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Tag: Xbox 360

Xbox 360 DVD Drives Get Quieter

Xbox 360 DVD Drives Get Quieter
Looks like Microsoft has finally solved the issue with the awfully loud DVD drives in their Xbox 360 consoles. According to this post over at Xbox Scene, some consoles manufactured after November 2006 appear to be getting a new BenQ DVD Drive (the VAD6038), which is supposedly much quieter than earlier drives.

Eb Games Charging More Than Retail for Some Used Games

Eb Games Charging More Than Retail for Some Used Games
Every time I’ve ever sold a used game to EB Games, I usually get about 20% to 30% of the retail price for it, then it shows up in the store for 80% to 90% of the retail price, which gives them a pretty decent profit margin already.
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The Next 10 Xbox Live Arcade Games

The Next 10 Xbox Live Arcade Games
Microsoft today announced what’s in store for the Xbox 360’s Live Arcade download service, and it looks like there’s some pretty good stuff coming down the pike in the near future. Here’s a list of the games that we can expect in the coming weeks and months (release dates weren’t specified): 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures, from developer Wanako Games and publisher Sierra Online, allows gamers to putt their way through 36 fun-filled holes of manic mini-golf action on wild courses that range from the Old West to outer space and feature a bevy of crazy hazards and obstacles.

Roll Your Own Xbox 360 Achievements

Roll Your Own Xbox 360 Achievements
Having trouble unlocking those oh-so-pesky achievements on your Xbox 360 games? Now you can generate your own custom achievements with this fun achievement generator web application. The guys over at Technology-Ninja put together this tool that lets you make any silly achievement badge you’d like.

Cooler King Cools Off Xbox 360 and Much More

Cooler King Cools Off Xbox 360 and Much More
This nifty add-on for the Xbox 360 combines additional cooling like Nyko’s Intercooler, but also adds some other nice bells and whistles to the back of the console. The Gamexpert Cooler King adds direct-connect video outputs to the back of your Xbox 360, including VGA, component, S-video and composite, as well a digital optical output for surround sound.

Crackdown Demo Coming to Xbox Live 1/23

Crackdown Demo Coming to Xbox Live 1/23
Major Nelson, Microsoft’s inside man on all things Xbox, is reporting that after numerous delays and much anticipation, the downloadable demo of Crackdown will be hitting the Xbox Live Marketplace for download on next Tuesday, January 23rd at 2:00 Pacific Time.

Dead Rising Live Action Video: Classic

Dead Rising Live Action Video: Classic
The live-action video game troublemakers over at Mega64 has posted this great video inspired by Dead Rising: Titled “Welcome to Willamette Mall,” it’s a must see for anyone who’s played the Xbox 360 hit zombie action title.

Chrome Your Xbox 360

Chrome Your Xbox 360
Think Microsoft’s white Xbox 360 case is a bit bland? While you could pick up one of Microsoft’s not so exciting faceplates for the 360, or stick on some sort of cheap-looking vinyl decal, why not go all out and replace the whole case with something a little less dull?

Halo 3 Legendary Edition Comes With a Helmet

Halo 3 Legendary Edition Comes With a Helmet
Halo fanboys unite! It’s been revealed that the upcoming $99 Halo 3 Legendary Edition (due this October) will include a variety of special bonus features, including 3 bonus DVDs with behind-the-scenes footage, hi-resolution cinematics from Halo and Halo 2, Red vs Blue episodes and more.

Xbox 360 Hits 10 Million Sold, and One More Thing…

Xbox 360 Hits 10 Million Sold, and One More Thing…
In the same breath that Microsoft plans to announce that the Xbox 360 has surpassed 10.4 million units sold, they also will reveal that the 360 might just be the living room trojan horse that many thought the system might turn out to be when first announced.

Updated Xbox 360 Details Surface

Updated Xbox 360 Details Surface
For a while, there’s been talk about an updated Xbox 360 in the works that is to feature a smaller, cooler running 65nm CPU. Now it looks like the new version of the game console may include additional features.

Burnout 5 Looking Oh So Sweet

Burnout 5 Looking Oh So Sweet
The folks over at Destructoid got their hands on some new screens from a recent issue of PSM magazine. From what I understand, these are from the PS3 version of the game. I especially dig the shot with the car jumping between the train cars.

Xbox 360 Won 2006 Holiday Sales Battle

Xbox 360 Won 2006 Holiday Sales Battle
Inching out the newly released Nintendo Wii, and thoroughly trouncing Sony’s troubled Playstation 3, it looks like Microsoft took the lead in holiday sales with their Xbox 360 console in the U.S. market over the 2006 holiday season.

Sonic the Hedgehog Abysmal Load Times

Sonic the Hedgehog Abysmal Load Times
Check out this video clip of some of the horrifically painful load times for the new Sonic the Hedgehog game, running on the Xbox 360. Not only are the load times terrible, the shear quantity of load screens that occur to complete even a simple task are ridiculous.

Early Halo 3 Gameplay Videos

Early Halo 3 Gameplay Videos
The guys at Bungie gave U.S. troops over in Iraq a special New Year’s treat, and let them try out Halo 3 in a special sneak preview. Someone managed to grab a couple of quick video clips (from their cellphone?) that really don’t show much other than the fact that the game is playable: Not sure how long these videos will stay up, but check ’em out while you can.

Burger King Sneaks Up on Gears of War

Burger King Sneaks Up on Gears of War
Recently, it was revealed that Gears of War for the Xbox 360 had broken sales records with over 2 million copies sold since “Emergence Day” back in October 2006. Now it looks as if the dude with the disturbingly large head, the ruler of all things meat, Burger King may be giving Marcus Fenix and gang a run for their money.
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