Today i have been feeling under the weather (Head cold, achy body, general man flu). So with xBonx having a few errors on the site i thought id try and fix them.
Well, i didnt really start fixing them, instead, i started adding a few new features.
The logic has been on the backend script for a while to check out gamerscores but never been put into use as i didnt want to much running on the script until it was fairly stable.
But as of today i have enabled it. Basically at the moment when a user creates a new log (Just by playing any xbox game) it will now get there Xbox Live gamerscore. The system will then work out if it has changed since the last time it was logged, and if so update the new count. Also, there are new badges to win for the bigger achievements you unlock.
Also, the new xBonx points system will be included in this new feature.
With points coming very soon, hopefully before new year, points will be awarded for new games added, new game streaks, achievements unlocked, badges award, leaderships gained, pretty much anything you do can get you points.
Points will just, for the time being, be a novelty on your profile to show off to your friends. But who knows what the future might bring for points on xBonx.
Stay tuned for more updates and of course, have a merry christmas!
I had a bit of spare time today so i decided i would work on some more of the back end control for xBonx.com.
Games are added automatically. When the system adds a users log it checks to see if the game they are playing is in the database. If the game is not it is added.
The system will then send an email to a xBonx admin member who will be able to review a game the added game and add more information like game image and descriptions and anything else that applys. Other than doing this in the PHP MyAdmin there was no other way you could edit a game.
So i decided id make a quick way to manage games and edit there details in the admin section of the website.
It was really simple to do and has worked quite nice. Using the same ammended code as i wrote for the award manager i came up with something like this.
This will tell me what new games have been added and if they need reviewing or extra details adding.
I want to make it (In the near future) get the information it needs automatically at the time the game is added using an xbox RSS or API but for the mean time, this does the job nicely.