video games

I recently wrote about a problem with Madden 25 not saving games when playing in offline career mode. It didn’t happen every time, but it happened often enough to be a huge annoyance — but not consistently enough for me to diagnose.

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We got an Xbox One for Christmas and I’ve been playing a fair amount of Madden 25 with our boys. One of our favorite things to do is to set up franchises in offline career mode and create our own teams via the fantasy draft.

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Why the Sony PSP Go is a Rip Off

by Michael on April 27, 2010 · 0 comments

My son has been saving up for a Sony PSP handheld game system. He had his sites set on the new PSP Go (PXP-2000) but, upon closer inspection, this system is a total ripoff. Yes, it comes with a new, smaller form factor while retaining the same large screen (more or less), but there are some major drawbacks.

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Xbox 360 Error Code E74

by Michael on July 13, 2009 · 0 comments

This past Saturday, our Xbox 360 started flaking out while we were playing FIFA ’09. The video got fuzzy, and we started getting lines across the screen. When we re-started the Xbox, the problems went away, but came back. Not long thereafter, the kids reported to me that the Xbox was broken.

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Have you ever wanted to copy an Xbox 360 game to the system’s hard drive? Well, ever since Microsoft unveiled the “new Xbox experience” during the fall of 2008, it’s been possible. Read on for step-by-step instructions.

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How to Delete XBox 360 Gamer Profiles

by Michael on April 12, 2009 · 0 comments

Over the weekend, I decided to clean up a few things on our XBox 360. The kids are in the habit of creating a new profile whenever they have a friend over, etc. so our list of profiles was getting a bit unwieldy. Unfortunately, it’s not obvious how to delete profiles from the XBox 360 dashboard. After a bit of poking around, however, I figured it out.

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