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Xbox 360 Racing Wheel: New Model Coming?

Xbox 360 Racing Wheel: New Model Coming?
I was digging through the FCC archives this weekend and came across something interesting. It looks like the Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel is getting some sort of an update. A recent filing by Microsoft reveals a new model number “WRW02” for the racing controller (the original version was model number “WRW01.”)

Xbox 360 Price Cut Coming?

Xbox 360 Price Cut Coming?
While we didn’t get any price changes at the recent E3 expo, there’s a brand new rumor flying around tonight that the Xbox 360 will get a price cut in just a couple of weeks. According to an anonymous tipster over at Xbox-Scene, at least some part of the Xbox 360 product line will be getting a price reduction on August 8th.
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Rock Band Price and Release Date

Rock Band Price and Release Date
It looks like the full version of the highly-anticipated interactive music game Rock Band now has a price and release date. I was over on Amazon earlier today and came across this product listing: Listing a November 20th release date, the $199 “Rock Band Collection” for the Xbox 360 and PS3 looks like it’s a complete set that includes the game and all of the instruments.

Original Xbox 360 Design Prototypes Surface

Original Xbox 360 Design Prototypes Surface
Chiaki Murata’s Xbox 360 design is now commonplace in living rooms around the world. But back in 2003, the system was still just in the conceptual stages. Now, the Japanese industrial designer has released some great images of a couple of his original design concepts that didn’t make it.

Gray Xbox 360 Coming Soon?

Gray Xbox 360 Coming Soon?
There’s an image circulating around the web this morning showing what looks suspiciously like a GRAY Xbox 360 model. Notice the console on the far left is decidedly darker in appearance than the white models in the middle.

Xbox 360 Warranty Extended to 3 Years for 3 Red Rings

Xbox 360 Warranty Extended to 3 Years for 3 Red Rings
In response to all the recent buzz about the high failure rate of their Xbox 360 console, Microsoft today announced that they will be extending the manufacturer’s warranty on many consoles to three years. If your console suffers from three flashing red lights on the “ring of light,” you’re covered.

Project Gotham Racing 4 to have Motorcycles?

Project Gotham Racing 4 to have Motorcycles?
The box art for the upcoming Xbox 360 racing game Project Gotham Racing 4 was revealed today. Unless my eyes are deceiving me, that’s a reflection of a motorcycle in the candy apple red finish of the car’s fender.

Xbox 360 Overheating? the Xcm Hot Rock Case Knows

Xbox 360 Overheating? the Xcm Hot Rock Case Knows
As great as the Xbox 360 is, there’s no question that its thermal control issues are its biggest flaw. Since day one, there have been rampant problems with consoles overheating, with some reports claiming as much as a 30% failure rate.

Microsoft Shows Multi-Touch Laptop Concept

Microsoft Shows Multi-Touch Laptop Concept
Just a few weeks back, Microsoft introduced their Surface tabletop multi-touch computer. Now Microsoft Research is showing off a prototype of a multi-touch interface portable computer. By hacking some infrared sensors through the back of a standard laptop display, they’re able to track the locations and pressure from multiple finger locations.

E3 2007 Xbox 360 Rumors Surface

E3 2007 Xbox 360 Rumors Surface
The rumor mill has started to buzz about what we might see from the big console players at the upcoming E3 conference, scheduled for July 11 to 13, 2007. According to a forums post over on Wii60, a person claiming to be a “Floor Manager” for the show has revealed the following items as some of the key items that Microsoft will show for their Xbox 360 console: New Crimson Skies game to be announced Bungie working on new title/series not related to the Halo/Marathon Universe Epic Games to show Gears of War 2 Trailer Microsoft have bought the Star Wars Battlefront 3 rights.

Beautiful Katamari an Xbox 360 Exclusive?

Beautiful Katamari an Xbox 360 Exclusive?
Strike another blow against Sony’s PlayStation 3 console. Already faced with a serious lack of available titles, it looks the console has lost another game in its arsenal with the revelation that the latest game in the popular Katamari Damacy series is now likely to be an Xbox 360 exclusive.

Microsoft Surface: Interactive Multi Touch Tabletop Computer Revealed

Microsoft Surface: Interactive Multi Touch Tabletop Computer Revealed
Microsoft today announced the launch of a new product line known as Surface. The tabletop system is designed to create interactive experiences using gestures, touch and objects placed on the surface of the tabletop. We’ve seen earlier research prototypes of this technology under the moniker PlayAnywhere, but now Microsoft is commercializing it.

Xbox 360 Racing Taken to the Next Level

Xbox 360 Racing Taken to the Next Level
Some serious racing fanatic has gone above and beyond by putting together this insane Xbox 360 racing rig. He’s got the living room all decked out with a real racing chair, a force feedback wheel, and an amazing 3-screen panoramic display.

Halo 3 Release Date Confirmed

Halo 3 Release Date Confirmed
Microsoft has now confirmed that the anxiously awaited Xbox 360 FPS will make its North American debut on September 25th, 2007. European players should get the game just 24 hours later on September 26th. In addition, the Halo 3 public beta is less than a day away, and Bungie has already released this guide to whet your appetite.

Crackdown Upgrade Packs on Xbox Live Today

Crackdown Upgrade Packs on Xbox Live Today
Fans of the Xbox 360 sandbox shooter Crackdown have reason to rejoice. Just when you thought you finally wrapped up the game, Microsoft has announced a couple of new enhancements that will drop on Xbox Live Marketplace today.

Zoozen Ovo: Xbox 360 Gets a Makeover

Zoozen Ovo: Xbox 360 Gets a Makeover
The wizards on the R&D team for Zoozen have created this totally redesigned console body for the Xbox 360. Rather than simply a replacement case, the Ovo 360 completely changes the Xbox 360 into a bubbly, blue lit console.
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