Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Grand Theft Auto IV is very popular

In just a day or so of availability, GTA IV is now in the top 5 games on XBOX Live across the 1337pwn community. It passed Rainbow Six Vegas 2 for the number three spot on the chart this afternoon.

Rank (popularity index)
1. Call of Duty 4 (1000)
2. Halo 3 (843.8494934877)
3. GTA IV (294.500723589)
4. Rainbow Six® Vegas 2 (290.88277858177)
5. Guitar Hero III (247.32272069465)
6. Rock Band (243.1982633864)
7. Gears of War (196.16497829233)
8. Forza Motorsport 2 (76.555716353111)
9. Army of Two™ (66.57018813314)
10. Guitar Hero II (66.497829232996) calculates a popularity index based upon a scale from 0 to 1000. This scale gives you a games relative popularity to the top game on XBOX Live. It's a little more meaningful a simple top 10 list.

As part of our privacy promise, 1337pwn does not maintain any personal or uniquely identifying information with these statistics.

Thank you!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Saturday Night Warhawk

The 1337pwn team will be playing some Warhawk this weekend. If you'd like to join us, send a message to "borocouncilman" via the Playstation Network.


Dashboard Widget Updates

We've put together a couple of minor updates for the 1337pwn XBOX Live Friends widget that we will be releasing in the next week or so. Some of the updates are intended to bring it in line with our popular iPhone application. We're also trying to get things working consistently between Leopard and Tiger, but a single widget version continues to be a challenge.

Thank you all for your feedback and support.

Monday, April 21, 2008

XBOX Live is Up

XBOX Live has been back up for a few hours and things are running like a champ.

Thank you for your patience.

XBOX Live Service Reminder

XBOX Live is receiving some attention today as a follow-up to last week's dashboard update. As a result, you will likely see delayed updates for our 1337pwn XBOX Live friends list widget applications for MacOS, iPhone, and mobile devices.

Thank you for your patience.

Monday, April 14, 2008 Warhawk Leaderboard in Apple Web Application Gallery

The Warhawk Statistics Leaderboard application for the iPhone and iPod Touch is now available in the Apple Web Application gallery. You can check it out here.

Thank you all for your feedback and support! The Playstation 3 community has been great!

Sunday, April 13, 2008 Warhawk Stats Signature

We recently released an iPhone/iPod Touch Warhawk leaderboard/statistics application that you can find at:

The data for our leaderboard application is updated several times per day for every Warhawk player (over 540,000). When possible, the data is even updated on demand. At the request of a couple of users, the has put together a quick forum signature that uses the same data.


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(Replace ICEMAN101 with your PSN ID)

We hope that you find this functionality useful. Please send any feedback to borocouncilman via the Playstation Network message.

Thank you all for your feedback and support!

Friday, April 11, 2008 Serves Up Warhawk Statistics

We are proud to announce our first iPhone/iPod Touch application for Playstation 3 gamers. The 1337pwn Warhawk Leaderboard application gives you the ability to compare your performance (rank/score/kills) against friends, foes, and rivals. The application defaults to display the top 15 players in the world. You can build your stats leaderboard by pressing EDIT LIST.

Currently, we're supporting the full set of standard Warhawk statistics with more to come. At 1337pwn, we are committed multi-platform gamers. We look forward to enhancing this solution and bringing other solutions to the community.

We welcome your questions/feedback. Please send your comments to PSN ID "borocouncilman" via your Playstation 3.

Thank you all for your support!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 is back up

In the first few hours of operation at the new data center, experienced downtime due to human error at the hosting provider. The issue has been resolved and we have been assured that it won't happen again.

Thank you for your patience. New Hosting Provider

In the late of hours of Tuesday night, we completed migration to our new hosting provider and server infrastructure. Over the next 24 hours, we'll be watching the load ramp up on the new server as the DNS change propagates. The switch should largely be seamless for our end users of the 1337pwn XBOX Live Friends application and widgets.

If you encounter any problems during the transition, do not hesitate to send a message to "borocouncilman" via XBOX Live or the Playstation Network.

Thank you all for your feedback and support!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

1337pwn Warhawk Statistics for iPhone/iPod Touch (Alpha)

At 1337pwn, we have been busy developing a player stats application for the extremely popular Playstation 3 Online Game, Warhawk.

With our server-side code completed, we are now working on clients for the statistics data. The iPhone/iPod Warhawk web application is very much underway as well as a widget for the MacOS dashboard. Here's a screenshot of our 1337pwn iPhone/iPod Warhawk (ALPHA) application in action.

As gamers, we are excited to be offering applications to the PS3 community. We look forward to your feedback. Playstation 3 gamers are welcome to send thoughts and comments to borocouncilman via the Playstation Network.

Would you like to try it on your iPhone/iPod Touch?
Point your iPhone/iPod Touch browser to:

If you'd like to try displaying your own friends and clan members, you can specify a list of handles/PSN ids (separated by commas - no extra spaces). To access it at any time, bookmark the application and add it to your home screen.

PSN ids:

NOTE: The above application is a live data technology demonstrator. It is very much an ALPHA level release. You can expect cosmetic changes and performance tuning. We are planning a Beta release in the coming week that will allow you to specify a list of players, friends or clan members from the application itself.

Thank you all for your feedback and support!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

5 million Gamertag Requests

With over 5 million gamer tag requests processed last month, we have outgrown our existing hosting environment for the XBOX Live Friends List applications. Yesterday, we met in person with a new hosting provider for the back-end infrastructure. The ink should be dry on our agreement by the time you read this.

Over the next two weeks, we'll be working on migration with a cut-over scheduled for April 15th. The move will give us significantly more bandwidth and improved performance for users in Europe and Asia.

The cut-over should be largely transparent for our users. Thank you in advance for your support and patience.