Seven inch tablets are becoming so popular these days that even Microsoft is creating its own 7-inch offering! According to recent reports, Microsoft is preparing a device that will run in conjunction with the company’s popular gaming console the Xbox. Dubbed the Xbox Surface, it is believed that the tablet will not operate using the full version of Windows and instead will use custom ARM processor and high bandwidth RAM.
Great news for Xbox 360 enthusiasts! Microsoft and 343 Industries have just unveiled something that you might want to have, the Xbox 360 Limited Edition “Halo 4” console bundle! Isn’t it awesome? This brings you the combined goodness of Xbox and one of the greatest games “Halo 4.”
This Limited edition console bundle will make the gaming experience even more exciting because it shows off one-of-a-kind design as inspired from the game.
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas hasn’t started officially and yet some folks are already getting worked up about the E3 that will take place in June! There are rumors that the Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 will make their appearance at the E3 2012 event!
However, there are previous reports that say the Xbox 720’s full debut isn’t until E3 2013 so, what will take place this coming June is probably just a teaser of what’s to come. It won’t be a full unveiling as some are probably expecting.
If you are an Xbox owner, there’s something you should know! Microsoft will be rolling out a new update for you game console starting tomorrow December 6! You’ll surely ne glad to have it because this “new update will create the biggest interactive TV service in the world” according to Microsoft.
The update involves getting a new Dashboard called Metro design wherein the interface is changed into “tiles” layout. There are square and oblong tiles that are situated under different headings.
Is Microsoft working on the Xbox 360 successor already? Rumors are strong that the company could unveil the next Xbox 360 by summer next year. Well-known developer Crytek gave word that the new game console could be out by that time, in particular during the E3 conference in June.
Crytek, which produced Crysis 2, is now supposedly working on a new game called TimeSplitters 4 that will run on the new device. In addition, Crytek has already worked with the device in developing TimeSplitters 4.
Driving games are more enjoyable holding a life-like steering wheel instead of a standard controller. Well now, Xbox 360 owners will be able to do that using Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel! It’s like a real-life steering wheels sans the wires so that means less clutter in the game room.
There was a steering wheel produced for the Xbox before but that one was wired. Aside from being wireless, this new one has a very dynamic “U” design and it’s quite attractive.
Less than a month since the Microsoft Kinect was released and yet 1 million units have already been sold! Microsoft is aiming for the 5 million mark by this year’s end. Do you think they’d be able to reach that goal? I think so because according to Don Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, the company reached 1 million units sales in just 10 days.
They are positive that the coming holiday season will give them the sales that they are aiming for. For sure there is going to be a high demand for the said console since many will want it as a Christmas gift. It’s going to be available worldwide come holiday season.
Xbox enthusiasts listen up! Here’s good news for you.
If your Xbox 360 storage is already full don’t worry because Microsoft recently announced the availability of a separate 250GB hard drive for the U.S. market! Yup, you read that right. This separate hard drive was previously available only in Japan, which makes that kind of unfair for other Xbox gamers right? So, Microsoft is making things right by releasing the same for the U.S. market.
2010 is another big year for Microsoft. In fact, Microsoft has unveiled great goodies at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. Players of the Xbox 360 pay attention! One is the Natal, a device that you must have in order to take gaming to the next level. With Natal, buttons and controllers will be things of the past because Natal enables gamers to manipulate the game using voice and body movements. Natal coordinates with the Xbox 360 simply with infrared lights through its motion-sensing cameras, so users don’t need to use any bodily contraption allowing them to move freely. But apart from being used for games, Microsoft is also figuring out how to integrate this motion-sensing technology into office use.
Tuesday is a big day for the Xbox 360 game console because a LIVE dashboard update was launched. Xbox gamers can look forward to a lot of goodies thanks to this update. All the contents covered by the update are aimed to make gaming even better than before. One of the nice goodies that come with the LIVE dashboard is “Games on Demand.” Through this update, gamers can download and store games on the console or an external hard drive. The best thing about Games on Demand is that it allows gamers to access their accounts from any Xbox console. Even if it’s not really their own they can still play their previously downloaded games. This is quite nice; makes it more flexible.
Here’s good news for Xbox 360 gamers who to have a console they can take with them wherever they go. Yes, Ben Heck has come up with the latest portable Xbox 360 for gaming addicts! If you’re familiar with Ben Heck, you know that this is the fifth edition of his porta-360. The new portable Xbox 360 looks just like a regular laptop. It’s only when you open it that you’ll see it’s an Xbox 360 laptop!
If you think that the Wii’s motion sensing controller is the best innovation to ever happen in the gaming business, think again. Microsoft is cooking up something that will possibly surpass Wii’s controller. Pretty soon the Xbox 360 will have a matching video camera that will enable users to control how the game proceeds by means of their bodies. The camera is built with 3D technology that detects the player’s legs, arms, and head. It enables players to steer through the screens and have control over the action going on.
Do you remember the partnership that Microsoft Xbox 360 made with the DVD company Netflix? This partnership seems to be paying off already. Netflix revealed on Thursday that one million Xbox 360 users are already using the movie streaming service provided on the device. This is the accumulated number in the 3 months of partnership between the two companies. 1.5 billion minutes worth of movies and TV episodes was watched by the Xbox Live community, according to Netflix’s records.
Microsoft has some big news for all you gamers out there. The company recently made a $50 price cut on the 20GB Xbox 360 model. From 349.99, it is now just $299.99. Some might be glad of this news, and some may think there must be some reason behind this abrupt price cut. If you thought of the latter, you’re right. The $50 discount is made because Microsoft is having the 20GB Xbox 360 phased out soon. Consider it a clearance sale. The company also announced that a new 60GB Xbox 360 model will be replacing the 20GB model. This will be out by August for $349.99, the same price as the 20GB model before the price cut.