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Monday, April 30, 2007

Xbox 360 Launch in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates

Thursday 26th April, Microsoft launched the Xbox 360 in The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia

The following products are available at retail :

- Xbox 360 premium package ( No core system )
- Xbox 360 Wireless Controller
- Xbox 360 Wired Controller
- Xbox 360 VGA HD AV Cable
- Xbox 360 Memory Unit (64 MB)
- Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote
- Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack
- Xbox 360 Play and Charge Kit

The following Games are available at retail :

- Gears of War
- Crackdown
- Ninety-Nine Nights - MSX
- Dead Or Alive Xtreme 2
- Viva Pinata
- Project Gotham Racing 3
- Fusion Frenzy 2
- Dead Or Alive 4
- Perfect Dark Zero
- Kemeo

The warranty for the Xbox 360 in these two countries is 1 year for the console and the accessories.

And Xbox Live is still not launched in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia

Xbox 360 512 MB Memory Unit

Microsoft released 512 MB Memory Unit

With the new memory unit you will be able to take your games everywhere you go with eight times the space of the original Xbox 360 (64 MB) Memory Unit.

With the new 512 MB memory unit you'd be able to :

- Save your game progress and transport your Xbox Live account.
- Download content from Xbox Live.
- Download kiosk content at all participating retailers.

Also you will get a carrying case that fits on a keychain.

Xbox 360 does not turn on

If once you try turn on your console but it doesn't turn on .
First examine the color of the Ring of light around the Xbox 360 power button, if you find there is no light at all , the power is off and the fans also. try examine the power cord where it connects to the console and to the power outlet .
Disconnect the power cord from both ends and reconnect it again and make sure it is firmly connected . If the power cord is connected to any device other than the typical outlet as an extension cord for example , remove this device and connect the power supply directly in the power outlet .
If you did so and still not turning on , examine the color of the light on the power supply :

1- Xbox 360 power supply light is green.
This means the Xbox 360 power supply is ok and it is an issue with the console itself. You will need to contact Xbox 360 customer support to service your console.

2- Xbox 360 power supply light is orange or yellow.
Usually when the Xbox 360 power supply light is orange it's on standby so there is no problem with your Xbox 360 console but the power supply can't supply it with power !

First you have to try unplugging the Xbox 360 power supply from the console & unplugging the power cord from the wall outlet also unplug the Xbox 360 power supply from the power cord, wait for a minute then reconnect it all back , also try it on another wall outlet without any extension cords at all.
If it's still doing the same it will be definitely a fault with the Xbox 360 power supply.
So, in this case please contact Xbox 360 customer support to fulfill the Xbox 360 power supply.

3- Xbox 360 power supply light is red.
There is something wrong with the Xbox 360 power supply connection so try unplugging the Xbox 360 power supply from the console & unplugging the power cord from the wall outlet also unplug the Xbox 360 power supply from the power cord, wait for minute then reconnect it all back , also try it on another wall outlet without any extension cord at all.

If it's still red that would be for sure a fault with the Xbox 360 power supply .
So, then contact Xbox 360 customer support to fulfill your Xbox 360 power supply .

4- Xbox 360 power supply light is not illuminating at all.
That usually means that the Xbox 360 power supply is not connected to the wall outlet correctly, but even though it might be a fault with the power supply or the power cord.

Try unplugging the the Xbox 360 power supply from the console & unplug the power cord from the wall outlet also unplug the Xbox 360 power supply from the power cord , wait for a minute then reconnect it all back , also try it on another wall outlet without any extension cord at all.
You have to contact Xbox 360 customer support to fulfill your Xbox 360 power supply.

Monday, April 9, 2007

QWERTY text-input device for Xbox 360and the addition of Windows Live messenger on the dashboard!!!

Xbox Live has really become the largest social network on television

Your Xbox Live friends list is about to get a whole lot bigger!! Today announced the launch of Windows Live Messenger on Xbox 360, connecting friends across Xbox 360 consoles, Microsoft Windows-based PCs and Windows Mobile-powered devices, and the instant message will appear directly on your dashboard as you can see here..

With this update to Xbox 360, friends and families can easily connect and chat directly from their television using Windows Live Messenger, a network of more than 20 billion relationships and more than 260 million active accounts, what a number!!

Members of the six-million-strong Xbox Live community currently send more than two million text and voice messages a day and can now use Windows Live Messenger to text chat with up to six people on their contact list at one time, while playing games, listening to music, or watching movies. Text chat adds to the variety of options friends and families already have to communicate with on Xbox Live, including voice and video chat.

