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Tag: Microsoft

Xbox 360 Arcade Controller Blows My Mind

Xbox 360 Arcade Controller Blows My Mind
Can’t get enough of the classic arcade games up on Xbox Live? Then you probably know how miserable it can be to play most of the old school arcade games with the 360’s modern controller. I guess that’s why this one-of-a-kind custom 360 arcade controller has me green with envy.

Microsoft Mysong Generates Music From Vocals

Microsoft Mysong Generates Music From Vocals
Up until now, singers needed to either play an instrument or the help of a professional accompanist to help them realize their musical ideas. With this new technology coming out of Microsoft Research, vocalists need only sing their ideas into a microphone to automatically generate musical accompaniment.
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Ninja Gaiden 2 Release Date Announced [Xbox 360]

Ninja Gaiden 2 Release Date Announced [Xbox 360]
Prepare for a bloody good time. My favorite hack-and-slash game of all time is finally getting its due with a real next-gen update. Ninja Gaiden 2, long in the works from Tomonobu Itagaki and the video game artisans from Team Ninja finally has an official release date.

Halo Energy Sword Gets Real

Halo Energy Sword Gets Real
If you’re a Halo fan, at some point you’ve probably wished you could have an actual energy sword to take out your frustrations with. While no such real-world weapon currently exists, here’s the next best thing.

Xbox 360 Ultimate in the Works?

Xbox 360 Ultimate in the Works?
Is Microsoft getting ready to announce a new Xbox SKU? The guys over at Stuff.TV are reporting that the company is readying a new top-of-the-line console model called the Xbox 360 Ultimate. Aimed squarely at Sony’s Playstation 3 high-end hardware features, the Ultimate console is rumored to include built-in HD-DVD playback, Wi-Fi, improved audio circuitry, a 65nm chipset, and a 320GB hard drive so you’ll have plenty of storage space for Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox IPTV service and other downloaded content.

Dead Xbox 360 Reborn as Pc [Casemod]

Dead Xbox 360 Reborn as Pc [Casemod]
When my original 2005 Xbox 360 finally succumbed to the dreaded Red Rings of Death, it ended up going on the scrap heap. This enterprising modder showed a bit more creativity than I could muster by turning his overheating Xbox lemons into a souped-up glass of PC lemonade.

Mobile Phone Offers NES Emulation, Mystery Windows Key

Mobile Phone Offers NES Emulation, Mystery Windows Key
Here’s a suspicious looking mobile phone from China that manages to infringe on at least a couple of prominent brands in one feature-packed device. When opened up, the ZTC 8898 mobile not only looks mimics of the looks of HTC’s QWERTY phones, it claims to “simulate” 8-bit NES games too.

Playstation, Xbox Faked in 8-Bits

Playstation, Xbox Faked in 8-Bits
While these consoles from China may look slightly like their authentic counterparts, just one look under the hood, and you’ll see just how phony they really are. China’s ShenZhen LinFeng Electronics has cranked out a series of console knock-offs, imitating the look of all three generations of the Sony Playstation, the original Microsoft Xbox and even the Sega Saturn.

Halo 3 Free – Bungie Leaks Deal for New 360 Owners

Halo 3 Free – Bungie Leaks Deal for New 360 Owners
Earlier today, a post popped up on the Bungie.net website revealing a special deal for new Xbox 360 buyers who upgrade from an original Xbox. According to the post (which has since been removed for some reason), if you buy an Xbox 360 this holiday season, you’ll be able to grab a free copy of their hit game, Halo 3.

Xbox Live is Five: Happy Birthday!

Xbox Live is Five: Happy Birthday!
Wow, time flies when you’re having fun. Can you believe that it’s been five years since the Xbox LIVE online service got its start? It seems like only yesterday, but on November 15, 2002, Microsoft’s groundbreaking online gaming platform made its debut as an add-on to the original Xbox.

30 Years of Video Game History on Auction Block

30 Years of Video Game History on Auction Block
If you’ve ever wanted to build up a collection of video game nostalgia, but don’t have the patience to dig through garage sales and flea markets to put it all together, check out this insane auction.

Mini Xbox Games in Cereal Boxes, Break Just Like the Real Thing

Mini Xbox Games in Cereal Boxes, Break Just Like the Real Thing
I was wandering the cereal aisle in my local grocery store looking for my morning sugar fix, when I stumbled this Xbox-themed promotion in boxes of cereal. Six Xbox-branded mini-games are available in specially-marked boxes of Kellogg’s cereal (I always wanted to say that), including Apple Jacks, Cocoa Krispies, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, Honey Smacks and Frosted Flakes.

Zune 2 Price, Release Date, Photos and Specs

Zune 2 Price, Release Date, Photos and Specs
Earlier today, we broke the news that new Microsoft Zune media players had shown up on the FCC website for approval. In the last few hours, many more details about the new models have surfaced around the web.

Pink & Blue Xbox 360 Controllers Now Available

Pink & Blue Xbox 360 Controllers Now Available
Bored with your old black or white Xbox 360 controller? How about pink or blue? I’m not sure if Microsoft is going for the whole “blue is for boys, pink is for girls” thing here, or just trying to give us a little color choice.

New Zune 2 Flash-Based Players Confirmed

New Zune 2 Flash-Based Players Confirmed
By now those in the know are aware that Microsoft is just about set to release several new Zune media players. Thanks to some drawings over at the FCC website, I can confirm that there are definitely new models in the works.

My Big Halo Story of the Week

My Big Halo Story of the Week
Well, I managed to make it through the entire launch week without a single post about Halo 3. Then eBay had to ruin it all for me. I’ve finally managed to find a Halo-related story that wasn’t redundant with the mountain of coverage that’s been out there.
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