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Mon, Oct 06, 2008 | 11:40 BST
Microsoft super-boss Steve Ballmer reckons Xbox Live is doing the business for the firm, and that Xbox in general is a “home run.”
“If you ask me, Xbox Live is going gangbusters,” he told the Mercury News. “The console is selling well.”
Ballmer added: “I certainly would say the work that we’ve done around Xbox is an unqualified success. No question about that. The product is selling very well. The Xbox is an absolute home run.”
The exec responded incredulously to the question that recent Xbox 360 price-cutting was the result of levelling hardware sales.
“That’s the craziest thing I’ve ever heard anybody say,” he said. “All consoles start at higher prices. They always come down through the long cycle.”
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Mon, Feb 04, 2008 | 22:20 GMT
Good grief. Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training made a five-minute appearance on British TV show Watchdog tonight ater it emerged that the game doesn’t actually recognise northern British accents.
One woman from Manchester moaned, probably through a mouthful of pie, “Basically you have to say the different colours that flash up on the screen as quickly as possible. I’m saying, blue, blue, blue and it’s saying no, even though it was blue. Then it got to yellow. I’m going, ‘yeller’ and everyone’s saying to me you need to be a bit posher. You need to say, ‘yellow’ and as soon as I did, it picked it up.”
The show’s presenter, Nicky Cambell, claimed that Brain Training “clearly discriminated against” certain accents, especially Northern and Scottish.
We really don’t know what to add. Read the rest of this sorry tale here.