Current relationships on Windows Live Messenger and Xbox Live will be unified on Xbox 360 and users will see at a glance if their existing friends on Windows Live Messenger have gamertags, instantly expanding the breadth of connected experiences they can share online.

Beginning the week of May 7, users of Windows Live Messenger on Xbox 360 can text chat using the virtual keyboard accessible on Xbox 360, or by connecting a USB keyboard to the console. This summer Microsoft will launch a QWERTY text-input device, a new accessory that will connect directly into the Xbox 360 controller to support text and instant messaging, Look at it here!! what a great idea.QWERTY text-input device

All about the new Xbox 360 May spring update and the QWERTY

The Spring Update is free beginning May 07 and will be easily accessible to every Xbox 360 owner through Xbox Live or on

Also check for the new Accessory, QWERTY text device and the addition of Windows Live messenger on the Dashboard of the Xbox 360 console

You may not even notice all the new features, but they are all designed to enhance your Xbox Live experience. Some of the other features in this upgrade include:

1. A richer Achievement notification pop-up will showcase the name of the unlocked Achievement and the gamerscore value without needing to leave the game to check the Achievements list. 2. Enhanced family settings features for Xbox Live communications enable different defaults for video chat and voice chat.

3. A new Xbox Live Marketplace blade lets Xbox Live members access the content they seek—whether it is game content or TV shows and movies (available in the United States)—from one place on Xbox Live.

4. Updates to Xbox Live Arcade allow owners to quickly see which Xbox Live Arcade games their friends are playing and join in the fun. Xbox Live members can also compare progress of leaderboard scores and Achievements directly with all friends on their friends list. Expanded "Tell a Friend" capabilities make it easier than ever to boast about Achievements and high scores.

5. Expanded "Tell a Friend" capabilities make it easier than ever to boast about Achievements and high scores.

6. A new option in Auto Downloads provides faster access to the entire collection of free, trial-version Xbox Live Arcade games.

7. New progressive download controls provide easy access to optimal viewing options by letting people fast-forward, rewind, pause and resume as their video is downloaded from Xbox Live Marketplace.

8. Extension of the background download functionality will allow owners to set their Xbox 360 console to turn off automatically after downloads are complete.

9. The name of game in tray is now displayed in the dashboard.

10. When the user is in the dashboard and an Xbox 360 game is in the console then the name of the game is displayed in the tray icon of the dashboard. If the user highlights the tray icon then achievements and gamer score are displayed for that game based on the signed in user. Xbox1 games show the name and image of the game.

11. Integrated support for the new Xbox 360 text input device. Note that this device includes a new wired headset.

12. Playback progress bar indicates download completion.

13. Switchable aspect ratio now available during video playback (Auto to Letterbox, Zoom, Stretch, Native).

14. Player and friends lists now quickly show session presence information for quick identification of users that are joinable.

15. H.264 video support: Up to 15 Mbps, Baseline, Main, and High (up to level 4.1) Profiles with 2 channel AAC LC and Main Profiles.

16. Added MPEG-4 Part 2 video support: Up to 8 Mbps, Simple Profile with 2 channel AAC LC and Main Profiles.

17. Show folder hierarchy for video content played from all devices.

18. Bookmarks are stored for each video that the user plays remembering the users last location in the file as well as the aspect ratio that the user choose for that file.

19. Video trick modes (fast forward, rewind, chapter skip) can now be used while downloading Video Marketplace content.

20. Skip forward and backward functionality has been improved to skip to the next or previous chapter. Each video is divided into 10 “chapters” allowing you to quickly skip around video content.

21. The information bar that is turned on via the On Screen Display (OSD) now shows you exactly where you are in the playback of the video file. In addition it will also show for Video Marketplace content how much of the file has been downloaded and where the “chapters” exist in the file.

22. Windows Media protected content (WM-DRM) can now be streamed from the PC to the console. If the WM-DRM license is missing or corrupted then a specific error message is displayed to the user. Bookmarking is also stored for protected content.

23. When a user selects an item for download from Marketplace then the system will determine if there is sufficient disk space for the item and, if not, will ask the user to delete content on the HDD. The system provides a sorted by size list of videos, game trailers, demos and arcade content to aid the user in the deletion process. The same list of items are also available from within memory so that users can quickly see which items are consuming the most disk space.

24. The console will block the user who attempts to download content onto a storage device that will never have the capacity to store the item without deducting any points associated with the content item.

25. The screensaver is disabled when playing photos from any source.

Project Gotham Racing (PGR3) cheats and codes

Cheats List for PGR3:

Geometry Wars:
Geometry Wars games exist in the first garage (just like in PGR2). At the garage menu, select "more", then "walk around this garage". This should bring you to the two arcade machines - one with the original Geometry Wars from PGR2, the other with an older version. Note there is a 3 minute time limit on both machines.

