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.
Now that the street date has been broken on the Xbox 360 Elite, consoles have begun to pop up all over the place. The guys over at The Llama’s Adventures managed to get their grubby hands on one, and the first thing they did was rip it open to see what was really under the hood.
From the looks of this post up on Digg, a certain bullseye-wearing big box retailer has accidentally let loose the new Xbox 360 Elite model a couple of weeks early.
The new model is slated for release on April 29th, but at least one branch of Target (in Chico, California) has sold this one to a lucky buyer.
Bungie.net has revealed the dates for the official Halo 3 Beta test. The Beta will run for just under a month from May 16 through June 6, 2007. Since the Beta will be over in June and the game isn’t expected to be released until September, we’ll be going through at least two months of withdrawal symptoms during the late Summer.
Earlier today, Gamespot made mention of an upcoming QWERTY keyboard add-on for the Xbox 360 controller. Since that time, the post was yanked, but Engadget posted some rather slick looking images of what the controller could will look like.
Microsoft has posted a brief video clip which shows off a number of new features which will become available on May 7th, 2007.
Among the improvements, the new version will add Friends List and text chat integration with Windows Live Messenger.
[NOTE : This post originally appeared on April 1, 2007, and was an April Fools Day joke. Vista does not include a copy of BOB, but if you scroll down to the comments, one of my readers has posted a link to a download of the original BOB installer if you really want to run it.]
The Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite has been confirmed by Microsoft’s resident Xbox guru, Major Nelson. The new model will feature a 120GB hard drive, HDMI output and a new black case, all of which have been rumored for some time.
Microsoft today announced a new startup business focused on improving user interfaces for mobile devices called “ZenZui.”
ZenZui’s differentiator is its unique “zooming” user interface which lets you quickly maneuver from one application or website to another.
File this one in the “real or fake?” bin… According to Xbox 360 Fanboy, a tipster managed to sneak some cell-phone snaps of the production line in China where Microsoft is cranking out their rumored Xbox 360 Elite.
Even though the Xbox 360 has an arguably much faster and easier to use operating environment than the PlayStation 3, it apparently uses significantly less memory than Sony’s big black box.
According to this post by Ozymandias (who happens to work for Microsoft,) the Xbox 360 reserves approximately 32MB of it’s RAM for the System, including the kernel, device drivers, Xbox Guide, friends lists, voice/text messages, achievement lists, gamercards, Live Marketplace, 1-1 chat, virtual keyboard, and the music player.
If you’ve ever tried to crack open your video game console for curiosity’s sake (or other, more devious purposes), you know how challenging it can be to find all of the right tools to get the job done without damaging your console.
Tech geek Tzywen was too impatient to wait for the upcoming Apple iPhone, so he created a custom launcher application for his Microsoft Pocket PC which is based on the iPhone user interface.
He’s even went so far as to recreate the finger-scrolling capability for music playlists that Steve Jobs showed off when the iPhone was announced.
The hardware geeks over at hardCOREware recently ran a battery of tests to determine which of the current generation of video game systems uses the most power. Unsurprisingly, the Nintendo Wii consumes significantly less power than the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and a typical gaming PC.
According to a user over in the Cheap Ass Gamer forums, a SKU popped up in Game Crazy store’s point-of-sale system for a new Xbox 360 model, listed as follows:
“GM-XBOX 360 (black/ 120GB) $479.99 NEW $439.99 USED.”
Whoops! CompUSA made a bit of a blunder this week when it advertised a free $15 iTunes gift card with the purchase of any Microsoft Zune 30GB Music Player.
Now if you could only figure out a way to get those DRM locked tunes from iTunes to the Zune, you’d be all set.