Items tagged with Xbox 360

Every so often, a game is monumental enough to warrant a limited run of themed consoles. Halo is one, and evidently the newest version of Call of Duty is another. Shortly after seeing a new multiplayer demo before the rapidly-approaching Nov. 11 release, there's now proof that a custom edition CoD-themed 360 (320GB)... Read more...
Eleven years ago, now-defunct developer Ion Storm released Deus Ex and made video game history. The original title cast players in the role of JC Denton, a nanotech-augmented agent with the United Nations Anti-Terrorist Coalition (UNATCO) circa 2052. The game's plot is a fusion of classic conspiracy theories and a referendum on what it means... Read more...
Eleven years ago, now-defunct developer Ion Storm released Deus Ex and made video game history. The original title cast players in the role of JC Denton, a nanotech-augmented agent with the United Nations Anti-Terrorist Coalition (UNATCO) circa 2052. The game's plot is a fusion of classic conspiracy theories and a referendum on what it means... Read more...
The launch of multiple high-end titles wasn't enough to reverse declining sales trends in June. That's the latest from the NPD group, who found sales in June 2011 fell 10 percent compared to June 2010. Sales were down in virtually every area, with games down 12 percent, console sales down nine percent, and accessories down 11 percent. Nintendo's... Read more...
Not too long ago, we covered news that Microsoft--in an apparent bid to steal Apple's thunder--was offering a free XBox 360 with the purchase of any qualifying PC. Apple has offered a "free" iPod Touch for several years. The company didn't actually ship an iPod with each system; students were required to order both, then submit a rebate to... Read more...
Remember when game consoles were for playing games and nothing else? Actually, don't answer that, lest you date yourself as an old fogey. The consoles of today are used for much more than just gaming, sitting in our living rooms streaming music, movies, and photos, tapping into Netflix, and even allowing us to burn a few hundred calories jumping... Read more...
The stock slump that followed Nintendo's Wii U announcement shows no signs of abating; the company's share price is down more than ten percent as of this writing. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has expressed surprise over the reaction. "Honestly speaking, the reaction to (Tuesday's) presentation and what I heard from people I met and the... Read more...
Games, games, and a few more games. It's E3! While Nintendo has stolen the show thus far being the first of the Big 3 to introduce a new at-home game console, Microsoft's continuing the push the Xbox 360 to new heights. They're announcing a ton of new games, most of which are laced with Kinect support, in order to drum up interest in a console... Read more...
Hope you're settled in for a long week of gaming news, because that's going to be dominating the airwaves with E3 ongoing in California. Microsoft, along with Sony and Nintendo, are certainly throwing news out left and right, and one thing that caught our eye in particular was this: a new Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel. It's a very interesting... Read more...
Xbox 360 gamers have had relatively little choice when it comes to control methods. There's the official controller, a few joysticks, and a handful of third-party controllers that usually weren't up to snuff with Microsoft's own. But this is something radically different. Not quite "Kinect radical," but as far as controllers go, this is pretty... Read more...
Microsoft offers student discounts on a range of software products, but the company's announcement today is a first. Writing for the Windows Team Blog, Kristina Libby notes that the company "come up with a way to help you succeed in the coming year, while building on the fun and friendships that are key to your life... Read more...
Microsoft recently released a firmware update for the XBox 360, but has since found that it prevents a handful of older consoles from running disc-based games. (XBox Live Arcade downloads are presumably unaffected). The company states:  "Following a recent update to our system software, we have become aware of an... Read more...
Nintendo has taken a page from Sony's playbook, even as the video game giant struggles to recover from the impact of its decision to remove Other OS support. The Free Software Foundation recently examined* the EULA and privacy policy Nintendo attaches to the 3DS; both are far more draconian than corresponding... Read more...
Here we are going on week 4 of the well documented PlayStation Network outage, and as it turns out, some PSN gamers would rather throw in the towel than wait for Sony to restore its network. According to Edge Magazine, PlayStation 3 owners are trading in their consoles for cash or Xbox 360 consoles. In addition, sales of PSN points cards are... Read more...
Updates, updates, updates. That's the name of the game these days. Google's talking updates, iOS has updates, and starting May 19th, Xbox 360 will have updates. At least, that's the word. A leaked presentation slide over at Joystiq confirms that May 19th is the day where the company's Sprint 2011 update will launch... Read more...
Rumors regarding Nintendo's second-generation Wii have been circulating following news that the console would be demo'd at this year's E3. Unlike the Playstation or XBox 360, the Wii has never been significantly updated, which is part of why fans and gamers are curious to see what Nintendo has come up with. Although Nintendo has yet to formally... Read more...
Although no official announcement has been made, Joystiq is claiming that Microsoft and Hulu are preparing to launch the Hulu Plus streaming service on Xbox Live tomorrow. Based on a “legit-looking” scan of the June issue of the Official Xbox Magazine, Joystiq reports that Hulu Plus will launch on the Xbox 360 on April 29—tomorrow.... Read more...
One of Google's 2011 April Fools' Day pranks was the so-called Gmail Motion feature, whereby you could control Gmail using full-body gestures. Many noted at the time that this could probably be done using Kinect, and viola: it's done. Built by the In fact, it was done by the same crew that developed a way to control World of Warcraft using... Read more...
So, what's Microsoft up to? Isn't that a question that you'd love an answer to! Rumblings have been all over the place lately, with "Ventura" targeted as a replacement for the Zune, a future Windows Phone 7 update possibly pushed out, and now, lots of new hardware development jobs. Microsoft has just listed a handful... Read more...
Gaming peripheral maker Razer continues to make a play for console gamers, this time with the release of a pair of new wireless cans, the Razer Chimaera 5.1 Surround Sound and Razer Chimaera Stereo Gaming headsets. Both of these are intended for use with the Xbox 360 console, and both give you the freedom to jump... Read more...
In mid-January, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that the Kinect motion-capture gaming controller would come to the PC, officially that is, "at the right time." Microsoft appears to have decided that the right time is Spring 2011. In an official blog post on Monday, Feb. 21, Microsoft said that the Kinect SDK for Windows will be available... Read more...
Remember "GameShark?" How about "Game Genie?" For older gamers, these names bring back memories of a time when game cheats required extra hardware, as our consoles weren't exactly equipped with extra memory or Internet connections -- things that make entering cheat codes easy today. These days, it's pretty tough to cheat when playing online,... Read more...
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