Easy achievement points:
Set your car to a manual transmission then select the first speed challenge in hardcore mode. Stay in second gear until around the corner, then move through your gears. You will easily complete this course and gain 60 achievement points in the process.

Easy Pro Racer Badge:
First complete any event with the Hardcore difficulty setting, using the transmission of your choice, (speed events with the Ferrari F50 GT seem to be the easiest). Then change the transmission to manual, and the do the same event with the Novice difficulty setting. When you finish it, the game will think you used a manual transmission in the Hardcore difficulty setting and award you the Pro Racer badge.

Leave boundaries in Photo mode:
Complete a race and save the replay. Load the replay, then select the "Restart" option at the far right side of the toolbar. Move the pointer over the "Pause" icon on the tool bar. Press LB to cycle through the different camera views and choose the "drive past cam". This options is the next one past the "TV cam", and functions similarly except you can use your controller to turn the camera in that view. The "drive past cam" is often positioned outside of a track's boundary, depending on location. Wait until the replay moves the "drive past cam" view out of the track boundary. Quickly select the "Pause" icon on the toolbar.
If necessary, you can select the "Rewind" button for another attempt. While the replay is paused, select the "Photo mode" option on the toolbar. You should now be able to move your camera freely, outside of the track boundary. If you return within the boundaries, you will be stuck in them again. If this happens, you can return to the replay and try again.
You can move through solid objects, see unfinished areas, and car locations; and take pictures of anything visible.

Lots of Kudos:
you have to use the Pontiac GTO ( available through marketplace) for this technique. the first championship in career is in London . do the second race on that championship. when approaching a turn don't let of the gas and right when you get to the inside of the turn hit LT and turn when fully around a turn let up and straighten out you can get about 3k kudos in one race great for tacking on the last few kudos to get a new car.

Rainbow Six Vegas cheats and codes

Rainbow Six Vegas cheats List:

Axe Easter Egg
On the Fremont Street level there is a bottle of Axe on a ledge. Shoot the bottle and the roof on Fremont Street changes to an animation of a girl in a bikini with some Axe materials in neon. A movie opens showing some outtakes and pretty funny Rainbow situations/early animations.

Secret Labs Mission
On the secret labs mission get past the first light machine gun nest and then breach the men in the next room. When you reach the next light machine gun you will find no enemies until you get to the hostage.

Copy Someone Elses Rank
Get a friend who has ranked up to Colonel and recover their Xbox Live account on your 360 (all you need is their gamertag, their email address and their password). Once you have recovered their account on your 360 sign in on their account and load Vegas. Using their account create a match (ie Team Survival room).
Once the match has loaded and you're in the lobby quit the room. As soon as the room starts shutting down as fast as you can sign out of their Xbox Live account and as fast as you can sign in to your account. Do this whilst the room is shutting down. You will sign in on your account before the room has closed, and when the room has closed and you're signed in on your account you will have your friends rank.
Now you need to put some points on your account otherwise it won't save - so join a room, or do some terrorist hunt. Once you have put some points on you can delete your friends account from your 360 hard drive. This process is really easy and works every time!

LVU Roof
Tetup a game of team sharpshooter with your friend and meet on the roof. There is goin to be a box to your left, go to it, lean up aginst it, and look over the box. Then you get up on it and have your friend couch down on the other side. Walk over their head and then have your friend pop up. You will be on the side of the roof.

Countdown Level Tip
When you first get in the elevater go to the door to the left. Look down and keep tapping LT until you go through the door. None of the enemies will have spawned yet, so you can quickly do the mission.

Fall and Don't Die!
In the middle of the steps to the helipad there are two elctical boxes. Go to the end with the outlet on it. Hold LT (left trigger) then look to the right. Then let go of all the buttons, you should be on the box then. Follow the fence to the first big vent and try to walk on it, you will just fall. Then go to where the left repels are and there will be an opening, walk out onto it. You will start to fall but you will never die.

Get Onto Calypso Casino Roof
When you start the level, go back up by the helicopter, and by the stairs there is 2 electrical boxes, go to the left one and press LT (left trigger) to get up against the electical box. Then once you are up against it press to the left with the left analog stick while holding LT then your guy should be floating in the air [dont let go of LT].
Then once you are floating press up on the left analog to look up over the boxes (although you are already over it) then quickly press down on the left analog stick and you should be up on top of the boxes. Once on top of the boxes just folow slowly on top of the railings until you have walked up on top of the roof.

