Xbox 360 Elite

  • News flash: Xbox 360 ‘Elite’ soon to be $299

    News flash: Xbox 360 ‘Elite’ soon to be $299

    The Xbox 360 Elite is now $299. Well, will soon be $299, judging by this Wal-Mart ad. Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Xbox 360 Elite, HD DVD player

    CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Xbox 360 Elite, HD DVD player

    As if you didn’t see this one coming, folks. For the holidays I’m recommending the Xbox 360 Elite and the HD DVD player add-on. The Xbox 360 is hands down the best on the market. The titles are all there and a 120GB drive ensures you’ll have plenty of room for extra content. The matte black finish alone is worth the extra dough. And the PS3 stinks! Well, not really, but I have an… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Elite Hitting Japan In October

    Xbox 360 Elite Hitting Japan In October

    I’m supposed to be visiting Japan in October, so if there’s some kind of freak bumrush for a 360 with HDMI-connectivity, I’ll be there to capture the moment. Microsoft announced today that it would officially be bringing the black, pricey Xbox 360 Elite to Japan. Come October 11th, the Japanese will be able to walk by not just two, but three versions of the Xbox 360 in hopes of… Read More

  • Hope You Didn't Buy That 360 Elite Just Yet

    Hope You Didn't Buy That 360 Elite Just Yet

    I’m sure that anyone with a decent HDTV with HDMI realized that purchasing an Xbox 360 Elite would be in their best interest. I mean, who doesn’t want to play games on a big screen in full HD glory? But if you bought the console solely for HDMI connectivity, you could be in for a rude awakening. Seems cable-manufacturer XCM has just announced it will have a cable for older Xbox 360s… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Elite Signed By Drew Carey, U.S. Soccer Superstars Up For Auction

    Xbox 360 Elite Signed By Drew Carey, U.S. Soccer Superstars Up For Auction

    Members of the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Teams and comedian Drew Carey have come together to auction off a one-of-a-kind Xbox 360 Elite to benefit the Mooch Myernick Memorial Fund. The charity auction honors former coach and National Team Captain Glenn “Mooch” Myernick who passed away in 2006 at the age of 51. The opening bid on the Elite is set at $750 and the… Read More

  • Really, is the Xbox 360 Elite Worthy of an 8.5 Rating?

    Really, is the Xbox 360 Elite Worthy of an 8.5 Rating?

    The Xbox 360 Elite should be rolling into you local video game store right about now, and reviews have already started to hit the many tubes that make up the Internets. CNET’s is just as good as any, but they review kind of weird. At least, not how I would have done it. Read More

  • Microsoft Tries To Justify 120GB Xbox 360 Hard Drive's $180 Price

    Microsoft Tries To Justify 120GB Xbox 360 Hard Drive's $180 Price

    The 120GB hard drive for the Xbox 360, purchased as a separate accessory, will cost $179.99 when it comes out later this month. I repeat, $180 for a 120GB hard drive. Isn’t that a bit much? Lots of folks on the Internets thought so, too, forcing Microsoft to respond to allegations of overcharging. Read More

  • Xbox 360 Elite Not So Elite: Doesn't Have HDMI 1.3, PCM Audio, Does Not Cure Impotence

    Xbox 360 Elite Not So Elite: Doesn't Have HDMI 1.3, PCM Audio, Does Not Cure Impotence

    The hype surrounding the Xbox 360 Elite is starting to wane, which means it’s time for the fanbois to complain about what they don’t like about it. The qualms thus far: lack of HDMI 1.3 support and the lack of a built-in HD DVD drive minimize the meaning of the word “Elite.” The absence of HDMI 1.3 means that Dolby’s super mega high def audio format TrueHD is nowhere… Read More

  • Xbox 360 120GB HDD Pre-Loaded With Awesomeness

    Microsoft has revealed what sort of goods (content) we can expect in the 120GB HDD that will be standard on the Elite and as a stand alone add-on. The list is quite extensive and very exciting. Both Elite and stand alone HDD will have a full version of Hexic HD, a slew of dashboard themes and some gamer pics (hopefully they’re cooler). A few other goodies are included as well so hit the jump… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Elite for just $1,199!

    Out of curiosity, I just popped over to Amazon.com to search for a pre-order page for the Xbox 360 Elite. Lo and behold there are nine up for sale (or pre-order depending on which seller you go with; none of them are Amazon, though) with prices of either $1,199.99 or $2,474.99. Am I missing something here? The system isn’t due in U.S. stores till April 29 with an estimated retail price of… Read More

 
  • Sony Nudging Special PS3 Onto Radar?

    Sony Nudging Special PS3 Onto Radar?

    Microsoft has garnered a lot of press this week with the announcement of its Xbox 360 Elite. The updated console features HDMI inputs and an expanded 120GB hard drive. Its announcement, while not a surprise to anyone, warrants one obvious question, “What now Sony?” The above FCC filing from earlier this month might hold some indication as to how Sony plans to respond to the 360 Elite. Read More

  • Hands-on Pics of The Xbox 360 Elite

    Hands-on Pics of The Xbox 360 Elite

    So the Xbox 360 Elite’s existence has been confirmed about two dozen times now, but we’ve gone this far without any real pictures of the thing. Major Nelson, guru of all things Xbox, just posted a bunch of hands-on pics of the new black beauty. For whatever reason, electronics do look better in black than they do in white (I had the black sports edition of the DreamCast back in the… Read More