It is with great misplaced pride that I report that I am the first Kotaku writer to suffer from a dead Microsoft Kinect. Also, it's incredibly difficult to get a close-up picture of the Kinect with the sensor powered on.
Sony hopes to fix the PlayStation 3-stalling 8001050F error in a day. But, if you have a fat PS3, do not use it for 24 hours. The news came in Sony's first comprehensive statement about the error plaguing PS3s worldwide.
So I ran into a bit of a snag with my PlayStation 3 last week when I went to pick up Iron Man only to discover my system would not play Blu-ray games or movies any longer. PlayStation 2 games and DVDs run just fine, but Blu-ray just poops out without even trying to read the disc. I had put off calling support in the…