Calypso Casino Glitch
Go to the helipad and there is a fence with 2 boxes on the first set of steps. Go there and hold left trigger and you should lean up again the box, then push up.
Your friend then needs to get underneath you and push you up so you should then be on the box. Walk across and onto the fence, walk all the way across it and there is some blue boxes. Drop down and you will be floating in mid air. You can shoot enemies, but they can't shoot you.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Cheats

Oblivion cheats List:

Acrobatics Skill Tip:
First go find a set of stairs, the bigger the better. On the stairs simply jump constantly going up. Then just jump back down and repeat as much as needed.

Also a better Acrobatics Skill Tip:
Go to Kvatch and to the little camp site south of it on the map. When entering from the north look to the left, there is a tent with a bench and a chest on it, stand on the corner of the bench and repeatedly jump. Your acrobatics level will increase fast.
Note: you must make sure you can hear the sound of your feet landing on the bench. It is best done with no armor on.

Free Dremora Maces Tip:
Travel to the city of Kvatch, and follow the barricaded road up to the Oblivion Gate. Follow the Kvatch Guards attacking the Stunted Scamps. Enter the Oblivion Gate, and look for a man in Guard armor. He's scripted to attack the nearby Scamps, so don't let him die (unless your evil). Make your way to the Daedric Tower on the Oblivion plane. Work your way up (it's confusing at first, but you'll get used to it).
There are two seperate Daedra that have the maces. Kill them and they're yours, Sometimes you will get Mithril maces.

Infinite Money Glitch:
In the Talos district of the Imperial City is the house of a man named Dorian. Enter the house and kill Dorian. When looting his body, highlight his gold and press A...and keep on pressing. His gold will never run out, giving you access to infinite funds.
You can return to Dorian's house to loot money later, but his corpse will disappear after a few days.

Jewelry Dealer:
The jewelry that you sell to the jeweler in the Imperial City market district will transfer to his personal inventory and can be pickpocketed. You can then sell it to a fence (if you are involved in the theives guild) or keep it for personal use.

Full Dremora Armor:
When you become allowed into the Arcane University (if you choose to), buy the bound cuirass, greaves, helmet, gauntlets and boots (considering you have the specified levels in conjuration) and maybe a weapon too from the Chorrol Mages guild. Use each spell once and then travel to the spellmaking altar in the Arcane University.
Make a new single spell with all the bound armor and set the same time on all of them (mine was ten seconds) and then maybe the weapon aswell, and then name it (mine was called full bound). Walla you have your new spell to use whenever you like. The armor is first class.

Note: This has only been tested with jewelery NOT other items!

Unlimited Gold #1:
After completion of the vampire mission you can go get your reward and it will total 2800 coin. But if you leave and then come back and accept the reward from the Count of Skingrad again, it will be 5000 coin. You can get it as many times as you want for unlimited money.
Note: First you have to loot everything, but leave the gold. Then you exit and loot his body again and keep taking the gold (16 gold peices).

Get Out of Jail Free:
If you are at the level in Conjugation were you can summon a Deadra Warrior (the one that has deadric armour and looks sort of like a human), then while you are in jail summon that deadra and attack it 3 times with somthing weak so you dont kill it.
It will start to attack you and the guard will run in and kill it, leaving the door open. Once you're out of the door the guard will not attack you, only tell you not to escape!

Armorer Skill Up:
You must be an expert armorer for this to work. First, buy (or make) a cheap bind spell - it can be anything and last for as long as you like. Second, hotkey your repair hammers. Then summon your chosen item and quickly press the chosen hotkey to get your repair menu up.
Repair the bound item to 125 health. You can repeat this for as long as you like (as long as you have enough hammers).

Retrieve Your Stolen Goods:
Have you ever wanted a way to get your stolen goods that were taken from you? If you don't already know about the "evidence chests", here is a good way to get stuff back without getting arrested by the gaurds again.
All you need to do is talk to the jailor and tell them you want to visit a prisoner After you do wait until their back is turned and pick the lock to the chest and get back your stolen goods.

Good Shielding or Invincibility:
You Must Reach level 15 or 20 and go into an Oblivion Gate and Reach the Sigil Stone, it should be medium powered stones. To get the right enchanted Sigil stone, save it before you grab it.
So your aim is to get (shield 25%, reverse attack 25%, fire, water, elemental spell reverse or whatever, aim for reversal stones.
Then do the duplicate cheat on the Sigil stone (this will slow the game down for about a minute if you do not collect all the stones rolling away. They will go invisible after a while, so probably do it in a room (less furniture the better).
Then enchant 4 items you can equip with clothing, e.g. rings armour etc. 4 x 25% voila! 100% or more shielding, do this with any of the elementals

If you have any more cheats that you know and I didn't include here I'll be really grateful if you add it in a comment.

