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Filed under 'xbox360'

July 28, 2010

Xbox Engineering Blog: Achievements Unlocked

Interesting piece on the creation of the Xbox 360 achievements system.

September 9, 2009



My favourite achievement in "The Beatles: Rock Band"

July 29, 2009

Upgrade Xbox 360 hard drive

How to upgrade an XBox 360 hard drive from 20Gb to 120Gb without paying MS a stupid amount of premium for it coming in a plastic shell. I just did this and it was a pain in the ass, but I saved over $100. I think that was worth it!

June 1, 2009

LucasArts.com | The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

The original Monkey Island game, “remastered” and coming soon to Xbox. “How appropriate. You fight like a cow.”

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November 18, 2008

For sale: Red ring of death

For sale: Red ring of death

The in-store demo Xbox 360 at Target bites the dust.

October 26, 2008

A thoroughly productive weekend

A thoroughly productive weekend

My Xbox gamertagusernamethingummy is the unimaginative RodBegbie if you want to befriendify me. (At least until I overcome my aversion to paying Microsoft TEN! FUCKING! DOLLARS! to change it)

February 6, 2008

Xbox 360 Wireless Network Adapter

From the “Are you fucking KIDDING me‽” files: After paying $350 for an XBox 360, you have to fork out another $100 to connect it to wi-fi?

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November 30, 2007

Dash Update deets revealed: DivX support, child account and Live ID problem fixed - Xbox 360 Fanboy

XBox 360 adds native DiVX playback. Between this, Rock Band and Space Giraffe, the XBox 360 is slowly tipping from “If someone gave me a free one, I’d sell it on eBay” (where the PS3 still lives) to “Hmmm… If I could pick up a cheap one….”

I’m not yet at a stage where I care enough to work out what the differences between all the different models are, though. Perfect example of the Paradox of Choice, there.

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September 18, 2007

Nelson's Weblog: Space Giraffe

Sounds fucking AMAZING! Do I dare buy a $300 console, just to play a $5 game?

April 9, 2007

Kotaku: Xbox 360 Text Input Device

Good lord. When I saw pass by the other day in my RSS reader, I assumed it was a piss-take photoshop job. Nope, it’s real — QWERTY in your hands.

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.