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XBox Live

With all the issues with the Microsoft XBox Live service over the last few weeks, there is a bit of a debate starting about the cost of the service, and why Gold users are not being compensated for the issues.

A good post was popped up onto the XBox official forums. However it seems someone at Microsoft disliked the message posted, and shortly after posting, it was taken down.

Here is a link to a saved copy of the message, but here is an excerpt

Yes, we’re getting a free Xbox Live Arcade game as compensation for nearly 3 weeks of Xbox Live downtime. Woohoo. No details have been given, and as a result I suspect that this free game will be a specific title or list of titles which Microsoft will choose. I feel that at the very least we deserve to be either refunded for a month of Xbox Live or given a free month on top of this. Think about it, if your cell phone service had trouble for a month, dropping calls, refusing to dial numbers, etc., you wouldn’t be satisfied with a free cell phone game. The first step would be a refund for that month and then some sort of compensation for the inconvenience on top of that.

I can’t say I agree more, well said. Pop and read the article, and please let’s try make Microsoft understand, us the users of Live would like to feel more valued.

Oh and not to be put to shame, Sony are mirroring the Live issues with the PS Store. They just cannot let Microsoft get the one up.

Where Sony waiting and did they know?

So the question that needs asking now is did Sony know about the iPod Gen5? Sony today released the v2.5 PSP firmware which, to be honest; makes the iPod’s new video ability look a bit out of date!


Sony are saying why download the video after they have been aired when you can watch whatever is on the TV now.

Sony Location Free TV will allow you to watch your TV on the move from your PSP (as long as you have a WiFi link).

So this all sounds pretty impressive? it is, however there are some slight downsides, these are Price : Costs about $300 for the base unit that sits at home, Bandwidth : Requires 300KB/s downstream connection at the PSP end, this however means you will need a similar bandwidth at the home end, in the UK that causes problems as most cable/DSL connections only have 128kb/s upstream connection.

So again, another product that wont quite work in the UK.

If only someone would create something that could hook into my Sky+ and allow me to transcode my unwatched/saved shows onto my mobile device then I would buy it now.

So my recommendation for the moment is to keep hold of the v1.5 firmware on your PSP and pay all the great homebrew out there.