Gears of War Cheats and Unlockables

Unlockables and cheats List:

Insane Difficulty:
You must finish the game on Casual or Hardcore difficulty.
Secret Gamer Pic:
You must finish the game on Insane difficulty.

Avoiding the Kryll:
In the second chapter of the game, you'll be swarmed by enemy kryll if you so much as set foot in the dark. To avoid being attacked, stay in the light at all times. When there's no light in sight, look for propane canisters you can blow up to create some flames that'll scare off the kryll.

Fighting the Wretches:
When fighting wretches--the small, shrieking enemies that don't use weapons--attack with melee strikes. The best melee strikes come from weapons other than your grenades and Lancer chainsaw rifle. The chainsaw attack is too slow to combat the swarming wretches, so stick to quick-hit melee punches for instant kills.

Quick Reload:
When reloading your weapon, watch the upper-right corner of the screen for a meter that counts down. Press the reload button a second time when the meter's moving bar matches up with the stationary bar. This will give you a super fast reload and put you back in the fight quicker than normal. However, if you mis-time the second button press your reload will take longer than normal.

Finding Cog Tags:
There are thirty hidden Cog Tags scattered throughout the game. They're small and sometimes hard to find, but there's a a mark you can look out for that'll make finding the Cog Tags easier. Look for large, red Gear logos pasted on the walls--if you find a room with this large Gear logo, examine the room and you're for suregonna find a Cog Tag somewhere.

Wretched Fun:
Wretches are most annoying since they swarm your soldier and kill him almost instantly on medium and hard. The best method to deal with them is with a shotgun or the alien repeater, since those weapons let you slug them without the dangerous downtime of the chainsaw. The shotgun is the best for the in-close situation, since you can forego the left trigger and hip fire the shotgun quickly to catch the wretches as they hop around. Smacking them if they get close is the only way to counter, short of using A to dodge.

Berserker Beat Down:
To defeat the Beserker at the end of act one, simply dive to the side when she charges at you. Run through the doorway to your right and continue to the door at the end of the room and face your back to it. Get the Berserkers attention by shooting at her or revving the chainsaw then, dive away at the last moment when she charges causing her to break the door down for you. Continue this to get through the next two doors. When you finally lure her into the courtyard simply use the Hammer of Dawn twice to take her down. If Dom is killed the mission is over, so revive him if he's knocked down. The second one in Act 4 is defeated similarly. Defeating the second berserker. There are six stone supports for the second part of the greenhouse. Lead the berserker through the six supports, you will see glass dropping from the ceiling. Once all six supports have been taken out, two shots with the Hammer of Dawn will crisp her.

How To Defeat General Raam:
In order to defeat Raam, you need to have grenades and a sniper rifle which is supplied in the center of the room before entering the boss arena. After entering the arena, stay behind the wall you ended the cut scene with. This is important because you need to maintain your distance from Raam. Also, it helps to command Don to "cease fire." This will make him run back towards you keeping him alive longer to distract Raam. The trick is to get Raam's swarm away from his body. In order to do this, you need to throw a grenade at Raam. If successful, the swarm will disperse giving you clear head shots using the sniper rifle. Repeat until he’s defeated. If you run out of grenades or simply cannot aim them, just stay in the lighted areas of floor to avoid the Kryll swarm. If you don't defeat Raam by the time he reaches your wall cover, move in the opposite direction he does and shoot when the swarm disperses. You will take damage from Raam’s machine gun, but you stay in the light which prevents the swarm from killing you.

Corpser Corpse:
When you are pitted against the Corpser in the Act 3 mines, there's a quick way to win. The Lancer's (chainsaw rifle) constant stream of fire makes it the weapon of choice here. Shoot at the belly of the Corpser, working any angle you can between its legs. If you hit the belly a few times, it will lift it's front legs and expose it's face. Immediately fire up at it's face and chin. It will shriek and move back. Hurry, move up grab ammo and repeat. If you don't move fast enough wretches will arrive in waves and make things ten times harder. You must hit the Corpser's face three times. You'll back it up onto a platform with two destructable joints. They're lit up and on the ground. Shoot them both and the Corpser will plunge into the Imulsion liquid. If you're quick enough you can kill the corpser before any wretches arrive.

Regain Health:
Unlike most games, you can regain all of your health in Gears of War without the need for health packs. Simple stay in cover for a few seconds and watch as the bright-red gear in the center of the screen fades away. When the gear has comlpetely disappears, your health will be completely full.

