Down Super Smash Bros. Brawl Pre-Orders

Don’t worry avid gamers, Walmart has “received your request to cancel” your pre-ordered copy of Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii. Oh, you didn’t ask to cancel the order, you say? $19.82 is an amazing price for a $50 game?

UPDATE: Circuit City Apologizes For Not Honoring Call Of Duty Advertisement

UPDATE: Circuit City Apologizes For Not Honoring Call Of Duty Advertisement

Adam writes us to say that Circuit City has apologized for not honoring their advertisement and have offered to compensate him with both games for free.

https://consumerist.com/2007/10/31/do-protests-against-violent-video/

Do protests against violent video games help sell said violent video games? Yeah, probably. [Wired via Digg]

Valve "Deactivating" Customers Who Bought "Orange Box" Internationally

Valve "Deactivating" Customers Who Bought "Orange Box" Internationally

According to reader Todd, there are quite a few customers are finding their “Orange Box” games have been deactivated by Valve because they bought them from a seller that wasn’t authorized to do business with US customers.

EBgames Taking Permanent Pre-Orders For Canceled Game

EBgames Taking Permanent Pre-Orders For Canceled Game

If you want to grab a copy of the non-existent game “Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising,” your best bet is to pre-order from EBgames, because it’s been put on “indefinite hold”—aka canceled—by the publisher and we’re not sure how else you’d get a copy. Obviously EBgames does, because they’re still taking orders as of 3:18pm EST, October 16th.

CheapAssGamer.com Subpoenaed By Circuit City

CheapAssGamer.com Subpoenaed By Circuit City

According to Consumerist’s sister-site Kotaku, CheapAssGamer.com has been sued subpoenaed by Circuit City over some leaked advertisements posted to their forum.

Apparently, You Don't Know How To Work Your XBOX 360 Or PS3

Apparently, You Don't Know How To Work Your XBOX 360 Or PS3

Next gen consoles have more features than ever before, but if you’re like many consumers, you don’t know about them.

Friendly Email To Steve Ballmer Results In New XBOX 360

Friendly Email To Steve Ballmer Results In New XBOX 360

I was a frustrated Xbox 360 owner. Long story short, I had 6 Xbox 360 since launch that needed to be replaced, 4 of them due to poor quality control with the refurbished units (only 2 fell victim to the overheating issue). I had already purchased an extended warranty, beyond the extended one Microsoft provided. On the 6th repair, I was insisting on getting a new, not-refurb, unit. I escalated the call as high as I could, to where I was given a special phone number and extension for a case worker of sorts.

XBOX 360 Gets $50 Cheaper Tomorrow

XBOX 360 Gets $50 Cheaper Tomorrow

The rumored 20 gigabyte XBOX 360 price cut goes into effect tomorrow according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. If you’re in the market for an XBOX, don’t buy one today or you’ll pay $50 more for no reason.

Ads In Video Games: Annoying Intrusion, Or Welcome Dose Of Reality?

Ads In Video Games: Annoying Intrusion, Or Welcome Dose Of Reality?

Advertisers are expected to quintuple the amount spent placing ads in video games over the next five years. Beyond mere brand placement, consoles with an internet connection are capable of displaying dynamic billboards that can advertise The Simpsons Movie today, and The Simpsons Movie Sequel: The Return Of Spider Pig, in two years. From the LA Times:

The player’s ability to don, kick, toss or use products is part of the appeal. In “Super Monkey Ball,” players try to get their monkey characters to collect Dole-branded bananas. And in “Tony Hawk’s Project 8,” players use Nokia phones.

After the jump, tell us whether you greet ads in video games with skepticism and disdain, or appreciate them as a dose of reality in an otherwise virtual world.

Sony Cuts PlayStation 3 Price

Sony Cuts PlayStation 3 Price

Poor Sony. Despite telling Reuters on July 6 that they had no plans for a price cut, they’ve cut the price of the Playstation 3 by $100.

Video Game Spending To Overtake Music As Soon As This Year

Video Game Spending To Overtake Music As Soon As This Year

Spending on video game products is poised to surpass the music industry as soon as this year, according to Ars Technica.

PricewaterhouseCooperss released the data in its annual “Global Entertainment and Media Outlook” report covering 2007 through 2011, which outlines expected growth in the entertainment, film, music, and video game industries, among others.

eVGA, A-OK

eVGA, A-OK

‘Omaha Corrections Guy’ purchased two 256MB eVGA 7900 GT video cards. He was reveling in his “SLI-fueled gaming joy,” which can only be enjoyed with two video cards, until he began to notice artifacting, explained below:

I can’t game for 20 minutes without spikey jagged graphical flickering obscuring my view. I finally get annoyed enough to start fixing the problem. Evidently, 7900 GT’s, such as mine, are now notorious for memory problems which are causing (gasp) artifacting. They’re being RMA’ed left and right. So I pull out one card, test the remaining 7900 GT…yup, it’s….artifacting. I pull out that card, put in the other one…it’s fine. Ok, this is workable, I can still play on the one card while I send back the other for replacement.

The replacement that arrived was not the 256MG 7900 GT he sent away.

Nintendo Ramping Up Production Of The Wii

Nintendo Ramping Up Production Of The Wii

Didn’t feel like standing in line for a Wii? No worries. Nintendo says they’re ramping up production. Could the Wii drought be over?