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Apr 09
The next traditional Borderlands game will be a prequel called Borderlands: The Pre-sequel. and as the title says, the game will be played on the Hyperion moonbase.

As the video shows there are new characters to play (CLAPTRAP IS PLAYABLE OMG), new crazy weapons as well as other interesting things like low gravity. everything is coming to last gen consoles and the always current PC MASTER RACE!!!

Apr 08

Goodbye Windows XP by FAST6191 at 8:34 PM (2,589 Views / 0 Likes) 72 Comments

For those unaware, and though most with even a foot in IT are probably sick to death of it by now it has not gone the furthest outside it, Windows XP is no longer a supported operating system as of today. This means Microsoft will no longer provide security updates to it, unless you pay them a tidy sum and probably even then you will want to be a bigger company.
Now it is probably not as bad as some companies finding their nice expensive industrial equipment and service software is going to be harder to run well in the years to come. However many flash carts, pieces of copier hardware, programs and techniques which like the more unfettered system access Microsoft has slowly been removing from its newer operating systems are used by many of us on GBAtemp. The OS itself will still carry on working but it poses something of a security risk if you are also going to be using it for day to day purposes.

Those still in need of XP but only its USB/serial options may find the likes of Virtualbox and VMWare to their liking. One guide to using it for old GBA flash cards, though the guide will work for just about anything that needs USB really.
Those simply using it as a day to day operating system you should probably know there are a lot of alternatives, including free ones, that will run well on older hardware but still do everything required of a modern operating system.

Do any of you have the pleasure of now maintaining a Windows XP box for your hacker tools and hardware?

Microsoft post
Apr 08


What an interesting and rare turn of events! I had written an article a few days back about the real money trade problem that exists in MMOs and discussed the impact it had on the virtual economy. Earlier tonight, I was approached by a gentleman from PlayerAuctions, a site that actually deals in real money trading services, providing a means for players to purchase and sell currency and other intangible goods. We both agreed to do a cordial and impromptu interview about the real money trade, and the discussion that transpired between us is after the jump, so hit that "Continue reading" button!

I am pleased to announce that Jake (who goes by PlayerAuctions here), the contact I was in touch with, is also the Managing Director of Player Auctions, and he has agreed to host an interview of sorts with the GBAtemp community, and he has agreed to answer almost anything you ask! So fire away! If you have questions about the interview I conducted, and the answers provided, feel free to ask as well!

Apr 07

And to think, they just announced Sonic Boom. I have to say, this was... speedy.

:arrow:My Nintendo News

Because if there's one thing the Sonic franchise has suffered from, it's a lack of games. Yup.

So, yeah. If you were worried that Sonic Boom was the sole direction for the franchise, you can take comfort in the fact that Sega will find entirely new ways to disappoint you.
Apr 05

Dreamcast back-ups and homebrew have had a good run on a system that was never too difficult to exploit. The issues always fell on the way in which discs were prepared and the amount of discs required to maintain a relatively healthy collection. All that is about to change thanks to the GDEmu, a project which aims to put the storage in the palm of our hands, quite literally on an SD card. More information such as installation instructions and availability can be found via the link below. The add-on device is currently estimated to sell for 100 Euros.

:arrow: GDEmu Homepage
Apr 05

There have been many ways to bring homebrew to the Nintendo Game Boy. Some have offered support for aspiring chiptune composers, while others have boasted ROM back-up compatibility. Until now, nothing has paired an ease of use with compatibility, and full SRAM support. The Everdrive GB supports up to 32 GB microSD cards, making it extremely user friendly and easy to set-up. The cart also features SRAM to mSD auto-backup, mappers MBC1, MBC2, MBC3, MBC5, ROMs up to 8 MB in size, game genie cheat codes, and support for both Game Boy and Game Boy color ROMs. The current price of the Flash Kit is $78.00 for just the PCB and $93.00 in a plastic shell. Unfortunately, the first run has already sold out.

:arrow: Buy from Regrogate
Apr 04

I can imagine that a good majority has played an MMO game at some point in their lives, whether it was World of Warcraft, Guild Wars, Star Wars: Galaxies/The Old Republic, or any title that dealt with virtual economies. And, if you've participated in those games, you've surely seen the gold bots or hacked accounts telling you, the player, to go to their site somewhere in the shadier parts of the internet, and purchase gold to make your character stronger. It definitely felt like a good discussion point today as I had a really lengthy conversation with a few buddies who wanted to try their hand at this illicit trade, but did not really understand its consequences.

Apr 03

After all the collective bitching and crying from the internet, Microsoft has decided to finally bring back the Start Menu to Windows 8.