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  • Xbox 360 Slim "System Error" and Power Button Red light Fix

    Getting a System Error on to your Xbox 360 Slim and want to know the solution for it? Then read the guide below which gives you a detailed explanation regarding the cause of the problem and many possible solutions for the same.

    Symptoms of the problem:

    On switching ON the Xbox 360 Slim it displays a message in many different languages "System Error. Contact Xbox Customer Support." In addition to this a red light on the center of power button is illuminated (No blinking and flashing).

    Cause of the problem:

    On most occassions this error is caused due to poor connection of Xbox 360 Slim and the accessories connected. It is also caused if there is some problem with the console itself.

    Solution 1: Disconnecting the Accessories

    • Disconnect all the accessories connected to the Xbox 360 Slim even the power supply. After disconnecting everthing from the console wait for sometime and reconnect them.
    • After reconnecting switch ON the console, if the power light is green than it indicates that previously one of the accessory were not working or were not connected properly. To figure out the accessory which caused this problem turn OFF your console and add each accessory to the console one at a time. Switching the console ON and back OFF after each connection of accessory.
    • Suppose you connected a specific accessory switched ON your console and power light is Red, it implies that the accessory is faulty and requires a replacement.

    Solution 2: Remove Hard Disk Drive:

    Switch off your Xbox 360 Slim and remove your hard disk drive, then again switch your console ON. If your console now flashes a green light then it implies that your hard disk requires a replacement, if it still shows red light then switch to solution 3.

     

    Solution 3: Request a repair

    If all the above solutions do not work for your Xbox 360 Slim than it needs a repairing at the Microsoft Service Center.

  • How to Defrag Xbox 360 Hard Disk Drive

    Microsoft Xbox 360 has a tendency stores a large number of temporary files and permanent files on to its hard drive. But at times this files causes a slight delay in game play of gamers and also a issue of fragmentation. It is very much possible for the user of Xbox 360 to defrag it for eliminating the delay and fragmentation issue. This defragmentation can be done just by clearing the Xbox 360 console cache. How this Defrag of Xbox 360 is done is explain in this guide.

    Defragging the Xbox 360 hard disk will delete and clear updates of all the previously downloaded games.

    Step 1: Switch ON the console (Xbox 360) and open Dashboard menu, in Dashboard menu highlight "My Box"

    Step 2: In the "My Xbox" section select the "System Setting" option.

    Step 3: In the "System Setting" select the "Memory" option which is the third option in System Setting.

    Step 4: Now in the storage devices selection menu highlight the hard drive of the console.

    Step 5: Press the "Y" on the controller to get access to hard drive option menu, in the hard drive option menu select "Clear System Cache".

    Step 6: There might be possibility that this "Clear System Cache" option may not be visible at once, so in that case press “X,” “X,” “Left,” “Right,” “X,” and “X” to add it to the menu ( Avoid this step if option is available in above step).

    Step 7: Select "Yes" to confirm the clearing the system cache (Defragging the Hard Disk). A status bar will which will show you the progress.

  • How to Install Windows Vista on PSP

    It is possible to install windows Vista on Sony Playstation Portable (PSP), how you can do this is expalin in this guide which give you a detail step by step procedure for donig the same. You can install Window Vista on to PSP for better navigation and use of it.

    Requirements:

    • Windows Vista OS
    • Sony Playstation Portable
    • Universal Media Disk (Blank and Rewriteable)
    • Reader/Writer of Universal Media Disk for Computer

    Steps for Installing Windows Vista on PSP:

    Step 1: Insert the Window Vista Installation Disk into your PC.

    Step 2: Click on My Computer icon, and than open your CD or DVD drive

    Step 3: Now insert the blank universal media disk into its reader.writer which is connected to your PC.

    Step 4: Now Copy all the files of Window Vista on to the Universal Media Disc.

    Step 5: Insert the Universal Media Disc which now have all the files of Window Vista into your Playstation Portable (PSP).

    Step 6: Boot your PSP and follow the installation instructions which is similar that you follow while installing it onto PC.

  • Alien Breed 2: Assault Achievements List for Xbox 360

    Alien Breed 2 Assault Full Achievements List for Xbox 360. There are 12 achievements in Alien Breed 2 Assault with a total of 200 points. Below every achievement is listed along with points and brief description to achieve them.

