Category Archives: Microsoft

Things I’d like changed in Halo: Reach, based on the beta

Y button to open friends list whilst searching for a game. I mean, come on! Bungie’s conditioned us to do that for 3 games now! In the beta it brings up that pointless menu to switch the Active Roster to … Continue reading

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“Select CD-ROM Boot Type :” prompt during Vista, Server 2008 (& R2) & Windows 7 x64 Boot on Macbook

These instructions initially appeared at this url: http://blog.aproductofsociety.org/?p=13 but have since disappeared. As is mentioned on my primary blog with instructions for Windows 7 and Windows Vista, unfortunately, in order to complete this process you need an existing Windows installation. … Continue reading

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Bungie Day – 2009

So, evidently a year has passed since I was last doing this… This Bungie day is much more dull for us gamers though; last year we got a free map – Cold Storage, a ViDOC, podcast and, in what we … Continue reading

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Xbox 360 Digital Game Distribution & a couple of thoughts about E3

This was far from a big thing at today’s Microsoft E3 event, but it’s certainly a good thing to have. I foresee a future where there won’t be any optical media needed to watch movies, listen to music and play … Continue reading

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Halo Wars, Mythic maps and annoyance at (D)DoS…..

It’s true, all three topics in the title are related to Halo; frankly I’m glad to write about something other than Lost, not that I don’t enjoy it. Anywho….. Halo Wars – Truthfully I’m surprised by how much I’m enjoying … Continue reading

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Windows 7 x64 on a MacBook Pro – Guide

As I expected, installing the 64 bit version Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro wasn’t as easy as perhaps it should have been. You can’t just burn the x64 image to a disk and expect it to work. My MBP … Continue reading

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My (early) thoughts on Windows 7

I’ve been trying out Windows 7 (build 6801) for a little while now, and I figured I would share some thoughts I’ve had: Holy shit! I could possibly live with UAC in Windows 7! [*see rant on UAC at the … Continue reading

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Halo 3: Recon – A Prologue to Halo 3 revealed – from an ODST perspective – Prepare to Drop Fall 2009

During the Tokyo Games show, Microsoft showed an ‘extension’ to the Prepare to Drop trailer which showed an ODST Marine leaving the drop pod that crashed. It was also stated that this will ship in Fall 2009. The trailer has … Continue reading

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Microsoft / Xbox Keynote at Tokyo Games show tomorrow – Something Halo this way comes?

Microsoft for the first time is keynoting at the Tokyo Games show which kicks off this Thursday and finishes on Sunday…. Will we be graced by the reveal of what ‘Halo 3 Prepare To Drop’ is? Click here to see what … Continue reading

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Will Xbox Live fail this ‘Holiday Season’?

During the time up and around Christmas last year, Xbox Live had some serious issues. Sometimes the service was completely down, and sometimes it was just very flakey meaning that you couldn’t play any matchmaking games due to some sort … Continue reading

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