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  • MTV: Wii-like controller coming to Xbox 360 for Xmas

    SIXAXIS is cool, but the Wiimote is by far the most revolutionary video game controller of this current generation of consoles. The Xbox team knows this, and MTV has it on very good, solid word that Microsoft has been developing its own version of a motion-sensitive controller for almost a year. It’s not a regular Xbox controller with motion tracking, but a more Wiimote-like controller… Read More

  • Limited Edition GTA IV Xbox 360 consoles

    Apparently there’s some game called “Grand Theft Auto IV” coming out. I’ve never heard of such a game but so help me God if it’s violent or glorifies crime, I’m going to try to get on Fox News to talk about how bad it is for our nation’s youth. Maybe it’ll just be a courtroom style simulation where you play a lawyer who prosecutes people that… Read More

  • Crazy classic XBox controller


    I just watched King of Kong and marvelled at how ergonomic the original ball controllers used to be. Now, thankfully joystick maker ShaolinDrunkard has created this homebrew controller with all of the standard XBox buttons along with a glowing stick for your mashing pleasure. I discourage you from trying to play CoD 4 with this but Pac Man must kick ass. Flickr via Technabob Read More

  • Bungie sends a treasure trove of stuff to sad gamer

    Shortly after an — ahem — misunderstanding involving Microsoft’s Xbox tech support department, a gamer, and an autographed Xbox 360 case (you can read all about the original fiasco here), things seem to have been made right — by Bungie. Bungie, makers of the wildly popular Halo series, sent the gamer a bunch of cool stuff to replace the signatures and drawing of… Read More

  • Sony sez: Microsoft in talks to offer Blu-Ray, player prices should fall this year

    Well, this is good news — for SONY. They’re now talking to Microsoft to offer Blu-Ray support on one of their well-known consoles — I think it’ll be the Famicom — and expects BRD players to drop to $299 by 2009, just in time for the holidays. Will this save the format? Sure, for a few years until studios get their heads out of their asses and start to offer HD… Read More

  • Bungie to do something cool for one lucky fan, but we really don't know what it is yet

    You know, I love the Halo series. Not only are they very, very fun games to play, but Bungie’s always done a really good job of community building, which isn’t just important for a game franchise, it’s just cool, too. So when Nathaniel’s Xbox got the Mr. Clean treatment recently, and Bungie heard about it, and they’ve decided to take action. We’re not sure… Read More

  • Mark Rein from Epic gets snarky regarding MS buyout rumors

    [photopress:Markrein.jpg,full,left]So there’s this rumor spinning around that Microsoft wants to buy Epic. Since it didn’t get Yahoo!, it’s got a little extra spending money, and it would be a great addition to the Xbox group. GamePro reported MS might be willing to offer up to $2 billion. Epic’s VP Mark Rein blogged that he hadn’t heard the rumors much or read… Read More

  • Naked Gun,1408 other Paramount content coming to XBox Live


    Satan! Satan! It looks like XBL fans will have even more sexy content for playback tomorrow. Expect Paramount titles like Stardust, Disturbia and A Might Heart as Paramount officially signs with XBL. Xbox 360 signs Paramount to Xbox Live Marketplace, for classics like Naked Gun [TechDigest] Read More

  • Man charged with Xbox murder of his own daughter

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    This cute photo is to counteract the horror of the story below. You’re playing your Xbox 360, you’re really into your game, and your 17-month old daughter accidentally knocks the console over. Do you: a) Chuckle to yourself about having a clumsy kid? b) Explain to her that she has to be more careful and give her a “time out”… Read More

  • PX-3000 is a real console but shouldn't be

    [photopress:px_3600_console_2.jpg,full,center] The PX-3000 is a real console that’s based on other real consoles. The PX-3000 also, incidentally, is a piece of garbage. Making the connection, if something that is based on something else is garbage, does that mean the thing it’s based on is garbage? Questions to ponder, friends. px-3600 console fakes xbox, ps2, ps3, wtf? [Technabob] Read More

  • The random endorsement: surround sound

    [photopress:endorsess.jpg,full,right] Big deal, Kennedy endorsed Obama. Today I endorse surround sound and I fully expect sales to increase one million fold. Yes, after a brief hiatus in which I spent my time watching Home and Garden TV and refreshing Drudge every eight seconds, I return today with the endorsements. No doubt many of you don’t give a damn what I think—you have… Read More

  • English lady columnist calls video games 'crack cocaine'

    [photopress:vcross.jpg,full,right] This lady rules. Janice Turner of The Times—they have a decent football podcast—goes into the familiar “new technology is scary and stupid and I wish the Old Days were here again when I didn’t have to know what a Web site was and how to dial a mattress” crutch in a recent column entitled “Xbox is crack for kids”… Read More

  • December update bans XBoxen


    The second Y number is six — for monthly subscription savings! I haven’t seen much mention of this but it seems that the December update officially bans hardware modded XBoxes, resulting in sad clowns up and down the Eastern Seaboard. This involves the DVD-burner firmware hack that came out when the XBox was still new and exciting and I’m not going to admit to any… Read More

  • John Biggs' Holiday Gift Guide: Bringing it all back home

    Come back with me to a simpler time. It was twenty years ago, I was about 12, and the coolest stuff I owned was a huge set of G.I. Joe figures and, as I recall, an NES. I was late to the video game party mostly because I used my Atari 800XL a lot at the time and I recall getting the Bridgelayer vehicle and, that year, a few NES games. I could spend hours setting up my guys in battle formation… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Dashboard update confirms DivX support

    Just wanted to let everyone know that the Xbox 360 Fall Dashboard update definitely includes support for what are "often referred to as Xvid or DivX video files." I know it’s not earth-shattering news and  I know that most of you probably already know about this, but I just wanted to get it out in the open. I’m not trying to ruffle any feathers or rile anybody up. Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • Xbox 360 fall dashboard update deets

    We already knew about the parental controls, Xbox originals and the cyber stalking social networking feature and now we have a few more details on the fall update for you to ponder over until 2AM PST on December 4th. Inside Xbox will be a direct feed of current news straight from Xbox.com to your dashboard. The world is ending as we know it. You can have a full blown profile like you would… Read More

  • Nice, fat Xbox 360 back-compatibility update

    Microsoft has updated the Xbox 360’s software emulation, allowing more than 80 Xbox “original flavor” games to be played on their big, curvy console. Personally, I’m happy as long as Barbie Horse Adventures works, but they’ve also brought one of my old favorites, Armed and Dangerous into the mix, along with the classic Freedom Fighters. I’m sure you can… Read More

  • Social networking bug bites Xbox Live


    Babies don’t like you, d-bag. The Fall Dashboard Update holds a lot of hidden things we don’t know about, but we know for sure that on December 4th you’ll be able to view the friends lists of other XBL members from the Dashboard. Oh joy! Cyber stalking on Live. Now you can heckle the friends of the 12-year old girl who kicked your ass in Halo. Read More

  • Retailer gets punk'd

    I’ve worked in retail so I know how shady some people can be when they try and return items, but I’ve never seen anything like this before. An Xbox 360 was returned one morning and the poor chump working was by himself and had no choice but to return the console because the thieving bastard had a receipt. He obviously didn’t inspect it well enough or else he would have found… Read More