    The Best of the Best    25
    Complete all single player levels 1-5 on Elite difficulty

    Old Soldier    20
    Complete all single player levels 1-5

    Co-op Campaigner    10
    Complete any multiplayer level

    War of Attrition    20
    Kill 1000 aliens in single player

    Vital Statistics    25
    Finish 'Primed' single player level with a score greater than 300,000

    Indestructible    40
    Finish multiplayer level 'Cargo' without taking any damage

    Praemonitus Praemunitus
        10
    Collect all the logs throughout the game

    Survivor
        10
    Stay alive for 8 minutes on any of the Survival mode single player levels

    Rapid Deployment
        10
    Complete multiplayer level 'Cargo' in 10:00 or less

    Super-Sleuth    10
    Find all secret collectibles

    Deadly Assassin 
       10
    Kill 50 aliens in a row in single player without taking damage

    Cash is King
        10
    Achieve a balance of 20000 credits or more

  • Crackdown 2 Achievements List for Xbox 360

    Crackdown 2 Achievements List for Xbox 360. There are 50 achievements with a total of 1000 points. Following every achievement is listed along with the number of points in-front of them and with hint description to achieve them.

    First Hurdle
       20
    Survive Agent Diagnostics and earn deployment into Pacific City.

    Get Connected    20
    Locate and activate an Absorption Unit, alone or with another Agent.

    Plugged In    50
    Locate and activate every Absorption Unit in Pacific City, alone or with another Agent.

    Big Bang    20
    Oversee the deployment and successful detonation of a Beacon, alone or with another Agent.

    Hope Springs Savior    50
    Detonate every Beacon in Hope Springs, alone or with another Agent.

    Green Bay Savior 
       50
    Detonate every Beacon in Green Bay, alone or with another Agent.

    Unity Heights Savior    50
    Detonate every Beacon in Unity Heights, alone or with another Agent.

    Light Bringer    20
    Detonate every Beacon in Pacific City, alone or with another Agent.

    All Under Control    20
    Secure all Tactical Locations within one Cell stronghold, alone or with another Agent.

    Location, Location, Location
        50
    Secure every Tactical Location in Pacific City for the Agency, alone or with another Agent.

    Pest Control 
       10
    Clear out and close down a Freak Breach, alone or with another Agent.

    The Closer 
       20
    Close down every Freak Breach in Pacific City, alone or with another Agent.

    Tower Power    20
    Complete the final phase of Project Sunburst at Agency Tower, alone or with another Agent.

    Tellin' Stories 
       10
    Collect and listen to an Audio Log.

    Closed Book 
       20
    Collect and listen to every Audio Log in Pacific City.

    In Plain Sight    10
    Find and collect a Hidden Orb.

    Sixth Sense    30
    Find and collect every Hidden Orb in Pacific City.

    First Rung of the Ladder
        10
    Find and collect an Agility Orb

    King of the World
        50
    Find and collect every Agility Orb in Pacific City.

    In the Net    10
    Catch an Agility Renegade Orb or Driving Renegade Orb.

    Renegade Runner
        20
    Find and collect every Renegade Agility Orb in Pacific City.

    Renegade Racer 
       20
    Find and collect every Renegade Driving Orb in Pacific City.

    Speed Demon
        10
    Complete a Road or Rooftop Race

    Street Racer
        20
    Complete every Road Race in Pacific City.

    Rooftop Racer    20
    Complete every Rooftop Race in Pacific City.

    Wingsuit Racer    20
    Glide through every Wingsuit Stunt Ring in Pacific City.

    Stuntman    20
    Jump a vehicle through every Vehicle Stunt Ring in Pacific City.

    LIVE and let LIVE 
       10
    Collect every Online Orb in Pacific City.

    Who's the Daddy?
        50
    Develop each of your skills to their maximum levels.

    Solid Block of Orbsome
        50
    Find and collect every Agility, Hidden, Renegade and Online Orb in Pacific City.

    Jack of all Trades
        20
    Complete one of every objective type in Pacific City.

    Pebble Dash
        10
    From the top of full-height Agency Tower, leap into the chimney stack and live to tell the tale.

    City Glider
        10
    Wingsuit glide through the airspace of all islands in Pacific City without touching down.

    Squad City Glider    20
    4 Agents, Wingsuit-glide through the airspace of all islands in city within 30 secs of leader.

    Open up a Can
        10
    Kill 5 enemies with a single gas cylinder.

    Co-op Keepy-Up
        10
    Pass a vehicle back and forth between Agents 3x using UV shotguns. Vehicle must not hit the ground.

    Yippee-Kai-Yay
        10
    Drive an Agency SUV into an airborne helicopter.

