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Bunnie Huang's "Hacking the Xbox" now available as a free PDF
'No Starch Press and I have decided to release this free ebook version of Hacking the Xbox in honor of Aaron Swartz. As you read this book, I hope that you’ll be reminded of how important freedom is to the hacking community and that you’ll be inclined to support the causes that Aaron believed in.

I agreed to release this book for free in part because Aaron’s treatment by MIT is not unfamiliar to me. In this book, you will find the story of when I was an MIT graduate student, extracting security keys from the original Microsoft Xbox. You’ll also read about the crushing disappointment of receiving a letter from MIT legal repudiating any association with my work, effectively leaving me on my own to face Microsoft.

The difference was that the faculty of my lab, the AI laboratory, were outraged by this treatment. They openly defied MIT legal and vowed to publish my work as an official “AI Lab Memo,” thereby granting me greater negotiating leverage with Microsoft. Microsoft, mindful of the potential backlash from the court of public opinion over suing a legitimate academic researcher, came to a civil understanding with me over the issue.'

This is a classic text on hardware reverse-engineering and the freedom to tinker -- strongly recommended.
hacking  bunnie-huang  xbox  free  hardware  drm  freedom-to-tinker  books  reading  mit  microsoft  history 
march 2013 by jm
The Deus Ex 3 demonstration, blow-by-blow : PC Gamer
big thumbs-up for 'Deus Ex: Human Revolution'. I'm looking forward to it
deus-x  games  xbox  previews  from delicious
june 2010 by jm
Unit Testing Achievements
XBox style achievements for Python's 'nose' unit testing framework, eg. 'Major Letdown: all tests in a suite of at least 100 pass except the last.' genius!
via:simonw  funny  testing  unit-tests  python  xbox  gaming  achievements  nose  from delicious
march 2010 by jm
YouTube - Mass Effect 2 Launch Trailer
whoa. really looking forward to this, Mass Effect was one of the best games I've ever played
mass-effect  games  via:colmbrophy  xbox  scifi  video  youtube  trailers  from delicious
january 2010 by jm
GameFAQs: Assassin's Creed II (X360) Puzzle/Codex FAQ
linked by Nelson; will return to this once i've gotten into the game
assassins-creed  games  via:nelson  toread  xbox  from delicious
december 2009 by jm
Upgrade Xbox 360 hard drive
how to upgrade from 20GB to 120GB. this looks frankly terrifying (via Rod)
via:rod  upgrades  xbox360  gaming  hardware  xbox  mod  hacks  voids-warranty 
july 2009 by jm

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