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  • Paltalk Tells Xbox Live to Shut Up

    Paltalk is a small company that specializes in server-group messaging. Somehow, they think that Microsoft’s Xbox Live service, which allows multi-player gamers to chat with one another in real time, infringes on a couple of their patents. Not only this, but they’re taking them to trial in East Texas. Why East Texas? Apparently, the district court there is more prone to guilty… Read More

  • Research Suggests $4.4 Billion Online Market In 2010

    Research Suggests $4.4 Billion Online Market In 2010

    Research firm Parks Associates has announced that it will be releasing research details at the Austin Game Conference suggesting that the online game market in North America will grow from $1.1 billion in 2004 to $4.4 billion in 2010. Research shows that PC gamers in North America currently spend an average of 18.5 hours playing games each week, 4.9 hours more than console gamers, and 9.6… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Roadmap Sneak Peek

    Xbox 360 Roadmap Sneak Peek

    HardOCP got a peek at the upcoming Xbox 360 features heading our way in the near future. Among them, the $200-ish HD DVD drive, support for 1080p resolutions, and a Media Center overhaul for Xbox 360. The $200 HD DVD drive is a welcome attachment for Xbox 360 owners, and 1080p resolution support will help make the Xbox 360 a true player for High Definition content. Games probably won’t… Read More

  • Modded XBox360 in the Wild

    Modded XBox360 in the Wild

    A buddy of mine, who shall remain nameless, has apparently completed a real XBox 360 mod. He’s at work right now, so he could discuss much, but he’s jiggered the laser to read cheaper media, flashed the firmware, and can now back up – ahem – his 360 games with reckless abandon. Apparently he used information from a certain website after purchasing 30 hardware mod chips… Read More

  • Homebrew XBox Apps: The YouTube of Games

    Homebrew XBox Apps: The YouTube of Games

    The Interweb is atwitter at Microsoft’s decision to launch a low-end version of its XNA programming framework for making XBox games. The product, called the XNA Game Studio Express, costs $99 per year and allows students and amateurs to play in the XBox sandbox and share games and code with other programmers around the world. They’re trying to compare the service to YouTube, but… Read More

  • Xbox And PS3 Side-By-Side Size Comparison

    Xbox And PS3 Side-By-Side Size Comparison

    If someone had told you four years ago that the PS3 would be later to market and larger in size than a 360 you’d have told him to put his Microsoft-loving lips firmly onto your posterior. Now it’s your turn to kiss a little bum, as Games Radar has pictures of an Xbox 360 side-by-side with a PS3. As you can see, the PS3 is wider, thicker and taller than its white counterpart. The… Read More

  • First Look: Microsoft XBox 360 HD DVD Player

    First Look: Microsoft XBox 360 HD DVD Player

    In an effort to compete with Sony’s Blu-ray-enabled PS3, Microsoft is releasing an XBox 360 HD-DVD player peripheral for about $200, about $200-300 less than similar HD DVD players. Most of the the high-end audio and video processing will happen on the XBox itself, which means the drive will be essentially a “dumb” device designed simply to read HD DVD format… Read More