    Strike! 
       10
    Kill 25 Freaks with thrown objects or vehicles.

    Victory Roll
        10
    Alone or with another Agent, kill an enemy with a mounted turret while airborne and upside-down!

    Mosh Pit 
       10
    Land 20 successful hand-to-hand attacks in a chain. Under 3 secs between attacks to chain them.

    Scarface
        10
    Use the minigun to amass 20 enemy kills in a 10 second period.

    Zero Factor
        10
    Use a UV weapon to amass 20 Freak kills in a 10 second period.

    Street Sweeper
        10
    While driving a vehicle kill 5 enemies in a single power slide.

    Pin Cushion 
       10
    Use Harpoon Gun to pin 5 enemies to a single vehicle.

    Bomberman
        10
    Create 30 explosions in 60 seconds.

    25 Ways to Die    10
    Find 25 unique ways to destroy your cloned body.

    Car Jump 
       10
    Leap from one fast moving vehicle to another.

    Chopper Stomper 
       10
    Leap from an airborne Agency helicopter and using a Ground Strike, kill at least one enemy.

    Party Bus  
      10
    Four Agents; one driver and three gunners, on a Battle Bus. Must jump through a Vehicle Stunt Ring.

    Pile Driver 
       10
    Kill 5 enemies with a single Ground Strike.

  • How To Access Recovery Mode of Playstation 3

    With this tutorial, we can access the "Recovery Mode" of our Playstation 3 in a few easy steps. In Recovery Mode for Playstation, we can perform various maintenance options for PS3 system. It is very useful for the system restore, system update, format, fix errors.

    Recovery mode is a feature that was introduced from the system version 2.50. This means that if your Playstation 3system does not have at least version 2.50 you can not access the Recovery Mode.

    To access the Recovery Mode, the steps we have to follow, are:

    Step 1: Turn the Playstation 3 system and access the XMB menu.

    Step 2: Now with being in XMB menu, Hold The power button down; The system will turn on and turn off once again.

    Step 3: Hold the power button when your Playstation 3 is in Stand by ("Red Light"), after sometime your PS3 will turn on with one beep and than few second later another beep. After that it will be off and goes back to stand by ("Red Light).

    Step 4: With your Playstation 3 once again in Stand by (Red Light), hold on the power button, your console turns on with a single beep and after few seconds two more beep, as you hear two beeps release the power button. Now PS3 will take some time and will goes into the Recovery mode.

    Step 5: To complete your step to have an access to Recovery mode, Playstation 3 will prompt you to connect the remote to Playstation 3 through USB and than press PS button.

  • How to create your PS3 Themes

    Many of us always feels the need to have our own style of theme on our PS3. PlayStation 3 has a feature of allowing gamers to create their own theme and install them on it. The step by step procedure for doing the same is explain below.

    First of All the Requirements:

    • Any Image Editing Program for example MS Paint, Adobe Photoshop.
    • Provided Compiler Program

    Downloading the Zip File:

    • Download the Zip file of HowtoMakePS3Themes.zip which is of size 3.77MB from this link Download HowToMakePS3Themes.zip, this zip file consist of all  the necessary and required files and step of the process.

    Step 1: Creating the Theme:

    The Zip file downloaded will consist of four folders named as Step 1_Create, Step 2_Assemble, Step 3_Install, Step 4_Advance Tips.

    A) For Creating Icons:

    • In the first folders, you will find images that make XMB, its Sub-icons, background wallpapers. Important to note first is    that do not change the name of these files and folders as it will cause problem ahead.
    • Select the icon you like to customize with and open that particular icon in the image editing program.
    • Do all the necessary changes with the icon according to your need like change color, add effects or even replacing the     image completely with personal photo of yours.
    • The dimension  of the icon should not be alter, if it is 140 X 140 pixels before editing than it should be of the same     size after editing also.
    • Once done with the editing overwrite the original icon with the new custom icon of yours.
    • Save the File as "PNG" file and not any other file type.

    B) For Creating Background follow tha same above step and make this necessary changes which is difference:

    • Save the File as a .JPG file and not the PNG file like the icons.

    There will be one more file named “PS3Theme_template.xml” in the Step 1_Create folder which will be used in Assemble process.

    Step 2: Assemble :

    Done with creating the new icons and background, now the next step is to get the whole thing into one and making a actual Theme file. This step will be more easy when user has two window open, where one window showing the content of Step 1_Create and the other window showing the content of Step 2_Assemble.

