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Submitted by: DyTeX @ 01:05 PM | Wednesday, June 30, 2010 | (url: http://www.geekos...)
Special effects artist Pete Mander has put his talent to good use in devising this life-sized, scarily realistic costume modeled after the Sangheili, a.k.a. Elite, that you know and love so well from the Halo series. Cosplay seems like rather a cheap word to describe what Mander hath wrought; youll see what we mean when you check out the pictures and making-of video below.
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.
Submitted by: XTasy @ 11:42 AM | Friday, April 24, 2009 | (url: http://www.gamesp...)
For the three months ended March 31, 2009, the software giant announced that company-wide revenues dipped 6 percent year-over-year to $13.65 billion, while operating income was actually up 3 percent to $4.44 billion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Submitted by: succi @ 02:13 PM | Thursday, February 14, 2008 | (url: http://binarybons...)
Working with a sufficient sample size of over 1,000 claims, SquareTrade, a warranty seller, has projected the Xbox 360 failure rate at 16.4% -- and likely climbing. Comparatively, the company reports failure rates hovering around 3% for PlayStation 3 and Wii, based on less accurate sample sizes numbering in the hundreds. SquareTrade found that the ghoulish "Red Ring of Death" accounted for 60% of hardware failures it's documented...
Submitted by: Hurricane Harold @ 03:48 PM | Thursday, November 22, 2007 | (url: http://www.courth...)
A California man is suing Microsoft and Bungie over the well-known incompatibility with Halo 3 and the Xbox 360. From the complaint:
Defendants knew or had reason to know that Halo 3 was being purchased by consumers for use on an Xbox 360
Lawsuits are fun!
Submitted by: Evil Light Bulb @ 02:27 PM | Friday, November 16, 2007 | (url: http://www.xbox.c...)
It looks like Microsoft is satisfied with Halo 3 sales and is ready to use its 'Blockbuster' to move try and move more consoles as opposed to simply selling more copies. "You must purchase a new Xbox 360 system between November 21, 2007, and December 21, 2007, establish a new Xbox LIVE Account, then register on the promotion website on or before December 21, 2007. Hard drive, Windows Live ID, and high speed Internet access required for Xbox LIVE account." So this will be excluding the Tard Pack Arcade 360s.
Submitted by: Mr Rabies @ 03:18 AM | Thursday, November 15, 2007 | (url: http://www.gamesp...)
Harmonix announced their plans for Downloadable Content for Rock Band!
Some songs will be cheaper, some more expensive. ($0.99-2.99)
Harmonix is going to own my soul by the time this is over.
Submitted by: KillerONE @ 12:21 PM | Friday, November 9, 2007 | (url: http://xbox360.ig...)
Microsoft is having one impressive week over in Japan. In addition to grabbing the second slot in the Media Create top 50 sales charts with Ace Combat 6, the 360 sold 17,673 hardware units in one week alone. With the new sales, the system has at last crossed the 500,000 sold mark, which is something that the original Xbox never did.
Submitted by: Ostego @ 02:19 PM | Wednesday, October 31, 2007 | (url: http://www.gamesp...)
XBL director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb tells users not to tamper with their gamerscores or jointly own a Live account--or else!
Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 05:15 PM | Friday, October 19, 2007 | (url: http://www.smarth...)