Fake PayPal e-mail

I use PayPal when I buy and sell stuff on eBay. And from time to time I get spoof mails telling med that I need to update the information or what ever. By time, I’ve learned how to find out if an e-mail is fake or not. Some I’ve got, looks very real, but most of them is clearly fake, like the one I got yesterday. In the mail it stated:

“However, failure to update your records until July, 30, 2006 can lead to account suspension. Please update your records as soon as posible.”

Well, if they try to fool us, at least they could use a date that is realistic. Yesterday was August 28th. But if you new to this and don’t know much about computers and securities, you can easily be fooled. You can read more about PayPal security at here.

Review: Texas Hold ’em (Xbox360 – Live Arcade)

The first thing I did this mornig, was to download the Texas Hold ’em as it’s only free for two days. So you can’t get better value for money than this.

I’ve never played any form of poker because it looked to complicated. But this morning I read through the How to Play and tried the Singel Player mode first. It was actually easy to play and after a couple of matches I got the hang of it, I think. I also tried multiplayer game online. I’m not a good player because this is the first day as a poker player, but I won a few rounds and will get better with time.

I have to say that this is a great game and a very addictive one. I think this will be quite a popular game online, as UNO is. Card game is in the wind as never before. Download the game while it’s free, on friday you have to pay 800 points for it, but a well spendt 800 points.

Retro Gamer #28

A new issue of Retro Gamer came in the mail yesterday and it looks like a very good issue. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Developer Lookback: Lucasarts (part two)
  • The Making Of… StarFox
  • 3DO – Interactive Multiplayer
  • The Making Of… Breakout
  • Company Profile: Core Design

You also have a couple of big articles + a lot of small one. I look forward to read it all.

From what i remember reading back in the day (early 90ies), the 3DO was a big project to be the big next thing. It worked great on paper, an probably in pratcise. But what I think killed the machine, was the high pricetag.

Head over to retrogamer.net to learn more.

Review: StreetFighter II (Xbox Arcade)

OK, so I’ve been playing StreetFighter II for a week now. I like the game, but it frustrating hard. In the beginning I didn’t won any matches, but then I reconfigurated the buttons and I finaly started to win some.

SFII came to the arcades in 1992 and was a hit. I’ve never played the arcade version, but played the SNES version a lot. The graphics and sounds are the same. This game is only updated in multiplayer. You can now, offcourse, play over the internet. This can be a problem though. I’ve experienced problems when connection to other player and when the connection is bad, this can slow down the gameplay. But that a side, it’s a pretty dicent game.

800 points is probably a bit to much for a retrogame (should be 400). But I understand, from a commercialy point of view, that the price is what it is. People will buy it no matter what. And people has done it. SFII is the fastet selling Xbox Live Arcade game.

Review: Datel’s Transfer Kit

I was ordering a memory card in early june, then my Xbox 360 broke all my save data was lost. The memory card came some days later. And then I decideed to order Datels Transfer Kit from Play-Asia.

The Transfer Kit does what it’s made for, back up your memory card. It’s as easy as plug the memory card in to the kit, make a name and description and press backup. You can only backup the whole memory card and not individual files. But with help from www.360gamesaves.com, you can extract the files you need.

All in all, it’s a good product.