Xandu's blog

UPDATES 06-08-2011

We are still making changes to the site after the major update we did a couple of weeks ago.

The following has been changed / fixed:

Microsoft Kinect Menu Navigation - I hate it!

Personally I do not like the way you navigate menus using Kinect. Navigation is way to slow with the current implementation due to the pauses when selecting items and the fact that most games implement a system where you have to verify your choice with a OK/Cancel after selection. Getting into the gameplay can be a very tedious process and lots of times when you only have 10 minutes to play you don't want to spend 2-5 minutes to get into the gameplay.

Gamertag generator revisited

One of the first features we added to our site back in 2007 was the "BurnoutAholics Gamertag Generator". This has been extremely popular and has been featured on the top of list of name-generators all over the web.

Unfortunately the generator stopped working a couple of weeks ago. Today I finally got around to fixing it. While doing so I also expanded the wordlists that is used to generate the names. It can now generate over 37000 different names!

BurnoutAholics.com upgraded!

BurnoutAholics.com has now been upgraded to the latest supported version of Drupal. We are still working on the site but most of the features and a couple of new ones are already up and running. Some content is still missing but I hope to fix that quickly.

We will also be doing some major changes to the apperance of the site but that will have to wait until we are sure everything is ok after the upgrade.

Here is a couple of things that have changed:

Text editor:
- The editor used for writing comments and blogs has been upgraded.

Changes coming soon...

It has been almost 3 years since the last major upgrade of the site. As we are expecting new members and more traffic with a new Burnout game coming out we are planning to do a major update to the site. First of all we will upgrade the site to Drupal version 6.22. This is not the latest version but at the time this is as high as we can go. Version 6.22 has a bunch of security related fixes and new features compared to the version we are running today. We are also planning to change the visual aspect of the site... possibly with a new color scheme and a new layout.

First site maintenance of 2011

As BurnoutAholics.com maintenance was long overdue I spent a couple of hours doing some changes to the site today.

Lots of the things I have changed most of you probably will not even notice.

Changes that affect everyone:

DLC - Denied!

I'm not sure where to start on this one... Well here we go....

In July Crackdown 2 was released and I got it from our local GameStop (yes we have GameStop in Norway). Games cost 549 - 699NOK on release here which is equivalent to $90 - $115 or £58 - £72. Of course there are bargains to be had and if you can wait a couple of days you might be lucky and get the game for 499.

Ok, so in July I bought Crackdown 2 for 599NOK and enjoyed the game from day one. I had played Crackdown 1 and already knew that Ruffian games would release DLC including Keys to the city. Happy days.

Duke Nukem For Ever - shake it baby!

 "This is huge!", "At first I did not belive it", "Hail to the King BABY!!!!"


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