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Sony (XSS) cross site scripting.

Image representing Sony as depicted in CrunchBase

Well it is most definitely by now no secret that Sony’s online security is some what lacking,  I’m not sure when Sony will get there act together lets hope soon the only Xbox game I have is The Orange Box.

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Kinect open source driver’s

Image representing Xbox as depicted in CrunchBase

Image via CrunchBase

Microsoft Kinect  has been reversed and there is now an open source driver, ooo the fun we will have.

What is Kinect?

Kinect for Xbox 360, or simply Kinect (originally known by the code name Project Natal (pronounced /nəˈtɒl/ nə-tahl)), is a “controller-free gaming and entertainment experience” by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 video game platform, and may later be supported by PCs via Windows 8. Based around a webcam-style add-on peripheral for the Xbox 360 console, it enables users to control and interact with the Xbox 360 without the need to touch a game controller through a natural user interface using gestures, spoken commands, or presented objects and images. The project is aimed at broadening the Xbox 360’s audience beyond its typical gamer base. It will compete with the Wii Remote with Wii MotionPlus and PlayStation Move motion control systems for the Wii and PlayStation 3 home consoles, respectively. Kinect is scheduled to launch worldwide starting with North America in November.

the source is here

This will only work under Linux but the windows drivers for the Kinect I’m positive will not be that far behind, I will update as fast as a can on any projects, also I hope he gets the $2000 prize.

Retrieving Xbox 360 Details via PHP

For a while now I have often pondered about how to get certain information from a persons gamercard off of Xbox Live, for example their gamerscore or the last 5 played games. I relied on an XML document provided free from a person called Duncan McKenzie to get this information but over time it became laggy, buggy and sometimes didn’t work at all and caused coding errors to be displayed on my pages… so naturally I wanted to change methods.

Since doesn’t like you screenscraping thier pages, and have prevented you from doing so for the better part, I thought to myself…. what can I use from Xbox that they provide to me for my site and I remembered, the gamercards.
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