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  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 04/04/2014 , @ 10:48am

     

    When i first seen the title
    “5-year-old cracks Xbox One security by discovering simple flaw”
    my immediate thought was that my news reader was slow on showing me an April Fools joke, but no, there was no joke, just over sensationalized headlines and news reporters over hyping a minor flaw and making it out to be something huge, as in the consoles actual security has been hacked.

    What has actually happened is that a 5 year old boy, discovered a bug in the Xbox One System, that lets you bypass the parental password of the Xbox One, by pressing space a few times and pressing enter, now I’m not taking anything away from this kid, i think it’s awesome that he has discovered this failing by Microsoft, that could have cost a lot of parents charges on the Xbox Live accounts, all I’m saying is that main stream media seem to have hyped this into something that it isn’t or I’m just salty that i thought it was more than it was by misleading headlines, anyhow, here is a quote from the source:

    Just after Christmas, Kristoffer’s parents noticed he was logging into his father’s Xbox Live account and playing games he wasn’t supposed to be.

    “I got nervous. I thought he was going to find out,” said Kristoffer.

    In video shot soon after, his father, Robert Davies, is heard asking Kristoffer how he was doing it.

    A suddenly excited Kristoffer showed Dad that when he typed in a wrong password for his father’s account, it clicked to a password verification screen. By typing in space keys, then hitting enter, Kristoffer was able to get in through a back door.

    Kristoffers’ father, who works in computer security, was one proud papa. His first reaction? “How awesome is that!” Davies said. “Just being 5 years old and being able to find a vulnerability and latch onto that. I thought that was pretty cool.”

    Source
    Via

    You can watch the video via the source link or here on YouTube.


  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 31/01/2014 , @ 05:06pm

     

    Recently rumours have surfaced, which suggest that Microsoft are planning a cheaper Xbox One model, the rumours include:

    • orza Horizon: “Fall 2014, probably September. Super sexy weather system and… shit tons of co-op/social stuff. 1080P and open-world, so you can road trip with your bros.”
    • White Xbone incoming.
    • Why all the leaks? Scared you might get caught? “I am incapable of fear. Plus, this is such exciting stuff, and me talking about it ahead of time isn’t going to hurt anything, truthfully. We’re all chomping at the bit for it to come out. This is not bad. “
    • Halo Anniversary 2 will be 1080p, iffy on the 60fps, maybe not.
    • Quantum Break is Holiday 2014
    • Multiplayer confirmed for HA2, same devs as Halo Anniversary.
    • Sunset Overdrive is Fall 2014
    • Is not Phil Spencer
    • Black Tusk cancelled project was called “Shangheist.” May have involved stealing stuff from the Chinese (though I think that may have been a reference to the name and maybe not the gameplay? Not sure…)
    • Fable Legends is Summer 2015
    • Halo 2 Anniversary includes beta for Halo 5
    • Gears of War will probably need a 2.5 year dev time.
    • First Titanfall DLC is 45 days from release, then another one 120 days from release.
    • No Crackdown 3 news this year most likely, since it’s a 2016 title.
    • A list w/dates of the rest of the Tier 2 and Tier 3 countries that Xbone will release in this year.
    • No info/idea on what Rare’s up to, sadly.
    • $399 XB1 this year? “Maybe one without an Optical Disc Drive.”

    Source

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 11/01/2014 , @ 01:19pm

     

    Everyone knows who Ben Heck is, he has made some of the most awesome looking harware mods available, from control pad mods, to making games consoles portable.
    He also makes the likes of control pads accessible to people with disabilities, this time he has adapted an Xbox One control pad to be used one handed, here is the video:

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 11/01/2014 , @ 01:12pm

     

    Here is a video of an awesome Custom Xbox One Mod:

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 26/11/2013 , @ 12:13pm

     

    A few says ago, I posted here, some thermal photo’s, showing how hot the PS4 got, now the guy has done the same with the Xbox One:

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    Source/More Pics

    Thanks Euss :)

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 24/11/2013 , @ 12:52pm

     

    Chris Bailey has posted a great guide on YouTube on how to tear down an Xbox One Control Pad and replace its LED:

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 22/11/2013 , @ 01:18pm

     

    When the PS4 was released i posted this thread, about the problems with the launch machines, well now its Xbox Ones turn, this is to be expected with launch consoles, but which console will have a higher rate of fail rate ?

    Here are the faults that have been reported:

    Broken/Faulty Disc Drive:

    The console works, but cannot run discs, when the disc is inserted, you get a whirring/clicking noise, here are four videos that were posted on NeoGaf:

    Many people on the official Xbox Support forums are reporting the same problem:
    Xbox One - Won’t read any discs

    Xbox One Owner Banned After Doing Emergency Offline Update:

    Lazygamer posted this video, in which the owner of the Xbox One, explains how he was told to do an Emergency Offline Update by a Microsoft employee, which ended up with his console being banned (Read the videos description, it explains the problem in more detail):

    Dashboard Tiles Not Loading

    Xboxer360 reported about this problem and posted the fix, this one is a strange one and it only affects people in the UK, who are with British Telecom (ISP) and use their Homehub 4 and 5, the Homehubs 3 and below work fine, you can read more about it here:
    Xbox One problems: Dashboard tiles not loading

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 22/11/2013 , @ 03:34am

     

    A few days ago, the guys at iFixit showed a teardown of the PS4, last night they did the same with the Xbox One, below are some stunning images of inside the machine:

    Source And More Images

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 09/11/2013 , @ 06:25pm

     

    A dude by the name of Moonlightswami, preordered an Xbox One, the lucky guy got it a couple of weeks early and revealed a few details, then got banned, here are some of the details he revealed and a quote from the source of the story:

    Now that there are Xbox Ones in the wild — thanks to Target’s apparently leaky pre-order system — we’re finding out more and more about the system. Moonlight Swami has been busy messing around with the console, and while not everything is available two weeks before the official launch, there are some things that we haven’t seen before. He’s timed the bootup at 17 seconds to get to the dashboard, and the update that downloaded during setup measured at 500MB. The listings for games on the Xbox Live Marketplace reveal some hefty downloads in store for next-gen — interestingly NBA 2K14 is 43GB while EA’s Madden and FIFA are 12GB and 8GB, respectively. Other notables include Forza 5 at 31GB, Dead Rising 3 at 19GB and Call of Duty: Ghosts 39GB.

    The cool thing is, Microsoft’s majornelson had a chat with the guy and it appears his ban wont be permanent, anyhow, read more aty the source:
    Source

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 09/11/2013 , @ 07:56am

     

    According to Microsoft’s Albert Penello “nothing”, that’s right, you cannot do a single thing with an Xbox One straight out of the box, you will HAVE to update, here is a quote from the source:

    Imagine it’s November 22nd: You’ve got your shiny new Xbox One from the local games merchant, you’ve got it home, and it’s time to video game. Aw shucks, the internet is out! But that’s okay, as you’ve got yourself a physical game disc ready to go. Sadly, it looks like you’ve got yourself a $500 paperweight until your ISP comes back online. “Functionally, you will be able to do very little without taking the day one update,” Microsoft senior director of product management Albert Penello told Engadget in a recent interview. We posed just such a scenario to him, and asked what we could do with an Xbox One out of the box. “Nothing. You need the Day One update,” he said.

    Source