Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Next Chapter in the 360voice Story :AKA Site is DEAD not being updated anymore. Thanks for the fish.

Hello all. It's been a great time playing around with you here at 360voice. So, if you haven't heard from Mango's post, Livegamer has decided to stop engaging Ryan and myself to support the site. I do believe they intend to still pay for the hosting, so the site itself will go on probably until the database runs out of space.

I will probably monitor the site for an undetermined amount of time, but I would at least like to see that the year long challenges go through for the generous people that have been supporting those challenges. 360 voice has been a passion of mine since I first build the badge calculator 8 years ago so I could maintain my genre badges. I'm sad to be moving on.

I will probably look around and see if there are any other sites XBOX related that could use my services. I do enjoy creating and coding and use it as an excuse to maintain some level of coding skill and learning and contributing to a community. If I had any certainty that Livegamer would continue hosting the site for any period of time I would even stay here.

Thanks again,


Monday, June 2, 2014

Top 21 Most Popular for May 2014

A new month, a new list, well, not too new...

Been getting a few fixes in. A few improvements on the custom challenges, with a half year in, the year long challenges were blowing away the charts, now there are some options. Working on a few more fixes and there's always a little behind the scenes work to keep things running.

1. Stallion83 *
2. beastlybeasty *
3. the dren *
4. Geems *
5. Streak Leader *
6. D3ath 4pon u *
7. morgothan *
8. kingrich06 *
9. Buckswana *
10. ohjay08 *
11. futiles *
12. smrnov *
13. QuiCkz Ninja *
14. Desicator12 *
15. Fshguy *
16. FAR QZ *
17. Fragilesound *
18. pTartTX *
19. SG Steelhead *
20. Kaens *
21. Mightymango *

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Top 21 Most Popular for April 2014

Here's the top 21... Can't believe April went to quick. Things are settling down after the move, getting back to normal.

Looking into what to do about all of you watching TV, number one "game", will have to filter out the apps so it isn't counted this way.

Let's hope Watch Dogs is worth the wait, going to be a slow Summer.

1. Dancsi27 *
2. Stallion83 *
3. beastlybeasty *
4. the dren *
5. Geems *
6. D3ath 4pon u *
7. kingrich06 *
8. Buckswana *
9. smrnov *
10. Streak Leader *
11. ohjay08 *
12. futiles *
13. QuiCkz Ninja *
14. Desicator12 *
15. FAR QZ *
16. Fragilesound *
17. Fshguy *
18. Kaens *
19. pTartTX *
20. CustomDEMOCRAT *
21. SG Steelhead *

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Blogs running behind 4/8

We ran into a blog issue yesterday. Please let me know if you don't see blogs by lunch time(US time of course).

Due to the issue yesterday, blogs are backed up today. I'm guessing roughly around 2pm Eastern things will catch up.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Member of the Moment : QuiCKz Ninja

Time again for a new Member of the Moment. This time featuring a profile of a regular forum poster. If you only get your gaming news from 360voice, then it's likely this is the guy who brought it to your attention.

Gamertag: QuiCkz Ninja

Where are you at?
I am Alessio, I was born near Florence in Italy. I live in Italy, I would like to live in the U.S.

Have you been to the U.S. before? 

Where would you like to live in the U.S. and why?
Maybe California, that's where the famous people are. 

What do you do?
I am student, I played soccer throughout high school.

Any special story behind your gamertag? 
No, everybody calls me quickshot, quickz or quicky on COD series; also I love Ninja.

How long have you been gaming? 
I'm 18 and I've been playing video games for about 10 years and I will continue playing video games in the future :) 

What's your gaming setup like?
40" Samsung LED TV
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Turtle Beach headset
Scuf controller
Comfy desk chair
TV and Xbox are set up next to my desk, on a two drawer filing cabinet.

What's the first video game you ever played?
I don't know to be honest... I can't remember if we played Zelda on NES at someone's house first, and that's why my parents decided to get us one, or if we just got an NES and so Mario was my first game.

Favorite game genre? 
Shooting: I just love them. Call of Duty, Battlefield series but also prefer sports games.

Top 3 favorite games? 
COD Modern Warfare 2, Fifa 14, Forza Motorsport 5, 

Proudest Achievement and why?
Veteran gear level 100 from Gears of War 2 This was the biggest pain-in-the-ass achievement, when I finally heard that little popping sound, I was euphoric.

You recently crossed the 200k Gamerscore mark. Did you use any special game or achievement to pass that mark?

You're also closing in on 10,000 total achievements. Any plans yet on how you'll cross that milestone?
Yes my plan is play and have fun with Xbox One.

What are your impressions of the Xbox One so far?
I love my Xbox One! Easy to use, multitasking is a breeze, and Forza Motorsport 5 and Dead Rising 3 are fantastic games! Couldn't ask for a better console!

What features/apps would you like to see added in the future for Xbox One?
I think a green, orange and black Xbox One would look cool, and a new dashboard.

What's your biggest pet peeve about games? 
Random errors and crashing.

Any other hobbies or activities?
I like to play soccer.

Ever break out any real life ninja skills playing soccer?

How did you hear about 360voice?
Google search for gamerscore rankings. Although having 360voice in your motto is an excellent way to advertise for the site.

What keeps you coming back? 
That's easy. 360voice's community is the best on the web. I've been to many gaming sites where you just didn't feel welcomed at all and some of the forum mods were downright jerks. The 360voice community is the most friendly.

What kind of events would you like to see at 360voice?
Contest Winner badge, Microsoft Points, free games, free Live subscription, etc. Although our competitive nature drives us to spend countless hours and more money than is reasonable for the chance to win, I'm motivated by free stuff, badges, team building, appreciation of stats, and especially the competitive spirit.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Top 21 for February? Also looks like Stallion83 is almost there...

Here's the top 21... for some time period that includes February. A rough month for me with me moving houses.

Looks like Stallion83 is at 995k as of today... Let's hope that big number doesn't break the site....

1. Dancsi27 *
2. Streak Leader *
3. Stallion83 *
4. beastlybeasty *
5. Kaens *
6. the dren *
7. Geems *
8. Fshguy *
9. D3ath 4pon u *
10. smrnov *
11. LausDomini *
12. ohjay08 *
13. pTartTX *
14. QuiCkz Ninja *
15. kingrich06 *
16. futiles *
17. CustomDEMOCRAT *
18. Elem3ntal80 *
19. FAR QZ *
20. Fragilesound *
21. soxfan13 *

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Blogs Delayed 3/6

Our hosting provider rebooted the server for a patch last night right after midnight, which messed up polling. I've restarted, probably ETA for blogs around 2-3pm today.