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Microsoft to Add Blu-Ray Add-on for XBox 360

Submitted by: XTasy @ 05:03 PM | Thursday, October 22, 2009 | (url: http://www.1up.co...)

More than a year after Sony declared victory in the format war, it appears that Microsoft is officially embracing Blu-ray, to an extent. In an interview with Gizmodo, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer seemingly confirmed that the Xbox 360 will eventually be receiving an external Blu-ray drive.

The confirmation came when Ballmer was asked whether the Xbox 360 would be getting a Blu-ray drive anytime soon. He replied, "Well I don't know if we need to put Blu-ray in there - you'll be able to get Blu-ray drives as accessories."



Valve Announces First Left 4 Dead DLC

Submitted by: willisan @ 02:47 PM | Thursday, February 5, 2009 | (url: http://blog.wired...)

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The runaway success of Left 4 Dead made a downloadable add-on something of a foregone conclusion, but only this morning did creator Valve officially announce downloadable content for the zombie shooter title.


Guy tracks down his stolen 360 with still connected controller

Submitted by: Beren @ 03:42 PM | Sunday, December 14, 2008 | (url: http://www.kotaku...)

Now I had noticed my controller still worked if I was in the bath etc.. but this is certainly kicking it up a notch to be able to track down the 360 once its stolen by seeing when it is within range. Shame they had already formatted the guys HDD though.

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Left 4 Dead Xbox 360 Hacked

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 03:53 PM | Tuesday, December 9, 2008 | (url: http://www.youtub...)

Well this sucks. It seems that a group of modders have found a way to use the Left 4 Dead mod tool pack to hack the game. With the tool pack, modders simply changed what they wanted using a data transfer cable and they were all set. Kinda ruins it for people playing on Xbox Live.


Strong October NPD defies market plunge

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 11:34 AM | Friday, November 14, 2008 | (url: http://www.gamesp...)

US gaming industry sees 18 percent year-over-year growth to $1.31 billion; Fable II tops software, Wii retains hardware crown, while Xbox 360 outsells PS3 nearly 2 to 1.

TOP-SELLING HARDWARE - OCTOBER 2008
Wii--803,000
Nintendo DS--491,000
Xbox 360--371,000
PlayStation Portable--193,000
PlayStation 3--190,000
PlayStation 2--136,000




Yet More 360 Price Cuts

Submitted by: Beren @ 07:21 PM | Friday, August 1, 2008 | (url: http://kotaku.com...)

So we had price cuts 2 months ago.. and now its that time again. The new prices in about a month will be Arcade (no hard drive) $199, Pro (60GB) $299, and Elite (120GB) $399. I am not super surprised by this as I thought the first lot weren't all that big. I just assumed that there would be another cut in November. But I guess it comes sooner then that after all!

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Final Fantasy XIII coming to Xbox 360

Submitted by: BugsPray @ 02:17 PM | Monday, July 14, 2008 | (url: http://www.joysti...)

Sorry, Sony. The Xbox 360 is finally going to get a blockbuster RPG. Square has announced at the Microsoft press conference that Final Fantasy XIII is going to be released on Xbox 360 the same day as PS3 in North America and Europe. What a huge coup for Microsoft, and what a great piece of news for Xbox 360 owners who also happen to be great console RPG lovers.


Blu-ray for Xbox 360 this fall?

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 07:47 AM | Friday, May 2, 2008 | (url: http://www.digiti...)

Pegatron Technology, an OEM subsidiary of Asustek Computer, has secured orders from Microsoft to assemble Xbox 360 consoles equipped with a Blu-ray Disc (BD)-ROM drive, with shipments to begin in the third quarter of 2008, according to the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) newspaper.


[PS360] GTA IV Multiplayer Modes

Submitted by: Evil Light Bulb @ 11:40 AM | Friday, March 14, 2008 | (url: http://www.gta4.n...)

Compared to the previous games GTA IV will be looking to significantly expand its base multiplayer options. This time around up to 16 players will be able to play together in 15 multiplayer modes ranging from Races to Cops N Crooks. All of these modes will feature a robust set of customizable options that can be set by the host. Players will also be able to fully customize their online characters so there won't be 16 Nikos running around.

If the game hits PCs as expected later this year these built in features will no doubt be a boon to the mod community.


Microsoft says No Blu-Ray for XBox 360

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 08:30 AM | Thursday, March 13, 2008 | (url: http://www.reuter...)

Reuters reports that Microsoft isn't in talks with Sony over Blu-Ray, and that Microsoft is investing more time on the digital aspects of distribution instead of the physical. This was indicated by statements from Aaron Greenburg. Greenburg went on to say that the 360 was still supply-constrained going into the month of February.

Looks like rival Sony asked for more money than Microsoft wanted to pay for the Blu-ray drive.

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Microsoft to release 60GB Xbox 360

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 06:06 PM | Saturday, March 8, 2008 | (url: http://www.truste...)

British site Trustedreviews.com claims a "rock solid" source says a larger hard drive-equipped console is just weeks away, also spreading rumor that Microsoft may be seeking to add a Blu-Ray drive as well.

According to the Financial Times, Sony Electronics' US President, Stan Glasgow, has confirmed that the company is in talks with Microsoft in reference to offering a Blu-ray drive for the latter company's console.


Has XBox 360 past it's prime?

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 03:09 PM | Friday, February 29, 2008 | (url: http://www.next-g...)

Seven years after the introduction of its first console, Microsoft is waging a new war with Xbox 360 against itself. Phil Spencer, the general manager of Microsoft Game Studios Europe, believes the war can still be won. - NG


Gears of War 2 in November

Submitted by: Beren @ 04:40 PM | Wednesday, February 20, 2008 | (url: http://www.shackn...)

Thats right people Gears of War 2 is coming out this year in November. Bring on the fun again.

The story link contains a Gears of War 2 Teaser Trailer. There isn't any Gamelpay footage, but there is some chainsaw love which is what its all about after all :)


Blu Ray Addon for 360 by May Rumours Surface

Submitted by: Beren @ 04:29 PM | Monday, February 18, 2008 | (url: http://www.smarth...)

Microsoft has said multiple times in the past that it would make a blu ray addon drive for the 360 if HD-dvd lost. And well, now as that has happened, the rumours of when this addon will arrive have started to surface. May is suggested as the date by which this could occur.

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[NPD - JAN] PS3 Outsells Everything. Nearly, Wii Included.

Submitted by: Evil Light Bulb @ 11:10 AM | Friday, February 15, 2008 | (url: http://www.gamasu...)

Hardware:

Wii - 274K (from 1.35 million)
PlayStation 3 - 269K (from 798K)
Nintendo DS - 251K (from 2.47 million)
PSP - 230K (from 1.06 million)
Xbox 360 - 230K (from 1.26 million)


Software:

The full rundown is as follows:

1. Call of Duty 4 (Xbox 360, Activision) - 330.9K
2. Wii Play w/remote (Wii, Nintendo) - 298.1K
3. Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock w/guitar (Wii, Activision) - 239.6K
4. Rock Band (Xbox 360, MTV/Harmonix) - 183.8K
5. Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock w/guitar (Xbox 360, Neversoft/Activision) - 182.7K
6. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii, Nintendo) - 172K
7. Burnout Paradise (Xbox 360, EA) - 144.1K
8. Call of Duty 4 (Xbox 360, Activision) - 140K
9. Mario Party (DS, Nintendo) - 138.5K
10. Mario and Sonic: Olympic