    • Click and drag the “PS3Theme_template.xml” from “Step 1_Create” folder and drop it onto the file name “p3tcompiler.exe” in the “Step 2_Assemble” folder.

    • As you do this, a new window will appear which will show the progress of the program as it put all the things together of your theme.
    • If an error is detected the program progress will be halted and a file causing the error will be notified to the user.
    • When the progress of the program has done the assembling successfully a notification is displayed which will prompt to press ENTER to exit the program.

    Step 3: Install

    • Go back to “Step 1_Create folder, which will now consist of more new files with GIM extension which are special temp file. A file name “PS3Theme_template.p3t” will also be there which is nothing but the new Theme file.
    • Copy this file to a USB device or to memory sticks.
    • Now connect the device to your Playstation 3 or insert the memory stick into the reader.
    • Go to Setting and select the option "Theme"
    • You will find a Install option on top, once you have properly installed you theme on to your Playstation 3, you can select it now from Theme list and apply it.

    Step 4: Advance Tips: The fourth folder "Step 4_Advance Tips" consist of detail information for those user who want to do more customization, it consist of details like:

    • change your Theme’s title
    • change your Theme’s preview art
    • change your Theme’s font
    • change your Theme’s color selection
    • change your Theme’s Author avatar
    • create a Theme with random background images

  • Xbox Kinect vs PlayStation Move

    Its right time to compare Kinect and PlayStation Move. Both of them are revealed fully with their details. As Xbox 60 and PS3 are old competitors their new innovative Controller devices are leading this battle to more higher level.

    Kinect:

    Kinect will make YOU the controller. With a dedicated, specialized port, the Xbox 360 250GB is built to connect seamlessly with the Kinect sensor— and have you up off the couch and into the world of Kinect in no time.

    Playstation Move:

    Combining advanced motion sensors, a dynamic color changing sphere, vibration feedback, and an easy to use button interface, the motion controller delivers the most immersive gaming available. Move and play your way through Blu-ray powered HD worlds and innovative experiences that only PlayStation Move can deliver.

    Features of Video Camera in Kinect:

    • Kinect Bar consist of 3 Camera having the capability of tracking and sensing motion of individual finger movements.
    • Has the ability to track and sense 4 user at a time
    • Uses a Face Recognition Software which runs at 30fps, Gamers can used it for having a chats over internet with others Xbox users and also with the users on Windows Live.

    Features of Video Camera in Playstation Move:

    • Playstation Move works with Playstation Eye USB camera for providing gamers with gesture tracking and controlling   feature.
    • There is only one lens which runs at 120fps, resolution 320 X 240pixel or 60fps, resolution 640X480pixel.
    • Gamers will be able to capture videos and stills of their gameplay and even edit them.

    Features of Voice Control in Kinect:

    Details like how it works and numbers of audio sensors are there in Kinect are not yet out. But still we have some of its features and it has been listed below:

    • User has a Full voice control features for in-game and menu.
    • The Microphone System available in Kinect can be used by gamers in video chatting also.

    Features of Voice Control in Playstation Move:

    • Consist of 4-way microphone array.
    • Ability to ignore background noises and cancel out echoes
    • Sony Claims that it has a Voice recognition feature  but details is not out.
    • Gamers can hold conversation with 6 users at a time.

    Feature of Controller in Kinect:

    • Microsoft Kinect doesn't require any controller, it has been replace by gamer themself, if gamers playing a racing game,   instead of using any controller it make use of an imaginary steering wheel. if gamer is playing a shooting game he make   use of an imaginary gun it his hand.

    Feature of Controller in Playstation Move:

    • Have a grip which consist of a 4 playstation button, One Move button, One Trigger Button.
    • It has a vibration feedback and LED sphere (Playstation EYE)
    • It has a 2 three-axis motion sensor
    • One Accelerometer for getting the speed movement analysis
    • One Rate Sensor for getting gyroscopic measurement
    • One Magnetometer to track and read gamers position related to surface of earth.
    • Works on Li-ion battery
    • Gamers can connect 4 Move Controller to one Playstation 3 at a time.

    Compatibility of Kinect:

    • Microsoft has made Kinect compatible with the old Xbox 360 and newly designed Xbox 360 Slim.

    Compatibility of Playstation Move:

    • Sony Playstation Move is compatible with any kind of Playstation 3 (Slim or any other).

