Tag Archives: Xbox

SF Giants Pitcher Brian Wilson For Xbox

San Francisco Giants pitcher Brian Wilson, who gained positive notice here for his dyed-black World Series beard, appeared on Lopez Tonight yesterday to promote his new Xbox game. Which wouldn’t be very interesting except that it’s Brian Wilson, who always brings the crazy. Feels like he’s angling for a post-baseball career in comedy, yeah? Stick around for the game trailer …

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If You Can’t Fix It, You Don’t Own It

Electronics self-repair site iFixit has issued a manifesto against Apple and other manufacturers that purposely create products that thwart any repair attempts by their owners. An excerpt: Manufacturers push new models every year with just enough style tweaks to make our last one feel obsolete. They use legal threats to keep repair manuals away from us and deploy so-called ‘security …

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Gay Xbox Developer Settles Harassment Suit With Microsoft

Microsoft has agreed to pay a UK-based Xbox developer £45,000 for the anti-gay harassment he endured on the job. According to the designer, who worked on the firm’s Xbox games at the Lionhead Studios in Guildford, he was called “fag boy Jim” by colleagues, who sent mocking emails making fun of his sexuality. He alleged that the company’s human resources …

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Obama Goes For Gamers

Via Jalopnik: Barack Obama has begun advertising on billboards within the virtual world of an online video game in what appears to be a first for a presidential campaign. Players of the online racing video game Burnout Paradise on the Xbox 360 Live network noticed billboards promoting Barack Obama and the website VoteForChange.com, which helps people determine how to register …

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Xbox: No “Gay” User Names

The online game site Xbox LIVE caused some controversy this week after telling a player that he could no longer use his screen name “theGAYERgamer”, saying that the player community found his user name offensive. After receiving complaints, an Xbox rep explained the ruling on his blog: We recieved [sic] a complaint on the Gamertag and determined that it did …

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