Tag Archives: failure

Amazon outage ‘not a result of hack’

Amazon has stated that the outage that it suffered on Satudrady was a result of hardware failure and not online ‘hacktivism’ as has been claimed. An spokesman for the online retailer told Reuters that: The brief interruption to our European retail sites earlier today was due to hardware failure in …

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Codies issues Natal dev warning

With Natal’s software launch line-up still shrouded in mystery, the VP of Codemasters Studios Gavin Cheshire has warned developers that simply integrating motion control into existing projects is not sufficient – and could even lead to the commercial failure of the device. I’m sure there’ll be games attuned to Natal …

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Wii tops reliability survey

A new study from SquareTrade claims that the Nintendo Wii is by far and away the most reliable console in the current generation of machine – and Xbox 360 is unsurprisingly named as the most prone to failure. The report, named Game Console Failure Rates, claims that just 2.7 per …

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Microsoft sacks 360 whistleblower

Following a recent article from renowned Xbox 360 insider Dean Takahashi concerning the saga of Xbox 360’s hardware troubles, a Microsoft employee who spoke about the saga openly and on the record has been let go by the company. Takahashi’s article, entitled ‘Xbox 360 defects: an inside history of Microsoft’s …

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