    List of Games Announced for Microsoft Kinect:

    There are in all 15 games that has been announced which will be Kinect Compatible. The List is given below:

    • Adrenalin Misfits
    • Dance Central
    • Dance Masters
    • Deca Sports Freedom
    • EA Sports Active 2
    • Game Party In Motion
    • Kinect Adventures
    • Kinect Joy Ride
    • Kinect Sports
    • Kinectimals
    • Motion Sports
    • Sonic Free Riders
    • The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout
    • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved
    • Zumba Party
    • Milo and Kate
    • Child of Eden
    • Fable 3
    • Forza Motosport
    • Star Wars

    List of Games Announced for Playstation Move:

    The games announced till now which require Playstation Move are:

    • SingStar Dance
    • Start the Party
    • Brunswick Pro Bowling
    • Sports Champions
    • Heroes on the Move
    • TV Superstars
    • Sorcery and The Shoot.

    Games that are expected for Playstation Move are:

    • Socom 4
    • The Fight: Lights Out
    • EyePet
    • Time Crisis Razing Storm
    • he Sly Collection
    • LittleBigPlanet 2
    • Kung Fu Rider
    • Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition
    • Tiger Woods 11
    • Heavy Rain

    Cost for Kinect:

    • There is no official wording from Microsoft for the Price of Kinect but words going around is that it will cost £100 in   UK and $150 in US.
    • Xbox 360 Slim with Kinect will cost $499 or £299.

    This price is still not holds any official confirmation.

    Cost of Playstation Move:

    • Move will cost gamers $49.99 with optional navigation controller at $29.99.
    • Move will be for 39.99 euros with optional navigation controller at 29.99 euros in Europe.
    • It will also be sold with a sports game as a package which will be for $99.99.
    • Along with Playstation 3 it will come in a complete bundle up for $399.99.

    Conclusion:

    It will be hard to say anything on Playstation Move and Kinect until and unless it get tested, the features and details mention above only clarifies one thing that both Microsoft and Sony are trying capturing two different markets. Playstaiton Move is aimed at capturing more of hard core game market, whereas Kinect suits to more of a multiplayer game.

    However Microsoft Kinect hold a slightly upper hand in this battle against Sony Playstation Move.

  • Xbox 360 Slim vs Playstation 3 Slim

    Now with the release announcement of Xbox 360 slim we have the equal competitor of PlayStation 3 Slim. Its time to compare them with each other and define the best one, we will compare them on the basis of their features they support. Many new buyers of console have doubt that which to one to buy, either Xbox 360 Slim or PS3 Slim. This difference list will help to buy them correct one as per their requirement.

    Xbox 360,Playstation 3, Slim

    Features PS3 Slim Xbox 360 Slim
    Hard Drive 250 GB 250 GB
    Hard Drive Upgrade Yes Yes
    Chipset 45nm 45nm
    WiFi IEEE 802.11 b/g (max. 54Mbps)  IEEE 802.11b/g/n (max. 300 Mbps)
    USB ports 2 5
    AV connections AV, HDMI, optical audio output AV, HDMI, optical audio output
    Video Playback Blue- Ray DVD

    DVD

    Backward compatible No Yes
    Online Multiplayer Yes Yes
    Touch sensitive buttons No Yes
     Power supply   Internal power supply  External  power supply
     Wireless Controller Yes Yes
     Dimensions (width x height x length) 29 x 6.5 x 29 cm 27 x 7.5, x 26.4 cm
    Weight  3.2 kg   2.9 kg
    Online Play Free 50$ per year
    Base Price $349.99 $299.99

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • How To Transfer Data from Xbox 360 to new Xbox 360

    Looking for the solution by which you can transfer your old Xbox 360 data to the all new redesigned version of the console, than follow the two step given below which.

    Why Transfering of Data is Required?

    The hard drives used by old-design of Xbox 360 is not compatible with the newer version of the console as it has a different hard drive shape and it uses a different connection.

    Way to Transfer Your Old Xbox 360 Data To the New Xbox 360:

    First Way:

    The first way is to make use of USB stick, transfer your data from old Xbox 360 to USB stick and than onto your new redesigned version of Xbox 360, both old and new version of Xbox 360 has a USB support. But this way will be of no use when you want to transfer many Gigabytes of data from your current Xbox 360 to new one.

    Second Way:

    The second way is useful when you want to transfer many Gigabytes of data. In this way make use of transfer cable which will be connected to the harddrive of old Xbox 360 from one end and the second end will be connected to USB port of new designed Xbox 360. The transfer cable will be costing $19.

    The newly designed Xbox 360 version will be available in stores on June 15 2010.