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Microsoft Closes Xbox 360 Fortress Backdoor to Hackers!

After nearly 1 year of the console's release, hackers haven't found another way in to the so called "Xbox 360 Fortress".

Now, Microsoft has closed that door.

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unleash bass6354d ago

Well that's no suprise, Makes me wonder if the new 'Fall' update won't have something in that will detect the machines already patched and ban them from 'live'.

Silver3606354d ago

This extends the life of the console. What developer wants to program for a console where you can't get make make your money back? Hacks kill good games. Better to pay for your enjoyment than to have none at all. And for those that say games are too exspensive so you bootleg them. You don't have to have the games. It is that simple. You buy bootlegs because you want them and don't want to pay what they are worth.

unleash bass6354d ago

I totally agree, although, I think they are a little on the expensive side. Maybe if they half'd the price they would sell twice as many, the profit would then remain the same and it wouldn't be worth pirating.

PS360PCROCKS6353d ago

Good point about halfing the prices of games, but I am happy their doing this, hackers ruin gaming

jiggajayp6353d ago

That`s good news! illegal games will destroy all of our gaming both ps3/wii/360 if it isn`t stopped!

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The Best Tomb Raider Games Ranked

We've gone on many adventures with Lara Croft. With another reboot in the making, Wealth of Geeks felt it was a good time to go down the nostalgia rabbit hole and remember the best of those tomb-raiding thrills.

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Sonic18811d 18h ago (Edited 1d 18h ago )

I do agree that Tomb Raider Angel of Darkness was the worse one 😂 I remember playing some of it and I took it back. That game was just awful in every way. I bought it used at gamestop and glad they had that 7 day return policy for used games 😂

Pyrofire951d 14h ago

Would it be worth saying why?

ZeekQuattro1d 12h ago

Simple. He's been hating on the Tomb Raider reboots for years. I can't imagine seeing them at the top of a best TR game list let alone being on the list in general sitting well with him because of it.

-Foxtrot1d 9h ago

Zeek

“Hating”

No no, just pointing out how TR mutated into a generic action adventure game losing the appeal of what it once was when it was more about puzzles and platforming over going Rambo, slaughtering waves of enemies

But hey, continue being a dick and speaking about me like I’m not going to see the comment.

MeatyUrologist22h ago

Foxtrot, I'm curious if you have played the most recent games. Sure the 2013 reboot was hugely focused on combat, but each follow up became less and less about combat to the point where outside of a few large scale story missions I don't even remember combat being a part of shadow of the tomb raider. Shadow was so puzzle focused it actually was a bit much for me and I love the TR puzzles.

I still feel like Rise was the best of the series and I was a huge fan of the originals. To me it struck the perfect balance of exploration, platforming, puzzles, and combat. Not saying your opinion is wrong I'm just curious what you think they should have done different. Games do need to evolve somewhat to stay relevant. Would you prefer small linear jumping platform levels like the original?

RavenWolfx1d 17h ago

I would agree Rise for 1 and the reboot as 2. Shadow is a bit high, though.

Sonic18811d 15h ago (Edited 1d 15h ago )

I think Shadow wasn't even develop by crystal dynamics. I thought it was the worse in the new trilogy

Pyrofire951d 14h ago

That's right. Shadow was developed by Eidos Montreal who who went and made Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy next. (Great game)
Meanwhile after Rise of the Tomb Raider, Crystal Dynamics made Marvels Avengers. (bad game)

MeatyUrologist1d 12h ago

Agrees. First two are correct but Shadow should be around 5-6.

terstomp1d 12h ago

For me, Legend should be alot higher (along with the other two ). Shadow, I enjoyed it, but has too much has fluff, as modern games tend to do. Playing the remastered series, and apart from the controls, is very good.

jznrpg1d 10h ago

I really enjoyed the first 2 games, Legend and the first of the reboots and the rest I didn’t get into so I never finished.

robtion1d 9h ago

Completely subjective list. I really liked Underworld, I preferred Lara's design. That said I loved the horror/uncharted feel of the reboot. I think all the TR games have strengths and weaknesses. None are objectively better in every way.

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The Outfit - Underrated Experimental Gameplay at its Finest

The Outfit: Destruction on Demand launched soon after the Xbox 360 console itself, and deserves another chance to shine.

zacly2d ago

I thought I was the only one

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The 7 Best Final Fantasy Characters: Unveiling the Legends

While FFVII ranks highly, there's more to the series than one game. Here's Chit Hot's picks for the seven best Final Fantasy characters.