Advantage Co-Op:
The best way to defeat General Raam on Insane is to go with co-op. You have twice the smart firepower allowing one person get the Torque Bow and the other the sniper rifle. The bow carrying player should have at least ten arrows. The Torque Bow is the only weapon other than the grenades that will hurt the boss seriously when he has his Kryll shield. The explosion of the tips will also send the Kryll flying, allowing your partner to get in a nice head shot with the sniper rifle for a good one-two combo.

Animation Exploitation:
When playing multiplayer on Xbox Live, you may notice when you are using the chainsaw or curb stomping that you cannot be hurt. In fact, during a curb stomp you can reload your gun. since you cannot take damage while you are stomping someones face this is a very good time to reload, come out of your animation and continue battle.

Cluster Kill Achievement:
To get the achievement killing three enemies at once ten times, go to the stage Act 3 - Evolution and locate the area of the Imulsion plant where the guy gets killed when he falls through the rotten wood floor. Take along at least one grenade and simply follow the dead guy down a hole (or any hole, if you step in the wrong spot). Run around the cellar until you think you have enough enemies following (meaning at least three running after you), tag one with a grenade melee attack. If you die, that's perfect, since you restart right at the checkpoint of that room and do it again. Achievement progress are independent of game progress. If not, reload the checkpoint and do it again.

New Gamertag Icons:
You get unlock three more gamertag icons for your profile by meeting three achievements: (1) Beat the game on the Insane difficulty level. (2) Accrue 10,000 kills in ranked multiplayer matches. (3) Finish any ranked versus match so don't drop out even if you're losing.

Weapon Sliding:
Go to a weapon with any gun and quickly tap A+B and any direction you want to slide. Keep holding the left stick so you will slide when you get the weapon.
Do this so no one snipes your head off.

If you have any more cheats that you know and I didn't include here I'll be really grateful if you add it in a comment.

Need for speed carbon cheats and achievements

Cheats List:

Unlock infinite SpeedBreaker: At the title screen, press Down, Right, Right, Left, Right, Up, Down, X. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

Unlock infinite crew charge: At the title screen, press Down, Up, Up, Right, Left, Left, Right, X. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

Unlock infinite nitrous: At the title screen, press Left, Up, Left, Down, Left, Down, Right, X. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

Extra Money: At the title screen, press Down, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up, X, B to get an extra $10,000 in Career mode. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

Unlock Need For Speed Carbon Logo Vinyls: At the title screen, press Right, Up, Down, Up, Down, Left, Right, X to unlock the Need For Speed Carbon Logo Vinyls. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

Unlock Need For Speed Carbon Special Logo Vinyls: At the title screen, press Up, Up, Down, Down, Down, Down, Up, X to unlock the Need For Speed Carbon Special Logo Vinyls. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

For $10,000.00 added to money balance: Have a saved game file from Need For Speed Most Wanted on your hard drive or memory card to get an extra $10,000 in Career mode.

If you have any more cheats that you know and I didn't include here I'll be really grateful if you add it in a comment.

Achievements List:

