Microsoft Xbox 360

  • What Games Are: Cometh The Hour, Cometh The Xbox?

    What Games Are: Cometh The Hour, Cometh The Xbox?

    With Xbox 360 having started well but ended in a very confused state, I worry that Microsoft is about to carry over much of its baggage to the new console. Will the company make the same mistake of not listening to the market that it has often made in recent years? Will it continue to believe that there is a burgeoning market for an everything box? Or will it refocus on what matters? Read More

  • Halo 3 Previewed, Opinions Mixed

    Halo 3 Previewed, Opinions Mixed

    This past Friday Microsoft and Bungie offered a press preview for the upcoming Halo 3, which will arrive later this year. The upcoming first-person shooter is the latest title in the popular Halo series, and could be the much-needed “killer app” for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 game console. Previews for the game were staged in New York and San Francisco in advance of the public beta… Read More

  • Burger King Games Match Gears Of War Sales

    Burger King Games Match Gears Of War Sales

    Remember when I said it wouldn’t be a big surprise if those Burger King games for the Xbox 360 sold like crazy? Well, it happened. The games have been out for a little less than a month, but they’ve already hit the 2 million mark, meaning they’ve hit Gears of War status. Sure they’re cheap and there’s three of them, but c’mon, 2 million copies? I haven’t… Read More

  • Sony Only Gets Out 197,000 PS3s

    Sony Only Gets Out 197,000 PS3s

    There’s no way that Sony will make its forecast for 1 million units in the U.S. this calendar year - NDP Group Before the PlayStation 3 was released on Nov. 17, Sony had promised the public 400,000 PS3 units on launch day. NDP Group has done some research, and as it turns out, Sony only got out 197,000 units on launch day. This explains all the crazed events that took place the week of the… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Controller Mod

    Xbox 360 Controller Mod

    The Xbox 360 wireless controller may very well be the best gaming controller I’ve ever used. The analog sticks fall right under your thumbs, the right and left triggers feel like actual triggers and the vibration isn’t disabled. There’s really no reason to take the controller apart unless, you know, you couldn’t grip the controller with both of your hands. As it turns out… Read More

  • Holiday Buyers Guide 2006: Console Gaming

    Holiday Buyers Guide 2006: Console Gaming

    Don’t you miss the old days when all you had to do was walk into an electronics store, find that one good game and go home happy? With so many consoles on the market, and even more games to choose from, choosing the right console and right games can become a difficult task. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 give you cutting edge high definition graphics, the Nintendo Wii gives you innovative… Read More

  • Microsoft Focuses On Reducing Production Cost Of Xbox 360

    Microsoft Focuses On Reducing Production Cost Of Xbox 360

    You have to look at the economics. You have to ask the question, over the life cycle, who has the cost advantage? Who can price most effectively? Who can reach the price points quicker? That has a huge impact on what gets driven. Because we were out there first, we have a bigger installed base of consoles. We can drive down the manufacturing curve sooner and faster. And because we designed a box… Read More