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Submitted by: KnightMare @ 10:44 AM | Tuesday, August 18, 2009 | (url: http://www.joysti...)
The latest issue of Game Informer contains a surprising statistic for anyone who's ever loved and lost their Microsoft-branded home console according to their survey, in which over 5,000 console owners participated, the Xbox 360's current failure rate due to the Red Ring of Death, E74 or other hardware failure is 54.2 percent. They also calculated the relative death toll for PS3s due to the Yellow Light of Death (10.3 percent) and Wiis, due to ... well, we're not actually sure what color the Wii's light turns to upon its demise (6.8 percent).
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 03:26 PM | Tuesday, April 14, 2009 | (url: http://arstechnic...)
A popular gaming blog tracked a new kind of Xbox 360 error, the E74, and Microsoft has finally owned up and added the issue to the three-year "Red Ring of Death" warranty. This is a win for consumers, but it's yet another black eye for Microsoft's hardware.
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 07:30 PM | Wednesday, September 10, 2008 | (url: http://www.shackn...)
Xbox 360 hardware sales in North America have doubled, and in some instances sextupled, since last week's price cut, according to a statement from maker Microsoft.
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 10:55 AM | Thursday, September 4, 2008 | (url: http://news.cnet....)
One of the the biggest selling points of Nintendo's Wii video game console since its launch nearly two years ago has been that it was the lowest-priced of the trio of next-generation machines, which also includes Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3.
Submitted by: GlassShadow @ 07:58 PM | Wednesday, February 27, 2008 | (url: http://www.market...)
"Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm" lets gamers captain their own boat in the frenzied search for an undersea jackpot. Gamers select one of five real crab boats, including the Northwestern, Cornelia Marie and Sea Star -- all featured on the series, or create and customize their own boat. Gamers then recruit and lead their own crew from a roster of twenty real crab fishermen.
Submitted by: OtakuMark @ 10:50 PM | Wednesday, February 20, 2008 | (url: http://planethalf...)
The 360 version of L4D will allow for four-player coop and eight-player versus matches over XBox Live or System Link. Lombardi was asked whether or not the game would support split-screen multiplayer, but he replied that for now, although split-screen is an attractive prospect, he couldn't promise it.
Submitted by: SpenXcore @ 11:30 AM | Friday, February 15, 2008 | (url: http://www.psu.co...)
New GHIII expansion due this June.
Submitted by: Colosus @ 10:26 AM | Thursday, December 13, 2007 | (url: http://news.teamx...)
Cumberland Times reports that a Frostburg State University student has been taken into custody after an investigation confirmed that the 19-year-old gamer issued a threat of shooting up the school while playing Call of Duty 4. Shaw faces a maximum penalty of one year jail time and/or a fine of up to $5,000.
Submitted by: Colosus @ 10:53 AM | Wednesday, December 12, 2007 | (url: http://www.shackn...)
Sega has released a second Viking: Battle for Asgard trailer, offering two minutes of cinematic in-game footage from Creative Assembly's third person action game (PS3, X360).
Submitted by: Colosus @ 10:28 AM | Friday, December 7, 2007 | (url: http://www.shackn...)
I took a shot at Natsume's crazy horizontal shoot-em-up Omega Five (X360), coming later this winter to Xbox Live Arcade. You can be a goop-shooting, four-armed alien. Or a samurai who slashes bullets and has a magical dog. This game is going to rule.
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: 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: Rooster! @ 03:45 PM | Thursday, October 18, 2007 | (url: http://www.xbox36...)
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground released to retail this week and, as promised, it features an exclusive Guitar Hero III demo inside. But now we're hearing about a new, hacker'ish way to gain access to the precious GHIII demo without shelling out the cash for Tony Hawk ... simply burn it to a CD.
Submitted by: OtakuMark @ 09:44 AM | Thursday, October 18, 2007 | (url: http://planethalf...)
First on the agenda is something that may not be overly surprising to all. The Orange Box package has jumped ahead to be the leader of the pack on Meta Critic with a rating of 97 for both PC and the Xbox 360, beating games such as Halo 3, Bioshock, and even all previous Half-Life titles.
Submitted by: Evil Light Bulb @ 08:46 PM | Sunday, September 30, 2007 | (url: http://www.dailyt...)
While the arrival of Falcon based 360 has been long expected it seems the transition is finally making its way into stores. Possibly limited to the LE Halo 3 box, Daily Tech surmises reports from the X-Box Forums indicating that 65nm CPU revision is hitting the shelves along with redesigned heatsinks. How effective this proves to be at reducing heat and presumably the failure rate of the 360 remains to be seen. It also remains to be seen whether or not the GPU will be receiving the 65nm treatment anytime soon. It could easily be argued that this would be the more important 'update' for the 360.