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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. Now we already know the game is going to feature some amazing weather effects that actually affect your driving, but the addition of some two-wheeled vehicles could really shake things up.
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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. So what can you do to keep your cool?

Cool Your Hot Console With a Radiator

Cool Your Hot Console With a Radiator
For certain current-gen consoles (espectially those that start with an “X” and end with a “360”), overheating has been a recurring problem for many of us. I’ve seen all sorts of cooling fans that claim to help with the problem, and sometimes they do.

Xbox 360 Fan Adds More Outputs Than You’ll Ever Need

Xbox 360 Fan Adds More Outputs Than You’ll Ever Need
This new fan attachment for the back of the Xbox 360 gives you much more than just supplemental cooling. It actually adds a variety of direct-access connectors to the back of the console, eliminating the need for special adapter cables. Along with two cooling fans, the add-on gives you easy access to VGA, Component, Composite and S-Video outputs.

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. Originally slated for release on the PS3 and 360, a rumor has now surfaced that Namco Bandai has pulled the plug on both the PS3 and Wii versions of Beautiful Katamari.

Us Army Remote Vehicles Using Xbox 360 Controller?

Us Army Remote Vehicles Using Xbox 360 Controller?
Most video game enthusiasts will tell you that the Xbox 360’s joystick is one of the best designed gaming controllers of all time. Now it appears to have gotten the “thumbs up” from the U.S. Army. From the looks of these photos taken in article over at ZDNet, at least some of the Army’s remote SUGVs (Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles) are controlled by what sure looks like an Xbox 360 controller to me. The unmanned ground vehicles are part of the Army’s Future Combat Systems initiative, providing individual troops with improved accessibility to dangerous locations.

Wii Controller Hacked to Control Xbox 360

Wii Controller Hacked to Control Xbox 360
A console modder known as sir crx has fabricated a mashup between an Xbox 360 controller and a Wii-mote, allowing the Wii control to operate the Xbox 360. From what I can tell, he modified the 360 controller to accept Bluetooth commands, then uses it as a proxy for connecting to the Xbox through Microsoft’s proprietary wireless scheme. While the controller is currently pretty limited in its functionality (just the joypad and buttons work at present) sir crx plans on getting more of the controller’s functions to operate with the 360 in the near future.

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.

Team X-Tender Tilt Sensitive Xbox 360 Controller Kit

Team X-Tender Tilt Sensitive Xbox 360 Controller Kit
Xbox modders Team X-tender have introduced a new kit that will let you easily add tilt control (ala Sony’s SIXAXIS) to your Xbox 360’s wireless controller. The XCM BestTilt includes a complete replacement shell for the back of the 360’s controller.

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. First off, there’s a bunch of improvements to the core game, like being able to reset the gangs and making it easier to find those damned agility orbs and purple stunt rings.

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.

Xbox 360 Elite Dissected

Xbox 360 Elite Dissected
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. As expected, the new console sports a 120GB hard drive and an HDMI port, but it also has what appears to be an updated motherboard, with a new CPU and GPU chipset revision.

More Classics Now Playable on Xbox 360

More Classics Now Playable on Xbox 360
It looks like the April 2007 backwards compatibility update for the Xbox 360 has added a number of new Xbox games, including some which we thought would never make the list due to their graphical complexities.
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