For anyone that’s attempted to access the site in the past few days, I apologise for the downtime. Unfortunately, due to WordPress’ popularity, it’s not uncommon for sites like this that don’t have a budget for regularly updating the site’s backend, sometimes vulnerabilities are exploited and in this case a few of our files were corrupted, which caused the site to completely break down.
Fortunately now we’re working fine again thanks to the efforts of the WordPress Boys, who certainly know their stuff. If you happen to have a problem with your wordpress install, these guys do a great job.
But now back to reviews and news. This [...]
While specifics are a little thin on the ground at the moment, Blizzard is apparently prepping something big for its PAX East announcement. Hopefully it’s a little more exciting than its big reveal at the PS4 debut show, where it announced that Diablo III would appear on the new console.
Even though we don’t know what it will be, we do know what it won’t be. According to the Blizzard release, it won’t be that long rumoured MMO that it’s been working on and it won’t be a sequel or an expansion. All Blizzard has said is that it’s “excited for you to get your hands on [it].”
Set to take place on the 22nd March, [...]
As unlikely as it is, it’s a question that begs answering, because Jon/Whoopty, XSR admin, me, now has a page on Facebook and a Twitter account for keeping up with my other writing outside of the review site.
If you’d give it a like/follow, that’d be awesome. I can promise mediocre content, nothing more, probably a lot less.
Tweets by JonWhoopty
In related news, I wrote a book. Information on its impending release will [...]
Well perhaps you don’t celebrate it, maybe for some reason XSR is one of those sites you visit every day or maybe you’re just looking around and ended up here. Either way, have a happy Christmas from everyone here at XSReviews.
2012 hasn’t been the strongest year for the site, but we’re still here ticking over, doing news, doing reviews and the team is working hard behind the scenes to keep everything running smoothly. Thank you for visiting, whatever brought you here. Thanks for putting up with the adverts and the infrequent content. We really appreciate you coming here and hope you’ll continue to do so in the future.
Instead of writing my usual reviews, I’m going to take a break and give my new Bulldozer chip a run.
The system I’m going to be using is:
AMD FX-8120 with a Cooler Master Hyper 412S and a Little Devil PC-V2 phase unit.
ASUS Reference 5870
Crucial C300 128GB
Cooler Master Silent Pro 850W
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Antec SOLO II
A few may know of a couple of flaws this board has. First off is the Vdroop. Vdroop is when you apply load to your CPU and the voltage being sent to the CPU drops. The UD7 has this badly and for that reason some of the [...]
Publishing giant Blizzard has announced that in 2012, there will be no Blizzcon, with all efforts being focused on creating the Diablo III that the fans want, and perhaps the next generation MMO that’s been hinted about.
2012 also sees some stiff competition in terms of esports, with Blizzard being very involved with the Battle.net World Championship and several Starcraft championships in South Korea and other asian countries.
Ars technica has been looking at why a Blizzcon isn’t going on this year, not really believing the company line that Blizzard just doesn’t have the resources. After all, as the writer points out, when World of Warcraft was being [...]