For Need for Speed (20):
You must hit 230 Mph in a Speedtrap.
For Gold Challenge Series Champ (30):
You must beat all Gold Challenge Series Events.
For Fast Wheels (20):
You must cause 200,000 Cost to State in a single pursuit while in Career Freeroam.
For Public Enemy No. 1 (10):
You must disable 50 police vehicles while in Career Freeroam.
For Silver Challenge Series Champ (20):
You must beat all Silver Challenge Series Events.
For Bronze Challenge Series Champ (10):
You must beat all Bronze Challenge Series Events.
For Career Mogul (10):
You must earn 1,000,000 cash in Career Mode.
For Drift King (10):
You must score 500,000 points in a Drift event.
For Perfect Canyon Duel (5):
You have to win a Canyon Duel with no collisions.
For 12 Minute Exit (5):
You must escape after a 12 minute police pursuit in Career Freeroam.
For Crusher (25):
You must ram 100 police vehicles in a single pursuit while in Career Freeroam.
For Complete Career (50):
You have to complete Career Mode.
For Conqueror (75):
You have to complete Career Mode and own every race.
For Wheels of Steel (5):
You must avoid 5 spike strips in a police pursuit while in Career Freeroam.
For Big Game Hunter (5):
You have to immobilize a police Rhino while in Career Freeroam.
For Urban Freeroam (10):
You have to win 50 Free Roam Challenges in Career Mode.
For Car Collector (15):
You must unlock 36 Cars.
For Muscle Head (25):
You must fill your Career Garage with only Muscle Cars.
For Tuner Addict (25):
You must fill your Career Garage with only Tuner Cars.
For Exotic Aficionado (25):
You must fill your Career Garage with only Exotic Cars.
For Reward Card Hustler (100):
You must have completed every Offline and Online Reward Cards.
For Race Week (25):
You have to finish an Online race during a Race Week.
For Online Lieutenant (15):
You have to play 50 games Online.
For Online General (25):
You have to play 100 games Online.
For Lucky Break (10):
You must get a 3 game winning streak in Ranked Online games.
For Rock Solid (20):
You must get a 5 game winning streak in Ranked Online games.
For Online Challenge Contender (5):
You must beat 5 Challenge Series Events Online.
For Online Challenge Champ (10):
You must beat 15 Challenge Series Events Online.
For Showboat (25):
You must cross the finish line in reverse to win a ranked Sprint race.
For Hot Streak (10):
You must get a 4 game winning streak in Ranked Online games.
For Iron Man (30):
You must get a 6 game winning streak in Ranked Online games.
For First Steps (5):
You have to finish an Online Ranked race or Online Challenge Series race.
For Moderator Challenge (30):
You must beat an EA Moderator in an Online game.
For Knockout Fever (10):
You must catch Knockout Fever by playing an Online Pursuit Knockout race with an infected player.
For Canyon Craze (10):
You must catch Canyon Craze by playing an Online Canyon Duel with an infected player.
For Pursuit Pandemic (10):
You must catch the Pursuit Pandemic by playing an Online Pursuit Tag game with an infected player.
For The Carbon Plague (20):
You must catch the Carbon Plague by catching all 3 other viruses.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Xbox 360 game disc scratches issue now eventually solved

Now get ready for the news, it's not very fabulous but better than before maybe the best that can be offered now for a scratched disc from the largest game manufacturers of the world.

Not only for Xbox 360 game discs but also for any other scratched or damaged PS3 or PS2 or Xbox game discs, that's what I found till now:

1. As we said before maybe some of you know now that any EA scratched or damaged game disc according to EA Games can be exchanged for 10£ and that's in UK, so if your scratched disc is an EA Games one you can contact them to get it exchanged, they asked to send the original disc with a cheque, Eurocheque or postal order payable to Electronic Arts Ltd, to the address:

Electronic Arts UK Ltd
Customer Services
PO Box 181
Chertsey Surrey
KT16 0YL

And that's for the UK you can ask them for their address in your country, also asked to include full details of the defect, your name, address and if possible a daytime telephone number where they can contact you.

Also if If you have any more questions, you may also contact their warranty department at:

2. Now the very new thing that also Microsoft has offered the same to as a game manufacturing company, we can exchange the scratched or damaged Microsoft game disc directly from Microsoft but till now not all games are available on the list, you can check the list of games that are available at Microsoft for replacement as it is subject to availability on This Link.

For sure you'll have then to include the damaged game disc also you'll have to fill the "Replacement disc form" that you can download from Xbox website and you'll find all information about it at This Link.

3. Also as we said before if it's not an EA Games nor a Microsoft one, some companies provide a scratched discs repair service so that might help and it's always for around 2.5 to 3 pounds or dollars, if you are living in the UK check This link OR if you are from the US check This link you'll find a list of repair centers that do repair scratched discs.

Warped or cracked discs cannot be repaired. Basically providing the data layer of the disc is not damaged they should be able to repair the disc. If a scratched CD has damage to the data layer itself there is nothing that can be done to retrieve this data. The data layer is very close to the label side of the disc and so is vulnerable to scratches from the top. To see if the data layer is damaged, hold the disc label side toward a light bulb. Any pin-pricks of light that show through indicate damage to the data layer. The good news is that discs with minor damage to the data layer often play perfectly after restoration. Naturally, the worse the damage, the less likely it is that the disc can be restored.

They said also that some people have dealt with moderate scratches with metal polish, rubbed on with tissues, to cut the polycarbonate around the scratch down to the scratches level; next, a wipe of clear furniture polish will fill the mild scuff mark the abrasive left, I don't know whether that gonna work or not.

If you like it digg it, if you want to share, add or even ask please leave a comment.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

How to access your router settings through your PC

The way to access to your router settings differs from one router to another but basically it will always be through your PC most of them would be as follows:

1. Open an Internet explorer page on your PC.
2. On the address bar type as for Netgear routers and as for Belkin routers or as linksys routers, if you have even any other brand you can try these three numbers I reckon one of them will work.
3. Then you click GO.
4. You'll get your router settings main page on the screen asking you for your Username & password usually by default the password will be even the same as the Username (Username: admin, Password: admin) OR it will be password (Password: password).

