Surgeon Simulator 2 Suffers A Rough Launch Day On Xbox Game Pass

Surgeon Simulator 2 launched into Xbox Game Pass yesterday (September 2nd), and while many have been eager to jump into some medical mayhem with friends, it’s unfortunately been plagued with a fair few teething problems.

Yesterday saw a huge influx of players diving into the game which caused some strain. Long load times were present when attempting to log in, multiplayer was a bust, and from our own experiences, a few glitches were present.

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Custom Halo Needler Xbox Controller Gets An ‘Elite V2’ Upgrade

Xbox isn’t the only one rolling out Halo-themed hardware and accessories ahead of the release of Halo Infinite. The talented creator POPeART (formerly known as Xbox Pope) is at it again – this time with the “Needler Elite V2”.

It’s the same pattern we saw early on in August but instead of the standard Xbox Series X|S controller, it’s the series 2 version of the Elite controller – featuring the grips, fancier controller pad, coloured paddles and all the other extras.

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Why Microsoft switched from Intel to Power PC for the Xbox 360 | MVG

Microsoft and Intel’s partnership stems back to the early 80’s with MSDOS and Windows. Microsoft would use Intel to power the Original Xbox in 2001. Yet in 2005 with the next generation Xbox 360, they famously split from the chipmaker in favor of IBM and their PowerPC architecture – made famous by Apple and with PowerMac line of computers. In this episode we take a look at why Microsoft dumped Intel for the Xbox 360 game system.

Original Xbox’s complete source code leaked online

The original Xbox was a new frontier for modders and tinkerers, as the included hard drive made it easy to install unofficial dashboards and pirated games. Those enthusiasts might be getting a flashback to 2002, as the official Xbox OS has leaked online, according to The Verge. This includes the Xbox dev kit, emulators, build environments, documentation and the kernel itself. These kinds of leaks have often enabled developers to create unofficial (and illegal) fan projects such as emulators. However, The Verge notes that some of this data has been available within the homebrew scene for a while, so it’s not clear how much of it will be a revelation to the Xbox modding and emulation community.

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