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Tag: Xbox 360

Space Giraffe = Tempest on Steroids

Space Giraffe = Tempest on Steroids
Space Giraffe is the latest game from Jeff Minter’s Llamasoft, creator of such classics as Tempest and it’s various derivatives as well as the cool light show visualizations you see in the Xbox 360’s music player. A video has now surfaced, showing work in progress on the game, and it…

Xbox 360 Dec 06 Backwards Compatibility Update

Xbox 360 Dec 06 Backwards Compatibility Update
Microsoft has released another update to add some titles to the Xbox 360 backwards compatibility list, enabling a variety of original Xbox titles to play properly on the 360. The newly added and updated titles include: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Burnout 3: Takedown (updated) Conker: Live and Reloaded Dead Or…
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Sierra Giving Away 100,000 Microsoft Gamer Points

Sierra Giving Away 100,000 Microsoft Gamer Points
In celebration of the release of the new Xbox Live Arcade title, Assault Heroes, Sierra is giving away 100,000 Microsoft Gamer Points to a single lucky winner. The best part of the contest – all you need to do is fill out this form to be entered to win. With…

Build an Xbox Live Arcade Game and Win Prizes

Build an Xbox Live Arcade Game and Win Prizes
A while back, we reported on the availability of Microsoft’s XNA Game Studio Express, which allows you to roll your own homebrew games for the Xbox 360 and the Xbox Live Arcade. Starting on January 2, 2007, you’ll be able to participate in Dream Build Play, a competition offering a…

Xbox 360 Vs. PS3 Visuals: 360 Still on Top

Xbox 360 Vs. PS3 Visuals: 360 Still on Top
While it’s way to early in the game to call the Sony Playstation 3 down and out, there continues to be compelling evidence that the system does not have the graphical prowess of the more mature Xbox 360. Gamespot recently conducted a side-by-side comparison of the graphics in several launch…

What Do Marcus Fenix and Bender have in Common?

What Do Marcus Fenix and Bender have in Common?
It turns out that the gruff, gun-toting protagonist of hit Xbox 360 game, Gears of War is actually voiced by the same guy responsible for the voice of Bender from TV’s Futurama. Actor John Di Maggio, is responsible for voicing the two incredibly different fictitious characters. About the only thing…

Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3 Console Sales Numbers Compared

Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3 Console Sales Numbers Compared
The guys over at nexgen wars are compiling up-to-date statistics on console sales to date for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Wii… At this time I wrote this article, the Xbox 360 was clearly in the lead with 7.7 Million+ consoles sold, compared to 687k+ Nintendo Wii consoles, and…

A Quick Fix for the Xbox 360 Red Rings of Doom

A Quick Fix for the Xbox 360 Red Rings of Doom
Some crafty Xbox 360 owner in Brazil has come up with the Occam’s Razor approach to fixing the console’s “red rings of doom” failure. When in doubt, the simplest solution is usually the right one… simply smack the crap out of your hardware. Perhaps Microsoft will begin recommending this to…

Xbox 360 Gets HD Movies, Tv, Possibly Larger Hard Drive

Xbox 360 Gets HD Movies, Tv, Possibly Larger Hard Drive
On November 22, the Xbox Live Marketplace will start offering movie and television downloads for the Xbox 360. Microsoft has announced agreements with CBS, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures, TBS, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Warner Brothers to offer an initial lineup of over 1,000 hours of TV shows and movies…

Xbox 360 HD DVD Playback: Over 4.7 Million Lines of Code

Xbox 360 HD DVD Playback: Over 4.7 Million Lines of Code
In this post by Shaheen Gandhi, an engineer on the Xbox 360 Platform Team, a massive amount of code went into the HD DVD playback system for the Xbox 360. As a result of the complexities of decoding HD DVD audio and video content, as well as providing a user…

Xbox 360 Wireless Headset Details

Xbox 360 Wireless Headset Details
The Microsoft insiders at ON10.net have posted this video of detailing the features of the new Xbox 360 Wireless Headset. Some interesting revelations are shown in the video. The headset comes with small and medium “ear wraps,” taking into account the fact that everyone’s ears are different (what happened to…

Xbox 360 Fall Dashboard Update Tomorrow

Xbox 360 Fall Dashboard Update Tomorrow
Scheduled for release tomorrow (October 31), the Xbox 360 Fall update is expected to add support for 1080p video output for the upcoming HD DVD add-on as well as the ability to stream WMV files from a connected Windows PC or USB storage device. Previously only Windows Media Center machines…

Nyko Intercooler Not Cool for Microsoft

Nyko Intercooler Not Cool for Microsoft
According to a post at GWN, Microsoft clearly does not sanction the use of the popular Nyko Intercooler on the Xbox 360. The first Microsoft rep stated that the device simply drains too much power from the 360. He explained that the console requires a specific amount of power, especially…

100gb Hard Drive Upgrade Coming for Xbox 360?

100gb Hard Drive Upgrade Coming for Xbox 360?
[UPDATE 10/20/2006: According to this post at Gizmodo, this was either a hoax or an erroneous report. Too bad.] While the photograph below might seem a little shady, there’s a rumor on the street that Microsoft announced a 100GB hard drive for the Xbox 360 during a presentation at their…

Sony Playstation Manager Thinkswii and Xbox 360 Are Too Expensive

Sony Playstation Manager Thinkswii and Xbox 360 Are Too Expensive
A couple of weeks back, I reported on dumb quotes by Sony execs and I thought for sure that I had heard every ludicrous comment possible about their upcoming Playstation 3 release. I guess Sony Australia’s boss, Michael Ephraim, wanted to make sure we didn’t run out of choice sound…

Xbox 360 HD-DVD Commercial Surfaces

Xbox 360 HD-DVD Commercial Surfaces
This amusing commercial for the Xbox 360 HD-DVD add-on has found its way to YouTube: Now is it just me, or is the dancer who does the DVD dance better than the main HD-DVD dancer?…
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