5. You can then look for whatever you want on the router settings, Bon a petit :)

If you failed to access to it please leave me a comment to check with you how to do so and leave me your router brand and model number

Monday, April 2, 2007

IP Address Failed on Xbox 360 Live Test

And the reason for this part to fail differs along with the difference of the type of connection you are using to connect your Xbox 360 console as follows:

a. Direct connection to modem:

1. Make sure first no other devices connected to the modem at the same time as some modems has an Ethernet port along with a USB port so, you might think you can use both at the same time & connect the PC through USB with the console through Ethernet & that's incorrect so, we need to disconnect the PC first.
2. Turn the modem off then turn it back on after couple of seconds (by turning the modem off I mean to unplug it from the wall outlet even if you have a power button for it), then go on the Dashboard of your Xbox 360 console to “System” area then “Network Settings” then "Restore to Factory Defaults" and when it ask you to Apply Settings select "Test Xbox Live".

3. If it's still not working we need to get the Physical Address of your PC to put it on the dashboard of your Xbox 360 console as some cable companies are preventing any unknown MAC Addresses from connecting, to get the Physical Address of you PC connect the PC only to the modem then follow these steps here, the physical address will look like this 00-E0-98-C1-88-C2.

4. Go on the dashboard of your Xbox 360 console to “System” area then “Network Settings” then “Edit Settings” then “Additional Settings” tab then select “Advanced settings” & put the Physical Address of your PC without the dashes on the “Alternate MAC Address” part and select "Done", when it asks you to Apply Settings choose “Test Xbox Live”.

b. Wired connection to router:

1. Go on the Dashboard of your Xbox 360 console to “System” area then “Network Settings” then “Restore To Factory Defaults", when it ask you to apply settings select "Test Xbox Live".
2. Turn the router off then turn it back on after couple of seconds, then go on the Dashboard of your Xbox 360 console to “System” area then “Network Settings” then "Test Xbox Live Connection".

c. Wireless connection to router:

1. Go on the Dashboard of your Xbox 360 console to “System” area then “Network Settings” then “Restore To Factory Defaults", when it ask you to apply settings select "Test Xbox Live"

2. Go on the Dashboard of your Xbox 360 console to the "system" area then "Network Settings" then "Edit Settings" then select your wireless settings part down there "Wireless Mode, Network Name,..." the console will automatically then search for your wireless network and when it find it and you select it, it will ask you to enter your wireless key which is called WEP or WPA key - you can find it written on your wireless router or then you need to contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to get it from them - when it ask you to apply settings select "Test Xbox Live". 3. Just a kind of higher security that some router may use than the WEP & WPA key, you have also to accept the Xbox 360 connection to your wireless network on the router settings, you have to access to your router settings as mentioned before to check on the wireless security part whether your router apply a MAC filtering option, which is an option that blocks any unknown MAC address (the ID of any device) from accessing to your wireless network, and if it applies that kind of security you’ll find your Xbox 360 MAC address on the list there so, allow the Xbox 360 to get connected to the network, or even you can just turn off the MAC access control option instead of that, then go on the Dashboard of your Xbox 360 console to “System” area then “Network Settings” then "Test Xbox Live Connection".

4. If it's still not working, you can put the Xbox 360 console - as a trial - in a closer position to the router to see wither it's going to pick up an IP address or not.

5. If even after you turn off the MAC filtering option on your router settings your Xbox 360 can't still get connected to Xbox Live you need then to update your router firmware (The router software) and if you don't know how to do so then call your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to assist you with that, then go on the Dashboard of your Xbox 360 console to “System” area then “Network Settings” then "Test Xbox Live Connection".

d. ICS (Internet Connection Sharing):

1. Go on the Dashboard of your Xbox 360 console to “System” area then “Network Settings” then “Restore to Factory Default" when it asks you to Apply Settings choose “Test Xbox Live”.

2. Allow the ICS option on the PC as mentioned before, then test Xbox Live.

3. If it's still not working, set the IP Settings manually to be:

IP Address:

Subnet Mask:


Then go on the Dashboard of your Xbox 360 console to “System” area then “Network Settings” then "Test Xbox Live Connection".

4. If it's still not working, you can get the IP address of your connection from the PC as mentioned before then set your IP manually on the Dashboard of your Xbox 360 console using this IP address, when it asks you to Apply Settings choose “Test Xbox Live”.

If you faced any other kind of troubles with this part failing even after you tried these steps please don't hesitate to leave a comment.